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    Hi everyone!

    Quiet in here lately has been crazy at my place..Noah vomited for 9days!! I also got the bug for 24hrs anyway just wanted to say hi and I'll come back later for a proper post


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    Oh dear Jas. I hope you are all better now. 9 days is just awful, the poor little fella and they just don't understand at that age either. It must've been quite a tiring time for you.

    Now, here I sit, watching my little one sleeping and he looks so adorable, so peaceful, so little (even though he's now around 6 1/2 kg and about 10cm longer than birth) and just an angel... BUT TODAY HE'S 3 MONTHS OLD!! How did this happen?? How did it get to 3 months ALREADY!!??? Where did my time with my baby go? It's snuck up and bit me on the butt. I'm feeling a mixed feeling of happy, sad etc... he's my baby and growing up so fast already and laughing and smiling and his WHOLE face just glows when he sees me walking over to him. *sighs* my little man.

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    Oh Cass, you big sop! How is it that these completely useless little bundles can turn us into big softies with a smile or a goo? I was wondering where the time went too. 3 months... what big boys we have.

    Things are going fine here. I think Edward might be getting a tooth already though. He has started drooling lots and his hand is constantly in his mouth and I think I can feel a little rough bit on his gum. I suppose it doesn't really matter when they come, it has to happen sometime. He is still being lovely, just not sleeping quite as well.
    Byron is driving me a bit batty. He tries to climb the fence everytime we are in the yard now so I have to keep and eye on him constantly. No relaxing for me. He chucked a tantrum at the belly belly breakfast yesterday while all the other kids were still being nice, which just makes me feel like a terrible mother. I hope he grows out of the tantrums soon!!

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    morning all. hope we're all having good weeks.

    Jas - that is so awful about noah - poor little guy and POOR YOU. you can't rationalise it for them. it's terrible when they're sick you feel so helpless

    Ozzie - omg i agree 3 MONTHS ALREADY - lachlan is 3 mths tomorrow and it feels like it's zoomed away. which makes me think omg i'll be OLD soon and he'll be my age and omg. quick wheres the remote - want to press PAUSE

    berrme - that sounds so worrying byron climbing the fence, in his eyes he's just exploring new things/ skills but bloody scary! eeek!

    well we've had a tumultuous last week. ummmm.... I'm afraid to say cos i feel like such a bad mummy and i'm sure others will disagree with what we did (mother guilt x1000)... so here i go.........

    we had lachlan circumcised a week ago today. my mum saw something on abc that it has major health benefits and the baby barely squarked and also my BIL had issues when he was a kid so had to get done when he was 4. well its BS. the dr was HORRIBLE. didn't put enough anisthetic there and he felt some of it. still cannot write how awful it was. my MIL was there thank GOD. the freaking dr didn't have a nurse there and so MIL had to hold lachlan and try distract him (i was told on ph that they take him into a room and 20 mins later done - what a load of crud). omg i was in the room and *expletive* he screamed and screamed and screamed. i was so upset i almost passed out from the stress and got sent out of room but i could still here him. anyway we had a bad night that night. as you would and i feel SOOOOO bad i put him through that. he's been ok some nights and others difficult to settle.

    My mum took it bad too cos she suggested it and kept on at me to organise it. but it didn't go down how it showed on tv....

    it's done now but if i knew that it would happen liek that i would not have done it. :'( i want to cry for hurting our little man. freaking dr (rude word)... heartless, piece of dog .... $#@!.

    *sigh* on good note my mum looking after him all night sat while DP and i go out for tea and stay at hyatt (won a night) YAY. v excited. hope our lil man is good and sleeps well. some nights he sleeps thru others he doesnt.

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    Oh Sacha, you poor thing. Rest assured that Lachlan won't remember or hold it against you. Almost every boy used to have it done, and very early with NO anaesthetic at all, and they are OK. Hope you and Lachlan, and your mum, are feeling better.
    I think we will be getting a new fence sooner than we had planned. It was on our to do list, but it seems a bit more important than polished floors now. Just another thing for me to organise.

