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Old Jun 16th, 2017, 23:53 PM   5431
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Here's a picture of L in her new jumper! (Sorry for the sideways upload!)



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Old Jun 17th, 2017, 11:44 AM   5432
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Oh bless her. Love the pics of gage too xx



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 15:16 PM   5433
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VRogers - that's too bad you only got one day of long naps from L. Isn't that just how it goes? I definitely haven't had an early bedtime from V again since either.

How great that L loves her new activity jumper!! Woohoo! Cute pic of her. Thanks for sharing!
That's great she is back to rolling both ways now.

Well, Happy Father's Day to all of your Hubbies/partners! We aren't doing anything special, as DH has to work this afternoon (but thankfully he can do it from home). It's a quiet weekend on here. Hope that means everyone is having fun.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 18:19 PM   5434
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Literati- right? I know I should just be thankful she sleeps well at night!
Happy Father's Day to your dh! We aren't doing much here either.
It is quiet here this weekend!

L can now fit in her stroller without the car seat, we went to Walmart to grab food and near the end she started crying until I picked her up- then had to hold her while pushing the stroller ha!
Hope everyone has had a restful (as much as I can be) weekend! Ready for 4th of July as that will be dh's next day off work



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 03:15 AM   5435
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Hope you all had a nice weekend. We went out in the boat and then had a bbq for fathers day/OH birthday.
We go on holiday on Thursday so I am busy tidying and packing. My 4yr old is sooo whiny at the moment unless she is getting her own way. Violet is currently asleep on the floor.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 04:45 AM   5436
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hi ladies, haven't been on. Catching up now...

slammer- hope u have a lovely time in Ireland and that the kids are good for you
Yeah he only wakes once to eat, but wakes up a few more times of course, normally just seems to need a cuddle and then he goes back to sleep or some back patting.


midnight- V sounds like a dream baby. whereare you off to on holiday?

froggy- your trip to texas sounds lovely ,and it's great you got some date nights!
its also good that now your dh can help with bottles and do the nightshift sometimes, so glad you got a break. The pics are soo adorable, what a beautiful boy!
Got dh some socks and wee goodies for fathers day, and we all sat out in the garden, it was a glorious day yesterday.


vrogers- yah for L rolling both ways! what is a date box? didn't do much at the weekend, it's been really sunny weather here but we are still fasting so it is hard to take advantage of it. On saturday we did't fast cause dh and i had really sore heads so we headed to the park with Isa and had ice cream, that was a lovely walk.
L is soooo cute! i love the pic thank you for sharing!

lit- happy fathers day to your dh, hope you had a nice evening

afm- been an alright weekend. Saturday dh and i weren't fasting as we had really sore heads on the Friday. So we took Isa to the park, and had some ice cream. DH went out with my brothers and dad for food in the evening so didn't really see him as he got in quite late. I invited a couple of girlfriends over though so that was nice to catch up.
yesterday for fathers day i got dh a few wee bits, some socks (how exciting)etc and some nice chocolates.
I have a presentation to do tomorrow at uni, in front of about 70 people. Feeling very nervous!



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 11:03 AM   5437
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Quick update. I'll try to catch up later. I work the next three days and worked the last two. I just have today off ugh..

Anyways, we've been sick with the stomach flu. I'm pretty sure T had it to some degree. He had some bad diapers that weren't normal and he was really fussy for the sitter yesterday. Only ate one bottle. Then yesterday I was super sick at work and it was a complete disaster! The other nurse had a family emergency so she was trying to leave. I was sick but I was managing, barely, but I was. Then the other nurse is a type 1 diabetic and her sugars dropped so low she passed out. Had to call 911. Got her back on her feet, but that was just horrible!! Then right after that calmed down I started throwing up and I couldn't stand at all to pass medications. It would be a couple of minutes in and I'd be throwing up or having diarrhea (TMI sorry). Anyways.. horrible day. Managed to get out 2 hours early and came home and just slept. Had DH call in because I knew I wouldn't be able to handle the boys. Well 11ish O started throwing up and was up and down all night doing that. Thankfully we're both on the mend. Hoping no one else goes through it.

