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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 01:54 AM   5821
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Ally / arr thanks for comments hon..yeah I do feel relieved. Whatís nice as well is itís kind of grounded both myself and oh a bit as things were a little tense between us the weeks before. Nothing serious really just a funny time of year for oh and this year I do feel I got the brunt of it. I think he realises that now. To be honest I donít think the stress of that helped me at all but I will be making my feelings clear about that when the time is right x

The little cottage sounds great, Ive been looking for a two night stay somewhere in December. Oh not bothered either way but he will be happy if we go lol.. always is.

Poor Isa, itís difficult when you canít work out whatís wrong with them. O goes through funny phases with food. He is really into scotch pancakes and toast at the min but I need to get some more fruit and veg on his plate ha..

Well O has had a few funny nights lately , really unsettled through night then waking early. Itís now 6.30 am and after a night of being up about 8 times to him I gave it up at 5.30 am and came down stairs with him. Changed his nappy and popped him in his playpen whilst I made a coffee and when I came back in he had wrapped himself up in a blanket and was fast asleep haha, id only been out of room a minute,, now Iím up for day lol., charming !!

I have a friend coming round on Tuesday. We are going to sensory room with our babies then Iím going to make a batch of food for O and show her what I do. She is really anxious about starting solids with her little boy so Iím going to show her what i do. She is a first time mummy doing an amazing job but unfortunately her dh works away a lot so she is on her own most of the time. Itís only a temporary thing and they will be together eventually it just must be difficult for her at the moment. She has got some family around her though that helps out some days.

We went to a little farm yesterday, was a little chilly but they enjoyed it. Loads of animals and ds held a rabbit & fed sheep, mini horses and chickens. Loads of piglets, I just think of Babe every time ha..There was also a raccoon which was quite random for a farm ha but cute. Ds going crazy on a little tractor, had to slow him down as he was playing bumper cars with it with other boys! He was so excited on it though. Maybe tractor for Christmas lol..

Ally, no not seen stranger things, just watching end of s7 of walking dead , I really like that so will look at stranger things once Iím caught up with wd.

Going to play area this am to meet with a friend and her two children. Hopefully ds will play this time, he has started only wanting to stay on ground level. Wonít go higher up or on slides. Last time I got in with him as he had a melt down ! At the top.. finger crossed this time I might get chance to drink my coffee !!

Hope other babies that are not so good at the min are feeling better soon and mummies getting a little rest xx 😘

Have nice day ladies x



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 11:03 AM   5822
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Just wanting to pop in quick. I hope to catch up with everyone after I get off work.

We are all sick at home. Upper respiratory and stomach. I don't know if it is all the same or if we have two separate illnesses at the same time. Either way it sucks.

The boys are doing fairly well besides being sick. They haven't been as bad as DH and me it appears. O keeps coughing at night and I'm afraid he's going to wake up and puke all over the bed.

T stood himself up from the ground completely on his own yesterday! He just planted his feet and stood straight up like He has been doing it for ages. He took one step as well yesterday and fell down but he attempted it himself so I was super proud. He's such a goober. Loves playing peek-a-boo and rolling it up with patty cake. He actually likes books. Which O didn't ever really want anything to do with them. He kind of does now but mostly if they ate interactive so I need to buy a lot more of those.

Anyways break is over so back to work.



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 22:54 PM   5823
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Apple - that makes sense why you and your oh have separate finances. I know a lot of couples do the same.
That would be nice to get away for a couple days in December. I like that you do a lot of mini-breaks!

Ally - sorry Isa has gotten so fussy with foods! I hope he is not unwell.

Ali - ah wow, so sorry you're all sick again! It seems like it has been non stop for you since you went back to work. I hate that when you can't even tell if you have a weird combo sickness or have two sicknesses at the same time. I hope you all feel better soon.
That's amazing about T standing up on his own. And yay for one step! Won't be long before he's taking more steps!



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 16:51 PM   5824
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Lit/ i need my little breaks for sanity.. especially with having 4 boys ! I also find that itís not realistic to go on proper holidays at the min, Iím hoping to book a week away next summer. The finances work ok most of time but I do find it a pain asking oh for money as we have agreed the will just write me a check for what I spend on boys ect.. I can never remember properly so in reality Iím sure I spend more than he does 😣 thatís something I plan to discuss when I go back to work x

Ali/ oh no hon sorry to hear you are all poorly again.. hope u are better soon x

Yay !! for T standing on his own .. he will be off in no time was O an early walker ?

