No idea Kinsey! Can you buy infant gaviscon over the counter? I assume it has the doses on it, but I wouldn't use adult gaviscon I don't think.
I'm definitely making O's sleeping worse by feeding her as soon as she wakes (I'm pretty sure she doesn't need milk overnight at 10 months!), but we've been away and had people staying so I've been very mindful of her waking other people, and the other children, up. When things settle down after half term we need to go back to some tough love, which worked previously until she got a cold. I'm absolutely exhausted at the moment though, so I really do need to do something as being up 3 times every night just isn't working for me! I've left my husband downstairs with them all at the moment and am lying down but of course I can't get to sleep - have just spent 20 minutes thinking "must sleep, must sleep"! Ah well, another slightly hazy sleep deprived day!
I'm pretty pro-vaccine too. I think people have forgotten that babies and children used to die in huge numbers - isn't that why people had so many, because only a small number would actually survive childhood? Whooping cough, measles, mumps etc all have significant morbidity and mortality associated with them, but because modern medicine is so good some people think everything is curable and treatable, and ignore that awful things can still happen to children as a result of these illnesses. I'm furious that vaccine refuseniks are actually relying on sensible responsible parents to protect their children and I think we should move to the way they do things in the states and not allow unvaccinated children into childcare settings or school. If my baby got measles because another parent hadn't bothered to get their older child vaccinated...well, I don't know what I'd do, but I certainly wouldn't be polite to that parent!
We were at my brothers wedding at the weekend which was really lovely, and very posh - in the Caledonian club in belgravia!!! (her parents are members!). Isabelle was a flower girl and I was rather nervous about her behaving but she did wonderfully and looked very cute. She also then stayed up until midnight dancing, even when I was desperate to go to bed!
Husband also driving me mad here, I won't detail all his misdemeanors, and most of them are quite minor, but frustrating none the less! O isn't sleeping very well and we've now got visitors so being shattered isn't helping, and I heard from my friend last night that they're going to come and visit for the weekend - so that will be 4 adults and 7 children here. I don't picture much sleep on the immediate horizon!! (and I will need to do some serious food shopping!)
CM - I agree with the others. You should be able to see a GP without telling a receptionist why, and if they insist you just say it's a confidential matter which you are not willing to discuss with them. I would be surprised if a gp would write a note without seeing you (I don't think they're supposed to!) but if you can talk to someone on the phone they may then make you an apppointment. You can self-certify for 7 days, but would need a note beyond that. It seems as though you've had lots of problems with this surgery - can you think about moving to a different one?
So sorry you're having a tough time at the moment. I've been meaning to try and share a Facebook link with you for a singing workshops and concert we're doing in December, but maybe this isn't the right time! But just in case...it's in Winchester, with our new conductor and musical director (who's one of the bbc singers), and is a rehearsal during the day and concert in the evening - December 14th. I think it will be pretty good, and I could offer you a bed if you fancy coming down, or there are nice paces to stay in Winchester if N wanted to come too - obviously only if you're free that weekend, but thought I'd ask since I know you're not able to sing in a choir at the moment, and this workshop is open to guests!