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June 2007 They're (almost all) two which makes them hard work in a whole new range of ways. But just as adorable!

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JammyQueenOfTheSewers Tue 30-Jun-09 03:20:59

Unable to sleep thought I'd see what had been going on and saw we were due a new thread. Hope this is OK?

LittleMissNorty Tue 30-Jun-09 08:44:36

Morning smile

Blimey Jammy - you were up bloody early....was it the heat? Sorry about your throat....hope its improving.

Its so bloody hot here.....hate it. I have ceiling fans and a big air cooler but its so difficult to keep cool. Just staying at home for a few days if I can and using paddling pool etc.

Caught up yesterday but didn't have time to post, and have forgotten a lot blush

Ria sad about DHs job....hope he can take them up on his offer and go back when things have improved. How was camping?

Well done Foxy on the run....how were the jellies? smile

Anyone watch the tennis last night? I do enjoy the tennis.....you going again this year Foxy?

Made £60 at the bootfair on Sunday so not bad but more importantly shifted LOADS of stuff. Not much fun getting up at 5am on a Sunday though.

Fury....I was involved in that childcare voucher thing and contacted my HR department about it. They said to me that I should request my salary to be paid in 9 equal monthly payments and then it wouldn't apply shock. Then I saw a bit about it on the news and the (I think) CBI are advising employers to pull out of the schemes as it could cost them thousands.....so I didn't pursue it as having the vouchers is more important to me than having 2 free ones during my mat leave IYSWIM. In my circumstances as well, each Trust does what they want, its not an NHS wide decision so I had to be careful not to jepordise my vouchers. Bastards.

Having a really shit time here atm. Changed my ADs to something that will be more effective from the ones I was on when pg and its like going cold turkey....having loads of panic attacks.....had to cancel osteopath yesterday and can't even get to the shops sad. E due for jabs tomorrow so don't know if I'll make it or not sad. Another week or so and I hope they will kick in. Didn't realise how bad my anxiety still was sad

Right, better go and check on DD....she's still asleep shock

Sorry - long post!

HellHathNoFury Tue 30-Jun-09 09:34:59

Jammy feeling any better?

Norty... can they actually do that? Seems like they are walking a very fine line legally tbh to take that approach. My office hasn't yet got back to me but I wonder if they will try something similar.
I DID, however, find a statement on the intranet saying we would continue to receive all benefits, so will wait and see what they say.

I hve new stretch marks appearing on top of old ones. Kill me now.

Rialentless Tue 30-Jun-09 10:24:56

sadnorty, hope they makeyou feel better soon.

sad jammy, both for DH and your throat. Must be awful for him when it's their own companysad, fingers crossed for another door opening.

camping was fine thanks, although foggy and damp. we were pitched next to 3 Alpha Dads on a "bonding" weekend with their boys (it involved the boys trying to set fire to things and burning themselves, the dads drinking red wine and becks, farting, pissing up the car wheel and calling the boys "darling" A LOThmm) we walked into Whitby on Saturday, approx 14 miles - our boys were brill, no complainingsmile, lots more to tell, and pics to put on FB latersmile

HellHathNoFury Tue 30-Jun-09 10:47:58

<whine> I wanna go on a holiday nowwwwww! </whine>

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Tue 30-Jun-09 11:14:18

Sounds like you had fun Ria Look forward to pics.

No, I wasn't up properly at 3.20, just had an hour of insomnia. Then went back to bed at 3.50 and slept until nearly 7, then helped get jamlet up and ready and back to bed for me from 8.15 until 11 shock Feel worse though, so back off to the GP now Might have to cancel jamlet's hospital appointment tomorrow; if I'm like this I won't feel up to taking her.

Rialentless Tue 30-Jun-09 13:41:17

How do I deal with a depressed DH?sad my challenge for today is to get him to have a shave and dress tidily for presentation evening tonight (not GnT, but DS1 is getting an award for effort and attainment in historysmile)

HollyPutTheKettleOn Tue 30-Jun-09 17:07:06

Oh there you are. Back later, just marking my place grin!