I just read a thread that really made me laugh.. it was discussing thing u just donít do in front of your husband/ oh..hillarious some of comments lol 😂 got me thinking what I wouldnít do.. ha, Iíll have to have a think some more and see what I come up with ha..



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 20:36 PM   5825
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Apple - Yes, he was already walking at this age! So T is a bit slower to the draw. Although, he started crawling WAY sooner. Before 6 months (army crawl) whereas O didn't start till 8 months.

Lite - I'm exposed to everything it seems. Thankfully T hasn't really got any of it. He's a little sick now, but he's only ever been a "little" sick.

Yeah I had to get 4T this time. So I'm actually out of a 3T one then. He probably could still fit in a 3T, but I don't want him to outgrow it by chance. I'll just have to get a 3T for T when he gets there. He seems to be the step down for every season. It's a bit of a pain! I can't save on clothes.

Ally - We binged Stranger Things in two days. We weren't disappointed! They're planning on at least 4 seasons. Hopefully it continues afterwards. Even if they have to take a different route or different area. Definitely a lot they could do with it I feel!

I hope Isa is eating better. They go through phases so it may just be that. T won't eat pureed. He wants something he can feed to himself. I can still feed him some things, but he generally gets mad and tries to take the spoon to do it himself.

Did you go for your run? I want to start back up it's finding the time, though. I hate running in front of people, too. There is a trail near by, but I don't know. It's getting colder as well which means it'll tear my lungs and throat up. I'm debating on doing this 6 week deal at the gym, but I don't know. It's about 60 dollars and that's 60 dollars I don't know if I can spend.

Slammer - Oh my.. that sounds awful!! It is common, but I haven't had any of the kids around me get it yet. Mommas make everything better! I hope they're on the mend now. It was hard having one child sick. Two at a time is "fun".

Only part of not pumping anymore that I won't enjoy is I won't feel I can take a break. I "can", but it's hard to go take one when I have things I have to get done. Now I have a more important reason to take a break than finishing work.

Vrogers - I like letting O be able to explore the tree. I always loved Christmas trees growing up and had a thing for "redecorating". He had fun last year playing with some of the ornaments. It's just a good memory maker! Years down the road I can tell him stories about them! Same will be for T.

AFM - O had his second play session. Still no answers. Basically my child is stubborn and doesn't cooperate enough for them to evaluate him. I have "homework" to make him say/do something in order to receive something he wants. Which the goal was to make him use his words, but he does use his words here. So really the goal is to make him respond to being told what to do which haha.. I think people underestimate my child's stubbornness. NOTHING motivates him to do something if he doesn't want to do it. I told him to tell me "Cup, please" or "I want cup" when he wanted a cup. Instead he pulls a kitchen chair to the fridge and retrieves it himself. After 15 minutes of throwing a fit. I just let him have it. He was thirsty since he went since early morning without a drink so I thought maybe it would motivate him enough. Nope. It's not like he never will do as I ask, but it just depends on his mood. So, now I get to deal with ALL THE TANTRUMS to try to curve his "learned behavior". Which it is, but really I don't feel it was avoidable. I had to learn what he wanted by just knowing him for the longest time because he would not talk besides a few words. Ah well. I love my stubborn child. I also don't give into his tantrums. I do tend to do what he needs because I know, but I'm pretty sure that's a normal thing. Just for him it isn't doing him favors since I need to get him caught back to where he should be.

We're all on the mend here. DH is pretty much over it. So I do think I ended up with two separate illnesses. That's my luck. T has his appetite back so that's a good sign. O is still coughing some, but for the most part he's been fine.

We lost another nurse at work. Means we're down 2 leaving a bunch of open shifts. I wish I could work an extra day easier. I don't want to work a ton, but the money would help.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to work Christmas and I'm super bummed about it. It is what it is, I guess. It's T's first so I didn't want to be gone. Also it's the holiday I can for sure get with DH. He ALWAYS works Thanksgiving thanks to black Friday and one of us always works New Years Eve/Day. It's actually the only day I care to have off together. Thanksgiving is nice but the rest of the holidays are meh. We don't have family that does much for many of them. Usually not on the holiday as well.

