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April 2009 - Chapter 5 - The one where no-one is allowed to feel guilty (except about all the chocolate...)

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Guimauve Fri 28-Aug-09 14:23:02

There will be chocolate fines for the guilty!

bebemoo Fri 28-Aug-09 14:29:24

what if you feel guilty for wanting Chocolate?


Does that mean I get more?

Swaliswan Fri 28-Aug-09 14:30:43

I've had all of my chocolate. There is none left in the flat apart from DD's white chocolate buttons. I would feel guilty if I ate them!

Bicnod Fri 28-Aug-09 14:34:54

I am eating chocolate hobnobs. Lots of them.

HV told me off and said baby rice would just give O stomach ache. Nice.

O had his 3 injections and screamed and cried a lot which made me cry.

I got absolutely pissed on with rain when I was walking to the baby clinic.

Thank you so much for those of you who have posted on my weaning thread... general consensus from non-April mums seems to be that it is universally wrong to wean before 6 months... thank god for this thread!!!

bebemoo Fri 28-Aug-09 14:44:33

How does one become a HV?
I found out mine has no makes me a bit suspicious about her suggestion of leaving Meg to cry in her cot with the door 'when there's nothing wrong...even if it takes an hour for her to calm herself down' because other wise I'm 'being had.' hmm Is there a course they take? Schooling they go to? Or what?

bebemoo Fri 28-Aug-09 14:45:06

door closed* that's supposed to be

AuldAlliance Fri 28-Aug-09 14:46:46

Marking the page.
Off to get DH from airport, back later (after battling traffic jams...)

Bicnod Fri 28-Aug-09 14:52:54

bebe - shock that your HV said that to you!!! as if a little baby could 'have' their mummy in that way...

my HV has got kids and i was tempted to ask her when she weaned them...

although, as you say on my weaning thread, its more about supplementing than weaning - Oscar isn't reducing the number of feeds, but he DOES seem more settled and he is sleeping longer at night (so far - its only been 3 nights so too soon to tell if its going to last...)

Swaliswan Fri 28-Aug-09 14:53:47

I had to laugh when I heard that my HV has just had her first baby. All of a sudden I think that much of her advice is going to seeming woefully inadequate when it is her own baby screaming. Having said that, she was a really good HV, much better than the one who has replaced her.

Bicnod Fri 28-Aug-09 14:56:34

haha - yes, i'm sure its very easy to dole out government guidelines when you don't have your own screamy bundle of hunger to deal with...

the nurse who gave O his injections said that she thought starting on solids at 4 months was fine and not to tell the HV!! wish i'd listened to her - i wasn't going to mention it but i'm rubbish at lying and she asked if i was still exclusively BF.

oh well - onwards and upwards (and now 3/4 of the way through the packet of chocolate hobnobs)

Guimauve Fri 28-Aug-09 15:01:14

Think this is the right list. JJ is on it, so apologies if anyone is missing!

