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    This thread is for parents whose baby was born in June 2006

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    There are many issues that you will encounter as a new parent. We have put together this list of useful articles and threads in order to assist you with some common questions or issues you may have, and to provide you with bit of extra support that we all need as new parents:

    Feeding Support:

    Breastfeeding General Chatter
    Breastfeeding FAQ's
    Is My Baby Hungry?
    Baby Formula - What Manufacturers Don't Want You To Know
    Bottlefeeding FAQ's and Useful Information
    Is Feeding Your Baby Taking Too Much Time?
    Bottlefeeding General Chatter
    Feeding Your Baby
    Lactose Intolerance
    Starting Solids/Homemade Baby Food
    Starting Solids - When Is My Baby Ready?
    Starting Solids General Chatter

    Please contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) or a Lactation Consultant if you are concerned that you may have breastfeeding and/or supply problems, and before the introduction of solids or formula.

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    Comforted Sleeping & Sleep Issues Forum
    Comforting Tools to Aid Restful Sleep
    Babies & Sleep
    Controlled Crying/Comforting/Sleep Training
    The Con of Controlled Crying
    The Crying Game
    15 Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep

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    Baby Massage
    Cuddle Me Mum
    Infant-led Feeding & Weaning
    Baby Wearing
    Recommended Reading List

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    Good afternoon girls Sorry been MIA... been lurking. Trying to cut down on internet use. Had a rental inspection last week and really got stuck into the mess that had accumulated with my illness. Now it's much better and I'm keen to stay on-top of it!

    Niall is doing well. He used the potty for the first time last Monday night too! Very proud of himself... i think he will have an easy training process. I'm using more fabric nappies (despite the wet weather) because I want him to get used to feeling wet and actively try to avoid it. It's starting to work. Couldn't resist buying him a new MCN training nappy though... it's an Imsey Vimsey (sp?) one. He's becoming very verbal too.... no worries there!

    Went on a pub crawl through all my old haunts in Fitzroy last night with my oldest friend (from 1984) had a great time... very tired... going to curl up on the couch and watch the footy...

    Big Hugs to all the Junies

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    Pub crawl - great! Good to see you're being good to yourself
    Had a good catch up with my GF, went to Kallista market and we're back home in this mess...hoping Oscar will have a sleep soon so that I can start tidying up...
    Thanks, Sherie, for the direct link, much appreciated!

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    Nic - $5 is pretty cheap, but I am not really a big fan of Hungry Jacks (kids prob wouldn't care!). The only downside to June birthdays is the bad weather. A friend has suggested a few other play centres so I might check them out too.

    Bath - so good to see you back. How are things with your illness, sounds like you are getting back to your good self? Well done Niall with the potty. Marley is fascinated with the toilet, we have a toilet seat and she is very happy to sit and babble. Wonder if TT gets easier the more kids you have? Pub crawl - go girl. Sounds like a fun night, are you suffering from a hangover or just a late night? Has the area changed much since you were last there? Glad you had a night out.

    Love the direct link too - thanks.

    Friend coming for dinner tonight. I've made my delicious bacon and lentil soup, going to make homemade pizza bases with lots of yummy toppings and then apple, pear and rasp crumble. Good hearty winter food.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend

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    pub crawl sounded like fun Bath!
    well done Niall on the potty training.

    Nixon just the last few days (always been when we are out though) has said wee wee, i dont know if he is recognising once he has done one, when he needs to do one, or none of the above he just likes saying it!!
    im waiting for him to say it while we are home so we can attempt something in the potty. i still dont think he's on track though for full on TT.

    yummy bacon & lentil soup sounds yum, yeah getting into soup weather i love it!

    went to my gf engagement party yesterday followed by the Foo Fighters concert. DH had to work so got a pass, i miss that, dont get to go to the concerts much these days but it was great! I love their music and Dave Grohl is an entertainer.... he talks to the crowd as well as plays like a legend. some bands are great to listen to but dont know how to communicate with their audience.

    ok must go have a tupp party this arvo

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    Well sorry I haven't been around but I've been quite busy, kids have been sick and Pat has this awful hacking cough again!

    Nothing much new here, just figuring out what to do with pat's birthday, will most probably have a family party as per usual. I don't see the point in throwing him a huge party which he will never remember, I'd rather do that when he is older.