Well, I better wrap this up. I need to get to bed soon so I can go to work not completely exhausted I hope.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 06:38 AM   5826
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apple- poor o and his restless nights, how is he doing now? hope he enjoyed the sensory room. That thread sounds funny, have u thought of anything? i'll have a think, nothing comes to mind straight away hahah.

ali- amazing t stood on his own. Isa is trying to walk, he'll take steps holding onto things but not on his own yet. Sorry you are all sick, hope you all feel better soon. sounds awful, everyone ill.
haha i can't binge watch, i like to watch slowly. I only have one episode left and will watch on friday night.
haha no i never made it out for my run, damnnnnnn. I need to soont hough. i'll try to do a littlw workout at home though using youtube.
sorry O's play session didn;t go great, he does sound very stubborn!
sucks about working xmas.

afm- ok well, i think isa has excema or something, has his skin has broken out and he keeps waking at night. I'm taking him to pharmacy to get checked, but just putting coconut oil etc on his skin. I think hes getting a bit of a cold too. Poor lad. I think he has dry skin and wonder if its related to the skin stuff i had when pregnant! hes still fussy but ate toast this morning with some egg and then some fruit.

Tired today as isa was up super early , think his skin was irritiating him. I am gonna wash all his bedding too, i changed mu detergent and wonder if its that. who knows lol babies are just a mystery.

i;m alright except tiredness, need to get productive today, order isa some new clothes, put bits on ebay etc.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 16:35 PM   5827
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Apple- oh thank goodness you finally have answers and nothing serious! Iím sure youíre relieved. My stepmom had her gallbladder removed about a year and a half ago and she has felt so much better since.
It is going SO fast especially compared to last time. Thank you for the encouragement about thanksgiving!
My dh is a Christmas grump as well.

Slammer- that sounds nice! Do your parents live close?
Iím sorry about all the sickness! I hope it passes soon and stays away for awhile.

Literati- ugh that sounds like a rough day, teething baby and toddler throwing tantrums. Youíre a rockstar seriously! I hope you get a nice little break soon.

Ally- I completely agree, it seems like most of the time Iím not sure whatís wrong and just try different things until something works.
Iím sorry about the fussy eating, does sound like it could be his belly and if so hopefully he feels better soon. Itís good heís at least eating his milk!
I watched stranger things! I watched the first season back when it came out and the second season in one weekend the weekend it came out on Netflix. Itís SO good!! Just too bad that I binged watched it and now already ready for a third season haha
I hope Isa isnít getting sick! Definitely is the season anyway. L has a little eczema on her feet and arms, Iíve been trying to use Aveeno baby eczema lotion. Coconut oil seems to help most things so maybe itíll help! I hope you both get better sleep tonight!

Ali- it seems like so many are sick right now, I hope you all feel better soon! I canít believe T already took a step! Iím both looking forward to and dreading when L starts walking!
You make a good point with letting them explore the tree. Iím considering putting the tree up with lights and maybe keeping the breakable ornaments away while sheís still a baby. Iíll have to talk dh into it!
O does sound like a stubborn little guy! Sounds like he just wants to do things on his own too.
Thatís so disappointing you may have to work Christmas. Would it at least be during the day so you guys could spend time together in the evening?

Afm- nothing much new here. Itís finally getting cooler so itís nice to bundle L up and take her outside to the swing.
Going to target with my bff this weekend and so looking forward to it! We hardly see each other since she got a full time job the same week I had L, so itís harder to get together.
L got her second flu shot last week and thankfully wasnít nearly as bad as the first. She only cried for about 5 seconds, and then took a really long nap that afternoon. She has stood a couple times without holding onto anything, but doesnít stay up more than a couple seconds yet.
Iím wondering if I have an anterior placenta like I did with L. I felt her around 18 weeks, and Iím a couple days away from 17 weeks this time and have only felt a few little tickles. Getting quite nervous about the anatomy scan!



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 23:05 PM   5828
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Hello! I have missed so much, I'm so sorry! I miss you guys and miss reading all your updates. I am trying to go back and read now.

We've had a rough couple of months with Z having two ear infections and me being continually sick. Just started a round of antibiotics for a sinus infection yesterday. Not fun!

However, Z is doing great! Finally got teeth! Two at the top are through and one at the bottom is coming. He's cruising like a champ and started standing for a few seconds on his own. Last night, he was moving between two couches without holding onto anything in between! We think he'll be walking... Actually, running, before we know it! He's crawling so fast as well. He got in trouble at day care the other day for crawling over to the fridge, opening the door and getting it another kid's yogurt! Haha!

Can't believe our kids are going to be turning 1 soon! Unbelievable



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 15:00 PM   5829
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Hi ladies,

Lit/ hope V is a little more settled for u and you are managing to get little breaks. Did she cut any more teeth ?

