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    Lulu, sorry to hear she isn't taking the bottle. It must be so frustrating. Maybe you could keep trying with the bottle every so often, just in case she changes her mind. I hope the paed appt goes well. Remember that you got through it with Izzy and you will this time too. Though I am sure you are exhausted and totally over it at this point. What a terrible thing for your friend to say. Could she perhaps be jealous that she isn't pregnant or have a partner? I always wonder what is behind thoughtless and selfish comments like that! I don't think I could have kept my mouth shut if someone said that to me!


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    Jan - I think you're exactly right. She is a large woman and is very much single. I think a lot of it stems from jealousy and even more from loneliness. I sympathise with her, but at the same time don't see why I should be expected to be supportive of her when she's having problems at work etc, and I can't get any support or understanding for the problems that I have at "work"!!

    I've just got home from the GP and have now got an appointment to see a paed who specialists in allergies. I can't believe it, but I have an appointment with this guy tomorrow morning! He is on leave but is coming in especially to see Elena - guess it helps that her problems fall into his area of expertise and interest. Hopefully he will be able to suggest something to help her. Will let you all know how it goes. Otherwise, we will continue to offer her bottles every so often.

    To top it all off, Izzy is not well. Don't know what's wrong with last night while she was in the bath she kept grabbing at her tummy and crying. Then when I got her out her tummy was completely rigid and she was shivering like crazy. Rugged her up and she fell asleep lying across my lap last night well before bed time. Today she has not played at all and is either wrapped around DH or me. I don't know if I should be taking her to the doctor or not. She's eating, doesn't have a temperature (although feels warm to touch) and still has wet nappies etc. She's never been sick so I'm a bit at a loss. The cuddles are lovely but I'd much rather my little girl was running around creating havoc

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    Lulu- Thats great the doctor is making a speacal apperiance (SP) for little Elena

    With Izzy I dont want to worry you, but I would take her to the doctors or hossy depending on how she is tonight. I just that Annabelle is EXTREAMLY lovey but still eating I listen to my mummy instincts

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    Awww Lulu You guys really are in the wars aren't you. That is great that you are able to get in to see the specialist so fast hun, I really hope you are able to work out something that works for you and your princess.
    If Izzy is eating etc could she just have had some wind pain or something? Has she been dirtying her nappies like usual? If she hasn't perked up tomorrow I would be inclined to go get her checked out too hun. I know some people don't like running to the GP for every little thing but I figure that a "she's fine go home" is better than finding out I left something too long. Good luck babe.

    Off to put my feet up and read my PP mag! Have a nice night ladies!

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    Good luck with the paed Lulu - I hope he has some suggestions to get you guys back on track! Poor Izzy, I hope she is ok. Jeepers, when it rains it pours hey? Take care!

    Ok going to do a quick dash with the vacuum while El is sleeping, have a lovely day all!

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    Talking I'm back!

    Hey girls,

    I finally have my net on at home so I'M BACK!!!!!!

    How is everyone?!?! Please everyone give me a quick rundown on how all the bubs, I mean TODDLERS are doing!

    Blake is 16 months, following my demands, starting to slowly speak (mum, dad, ta, uh oh, oh no, NO, woof woof, meow, quack), stilllll not sleeping through, one nap a day. That's about the general gist!

    Lulu-How did the paed appointment go? What exactly are they seeing her for? Sorry for not catching up I just have so much to read through.

    Tan-Do you need any clothes/wraps etc? I have tonnes of stuff an I'm not planning anymore kids for at least 10 years lol so I'd be more than happy to take pics and send them down if you're interested?
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    Ash! Welcome back to the world of internet!!! Good to hear from you hun! I just went through all the clothes and stuff I have been given and OMG I have SOOO much stuff already and our little man isn't even here yet! I bought a bunch of stuff from a girl at MG and there are probably 5 things in the box of 40 that I will use! Thanks anyway lovely!

    Isabelle is just great! She is running everywhere and has been for a while. Just started jumping and tyring to climb the couch but is still a bit little for it. She is such a joy - she chatters away all day long, but none of it really makes sense! She says daddy, teddy, no(thats a new one - but she doesn't know what it means yet and says it all the time! hehe! Cute for now!) mummy occasionally, hello, and she does this thing where she hides something behind her and in her baby language turns her hands palm up and says "where is it" (babble) and then finds it and say "eeee idis" (Here it is!) OMG so gorgeous! Her speech seems a bit behind but Im not too worried seeing as she didn't even babble for soooo long and she understands everything we tell her, like put it back, don't touch, come with me, where is teddy/daddy?, lets have a bath, are you tired, do you want a nap - and will grab our finger and take us to the bathroom or her bedroom for a nap!

