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    Rory: the theatrics of premature removal can sometimes be avoided by distraction... just bring out something more appealing and they usually just drop the crayon after which you can surreptitiously remove it avoiding WWIII. Niall is doing nice arching on paper... just a steady rhythmic scrawl. DH and Verity decided that he has 12 words in his repertoire now: dada (means me as well), oww-died (outside), BAH ba ba (any food in the fruit basket, especially banana), diddy (verity), bud-dah (bed time) and oysh (ice cream)... this last word is said very moistly, LOL I can sense that he is on the brink of starting to copy me... I can see him looking at my lips more when I speak and shaping his mouth at the same time. Before we know it our bubbas are going to become floods of speech.... once they get the idea on how to copy sounds and words it develops at a very rapid pace. Who else is saying some interesting words? Tori is quite vocal isn't she Ali? Oh and another cute thing he does is go "ahhhhhhhh" when i tell him to sing. Right on cue... it's our latest changetable game. He loves it when I harmonise with him making sounds like Tibetian throat singers LOL (is it tibet where they do that?)



    ETA: Hiya Jaspen! That's interesting that the wetting at breakie isn't just a Wade thing... bit of a relief! I just need to catch him but the warmer months will help with the drying of bed and sheets if there are accidents anyhow. Good to see you!
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    Jaspen- my head is a bit better thanks for asking. I'm a bit foggy still with a couple of things, but Shazz and DH are filling in the blanks, apparantly I told everyone to go and get ready for school at 7.30pm!!!!!

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    Hi jaspen great to hear from you, I hope all is well in your camp.

    Yeah Bath Tori is very vocal, at a guess I would say she has at least 50 words,probably more, and she is starting to string 2 words together. Her latest words in the last week or so have been noise, clock, story, and when we arrive home in the car from being out she always says home now. As for body parts she says, chin, eyes, hair, elbow, knee, foot, toes, teeth, legs and arms. Very cute, most her words are very close to the proper words which is great. LOL I think I have created a monster, she is going to be such a chatter box!

    Rory- I am really into doing all those unseen jobs at the moment too, things like scrubbing out the inside of the fridge, tidying cupboards, and making sure everything is in its 'proper' place

    I have really struggled with the heat the last few days, my feet are swollen like balloons by about 4pm even if I havent spent long on them during the day. We are heading for a cool change at the end of the week and dont think it can come soon enough. I asked DH last night why I thought it was a good idea to be pg dring summer, and he just rolled his eyes at me (he had said something to me about it when we were thinking of TTC, and I told him it would be fine).

    Anyway I am off to bed, hopefully by the morning my feet will back to normal.

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    Good morning girls Gotta dash to collect Wade from Kinder but thought I'd say a quick hello... Oh Jess, you really ought to see a doctor about your concussion... that doesn't sound good... even if you mention it next time you take one of your kids to the doctor... just mention it incase there is something you need to look out for. Gotta look after yourself 'cos you need to be there for your kiddies darl.

    Ali: yep. Verity was an early speaker like Tori... it's usually the way with girls... just generally speaking. But don't worry our little men will catch up and fill the house with chatter! I just love it when they are fully engrossed in playing and narrate their own little story. Wade most frequently recites Thomas The tank Engine episodes... I'm continually amazed at the words he picks up and remembers. I can't remember when he started doing that... it seems like forever.

    Got my Chrissy cake in the oven... takes 4.5 hours to cook on 140'C. I like to do it mid November then baste it (the correct term is "feed" it) with rum until the week before Christmas. I'll do my plum pudding on the weekend. I use Delia Smith recipes for both... they are the most reliable and traditional that I've found.

    Nic: How's Tyron going.... I'm thinking of you guys all the time hoping that his feeding is still going well

    Better think about waking Niall up for kinder collection...

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    Bath- You just made me realise just how quickly this year has ticked by because I remember when we were talking about christmas cakes and christmas puddings last year............what a journey hey!

