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November 2014 - the one where they answer back.

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MrsAukerman Mon 30-May-16 05:04:19

New thread.
Hop aboard.

Arkkorox Mon 30-May-16 07:15:36

Place marking

Off too Surrey county show today to see the ' moos' so I need to pack a picnic!

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Mon 30-May-16 08:00:20


Thanks mrsA

Annarose2014 Mon 30-May-16 09:10:33

Oh my goodness a new thread already!

Sorry about your disappointment yesterday posmork. You may have to start investigating online selling instead. DH buys a lot of rare books online from teeny tiny sellers who have stacks of books in their garage.

DS slept well, I suspect he was on top of the duvet in just his sleepsuit all night but hey, who's complaining! It's bloody hot here. DH (still the fave this morning hmm ) has brought him off to the beach at 8.30 this morning as it's already so hot and DS is so hyper.

Means I can go to the supermarket in peace though. Boring, but helpful.

porsmork Mon 30-May-16 10:31:28

Love the thread name!
Yeah, very much in two minds about whether to persevere with the book thing. We'll see.
Cloudy and drizzly here, but off to meet an old uni friend today, who hasn't met ds, so that should be nice. Have lovely bank holidays guys! X

HalfStar Mon 30-May-16 12:17:50

Maybe take a break for the summer posmorck, people are always more inclined to flake during the summer months. Disappointing for you though. Maybe you could sell on a few bits of your ds's baby equipment over the next few weeks to keep you going?

Anna how fab to have your dh around for the summer - bliss to not have to do anything! Dunnes crocs sound like the way forward if they have sizes small enough for dd's miniature feet.

Thanks for the new thread mrsA.

HalfStar Mon 30-May-16 12:19:23

Ha! I meant 'bliss to not have to do EVERYthing', not 'anything'. Would be nice if you didn't have to do anything at all wink

Annarose2014 Mon 30-May-16 12:30:15

Oh no its great now that I'm 6 months pregnant and starting to get painful spd in my groin and am moving verrrry slooooowly. Even though I slept OK last night I'm starting to feel perma-knackered in the heat. Oh well. I've no one to blame but myself!

I'm pretty sure those faux crocs start at a 4 but can't be 100% certain as DS has been a 5 for ages now. Would she get away with a 4? The boys ones come in red and navy (we got red) but I'm sure there are the equivalent in pink glitter! Dunnes really really believe in gendered clothing. The girls section looks like Elsa from Frozen puked up all over it. grin

HalfStar Mon 30-May-16 15:02:47

Tell me about it hmm and often girls' summer shoes are the most appalling quality, all hard plasticky straps and fiddly bits that can't be good for children's feet. Tend to always gravitate towards the boy summer sandals for dd1. But a pair of red crocs each would be a great start really.
Sorry about the SPD sad

haventgotaclue1 Mon 30-May-16 15:37:42

Thanks for setting up the new thread MrsA - love the title and seeing as DD's not uttering a word yet, can't wait for this to happen grin

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Mon 30-May-16 16:31:37

Ds2 fake crocs were reduced to 50p in tesco sz4-5 said £2.50 on label but scanned at 50p. Often loads in Poundland due to size printing g error on them ds1 has had most of his from there we use them for garden we all have fake crocs lined up at patio door in kitchen/diner looks v twee done in sz order.

Ds2 kept his eye patch on for full 2hrs in o as go today screamed for first ten mins then was fine so will be suggesting that to nursery.

ladydolly Mon 30-May-16 20:00:23

Agree halfstar, both DD's winter boots and summer sandals were boys.

Trying to give up sugar as of today... cravings already so bad!

Strawberryfield12 Mon 30-May-16 21:52:39

Found you all! Thank you MrsA for the new thread!

So far DD has been in her Clarks "allseason" boy's shoes, that one weekend when it actually was nice weather she was barefoot all the time (we stayed in the garden all weekend), the rest of the time Clark's have been all right.

I have bought these canvas shoes for summer, cheap as chips and should be comfy for hot weather:,default,pd.html

So far size 4 is touch too big for her, we put them on at home and about 30 mins later she had only one shoe.

Anna you got it spot on about Elsa's puke all over. Every time we go for shoe shopping, I have the best intentions to get her girls shoes, then I have a look at them and ask shop assistant to bring out the boys ones. Those white ones are rare case of her having girls shoes.

We have been away for the weekend. Every time we are out and about with DD it strikes us that other kids her ages are happily sat in the pram, while we struggle to get her in pram for 10 minutes. She has turned into proper Little Miss Independent, gets really frustrated that she has to go where we want. So on Saturday we went to NT property and decided to let her go and we would follow her instead. She was very drawn to the centerpiece fountain in the garden and was trying several times to get into the water there. Apart from that she was rambling around for good 3 hours, DH and me were knacked and needed to sit down. And all that time she never shut up. So I started to think that when we go on holidays to visit my family I will not even take the pram with me. What the point to drag it on top of two cases and backpack if it doesn't get used?

