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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 7:10am (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    Wot? Janice tried (if briefly) to get us back on thread.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 7:14am (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    So - time for a funny story. We have this stupid doggie doorbell gizmo. Its a large plastic dog paw with a push button in the middle (real dog paw size) which rings a battery powered *doorbell* - you can choose a bell or bark option. Unfortunately, I had it set on the bell option (bark would have been even funnier) when Maya climbed unto a shelf where she doesn't belong and sat on the dog paw. She kept jerking up and down startling herself as rang and re-rang the bell, her little head whipping from side to side in greater and greater consternation... The dog paw was under a scarf, so at first I didn't know what the heck was going on either.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 3:21pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    LOL!!!! She probably thought it was coming from her butt!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 6:28pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    O my word...the yanks are talking cockney and the brummie's talking yank!!
    :confused:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 8:41pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    Such is the influence of hencam!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2008 8:48pm (Feb 12th 2008)
     
    An Oi'm stiw tawkin Bux...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 8:40am (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Massive big grin from over here in hippie land. Except - what did Kate say that was 'Merican? Oh - butt? vs bum?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 4:24pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Absolutely. Butts here are the ends of fags (calm down Diane, it's a cigarette), a doobrey in the garden for keeping water in, or the stock of a pistol/rifle. Although the brats are becoming more americanised in their speech, so I spect it'll become part of the lingua franca soon...:\
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 7:16pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Butts are the end of cigs here too, CC..but also the end you sit on the most. :bigsmile: the only different meaning is the garden butt, to keep water in. We just call that a water barrel.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2008 9:27pm (Feb 13th 2008)
     
    Just to take this back to its thread, I took Rachael and Caitlyn to the registry office today to register her birth. (I know, 4 weeks and still not official!!) Anyway, we waited for an hour, then the registrar wouldn't put Danny on the birth certificate unless he's there to sign the papers because they aren't married. And, when they do get married, they have to re-register her!! What a bloomin' faff!

    Hubby and me have just been sitting with her and she was smiling and laughing at us!! I caught a little bit of video on my phone but wouldn't even know how to go about uploading it to show you. Take it from me, it's darn cute!!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 1:25am (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    Ooooo. I upload on UTube for vids. Do you have a plug in for your phone to your computer? They have 'em at Radio Shack (well... here) or your phone store. See - I'm desperate to see your vid of the kid. :D

    And, what Lynn said, about butts. If you referred to a water butt here - the average American would not only not understand it but would think it was better kept within the confines of the likes of the R**** P** thread.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 3:40pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    I don't have a lead, but I sent it to my e-mail and have forwarded it to you Diane. Not sure if DAnny and Rach would want me to put it on YouTube!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th, 2008 6:04pm (Feb 14th 2008)
     
    It's a regisTER office...unless Caitlyn's a bit of land. My mate's a superintendent registrar and hates it when people say 'registry'! She hammered it into me because I do calligraphy and fill in the bits at the front of peoples' photograph albums. Useless facts nobody cares about no. 1,743,752,247,963,063 :\
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 12:14am (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    I stand corrected - hadn't even realised there was a difference but now you mention it its obvious!!! So why isn't it the Registrar's Office?! Or why isn't she a registerer!! I know, it sounds better the othe way!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 3:38pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Got no idea...that's why I'm a piano tuner! She let me look at the old registers before they went off to be computerised :(; people died of more interesting things in those days - quinsy, apoplexy,dropsy...fascinating!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 6:38pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Yes, the diseases nowadays have such boring names! The electronic registers go to the Office of National Statistics, and they then distribute the data to the relevant areas - I get all the births and deaths for ours. (Its highly encrypted and password protected when its received). It is really interesting working with that data, and quite worrying sometimes too when you see a person younger than yourself who's died.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 6:48pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    If you look at the registers from 1800, there's quite a few younger than you. Younger than most people, in fact...frightening. I know that if I'd been around then, I wouldn't have been around for long!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 6:56pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Yes, they didn't have an easy time of it! On the Isle of Man we watch some of the racing from a graveyard, and some of the people who died in the 1800s were really old - not unusual to find people in their 80s or 90s. Don't know if life was easier there for a while, or they were just remote from a lot of the illnesses spread at that time. I wish I'd had longer to study them to see if there was a pattern. The church is usually closed so no option to see if there's a register, but when we go this year I might just spend my time reading the graves and making notes instead of watching the bikes roar past! (Is that morbid?!) In one grave there's a man and both of his wives!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:23pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Since I learned lettercutting I itch to freshen up some of the carving that's fading on some of the old gravestones. Sometimes I'm early for a service that I'm playing for and mooch round the graveyard, spotting the ones which could do with a 'tweak'! When I was painting in the letters on Dad's gravestone, I was lying prone amongst the graves for an hour and a half in a bright pink t-shirt. Nobody came to check if I was dead or not! :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:38pm (Feb 15th 2008) edited
     
