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May 2010: The little ones may start to crawl, and we're returning business calls!(260 Posts)
Here is a brand new thread for a brand new year!
Here is the list of babies::
THE MAY 2010 (OR THEREABOUTS!) BABIES
11 April LuckyC, GIRL, MATILDA, 14.47
15 April ForcesSweetheart, GIRL, MOLLY, 10.27, 7lbs 6ozs
16 April Littleowls, BOY, JOEL, 14.40, 4lb 8oz
16 April Memorylapse, GIRL, OLIVIA GRACE, 6.17pm, 6lbs 11.5ozs
23 April Sophie2008, BOY, COREY DREW 7lbs 2.5oz and GIRL, MIRIAM ELIZABETH 7lbs 4oz
27 April Brightredballoon, GIRL, 10am, 7lb 12oz
27 April Pagen, BOY, JACK JOHN, 7.30am, 9lbs 2ozs
29 April littleonemum, GIRL, LUX EMILIE, 9.40pm, 7lbs 7 ozs
29 April mummymunchkins, BOY, ZAKARIYA IDRIS, 7lbs 4oz
04 May fiveisanawfullybignumber, GIRL, FLORENCE MARGARET GRACE, 6.14pm,
04 May hormonalmum, GIRL
05 May sweetkitty, BOY, JACOB DAVID JOHN, 4.52am, 8lbs 5ozs
05 May Mustbemadno3 GIRL, LILLIA VICTORIA SOFIA, 05.05am 6lbs 8ozs
06 May Alle, BOY, OSCAR, 12.20pm 6lbs 8ozs
06 May alexw, GIRL, JULIA MAUD, 7lbs2oz
07 May TwentiethCenturyHeffa, BOY, CORIN, 7lbs1oz
07 May sheepgomeep, GIRL, JESSICA, 9lbs 12.5oz
08 May Lizzie9442, GIRL, LOUISE, 9.01pm, 10lbs
10 May Hobnobfanatic, GIRL
11 May 30ish, BOY, OLIVER JAMES, 10:05am, 9lbs 7oz.
11 May millingtonsmummy, BOY, HARRY EDWIN, 1.17am, 8lb
12 May kateyjane, BOY, THOMAS EDWARD, 11.29am, 7lbs 12ozs
13 May MarquiseDeMerteuil, BOY, FELIX BENJAMIN, 5lbs 15oz
14 May itshappenedagain, GIRL, FLORENCE ELEANOR, 5.22am, 8lb 6oz
14 May TomlinTowers, GIRL, SOPHIE MAE, 8.43am, 9lbs 7oz
15 May pigleychez, GIRL, LUCY OLIVIA, 9.30am 7lbs 12oz
15 May slipperthief, BOY, DANIEL HENRY, 7.28pm, 8lbs 4oz
16 May Wibblela, GIRL, REFAELLA, 12.22am, 8lbs 4oz
17 May pamelat, BOY, ALEXANDER, 12.14pm, 7lbs 8oz
17 May Morph2, BOY, JACOB ANTHONY, 7.50pm, 6lbs 11ozs
18 May squirtsmum, GIRL, REBECCA LOUISE, 1.37am, 9lbs 14.5oz
18 May MinnieMummy, GIRL, 8.31am, 10lbs 11oz
18 May KatnKankles, GIRL, AVA ROSE, 8lbs 14oz
19 May TinyVeins, GIRL, VERITY RUTH ELLEN, 00.41am, 6lbs 2oz
19 May Sweetpeasmum, GIRL, SOPHIE ELIZABETH, 6.38am
20 May Sassles, BOY, SAMUEL, 9lbs 4oz
20 May KaffaCakes, BOY, ALBERT STANLEY, 1.09am, 7lbs 8.5oz
20 May Den26, BOY, RIAN ALEXANDER, 7lbs 13oz
21 May Carikube, GIRL, ALICE JANE, 2.17am, 8lbs 5oz
21 May peaky, BOY, FINN, 2.47am, 7lbs 12oz
21 May Gils, GIRL, MELISSA ANNE, 3.38am, 8lbs 10oz
21 May Rachelfruitloop, BOY, ERIC DAVID, 3.48am, 11lbs 2oz
22 May Fumble, GIRL, ISABELLA ROSE, AKA BETTY, 6.10pm, 4lbs
23 May newmomma, GIRL, 6.34am, 8lbs 12.5oz
24 May Mollycuddles, GIRL, MOLLY LETITIA ROSE, 2.24am, 8lbs 3oz
24 May LuckyMiller, BOY, IRA JACOB, 8lbs 2oz
25 May Hollyoaks, GIRL, GRACE ANNABEL, 6lb 110z, 00:07
25 May JamesandtheGiantBanana, GIRL, 7lbs
25 May Nimk, GIRL, 6lbs 8oz
26 May myfirstbump, GIRL, DARCEY ELIZABETH, 2.18am 8lbs 15oz
27 May first1, GIRL, CHLOE GRACE, 8lbs 3oz
28 May AnAngelWithin, GIRL, WILLOW, 00.34, 8lbs 15oz
29 May schipo, BOY, HUXLEY, 4.40am, 7lbs 13oz
03 Jun RacquelWelsh, BOY, GEORGE, 6.20am, 7lbs 9oz
03 Jun Moggmum, BOY, DYLAN ASHLEY, 7.34am, 7lbs 10oz
03 Jun AliMouse, BOY, CALEB LLOYD, 2.31pm, 8lbs 1oz
04 Jun Yorky, BOY, DAVID LUKE, 2.05am, 9lbs 1oz
