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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 15:12 PM   6161
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Oh and forgot to mention , I went to see my eldest son today and when I go there he and his girlfriend had for another puppy !! Thatís 2 labradoodles ! My poor house haha. ( they live in my house ) I donít mind really. Iíd rather labradoodles than a baby just yet ha , they wanted a friend for the one they have got. They take such good care of her. The puppy is a little boy and he is such a cutie Iíll try and post pics ! X



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2018, 09:44 AM   6162
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ali- so sorry about your FIL. What a shame. Your boss sounds horrible, how insensitive. Makes sense to leave, start looking at other jobs and hopefully they might have better shifts as well? Sorry about the family friend as well, good riddance. Agree with apple, try and get ten mins to yourself. You have a lot going on! Keep us updated on the 6 week appt and when you get it.

vrogers- its amazing E sleeps such long stretches, gosh! Hope it continues.
I'm sure you'll find a solution to the naps. Defo agree about 18 months, its such a nice fun age. Isa is also so curious and happiest when outside looking at stuff and taking in the sights. Everytime he sees a fence, he goes to the gap and throws leaves in it, because he thinks there are animals there haha.

apple- its hotter down south than here, but we have a fan on in the room, and I just put isa in pjs and a vest, and a light blanket and hes been sleeping like a dream. If it's really warm, i put a fan on and that keeps the room cool.
Interview is next wed, so still have some time.
Glad u had a nice chilled birthday with oh and that things seem calm just now.
Ah that is a shame about O being a bit aggressive, maybe just stuff he picks up from other kids in nursery? Isa is opposite, he normally gets hit by another kid at the park etc and he runs away upset lol. England out the world cup!! hubby was gutted lol.
Cute about the puppies!

AFM- Isa fab, just happy boy, sleeping well and enjoying the outdoors and sunshine. I have to take him out every day.
DH has his best pal over visiting, hes a really nice, sweet guy. Bought isa some nice clothes and dh and him are off canoeing for two nights. Mum and dad have taken isa out for the day, so right now i am alone!!!!! watching the footy and doing some bits of work on my laptop. Will miss DH though, miss him already haha (how lame am I).
I think that's about it really.
Catch up soon ladies x



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2018, 22:33 PM   6163
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Apple- Iím glad your oh realizes how serious you are and that you have a plan going. He needs to know that he can either stand beside you and work on himself or he can walk away.
Ohhh yes the throwing! L has gotten to where she will throw little tantrums and just look for things to throw. I try sooo hard not to laugh but never succeed. We havenít gotten to a scratching phase, Iím sure that is frustrating when he doesnít listen!
How sweet that your son and his gf got another puppy, I would love to see pics!

Ally- oh my goodness thatís so cute about Isa throwing leaves in fence gaps! I love seeing them do things like that.
Yay for alone time, enjoy!! Not lame at all, I would miss my dh too.

Afm- L had her 18 mo appointment Thursday morning, dh ended up taking her and I stayed home with baby since I didnít want to wake her and then feed her in the doc office. L is 23-24 pounds (I donít remember the exact number) and quite tall. Dh had to take an autism screening for her which she passed, and she also got her last vaccinations until 4 years old!
Went to target today with my mom and we got a new fisher price play mat for E, this race car rug with cars for L, and my mom also gave me this busy board she made for L, so L was super excited with her new toys, she kept throwing her hands over her mouth and gasping. Itís so cute, I recently taught her when we hear dhís loud diesel truck pull up, we take turns gasping and I tell her ďdaddyís homeĒ and she just looks at me like OMG and then runs to greet him. This age really is the best and I canít wait till E is this age! Sheíll be 3 months next week which means she wonít be a newborn anymore. It has flown by!! Iíve said this before but so ready for her to be able to interact more with L, my heart will explode watching them play (until they start fighting over toys haha).



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 10:58 AM   6164
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Ally/ good luck with the interview. Isa sounds like he is doing great, glad he is enjoying the sunshine
Itís nice that your DH had a fiend visiting, good for you havingvsome alone time ! I always have great plans for if I have any time to myself and I nornmally end up watching soaps ha ..

