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    Julia! When u get home can you email me regarding if you got my card? Otherwise i will send you another with pics of my girls!! You need a medal for coping with wolf and zara so close together.Its hard somedays!!


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    Julia - I think you are right. Allegra just wants to feel herslef most of the time, so I let her do whatever - i'm beyond the stage where I force it!!!

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    Heidi, sorry just reading back i forgot to answer one of ur questions! I've been living in Germany for 2 years now. It's been really hard... and if it wasnt for my stubborn husband I would be back home. But im happy we stayed, we have a really comfortable life here, apart from me being VERY lonely 99.9% of the time. Dh is on the way to a great career. But i suppose being away makes you realise how important your friends and family really are. It would be better if we could afford to fly home once a year, but we arent quite there yet... Which makes me feel even more lonely. We are lucky to have great parents who help us alot.
    I hate not being able to take control of situations just because of the language barrier. I used to wear the trousers in our relationship, paying bills, organizing things, doing the tax... Now i feel so helpless with everything. I suppose it just takes a little more time.

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    hi everyone...my op went well and i know have to wait 10 weeks for the final results. i hoping for a negative result this time.
    kids are fantastic. aiden has finally gotten his 3rd tooth, he's definately a little slow in the tooth department. zara had 6 teeth by now but all kids are different.
    i said a few posts ago about all the things happening in my life. well my dad has been complaining about a sore leg for about 3 months and just put it down to his arthritis but it turns out he has been walking around on a broken leg OUCH! poor dad. my grandfather gets his tests results on wed and starts chemo hopefully they can shrink that little ba****d tumour.
    mum & dad have just gotten zara some hermit crabs for xmas we are hiding them until xmas day so it's up to mum and dad to look after them which is pretty funny..it's a bit creepy for mum.
    i will try to post a little later aidens ready for his morning sleep.
    take care narelle

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    Great to hear the OP (conisation I assume?) went well, Narelle. Fingers crossed for the all clear. How are you feeling? How long were you in hospital for? Just for the day or did they keep you there?

    DH noted the other day that we have crossed over from the "holiday" period to the "living in Australia" period. So true.
    What's wrong eith the aussie weather though???

    Caddie, will check when i get back for the card / will ask my mom, she is going to our house next week

    snowy

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    snowy it was laser ablation op. i had to be knocked out for around 20mins or so and only had to hang around for another 1 hour afterwards. i had quite a few period like cramps and a little bleeding but otherwise not to bad except i got a bit of an infection in the muscle from where they put the needle it. so my arm was pretty sore for a week or so and got a bit swollen but these things happen.

    oh yeah the aussie weather is a little weird heh?

    sound like you are settling back in to aussie life ok. how long are you staying?

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    @ Narelle

    Oh Laser - my midwife mentioned that to me and my obgyn said he didn't believe in it (something about the edges where it is cut blablabla)... whatever.. I didn't need an operation back then afterall but who knows - I might need some surgery one day... so that sounds pretty okay then. Fingers are crossed for the next 9 weeks (do they do another pap or do they tell from the tissue cut out?)

    We are here until the end of January - so a total of 10 weeks. I guess I shouldn't whinge about the weather seeing that it's much colder in Switzerland.

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    @ Teena
    How is the feeding going? zara is into everything as long as she can shove it in her mouth herself. she loves grapes and peas and corn and all small things that go straight into the mouth. It's so cute.

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    re routines:
    Zara is back to just napping for 30 mins max. Bummer! It was so nice to have a 1-2 hour break from her... she is very demanding and I am just constantly running around with her as she wants to walk all the time (but still needs hands for that).
    Zara has stood on her own a few times now. She let go without noticing and lasted a few seconds. So cool. Not long till she walks...

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    Narelle, I have my fingers crossed for you!! Im glad to hear the op went well!

    Ben is standing too. He climbs up everything, and is always standing. He seems to be very strong, now he pulls himself up to stand like it is nothing. everyone is so amazed how easy and fast ben stands up. He still needs to hold onto things.. But he is starting to move from table to chair etc... and he stands holding on with one hand. He lets go sometimes, but only lasts a few seconds, then falls on his bum. Its so cute. If someone told me he would be doing that at 9 months a few weeks ago, i wouldnt have believed it! and i seriously didnt believe the stories of babies walking at 10 months!!

    Yesterday was brilliant. MIL mentioned that a lady she knows has a nephew who was in Oz for a year and his Aussie GF just moved over here to be with him for a year. she is the same age as me, and only lives 10 minutes away! So i got her number from MIL and had a chat to her, and invited her over yesterday. Her german BF came over too, it was so great to meet them both. We have arranged to meet up with them a few more times, so fingers crossed i have found a new friend (haha, that sounds so pathetic!).

    I hope everyone else is well!

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    snowy i have to have another colposcopy, pap smear and biopsy to confirm they have got it all.
    thanks for the nice thoughts girls!

    poor aiden he's got gastro and got 4 teeth visible through his gums so he's a bit miserable poor little man.

    if i don't get a chance to get back on before monday
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!!

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    HAPPY 2007 TO EVERYONE!!!

    Where are you all?

