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18/03/2014 at 08:28

Caro, hope you manage to get to doc and get it sorted. Sounds as though it is strep and ABs will crack it in hours. 

Stonking thunder storm here, been awake about an hour now and just had massive crash right overhead. Boys both still asleep at the moment, I used to sleep through massive storms too so fingers crossed. I love my little sleeping beauties

4:30am. Wonder if I'll get any more sleep....

18/03/2014 at 10:57

hey everyone

i have tried to skim read the updates but my laptop battery is on 13% and i dont have the charger and am feeding so quick check in from me.  All well here.  My baby is an eating machine! I have put him on a bottle at night for all of our sanities and it seems to be working.  Last night he had 200mls and he is 1 week old, i think they are supposed to have about 70, and that was after i bf him constantly for 4 hours.  I tried to express and in 25 mins i got nothing.  Anyway the bottle at night seems to work and the chunk gained 50g this week so already over birth weight (it took my daughter 4 weeks).  He is already almost out of newborn stuff!

Caro you sound in agony, go to the docs.  I cant see how you are wasting their time.  My friend is a paramedic and she tells me some stories about proper time wasters.  You arent!

18/03/2014 at 10:59

Hoggle - re potty training, its so hard as what seems to work for one doesnt work for another.  No harm in going back to nappies and trying again soon.No point in stressing everyone out.

18/03/2014 at 12:48

Hoggle. I'm potty training too right now. Feel your pain & indecision! We still use pull ups at nap time during th day but otherwise pantS. E was under the weather one day last week and said he wanted a nappy so I didn't fight it. So he wore a nappy that day then pants again the following day. I'm now trying to pluck up courage to leave th house nappy-less.....! After a week so far we've only done play dates with friends who are also potty training!! 

18/03/2014 at 12:49

Hi to wveryobe else. Reading butsooo behind to post! 

18/03/2014 at 13:17

so glad potty training days are over!

i have managed to poison myself! i made moroccan chickpea soup on friday night - but it was late, so i didn't put it in the fridge because it was still hot. left it out and then forgot to put it in the fridge on saturday. heated it all up for tea on saturday - but some was left over. so yes - i put it in a tub in the fridge. and last night i heated it up, gave it a good sniff and thought it would be ok. i was WRONG! i cannot move off the toilet for more than 10 mins at a time. sob. it only had vegetables and tinned chickpeas in it. but i am a t1t for leaving it out and reheating it twice, i know...

18/03/2014 at 13:21

Oh no!! Get well soon CM!

Just lost a really long post Grr. Will try again later!

18/03/2014 at 15:03
Hope it passes quickly CM, I'd have done the same, wouldn't have bn able to throw it out.
Camlo    pirate
18/03/2014 at 15:49

Oh dear -i hate it when i forget to put things in the fridge and it is wasted. 

Pip - if bottle works then go for it. Are you getting enough rest? It can be hard looking after a toddler to put your feet up but without it your milk will suffer and could be why he is draining you so easily (or perhaps he is indeed part piggy?).

grrr to throat caro, hope you have something for it by now

eek to thunder storms Tt, do you get many? 

Day off today so started off paying a few bills and registering all our new club members on welsh athletics (yawn), did a huge aldi shop with a tonne of fruit and veg then went swimming. i thought adult only session would be quiet but it was full of pensioners nattering as they pootled up and down. Just got my head down and did front crawl lengths for nearly an hour!!!!! Will sleep tonight! 

Still struggle to get any speed when swimming and even the grannies can breast stroke faster but apparently my stroke looks ok so guess it is just practice. 


18/03/2014 at 16:13

Well I have antibiotics, no children and am in bed.  I waited over 90 mins at the GPs this morni g.  I so preferred it when you could ring up as an emergency and you got an actual appt.  it's first come first served but they prioritise kids under 5, so every time one walked in, even though I could see it running round the waiting room causing merry mayhem, it was seen first.  Meanwhile Eric really behaved very well for the first hr or so, with stories and an apple, then he started trying to leave the building, play in the loo, go into the consulting rooms whilst other people were in there, scrunch up leaflets and chuck them about etc etc.  by that point I felt so Ill I didn't really care, and I think most people were sympathetic as they saw how long we had Been waiting.  

Anyway, I saw a GP I'd never seen before, who gave me the usual Schpeel about viruses, then wrote me a prescription for amoxicillin and told me to only use it if I still felt bad tomorrow.  Yeah right.  I went straight to the pharmacy, got the druhomeland took the first dose.  I then took Eric to a cafe with toys as he'd been so good really and we shared a flapjack.  I then proceeded to have a coughing fit and spray coffee everywhere which was rather embarrassing.  On the way home I let Eric walk a bit but then he started being silly so I put him in the buggy and he cried all the way home, which made me feel sad.  Then when we got hme I just crumpled on the stairs and started sobbing as I felt so ill. Poor ric didn't know what to make of it!  I managed to give him lunch and dump him in his cot for his sleep before crawling into bed.  I lay there with such a sore head and throat i could barely move.Meanwhile I texted childminder to ask if after school club could walk M home and drop her at the door and very kindly she offered to have them both between 4-6 and feed them then bring them home.  So I just gave them Eric, Matilda looked very forlorn bless her as tues is her only day at home after school, and both kids had dentist appts which she was quite looking forward to ( strange child)

