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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:16 AM
Bec, you are so right - any child could be the victim of teasing, which is quite scary for a parent to have to think about. I like your idea of karma too, that gave me a laugh!
And yes there are such ranges for development issues, that no child should be considered abnormal. Each child will eventually do it, but in their own time.
Anyway, enough about the kids!
Do either of you work? It is my work day tomorrow, and I quite like going into the office, it's a nice little break. I am an Intellectual Property & Legal Manager for a Horticultural Marketing company. This means that I handle all their plant breeder's rights, trade marks, patents and contracts, as well as domain names. I also maintain the company website and do other little bits & pieces (such as organising travel for the director's).
I am off shopping now. I am a bit of a shopaholic. My new year's resolution was to only go shopping once a week, and whilst I was off to a good start, I haven't been too good lately. My excuse is that I have recently lost some weight, so needed all new clothes!
Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:21 PM
Yeah I work, just went on a salary for 24hrs a week. Do a bit of travelling. I am a supervisor of food safety, crew training and traineeships at Mcdonalds. I look after 4 stores. Its challenging but fun!
My mum is my babysitter, thank god for her! Saves me a bit of money!!
Kristin your job sounds very interesting!!
Am a shopoholic too, I have stopped going every day, and its working! We save a lot of money! Mind you its grocery shopping! I rarely go clothes shopping, Im too fat to fit into most things Oh well am trying to get motivated to do some excercise
Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:24 PM
Ooh, I think your job sounds great Bec! I'd be in heaven working for Maccas!
My MIL looks after Ryley every Wednesday when I go to work. Childcare just isn't worth it (if I had to pay childcare, I wouldn't bother working, though I guess it is easier with one child, but if you have two? No way! Though my sister does it). There I go waffling again, just thinking out loud...
I despise grocery shopping. Clothes or 'stuff' shopping is much more fun But it wasn't too much fun post baby, I guess. Then though I just used to buy for everyone else (mostly Ryley - I spoil him rotten), at least now I can buy for myself at last.
I have been on celebrity slim and it has really worked. Plus I have found it quite easy food wise, much easier than I thought. I was always very heavy into carbs, but I haven't really missed them. I don't like exercise, but last year I went to a body toning place (where you just lie on machines and let them do all the work - that's my kind of exercise! I lost a dress size doing that - 77cms and 4kgs) and was able to use a Vibration Machine. I loved it, so I bought one for home and that is the only "exercise" I do. I have lost another dress size on celebrity slim, so am down to a 12 (don't get me wrong though - I am still a solid build, not one of those skinny chicks you envy!). I am thinner now than when I got pregnant, which is nice, though my tummy is a problem now that wasn't there beforehand (the fat has just redistributed I think!). So it'd be nice to have a tummy tuck. I can dream can't I?!
Edited by kristin5, 19 March 2009 - 06:24 PM.
Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:30 AM
Oh I think all 'normal' sized mums dream of a tummy tuck!!! I reckon thats the only way I will lose the baby belly!!
Working at maccas isnt heaven! Its not good for your weight!! Mind you I dont eat as much as I used to, really into the cafe stuff though!
Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:30 AM
Hi ladies just a short catch up I have been MIA due to moving house, thank goodness its finished. Hope to be back on and chatting properly tomorrow (27th)
Hope everyone is well and your gorgeous boys are being very well behaved 2 year olds as mine is driving me up the wall lol
Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:33 AM
Nadia glad the move went well!! Hope you settle in well!
I am off shopping in a min.
I agree, DS being PITA at the moment!! But I just think its that age!!
Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:05 PM
Glad to hear the move went well Nadia. Have you moved far? And how did that go with 2 year old in tow? How has Kade settled in? I can't imagine trying to pack and move with Ryley around - what a menace!
LOL Bec, I have just arrived home from shopping and for the first time in a long time I didn't buy anything for Ryley (I bought things for myself and DH instead). I did however buy Ryley a Thomas balance bike on Monday and am putting it away for his birthday (along with a room full of other stuff! I really should stop as I can't fit much more in).
Ryley has his hearing test on Monday and they will give us a referral to a speechie. I have already spoken to them and they say it will be a 4-6 month wait anyway, so it is probably good I am doing something now. They told me not to worry too much and that he probably is a bit delayed with his speech due to the hospital stay and genetic factors, as I have already mentioned. I am relieved that I am doing something though, one less worry off my shoulders. And anyway, he might start speaking between now and the appointment so we could cancel it.
