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    Hi all,
    what a day!

    Jess: yeah, I saw the b&w twins on SBS just now... they acutally said it should happen more as only 10 of like 3 billion strands of DNA relate to skin colour. but it was pretty cool!

    Rory - sorry about your day... now do you understand why I do the home delivery? I still do a real shop, but just to the local green grocer or local IGA when Ally can handle it

    Simone - your snappy is in the mail, shame it is Friday, but you should get it in Monday's post.

    Amanda - yeah, when do you get your box of chriso goodies?

    Baths -
    take a Bex and lie down
    LOL - I bet some of the girls here don't even know what you mean! I'm pretty sure they are illegal now - cause kidney failure!.

    IK = those pools are UNREAL, we had one for 2 years, cost $300 but well worth it! Nice to see them under $100 now. May have to go check them out! Interesting about water restriction though.. may ring Council first?

    So, today I went to visit a friend who is having trouble with her 3 week old - poor thing, her DH works really long hours and next week is going to China, she is struggeling... her baby was soooooo tiny I felt a little lost as to how to help as Ally was never that tiny... all I could do is tell her she is doing a great job, she has heaps of milk, her baby is sucking, ect... she told me she was going to give up BF today but I made her change her mind... How nice is that. She does really want to BF, she was just too unsure of herself - like most of us were I guess..
    (NOTE: of course I told her that it is OK to FF - you all know I beleive in BF but belive that the Mothers health is more important so if she was too stressed to BF then I would have helped her FF) . But at the end of the day she was BF and happy, so it was a good day!


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    Jess - you getting that blast, too? End of October and the fire is on...I suppose it is still spring! I hope the weather turns around for the festivities in your area - you can't have a rained out agi show, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Those beautifully presented ponies and cattle will be so put out
    Yep, I saw the story about the twins on the Age website. How cool is that? Talk about testing assumptions! Those two are going to be so aware and sensitive to prejudice, I hope they are constructive with it. There is no reason it should disadvantage either of them, and I see it as a really, really cool thing Then again, my sister is fairer than I am and my dad is a white Irish dude, so I WOULD think that!
    Good one, Cee Cee! You could be an ABA counsellor Seriously, that was a beautiful thing you did - you can take credit for her beautiful child's health and general start to life Anyway, you brought a tear of emotion to my eye just now with what you posted. You're a good egg!
    Hmmm, yes, water restrictions for these pools - they are about 5000 litres apparently (finding it hard to believe that's more water capacity than the average tanker in a fire station!), so there may be a need to gain permits. Don't think it would require special fencing, though...need to check that, too. I told my dad to tell my mum that it would make a good Christmas present to us as a family cos she always spends too much money and this way would work out to about $30 odd each. Prefer this to extravagant pressies, especially as DP has decided ALL her gifts are an attempt to buy redemption. This is not the case, but I can see where this belief comes from, as mistaken as it is.
    OMG, I have really flexed some cerebral muscle today in another thread I started - it's taking me back to my undergrad, only had I been able to articulate myself like that back then my academic transcript wouldn't read like such a dog's breakfast! It's good to take part in such conversations to explore my ideas and theories about the world. I like to theorise, and I realise that this may come as a big shock to you all...hee, hee!

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    Umm, since when have I been a teenrager? Last I remember I was still a kidlet, wondering at what point one becomes a teenrager!

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    IK thanks for the piccys they loved them and so did i actually, they looked awesome.

    Well I've been inspired by one of the threads in the recipe section, I've decided that I'm going to make home made gift baskets this year with some yummy goodies in it. I still haven't decided how I'm going to go about it and what exactly is going into them but I'm excited .

    I've been so tired lately Wyatt's taken to waking up before 5am and as I'm alread up at 4am to feed Cody I'm sooo tired and he's sooo cranky all the time, I'm getting frustrated and annoyed but what can I do, hopefully this phase will pass soon.

    Jaspen did u take any pics of Ben's cake? if you did can you send and email I would love to have a look.

    Better go the boy is wanting a feed now and won't wait any longer.

    ETA CeeCee sorry forgot to say that I haven't got my letter to tell me when it will be delivered yet, but I can't wait.
    hugs xoxo
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    amanda what a great idea... can I give you some ideas as to what I would do: preserved lemons - (so easy and cheap and look great!),
    homemade salad dressing (everyone loves my salad dressing)
    caramilised popcorn (cheap and bag filler and kids love them)
    biscotte - lasts for ages and is pretty darn yummy

    All these things last for a long time and are pretty affordable. Let me know if you want any recipes and I will email you.

