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October 08 - The race is on to be the first to walk!

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CantSleepWontSleep Fri 21-Aug-09 13:21:20

My money's on Q.

Short and sweet list this time.

10th Sept (Due 1st Oct) - loulou33 - Boy - Joe Louis David - 6lbs 12oz
16th Sept (Due 8th Oct) - Ksal - Girl - Emma Rae - 6lbs
21st Sept (Due 5th Oct) - myjobismum - Girl - Naomi Caitlin - 5lbs 10oz
22nd Sept (Due 10th Oct) - Lozza70 - Boy - Sander Gene - 7lbs 5oz
2nd Oct (Due 12th Oct) - star6 - Boy - Quinlan - 5lbs 15oz
3rd Oct (Due 6th Oct) - Bethoo - Girl - Maia - 7lbs -
3rd Oct (Due 26th Sept) - purpleflower - Girl - Rebecca Jill Erzsebet - 8lbs 10.5oz
4th Oct (Due 30th Sept) - Aubergenie - Boy - Stanley - 7lbs 12oz
8th Oct (Due 6th Oct) - ronshar - Boy - William Dexter - 7lbs 11oz
9th Oct (Due 17th) - Marthasmama - Girl - Martha - 7lbs 10oz - Elective c-sec
10th Oct (Due 1st Oct) - CantSleepWontSleep - Boy - Duncan Elliot - 8lbs 4oz
12th Oct (Due 4th Oct) - pistachio - Boy - Thomas Fraser - 10lbs 2oz
16th Oct (Due 11th Oct) - heather1980 - Boy - Alexander James - 9lbs 5oz
17th Oct (Due 10th Oct) - pepperrabbit - Girl - Jessica Rose - 7lbs 15.5oz
20th Oct (Due 16th Oct) - bigmouthstrikesagain - Girl - Polly - 8lbs 7oz
24th Oct (Due 29th Oct) - Ekka - Boy - Matthew - 7lbs 15oz - Home water birth with gas and air.
26th Oct (Due 20th Oct) - jenwa - Girl - Phoebe Jasmine - 9lbs 2.5oz
28th Oct (Due 23rd Oct) - RachieW - Boy - Jack - 7lbs 4oz
28th Oct (Due 31st Oct) - Jojay - Boy - Edward Alexander - 7lbs 7oz
31st Oct (Due 20th Oct) - KnickersOnMaHead - Boy - Samuel Paul - 9lbs 11oz
1st Nov (Due 22nd Oct) - SmudgeyDoodle - Girl - - 8lbs 2oz
5th Nov (Due 29th Oct) - Honeymoonmummy - Girl - Poppy Grace - 6lbs 15oz
5th Nov (Due 30th Oct) - MamaG - Boy - Harry James - 10lbs 9oz

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 21-Aug-09 13:25:38

pistachio - the 12-24 will fit him nicely now over cloth, but if you want them to last a long time then you might want the next size up. Why not order some of each - if the bigger ones are too big then he will always grow into them.
I always find that Gap clothes come up tiny.

star6 Fri 21-Aug-09 15:23:48

just marking my place Orientation went well. All the families seem really nice grin

50ftQueenie Fri 21-Aug-09 17:24:21

Marking my place, back later.

jenwa Fri 21-Aug-09 17:32:59

Marking my place too.
Got two grumpy hungry kids so gotto go!

50ftQueenie Fri 21-Aug-09 18:10:23

I'll have to look at the old thread to answer everyone so will do that once the dc are in bed.

M is a bit under the weather today, she has a cough and cold but is generally fine. She has started pointing to her feeding cushion when she wants milk and even pulled it over to me once when DS had been resting on it on the floor. It is sooooo cute! She also said no and shook her head when she had finished her lunch today. We tried it a few times to see if it was a fluke but she did it every time. smile

I would put money on Q being to first to walk as well, he must be odds on favourite!

myjobismum Fri 21-Aug-09 19:58:15

<sob> CSWS the thread title didn't make me feel any better about the fact that Naomi is 11months today and not even crawling yet sad Will I get the booby prize?

