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    Happy Birthday Jen!!! I hope your day improves!!!

    I wrote a big post last night but lost it - grrr!



    We're all going ok here...a much better sleep last night with Dylan only waking a few times...
    We found out that we can have access to the garage at our new house from the 20th so we will be able to start moving things across earlier which will take a lot of pressure off thats for sure! We will also have an inspection that day so the kids can have a look around which will be good for them before we actually move!

    Kel - Glad your getting some good help! Yeah - should make life a bit easier for you! Have you thought about maybe getting a cleaner or someone to help out on the home front for a couple of hours?? Might take a bit of that extra pressure off as well?? I understand you need to get your washing done! I remember times after we had Dylan it was down to desperate times as we ran out of clothes etc - especially as Dylan was a chucky baby and we had to change his clothes so many times a day! LOL!

    Erin - Yeah at a good sleep! Wow that the cause of some of Charlies probs were his ears - shall be great to have relief from that! Thats great you've dropped the bottle - Dylan has a small cup of milk before bed but he usually doesn't drink it - most of the time the kids aren't that fussed but we end up in the routine! LOL!

    OK..chat later! Hope you all enjoy your weekends - fathers day tomorrow! We're having Lunch out with my family and dh just wants a sleep in...the kids have bought him a poker set thing for a present...
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    Hi all,

    Jen, I agree, this weather sux BIG time!!! I hate rainy weather. I know we need it but ick!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you ended up having a good day and you got spoilt. I can raise you on the crappy birthday stakes anyhow...I mean it was good having Liam as a pressie, but I still had the baby blues and bfing was at its suckiest, not to mention it was my 30th and I had wanted to do something really special (which I did, I had a baby, but I mean have a party or something!)I haven't had a drink, a propper drink, for......porbbaly 3 or 4yrs. My 31st will have to replace it! Have a drink for me if I could I'd have one for you....

    Erin, DH is weaning Lily off her night bottles too. First time last night and it wasn't as bad as I though it would be. She cried a bit, but not for nearly as long as I thought she would. Though we'll see how she goes tonight. I'm really hoping it works and she starts sleeping through, cause I have no idea how I will do it on my own when he goes back to work. The two kids seem to wake at the same time, even thought they are in different rooms, with my door shut.
    We have had Lil's ears checked and they have been infected fairly badly for at least a month or so. She's been on antibiotics but it just won't seem to clear. I am going to make an appointment at the specialist next week. Good luck with Charlie's grammets, I hope they work for him.

    Kris, unfortunately, we don't get much help from family. My mum could help but doesn't do much for us. DH is the only help I get. I am so so soooooo lucky that he is very hands on and supportive. He has his moments but for the most part he is great. Adn unfortunately again, we can't afford a cleaner. I so wish I could at least for a while, til I get myself sorted into a routine, but it won't be happening.
    Glad to hear you're all on the mend there. Hopefully it should be the last sicknees of the season, that's what I'm hoping for here anyhow, now the weather should warm up a bit (though today is no indication in sydney! 16degrees or something and raining cats and dogs!).
    Yay that you have acess to your garage. At least you can start to sort through things a bit. Moving sux. I hated moving here and we had nearly all new stuff. Our next move should be interesting! 3 flights of stairs with all of our stuff...

    Hi to everyone else. I hope your weekends are great!!

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    hello ladies!

    Erin - Goodness - grommits! Poor little thing - when do they go in?

    Us - Yes, Pip's still sick. this time he's got an ear infection + a cough (not related). Antibiotics for the ears. Pip loves the ABs, he sucks it down and wants more!

    Disgirl - yay on the BBeehinds - hemp or bamboo? if you can't be bothred doing all the washes, just do one wash before putting them on for only a little while (about an hour) which is a nice way of easing into it.

    Kris - how's the tum - you have to eat more!!! Yay Dylan's getting a bit more sleep.

    Kel - your hubby is a wonder. Definately try the sleep nurse, worth it for your DH I reckon.

    Anyhows,a bout to start getting ready for this evening!

    AND HOW GREAT IS THIS SUNSHINE!!!!

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    Hi!

    We had a nice day and even managed to get snoozes in the arvo! (luckily Dylan was happy to occupy himself for a while as Dh, Louis and I were asleep! LOL!)