    IK - yes, it was a very rewarding day - poor thing just needed confidence.... anyway...heres to all the new Mums out there learning how to take care of their babies!

    Good for you for using your brain - mine is still in hibernation!

    Baths- had a dream about you last night? Can't remember it for the life of me now..? Maybe about the bex? brought back so many memorises of my childhood.

    well, i'm having a friend over for a BBQ so better go clean the courtyard... will put up some before and after photos of my yard tomorrow as I'm VERY impressed with my design skills, in just 1.5 years I've taken the garden from weed city to a lush ,tropical, exotic, retreat... (geez.. I can talk myself up can't I!) LOL

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    Thanks CeeCee I'll grab those recipes thanks for the suggestions, I'm just overly excited to be doing this, this year.

    hugs xoxo

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    IK: not sure at what point one becomes a Teenrager... I'm over it personally LOL Looking forward to becoming an adult.

    CeeCee: LOL yeah... "B - E - X" spells Bex" ads were still on the radio during my 1970's childhood... I'm sure most BB members wouldn't have a clue what I'm talking about. What were they exactly? My mother didn't take them (they were 'powders' I think) perhaps high dose aspirin? I should look it up on Google. Good work regarding helping your friend I'm sure things will settle down if the BFing is fine attachment wise... I'm sure she will thank you! Regarding her husband going away... that's tough! It's probably at the root of her anxiety.

    Regarding overseas trips: Recently found out the NZ trip is for 5 days... too long to be away from Wade... also the trip includes a lot of "thrilling" activities like white water rafting etc and champagne & chicken breakfast cruises that won't be family friendly even with just Niall... so it looks like we won't be going after all Unless the bank fund Wade and Verity's participation and let Darren off the hook regaidng those activites (he's not one for stuff like Bungee jumping either). So that's disappointing... however as he has friends in high places he might be able to wrangle the modifications to his itinery but we're not holding our breathe. We would have been staying mainly in Queenstown too BTW... DH has been there before and says it's totally gorgeous. *sigh* Still, DH also told me that we CAN afford to go to SeaWorld Nara resort!!! (I'm easily pleased... most people would think it's a poor substitute!) because his bonus is $18,000 and he will be receiving a permanent payrise of ten grand p.a!!! OMG! That clears our credit debt and funds Verity's education for 2007... I'm soooo happy (and relieved) I could cry!

    Speaking of being teary, have all your little bubbas become noticibily more cute over the past weeks or so? Niall's personality has really started to emerge and he has a very funny little sense of humour and that Irish twinkle in his eye that he gets from his dad... he's going to be a real character. Well that's my gush... it always brings a smile to my face when I read my Junie's baby gushes... let's not feel self conscious about it!

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    Bath, Cody has really start to come in his own to, he looks a you when he thinks your not looking and has a big smile, he's also more cuddly and loves to have a cuddle, he also loves his feet been played with. He sucks his fingers like no tomrrow and when we take them out and put his dummy in you can see him smile behind it then he spits it out. Ok I'll shut up for now or I'll get all soppy.
    When will you be coming up to Seaworld we'll have to organise a meet if you like with Neeny and myself and maybe Jo.

    hugs xoxo

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    yay! Permission to gush, woo-hoo!
    Is THAT the twinkle? Is it an Irish tinkle he has? Makes sense now I wonder if he can claim Irish citizenship because I have already claimed it? Or would I need to be a resident? I'll look into that. DP HATES the idea of dual citizenship (but he thinks too much, hee, hee!), but I will look into it. If you can do it, it's a nice way to honour your background.
    Anyway, he is still asleep and he's missed the boat for a feed before our swimming lesson, so I hope he stays asleep for another 10 mins until I do a last minute nappy change and shove him into the car.
    I have got to start baking...you girls are making me salivate.
    Bath - what a shame about the terms of the trip! Queenstown is just fabulous - wake up to the Remarkables and realise you've never been so awed first thing in the morning. However, if you can't swing it for this trip and the required modifications, try to get there another time - even if it's later when you can leave Niall and you and DH go alone to celebrate an anniversary or something OR hire a campervan and bring the kids to tour the South Island (and NI if you have time, but I would prioritise the SI).
    OK, brushing teeth and changing out of ugg boots into thongs then changing boy...
    ETA: Cody sounds like a munchkin! My gush - I can't stop telling DP how much of an angel Oscar is when Oscar is gently wheezing away next to me (he sleeps on my other side so that DP can snuggle me, I'm a sook!). And when he wakes he stares into my eyes, gives me the creamiest smile and is starting to get more of a laugh happening (you'd laugh too if you saw me first thing in the morning). Yep, hands are doing more and he is even starting to pat Odin - and not just accidentally brushing his face as he waves his hands about aimlessly...a REAL pat!
    gotta go again
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    IK - forgot to say congrats on your new status!