Things with the sitter are going okay. O is a lot for her. Her 2 year old is much calmer than O. Plus she has more of a routine with her kids and I've always gone with the flow. I don't see this being a long term solution. It's frustrating and I really don't know what to do anymore.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 12:33 PM   5438
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Vrogers she is adorable!!!

Midnight sorry your 4yr old is having a hard time, good luck packing! I have found that having a baby to pack for is very time consuming lol. I had to make a list and check things off as I went. Where are you going?

Lit glad your dh was able to work fro home! A quiet weekend is a good weekend!!

Ali how awful!! I'm so sorry about your rough few days and I really hope you feel better and nobody else gets sick. That sounds like a nightmare day at work! Sorry that your childcare situation isn't working out as planned. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason so I'm sure you will come to the perfect solution soon. I'm sure it's such a anxious process trying to find someone to trust your children with. I'm so thankful I'm able to stay home. I can't imagine your stress!



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 15:25 PM   5439
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Froggy - thanks. How was your weekend?

Ali - oh, goodness. That sounds like a horrible work shift, and it's so awful you all have the stomach flu AGAIN! You've had bad luck with sickness in 2017 so far! Glad you're all on the mend now. I really hope you don't get sick again for a LONG time!

That is too bad O is too much for your babysitter and that your differences in parenting/routine is causing a strain. I honestly would just give it some time, as it takes quite a while for everyone to adjust to a new childcare arrangement. You might be right that it won't work out long term, especially if the babysitter isn't fully committed to making it work, but I would stay optimistic for now, because things really might improve soon! Good luck.

Ally - how nice that you had some friends over! Sounds like a nice night.

Midnight - that sounds very busy with getting ready for your holiday and having a whiny 4-year-old! I hope you have a very fun, relaxing holiday once all the preparations are over with!

VRogers - oh my! That is unfortunate about having to carry L while pushing the stroller at the grocery store. I can certainly relate! It is quite challenging getting groceries with a baby, isn't it? I don't really manage it unless I'm just popping in for a few things. Lately my DH goes to get them for us.

AFM - DH ended up working ALL afternoon and evening and missing supper at my parents' house to celebrate Father's Day. Sigh! Oh well. After dd1 went to bed, DH was very sick of working and convinced me to play a board game with him. It was fun!

Today, we walked to the library and then the grocery store just to get a couple things. I pushed it a bit too long, and V ended up crying the whole way home.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 15:16 PM   5440
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Hi ladies , I keep trying to get in here then something comes up !! I'll try and reply best I can .. Sorry in advance if I forget anyone x

Lit/ sorry your DH is working long hours. I hate it when my oh finishes late, seems like such a long day.. It's a bit of a difficult one really, but when oh comes in I feel I need to let him rest with having a stressful job but at the same time id love him to take kids as im shatteref myself ! He does tend to take ds into garden to play but O is a bit fussy at that time so I tend to keep him with me. 😣... Glad you got to get out for a walk. I have a library down the road I keep saying im going to take the boys as not been for ages! The board game sounds fun, I bought monopoly a few minths back as I used to love playing it when i was younger.

I'm with you and vrogers regarding shopping with little ones. I tend to go to one near my mums even though it's not really my preferred supermarket but she will watch O for me so it's just easier. I went tonight with O, ds and dragged my teenager as well to help. Ds was throwing all sorts in !! Thing is he tends to get away with it as I just want to get out lol.. I only went in for a small basket full today and ended up spending 70 ! lol.. I noticed teenager had sneaked a few things in as well.. Haha..

Vrogers / thanks for sharing pic.. She is adorable ️xx ollie loves his jumperoo now. I'm glad L sleeps well at night for u

As I was saying to lit, im the same shopping. We went for a walk the other evening and I ended up carrying O and pushing pram ! It's then we realise how big they are getting lol ..oh and think someone already asked but what's a date box ?

