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    SupaB!! it is so great to hear from you And Congrats on your baby girl! I bet she is just beautiful I hope the surgery she has to have goes smoothly and she recovers OK. Did you know any of this before she was born so you could prepare for it? I know you will be crazy busy, but try not to be a stranger OK? There might be times where you just need to vent and we'll be here for you if you do



    MD, that's crappy about the CC situation. I really hope that something comes up for you soon I was wondering how work was going and if you were coping OK. So the fatigue has hit with a vengeance then?

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    Meant also to say LOL Arte no your Dr Seuss comments weren't a thread killer at all...our modem broke and it's taken this long to get it sorted out again. I find some of them long and tedious and pointless, but there are a few (and books of a similar ilk, eg Fox in Socks etc) that are better for the younger readers, save the others until primary school when they can read them for themselves (DD1 went mad for them briefly around 7-8).

    Fatigue lurks ever present Trill. It only takes a little extra activity over a few days in succession to really wear me out. I feel pathetic to admit it, but it's a fine balance between doing incrementally more all the time to build up my tolerance/capacity for doing more vs not doing too much all at once and falling in a heap.

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    Don't feel pathetic to admit it it's not your fault and soon you will be able to handle it a lot better

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    hi girls!

    MD: i reckon you are going to a fan-diddly-tastic PIG job!! i am actually rather excited to see what you come up with!
    wow, i never realised wednesdays were *the* day for CC. i guess cause it's less likely to be used for staff development days and public holidays lol. or is that just the cynic in me lol.
    do you still have any fancy tinctures from the naturopath to help with the tiredness? i have been put on a 'regime' of iodine, DHA super oils etc etc. but man it costs a fortune...totally not sustainable for the long term me thinks.

    Arte: that's exactly how it feels! especially when she decides to go 'head-banging' my poor pelvic floor, hope it holds up lol.

    AFM: well, we are having a rotten day. poor leila is really crook. not sure yet if it is gastro or a full on reaction to the 2 passionfruit she ate yesterday. since the pm yesterday she has been in agony in her belly and pooing through the eye of a needle (sorry the for the TMI LOL!). the poor wee poppet. i am changing her nappy about 4-5 times in the hour . she is refusing the gastrolyte, so have taken to syringing it down her throat. she is drinking water, but the moment anything hits her gut she's filling her nappy. i feel so bad for her as she gets a bit scared. but i have told her that she has bugs in her belly that she needs to poo out lol. she seems to understand that quite well and knows that the poo is a good thing itms...dont want her to get all freaked out about her bodily functions across the long term IYKWIM. i gave her some toast with vegemite this morning which she hammered, and was thinking rice with a few drops of soy sauce...what do you guys think? the poor girl i have NEVER seen her this sick. and me being paranoid, i have dettoled everything she is touching lol!
    any advice on how to handle this would be lovingly taken on board...and also when/if to get worried...i'm guessing if she stops eating and is all lethargic then i should go to a GP?

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    So long as you can keep fluids up to her and she is having some wees, then unless she gets really dehydrated there isn't much a Dr can do really. If it goes for too long, I will get an immodium tablet, cut it in half and give it to them to help reduce the number of poos they do. Also be careful that her little bum doesn't get red raw. Whenever A has an outbreak like that his bum will have open sores it gets that bad. I'm convinced that when it happens to him it isn't an illness but something his gut has reacted to because he never seems sick, and the rest of us don't get it either.

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    Congrats SUPA!!!!!!!! i'd love to know your little one's name, as i've always loved your DD1's name

    cass- oh no, perfect timing for you to go into labour....NOT!!!!! have you tried L on the electrolite icy-poles? they taste like salt but i can usually get L to eat them when need be.

    md- wow, hope you can sort out the CC situation.

    we went and saw Dora stageshow today and it was an abolute cracker! the boys loved it, especially when Diego made a guest appearance. L was screaming and jumping up and down. i had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at J dancing. it was a great day

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    thanks girls for the info! i reckon you're on the money sherie...i dont think it is gastro. in fact my mummy instincts are fairly certain that it is the reaction to passionfruit. i think that her kiwi fruit intolerance is morphing...now it stands at watermelon, kiwi and probably passionfruit. i have booked in with the GP tomorrow for a referral to a specialist to see if there is a way to manage her intolerance. poor wee poppet. missing out on all the glorious fruits that she loves!