Edited: 18/03/2014 at 16:14
18/03/2014 at 16:18

But now I am back in bed, I have called and e mailed work and left messages saying I won't be in tomorrow which I really hope they have got as no one has replied.  Amazingly after only 2 doses of amoxicillin I do feel better, to have gone from feeling like death to human in 4 hrs is not a coincidence I feel.  And tomorrow I shall rest and recuperate in bed ready to face the world again.  One thing I am trying to do as I get older is to sometimes look after myself, coz if I don't no one else will, and I have spent too much of my working life putting everyone ahead of me....

anyway, time for tea and rest before the kids come home at 6.  Hopefully hubby will be home soon after, he has a big meeting today which is why he had to go to work.

18/03/2014 at 17:06
So glad U got the antibiotics Caro, it is amazing how quickly they work. I suffered badly with tonsillitis from a toddler until I was about 30. Touch wood I have only had it a couple of times in last 10 yrs. Have bn in tears on floor on numerous occasions with it so know exactly how u felt. Have had two family members hospitalised with severe tonsillitis after not getting antibiotics. I am all for not overusing antibiotics but there is a big difference between a viral sore throat and tonsillitis. Painkillers don't touch it at all and it's not worth ending up with septicaemia or damaged heart valves from infection spreading trying to fight it yourself.
18/03/2014 at 17:32
Every gp I have seen has said the same thing caro when I have had throat infection. Big lecture on abs not working. Then given me prescription. Then told me not to take it unless it gets worse. And I always start them straight away and feel relief within hours... Rest well!

I have stopped squitting but feel crap now. Nick has had to take kids to rugby for me :/
18/03/2014 at 20:49

Yuck CM, I'm the same, can't bear to throw away food, hope you're over it quickly. 

Caro, get well soon too.  I've only had tonsillitis once and couldn't get to the doctor as I was on a course for work, suffered it for about a week (can totally sympathise about the sleepless nights on that too) and when I finally got ABs it was significantly better in a matter of hours.  Max has enormous tonsils, his doctor has never mentioned it but I'm sure he'll need them out.  I know of 2 people recently who had them removed as adults and they suffered hideously, way more than you would expect for something so 'simple'.

I think it was Camlo who asked if we get a lot of storms.....OMG yes!  Bigger and better than most I ever experienced in UK.  Luckily I like storms as it would be terrifying if not.  Don't much like them in the middle of the night though, yawn!

Camlo    pirate
18/03/2014 at 21:25

dont you worry about your house being sucked up like the wizard of oz?? 

18/03/2014 at 21:47

Don't say that Caro, we are hoping to start building our house this week, reluctantly in wood not brick/concrete. Jacksonville has not had a serious hurricane since the sixties and that was just a roof off, what are the chances that all changes this year?!?

18/03/2014 at 22:51

So glad you have antibiotics now Caro - a day in bed sounds exactly what you need!

CM I hope you are feeling better too!

Well M wore pants all day at daycare and then at home quite happily and only one accident at home (none at daycare). Almighty row this morning about wanting a nappy but when I said if you wear your pants I will push you to daycare in the buggy instead of driving she said sure fine and put them on as if the previous hideous meltdown hadn't occurred at all! I have a tendency to overthink things and this was probably one of those occasions!

Hubby at home with a sore back. I should be really sympathetic after all my back problems but he does tend to bang on and on and possible exaggerate (well in my opinion!)) so I'm having to be kind and patient and secretly thinking toughen up!! Bad wife!!!


18/03/2014 at 23:17

On the 6.52am to B/ham tomoz. Really shouldn't be up reading!  Big waves  

19/03/2014 at 08:17

hope caro is better.

interesting re chickpeas, cc - i know about needing to cook them properly but tinned ones i thought would be ok

oh god how LONG is my daughter going to take with breakfast this morning. she asked for cooked breakfast which i've done and it's taken her 40 minutes already and she's still going. HURRY UP!!!!!

19/03/2014 at 10:33

Caro - you poor thing.  Sounds awful but glad you are on the mend now.  Crying is 100% permitted.

CM - poor you with the squits.  I bet you wont want to make that chickpea meal again for a while.

Brookie - LOVED your fb post last night.  I had an awful day yesterday and it made me laugh.  Husband and i were both stressed and tired and arguing and he reversed our new (not brand new but the most £ car i have ever owned) car into a pillar in a car park.Luckily we have protected no claims so should be ok with insurance (this is what he told me anyway) but £350 excess.  Could be worse but not great.  We then argued all the way home.  Made up when we got home.  Joy...  I made a mental note not to take a 3 year old to the supermarket again, she was grabbing everything and just what we didnt need.  online deliveries all the way.

Hoggle - i think most men cant handle pain/illness.  Mine cries out in pain if i squeeze a small spot.  

Edited: 19/03/2014 at 10:35
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