I am probably 90% sure that I will pull him out of toddler group (2 year old knder) after this term. I just think it isn't working for us like I had hoped. Ryley is still a bit immature for the structure of it and I haven't really clicked with the other mum's. Plus with Ryley sleeping in quite late of a morning (usually 9am, but sometimes later), we don't get there until half way through so it is a bit of a waste. I'll have to find a play group instead, or just take him to a play centre maybe. I don't worry about his socialisation, as he is a bit of a social butterfly and isn't afraid of people. But it is still good for him to see kids around his age and participate in different activities. What do you both do with your boys?
Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:17 PM
Oh, and Bec I just read your post (I don't know how I missed that part before...) where you said you had bleeding at around 6-7 weeks and possibly lost a twin - SNAP! I did too and they were sure I had miscarried - I even took in the bit of tissue (or whatever) that I passed and it looked like a foetus and they did a few internals and were positive that I had indeed miscarried. But then they called in the doctor in charge and he did another internal plus an ultrasound, and they found the heartbeat, so they think that I might have lost a twin. I guess it might be a more normal occurrence than we think?
It was horrible at the time, being told we had lost our baby but then when it was confirmed that he was indeed still there, we were celebrating again - what a rollercoaster of emotions that day was (I still remember it vividly). But I don't dwell on the possibility that I lost Ryley's twin, I just celebrate that I kept him. He was a fighter right from the start!
Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:24 PM
Good on you Kristin for having the guts to do something about Ryleys speech! Your right, you can always cancel, if you waited though you probably wouldnt get him in!!
Am reading your second post as I write this!
Yeah they dont know for sure, I didnt have any pain which was diff to my prev m/c. I dont remember any tissue or anything, TBH I wasnt looking!! I was very much in denial at that stage, 2 m/c in 3 months after my GP etc said to wait 3 cycles before trying again! I was pretty embarrassed to go in there when I was bleeding!
Nature has its way of dealing with things. Kinda like natural selection I suppose.
Like you said, Ryley and Alex are both fighters, they WERE meant to be!
I am thinking of getting Alex into 3yr old kinder next year, he doesnt do anything at the moment, my work is to unstable (in the way of shifts!!) to do anything at the moment, sucks!
Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:39 PM
Must've been a scary experience for you then, having to face the possibility of yet another M/C huh? Lucky that Alex was determined to meet you!
Yes, I am thinking of maybe trying 3 year old kinder next year, or if I find a good play group, just keep him in that for next year and then straight into 4 year old the following year. Play group might be better as you can pick and choose when you go rather than having to go at a certain time on a certain day (I think that's how it works anyway). I wish I knew more people who lived near me so I could find a play group to go to!
Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:49 PM
Im not religeous but I think these things were meant to test us, just like each angel or child is sent to each of us as we are the only ones that are patient and loving enough to cope with thier outcomes
Where abouts are you girls from? I cant remember or find if I have already asked it! Maybe we will do a short Q&A!!
LIVES:Wangaratta (NE Victoria)
FAMILY:Married to Daniel 28/2/04, with 1 DS, Alex
Add more if you want!!
Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:02 PM
BIRTHDAY: 29 April
LIVES: Mooroolbark (outer eastern suburb of Melbourne)
FAMILY: Married to Glenn on 31/12/05, with 1 DS, Ryley (DOB 3/10/06)
Edited by kristin5, 26 March 2009 - 01:02 PM.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:10 PM
I just read posts and I must have missed the loss of the twin earlier and I feel for both of you. Like most things in life, survival of the fittest in some cases and I guess your boys were very determined. I wish you both the best for future bubs and look forward to any news
BIRTHDAY: October 9th
LIVES: Kiama NSW
FAMILY: Fiancee Lee 28, DS Kade 23rd Oct 06
The move went well, was extremely difficult with a 2 yr old in tow and Lee and I moved EVERYTHING ourselves. (will never do it again) we have moved in with my mother to pay off some debts over the next 3 months then we will be buying. Kade is hard to put to bed with it being a new enviroment but is getting better and now the move is over we can get back to our routine.
I take Kade to Playdays every monday where I meet up with a few friends I made from our pre natal class. It's great having the kids grow up with each other from birth.
Wednesday we go to Mini Muso's and sing and play some instruments, it has a bit of structure but is not strict on the kids joining in. Great for a 2 yr olds attention span.
Will be putting him in swimming this year and maybe a little hip hop class towards the end of the yr if he is still enjoying music and a little bit of a dance.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:37 PM
Hello, just popping in to say hi. Are there any other Oct'06 parents in Sydney area?