    I hope you all had a great xmas and new year's eve.

    Kids are fantastic...take care

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    Yes, happy 2007! Our bubbas are nearly 1 year.. thats really amazing! Been out of action lately, we have visitors from Oz staying with us, so its been go go go. We went to Berlin for a couple of days, got back yesterday, im so tired!
    Ben is going really well. He now has 8 teeth, 4 bottom, 4 top. He doesnt like his bottle anymore, and hasnt been eating much lately, but i think its because of his teeth. He is growing so fast!
    Our Xmas was good. Pretty quiet. New Years we went out to a party... the inlaws took Ben for the night, so that was nice.

    Anyway, i cant write much, I cant keep my eyes open im so tired!
    I hope you are all happy and healthy!

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    Hello everyone!

    We're a quiet bunch, hey? Happy new year everyone. We went to the Opera House and saw the concert there and of course the 9 p.m. and midnight fireworks. Awesome! Best new years ever. Only downside was that we didn't get home until 3 a.m. and then the kids woke at 10 to 6 ... arrrrrrrrrrrrg. I had a headache the whole day. PLUS we had just gotten back from NZ on Christmas eve and we had the first flight out of Auckland, so the previous day we had gotten up at 2 a.m. Sydney time. So I have just been catching up on sleep the last few days. I have fallen asleep infront of the TV the last 4 nights (all before 10 p.m.) ... how sad is that?

    Zara is just so mobile. Still bum shuffling her way around and getting fast at it too. She likes to walk heaps too and comes over and grabs my hands and wants to go for walks. I remember that so well from Wolf. You can't ever sit down somewhere in peace - she is just so full of beans! No wonder she doesn't put on any weight. She is still so tall and skinny. We had coffee the other day at a restaurant (Teena: Jellyfish of course) and this couple next to us asked how old Zara was. Their daughter was 1 month older than Zara and when we left DH heard the lady say to her husband " Gee, she is big!" ... I am sure she didn't mean BIG big but tall big as Zara is so skinny but she is about 76cm or so now and I remember Wolf wasn't quite 74cm when he was 12 months - she's tall alright.

    On the teeth front: 2 at the bottom and no change so far. But my Kiwi friend said that she reckoned she was teething and that her gums looked swollen (I am never able to tell this stuff... how embarassing... and I'm her mom... )

    She eats so much food, it's mind boggling. Fish and chicken and lamb and beef... as long as she can shove it in her mouth herself, she will have it. Wolf was still eating purees at that age and she is chewing through meat - incredible! I hope she stays a good eater, one picky eater is enough, lol.

    SIL called yesterday to say she is pregnant with no.2 (no.1 is 15 months). Very excited. She is due in August. Speaking of babies: Anyone thinking of no. 2 yet? I am surprised no one is pregnant yet (then again we are just so few here in this forum now... ). Who will be "making babies" in 2007? Hands up? We will try for no.3 at the end of the year (so hoping for a European summer baby for a change... though maybe that's not so smart seeing as I've got so many new born winter clothes from 2 winter babies?)

    Katie: yeah on the new friend. I can understand your excitement! I am feeling a bit lonely here in Oz - though the kids keep me busy enough...
    Wow - 8 teeth! Ben is a really big boy, hey? If he doesn't like his bottle anymore, I would probably try weaning him of it then. Sounds like he is ready for it. Some kids self wean of bottles. Zara has 1 at night and 1-2 little ones (1/2 portion) during the day for naps. It's a bit of a lazy way of getting her to sleep but she won't take a dummy and otherwise she cries for ages and I hate to hear that.

    Narelle: fingers crossed for the check up then. Colposcopy is weird isn't it? My specialist even took a digital photo of it... that felt weird... 'sure, take a piccie up my fanny' ... hmmm... I insisted on seeing it... though i must say a close up of your own cervix is rather weird...
    I hope Aiden is over his gastro and that his teeth are coming through okay without too many sleepless nights. Are you giving him anything? I give my kids homeopathic globuli (Osanit - Katie might know it) and we've never had any problems and they didn't need anything else. Wolf actually loves taking them... I think he thinks they are lollies, ha ha!

    Snowy

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    Hey Snowy...aiden got over his gastro fine lucky is was just a bunch of yucky nappies. He now has 3 full teeth and 1 popping all on the bottom but i can see the 4 in his top through his gums. i use panadol or if he's really scratching at his gums and in really pain i give him painstop (under pharmacy guidance of course)
    Colposcopy's are really weird i lie there and say to myself...think happy thoughts and forget someone is looking in your pounani!
    We are now officially trying for #3 and maybe #4,would love twins this time...only cause DH says 3 kids are enough unless we get twins and i really want 4! everybody thinks im a little cuckoo! we have quite a few sets of twins on my side of the family and no body has any yet in our generation!

    im glad you and katie both had good new years...i was in bed and fast asleep by 10.30pm!

    take care narelle

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    Narelle - wow! good on you girl for TTC! I wish you all the very very best!! I'll have my fingers crossed thats its twins this time :-)

    RE: TTC. Well, Dh and i are thinking about TTC when i get back from Oz this year. It will be around October, maybe. We would really love 2 years age difference, but i dont think that would be possible. I dont want to travel back to Germany with a nearly 2 year old, pregnant. Snowy, i would love a Europe winter baby again. We also have boxes full of winter clothes.. PLUS, when i had ben i kept saying to myself i never want to be overdue in the summer... and i dont want to have leaky boobs with just a t-shirt on. But i think we dont really have a choice. Who knows though, things change all the time (inlcuding my mind).

