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    My DH gets me a Mothers day pressie, and card from him every year, its his appreciation of the job I do, as a mother to his children ( not a very good job tonight, have just boiled the spuds dry and theres the horrid smell of burnt potatoes every where!!! YUK. )



    Hay, I am very sorry you had a fight tonight, hope it all resolves, and that this helps to clear the air I agree Men are big babies, and I dont think they actually ever grow up, or grow out of the "selfish" phase, TBH when I get cross over his selfishness, i try remind myself he doesnt mean it, and just doesnt know any better.

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    Hi and happy Mothers Day to you all.
    I hope you have enjoyed your days.

    Little Al is sick as a dog. He was a bit grouchy yesterday, but last night it progressed into vomiting and diarrhoea. More of the same today. He is on the couch watching Teletubby tapes right now. He's got a temp and is a sick little boy. :-( I hope it is just a little bug and it passes quickly for him. So I am having a proper mothers day here, being needed by my DS.

    Hope Dion is feeling better Vanita.

    Could this be a teething related thing - to have a temp and tummy problems? He looks like he has at least 3 teeth coming...

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    Aww, Deb, I hope Al is better soon, poor little vegemite xxxooo to him.

    Hay, must be the season for it, DH and I had a massive blue yesterday on Mothers Day, he didn't get me anything, I was sooooo upset and furious with him but its all resolved now and he's apologised etc, but it still won't erase what a crappy first mothers day I had.....

    Hi Brooke, Kate,Vanita, and anyone else I've missed.

    We've been pretty quiet here lately, my friend is home from UK but we've only seen her once, she's been pretty busy with family which is understandable. Going to catch up with her quickly again this morning....

    Coby still has that cold, he just can't shake it, Im reluctant to go to the dr cause he'll only prescribe antibiotics and I really should just let it run its course. But Im worried about it going to an ear infection again, because he's been rubbing his ears the last 2 days or so. Hopefully he'll be fine though.

    I nearly lost it yesterday, I had a bad day, but Coby was vomitting all day too, and I know he can't help it, but goodness me, I've been putting up with this since he was born and its nearly 12 months on and he's STILL vomitting, its just driving me insane. I have to take a breather and realise that he doesn't mean it, its nothing he can control. But just sooo sick of cleaning up vomit and smelling like vomit. Its just infuriating....

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    Woohoo Kate for Member of the Month! They made the right choice as you are super wonderful to have in this thread and you probably add a lot to many others. Good on you.
    Great idea about the mothers group having a Kris Kringle and a party for all of them at the same time. I have just written an email off to our group suggesting the same, thanks to you. I hope they go for it.
    Glad to hear your weekend was good.
    I meant to reply about something you asked in an ealrier post...now what was that? Oh yes, in relation to difficulty TTC. Well theory has it that Danish men have very low sperm count (in general compared to other countries in europe) 2 out of 10 will be lucky to ever be a father. So DH is not in that category of course, but we still wonder if it plays a part in the wait? Just theory anyway...we are still trying here anyway!

    And DS is feeling a little better, still not 100% yet. Poor little love.

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    Hi girls, how are we all?

    Kate - AF arrived last week for the first time since my mini op. I was glad too, because it means that I am at least functioning normally. Not trying really, just not "not trying" IYKWIM?? I have an appointment to see my specialist this week, so we'll see what he's got to say about it all, just a follow up, so Im sure I'll sit there for 3 hours waiting for him to see me for 2 minutes and say "oh yes, all seems right" and that'll be $180 thanks!!

    Deb, I had no idea that Danes had a lower sperm count, how odd, I wonder why? Good luck to you TTC #2!!

    Well we've been at the doctors today with Coby with this silly cold, I just thought it had gone on long enough. So more anti's and hopefully this will do the trick! I also asked to Dr about Coby's behavioural issues (he's VERY headstrong and stubborn and throws tantrums all the time) but he seems to think its normal. He gave me a few strategies for dealing with and combatting it,so I'll speak to DH tonight as he has to be involved in the strategies and we'll work something out together. Hopefully it will all work soon enough, Im not going to be one of these mothers that lets their kids run riot!!

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    No I agree Bel, about not letting them run riot, I know there is a few honest cases of ADD, but in my opinion a lot of them are really ADD ( Anti Discipline Disorder) On the days I am unwell, or tired, I dont seem to be bothered to keep an eye on the discilpine, and they turn feral, and misbehave, if I am on the ball, and monitoring their behaviour, correcting it as needed they dont seem to get too far gone, and are fairly well behaved. So I figure if you cant be bothered at all ( and it is easier to do nothing than discipline, as healthy discipline is hard work) I think your kids would be feral all the time YKWIM??????
    Anyway that is just Mine and DH's opinions, its hard work to discipline with love and understanding, but it is also one of the most important things we can do for our kids.