    BBL...leila has REMOVED her nappy....

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    leila has REMOVED her nappy
    good luck with that!

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    SupaB - many congratulations on your new little pink bundle. I hope the heart surgery goes well, glad that T is being a good big sister!!

    MD - I think Wed's are difficult because it's the double up day for those that do 3 days a week. Hope you get something sorted quickly! How many days a week are you working? Can you take a couple of shorter weeks for a little while until you are able to cope a bit better? Sorry, can't remember if you got back into the PS or not so still have your entitlements.

    Cass - eye drops are actually much easier at school. She just lies down for me there (admittedly with her eyes closed and I have to force them open while she whinges) but at home we have to both hold her down and DH has to pin the arms down as well while she wiggles and screams! Not good about L, hope she feels better soon. Poor thing, no watermelon!

    Gotta go - bedtime!

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    Cally re the eyedrops, here's the foolproof way to get them in: lie her down and tell her to shut her eyes. Put the drops in the inner corner of her eye and then have her scrunch her eyes/blink a few times before getting up. I find a lolly bribe at the end helps with compliance too .

    Cass - poor L, sounds awful, hope she's on the mend soon. Missy E gets very nasssteh nappies with kiwi fruit, which is a pity because she loves it. I would *love* some potions from the naturopath, but I've been too poor to go recently. As well you know, it is not a cheap exercise. Will book myself in once I've got a few more paydays between me and the breadline.

    Ginger, the Dora show sounds like a hoot! Glad you had such a great day out .

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    cass- how's L going today? i wonder if bubba (who i am officially nicknaming S) is on her way yet! so excited!!!!

    well i just got asked to interview for a job for next year. i know in my heart of hearts that i can't, but gees i hate missed opportunities! it's full-time and J is not ready for full-time care.....and it would just put way too much pressure on our family time-wise......i'm spewing!!!!

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    Supa congrats on your second princess. I am so glad you popped back in. Sounds like you have a had a lot to absorb. Please keep us updated. How is miss T going?

    Cass I hope L is starting to feel better. Poor thing not being able to tolerate all that yummy fruit.

    G will you go for the interview anyway? Or is it pointless?

    MD I hope you can get the CC situation sorted quickly.

    Are all of your kids asking why? L started asking "how" but we figured out he meant why and some days he doesn't stop lol. Also keep meaning to ask where are all your kids at with dressing themselves?

    Who has the first Birthday here? Is it Leannes Liv? L is the last of his friends to turn 3.

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    G: i totally get what you mean about applying for the job. I am still going to apply for some cracker graduate jobs with the government in the hope to get my name and face known, even though i prolly wont be ready for another year yet. but i gotta try to know that i can ITMS.
    i am that bubba stays put until miss L is better....i reckon associating her baby sister with having the sh*** so soon would be cruel

    Oz: Leila has mastered the art of some clothes (knickers, socks, shoes - not laces!, pants/skirts etc). tops are hit and miss depending on what style they are (ie loose fit she can do and singlets).
    Leila is a constant 'whhhhyyyyyyyy?' LOL! she also asks 'what?' but we are not sure what she means as she applies it to a why context...

    MD: *snap* that's what we do with L and the eyedrops...'blink, blink, blink!!!! lol.

    AFM: Doc was able to basically confirm it is a fructose intolerance...boo hoo! poor leila. she LOVES fruit! he told me that her reaction to kiwi is the one to avoid at all costs (at this stage she only needs to touch one as the trolley passes the fruit stand for her to have chronic runs and rash). but now passionfruit, watermelon and grapes are well off the list until we start trying small amounts over the coming years (although TBH i wanna avoid passionfruit with a passion...ohhh the pun...ishment: sorry guys lol). poor wee poppet is still beside herself and he told us that she will probably have the runs for another 2-3 days and he doesnt want to prescribe anything to stop it at this stage as she needs to rid it from her system asap. sooooo: now she is on a liquid only diet for 2 days, then mashed potato for a day then we ring him up and update to see where she's at. the dehydration is the problem as she hates the gastrolyte (so catch22 is to have it mixed in with a small amount of pear juice). but gp reckons it the best way ATM. she has lost sooo much weight poor thing. was just UNDER 11kgs .

