Hurrah - a shiny new thread!! Jamie will be proud that his stroppiness inspired the title I'm sure.
Sounds like lots of them have been ill recently. J still isn't back to normal. He has a nasty pinprick type rash around his shoulders and he hasn't really eaten much since last sunday. But then, that isn't much of a change for him! He has been drinking lots of milk though so I'm not too worried. Hopefully he'll re-discover his love affair with cheese on toast in the next few days.
Thanks for the new thread Sponge! Good news about the car!
Debs - rubbish about them not coming back for another viewing, constant house tidying is such a pain.
Amber - how is Luke today?
Puree - if I were you I'd sit back and let your DH sort the house out, that never happens here.
BDQ - hope you have a better night tonight.
Viva - glad Lottie is on the mend.
Five - hello! Glad work is busy, camp bestival sounds great.
Hello to anyone I haven't mentioned!
J's climbing is reaching new levels (quite literally), now he finds useful things that could be steps and moves them around to the desired location, his baby walker is a conveniently movable stepladder. He discovered this morning that he could push over a box stored under a table so that it stuck out then climb on that. I kept moving him so he realised that the whole manoeuvre had to be done in one quick movement to get up there before I could get him, little tyke!
J managed a few steps today! Walked from his babywalker to me. Does it sound weird that I suspect he has been practising in private? He went into the hallway this morning and I could see him letting go of the wall. He did the same with clapping, I used to walk into the room and find him practising but then he wouldn't do it if we were there. Strange.
DH is home and went to bed about an hour ago. Bit tired after his race. He's got the day off tomorrow to recover so I have a list of jobs for him.
ktpie - the climbing is hard work isn't it! That is funny about the practising
A is still being sick so I am off work today. Last night was a nightmare as I'm ill myself with a horrible cold and A was either being sick/climbing all over the bed including my head/screaming when I put him back in his cot. The night alternated between all these all night and I feel dreadful
How's A today allnew? and Amber, how's L? Fraser has his MMR this afternoon and now I'm dreading it!
I had a tummy bug this weekend after a bbq (and I didn't even drink - not fair) and ended up sleeping in until one. When I got up Fraser was standing on top of the kitchen table eating his brother's left over toast from breakfast. DH had forgotten to feed him and forgotten to put him down for his nap. F fell asleep in his high chair during lunch too!
I have officially applied for a career break today! I feel so much better already. It's still really stressful but making the final step feels very good after all our agonizing.
thanks all - A hasn't been sick yet today so fingers crossed he's ok. Although they always say not to feed them when they're ill, I felt really bad as I though he was hungry. Have just given him some milk so hopefully it stays down
abd - hope you feel better - sounds like chaos when you got up! Good for you with the career break
Hi all, Luke still ill and got sent home from nursery today. I only put him in as I am ill now and needed to rest. I was up all weekend. Only Sunday did I have some sleep but I was up pacing at 1030 ish as he was really upset and then up for the dy at 5.20. Luke has still not eaten anythign and we are on day 3. Not even milk. His spot are getting eorse but they don't look like the pics of measles I have seen on t'internet. I now feel awful, inflamed throat, all joints aching, general feeling of being hit by a car. Had a temp earlier but it's gone now.
Made two offers yesterday on 2 new places which we liked better than the first one.
amber the links won't work! It sounds like Luke might have what Lottie had, she had a rash that got worse over three days and was off her food. She was very clingy and whingey, and the rash came out on about day three of clingy ness. She was also sick a few times? She's better now!
had a lovely trip to very hot Edinburgh today, thanks for a great trip BDQ Lottie eventually fell asleep on the way into the station!
Abdn well done on the big decision, I'm sure you must feel like you've had a big weight taken off your shoulders.
allnew that sounds like a terrible night, hope it gets better soon.
Sympathy for all the poorly babies and mums out there, hope you all get well soon. Amber - sounds like you both have something.
Abdn- funny about the scavenging baby! A career break sounds good, does that give you the option of going back?
As DH had the day off today we all went swimming this morning (J's first time ). He wasn't sure at first but soon started enjoying himself and we ended up having a great time and staying a lot longer than we intended. Now for the silly questions for all you swimming pros. Do any of you use any bouyancy aids? How do you get on? Any recommendations? Also what do your LO's wear? J had a disposable little swimmers nappy and some blooming marvellous swimming trunks with a built in nappy (think I was being a little overcautious) and this seemed fine but not sure if I overdid it a little!
Think J is going to be like me with the practising things in private. Apparently I didn't start talking until fairly late but once I did it was all in sentences. I'd waited until I had it all worked out. Can already imagine J practising in his cot!
It was obviously a day for MN meet ups as PP, poppy, Ali and I had a meet up too - in a really lovely soft play centre in Wimbledon. I know MN considers soft play the tenth circle of hell, but this one was a cut above I have to say. V that PP lives so close! The toddler section was sooo much bigger than in other soft play places I've been to.
Very nice to catch up with babies too - although not really babies anymore! Did try and take some photos but I had my rubbishy point and shoot digital which has a time delay and the toddlers all moved too fast .
Sorry to hear about poorly babies allnew and Amber .