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    Hi Bonnie - Great to hear Tristan is doing well - bummer about the short sleeps.
    Hope your mum & dad are ok.

    Donella - Louis is the same! Everything goes in his mouth, and his poor muslin wraps gets chewed on and half of it ends up soaked - yuck! I bought him a gummy yesterday and he really likes that.



    Tracey - Croydon is about 1 1/2-2 hours from werribee so we'll have to see...We're the east of melbourne (maybe you've heard of Ringwood???

    It certainly is hot!!! I'm so glad we bought an aircon this summer!

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    Hi All,
    we have had bush fires around here too. I live in Lara which is on the Melb side of Geelong. There is a huge fire in Anakie which is about 30 mins from here. We have been told to get some things pasked just in case so I have the wagon piled up with kids stuff, photos, etc - and some clothes for DH and I. We are waiting at home at the moment just to see what is going to happen..Hopefully the fire won't reach down here. The kids are in bed at the minute. Eden has been a bit strange all day - only sleeping an hour at a time. Last night she went to bed at 7pm and was awake 'til 10 pm - just chatting to herself. She slept thru though - hopefully she will stay asleep now for a decent time. that is if we don't have to evacuate. (fingers crossed) DH has gone for a drive to see how the fire is looking and see if we are going to stay. The cool change has just reached us, so I hope that helps the firies. Scary stuff.

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    Oooh Kazzy - thats really scary! I hope everything is ok! Good ideal on packing everything just in case!

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    Kazzy - I hope everything's ok! 8-[

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    kazzy we saw the fires in anakie this afternnon also,we drove to melton to have a swimm at a friends place and could see that there was a huge fire about half hour away and then we saw it on the news.it looks preety big and they did say they held fears for the residents there,the cool change hit about and hour ago but there is no rain in site yet,thinking of you and sending all my best wishes to the firies and you.
    nikki

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    Hi All,
    just a quick update. We stayed at home last night - we seem safe from the fire at the minute. The cool change turned the wind around and it fortunately moved away from us, but headed for Balliang and Bacchus Marsh instead. The latest radio report says that they have it 'contained' in most areas, so hear hoping that it doesn't effect any more towns. Lots of houses lost in Anakie I have heard. I think the CFA are just hoping they can get it under control before the hot weather later this week.
    Thanks for the thoughts too!! Will keep the car in the ready just incase.

    Nikki - are your friends in Melton in the path?? Get them to check as the perimetre of the fire is about 30 kilometres.

    Talk soon

    Kazzy
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    Kazzy - I can remember here a few summers back when we had bush fires coming up the range. It was very hard to breathe with all the smoke. I hope the smoke isn't too bad for you.

    Have any of you ladies experienced the power outages that we've been hearing on the news? We are being told people are losing their food in their fridges and freezers because they can't keep it cold. I hope no one here is affected [-o<

    Bonnie - I so know about teeth at the moment. We can see them in Benjamin's gums. He has 4 on the bottom and his 2 front teeth up top. He's chewing on just about everything too...including my nipple...OUCH!

    Keep out of the heat ladies! Stay cool!

    Melissa

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    Kazzy - I am glad to see that you are safe, yesterday was a scorcher. We were putting external blinds up in the heat of the day......STUPID US but it helped keep the house cooler once they were up.

    Nikki - the swim must have been great. the heat was unbearable at times.

    Bonnie and Melissa - Yeah on the teeth. I hope that bubs handle it ok. I am not looking forward to teething as Jordan has a real temper and I know he will be unbearable when it happens.

    Does anyone elses bubs get constipated at times? Jordan hasnt done a poo since saturday and he is now grunting all the time to try and get it out. Is there anything I can give him? I now he is going to explode his nappy when he finally does it Hope Daddies home when it happens.

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    What a day! DH went back to work after a few weeks holidays and this is my first sit down all day. Will has been better but still a bit grizzly between 12 and 2. Molly still has an afternoon sleep which is really handy so i got about an hour of peace which helps restore sanity

    Kazzy - glad to hear you are ok. We have a 'fire box' ready to go as we live right next to bushland. We put in it photos and negatives, passports and birth certificates as well as special things that can't be replaced. we also just increased our contents insurance, just in case. It's going to be a brutal summer, as you are experiencing...

    Kristie - I find the first three months the hardest too. They start to get much easier to understand and you have had time to really bond and get into routine so you have more time to enjoy your bub. The beach sounds nice, glad to hear you had a good time out to see Billy Connelly. I haven't thought about solids yet, Will is almost 4 months so we will see what happens. With Molly it was obvious she was getting hungrier she started waking up through the night after having been sleeping through for months so we started her at 4 months.

    Dee - Will is starting to look like rolling onto his side. He gets half of his body lifted but can't quite make it. I should give him more tummy time but i just run out of time or forget oops...