Pepper - sorry to hear about bad news from your arm appointment - will you have to wait long for the tests?

Star - DS is nearly 4 and not always so cute wink however he has been good as gold today, we have had a lovely day! I hate gossip, not nice or good, some people have nothing better to do!

MM - awww bless clever little M - N is so funny, when she wants her 360water cup she sits there doing a pathetic fake little cough <soooo sweet> but today as I gave it to her she gave a big grin and 'ta' shock followed by fake cough and started drinking - hilarious child!!!!

Ronshar and Rachie - Enjoy your holidays!!!! grin

Jenwa - hope you have had a lovely day with your friend grin and that it has made you feel a bit better!

Ksal - Fab video on facebook - we had a yogurt episode similar to that a few weeks ago grin

Went to airshow today - was brilliant day out - very tired now though lol!

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 21-Aug-09 20:43:08

Awww sorry myjob - didn't mean to make you feel bad. Have I mentioned before that one of dd's best friends didn't start crawling until she was 15 months?

myjobismum Fri 21-Aug-09 20:51:22

CSWS - thanks, but it's ok! I have just had to accept that N uses all her energy to sit there being beautiful, waving at me and blowing kisses that she just doesnt have the time to be crawling about the place too grin Mind you she is now definitely on the move in a crawling type fashion, but I would be lying to call it crawling - lol - It is driving me mad already and I never get a minute where I don't have to watch her so I have mostly just counted my blessings for the easy time so far lol!

Ekka Fri 21-Aug-09 20:59:59

Awww, star, thanks. I have to admit that despite dd being a complete PITA most of today (she was up for 2 hrs last night and I think its her final teeth coming in) she is at a very cute stage at the moment. Though I think I got a foretaste of what is to come when she decided to throw a complete tantrum over her biscuit breaking in half. She refused to eat it, so Matthew decided he would help himself grin. Luckily it was dairy free etc!

Myjob, N is using all her energy being cute! But my youngest cousin (whose sister is 3 yrs older than her) just sat and pointed to things to be passed to her, until one day she suddenly stood up in the middle of the room and took some steps shock. Scared the life out of everyone!

Anyway, must go. Its our wedding anniversary so mustn't spend all evening on mn.... Would definitely be in trouble

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 21-Aug-09 21:00:02

Ah, see D still doesn't clap or wave or blow kisses. Clearly N is leaps and bounds ahead! Perhaps they can do a skill swap on Sunday.

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 21-Aug-09 21:01:43

Ah, it's my parents anniversary and the anniversary of the day we got engaged today too Ekka. Happy Anniversary!

myjobismum Fri 21-Aug-09 21:17:00

Lol at skill swapping - as long as N doesn't lose her ability to sleep like she did after the last meet up wink

Ekka - goodness, it would def freak me if N just got up and started walking without any warning!!!!

Happy anniversaries all around! DH and I got engaged on april 1st pmsl grin

myjobismum Fri 21-Aug-09 21:20:03

Oh and obviously on DH and I anniversary last year I spent the night in labour with N!!!! Not sounding great is it wink

BertieBotts Fri 21-Aug-09 21:40:17

Oh, can I come back? I used to be CherryChoc (namechanged for Harry Potter film and liked it... there are lots of cherries on mumsnet) I am sorry I am a bit rubbish at chat threads, I tend to have some times when I am on mn a lot and others not so much. Or I just don't have time to type out a long post which I'm sure you all understand

Ryan has had a bit of a virus over the last few days and the feeding was almost like having a newborn again. Funny how they go off food when they are ill.

