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08/02/2018 at 09:34
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12/02/2018 at 08:44
Thank you for the lovely book Danielle. Matilda and her big sister loved reading it with me.
12/02/2018 at 09:14
Lucas loves his book too, thank you 😀 x
12/02/2018 at 09:31
Thank you very much for the book it arrived on her birthday! She loves books, perfect!
12/02/2018 at 10:07
Thank you for Skye's book, she's not safe to be let loose with a nice book yet, has ripped lots of her sisters books. We will read it to her on her birthday 🎂 which is Thursday, Eeek 😬 xx
17/02/2018 at 01:43
I somehow missed the notification that this group had been set up so haven't been on in a while. Loving the photos of all the babies! I can't believe how grown up they are. And interesting that a few of your babies love balloons as Lyra HATES them. She really is petrified to the extent we're nervous taking her to other people's parties!
She turned one a week ago - she isn't walking yet but has been cruising for a few months now. No first words yet either but she is still babbling up a storm, imitating and is communicating really well with gestures - pointing, waving etc. She seems to understand a fair bit as well.
Good luck for your partner's next scan, Kyrie! You poor thing with the chicken pox and flu as well.
Here are a few photos of Lyra on her birthday:
Oh and this happened today:
Are we crazy?! Fingers crossed everything going well, that would be a 20 month age gap!
17/02/2018 at 01:49
Mum2TB, I've found the same thing with Lyra and food. We were doing solely baby led weaning to start with and she was great. Now she's quite hit and miss. We've started taking a more combined approach and spoon feeding her nutritious things to make sure she doesn't exist on toast and baby crisps alone 😂.
Weirdly, another sure-fire way of getting her to eat something is slathering it in spices, garlic or pongy cheese. We inadvertently discovered yesterday that she loves gorgonzola as she swiped a slice of pizza off my plate and couldn't get enough.
17/02/2018 at 07:32
Did Skye enjoy her birthday Chelle?
Matilda will be 1 on Tuesday her big sister is so excited!
Congratulation Sugar that’s lovely news. I hope you get a stress free pregnancy this time, I’m sure you will!
17/02/2018 at 07:42
Aw that's lovely news sugar you'l have to keep us updated on your pregnancy.
Thanks for the feeding tip haha. Since Rose has turned one so have the tantrums I thought I had another year before they started 😲
17/02/2018 at 09:51
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18/02/2018 at 20:52
Thanks everyone! A stress-free pregnancy would be lovely...
Tell me about it Mum2TB - Lyra is a fan of the tantrum! The worst is when she flings herself backwards in frustration. She's done it a few times on the hard floor in the kitchen 😭.
18/02/2018 at 21:31
Urgh yes sugar! We had another one today I just let her cry for a while as she bumped fists on the carpet.
Also has anyone had successful transition to cows milk without any problems? Rose has been having lots of loose pale.nappies since the switch two days ago.
18/02/2018 at 22:47
Matilda is the same with tantrums she stamps her feet if we take anything off her.
I havent started giving Matilda cows milk to drink just yet. I got the follow on milk and just gradually introducing bits of cows milk. Matildas nappies are always different I’m always googling the colour to make sure it’s ok haha!
18/02/2018 at 23:33
Congratulations sugar that's great news!! There is 18 months between Harry and his brother Dylan I'm glad he was younger then when he came along with my eldest who was nearly 3 he's told me he wants to go back to when it was just mummy and daddy 😥 he does love them and misses them when he's at school but Dylan just loves both of them he's got such a big heart and always wants to change Harry's bum or get nappies clothes wet wipes. My eldest was lazy and never wanted to help no matter how fun I tried to make it. So just something I found worked with Dylan was making him aware there was a baby in my belly even though he was only one he still kissed my belly and knew. I even played dolls with him I tried that with my eldest but that didn't work lol.