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    Bath - so DH has turned into a games addict, just like us LOL!!! I remember the xmas cake too and Delia Smith. She used to be on Ch 7 on Sat afternoons. I'm sure the cake will be just as good, if not better than last years. After all that "feeding", it should be well flavoured.

    Julie - your poor little man! And then the window, how bloody scary. Glad to hear you are all OK and his tooth is fine. My GF's DD feel off a seat onto a concrete floor and smashed her front teeth at 18mths. She had to have surgery to remove them, one was embedded into the roof of her mouth. She is now 5 and still toothless, but we don't even notice it. I think she will look rather funny with teeth, when they grown back. The girls can be just as accident prone as the boys!!! Lets hope no more disasters, or at least none until DH gets home LOL!!

    Tali - thats interesting about the weather. They always say to TT in summer, maybe thats why? We had another dry night last night, so one more and the care bear is hers!!! I think its been so much better without the pullups, she feels like a big girl now. I am prepared for some accidents, but so far I am really proud of how well she is doing. She is even thinking ahead to what she wants next.

    Rory - your house will be sparkling! You are entitled to have limited or no patience at the moment. Good decoy idea Bath suggested - I have used similiar to avoid tantrums!

    Jess - the echo will continue from me, you should definately be seeing a doctor.

    Jaspen - great to see you back. Has it been dry where you are? Seems everywhere is dry at the moment.

    Ali - swollen feet is not pretty and is very uncomfortable. Chelsea was a January baby and I had swollen feet for at least 2 mths. They were always sore and I had to wear thongs to work (looked very elegant with my suit LOL!!!). You need to try and keep them elevated for as long as you can, even when sitting at the dining table or on the couch, keep them up. It will make the swelling stay down but as soon as you stand up, you can feel the fluid running down to your legs. And avoid soaking your feet in cold water, but warm water is fine. So go rest your poor feet.

    Maya - how are you going, enjoying your freedom?

    Words - Marley hardly says anything other than her own babble. She constantly walks around the house, chatting to herself but I cannot understand a word of it. She says mumma sometimes and one word she always says is Lilly, which is MIL's dog! She also says "what" to everything. She is very good at listening and understanding what I ask her as I was worried maybe she couldn't hear, but I can be in another room and call her or ask her to get something and she can understand and hear me. Chelsea started to talk at and early age too, wonder if its a first child thing? Second ones don't need to talk so quickly as they have their own "speaker" in the older sibling? What do others think, esp those with 2+ kids?

    Had a cooking disaster today. On 9am with David & Kim a while ago, they cooked Jam Donut Muffins. My GF called me last night and said she made them and they were delicious. I tried them today and they definately don't look like the picture and they taste OK, but I am sure I stuffed something up!!! Chelsea still thinks they are good.

    Maybe they will be better with a coffee!!

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    Hmm, I wonder what went wrong Mel... you've got me curious! I hadn't had a donut in years but last weekend, while I was at Melbourne Central doing my Chrissy shopping, I decided to conduct an experiment LOL I bought a coffee and a donut from Donut King for $3.70 and then was thinking to myself "I wonder what all the hype is about Krispy Kreme donuts?" so I went up stairs and bought a plain cinnamon one from them and then sat down and compared them! My verdict is that Donut King ones are better, for several reasons: they have more "substance" meaning they aren't so fluffy soft that you squash the whole donut with a single bite which is what the KK one did also, the DK one had a more "real" flavour, more authentic, the taste was good because of the fragrant spiciness, not just based on pure sweetness like the KK one which i found to be too sweet and have a very vague unnatural, artificial flavour to it. They were pretty much the same size. Finally the KK one was $2.50 for that single donut! Bit of a rip off when i got a coffee as well as a donut from DK for $3.70. KK have heaps of different flavours though.... maybe there are others that i will like although DH reckons a colleague of his ate a Curry Chicken donut from KK last week... eeeeek! I don't know whether I'd be keen on that!

    Julie: How are his teeth today??? Is there bruising as well? Poor little guy!