    Bel, good luck with the trying / not trying, I hope Coby is better real soon, ans that the antis work.

    Oh almost forgot, It wonderful (NOT) but Dion ( smartypants) has learnt how to open the back door ( sliding) we installed a security door, to keep Rianna in, but if she's in bed, I dont always have it closed, and Dion got out today, Dh was in the back yard cleaning out the guines pigs cage, and who comes a crawling!!!! So gonna have to keep the security door shut 24/7 UGH!!! It took the other kids til they were nearly 2 to figure it out!!!!

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    Ugh.

    We had our first accident today. Pup is now standing up (on furniture, people, anything that is still for a couple of seconds!) quite well, but tonight, he tried to get leverage on an empty clothes basket and it slipped out from under him and he face planted the floor boards. There was a god almighty scream and he immediately had a blue briuse and egg on his forehead . I felt so bad, I cried. I gave him some baby panadol and tried to put ice on it, but he was having none of that. 5 minutes later, he was smiling and giggling with daddy.

    Tuff nuts hey?

    God....it's the start of many to come......

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    Hi Kate, will look up the info, had not noticed it, I would love to, if it works in , but between work, swimming, jazz, playgroup, youth group, I dont get much time spare..

    Hi Brooke, So cute listening to DH snore over the intercom, I always find If Dion is upset and DH settles him , they both end up asleep!!! Is your nanna getting out soon?? Hows she moving around these days?? Using a frame or independant?? Congrats on the housing finance, its good when it all gets settled. WTG on the tests/ assignments, I admire you, I couldnt study ( I can barely keep up with the housework LOL)

    Awwww Hay, its dreadful when they hurt themselves, I hate it. for pup. I find mine always do something like that if I have photo sittings booked LOL. We find that we pause, to see if there is carnage, coz sometimes they fall and it sounds really bad, but they hop up and keep playing, DH and I look at each other and wait, if they start to scream we run to rescue.

    I am sooo sad, I have lost my baby Dion walked two steps tonight, he was standing on the kitchen bench and eating his daddy's dinner with him ( I was standing behind him, he was leaning against me, then he just stood up ( which he's been doing a bit lately) and walked 2 steps forward to get more food he did it again and again, so did it about 5 times in total, he's such a ratbag, I didnt want him to walk too soon

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    Hi girls!

    Wow Dion! WTG!! Oops sorry..condolences Vanita hehe! He is a clever little fellow.

    RE sperm count..my theory is it is related to all the biking they do here...can't be good for the circulation in that area. But DH believes it has something to do with female hormones they are exposed to. I don't really understand that reason, but can vouch for them being quite sensitive, understanding and very nice fellows over here, all good female traits.

    Brooke - tell your nanna we're thinking of her.

    Kate - the kris kringle is a goer, they love the idea.

    I have mothers group here tomorrow (gasp, i have a million things to do)) Al is still sick, so we went to the doctor - thought I should just check if it is an infectious thing and get the all clear for the other bubs to be with him. Doctor said its gastro (der) and there is nothing to do to treat it. But reckons he won't infect the other kids unless he wipes his bum with his hand then rubs it in another childs face (sorry if TMI), but it would be quite out of character for Al to do that, so not to worry. But Doc said the diarrhoea and fever have nothing to do with teething. Can that be right?? I KNOW Al has 2 eye teeth now poking through and at least 2 other teeth on the bottom coming as well. Is it just a coincidence? rhetorical question. Maybe doc is right and he ate a handful of nasty sand at the playground and that's what this is about. God we are both getting sick of changing nappies so much. Poor little love. Get better soon. Thanks for your thoughts too BTW.

    Hi Hay, sorry about pup's bump, (kisses)

    gotta go
    xx

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    Morning all,

    Kisses for Pup and his bumps! Yes, Hay it is the beginning of things to come. Blake's so much more mobile and standing up and as it is the case, falling down more now. He also keeps bumping into things when he crawls -when he crawls fast he drops his head and forgets to look where he's going!

    WTG Dion!!! Commiserations Vanita on Dion starting to walk. They'll be no stopping him now!


    Deb, sorry to hear Al's still sick. I hope he gets better soon, and is well enough to enjoy mothers group.

    Bel, what sort of strategies did you learn for Coby? Have they started to make any difference yet?

    kate, I will have to find your other thread. Will try and get to there if I can. How's your pg coming along? I haven't been on much. Will have to read your pg thread to catch up. How many weeks are you now?

    Brooke baby, congrats on the official confirmation of your financing. It's a great feeling isn't it. I'm glad Maya is getting a bit more food into her, I'll get Blake to send her some eating vibes! (He has no probs at all!)

