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    Rory - poor kiddies and DH! Hope they get better soon. Hopefully DH can get in to see a specialist soon and get it sorted out. Saw the awesome treehouse for Flynn on FB, he is one talented man! Your new av looks hot!! Well done Bath.

    Maya - hope you guys are on the mend too. You can make up weekend school another time? Your health is more important. You are so right that Marley is no wallflower, she is certainly not going to get pushed around by anyone LOL!!!

    Bath - how damn scary for you. Don't ever feel like a hypercondriac, you should trust your instincts when it comes to your health. Music therapy is amazing, they do a bit of it at work. If I can find any literature about it, I will forward it to you. In fact one of my postgrad students is a music therapy teacher at an autistic school and they get some fantastic results. Sounds like a wonderful career path to pursue. Hope Niall's nappy rash clears up, must be so painful.

    Nic - oh no, how annoying! I have lost my purse a few times and it is so upsetting. And to have to get new cards again. Most times people rife through it, take money, then dump it in a bin. How is your niece doing? How scary for you mum but she sounds like she handled it really well. How disappointing that no one came to help, its a sad society we live in sometimes. Years ago I am sure that wouldn't have happened.

    Amanda - my DH did the same thing, far cheaper to pull it out!!!! Hope your BP behaves itself and stays back in the normal range. Have you put wedding pics up yet? Bet you looked super glamorous!

    Tali - oh great, I have another 8 years of it LOL!!!! How was Baw Baw? Is DH liking Melb any better? Shame you moved in winter, at least with summer you could have eased into the cold. It takes some getting used to, even if you've lived her your whole life!

    The school disco was a hit! Chelsea had a great time, but I think Marley had an even better time. DH and I were both chatting and I looked around and couldn't see Marley anywhere. Started to panic, then looked up and she was on the stage!!! Dancing up a storm with some other kids, it was hilarious. Then she spent the rest of the afternoon just wandering the dance floor and joining in for a dance whenever she felt like it.

    MIL took her to get her head xray today and she laid perfectly still. I thought it would have been really tricky to get her to stay still but she did great. Need to follow up with the paed in a week but hopefully he is right and nothing to worry about.

    Need some help - Chelsea has book week activities this week and her first dress up day. She needs to go as a book character. Any brilliant ideas? I am not sure what to do. She wanted Cinderella but it might be a bit chilly for that. Bath and Amanda, I am sure you have done heaps of dress up days?


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    Just quickly - GFIL passed away today, which is good, it was tormenting him. Getting slowly better.
    Forgot to say, Bath - I love the career path plans. One of my booby club girls was doing that before doing the Grad Dip Psych...turns out we're doing the same course by Off Campus mode! Anyway, she loved it.
    Gotta go, kid demanding me...

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    Thinking of you and your DP Maya. I hope his funeral is a bonding and positive celebration too, as is often the way when a much loved person passes.

    Just briefly too...

    Mel: Once Book Week fell in winter when Verity was in grade 2. She went as Lucy from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. meant she had to wear a fur coat over the top of some "English style clothes": a tartan skirt, stockings, shirt and cardigan, hair in plaits. She won the prize with it too! She was the only Lucy... there was about 50 Hermiones!!! Don't send Chelsea as Hermione from Harry Potter is all I can say! LOL I'll see if I can post a photo of Verity in her outfit in my gallery... i'll let you know when it's up. I'd offer to lend you the fur coat but it would probably be too big. Op shops can be good for them though.

    better... get Niall out of the pantry!!! (His natural habitat!)

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    congratulations Julie!!
    http://bellybelly.com.au/forums/birt...cess-here.html

    Bath- Nixon loves the pantry too thinks he is so great he can get things out of it!

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    Congratulations Julie on baby Isla Kate's safe arrival....

    Well lets see how I go in remembering what I have miss out on....

