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    :fuming: :fuming: I just lost a huge post!!!!
    Now I don't have time to do it again............

    Hi everyone.

    :-k SOPH now you've got me worring, Lucie is taking more formula than Zac, he has only had 110ml all day when I feed him he purses his lips & burries his head in under my arm & kicks up huge fuss.I always thought that the amount they say on the tin was only a guide, Perhaps I shall get him weighed again, just to see.



    I was thinking before about how quick kids grow, It seems like only a few years ago I had my first, but omg he will be 14 this year,( makes me feel old) & then I though about them getting in trouble, I can not imagine what Zac is gonna b elike as a teenager, pretty scarey, better not cause me as much greif as the older kids do!!

    How do you ladies amuse your bubba's through the day? I try to rotate activities for Zac, between tummy time, JJ , time in his walker, bouncer, & going for walks, seeing the dog( who just had 6 puppies, so ultra amusing now he he) he never seems to get bored but he is most happiest when everybody is home!!
    gota go somebody is hurtr

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    Oh Storm please ignore me!!!! Don't let me make you all stressed out. Maybe it's just a phase they are both going through. Lucie is squeling like a cat with it's tail caught at the moment, but happily if that makes sense. I have no idea what is going on with her. And I am sure Zac is fine too. Weight gain slows down heaps apparently at this age when they get more mobile, and as our pocket rockets have obviously never stacked on huge amounts in the first place, I guess that's even less. Hope both Zac and Lucie get hungry soon. Lucie starts crying ans screaming and wriggling around. Oh I wish for a hungry bub!

    Lucie is pretty good at entertaining herself, particularly now that she moves herself around. If she gets bored with the toys I have out for her, she crawls over and starts pulling out other ones from her box. We usually get out of the house and go to the shops or somewhere during the day, then we might lie outside and watch the trees for a while or go for a swim or drive in the afternoon. I can get my jolly jumper now too that (fingers crossed) we have sold teh house, so that will be another thing to entertain her. Oh and I also sometimes put ABC kids on and hope I catch play school or something with some songs I can sing with Lucie and do stuff with. Does that help at all???

    Georgie - How many teeth does James have now? Hope his cold goes away, do you think it's just from teething? So annoying when they won't eat their solids isn't it. Hopefully he will pick up again when he is feeling happier. And yeap I'm going a bit crazy. Still raining and the river is rising. Looks like we might get flooded in after all and there will be no school tomorrow. But as we live at school DH will have to go to work along with the principal who also lives here!

    Still not a hungry baby here. DH and I have been fighting about it. He really thinks I should 'get over it' and relax a bit. I try to, but it's hard. Do you girls agree I should just try and go with the flow a bit more? I won't take offense, need some honesty here!

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    Is it a full moon or something??? It seems everyone is having troubles this weekend! James has taken almost no solids today - I didnt even offer him any tonight b/c he wouldnt even take a bf. He hastn had anything since 345, although he went to sleep OK at 7pm. He was gnawing on a rusk just before his dinner bf, and when I went to put him on, he started gagging and I realised he had a hunk of rusk stuck in his throat - so, OMG, tried to get a finger in there, couldnt get it, had to tip him upside down and luckily he coughed at the right time and it dropped out. WOAH, what a worry. But now Im worried Ive scared him into breast refusal. We'll wait and see at his dreamfeed.

    Soph, I really hate it when DH tells me Im overreacting to something (like worrying about James starving when he wont eat for a day!), but it is sooooo hard not to really worry about this tiny thing that is totally reliant on you for everything. Thiese are my thoughts: Its hard to explain, but PB (pre-baby), things sort of change in a time frame of days, maybe a week, but in baby-time, every hour is different and its such a roller-coaster, IYKWIM. Not being very clear....perhaps we see all the details, and others see the big picture. And of course we're always being warned about how quickly bad habits or routines form....so its difficult not to give into all the emotions. I dont think the shift in time perception happens to the DHs (maybe its a primary carer thing? maybe its the hormones?). Its also easy to say "relax" when youre not the one dealing with it every single time, which is every few hours. Not sure if this is helping.....in a nutshell, I dont think youre overreacting, but thats bc Im a mum too; but can also see it from your DHs perspective, where perhaps he is looking at a bigger picture. And all your firends say "its OK, try not to worry too much" because they can see the big picture too. One day soon Lucie will be feeding like a labrador and you might think back and say "yeah, I did go a bit overboard" but of course now it doesnt feel like it (that exactly how I felt after James' last feeding upset, but now we're sliding into another, its hard to keep that big perspective!). One more thing....to take a step back and get a bit Zen and big picture about it, someone said to me a few weeks back when James wasnt feeding very well - when he's hungry, he'll eat. Babies dont starve themselves. Not sure how true it is, and not sure that helps! Hmmm, perhaps I'll stop now!