    Jas, I hope you get a bit of a break from illness etc now, you certainly deserve it!

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    lol Mel, aren't I just! Mind you... you hit 3 months today :P Oh I called Andy earlier today cos my friend was here with her little boy and they were playing up one side of the house which is fine but I went to see what they were doing cos they were too quiet and there they were at the top of the stairs! There's a gap between stairs and house and Andy did put a gate at the bottom but I told him ages ago he also needed to put something on the side on the first few steps cos they can climb through from the side. Well.... I said ummm do you remember me saying about fixing the side of the stairs ages ago - he goes oh ummm vaguely. Me... well you better do it they were both just right up the top!! Oskar doesn't do it, but as they do follow the lead of others... he only does that crap then lol.

    Sacha honey, no judging from here. My best friend had her little boy done and she ended up feeling the same way you are too. She said it was just awful. I hope though that you don't get any complications like they had, she had to take him back to get it fixed! don't blame yourself, you did something from info you had been given.

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    Default Catch up and advice wanted please!

    Hi all, Been missing lately - but have been busy trying to finish off a few things. Once again, I have overfilled my plate (bad habit I have - never seem to learn). I've been madly trying to finish off a research paper for a conference in a few weeks. Also been trying to organise everything for that trip, not trying to freak out about travelling with DS on that trip and one in Sept. And there's just a heap of stuff from work to deal with. Yes, I am on maternity leave, but we couldn't find anyone to take my place so one person there is doing half my job and I am working of other bits that are 'hard'. I don't mind doing the work, but I am finding that I really want to spend more time with DS (even if it's just to look at him!) and DH. I will hopefully get things sorted out and balanced out soon.

    Jas - sorry to hear about that. 9 days! That's unreal. Hope everyone feels better and has recovered.

    Ozzie - I know what you mean. I've been looking back at photos from the hospital and got a little sad. My DS is no longer so little anymore. But, it is exciting that he is looking around and interacting with us more these days.

    Berrme - I thought Byron was a fantastically well behaved little boy yesterday. His tantrum didn't even register with me. Trust me, our neices and nephews can throw a tanty and Byron's was nowhere near their version of a tanty. I was actually saying to DH this morning that all the kids were really well behaved yesterday. I was so impressed as I'm used to so much drama, screaming and crying whenever we are with our neices and nephews!

    Mustang - sorry to hear that it was such a bad experience for everyone I can't get over the doctor's behaviour. Hope everyone is feeling better at now.

    Had to take DS to the dr today because of his eczema and projectile vomiting problems. She gave me a script for a steriod cream and said to use it only once a day until it clears. I'm a bit hesitant to use it. The MooGoo cream we use works, but the eczema never goes away for more than a day or two. Any advice on using the steriod cream?

    We have to see the pediatrician to talk to him about DS's projectile vomiting. The force with which he spews really is something to behold (you can see the 3 different streams from his nostrils and his mouth). It doesn't seem to be affecting his weight though (he is now 6.1kgs!) but it really is quite disturbing. Not to mention the cleaning up is a pain in the butt (luckily DH does it all if he is home and does the washing of the perked-up-on stuff). When DS vomits, he doesn't seem to be worried by it. And he never cries when he eats. The dr thinks DS might have some medical thing (its name I can't remember because it is so long!) which is why we are going to the pediatrician. Has anyone come across anything like this before?

    Ok, so apart from those things DS is actually doing really well. Sleeping and napping is going really, really well. He is eating well and is giggling all the time, which is so awesome!