    Nic - how scary for your mum and sister I am very glad that your niece is ok... It's scary isnt Zayden would always have temps of over 39 so unforutly I grew accustem to this and now have a BAD habit of not thinking the girls have a temp when they are 38 as it doesnt seem high compare to what Zay used to get, he was one of those babies who got so hot you couldnt touch his skin and it felt like it was on fire, even now if he gets a temp ( maybe once a year ) he get quite high temps but maybe now I will take better notice when the girls have there high temps.... Cant believe no one came and helped your mum I am in shock it so sad that this day and age even when someone is out side screaming for help we still feel we shouldnt go over and see if there is anything we could do....

    Amanda - good to have you back.... I havent as yet had a chance to check out the gallery but will do right after this.... How was the wedding? I have two sisters getting married next year and the drama is already starting.... Why cant BIG familys just get along lol.... they are already getting catty as one is marring and guy who is well of and they are going to marry at the Carasel ( sp?) and the other who is 10 yrs younger is marring a blue coller worker so is having a normal wedding but all my baby sister can think about is what my other sister is going to have and what she cant have so therefore she is going to ruin her own day if she is going to go on like this...

    Bath - Glad the scary day you had hasnt repeated itself Have you been to the doctor yet to find out what it could have been....sounds like the type of pain my sister get with endo I hope it wasnt anything serious, like the girls have all said you have GOT to put yourself 1st when things like that happen....

    Rory - O my I would have [email protected] myself if BHL had symtoms like that!!!! Have you been to the cardio yet... Do you know any good ones my brother works with heaps and would know who is the guy to see if you want I can ask him and let you know... I hope that he is ok now and his heart has stoped racing well except for when you walk into the room of course as we all know we should still be get our DH's heart to skip a bet when we walk in

    Mel - how's the costume going have you made up your mind as to what you are going to make yet...I wish they would wait for summer for these type of things it would be so much easier... Thats so cute with Marley on the stage a sign of things to come maybe LOL I have taken Zayden to many of these things, but he never dances or leaves my side unless it to buy pizza or chips..... I think I will have a different time of it next year when May is at school as she is a different kettel of fish....

    Maya - I hope you are feeling a little better we have all also had this cold that just wont budge!!!! Arrr Melbourne gotta love it LOL

    Well as for us BHL has just left again, the whole time he was here he did nothing but complain about the weather and how cold and [email protected] vic is... Blarr blarr blarr.... the only problem is the kids all agree so now everyone keeps saying they want to go back to Qld... Not that we could move even if we wanted to... Well not for at least 2 years anyway.... I did tell him that there is no way I would move back to Cairns as its just to far up but he want to move to Beerwah on the sunshine coast... I am just hoping once the weather improves so will his attatued to where we are living....My biggest fear is the mine he is working at is thinking about going even time in the next year or so which would be great if we lived in QLD but not so good with us living here as it would mean heaps more flight, which would take away from our savings... so I guess only time will tell...
    Well we went to the snow but ended up just going to mt donna buang which would have been good if I hadnt put the wrong warburton into the GPS so it took us waaaaaay out of the way up past yea ( you think this would have made us stop but no we kepted going ) we went an hour out of the way before I finely said to and very un happy BHL that we are going the wrong way... Opps it took us another hour to get there and then we only stayed for an hour if we were lucky as if was way too cold and May was screaming in the end as she was in so much pain( she has slight raynards ) so we rushed her back to the car where lucky I had packed them spare pants and socks... May couldnt even change her self as her feet were so cold the wouldnt work for her...

    So we have decided that we are warm weather people... The only time the kids smiled for the camra was when BHL got them to say " We love QLDS "....So the snow trip didnt go well for my stay in Melb campane...lol I think I am on my own with that one...

    Sorry for the HUGE post....

    Love you all T

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    Tali - I am a warm weather person too, hate the bloody cold!!!! I am sure things will be better once it gets warmer. Everyones moods are better when its sunny! Bugger about going the wrong way, my DH would have been annoyed too lol! Gives them more ammunition that women don't know directions!! At least you got there but I must admit to hating the snow. I like the idea of proping myself in the bar with the open fire and a nice red wine Thanks for your suggestions on the dress up thread, you had some great ideas.

