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Sat 16-Jun-12
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mike.
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Hello everyone. Long time no see. Well, I've been more or less absent for a few months anyway. Our little daughter is just over 3 months now and keeping us very busy. She's getting quite strong and is able to turn herself over if we put her on her back. I just don't seem to have time in the evenings these days. My routine is usually something like: get home from work, cook tea, wash up, sometimes go shopping, then it's usually getting a bit late and I'm feeling a bit tired. I don't seem to have time to spend on the internet (very few visits to the forum, no facebook updates, very few posts to my blog, etc). I can't remember the last time I read a novel - it might be january. I have a pile of unopened magazines which I haven't had time to read yet. Everything else just seems to take priority at the moment.

I have finally finished my PhD and graduate next month. It took me just over 2 months to do the various corrections and re-writing which the examiners asked for. I just need to fix a few typos and send it for printing now.

The little one is asleep so I'll ignore the pile of washing up in the kitchen and try to spend a few minutes catching up with what's been going on here.

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Sat 16-Jun-12
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Good to see you around these parts again, Mike. cool

I am just so pleased to be 20+ years past the nappy phase! laugh 

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Sat 16-Jun-12
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Oh Mike, I am so happy to see you back here!  I hope that you don't have to cope with the tiny one alone?  Thrilled also that the title of DPhil will be yours soon enough.   Shall not congratulate you yet! Stay with us - we are all aching to know how the babe is doing!

I'll try that again!

Sat 16-Jun-12
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Danny said:

I am just so pleased to be 20+ years past the nappy phase! laugh 

How many???  big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Sat 16-Jun-12
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Hi Danny,

We decided to try washable nappies after the amount we threw away went from 1/2 a binbag a week to 4 full bags and realised it was nearly all disposable nappies. We throw away far less but use the washing machine far more, and nearly always have a clothes horse of nappies filling the front room... At the moment we're quite liking the 'baby' phase (at least when she's quiet, less so when she whinges for hours on end). We're not looking forward to the toddler phase though, when we'll need to put locks on all the cupboards etc. and make sure there is nothing left lying around which she could put in her mouth.

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Sat 16-Jun-12
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Oh but she has to go through the putting things in her mouth phase - it is part of growing up!

I'll try that again!

Sun 17-Jun-12
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Pleased to hear it is going well. My grandsons are now 8 weeks and 6 weeks and things are starting to settle down. Nothing can prepare you for the impact a child has on your life. Eventually the child is incorporated into normal life and you find an equalibrium. Good to hear from you and hope to hear soon you have graduated.

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Sun 17-Jun-12
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I think we,ve already reached the things in mouth stage. Fingers, clothes, muslins, straps of car seat and toys have all been given a slobbery suck in the last week!

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Sun 17-Jun-12
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Bless!

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Sun 17-Jun-12
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Danny said:

Good to see you around these parts again, Mike. cool

I am just so pleased to be 20+ years past the nappy phase! laugh 

Don't worry Danny, it will soon be round again...but in a different form.......eeekeeek...big_laugh

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Sun 17-Jun-12
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Good to hear you are on the right end of completing your PhD, congratulations. The toddler phase isn't all bad, well depends on the child really - experience, the first two were lovely and endearing most of the time, it was the third that we had to batten down all hatches and he still managed to surmount all obstacles.doh

Mon 18-Jun-12
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Argghh. I've only just managed to find time to open my laptop and come on-line after spending most of the evening re-arranging furniture and moving the old washing machine, ready for the new one which should turn up tomorrow. And now it's late and nearly bedtime. Ah well. Good night everyone.

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Darn it Mike, missed you again!

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Jun-12
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Time for another flying visit to the forum. The new washing machine is plumbed in and running its first load (it's like we've let a bit of technology into the kitchen - it's got buttons and lights and a big LED display!). It's now time to relax with a glass of wine wine

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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wave  Happy Birthday Mike!!  wine   wine  cheers

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