    Kel - Hope your getting some sleep! Will be great to get Lily sleeping a bit better - hopefully cutting out the bottles will help! Bugger at not getting much help...I generally don't get much practical help although my mums been surprising me a bit lately..Not sure what will happen once we move though as we'll be about 30-40min away from her...

    Kaz - LOL on Pip loving medicine - so do my boys! I think I made up for the lack of eating today with a big bowl of vegetarian fettucine for lunch with a big slice of choc cake (we all shared it and I still couldn't eat it all!) Although I was so full from that that I haven't eaten dinner...I'll probably just have a milo or something soon...
    Still feeling a bit upset in the tummy - really feels kind of like morning sickness again and really forcing myself to drink more water...I know it's not good to be dehydrated and I'm sure it's not helping my energy levels...might have to buy a bit of cordial or something tomorrow just to I drink more...It's so strange though because I've always been a big water drink but this p/g I just can't stomach it that much...

    OMg - the sunshine was beautiful yesterday - and it was nice and mild today - I got washing done yesterday and we had the most beautiful arvo sitting out in the backyards with the kids playing and dh got home from work and we just chilled out there for a couple of hours gasbagging (didn't hurt he'd had a couple of beers - always a surefire way to get him to talk - LOL!) The kids just loved it as well which was the best part! Makes me very excited for summer although even that mild weather is great for just sitting out there...

    OK..I"m talking rubbish now! LOL! Hope the dads enjoyed their days! Chat later!

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    Kris, yup, drink up on that water! I've found that a bit of cordial is just what I need on days when I just can't stomach water. I found that dehydration really messed me up a lot with this pg. Once I got on top of that I felt much better.
    Well done on the nap yesterday!

    Kaz, Ben loves Nurofen. He hasn't had it for ages, but whenever he sees it in the fridge he gets it out for us and tries to scam some. No wonder, some kids meds are YUM!
    I've got the bamboo BBhinds. We used them on the weekend (we only have one AIO and two one-size ones at the moment) and we LOVED them. Well, I loved them and DH didn't mind them so it's a goer! I just ordered two more AIO's and three more one-size ones and another cover. We'll slowly build them up to a full stock. Ben didn't seem to mind the change at all - woohoo!

    Kel, unfortunately yes, some stuff does need to be done. To make you feel better - our sink is overflowing right now (DH will do the washing up today) and we don't even have a bub! We just had a lazy weekend where we did ZERO housework. It's a bummer you don't get more help from family I'd love to get a cleaner, but I can't justify the expense! Good luck with Lil's sleep and dropping the night-feeds

    Erin, two of my nephews have got grommets and they are SO much happier. They seemed to always have ear infections or headaches, but since the grommets - different little boys! Good luck with that

    Jen, you poor thing I hope your birthday improved. Saturday was an awful day in Sydney. Did you end up going into Chinatown with your DH yesterday to celebrate? It's another lovely day today, hopefully you and Beau are down at the park making the most of it

    We had a great weekend! Did some shopping on Saturday, napped in the arvo then watched the Swans win on Saturday night - yay! Tried out Ben's Baby Beehinds on Saturday too and they get the thumbs up! On Sunday we went to DH's folks in the morning, my folks in the early afternoon and home in the late afternoon. It was just the perfect weekend

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    Hi All

    Hows everyone going? Dont think i'll do personals today, am so tired. Olivia is cutting her eye teeth and is not sleeping well. I fell asleep on her floor at 4am...ooppss....must have been tired!!! Had my GD test today, get the results tomorrow. Bubs is going well, upside down, hb 144.

    We had a great weekend too. Went to a friends place on Saturday and sat outside gas bagging with her parents and Olivia playing with their dog. Then Sunday we were cleaning up our backyard, sweeping cut grass, spreading dirt. Olovoa ended up with no nappy on, running up mounds of dirt and she even rode a dirt mound and made horse noises!!!! And she found some worms and picked them up....it was so cute. I got quite a few pics!!! I had to give her a bath in the kitchen sink at lunch and then she slept so well in the arvo...pitty about the night!!!

    Am looking forward to the nicer weather. Its a bit cold today, so not doing too much...except going to sleep.

