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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by PaperMacheMario » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:40 pm

jiggles wrote:Thanks, and to you, too.

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Cute! I’ll try one...

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Online baby classes must be really weird. I think I’d really struggle to engage fully with them, even more so than with most things that have moved to video calls.

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:58 pm

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by jiggles » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:00 am

:lol: they grow up so fast

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Errkal » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:37 am

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Feels like only yesterday we were in the hospital and she is now 4 and at school!

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Knoyleo » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:01 am

Errkal wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Congrats to both of you!

NCT courses via zoom are a weird experience. :lol:


They are weird anyway.

I hated them felt it was a total waste of time and that most of other people were stuck up want to be posh people. They would have been more useful if they gave fact based answers but every answer to every question seems to be “if you feel” or “if it works for you” which wasn’t in any way helpful.

Ours seemed OK, the teacher leading the session was pretty focused on the facts, and was just being careful not to put down any alternative options people might want to go for. Most of the group seemed more concerned with what pain relief was available and how it worked, than anything too left field, although at least one couple are aiming for a water birth.

PaperMacheMario wrote:Online baby classes must be really weird. I think I’d really struggle to engage fully with them, even more so than with most things that have moved to video calls.

I think we're obviously going to really miss out on the more practical lessons as well, but we're lucky that the mother in law used to be a midwife, so we'll still get plenty of coaching.
I think we were just hoping to find other parents near us who we'd be able to talk to, going through the same things, but it's definitely more difficult to make small talk with strangers on a group video call. :dread:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:59 am

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:05 am

That's a cheeky looking baby :lol: :wub:

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by Drumstick » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:29 am

My almost three three year old is obsessed with a couple of books at the moment, and perhaps not the ones you might expect:

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
How to Win Friends and Influence people by Dale Carnegie

What sort of potentially deadly child am I raising?

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by Moggy » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:00 am

Harry Ellis wrote:My almost three three year old is obsessed with a couple of books at the moment, and perhaps not the ones you might expect:

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
How to Win Friends and Influence people by Dale Carnegie

What sort of potentially deadly child am I raising?


Sounds like something that happens to kids who have an animation hating father.

Let your kid watch a Disney movie instead of American Psycho!

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by Drumstick » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:09 pm

Moggy wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:My almost three three year old is obsessed with a couple of books at the moment, and perhaps not the ones you might expect:

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
How to Win Friends and Influence people by Dale Carnegie

What sort of potentially deadly child am I raising?

Sounds like something that happens to kids who have an animation hating father.

Let your kid watch a Disney movie instead of American Psycho!

We have Disney+ so she usually has a film a day.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by jawa2 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:18 pm

Tiny Timous wrote:How it started, 9 weeks ago:

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Baby looks amazing, Tom - congrats, dude!

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:44 pm

Thanks Jawa :wub:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:19 pm

Over Christmas I taught my son (4 years old ) and nephew (he's 5) the Boris Johnson song by The Kunts. I am a responsible father/uncle though and taught them the radio edit version.

My son keeps singing it, but is confused if Johnson is on telly. "He's not a sausage roll! He has eyes!" :lol:

We did a video call with my nephew last night and before saying hello he was singing "Boris Johnson is a sausage roll" at me.

Brainwashing is awesome 8-) :lol: :lol:

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by Knoyleo » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:28 pm

(not very) Quick! To Grcade!

Our little boy arrived with us on Friday afternoon! 3 weeks early and weighing just 5lb 6oz!

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It's been a pretty stressful few days. My wife's waters broke on Wednesday evening, but labour didn't start. We went to the hospital to get it checked, and they said we could either induce immediately, or wait 24hrs to see if it starts on its own. We opted to wait, and nothing happened, so back to hospital on Thursday night to induce. By Friday morning, there'd been very little movement, but they registered that the baby was starting to get stressed, and my wife's temperature had spiked, so concluded there could well be an infection. I got the call to go in and join her on the hospital, but I was there for all of 30 minutes before she got wheeled into theatre for a caesarean under a general anaesthetic, and I don't think either of us really had time to take in what was happening. Then, an hour later, I was holding my son!

He was straight on the antibiotics to combat whatever infection it is they think he's got, sadly, but otherwise all seemed well, just very small. My wife was out of theatre shortly after and recovered quickly, but her memories of Friday are pretty patchy. I was allowed to stay on the post natal ward with them both for a few hours, then had to leave the hospital.

Yesterday was difficult too, because he became very unresponsive and stopped feeding. The doctors were concerned about this infection, and took him for a lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis, then had to connect him to a feeding tube to get some formula milk in him. After a few feeds like that, he perked up a bit, and began to feed with my wife normally as well.

The results came back this morning, and there's no sign of meningitis thank god, and his infection markers have dropped from 60 to 40, although they need to get down under 10 before discharge from hospital. Expecting them home Wednesday at this point, but there's no visiting them at the hospital because of Covid restrictions. Best I can manage is to head there and meet my wife in the car park, assuming she's recovered enough from the surgery to make it down there as well.

It's been the longest few days of my life, but so relieved to see he's improving, and otherwise perfectly well, and just can't wait to have them both home soon.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Drumstick » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:36 pm

Congrats mate!

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:54 pm

Congrats :wub:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tsunade » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:38 pm

Congrats! He's adorable.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Tomous » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:11 pm

Congrats mate! :wub:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:45 pm

One thing lockdown has made me realise is that I am not cut out to be a teacher. I just did a maths lesson and I want to kill my son and he wants to kill me. :lol:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Dual » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:16 pm

Moggy wrote:One thing lockdown has made me realise is that I am not cut out to be a teacher. I just did a maths lesson and I want to kill my son and he wants to kill me. :lol:


But think of all the holidays! And you finish at 3pm!!


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