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Old Feb 10th, 2018, 03:11 AM   5971
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Lit/ fab news on the job hon Iím really pleased for you x
Sorry V not settling at day care. I totally get u with dd1 missing cuddles, my ds acts up all the time and I know he just wants cuddles. We do try and give him separate time and he is off school for half term so he has asked if we can bake cakes so thatís on todays agenda at some point..

Ali, T sounds like he is doing great.. O doest say any words yet lol.. just awww when he cuddles ha.. really cute. The photo shoot sounds good fun. Iím not doing much for valentines prob just do us a meal. X

Vroggers/29 weeks wow time is flying isnít it. Next scan shouldbe really good. Itís crazy how much they change and grow in just a few weeks exciting ! L sounds like she is doing really well , 5 steps is great bless her x

Well just a quick post as been up since 5 am,and o is co ally having g a nap, been the same every morning this week with O itís looking like this is his new waking time ! 😐 I hope it improves soon Iím shattered as he is up in night quite a lot as well lately, not sure is he has more teeth coming. Iím going to meet a friend for coffee to discuss this website we are doing later. I really ant be bothered as Iím so tired but it needs doing. Hope u have nice day ladies x



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 14:44 PM   5972
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VRogers - Oh, L will probably start pushing her first nap later and later and then you will know what to do! I wouldnít worry about it until then if sheís still pretty tired quite early! I sort of wish Violet would drop to one nap now too. Sheís been staying up til 9:30 or 10 pm lately, which is too late for me! Most days I am falling asleep on the couch by 9 ish because Iím so tired from work.
Sounds like L is doing great with her few steps.

Ali - Thanks. It is going to be rough for a while. They might be willing to let me switch to 4 days/week eventually (like in a year?) so I am hoping for that.
Sounds like T is doing well, though. Sorry you might have to switch childcare providers again. Whatís going on?
Keep us posted on your TTC journey! Yes, we will at least be able to have a 3rd since this job will allow for another mat leave. We will still wait a year before trying though. Need to get out of a bit more debt. I donít even have my cycle back anyway, and Violet is still way too needy to even thinking about baby #3 yet, although I do have slight baby fever and am looking forward to trying next year.

Apple - Thanks. That will be nice to make cakes with your ds! I am dreading not having time to do any of those special things with my kiddos anymore. Oh well - gotta do what Iíve gotta do.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 16:18 PM   5973
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Lite - Does seem so unfair to have to choose work over staying home with the kiddos. No matter how stressful they can make things I would choose to stay home with them 10/10 times. They only grow up once!

That's great that you can still have baby #3. There are a lot of reasons we should wait, but none I feel really make a huge difference in the long run. The biggest leap is getting another vehicle that is big enough for a family of 5, but we have to get another one anyways. So either way we are going to be getting a bigger vehicle this year.

I really should feel blessed in some ways to only have to work 3 days a week. Yeah those are long 3 days and I hardly see them on those days, but it allows for more full days with them. Even if I had more time in the evenings we can't really do anything together outside of doing something at home.

I will definitely keep you guys updated.

Apple - The super early mornings don't bother me too much as long as they go to bed earlier. I have to get up early on the days I work anyways.

AFM - I got a thermometer and going to start temping tomorrow. I really wanted to have an October baby, but I've come around to a November baby. Like I can decide that I will get pregnant. I still haven't had an actual period. It's really hard to know what my body is doing. I keep having cramps, gas, and my face is breaking out real bad (sign of AF), but still waiting on her to show. T is still night feeding quite often and I need to break it otherwise I probably won't be able to conceive very easily.

The boys are doing well. O starts his evaluation on Thursday. Hoping he does mostly well.

Other than that not too much to report. Been snowing a lot lately. So O got to play in the snow. Waiting on snow boots to come in to take T out in it. Need to get a warmer set of hats and gloves, though.

T is trying to say new words. I got him trying to say blue and he was saying clap in his own way. Was more like "Cla". I'm going to be overly concerned and really trying to enforce it with him since O took forever to start really talking.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 16:50 PM   5974
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Ali - yeah, I could see there being positives to working 3 really long days. It would suck on those days, but sure would be nice to have those days off. I donít know if I would have the energy to handle 12s, though!

I agree that I would love to stay home, even though it can be very frustrating and stressful at times. A November baby would be exciting. I hope your cycle comes back soon so you can get on that! Haha. I am happy my cycle is staying away for now, although I am starting to wonder if Violetís sleep will EVER improve.
Thatís great T is trying out words so much!
We already have our huge vehicle for 3 kids, but I sort of regret getting that early because itís a major gas guzzler! Ugh.
If we can be disciplined and wait another 15ish months to TTC, thereís a chance we could be debt-free by the time I finished mat leave with baby #3 which would mean I could look for something with minimal hours to just help supplement our income a tad. I am hoping for that, anyway!!



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 13:21 PM   5975
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Hi ladies, just a quick pop on.