05 Jun cupcakefairy, BOY, JUDE, 3.11am, 8lbs
05 Jun Booboomonster, GIRL, ARIEL INDIA, 3.25am, 10lbs 4oz
05 Jun Ande, BOY, 09.54am, 6lbs 12oz
07 Jun Homebirthmummy4, GIRL, VIRGINIA NIAMH, 23.42, 10lbs
Congratulations StufftheNonsense!!! Sounds like your DH is pleased too, judging by the size of that bouquet!!
Seeksnewname - congrats on the new house as well. Will you just sit in front of the bath, staring at it in adoration??
Pigley - glad you had a good 30th birthday. The photos on FB look great. How is the new camera?
It's lovely to hear about all the babies starting to walk and talk. Guess they're not really babies any more, are they .
Carikube, sorry to hear that your work is not going well. Does your DH feel positive about getting another job soon? I hope he is coping OK. I have been back at work since the beginning of May, and it is really hard work. I keep having to constantly remind them that I work three days 8.30 - 3.30, and then feel like I am causing trouble because things have to be re-arranged, when as DH says, it is their fault in the first place for forgetting my working hours. I also find that I am already bringing lots of work home, just to try and keep on top of everything. Another maternity leave is sounding like a very good idea at the moment...or else I just need to man up, stop feeling guilty, and get on with it!
Everything else is going well at the moment, Sophie is a little darling. Pamelat, I think the contented, entertaining themselves difference, is not boy/girl, but first child/second child. DS has always needed someone to talk too constantly, difficult getting him to sleep on a night, whereas Sophie has always just been happy to do her own thing. And Stuff - I agree with the theory, both of mine walked at two weeks after their first birthdays, and both are feisty little individuals! They are both starting to play together now, which is lovely. DS does a funny dance, or runs around manically, and DD just collapses into fits of giggles. I was really worried that being different genders they wouldn't really play together, but my worries seem to be unfounded so far. Just hope it continues!
Hope everyone else is doing well.
Wow, I haven't posted on here for ages. Went away on holiday in May and dropped off the thread then I've kept forgetting to post! I've been following FB though so fairly up to date I think!
Everything's well here. Corin is a little monkey, walking and climbing everywhere, pulling everything off shelves and posting things out the catflap/into bins/down the loo. DD is doing well, she's very good with him and they love having cuddles which is nice!
We've had a madly busy summer so far, lots on every weekend. Hopefully it will die down a bit soon. We've managed to have some lovely camping trips though, hoping to get away for a few more before winter. I can finally drive so that will come in handy!
Hope everyone is well, very exciting to hear about more babies! I always wanted 4 so I thought I'd be desperate for another but I don't really feel it tbh. DH isn't keen either so I think we'll stick with 2 for now at least. Although I'm still envious of those people having more!
All gone very quiet on here ladies....how are the little scamps doing?