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    Hi ladies. thanks so much for non-judgemental and supportive replies. i still feel bad though, but in my heart was just doing what was best for little lach star.

    annachas - I'm taking lachlan to dr for his eczema tomorrow also as soooo bad no matter what i use. started moogoo the other day but it's started weeping. poor bubba. hope your little one clears up soon too. lachlan rubs his head on my shoulder and i think that's what may cause the weeping? it might go away or down for a day or two but then flare up with avengance.

    we've also decided to complain to the medical board about the dr - just not good enough i think. i'm no doctor but he was a butcher and i'm still traumatised by it all - a week later so i just don't think that is a good sign.

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    Don't feel bad - you're making decisions for you and your family that you think is best.

    Daniel rubs his head with his hands, his swaddling blankie (he wriggles around until he can get loose) and on my shirt/top/shoulder/boob - pretty much anything he can get his head onto!

    Good for you for making a complaint!

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    Hi All

    Sacha- try not to feel bad, your intentions were good and we can't be responsile for bad doctors, i hope you do make that complaint. My XH was cirumcised and the doctor butchered him pretty badly but his mum didn't even care

    Mel- I think Poppy might be getting teeth too, she is constantly drooling and chewing on her hand.

    Anna- try pure aloe vera (the flesh from the plant), add it to bath water, rub it onto skin, whatever is easiest for you, it has helped others with eczema. Also evening primrose oil is known to be effective. I asked my mum, she is a herbalist and natropath.

    Ozzie- I feel a bit sad that Poppy isn't such a tiny baby anymore too. I haven't weighed her but she is in 00 suits now. But it helps me realise that I am not so horrible for planning on going back to work when she is 6 months old.

    Jas- Hope your little man is fully recovered now.

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    Charisse, I used cortisone cream, which is a steroid, on Byron. It really doesn't take long for it to work and it was the only thing that got it completely under control. It isn't something that you want to use much of, but in my opinion it has got to be better than a baby with a scaly, itchy face/ body. Edward's skin isn't too bad at the moment so I am hoping that the stinky brown cream and moisturiser will do the job.
    We had lots of vomiting with Byron, some projectile, but never enough for me to take him to the doctor. The midwives always said not to worry as he was still putting on weight and really didn't seem bothered. I hope Daniel doesn't have anything too serious!
    You have made me feel much better about Byron's behaviour. He was really good for most of the morning, I just hate ending a visit with him yelling and carrying on. It is generally leaving that causes the tantrum too, which means I am often leaving places feeling like my son is the biggest pain in the world. Sounds like the other boys there had their turns, just later on.

    Em, if Poppy is getting teeth then I hope that they come through with no more than drooling and hand chewing. It must be pretty unpleasant for them, I don't think I agree with those 'experts' that say that teething doesn't bother babies.
    6 months is OK to go back to work. Will that be full time? Will Poppy go into daycare? I went back part time when Byron was 11 months and I think it was really good for him. He was sick a lot though. I think it was hardest on me I missed him terribly.

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    Hi Mel
    I don't agree with the experts...think about how much it can hurt for adults to get wisdom teeth (i am still getting mine).
    I will be working 4 days a week but will need to do full time hours (to pay bills and get access to work car) so both girls will have to be in daycare.

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    hi all!

    i agree; teething has to hurt them it's a tooth coming through skin .... and they've never felt pain before so it must be a bit distressing.

    lachlan is 'over' his ordeal now ... but my MIL nor I are - and i'm lodging a formal complaint with the SA medical complaints. the woman i spoke to y-day was v nice and sounded shocked. she also mentioned that the Aust. Medical Board may get involved if they feel it wasn't good enough. Also, the idiot ppl at the surgery told me that it wasn't claimable thru medicare - or that it's cheaper to NOT go through medicare - what a pile of bollocks! IT IS! i phoned medicare y-day and the guy was miffed as to why they would say that. makes me think they're heaps dodgy now wish wish wish i'd looked into it better. but we live and learn and i'll drill him into the ground for hurting my lil man.

    apart from that we're good - lachlan is out of his basinete now and in big boy cot, but his sleping SUCKS ... he's feeding more now than when he was a 7 week old. 3 feeds at night waaaah! i'm buggered!

