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    Default Babies Born August 16th ~ 31st 2008 #3

    This thread is for parents who's baby was born August 16th - 31st 2008

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    Lactose Intolerance
    Starting Solids/Homemade Baby Food
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    Heyyy, I'm first!! Come on in ladeess! Not that I have alot to say other than I buggered....3 loads of washing, 3 loads of folding and packing away, sweeping our huge under cover area,doing a general clean up, cooking a bake for dinner and going on a quick shop...me thinks it might have been a bit much! Specially the sweeping. Oh well, kids go to childcare tomorrow, so I can have a restful day! Yay!!

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    a lazy tart day!

    Its only take two years but we are on our 3rd thread hehe. My bellybuddies are on to our 12th! and we arent that far!

    Kel: I cooked a roast to tonight, yumyum!

    If only i had some chocolate.......

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    LOL, yep, can't wait for my lazy tart day....ahhh, just the thought of it makes me smile

    Mmmm, chocolate. I just saw the choc ripple cake thread, did you see it? I can't stop thinking about it!! I want the 'cowboy' choc ripple cake, lol!

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    oh no i hadnt seen it!

    But ive brushed my teeth now and am lying in bed. Cant be bothered getting up for ANYTHING!

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    Just found this.

    Has anyone else had issues with the LO's sleep?? Jorja has been waking so many times a night it crazy. Is it just a phase? Anyone else having these issues? Where do the 2 yr old molars appear? Is it right at the back of the mouth? Sorry about all the questions, just going through a crazy time.

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    Hi Jen, yep, we're having sleep issues here too. Though for us it's not teething cause Liam has all of his teeth now, it's just my dumb luck! Miss J might be teething, and yep the teeth are the ones right at the back, next to where the wisdom teeth will come through. The can be very painful for them. Does she get any other symptoms, like dribbling, rosy cheeks, maybe a runny nose for no reason (like a cold), yucky poos, off ehr food.... She has had alot of change too with Miss S being born recently, and if I remember correctly you've moved house too haven't you? Or am I thinking of the worng person?! Good luck anyway hun. I know the feeling of having a toddler and a baby. It ain't easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilias View Post
    Hi Jen, yep, we're having sleep issues here too. Though for us it's not teething cause Liam has all of his teeth now, it's just my dumb luck! Miss J might be teething, and yep the teeth are the ones right at the back, next to where the wisdom teeth will come through. The can be very painful for them. Does she get any other symptoms, like dribbling, rosy cheeks, maybe a runny nose for no reason (like a cold), yucky poos, off ehr food.... She has had alot of change too with Miss S being born recently, and if I remember correctly you've moved house too haven't you? Or am I thinking of the worng person?! Good luck anyway hun. I know the feeling of having a toddler and a baby. It ain't easy!
    She usually gets rosy cheeks and a runny nose. The food thing is just an on going battle here. One day I can't give her enough, the next shes on a hunger strike. DH is always getting angry with her for not eating but I really don't think thats going to help. It frustrates the c**p out of me, but getting angry with her is just going to make her not eat more. Thats a WHOLE other thread though....

    Yeah moved house about 8/9 wks ago and Miss S coming along. I'll keep an eye out for the teeth, don't think I have seen them yet....

    Hope everyone is well and the pg's are all going well too. xx

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    I find that all kids have periods where they are hungry and then not! best to ignore it i say. And just dont offer then an unhealthy choice just to get them to eat. Dinner is dinner and if they are hungry then they'll eat!

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    Jen, how's things with the kids going? Ihope they're doing a bit better. I know how frustrating it can be. And how it can get to you and make you feel down.
    I agree with Milly about the eating thing though. I don't make a different meal for my kids. I make sure there is something on the plate they will both eat, but if they don't eat it, too bad, they do not get another meal. I give them the choice of eating their meal until DH and I finish at the table, usually about 30-45 min, and then clear the table. They then get the choice of fruit or a carrot if they want it. Maybe once or twice a week we have a dessert, like yogurt, icecream, fruit and jelly....and they get that if they TRY dinner. They don't have to eat it all, just taste what's on their plate. I don't stress. DS is pretty fussy. He won't eat much meat or veggies, he's also difficult to get to try things. He will only do it on his terms. DD is a better eater and will try most things, and eats a pretty good variety of everything. I serve everyone up the same meal every day, whether they like it or not. If it's something I know someone won't eat I just put a tiny bit on the plate, so they can't say I'm not eating (whatever) if (whoever) doesn't have to. They have what everyone else has. Somedays one of them will surprise me and try and then eat something they've never eaten before. I agree that your DH won't help anything by getting angry about it if J doesn't eat. I read/heard somewhere that you should take kids food intake over a week, not a day. So one day they will eat non stop and the next day they will eat like sparrows, but over the week it evens out. Try not to worry. If she's healthy, energetic and happy, she's fine!