Just sneaking back in to whisper quietly...<I'm pregnant>
Due on May 17th so basically exactly the same time as I was due with ds
Anyone else joining me and stuff? And seeks any news your end too??
Hello all!!! Long time no speak!!!
Congrats to all the pregnant ladies!!! I am jealous!!! But I think that's it for me really. And I have bought a puppy instead
Seeks...did the potato masher work?? (I bumped into her in tescos the other day lol)
Well life here has been hectic (hence the total lack of MN altogether!!)
5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 chinchillas, a rabbit and some fish.... plus a nice new massive house to clean (took me 4 hours to hoover and mop today EEK)
We moved house then went on our first holiday ever 4 days later.
Thins between me and DH are up and down, still trying to move on, still sometimes feel like we are getting somewhere then realise that maybe we aren't... But for now we are ok, and I think the change of house and the space is benefitting everyone.
DS1 has started high school and <<<whimper>>> already had his first detention....he is turning into someone I don't know and I am struggling with him.
Willow took her first steps the other day....4 in one go.Bless her. She is getting quite vocal and has a lot of words. She also knows animal noises and says 'woof woof' when you ask her what a dog does, and 'miaou..' for a cat and grunts for a pig.... She has temper tantrums already and scowls when you tell her no....haha
Anyway, must dash, got to go start on the glossing of the woodwork while DH is at college [groan....]
Take care all!!! x x x
Cupcake fantastic news thats Alex's birthday!
Angel, saw on fb that Willow has started walking, fabulous news
Not so good re your son, sorry no teenage advice, dreading that stage, I was awful. I think (like toddlers) the most important thing is to remember that its not their final personality?! Does that make sense?
Sorry, others may know more about teenage kids
We're ok here, I change my mind re ttc every day. Most of me thinks not but then I'll see a baby and want to sob.
Ella starts school in a year so maybe life will be easier then.
Alex is such a boy!! he runs, jumps, climbs, kicks balls and whacks my DH and I for fun (must remember to not laugh when he does it!) and rugby tackles his sister to the floor. Hes great fun but we need to work on calming him down a bit!! When hes awake, its very full on.
Congrats to all those pregnant. After DD I was ttc about now, in a months time I believe, and was pregnant within 4 or 5 weeks. I won't be doing that this time round
Congratulations Cupcake! Wonderful news
AngelWithin - glad things with you and DH are OK. No advice about your DS I'm afraid, I was a sickeningly good teenager . My DBro was a nightmare though and is lovely now.
Pamelat - Alex sounds like lots of fun! I was already pregnant with DC2 at this point and was exhausted! Don't think another one for me.
Thanks ladies pamela lovely that my due date is Alex's birthday I'm sure this one'll be born on one of the May 2010 babies' birthdays (at least I hope so!!!) and go ooooooon, have another
Congratulations cupcake! Yay, i am no longer alone........how are you feeling?
This morning i asked virginia if she wanted croissant.....and she said.....Yeah, croissant, as clear as a bell! Very shocked!!!!
We are having good bedtimes too now with her in her bed in her own room until after 2 most nights. Its lovely to finally get some sleep.
Angel, teens can be so lovely , then they chuck you a horrible curve ball and you just wonder where you went wrong. My eldest is lovely, incredibly bright, then BANG you get a massive dose of bad attitude...i sometimes feel like sending her off to her dads for three instead of one night a week. Im often on fb if you fancy a rant.
Wow...nothing happens on this thread for ages then all of a sudden loads of posts to rattle through!
Congratulations cupcake - that's great news!
Hope your pg is going well stuff.
The news from round our way is that DH has managed to find himself a new job and so we are relocating to Nottingham. I have had to hand my notice in at work and will be finished at the end of next month (not particularly upset about that as I hadn't been enjoying the job anyway). In the meantime, DH is in a B&B up in Nottingham during the week whilst I'm on my own with the DDs and then he comes back at weekends. We really need to find somewhere to live up there so we can go and join him once my notice period is up .
We've had a summer of major developments with the girls; Martha (2.6) has now been out of nappies during the day for about 4 months which has been great (and a lot easier than I expected, though she did fall in the toilet yesterday as she forgot to put her loo seat on before she sat down ) and Alice has now been walking for about 4 weeks. She's developed quite a strong willed character and is very definite about what she wants and doesn't want (and has shown an amazing ability to not understand the word 'no') though it is lovely seeing the two of them running around together.