Harry has been on cow's milk for a while now before he was one just because I'd done it with my other 2. As I fed them what we ate they would get milk in mash and porridge etc I find when their poo goes a pale colour they have drank too much. Do you warm it up? I dont but health visitors suggested it to my friend? I found as soon as Harry started having cow's milk more and more his reflux disappeared. Cow's milk is filling so if she's off food as well less the Oz you give and might see a difference in her poo. Harry is a milk monster (all my kids are) but he now only has 2 a day. If I remember the first time he had proper bottle of cow's milk his poo was slightly harder but his poo with reflux was horrible and he seemed to enjoy it. Don't switch yet just give her belly time to adjust to the new milk and see how she goes if you don't see it get any better I'd get advice she may be intolerant you never know.
Harry pulls a good tantrum and like Lyra he throws himself backwards or sidewards always on the hardest floor. Then he lays there with his face planted into the floor kicking his feet and crying, oh the joys I'm currently going through the terrible 2s too sometimes they both go at the same time for the same toy and I think my head's going to explode. Off to bed now after 2 weeks off one from chicken pox the other half term im so excited about the school run tomorrow and I'm actually prepared 😂
21/02/2018 at 10:11
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28/03/2018 at 13:53
How is everyone? What new things are all the babies doing?
Matilda had her 12/13 month jab yesterday she screamed but soon got over it (I took a few milky buttons on for after haha) I did find she copes better than she did with the last ones.
Matilda is in to everything and she is very cheeky!
15/04/2018 at 08:37
Hi ladies well it's been all go on my house and we've finally moved into our forever home. The fun now begins of decorating the place we got the garden sorted first as the weather's turning nicer and it was just a pit of mud and weeds lol.
Harry is a really clever, helpful and mischievous little boy he will put things in the bin when u ask him too. He has a temper on him and will scream at his brothers or me if we take things off him even if he's not aloud them. He's also talking quite a lot, he says more, floor, milk, juice, chip(our cat) mumma dadda, diddy(our nickname for dylan his brother) also sings nursery rhymes/songs. And he plays so nicely by himself but also wants to be a big boy like his brothers and has no fear of jumping off the sofa
Hope everyone is doing good and ur pregnancy is going as well as it can be sugar xx
15/04/2018 at 09:23
That's amazing what a clever boy! Rose is such a funny little girl she just amazes us they come on so quickly! Definitely a chatterbox and a little mimic.
We've just redcorated our dining room only taken us 4 months 😭 but it' finally done! Time to work on the rest of the house! Glad your finally settled kyrie
How is everyone doing with weaning off the bottle. Rose still has her morning and bedtime bottle and would scream blue murder if it wasn't there. It's purely for comfort
15/04/2018 at 11:08
Nice to hear from you ladies! Sounds like Harry and Rose are doing really well. Lyra doesn't say all that much yet in terms of proper words but she seems to understand a fair bit, still babbles up a storm and copies what we say sometimes. It doesn't seem to matter yet anyway as she communicates brilliantly by pointing at what she wants and at who she wants to get / do it 😂. She also isn't quite walking yet! She has taken a few steps here and there but is super cautious with it - she's scared to let go for long I think.
Great news on the house Kyrie and the dining room Mum2TB. Our place has finally almost sold, we have a new house lined up and will hopefully be completing and moving over the next few weeks. I have enjoyed living with my parents but 8 months is getting a bit much!
How is your partner doing Kyrie?
Pregnancy going well thanks. I'm 13+5 now - had my 12 week scan last week. It was nice to have a normal one this time!
Don't even ask me about weaning Mum2TB! Lyra is still on the boob and I can't imagine her ever wanting to stop?! The thing is I don't want to be breastfeeding a toddler and a newborn simultaneously. She doesn't eat enough solids yet to make the switch to cow's milk but she also likes the comfort, similar to Rose. How are all of your toddlers with eating? Lyra seems to like most foods but she really suffers with teething and then doesn't want solids at all.
Hope everyone else is doing well.
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