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August 2006 - one year on!(400 Posts)
Has anyone missed me?
Hiya eeny, good to see you.
Will catch up properly once my home comp is back on and running!
I was thinking about a new thread too!
I was sat thinking today what things were like and what was happening this time last year.
Makes me all emotional, lol.
I used to check on here everyday to see who's popped next
Its Ellis' birthday next Thursday. We've bought him a sand and water pit thats on a little table.
We set it up as soon as we got home and he loves it We also got him a ride on tractor which has a little trailer on the back so he can ride his bunny around lol.
Weather permitting, we're going to take him for a picnic on his birthday as we've done a couple over the last couple of weeks and he loves being outdoors and rolling around in the grass and paddling in the stream, then on the Saturday we're having a party for him.
As for me, I'm 25 weeks now (its going so so quick), getting loads of proper kicks now all day, cant think of a name but never mind
PreparingFor2 - 14/07/06 Matthew 3.7kg & Sarah 2.29 kg
mojomummy - 19/07/06 Girl 6lb 14 oz
Micku5 - 21/07/06 6lbs Talia
Aussiemamma - 26/07/06 Zachary
Arabica - 27/07//06 Esja (NE London)
PinkTulips - 28/07/06 Caleb 8lb 10oz
Bumble10 - 29/07/06 Dixie Florence
Frodofitz - 03/08/06 Joe 7lb 7.5oz
Snowboo - 02/08/06 Austin 8lb 10z
Pucca - 06/08/06 George Henry 9lb 6oz
2labs - 06/08/06 Fraser 6lb 15oz
Eeny and Sal - 08/08/06 Alexander Duane 6lb 6oz
Boobylicious - 09/08/06 Charlie Jayne 6lb 7oz
Kitegirl - 10/08/06 Miles Eliot 7lb 6oz
Melsy - 16/08/06 Bryce Ella 7lb 8oz (Middlesex, top of!)
Freddysays - 16/08/06 Rafferty 10lb 7oz (South-East London)
Trix1 - 18/08/06 Caitlin 7lb 6oz
Purpleturtle - 18/08/06 Elijah Samuel 8lb 1.5oz
hoppybird - 18/08/06 Julia Kirsty 5lb 2oz
burstingbug - 19/08/06 Joseph Benjamin Samuel 8lb 6oz.
Lockets and Wheresmyfroggy - 19/08/06 Kitty Scout
AGJ - 19/08/06 Alice Rachel 7lb 4oz.
BabiesEverywhere - 20/08/06 Girl
Aprilgirl - Jake 6lbs 6oz
Sarahlou1uk - 21/08/06 Molly Anne May 7lbs 11oz (and 1 tooth!)
BigHotMama - 21/08/06 Jackson Lee 8lbs 11.5oz
YellowFeathers - 23/08/06 Ellis Niall 8lbs 7ozs
lunavix - 24/08/06 Kiera Meghan 8lbs 2oz
ellanatal - 24/08/06 Christopher Michael 8lbs 6oz
bugpurple - 24/08/06 Thomas 9lbs 5oz
rattleskuttle - 24/08/04 Reuben Connor 9lb 4oz
snic - 28/08/06 Leah 8lbs 6oz
olivo - 28/08/06 Holly
MonkeyandBabyBoo - 28/08/06 Emily Nicole 7lb 7oz
katylou25 - 29/08/06 Jack William 8lb 15 1/2oz
Muminaquandry - 01/09/06 Girl 8lbs 2oz
Ronniemummy - 01/09/06 Katie Lily 8lb 15oz
Noodlekitkat - 04/09/06 Olivia Inez 8lbs 3oz
Micromum - 08/09/06 Girl 8lb 14oz
Dreamydowler - 13-09-06 Sophie Ja
can't believe it's gone so quick nbg.
I'm sorry I haven't been around guys.. so much stuff has happened recently, my mum died last week and me and dh split up the week before.
Coupled with huge work load over summer holidays (as most people know I'm a childminder) so it's been.. a bit urgh.
But I'm here and want to catch up
And I need an August babies meet up as I need to start being more social
Give us all the goss then
oh dressed up (booby???) I second haemmorhoid cream, I have a tattoo on my wrist and used it.