    Right enough about Iz! The weather is glorious here today so am trying to get motivated to tidy up but I just want a nap! Only 5 weeks to go! Eeeek! Have a great day ladies!

    Lulu - hope you and your princesses are ok, let us know how you are doing hun.

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    HIya all!

    Ash great to have you back hun!!!! Um well where to start? Miss Elena has been walking since 11 months and now runs everywhere. She is a huge chatterbox (just like her mum lol!) and has just started to string words together. Her favourite sayings are 'bye bye see ya' and 'hey mate' ! Loves hide and seek, chasing the dog and the Night Garden. Still 2 naps a day (woo hoo!), 8 teeth (no molars yet) and a very healthy appetite. Ok that's enough lol!

    Lulu - hope you guys are ok???

    Tan - 5 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys!

    Ok gotta go, heading to Mum's for dinner so better go start getting ready. Hope you are all having a great weekend.

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    Hi ladies - welcome back Ash. Great to hear that Blake is doing so well. Izzy is doing amazingly well - not talking really (just a few sounds and the odd word), has 13 teeth and her comprehension is amazing. She builds blocks and towers out of things higher than she is, uses rational thought to solve problems (like building a tower out of books so she can stand on it to reach something higher up!) and just generally keeping us on our toes. Like Lis' Elena, lucky to still be getting two sleeps a day from her.

    Tan - my goodness you're almost there. It seems like only last month I fell pregnant again, let alone you!! How's the great name search going?

    Ok. Elena. Went to the paed on Thursday morning - he is a "paediatric allergist", so specialises in Elena's problems. He suggested expressing off 5 minutes or so first to get rid of the higher lactose concentration of BM. Also suggested giving her mylanta before feeds 3 times a day. If that didn't work his solution for getting her on the bottle given her past stubborness was to put her into hospital and tube feed her for 48 hours. Sounded awfully drastic but given what else has gone on, really the only solution. Called Friday to tell him the expressing and mylanta hadn't helped so we were booked in for hospital for this morning - they were going to watch what happened while I fed her and then the after effects. Then we'd go down the tubing road and just make sure the formula did suit her better before we completely gave breastfeeding away. She and I would stay in until tomorrow evening. Got home late yesterday afternoon to find that we have forgotten to add Ellie to our private health cover so would have to pay ourselves (minimum of $2,000), or wait the two month waiting period for the cover to kick in, or wait until we could get in as a public patient (who knew when - would have to speak to the paed about this but told it could be months). I completely lost it, telling DH I just couldn't cope anymore so we would have to go in anyway and pay - I think I was planning on selling one of Ellie's kidneys while we were in hospital to pay for it ;-) Elena was hungry so I went to feed her when DH said he'd just give the bottle one more try. And the stubborn little girl took it. And the next one. And the next one! I went out for breakfast and book club this morning, during which DH spoke to the paed who said we should wait to see what happens over the weekend to see if she still takes bottles with soy formula in them and to see what effect they have on her, but if we didn't have any luck then he would do whatever he had to do to get her in as a public patient Monday afternoon or Tuesday. Such an amazing man, and the furtherest thing you expect when you deal with specialists. He seems genuinely interested in finding a solution to our problems, which is such a relief.

    So, Ellie has now taken four bottles from DH since last night (without us having to resort to starving her again) and we will persevere over the course of the weekend and hope she will take them more readily and regularly. Then take things from there on Monday.

    So, all in all some good news at last. She seems so much more settled on the soy, and in fact when I gave her a breastfeed this afternoon (paed suggested I alternate bottle and breast so she doesn't get constipated with the sudden change), she got really upset and vomitted lots (and lots and lots). Everything is pointing to us being right and her having exactly the same issues as Izzy, so hopefully it will be as simple a solution as her being on the soy.

    Sorry for the selfish post but have to get the girls to bed, dinner for us and then try to get some sleep somewhere. I was actually looking forward to going to hospital for the weekend to get some much needed sleep. Still, will sacrifice sleep happily if it means Elena gets cured without having to have any invasive action being taken.

