What a dreadful bub hubber I am - I've been too busy and neglected you all... visiting families, entertaining families and then escaping to work the last two days for a rest from too much food and all the 'hanging around' you tend to be forced into with family over christmas...so,
I hope you all had a splendid Christmas and have a fantastic 2012 - hope we get to share some of our stories together and watch and learn from eachother's kids etc etc...
Sonja, Kel and Moongazer - thanks so much for sharing about your experiences with your kids when the newborns come along - I'm also terrified of this and it seems it's rightly so?? It sounds really challenging at times but you guys survived and are still sane so that's reassuring!
BK - re the childcare discussion - Nathan goes only one day per week to family day care (will be 2 next year) and didn't cry after the first 3 times or so - makes me wonder actually... carer and I have had discussions recently about autism/speech problems etc etc and she said she finds him unattached/not affectionate which fits the diagnosis. I on the contrary thought he is super attached wanting 'cuddles' all bloody day but starting to wonder if he has no idea what cuddles actually mean and it only means that SOMETHING is wrong and I should fix it! Drives me insane - no language means it's like looking after a newborn and guessing what they want/need all the time.
Kismet - you're a saint!! Do you want to look after Nathan whilst I give birth - should only be an hour or two (last time 14 mins stage 2 ) and I'm having trouble getting friends to 'volunteer'.... mum now saying she'll give up a week of her precious life to stay with us after my due date - MIL I asked to stay also for a week if needed and she said NO!! Said she had to have her second child alone at the hospital whilst her husband looked after first born so that's just the way it is gee thanxs!!
tired - sorry you're so bored but it really is good that your twins are holding on in there for as long as possible - read lots of books, lots of 'tired' time - sounds good actually
Alittleray - how are those christmas follies going - hopefully all the excess food adds to their plumpness somehow and you have a bumper crop ready for a BFP next year
Hi to everyone else I've missed
Question - at what age do you expect kids to 'get' Christmas/santa etc etc... I really promoted the idea this time with Nathan (not just verbally - DVD's, visiting numerous santas, helping put up the tree etc etc but he didn't get it. He was better with opening presents this year but still hasn't got to the end of them due to lack of attention span/interest. He's been deliriously happy with lots of people around though which is nice.
AFM - we're on a roll with the toilet training yet again - now getting 80% of wee's/poos in the toilet and SO hoping he'll be 99% there before bub arrives... It's enormously time consuming and really bad dinner time conversation with family around but I refuse to stop now!!