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March 2013 - we're gonna need a bigger wine rack(999 Posts)
Stormy We've been out enjoying a family day. I ate the biggest 'Derbyshire Breakfast' known to man. Not sure what makes it Derbyshire except for the sheer amount of food on one plate, and the coronary I very nearly had afterwards. Have you visited a beer garden today? Perfect weather for it.
Love the mental image of cutting the grass with scissors. Hope you also used a comb.
Yummy I forget, are you becoiled? Don't feel guilty for being tired, it's always allowed - especially at this time of the month. Do you get more tired when on your period? It's normal, but be sure to stock up on leafy greens for iron and extra sleep if you feel you need it. Hope you have a family sized bar of green&blacks to get you through.
eco I think I'd go sans antibiotics for something like that. Bathroom set up sounds divine. I have to endure dp coming in for a wee during my marathon soaks. Not ideal.
I'm shattered. Enjoy the weekend yer filthy boggers.
Plonky thanks for the thread! It's a really lovely one :-) And wee whilst bathing is not quite a flake bath is it. I see your point.
Yummy painful is worse than heavy. Sounds miserable. Better for the weekend hopefully.
Doli that's you, yummy and I on same cycle then. Almost as if we're sharing hormones virtually. Anyone else?
Wotta I have no idea who you are. I am challenged of brain currently. Any more clues for the stupid among us?!
Hello. Well I considered a Puddleduck related name, or one linked to desserts (getting warmer yet?), but in the end considered the state if my house and went for a whole new one.
I'm still confused by the name change too. In my defence, the snot monster destroyed most of my sleep, and my brain is barely functioning.
Pud is that you?
Plonky i was expecting a sexy bastards title.
I can't remember who asked but yes i have the lovely (please note sarcasm) mirena coil. Nice to know half the thread is on the same cycle.
Now i have just noticed a massive spider in the living room. Would i be a bad mummy for asking yummytoddle to catch it for me.
Right first time Yummy.
Now not the time to say I haven't had anything since the coil was fitted. Oh, no, I lie. I did pop a panty liner in for the afternoon once... To those not as lucky.
Good mummy if he'll catch it and release it outside. Bad mummy if you know he'll just eat the spider but you ask him to do it anyway.
Yes, Plonk, I left Fartypants with the man yesterday and went for a pint or three in the sunshine. It was glorious!
We don't have a bizarre tea towel fascination here. What we do have is a cat toy, a bird on a bit of elastic on a stick. DD loves walking up and down the house holding it. I'm baffled, but it's very cute.
We seem to have a fascination with the voile curtains. He hides behind them thinking we can't see them.
doli i bet she looks so cute dragging those tea towels.
stormy i can't trust ds. Im sure he will eat the spider so my db will pop by for some brunch and save me.
wottamess loving your name.
Rainbow hope you are well. Havent heard from you in a while.
Have to love the toddler logic - if I can't see them, they can't see me! It's garden chairs here. DD hasn't grasped that there's a great big gap between the seat and the back, and while I can't see her face, I can a) see her midriff and b) hear her giggling.
Oh god I remember telling my sister she couldn't see me when I covered my eyes. I was at least 4
and a very late bloomer.
Yummy my friend's DD used to hide behind the curtains whenever she wanted to soil her nappy very cute, but possibly a missed cue for toilet training. Not that I'm suggesting this is what's going on! It was me who asked about the coil - how long have you had it?
We had a shit night. After settling ds at 4with a bottle (and getting short shrift from dp for doing so!) I laid awake until 6 watching the room get lighter. Silly things going through my head - like what's better with BBQ roast pork, potato salad or cobs and apple sauce? We've only booked one bag to check in when we fly to Madeira, is this enough? If attachment parenting is right then am I, by process of elimination, a detached, un-right (not incorrect) parent?
Like I said. Silly stuff. Thankfully dp got up with ds and let me sleep in. Hurrah! Diet be hanged today, it's a beautiful sky and we've got the Somethings coming over for a BBQ. Where there may or may not be potato salad.
Thanks plonk. Haven't managed it on my phone yet!!
BBQ sounds lovely going for tea and cake at a friends post nap. Lovely weather here.
Inspired by a plonky rant, I've had a lovely bike seat fitted for DS. Took it to the park, all well until a wee toddler started fiddling with my (fairly expensive) bike. Fair enough- he doesn't know better. His dad on the other hand was stood behind him, Playing with His Phone. When I politely asked him to remove said toddler after a few minutes he got all stroppy!! Grr.
Anyway never mind. doli good idea re the exercise. We've taken up cycling again now I have a seat, but also doing a home exercise DVD during nap time (I know- you don't get that!). We resort to walks if no nap - have you tried that? Speaking of which little one is being a bit screamy instead of napping- best go check all ok. Happy bank holiday ladies!!!
Ps yummy hope you're feeling better and the chocolate helped. Have you tried something like tranexamic acid for the pain?
plonky i have had it in since end of june. Its only been the last two months or so since i stopped spotting every day.
Enjoy the bbq.
I have the tablet begining with m cant remember the name which helps.
I have a little story to tell u all about how i got that medication.
When i was pregnant i got spd and the gp i saw said it was normal and refused pysio referral. Also said spd was because i was overweight. Very unsympathetic and miserable. Fast forward to the 8week post birth check. I had horrible period pains and planned to ask for meds. When i found out it was same gp i thought ah know way will she prescribe me those. Well at the appointment she was ever so lovely, interacted really well with ds and didnt think twice about prescribing me meds. We walked out of the appointment and i said to dh oh wow she was really nice i said perhaps she was having an off day at the appointment before. We then hear someone shout out my name and wave a bit of paper. It was the gp saying she would like me to fill in a questionnaire about how the appointment went with and that it was linked to her appraisal. Hmmm. What a coincidence.