    Yes, some of them are so faded its impossible to make out what it said originally. Perhaps a rubbing of them would show a little more, but I didn't have the equipment and I think you have to ask permission of the vicar?

    Perhaps they thought no one would be seen dead in a graveyard in a bright pink t-shirt so figured you were OK!! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 7:50pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    I did say to the vicar that it didn't say much for the level of parochial care. He's used to me, so just grinned and went on his way rejoicing. He has to humour me; organists are like hen's teeth!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 8:08pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    Ah, the Isle of Man TT motor cycle races.
    Hubby and I took our first baby there in 1956. We watched the rivets bouncing about in the plane wings all the way there, and back.
    As a pupil miwife I facilitated the birth of David Jefferies, later to be six times winner of the TT.
    I was devastated when he was killed in the 2003 practice. He had such a wonderful Yorkshire grin....
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 9:37pm (Feb 15th 2008) edited
     
    Wow Oli, I met David Jefferies once, just before he was killed. My hubby was a great fan - he loves road racing - and he was a great loss. Thankfully the planes are slightly better than that now, but I think they still launch them with a rubber band!!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th, 2008 10:01pm (Feb 15th 2008)
     
    I love to go around and look at old gravestones. I love the old ones with saying written on them. The best one I ever read was, "See, I Told You I Was Sick". The guy must have had a great sense of humor.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 2:44am (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    Me too! I like to photograph them. Some of the best I've seen are in Hawaii. Seattle's not too bad either. They are also usually a great place for a bike (bicycle) work out - little traffic and smooth paved roads with lots of turns.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 5:56pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    My nan (here I go again!) always swore that in the local graveyard was a stone with the words:

    "Break wind wherever you may be,
    for the want of a fart was the death of me"

    Never saw it with my own eyes but I suppose its possible!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 6:10pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    It's a well-documented case of a bloke who supressed his wind when the vicar visited and later died. "Where'er you be,let your wind blow free, for the holding of it was the death of me" I didn't know where the grave was, though. A customer of mine did her dissertation on flatulence to qualify as a homoeopath and that was the title of it! :) Sorry, Diane...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2008 10:13pm (Feb 16th 2008)
     
    Oh no - I'm all for flatulence. Although I do wish we farted in little colored clouds, so that we knew from whence each one materialized. Then again, I could no longer look at my dog with a shocked expression and say: Holly, really!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2008 12:04pm (Feb 17th 2008)
     
    My dog used to spin around as if she didn't know what it was or where it'd come from, so there was no blaming her as she always had that reaction!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2008 3:15pm (Feb 17th 2008)
     
    Ben the dog always looked deeply embarrassed. And if anyone said 'poo!' he'd go and sit under the table or in his box...even if they said 'poo!' about something entirely different, like a burnt bit of toast or whatever.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2008 6:56pm (Feb 17th 2008) edited
     
    Oh that's hilarious Kate & CC. One can (not that I have personally...ah hem) pass gas directly in Martin's (CAT, CC - not husband) face and he remains absolutely unmoved.

    So, with the 2 dogs did that human urge to create behavior in others ... "look what my dog does when I do this" happen to them a lot?
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 10:19am (Feb 18th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    should this be merged with Runny Poo? (yikes!)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 1:40pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    I was wondering about the connection between Baby thread and breaking wind, and then realised its something Caitlyn does constantly, so perhaps it is the right place for it!!! :D
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 4:26pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    Baby; an alimentary canal with a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 6:32pm (Feb 18th 2008) edited
     
    Very loud LOL CC. I think that was one of your best.