    AFM, I am feeling much better. The kids are on the road to recovery and are sleeping better, which really helps me feel better. Looking forwards to this Wednesday when DH and I have soem time alone together for the first time in ages! The kids are going to day care and DH has the day off. I will be going to the GP to see what they will suggest for me, see if I do in fact have depression. LOL, DH and my first day together and I'm dragging him out on a date to the GP!! But after that the day is ours! Other than that no news...very slow out here in the sticks!!
    Hope everyone is well and had a great weekend!

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    AFM, well we have had an horrific few days, or weeks even!! The kids have been sick with colds and then Lily got slapped cheek and Liam got croup. Lily vommited a few times so I guess she had a tummy bug too, tho nothing too terrible. Now Liam has just vommited at the dinner table mid way though eating....I was fighting the urge to join him. I left DH to deal with cleaning it- he has a stomach of steel, I used to working in childcare but when I'm pg, particularly this pg, I just can't stand the smell or anything about it! Plus my gag reflex is so sensitive, I gag even when I brush my teeth... So I'm hoping it was just a one off thing and he's eaten too much or something and he's not going to be up all night puking every time he coughs I'm waiting for him to vomit again....He isn't sleeping well as it is. Since he's been sick he's been waking in the night absolutely screaming the house down and othing but going to watch tv in the lounge room will settle him....so not what I want to be doing adn a terrible habbit for him to form, but I can't deal with the screaming and I don't want him waking Lily. He wakes for a hour or more at a time I so don't know what to do...and having him sick again well, it's just the icing on the cake!! Can't wait til they're better! They're jumping off the walls at the mo, so it seems the vomit was just a once off!
    I went to the doc and he agrees I probably have depression. He's given me a referral for a psychologist. I ahve to make an appointment. I'm hoping she will have something to help me (though preferably not medication...)
    Ok, off to put the monkeys to bed...hope all is well and weveryone is enjoying hteir long weekends!

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    Oh Kellie: sounds so tough at you house at the moment.

    I am a huge believer and fark the habbit im starting - but do what ever i have to to get through this stage.

    As it is all stages, some just feel longer than others. But draw strength from the thought Kellie that we all get to that point where we dont cope that well. And thats the time to remind yourself that you are doing an amazing job and the hardest job in the world 24/7! and you have two other little kids too take care of while pregnant! In a country town with NO support!

    pat yourself on the back and take a does of confidence! Be up yourself because NO ONE could do as well as you are with your kids at the moment. We all give 100% for what when can when we can so yes that varies but again, im doing the best i farking can here people!!

    Be proud, know that kids really really dont remember this times, good or bad.

    so if some days you it to bed and think 'thank god thats over' then remember it IS OVER. Dont start tomorrow worrying about all that you didnt do yesterday!!!!


    Love you huni and know that i know what a hard job it is and i think you are doing a great job!!!


    And that is Millys rant for the day

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    Thanks Amelia, you're gorgeous! How are you going, how is bubba? Are you still working? Gosh if you are you must be buggered!

    Well, we've had a few good days, though today is heading into bad day territory, lol! I'm not feeling great, plus we had a horrible night with both of the kids tag teaming each other all night. I was awake every hour. I have no idea why becaus they have both been sleeping through for four or so days....I just wish they would sort their s hit out! And I wish they had have slept this badly night before last because thye went to childcare yesterday and I could have had a sleep! But nooooo, they have to torture me with sleep deprivation! Ah well...the joys hey??

    Not much else happening here, we lead a rather quiet life!

    How is everyone else? Danielle, Jen?? How are you and your monkeys?

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    I've kinda been here but lurking a bit....

    DS has been a little nightmare lately getting into soooo much mischief, usually before I wake in the morning!! he called to let me know he'd covered the tv in sudocreme... this morning he climbed onto the kitchen bench & got into some chocolate powder & bubble mix, ate some & again did some painting I have quite a bad headache atm, on the verge of a migraine so I'll log off & come back another time.

    Hope everyone is well xxx
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    Sorry i didnt relpy, backs been killing me so to sit at the computer is just too much...lucky for me i can still clean

    Danielle: Saw the latest FB photos and Kellie with the fire place and i could name 100 things that Toms done! ahhh the joys of boys

    How are you feeling Kellie?? What was the Drs plan??

    Bump is getting there. Its so hard this time. Normally i have been fat when i have fallen pregnant and its been a nice change to feel ok about my body BUt not i started it at such a low weight and have put SO much on i hate the way my body looks. I think a lot of it is in my head cause i dont hate the belly shots ive taken... weird pregnancy hormones. So looking forward to getting fit again!!!

    Raining here again today! Yucko but DH is home so he is taking them up to play in the shed!!

    Oh and Tom went into his big bed two nights ago!! where is my little boy!

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    Hi girls!!

    Danielle, sorry to hear T has been a bit of a monster! Liam is too. Must be their star signs or something...Can you put a gate on his room or something? Just to keep him in so he's safe until he wakes you?
    Hope your headache went away quickly. I had a migrane for a few days too, I haven't had one for aaages, then bam! Out of nowhere I got the biggest headache I've had for so long!