    Baths - yeah on $$ situation - we all know how hard it is to manage a budget! sorry about the trip! yeah, BEX was this powder that EVERYONE used in our parents generation - it was however highly addictive, some pf my Mum's friends were taking 8 powders a day - i think it had a form of Coke in them or soemthing to make them so addictive. Anyway, they found out in the early 80's that they caused kidney failure, and it freaked everyone out..it would be like us finding out that Panadole had smack in it and was causing liver failure or something.

    Amanda will email you stuff this weekend.

    All our babies are beautiful - Ally was in the bath last night and I was thinking "oh, this is the best age, she is the cutest she has ever looked - I just love her soooooooo much!"

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    hi all

    am having linch while 2 finger typing. Aleise is in babyrocker here in the study. tried to put her down 4 a sleep but no go.

    Winter??? just a memory here - its gonna be 30 today. Am wearing singlet and shorts and sandles. Aleise has a singlet and only a nappy. Got 2 fans going and still hot! I think we stopped using heaters 3 months ago! Last night our overnight "low" was 16!!

    Rory: Yep am a starwars freak big time! Love the whole series. I think Hayden Christensen is a spunk too. Isn't he dating an older actress atm? Can't remember her name, was it Sienna Miller (Jude Law's ex)??? I kinda wish George Lucas would make more movies but sadly he thinks he's spent too many years of his life doing that.

    Baking! Well I wish I could make some goodies but I've started the Weight Watchers Online program. You don't have to go to meetings and you monitor your own progess online. It isn't fair though that I'm on a gluten free diet and most of the foods allowed (on the no counts program) for brekky are wheat/gluten cereals! Even rice cakes (which is how I have my salad "sandwhiches") have points! Well I've vowed that if this self monitoring doesn't work I'll join a group next year. Doesn't help we went to Wagamama (noodle restaurant) last night. But hey we havent eaten out for like 3 months!

    Not much else to write - Matt at work today until 9.30pm and I've gotta go out and buy nappies. I can't remember who asked but Aldi nappies are about $16 for a packet of 56.

    Ciao for now.

    Neeny xoxo

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    Neeny: yeah Wagamama is great... I went there when I was in London... love it... I need to try out the one here in Melbourne... DH went there recently... so jealous of his lunches...he gets to eat at a restuarant several times a week while I lunch on toasted cheese sangers OR a tuna tin (having both would be too indulgent LOL) I've made a very yummy pumpkin soup today seeing as it's so cold... as well as pumpkin it has fresh ginger, coconut milk, tomato, garlic etc... very warming and Wade loves it... plus it was cheap to make. Y'know my budget cooking habits are so ingrained now that even if we find it very comfortable on DH's higher wage I still won't be able to "splash out" and have the kinda lunches I'd REALLY like to have eg avocado salads with hmmm a bit of smoked chicken. Even buying handrolls when we go out seems indulgent... BTW they are a great non-gluten lunch idea Neeny; do you like nori rolls? They aren't too hard to make at home either and you can buy all the ingredients at Coles these days.

    Speaking of Coles I haven't been totally honest with you girls: DH and i haven't been speaking lately and last night i had a meltdown and at 9.40pm I stormed out of the house saying that it wasn't fair that on a Friday night everyone was settling down to bed and I was left up AGAIN with Niall... so I said "I'M GOING OUT!" and I did, not having a clue where to LOL... didn't fancy going to anywhere to socialise so the only place I could think of was Coles ROFL... so I window shopped until about 10.40pm then sloooowly wandered the aisles of Coles perusing the shelves at my own leisure... it was great... discovered some products that I weren't aware they stocked etc... just bought a few items, not much... bought the Women's Weekly LOL... then walked home... covered about 5 km I reckon, round trip... it was midnight by the time I got home... everyone sleeping... so i snuck in unobserved and read my WW until Niall woke up... Heard DH tending to him (he didn't know I was home) he made a bottle and all... then fed him... and was in the process of rocking him back to sleep when i walked out and said I needed to give him a top up (I was engorged). DH's mood had improved... I fed Niall and we had a debrief about the angst. Anyhow... all's good now. DH is catching up on sleep now. I'm playing silly NeoPet's games LOL

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    Well, the Show was today and guess what! IT RAINED!!!!!!
    We still went though, got the kids all nice and rugged up and then got there early enough to wander around comfortably until all the hordes arrived. Got the kids one showbag(I still think I was ripped off!) and I went and splurged on a hot potato with bolognase sauce, coleslaw and sour cream it was $7.50 but I had to share it with 5 children and DH.Carried Pat around in his Baby Gear baby Carrier that I bought from Big W for $49.
    If I had of had enough money then I would've spent more time there but unfortunately the money gods didn't bless us this week, so they had to make do with what we had.
    My Best friends BF is the manager of the Alpaca farm up in the hills here and he bought 4 of the beautiful alpacas down to show off( there were 2 Suris and 2 Haucayas).They love the attention and he knows nearly all of the 980 by name!

