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October 2011 - Learning to accept our babies are toddlers

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ClimbingPenguin Mon 18-Feb-13 12:51:17

New thread

I've hired someone to get all our babies to sleep while we go get sloshed in the corner

<hands out wine>

MummyDuckAndDuckling Thu 21-Feb-13 17:37:01

Sounds yummy sassy!! Might need to give it a go smile

My home baking always ends up over flowing too confused

MrsHende Thu 21-Feb-13 20:24:32

Hello ladies, just jumping in quickly to mark my place.

wine all round as it's nearly Friday (brew, that's for you pene).

ClimbingPenguin Thu 21-Feb-13 20:41:34

Hi MrsH

DS was pretty normal today smile

I've started going to a women's only badminton while DH takes the DCs to tumbletots. One advantage of working from home. Also did my run today. Needed it though, I've been a right grumpy mare.

EdwardorEricCantDecide Thu 21-Feb-13 21:44:55

mummy glad to hear they are getting heating sorted.

I'm good but kids seem to be having a bad run of sickness/viruses/colds etc which I'm getting a bit sick of.

Mhairi is starting to copy sounds very vaguely she still doesn't have many words though, all the usual mama dada nana etc but no real words as yet, her favourite word is yum yum which is convenient as her favourite pastime is eating lol

She now weighs roughly 26lbs although I haven't measured her height in a long time.
Congratulations to those expecting again, I did find I showed a lot quicker with mhairi than I did with Christopher I think it's maybe because the muscles are looser/weakened second time round.

Are all the babies sleeping through now? Mhairi still wakes at around 12pm each night and I do still give her a bottle of milk but thinking maybe I should stop soon

PenelopeLane Fri 22-Feb-13 02:31:33

Thanks for the brew Mrs!

A's new word is ice-block, usually said in demanding tone while pointing at freezer. I heard that oldest children are more likely to speak sooner than later children - is that true in the cases of any of you with more DCs?

CheshireDing Fri 22-Feb-13 06:25:44

I am SO over Wonder Week 64 sad

EdwardorEricCantDecide Fri 22-Feb-13 07:13:03

pene that's my experience C was saying much much more than M at this age, but I think that's because he had/has a lot more concentration than M so he got a good vocabulary early on from sitting with me reading books and doing picture puzzles but M won't sit with me for a whole minute never mind to read a book sad
She is much more physical than C though and was walking/climbing etc earlier than he was.

sassy34264 Fri 22-Feb-13 09:43:24

Just posted this on my fb page.

Chloe upon seeing some photo's of me-

"you are quite pretty you know mum. Well, I shouldn't say pretty cos you're over 30. I mean attractive"

Way to compliment someone and slap them in the face in the same sentence!!!!!

I'm glad i made chocolate cake. I think i'm going to stuff my face to make myself feel better! hehehe

Aaaahhhhh chickenpox!!

MummyDuckAndDuckling Sat 23-Feb-13 01:27:05

Oh no strawberry!!! blush

Engelsemama Sat 23-Feb-13 08:39:22

Aaaaaargh! d&v bug 4 change of sheets and pjs last night

<throws strawb a vat of wine >

BBL to catch up on thread and hide from vomit and poo

PenelopeLane Sun 24-Feb-13 06:02:36

Eeek, hope you sick ones feel better soon!

sassy34264 Sun 24-Feb-13 07:19:45

Feel for you strawberry and eng

Eva woke me up 2am sat morn. Crying and covered in a rash. Another trip to emergency docs- my 3rd weekend in a row. shock i'll be needing a season ticket!

Apparently it is a common reaction to the amoxicillian she was on for the tonsillitis. The penicillin treats the bacterial infection, but if the have a viral infection at the same time it can cause this rash. She said amoxicillian isn't a good one to treat tonsillitis- why did the doc give it me then! confused

Engelsemama Sun 24-Feb-13 08:24:19

Time for a proper catch up on the shiny new thread….

strawb keeping my fingers crossed for you re: job interview. Hope W is doing okay with the dreaded pox. I was watching that brain doctor’s programme the other day too. I had to switch off after half an hour because I was finding it so upsetting with the little girl who was going to have further treatment and it was past my bedtime I have turned into a gibbering wreck now with anything to do with toddlers and babies.

sassy so sorry to hear about your friend’s dad. Hope he’s going to be okay. As they say over here, sterkte (strength).

<waves at ed>

pen we are getting things priced up right now and it is slightly terrifying how much it’s going to cost! We’re thinking of trying to book more of the accommodation later ourselves or when we’re there to give us more flexibility to try and find some better accommodation deals. The amount is slowly creeping up and up. Soon we’ll be on the same amount it cost me to travel round South America, NZ and Oz for 6 months! with perhaps slightly higher standards for accommodation since I was a 25 year old single backpacker So do you have a EDD now?

Tally that’s exactly what I said about M’s shoes after we paid a ridiculous 65 euros

climbing shock at your neighbour/half brother. Hope DS is feeling a bit better now.