Hope everyone is well and all and look forward to hearing more stories of more babies on the way
Hi everyone, it's Seeks here. New house, new name etc.
Angel - you have no idea how nice it is to have mash that hasn't been butchered by a fork in the pan Hope your new house is going well too. We've just about settled in now, and now that everything's unpacked it suddenly feels very small. DH wants to move again but I say stay put at least until DC2 (not pg yet, don't worry) or until we can buy again.
Cari - I hope you don't mind me having a teeny giggle at the thought of Martha slipping in the toilet. I know it's not funny, but it is! Fantastic news that she's doing so well with the toilet training!
Stuff - Virginia sounds like a little gem. You must be so excited about having a new bundle about. Hope the morning sickness and SPD aren't getting in the way too much. And the sleep! Just as you're about to get a newbie!
So we definitely have plans for baby #2 but not ttc until the new year. Although I'm itching to get trying, but I've got loads of work ishoos to get sorted. They've 'asked' me to change my hours from four days a week to either 5 or 3(and job share). Even after accepting a flexible working request. I'm fuming, but angling for a reduction in hours and a pay rise. It's worth a try. Although pamelat after reading your AIBU I wonder if I'll have the patience!
Darcey is a treasure. She's walking well - almost jumping in fact, she left the floor the other day - not saying much (but sort of getting there) and her sleep is getting better. She's, um, exuberant to say the least, and I'm exhausted keeping up with her, but god, I love her to bits. Why don't they warn you about this all encompassing, overwhelming love for your kids? I'm fairly sure I didn't have it a year ago - it seems to have crept up on me after her birthday.
It was my birthday on Monday and DH was too skint to buy me anything. I had to lend him money to buy my cards but Darcey made me a card at nursery and they made a box for her to decorate, filled it with chocs and stuck a balloon on top to make up for him. I think I must have been quite irate when I dropped her off
Can't wait to hear about more of us. I actually really miss this thread. We used to move fast!
Not read this for a while, ahhhhh on Virginia's card
I am finding that things have got a lot easier, even in the last few weeks. Alex is having a few tantrums and is a bit whiney (a lot inthe morning) and normally wakes too early (in my opinion!!) but hes a real little boy, he fully feeds himself and he just feels like this little person who I love dearly.
I cuddled a 5 week old today and thought maybe, one day, who knows ...
Hi all - doing my usual speedread drop-in. CONGRATS to the pregnant ladies! Yikes... I gave myself until Matilda Pickle turned 2 to think about number 2 and that is suddenly coming along very fast...
Well, other than my gorgeous girl, 2011 has been a crappy year frankly and I am glad it's ending. New starts all round please.
Matilda is finally walking; very chatty. Also slightly confused about 'Mismas'. Took her to see the lights being turned on. Anyway, they also had a Father Christmas, so we thought we would take her along to see him too, as practice. He happened to be in the museum, where they have a particularly excellent, realistic and frankly quite terrifying dinosaur display - you feed the dinosaurs and they roar and thrash around in an "I EAT LITTLE GIRLS!" way.
So now it's all got a bit confused in her little head, and she she says 'Yay, Mismas. Mismas man. Mismas tree. Mismas dinosaur. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Scary!' So she knows Mismas is coming, but she thinks it's to do with some sort of dinosaur apocalypse...
Happy Mismas to all of you and your families and here's wishing you a FANTASTIC new year.
congrats to all the pregnant ladies I will not be joining you as I have totally completed my family now..I have been having children for 21 years! time to call it a day I think I shall eagerly await new baby news.
Olivia is my little angel-she has such a personality, she goes to a day nursery two days a week so I can get on with my paperwork. She is really excited about christmas..we get exclamations of WOW! everytime she sees decorations, lights etc and was very excited to see pressies in my room.
Dropping by to say Happy New Year to you all! Whenever I think back to being pregnant with Eric, I remember all the fantastic support I got from all of you. I think that will stay with me forever. My brother-in-law and his partner are expecting their first at the end of April, a little girl. I'm reminiscing about all the pregnancy milestones with them. Surprisingly I don't feel broody, though! I think my family is complete now. I hope those of you having more babies will keep us posted!