    And so to our news... if you haven't seen my other thread... We'll be in Paris in less than a month! DH is going for work so I'm going to go with him! Viv and Blake are going to my mum's while we're away. It's only going to be a flying visit - about 10 days away in total but hey, it's Paris! I can't wait.

    Blake cut another tooth yesterday and has been sleeping better since. The last two nights I've only been up to him once each night. Now that's an improvement and I have to say I love waking up in my own bed next to my husband!

    Not much other news - I'm pretty consumed with the whole Paris thing, and I've been doing some typing work for my stepdad which will give me some pocket money for the trip. Blake's doing well well and even better with the teeth through. He has 8 now. I'm hoping for a bit of a break before the next ones. I'll check Viv's baby book to see what she did as Blake's been fairly similar.

    Have a good afternoon
    xx

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    Last night, Pup gave us a wave! A real one, not just an excited uncontrolled wave of his arms. We were at my mum's for dinner and wehen we were leaving my mum waved bye bye to him and he repeated it. I thought it was a fluke, but we did it again and he also did it again. This is monumentous for us....up to this, he hasn't uttered a word, has only one tooth, has just started standing up, isn't clapping hands and hasn't put on weight in the past 5 weeks. So this gesture of goodbye puts me at ease about his development somewhat!

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    WTG Pup!!! what a clever boy!

    Kate, will try and get to the get togethers although at the moment I'm pretty focussed on saving every cent for Paris - yeah I know a coffee doesn't cost much, it's just on one wage there's not much spare so I'm saving every cent. Maybe when we get back - that's only in 5.5 weeks, so we'll be there before you know it!

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    Just jumping on quickly to say, the doc was right! I have to eat my words. Because both DH and I have been sick since wednesday night with this horrendous stomach virus thing. So I cancelled the mothers group last minute, which I felt terrible for doing, but there was no other choice, I could barely move around to look after the baby yesterday. I am still crook, but trying to study now for class tonight, I really want to get this course finished now, the end is in sight.
    Kate - the group speaks Danish together, I usually speak in english, but they can understand what I say, and I can understand most of what they say too. So it works alright.Some days are better coping days than others..such as now, would be great if I could send Al over to mums.
    Hayseed - woohoo for the wave!
    Will catch up on the others over the weekend.
    Paris?? Sounds wonderful!

    xx

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    I would have loved to go to the expo, but time isn't kind atm. I have 60 calves in the shed atm which I have to feed, so it is getting pretty full on. I'm getting more tomorrow morning...sigh.

    Ans some of them are as picky about their food as Pup is about his!!! LOL

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    Hi everyone,

    Well I have been MIA for about 6+ weeks and I have missed you all. Will catch up properly with personals later. We moved to Pakenham two weeks ago and love the new house and now town. I am catching the country VLine train to and from work everyday and the 1 hr trip each way is great. Amy is really well and she is standing on her own all the time and has taken two steps. She is really close to walking. She has 8 teeth! We were watching the top one that was missing and didn't see the other two come through on the bottom. She is eating and sleeping well and saying lots. DH is still full time with her and we are looking into starting family day care now we have a decent sized house so she can have friends to play with. Testing on Friday, not many signs the last few days so will wait and see. Hope you babies are all well. Will catch up with you all soon.

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    Brooke, just a quick suggestion, put some of her toys away, and rotate them, bring them out for a week, then swap, it stops them getting so bored so quick.

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    With Dion it is any phone, or remote control!!keys are a favorite, along with grannies glasses. Though his ( and the other kids ) most favorite thing, is outside!!! Do you remember the series of adds ( mastercard I think) where it went on to say $36 for the latest book, etc etc, and watching them play with the box it came in .... priceless... its sooo true.
    Do you know anyone purcahsing an appliance, coz a washing machine box is a fabulous toy!~!!~!!!

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    Hi gorgeous girls and bubs, how are you all? Sorry I've been MIA lately, just been so busy, with my friend back from OS and plenty of social stuff on at the mo, its just hectic.

    Have had 2 friends have babies in the last 2 weeks, one was VERY early at 34 weeks and he's in the NICU and they aren't sure what's wrong with him (Im not getting very much information from the mum either...) and my other friend had a little boy and they are just gorgeous - so many babies, so little time!!

    Coby is going well, getting more teeth, I suppose its just a constant thing now until they are all through. He still has that wretched cold, he just can't shake it, even though I finally went to the Dr and got him some anti's they still aren't doing the trick, dunno what else I can do....Any suggestions? Less than 3 weeks until Coby is 1, Im so sad about it, because this year has just gone way too fast. but at the same time, its a momentous occasion....How are you all feeling now that their first birthday's are drawing nearer?

    Must go, sorry for no personals, I will try and keep up with you guys now.

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