    Hope mums and tots everywhere are happy and healthy this weekend.
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    Good evening mums.hope all the bubs r being good.
    LULU- I really hope evrything works out for u sweetie,lets hope for ur sake u don't have 2 resort 2 tube feeding..but I guess if its what needs to b done 2 help with bottle feeding then ur "gotta be cruel to b kind"..I don't envy u at all but am hopeful for u xo.
    I can't believe u only have 5 weeks 2 go tan..have u packed that bag yet?? Lol

    OK,I sit here reading and then typing this post with my leg in plaster..I fell over my vacuum cleaner on thursday and broke my foot..the pain was 10 times worse than labour and I was screaming the house down...but get this,my darling neighbours actually thought DP and I were getting it on!!! Omg how bad is that lol...so I gotta see an orthopedic surgeon at werribee mercy soon and get them 2 check it out because its the bone that runs from ur little toe on top of foot that I have broken,and in 2 places..there is heaps of muscle near it pulling on the bones which make it harder 2 heal..so may need an op!!! Argghhh..I got a 4.5 yr old and 16 mth old,and boy is it hard..DP is being such a darling though..he now realises just how much I do around the house..oh well won't hurt him do help lol...makes it extra hard as my cousin was airlifted to rwh last week @ 32 weeks pregnant with severe pre eclampsia.she lives in shepparton.she had bubs last sunday via emerg c section,,bubs was only 2lb 6 oz but came out screaming her lungs out...all going well thank god...well low and behold the hospital kicked my cousin out wednesday..so she was going 2 stay here so I could help her while bubs still @ rwh..but I can't b of much help with leg in plaster..so in the end the rwh organised a unit close to them for her 2 stay at..guilt trip over for me now... ok I have had my vent and selfish post.....oh hang on,im bleeding again ladies...can anything else go wrong!!! Hehe...also got referral to see specialist dr calandra in werribee for this bleeding prob..have any of u heard of him?...
    I hope all u mummies out there have better days than me atm..xo

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    Hi, just popping in to say hi!! i am still here, am just still in a cleaning frenzy waiting for our guests to arrive. They are on their way from perth so will be here sometime this week. My house is having a major spring clean!!!

    Lulu, I hope everything is going ok, fingers crossed she starts taking more bottles.

    hello to everyone else, just wanted to say I am still here!!!! Have been trying to pop on now and again, but I promise I will be back soon once my house is in order!! (if that is posible with 3 kids messing it up as I clean....)

    xxxxxxx

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    It's been a while. I have a hard time keeping up when I have a few subscribed threads so lets see how I go!!

    Shelle - I hear you on the spring cleaning. I can't imagine what it is like with 3 kids to help mess it up, it's hard enough with just the one.

    Hubba - You poor thing!!! I hope you are getting lots of help from your DH!!! For the love of housework eh? I have not heard of the doctor but do a BellyBelly search and see what you come up with. If there is nothing you can always post in the doctor recomendation thread.

    Lulu - That is great news on the progress!!! It must be frustrating to have to go through it all once again but at least you now have some answers. I hope it all gets better for you soon hun

    Sangie - Sounds like Elena is growing in leaps and bounds. It is so exciting watching them grow up and learn new things eh?

    Tan - Not long to go now I have my fingers crossed for your VBAC. If you can do it then so can I!!! You have great support behind you which will be very helpful!

    Ash - Welcome back to the www!!! Hmm let me see, Noah started walking just after his 1st b-day. He says about 10 words, loves his cars and music. Just starting to get his molars in and that is about it I think...

    Jan - Happy belated Birthday!!! Glad to hear you had a great night!

    Hi to everyone else that I missed!!

    I spent the day cleaning my bedroom, it was a disgrace!!! I had a wardrobe with a pile of 40 shoes on the bottom and clothes all over my floor. It is getting close to white tail time and we get them bad in this house so it was time to clean it all up. I can say the bedroom is spotless now and Juz was very impressed

    In exciting news!!! I have a doula for this birth. I will be meeting her in the next month or 2 but from the convo I had with her on the phone I know I like her already. She happens to be the wife of the midwife I had a horror time with if you can believe it. He wasn't all bad but I think the only male I want in the room is Juz.

