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    This thread is for parents who's baby was born January - June 2005


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    There are many issues that you will encounter as a new parent. We have put together this list of useful articles and threads in order to assist you with some common questions or issues you may have, and to provide you with bit of extra support that we all need as new parents:

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    Breastfeeding General Chatter
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    Catch up with your old thread HERE.

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    More LV's coming you way, Fi
    LOL @ Jenna remembering the t-shirt and the doll. They don't forget all that easily, do they?

    Well... the moment Gab saw santa, her face screwed up. She was terrified!! So we kept our distance. When it was time to grab her present, she attached to me like a koala and did the whole "panic cry" as I approached him. The poor little chook rreeeeeallly doesn't like him. The whole time he was there she clung to me for dear life so we just stood right at the back corner. Oh well.... I guess he's a pretty scary guy when you think about it. Thankfully everyone knew to bring a gift so the spare books I wrapped weren't needed. Still... if I didn't take them, someone would have forgotten... always the way. We've got a new chick running the playgroup next year so I'm wondering if it'll be more organised. One can hope.

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    ME ME ME I Get gold this time

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    Hmmm maybe not

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    PMSL Sorry Bec!

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    I suppose you have to let the pregnant women in so they can take the seats.
    Anyone heard from Simone....she has been alittle quiet
    Bec

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    Maybe she's in labour? Oh no - that would be me hoping to be in labour.....
    After all, we have to please the masses date wise.

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    Fi - I had a new sms from you this morning and as soon as I saw your name I thought you`d had the baby but it was a very old sms from you which you sent months ago, as I was reading it I was thinking to myself I`ve read this before, very strange how it was sent again. Sending loads of labour vibes your way. Oh another question I saw your post requesting a thread about info on gifted children, I think it`s a great idea, I`m not sure if Matthew`s in that category or not, can you tell me how can you tell if a child of this age group is gifted or just intelligent? Matthew`s a child that you feel has been here before IYKWIM I`m often amazed at how he knows different things when I know he hasn`t been shown, he`s very different to other children. Sending a truck load of labour vibes your way

    Deb - Oh poor Gab, I think Matthew will most likely be the same, Mummy might have to have a photo with Santa as well, I`d like one with both boys but if it upsets Matthew too much I`m not going to bother.

    LOL Bec

    Okay silly me didn`t leave the last thread open in a new window.

    Along with Fi`s SMS this morning we received one from Mark`s XW saying the boys would like to buy us both a christmas present but she can`t afford it so if we can get them to do jobs around the house then pay them they can then buy us a present. Doing jobs around the house will never work, Mark tried once and got told off from the XW (the boys were just washing the car) plus the other thing XW has no idea that we haven`t been paid since 2nd January, our only cash income is what comes from the government for the young ones then if we spend all that it goes on the credit card then that gets paid off when cows/calves are sold, very different to her day here when they apparently had loads of money coming in and she was given $150,000 for the divorce settlement, so if we can`t afford to pay ourselves how do we pay the boys, GRRRRR. I am thinking maybe just give them $20 each but then that`s cutting into other things but at least the boys will be happy and XW might stop moaning for a little while, we can never win in her eyes.

    Okay that`s my moan for the day and yes I am feeling grumpy, these hormones of mine are driving me around the bend big time.

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    Deb, poor Gab not loving Santa. Tehya was like that for the first few times that we went to see him too. Sl owly she warmed up though. I think it also depends on the Santa you have. Yep, that's right, there is more than one Santa All the ones in the shop are just helpers because of course the real one is geting all the pressies read at the North Pole.
    Yay that none of your extra books wereneeded. Now you can just keep them wrapped and give them to Gab for xmas.

    Fi, are you still here Sending you heaps of LV's hun. Goodluck in getting your Dad a present. My mum has gotten my dad a new BBQ for xmas so I'm thinking some new tools for it would be great.
    How cute at Jenna with Santa. Next year you will have a new bub to warm up to Santa with

    Dee, my boys like to be able to get us presents too. Means that I am paying for them myself but what the hell. Still haven't given them any money for it yet though. As for over their Dad's house. I use to buy him a present from them and hm for me, then he got another woman so I stopped, she can buy it now.

