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March 2013- the one where plonk gets married!

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Gerrythetootallgiraffeswife Sun 13-Jul-14 18:37:05

Perilously close to filling the old thread suddenly!

StormyBrid Sun 13-Jul-14 18:47:11

Thanks for new thread, Gerry dear. Beat me to it, I was going to start one after this fag.

Open cups! Ood, you're a braver woman than I am. Our most recent open cup experience was last week at our Tuesday thing. Fartypants managed to grab another child's open breaker of water. First I knew about it was when my leg was suddenly drenched.

Speaking of Fartypants. She's been out of sorts, off her food, extra sweaty when sleeping, mainlining calpol just to stay sane. This evening in the bath I noticed little red spots, not raised at all and not seeming to bother her, but they're everywhere. Feet, legs, knee pits, bum, bits, back, elbows... And bigger, raised red marks on her chin that have been there all day. Anyone care to offer a diagnosis? Betty?

Plonkysaurus Sun 13-Jul-14 19:49:15

Excellent thread title Gerry. I heartily approve.

Is she itchy Stormy? Are they like bumps with a centre, or more like sandpaper? I think I have the Marchers rashiest baby this far with the eczema, scarlet fever and chicken pox. But obviously Betty's your woman.

Hmmm cups and spoons. We have a variety of cups, and we do sometimes brave the open cup at home. The free flow spout ones are our favourite by a country mile, and like others, our story is one of persistence. We still have a night time bottle but he seems to have ditched the morning one, and we're slowly coming round to the idea of milk in cups instead. It's a long slog though.

I'm ker-nackered. Had a rare weekend with some old friends and accidentally stayed the night instead of coming home. I so want to move back there, I miss them lots.

But now we're full steam ahead with the wedding I feel I've got no chance to even catch my breath! Anyone fancy coming round ere for a bit of cutting and sticking? Oh, and vow a-choosing?

rainbowtoddle Sun 13-Jul-14 19:58:36

stormy the foot and mouth virus is making its round at the moment - the spots you describe sound a lot like that.

I have no advice to offer on the cup front we have never used bottles or beakers - just started DD off with a doidy cup (an open cup with one slanted side), then shot glasses and now normal glasses or cups or basically whatever we are using - DD refuses to use something different to us and gravitate towards big receptacles! We have gone with the montesorri style of real glass and ceramics so don't use anything plastic anymore So far only had one broken glass which happened a few weeks ago by accident which was great as illustrated the point about breaking to DD at last! Anyway definitely recommend doidy cups as starting point for open cups. As for forks and spoons - very hit and miss. Some meals she uses them and others she tucks in with her fingers or combination of both!

StormyBrid Sun 13-Jul-14 20:01:07

Not bumps, not raised at all, not like sandpaper. Just little red dots, not too closely clustered together. Tried to get a photo but couldn't get a clear one. And she's just woken up crying again!

Plonkysaurus Sun 13-Jul-14 20:06:23

I'd go to the gp first thing love, doesn't sound like any of our experiences.

Rainbow we love our doidy cup! I'm far too chicken to use anything glass though. Well done that girl for only having broken one glass!

WottaMess Sun 13-Jul-14 20:21:24

Wow, place marking but you guys are fast!

Think gp sounds like a plan Stormy. Assume you've tried them with a glass?

StormyBrid Sun 13-Jul-14 20:27:45

With a glass?

Plonkysaurus Sun 13-Jul-14 20:33:56

I think Wotta is referring to the tumbler test. If you hold a glass against the rash it should disappear (I think). If it doesn't it could mean meningitis. God I hope I've got that right.

yummychocolate Sun 13-Jul-14 21:04:24

Awww a new thread. Can't wait for the one where doli has her baby.

stormy could be heat rash? Ds had tiny spots but they disappeared.

doli re feeding. We still use bottles for milk. Ds refuses to drink milk from a beaker. He spits it out. I am keeping it to a bottle because he drinks 9ozs overnight and can't get that much in a beaker. We use teaspoons and fingers for food. He hasn't got the hang of using a fork. Ds is too impatient for that. I think just wait until dd is ready to progress. Also, usually at nursery toddlers tend to copy each other so she will pick it up one day. You can't have a baby who sleeps through and eats perfectly that is just so unfair. grin

wotta glad ds has gained weight. I was thinking of you and ds the other day wondering when the appointment was.

rainbow that is impressive. I wouldn't have any glasses left if I gave it to him.