    Take care all and chat later

    Love Melissa

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    good evening....
    Kind of everything and nothing going on here if that makes any sense?
    House is becoming a shambles as we go on Friday - so so excited, had my last visitor today so tomorrow its no holds barred for me and the packing, I have decided we are having toasties for the rest of the week so i can pack alll the pans and cupboard stuff.
    Kris - Thats helpful you getting the garage access - at least you can be a bit prepared for the onslaught!
    Kaz - Glad you had sun!
    Kel - far out I didnt realise it was your birthday too? Dont worry, I am drinking like a fish recently, so much so I think when we move I am getting a bike (with a seat for B - anyone got one?) and getting rid of this belly! I think that sounds like a good move with Lil, let DH sort her out and you concentrate on Liam and sleep! How is B'fing now?
    Mel - Sounds like Olivia had fun! Awesome - cant wait for the warmer weather too!
    Dis - glad you had a nice weekend! No mine didnt improve! DH dropped me in chinatown for an hour while he and Beau went to the fish markets yesterday so I could shop and that was the highlight!!
    Erin - Thats interesting with Charlies ears - how many words does he have now? Beau holds his ears a lot and has tonnes of dairy so I may have them checked on Wednesday when I am at the docs out of interest.....
    Big hugs to all - busy tomorrow catching up with a BB mum and packing, a cleaner coming around for a move out clean price, then Beaus shots on Wednesday and packing and then Thursday is our last big city day!!!!
    Ok I have a leg crawler....best go!

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    Hiya ladies,

    Kaz, yep, my DH is the best, especially lately. He's been so good cleaning, cooking and looking after Lil and me, not to mention putting up with my extreme emotions. One minute I'm thinking 'All will be well, I can do this' (ie- 2 babies 16mths and under) then thinking 'OMG what have I done how will I ever manage this on my own??' Most of the time I'm thinking the latter....

    Kris, yeah, the sleep happens sporadically. I get about 4hrs straight first thing when we go to sleep (Liam and I) and then it's usually up every 2-3hrs or so, well not up, but feeding (we're cosleeping so I don't have to actually get up to him. The down side is that DH won't sleep in the bed when the bubs are so small, he's sleeping on the lounge. But Liam won't sleep in his cradle so I can't have DH in bed at the mo . I have someone coming on Wednesday to try to give us strategies for both of them on how to get them to sleep...
    Lil seems to be getting better with her sleeping, she only woke once last night and that was for her dummy, so yay!!! It seems to have worked so far (knock on wood!) and she's eating soooo much better than she was too.

    Dis, hehehe, it does make me feel better knowing that mine is not the only sink that gets to overflowing! Ours is surprisingly empty at the moment! Though the dish drying rack is overflowing, LOL!

    Mel, eye teeth suck don't they?? Lil's been cutting hers for weeks now, at least 4wks. She's getting the top ones now and they just won't cut through. LOL @ falling asleep on the floor. I usually fall asleep on the lounge with Lil in the middle of the night. When I was pg I had to sit up with her cause I didn't fit on the lounge with her laying down, LOL!
    Yay, that bub is all good. And good luck with the GD tomorrow. Yours and Kris's pg's seem to be flying to me!

    Jen, wow, your move is so close! I bet you can't wait. I can't believe you're going by the weekend!
    Yep, my bday....the big three-oh! I officially feel old now. On the day I looked in the mirror and looked dreadful...grey hairs showing, wrinkles, bag under my eyes, ugh!!! Doesn't help that I'm living off 5 or so hours of broken sleep lately, if that. But it was a bit of a non event really. As I said, next year I will ba making up for it. Liam should be weaned by then and if not I will be partying anyway!!! I think I will deserve it by then!
    Bfing is going pretty well now. I saw the LC and seemed to have sorted out a few more kinks, though feeding is still a bit painful. But nothing compared to last week.

    Well as for us, we are doing ok. I sorted out a way to get down the stairs on my own with the two kids, Liam in the sling and Lil on my hip. Not easy, but doable. I wasn't brave enough to try coming up, LOL! Though Lily can walk up the stairs, well at least onw flight. And as I get fitter I should be able to do it more easily. I definately won't be able to bring much home though- Lil, Liam and shopping....just won't happen!!!!

    Anyway going to have a shower and warm up! Hope everyone is well.