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Glad L likes her new toys. Cute that she runs excited when daddy is home. Must def be a thing at this age as O is just the same with his daddy at the moment, actually to the point I get jealous sometimes haha he is all daddy cuddles.
I canít believe Eis 3 Months already ! Crazy where time goes. I know the feeling of not being able to wait for them to interact ect , now O is at that stage they drive me bonkers 😂😂always arguing and having meltdowns haha .. maybe itís a boy thing ! lol ..,

Iíve had a chilled few days , canít remember if Iíve already said but oh is going for a new job, out of management and more patient care again, itís a step down , less money a bit less stress, Iíve told him things need to change ect ect .. we will c ?? I think this is his attempt at trying to start this. We have been better this week than in a long time but time will tell.

O is doing great, both boys super daddyís boys at the min ! Iíve been having some issues with my teen. Iíve actually got him to see a therapist which fingers crossed seems to be gpkngvteally well. Iíve ha 3 positive emails sent this week for improvement in effort. His school report was terrible, so hard to motivate him but Iíve had a long chat about the reality of if he doesnít step it up now and how he is going to struggle to get in college ect..Itís hard as the therapist is costing me £45 a week and itís looking like I might need to get private tutors on top of that now which will prob work out £50 a week and Iím not getting any support from his dad. 😣not financially anyway .. annoying !

Ds if In his last week of reception this week, quite a contrast from the teen. Really loverly report , I cried when I read it. He got a loverly letter from his teacher wishing him well. My baby all grown up ! 😓..,

Back on my eating healthy plan this week, 1st time since op really. Been walking today donít think I dare do anything else at the min.

Hope all other ladies doing ok,



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2018, 11:00 AM   6165
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Hi everyone, so sorry I haven't posted much. I miss this group.

Been super busy with my FIL passing. I haven't had time to set up an appointment and haven't even been in state most of the last month.

Going to go in and see about getting scheduled today. This hospital runs differently than the last one I was at. So I have to go get labs then they will schedule.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2018, 00:46 AM   6166
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Good luck with it Ali ,been thinking if you hun, donít worry if you canít get on u have loads on at he min x take care 🤗



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2018, 06:43 AM   6167
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vrogers- sounds like girls are doing well cannot believe E is nearly 3 months old!! its actually flying by. So cute how she greets her dad! apple, says the same of O. But i have to say, Isa isn't the same. When i get home from uni, i get a tight hug from him and massive smiles. He never seems too fussed when dh gets home haha. Mummy's boy!!

apple- great oh is applying for a new job, fingers crossed it'll make a positive difference to your relationship and family life. I think paycuts are worth it if it means a healthier family and life. So cute about ds's report, bless him.

ali- thinking of u, take care.

afm- Well i had an interview on Wednesday, it was ok. I don't think it went that well, but hard to judge. Anyway, i felt a bit stressed when i got back home, thinking what other jobs could i apply for, that are part time. There are not many of them in university settings. Then i got this email, from one of my collegues at uni. They said they are looking for part time teaching assistants, 20 hours a week starting sept and asked if i wanted it! I said yes. It's just perfect, it's in the uni i am in now and doing stuff i already do and working with people i already know and work well with.
Not going to be a big wage or anything, but will do some other little bits to bump it up. Really chuffed.
Funny story. I looked at my photos on my phone earlier and isa had taken a bunch of selfies on it, so funny.
anyway off to make a lasagna while isa is napping. take care ladies x



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2018, 17:11 PM   6168
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Well done on the new job Ally x
Very brief . We are l wiped out with a stomach bug. Iím the worst at the min canít stop being sick n no energy 😔please b gone tomorrow xx this is no fun !!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 12:33 PM   6169
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Ali- hope you are doing well and feeling good and that any crappy symptoms are staying away!

Ally- aw thatís sweet how Isa greets you! Yay congrats on the new job! It may not be much but it is something and it will add up, so awesome!!
Thatís funny about Isa taking selfies, guess they start younger nowadays haha! Also lasagna is one of my fav meals, yum.

Apple- ugh I hope you are feeling better by now, any sickness while taking care of little ones is even more miserable.