    Snowy, sounds like you had an awesome time in Sydney for New Years! And ive been thinking about weaning Ben, but i honestly really dont know what i think. Yea, Ben is pretty big. I cant believe he has 8 teeth! Yea, my new friend is really nice. Her Boyfriend gets along with DH really well too, which is a huge bonus.

    Gotta go make lunch for our visitors. Take care all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by narelle View Post
    Colposcopy's are really weird i lie there and say to myself...think happy thoughts and forget someone is looking in your pounani!
    he he he... yep, sounds familiar...
    Glad to hear Aiden is over his gastro. Yeah on (almost) 4 teeth and 4 coming. Zara seems to be getting the top teeth but I think with her the second ones (i.e. the outer ones? does that make sense) seem to come first rather than the ones directly in the middle.
    Wow on TTC! I am actually the same way - I'd kinda like to have twins because I am worried my obgyn will advise me against a 4th kid after 3 caesareans. DH really wants 4. ANother boy and another girl, so each one has a brother and a sister. But hey... you can't pick these things anyway.

    Did I mention SIL is pregnant with no.2 (DH's sister)? My other SIL (my brother's wife) is due with no.3 in March... it's raining babies in our family this year. Kinda weird to think we will be TTC in September or so this year...

    Katie, looks like we might be preggers at the same ttime again!!!
    glad to hear your new friemds are nice. It's important to have friends!

    snowy

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    Hey everyone, long time no see

    i haven't been around at all lately as unfortunately my mum died from her ovarian cancer at the start of December, so its been a pretty busy and not much fun time. I'm doing ok and having Harry helps hugely with all that.

    He is such a joy, really happy fun baby majority of the time, he finally got his first tooth on the 3rd of Dec and he got his second on Sunday, we have had no trouble with teething whatsoever they have just popped out which is lovely hope it stays that way.
    He's been crawling for a few months now and now is into everything climbs the stairs, stands on everything and is just generally a little mischief maker

    We were thinking of trying for a second now but with mum gone i think it will be to hard at the moment but i'm not using any bc so if it happens it happens otherwise i think we will actively try at the end of the year.

    Can you believe our babies are nearly one, wow this year has flown, we are having Harry's first party at my parents farm nothing to big just close fam and friends.

    Anyways think Harry is going to wake in a minute, sorry for lack of personals will pop back again soon and catch up then.

    Take care
    Sarah

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    Oh Sarah , I'm so so sorry to hear about your mums passing. You must have had a horrible time (and still would be, of course!):frown: . I can imagine having smiling harry around would make things a bit easier.
    I havent thought abour Ben's first birthday party yet. He really doesnt have any baby friends, so i think we might go to the Zoo with the family. Its on a Sunday, so it might be the best idea.

    Dh is trying to talk me into going to Oz for only 3 weeks. He is terrified of me flying home alone with Ben. And honestly, i am a little too. But im afraid it might not be enough time to catch up with all my fam and friends.

    Life here is a bit quieter now. Our Oz friends have gone traveling for 1 week, so we have the house to ourselves. I had a horrible day yesterday. the night before, dh told me it might be a good idea for us both to go on a diet. He wants me to be the weight i was when we first met (around 57kg). I would love to be that again, but then i realised, WOW thats almost 20kgs i have to get rid of (im now 74). Scary. Anyway, Yesterday was the beginning of my period, so emotions running all over the place, i had a bit of a cry (more like a LOT of a cry). But its all good now. I know its not that big of a deal, but i was kinda just ignoring it, thinking it wasnt important to him or me, but i now realise that it is. So goodbye chocolate, hello carrot sticks :frown:

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    Sarah im so so sorry to hear bout your mum. it's so very lucky that she got to meet her beautiful grandson harry but also would have made it unbearable to have to leave. my love and thoughts are with you and your family. life without mum will never be the same but she will watch over you all and give harry all the extra love from above :hugs: .

    I can't believe the kids 1st birthday's are coming up so fast. Aidens birthday is in 24 days OMG i've got him nothing! we will just the family birthday...a bit too young for a shin dig in my opinion...like katie said aidens got no real bubba friends yet.

    Zara starts 3 year old kinder on feb 5...im worried how I will cope without her, mind you it's only 2 hours once a week. im such a sook i don't wont her to grow up so fast she's such a great kid.

    Aiden 4 top teeth a soooo visable through his gums i hope they all don't come at once.

    Katie...me too on the whole weight thing. i would love to lose bout 10kg before getting pg again...so i will miss the chocolate too. im trying to cut back but have to get rid of all the bad stuff 1st out of the pantry...SENDING LOTS OF SKINNY VIBES YOUR WAY!

    take care narelle

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