Cheshire Congrats on your new job. sorry to hear about AF.

duck M is the same with MIL. He won’t run to her and hug her like he does with FIL (who is the biscuit man) or my mum. Is all the heating sorted now?

Have just woken up to snow again. Still falling too. Very pretty but I’ve had enough already! I’m ready for spring! Am watching gardening programme on bbc2 to transport me away from winter.

Had a lovely night out with 2 of my friends Friday – meal and a film – then got home late to find DH still up to tell me that M had thrown up twice big style. This carried on throughout yesterday but he now hasn’t thrown up since late afternoon yesterday so fx he’s over it. He was very un-M yesterday afternoon – wanting to sit still on the sofa with us. His little belly is so much flatter after 24 hours of cracker/water/barf.

M has a few words – mama, papa, happen ( dutch for – take a bite, i.e. food!!!) and hello. He sometimes tries bits of words, like nana for banana and he tries to say bye bye, but it sounds more like pie pie!

EdwardorEricCantDecide Sun 24-Feb-13 10:32:23

M says ba ba (for bye bye) grin I'm sure M knows what she's saying most of the time it's just that no one else does lol

ClimbingPenguin Sun 24-Feb-13 10:49:14

engels hope it is all over

strawberry good luck with the pox, at least they are all well over a year now.

we cracked open the antihistamines yesterday, not sure if they helped with the sleep or not, certainly didn't knock him out. We seemed to have had a reprieve while he is was ill (probably too tired to scratch which does most of the damage)

ClimbingPenguin Sun 24-Feb-13 10:55:00

oh I watched the brain doctors, I was fine until they pulled the skin back over the face, that surprised me for some reason.

Think I need that wine*eng*! Poor little thing is covered in spots and grumpy hmm

climbing that 'face being pulled up op' was the one W had! But he had a different suture fused although his 'face' will still have been pulled down like that. Glad I didn't see it before hand!

ClimbingPenguin Sun 24-Feb-13 19:43:56

I bet you are. I guess 'knowing' and visually knowing are different things. I still can't imagine what it must have been like for you to go through.

PenelopeLane Sun 24-Feb-13 19:59:44

A says 'hello' for goodbye, as well as hello. I'm trying to teach him goodbye, but it's not working. Yesterday was so cute, we were walking along the waterfront and watching people jump off the wharf into the water, and A was mesmerized, and kept saying "uh oh down" whenever anyone jumped while pointing wildly.

Engels I know what you mean about price - our week in Australia is looking to cost the same as a big trip we did around China in 2010, which had airfares that cost over double these ones. It's being with a baby I guess. And if it helps www.wotif.co.nz is a good accommodation compare website that has some good deals.

My EDD is 1 Oct! My EDD with A was 29 Sept, so 2 days later. I am getting real dejavu feeling the same way at the same time as year. It does feel a bit different this time, not only because I have a massive belly already. I am looking forward to telling people at 12 weeks as am getting funny looks at work probably because I am eating 3 packets of crisps some days

MummyDuckAndDuckling Sun 24-Feb-13 21:06:53

What channel/time/day was this prog on? I'm curious to watch now blush

I'm the same, things I never felt funny about before I get all squeamish about now.

Pen, what will you actually do if they have the same birthday?! How funny would that be! My original due date with S was my birthday, then it was changed to day of my brothers wedding (1 week earlier) then changed again to the day after, and she was born the night before the wedding! grin

My friend who had her baby 10 weeks early is doing great! He is now up to 3lbs7 and getting bigger every day. Hasn't been on oxygen etc for over a week now, just feeding tube as he can't quite suck yet. They are giving him a dummy to try encourage him as the hospital have basically said that once he can suck from bottle, he can get home. I'm amazed!

ClimbingPenguin Sun 24-Feb-13 21:40:25

here she appears later in the show

Engelsemama Mon 25-Feb-13 13:02:57

Great site pen thanks. We've decided to go ahead and book flight/car hire/interislander and our nights in Christchurch and Wellington but leave all other accommodation for now so we a) have a bit more freedom b) can look for some cheaper places - we don't have to stay in an "amazing" hotel every night. As long as it's clean and has a bathroom we're happy smile

M is still unwell - he only threw up once yesterday but still has diarrhea and after being sparky for an hour goes a bit lethargic again and wants to lie down or snuggle with me - very unlike him. DH is worried and thinks we should take him to GP but I think he just needs to get it out of his system. He';s drinking lots and is starting to eat more normally (has had normal brekkie and lunch today). He doesn't have a temperature. MN expert opinions?

ClimbingPenguin Mon 25-Feb-13 13:16:32

Is he drinking non water, you could go and buy some dioralyte as dehydration is the thing to watch out for (speaking from the experience of last week). The fact he is being sparky is good, but he gets more lethargic, stops looking around/interacting then keep an eye out. If he drinks some dioralyte then the gp can't say go home and try that.

Not sure if you are still bf'ing, but I think it is what kept DS out of hospital last week.

ClimbingPenguin Mon 25-Feb-13 13:17:12

Just DS was drinking lots of water, but it wasn't enough, he needed the sugar and salts too and was sleeping through bf's.

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