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    Hi everyone, Came in to post but have run out of time, I'll be back later.
    Jo we're having a meet up if your interested Haven't worked out the details yet, ok better run, bye


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    Hi girls... I was just going to lurk but I just HAD to say:

    "Welcome Back Jo!" So good to hear that all is well with you and your family Really missed you... Oh and Jaspen too! I look forward to catching up properly in a week or so

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    Rory- maybe the heat has just pooped poor flynnie
    Nixon didnt want to have an afternoon nap today, after putting him into bed he was happy to have a play and do a poo but no sleeps! so i gave him a luke warm bath had a good old splash about, put him back to bed and finally got napping.

    Welcome back Jo! missed you not posting in here. i was thinking of u the other day cause i think u have an 18month gap between children don't you? 18month is what i will hopefully have too.

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    Yeah welcome back Jo!! I love the name Freya - it was one of mine, but was vetoed by DH

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    HI Girls, Feeling a little better today spent some time doing some sewing and trying to let things not get the better of me.
    Well you know how i have been waiting to see what is 'round the corner', well I think or 'round the corner' might have come. MIL has offered to go in as silent partners in buying a house. She has an investment property that she is going to sell, then she said she would give us $150 000 towards getting into our own house, then when we are in the right position to we can buy her out and the house will be ours. Fingers crossed that it all works out, but it is such a generous offer and a wonderful opportunity for us.

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    OMG Ali that is sooooo generous, How good is that. Good luck with everything, I'll have my finger's crossed it all goes smoothly.

    Now I tread very carefully here and as you know I have stayed right out of the whole Drama thing that has been unfolding in here. I would just like to say that I post in both threads, I'm not ashamed to say I have a wide and diverse friendship circle and will continue to post in both as I would like to keep in touch with all Junies. I joined the group because I was invited, not out of pety malice for any person or subject. Bath I had to go back and read through the posts of the "other" one and for the life of me I did not find one negative post about you. I don't know what you have been told???
    Yes I think that from time to time people just get on your nerves, but I personally have nothing against anyone.
    I also believe that the Melbourne girls meet ups being that there are alot of you has made some members feel on the outer. (Disclaimer: I'm certainly not saying don't get together, because I think it's a good thing) What I am saying though is once people meet in person a few time they begin to become friends, especially when they have a common bond, it's only natural. There is a real divide in this group, I think we all see it, but I really hope that we can move past this people. I don't get in here as often as I would like. I am a sporadic poster, I know I can go for weeks with out posting and then boom I have time on my hands. I don't get to do personals very often as by the time I come on the topic is a non event and everything I have wanted to say has been said.
    BBL I will edit this post......

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    Mmmm...DP cooked the yummiest roo pie for dinner! Oscar is now squealing to himself on the loungeroom floor.
    Heaven - I don't think you need to edit your post: You made your point and that's fair enough. As long as we post according to BB guidelines, then there's no need for extra self-censorship Your post was clear and god help us if we have to explain our original posts until EVERYONE is happy! We just have to accept that we cannot control how everyone is going to perceive what we write if we've gone to the effort to post responsibly and within BB posting rules.
    I, personally, don't see a city 'divide'. It's a happy coincidence that a few of us live in the same city and can catch trains into a central location (or, as a few weeks ago now, travel in to someone's house, but Rory is close enough to the city). We do most of our correspondence online still, because it's easier to keep abreast of news in this one place. Maybe the divide is between the people who post here to muse about their experiences as well as to do daily chit chat or post about their babies' developmental moments, and the people who post here to just talk about what is going on in their babies' lives, or their own. Hmm, that wasn't clear. I think I'm trying to say that there is an element of 'musing' that some members have and some members don't. Sometimes the musings, used to stretch my own understandings in my case, may push someone else beyond their comfort zone and the way they feel about it creates a defensiveness within themselves. That's fine. The choice is yours as to whether you engage in those musings, or how you will allow yourself to be affected by them. It comes back to personal responsibility. There certainly seems to be no 'divide' in our parenting orientations, we have a diverse range of parenting approaches in this thread, and we've been able to tolerate, accept and/or respect these, for the most part. Posting opinions is totally allowed on BB, the main rule, though, is to do so with respect and civility. I've said this so many times. If you post an opinion, however, I don't see a problem with disagreement, if it's done in a respectful way. I often disagree with people here on BB, but BB is not a place where we come to be agreed with and have pats on backs all round. I enjoy diversity in thought and opinion. I don't mind someone taking a different view from my own, unless I'm being ridiculed or deliberately offended (which I don't think has actually happened here, and I wouldn't be offended in that case, I'd just feel sorry for someone who'd waste their energy trying to be offensive, instead of finding ways to contribute positively to the world). Just don't post opinions if your ego is too fragile to deal with an opposing or different opinion in response! And, you know, sometimes, if you're in a bad mood, or a 'funny' mood, you might just miss the humour in someone's post - just give that person the benefit of the doubt before you become defensive and upset!
    Build a bridge - let's get over it :P
    Welcome back, Jo! please do keep popping in when you get a chance. I, too, had Freya on my list of girl's names...and DP was kind of down with it until I came up with names we liked more! So, yes, GREAT name for Freya, Jo
    Ali, great news about your MIL! My sister has a similar arrangement with her MIL after her husband's uncles sold out of his grandfather's house. Also, for them, it fell into place in the nick of time!
    Nic - Oscar has steadfastly refused to nap today, so I'm hoping he goes down soon!
    Night all!
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    IK I am flabbergasted, lol. You totally missed my point, lol.
    Okay I'll spell it out
    1. When I said edit this post later, my fault I should have said add to this post. I said edit because I have to click the edit button to add to my post. I have no intension of changing anthing that I have typed I simply wasn't finished because I was called away to attend to the babies.
    2. City divide, there is no "city divide", My point there was that our Junies group has quite a few members from Melbourne, who are able to socialise and become friends, which can make other members feel like an outsider because there isn't that connection there. Personally I think it is great, I myself have met up with some girls from the Gold Coast and in the next week or two will finally meet up with Amanda and Neeny. We are not best friends we are cyber buddies, but if we meet up a few times and share a common bond we would inadvertantly become friends and there inlies the divide between friends and cyber buddies. I also wanted to add that I think the "other" site has caused a rift and a definate divide in the Junies.

