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    Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter.

    We went to Bright (country Vic) for 5 nights and it was... hardly a holiday.



    Aidan left with a cough and came back with a nasty cold too. One night he coughed practically all night so we spent $100 the next day on a Dr's appt and antibiotics. If only the Dr I saw last week had of treated him properly I may have enjoyed my Easter holiday. Aidan was pretty cheeky the whole time anyway, being centre of attention (none of our friends have kids) and wanting to get in the most dangerous situations and have tanty's every 5mins if he wasn't doing what he wanted to do. DH and I were pulling our hair out. He is normally so well behaved and people always comment on what a good boy he is. That is changing fast. I just hope it was a holiday thing and he is better once settled back in at home [-o<

    Look forward to hearing from everyone soon.

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    hey everyone
    we went from 3 kids with gastro to 4 kids then back to 3 and now Jess has a 2nd dose. It's not fair, she is too little to lose weight let me tell you.

    Jess- where in Bright did you stay, we want to get an onsite van up there, but are broke atm LOL I feel for you guys, Jess goes crazy in a new environment too, hope Aidan settles down again.

    Hugs to everyone else, I am flat out washing and stuff, can't wait till everyone is well.

    Michelle

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    Michelle, I love Bright too, sooo beautiful all year round. Our friends own an onsite van at Riverside Holiday Park and we have stayed with them before but with Aidan it is too difficult so we rent the van next door which is actually up for sale! Cheap price too I've heard...

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    hey jess so you were in the town! we stay at porepunkah, I just love the river for the kids to play in it's so much fun.
    I don't think we will have the money now for anything until after BIL's wedding next yr in April.
    cheers Mcihelle

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    Jessica - wow, sorry that Aiden got sick on your holiday. It's always terrible when they get sick, but especially when you're away. Silly doctor. Hope everything starts to settle down soon.

    Mitch - you poor thing with sick bubs too! Wow, there must be something in the water down there atm. Sending lots of healthy vibes your way.

    Not much to report here. I could be sleeping now while Charlie is, but I have too much washing to do and I want to get dinner cooked so that I can hang out with DH when he gets home because he's FINALLY not going to his other job or a rehearsal tonight. How sad is that?! I sound like a 1950s housewife. Went and did the grocery shopping - I wonder how I will manage to do that with two of them? Charlie has just started to get to the stage where he grizzles at the shop so I have to bring a snack for him to eat while we're shopping, but when there's two of them grizzling I'll probably go nuts! You never know, this baby might be an angel...

    Anyway, better go and do some of that work that I'm staying awake for instead of writing to you lovely ladies. Hope you're all having a lovely day.

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    Hello, hope everyone is well!

    Jess, you poor thing, sorry to hear your w/end was so stressful, hope Aidan is on the mend and that he is back to his normal, well-behaved self!

    Mitch, sounds like a nightmare at your house... hope your kids are getting better too, I can't imagine how hard it would be to have 4 of them all sick at once, you really are amazing!

    Kellee, I am really worried about taking two of them to the shops too, or taking two of them anywhere for that matter! We will just have to use Mitch as our inspiration. LOL at sounding like a 1950s housewife, not at all, I totally understand! My DH works long days, and then I am sometimes a rehearsal widow at night too, you just crave adult company (well, especially DH's!) after a day of full-on baby!

    Well, I got my new (2nd hand but new to me!) car yesterday which is very exciting! Went for a big drive this morning to get used to it, as it's a bit bigger than my old car, Kaleb has been relegated to sitting behind a seat in preparation for the new baby, so he is a bit whingier in the car now, maybe cos he can't see out the front window? In addition, today is the very first time since he was a baby that he is point blank refusing to go to sleep. I put him down at midday, left him kicking the walls till 1, got him up for an hour to try & tire him out some more, put him down at 2 and he is still kicking the walls and calling out. I think I'm going to have to give in and get him up, but I know he's going to be feral until bedtime!

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    Michelle, my sister's in-laws own a cabin in Porepunkah! They recently sold their on-site van. I know what you mean about not being able to afford things, I cant afford a hair cut!

