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    Cels I'm glad to hear your scan went well today but sorry to hear you were so sick. I've been sick twice today too. I know I was worried about not being sick but now that I am I remember just how much I hated it last time ikwym about the bellybuddies group. I just dont feel like I fit in with them. I havent been in there much at all.

    I dont think anyone will compare to the beautiful friends we have here. I'm sure they wont mind us sharing with them this time too

    To all the June/July mummies... You are all so very special and unreplaceable!!!!!!


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    Hey Tina,

    Love the photo, it's definitely another girl!!

    Hey, I just thought, if you had a c/s last time will you have to have one again or can you try for a VBAC? If not won't they do it a week before your due date?
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    Charly, hands on hips, lines Teepee2 & Celsie up and says in a mummy tone,
    "You darn well better share your journey with us!"
    then lunges at them with a huge cuddle


    I have my , giggles and at the ready for all those fun times, tiring times, spesh times and times.........like when you pass wind due to pg belly weight...............or was that just me .............. Oh dear, I am very tired me thinks, lol.

    DD#1 is almost better from her coldy flu type thing, just a rattly cough that seems to be easing. DH & I are all over the girls when they are sick and so I felt so horrible when I took DD#1 to the drs the other day and the gp said after looking in DD's ear that she was at the end of an ear infection! Wt?!?! DD never complained, tugged/touched or indicated that she had a sore ear. The only thing that I can now think of was the 2 or 3 times she mentioned she had a headache so I rugged her up on the lounge and made sure she drank like a fish. Oh the poor little mooch! But like I said, she's coming good but took DD#2's temp tonight and its 38.1 me thinks, yet again, that I am in for a loooooong night - another one, aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh blrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp! she says as she reaches for a choccy brownie, hehe.
    So off to the drs again we go tomorrow - should name a seat after me, lol!


    Sorry to hear that you girls are feeling sick and being sick Celsie & Teepee2. Oh its the horrible bit isn't it! More hugs to you both! xoxoxoxo

    Hope everyone else is doing good, especially those other mummies growing new little cherubs!

    Mwa!!

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    Can I just check on something? Lewis sleeps from 7pm - 5am, sometimes 5.30am if we are lucky. IS THIS NORMAL??
    Shouldn't he be sleeping til about 7am by now? Is he the only one that doesn't understand that mornings are for sleeping, not the Wiggles?
    Do you think it's worth me putting him to bed later? Because on the odd occasion that I do put him in later he still seems to wake up at the same time. (BTW he has another sleep 8am-9am and then 1pm-3pm)

    Oh yes and one more thing, I found myself in the chemist today buying folate. Just thinking ahead.....! All this pregnancy talk got me excited!

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    hello ladies

    mmum of lewis- DS sleeps exactly the same hours. 7-5am... we tried putting him down later but he quickly became over tired and still woke at 5 anyway. gone are the days of staying up late and watching tv till 12pm. 930 and im reay to sleep.DW and i take it in turns to get up in morning at 5 so we each get an extra hour of sleep until nate runs down and yells at bed.

    this morning it was my turn and nate was a bit cuddly(love that) so we sat on couch watching the maisy dvd (5000th time) and we were both woken up by mummy making us a drink at 7am. bliss.

    not much else to report. still looking for a new job and even thinking of going into daycare with another girl i used to work with. any thoughts? we would be looking at using my house as home care so less travel time for me and nate and i also get work from home.....

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    Dragonstorm - that would be so great the daycare thing! More dads should be encouraged to do so! Not to mention the convenience of it all! And awwww at your cuddly sleepy moment with Nate, that's just so precious!

    MumofLewis - when Lewis wakes does he cry or just natter away happily? The reason I ask is only if he seems quite happy, is maybe you could let him natter for maybe 15minutes before getting him up? Or just let him natter and just see what he does (so no time frame on it) Or alternatively, go in and give him a cuddle, say its not quite time to get up yet and tuck him back in. (btw this one is touch and go with my DD#2 as once she sees me, I'm sure she thinks WT?? when I try and put her back to bed - so chucks a wobbly so up she gets, lol!) DD#2 wakes up and mostly chats away and has actually gone back to sleep for another 20mins or so every now and then. Other times after her friendly conversation with herself, she gets bored and starts with the frustrated "I'm not happy with this arrangement" protests, lol! The other morning she laid there doing her cookie monster laugh while clapping! DD#2 then has a nap around 9.30/10 til 11/11.30 and then another from approx 2 - 3.30pm, then bed at 7pm-ish.