It's my 9th Wedding Anniversary today. We've now been parents for half of our marriage, which seems so odd, it always felt like we were married for ages before we became parents!
LuckyC, I love Matilda's association of dinosaurs with Christmas! That is super cute! I found this Christmas was especially fun as Eric went around singing a lot of the songs from his big brother's school nativity play, and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Jingle Bells (he's such a copycat)! He's been good with the "Crickcrick tree" as well, and points out every picture of "Santa and 'nowman". He's quite chatty now, just like his big brother, and seems to have commentary on everything, "I shut da door mama", etc!
The biggest challenges this year with Eric have been his sleeping and teething. After getting his first tooth at such a young age, it took ages for more teeth to come in and lots of drool and suffering along the way. He got 3 molars in one week about 6 weeks ago, and a 4th molar about a month ago. Now we're working on eye teeth, no sign of them yet but lots of wet shirt fronts and waking in the night sporadically. He only started sleeping through most nights about 3 months ago, and wakes anywhere between 5 and 6 am. I just give him a bottle of milk and he goes back to sleep for about an hour most mornings. I wonder how and when we will break this habit when the time comes... And when is the time to draw the line? My older son has always been a stellar sleeper so we never had to think about this! God, I really didn't know how lucky we were with DS1's sleeping!
I am still the secretary of the committee of the local playgroup that my DS1 used to go to, which is a LOT bigger job than I was lead to believe when I volunteered to do this just over a year ago. I enjoy it for the most part and it is good to have a hand in keeping such a great playgroup running, but I am very busy with it. It has been nice having a break from it over Christmas. Hopefully, Eric will start going to the playgroup in the September term, and I think having him attending will make the work I do seem even more meaningful. This is all on top of my weekend job selling train tickets in London!
We've just bought plane tickets to go to Los Angeles to visit my family over Easter, which I'm really looking forward to. We haven't been over since November 2010, and I'm feeling quite homesick. Flying 11 hours with a nearly two-year-old I could do without, but DH and I will just repeat our mantra "this is just temporary". Luckily, DS1 has always been a good traveller, this will be his 5th trip to L.A. so he's well practiced.
DS1 is enjoying Reception very much. He's become quite the artist and got an award at school for one of his paintings. He's also gotten into Harry Potter ("haypotter" as Eric says) and he's having DH read the books to him before bed, they're making their way through Goblet of Fire now. DS1 has come up with 3 additional Harry Potter titles which are books he plans to write himself. His reading and writing is coming on well, so won't be too long! DH and I will have to stop spelling out secrets in front of him soon!
I enjoy seeing a lot of you on Facebook; please feel free to contact me there, I'll post a little message on our May 2010 Babies group there so you know who I am!
I hope everybody has a fantastic 2012! It's lovely to hear how everyone is doing, so please post if you get a chance. I can't believe how close we are to having two-year-olds already!
hi all.....seven weeks to go til baby no5 is due, head is already low...3/5 palpable on monday and i felt it burrowing deeper last night, so hopefully this one will come a couple of weeks early.
virginia is loving this waiting for a baby business...she listens to the babys heartbeat, when asked what will baby say...she says cying (crying)...hat will baby want....milk.....and she kisses the bump a lot....on monday, she managed to persuade the midwife to let her keep her demonstration baby dolll...
anyway....have just been to our facebook group... it is scheduled to be archived! please go and sign up to stay members...
virginia has just woken up and she is a bit poorly so better go.....D x
Hi stuff...wow can't believe how close you are now! I'm 23 weeks and it's going so fast got a real kicker again though so prob another boy.
Lovely to read your update rachel, sounds like Eric is so advanced with his speaking! My ds is still only saying single words and not stringing any together yet. Will be lovely for your family to see your dss again at easter, they'll have changed so much in that time!
pam have another...you know you want to
Hello mums of two-year-olds!
Long time, no post! How are you all doing?
Anyone starting toilet training yet? Big boy/girl beds?
How were the birthday parties?!
Any more babies?
I see lots of you on Facebook, but would love to hear more in-depth from any of you posting here!
Hope all is well!
Hi rachel I still keep this thread under my threads I'm watching..but not sure many others do as it hasn't been very active at all!