12 Feb: Skiingone: MARIANNA 4lb 4oz
20 Feb: Glaskham: RUBY MARIE 4lb 3oz
04 Mar: Barbarella: ESTELLA, ROSANNA, OTIS
05 Mar: Kazkiss: ISABELLE FLORENCE 4lb 6oz & OLIVER THOMAS 3lb 7oz
15 Mar: Babypringle: OSCAR WILLIAM 7lb 2oz
28 Mar: Claireykitten: VIOLET ROSE 7lb 9oz
29 Mar: WhatFreshHell: FELIX DEVLIN ALEXANDER 10lb 5.5oz
31 Mar: Mumblemum: ORSON XERXES
02 Apr: Oddeyes: ELEANOR 9lb 8oz
03 Apr: Bumpalump: JACOB 8lb
04 Apr: BabyBolat: KARAHAN 6lb 5oz
05 Apr: Mrsfossil: ISLA LILIAN 7lb 10oz
05 Apr: JumeirahJane: MILLICENT ROSE 5lb 15oz
06 Apr: BoffinMum: FELIX DAVID GORDON 7lb 9oz
08 Apr: girlylala0807 JAMES EUAN
11 Apr: SpringySunshine: GEORGE NATHAN 8lb 15oz
11 Apr: RachelinScotland: CLEMENT JAMES 8lb 14oz
11 Apr: Lou031205: ISLA SOPHIA 7lb 9oz
11 Apr: Electra: ISABELLA CAROLINE 6lb 3oz
11 Apr: AuldAlliance: ALEXANDRE 7lb 6oz
12 Apr: Phdlife: Name TBA GIRL 9lb 3oz
12 Apr: BethDivine: Name TBA GIRL 9lb 9oz
13 Apr: MathsMummy27: AMELIA CHARLOTTE
14 Apr: Purlease: ADAM 9lb 2oz
15 Apr: Juwesm: HUGO GEORGE 9lb 2oz
15 Apr: Bronze: ISAAC JOHN 7lb 14oz
15 Apr: HeidiT: HEIDI
15 Apr: Kalikaroo: Name TBA BOY 8lb
15 Apr: Minush: ZAFIRAH ROSA 7lb 12oz
15 Apr: FatandFedup: EMILIA ROSE 7lb 6oz
16 Apr: PuzzleRocks: HOLLY ELIZABETH 8lb
16 Apr: Brettgirl: HANNAH GRACE 6lb 15oz
16 Apr: ReallyTired: Name TBA GIRL
17 Apr: DungunGirl: ADEN LEE 9lb 4oz
18 Apr: Staryeyed: Name TBA BOY 7lb 11oz
18 Apr: Dawntigga: SAMUAL 5lb 11oz
20 Apr: LuLuBai: SEBASTIAN 9lb
20 Apr: Swaliswan: BETH 7lb 9oz
21 Apr: Kittycatisgettingfat: GABRIELLA AUDREY BIANCA
21 Apr: B52s: SAM MARTIN 7lb 9oz
21 Apr: Schulte: HAZEL LOIS 7lb 9 oz
21 Apr: Mrsgboring: EDMUND 8lb 12oz
23 Apr: Tristaleejac: LEWIN 8lb 4oz
23 Apr: NuttyTaff: TIAHNA SKYE 8lb 8oz
23 Apr: Purplemonkeydishwasher: ISLA ELIZABETH 8lb 14oz
24 Apr: Soon2befamilyof4: TALIA 7lb 6oz
26 Apr: Carameli: THEO LAURENCE 7lb 6oz
26 Apr: Surprisenumber3: EVIE ANNE 8lb 2oz
26 Apr: Bicnod: OSCAR MATTHEW 8lb 1oz
27 Apr: Lauren61: OLIVER STEPHEN 7lb 7oz
27 Apr: Gingersarah: VERONICA ROISIN 9lb 1oz
30 Apr: MegBusset: ARCHIE 8lb 15oz
30 Apr: Elpis: ISLA JESSICA 8lb 11oz
01 May: Satheresitting: Name TBA BOY
03 May: Conkertree: Name ANGUS ANDREW 8lbs 8oz
06 May: Frekkles: HARRIS MERLIN 8lb 5.5oz
07 May: TarteTatin: ALBERT JOHN
10 May: Ilovesummer: Name TBA BOY

bebemoo Fri 28-Aug-09 15:01:14

There are 2 kids out front having a screaming match... where are their parents? and can you call the cops on kids wink for disturbing the peace?

Guimauve Fri 28-Aug-09 15:01:48

Plus, I haven't bothered putting any name changes on....

mrsgboring Fri 28-Aug-09 15:33:42

i have been reduced to eating cake decorations before now. i can't keep choc in because dh has no self control

Bicnod Fri 28-Aug-09 15:35:53

mrsg - i also have no self control and am now officially a big fat pig having eaten an entire packet of chocolate hobnobs, all dunked in one cup of tea (which resembled hot chocolate more than tea by the end).

bebemoo Fri 28-Aug-09 15:59:23

hob nobs sound like some sort of fairy creature.... like brownies wink ....what a horrible ogrish thing to dip them in chocolate and eat them
but they are so yummy grin

Guimauve Fri 28-Aug-09 16:03:11

I want a packet of HobNobs!!!


bronze Fri 28-Aug-09 16:07:24

Sorry I havent been on much.