    This may not work for Lewis but its just a thought but hth a little? You could just have an early riser ready to get into the day, not wanting to waste one bit! He'll get there eventually love.........just think, when our kidlets hit teenagers they will never want to get out of bed!

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    When he wakes up he never cries, bless him, he chats away to himself and reads his book. But then when he gets bored of that he kind of starts shouting! Which means Mum where are you, so that's when I go in! Look if he's not the only one that does it then that's fine, as long as others are suffering too I'm happy

    Dragonstorm, how cute watching Maisy together. Lewis is the least cuddly baby on the planet and will only sit on my knee if I pick him up when he is engrossed in the TV and doesn't realise I'm doing it!

    not wanting to p*** on your fire here, but thought I would give you my opinion on the daycare thing. As sad as it sounds I wouldn't be able to put my kids in daycare with a man that I didn't know I just would have trust issues with what he may do with no witnesses around. I don't mean all men are dodgy obviously but you just never know who is until they have built up a reputation or you have a personal recommendation. People may feel differently because you have a child yourself and when they meet you would realise you are trustworthy but you may find it harder to attract people in the first place. Just my opinion, maybe not everybodys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MumofLewis View Post

    Oh yes and one more thing, I found myself in the chemist today buying folate. Just thinking ahead.....! All this pregnancy talk got me excited!


    Charly - you'll get every detail you may and may not want about my pregnancy for sure! Like for instance, yesterday I noticed that the "tummy hair" has started to make a return. I wasn't overly hairy with Caeleb, but I could notice it. My boobs have started to get bigger again too, much to Caeleb and DH's excitement. We had a family bath yesterday and Caeleb delighted in pushing on the ends of my nipples. Don't ask me why he likes doing that, he just does...

    I've felt quite good today. Hardly nauseous at all. Very tired still though.

    Our feral next door neighbours have decided to buy a stupid little yappy dog which barks and barks and barks. I've spent the whole day writing down the times it's barked (over 50 times in all - and it's still going) and I'm taking it to council first thing in the morning. They'd better do something, or I WILL!!! It's woken Caeleb EVERY TIME I put him down for a nap!!! The most annoying thing is that they don't even tell it to shut up. They just ignore it. Fine... take it inside and ignore it!!!

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    hi everyone again!!!
    god i cant keep up with all these threads lol im so slow!!!
    just popping my head in before i head off to bed!

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    Hi girls sorry for the selfish post but i need to vent!
    I am sooo upset right now.

    I might put a post up to get peoples opinions in the main forum but here we go for my june mumma's!

    DD has been back in day care 1 day a week - this is week 3
    Week 1 - they said she cried the first 2 hours straight and had to be rocked in a pram until lunch time, only slept out of pure exhaustion @ 1pm for 1 hr.
    Week 2 - as soon as i left they said she cried and wouldnt stay outside(she loves palying outdoors) and still only slept after 1 hour of rocking for 1.5hrs in the afternoon. When i went to pick her up she was crying non-stop (before she saw i was there).
    Week 3 (TODAY) - i said good bye and she starting crying again. I hung around to talk to admin (as i decided that perhaps she isnt ready for care and gave 2 weeks notice to pull her out) - this took me 1/2 hr... i walked back to get my pram and could hear her from inside (she was outside).. screaming in tears ma ma ma ma.

    I burst into tear and left before they saw me cause i am so embarressed i am not handling it like every other mum seems to,

    What the hell am i doing? Am i paying someone $60 a day so that i can make my daughter cry non -stop and think that i dont love her? She isnt enjoying it from what i can tell (i mean sure she probably has moment of new discoveries and fun) but its so hard to watch her cry.
    Especially when i am at home and could have her here with me.

    I put her in cause i thought it was the right thing to do to get her socialised with children her own age but she cries when one comes near her and has started hitting my friends children (and she had to learn this somewhere).

    I am only letting her have a half day today as she is comoing down with a cold and i need her to have a decent sleep - so i am getting her in about 3 hrs.

    I just feel so bad.