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    Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well and keeping busy.
    Things here are sooooo much better, Liam is settling down into quite a nice (dare I say it) routine, and everyone is so much happier because of it, we have even started to get out of the house again- I joined a playgroup, which has been great for Tori because she just wants to play with other kids all of the time and I have joined the gym and will put the kids into the creche an hour a week.

    After much deliberation and discussion and research we have finally decided that we will be sending our kids to the local catholic primary school, rather than the public schools in our area. It was such a tough tough decision for me to make because I really believe in the public education system but unfortuntley due to the area we live in the schools are plauged with social and behavioural problems and I just don't want my kids to have the education put at risk because the teachers are forced to spend so much time dealing with behaviours and managing the class (been there, done that and Iknow how hard it is- no fault of the teacher or the school, just the circumstances due to the area we live in).

    I had a proud as punch moment the other day when we were out shopping and had stopped to have lunch, Tori was busy chatting away to a man sitting behind us and she was using her beautiful manners (she always says please and thankyou now) and when we got up to leave the man asked how old she ws and when I said not even 2 yet he complemented me on how well I was bringing her up and how well mannered she was.........It feels really nice to have that validated, especially by a total stranger.

    Bath- a pub crawl sounds great, it is nice to visit some of the old haunts sometimes and reminicse (sp) about the old days with friends.

    Maya- How are your studies going? I am hanging out to get back into my studies, hoping to start my Masters next semester.

    Mel- I have to agree that June birthday parties are hard to plan, we are lucky because my mum and dad have a huge patio area and we are going to have Tori's party there this year. We made homemade pizza on the weekend too, we tried a new one with Prawn, Feta, Anchovies, and Basil and it was just delicious.

    Nic- How is your Tupperware going now? Have you moved into your new house yet?

    A big hello to everyone else, I hope you are all well and happy!

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    Hi all didn't even notice the new thread, doh, but I'm here now. Well the kids had a stomach bug last week which I ended up getting as well so wasn't to happy with that but we're all better now. Cody will most probably only have a family only party as well as a cake a mothers group, other then that not much else.

    Talking of parties at Hungry Jacks, I had Kailen's 5th birthday there and will be having Lockie's 6th birthday there this year, it's quite good and no mess as well as I will be getting close to popping this one so don't want to do to much stress wise.

    Cody is starting to talk really well now and says thank you all the time it's sounds so cute the way that he says it, I just can't believe how quickly this past two years has gone, it's just flown by. He's just become a really little boy now and a real daddy's boy, which DH loves, he always wants a shower with daddy and as soon as daddy's home it's daddy, daddy daddy.

    Bath yay on the pub crawl.

    Mel that soup sounds yummy, I've made some pea and ham last week and it went down a treat.

    Ali glad that Liam is finally settling into a routine and making life that little bit easier, and how nice of that man to compliment Tori's manners, well done.

    Nic has your dad finally got somewhere after been stuffed around by the specialist? I hope he is going well and starts his treatment soon.

    Hi Maya and Jess

    hugs xoxo

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    hi all,

    we had the final inspection of the house today and i pick up the keys tomorrow!!
    we will have a busy 2 months getting as much done to it as possible before we move in. i posted some pics on facebook recently.

    my dad finally saw the specialist this week. Looks like he will give radiation treatment a go.
    it last for 7weeks and there will only be an 18% chance it will work.
    due to him having such a great operation and them not being able to 100% pinpoint where the cells are it only gives a small percentage they will be zapping the right spot.
    If he did nothing they estimate he would have 5-6yrs left. Even after the radiation he may still only have that amount of time left, but we will take that road after the treatment.
    looking about starting it in about 3weeks. (they go away next week for 2 weeks)

    Ali- i bet my neice talks similar to Tori. although she is a second child so sure she picked up her early speaking skills from her older sister. I'm struggling with nixon and his manners atm.
    I always encourgae him to say please and thank you (or even Ta) and he just wont say it.
    if i hold onto soemthing and wait for him to say it he ends up trying to pull it from me and screaming..... got any tips??
    i know when he starts to speak better it may become a little easier for him but i am sure he understands but just wont say it.