    Tracey - Will hasn't been constipated. Does Jordan seem to be in pain? If not then I wouldn't worry, breastfed babies don't get constipated they can go for even two weeks without pooing. You've been giving him a formula bottle, haven't you? If so then that can change his 'routine' too.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thankgoodnes for the cool change - I think that was the only thing that stopped the fire from being blown into Lara. They are saying that we still have to keep an eye out, but there is no immediate threat. I unpacked the car today (had most of the kids clothes in there!). SO, breathing a sigh of grateful relief. I feel so bad for the people who have lost their homes and have heard on the news of a person and a child being caught in their car and a firie being killed. Just horrible.

    Back to baby talk - a happy subject.

    I weighed Eden today and she has put on another 180 grams in one week YAY!!!! All that feeding is working

    Kell - it makes a difference having someone else around doesn't it. Even though I still do most of the child orientated tasks in the house, when DH is home it just seems easier. I think that one of the haardest things is keeping an active toddler entertained whilst caring for our little ones. Brandan is a really good kid and there are still times that I am torn between what to do first. I look forward to my bed each night let me tell you. That 'fire box' is a great idea. I think that I will do that too. We need to look at our insurance policy also.


    Melissa - the smoke was pretty thick but thankfully it stayed quite high up and didn't reach ground level where we are. Just the look of the sun was scary - Brandan was amazed. My sister lost power at her house and she is only 10 mins from us. Power grid overload. I was hoping that we didn't loose power 'cause of the breastmilk in the freezer. Eden is also 'chewing' a bit while feeding but I don;t think she is teething. I think she is just playing about a bit. NOT FUNNY THOUGH!!!!!!


    Tracey - my DS went 12 days without a poo when he was little. He had me so stressed about it!! The only thing I can think of is maybe if you eat some licorice - it may come through your milk and through to Jordan.????? He is fine though - as long as he is having wet nappies then that is the main thing.

    Off to a Myotherapist tomorrow to get them to look at my bl**dy back. Sorry about the french, but I am so sick of it!!!!!! Just want to feel normal again. [-o< [-o< [-o< Hopfully, he will be able to pinpoint the problem and treat it [-o< . Pretty expensive though and my private health cover doesn't cover it :fuming: But if it works, then it is worth it!!

    Is anyone else having problems with keeping weight on?? I keep loosing weight - I am eating OK but it just keeps dropping off me. I am not skinny by any means - 167 cm and 58 kilos - so I am not worried about getting too thin, it is just that I breastfed DS for 8 months and wasn't effected this way. Just curious.

    Well, I am off to bed to have a good, peaceful nights sleep (hopefully)

    Will catch up on all the news when i log on tomorrow. DOes anyone know when Linda is back from holidays???


    Love to all the Mums and Bubs.

    Kazzy
    xx

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    hi guys,i think linda should be back any day soon as she was going away for 2 weeks.i also had the dramatic weight loss,it dropped off me so fast after chantelle was born,i am about 5 kilos lighter than before i was prg,it seems to have stopped and i am now 59 kilos,i would love it to stay that way though,but still need to get rid of my potty.
    my boys started solids at 4months but that was what was suggested back then,i guess you will know if they want food and it definantly does not hurt to start at 4 months they wont eat it if they dont want it i guess.chantelle has been an angel for lots of days latly,very happy and content,no tantrums or unsettledness.
    she has her app tomorrow at 11am to see the pead about her hips,im sure that there is no probs there but must take the advice of the refering dr to make sure.
    friends of ours has offered to look after all three of my children on fri night to give me and grant a night out,woohoo.we havnt been out for about 18 months without the kids,the last time we went out was to see the eagles in concert,we have decided to go out to the docklands for dinner and then to the casino to waste some money on a bit of gambling.we have only been to the casino a couple of times in the past 12 years that we have been together,cant wait,chantelle bottle feeds before bed so i know she will be fine with formula.i think i will be a bit anxious without her and im sure i will be ringing to check on her no doubt.
    anyone got af back properly and having regular cycles,i still havnt had mine,i am still breast feeding,am not on any contraceptives either(doh!!!)
    the fires are heading our way now and i am happy to hear that it turned away from lara,that was a close call.they wont reach us but will certainly wipe out bachus marsh and melton if they dont contain it before the 40 degrees on thursday.we live about 10 minutes drive past melton city bound.
    anyway gotta get some zzzzz,s
    love to all mums and bubs
    nikki

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    Nikki - I don't know what has happened to my cycle. I'm only getting light spotting around the time I'm due. It lasts 2 days, then it's gone, but the groin pain is excrutiating.

    I tried Benjamin on some pureed fresh mango at Christmas time, just to give him a taste of it, and he loved it. Whenever we have food, he wants some. I'm still b/f him, but I don't know for how much longer. I have the supply, but he is much more interested in what we are having.
    What do I do?

    Stay cool ladies and bubs! I [-o< for cooler weather for everyone!