    Cake out of the oven.. looking great...I also meant to say I'm going to have a go at icing it with marzipan with some Christmassy marzipan decorations as well... never attempted that before!

    DH has recently been invited to a 20 yr high school reunion! Going to start a thread about other people's experiences...

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    Bath - I think the mix wasn't wet enough? It just seemed to dry to me. They are more muffin than donut, but they were a bit dry inside. KK donuts are awful and expensive. Donut King and Mr Donut (which you can buy at the supermarket) are the yummiest and like you said, do taste like real donuts. KK ones are so high in fat, probably double the DK ones. I think KK are so overrated! Chicken Curry donut, how disgusting!!!

    I have heard marzipan is quiet easy to work with, although I have only ever worked with royal icing. You are so clever with that sort of stuff, I'm sure you'll do them great.

    I missed my 15 year reunion. I would love to have gone to see what people are up to.

    I have a school uniform question. I have ordered Chelsea her summer school dress and I have 2 options - size 6 or 8? Chelsea is a pretty lean girl and the sz 8 looked massive. I was hoping to get one to last her maybe 2 years, should I buy one of each or just get 2 x size 6? I am bit clueless with this type of thing lol!

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    Yep, I tend to get one of each. They grow sooo fast! get Chelsea to wear the size 6 on her first day of school and suss out how other girls look in their uniforms. If, like at my Dd's school, other parents are also keen to economise, then you will see a lot of girls in massive dresses too! If however all the girls' dresses seem to fit nicely then I'd suggest buying a second hand dress as well. I usually buy an extra second hand dress for Verity each season. Her school has a wonderful second life uniform shop with lots of second hand dresses at usually 1/3 the price. Thankfully Verity has started to slow down growth-wise. you will find that between 7-11 girls grow soooo fast. Not so bad at Chelsea's age but watch out! Also, with regards school shoes: check out the Airflex brand... they are the best!

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    Bath, I had thought about second hand ones too, good to have a spare one JIC. I have heard great things about Airflex and they sell them at my local shopping centre. I have no idea what sort to buy her? I am going to a parent information night at the school tomorrow night, so they are supposed to be giving us the uniform list and other requirements. Wow, so many things to think about!

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    Maybe we should start up a thread in the primary school children's thread in the Education area? I'll share about Airflex... and even my favourite brand of school socks (Red Robin)... I used to be so particular about everything... now I just go through the motions... Verity has to do more each year regarding preparing for school too.

    I'll go start that thread now and put a link here.

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    Great idea! I want to have everything "perfect" for her first day. I don't know what good brands are out there, especially in relation to school stuff!

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    Uniform thread here

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    Talking of school reunions I have my 10 year reunion coming up in the next month. I dont know that I will make it though because I wil be Very Very pg by then.

    MMMMMMMM donuts, lol! Anytime anyone mentions a food, I feel like I need to have it. Instead I will go into the kitchen and have a piece of fruit, or osmething. I just made a banana and strawberry smoothy and that was pretty nice.

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    Mel- Thanks for re iterating about seeing a doctor! I did see one and he said to see how i go, if I have any recurring memory loss then I have to go back, but I have remembered everything since then and am feeling pretty good.
    DH bought me a puppy today! A purebred Maltese, his name is Bangers and he is absolutely adorable. Shazz bought his brother so both of them are asleep in the kitchen, under the sink atm.

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    Bath - loving the uniform thread. As BB has alot of teachers on it, hopefully I will getting some good ideas. I liked Tanstars one about teaching them what is for recess and whats for lunch - I could see Chelsea eating the wrong things at the wrong time.

    Ali - I wish they were as good as the real deal, I really love donuts. I usually have one when I get to work with my coffee but have been trying to break that trend. I love smoothies and so does Chelsea, we have a milkshake maker that I use and we love strawberry and mango ones. Good on you for having a nice, tasty, healthy snack. Now I know why you've only gained 6kgs, you've been eating so well.