Ally/ hope Isa is doing ok and skin getting better. I forgot you had some skin difficulties, when u were pregnant. Did that all clear after birth?
My friend had something similar and it cleared straight after ..all my boys have had something at some point, i doubt itís connected hon, hope u got some rest. Has washing sheets made any difference.. I know itís a bit random but Iíve noticed that at night my legs have started itching lol.. always something 😣haha., so I was thinking of maybe washing my sheets to see if it helped.. did u manage to go for a run that time ?

Ali, glad u are all staring to get better sorry your work is tough at the minute.. hope this improves soon for u.. oh no working Christmas thatís pants .. my oh has to work it to in A&E so Iíve said Iím doing us a Christmas dinner on Boxing Day and setting table so O has his first Christmas dinner still with daddy.. well sort of lol.. sorry O was but stubborn at his session.. my ds wouldnít talk at his for first 4 ! 😣.. Iím sure when O goes to school he will catch up just fine.. he is a clever lad , why ask if u can get it anyway haha... Iím sure he will be asking for things just fine when he is debating his Christmas list with u and dh .like u, I wouldnít be concerned U r a super mummy x

Vroggers/ glad u r doing ok. Anatomy scans are always anxiety provoking , and exciting at the same time ! Glad you are managing to get out now for walks with L, hope you enjoy your day out with your friend, itís loverly to have a good catch up.

Newbie/ hi hon loverly to hear from u. Z sounds like he is doing great. Hope work going ok. Donít worry about not getting on to post much.. I think all the regulars on here go through phases of not being able to get on for a while with our busy lives and all miss it when we donít haha . I know when I go back to work just after Christmas I will struggle to get on as much.. always nice to hear from u and other ladies though x

Slammer hope u r doing ok hon x

Hi to froggy n midnight x

Sorry if I have missed anyone O starting to get restless, Iíll update personally later xx



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 16:57 PM   5830
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Apple - she just has the two teeth now, but since the one broke through she has been a lot happier. She is still a bit fussier/clingier than usual because now she's in a wonder week. Of course! However, I would say she's mostly back to her normal self.
Looking forward to hearing your update later.

VRogers - wow, I can't believe you're almost 17 weeks already! Doesn't even seem real to me! You should totally add a pregnancy ticker so I can keep better track...just saying. That's interesting you haven't felt kicks yet. I wouldn't be surprised if baby were anterior again! How far along will you be when you get the anatomy scan? That will be so exciting! Sorry you're feeling a bit nervous about it.
Yay for getting to see your bff this weekend! That will be great! That is really too bad you've barely seen each other since L was born. I find it is very difficult to maintain those close friendships when you're in this phase of life. I'm sure it will get easier someday, though.

Newbie - so sorry Z has had ear infections and you've been sick so often! That is so miserable, isn't it? Lots of hugs for you! It does sound like Z will be walking in no time!

Ali - oh wow, O definitely sounds like an extremely stubborn one! I am also sort of relieved to hear my 3 yr old isn't the only one who still has extreme tantrums! Dd1 has been awful lately for tantrums. She can be thrown into hysterics over practically nothing, it seems. I have no idea why it is so much lately, as she used to only have tantrums every once in a while and now it's just all the time even though nothing has changed. I do think she's in a growth spurt as she's always hungry and needs more sleep than usual. She tends to throw tantrums when she's "hangry," so perhaps once the growth spurt ends she'll behave a bit better. I do hope O will finally cooperate to some of these speech-encouraging tactics. I'm sorry you're going to have to endure a lot of tantrums until then! Hugs!
That's terrible that you likely will end up having to work Christmas. That makes me so sad for you! I hope you somehow get it off in the end, or at least can manage to make another day just as special. My mom is a nurse and so every other year she worked Christmas. It was annoying, but we always found ways to celebrate and it was still really special.

Ally - that sounds like pretty severe eczema. I do hope the pharmacy is able to find something else to help.

AFM - not much going on here, aside from dd1's behavioural issues lately which I mentioned to Ali. Really hoping she gets over this stage soon! Violet is sweet as always. She is cruising along furniture and has let go of support and stood briefly by herself before, but she hasn't stood up from the ground without furniture yet. I do wonder when she'll walk. She actually crawled a bit earlier than dd1, but I think she will walk slightly later? Dd1 walked at 9 months + 3 weeks or so.

I am feeling cooped up with the weather being so bad here. I find it is way too much work getting bundled up and out the door for the cold (and scraping windshield, etc), so we end up staying in a lot, but when we stay in too much I go stir crazy! Oh well. I'm happy to be able to hibernate, because getting out the door to work in the middle of the winter is the worst!
This past weekend I was able to go out for dessert with a friend (for her birthday) without the kidlets, so that was a very welcome break!



 
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