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    Oh No! It didn't appear that way to me! I just wanted to make sure that what I was saying wasn't appearing to be directed at Candy! My basic philosphy in life is to always give people the benefit of any doubt and if in doubt be courteous... however I also wouldn't hesitate to pull someone into line if they were blatently rude despite my efforts to avoid a collision.

    Good grief... Wade will not go to bed... he just keeps wandering out here! I've lost count of the times I've escorted him back to bed. I know some people don't believe in "bedtimes" but enough is enough... he is rubbing his eyes and being destructive and I need a break! Left to their own devices few small children will actually go to bed so i don't think it's something that should be left up to them.... like food choices, a parent needs to determine what is best... and this boy hasn't slept since 6am... he needs to go to bed now!


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    Hi guys - did an awful thing today - to cut a long story short I was bathing Flynn in our (big) handbasin and splashed a bit of hot water on his leg accidentally (ie: wanted to make sure the tap itself was "cool" so turned on the "cold" after getting him out of the way of the water but he jerked back and got a splash from the "hot" water being flushed out). He screamed so much I was o worried, but most of the crying fit was cause he was over tired. There's no mark on his leg and he was cooing at me about 10 mins later so there's obviously no permanent damage but I felt (feel) absoultely gutted and stupid. Told DH over phone (he is away this week) and he was understanding. Still, heart was racing just telling him about it and remembering the fear.

    He sleeping now, but I am anticipating his midnight nappy change so I can check his leg again and reassure myself all is ok.

    Simone, I likein Glenroy - so close to you. We should hook up - a good friend of mine has a 10 month old (lives in essendon) while another has a 3yo and one due in September who lives in Greenvale.....

    gotta go - very sleepy.

    ciao bellas

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    trust me girls, I was trying my butt off to go around everyone, I was say "excuse me" very loudly because these people (the food court) were just standing around. when i have ryan in the baby bjorn I find I still have people walking ito me & barging me. which upsets me because I'm using my body to sheid my child. now I've started walking behind matt. If they hit him he drops the shoulder in & they go bouncing off. we don't do it on purpose, people are just inconsiderate.

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    hi gals,
    thanks for sharing reTD, it is just so strange that things are different, at least DH understands - he is being great actually - I think it helps as men are at the birth these days and know exactly what went on!!!!!!!

    re: Prams.. they are not as bad as those elderly people on their motorised scooters.... have you seen them. Some of them are out of control! Esp. when there are a few of them using the footpath at 5km per hour - best get out of their way!!!!! At least we travell at walking pace.

    Baths - I AM a fan of bedtime, and it will be pretty strict in my home. I think kids should be in bed by 7.30pm...Have you seen the TV ad's on past 7.30pm? That new bra add is almost pornographic, this beautiful blond woman is naked with HUGE perfect breast - and they wonder why 16 year olds are getting boob jobs! I'm not normally a prude, but this ad is out of control!

    Oh.. just saw a pic of Suri (TomKat's baby)... pretty cute I must say.

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    hey all
    candy - that guy was really OTT and rude and I certainly understand how upset you would be. I try to be a polite pram user as much as I can but there are times I'd just like to purposefully scrape ankles (unfortunately/fortuantely I don't)

    Bedtime - we have bedtime in our house too - 7:30pm (used to be 8 for a while when he was younger and having 2 or 3 sleeps a day but I got it back to 7:30 and some days go for 7 if no midday sleep etc. Benjamin goes to bed at 7:30pm and even if not ready to go to sleep will stay there - singing himself a song or talking to his toys until he dozes off - usually however he is out within a few minutes. As a result of always having bedtime he seems to deal with it real well - he knows when it is based on what's on TV (if only I could get DH to turn it off I'm sure a 7pm would be achievable most nights) and only occassionally do we get complaints.

    Rory - don't feel guilty (easier said than done I know) sounds like he is fine and we all have accidents no matter how hard we try to avoid them.

    Ceecee - we used to have an elderly man in the town I used to live in who had his motorised scooter and was so well known the shop keepers would come out to him when he pulled up in front. He was so rude though - always drove down the absolute middle of the footpath, wouldn't stop or slow for anything or anyone and if coming up behind you would run over your feet rather than go round you. The number of times I got caught in an area where only room for one and I had to reverse up with the pram and toddler in tow cause he was coming in the other direction and would not wait for me to finish getting through before he start through the gap. There was never an apology or excuse me heard - it was more like "get out of the way". Luckily others in the town were nice and we never had two side by side on the footpath and we were all able to share the space.