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    Nic, I wouldn't force the issue of P's and Q's - well, I'm not, anyway. I just make sure I model the words I would like him to use, so often he'll say something that is supposed to be 'thankyou', and we haven't made any inroads to 'please' yet - it's hit and miss with this 'thankyou' as it is. The concepts can be out of their depth at this age, so I've decided not to create a complex about it, and I don't want to shame him by forcing him to say 'please' before getting something, or extracting a 'thankyou' out of him when I or someone else gives him something. 'Manners' are so arbitrary the concept of gratitude quite lofty, so if kids have their P's and Q's at this age, it's not because they are any more or less grateful than those who don't At any rate, it doesn't make them rude, so don't stress!

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    Nic- Pete and I just made sure we always used our P & Q's when talking to each other, especially when Tori was in hear shot. If Tori would ask for a drink, I would always add Please mum on the end so she got the concept. I didn't really push too much, Pete was a little more insistant- but I think because she talks so well it was like a natural step for her, she is basically talking in sentences. I agree with Maya though, it is like anything else if you push it too much it becomes the old battle of wills.

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    Ali - I have always been impressed by Tori's sentences! Can't remember if I mentioned it, though, so here it is, just in case! Yep, I can imagine that with her aptitude for speech, modelling manners would come so easily to her, I'd be proud, too
    At uni again. Oscar was the most relaxed ever about me leaving. Didn't want Babu, wanted to read the digger book instead! He easily said 'bye bye, see ya' and watched me leave! Boo hoo for me...mainly cos I'm going to be very full in the milk department come 4 o'clock...
    Nic - that's a good prognosis for life expectancy that your dad has. He has time to be a figure in his grandkids' lives, and the ones he doesn't meet can hear all about him from Nix, Tyron and your sister's kids It's a good idea to get some stories from his life recorded on DVD or CD, or written down. My MIL got cracking on her memoirs when FIL passed away. It just reminded her that she has stories to tell and life throws curly ones that mean stories are lost forever. My grandmother was illiterate and they don't have fancy recording devices over where my mum's family lives, so it's all oral now, whatever's left. Radiation is hard work, and your dad has an ace family to see him through - I mean, you're his daughter, he's got a head start!
    Ok, better justify childcare fees here...

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    Nic: Yep, what Maya and Ali said, they mimic what they hear. Does your DH say his P's and Q's all the time? Even when you are just passing the salt? Little ones pick up on this kinda stuff. At least this is one area I don't have to worry about... my kids are all very well mannered but I've put it down to the way DH and I say please and thankyou habitually for every little thing... I pass him the remote, he says "thanks"... He opens a door for me I say "thanks"... so Niall just copies us automatically... it's not because he's grateful (like Maya said, he's too young to understand gratitude) but because he thinks that's just what you do when something is exchanged or done for you. ETA: this is why littlies sometimes say "Ta" when they are giving you something... even though it's not the way you do it they know that saying "ta" is a part of the exchange process even though they don't know why.
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    Hi girls! I am being naughty and taking time out from my work day to finally say hello. I have been lurking and reading and realised this made me feel like I was still part of the dialogue whereas in reality you didn't know I was here lol!! Ah well, enough prattle!

    Nic, my DH is really big on please and thankyou and it is due to his efforts (and willingness to have head-to-head battles with Flynn) which has led to Flynn saying please and thanks all the time (to the extent that he says "cuddle please" when he cries). He doesn't have a clue what it means but just parrots it, just like saying "sorry" whenever he crash-tackles Ollie. Poor kid is so used to saying "sorry Ollie" that whenever we reprimand him he says "sorry Ollie". Sorry and P and Qs really don't sink in til much later so all you can do now is start teaching "conventions" rather than the feelings behind it.