    And entirely within the parameters of the thread. :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 7:12pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    CC, that was hilarious :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 8:11pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    Not mine, alas. Someone v. witty - Oscar Wilde? Mark Twain? Someone like that!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 8:24pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    Very accurate too - I can testify to that!!

    Did I tell you that there was another baby born on the same day as Caitlyn with the same name - forename and surname, and spellings. (Don't know the other baby's middle name though). I find that extremely freaky. Thought it was a mistake on our computer system at first but it isn't.

    She was registered today at the register office (;)) so is officially a real person now!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 8:54pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    No, not a person for 25 years in my book!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 9:00pm (Feb 18th 2008)
     
    True. I'll agree with you on that one. I actually asked my friend today why we ever had kids and how easy life would be if we hadn't. She then pointed out what she went through to get hers. Not IVF or anything like that, just tricked her hubby has he didn't want any. They're not married any more, but he has another child with his 2nd wife!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2008 9:01pm (Feb 18th 2008) edited
     
    That's men for you - utterly consistent! :) On the other hand, I knew of a woman who insisted her hubby had the snip...then ran off with another man.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2008 3:20pm (Feb 19th 2008)
     
    I've looked up the baby quote and all I can see is that it was appropriated by Ronald Reagan. He didn't have the wit or intelligence to come up with it himself, so I shall rummage further.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2008 8:15pm (Feb 19th 2008)
     
    I think it was a Brit CC - by the language. Could have been a 19th century American though.

    The answer is hormones Kate. :D
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 4:59pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Come on baby. Not seen a picture of you for ages.
    Wearing lip stick yet?
    Well we are told that children grow up soooo fast now!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 6:10pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    She's got ten O Levels, five A Levels, just been accepted for Oxford, learns Japanese for a hobby and has solved the Middle East situation, if Kate runs true to the form of yer average granny...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:17pm (Mar 8th 2008) edited
     
    Photobucket

    Sorry - don't want to bore you with endless images of the most beautiful (human!) baby in the world! (Well, of those posted on hencam anyway!) CC isn't exactly correct - she's only got 4 A levels!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:18pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Has that image come out really big again or is it my pooter?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:19pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    :devil:Ho, a stupid one, eh? Or are you secretly not as proud a boasty grandma as you make out....?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:21pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Image seems to still be HUGE - sorry!

    Well, she has got Danny as a daddy - she's doing well considering the size of that handicap!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:23pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    O, I'm TELLING...does he ever read the Hencam Forum? If so, you are in deep, deep Runny Poo...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:23pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Nope - never does!!!! That's how I get away with it!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:25pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    But hubby does, on occasion? Might he not blab?!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:42pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Wonderful, wonderful, picture. Thank you.
    She's just too cute !
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:48pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    Our beautiful hencam baby sure is growing, Kate. What a doll baby. Thank you for posting the picture. You know you can carry things TOO far, by NOT wanting to bore us..I know I for one, love seeing her pictures. I want to see her before she starts school ya know. :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:48pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw that's a beautiful picture Kate :smile:

    Image doesn't look too big either, it's the perfect size.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:49pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     
    She's not bothering with school, Lynn - straight to Oxford! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2008 9:51pm (Mar 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I like seeing pics too - sheesh, look at the pic at the start of this thread compared to her know, she's grown so much!!
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 11:14am (Mar 9th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    eeeeeeeeek Baby's do lots of RUNNY POO
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 3:37pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     
    She is changing day by day. She now fills her moses basket and weighs around 11lb 3oz from her birth weight of 8lb 14oz.

    I'm finding that when I post a picture it fills the screen, but then the following day its the right size. Very strange!! I still haven't taken one of her in her hancam vest - they're going to be moving out soon so will have to do it even though it'll swamp her now!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2008 7:06pm (Mar 9th 2008)
     
    Wazza: 'Babies do lots of runny poo'
    Kate: 'She now fills her moses basket...'
    :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 2:14am (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Lol CC!