Midnight / V sounds like such a good baby. I like how u keep saying she is asleep on the floor lol.. Always makes me smile when I read that.. Sounds very chilled ..does she just fall asleep on her own on the floor on a mat or something ? I wish O would lol .. The boat trips sound good. We love going to see seals. We go to donna nook every november with the boys. There was over 1000 pups last time. Worth a look if you have not been, not sure how far that would be for u hope u have a nice holiday. Can't remember if u said where u were going but have fun x

Ally/ hope the presentation went ok, I was thinking of u today having to do it. I hated them at uni and just coinsedance my oh had a big one to do today as well so was hoping u both did ok! He got through it, it was to a load of top dogs that get paid lots for not a lot lol..but have an answer for everything .. U know the type !

Hope your fasting is going ok, hope Isa liking his new walker

Froggy, thanks for sharing the pics of Gage, such a cutie and love the matching vests ! Texas sounded great fun, made me smile u getting drunk in the pool hall lol.. I wish ! Glad you got some quality time to relax x

Slammer , hope u are managing to get all sorted for your trip. I do like Ireland. Glad u managed to get some gifts sorted for the little ones over there. Jack sounds like he is doing really well. I do smile when I see u have ordered another carrier lol .. Ive got two and O kicks off in both. I think I'm gonna order a few ! Lol..
Jack doing the plank really made me lol .. My ollie Is just a little chunk i dont think he could if he tried 😂😂..

Ali/ sorry u have not neen great / sounds awful! And work situation not good either. I am still a nurse but just do bank shifts now around my other job but the pressure full time staff are under over here is terrible.. U sound like u do a fab job x. Hope your boys are ok.. Sorry the childminder isn't going as planned. It's so stressful isn't it. I'm starting to think about when I return to work and not looking forward to it. O is getting really clingy and I think it's gojbg to be hard to leave him as he won't settle for anyone else at the min. Ive started taking him into my ds nursery as much as I can when I drop off and collect ds so it feels familiar to him. He looks freaked out though and clings onto me even now as it can be quite noisy even though it's not that busy.
Hope u find something that u are happy with long term x

Newbie/ thanks for checking in. Glad u don't have long left in work. I'm sure you are ready for the break x


Update on us / We are doing ok, had a nice Father's Day, got oh a book made with him as a peppa pig character with O and ds also as characters, was funny to read. We went out for the day and weather was nice . Although i got burnt !

Ive bought annual passes to our local zoo and have started to use it once a week with ds and O, just a bit of mummy time and it's loverly. I let ds lead the way and we stop for snacks lol..

O doing good although I think he is the only baby on here that hasn't rolled yet, in either direction! It's like he can't be bothered, don't know what's going on there. Ive purposely started putting him down on the floor more when ds isn't around but even then he gets bored after 5 mins and wants picking up ! We will see how he gets on he will get there.

He is in size 4 nappies and getting bit big for some of his 6/9 M clothes now, he is such a happy little thing and just cracks up at ds all the time it's hilarious.

Night times are ok, it's just he won't settle for anyone but me. When I bf him I used to lay in bed with him and he would snuggle into feed. He now just want to do that all the time even though he is bottle fed. since the lighter nights he won't be left on his own in his cot. I know im setting myself up laying with him to get him to sleep but when ive spent time with baths and stories ect with ds it's just easier. I keep telling myself though im gonna have to try and stop. He will be rocked to sleep in his basket as we still have that in our room as well as cot but he wont fit in it next week he only has a few inch top n bottom left lol so goodness knows what im gonna do then 😖😖..

I have booked us a few days away in Wales for August when oh son goes back to US so looking forward to that.

Ds had his graduation pictures taken at nursery last week with his little cap and gown haha. Can't wait to see them. He has a teddy bears picnic at new school on Friday..

Teenager not doing too bad now, still lazy little *****. Exams finish this week. He is costing me a fortune and I can't afford it but that's the joys of kids I suppose.. I have big review meeting at his school on Thursday am ! And have to take O as have no sitter .. Should be fun !

Anyway hope u are all having nice day n I will try better to keep up ! X



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