I want one with ds and dd's names on it but I can't think where or how, any suggestions on a postcard....
Luna, dressdup sent me a pic of her tattoo and its on her under side of her wrist with dd's initials in like a scroll type and then her date of birth in roman numerals.
Looks pretty good actually and I am no fan of tats.
luna big hugs wat a horrid few weeks hope things are getting better
oh my lunavix , thats a harsh lot of stuff to go through in such a short space of time, you seem ok , are you ??? Im sorry you lost your mum, and to not be with dh either , you appear to be coping very well, Id be an absolute mess .
How did it go today dressed up ? I know what that dread and anxiety feels like walking into work , how were they with you? oohh lol just seen your online !!!!
Hello everyone, haven't been around for ages, just seen this new thread thos o thought I'd try to keep up this time!
So sorry Luna, What a rought ime you're going through.
Jack's just started to walk - it's so funny he does it with his arms above his head and a big grin on his face. It's his birthday at the end of the month and we're having a joint naming ceremony and party for him at my mum and dads house on bank holiday weekend so that should be good. We meant to have the naming for him when he was about 6 months like we did with Harry but life sort of passed us by!
check my profile out ive put my tattoo on
Oh luna i'm so sorry to hear your news. I can't imagine what you are going through. Just remember we are all here for you. xx
Well Ellis' birthday on Thursday
Cannot believe a year has passed already and I cannot believe I look like I did this time last year, lol.
Anyhooo, going to take him for a picnic (weather permitting) and have a party on Saturday.
So must go and start tidying!
Hello everyone, and happy birthday to all the August babies who are one already, and those who are yet to reach single figures!
Luna, I'm so sorry to hear about your bad news. It must be so stressful for you with everything happening at the same time.
I've not been around lately due to moving house a month ago - we're still surrounded by boxes as the house needs work, so it's not worthwhile unpacking some of it. We're having a wooden floor put on the whole downstairs in a month's time(it's concrete covered by the cheapest possible £2.99 rugs atm). We had to ger rid of the carpets as thd previous owners had dogs which left their smells firmly established in the carpet in many ways. It's enough to say we were both surpried and disgusted.
dd had her birthday on Saturday - she completely refused to even try the cake, even wrinkled her nose! Fortunately, not having any time, I didn't bother doing a home-made one, so I wasn't too put out.
dd's crawling at high speed, standing pretty steadily and taking the occasional step. BUT she has yet to sleep through the whole night without waking! Not one single unbroken night has gone by since she was born. She's still sharing with us though as her room isn't ready yet. I was hoping not to have to resort to CC (as I did with my ds - worked after 2 horrible weeks) so that's on the cards when she gets her own room, unless I anyone can offer any nicer solutions? I never thought I'd say this, but I'm going to miss her sleeping in our room.
Hi everyone not had chance to catch up properly yet so just thought I'd let you know that Jackson is the big 1 today and he learnt to walk properly on holiday. Portugal was beautiful and we had a cracking time, bit depressing coming back to soggy England. Had a birthday bbq for our little man sunday it went really well and he loved it when we all (26 of us) sang happy birthday to him. Had a cheeky monkey chocolate cake and he decided to put his hands in it and help himself
Right am now going to attempt to catch up now so be back in a bit
Bet somebody else is pg lol.
So sorry to hear your sad news Luna its awful having so much going on in your life in such short space of time? Cant imagine what your going through.
Hiya Hoppy, smelly carpet sounds yuk! How do people live like that eh? Your dd sounds funny screwing her nose up at her cake bless, hope you got it on video so you can show her when she is older ha?
Cool tat Dressedup, I'll have to get a pic of mine to show you although mine is just tribal/henna stylee and doesnt actually mean anything, may have J's initials put somewhere one day.
Katylou my ds does a similar thing when walking, has to have his hands up in the air as if he's going to take off ha! Finds it hilarious too.
NBG hope picnic goes well and sun shines for you.
Would be great to do a meet up soon if we get our heads together.
Have got 2 days voluntary work starting in Septemebr at 2 local primary schools working as a teaching assistant which will hopefully give me some experience when I enroll for a teaching course the year after.