    Sorry for the vent

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    Oooh PP, you poor thing. And poor Ashley What do the staff think because I know alot of kids take a while to get used to being in daycare, do they think it is normal behaviour or is she particularly stressed compared with others?
    Do you take her to playgroup? If so what is she like when she is there, does she go off on her own? I think it must be so scary for them at first, I am DREADING putting Lewis in, but most kids do seem to get used to it after a few sessions.

    Another thing is that most day cares don't recommend one day a week as it's like they never get used to it and have to start all over again each week. Maybe that is why she cries still? Could she do a couple of half days frst and then progress to full days?

    Other than that, maybe she's just not ready yet? Or maybe you have to be cruel to be kind and persevere. I know of so many mothers who's kids cried at first and now love going. It's a tough one. I would def post in the main forum I bet theres loads of people can offer you advice.

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    Oh PinkPalace! I have no experience so don't feel like I have anything wise to say. Maybe she's just not ready? Maybe, like MumofLewis said, she may need more than one day so half days might be easier and not such a hard slog iykwim?? I know that this is slightly different (as the ages are different) but my mum pulled my brother out of kindy as he just wasn't coping, he still needed his mum. The rest of us kids loved kindy! But mum waited and then when she took him back after some time he was like a fish to water. I don't know if that helps at all apart from, if its stressing you out, is it worth it?? For someone so little, imo, playgroup times etc are fine for the socialisation. I just hope you don't feel pressured and think that you have to put her in daycare iykwim?? You know your daughter best so just make sure that what you are doing is because you want to, not what you think you should thinking of you sweety


    Celsie - on the nipples!!!!!!! Ah hahahahaha! Maybe he just thinks, oh buttons! DD#2 does this with belly buttons, lol! Oh you cracked me up! And yay on being kept informed!! Mwa!! xx Ah yes, the belly hair... What is with that?!?!?! I find some pg things just plain weird!


    Well just quickly, before I take drinks out to my little gardeners, DH & DD#1, hehe......

    .....phone rings at 8am today to inform DH & I that our friend had her little girl in the wee hours of the night ..........................ON HER LOUNGE ROOM FLOOR!!! Her DH & MIL are now Dr. DH & MIL!! She was out at the car about to leave and her MIL checked and ordered her back inside as there was a head!!!!!!!! Eeek!! Thankfully, mummy and bubby are doing completely fine but OMG!!!! Crazzzzzzzzzzzzyyyyyy!!!!


    And on that note, bbl sweeties!!

    Mwa!!

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    PP - Huge hugs honey. I think you did the right thing! Children at this age really do need Mum and Dad and will thrive in that environment. Children don't learn from peers until the age of 3, so there is no real need for her to be "socialised" as such from a learning point of view. I do however agree with playgroups and babygym. Little ones can learn and explore under the watchful eye of Mum or Dad and know that if they need you, you're right there. I personally believe (this is just my belief) that children who are allowed to take steps towards independence at their own rate are more settled and more self confident.

    I was taking Caeleb to the creche at the local gym and he HATED it. I'd take him, sneak out and within 2 - 3 minutes, he'd be crying. I said every time I went in there that if he cries for more than 5 minutes, come and get me. They never came and got me even once, and he was crying every time I went and picked him up 45 minutes later. They broke my trust and for that I will never forgive him. I've never taken him back since. Caeleb was extremely clingy and fretted a lot in the following weeks. I'd say it's taken me a good month or two of going to playgroup, story time at the library and having playdates with friends, letting him play with the kids there, for him to let go and go off on his own again.

    So, child care/creche isn't for Caeleb yet. He's just not ready. I want Caeleb to know I'll always be there for him, no matter what. My heart goes out to mothers who have no choice but to place their children in care and the child reacts like Ashley is. I'm not saying that childcare isn't right for ALL children this age, just in some cases, they're just not ready.

    I used to be a child care worker. We had a little boy called Blake, about the same age as our little ones are now. He'd cry and cry and cry all day. It would break my heart. He formed a bond with me and would be comforted by a cuddle, but the problem was, I only worked part time, so I dread to think what it was like for him when I wasn't there. It took him a good 6 months for him to stop crying for hours when his Mum dropped him off... and he was in 5 days a week!