    Oh Kate she is just sooooo sweet! I'm really glad you put a picture up (right size for me as well) and of course, now I instantly want more.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:20pm (Mar 10th 2008) edited
     
    Photobucket

    OK, I'll bore you with one more! This was taken 2 weeks ago (so she's 6 weeks in it). She was "talking" to Pooh Bear (who dangles over the bouncy chair) and laughing at his "replies". I smile everytime I see this picture. Perhaps she was asking if he was related to the "Runny Poo's of Hencam". (Sorry Diane!)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:22pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    LOL CC!! Excellent cross-threading!! I love flicking TV channel and seeing what sentences can be made. Was better when there were only 4 channels-too many to hop around now.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:25pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Oh Kate, that is such a darling picture! She's a bright little baby.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:28pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Definately. I can hear her shouting at her mom and dad now. She likes attention and mental stimulation all the time otherwise she's bored!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:29pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Sounds almost human! I'm the same...:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:36pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    not as cute though! ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:38pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    How do you know????
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:39pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Wazza told me (she lied!!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:42pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    HAH! He only looks at the biscuits - and my computer, bless 'im!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:51pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Caitlyn's a bit young for him yet, but she is blond(ish) and pretty!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:54pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    She'd better look out...mind you, Shobhna only has to twitch the choke chain and he comes to heel like a lamb! :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 8:56pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Ah, to have that sort of control. One of those Police Camera Action things was on earlier and I swear they were in Milton Keynes. The coppers were laughing about some awful driver or other and I had to stand and watch in case it was our Wazza. Didn't see them though. Wonder if he's ever provided any footage for it?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 9:03pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    He said no, he stays out of the way when they're around. Doesn't want anything he says to be taken down and used in evidence! :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 9:16pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    Don't blame him. Don't think the british public are ready for Wazza!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 11:15pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kate that picture is fantastic - who took it? Great timing!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2008 11:31pm (Mar 10th 2008)
     
    I agree with Lynn - you can see by the look in her eyes, she's one smart cookie. Now, if Caitlyn sudden said R****** P** - I'd have absolutely no objection.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 6:40am (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    Guess what her first words will be....? :devil:
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 2:25pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    WAZZA no doubt LOL
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 6:00pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nah, chicken :cool:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 6:04pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    Nah, Runny Pooooooooooooooo!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 6:08pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh yes of course, how silly of me to forget those important words :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 9:34pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    I took it!! (Not like me to get a good photo at all!) She had her first injection today. :( She slept when she got home and woke up about 6pm, just as hubby went for a lie down before the night shift. She screamed and screamed and screamed and screamed. He got up and grumped around! She had a little bit of her bottle and threw it all back, then eventually fell asleep. She's just woke up and seems a bit brighter (at least she's not screaming!)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2008 9:35pm (Mar 11th 2008)
     
    We could've had a debate about what I should teach her - mommy, daddy, chicken, runny poo, but they're moving out on Monday so I won't get the chance. :( I'm going to miss them sooooo much. I'm sad for me but happy for them.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 6:46pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    Well they won't be too far away...close enough for you to babysit, I bet!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 6:48pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    Yep!! And I've already got an open invitation to visit anytime. So, that's my 5pm til bedtime slot filled!!!! (Wouldn't really do that, but its lovely of them to offer). Anyone suggest a nice useful housewarming present?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 6:50pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    Earplugs.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 6:54pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    LOL!!! Is that to shut out the baby or the rows they'll start having when they're on their own without me around!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 7:02pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    Both!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2008 7:03pm (Mar 12th 2008)
     
    Ah, baby size ones too then!
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 1:57am (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    Kate, the baby is beautiful. Please, keep posting pictures of her. We can never get too many pictures. She looks very intelligent too. We will look forward to seeing a picture of her in her hencam vest.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2008 10:43pm (Mar 13th 2008)
     
    Yes, I must take a photo of her in it before they leave, and then another one when it fits her properly as a comparison!
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 4:29am (Mar 14th 2008)
     
    Stan has a young man who helps him on the route and I finally got to see his baby boy today. The poor little darling was born on October 13, 2007 with his intestines outside his body and had to undergo many surgeries, but he is fine now and so handsome and alert . Bless the wonderful advances in medicine and the dedicated doctors and nurses.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 9:28am (Mar 14th 2008) edited
     
    ....and midwives.
    Please remember midwifery is not a branch of nursing. It is a separate profession of its own. To mix with nursing would be the same as saying opticians are part of chiropody!!
    Of course in US you have it different. midwives there work as nurses and just carry out doctor's orders. I do know of a few independant midwives working out there though. and then there is Ina May Gaskin, another story all together.
    ....rant over.