The only words Jackson says is dada and mama but funnily enough only says mama when he's tired or hungry hmmm! Is obsessed with the word dada and even growls saying it. He also shakes his head if I say No but doesnt say it yet.
hello everyone. just back from a hectic but enjoyable couple of weeks in England.
luna, so sorry to thear things have been so hard for you, please let us know if there is anything we can do tot support you.
5 more days till my big girl turns one. not having a party but dh and me taking dd out for lunch then dh's family coming round for birthday tea and cake. she is not walking yet but eats like a horse and stands well and crawls soooo quickly!
oh, and she's still too small for real shoes
Olivo - my dd hasn't never had any kind of shoes on her feet ever! She removes socks at lightening speed the moment they are on her feet, so I've even given up on those! Thankfully, it's warm enough for bare feet. Besides, I'm of the type who don't believe in shoes for babies unless they have started to walk outside.
BHM - teaching, eh? I had toyed with the idea myself at one time, as I ran an evening class, but things changed and I took a different direction. Hope it goes well for you.
re: talking. Ha. dd has been practicing lots of sounds for ages but I'm not convinced it's real words until she actually uses them deliberately (ie pointing and naming something). For instance, she has said 'mamama' and 'dadada' sounds since 7/8 months old, but she has yet to call out 'Mama' to call me. I think her first word will be a bit more unusual however. She has a yellow bath ducky she is in love with and carries everywhere, and frequently makes a 'dck,dck,dcky,dck' sound, so we are fully expecting her first word to be 'ducky'!
Hi everyone. Molly was 1 last Tuesday and we had a little party. She is now nearly walking and chases after her big brother all the time. Her first word was 'Jack' - she absolutely adores him but he's not too sure! I think he wants the quiet times back!
BHM - hope you enjoy being a TA. i'm a secondary teacher and our TA s do a great job but i guess its different in primary schools.
Hoppy - know what you mean about the sock removal! dd wears shoes outside as she likes walking with her wooden walker on the gravel outside our house but she is just in little soft daisy roots ones until her feet are big enough.
we are enjoying the beautiful weather - cant believe its back to work in a week. its gone so quickly! but i start my four day week this term - hurray!
hope everyone has been enjoying their dcs birthdays. any ideas for cool pressies?
I have dressedup/booby here with me atm. She came up with CJ on Saturday for Ellis' party and is staying till tomorrow.
Its been lovely seeing CJ and Ellis together. CJ is walking so well and Ellis is doing quite a few steps here and there.
We've also established that when Ellis says "mamama" he means that he likes or wants more of something.
I however have somehow managed to teach CJ how to say "Gay"
Long story, lol
Luna, hope your doing ok.
Olivo, good luck for going back to work.
BHM, the work sounds good. Are you looking forward to it?
Hiya NBG yeah I am looking forward to it thanks, will be feeling very nervous on my 1st day though. Hows bump doing?
Sounds like Ellis and CJ getting on well bless them, hope the party went well.
Olivo, I really think your brave being a sec.sch.teacher, I find them quite scary at that age? How do you find it? My sister is loving working the GCSE and A level groups. I'm working with 6 year olds so should be fun. Bet you cant wait to start the 4 days instead of 5, more time with your dd.
Hows everyone doing? Very quiet on here lately? x
Dh just taken booby back to the station.
Had a lovely time, just wished she could have stayed a bit longer.
Bump is doing well thanks Bhm. 27 weeks now and getting alot of BH's. Its going really quickly though which is good. Cant wait for d day really.
hello everyone. dd's birthday today so we have been for a party at her playgroup, lunch out, afternoon at the zoo and then fammily for tea! we're all exhausted
she's got some fab toys. can't believe a year ago we were there worrying whether she was going to be ok etc.
nbg - glad you've had a good time with booby; lol at taching CJ 'gay' . cant believe you're 27 wks already!
BHM - I love teaching although i found it really hard going back after maternity leave. i always thought i'd teach younger kids but I particularly like the 11 to 14 yr olds. we dont have a 6th form at ours so i just do up to GCSE. look forward to seeing how you find it - bet 6 yr olds are hard work!
am feeling a bit of a fraud as everyone assumes i have dropped to 4 days so i can spend the extra day with dd - in fact, she will mostly be in nursery but ultimately, the things i'll get done while i'm on my own will mean that weekends and evenings , i'll have more time to spend with dd and dh.
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