    Oh, and James just has the 2 bottom teeth, but the 2 tops ones have been sitting there for ages. Waiting.....

    Storm, James and I go and walk or dig in the garden (well, I dig, he sits and watches), play on the floor, read, sit and watch the dog, go for a walk in pram or front carrier, go for a swim, cruise the shops, dance to a kids cd or really bad radio, every so often watch some tv or a dvd. I also try and let him play alone, sitting on the study floor while Im on the computer for eg., so he can explore things himself. Not much different from everyone else, and some days its soooo hard to keep him amused. If you want some specific ideas, there are a couple of books that are quite good - one by Miriam Stoppard (soooo much better than her food book!), one called "Bright Start" that I quite liked, and Gymboree have one out too ("Baby Play" I think).

    Poor Fletch, hope youre feeling a bit more perky soon! Glad you had fun though. One glass is enough to send me tipsy these days, but James always sleeps well when I have one

    Anyway, better go and finish the ironing - I did SIX loads of washing today!

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    Is it a full moon or something??? It seems everyone is having troubles this weekend! James has taken almost no solids today - I didnt even offer him any tonight b/c he wouldnt even take a bf. He hastn had anything since 345, although he went to sleep OK at 7pm. He was gnawing on a rusk just before his dinner bf, and when I went to put him on, he started gagging and I realised he had a hunk of rusk stuck in his throat - so, OMG, tried to get a finger in there, couldnt get it, had to tip him upside down and luckily he coughed at the right time and it dropped out. WOAH, what a worry. But now Im worried Ive scared him into breast refusal. We'll wait and see at his dreamfeed.

    Soph, I really hate it when DH tells me Im overreacting to something (like worrying about James starving when he wont eat for a day!), but it is sooooo hard not to really worry about this tiny thing that is totally reliant on you for everything. Thiese are my thoughts: Its hard to explain, but PB (pre-baby), things sort of change in a time frame of days, maybe a week, but in baby-time, every hour is different and its such a roller-coaster, IYKWIM. Not being very clear....perhaps we see all the details, and others see the big picture. And of course we're always being warned about how quickly bad habits or routines form....so its difficult not to give into all the emotions. I dont think the shift in time perception happens to the DHs (maybe its a primary carer thing? maybe its the hormones?). Its also easy to say "relax" when youre not the one dealing with it every single time, which is every few hours. Not sure if this is helping.....in a nutshell, I dont think youre overreacting, but thats bc Im a mum too; but can also see it from your DHs perspective, where perhaps he is looking at a bigger picture. And all your firends say "its OK, try not to worry too much" because they can see the big picture too. One day soon Lucie will be feeding like a labrador and you might think back and say "yeah, I did go a bit overboard" but of course now it doesnt feel like it (that exactly how I felt after James' last feeding upset, but now we're sliding into another, its hard to keep that big perspective!). One more thing....to take a step back and get a bit Zen and big picture about it, someone said to me a few weeks back when James wasnt feeding very well - when he's hungry, he'll eat. Babies dont starve themselves. Not sure how true it is, and not sure that helps! Hmmm, perhaps I'll stop now!

    Oh, and James just has the 2 bottom teeth, but the 2 tops ones have been sitting there for ages. Waiting.....

    Storm, James and I go and walk or dig in the garden (well, I dig, he sits and watches), play on the floor, read, sit and watch the dog, go for a walk in pram or front carrier, go for a swim, cruise the shops, dance to a kids cd or really bad radio, every so often watch some tv or a dvd. I also try and let him play alone, sitting on the study floor while Im on the computer for eg., so he can explore things himself. Not much different from everyone else, and some days its soooo hard to keep him amused. If you want some specific ideas, there are a couple of books that are quite good - one by Miriam Stoppard (soooo much better than her food book!), one called "Bright Start" that I quite liked, and Gymboree have one out too ("Baby Play" I think).

    Poor Fletch, hope youre feeling a bit more perky soon! Glad you had fun though. One glass is enough to send me tipsy these days, but James always sleeps well when I have one

    Anyway, better go and finish the ironing - I did SIX loads of washing today!

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    Sorry, got a bit impatient and pressed 'post" twice.....

    time for bed I think....

