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Cher_Alumni
Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
Hello there lovely community folk, old and new. I thought I'd bob by and start a thread to dip my toes back in, after what has been a long year away having a baby!

I'll be back next week on a regular basis, but couldn't resist seeing how you all were today. So tell me, how has the past year treated you? What have you been up to? The highs, the lows and everything in-between! You've never been far away from my thoughts so I hope you are all doing as well as can be. 

I'll put us the kettle on, and if anyone can point me in the direction of the biscuit tin that'd be grand. 

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @Teddybear12 Hello there! Nice to see a familiar 'face'!

    [Warning baby talk upcoming..!]
    And, thank you. The last year has been the most magical of my life (and tiring, emotional, up and down ever!). Becoming a mum is all I hoped it would be, and more. It never ceases to amaze me how much of a privilege it is, even when he's trying to run away when I change his nappy  :s

    And gosh yes, I can understand how the economic landscape and cost of living crisis/energy bill hike is impacting everyone's daily lives. I hope I can offer some support to make it a bit easier because these are exceptionally challenging times we're navigating.

    Take care too and look after yourself.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    Hi @Cher_Scope what a lovely surprise to see your thread. 
    Just wanted to welcome you back! I hope you and your little one are both well! 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @poppy123456 Ahh hello you! Thank you, I hope you are keeping well too. We are doing great thanks, any tips for surviving teething always appreciated though  :D 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,986 Championing
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    Nice to see you back @Cher_Scope

    Has it really been a year???

    I'm glad to hear you are doing OK :)
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,986 Championing
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    PS we have a few biscuit tins on the top of the cupboards but they are all empty :(
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    It made me smile to see your thread this morning! 
    Ah yes those lovely teething days, I remember them well. Bonjela is what my daughter used for my grandson, along with calpol. Other than that try not to pull too much hair out 😂
    Myself and family are all well, thank you. I welcomed my 2nd grandchild into the world in July. She’s 8 weeks old now and such a little sweetie. First granddaughter.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @66Mustang Yes a whole year. Tell me about it! When I first started mat leave I thought woah, I have all the time in the world. And it's gone by in a blur! It's lovely to 'see you' again, are you keeping well? I hope this year's been kind to you. 

    @poppy123456 Ha, I have a constant supply of bonjela and calpol on the go (other brands are available!) but boy, are those pesky teeth taking their toll. Only 2 through at the front so far, pray the others aren't as hard work  :o
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,200 Championing
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    Hi @Cher_Scope - how lovely to see you're coming back on the community, as you've been missed. Becoming a Mum is very special, & I'm pleased to read you've not only survived your son's first year, but have enjoyed it as well! Definitely time for a short break in the Coffee lounge, & even a biscuit! :)
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @chiarieds Hello there! Again, it's so nice to see a familiar face. I hope you're keeping well and the last year has been as good as can be for you. 

    Becoming a mum is very special, there have been times where I've had to pinch myself that he's mine and our son. All the sayings are true too, that time just flies. He'll be one in a couple of week -what the heck!

    I look forward to talking some more when I'm 'properly' back  :)
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 5,022 Championing
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    This is possibly the warmest, nicest and sunniest thread I think I've ever read!! <3 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @Biblioklept <3 I will take that! My work here is done  :D It's lovely to virtually meet you, I'm a big fan of your username. I hope you're having a lovely Monday - I had to stop and think to myself, what day is it again?! I'm sure our paths will cross in the future on lots of threads! Take it easy and feel free to help yourself to a chocolate digestive. 
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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Championing
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    Hi @Cher_Scope
    Great to see you on here! Hope the family are well, all the best.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Welcome back @Cher_Scope lovely to see you and that you are enjoying the role of mummy bear 

    Teething is awful but from now on there will always be the next stage to deal with some good some not so good the joys of patenting but you tend to remember the good and not the bad 

    Look forward to seeing you around again x x 
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,498 Championing
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        A big welcome back from me too @Cher_Scope
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Championing
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    @bg844 @janer1967 and @vikingqueen Hello, hello, hello! I'm starting to feel at home here again seeing you all. Thanks for the warm welcome, and the tips about teething. It's true, these rough phases come and go. I remember at 8 weeks when he wouldn't stop crying all day, every day, how I thought oh my goodness, but we survived to tell the tale (just!).
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Championing
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    Welcome back @Cher_Scope! Lovely to see you again.

    if I remember rightly for teething we used bonjela, rusks and a drop of brandy...the brandy was for me 🤣

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,986 Championing
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    @Biblioklept what does your name actually mean? :o
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Championing
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    Biblioklept, a book thief. 🙂

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Community member Posts: 370 Empowering
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    @Cher_Scope.. Welcome back! I  bet you have now mastered the art of scoffing your meals in under 2 minutes 😊... Multi-tasking like a Champion💪..Talking bout Babies as your 'Specialised Subject' 👶.. the list goes on lol. Congratulations on becoming a Mum🍼👣.. and glad to read your post. 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 5,022 Championing
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    66Mustang said:
    @Biblioklept what does your name actually mean? :o
    Hehe as @leecal said it means 'Book thief'. I like it because I once saw it in a list of "most useless words" and felt like that spoke to me a bit  :D 

    Thanks for the chocolate digestives @Cher_Scope! One of my favourites as long as they're dark chocolate!!! 
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