Afm- sorry itís been a little bit, the girls have my hands sooo full! L is obsessed with playing with curtains- in the living room she climbs into dhís chair and pulls on them, as well as in her crib (weíre going to be moving her crib for that reason). Well today the living room ones finally had enough and while I was on phone with dh about how to make dinner in the crock pot I heard a loud bang and she managed to pull them down. And E is at the stage where she is more interested in the world so she gets distracted while eating. Itís cute because she will unlatch and just smile and chat away to me, but then Iím like okay finish eating!
I am also finding it hard to get the baby to take decent naps during the week. She looooves falling asleep while eating which works on weekends, evenings and during Ls nap time but she needs deeper sleep so Iíve got to start getting her to nap on her own! Itís prob the biggest struggle with 2 right now.
On a happy note, the bff I have mentioned a few times who is pregnant has a c-section scheduled for next week! I am sooo excited for her and trying to calm her down because sheís hit that ďget this baby out...but Iím not ready!Ē stage.
The weather is killing me, it gets into the 100s (the ďfeels likeĒ is usually 110 Fahrenheit or so) itís just not possible to take a 3 month old and toddler out there. Sooo freaking ready for October when baby will be old enough for outside swing and L can run around without dying of heat stroke! Hate summer so much.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 17:28 PM   6170
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Hi all. I have tried to log on a couple times in the last few weeks but, honestly, this pregnancy sucks. I had very little MS or other early pregnancy symptoms with Melody, but this time my MS and exhaustion are off the charts. I’m only just finally able to function without excessive nausea but I am definitely exhausted. And, I’m huge. Seriously, I’m as big right now at 12 weeks as I was with M at 22 weeks! It’s insane. I’m terrified as to how huge I’ll be at the end!

At Melody’s 18 month well check they went ahead and referred us to speech evaluation. We had an initial intake done and while she’s not in the √ĘÄúworry√ĘÄĚ zone, she is borderline in speech, although all of the other areas that they look at (gross motor, fine motor, and social/emotional) are at or way above normal. They decided to go ahead and refer her for evaluation just to be sure. The lady in charge of the evaluations is also the mom of one of my students from last year (awkward) so she kept talking about how as a teacher I know how important early intervention is and so they want to go ahead and do the full evaluation just in case and even if she doesn’t qualify now (since she’s borderline) she’ll already be in the system so that if at 2 she needs services we won’t have to do it again. I think she was only really pushing to go ahead with the eval because I work for the school district and I’m the one who had said I had concerns about the speech, even though after she showed me the initial scores I said I was okay with waiting and reevaluating at 2 if she hadn’t improved. But whatever. My insurance covers most of the evaluation cost, if not all of it, so I’m not worried. And she’s right, I’m a big supporter of early intervention if there is a problem. I’ve seen what happens to kids who need early help but don’t get it until too late and how it can affect all areas of their lives. But of course, the week after they did the initial, she started using 2 sentence phrases and added more words (both of which were areas that scored lowed on the initial eval but now would score at normal). So I’m positive she’ll score at √ĘÄúnormal√ĘÄĚ next time.

Right now all she wants to do is play outside. And it’s HOT. I mean, it’s only low 90s, which is cool compared to when I lived in the south, but when I’m pregnant it feels so much worse. And she doesn’t want to stay in the shade. At least 3-4 times a day she asks to go outside. And if I say no she has a complete and utter melt down tantrum, including throwing herself backward onto the floor sobbing.

Right now I feel like a bad mom because I’m utilizing the YouTube app on the Xbox to play √ĘÄúDave and Ava√ĘÄĚ and √ĘÄúLittle Baby Bum√ĘÄĚ nursery rhymes. She loves htem, and it gives me about 30-40 minutes where I can rest and lay down without having to chase her. I’m not a fan of over utilizing the tv, but pregnancy is making this so hard!


Apple √ĘÄď I’m sorry to hear about the way your OH is treating you. I agree with the others, this sounds abusive. I hope that things get better for you, but if they don’t then I would consider leaving, even if just temporarily. In the end you know your situation the best. I’ve been in a terribly abusive situation before. I stayed because it was just the mental abusive and I justified that sometimes he was so sweet and helpful, and I was able to justify all the bad times. Then he started hitting me (it took a few years to get to that point, I was sure it would never happen) and then I still stayed. I eventually got out, but it took friends forcing me out.


Ali √ĘÄď Congrats on the pregnancy! And I’m so sorry about your job. Ugh your boss sounds like a complete @$$. I’m so sorry.


Vrogers √ĘÄď I feel the same about M √ĘÄď constantly changing every day! She also loves outside, and it’s so warm that I really hate going outside, but she constantly is running to the door and saying √ĘÄúoutside√ĘÄĚ in her super cute voice, and I just can’t say no Yesterday we ended up outside 4 different times, and by the end of the day I was so exhausted (from the heat) I was barely able to function. Blah. I cannot wait until it cools down some.


Ally √ĘÄď the new job at Uni sounds great! Good luck with that !!



 
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