(Betty please don't take my story as an attack on nhs. Throughout my pregnancy i had fab health professionals. it was this particular gp i had an issue with).
Anyway, i didn't tell you all about my great news. Ds had no milk over night and slept through from midnight until 6.30am. Dh and i were confused if we had given him a bottle or not but the bottle is still in the fridge.
Ah Wotta, I got it after the second clue. Thanks for being explicit! Your house is a mess? Standard. For working parents of a toddler? Totally standard I'd say. No idea what my excuse is.....
Plonky by not being attached (in this sense) you are not detached. That's my view anyhow. Very of the barbecue! Are the boys chatting play station? I bet they are and that you and Something are eye rolling and talking about periods to wind them up in return.
Yummy that doc sounds naff. Can you change who you see? Pud's coil chat about one afternoon of panty liner made me giggle. Opposite end of scale here thank you copper coil.
Shattered what type of child seat have you gone for? I'm front of you or behind? I must sort one soon or I'll have lost my opportunity.
We went off piste in the woods today. Ecotod put lots of questionable things in her mouth, had dandelion clocks all over her and generally made a beeline for the stinging nettles. It's pretty amazing to see how far they'll go. I bet she walked further today than she'll be prepared to when she's a tween!
Today was day two of rainbow approach on day time milk. I didn't offer and was prepared not to refuse but she didn't ask. I don't think! So we snacked instead. I now realise why I kept milk going for so long. It's much easier! And nourishing snack suggestions anyone? We have tried avocado, hummus and cheese. No idea what portion is reasonable either. Our dustbin would polish off most of what was offered....
Bath is hot tonight and phone's a bit slippy so I'll bid you all farewell. Still two more days of the weekend to go!
I haven't much to say today other than a big fat thank you to everyone on here for keeping me sane over the past two weeks when the constant nap refusing, and DH being away has had me practically on my knees mentally and physically.
Today however I'm up again and raring to go after a run, a break, some proper food and a very supportive DH pulling his weight. Oh and the toddle napped. For two whole hours
the little rat!!! It does not get much better.
Have a happy Bank Holiday everyone, I hope the sun stays shining with you.
I've been shredding for the last week. Finding I can pretty much fit in 20 mins and I am feeling better for doing something exercise wise.
Stupid phone - lost you all for a bit so marking my place whilst I catch up on the last few episodes...
Sorry for radio silence, I'm long days on call over the weekend so just off to work. Madam has taken to being awake from 3-5 then falling asleep when I get up. Oh the joy! I'm on phone so can't remember much from quick scan but yay to naps Doli, boo to bad periods (mefenamic acid and tranexamic acid too if they're heavy and you don't have risks for DVT...ask your GP), yay to BBQs and woodland walks and I hope everyone has a great weekend. Roll on 10pm!!!
Eco may take her awhile to get used to filling up on snacks. These toddlers are wily beasts and she may well be thinking that milk will come at some point. That said, DS likes to snack on cubes of cheese, clementines, cutted up pear, toast fingers with jam/peanut butter, rice cakes, wee bits of ham, raisins and anything with hummus. The odd Heinz biscotti doesn't go amiss either.
Hopefully she won't miss daytime BFs if you offer tasty morsels. Ds isn't really a luncher, so it's a smorgasbord snacks at 11 and 2.
Copper coil here too. I thought I was actually going to die on my first period since it went in. Please tell me they get better! Although according to Eco perhaps not?! I was on the pill for a long time, and before that gave the implant a whirl (resulting in nonstop periods, apparently that's enough of a contraceptive), so I don't really know what my normal cycle is like. Perhaps my mooncup runneth over.
Yummy that gp sounds like a cow. I know several not fat people who got SPD so I'm sure it's probably more to do with the fact you were pregnant than anything else.
Doli excellent news on the nap. Did she sleep well last night?
Betty ew that's a long shift. Hope no one is sick or other bodily fluids on you.
Small person is shouting at me. Best dash.
No snack suggestions from me. If Fartypants is a bit fractious I sometimes give her a few raisins, and she likes going to my dad's because when she reaches an irritating level of shoutyness it's diversionary biscuit o'clock, but otherwise we don't bother. Tend to go for a smorgasbord lunch too
or a sausage roll.
She had muesli this morning, after which I had frankfurters. Cue DD dancing around the living room to Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls with half a frankfurter hanging out her mouth. Classy.
eco for snacks we have cheese, banana, apple, rice cakes, fruit or plain yoghurt, cucumber sticks, carrot sticks, cheesy scone, halloumi bread, olive bread, apple, raisins, biscotti and maybe the odd mouthful of mummys chocolate cake.
Oh thank god i didnt go for the copper coil. I couldn't manage heavy periods. I have an obsession of going to the toilet every half hour when on period can't really do that at work.
betty i admire you working such long shifts.
doli yay to naps. I look forward to ds napping just to have some lone time. Im an introvert so need the space. How do you manage with no naps? Its a stupid question. I guess we have to get through the day whether we like it or not and manage somehow. I suppose no day naps is your dd's speciality.
Weather is lovely in London. Hope it is sunny where you are. Enjoy your day.
Being an introverted toddler-mother is difficult, isn't it? I've realised it's not need for nicotine that makes it hard for me to quit smoking. It's need for a few minutes' space, both mental and physical. Fortunately DD's used to it, she's generally happy in her playpen while I disappear, and she knows I always come back (maybe why we've never had much separation anxiety?). I'd go mad without those five minute breaks though.