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    Hi Girls ,

    Soph
    you poor thing getting suprise visitors...as fun as it would be I agree I would have wanted time to prepare myself and the house!. I hope the floods are not to bad for you . Now onto your worries ...I think as a mum it is our god given right to worry....that is why we are mummies. I mean sure on their 18th Bday we will probably look back and laugh at all the things we worried about and how we shouldnt have but it is so hard right here right now in the moment not to worry about some things!. So dont worry about worrying hehehe.

    Tracy I LOVE Indahs photos

    Georgie ..I think we are one of the same!. My DH is the same as yours ...he knows how much I love flicking through and reading all the recipes so he will buy them for me hehe. I hope poor James is feeling a little better .

    Storm with Kaitlyn I alternate between tummy time , me holding her in sitting position or standing position time , time in a stand up thing she has , walks in the pram and also sitting out side and watching the family of MASSIVE crows which seem to live here now ..noisey bloody things!!. Oh yea and we do time on the bed playing with the pussycats as they tend to stay in bed all day ..hard life hey!. I am soooo jealous I would love 6 little puppies Zac must LOVE watching them, Kaitlyn would go crazy for them.

    Glad you had a nice weekend Fletch ..playing in the dirt and partying hehehe. I have not had a hang over yet ..although I did drink half a bottle of Moet on New Years Eve but did not feel it the next day thankfully!

    We spent today having a picnic with some of the girls from mothers group and their husbands which was really nice ...missed you Louise and Bec!. Then I got a night off tonight! DH babysat and I went to watch my sister graduate from her pole dancing class ...sounds really kinky I know but it is the big exercise thing now apparently!! I sat their and sipped on my champagne and admired all the girls for having the guts to get up and strutt their stuff! Just normal girls like you and me pole dancing!! Cant say I will be signing up for it but it would certainly make you step out of your comfort zone!.

    Have a good night girls!

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    Georgie - Your post was brilliant. A big thank you. You did make me cry again though (don't worry I'm just very emotional ATM!), but I know exactly what you are saying. All so very right. I treid to explain to DH that I feel responsible in some way for Lucie's feeding and I guess that's because the questions always come back to us, as the primary carers.

    And you are right about the full moon - what is it with all these babies and their feeding ATM! Hope James was better for you at the dream feed.

    Cass - Thanks for your words too. And yeap I reckon at her 18th she'll probably be a huge porker and I will be telling her she should start watching what she eats! Imagine! I went to a pole dancing class once as part of a Hens night (couldn't do it though - I was very pg at the time) and it looked like such a tough work out. Reckon it would be great for the self confidence to really get into it. Some of teh girls were fab!

    Fletch - Glad you guys had a bit of a night out together. LOL about Zane only taking half his bottle and you stressing, as Georgie said, must have been a full moon or something!

    Jo - Hope you had a nice weekend.

    Louise - How are you and Maria going?

    Storm - How does Zac go with his solids? Does he drink water?

    FLoods have eased here, although not sure if the road to here will be closed - river still pretty high.

    Child still on hunger strike. 100ml this am but she did have almost a tbsp of rice cereal which was pretty good for her. Milk thing is driving me totally nuts though!

    Got her ultrasound on her head bump today. Fingers crossed. Will update you all at lunch time when we get back (if road is open!).

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    Goodluck today Soph, I hope all is well & you can get through!Zac hasn't been to keen on his solids, however this morning he had 180mls & 2 tbs of rice cereal, shocka!! Very happy here! He usually only drinks about 60ml of water a day, in his cup & most of it ends up all over his shirt!!

    Hope you're feeling better today Fletch, good on you for enjoying yourself!! Geez I haven't had a drink since before I have my reversal done, 3+ years yikes! Would hate to see myself after a sip!! Zane is a very georgous boy, I love the movie of him having his dinner, so so cute!!

    Oh Georgie, I would have had a heart attack if I were you!I always manage to swipe my finger down their thoat & get it out, before the panic attack hits me! Hope James is OK & had a good dreamfeed for you!

    Cass, how is Kaitlyn today? I hope she is feeling better! I hate needles, I even panic for them too, don't worry, we get a 6 month break now!!

    Trace, hoping Indah settles soon & gives you a goodnight sleep, I absolutely lurve your new ticker picture, what a stunner Miss Indah is gonna be!!

    Jo, how is Sammy?

    And, where is Mel?Zac wouls love to hear how Hunter is doing!!

    Thanks for sharing your bubba amusement activities, I thought I was doing too much for Zac, gee 4th baby & still worring about every little thing I do :smt018

    My post was cut short yesterday, due to a screaming 11 year old, who had her hair caught in the springs of the tramp, such a sight , I felt so bad, b/c when I raced out there & she was all tangled & legs flying around, I laughed She wasn't in too much pain, & she thought it was funny too she said to me, "When you can stop laughing, just get me out, & dont tell DAD!!" had to be there to see the expression on her face! Poor kitten!!