I have the sunday evening blues. I don't want it to be monday tomorrow.sad

StormyBrid Sun 13-Jul-14 21:10:24

Will try the glass thing in the morning.

Wotta, did I remember right, DS gained half a kilo in a fortnight? Go WottaToddle! Faster growth than Fartypants has ever managed. Stuck her on the bathroom scales this evening. Twenty and a half pounds. Note to self: check red book, should she be heavier yet?

I am very very grumpy this evening. Wish me luck trying to sleep it off.

yummychocolate Sun 13-Jul-14 22:02:50

stormy I don't want to make you or dd any grumpier but the tumbler test needs to be done asap to rule out meningitis (sp?) and for a peace of mind. (that is if you do suspect it is meningitis. If you don't think it is then leave it. Sorry to be a busy body.

WottaMess Sun 13-Jul-14 22:15:41

Sorry, not trying to scaremonger but spotty rash and fluey symptoms would just have me a bit twitchy. glass test

Hope just teeth and heat.

WottaMess Sun 13-Jul-14 22:17:16

signs and symptoms in babies and toddlers

ecofreckle Sun 13-Jul-14 23:19:42

Thanks for thread gerry. Can't stop, removal men here in less than eight hours and it's chaos. Moving when pregnant is ok, I imagine moving with baby would be tolerable, but moving with a toddler and no family present to help? Don't ever do it people. I am spent!

Plonkysaurus Mon 14-Jul-14 05:55:32

Well our day started at 4.45. Thanks ds! So we're watching some Doctor Who. He's mesmerised top parenting.

Eco hope everything goes smoothly today. After a hard days moving house we've always had fish and chips. It's a good reward. Especially if you get mushy peas.

Stormy how's dd this morning?

ecofreckle Mon 14-Jul-14 06:11:19

oh dear Plonky, but is it a nice doctor to look at? It's matchstick eyes here too so I'm feeling your pain.

And yes Stormy, I'm wondering about dd too. Did you try the glass thing? Hope it's something and nothing as they say around here. Hopefully she's better and you'll feel in a better way yourself today too.

Plonkysaurus Mon 14-Jul-14 06:55:10

Certainly is, Eco. If I've got to be up at dawn I should get to eyeball David Tennant. It's only right.

WottaMess Mon 14-Jul-14 07:28:33

Hmmm David Tennant.

<shakes self out of reverie>

Good luck today Eco! brewbrewbrewbrew To keep the removal gang going. Don't forget - kettle and accoutrement last thing to pack, goes into the car with you and is first out at the other end!

Stormy, how are you and fartypants today? Hope on the mend.

Plonkysaurus Mon 14-Jul-14 07:50:18

Mmnm exactly Wotta.

We've had a major head banging incident already. And nap time has already started. Dp's off sick too. Help!

StormyBrid Mon 14-Jul-14 07:50:27

Spots still there but fainter. Warmth of bath last night could have brought them out more? Woke up seven times in the night. Knackered and grumpy. Not done glass test yet. Doesn't look like any meningitis pictures on google image search. I advise you all not to google it unless you like looking at very ill babies and scrotums that look horrid.

Plonkysaurus Mon 14-Jul-14 08:42:25

It could just be a viral thing Stormy. Hope she gets over whatever it is soon.

StormyBrid Mon 14-Jul-14 08:50:56

Waiting on a callback from the doctor. And the man's late, guess I'm not going to work today. Sigh.

dolicapax Mon 14-Jul-14 09:09:33

Hope she's ok Stormy. Glad you got hold of the doctor.

Eco Good luck with the move!!!

Thanks for all the beaker and spoon tips, fingers crossed we make some progress. Perhaps not today though as it was bad night here too. Up repeatedly from 3.30am, for milk, food, and then a warmer sleeping bag. DH took most of the pain. The man is a saint. Despite that I'm still feeling it though. It would be so much easier if madam would actually eat what she needs between the hours of 7am and 10pm... but no, that would be helpful like.

StormyBrid Mon 14-Jul-14 09:36:45

Appointment at 2pm. It's probably nothing but I'll feel better if she sees a doctor just in case. She has got her shoutiest pants on today. Definitely out of sorts.

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