    The condition is called exomphelous.I have never seen one. Must be a horrific experience.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2008 8:26pm (Mar 14th 2008)
     
    Yes, it must be a real shock when the baby is born. I'm pleased he's doing OK now though - hopefully he'll live a perfectly normal life now. Makes me so grateful for what I've got.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2008 4:12am (Mar 15th 2008)
     
    The midwives I know of in Washington and California have their own independent practices. I think it varies State to State...
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2008 6:14am (Mar 15th 2008)
     
    The baby boy was born C-section and they knew ahead of time that he had the condition ( ultra-sound ). He also has a hernia ( of the male type ) and is due to have surgery to correct it. Another young man who works for Stan has a little boy about 18 months who has to have hernia surgery too and they are first cousins. Maybe it runs in their family. The doctors told the parents of the little ( exomphelous ) baby that the condition happened to atleast 4 other babies in Mississippi last year. A family in Arkansas, from my hometown, also had a boy with that condition and he is doing well. Midwives are very important to bringing little ones into the world. Let's all salute them for jobs well done.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2008 10:33am (Mar 15th 2008)
     
    Thank you Janice.

    The USA midwives are mostly nurse/midwives.
    We say this as a derogatory term when refering to a UK midwife who doesn't use her autonomy.
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2008 6:01pm (Mar 15th 2008)
     
    In this area of the USA, the general practice doctors are rare as hen's teeth. The doctors are becoming specialists in different areas of treatment. The closest thing we have in our town are family practice doctors and none of them deliver babies and all babies are delivered by OB/Gyns. Then the peditrician takes over their care once they are taken to the nursery. We have no midwives and it is really a shame. I was delivered at home by a midwife and mother had no complications. When my brother and sister were born , she had them in the hospital and had more difficut deliveries . Do you think maybe having me in the familar surroundings of her own bedroom and with an understanding midwife to attend her might have made the difference ?
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2008 6:40pm (Mar 15th 2008)
     
    I almost died from sepsis when my son was born ( in a hospital and by a doctor ). He knew I was to deliver a 10+ pound baby yet he did nothing for me for 48 hours after my waters broke and I made no progress at all. ( never dilated a single centimeter ). Finally he decided to X-ray me and found out that the baby was HUGE from head to toes and would be impossible to come naturally. I was rushed in for an C-section but blood poisioning had already set in. To add insult to the injury, while I was left unattended , a woman came with a tray of food and fed me while I was in a state of half-conciousness. ( I could have burst my stitches from gas . ) The doctor came in and joked to me that he and I should go out and get a steak . I groggily told him no thanks " I have already eaten ." He was horrified and I could hear him cursing all down the hall. The poisioning progressed and it was just a steady trail of blood tests , more shots , more antibiotics in the IV. I remember the doctor coming in and asking me to please, go ahead and name my son and the sound of my parents sobbing and my husband outside in the hall telling the doctor that he would have nothing to live for and the doctor scoldingly saying , OH YES YOU DO , You have a fine 10 pound 4 ounce son down the hall in the nursery. Dense me, I did not know that I might be dying. On the second day, my doctor told Stan that there was a small chance that he could save me but I could die from the drug itself. Stan had to sign papers before they could administer it and then I might have a slim chance. My doctor then left the hospital ( He announced that he was going on a week-end trip ) and turned me over to the same doctor who had delivered my brother and sister. ( the truth was my doctor thought I would not survive and of all his patients ( doctors are not supposed to get that attached I thought ) he could not bear to see me die ..... so his nurses told me later. ) A nurse came in and injected something into the IV and it worked !!!!! The next morning I rang for a nurse to stand me on my feet and let me walk and to remove that danged IV. She said that I had to take MORE IVs and I told her hell no that I going to drink grape juice for nourishment and walk. I was given a trial run and spent the next day walking and drinking grape juice. The morning after that my doctor walked through the doors of the maternity ward and saw me up walking and pestering the nurses and he turned white as a sheet and said " You are not supposed to be here !!!! " I was able to be sent home the next day.