    his eczema is much better - had to go on some cortisone cream but use the tiniest amt twice a day and in between i lather him in moogoo. which i love. i bought some moogoo cosmetics for me - i love them.

    my mum looked after lachlan one whole night while DP and i went to hyatt for a night (i won it) ... i was SURE 'this is it' he's going to get down on one knee..... but NO! oh well. i'd rather be happily unmarried that unhappily married eh? he DID win $800 at the casino though - in 1 hour - not even! so we were up by the end of the night.

    well better go do some housework -a gf is coming over for a playdate with her son who's 3 weeks older and ... the house is looking TRASHED need a magic wand!

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    My house is always trashed Sacha... if I try to put toys away, Byron decides he wants them again so pulls whatever I have put away plus extra out on the floor again. It is a losing battle.

    I am sleep deprived for the first time since Edward was born. He has a cold and it is stopping him from sleeping properly. He still sleeps from about 8pm to 2am, but after that he wants to feed almost constantly until about 6am. He seems a little better today so hopefully we can get him back to 10 hour blocks soon. The worst part is that Byron is finally sleeping through again. If it isn't one, it is the other.

    I have been talked into doing the Bridge to Brisbane run at the end of August so I am in training. I have been doing a group exercise things for about a month now and am feeling really good. I surprised myself though...I did 5km in 45 minutes when I started my run training on Sunday and was quite proud. I should be able to get a reasonable time over 10km in 6 weeks.

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    Hi all! It's taken me a while but I've found you again! I managed to pick up swine flu and out of fear of Tamzyn picking it up I sent her to my parents place on tuesday and then when I went to hospital they told me I can't see her till wednesday morning... OMG a week with out my little princess.... it's killing me! As a single parent I've had her around 24/7 since she was conceived and now a week without her smile is the hardest thing I have ever done. I know it's for her best and she's happy there but I feel so guilty that I'm not breastfeeding her or giving her mummy cuddles and I missed her 3-month birthday Mum said she's started giggling and I can't wait to hear it. I have been very lucky otherwise, she's a great baby... who has managed to teach me her routine lol... she's definately a stubborn taurean! I've been expressing to try keep my milk from drying up but I'm scared it won't work. BFing is such a special time with her I don't think either of us are ready to give it up. But anyway I better go, I'll be back to visit you girls properly when I have a chance to catch up on all your posts. Take care, xoxo

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    Shuairan; OMG I'm so sorry sweetheart. that is terrible. wishing you a very speedy recovery. GL with keeping the milk flowing. I've heard that even if you STOP bf for several weeks and your milk stops that it's possible for you to bf again. I hope that you can keep doing so. it is totally special and am v envious of all that can do it. feel better soon!

    not much happening here. besides totally messy house. oh well Dp will learn to deal. told him i'm concentrating on being a GOOD mum rather than GOOD housewife and he's ok with it. can do the one or two things done at once but never house is tidy... meh.

    we're taking the dr who did circ'm to SA medical complaints. spoke to my dr and a midwife and it's totally not good enough. am glad it's not just me being an overprotective parent. 2.5 weeks later and i'm still traumatised - says something.

    lach has started giggling a lil bit. DP totally devo'd hasn't heard it yet. he's hopefully going to get time off soon. so hard with one wage though.

    have decided to get a 1 day a week job. have been feeling v depressed lately and isolated. but at same time don't want to goout and socialise. so mum and dad are going to get me a data entry job with a client hopefully so can have a 'break'. was always VERY career minded and not that i don't LOVE being a mum cos i do... i just feel a bit down sometimes and my self esteem is plummeting (i.e. rining DP 40 times a day and if he doesn't talk to me in a happy way am SURE he's going to break up with me because i'm a horrible mum and girlfriend.) which is not like me at all.

    anywho hope everyone else is GRAND

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    Mel, OMG you are KEEEEEEN!!! I'll cheer you on lol. I can't believe you're doing that, I bow down

    Shuairan, big to you. I hope you feel better. It would be VERY hard without bub around for sure. Your milk should be ok, just be aware that she might want to feed a bit more often to re-adjust your supply to her needs when you're back together.