    Jo, I cant believe you are 31weeks, I bet you are looking forward to the finish line (pain excepted)!

    I struggle managing 1 at the supermarket let alone even thinking about 2. I must admit to being a little naughty and getting grapes (with every intention to pay for all of them) but by the last aisle Aidan seems to have eaten most of theml, and it does keep him quiet!

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    Oh Jo! I hope Kaleb returns to his normal self soon! Charlie has done that once or twice for no apparent reason before - I hope it's just a one-off for you! Yay on the new car too. Charlie has been grizzlier in the car too - maybe it's just the age they're at. What instrument does DH play? Do you play anything too? Chances are that we probably know of each other through someone - the Brisvegas music scene is incestuous!

    Better get back to my dinner before it burns!

    bye bye.

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    Snap Jessica!

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    Jess, Kaleb is a shocker for grapes at the supermarket! They are pretty much his favourite food anyway, so as soon as I put them in the trolley he sees them and starts grizzling, so I slip him a couple and we're all happy!

    Kellee, DH is a drummer, he has been in a few bands over the years that have played around the Valley, none well known (unless you were ever an Indie Temple regular!) His last band wound up not long after Kaleb was born, but they still get together to play and record stuff themselves. DH got an electronic kit which means he can keep up his practice at home too. No, I don't play anything, I am just a seasoned groupie, LOL!

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    Wish DH could get an electronic French horn! Unfortunately I don't think there is such a thing. They're so loud - Charlie doesn't seem to mind. DH has been practicing while Charlie goes to sleep at night since he was about 6 months old! Wish I could practice too, but the piano is on the wall adjoining Charlie's room. Oh well, one day...

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    OMG! I need to vent for a moment!

    Lily is so testing my boundaries at the moment, it's giving me the S#[email protected]%
    The tantrums just will not stop. I say no, she whinges louder, i raise my voice a little, she turns into a complete drama queen. Yells no at me and screams and thrashes herself around. She is getting into so much trouble and she totaly knows it and laughs about it. If i go into a shop, her arms stick right out trying to grab everything in her reach! Will this very end? She is starting on DF too. We can't handle it anymore! I admit, some of this is contributed to pregnancy hormones, but come on! It's worse than i've ever seen any toddler behave before!

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    Tegan huge hugs to you. Sounds like Lily is pushing the boundaries big time, they all do it so take comfort in the fact that she is normal. Being pg doesn't help cos you are extra tired and emotional. All I can offer is be consistent with her, whatever you do to control the tantrums, even if it is taking her to her room and leaving her there keep doing it. Sometimes it is best to get a bit of space between you an her esp when you are feeling crazy. Josh is the worst pusher, and sometimes I just have to leave the room or even the house.

    Jo I can't believe you are 31 weeks, that did go quick, Yay on the car too, brand new or used a new car is so nice.


    And girls the trick is don't take kids to the supermarket LOL, go late if you have to rather than take kids for shops, I only take kids for very short stints LOL

    Mcihelle

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    sorry ive been slack in posting in here - have been reading what everyone is up to be the last few weeks have been busy - spent time in brisbane with eliana's other nan & time with her dad twice plus ive sold my car so am busy organising all the things that have to be done etc - had my SIL drop her kids here for what i thought was a two hours but ended up being all day!! i dont mind having them here just 2 toddlers & 2 older kids is a nightmare when you have stuff to do - eliana has been good which has been great as that's one less thing to worry too much about IYKWIM - we are going to bris tomorrow to drop the car off then hopefully life will be back to normal next - well as normal as it can be with a toddler
    will catch up with personals soon

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    Big hugs to you Tegan, you definitely sound like you need them! It is so bloody hard, isn't it? Kaleb sounds quite similar to Lily, he is testing me all the time. He needs constant stimulation, if I try to take a moment for myself while he's awake, he touches everything he is not supposed to, and totally ignores my "no, no, NO!" Taking him out is a nightmare because he is no longer content to just sit there in his stroller/trolley and take in the surroundings, he whinges the whole time. It makes for long days when you don't know anyone else with kids to hang out with, and Kaleb is far too antisocial for playgroup. Don't know what to suggest mate, just wanted to say I understand and feel free to vent here anytime, because I know I do!!