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    I think it depends on the child too, some are ready much sooner than others and they do develop speech etc so much quicker when they attend daycare. I will definitely want to send Lewis with in the next 6-12 months as I think he will benefit from it, he loves being around other kids. I will just dread the first day that I have to leave him

    There are twin boys at our play group who are 1 month older than Lewis. They are so different, one of them just goes off on his own and doesn't look for his Mum the entire time. The other one screams if his Mum as much as goes to the toilet! He is inconsolable and he doesn't even find comfort in his twin being there His Mum is due to have a baby next week so she is wondering how he will cope with a new baby around.

    Anyway on a different note, I have finally decided that I would like to work in Children's nutrition. I have been thinking of what I can do for a career change for ages now, I wanted to work with kids but not in daycare. So anyway I have been doing some research and am going to take a certificate in Childrens Nutrition. Plus a few one day courses. I will probably start off working in a daycare kitchen and then my aim is to do nutrition counselling. I'm SO EXCITED!! I have been really unhappy in my job for a while so I have a new spring in my step!

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    Hi Girls
    Well she seemed be ok when i picked her up - except they put all the kids down for their sleep at 1130 - i got there at 1230 and she is running around on her own having a blast! lol she sleeps 2-4...
    I took her home for a snooze

    I have pulled her out - i mean i will be a SAHM and i will juggle the 2 bubs in a few weeks. OMG a few weeks!!!! 49 days my ticker tells me. And look into playgroups for her for interaction.

    Anyone from NT? - wondering what it would be like to live there?,,,, looked at rentals and holy holy nothing under $600/week!

    Mof L - what a great time for a career change. I have told DH that i will not be returning to full time work , instead i am going to do my midwifery studies when #2 is a couple of years old (it will be 5 days/fortnight work and study) so practically working full time. ANd then go back to full time work when #2 is 5 and at school.

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    Held my friends itty bitty baby last night!! She was the one born on her lounge floor, lol. She weighed 6lb2oz and was almost 2weeks early. I couldn't believe how nervous I was to hold such a tiny porcelain cherub, lol! but felt good when her mummy handed her to me squawking and then after a couple of minutes cuddling with me, she fell asleep hehe. What shocked me the most holding this tiny little sweet princess was that when my girls were both 6lb2oz.........................DD#2 didn't come out for another 2lbs2oz and DD#1 didn't come out for another almost 3lb!!!

    Happy Father's day to all the daddy's! hope you're having a lovely day! DH at work today but having a lovely dinner later.

    Have a great week lovelies!!
    Mwa!!

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    happy Fathers Day Dragonstorm !!

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    Charly so little isnt it! I thought the same holding my sisters 7lb bub! and even DH was like 'omg she is so little'......... I THEN proceeded to remind DH that DD was only 5LB lol... he couldnt even holding a baby so small ... the things time makes us forget!

    Well we had a big weekend.

    Our fridge died again (it isnt keeping cold properly - i think all the moving house as stuffed it up). and DD woke with vomit and diarrohea and wouldnt eat for 2 days from her upset tummy. So we had to buy a new fridge... another $1200 down the drain!. NEVER EVER BUY A SAMSUNG FRIDGE! it was only 3 years old! stupid.

    Then we had a wedding and it was the first wedding we took DD to. she did well. ran around most of the time lol. BUt looked gorgeous in your party dress.

    DH is resigning from his job this week and we are looking at new jobs for him atm. He is going to let it coincide with me having #2 for when he stops/has time off. We might move again (probably 2 weeks after #2 is born) but if we have to go sooner will see how far away the new job is and hope there is a hospital in that town! hA

    Went to SIL's for father day lunch yesterday and i am so over neagtive people. She has a 4 yr old and a 6 week old. And i caught her and MIL in the bathroom going on about what a dreadful age Ashley is at and how they wouldnt havent anohter baby now (like me )) blah blah blah. And me being me... walked in a nd said... "whats so wrong with ashley" i think this is a beautiful inquistive age.

    And they are like- oh at this age they dont understand or listen and are in to everything - 4 years is a much better gap (mean while their son wont let ashley touch any of his toys pushes her, snatches, yells at her)... ashley doesnt do this to anyone but still they insist that its a terrible gap between babies.!

    So i was over being there. SIL then went on mokin g--- ' so do you think you will cope, blah blah blah'.. and was like ' of course i will,, we all learn to cope with what we have be given in life'

    Why do people try to make everything so negative.... it drive me nuts.


    aMakes me hope DH gets a job far far away!.. lol

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