As for walking, he seems quite happy cruising grin though he does walk very confidently holding onto a wooden push along walker which I got him as an early birthday present

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 21-Aug-09 21:48:09

There's nothing like cutting people out of the stats to make them come crawling out of the woodwork winkgrin.

myjobismum Fri 21-Aug-09 21:51:41

Welcome back Bertie - Glad to hear Ryan is getting along well with the walker grin I always seem to have time to chat - my life is quite boring though I suppose wink Sorry to hear about the virys - not nice! As of yet N has never gone off her food <piglet>

BertieBotts Fri 21-Aug-09 22:17:04

Hehe CSWS I have no idea what is up with him, I offered him scrambled eggs and tomato today and he tasted the tomato and then screamed as though it had burnt him or something. I managed to get nearly a whole yoghurt into him before he had his bath but he just kept throwing the spoon on the floor and refusing to be fed. The bath has knocked him out though We have a birthday party tomorrow, his cousin is 2!

Honeymoonmummy Sat 22-Aug-09 00:20:00

Hey all. I finally heard Poppy say "Bye bye" whilst waving today smile, seems DH is getting all the "firsts" to himself. Well, except first torn bits, first incredibly sore nipples etc etc... hmm

Her development just over the past week has been amazing, DH and I were just discussing how stupidly excited we get whenever she does a new thing!!

We took her on a Bob the Builder car thingy that you put 50p into [someone help me out with the name here FFS!???] for first time today, also took her on a merry-go-round which she wasn't that impressed by and through a metal tunnel on a playground construction thing [???] with DH and I on either side, the metal tunnel was definitely the winner. Altho she kept going just out of reach of one of us then turning back etc etc so I had to climb on the blardy thing!

We've "converted" the box for our new carseat into a tunnel in the lounge for her (by ingeniously putting it on its side and opening both ends) and she rather likes that.

Had lunch in Frankie and Benny's, Pops had some garlic bread and some potato skins, both of which went down a treat. Do any of you worry about salt in things like that or just treat it as a one-off?

Welcome back CherryChoc/ Bertie, I hope your DS feels better soon.

Happy anniversary Ekka/ CSWS!

Thanks for the tips all re the buggies.

Anyway, I'm off to bed. Night all!

[God, that was a boring post - sorry everyone!] blush

Honeymoonmummy Sat 22-Aug-09 08:35:33

Morning all! Woo hoo Warwick tomorrow!

Re the car seat discussion, we swapped Poppy back to her old seat because she's still within the weight limit and the top of her head is only just on line with the top of the seat. HOwever, the seatbelt straps at the top now have to come up to go over her shoulder which I don't think is a good thing. Should we go back to the new seat?

I'm off to get brekkie, laters! smile

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 22-Aug-09 09:24:22

weather forecast looks nice for Warwick tomorrow, so remember suncream everyone!

BertieBotts Sat 22-Aug-09 10:37:48

Oh, are you meeting up in Warwick tomorrow? Any chance I could tag along? Sorry to be cheeky! wink

Honeymoon, in rearfacing seats it is better to have the straps coming up and over the shoulders, because they are meant to stop any upwards movement in a crash - so that sounds fine. It is in forward facing seats they are meant to come down and over the shoulders from above, because that pins them to the seat more. Ryan is still in his rearfacing seat but we are getting the kiddy infinity pro - I have managed to persuade DP, he is not too happy because we bought a Britax First Class months ago and can't return it now even though it is unused. I don't suppose anyone wants to buy one cheaply?

About the salt yes we don't really worry as it tends to be a one-off. The same with when my mum comes round and feeds him ginger cake!! Though I did make sure it didn't contain honey.

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 22-Aug-09 12:32:36

of course bb. You're not in our facebook group are you? Search it for mumsnet october 08 and you should find us. Request to join and one of us will admit you, and you can see and discuss details there.

pistachio Sat 22-Aug-09 12:56:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

myjobismum Sat 22-Aug-09 12:59:04

So so excited about tomorrow!!!!!!

N is on the cusp of crawling! Also pulled herself up on a chair at the library this morning whilst playing - oh and tried to do the same in our hallway with a small folded dining table and pulled the whole lot over on top of her <scary> she is fine though!

Looking forward to tomorrow A LOT! Though I am tired in advance as know it's going to be an exhausting one!

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