    Bath - hope you got Wade off last night without too much more hassle and got some time to yourself - that few minutes/hours after they go to bed are certainly to be cherished.

    Anyway had better go continue the cleaning up I am doing (an further unpacking). DS has his started his couple of days at daycare this week so I get a bit more time to try and get things finally sorted. DH seems happy with the piles of s**t still lying round the place so can't expect he'll be helping with much more - in fact more likely will just add to it.

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    Rory - Don't feel bad about the bath thing. I understand you being scared etc and feeling bad but even the most careful people sometimes get it wrong. And you didn't do it on purpose!!! Flynn probably doesn't even remember.

    CeeCee - we have bed time here too. Ryan is always bathed and in bed by 7:30 unless we've been out for tea or something. But then it's as soon as we get home. I think it's a good routine to have.

    Jaspen - That old man sounds evil!!! I was lucky when we moved here, Matt was more interested in unpacking than I was

    Me - I had my job interview on Tuesday for anyone that remembered and should find out about that position by the end of next week. Fingers crossed. On another good note, I have another job interview, with Medicare on the 18th. I only applied for a PT position with them but they have asked me to interview for both PT & FT. so we'll see what comes out of that.

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    Candy- COngrats on the job interviews, fingers crossed one of the positions comes up for you. I am personally dreading having to write job aplications and sit through job interviews again- even if I go back to the same school it looks like I am going to have to re-apply for my position.

    Rory- Like the others said try not to feel guilty, accidents do happen. Although I know how you feel, I was cutting Tori's finger nails this morning and she moved and I cut her finger as well, I made it bleed- I felt bad, but she seemed to get over it pretty quickly.

    Jaspen- Good luck with the unpacking- Ithink the worse part of moving house is getting to the other end and trying to get everything to fit back into the places you had them before, nothing ever seems to quite fit right in a new house!

    Bed Time- I am a big believer in having a bed time as well, even from a young age I think children need to learn that there is a time you go off to bed. My MCHN (who is a bit strange really) tired to tell me that there will be no such thing as a routine in your household until your child is old enough to spell the word. I absolutley disagree with this, because if you wait untill then to try and implement a routine you will have a fight on your hands.

    Prams- I have to agree that the wider general public are quite oblivious and obnoxious to pram users. I always make sure I smile or thank someone who stands aside to let me through, as they are not the norm. The shopping centre near where I live is HUGE and always busy, and what annoys me most is they insist in putting little shops in the middle of the walking space so it makes it IMPOSSIBLE to navigate around- the worst thing about these is people just stop dead to look at something and you end up runing into them. I think they might need to make prams with flashing lights and sirens to help make people more aware!

    Anyway off to finish the dishes and have some brekky before Tori wakes up again, and then off to visit my mum.

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    Hello!

    Very windy day today in Brisbane and I've gotta do grocery shopping - am putting it off.

    Pram obstacles (people): I have to admit the Westfield here is chokkers with mums and prams and preggie mums so we kinda outnumber every childless person really. I haven't had a problem yet and one guy who was crossing the car park for his lunch (Cmwealth building beside centre) helped me fold my pram and lifted it into my car 'cause it was stuck! So nice! He was old (about 55ish but had the cutest butt I ever did see.. naughty mummy I am!). I agree with Candy though if someone swears at you then give 'em a dose of their medicine.

    DTD: Gee I wish I could get Matt to come to the party. I too have the problem where he comes home from work, plays with Aleise and ignores me! When we're finally in bed like 10.30 or 11pm he says "I'm too tired".. HOnestly how hard can it be to sit on yor bum and talk to Doctors all day (he works for MEdicare).

    C/S scar: No problems DTD with the scar but am conscious of how it looks 'cause mine is a good 20cm (don't ask - won't be seeing that OB again if we do have another). As long as your doctor says its okay at six week check up then go for it - if you're lucky enough to get it!

