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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Devrij, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Noakesy85

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 2, 2014

    Posts: 375

    Location: Norwich

    Thats the situation i'm in at the moment.

    only for 4 months, but 1/3 of a year away from my daughter is still bad enough. Shes almost 2 and a half and this is the first time i've been away for any length of time since she was born. I've had her mother on the phone several times in tears with the stress of having to deal with a moody todler, illness, work and the xmas period. To be honest shes done an amazing job essentially as a single mother! When i get home in feb shes definitely deserving of a well earned break for a few days.
     
  2. RoboCod

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 16,891

    Location: On the Amiga500

    Xmas away is the worst so keep your head down and time will soon pass. You're right, treat mum for her efforts, she deserves it. Safe journey home :)
     
  3. Abraxaz1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 7, 2009

    Posts: 2,233

    Location: Carmarthenshire

    I'm guilty of liking my days /nights away for work. I get to choose my hotel and location.

    It's like going back 2 years and I get to be just an adult not a dad, no need to worry about if she's sleeping, if she's eating enough, got enough dummies or is too cold or too hot.

    Bit naff for the missus but can be helped and I do think of her as I have my meal and pint.
     
  4. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 13,065

    Location: Bath

    Ah now it's a guilty pleasure of mine have a night or two away, but I found a week was enough to make me really want to come home. I'd find a month+ unbearable. That said, it was really great to come home to my girls after the week away :)
     
  5. V_R

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2007

    Posts: 8,079

    Location: UK

    My little girl was 6 months old yesterday already. Where the hell did that go! :eek:

    Loving every minute though. :cool:

    She has slept though the night since about 2 months old and only wakes up very rarely, we are so lucky! :D

    I honestly don't know how you guys do it when you have to spend weeks/months away, I don't like going to work never mind any longer!
     
  6. subbytna

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,848

    Location: Belfast

    Karma will get you if you have another one. I'd rather have a difficult first time around as the second would be a doddle. To have a perfect baby firs time around and a hard one second time, would be a killer. Just when you thought "this parenting lark is easy" :D
     
  7. V_R

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2007

    Posts: 8,079

    Location: UK

    Haha yeah that may well be the case, I'm just hoping she carries on the trend!

    She takes after her mother! :D
     
  8. Resident

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,079

    I'm 9 weeks from finding this out :eek:
     
  9. Abraxaz1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 7, 2009

    Posts: 2,233

    Location: Carmarthenshire


    Get a white noise simulator with a sensor. It should comfort the child child when she starts to stir.

    Was a god send, went from waking up every hour to asleep all night
     
  10. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 13,065

    Location: Bath

    I thought I had it easy. My girl slept through until 9 months. Haven't had a night of unbroken sleep since. Now she can just hop out of bed and come into us, she takes full advantage
     
  11. subbytna

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,848

    Location: Belfast

    Try two. One waking the other just for them both to sneak into our bed. Even a super king bed isn't big enough :( wee buggers
     
  12. Resident

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,079

    I'm sticking with the hope that he's like his big sister, who's slept through from 3 week, bar the odd nightmare and she's just turned 2.
     
  13. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 13,065

    Location: Bath

    Hope everyone had a good Xmas with their small ones and are not yet sick of playing that one game they've latched onto.

    Got my daughter a balance bike, and it's crazy how fast they learn. Day 1 she's just walking along and holding the bike up between her legs. Day 2 we go to the park and she's free wheeling down grass hills like a little speed demon.
     
  14. Yevgeny

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 20, 2009

    Posts: 168

    Hi guys.
    Any recommendations for a balance bike for 2 year old boy?
     
  15. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,620

    Specialized Hotwalk (second hand). Then you can move up to the 12" Hotrock and negate the need for stabilisers.
     
  16. Devrij

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 13,065

    Location: Bath

    We got an apollo whizzer from halfords and are happy with it so far. Proper inflatable wheels instead of that plastic stuff on some of them.
     
  17. Yevgeny

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 20, 2009

    Posts: 168

    Thank you. Will check them out :)
     
  18. theone8181

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,297

    We bought one that looks like a crosser from smyths. Looks a smidge big for him but will see tomorrow when he goes out on it (he was 2 in Sept). I think its 12inch wheels though so that might be why it's big.
     
  19. Zatoichi.uK

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 13, 2005

    Posts: 2,584

    Got my 2 year old, now 2.5 a strider sport which seems great. Shame she won't touch it after falling off once. Will try again in a month or so... Grr
     
  20. Resident

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,079

    Seriously ******** myself right now for me and my partner. Just got back from the hospital, which was a return journey from an "urgent" checkup yesterday. Got there at 3pm for a 1 hour appointment, left 50mins ago after multiple scans, 2 consultants and what seemed to be an age of fetal doppler monitoring.

    Docs have told us that the amniotic fluid is increasing (it increases just days prior to birth apparently), Junior is head down (though has been for 4 weeks) & everything is looking like systems are go. The problem with that is that we still have 8 1/2 weeks to go to the due date, Junior isn't ready for the world.

    Docs have decided that it's going to happen so have begun courses of steroid injections so that they can be passed to Junior in the hope of bolstering his lungs should he appear.

    On top of this they're also suggesting that my partner may have developed diabetes during the pregnancy (she was tested and clear when we first found out we were having another child)

    My head is an absolute shed, I'm seriously ****** off at her so-called best mates who haven't even been round in the last month or so, just as things were getting rough for the Mrs in terms of the pregnancy and

    I just feel like I'm going to lose my ****. I have no idea what to do. I absolutely detest hospitals, hate every second, it stresses me out yet I'm faced with spending most of the day in one for the next few weeks. It doesn't help that there seems to be absolutely no efficiency or forward planning.

    At one point today a midwife told us that we need to wait for the consultant who will most likely order a 30min fetal monitor. 45mins later consultant walks in and within 10secs says to start the monitor & then he can decided further action on those results. Why couldn't the midwife just get it done whilst we were waiting? After the monitor we then had to wait another half hour for the consultant to come back. Wasted time! No wonder the NHS is on it's backside!

    Sorry, venting and not the point.

    Edit sorry for the stars ...