    Went and got some more shopping done. Got Brandon a new school bag for next year, pencil case and a wallet from City Beach (surf shop) all for $80. And for Joel a little tin that has Legend on the front with condoms in it to shove in his stocking. Got them an adapter thing for their xbox too. Oh and another laybuy off. Still have another to get off with Tehya's doll pram in it.

    Mark couldn't keep his suprise as usual. He had to blab. I really wanted Pink tickets and have been hinging athim since he missed them go on sale a few weeks back. Anyway he gave me the option of either going to her concert in Sydney and having great dance floor tickets of having crappy tickets and going ot Melbourne. Of course I said Melbourne, but the gf he asked to come along with me is saying that seh really won't have the money to go there and Sydney would be better. I was looking forward to shopping down there and of course hoping to catch up with some of you gals. Anyway so I say to her, ok we will stay in Sydney and get a room for the night. We can go out afterwards. No, she doesn't want to go out to a pub or club, she would rather go to the casino and play the pokies. Boring !! I could think of nothing worse. And as it is my present I feel like being selfish and not doing that.

    Anyway, Mark has emailed me to tell me that he has gotten tickets, who knows for what city. I am hopingits for Melbourne, even though the only concert we could get tickets for was Tuesday night. Something is telling me he got Sydney though. Hmm is it mean to invite someone else who will party with me ??? LOL

    Oh yeah Fi, I'll be wanting an SMS too please Big belly rubs and more labour vibes to you girl.

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    Trish - All the previous years I`ve always given the boys money for a present for Mark but it was just the way she asked that rubbed us up the wrong way (changing her mind yet again about things, we don`t know where we are) as I normally just do it off my own back, plus I`m in a grumpy homonal mood so I needed something to moan about LOL Anyway enough of that, I`ll see them tomorrow so I`ll sort it out with them myself.

    I hope your tickets are for Melbourne, if not I`m sure you`ll still have a good time. Sounds like you got a bargain with the school bag.

    Am I the only one who feels like all eyes are looking at me when I`m standing in front of the condoms at the supermarket trying to work out what ones to buy, feel like an underage teenager with hormonal issues LOL

    Had to fight with Matthew to get on the computer, he wanted the mouse and keyboard right or wrong, he`s now happily going through his old toys which he hasn`t seen for a while, he`s nearly at the bottom of the box so once he gets there I`m sure he`ll be back wanting the mouse or wanting Mummy to go outside with him.

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    Haha Deeanne - we have a box like that too that we pull out. Its all the toys that are baby ones, and they are guaranteed to keep her entertained for 10mins at least!
    I dont know what to suggest about the kids. Its all a crock really - where does the money for them come from? We knwo that shane's teenage kids both have a seperate income from different sources, and we are yet to see a present for Shane from them. Let alone for me. Thats NEVER going to happen!
    As for condoms - yes I still feel like a naughty girl buying them, Shane has to do it, and lube. OMG - you wouldn't catch me buying that!

    As for the gifted thread, well I think it was a bad suggestion. I knew it would be met with some resistance, we are allowed to say how sick our children are, but not if they might be smarter than normal I'm afraid. Its not upset me in anyway, I just know what it was like to grow up the way I did, and to know now that had mum given me the options who knows what I could have acheived. I would like to make sure I dont make the same mistakes with Jenna, which I wont, but support for her, whether or not she ends up being high IQ or not, it would be nice.
    I had to dumb myself down for my exhusband to keep him feeling secure about his masculinity. I will never let my daughter do the same thing. But at the same token I want all my kids to be good at everything, from sports to school to music, they will have all the opportunity and none of the pressure I had. I hope.

