Brookie - sounds like you're having a bit of a time of it at the moment. Hope everything settles down and time doesn't drag too much until your next scan.
TT - good news that all looked ok with O's x-ray. How are your house plans coming along? I may have missed it, but are you starting to build on your land? Must be v exciting to plan your house from scratch - although the thought of all the decisions you'd have to make is bringing me out in a cold sweat! I presume that you're planning on staying out there for the long term - does max sound American? One of my good friends moved to California almost 2 years ago and her second was born out there - seems strange to think of them being all americanised now!
EF - love the description of your day. Is it like being on an aeroplane - you know the food is going to be a bit rubbish, but you still look forward to it in a weird sort of way?! Hpe the scan goes ok. I'm sure I read somewhere that if you leave people alone with little stimulation (I think it was actually in death row prisoners!) they will sleep for 16-17 hours out of the 24 - you could catch up on as many hours as possible and go into that newborn phase as the most refreshed you'll be for the next, oh, 5 years?!
Supposed to be really hot here today. Hubby had wanted to see the new superman film and I realised it's on at the baby cinema screening this morning so we were going to go (he's off today), but then it seems he's arranged for the builders to come. I don't particularly mind because I wasn't desperate to see the film but was quite looking forward to spending a bit of time together and the cinema is an independent one right down on the waterfront so I was thinking we could sit outside for some lunch afterwards and watch the world go by. Now we'll probably not do much except get jobs done round the house - and snipe at each other! Ah well, domestic bliss and all that - ha ha!
Right, O has fallen asleep on me so I'd better try and get her into the cot so I can have at least done something by the time he gets back from school and nursery.
RB - I bought some cornflakes just for that offer, but they've got the same offer on their website at the moment for June only, so we'll save the voucher and see how we get on!
Caro - that's why I am hoping we can leave O behind. One-to-one childcare with E would be much easier! Isabelle can be a bit of a wuss when it comes to rides so depending on what kind of mood she's in she may not want to go on the bigger rides anyway (I'll go by myself!!).
Can you easily get back to the car or do we need to carry everything for the day?
We're planning to go to legoland next Thursday as Isabelle's got an inset day and hubby has taken the day off. Is there anything I need to know about going? Any tips? They are doing an offer in June of an adult free which will help, and I will plan on taking food with us. I'm hoping we can leave O with my parents, but we may have to take her so would have to have a pushchair with us. Do we need a q-bot thing which I have just read about? Seems a bit expensive to me!
Our gay friends recently got married so we've had plenty of chances to discuss alternative relationships to the standard husband-wife, but I'm not sure Isabelle quite got it, as after some quite earnest discussion she paused and then announced she'd marry her friend Luke...and Eliza! Luke has been a longstanding potential husband, but I think he's always been keener than her on the idea(!) and about a year ago she went through a phase when he was annoying her of saying "well I won't marry you now", and he'd promptly burst into tears. It was rather amusing!
If anyone's after getting organised for next winter, LandsEnd have got a sale on and their winter coats are in it. I got one for Isabelle in last years sale and then bought another for E to grow into as they're so good. Think we've got the squall parka - would highly recommend!