From miscarriages to miracle - James Michael. Our sticky bean born on Daddy's B'day

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  1. ceebee

    ceebee Well-Known Member

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    Ah, lovely pic hon and glad all is going well for you :) good luck getting your lovely new house ready for the new arrival :) xxx
     
  2. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    Happy 2nd Birthday to my darling boy.

    Not got internet at the moment so will post an update next week. Suffice to say I'm pretty emotional today.

    My baby is 2. Where the Hell did 2 years go?

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  3. Emily0505

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    Happy Birthday James!!

    They grow up way too fast eh Nat?

    :hug: for an emotional mummy

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  4. mrswoody

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    Happy 2nd Birthday to James :)

    I hope you got to celebrate despite the move.

    Two years has gone so fast xx
     
  5. ceebee

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    Happy belated birthday James, hope he had a lovely time :) Scary though, I'm still in denial we have a 2 year old. Hope you're ok and holding up under all the pregnancy stuff and other pressure xxx
     
  6. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    I did actually manage a piccie on his actual Birthday - not a great one mind!



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    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    James is a big brother



    So far all going ok but its early days of course.

    Thankfully my labour was fast and I was home the same day so minimal disruption.

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    Beautifull children x x
     
  9. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    I kind of abandoned this journal once James turned two (and now with another little monster I don't have much spare time!)

    Thought I'd pop on though.

    James is dong amazingly, looking back about how concerned I was about his speech is laughable. He has a vocabulary that puts me to shame.

    James' specialist subject is space / planets and his Daddy has really indulged him. We have a load of Brian Cox programmes recorded and we have bought lots of space books - proper adult books as well as the kiddy ones. Daddy also loves space [remember "telescope-gate?"] so its a real shared interest.

    James is astounding. He can name the moons of Jupiter, he can identify many nebula's (I didn't even know what a nebula was!!) and he can name different galaxies - Andromeda anyone?? :shock::shock: Because he is genuinely interested he literally soaks up knowledge.

    He is a typical little boy though and loves running, climbing, jumping, chasing pigeons and generally being a little terror. It's amazing to think in a few short years he has come so far.

    We have a few blips on the horizon. James is a mega fussy eater and still suffers from constipation which in turn is affecting potty training, although even for wee's he is still not ready. He is so smart about some stuff but other things he just isn't getting yet! Also we do have a fair amount of tantrums at the moment. Mainly around being told "no". Some days I feel like tearing my hair out with exasperation - my almost 3 year old can be so head strong and defiant and non compromising it's almost admirable.

    On the upside he is a fab sleeper, generally very well behaved for everyone bar me and he adores his little sister.

    He will be starting nursery a few days after his 3rd Birthday - 2.5 days a week and I alternate between thinking I will be glad of the break and knowing I'll feel like I'll be missing a limb!

    We've had lots of days out with friends and family recently - seaside, Legoland, Natural History Museum, London Aquarium. I am making the most of still having James with me all the time.

    Having Beatrice has made me look at James so differently and I forget sometimes he is still a baby too.

    They are very different children. James was sleeping through by 10 weeks and was a happy, content baby who was very independent from an early age (he preferred to lay out on the floor and watch instead of be cuddled) and he was always happy to go to other people. Beatrice is breast fed, we co-sleep, I couldn't put her down for the first 3 months and even now she is very clingy with me. She also has a bit of a milk allergy [reaction to certain things, under investigation] and she is small. She likes to be held and watch the world from Mummy's arms - I do worry what effect having a clingy baby has had on James BUT I am sure he doesn't remember it any differently?

    Having to start thinking about returning to work and it's already become a huge source of anxiety for me. I cannot see how I am going to make it work and my company may not even agree to part time hours meaning I'd have to resign.

    I am still trying to shift the baby weight, over a stone gone but still 2 more to go! I am suffering horribly with post partum joint pain this time and I am having physio as I sprained my ankle a few months back and have had problems ever since BUT on the whole life is good. I am very lucky.

    Will try to add some recent piccies.

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  10. russellmuscle

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    We are in the same boat with potty training, sometimes it makes it a bit hard for some to understand because Jackson is speaking and really bright with everything else that he would and should be potty trained. People also forget because of his height. He knows what a potty, pee and poo is but not grasped to tell me when needing. He only tells me if hes did a poop and its like uncomfy.

    How was James sitting on the potty cause I know hes quite leggy too - Jackson sat on it and says sore, and his wee knees were at his knees he looked like a spider all limbs :lol: but I think we may try the insert for the big toilet pan?

    Glad James is doing so well, they are amazing little sponges. Glad hes taking to brotherhood great too.

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  11. CARNAT22

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    Awwwwww, super cute.

    xxx
     
  13. lisey

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    Both so cute xx
     
  14. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhhhhhh, my wee boy is 3 today!

    Where has the time gone?

    I cannot believe that this time a mere 3 years ago I had only just met him?

    Thought I'd pop on before my little hurricane gets up for the day... him and daddy are still fast asleep.

    James is doing amazingly. Toilet training is going OK, and he starts nursery next week, which he is really excited about. First time I am leaving him with anyone other than family [my sister had him for the year I was back at work]

    He is such a smart cookie and he is a wonderful big brother to my other little monster.

    Am so proud of him.



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  15. russellmuscle

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    Happy birthday James!!

    Hope James and B have a good birthday!

    Check the size of him :lol:

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  16. mrswoody

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    Happy 3rd Birthday to James!!

    He has gotten so big :D

    Hope you all had a fab day x
     

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