We're not potty training yet and don't intend to for a few months yet...ds is in a big bed now though. And we have our new addition...little Sebastian born 3 weeks ago (22nd May) all a bit mad getting used to having a little one again but enjoying it a lot. He was a big baby (10lbs) and had shoulder dystocia on his way out which if I remember right you had too? Not a nice experience but they got him out quickly enough and we're both fine
Hope you and your boys are well, and anyone else still reading!
i'm still following the thread, although i was abit of a lurker since the ante natel thread and didn't really post very much.
jacob was 2 17th May.
Had his 2 year check with the nursery nurse yesterday and everything seems to be ok.
Not started potty training yet, was thinking about trying when we get some nice weather, nursery nurse said she wouldn't try a boy until they were 2.3 or 2.4.
Still in cotbed, going to keep him there as long as possible as i chuck him in there with some books when i have a shower in the morning.
Got him down to start pre school in Sept, hopefully, waiting for phone call back with availability.
Aren't they so cute at this age, DS is saying quite alot of words now but not yet at the stage where you could have a conversation with him.
He's dropped his day nap which makes the days very tiring, although we do at least get a nice long evening.
Hi All - Den26 here!! just popping in, nice to see some of us still checking in!! Rian was 2 on 20th May - how time flies!!
Whispering a wee secret......i'm pregnant again! got my 8 week booking in appointment today. this is reason i popped back on here - went onto feb 2012 thread and found that i missed our group!! no one even acknowledged my post on new thread !
feels a bit strange to be going through it all again and same old early pregnancy fears rearing their head again!
Hope everyone is well. we are half-heartedly trying potty training but to be honest i'm being very lazy about it
cupcake - congrats on arrival of sebastian
Hi den/cackle massive congrats on the pregnancy!! So exciting! It is really lovely having a second and seeing them both interacting. Seb always gives the biggest smiles for his big bro good luck with everything.
How are things after your ds's op, are you all finished with hospital stuff now? (think I'm remembering right that was you?)
Hi morph too, I agree they're at such a cute age, I love the stuff ds comes out with, usually repeated from us & it makes you realise what you say too much! Ds' latest is 'don't think so' every time we ask him a question- haha!
Thanks cupcake Had early scan yest and seen heartbeat which is very reassuring!
Your right, it was Rian who had the op - he's doing great and scar hidden by his hair so you'd never know. He has to have a follow-up appt next year but i'm not concerned, he appears to be developing well, alongside his nursery mates
Congrats cackle!! Lovely news
Alex was 2 on 17th may. Loving this age, much easier than his sister was at this age
I think boys are more placid? In my limited experience of my 2 and my friends children
We decided we didn't want anymore,but in the last 2 weeks am thinking never say never. Basically ibthink I spend a year or so quite depressed after having a baby, then a year of coming round and when they are about 2 I feel great!!
I'm just not sure I can put myself back 2 years again but it might not happen again and it's not a lot in the grand scheme of life
No potty training yet but Alex does occasionally request to wee or pop on the toilet, I'll take him out of nappies in 2 months or so. I don't think there's any rush, better to avoid too many accidents.
AlwAys wAtching this thread
I can never seem to find this thread, but I've been thinking about it lately! Our threads used to move so fast it was hard to keep up!
No plans for DC2 here, at least not until the new year when I've definitely still got my job - it's a 6 month probation. No reason why I should be worried, but I was made redundant about a week into TTC this year so I'm more cautious now. I think I'm the only person to be glad that we didn't conceive!
No potty training here either. Darcey's really keen on the potty and keeps asking for it, but when she sits down she just holds herself and doesn't, um, produce. Still, she'll go when she's ready!
Another one loving this age. She's just starting to do pretend play now, it's sooo sweet to watch. We went out for a long walk today and she was giving her toy a running commentary. It was when she said "Look Puppy, children" in that singsongy voice I use that I realised just how much she's picked up
Relieved to be finally getting sentences out of her too. Not quite conversation, but on the way. It feels like she's late talking, compared to our friends, but I know that's ridiculous. We just know some very early talkers I suppose.
Glad to be hearing so much good news - and congratulations cackle and cupcake.
Hi all - if there's anyone around, LuckyC here with a namechange. Just wanted to tell you all that number 2 is on the way! And see how you are all doing.
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