Monthly Archives: August 2009

Rockets and jabs!

This morning was time for Austin’s second set of injections…he cried a lot but Caitlin cried more!  Last time Caitlin wasn’t there since we waited so long she had to go to school.  When she saw the nurse “make a hole” in Austins leg and saw him scream she also burst into tears!!!!!!!!  They both recovered quite quickly though!!  I had him weighed as well and he is now a hefty 15lb 2!!  That’s as heavy as Caitlin was at 36 weeks!!!!!!!!!  Yes you read that right 36 weeks and he is 12!!!!!!!!!!

Then we headed home to play with Squidge.  She was reviewing a rocket so came around to ours to do it.  It was a giant cardboard rocket that you decorate and then play with….

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I think Caitlin got the decorating more than the other 2…she had a great time filling the inside with loads of astronauts!!!!!!!

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The others had more fun dressing up and getting in and out of the rocket!!

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In fact they were still playing with it before bed!  They love it but it is massive!! 

Linda also got another thing to review!!!!  A baby gym so she has loaned it to Austin to have a go of.  He seemed to like his new toy as well, we haven’t got anything like this so he was loving getting it to play noises when he kicked….

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…he also thought it was really comfy to sleep on!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12 weeks today!

In just over an hours time Austin will be 12 weeks old!  I can’t believe how quickly time has gone!  He’ll be 1 before we know it!  He is getting more and more active, he loves kicking his legs around and is making his moses basket rock about!  We really need to move so he can go in a cot.  He is also very “talkative” he chats away to himself all the time.  He has been a bit naughty for the past 2 days and has woken up really early.  On Saturday night Richard volunteered to get up with him and so he woke up at around 3.30 and was awake on and off until Richard gave up at about 7 when Caitlin and Noah woke..and yep you guessed it Austin went straight back to sleep then!!!  This morning he woke up at 5.30!!  But it’s so hard to get mad because he wakes you up with loads of chatting and legs flying up and down and when you go over to him you get the biggest best smiles ever!!

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I might try to video him tomorrow morning on my brand new camera!!!!!!  I went to town today and got brave and bought a camera!!!  My battery is just charged so I’ll be having a play later and hopefully tomorrow will bring excellent videos and perfect pictures!!!!!!!!

We’re also going strong and we’re on day 7 of the top challenge.  I under estimated Austin as even without adding his new bigger tops I still can’t get his drawer to shut without a struggle after I totally caught up with the washing!!!!!!

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Sorting clothes!!

Tonight while I was making tea Caitlin and Noah were pestering me so I asked if they wanted a job….  They said yes so I gave them the task of putting all of Austin’s next size clothes into piles of t-shirts, jeans, pj’s etc…..  After about 5 minutes (and no sorting at all..no surprise there though!) there was hysterical laughing…and they were both dressed in Austin’s clothes!!!!!!!  Amazingly they actually fitted Caitlin really well width ways just not in length..at all!!!!!!!  This sunsuit was 12-18 months but was quite baggy on her…wouldn’t save any of her legs or arms from the sun though!!

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Of course after Caitlin had tried it Noah had to have a go…he looked like Kevin out of Kevin and Perry!

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And then Caitlin squeezed herself into some 9-12 months pj’s…..

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Again a tad short but did up fine….the mad pair!!!!!!!

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Growing growing!!!

Austin is still growing at a ridiculous rate!  Last night I bathed and dressed him in his sleepsuit ready for bed and he started crying hysterically.  When I looked down his sleepsuit was really stretched over his feet so I took it off and he stopped crying straight away…  This means he has now progressed to the 6-9 months sleepsuits and even those aren’t too big they fit him really nicely!  I know when I moved him up to the 3-6 month ones he was already at the ends but I thought he would at least be in them until he was 3 months!!!!!!!!!  At this rate he will have outgrown the Father Christmas outfit Noah had!!!  Best get a photo of him in it soon just incase!!!  I measured his length this evening and he is now 62cm long!!!

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I’ve even had to go and retreive some clothes from the new house as I was convinced we’d be in there before he needed them!  At this rate I’ll have to go get the cot and God knows where we’ll put that!!!!!!  Also here’s a photo of the 3 of them, he looks so grown up sitting next to Caitlin….

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Cars….what cars!!!

Today we have been to MOSI to what we thought was the final day of the “roaring road rally”.  It promised you could see the lower courtyard “taken over” by cars of all descriptions!  All that was there was a bus and a tank…oh and just general parked cars!!  There were loads of trains though, and they had all of the steam trains going.  Noah was just as impressed by the trains so we were ok!  There were models of trains in all sizes and they even got to sit in one…

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Even Austin got out for a bit of a wander and seemed to like the trains too….

