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Old Nov 20th, 2017, 18:02 PM   5841
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Apple - that will be fun to have your friend over so your boys can do crafts while you hang out! I love doing things like that (okay, minus the crafts! ).
Finally got my Christmas cards ordered, so fingers crossed they turn out!

Haha, I can relate to the catastrophic scene when baking these days. At least you got it done, even if one of the cakes got a bit burnt. Iím sure itís still good!



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2017, 15:51 PM   5842
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Hi ladies , bit quiet on here

Thought Iíd just share funny moment from this morning ..,

Ds said to me
ď mummy what are you doing ? ď
ď putting make up on ď
ď why ? ď
ď to try and make mummy look a little bit pretty ď
Ds says ď what like the Hulk ď

I was like , maybe not quite like the Incredible Hulk ...I then realised he had obviously seen me in the past in my mud mask !! Lol 😂

He cracks me up sometimes ha x



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 05:15 AM   5843
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hi ladies,

vrogers- isa just naturally moved to two naps, but its probably a good idea now for L to have 2. Ones at 9.30 and 2 sounds good. So cute you are feeling movement!!

apple- sorrybout O and the restless nights, hopefully wont be a long phase. Isa was like that for ages, crawling and standing, n banging head but then settled and started sleeping through the night. but recenty, with his blocked nose etc hes unsettled again and really active in his sleep. I would take O to bed later, let him be more tired, he might settle faster then.
messay church sounds great!
hope u enjoyed movie with oh
cakes sound lovely! im not good at baking at all.
that is so funny what your ds said, the hulk, hahahah.

lit- yah for date night!! it must have been lovely to go out together! hope cards turn out good.

hope rest of u ladies are ok slammer, ali, midnight etc.

afm- as i was saying to apple, isa is quite restless at nights. Hes had a blocked nose, and bit of eczema , and dh said he thinks he can feel some teeth coming through. I have just been putting him in bed with me, but hope he settles soon at night better.
He's on two naps, length and time is v variable but i sometimes think he would be better off with one long one. But i'll let him naturally decide when that is right.
he's so active, its taken me so long to write this post! he was on the floor, then he left, and within 30 secs was in the bathroom throwing things around haha. he loves opening drawers around the house and taking everything out!!! he literally takes it out, puts it in mouth, then throws it behind him and moves onto the next thing. So funny to watch I must say.

dh was feeling bit own, he started that job, but he hated it so left. I don't mind as i know he hated it and its not worth it. I've told him to work self employed and do gardens as he was a landscapper before he left his work to finish his studies. He seemed excited by it, he can't do the scale he used to do at work as that was in a team and he doesnt have all the tools but he can do smaller stuff, like fencing and patios etc. I think he could just maybe do weekends as during the week we both have college and uni. He loves outdoor work. He's going to see a garden on sunday so hopefully that'll be the start of it.

today, taking Isa to baby book club, and then tonight once he is asleep try and do some uni work.

those who formula feed- when are oyu planning to take them off it? would u use follow up milk, or just move to normal milk? isa still has 3 bottles but sometimes i think its too much and maybe he would eat more if he had two bottles etc.

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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:45 AM   5844
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Apple- at least Iím not the only one with crazy naps. I think the standing in crib and not settling is definitely a phase. When L first started standing in her crib it was all she did. Now she settles just fine (usually) at night and just crawls around and stands when she wakes up.
Youíre definitely not a terrible mother, you do what you need to do and there are WAY worse things he could do than a little screen time
Haha aw, your ds sounds adorable! Iím going to have to remember to keep a little notebook of things L says when sheís older.

Literati- it really is weird! When theyíre this small it sometimes even tickles.
I tried the 2-3-4 thing yesterday and she would NOT settle for a second nap until it had been 4 hours since her last time, so I think Iíll just start doing what you do and follow her cues instead of trying to make her nap at a certain time. For now, at least. She is definitely down to 2 naps now though.

Ally- she has finally transitioned to 2, we are now trying to figure out the second one, she does great for her first nap usually!
I can relate to how active they are right now! Itís funny to just sit and watch her move from toy to toy and then her diaper box, closet, and anything that isnít a toy. They are so curious at this stage.
Iím sorry dh hated that job, itís good you are supportive! Since he enjoys outdoor work that sounds like something he should try out.
Iíve been wondering the same about formula. I read some people add in milk into the formula until they cut out formula for good, and some people just cold turkey take away the formula. Iím not sure what weíll do. Itís hard imagining completely cutting out bottles overnight so I think weíll try slowly transitioning just before a year.

Afm- we went to the grocery store Sunday and in the middle of an aisle I noticed L has two top teeth! Not sure why that makes me so excited like itís a huge milestone but it did haha. So I guess now sheís got 4 teeth in all.
My dad is in Florida with my aunt (his older sister) who is sick in the hospital and heís wanting to stick around until they figure out whatís going on, so he wonít be home by tomorrow for thanksgiving. So it looks like weíll just have dhís mom over which should be interesting as weíve had a little drama with her lately.
Since weíre staying home weíve decided on steak (im not a turkey fan), pumpkin pie, and trying out a chicken stuffing crock pot recipe.



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 16:23 PM   5845
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Ally , hope Isa settles soon for you and his eczema calms down..sure he is loving the mummy cuddles. Sorry the job didnít work out for your dh. The landscaping does sound good for him if itís something he enjoys...I tend to keep my boys on formula a bit longer than 12 Months and then gradually Introduce cows milk in cereals ect first and sauces.

Vroggers glad u t doing ok.. yay for L getting two more teeth. I would have been excited as well ! Lol...O still only has his two bottom but manages to bite with them ha..I do write down funnny things my boys say.. itís good to look back on..