TheNatty Tue 30-Jun-09 17:47:11

found you!

right so i have suddenly developed swelling in my legs and fingers, and pins and needles feeling in feet and hands.
should i worry?
DH is sure its the heat, and when i took ellen to docs this morning doc said he didnt have time to check my bp as wasnt my appointment hmm

doc insisting ellens temp is "just something viral"
he didnt even check her ears.

im sorry a really high temp for 5 days, and needing ibuprofen AND calpol to get it down? and he didnt check for possible infections?

HellHathNoFury Tue 30-Jun-09 18:36:48

Natty, I don't think the rapid swelling is anything to be concerned about particularly, my MW said that heat will do that, but as for the other stuff I have no idea. Suggest NHS direct.

No idea about Ellen either, tbh DS was pretty sick, high temp etc a couple of weeks ago for over a week, the doc said HFM.

I am melting.

TheNatty Tue 30-Jun-09 18:40:22

fury i am melting too..

daisy which nappies have u still got? after some 2 parters to mix and match with the pockets

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Tue 30-Jun-09 19:49:34

ok, after 2 years of using reusable nappies why did my mind and face go blank at the phrases "2 parters" and "pockets"?

Norty, hope you manage to make it out tomorrow. I'm stillnusure if I'll make it out to the hospital with Jamlet.

HollyPutTheKettleOn Tue 30-Jun-09 19:57:32

Hi everyone, I am ebaying. It's dullsville. My eyes keep going crossed. I think I have been on the computer too long grin!

Natty, I had the swollen hands/feet thing when pg with ds, and it wasn't even that hot! If I was pg now I would have balloon hands! Even when not pg my extremities swell in the heat! It is very attractive! Hope you (and fury) are coping ok.

I have some 2 parters left if you are interested. Mostly bamboo terries (Bambineo/Bambinex) in blue, green and cream. I might have some others too, I'll have to rifle through my nappy box. Is there anything in particular you want?

Norty, sorry you are feeling shitty, hope the drugs kick in soon and you make it out. Don't worry about the jabs, they can wait.

I am loving the tennis, though I am finding it really hard to get off my big fat arse and do stuff rather than lying on the sofa watching Wimbledon!

TheNatty Tue 30-Jun-09 20:05:08

lol holly, i feel sorry for them playing in this heat!!

after a bit of everything, i have MEOS, and some ellas house, so bamboo terries would be good, and anything totbots like?

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Tue 30-Jun-09 20:09:19

Natty, i'm not surprisaed you haver swollen hands/feet this late in the day and in this heat. I had swollen hands especially which started to give me carpel tunnel syndrome. I was given some exercises to do every hour or so. Lift hands above head and circle wrists several times in each direction, clench fists and then splay fingers out like a star etc. I was also advised to try sleeping with arms above head on a pillow, or lying down like that in evening, to try to give hands a chance to drain.

TheNatty Tue 30-Jun-09 20:12:35

good tips jammy am doing that now.

never had a swelling problem before, seems i am going to suffer with every symptom possible this time round!

LittleMissNorty Tue 30-Jun-09 21:43:03

Evening smile

Oh Fury and Natty....I really don't envy you being heavily pg in this heat. Natty, swelling sounds like the heat - I've swollen badly both times. If your face swells suddenly then you call the mw. Hope Ellen improves soon.

Jammy, hope you feel better soon and can get to hospital tomorrow.

Hi Holly, I'm e-baying as well....just packed up a cot duvet cover to take to PO tomorrow so I've got to try and get out of the house

Well done to DS1 Ria smile. Hope you had a good evening.

Right, I'm off to bed, DS had me up at 4am <sigh>

LittleMissNorty Tue 30-Jun-09 21:50:10

<Ahem> Natty & Fury.....take note grin

LackaDAISYcal Tue 30-Jun-09 21:56:51

aha....found you all!!

I have been looking at the lack of posts on the old thread thinking everyone was having some sort of a life or melted in a puddle, and was about to post to that effect when I realised it was just full up!!