    Sacha, good on you. Have you spoken to someone about how you're feeling about the circumcision? Do you possibly have a bit of PND as well hun? On the job front, I hear ya! I think if I wasn't BFing that I'd look at a 1 day a week (prob weekend) job cos I'm craving the "me" time a little bit. I LOVE being at home with the boys BUT like today I was just so tired and I wanted to just cry and I just didn't want to HAVE to do what I have to do with them. Oskar had just gone down for a sleep, Elijah then needed feeding. I tried to nap after that but he wasn't going to let me, then Oskar woke up crying just as I got Elijah to sleep which woke him up. Settled Oskar again, but it only lasted until I got Elijah back to sleep so then he got woken up ....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggghhh and I only had 3 hours sleep with on off napping/dozing for a few hours after that last night, so I seriously was NOT in the mood lol.

    My little man has started to giggle too...he is a little ticklish around his neck hehe. Sometimes he laughs at certain words, they must sound funny to him . He is just so adorably cute he makes me go all gaga still. Oskar has been getting better most of the time when it comes to being a bit more gentle with Elijah, although he uses the excuse of "want to cuddle Elijah" when he's laying all over him....lol. He gives him kisses though and it's really cute. You have to watch him when he's over excited or tired cos he tends to get rough and over zealous with him which inevitably ends in tears from both of them. Other than that, they're both doing great

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    Hi everyone..
    Haven't posted for awhile.. Had alot of things going on.. Both my boys have had a cold and Oliver is taking forever to get over it. Poor little fella. We are into pretty much a routine now so its alot easier with the 2 of them.
    Oliver is having 150 mls formula every 3 - 4 hours and were in the feed play sleep thing now so its good. I had him weighed last week and he is 6670g and nearly fitting 00. Ive been buying clothes off ebay for him.. Really good quality for next to nothing. Ive also been selling some old clothes and made some money off things i never thought would even sell at a garage sale. Im in love with ebay atm. Oliver is full of smiles and really loves playing with his little toys in the bouncer and having some floor time with toys around him to look at. Samuel sometimes likes to shoot him in the head and all the weird boy things they do so i have to watch him now with Oliver.. He was on his playmat the other day and i was in the kitchen sterilising and Samuel comes in quite proudly and tells me oliver is in the bouncer now and i said "what do u mean he is on the floor" and he goes no i put him in the bouncer. so i glanced around the corner and here is Oliver quite content all buckled up in his bouncer which was about 2 meters away i freaked and gave samuel a speech about picking his brother up all he could answer with is that his muscles are strong from eating his veges so he wouldn't drop him.. uh no. so im watching him like a hawk..

    I lost a very very close friend this week. He was 22 and a very awesome guy.. It has been all over the news and in the papers. He was an upcoming rugby league player and was king hit in the head and sustained brain damage and all that and died 2 days later.. so so sad.. We attended his funeral Friday and oh my gosh it just fully hit home. I just don't know how his mum is going to cope. I couldn't imagine losing one of my children. He touched the lives of everyone he met.. a real party boy and full of life. Its just such a tragedy.

    Ive been off to the gym most nights and I've dropped close to 2 dress sizes in 2 months so I'm feeling really good. Makes a world of difference having some time to myself. I had a meeting with my manager about returning to work and i told her id maybe be ready to come back 2 or 3 full days a week in about 3 months. I went back quite early with Samuel so i want to savor my time with Oliver. I use to work 4 hours everyday in the morning, so i don't want to go back to my old hours. That would suck and i wont go back if they offer me that. My manager reckons that wont happen though so fingers crossed.

    I hope everyone's babies are thriving and that you are all well.

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