    Lol I have contradicted myself and I have done some self editing ,lol. i stand by what i have said and still have a copy, feel free to do the same Ik but it is totally your choice of course....Just trying to adhere to posting guidelines and all.
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    Removed post, as stated on next page. There was no breach of BB guidelines, nor of my sensibilities, in your post - that's what I said, that's what I still believe :P I'm removing it to reduce confusion amongst anyone who reads it and wonders what I've responded to!
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    Good Morning,

    Well all i will say is that i did not ignore your happiness and congratulations IK on my pregnancy, as i said i have moved on and am past it now, I think the main thing is here some things are better off not said. Its great to have a difference in opinions thats what makes us individuals but i beleive is someone is actually asking for opinions and advice that is the time and place. One persons views on how another person lives their life is not always needed.
    Anyway I have started a "Pregnancy journal" and seings this is baby buddies its not the spot to post about my pregnancy.
    Anyone who is interested and wants to follow my pregnancy can check up on me in the journals section (i dont know how to add a link to it)
    Anyway i have a very busy day, madly cleaning for another open for inspection thismorning, Nixon has swimming then have to get ready and things prepared for my tupperware party this afternoon.

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    Ik i will email you my response rather then continue this in here, of course you are free to share my response if you choose.

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    Fair enough, Nic, if you want to discuss your pregnancy somewhere else. We'd love to keep hearing about it when you feel like posting here, but you'll probably feel more in your element posting with other preggy ladies I reckon that if someone else had posted what I posted about your news, you would nowhere near have had the same reaction - and I have been a popular hook to hang baggage on. Lucky for me, I can handle it! I can't agree about the opinions, though, because I don't believe that opinions, here, are on a prompt-only basis. That is so limiting.
    Let's not forget, too, that if you can overcome your curiosity, there IS an 'ignore user' function on this forum, if I, or anyone else, sit uncomfortably with anyone.
    BTW, I also believe that many of you missed Bath's point all together.
    Heaven - I sit here looking at my door prize from the other night and realise I never answered your question! It was a cute little beaded cup with a white candle in it. I'm actually going to give it to DP's cousin because she only wants a little thing for her birthday (she gets embarrassed to have presents for her b'day...well, she is 59, surely by then you've had enough presents in your life?LOL! I hope not!).*Missed Post* - I'd rather not even continue it, but if you feel it necessary, then go ahead
    Very windy day here, and we'll be off the mountain for most of it! Speaking of which, I should get ready to take this parade off the mountain...we, too, have swimming and then engagements from the afternoon to the evening!
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    Nickers, congrats on the pg, that is such great news! Yep, I was in your exact position, got pg with Freya when Kaleb was 9 mths, so there is 18 months between them, and I just wanted to say that it is fantastic! I highly recommend it, it was the perfect gap for us. Obviously there are pros and cons with every age gap, but when we were deciding, the pros outweighed the cons in theory, and they have in practice too. I got all sorts of negative comments when I was first pg ("you're crazy, don't you have a tv, you're going to have your hands full etc etc") but I don't have a single regret about choosing to do things this way.

    BTW, where is this other Junies thread? Is it somewhere other than BB? Just wanted to see how the other girls back from the belly buddies days are going.

    Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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    Jo you can email your email addy at [email protected], Dee (7th), Neeny and I are also orgainising a meet if your interested.

    I will be back soon got to feed the boys.

    hugs xoxo

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    Quote: Heaven:
    "Sometimes the respectful thing to do is to not offer an opposing opinion".

    I disagree Heaven, as long as it is posted tactfully. However if that is a posting rule in your other thread then goodluck dealing with that one. Also it was not myself that I was meaning so you probably didn't find anything that was said negatively about me. I was defending other Junies AND the BellyBelly site in general which I hear takes a regular bashing when BB members upset them (other forum members) in here. It's great you enjoy that thread Dee I have nothing against you or other Junies posting in there. What I DO have issue with is using that place as a forum to vent about BB Junies who haven't been "invited" in. If IK upsets or offends you then put her on 'ignore' as per the BB guidelines. I agree also that if you have any thing further to say on the issue please take it up with members privately.

    Also I look forward to reading your Pregnancy Journal Nic... did you keep one in here last time? I did, it was great and they print out a hard copy for you when baby arrives

    I won't be back online until Monday. Hope everyone has lovely COOL weekends

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    Bath- i think when we were pg last time the journals only started when we were about half way through the pregnancy?? And i didnt keep on top of it really. It was lovely that i got a copy of that and my birth story though after Nixon was born, so i plan to keep this one more updated!
    Now tell me if i dreamt this or you actually did say it?? Did u say something about your birth story that u would be shortly adding it on here?? Hmm maybe i did dream it lol?! Anyway maybe cause it was on my mind that i have been looking forward to reading it seings Kelly was your support person.
    Jo, thats great to get some positive feedback, i suppose everybody makes work with the gap that they end up with dont they. We havent told friends yet but i imagine when we do there will be a few negative comments like u said, but the main things is we are happy and thats what we wanted!

    just got back from swimming, Nixon had a ball.

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    Hi Everyone,

    All i have to say on the matter is that i love coming on here, i dont do it as much as i would like but i really look forward to being here. You guys have helped me through probably the hardest time in my life and i truely appreciate that. I cant imagine not having you guys here. I dont like the fact that lately things are tense in here and yes we are all walking on eggshells but it shouldnt have to be this way. What do we all do when we have a problem with our friends? Do we all go and find a new circle of friends and tell them what we dont like about the old ones? Or do we let them know how we are feeling and try to resolve the issues? Lets all take a deep breath and come back on here with a fresh outlook.

    i do respect each and every one of you and consider you all to be FRIENDS.

    Nickers - I dont know if i have said this but I do belive that if lachlan was a bit more settled then i would have no problem in TTC again, i think 18 months is a great gap for kids. like Jo said though, some people will comment on it but hey, let them, its YOUR life and as long as your happy with things then no body can get you down.

    Im glad Nixon had a good time swimming. Im looking forward to your move. YOu will have to let me know when you are going to be in Engadine next i would love to catch up!!

    Jo - Good to hear from you agian - please stay in touch.

    Ali - Thats great news about MIL, its true that everything happens for a reason!!

    As for me, im working both days this weekend and it seems like most of you wont be on over the weekend so its going to be a quiet one for me. DF is looking after Lachlan today and i have my sister coming down from Sydney to babysit tomorrow so me and DF can both work.
    Lachlan has fallen over and hit his head so many times this week. I guess this is the beginning of that phase in his life. He was trying to pull himself up in his cot yesterday and fell and hit his head on the other side and he was screaming the poor pet but there is nothing i can do, i cant prevent it and thats the hardest part i suppose. You cant stop your kids from hurting themselves.

    Oh and still no teeth!! Is he the last now???

    Hope you are all having a great weekend.

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    Hi girls - what a stinking hot day in Melb!!!

    I just wanted to say, as the newest member of the Junies, that I love coming on here. DH spends so much time at work, that I enjoy this time to come on and hear about everyones lives and babies. I look forward to it continuing.

    Dee- don't worry, Lachlan isn't that last. Marley still has no teeth!!!!! She isn't sitting or crawling yet either. Poor Lachlan hitting his head. Once they get mobile, there are all sorts of accidents and theres not much you can do about them. They get tough pretty quick. Hope work goes well over the weekend.

    Nic - I can't wait to start reading your preg journal. Great to hear Nixon loved swimming. Good luck with the Tuppaware party.

    Bath - you stay cool too this weekend. Its going to be hard.

    Jo - nice to meet you! Hopefully we get to chat more.

    Had Chelsea's dancing this morning and I am babysitting a friend of hers from dancing. They are just chilling out watching The Incredibles. I will take Chelsea to MIL for a swim later today. SO reasonably quiet day in the house today - its like an oven outside!

    Have a great day everyone!

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