    Tegam, lol, @ still cleaning! How is your back now?...My back has been bad too. If I do too much I can't get off the lounge, literally. Walking is so painful. It hurts to some extent every day, but if I do alot it kills me!!! I tried to do a bit fo gardening the other day because the realestate (or the owners) are complaining about the state of the yard. It's not that bad now, we have mown the lawn, lol! But we didn't have a mower or any garden tools at all before since we lived in a unit. So we had to buy stuff, and it was a slow process....But we have a few essentials now and have been going at it slowly. I told the RE girl that since I am 6 1/2 months pg and DH has stuffed his shoulder that we just can't do much right now. She was good about it but I guess the owners didn't get the memo. So I was trying to weed and turn the gardens over a bit. But the yards are just so BIG and I did one small garden and could barely move for the arvo... it's frustrating for me because I do want to do things out there, but just can't. It's all I can do to keep this house clean every day! Annnyway!
    The gp gave me a referral to the psych here, but I called last week to make an appt and she has retired apparently! They said they have anew lady there who I don't mind seeing, except she's only ther Tue/Thu 9am-2pm. And I have the kids, and DH works then. I asked if it would be possible to see someone on Wed since they go to care then. They took my number and were supposed to get back to me yesterday, but didn't. You have actually just reminded me that I need to ring them again, or go back to the gp to get another referral. I have beenf eeling ok though. Not as bad as it had been a few weeks ago, but this week is pretty deflating again, but not to the point of tears or the I can't be effed attitude I had then. This week it's the monotony of everything. Even the weekends when DH is home are just sooooo groundhog day. We can't go anywhere because the car is dead, we don't have alot of money spare so can't even really do the bus trip to DUbbo because we'd have to stay overnight. It would end up being a few hundred $$ just for a trip to a small town....we are coming to Sydney in a few weeks for doc's apptments and DH has to see the specialist, so we're saving for that too. I'm trying to look forwards to that, but it's hard.

    OK, enough whining! I'm going to do ANOTHER load of washing...ho hum

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    Hello girlies!
    Well, not much to report here... DH is away til Tue night in Sydney for work. So I am a single mummy for a few days. Not really looking forward to that! But one good thing is that DH has been given a few extra days off, so on Wed, we will have a day together kid free since the kids go to day care. Then next week we are going back to Sydney again, and DH has gotten an extra day off, so we will have some spare time there instead of the whirlwind visit it was going to be! My mum and dad have given us a bit of money for bub so we might be able to go on a bit of a shopping spree for him, so exciting!! I barely have anything for him, just a cot and about 5 singlets, 3 little outfits, 2 long sleeve onsies, 4 short onsies, some socks and bibs, oh and a few packets of nappies. I want to paint the room for him before he's born too, lol! It's sunshine yellow at the mo, so ugly!! We need a pram, a rocker, some sheets and blankets, more clothes....plus I will need some summer clothes for me, I have no shorts, skirts or anything! Just long winterish clothes besides a few t-shirts. I also need mat bras desperately! My boobies are growing even bigger! I dread to know what size they are now from the 16 E they were....eek! I had my glucose test the other day, so I will get the results next week. It wouldn't surprise me if I had GD this pg...

    Ok I'm going, have washing to hang out after our torrential downfalls and cyclonic winds we have just endured for the last few days!! I hope everyone is well!

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    Wow three posts in a row.....that says something for my social life hey??

    Well, just a very quick one from me, we are well. We go to Sydney today, well start the trip, we will most likely stop because Damien is working today too and I don't wnat him to drive the whole way in one night. Plus I don't know if I can sit in the same position for so long! Lily and Liam are being very well behaved lately (though I am sure that won't last long!) Lil is growing wayyy too fast and this morning she came to me for the first ime ever and told me 'Look mummy, I didn't wee in my nappy last night!!!" It was something I was totally not worried about, but now she's done it, maybe I should try to get her out of nappies full time...?? Though, I don't want to be getting up heaps to change wet sheets while she's learning....lazy mummy I know! Liam is just a treasure and so funny! He is talking non stop and coming out with some corkers, lol! Hes so snuggly and has to have cuddles every few hours, lol!
    Baby is getting very strong and tres wiggly and sometimes scares me whne he kicks, lol! They are also getting uncomfortable! His movements are very obvious now and you can see them on the outside, lots of people have said "OMG, I saw that!!" when he kicks! My back/pelvis is not going so great some days I can barely move. I had a migrane yesterday too, and was in bed all arvo. I had my GD test a few weeks ago, though I'm not sure how the results went yet, I haven't been able to get back to the doctors because he had a car accident and has been in hospital with a brain injury! He's back to work this week though, so I will just have to get the midwives to call him when I have my appt this week in Sydney.
    Ok gotta go and pack and get things done before we leave for Sydney this arvo. I am excited about being back in civilisation again though!! Even just for a few days... I hope everyone is well.

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