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    HEy

    Kel- sounds like things are starting to sort themselves out with feeding and sleep...cross fingers. I was a basket case for about 6 weeks with Olivia, so am expecting the same this time round! Am glad you DH is helping out. Hope your appointment goes well on Wednesday. I fell asleep again last night on the floor for an hour. The only thing that wakes me is the fact that my arm and hip have fallen asleep!! It was from 11pm til 12, then she slept until 630am, which was great. Am hoping the eye teeth are quick, but doesnt sound like it....

    Ok will catch up with the rest of you coz I have a sooky lala whos banging her head on the wall coz I'm not moving.......

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    Good Morning All....
    Kel you sound like are doing really well....especially getting down the stairs with all three of you! Glad Lil is responding to her da da at night and only waking up once now - glad also the b'fing is going well, must be such a releif - hope Liam continues to love his boobies! Thats funny about the dishes....I am off to get some paper plates and cups so I can pack EVERYTHING!! I have just done most of the pantry so we are eating take aways he he!!!

    Yes so super excited about moving, I think thats why I just want everything packed and done so we are ready ready ready!!! I am still folding washing and putting it away and then I catch myself, like cant we all just wear the same clothes so I dont have to do this anymore in this house??? LOL I bought Beau some funky toys at CHinatown on Saturday for the move day so he might sit in a room for 10min occupied...fingers crossed. They have great wooden toy at the markets and so cheap.

    Mel - Ouch sleeping on the floor two nights in a row! Look after yourself! Gosh I think I was a basket case for the first 6months!

    I dont know why I am online....I have so much to do

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    Jen, bugger about your birthday sucking! If it makes you (and Kel) feel any better, I had my 30th when Ben was 8 weeks old, still breastfeeding and we were home in bed by 10pm, absolutely buggered. For my 31st, I almost forgot it and did absolutely zero since I had bad m/s with this bubba! I figure that by 35 I will have finished making babies and bfing them so I'm going to have a HUGE one!
    BTW, you're entitled to come on here for a break. Have you sorted out your internet connection for your move or will you be MIA for a while?

    Mel, OUCH on falling asleep on the floor! My back is hurting of a morning as it is, if I slept on the floor I wouldn't be able to move!
    hehehe, I just spoke to mum and Ben had been banging his head on the wall because he wanted to go to bed. Crazy kids!

    Kel, you are doing an awesome job! I can't believe how coherent you are in that loooooong post of yours If I'd only had a few hours sleep you'd all be scratching your heads trying to figure out what the hell I was trying to say!
    I hope you get some good ideas from the nurse tomorrow.

    Us, we're doing great. Again the 20 week mark was the magic milestone for me and I feel a million times better. I'm able to eat again, stay up slightly later than 8:30 (made it to 10:30 on Sat night ), and talk without becoming breathless. It's just a shame it takes so bloody long in the pg to feel normal again!

    Ben has been his usual self. He must have been a clown in a previous life - he's just hilarious. He ate a whole plate of spaghetti last night for dinner. I ate a lot, but he ate more! He burns it all off though. Thankfully, those few days last week seem to have been an oddity and he's back to sleeping til 6am which is brilliant!

    Anywho, have heaps of work to do - hope you have lovely days!

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    Hi!

    Not much happening here...the kids are driving me crazy, I think just because I feel so tired and they're still a bit sick and grizzly...Dylan had a 3h day sleep yesterday and was hanging for his sleep today...He's going through a horrible hitting stage which is not enjoyable and throwing the biggest tantrums...I'm hoping it's just a bit of a growth/development spurt as he's coming out with new words and stuff again...
    In saying that they both slept through last night which is nice!

    You guys have been chatting heaps...might try and catch up tomorrow as I'm reading the same lines 5 times over and it's still not making any sense! LOL!

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    Kris, sounds to me like you need a break from the kids. Can you arrange a few hours off where you can go shopping or to the park? Sounds like the last few weeks are finally catching up with you At least you got a good night's sleep

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    Morning!

    The boys slept through again last night! Wow! (although I was up for the toilet - LOL!)

    Disgirl - Yeah, I probably do need a break but it's unlikely to happen anytime soon...dh is away for the whole weekend helping out his Dad and then the following weekend we're starting to move...
    He was out again last night though and I've told him that he'll only be able to go out after the kids are in bed now as it just gets a bit much dealing with them all day and then having to do the whole dinner, bath bit as well without any help...
    Thats great you guys had such a a good weekend!!! I like your thinking on having a great birthday when your finished with the kids - I think we'll all need to do that no matter what age it is!
    Glad your feeling great! It's a crazy thing - takes so long to feel good in p/g and before long you'll be over it again! LOL! I'm not over it just yet but give me a few more weeks and I'm sure I will be! hehe.