    Bath - thanks for the suggestion, I posted a thread too asking for help, got lots of good replies. I love having so many clever women to ask! When you were posting about Music Therapy, they also do Art Therapy. I'm sure I remember a PhD student doing something in this area.

    Maya - sorry to hear of GFIL's passing, hope he now can rest in peace.

    Well the costume thing has been fun - NOT! Chelsea keeps changing her mind over and over again. Most of the things she wants to wear are far too cold for this weather. I agree Tali, why have them in winter! She decided finally on Pippi Longstocking (thanks to one of the suggestions on my thread). Went to Spotlight tonight after work to get some red hair spray. While walking around she found a costume for a "regal princess", well that was it! She wanted it and told me she was going to be one of the step sisters from her Cinderella DVD, Pristella I think she said her name was?? Anyway, it was just easier to buy that and just dress her in it tomorrow. She was happy and she tried it on when she got home and it looks very cute. Will try and get some pics tomorrow. Will try to be more organised next year.

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    Congratulations Julie!!! And Welcome to the world Isla!!! I'll pop over to her announcement thread soon! Thanks for the link Nickers

    Tail: come summer you'll all be complaining about the heat! LOL Melbourne does get hot y'know! Doesn't it girls?
    New Years' night was a minimum of 28 or something ridiculous like that. Does it get to 40+ in Cairns??? hehe... I'll come back and copy/paste our posts about cold weather during the next heatwave... which usually occurs on the first day back at school! Hehe (just teasing )

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    Bath please do IF I do ever complain about the heat please please remind me how sooky I was this winter Mind you I do normally come down each year in Jan so know the weather get nice last year was great we loved it but the year before when Vic had all the fires I remember it snowed on christmas day up it the hills and it was a very cold Jan.... I just hope its not like that this year or BHL might not want to come home for his week off lol.....

    Well on the topic of weather yesterday I walked to school as the sun was out we droped of Zay and were just starting our walk home when the clouds came over the wind started to blow and to top it all of it started to HAIL.... so there we were running across a muddy slippery field in HAIL... Poor Kai was crying and say ouch the whole time so I ended up picking her up so we could run faster poor little May was tring to run as fast as she could while telling me " I told you we should have used the car !! " so in typical melb style we rounded the corner to our street and the hail and rain stopped to a very light drissle and the sun came out !!!! So may hasnt stopped tell me ( and BHL on the phone ) that she no longer wants to be here and she want to go back to QLD.... As always bring on spring on bugger that bring on summer....lol

    Kai is finely starting to say more words not sure if anyone else would understand her but I do and think its so cute, if you do anything for her she will either say Thanks mum or thank you which sounds more like dankmum or dankdo she has a different word for May and Zay but to me they both sound like the dogs name Jeda but she knows which one she wants plus May has worked out which sound means her name... I have been meaning to get her checked out as she doesnt say enough I dont think so will have to get my but into gear and do that next week.... Its hard when your not around other kids the same age to work out if she is on the normal level or if she is behind....

    Hope you all have a great weekend...

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    It's winter in Melbourne - you get that :P
    We went for a lovely walk in the rain yesterday at our local reserve. We rugged up nice and tight, took the dogs and there was hardly anybody about. The clouds closed in on the hills surrounding the valley and it was us and the lake - Oscar kept pointing to it saying 'Swimming'! We all needed the stretch of legs having being cooped up all week with pestilence and Oscar walked the WHOLE way around (probably about 2kms) without being picked up He loves it out in the natural environs, trawling through puddles and watching the animals. Maybe he'll be a park ranger when he's all growed up

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    Hi all - congrats Julie on your new bubba

    DH is still not well - he is on all sorts of drugs and out of breath just climbing the stairs - awful considering he is normally so fit. The worst is not having any idea how long this will go on for On the upside at least its not anything definately deadly, like cancer.

    Other than that we are all well, though DH and I are battling colds that have hung around for ages. The boys keep DH and I focused and happy though.