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…think it was just good reflections really since I am convinced he can’t see very far at all!!!!!!  Caitlin also had a ride in a full size steam train which she loved.  But her favourite bit was of course the water wheel which she is fascinated by every time we go there!!!!!

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Magma

Wednesday was a trip to Magma!!  I wasn’t too sure what to expect as it is a science museum but I was told to bring swimming costumes!!  Inside there were lots of different zones..earth, fire, water..not sure what others!!  We went to earth first where there was diggers and general building type things!!  Noah was in his element digging and moving the pretend rocks around….

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Somehow in this one he looks like a rock is balanced on his head!!!!

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We went outside to eat our packed lunches and they then had a play on the massive play area.  There was a giant sandpit which Noah virtually rolled in as soon as I put his suncream on!!!!  Next to the play area is the water park….so with their costumes on they all went in!  I thought they would last 5 minutes as it was quite cold and windy but they LOVED it and so stayed in for ages!!!  Due to modern day paranoia etc you’re not allowed to take photos in the water bit so you’ll have to have one of Caitlin digging!!

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We just about made it home in time for mini club!!!!

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Waterwipes….

A few days ago a company agreed to send me some wipes that are new to the market in return for a review on my blog.  The wipes arrived just before the weekend but we missed the postie so I got them yesterday and started using them once the kids arrived back from Nanny’s!!!

I’m actually quite picky about which wipes I’ll use so was quite excited to test a new type!  They are called waterwipes  and you can read all about them here…. http://www.dermah2o.com/ but basically they are wipes with 99.9% water in them and 0.1% grapefruit seed.  To be honest until recently it had never crossed my mind that anyone would have a problem using wipes on a newborn.  But my sister’s best friend (L) had a baby just after Austin was born and she asked Amy what I use on Austin as she had been told she couldn’t use wipes but didn’t know what to do when she was out.  Shame I have discovered the waterwipes a few weeks to late to recommend to her!  I know some people only ever use a piece of cloth and a spray container of water but it has always baffled me (and a few others I know) what on earth they do when faced with an explosion…they must have to go home to deal with it because on occasion I have needed a good 20 + wipes!!!!!  So yes I’ve always been a fan of wipes and the fact they contain “nasties” hasn’t deterred me from using them….

My first thought when I saw the description of waterwipes was what a great idea for the “L’s” of the world, but probably not really for me….  When I saw the price tag of £4.49 I was even more sceptical that they would be the wipe for me….  So my wipes arrived and I got to work opening and road testing them….

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I think the package looks a bit cheap but Richard completely disagrees with me so I’ll report back more on that when I’ve shown a few more people!!  My pack had a dirty mark on when it arrived just by the “w” of water..and I think the pack will mark very easily which doesn’t really portray the pure image they are after.  When I opened them the dispenser was unlike any other wipe I’ve tried but it is great it dispenses one at a time unlike all other wipes I’ve tried when you sometimes struggle to get just one.  The thickness of the wipe was just perfect too, my regular wipe seems to have gone a bit thinner recently and that annoyed me, I’ve also tried other wipes which I think are too thick…these were perfect!!  Just like I imagined they didn’t smell at all which was nice – nothing worse than wipes that smell of cheap toilet cleaner as I experienced recently when I strayed from my regular brand!  So now I had opened and tried them on myself I just needed Austin to oblige so I could try them on him!!!

Obviously being 11 weeks old he obliged quite quickly and I was very very pleasantly surprised with how well they work!  I have no idea how to explain this whilst doing them justice but I’ll try….  Normally I find wipes to be a bit wet and they spread the offending poo around!!  Waterwipes really get the poo to stick to them!!  Obviously they aren’t sticky but I don’t know how else to explain how they work…they are kind of dry and sticky, but not sticky in a bad way….

I use wipes for everything…faces, bums, tables, windows, me…..  As these were so expensive (despite the fact they were free!!!!!) I haven’t really been using them on Caitlin and Noah much, I have tried them once on their faces and they also worked well on that dirt too…..  I’m meeting some friends tomorrow and if I remember them I’ll be getting their opinions too…I forgot to take them so Linda could try them today!!

So far I think I like them…they work well, the thickness is perfect but I’m really struggling with the price….I honestly think its a bit high and it would stop me from chosing them…but then again I am very careful with money!!!!!!  I’ll update a bit more when I’ve been using them for a while longer!

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