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December 2012: Everyone loves nap time.

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halestone Sat 26-Apr-14 12:36:19

Started a new thread for us before we run out of room.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 27-Apr-14 18:59:06

So cute Nutella ds does nose too and sometimes tummy, eyes, ears and mouth (he's a good month older I think?). He still doesn't say a word though just loads of babbling hmm

WL no I don't think so. Tuesdays my early at work and a 4:30 would be too late to get ds to bed for 6:30 (his choice not mine!)

Hales I hope you're in for a better night.

WillYou what a twat angry he's obviously just trying to make himself feel better by trying to belittle you.

WLmum Sun 27-Apr-14 19:04:15

Poor ds nutella, cute actions - try teaching him the action song heads, shoulders, knees and toes.
I'm just attempting to put T to bed early so DH and I can go out to a stand up comedy thing with some friends. Please co-operate T! She's such a monkey - I caught her today with a plastic bag pulled down over her head and face. It was left out with the wet waterproofs on top after today's puddle jumping. She's so much more trouble than dd1&2 were!

WLmum Sun 27-Apr-14 19:05:27

spotty there are some 10.30 and 1.30 performances but we can't do those as dd1 will be at school.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 27-Apr-14 19:14:40

Yes I saw those. I think dd would love it I might suggest mil take her wink

WillYouDoTheFandango Sun 27-Apr-14 23:04:28

Another night, another 2 teeth and another couple of punches in the eye (mine not his, don't call the nspcc). J was going wild about 9:30 - that high pitched shriek of pain and confusion.

He now seems to be asleep in his cot by some miracle. He was placed in there 5 mins ago and called a naughty boy after I started seeing spots when he whacked me for the 5th time. Bloody babies and bloody teeth!

WLmum Sun 27-Apr-14 23:20:12

Ouch for you and J willyou.
Just back from fun stand up night and got DH on the case trying to swap his shifts so I can go on a girly weekend in June (with friend from tonight + 3/4 others) - excited!

WLmum Sun 27-Apr-14 23:21:24

I've got such a sore boob. T can't have fed so much last night/today. I was going to say no to feeds tonight but for my own sake I'm going to say yes!

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 28-Apr-14 04:05:31

Ow WL, hope she's sorted it for you now.

DS is back up but I think a 5 hour stint isn't too bad given how bad his teeth are. Calpol given and cold milk given. Hopefully the tear will soothe his gums.

utopian99 Mon 28-Apr-14 09:29:47

Ds also does the 'where's your tummy' game - he lifts up his shirt and looks at it in shock and/or happiness! then points at mummy's increasing podge

MaMaPo Mon 28-Apr-14 12:05:57

We finally have a walker! Surely the last of the December babies. Yesterday C walked clear around the room, and at nursery today the workers were all very excited about it. She finally seems to get it, and is more willing to get on her feet and trundle around. She is pretty happy about herself.

Willyou, you've been beaten up! These babies get so violent at times. C is especially good at head butting me in the lip and nose. I hope the teething abates and those little buggers get through the gums quickly. I hate the canines.

WL and Nutella, yes C loves 'Head shoulders knees and toes'. As soon as she sees the book we have with that song, she slaps her hands on her head. She loves identifying body parts. Latest one is fingers, when you ask where her fingers are she sticks out her index fingers and points them at each other!

SpottyTeacakes Mon 28-Apr-14 12:09:52

Ds knows where his tickly toes are too grin

Yay C! I love seeing ds walk he swings one of his arms, he's finally stopped walking with both hands in the air like he's in the thriller video hmm

MaMaPo Mon 28-Apr-14 12:43:23

Spotty, C has tickle toes too! Whenever I ask where her tickle toes are, she actually starts tickling them. Oh, she's so adorable I could eat her up.

Thriller video - grin

PurplePidjin Mon 28-Apr-14 12:52:31

Yay MaMa grin

R knows head/hair, nose and if you ask where his mouth is he wibbles his lips with his finger grin he can also give you the correct coloured cup if he's in the mood however when asked where the Mouse was in his That's Not My book, he wibbled his lips hmm

R gets short shrift when he hits/bites etc. I've never tolerated it, can't afford to when he might do it to the cat and get a nasty scratch. I'd rather he learned from me telling him off then explaining than from her claws.