Edited by sydneysurfer, 27 March 2009 - 10:37 PM.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:38 PM
Were abouts is Kiama, I have heard of it but cant remember exactly where it is!
Glad your move went well!!
Sydneysurfer, there are only the 3 of us in here at the moment!! As you can see from our posts one is melb way, one in Kiama, and myself in NE Vic, Wangaratta
Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:10 PM
PlayDays is great fun - Ryley loves it too. Maybe I should just take him to something like that? The Mini Musos sounds good too - Ryley loves music (we bought him a drum kit for his 2nd birthday! LOL ). I am so confused, just when I had decided to pull him out of toddler group/kinder, yesterday he did so well there, copying the dance moves and everything. The problem is that we get there half way through a session, because Ryley is a late sleeper, so he misses all the crafty stuff.
Glad to hear that Kade is starting to settle back in. He probably loves being with his nan anyway, huh? Hope the savings plan goes well for you too.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:38 PM
Savings....I'm not good at saving but we mainly wanted to get some credit card debt out of the way which is happening.
Kade loves his Nana to bits so he is loving it but very out of routine and when we try and discipline he goes running to Nana which is making it hard, we just need to look at the bigger picture and be glad it's not for long. 3 months max.
Kiama is a very beautiful seaside town NSW about 30 mins south of Wollongong and about 1 1/2 hrs from Sydney.
Kade is very much testing my patience these days and he is starting to hit and an occasional bite. Do your boys hit or bite?
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:32 PM
Ryley doesn't bite, he does hit though and jumps on us, which hurts. He thinks it is a game so we have to try and not give him a reaction. If we don't react, he soon stops.
My nephew used to be a biter at around this age (he is 11 months older than Ryley). I think my sister bit him back whenever he bit someone (as that's what my mum did to us). I don't know if that's a recommended way to go (especially these days) but nevertheless, that's what she did.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:29 AM
Girls, sorry I havent been here much!!
Alex did bite, until I bit him back! Wasnt hard, but enough to make him think about what he was doing!!
Nothing else seemed to work!!
I dont save either, we are hopeless!!!
Mind you am going to need to now as I just found out we are expecting baby number 2 in Dec!!! Bit of a suprise, didnt expect it as we dont really BD much
What are we all doing for easter? We have to go get some wood for the fire, and I also have to work on sat.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:52 PM
Congratulations Bec!!!! How exciting - please keep updating us on how you are going.
Nothing much doing here. I have pulled Ryley out of childcare as I don't think the teacher was right for him - she seemed to pigeonhole him as being a 'stupid' kid and was already talking about holding him back. And this just didn't sit well with me. He's not dumb at all, plus he's only 2, how can she be talking like that at this early stage?! Actually he went for his hearing test the other day and the audiologist said he considers Ryley to be advanced as he was easily doing tests that are usually given to 3.5-4 year olds. Anyway, his hearing is fine (as I thought) so now we are on the waiting list for speech therapy.
Not doing anything for Easter either (I actually keep forgetting it is this weekend!)
I am going to the footy tomorrow night, to cheer on my Pies (doubt we'll win though )
Posted 11 April 2009 - 07:23 PM
Congratulations Bec!!! That is fantastic news. Keep us posted with all the updates. Are you going to find out the sex?
We are going to the Sydney Easter show tomorrow (sunday) it will be my 1st time and the last opportunity we have to take Kade while he is free.
Sorry for lack of posts, will try harder.
I hope you and your families have a lovely easter and indulge in plenty of chocolates
Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:44 AM
Hope you both had great easters!! We went woodcarting most of it. Dont really do easter eggs, rather buy a block of choc as you get more chocolate!!!
Waiting for my BT results to be checked by the Dr.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:56 PM
What's the latest, girls?
Nothing much doing here. I have been taking Ryley to a new play group and he is really enjoying it, so that is good. I also have enrolled him in 4 year old kinder (for 2011) and am doing a primary school tour on Friday.
Other than that, it is same old, same old.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:24 PM
Wow Kristin, you are organised! I prob should look into getting Alex in as well!
Me Im crook as, got another cold, spent all day yesterday in bed! Plus M/S has turned into arvo/tea time sickness so anything I eat from lunch to tea makes me very Oh the joys of it!
Hope you are all well
Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:39 AM
Yes, I am known for being organised - too organised!
Bummer about morning/afternoon sickness. I never got that with Ryley so have no idea what it's like, but imagine it can't be good. Don't they say dry biscuits help a bit? And lots of rest (difficult with a toddler around though!)
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