Ali/ exciting that u are temping hope u get a bfp soon. Would be nice to have a new arrival just in time for Christmas
Iím normally ok myself with the early mornings I think itís just catching up on me. Iím averaging around 4 / 5 hours sleep a night. Iím ok for the first few days but then Iíve noticed a definite pattern that I start to get mouth ulcers, and a lot of them😣 so I think this must be my bodies way of saying something..annoying 😣
T sounds a cutie trying to say his words O still just babbles lol..glad your Litte O got to play in the snow. My ds kept asking last week, but it didnít stick. Iím actually thinking of taking him to an indoor sky place near us as they have a place in it you can make snowballs lol,. We are very close to the sea and it very daily snows here

Lit / will u def be going for ttc3 ? That will be nice , I wonder if u would have a boy this time
I would love to stay home more if poss as well , especially with O being our last. Thatís why Iím trying to sort this work out with my colleague as we both feel the same. It would just be so much more practical. Iím glad u managed to get a job that u wanted although I know itís not the hours u want ideally. It would be good if you could go to 4 days next year and be better off. Iíve got a bit to clear. I just keep shuffling it around lol.. Iíll get there. Hope u donít mind me asking but what do you actually do in your job? Iíve not heard of that role before..is it something u could do from home for some hours ? Although I know most jobs are not appropriate really with little ones at home. I can do some admin from home but itís always a nightmare 😣 and I end up doing the washing haha..

Well Iím having a morning with youngest boys staying in. Weather in rubbish , raining and cold. I was planning to take O for his first shoe fitting. Iíve not bothered so far as he just chucks anything off his feet lol.. but little man took 6 steps yesterday !! we were trying to encourage him for ages but then ds wanted to get involved and O walked straight over rug trying to get a biscuit from his big bro ha ha .. ds was very pleased with himself haha ..
Iíd got into habit of getting him to sleep in his pram after he had a bad cough a few weeks back. I decided 2 nights ago to try and put him down awake in his cot and wait outside room to see how he got on. I canít believe both night he has gone off by himself. Iím so pleased I was dreading it. Iím going to keep it up now.

Ds is watching star wars for first time. I must have had 100 questions a minute so far haha x

Going to make a Victoria sponge this afternoon I think if weather doesnít change for oh for Valentineís Day from ds . It will be a meal with kids tomorrow we do it each year lol.. reality romance with little ones ..lol

Iíve edited this later In day , I got O his first shoes today and he had a total meltdown in the shop being measured haha 😣 laughing straight after again. Ds ended up coming out with a new pair of wellies with jet planes on ,,

Hope u all have nice evening x



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 19:20 PM   5976
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Apple - yes, we for sure want 3 eventually. I hope you can sort things out so you can stay home more. It is so hard to balance work and family life, isnít it?
Yay for O taking some steps! Thatís amazing heís drifted off in his crib as well. Violet is still extremely dependent on me to sleep. Ah, well! At least we are able to soak up lots of cuddles to make up for the time that Iím away.
My role is writing all the technical documentation for my company which is basically an engineering firm (although they do more than just that). I write reports, proposals, etc, and for this new job I will mostly be writing user manuals for the software and products they create. It is basically just writing about really boring topics (haha), but I do like it. I also do lots of editing & proofreading. They are all things Iíd like to do from home eventually once we arenít so dependent on my steady income... but I donít think the company I work for would allow me to work from home. Kind of a shame, but as you said, itís really difficult to get much done with kids around anyway.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 12:39 PM   5977
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Lit/ yeah Iím really pleased with O, both steps and the bedtime routine Iíve just put him down again now so we will see how he goes on. Iíve started skipping the afternoon nap now though most days so I think he is ready for a sleep really from 4.30 pm but I have been trying my best to distract him and ds helps that as he is so active around him after school. O is then really ready for bed. Iíve been putting him down between 6.30 and 7.30 and he sleeps prob until 1 has a bottle then it varies through the night but he always ends up in for a cuddle. Iím making the most of those moments with him being my my last baby. When he is at home he always has a mid morning nap sometimes for a couple of hours but when at nursery he wonít sleep for nothing, itís the stimulation and busy children legging it round. I do think he likes the freedom he has there though as well. So when he comes back from there he crashes out in the car before the end of the road. Iíve been making the most of thoses afternoons as Iím using up my leave still and can only do that until the end of March so Thursday afternoons are mummy time at the moment
Your job sounds like u would really need to concentrate. I smiled when I read u prof read things lol.. I bet u have a right laugh at some of my posts .. I bet Ally does as well With reading loads of essays haha..sometimes I read them back after posting and Iím like what the hell did I write there 😂😂 Iím always on my phone between sorting kids so sometimes donít check back ha..thought Iíd better just read back now as we are on the subject and id written ďyour nob instead of your jobĒ ! 😂😂😂 !!
Well O has fallen asleep whilst Iíve been typing, thatís a result
I made us a little family valentines meal tonight and let ds help out. We made heart decorations for the table. We are stuffed now. My teen is at his dads and both younger boys in bed so think Iíll get off and see if me and oh can have a chill night x hope u all had a nice valentines ❤️❤️❤️
Lit just noticed your dd1 name at the bottom of your post , very cool name .. love it x