    Melissa

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    melissa benjamin is a big boy so maybe you should consider giving him solids at 4 months along with breast feeding,he will need less feeds per day if you give him 3 meals a day of solids,you might find that he is happier for it.

    i have something terrible to tell u all,chantelle fell out if my bed the other day,i was putting my sons new bed together and she rolled right out of my bed onto the carpeted floor,she was so upset she could hardly breath from the devastation she was feeling,my god i felt so bloody horrible and bad,she is not rolling at all but did manage to wriggle her way off,she has no injuries but was very upset.i now make sure that she is surrounded by pillows,my 7 y.o was very angry with me and dobbed on me to daddy,he wasnt my friend for a few hours and said i was a naughty mummy for hurting his baby.my poor baby!!!!
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    Nikki, accidents happen unfortunately. It's happened to me and I'm sure similar things have happened to your other kids. Kat rolled off the edge of my bed when she was a bub. Luckily she landed on a pillow. She's also been bouncing on the lounge and gone headfirst into the floor (she was just learning how to jump), walked right off the edge of both the lounge and bed (she knew the edge was there, just forgot and we just didn't reach her in time)..... kids are amazingly resiliant! They get a fright and cry like their hearts are broken, then five minutes later they have forgotten about it. And mummy's kisses always make everything feel better! (add a bottle or a feed and they feel a million dollars!). As long as Chantelle is not hurt, she will forget it (probably already has), it's us who never forget it nor forgive ourselves. But we learn from it.
    No-one likes to see their baby fall or get hurt, but it's going to happen....

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    nikki - Dont stress too much about Chantelles little accident. As long as she is fin now thats all that matters. As Katkins said, accidents happen and babies are resiliant.
    I banged Jordans head on the shower frame the other day, he cried a bit but got over it. Jamie made me feel guilty for a while though.

    We have our MH app tomorrow and I am so anxious to get an official weight and length for Jordan. I think he is thinning out as getting longer but not chubbier over the last couple days. I think cutting out the night feed has really helped.

    Speak to you all later we are off to return the capisule we hired. Jordan doesnt fit into it anymore.

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    thanks girls.
    just got back from pead and she seems to think that chantelles hips are fine but is sending her for an u/sound just to be sure,will let you know of the results when done.
    nikki

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    Hey everyone.

    Just a quick post tonight. Cleaning for BBQ on Thursday (Geez- wish I had this much enthusiasm when I was supposed to be nesting!!!!).

    Dee - Mum and Dad are fine. Dad went on the boat to go home to the Island that day (Sunday). He stopped at our place first then went on the boat. When he got to Penneshaw, the road was blocked, so he couldn't go into Kingscote (where He and Mum live). I guess he got home that night, otherwise he probably would've slept in the ute!!!
    Catch up sounds good, I've got some time up my sleeve soon, I'll let you know when I'm not busy as a bee (couple of b-days coming including DH's)!!!

    Don't worry Nikki - I left Tristan in one of those old style bouncers - the ones with the metal frame and the crochet style sling part they sit in - and he was happily talking away, I went in the kitchen to do the dishes. Few minutes later i heard a scream and crying. I rushed to where he was and I found him on the floor. Turns out he was bouncing away, slowly slipping off the bouncer until he bashed his head on the tiled floor. Lucky i had a blanket under the bouncer. Bad Mummy.

    I've learnt to keep more of an eye on Tristan now since he's discovered pushing himself around on his back with his legs and bashing his head into things.

    Kazzy - Glad you and your family are ok.

    I gotta go. I'm taping amber lady on TV for DH and his mates (women in bikinis wrestling in honey) and it's just finished. Sucked in to them though cos it's in black and white. I don't know why but Channel V is the only pay tv channel we tape that's not in colour. Not my prob though!!!!

    Ok..............Catchup soon love Bonnie

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    Nikki - I had Benjamin home a few days after having him, and he slipped off my lap during the middle of the night while I was feeding him. We both dozed off. I jumped up when I didn't feel the weight on my lap. He had rolled down my leg onto the timber floor. I rushed him up to the hospital, and they checked him out.

    Did you know they only keep baby's who have fallen, there for 4 HOURS!?!?!? I was shocked.

    Basically, bub's are pretty tough. They told me of mothers who have dropped there bubs unintentionally from chest height while they are standing, head first onto concrete floors. How on earth you do that unintentionally has got me baffled.

    I had the head paed doctor tell me "that it probably won't be the first time you'll drop him, or the last time, it happens to almost everyone, even the most experienced mother."

    Another few points the paed doctor had made was: If they cry straight away, they are fine. But just check them out anyway, and keep an eye on them. If they start to vomit, or are hard to wake, or become limp, get your butt up to the hospital immediately.

    I suppose though, considering I only had Benjamin out of hospital for a few days, and being a first time mum, I panicked, but what mother wouldn't. So don't feel bad Nikki!

    Melissa

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