It's taken a visit to the ILs for me to realise quite how far he's come with his language - stuff I assumed was babbling, or that only I could interpret because I spend so much time with him, is clear words to them as well - Oh Dear, Keys, Door, Banana, Yes, No and More being the main ones shock

Stacks Mon 28-Apr-14 17:20:35

DS is good with body parts and all sorts. He knows where his eyes, nose (he loves pointing at noses, it's his greeting to most children, who are almost all very confused), cheeks, hair, mouth, teeth, ears, tummy, toes, fingers. He also loves pointing things out in books, and can do sheep, cow, pig, ladybird, snake, beetle, monkey, spider, clock, book, train, moon, stars... We've played that game for a long time though. I think it's amazing what they can learn at this age.

Ack, burnt the dinner! Back later.

Stacks Mon 28-Apr-14 18:19:54

Yay for walking mama, good luck getting C to stop now! T is far too fast for me now.

Willyou I hope you get a better night tonight. Teething is terrible. I've still got so much to come with DS, he's only got 6 still.

WL hope your breast is feeling better today. I think my milk probably dried up with the pregnancy, that or DS wasn't taking much, but I was very lucky to stop feeding without really noticing. There's milk there now, but I think that's maybe colostrum for the baby now.

Pidg it'll be interesting to see if the IL can understand DS at all. I think it's unlikely as so many of his 'words' bear little resemblance to the things he's saying. Aeroplane is 'aa-umm', owl is 'woo', scissors is something I can't even try and spell, it's sort of lots of s's and c's.

utopian99 Mon 28-Apr-14 18:45:52

O just screamed and ran away from the hoover in genuine tears of terror. It took ages to calm.him down. sad I felt awful. And like a total slattern - is my hoovering THAT rare?!

WLmum Mon 28-Apr-14 19:07:38

Yay mama have fun with C exploring on foot - it makes things like trips out much more fun and exhausting
utopian I have the opposite problem - T is obsessed with my Hoover.
T was up 3/4 times in the night and fed each time but didn't clear my boob until I fed her upside down in our bed! Tonight begins the no more night feeds though.

Barbeasty Mon 28-Apr-14 20:44:22

Utopian I have video footage of DH hoovering. A is trying to climb onto it and getting in the way. DD is standing on the back of the sofa crying and screams when DH puts the nozzle near her.

Although 6 months later she asks to hoover. Still goes mad if the hand dryer goes off in toilets though.

My other confession, under duress, is that a few months ago DD caught sight of the ironing board, leaning against the wall in its corner of the utility wall behind the mountain of used carrier bags. "Mummy, what's this?"

Once a year I iron the table cloth and napkins for Christmas. I intend to invest in iron-free shirts for DD's school uniform.

SpottyTeacakes Mon 28-Apr-14 21:50:32

Argh I stood on one of dd's small wooden pepper pots from her kitchen and I'm in so much pain! It was half an hour ago and it's still throbbing!

On the way home today dd said 'mummy I do love you but I love daddy more' hmm

MaMaPo Mon 28-Apr-14 22:15:44

Utopian grin

WLmum Mon 28-Apr-14 22:46:06

spotty we regularly have a run down of the favourites list. It's usually arbitrary or based on who's told who off most recently. I'm pretty secure in the knowledge that even if I'm not named as no 1, when the chops are down it's me they want. It's lovely, but can be stressful like this morning when all 3 were crying because they didn't want me to go work and DH to do the school runs! It's hard for DH too.

WLmum Mon 28-Apr-14 22:46:41

Haha - chips not chops!

WLmum Mon 28-Apr-14 23:56:43

Just done round 1 with T. After 50 mins of serious upset I caved and fed her for a few mins, after which she settled immediately. This could be a long week.

Barbeasty Tue 29-Apr-14 08:10:25

DD told me she wished DH and I were dead. She didn't really understand what she was saying, just wanted to be exactly like Elsa from Frozen. She's still cross I've told her I can't give her a magic hand for her birthday, and I didn't even go for the compromise of a magic wand. The usual insult is that whoever has annoyed her is not being invited to her birthday party.

A woke at about 11.30 and 4am. Then he was so tired when I got him up at 6.30am that he tried to roll over and go to sleep on the change mat. Had a nice sleepy cuddle before I left.

WLmum Tue 29-Apr-14 12:35:46

Sleeping on the change mat sounds cute beasty.
T slept til 5 and I fed her straight away as I know it's not worth the fight at that time. She went back til 6.30 and woke up chatting which is very rare.
I've ridden my bike to work today and it's tipping it down. Hope it eases up before I head for home!

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