Natty, I was really bad with DD, but in the absense of headaches/visual disturbances, MW wasn't concerned. My BP did start to creep up a bit as well and the books said it was call the hopital levels but when I did they said it was still in normal range.

Call your CMW tomorrow and see what she says.

I have some itty bitty cutey fluffy cotton tots; nippa, size 1s in unbleached cotton, and some of their old style wraps as well as some Nature babies small wraps (from 6lbs) They're all on used nappies though, but I can pull the plug on them. Do you still want the Graco buggy?

TheNatty Tue 30-Jun-09 22:02:27

still trying to convince DH about the double.. he thinks its a waste of money.
and of course still not got the funds, aas they lost my baby grant form, and new one has been sent in however they are running "up to three weeks behind"
hmm

unfortuatly dont get on with nippa nappies, i just cannot work out how to get them to do up blush
can i use pins? i have loads!

LackaDAISYcal Tue 30-Jun-09 22:13:27

oops pressed post but wasn't done!!

jammy, sorry you are still feeling awful; I hope things improve overnight. What's jamlet going to hospital for? is everything OK?

I hope Ellen is better soon too. DD has been poorly this afternoon. She had a temperature and is really flat. I think she might have hayfever as her eyes have been all watery and she has a runny nose. She isn't eating either, just wants "milky milky" (suddenly she has started calling everything double hmm) and is troughing cold milk by the bucketful.

Norty sorry about the anxiety sad and I hope your new meds kick in soon.

Ria, well done to DS1 smile but sad for DH. You need to get him to talk to the doctor, who will understand. Considering everything that's been going on with his shoulder and being in constant pain, it's not surprising that he is feeling depressed.

Hi holly smile

I'm selling stuff as well; or trying to. I haven't taken any photos so can't do my listings. I need to take a pram out of the box, build it up just to take photos then repack it, all because I forgot to take any pics waaaaay back in February. I'm in all day waiting for a courier tomorrow so will get some done tomorrow. Selling DD's summer stuff before this heatwave passes grin. I'm getting a fully asssembled highchair tomorrow, which I have to send back afterwards hmm. What they are going to do with a food spattered sedond hand chair I have no idea!

LackaDAISYcal Tue 30-Jun-09 22:14:56

you have to stretch the nippas quite far to get them to grip. yes you can use pins but they can leave holes and affect your resale value!

Rialentless Tue 30-Jun-09 22:48:09

DS1s evening weas reasonable as these things go. Obviously we are super proud of him (even though DH nearly murdered him when he was still in the bath after cricket - they lost again, and the entire team blamed DS as he has hayfeversad - 5 mins before we needed to leave) It only took 40 mins too, I was expecting to be there all night. We did leave before wine and cheese though. The GPs babysat at theirs and bathed the smaller ones, though they hadn't expected baggins to be so into scrubbing the tiles with his flannel and trying to bath grandad at the same timegrin

Rialentless Tue 30-Jun-09 22:58:26

I did nearly start a row disagree with DH earlier when I was trying to study and he put a film onangry (I have to take the boys out when he is studyinghmm). WE are going to an adult education evening on Thursday to look into lecturing/NVQ assessing (it's for DH, but if he thinks he's going for me to find out about teaching it'll be easier to get him there), I will watch him like a hawk and get him to the GP pronto if it doesn't pass in a day or two.

I just have to tell you this - last night it was the primary summer fayre, DS1 met us up there when his bus got in, and my friends child (who is 2/3 years yonger than DS1 but they used to be friends til DS1 outgrew it) said "HI DS1, how's my favourite bag of semen"shock!"!!

justbeme Tue 30-Jun-09 23:30:37

Hi!
Havent caught up yet. Hope you are all well.

Bumper I love the cake - did you copy a picture? I tried to draw it from you're photo and even on a bit of paper it looked nothing like Peppa - How did you do it??

Hang on in there Natty and Fury - this weather must be hell for you - it was nothing like this 2yrs ago was it??

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