    Secret Santa's: Sounds good to me although I don't think we should restrict it to Platinums 'cause maybe the others can't afford the upgrade. Setting a price limit would be good just so none of us go overboard. I actually saw Chocolate Santas in Bi-Lo the other day.. wtf??? Its 3 months away people!

    Well not much else to report. Got some crafty things to do once I get the house in order. Best I go now and do up a shopping list. Take care all.. sorry no personals but I've been chatting to a few buddies online so I didn't write down any replies.

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    Neeny, how bad is this wind here in Brissy today? I was planning on taking the kids to the park today, but don't fancy going out in this!

    Candy, good luck with the jobs! Hope you get some good news.

    Prams - I have a jogging pram, it is enormous, and even more so now I have a toddler seat on the front. I have stopped taking it to busy places because it causes so many hassles. The worst is in shops when you can't even get it through the checkout aisle. When DS got to 6 months I bought an umbrella stroller for $30, which I keep in the boot of the car and use for shops, the pram only gets used when we walk somewhere from home.

    Bedtime - I am very strict about this, it is 7pm in our house for both DS and Freya. It keeps me sane, when I have had a very trying day, to know that I only have x amount of hours till bedtime. It's also important for DH and I to have time for each other.

    Had a shocking night with Freya last night. She is like the little girl with the curl...when she is in a good mood, she smiles and giggles like you wouldn't believe, but when she's unhappy, boy, does she scream!

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    Jo - Matt calls ryan our "true little gemini" because he can be so happy & then screaming 10 seconds later!!! or crying with a huge grin on his face!!!

    DTD - I actually have the issue wth this atm. I hate my body now. I just can't get into it at all & its ruining it for matt

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    This is the LIFE! I dropped my car off to the local mechanics to get CV joints replaced, met DP and Oscar and the dog in the village and we spent ages talking to a friend, greeted a couple of the posties stopping in at the LPO, eventually made our way up to one of the new cafes, got an outside table, tied the dog up, fed Oscar while DP ordered brekky and the free coffees we'd gone there for (had a voucher from the local osteo!), put Oscar in the HAB (where he promptly fell asleep), chatted to another friend who came into the village, had our brekky, saw MIL collecting her mail and got her to come over for another chat, an old friend of hers came past and met Oscar (still asleep, mind you) and chatted to him, another friend of MIL's came past and patted Odin and another brief chat, then we parted ways with MIL, paid the bill and strolled back home. I dedicated a brief moment to say to myself "this is the life", so that I can recall the moment when life starts to get hectic again! And it didn't rain, the sun even came out from time to time...and the coffee was great, the brekky even better (Cafe Have Ya Bean, for anyone driving up to the hills wondering what lies at the other end of the sign pointing to Upwey and if it's worth getting off the main highway for...).
    Ahhhhhhh........
    Anyway, Ali, I, too, tried to slice Oscar up last night. Poor little mite moved and off came the top of his thumb, enough to make it bleed. He didn't seem to notice too much this time, though. It's scabbed up now and there's a flap of skin tempting me to rip it off...boy did I feel bad! I told DP when he got home and he didn't get mad, so that was ok!
    DTD - getting back into it after a few weeks of non-action, kind of feels like the old days again, mainly cos my old mojo (pre-depo provera) seems to be emerging, I'm lighter than I've been for 3 years, and feel more energetic again in general, and it seems to be extending to that side of things, too.
    Don't get me wrong re: prams and abusive people. I don't mean that if I still get abuse after being considerate that I'm going to turn the other cheek...not I! Hell, I don't even stay quiet when someone barks at me to put my dog on a leash at the local reserve and I know I'm technically in the wrong - if they're going to be rude about it, they can watch me keep my dog under great voice control while I also tell them to get lost...as I did last week...
    I've got some laundry to hang under the house...running out of nappies (this is saying something about my laundering this week, because we have 60 cloth nappies...) and must fold what's under the house to make it to the end of today!
    Oscar still asleep in the HAB, I spose he'll wake when he's hungry or if I try to alleviate him of a limb with another sharp object...he's such a cherub, I'm so in love! There was me this morning, gushing over the dog one second ('you're such a handsome puppy dog!') and the boy the next ('beautiful baby boy, I love you')...