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2018, 06:28 AM   5978
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Hi ladies, quiet on here this week. Hope u r all well.. x



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2018, 05:13 AM   5979
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Hey ladies!!!
not been on in a while, but going to very quickly read and try and catch up, as im at uni and have loads to do!

vrogers- well done on passing glucose test! thats cute L is taking steps now. How is she sleeping now? still later than normal, or more settled? i cannot believe how far on you are either!! flying by!

ali- nice yo hear from you. well done on O passing his tests! Are your brother and family still with you? can't believe you're gonna ttc already haha. Crazy!!!
well good luck on your TTC journey, we will all look forward to your updates haha.


lit- congrats on the job! shame it will be full time, but hope u manage to find a different daycare for V. Probably best that your mum has her for now. I think your job sounds interesting. I like reading and writing stuff, proof reading and all that.

apple- slimming world sounds good, my aunt has recently lost 1.5 stone on it, and she still eats lots. DH is doing little bits of gardening work, and im doing bits at uni, so we just getting by. Its hard to work and study, and look after a baby too. But we decided that keep it this way for now, and once his semester ends (may) he can work more, and my thesis will be done by then, and i can find a job. Then we need to move into a 2 bedroom flat.. thats the plan for now, thank god for savings lol.
Is o still waking at 5am!!!? try to go to bed earlier and get some sleep?
thats great he sleeps on his own, Isa does that too but recently, hes had cold, and thats gone down the pan haha. Will start again tonight. is that o on one nap now? isa is the same, just one nap, usually 11ish to 12.30 or 1 and then i put him to sleep about 7/7.,30.

afm- we had a nice valentines, dh and i got each some cheap gifts , he left me a rose in the bedroom when he left for college. He can be so cute sometimes. Really busy with uni, trying to finish up my thesis, and all the other little odd jobs end up taking more time.
but its nice to get online here and catch up
isa has a cold but hes better now. He goes around the house so fast pushing his walker, so fast!almost running, but wont take more steps. He is saying what i think is his first word?! He says "Ajaaa" which is come here in urdu lol. My mum says it to him all the time. He says it constantly lol.
reading others talking about work life balance, its so hard. Im gonna look for part time job after i finish, and hope dh once he finishes his course can get a decent paid full time one. I hate the thought of missing out on the early days too much. I also love the idea of home schooling etc, so full time work isn't really gonna work for me i think. But i do like my work, uni, n teaching, so i want to do something with it, otherwise i think i'd feel like i haven't done anything with my uni degree. And realistically, would like one more baby.
anyway that is my rant over! i really wanna keep chatting, but gotta go write. Will get on here again soon



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2018, 10:46 AM   5980
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Literati- Iím the same way, by 10 I can barely keep my eyes open and the late nights mean less time to just chill by myself. She had a few days where she woke up around 8:30 which pushed her first nap to 11:30, meaning no time for a second nap. It made bedtime a mess so I THINK sheís still at the tail end of needing two naps.

Ali- TTC is exciting! Good luck with the temping. I temped in the cycles leading up to getting pregnant with L, it is not easy! It was nice to know exactly what was going on with my body and when ovulation happened and whatnot, though. I hope your cycles sort out soon enough, I imagine thatís frustrating!
So jealous of the snow! Itís already starting to really warm up here.
Thatís so cute T is saying new words! Iím trying to get L to say ďpuppyĒ and ďballĒ but she still seems to mostly babble? Or maybe Iím just not understanding what sheís really saying? Itís hard not to be concerned that they are on track including with their language!

Apple- yay for O taking 6 steps! Heíll be walking in no time! Sounds like you had a nice valentines.

Ally- thank you for asking about L! She seems to be sorting it out for the most part I think, although we have been doing bedtime a little later than usual. When she goes down to one nap we will go back to old bedtime.
Glad you had a good valentines! Dh sounds sweet to you.
Sounds like Isa does have his first word, how exciting!

Afm- feels like I havenít been on in forever. L is officially walking, she chooses walking over crawling now and can move fairly fast. It happened within a week or so, where she would take a few steps and fall and keep trying, and now sheís quite steady! Itís so freaking cute, dh and I say she looks like a baby deer walking.
Working on getting bedtime sorted, the routine starts about an hour later now and sheís still on two naps for now. Hoping the earlier bedtime works out when she drops a nap!
I had my 30 week appointment today which included an ultrasound, everything measures perfect, fluid and placenta good. Baby is measuring 3 pounds 12 oz, which is apparently above avg and they said sheíll most likely be bigger than L was at birth (she was 6 pounds 14 oz). Has really long legs too! She was sucking on her umbilical cord which was really funny to see, her little tongue would stick out and lips poke out.
I was worried because we donít have family available to watch L when I give birth, and Iím expecting another section unless I go into labor on my own. I was planning on going through the section and hospital stay alone and quite anxious, but talked with my doc today and she said one of her nurses could entertain L for the 30ish min so dh could be with me, and at night I would just send him home to take care of her. Feeling much better about that!



 
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