    I am finding it so hard to juggle everything at the moment. I so want our place to be clean and look nice, and for the boys to be well fed and have clean clothes, and to catch up with friends regularly, and to get to the gym 3-4 times a week, and to read novels for my bookclub, and to remember to cleanse and moistrurise every day, and to spend quality time in the evenings with DH and to work on my career as much as possible! It is all too much! DH has NEARLY finished his masters, and so we are about to begin the slow process of handing over running the house to him, but I really don't know how I am going to let go! I mean, there is a birthday party he needs to go to on Monday with the kids - will it ever get to the stage that I can trust that he will (a) remember the party, and (b) buy a present and have it wrapped in time? I know it will, but getting there is so hard and trusting the path which leads there is difficult, IYKWIM. I think deep down I think I can still (and want to) do all the things a SAHM does and work full time, so I am resisting it and feeling bad. I am stressing about Ollie and feeding too - I am still expressing at work but it is a battle to produce enough, and the days I am home (when I should be topping up my expressing) I am so busy doing all the other things that I feel I am neglecting his EBM production. He had 2 bottles of formula while I was away a few weeks ago and I feel terrible about that (stupid I know!) but I just can't get out of my head the thought that I have failed him by not making sure he had 100% BM.

    I am ramnling!! It really isn't that bad - life is good at the moment and the boys and DH and I are happy, but sometimes when I stop and think about all I have to do (or THINK I have to do) I get overwhelmed. DH keeps telling me to stop being a martyr and speak to him abot how we can both share the load but my "control freak" side takes over LOL!

    Better get to work - nice chatting to you. girls

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    Ha, Rory! My DP tells me to stop being a martyr in that he DOESN'T want me to tell him when I'm running thin on fuel...I think he needs revision on what a martyr is...!!
    Yep, I'm procrastinating again, better go for real!

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    Hi girls, just a quick hello from sunny Brisbane. Marley and I arrived on Wednesday and the weather is absolutely fantastic! Marley and my friends DD are getting along so well, sharing toys and so far no fights. It has been nice and relaxing so far which was what I was hoping. My friend has a nanny 2 days a week, so yesterday the nanny looked after both for a few hours while we went out for a rather civilised lunch! DH is doing a brilliant job of being a Mr Mum, he's done food shopping, made school lunches and Chelsea has told me how nice his dinners have been (she has to be lying LOL!!!!).

    Hope you are all well and will catch up on personals when I get back next Sunday.

    Happy Mothers Day to you all on Sunday. I hope you get spoilt and have a relaxing and fun day with your families.

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    HI my lovely Junie mums

    Hope you all had a great Mothers day yesterday.

    I had a relaxing one, in fact didn't get out of my pjs all day! We've done abit of entertaining this week and had a gathering on Saturday of about 12 adults and 6 kids as it was james' birthday yesterday so he had some work friends over. I hadn't met most of them before but they were al really nice and it ended up a really nice relaxing doo with all the kids getting on well and one chappy and his 4 yo staying and him and james staying up till god knows when, drinking red wine like it was ribena and dancing/singing to all sorts of music! I was lying in bed laughing my head off when they put Oasis' Wonderwall on and sang (read screamed) to it as james hates oasis - he was so plastered bless him. Can't complain as our social lives happen so infrequently these days i was just glad he had a great time.

    Can't get anything in the fridge now as it is crammed with beer/wine/guiness! such a bugger i can't lamp into it! might attack a guiness tonight though - lots of iron supposed to be good for preggy women!!!

    Everything good here, busy as always, boys being mixtures of sweet and sour! Wills conversation skills just astound me, he's not far off Oscar! Whole sentences with some big words! When i asked him if he wanted his light off a few weeks he told me it was very early for sleep! Little monkey - it was 7.45 so perfect time for him to sleep!

    He's weeing in the loo as well which is just wonderful. Only really at night after a bath adn when he sees Oscar go in the day but i'm not actively toilet training him -he's just doing it himself so thats a great start.

    I've been selling lots of the boys clothes that they've grown out of on ebay and buying girl stuff with the money ive made. I'd never thought about buying from there before but theres some great new/as good as new stuff so ive got abit addicted!

    Better go and wake mr wombat or he'll never go to sleep tonight

    Hope eveyones ok

    Mel - have a fab time in Brissy - sounds like you are - oh to have a nanny and a civilised lunch!

    Take care everyone

    Julie x

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    Hi girls - so quiet in here! Oh Julie, now there is another reason for me to make SURE that my next bub is a girl - selling the boy's stuff and buying for a girl! You must be having so much fun LOL!

    Well, my news is I HAVE A NEW JOB!! Better pay, better conditions - the works. I will be working at one of the biggest firms in the state so it will be a huge, but welcome, change.
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