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    Ive had a nice day out with one of the girls from mothers group, we went to the mums & bubs movie and saw "Man about town" with Ben Affleck. it was funny but i didnt think the movie was that great, had a nice lunch afterwards, both our boys decided to be unhappy when it was our lucnh time ofcourse!! she asked all the other mums if they wanted to come but none of them did. oh well it was good anyways.

    Hey you know who hasnt been in here for ages? Tulip? where are u Tanya? have we lost u to some others? hope Mr Lucas is going well.

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    Candy - missed your post, I can relate to how you feel. Not now, but when the depo took hold of my body and it became unrecognisable I just couldn't feel sexy, even though I obviously could still do it for DP (as in, you know, we were physically capable of DTD, it just my frame of mind!). It took about two years for me to come to terms with it...and then I fell pregnant! Back to fluctuating libido, changing body etc. The best thing I did, actually, just before and then during the pregnancy, was to go through my wardrobe and be really harsh and realistic about what still fitted and actually looked half way decent. Everything else (and I'm talking most of the wardrobe!) went into black plastic bags and stored in the shed - out of sight out of mind. This cleared my shelves so that I had bare essentials to wear, and also freed up my mind to buy flattering clothes for my then-shape. Having no 'skinny' clothes within sight it felt nicer to get changed in the morning and choose clothes that fit and looked nice. Every once in a while I'd remember the clothes in the shed and think "if I don't fit into them by the end of the year I'll give them away, and if I do then I'll sort through it to see what I will actually wear and what's past it's due by date". So, I would suggest you start with your wardrobe - strip it down to what fits AND looks well on you, and build up a new wardrobe slowly. When you get back to your ideal shape, give these clothes away or keep some for after the next baby, should you decide on more. If this never happens, then at least you've got a nice wardrobe and your clothes make you feel good!
    Jo - I've got an all-terrain buggy and it's a bit big for shopping centres, hence the HAB, or using the buggy when I get the train (ok, so I've only done that once and that was yesterday!). There's a stroller called the 'Smart Buggy' by Phil and Ted's, and whilst it's not cheap (about $200), it's the bees knees for getting around with in crowds. It has only the back wheels and two front legs that the back struts fold to meet so that you're pushing like a wheel-barrow, and when you need to prop the stroller up, you flick the wheels back and it rests on the two front legs. There's a website if you want to see what the hell I'm talking about! If I didn't have my buggy, I'd probably have one of these, as the HAB has served me extremely well thus far (have hardly used the buggy yet...but Oscar is growing so quickly I'm using it more and more for extended periods out of the house) and the Smart Buggy is from 3-4 months to 4 years. Check it out, people!
    Still got laundry to see to...

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    Good one, Nic, I was thinking of Tulip this very morning and noting her absence!!

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    It's me again...
    Racs - Ronan sure is getting cuterer and cuterer! I just looked back at the Day 1 photo - your little sweetheart is such a little survivor, he's awesome Well done, you!

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    Sounds like you had an enjoyable time Nic - don't remember the last time I saw a movie.

    Tanya - yes I was just thinking last night - where are you????? I think I've seen some other posts from you around the boards though so guessing like everyone else your really busy. Hope Lucas is doing great!

    IK - that new PhilnTeds sounds interesting will have to surf and have a look although realistically I don't think I can warrant another pram/stroller at the moment although given this new area has very few footpaths some sort of offroad machine would be much more useful than the ones I have now which were bought for and made for shopping centres and concrete footpaths.

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    you know who else has been MIA?? Enigma!

    IK - with clothes etc I'm smaller than before. I'm just not perky any more and I hate it.

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    Candy - whatever your new shape, find thee new clothes that make you feel nice and ditch the ones that make you notice your 'unperkiness'.
    For a person with huge boobs pre-pregnancy, I haven't noticed any extra southbound trend as of yet...maybe it won't happen... but I won't assume that just yet! I'll probably drop down to my previous cup size, but I wonder if the distance from my belly button will decrease? Not that it worries me too much - there are always crop tops for horse riding, and swimsuits that hold me up, and Formit Sweatergirl bras!
    My belly is still a bit soft, but I'm enjoying the feel of it - it still has a linea nigra down it, which is funny. I have an extra softness at the hips, but I can deal with that cos I've never had hips before and pants that were just right last year are now saggy...
    Where's the laundry fairy????? Better get back to the laundry for real!

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