Fab Feb 2009: too sleep deprived to think of a new thread title

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dinkystinky Wed 01-Apr-09 17:37:57

'nuff said grin

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LittleMissNorty Wed 01-Apr-09 17:41:14

Too late to link as thread was full! I tried....

elkiedee Wed 01-Apr-09 17:42:12

Sorry, I sent the last post on the old thread, various advice on travelling to Tuesday's meet up mainly.

MarkStretch Wed 01-Apr-09 18:05:45


dinkystinky Wed 01-Apr-09 18:12:24

oh well, I suspect people will smell MS's weeeee and find us eventually...

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thehouseofmirth Wed 01-Apr-09 18:30:11

I've found you!

chilledmama Wed 01-Apr-09 18:59:11

so threads really do die at 1000 posts then grin

chilledmama Wed 01-Apr-09 19:08:09

i need some help...
DHs 40th bday coming up soon...need clever ideas and happy to entertain silly expensive ideas as well as cheap and cheerful...but really do need help. he is typical man really...if he wants something he gets it so already has loads of gadgets like i-phone etc. he works long hours amd works hard during that time, likes golf but doesnt really have a lot of time to play at moment.

herbgarden Wed 01-Apr-09 19:17:17

chilled - what about buying him a vine at a vineyard for a year..About 100 quid I think. You rent the vine and then they get several bottles of it and you can name it ?....There is one in England (Kent - Chapel Down) and several in France I think....

Or one of those "experience" days are nice if he's the man with everything (he sounds like my brother who can afford most things and never waits to let anyone buy them for him so he's impossible to buy for).

Any other ideas and I'll let you know !

PinkTulips Wed 01-Apr-09 19:38:50

aaron rolled over in honour of the new threadgrin (was starting to wonder when he'd get around to it, dd was 6 weeks and ds1 was 4 days doing it according to their baby books.. although i remember ds1 doing it as he damn near gave me heart failure trying to roll of the bed at that age!)

i missed the big moment trying to find his thread but put him back on his tummy to check and he obligingly did it again with a big grin on his face.... we're screwed when he learned to do back to front though as then he's technically mobile.....

he also peed on my new pants... suspect MS is teaching him bad habits hmm

LittleMissNorty Wed 01-Apr-09 19:39:05

mmmm my DH loves golf and when we visited St Andrews on holiday he was like a little boy in the shop grin. when he is 40, I shall take him to Manchester City for hospitality weekend, see a match, stadium tour etc (I know - sad git!). He will love it. (Will have to make sure they're playing a crap team though so they win grin).

When I was 40, I got a tropical fish aquarium (cost a bloody fortune) as I was pg and couldn't face going anywhere, but did play with the idea of a show/night in London or Eurostar to Brussels for the weekend (can get good deals on eurostar.com)

PinkTulips Wed 01-Apr-09 19:42:55

oooh LMN, i love tropical fish, would love an aquarium, my dad always had one. what fish do you have?

thehouseofmirth Wed 01-Apr-09 20:17:44

PT I'd forgotten they roll so early. Must remember not to leave DS2 on edges of things any more.

chilled what about flying him to Le Touquet to play golf?

herbgarden Wed 01-Apr-09 20:23:15

ROLLING - oh my god, can they do it that early? I remember we were on holiday with DS at around 5 months and I popped to the bathroom leaving him on the floor in the living area only to find that he'd rolled over on to the tiled floor and was wedged under the sofa. Must Must remember not to do what I do daily <<whispers>> pop DD onto changing mat on the work surface in the kitchen so she can kick around whilst I wash up hmm. Floor is pretty much concrete.....gulp.

SomeMightSay Wed 01-Apr-09 20:23:50

OMG, I just had the biggest panic! I couldn't find you guys, I had to put my nose to the ground and smell for MS's waste products grin
chilled If he's one of thost that buys for himself alot, maybe something like a race car day or something?
herb I like the sound of the vineyard thing. I'd love that, someone tell my dp please?
PT I don't put Luke on the floor free very often as he satnds a good chance of being kicked. I didn't with ds1 either because we had a dog and she'd go mad licking him if he was on the floor. Luke can hold his head up.....but not much else. I don't think ds1 rolled over until he was about 3 months though. I did buy a baby record book, but forgot to fill it in.

Dp wants to get an aquarium and some tropical fish. I have told him to wait a few years or we'll have pretty fish sliding over the living room floor.

Is everyone else's baby rolling over or is Aaron a very clever boy? Do I need to start showing Luke how to do all these things already or will he just do it when he's ready? (as long as he gets more time on the floor)

herbgarden Wed 01-Apr-09 20:37:19

SMS - I don't think I ever encouraged DS to do much particularly rolling - he sort of got there in the end... I'm sure your DS2 will do it when he's good and ready. I didn't know babies could roll that early but am glad I know now as I'll be more careful blush.

Also, the wine lease thingy for the Kent Vineyard is as follows:-www.englishwinesgroup.co.uk/company/vinelease.asp

thehouseofmirth Wed 01-Apr-09 20:42:37

Mr T is not yet rolling though he is trying very, very hard.

I must buy a book about baby development. I can't believe how much I've forgotten!

LittleMissNorty Wed 01-Apr-09 20:44:33

We have 8 neon tetras, blue harlequins, 3 of those sucky things that live down the bottom of the tank, 1 guppy with a fancy tail and 5 black and white speckled mollies.....we asked for 5 female mollies but the silly git gave us 4 females and 1 (randy) male and we now have about 20 tiny tiny mollies as well grin. We either need to find a home for them (and the male) or buy a predator to eat them! Going to get an angel fish as well at some point....tank has only been up and running a couple of months.

Blimey....turning over already shock

swampster Wed 01-Apr-09 21:05:21

<<ladylike tinkle>>

swampster Wed 01-Apr-09 21:09:57

A few days after we got DS2 home (so between a week and two weeks old) I woke up to find him upside down in the bedside cot! I asked DH why he'd done it and he said he hadn't... and I must have done it...

I was pretty furious, sleep deprived, thought it was a joke in extremely poor taste.

Next day I found DS2 upside down again and DH was out... Then I actually saw the little monkey pivoting - truly unbelievable!

mslucy Wed 01-Apr-09 21:31:49

that explains why I've been finding Stan on his tummy in the morning.

The little monkey must have turned himself over.

Jabs tomorrow (horrid) plus weigh in.

Will be interesting to see how much lard weight he has put on.

thehouseofmirth Wed 01-Apr-09 21:50:02

I say velcro them down. That'll stop 'em.

Am I the only one contemplating not vaccinating?

swampster Wed 01-Apr-09 21:56:42

I plan to stick needles in him - but later.

I think the main reason they do them all so early and so rapidly is that they realised that if they waited and spaced them out a bit more (as is probably a good deal better for the patient), fewer people complete the course.

swampster Wed 01-Apr-09 21:57:32

My DSs all sleep on velcro sheets - gives us a bit of a lie-in.

elkiedee Thu 02-Apr-09 00:04:29

Eek at the rolling. I always change babies on the floor at home and if I'm somewhere where I can move the changing mat, because I'm paranoid. I know my dad finds it tough to get down on the floor but he does if he has to as part of caring for ds1 on his own. He told me something interesting about my sister who's also recently had her first baby - she's a doctor in emergency medicine and part of her job is at a children's hospital - she plans never to change her dd on a raised table because she's seen too many babies who've had accidents that way. Before my dad said that I thought I might be a bit overly anxious but I'm sticking with it now.

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