    OOh Trish!! I hope you come to Melbourne Tell Mark he better have bought you Melb tickets. I'll come up and say Helllloooo - but not sure about partying afterwards. I'm getting a little old

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    hey again

    Been busy as Mason has been really sick with a chesty virus thing, was hardly breathing yesterday properly. Then my phone was cut off cause i forgot to pay the bill, i do that a lot lol, so anyhow paid that and they said an hour to connect but nope didnt get connected for over 8 hours, my mobile phone decided to die as well! So finally got the mobile turned on after taking it apart, got an online friend to ring my mum to tell her to ring my mobile so she could ring doctors and Bill to come home for me, was such a **** day! All turned out in the end anyhow, Mason is in on AB"s and is getting better now, he got confident he was better today though and run around and played hard, he is paying for it now again

    Have read everything, glad all is going ok

    Fi: Massive labour vibes coming your way

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    Trish - definitely go to the concert with someone that wants to do what you wanna do! I think it's fair enough that you want to live it up a bit. I'm secretly hoping Mark got you tickets in Melbourne tho

    Fi - just start the thread... doesn't need to be a sticky? I just think they're reluctant to start stickies for a lot of things because of the up-keep. I wouldn't take it personally. It's defintely something that you should be able to discuss with others on here. Maybe the thread will become that popular that they will make it a sticky?

    Dee - condoms? What are they?? LOL I haven't bought any in yeeears. Neil's getting the snip after this baby so I guess I'll never have to buy them Gab loves the mouse too. Drives me batty cos she's closed a few things on me before... rather annoying! From what I've heard about giftedness whilst doing my teaching stuff, I think kids need to be about 5 before they can be classed as gifted... but I reckon it'd be obvious to parents way before then. By a few things you've said about Matthew, I wouldn't be surprised if he is highly intelligent. There are multiple levels of intelligence but I guess gifted kids are intelligent on several levels (making them particularly special).

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    The biggest thing that worries me Deb about the giftedness spectrum is generally the really, really gifted ones have deficiencies in other areas. So while a gifted child could be brilliant with listening and learning, they are crap and reading and learning. Or they can read, but have difficulties writing. Or they are mathematical geniuses, and at age 10 still can't catch a ball.
    So while I get that it can't be "diagnosed" til 4-5 (which was when I believe I was "diagnosed") surely there are things that can be done in the meantime to try and make your child as well rounded as possible, and try to eliminate, or at the very least identify any potential problems in advance.
    The word gifted tends to rub people up the wrong way anyway. Its used to describe an exceptionally elite type group of high IQ people (or highly talented in other ways), but some people dont get that just because their child is above average intelligence, it doesn't mean they aren't "gifted" in the true sense, it just means they are bright.
    I think it would be great if Jenna was jsut really bright, or if she's really dumb, thats fine too (her fathers genes ), and I'm not interested in hothousing or anything like that. I just want to feel OK about talking about my daughters accomplishments without feeling like a freak or a bragging mum.
    I dont take it personally at all, I didn't think this would be the place for the discussion. I wanted frank conversation, and maybe some are right that all it would be is a "my child's clever too" thread which would dilute its usefullness to those that need the support.

    Anyhoo - it doesn't matter at all. Upkeep or not - I'm not going to bother. If I need more information I'll hunt it down elsewhere

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    Fi - I think it's great that you want to help Jenna become a well-rounded young lady. You're so right.... if you focus too much on the "gifted" side, everything else can go by the wayside. I've seen many a bright, intelligent child have trouble in other areas such as sport and social skills. Just as kids that are great at sport often struggle acedemically.
    If you google "Gardiner's Multiple Intelligences" you may get some ideas on activities you can do to help cater to all the different levels of intelligence (there's 8 of them). There's another school of thought that teaching curriculm is based around in PS and HS but it's escaped my mind atm. Basically we use the two models to help us create a program that caters to all types of learning (well, as much as we possibly can). Let's face it... some people are more analytical and others are more visual/kinaesthetic in their approach to learning.
    I think the thread would have been useful but, yeah... I guess it does have the possibility of becoming a free-for-all (we'd all like to think our own children are special in some way). Still.... there's been plenty of threads that could have gone OTT and haven't... I still reckon it's a good idea.

    ETA: just remembered the other school of thought... Bloom's Taxonomy. Google that too.
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    Just popping in to say I got a phone call from Fi






    She didnt have much to say lol
    Well I am pretty sure Eliza wont need any intelligence activities tonight she managed to hurl herself on to the alter at mass and twirl around and kill herself laughing. I whispered to mum hopefully all the demons had left her pmsl
    Bec

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    Awww Bec ya tease!!
    LOL @ Eliza. She's got your sense of humour

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