    Ok...must get organised..the kids are hovering around me on the computer...It's so frustrating sometimes when you can't get away on your own for 3 seconds...they're screaming "mine' at each other over a catalogue...gosh...

    Mel - Sounds like you guys had a great weekend as well - LOL on Olivia running around! Hope you get some extra sleep as well!!

    Jen - Wow at having so much stuff packed! How exciting that your moving so soon! There's still so much stuff I haven't packed yet...I'm not sure how I think it will happen but it will! LOL! I'm sure most of it will happen last minute...hehe! LOL at eating takeaway from now on!! Gosh - I haven't even though about whats going to happen with no washing for a few days while we move - that will have to be the first thing to get sorted along with bedding I suppose...I generally have to do 1 or 2 loads a day to keep on top of everything...

    Kel - Big hugs...you will cope! It will get easier and easier as you build your confidence and as bubs gets bigger...Yeah at Lily sleeping better though! Thats great! and that feeding Liam is going smoother as well! Sounds like your doing a fantastic job! Gosh - those stairs sounds like a hassle...what a bugger.
    Awww...don't feel old - it's just this period of breeding that does it to you! As much as I love being p/g and love having my boys there will come a time when it will become a bit about me again...I look forward to that - prob when the youngest is 1 or 2 - weaned at least then it will be time to get fit again and make myself look decent! For now it's trackies and hair in a ponytail (and flab!) LOL!

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    Hey Girls,

    Bit of a me post today. Am so tired I took Olivia to day care and went to bed at 10am and woke up at 1230. I just cant seem to keep my eyes open at the moment. This child moves most of the time and last night...again on the floor next to the cot....she woke me up with this almighty kick that vibrated the floor. it felt like a foot step. Am hoping that she will sleep when she gets out coz shes been so active in the belly....yeah right!!!

    My mums in hospital too, so have that on my mind. Actually both my parents are sick. Mum was at her gp yesterday as shes been sick for a while, finished her appointment, sat in her car and started bleeding heavily from her mouth. Dad said there was lots of blood in the car. Shes had a transfusion over night and had exploritory surgery...just finished at 1pm. Also my dads bladder cancer has come back, so he is waiting for a bed to get that taken out. Oh the dramas. Anyway, hopefully its all good and can be sorted.

    Will be going to visit tomorrow with Olivia.

    DH is organising a BBQ for Sunday to christen the deck...great timing. So I have decided to not clean the house today, as originally planned. Basically hes inviting his family over....I might leave town!!! I have a shopping tour on Saturday, so he has Olivia all day. Dont really want to go but am happy to leave him with it

    Oh and are we still on Kristie and Kaz for monday at 10am? Just need a venue.

    Ok, I should go otherwise I will ramble.

    Take care and I will catch up soon

    Love Melissa

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    Mel, I'm sorry both of your parents are having health problems. Fingers crossed they figure out what's up with your mum soon and that your dad get's a bed! I can't believe they make patients like that wait!!!!

    Meh, it's your DH's BBQ, let him organise it all! Including the cleaning!

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    Hey there....
    just a flying post before I shove my laptop in a bag, box, basket or any other recepticle I can find!!!
    Will take me about a week or so I should imagine to get back online so take care to all the mummas, big bubbas, little bubbas (kel!) and tummy bubbas.
    Mel, I hope your mum and dad are ok, thoughts with you.
    Love to all
    Jen and Beau

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    Hi!

    Jen - Wow - Good luck with your move! I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back online!!

    Melissa - I'm so sorry to hear about your parents - how scary! I hope everything gets sorted with them very soon!
    I agree with Disgirl - I'd get him to organise the bulk of it if it was his brainwave! LOL!
    I'm alright for a meet up on Monday still - was it 10am? How about we make it for the play centre at knox? I know where that one is - LOL!

    I'm already in my pj's and in bed with the laptop! I felt so tired today after doing the shopping with the boys...they were pretty good which was nice! Chat later!

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