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December 2012: Sunshine, saliva & sleeping more...we hope!

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WeeJo08 Mon 06-May-13 20:25:32

New thread ladies grin

IsThatTrue Mon 06-May-13 20:31:32

I shall repeat my self and say thanks for the new thread weejo

I'm pretty lax with sun cream tbh but ds2 is always in the shade and big dcs are never out in full sun for more than half an hour as they melt like me. They didn't have any on today I really must do better, although none of them are even slightly pink so not too bad.

DH got DS to sleep! first time ever! smile I was helping dd with her homework that XH decided didn't need doing at the weekend even though its due in tomo and it was 7.15 so ds2 was tired and shouty. So DH took him and walked round singing. He was asleep by 7.45 he obviously woke at 8.15 as he hasn't eaten for 4 hrs, but he hasn't yet opened his eyes, he's just feeding, so will go straight back down.

Checking in despite only lurking recently bad mumsnetter

2blessed Mon 06-May-13 20:41:51

Thanks weejo.

Gonna repeat myself too, got a nasty cold sad so stuck indoors.

Stacks Mon 06-May-13 20:59:14

Marking place. I got outside in the sun today and did a bit of gardening with DS watching from his bouncy chair in the shade smile was lovely to get outside.

Grats on DH settling DS, will it be his job more often now isthat?

2blessed hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you're being looked after though smile

What is everyone putting babies to sleep in as the weather gets warmer? During winter when his room was between 15-19 degrees over night D was in a long sleeved vest, sleepsuit and 2 tog sleeping bag and had a sheepskin under his sheets. As its got warmer he's still in the same sleeping bag and has just change to sleepsuit and short sleeved vest. However tonight his room is registering at 23 degrees already so come full summer I don't know how warm it'll get. We're getting a 1 tog sleeping bag and will prob put him down in just that and a vest. Does that seem ok (as long as his room stays below 25 degrees or so)

Barbeasty Mon 06-May-13 21:09:28

Thanks for the thread.

Spotty I'm firmly in your gang. I don't even manage to keep note of how often/ when A wakes up.

He's got a really horrible cough. And a slight wheeze. I hope it clears up quickly, but at least I have a Dr appointment booked for Thursday (to review the domperidone) just in case.

We had a lovely day. A trip to Slimbridge this morning and then finishing off the open gardens in the villages up here.

Managed to feed A in the sling too. It would have been discreet (nothing could be seen) if there hadn't been such a lot of guzzling and slurping sounds coming from in there.

I had factor 30 on. Both DC just had sun hats. A was completely covered, but DH let DD change out of her trousers and into shorts. After leaving home, without any suncream.

ISpyPlumPie Mon 06-May-13 21:22:21

Thanks for the thread, Weejo.

2blessed - hope you're feeling better soon. Also hope A's ok Barbeasty.

Welcome back Belle. Lovely to hear how well A is doing.

SkiBunnnnny Mon 06-May-13 21:22:33

Thanks for the new thread weejo.

Sorry A is unwell barbeasty sad but good that you had a nice day in the sun.

Gave a bottle of formula before bed last night as the last thing I needed was for him to keep waking up hungry and have his routine disrupted again. He definitely wanted it. Only had bf today and its obvious that he's getting frustrated that he's getting less and slower than before but I'm just trying to offer feeds as often as possible so hopefully he's getting enough. It's hard not to worry though and especially now the weather is warm I don't want him getting dehydrated.

IsThatTrue Mon 06-May-13 21:23:23

stacks mmm I wish. Tomo he goes on a training course to return 8pm weds, work at a further away office thurs returning 7.30pm and then fri flies to India for 2 weeks. He owes me when he gets home!

FriendofDorothy Mon 06-May-13 21:25:11

It's been gorgeously sunny here too. I am paranoid about The Little Mister getting sunburnt. I am obsessed with hats and suncream already!

As for sleeping, I am currently putting him down in short sleeved vest. long sleeved babygro and a 2.5 tog sleeping bag. The monitor says it is 20 degrees in our room at the moment.

