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INFOR FOR NIMUM

(36 Posts)
HelensMelons Tue 09-Dec-08 20:42:17

Hi NIMUM

Haven't posted in this section before, but decided to have a look at the local sites - not the busiest!!

However, just on the offchance that this thread is read - you mentioned in one of the threads that your little one has dyspraxia, you may already know but there used to be an organisation called Contact a Family - not sure of their number but they might be able to put you in touch with another family with similar issues. I have 2DS's and 1DD. DS2 has asd.

nimum Sat 03-Jan-09 22:17:50

You hit the nail on the head there, it's not a busy site is it which is why I haven't looked for so long and only just responding to your post.

I have used the contact a family and made a few contacts but because she is not at a specialist school I am getting more support now and also the early years were the hardest when we didn't know.

Sorry to hear about your asd, I'm sure you have had your fair share of difficult times with it. Did you find C.A.F. any good?

We need to try and get NI mums a bit more internet savvie, there's just no action on this site!!

HelensMelons Sun 11-Jan-09 12:54:05

Just realised you replied!!

tbh I have only really just begun to buy into anything 'special needs' and, therefore, haven't used any of the services available - yet. My first step was becoming a mumsnetter. Normally on special needs but I also visit a few of the other sites and lurk!

I am also thinking about joining one of the local organisations that is specific to asd - I am probably going to do this over the next week or so. It's just making that initial telephone call (yuck!).

It's a real pity that there aren't more mums interested in mn because it can be isolating having a child with sn and it's also a great way of tapping in to what resources are around locally.

divedaisy Tue 13-Jan-09 21:52:40

Hi gals - another NI mum!

nimum Wed 14-Jan-09 23:51:41

Hi, we are slowly gathering numbers aren't we?

HelensMelons Fri 16-Jan-09 13:13:38

We are gathering!

Do you think we might make it up to 5 mums before .. say.. Easter?!! It would be brilliant if we could!

Anyway, is everybody well and got over Christmas, New Year, crap sales,ok?

Zzzzzzz Wed 21-Jan-09 22:31:30

Hi, room for one more NImum? My New Years Res to get a life again so trying to get out more. Have joined a Pilates class to exercise and get out and would love to get to know other mums locally too. thought the best place to start was mumsnet and check out the local area pages.

Lisness Thu 05-Mar-09 09:30:18

Hello - you might just make your 5 by Easter at this rate! I have one DS who has just turned 18 months. Myself and DH both work full time through necessity and life just seems such a rush! I'd so love to be at home more...!!!!

Hope everyone is well.

Zzzzzzz Tue 10-Mar-09 21:46:23

Know what you mean. I recently reduced my hours at work by just one day a month to clean the house and have a bit of time for whatever I want. With 2 DDs at 2 1/2 and 16mths life is busy!

ConnieComplaint Tue 10-Mar-09 21:53:32

Hiya, another NI mum here

I have 2 children. A dd of 7 & a dd of 4. We live in Co.Antrim.

There are quite a few NI mums here, we met up a couple of summers ago at Stormont for the Mile For Maude, it was a lovely day!!

ConnieComplaint Tue 10-Mar-09 21:55:22

blush actually I haver a ds who is 4!!!! OOh I hope that wasn't a freudian slip there...he has quite a fondness for pink!

wakemewhenitsover Thu 26-Mar-09 16:12:53

Hello, new to mumsnet NI Mum, thought I'd join in and say hi. Have 2 boys, one 4yr old who's just learning the "art" of telling jokes and one at 15 months who has learnt to throw himself out of his cot.
Bless..

QueenofImps Fri 27-Mar-09 20:14:07

Hey all

Also new here to NI Mum. I have 2 boys ages 7yrs and 7 months old and 2 girls ages 5yrs and 2yrs so my life is pretty hectic and hardly get a chance to sit down,lol Just got all the kids down to bed and having some me time before the youngest wails threw the monitor for my attention, he doesn't sleep for long, feel like he is never going to sleep through the night Anyways I shall not ramble on for long just wanted to say hi!

Tee2072 Fri 27-Mar-09 20:19:25

Hi all, nice to see someone on this topic!

I'm 40 and pregnant with my first who is due 26th June.

QueenofImps Fri 27-Mar-09 21:23:15

Hey Tee

How you feeling? Pregnancy can be a tiring but joyful experience I remember my first I was doing great up until 7 months then I was just knackered all the time and thought I would be pregnant forever,lol Do you know what you are having or have you decided to wait and get a surprise?

Tee2072 Fri 27-Mar-09 21:25:34

Hey queen!

Exhausted mostly! I'm nearly 28 weeks and so ready for this to be over!

And its going to be a surprise!

QueenofImps Fri 27-Mar-09 21:41:46

Aww luv I so sympathise with you its not nice feeling so tired. Enjoy the time you have left before the bambino comes along! Rest and sleep as much as possible as it all ends once the little munckin arrives sad but true,lol believe me I walk about like a zombie living on 3-4 hours of sleep a night as my youngest is 7 months and still not sleeping all night. But lack of sleep is the only downside, once you have the little one in your arms your whole world changes for the better, there is no feeling in the world as wonderful as being a mum you are going to love it Surprise is good when my first son was born the midwife told me you have a gorgeous wee boy and I said "Who does?" lmao I was so high on gas and air I didn't know if I was coming or going.