DD has been walking up to random people stretching out her arms asking to pick her up. Yesterday I was holding her and she stretched out to an elderly lady. The woman seemed to be amused by the whole thing so I did the plunge hoping DD would change her mind as soon as I am about to give her to the other lady. I have to say she looked well pleased when she took DD to show her friend saying "look what I've got here!". Fun starts when DD walks up a teenage kid about 12-13 years old, the look on their faces! grin

MrsAukerman Fri 03-Jun-16 12:16:41

Far too quiet on here for my liking!
DS is at home today with DH while I'm at work. 2 horrendous poos apparently and he's off his food. I think it's his 2nd molars coming through. Gah!!!! Just when we thought we'd cracked this sleep thing (which I'd kept to myself for fear of jinxing it)

ladydolly Fri 03-Jun-16 13:19:55

MrsA Your situation sounds like us for the last few weeks. DD juuuuust started eating again. I actually brought sophie the giraffe out but she has found the little plastic sausages from her play kitchen are very effective smile

So far sleep hasn't been disturbed until last night when she spent an hour or so chatting to herself at 3am and then crying in her sleep a few other times. We didn't have to go in at any point but I was awake a lot.

Annarose2014 Fri 03-Jun-16 15:13:57

I pray all our molars are through now. Actually it wasn't as bad as people had made out, just a few nasty nappies and interrupted nights. Par for the course with a child who's not a great sleeper.

Speaking of which.....we are at relatives for the weekend. First time away in ages and the travel cot in situ here has suddenly become too small which was an unpleasant suprise!

We inherited a big convertable cot bed at home which he's been in since 7 months so we had completely forgotten the dimensions of travel cots.

Anyway putting him to bed took ages as he realised that he barely had to move to make interesting noises on the nylon net sides. Cue: A Symphony of Nylon for about half an hour.

Then after he was asleep unfortunately every time he moved he banged against the sides and woke himself up so we had to resettle him a lot. Up for good at 5.30.

So MIL has a set of cot sides left over from some random grandchild under her bed. I think tonight we're going to chance him in a single bed against wall + cot sides. More room for him to flail about.

Quite nervous about it! It could be a disaster! Will report back.

porsmork Fri 03-Jun-16 15:48:17

Hope it goes well Anna! We have ds on a mattress on the floor as he was banging about in his cot so much. It's working pretty well, and I'm thinking about getting him a bed with a guard. It's lovely to be able to lie down next to him for story time at night. He's obsessed with Goodnight Moon at the moment. It reads and looks like a bad hallucination to me! Putting the cot up for sale this weekend.

We had our first trip to the dentist this morning, he cried, bless him! He's normally so good that I wasn't really expecting it. He sat on my tummy while I was being checked out, and enjoyed that bit much more. Two canines just about to pop on his right side, but no more molars on the way yet.

Wish the blooming sun would come out! Fingers crossed for the weekend.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Fri 03-Jun-16 16:22:26

Have a poorly ds2 Hugh temp sore throat chesty cough started Tue getting progressively worse just collected early from nursery so will see how we go. Temp 39.1 at 2pm nursery gave calpol and 39.2 at 3.15 so collected asleep next to me on my bed at no. Luckily was off today with ds1 as school hols.

In case anyone doesn't know sun is open farm Sunday lots events inc some farms opening free that do nt normally ppem to public one we go to used to be free then £1 per car now £3 per car and iis OK but may try another thats free.

Annarose2014 Sat 04-Jun-16 08:33:06

Well that was an epic fail!

He woke more than before! Up from 3.30 am to 5.10. And when he woke he got all upset as he didn't know where he was, poor little mite. Even though it was in the same room as the night before! I guess he's just used to a cot.

So one more night and not sure yet which option we'll go for but at least he'll be back in the cot bed after that and we won't be going anywhere till next year cos of the birth etc.

Both myself and DH v tired this morning and MIL won't stop chattering. It's too early for gossip about neighbours I don't know! DH is going to a football match with all "the men" this afternoon and I'm going to be stuck with MIL and various SILs and 10,000 small rampaging children. Ugh. At least home tomorrow.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Sun 05-Jun-16 11:27:40

OK so I am being v brave and after 19mth of not doing any babysitting or night nanny work tomorrow eve I am going to do a few hrs with a mum and small baby basically some routine based advice and let mum grab couple hrs sleep.

ladydolly Sun 05-Jun-16 14:00:29

Ugh. 1st epic hangover in few years. Puke and everything! I cannot do all day drinking anymore...

Good luck eastmids!

How was the last night anna?

HalfStar Mon 06-Jun-16 22:28:52

Sounds awful lady! Hope the night was fun though.
east hope all goes well.
Going through a spell of bad sleep here, can't figure out if it's just teeth or something brewing. Dh slept on her floor last night. I'm now in her room hmm trying to persuade her to go back to sleep hmm

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Tue 07-Jun-16 07:06:08

Had a good eve lovely family cute baby snuggles and booked aagain for couple weeks time so they can have eve out. They aremnt always local and he works away a lot.

Annarose2014 Tue 07-Jun-16 08:22:52

Brilliant that it went well!

ladydolly Hope you have recovered. i'm very jealous - well not of the puking lol. Being pregnant during the summer sucks for many many reasons but not being able to drink cider in the back garden is high up there.

The other day I was moaning to my friend about how DS has suddenly become very toddlerish with food and is having regular meltdowns with food he should be loving (seriously, what kid won't eat plain pizza????) And she said after those days wine is the answer. Before realising who she was talking to!

Since we are home DS has been sleeping through to 6am. And a glorious 6.45 this morning! Its 25/26 degrees in his room apparently though it doesnt feel too bad. We keep the window open and have a sleepsuit with no vest underneath. He still has his duvet but tosses it off pretty quickly and we let him. And he seems to be sleeping well like that.

During the day he's outside constantly and he's constantly FILTHY. grin

Annarose2014 Tue 07-Jun-16 08:25:03

Oh and since the summer started we've officially dispensed with the gro bags forever. Anyone else?

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