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14/10/2013 at 10:14
Thought I'd do a little update as I haven't been posting on here much. Thankfully its more because I've been rushed off my feet with two little ones due to anything else. You might remember I posted that I was finding things really tough and I was wondering whether I had PND. everyone on here was really sympathetic, but also made me realise that I didn't have PND, I was just finding things really effing difficult. I was struggling with the relentlessness of 2 under 2 and not getting any ME time.
things are much improved now. My h has been brilliant and is getting much better at taking them out to the park or bluewater just to give me an hour or two. i think he thinks I could be doing more around the house as it's always a tip, but as soon as you tidy up, my kamikaze comes along and just turns it all upside down! I do try but I'm just not cut out to be a domestic goddess.
my kids are just brilliant. O is a gorgeous wee thing, although I'm a bit concerned at his development. He's not really bringing things up to his mouth (apart from his own hands) and doesn't do a lot of reaching out for toys. He's nearly sitting, not really liking being on his front and not rolling, so I'm going to speak to the HV at some point soon. Although at the moment he's a bit poorly (really nasty conjunctivitis and now a bit of a cold, poor lamb) he's otherwise so smiley and happy and is generally a happy little thing. I'm going to start weaning him soon as he is 6m on Friday , and given his lack of hand to mouth action, I'll probably start him on purees and bring in a bit of BLW, much like I did with C.
C is 2 on Halloween - she is just brilliant and funny and clever, and talking All. The. Time. She's now up to 5 word sentences and is frankly scaring me with her vocab. last week I taught her to say "mummy is awesome" and yesterday, H taught her to sing and dance to the Rolling Stones . She ADORES O, and loves cuddling and kissing him, although sometimes with a bit more vigour than is slightly necessary! She went into her Big Girl Bed last not for the first time, and slept and stayed there all night, so we are very pleased. I just hope she does that tonight too, as she can be a right little monkey sometimes.
im now thing about going back to work - I'll probably be going back in January. O's name is down at nursery, although it looks like they can't manage the mon-Thurs I wanted, and they'll have to go mon tues weds and fri, which is what I had before so its no biggie (just means i'll miss out on weekly coffee with my friends!)
anyway, sorry thats so epic, but I just wanted to come back on here to say hi - here are some pics as a reward
14/10/2013 at 10:17
Beautiful children! Lovely update - glad you are settling into things and over the fear of having PND xx
14/10/2013 at 11:26
Glad you're feeling better now. Time alone is so important especially with the age gap you've got!
14/10/2013 at 11:32
Glad you're feeling better BW. They are both gorgeous :D x
14/10/2013 at 12:14
Great to hear from you BW :)
Don't worry about O's develpment, I'm sure he'll get there in his own time. Some babies just don't take things to their mouths (H's niece never did, ever. You could leave her with ANYTHING safe in the knowledge that she wouldn't try to eat it).
A is just a couple of weeks older than O and has only just started rolling onto her front in the last few days, but hates being on her front when she gets there and hasn't get worked out how to roll back...cue lots and LOTS of whinging and shouting
They're both adorable though, you're doing a fab job with them :)
14/10/2013 at 13:38
You're are indeed doing a cracking job of bringing up two fantastic little characters. Coolest kids in town!
14/10/2013 at 16:18
So cute. F is wearing that onsie today as well. He also hates being on his front. He has rolled over but has no real interest in it unless it is to cuddle up in bed. I think some babies just focus on different things.
14/10/2013 at 18:34
Your babies are scrummy! Glad to hear that all is as well as it can be with such a hectic life!
14/10/2013 at 19:18
So glad you are feeling better BW xx
14/10/2013 at 21:00
Fab update!! C looks soo grown up OMG! O is a cutie! Glad you're feeling better, I find things very tough with 1 let alone 2!! We are 6.5m and not rolling yet either, I'm hoping one day he will surprise me! Sssh no talk of work...I can't believe how fast the time is going!
15/10/2013 at 09:27
Glad to hear that you are doing better BW. 2 under 2 is tough, be proud of yourself! Am sure that O will catch up in his own time, I wouldn't worry too much. Probably you are comparing him to what C was doing at his age but I am told that boys are a lot lazier than girls! Gorgeous pics, they are so alike!
15/10/2013 at 16:43
Thanks all for your lovely comments - they are two lovely little kids, and I actually think sometimes I have it pretty easy as feeding and sleeping has been relatively straightforward, so I sometimes think I'm just being over dramatic (I know, me, can you believe it?!? )
My sensible 2nd time mum head is telling me not to worry about O's development, but there is this tiny nagging voice saying just to talk it out with a HV so I'll do that.
15/10/2013 at 18:28
If you are worried definitely speak to your HV or you will just keep worrying. I am sure everything is fine though. I am worried that P isnt really laughing or sitting at all so i guess they all do things at different rates! Hopefully i will get to meet your two gorgeous babies at the Nov meet up! Determined to make it! X
15/10/2013 at 19:25
Lovely update bw.. Two beautiful children, hope the health visitor can reassure you x
16/10/2013 at 14:11
Glad your feeling better, you have beautiful children!
16/10/2013 at 14:42
Good to hear things have improved. Lovely photos!
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