    Mel, good to hear from you, wow, you have been busy again! Hope things go smoothly with your car, and that you get to relax a bit!

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    hi girls

    another one being slack here sorry

    kellee - how are you going, counting down those days - i have been popping into the may thread checking up on you lol

    michelle - how are the kiddies, i noticed you had a few sickies poor thing, hope they are all better and back to school

    tegan - hugs to you, it is hard when they reach this age. it is frustrating for the children to they can't communicate what they want and half the time they don't even know what they want. time will come when lily is all grown up and running off with her friends and you will wonder where that time went.

    jo - maybe try kaleb at something physical to get his energy out of his system. gymbaroo or something. lani does gymnastics once a week (she is not good at it all lol) but she is learning to socialise and is also learning to sit on the mat and listen to the teacher - must admit i have to chase her around half the time but she is getting there.

    mel - hooray on selling your car, are you getting a new one? nice to hear eliana is giving you peace lol.

    jess - hope aidyn is better, and like michelle said go to the shops without them or shop online. i must admit lani is an angel when we shop. she takes her handbag and sits in the trolley looking through her little books and has a roll from bakers delight that she munches on, she knows after we have done the shopping she can get out of the trolley to sit down and have a baby cino.

    lani is great into everything and just loves keys, she is currently walking around the house with her handbag over her shoulder and a set of keys in each hand yelling out "bye bye" to whoever will listen. her latest trick is to come up to me all the time and "grunt" and thrust something in my face, once i tell her what it is she repeats it and says hooray - she has learnt colours from doing this and can tell me blue, pink, red and green. she loves to draw lol. she is also a nightmare in the pram but i try and ignore her as much as possible, i always had a rule with my kids that they stay in the pram at a big shopping centre but at our little local shops they can walk holding hands - it worked for the other 2 and it is a challenge to get it to work with lani atm - but perserverance is the key and i dare not take her out of the stroller. if i want to look for clothes or something then i might get a lolly pop for her to keep quiet - very rarely do i do this but it is a real treat and i can get around 1/2 hrs peace lol.

    anyway gotta go - cooking dinner and i am feeling very green, hope that is a good sign wish me luck girls.

    take care and chat soon

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    Michelle, good luck, hope you get a BFP really soon!

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    Michelle, that you get a BFP this month. When are you testing? Lani sounds so cute at the moment - I love the handbag thing.

    Tegan, sorry to hear that Lily is trying you so much at the moment. I'm sure that we all feel like we have the most troublesome toddler on earth sometimes. Yasin has realised that I only get up when I'm breastfeeding for the biggies so he uses the time to test the boundries

    *Imran woke up so I forgot everything I was going to say*

    re shopping centers and supermarkets - In shopping centers if I'm alone I keep Yasin in the pram with food to distract him and I try to let him out in the play areas a couple of times to stretch his legs. When DH comes along we let him out and DH chases him around.
    In the supermarket we give him a cheese and pineapple roll from the bakery next door which keeps him busy for a while and DH has also given himself the job of shopping inspector. So everything we buy (unless its too heavy or breakable) goes through Yasin's hands first and after he has given it the the ok he puts it in the trolley. I'm not sure what we'll do when Imran is older. Maybe by then Yasin will be old enough to have his own little list which will keep him busy.

    Yasin is being a little sweety with Imran. He calls him Umum and he gives him oodles of kisses and cuddles (which isn't so sweet when Imran is sleeping LOL). He also tries to rock him when he wakes up and cries and luckily for me about 30% of the time it actually works so I just have to keep an eye on them and I can keep doing whatever I want. Yasin does have his jealous moments when he wants a cuddle at the same time but luckily he gets angry at me and DH not Imran.
    At the start I thought I was crazy for having 2 but I seem to be adjusting a bit better now and i really enjoy seeing my two babies together. Imran seems to be really interested in Yasin too. He always watches him really closely.

    Sorry for being so slack lately. Hopefully now that things are starting to settle down a bit here I will be able to post more and lurk less.

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