FriendofDorothy Mon 06-May-13 21:28:23

Here's some advice... http://gro.co.uk/pages/what-to-wear

PurplePidjin Mon 06-May-13 21:31:59

R hasn't worn sunscreen yet - pic on fb wink

PurplePidjin Mon 06-May-13 21:36:15

So far he's been in 2.5tog bag, long sleeved tee and wool longies. Tonight is just the tee and longies with a single layer of fleece blanket. Also going to attempt dream feed at 10 (1 1/2 hours after going down) to try and get a longer night stretch for me <eep>

Greedy boy today had porridge for breakfast, sweet potato, parsnip, rice, cauliflower and banana for lunch and rusk, banana and apple for tea! (1/2 banana in total) Don't know where he puts it, he still has milk on top of all that! And water!

Ds didn't have cream on I just kept him in the shade.

Our room is 26 sad he's in a short sleeved vest and 1 tog long sleeved sleeping bag.

Ski it's easier to drink from a bottle. Go by wet and dirty nappies hopefully your supply will be normal in no time smile

Our room is 23 deg, J is seriously overheating so he's in a vest, short sleeve romper and a cellular blanket for now. If he wakes I'll pop Jon in his bag. Only got 2.5 togs though must get some lighter ones.

Poor you 2blessed hope you feel better soon. I can't drink ginger tea anymore, it will forever remind me of morning sickness!

Welcome back Bellaboo, now the hormones have eased off I'm no longer feeling broody. If I hadn't been going back to work I think I'd be considering another already though.

J's in bed scaring the life out of me. He rolled for the first time this morning, back to front and now he's practicing it in his sleep!

Jon = him confused

MaMaPo Mon 06-May-13 22:11:39

Ooh new thread! (Wrote the following at 9pm but forgot to post it. Oops.

Standing at the bus stop waiting to go home after a sneaky late night trip to primark to get some basics before my trip. I texted my husband with delight earlier just to say that I was sat in the top deck of the bus!! He said 'wow, it's like you're a normal person or something.'

We both took C swimming this afternoon - my husband's first time seeing her in the water. She was v content despite being tired.

Haven't even left yet and I already miss my husband. What kind of sap am I?

SkiBunnnnny Mon 06-May-13 22:30:21

Thanks spotty, I'm just keeping on and hoping for the best!

SkiBunnnnny Mon 06-May-13 22:32:54

Sorry you're not well 2blessed.

That's sweet MaMa, I would miss my DH too. Are you flying with LO on you're own shock?

halestone Mon 06-May-13 22:55:03

Thank you Weejo.

2blessed, hope your feeling better.

We have also been out in the sun today. Well i have H has been sat in the shade with factor 50 on. Every time we went for a nose around the garden she also had her sun hat on. This weather makes me feel so much more positive and makes me eager to get out and about grin

2blessed Mon 06-May-13 23:13:39

Thanks all, feeling much better tonight which is good as we have a busy week ahead.

We've got a really warm flat. Currently 24 degrees with windows in both bedrooms open. Ds sleeping in vest and bundler with cotton cellular blanket on standby for when the temp drops.

PoSome days I really think I want another one as loved pregnancy and so far ds is a really chilled baby but then I snap out of it. I hate my job so need to re-establish some sort of career which will probably mean going back to some sort of study which will cost money.

WeeJo08 Mon 06-May-13 23:14:42

Totally agree with everyone about the weather - a wee bit of sun just makes such a difference to my mood!

Hope the flight goes well, Mamapo. I flew back from the US with C on my own, but it was a night flight so after two hours the cabin lights were dimmed, then I fed her & put her in her gro bag, so she thought it was sleepy time & went fast asleep in the bassinet for the rest of the flight! grin I think in the future if I have to do long haul I will book an overnight flight on purpose! grin My hubby's brother & his wife are in Sydney so I think we'll have to do that flight soon (well, I hope so!) - looking forward to hearing your experience! On the way over to the US, DD didn't really sleep bit as long as we kept standing up/walking around & she could nosy at everyone she was happy! Have a brill time xx

2blessed Mon 06-May-13 23:21:35

You're not a sap at all mama. How long will you be in oz for?

Hoping to take ds swimming for first time on wednesday if I can shake this cold. I'm not a fan of swimming but don't want ds to have my swimming pool issues. Basically the water/chlorine plays havoc with my hair (afro hair) so would always avoid swimming like the plague growing up.

Rolling baby ready to play at 5am. Not fun and not happening!

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