    Jess - well done on going to the dr's, we will all stop pestering you now. Love the new puppy's name - Bangers, very cute! You'll be having lots of fun at your place with two new puppies.

    Better get to bed, work tomorrow.

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    Amanda - great news on the house!
    Rory and Ali - ooohhhh, the anticipation is delicious! My SIL's sister had a baby girl yesterday - a bit early, but a beautiful girl SIL's family is really nice and this sister is particularly nice.
    Bath and Mel (like how I'm getting personal's done in two's??) - argh! School! Uniforms! Here I am deciding when to start playgroup!
    I went to a playgroup yesterday and really liked it, but it's on Tuesday mornings when we have our girls brekky - and that's kind of like a playgroup, too, just from our friendship group. I'd love to join the Natural Parenting one in Selby, and I'm patient enough to wait on their wait list, being that I'm not desperate to socialise Oscar any more than he already is. I've heard good things about it.
    Oscar doesn't like me being on the computer any more, especially now that I don't have to ship him off to a grandparent whilst I study, so I haven't been able to post - but I've been reading!
    I have a copy of The Science of Parenting in my hot little hands (courtesy of my ABA group leader, cos it's not in our library yet), and do you think I can just sit and read it? I reckon I've got this SAHM thing all ballsed up - I'm never at home...and when I am, there's no just reading what I want to read (not suggesting that SAHM's just sit and read whatever they like, just that I can hardly call myself a SAHM if I'm out all the time! So I'm doing double time when I eventually get home...sigh).
    DP may be able to pursue a career path that he had previously written off due to the prospect of 4 years full time study in the city. There is an accelerated track to what he wants to do, by doing a Cert IV course 6 months full time (then he'd get Austudy and my parenting payment would increase). That chops off 6 months off the degree course and he could potentially get work just from that cert course - not work he'd prefer, but work in the housing industry, so that he might even be able to get credits for that for the degree course in valuations. Most people who do that course end up climbing the corporate ladder so that there is always a shortage of actual valuers for insurance and banks etc. DP just wants to do valuations because it's flexible and he can work from home apart from seeing the property for an hour. The sweet thing is that in rural areas, valuers are like hens' teeth, so the salary could keep a farm ticking over...noice! Anyway, he's got me filling out his application forms and I'll do that once I've hit 'post'. Then I have to organise my Tupp order. I think this might actually be what he wants, seeing as he decided he would really rather not be a paid firefighter and he doesn't want a bar of working on construction sites any more. We'll see. He really hates his current job because the boss is a moron (they often are...in construction, anyway!).
    I know I've missed some people, I'm so sorry - I've been organising for my brigade to support White Ribbon Day and I think I"ve got it off the ground now. Next week the brigade will have a fundraising Tupp party and we decided the proceeds will go to WRD, so that's ace.
    Ok, best be off - I'm planning to knock over some laundry folding, too, before I go to bed...
    Catch you girls later!
    PS great to see you again, Jaspen!

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    Had the parent info night at Chelsea's school today and it went so well. I'm just very excited about it all now and so happy with my choice of school. She is only going to have 18 in her class next year and the prep teacher is just lovely. They have such a wonderful philosophy about teaching the kids I can tell she is really going to love it there and be nurtured and cared for the way I want her to be. Just need to complete all the paperwork now!! Met some lovely mums too and enjoyed a good chat (not like me to enjoy a chat LOL!!!).

    Maya - so good to see you back. You have plenty of time to join a playgroup and as you say, Oscar is pretty well socialised with other kids. The one in Selby must be pretty good to have a waiting list. Hope you do find some time to read your book, I do my reading in bed when DH is at work. Not much time for it when kids are up and about. How exciting that DH has found something he wants to do, hope it all comes good for him. My friend is a valuer and she has some excellent contacts (BIL was going to pursue it but went back to real estate), so let me know if he's interested and you are so right, they are very rare at the moment and can earn some good $. Excellent idea about White Ribbon Day too.

    Hope everyone else is well, must think about bed soon, been a hectic and busy day!

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