    Well, must go & do some housework, I always feel like I do the same things day in , day out

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    Hello ladies

    Public holiday here today ....yipeee...ive snuck out while everyone is sleeping...its nice and quiet at the moment.

    Storm at your little story with your daughter in the trampoline. Sounds like something that would happen here. The things kids do eh? We do the same sorts of things with Sammy at home. He alternates between different things. Has tummy time, time in his swing outside, jollyjumper every few days. He loves his walker so I will hang the washing out while hes scooting up and down the verandah. I give him play baths during the day too when its really hot..he loves those. We read books and sing songs. We go for walks in his pram and now Im looking at getting a bike seat...so we can go riding. C

    Fletchie ive just seen your movies..they are so great. I called Darren in excitedly to see them. Zane is so cute..what a sweetheart. Im gonna have to do the same thing. He seems so happy like Sammy. Thanks for sharing them. Glad you had a nice night out together too. We still havent left Sammy yet but no doubt will have to at some stage. Lol at the 3 glasses too...id be the same! Glad the signing is going well. We have a course in a few weeks for it. Could you pretty please pm the links too sweets..ta

    Soph I so hope you are having a better day. The other girls have summed it all up perfectly. It is such a responsibility...and its only ours. I hope that the ultrasound clears any worries you have about the lump behind Lucies ear. I know someone else who has had that too and it was no biggie. Ewww at the suprise visitors too...i love having people over but I love being forewarned...glad you had a nice time with them though.

    Cass your picnic and night out sound fantastic. Pole dancing is really taking off isnt it. I definately couldnt see myself doing it but thumbs up to girls who can.

    Georgie omg...i would have freaked out!!! So glad little James is ok now. I hope that his dreamfeed breast feed was ok..poor lil man.

    Well weve had quite the weekend. The kids have had friends sleepinb over. Darren has done two weddings ..thankfully we get to chill today....another hot one though...might have to go for a swim.

    Hope its a good day for you all

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    Storm - Oh how funny re the trampoline, I used to do that ALL the time at that age too! Yay for Zac being hungry this am too.

    FLetch - Bugger I only have dial up. But when I have some time I'll try and have a squiz.

    Well better be quick, DH is off work today, no school because of the floods. Lucie's u/s was a bit inconclusive. The radiographer had to get the specialist to come in and have a look. His comment when he saw Lucie was 'Here's teh girl with teh very special thing'. Doesn't instill much confidence in the mother! One bump is a lymph node, the other they are not really sure. But we have to wait for the report to go back to the doc, probably Wed, and see what happens then. I have a feeling they will want to do more tests. Oh another thing to worry about!

    Lucie still not hungry :fuming:

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    to you Soph.

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    Ah Jo, must've been posting at the same time before.

    Lucie's still the same pretty much, although last 2 feeds have been 150ml, which is better than 100ml at least! Re the visitors - yeap I loke warning too, especially since the house wasn't exactly at it's tidiest. I had to sneak up and clean the bathroom!

    Did you manage to go for a swim? What a great idea on the bike seat. How big do they have to be to go in one of those?

    Our house contract is being drawn up today - it's only conditional on finance so fingers crossed there are no probs there. Then we can go shopping! Does anyone have a Phil and Ted's pram? Looking at getting one of those (we need a new one anyway, and will need the 2 seater function shortly!)? Can you believe I hit the 2nd trimester tomorrow???? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    Sneaking in a quick post while on a "lactation break"

    Today is sounding marginally better for you Soph; interesting results from Lucie's USS. Not sure about the dr's beside manner though!

    LOL Storm at your poor daughter, but the best bit is "dont tell Dad"!! Poor thing. I so know what you mean about the same thing every day - its just treading water isnt it, keeping the house funtioning and never making inroads into all that extra stuff that needs to be done. We moved in to our house 6 months ago, and still have a garage full of boxes and stuff.....I reckon we can just about toss the lot, there's obviously nothing essential in there! I had such big plans for my mat leave but didnt do a single extra thing. ](*,)

    Hope youre having a relaxing day Jo after a big weekend.

    Cass, love the story about pole dancing, it sounds like huge fun and good on your sister for giving it a go. Out of one's comfort zone indeed! Ive heard it is one serious workout though, gives me new respect for those who do it for a living (IYKWIM!).