    I also got a parcel from the basket factory and a note saying complements of J&J and it was a basket full of all the J&J baby products!!! I can't think of what comp I entered for it but it was an excellent surprise and I will happily accept it

    Well I better feed my monster, I think 2 minute noodles. I just had no time to prepare a meal with cleaning my room :s

    Hope everyone had a great start to the week!!! Bye for now!!!

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    HB - sorry to hear things still aren't going well. Can't help you with the doctor either.

    Shell - oh no! Visitors from Perth!! They must be bad. Ha ha. I hope you enjoy their visit.

    Sarah - good news from you all around - unexpected presents, doula etc. And your pregnancy is just flying along too.

    Well, Elena will only take a bottle during the middle of the night. Go figure that one out - maybe she's a vampire in disguise?? She is now getting very sick after breastfeeds, but is fine when she does actually take a formula bottle. So, we're going into hospital tomorrow for a couple of days. I really hope they can confirm that she is "cured" on the formula, and then do something magic that makes her take a bottle every time. I hate the thought of my tiny girl being poked and prodded, but am very pleased we are hopefully now at the final hurdle.

    So, will be away for a few days. Will let you all know how it goes.

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    Lulu - wishing you guys all the best for the next few days and praying that Miss Elena co-operates. At least you know she can take a bottle hey? Cheeky monkey just doesn't want to! Take care of yourself and your princesses

    HB - OMB talk about drama! Sorry can't help you with the Dr either, but hopefully you can get this bleeding sorted out soon.

    Sarah - YAY for the doula and the J&J stuff, that's awesome! Can't believe how quick your pg is going too!

    Shell - hope all goes well with your Perth visitors!

    Not much to report here, just been busy as usual. Thinking I need a holiday and I've told DH that after we have moved we are booking a family holiday for early next year, no excuses!

    Have a good night everyone, hope all toddlers are behaving.

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    Quick one here! Im sooo tired and need sleep I think! We went to a gig last night and Im not used to going to bed at 12!

    to HB - hope you get things sorted out with your Dr hun, and Lulu - good luck lovely, I really hope they can help you guys out so you can enjoy your girls.

    to Sarah, Shell, Lis, Ash, Kass, Dan, Jan, Mabello, Kristen and everyone I've missed - hope you are all wonderful!
    Ok off to bed but I have been reading! xoxox

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    I'll be back later to catch up on personals as I've got a bit to catch up on, YAY!!! We have been in Melbourne for the last four days scattering my grandparents ashes and catching up with the family. The house needs some desperate attention so I'll pop back later but had to say HI to all you fabulous ladies.

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    Hi all! How are we???

    Lulu - hope things are going well for you and your gorgeous girls. Praying that this is the last hurdle for you guys

    Tan - how you feeling hun? Hope you are enjoying your mat leave and taking a well deserved rest, well as much as you can with an active 15 month old lol!

    Sorry to be quick, hello to you all and hope things are well! Gotta go and get this house sorted, of course nothing gets done the days I work so need Thursdays as my catch up day. I still can't figure out how the place gets so cluttered when we are hardly here those two days and god forbid if DH actually did anything. Ok sorry, vent over!
    Will BBL! Have a fantastic day!

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    Hi lovely ladies. Great news from us. We are now home from hospital and my gorgeous little girl is taking bottles from me whenever she's hungry. Even better is that she is having no problem going from a bottle feed to a breastfeed and back again - great that she can do it without refusing the bottle next time, and brilliant that her tummy is dealing really well with alternating between breast and formula. I'm not sure how long it will last because my supply is already noticeably reduced, or else I'm hugely engorged and in agony. I'll be sad when the breastfeeding is done but at the same time, I'm just relieved with the difference in Ellie. Her auspicious moment in hospital was when she rolled over back to front for the first time. She is now doing it constantly. I wish I had written down more dates of Izzy's "milestones" because I just can't remember. I'll have to go back through our old threads and find out.

    Otherwise, Izzy is doing really well, although was very unsettled when I was in hospital and is taking a bit to get back to normal. She has a mouthful of teeth - just incredible how they have all appeared all of a sudden. I've been going on a bit of a shopping binge for her too - she's grown so much! I had thought she would still be able to wear the size 0 jeans she started winter in, that were rolled over at the waist and up at the cuffs but they're so short on her now!!

    Anyway, better go. I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great weekend everybody - I know my DH is really looking forward to Father's Day with his two gorgeous girls.

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