    Better go - time for bed

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    Rory I hope DH starts to improve soon doesnt sound to nice, I bet the cold isnt helping any eather...

    Just thought I would let you all know that i have put some photo's in the Gallery and on FB of our time in the snow....

    I swear I will no longer complane about the weather anymore or at least I will try to keep my neg thoughts to myself

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    Anyone else have funeral experiences with their kids? Oscar was completely unaware of the occasion, and though GFIL would have had a laugh at Oscar's 'irreverence', I could feel the judgement thick in the air. I heard my SIL's mother say (none too quietly and probably a bit smugly), about my niece, 'she was very good, wasn't she?' to my SIL. Bite me; her kids are ALL very quiet and compliant by nature - a funeral is a HUGE ask for a kid like Oscar and the fact that he didn't bring the casket crashing to the ground is a GOOD thing, considering that he is well-capable of such a thing! Anyway, the whole thing was weird because I felt that even DP left Oscar-wrangling to me. I'm feeling very displaced ATM, yesterday highlighted this! Felt like my SIL was distancing herself from me and Oscar, too. Hope it's just my persecuted imagination...
    Oscar has been VERY cute and showing concern for me. When I'm having a more severe coughing fit (I don't feel sick anymore, it's just the cough that's abating daily), he comes over to me and says "Mummy, you ok?"...how can I not smother him in snuggles when he does that? He's actually asked it, too, when DP was tickling me and I shrieked - I had to start laughing, instead, so that he could see DP wasn't attacking me! He's such a good little buddy
    As for my Huggies Pull Ups samples, I used the first one last night as an overnight measure and it worked fine - FYI if you were thinking of using these I'd rather not use them, let alone promote them because I hate to throw disposables in the bin (and the idea of adding to landfill for more than my minimal household rubbish purposes irks me no end), but I'll continue the trial and maybe give some away.It feels a bit of a waste, because when he's not wearing the PeaPods, he wears undies and doesn't need these 'trainers'. Oh, well, I'll have to answer these screening surveys even more cynically to avoid being selected to trial things I don't really believe in! The upshot is that overnight, for an overnight breastfeeder, the not yet released design works well thus far.
    Better get back to this online lecture I'm listening to, then go get my mini-monster from childcare.

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    Maya sorry to hear you felt that you had the only NORMAL child there... When FIL died I had to control two winkies and May was only 14 mths... She screamed when BHL went up to make a speech as she wanted to be with him... I was given one of the back rows as Mil thought it would be best if just she and her kids BHL and SIL sat at the frount with her... I am glad in away it was better for us... Lucky Oscar doesnt speck to much as resently when BHL fav uncle passed we went over to MILs and while BHL and her were talking about him they saud his name which was John... Anyway the second they said it May come out in the loudest voice ever...

    John? John? John is knock knock knocking on hevens door....

    BHL and I didnt know where to look, MIL just pursed her lips... now that I think about it was kinda funny.... Not that MIL would ever see it that way... I am sure John got a good laugh at it he had a soft spot for May... the thing is we had not told May he had died....

    I guess what I am trying to do is tell you not to feel bad that you have a normal child... Children dont understand death the way we see it we see it as a time to reflect on a persons life... They just see a lot of Adults sad and crying which isnt normal for them so they either cry themselves or try to defuse the situation by talking and been nosiy...

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    Maya - I have had only one experience thankfully! When my nan died last June, I had both kids with me. Chelsea was 4 1/2 and Marley nearly 12 months old. I had to do a eulogy so DH took care of Marley and Chelsea was wonderful, she just sat still trying to work out what was going on! Marley did pretty well, she was getting a bit restless toward the end but it didn't go for too long. Afterwards, we stayed for tea/coffee etc and she just crawled around everyone, picking up the crumbs off the floor! Surely people have to understand that a 2 year old has no idea of the occasion and Oscar was just being himself. Each child is different and SIL mother shouldn't be comparing the two, esp at a funeral, have some respect! Maybe DP was a little distracted by the day? Glad to see Oscar is looking after his mummy, very cute.