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    Just bought a 15kg bag of Omo for $35.95... works out at about $2.40 per kilo. Half as much as what you would pay in the supermarket (I think). Also just washed our car (our only one) that we hardly use (had all cobwebs over it) the last time we used it was last Sunday. We've had it for 10 years and it's not long ticked over 100,000km. Still it's sounding a bit rough.

    Wade throwing a wobbly... gotta go... Was going to say sorry about your show Jess.... and I agree showbags are never really value for money... better spending your money on some local produce...

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    Morning girls - we are off to a friend's daughter's first birthday today. I am going to put Flynn in jeans and a shirt so he looks like a spunkrat! But as his dad says, we don't want him hooking up with any of the girls there - both their mums are a little crazy!!

    Bellasmum sorry the show was a rain out! I hate it when you look forward to something so much and it falls beow expectations. And as for showbags being a rip off, boy are they what! I went to the Melb show this year and I even thought the $2 Bertie Beetle bag was a rip off.

    Bath, LOL about cruising Coles! My mum had a fight with my stepdad a few years back and drove off in her car and ended up in Ballarat - she got on the Calder and didn't come across any other towns! Hope things are better with you and DH - I know its awful when there is tension in the house like that

    Star wars hijack here : Neeny, what is your favourite film? Empire was mine but now it is a toss up with Revenge of the Sith. I cried at then end, it was so sad (BTW I cried in Attach of the Clones when Padme and Anakin got married because I thought about their poor little twin bubbies being brought up without their parents - DH said I was a disgrace!)

    I had no idea Bex was a drug of dependence? Nasty!!

    Amanda, careful with the homemade pressies thing - I decided I was going to do it a few years back and ended spending more on the baskets and ingredients than I would have had I gone out and bought stuff - LOL!!!

    IK, any citizenship that gets you European Union citizenship is a good thing! Go for it! I keep meaning to look into Ukranian citizenship (Dad and both grandfathers were born in Kiev, gotta count for something?) because even though Ukraine ain't in the Union yet, I reckon it will be one day.

    Ceecee, after my last excursion online shopping is looking good! I think I might start leaving the Boy with DH when I venture out to the market, at least till he is old enough to "appreciate" the activity rather than be freaked out by it.

    Simone how was Oaks Day?