    Thanks for the links and email Fletch. Unfortunaltey I work Mondays so wont be able to make it to the Sydney meet Maybe next time.

    Well, James survived, thanks for your thoughts! He went to sleep really well until 10pm, then had a huge feed and only sitrred a couple of times through the night. Today he is feeding fine, although he wouldnt take any breakfast solids, the girls at childcare got him to eat a whole bowl of veggies, and he's generally pretty happy. Yay! His cold seems better today, so fingers crossed its all settling down again.

    Now, better get back to work, havent achieved much today! Yet another farewell morning tea for another person leaving....

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    Hi Girls ,

    just a quick post before my little cherub gets up from her sleep ...cant believe she has been down for over an hour! I hung washing , cooked some apple and some spinich for her and even baked a batch of cookies for DH!. I have also frozen the water I cooked the apple in to give to Kaitlyn in her sippy cup as she is starting to show a real interest in my water and juice these days and I am not keep on giving her my juice . Does anyone give their bubs water or juice yet?.

    Soph I hope you get an answer soon on poor Lucies little lumps waiting is so horrible. I cant believe you are almost in your second trimester!!! gosh I miss being pregnant ..I LOVED being pregnant!.

    Storm I would have laughed as well ...I used to get myself in all those kinds of situations as a kid hehe.

    Jo I hope you are enjoying your public holiday..it is so nice to have everyone home chilling!

    Fletch such great videos !!! . You know for some reason I dont think I have looked at your website before ..which is strange for me as I love being a sticky beak ..in a good way of course!. I love your house!. Cant wait for DH and I to off load this place and our investment unit so we can finally get ourselves a little patch of dirt!.

    Georgie I am glad James is feeling better today !.

    Well better get my walking shoes on before Kaitlyn wakes up so we can go for our afternoon walk!.

    Hey girls has anyone used the Jolly Jumper with a stand? I have not got the right door frames for it without one so I was thinking of getting one with a stand and just using it in the garden downstairs...any thoughts?.

    Cya!

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    Hi Girls ,

    just a quick post before my little cherub gets up from her sleep ...cant believe she has been down for over an hour! I hung washing , cooked some apple and some spinich for her and even baked a batch of cookies for DH!. I have also frozen the water I cooked the apple in to give to Kaitlyn in her sippy cup as she is starting to show a real interest in my water and juice these days and I am not keep on giving her my juice . Does anyone give their bubs water or juice yet?.

    Soph I hope you get an answer soon on poor Lucies little lumps waiting is so horrible. I cant believe you are almost in your second trimester!!! gosh I miss being pregnant ..I LOVED being pregnant!.

    Storm I would have laughed as well ...I used to get myself in all those kinds of situations as a kid hehe.

    Jo I hope you are enjoying your public holiday..it is so nice to have everyone home chilling!

    Fletch such great videos !!! . You know for some reason I dont think I have looked at your website before ..which is strange for me as I love being a sticky beak ..in a good way of course!. I love your house!. Cant wait for DH and I to off load this place and our investment unit so we can finally get ourselves a little patch of dirt!.

    Georgie I am glad James is feeling better today !.

    Well better get my walking shoes on before Kaitlyn wakes up so we can go for our afternoon walk!.

    Hey girls has anyone used the Jolly Jumper with a stand? I have not got the right door frames for it without one so I was thinking of getting one with a stand and just using it in the garden downstairs...any thoughts?.

    Cya!

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    Wow, you chatterboxes, I havent been able to log in all day & it was driving me nuts!
    You'd thinbk I would have got lots of work done but instead I just browsed around at other sites!

    Not much news with us, Indah slept all night last night so lets hope she does again tonight coz I am suffering exhaustion...
    Think it's her top teeth, so I have given her some Brauers Teething stuff last night.....
    She was super grizzly Saturday & sunday... then I had Mum telling me to give her to her to settle!
    I felt so useless, cant even settle my own daughter, so I snappede at mum & walked off!!! Not very mature but nevermind, mum & I are close & all is forgotten...

    We have Maddy's school sports tonight & I am too tired, but ahve to go for Maddy's sake!

    I will catch up more from home tonight (if I have time) or tomorrow night!!!

    Soph, WOW on 2nd tri already!!!
    I think Lucie will be perfectly well & you can relax a bit soon.

    Everyone else HI, I will do more personals when I get time!!!!!

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    Cass Zac's JJ has the stand, it is so handy, especially for outdoors, but even inside, coz he is tucked away safely in an non- traffic zone, iykwim, & all the surrounding walls are decorated with posters & such for him to look at.

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    Thanks Storm I think I will look for a jolly jumper with a stand!

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