Just wanted to spare a little thought for Joanne McAleese whose husbands body was brought home from Afghanistan yesterday on her birthday. Shes an april mum just like us and I cant imagine how shes coping

bebemoo Fri 28-Aug-09 16:07:26

i've got homemade cheese cake but i still want chocolate

WhatsItAllAboutThen Fri 28-Aug-09 16:09:24

Afternoon! New thread, wow, how sparkly grin

Haven't been able to catch up for a while, DP is working all hours which means no break in childcare for me. Also.....<<drumroll>>

...we went out last night. shock

You know, out, in the outside world, to a social event, without the children. Babysitter and everything!

It felt weird, but both children were fine and even though Orbit woke up, the babysitter settled him back down absolutely fine. We went to see Bill Bailey, which was insane and hilarious - really really good.

I shan't get involved in weaning discussions as you all know what I think wink Each to their own, and all that. I would say though that when babies start feeding like mad around 4 months, I think it's worth waiting a while to see if it is just a growth spurt before reaching for the baby rice. My feeling with Orbit was if I start him on rice and then he settles down, I won't know if it's the rice or just the end of the growth spurt that would have happened anyway, iyswim. So we waited, and he's now really settled again and back to his old feeding schedule, in fact going a bit longer between feeds than before. So for us, waiting was the right thing to do, IMO.

Bicnod - sorry you got rained on, and jabs sound sad. Had to take DS1 for pre school boosters the other day, that was really tricky as he's obviously aware of what's going to happen. Bribery with chocolate buttons and a Matchbox car got us through it grin

bebemoo your HV sounds like a looney - leaving a 4 month old baby to cry for an hour? hmm I'd be in tears long before the hour was up.

Guimauve really glad you're feeling better! I'm sure you do have enough milk, I think H just isn't a fast grower. (She said, nevwer having met either of you! wink)

All this pressure on us to get them to weight the right amount and to sleep through the night, as if this was somehow absolutely essential, I think it makes us all a bit demented. Tiny babies need frequent feeding, and some more frequent than others, and some grow faster than others. End of story. <<gavel>>

Boff grrrrrrrr about the second nanny! Hope you have some better luck soon.

Auld - really glad you had some nice time with DS1. I've been managing to spend more quality time with my DS1, and it does seem to be making a difference. We just made a glittery bookworm (Mister Maker has a lot to answer for....grin) including going to the craft shop to buy googly eyes grin and drew some pirates and it's been really fun.

Crawling babies shock! Can't believe it. Wasn't it yesterday they were just born?

Must go and spend more quality time with DS1 before Orbit wakes up. Sorry if I missed anyone's news out! smile

WhatsItAllAboutThen Fri 28-Aug-09 16:11:22

Oh bronze, cross posts. What a rubbish birthday for the poor lady. Shall be thinking of her and her DCs, do you know her?

WhatsItAllAboutThen Fri 28-Aug-09 16:11:49

ps bronze, why sci-fi baby?

WhatsItAllAboutThen Fri 28-Aug-09 16:12:14

oh poo, posted in my other name! It's WFHIT here. Obviously.

bronze Fri 28-Aug-09 16:15:54

NO I dont know her.Just read an article about it straight after grumping about dh going out again and realised how lucky I was.

I posted a pic a little later showing why sci -fi baby.

I saw how popular your name is on here grin

going to catch up now

bronze Fri 28-Aug-09 16:21:02

bebe none of my hvs have had children either. They've all been perfectly lovely though just mad as hatters. there must be a breed

WFH- I'm with you re weaning but will keep quiet too

Izy has only had one lot of injections. we can't all fit in the car so its really hard to do anything during the holidays. I got an appointment for me yesterday but couldnt get a nurse one then.
I had to go though as had a temp of 38.5, was shivering and had a very sore boob. I'm sure you can work it out.

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