    Bath - you are right, NYE was a stinker. It didn't go below 28 all night. That kind of heat I can do without lol!

    Tali - Melbourne, 4 seasons in one day. Just look at today, we've had it all!!! But it would not have been fun being caught in the hail storm. My GF took her 2 yo DD to see a speech therapist as she was concerned about her speech. When she asked my GF how many words her DD said, she thought maybe 20. She then gave her a list and asked to mark off all the ones she says. She gave it back to the speech therapist and there were 50 words!! She said you don't realise how many words they actually say. They also include sounds they make as words such as moo, woof, etc. Sometimes the words don't come out right but they are still words none the less and I am sure Kai knows exactly what she is trying to say - its just hard for us to understand. The therapist just told my GF to keep reiterating words to her. When she wanted something, encouraging her to say what she wanted or keep repeating it back. The snow pictures are hilarious, the look on May's face in a few of them is priceless!

    Rory - very worrying for you and DH. Hope things start to improve for him, it must frustrate the hell out of him.

    Kids are doing really well apart from Chelsea who has a bit of a cough that won't leave her (bit like you Maya). We had some visitors in the back yard on Sunday, 2 ducks!!! Marley was delighted and tried to chase them everywhere. Once the bread came out, they were following her. Chelsea hates ducks and chickens so she was not going anywhere near them. When she was about 2, we went to Chesterville Farm at Scoresby and a chicken sneaked up behind her, she turned around and freaked out and now doesn't like them despite my attempts to explain that they are not going to hurt her. She woke up during the night Sunday saying she thought ducks were in her room!!! Might be a life long fear!

    Dress up day at school was a big hit. I put some photos of FB and a couple here in the gallery. She even wore the costume again most of Saturday, so at least I am getting my moneys worth.

    Hope everyone and their bubba's are doing well.
    Better be off, time to go home

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    Thanks Tali and Mel - your experiences have contextualised my own and I'm feeling a bit better for it. Funny how I'm going over it in my head and Oscar's well beyond whatever happened yesterday. Very funny how May decided at that moment to recall an old song!! It's definitely funny. Didn't take long for me, DP and DP's cousin to have a small giggle about Oscar climbing through the casket holder thing!
    Rory - what news about DH's health status?
    Oscar is asking for Babu again, better go deliver!

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    Maya- I have had one such experience aswell when my nan passed away last October. Tyron was just 12days old at the funeral so ofcourse didnt make a peep and my MIL actually came and minded Nixon for us, i knew he would be hard work and with a newborn and still recovering from my c/s was a bit much for me at the time. Nixon never really knew his nan because most of his life we were living in Melb
    However my sister had her 2 girls there who were 3 and 18m and they were pretty good but same thing when my sister got up to speak they wanted to follow her. they
    i dont think u can expect a toddler to sit there and understand its time to be quiet.....

    even today we visited a friend who had a baby yest, Nixon was great until it came to the time of leaving and he screamed the hosp down. me telling him that there were newborn babes trying to sleep wasnt going to mean a thing to him!

    anyway so happy for my gf, they had been trying for 7yrs and gone through so much to get this little bub, he is so cute, great size 8lb 10oz and she did it all in 4hrs and drug free!

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    where is everyone??
    anyway just wanted to say wow Amanda at 33weeks!! how are you feeling? love your belly shot in your avater.
    taking Nix to the docs in the morning. he has always been a snorer and recently gotten a lot worse, ive done a lot of reading about it and doesnt seem right, there is also a common link between this and prems esp those that were ventillated, so anyway i am hoping to get a refferal to see someone asap, he actually has pauses in his breathing and sometimes really struggles to get that breath in so im anxious to get it looked at.
    Tyron started saying mum and is clapping and pointing! omg only 6weeks and he will be a 1yr old!

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    Hey girls, thinks are on the improve with DH - he is going in for cario-aversion (basically a heart-jumpstart!) on Wednesday. He is much better but it still sucks.

    At least it is not life threatening - a friend's DH died of liver cancer a month ago so I try to keep things in perspective.

    Love to all

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