Lit hope u r doing ok x

Slammer, midnight , froggy hope u guys all ok as well

Well had a bit of a sad day ., my oh has been struggling with his mood, he gets on with stuff but definitely isnít right and I addressed it with him today and said we need to look into him getting it sorted.,he has been taking things out on me, quite passive aggressive at times which is upsetting for me when trying to deal with little ones. As much as i support him he needs to take some responsibility himself.. well it hasnít gone down well.. Iím being ok with him but i think he may be worse than I thought., he wonít take anything or talk to anyone., such hard work.. he is such a nice person and amazing daddy but I know he isnít right, hopefully he will be better about it tomorrow x



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2017, 18:56 PM   5846
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Apple - oh no! Sorry things arenít right with your DH. That sounds really tough. I wish he wouldnít take his moods out on you! You sound like a very supportive wife.
Funny & cute story about ďthe hulkĒ!!

VRogers - sounds good to just follow her cues for now. Thatís good she has successfully made the transition to 2 naps. Perhaps 4 hours after her first nap will consistently be the right time?

Ally - Iím sorry Isa has had such restless nights and that your DH hated his job! Good of you to be so supportive of him moving on.

AFM - feeling really crappy. I am fairly sure I have mastitis, although I have to go to
The dr tonight. Last night suddenly came down with severe chills & couldnít warm up for a good 3 hours, when I finally took Tylenol. Woke up this morning and had a headache, sore left boob, fever and fatigue. Of course this would happen while DH is away again, so I was feeling quite sorry for myself and not sure how Iíd ever make it through. Thankfully, my mom came to the rescue and took my dd1 for the afternoon and evening so I could rest and go to the dr more easily. This really sucks... Wishing it hadnít happened!

Update: spent my evening at the drís office (fun), and it was confirmed mastitis. On antibiotics for a week. Canít wait to start feeling better!!



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2017, 06:37 AM   5847
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vrogers- aw bless her, 4 teeth enjoy your thanksgiving!

apple- sorry you had a sad day, hugs! i think its good you spoke to him, and i think guys deal with emotions and stuff differently, so the not talking etc may just be his way of thinking things through. My dh is certaintly the same , if hes stressed about something etc he goes quite quiet and wants time to himself, which is his way of processing it. I think that would be the case for a lot of men! hopefully he'll chat to you about it, but he may find it hard to open up. You're such a wonderful partner though, and supportive.

lit- i am so so sorry you have mastitis, i remember i had it twice, really badly. Is your dh back now to take care of you? you need to rest and recover. Really hope you feel better soon. xx

afm- not much to update from last time, it feels really cold, my skin is all dry. I am trying to be super productive today, washing,tidying, etc and need to pop into uni later for a quick meeting. Feeling a bit moody as on my period.
have a good day ladies x



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:40 PM   5848
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Ally - Thank you. My DH is not back yet, but he should be back late this evening. Looking forward to that!
Sounds like a very productive day for you. Well done!



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2017, 17:56 PM   5849
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Apple- little things are so exciting haha. Iím really sorry about your oh! Heís really lucky to have someone as supportive as you, itís good you try talking to him. It seems like itís harder for a lot of men to talk about how theyíre feeling and admitting when they may need help. I hope he opens up to you soon and is able to get whatever help he needs!

Literati- thankfully she went down fairly easy for her second nap today! Hopefully it sticks.
Oh no! Iím sorry about the mastitis! Itís good you are on antibiotics now, I hope they kick in and youíre able to feel better. I hope your dh is back soon and you can get a little break or relief!

Ally- definitely sounds like you are being quite productive! Ugh sorry about the period, thatís no fun.

Afm- happy thanksgiving US ladies. We had pumpkin pie and made some chicken stuffing which turned out really good. Itís just dh and I (and L of course) home, weíve been having some annoying drama with dhís mom and now one of his brothers, so she never responded to his text about what time she wanted to come over. Oh, well.
Hope everyone is having a good day, holiday or otherwise!



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2017, 02:23 AM   5850
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Hi ladies just quick post will get back on again later.

Thank u all for support and comments u are all so kind.. I managed to have a really good chat with oh last night that was initiated by him which was good. I got opportunity to say a lot that needs saying and oh spoke a lot about things as well. I do think he understands now and hopefully we can move forward with it .. things like this are so hard. I think what makes it difficult Iíll is that we both work in mental health and we know a lot of staff in this area but anyway we have a plan and we will discuss it more another time. So thanks again x todayís another day

O been really good at the min, same restless nights but been taking him to bed later and leaving more time between last nap and bed time and he seems to be settling quicker..

Ds seems to be better at school with a bit of distraction on the way there

Im trying when I have time 😣to write the content for a website for my private practice. Iíve actually decided to go into it with a close colleague. We work really well together and she has same work ethics as me so thatís kind of exciting at the moment.. Iíve spoken to an old colleague who has rooms available and he is keen for me to have one for a full day from jan.. Iíve also been showing Oh what Iíve been doing with an amazon shop Iíve been setting up last few months, he has never really taken much notice but last night he seemed quite interested. Would be nice if he could get on board with it. We will see.

Anyway sorry not to reply to anyone individually in this time. Iím away in the morning visiting nan with my 4 boys! Staying over ... love having them together. Going to go to Christmas markets 🎄 on the way which I sure will be chaotic but worth it when I get the big annual hot dog and hot choc !!

Happy thanks giving for yesterday to our US ladies

Have a nice day im sure Iíll be on over the weekend at some point x



 
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