Is referring to LO as "the baby" common?

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  1. stepmum

    stepmum Oliver's Mummy

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    I've just realised that we always refer to LO as "the baby" when speaking about him.."where is the baby" "I want to get the baby this" "can you change the baby", obviously when we're talking to him we call him by his name (or gorgeous baby boy or stinky bum or little mister grouchy :haha:)..i feel like when he's 13 I'm still gonna refer to him as "the baby".

    Is it just me??
     
  2. LittleBoo

    LittleBoo Intactivist Mummy!

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    :haha: I do this all the time, I did it with my first but somehow it's gone from 'the baby' to 'the devil re-incarnate'. :p

    Joking of course, I call him little boots, possum, Jack, Jackaboo, gorgeous, booful, monkey, stink, tink, babe, little mister, moose, blossom and many more. Cas gets babe, monster, cheeks, little poss, tiny boots, little moose and boo/boofuls, plus many many more. I swear my kids don't know their own names :p
     
  3. lilliesmummie

    lilliesmummie Well-Known Member

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    I don't, but everyone else does lol, so I think very common hun.
    I call lillie- lilster, lillie pie, pie, baby girl, bootiful girlie, ginger babbaz, sweet pea, bugger, princess, shitbag (lol), all sorts! Xx
     
  4. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    I still do. When I was pregnant with Evie I referred to her as "the fetus" because I couldn't wrap my mind around another baby :rofl:

    Also
    Piglet
    Munchkin
    Mr Munchkin
    Sir cries a lot (not so much anymore)
    Sir whines a lot (allll the time now)
    Meester Munchkin

    Everything except Alexandre...!
     
  5. feedindy

    feedindy Well-Known Member

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    Haha sometimes I still call LO "the fetus" just as a joke.

    But usually I refer to her as BooBoo.
     
  6. alc316

    alc316 Early days with love #2

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    I have noticed that we do this a lot too! to her and other people I call her her name or nickname, but between my husband and I is almost always "the baby"! I think it's still so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that she's a REAL little person, with a name! Lol!
     
  7. minties

    minties Complete

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    I always call Thomas by his name, but my grandma refers to him as "the baby". It drives me up the wall!
     
  8. Sarah lo

    Sarah lo mum of 2 little monkeys!

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    We do occasionally. We hardly ever call her Olivia and i think it sounds weird when other people do!

    Our nicknames are:

    Liv
    Livie
    Squirmy worm
    Squirmy
    Bubs
    Grumpy pumpy baby (used frequently at the minute!)
     
  9. LauraLu

    LauraLu Well-Known Member

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    This post made me laugh! :haha:

    I LOVE all the cute nicknames, and I'm glad I'm not the only one to be using them so frequently. For us, it was very different the second time around b/c we didn't find out the gender. It was SO odd to call him by his name b/c we had referred to him as "it and the baby" for so long.

    Now Benjamin gets: Ben, Benny-Boo, Little Man, Benjables, and Benja-mini-me, haha! I love the looks from other people when we're out in stores, and I forget we're in public!
     
  10. Periwinkle

    Periwinkle Well-Known Member

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    My little one gets called

    Baby
    Sausage
    Saus
    Little puss (as opposed to our cats who seem huge now!)
    Puss
    Pup
    Wriggles
    Grumbles
    And a million others I can't think of now :D
     
  11. Periwinkle

    Periwinkle Well-Known Member

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    Soz, duplicate post.
     
  12. doddy0402

    doddy0402 Mummy to 3!

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    Haha I occasionally call my 5 yr old 'the baby' still, he doesnt appreciate it lol!! Lily is also 'the baby' as well as lils, baby girl, and missy moo!!x
     
  13. katlin

    katlin Mom of 5

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    My daughter gets called the baby a lot but I call my son bubby I'm not sure why but he's bubby even thou his name is zain lol not even close
     
  14. CLH_X3

    CLH_X3 Love my two babies!

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    I never say the baby now I think of it, I always say can u check on faith ? Is faith ok? Feed faith..
     
  15. MiissMuffet

    MiissMuffet Well-Known Member

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    i have never heard this only on movies :haha:

    I still refer to Ella as my baby though even though she's not so much anymore
     
  16. mummy2lola

    mummy2lola Mum to 2 trying for 3

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    I always say "the baby" didn't even realise till I read this post :rofl: xx
     
  17. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    I either call Coralie by her name, or I call her the bear.

    DH found it hilarious the other week when I text him asking him to cook something for the bear for dinner :haha:

    When I was pregnant, she was Roo Roo Bear... Now she is Coralie Bear :cloud9:
     
  18. popat

    popat Well-Known Member

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    Still say "the baby" but less often than before. My brother still calls him "baby" which he probably got from me. In fact I don't think my brother has ever called DS by his name....
     
  19. mumj18

    mumj18 Well-Known Member

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    my OH's sister and her partner refer to their son as 'the boy' - i'm not really a fan of this
     
  20. Natsku

    Natsku Well-Known Member

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    We call the Maria "the baby" a lot but then that was her only name for the first 10 weeks of her life as we couldn't decide on a name!
     

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