Tee2072 Fri 27-Mar-09 21:48:03

LOL at your reaction Queen!

I am trying to rest, but I do work 4 days a week. Thank god my boss agreed to Fridays off until I start leave, which is the middle of May.

I am so looking forward to being tired with babe in arms rather than in belly!

QueenofImps Fri 27-Mar-09 22:56:41

It is so much a better feeling when you got the babes in your arms,you may be tired but the heartburn and indigestion goes away as does the sore back and sore feet and swollen ankles,lol and you have a gorgeous wee baby smiling up at you I know with work it must be hard it is good that your boss agreed to a friday off gives you a long weekend to rest up! what do you work at?

Tee2072 Sat 28-Mar-09 07:38:33

I'm a personal assistant.

What about you? How many kids etc?

QueenofImps Sat 28-Mar-09 22:16:32

I used to work in Sales but am taking a break for a year or so got my hands full at the moment I have four kids 7 months,2yrs,5yrs and 6yrs,lol being a full time mum to 4 kids is like the hardest job in the world, always on the go

Tee2072 Sun 29-Mar-09 09:49:28

Wow, I should say so!! You must have lots of energy!

PlumBumMum Wed 08-Apr-09 11:44:41

Can I join, just bumped into this when having a wee nosey on local, didn't realise there were local threads do they come up on Active, guess I'll see in a minhmm

Tee2072 Wed 08-Apr-09 11:55:45

hi plumbummum. They do come up on Active, but this is a very slow moving thread!

PlumBumMum Wed 08-Apr-09 12:41:11

Seen that once I posted I've never noticed local threads before

when are you due Tee2072?

Tee2072 Wed 08-Apr-09 13:54:20

26th June. And counting the minutes!!

How about you?

PlumBumMum Wed 08-Apr-09 14:13:21

Oh thats exciting,
my SIL is due start of July and she got a 4D scan done aparrently some of the photos look like my dd2, amazing what you can see
I have 3dcs, dd8,ds5 & dd2.6.
But I just went to visit my friend her 4th dd is only 5 days old [broody]

Tee2072 Wed 08-Apr-09 14:23:26

My SIL is due 4 days before I am!!

This is my first, although I am 40. Late bloomer, that's me. grin

Zzzzzzz Tue 14-Apr-09 21:22:34

Yeah - we doubled Helensmelons figure - there are now ten mums posting here!! I just keep dipping in for a nosey... :-) Hope the weather stays nice so we can get out lots this week, going to check the MET site now! I need good weather to be able to keep up with the laundry too, potty training is sooooo much fun!

sillynoodle Fri 17-Apr-09 19:52:45

Hi folks. Just thought i should post and help boost the numbers. i have just 1 ds, 7 months last week. The time has just flown in, already contemplating another one. madness. . .

Zzzzzzz Sun 19-Apr-09 22:11:01

Go for it!! There is 14 months between my 2 DDs and they are brilliant company for each other. They look after and look out for each other and the youngest copies everything her sister does - including wanting to sit on the potty! Hooray! :-)I figure when they are out socialising when older they'll look after each other then too.

PlumBumMum Tue 28-Apr-09 20:03:11

Or they could fight over boyfriends, clothes and makeup wink

nimum Fri 01-May-09 23:04:21

OMG, where did everyone come from? I haven't really bothered to check this site as it was so underused. Was talking about it the other day to someone who thought that NI mums were just not IT savvie yet!!! I'm originally from England and I really took offence at that so I must be officially an Ulster girl now!

I'm the one with the DD (5), has verbal dyspraxia - goes to S & L school in Jordanstown - progress great but wet pants during daytime - big issue - a battle of wills going on!! Tried everything: please don't suggest reward charts, ignorring it etc, it's all been done. Also have a DS (8). Want a third child but don't want pregnancy or a baby - what's that all about?? Work in mornings in family business - love it - love being a mum but = love being me!! ! Look 4wd to getting to know some of you, now that we have achieved our goal of 5!

Zzzzzzz Sat 02-May-09 21:55:36

Yep! I have a feeling there will definately be fights over boyfriends and make up too (big sigh). The clothes fights started the other day as they are nearly in the same size and sometimes insist on swapping clothes...
NImum - totally with you on the another child but no pregnancy bit. Think I will stick with two though as we don't have space for any more! Honestly have no idea what to do about the wet pants.. what made biggest impact on DD1 was another little girl abt 1 year older and they talk abt how they are big girls who can go to the toilet. DD1 just keeps on talking abt being a big girl like her friend and they also like to compare pants every time they meet!! I also think having a potty buddy at nursery really helped her too. Don't know if that is of any use?
Really pleased that the local bit is getting more use. It good to chat!

PlumBumMum Fri 15-May-09 12:54:44

Oh we really are slow moving even our local site is out of date we'll not win the mumsnet award

nimum I don't have any tips on the wet pants I'm afraid as we did rewards/stickers etc

Well I have 3 and no3 is a hoot, she is so different from the other 2 and certainly keeps the other 2 on their toes, think we'd like another one but still in 2 minds so obviously not ready yet

wakemewhenitsover Fri 29-May-09 16:44:36

Thinking of going from 2 to 3 but find it a struggle managing 2. DS1 is 4yrs and DS2 is 17mths. Would love to try once more for a girl (although would be happy with another boy) but wonder how anyone manages with 3? DS2 is really clingy at the moment which doesn't help...Nice to see other NI Mum's

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