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    I thought that's what it would be Cass. I did a bit of googling last night and for some reason Kiwi is apparently OK to eat, so I wonder why that is the exception for her? Either way I hope it does resolve itself over the coming years Its not fun having a child with a food intolerance because you have to read the labels of EVERYTHING.

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    Oz, first Sept birthday is Patoot's H, on 28th, followed by Liv on 31st. Miss E can get em off but she can't really get em on by herself, she's fascinated with buttons but mostly can't do those either.

    Ginger, that was me last year having a tantie over my dream job in my dream library being advertised at hte wrong time. But if the time's not right, it's just not worth the stress. I was reading about the impact of employment on family wellbeing today, the study pointed to a pretty clear link between getting the balance of hours the mother works right as one of the big indicators of getting the positive benefits of work without getting the negative impacts of work. So as painful as it is right now, happiness comes from getting the balance right, not what job you're doing, kwim?

    Gosh Cass I have never heard of fructose intolerance, poor little mite, hope her little tum/bum gets better asap. Perhaps some well timed probiotics could help her gut to heal?

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    Clare, that is bad news about L's fructose intolerance. Is it something that she might grow out of?

    Ginger, the concert sounds cool. W has just started watching Diego in the last couple of weeks and he is loving it. Bummer about the job. Will you interview anyway? Perhaps if they see how fantastic you are they might consider a job share situation? Why is Cass's baby S? Do you know something I don't? I am hanging to hear the name!

    Kate and Oz, have a great meet-up! Will you post some of the pics?

    Oz, W dresses himself, but being the king of procrastination sometimes I do it in the interest of actually getting out of the house! He did his socks for a while, but can't possibly do them now so I have to do them ("but they are twisted, THEY ARE TWISTED" every.single.time)

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    cass- probably not the best time to tell you i'm making a passionfruit cheesecake for dh today? LOL
    you better get out early and vote just incase Miss S makes an appearance.

    md- thanks for giving me reassurance i know you're right, and i absolutely hate being busy more than anything else in the world. i also know that i wouldn't cope with J being in CC full-time......so i just have to let this one go and see what comes up in 3 years or so. maybe it might send them a positive message that i take the job really seriousley and won't take it on if i can't give it 100%? ....and maybe they might think of me again if something comes up in a couple of years. idk...

    arte- diego is huge in this household. the boys can't get enough of him.
    i have an image of cass's bub being called a name that starts with S.....but then i realised that her surname starts with an S...so it might not go LOL! oh well, we'll see i guess!

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    hi girls!

    G: i read your FB status on the Dora show and had a giggle....ahhh yes, how our lives are changing with kids lol! i can't believe that i get excited when i see yo gabba gabba coming to town these days... lol!

    Arte: leila does the whole...'the heels are not on my feeeeeetttttt!!!' (cause they are sized 3-5 years so a wee bit big lol).
    as for Leila's intolerance, yeah we are going to go on a management program where we eliminate for a short term and then slowly re-introduce. apparently it's about building up the stamina again! (she used to be fine with all fruit...even kiwi!).

    Sherie: apparently Kiwi fruit is the only fruit that causes anaphylaxis. all the others can cause severe reactions in terms of rashes, runs etc etc. but kiwi has the potential for a full blown peanut-like reaction. He said that Leila needs to be careful with that one because going by her reaction to just touching it (rash, swelling, runs for a day or two) then eating it could be too risky itms.

    MD: i had only heard of fructose intolerance through stuff i read about how kids are developing allergies to apples...and promptly rolled my eyes lol! ahhhh coming to bite me in the bum lol! it's such a frustration as no one in our family has it or really any allergies to speak of, especially not food allergies! but good to know as i will have to research what to do with this bubba and breastfeeding implications....

    just wanted to say big thanks to you guys for the advice and shoulders to complain on lol! DD is feeling much better now on her 'liquid only' diet...although she is not impressed lol. it was scary seeing her so pale and weak and now super skinny! DH is chafing at the bit to get some good ol' olive oil drenched pasta into her lol.

    ok, best dash...have to vote!

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