    better go - cleaning up to do before we head out

    ciao bellas

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    Ahh, what a lovely afternoon Between the sun, daylight savings and a relatively clean loungeroom, the only thing that topped it off was walking down to Kidsfest with Oscar in HAB and Odin on a leash (not that I really needed it, but it's good PR and by-law abiding behaviour!). It was pretty good and I'm definitely going to take Oscar next year. There was a baby animal farm and a milking cow (sign said 'milking demonstrations' and when I got to the ABA stall a few doors down I said to the counsellor "I'll give them a milking demo, Oscar's hungry!"). There were selling stall, educational stalls, food stalls, games for free, rides, a snake handling stall, a karaoke tent! You could make a whole afternoon of it with older kids. Anyway, being a local event I knew heaps of people who were there, so it was very stop/start on my way around the grounds. When I was sitting at the ABA stall I fed Oscar and the little bugger fell asleep...making me wish I'd brought the buggy. But he transferred easily enough back to the HAB and is still asleep as I type. It was really lovely to see some other mummies sitting on the strawbales provided breastfeeding their babies For future reference, Melbourne Junies (or visiting interstate Junies!), the Dandenong Ranges is very breastfeeding friendly - no-one bats an eyelid, really, if you just sit and feed in a cafe, on a train, on a bench.
    Jess - SO sorry the show was rained on The Dandenong Show (back in the days when I was a Dandy girl!) is in November and it was really hit and miss - some years would pour and it would be freezing and other years would be very nice, coming off the back of a warm netball finals season (cos the showgrounds is where the netball is). That's how I remember it, anyway. Hopefully the other local festivities are good during the week for you!
    Sorry, Rory, I just couldn't get into the most recent Star Wars films. Maybe that means I'm not as big a fan as I thought I was, but I think my favourite is Empire, too (though for years I thought it was Return of the Jedi, and I am still conflicted about this). I guess I liked the Carrie Fisher/Harrison Ford element of these films. I went on to decide that Raiders of the Lost Ark is actually one of my alltime favourite films, so maybe it WAS the Harrison Ford Factor (henceforth HFF). I hate that the worst film I've even seen also had HF in it...anyone tortured by Hollywood Homicide? I had it on a NZ flight and couldn't even finish watching it, it was so bad. That must have been the JHF (Josh Hartnett Factor). But I digress. I, too, had a very strong image of Neeny in a custom made, white plastic number with crotch guard...theme music and all...
    My dad's coming over for dinner tonight and I'm planning a roo stroganoff, but if I find that the sour cream I have is no good anymore (it's been there a while...), then I might just tweak the recipe and make it a something else by using coconut milk instead...that might be interesting! I've never dared to play THAT much with a recipe from a book before...I'm a bit unadventurous with recipes, but if I'm throwing something together that I'm not following a recipe for I'll produce something edible. My sister always got frustrated at how I would be at a loss if I didn't have EXACTLY the ingredients listed. She'd say "You don't have to follow it exactly, you can play around with it"...but not being the culinary genius I obviously should be, I can't deal with this prospect at all.
    I'll see if I can put Oscar down and get a fire going, cos it's cooling down now...
    Oh, yesterday after swimming (DP came with me, for all it was worth (he was so useless, I had to thrust Oscar into his arms so that he could dry him while I dried myself...honestly, I'm much more efficient on my own and I thought he might actually help - wrong!) we went to MIL's to visit and to get her to cut DP's hair (she does a great job, I don't think a paid cut somewhere else would make him look any better ) and we stayed there till we had to get back home, have showers and then head straight back out again. DP was asking her about her week and what she does on each day, I'm pretty sure to illustrate to me how busy she is and not to take it personally that she doens't come round to see Oscar. Yes, everyday she has something on, but that doesn't demonstrate to me why we have to be the ones who have to squeeze into her schedule and run over there for her few free hours. To me it's a reason why SHE should call ahead and ask when I'm free so she can come over, or ask us to go over. There's a reason I don't get bored enough to watch TV...I'm not home enough, or when I am I'm doing things like cleaning up (which I could have had help with in the early days, but I wasn't going to ask for it and she wasn't offering). She's not anything like your typical MIL experience (well, the stereotyped and oft confirmed experience), but I still don't feel guilty that she hasn't seen Oscar much because whilst I AM busy most weeks, I have a baby and I definitely have times that I am at home and able to take visitors. And what's wrong with visiting your grandchild in their own home when you live around the corner? Why should I have to pack up our nappies and extra clothes AGAIN cos grandma is too busy to come over here??? Sorry, that's my half grrr. I like to spend time with her, but that's the thing - what time? It's not like she's a trial to be around.
    ok, going to have another drink and then see to this fire.

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    Good evening ladies, just spent my 1/2 hour online tonight catching up on your posts...

    Rory - Oaks Day is the thursday after Cup Day (Tuesday week),

    I ended up going out last night, went to a local pool hall, then met up with some gf's and went into the Crown... I drank so much, i cant even remember coming home... But i had a blast. I thought i had gone crazy last night, i was playing the pokies and the clocks said "2.00am" and thats cool... 15 mins later i was looking at "3.15am" - i forgot about Daylight Savings!!! All good, i worked it out after a while... Ended up getting home at about 4am DST... And the kids were up at 7am. So im looking forward to snuggling down in bed..

    Went to Marysville today, out to Steavenson Falls... It took us about 2 hours to get there, and we had lunch at a nice bakery in tow, then went out to the falls, they are gorgeous-82m tall, sheer drop. The boys loved it, and it was nice for Dh and i to just relax. No money worries, no house cleaning, nothing. Just a nice family day out.

    Anyway, im off to have some well earned sleep, i'll post personals tomorrow... when i can actually read what you guys have posted LOL Sleep tight mwah xxx

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    Smile New to the Babies Born in June!

    Hi Everyone, I have recently joined BB and someone kindly suggested I join you in the Babies Born in June group. My beautiful daughter was born on 19 June and so far things are going beautifully (touch wood!). I have a 3 year old daughter too, so being a parent to two is definately interesting. As it has been a while since my first daughter was a baby, is anyone else starting solids soon or are you waiting until the 6 month mark. Things have changed alot since 2003! Any advice would be welcome.
    Thanks
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