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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:59 AM
New thread time ladies.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:02 AM
Quite a shock that i might grab GOLD!!!
Kat - u poor thing, i hope your mm gets help soon.
Stace - u poor thing. bloody dh's stuffing everything up!! goodluck with your app. ii must dust more too!
Rach - no probs.
Ang - A belated congrats on your blue bundle. how exciting!!
Amanda - u poor thing, i can't believe they can just do that considering they adopted her and also that she has attachment issues how they can abandon her, its so sad.
Tracey - go your SIL! my sister has her 2 now 14 months apart and i have barely spoken with her cause things r just really full on for her. Hope the work thing gets sorted out soon.
Blish - yay on your win
Kirsty - a belated congrats on your blue bundle too!
Alison - whens your day to find out?? so many babies!
Our back paddocks r flooded atm i'll try and take a pic and post at some satge. We have had it several times since living here but considering the rain is not meant to ease any time soon it could get worse and then it will probably be the worst we have seen. Dh rang me this monring so say some of the roads were flooded. Lucky i'm not going anywhere till this arvo!
We have one more week of swimming lessons and then i've finished till september. i can't wait! it is getting way to cold! the great thing is when we go back i won't have to get in. Sienna will be going in by herself!! Ryan has to move up a class because he is so bored with the stuff all the 4yr olds r doing so will be interesting to see how things go!
Ok thats probably the extent of me right now. The AD's are going really well i think, certainly feel much better in general. There are still a few issues but hopefully i can get them ironed out.
We r putting a new kitchen in shortly, choosing colours etc on the weekend and then after that i am getting the floors redone.
We r also looking at buying an investment of some sort, now that we have finally made a decision to stay here for the time being (we were considering moving b4 ryan starts school) anyhow will see where that leads.
Hope everyone else is well.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:15 AM
Ang, Mindy - are either of you still going to go on Friday??
Mindy - I wish the rain would stop, my vegie garden is flooded and I am sure they can be given too much water! Will probably kill off the last of my vegies
Michael has been accepted into a school for next year I really don't like our local public school so put in an application at our closest private school and he got in. It is only a 5 minute drive from here which is nice. We did a tour of the place and michael didn't want to leave
We finally got our new car, now we can fit 3 seats in, was a bit worried that we wouldn't all be able to leave the house together in our old car. We bought a Kia Sportage, black and shiny!
Four weeks until we find out the sex of the baby, seems like so far away...
Well that's about it from me, I should get the kids ready for gymnastics but I really don't want to go out in this weather Don't want to waste our money though and i am guessing a lot won't turn up so it will be a nice small class today.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:50 AM
I've used my limit for this month but have just upgraded, so will be back once I am back to full speed again.
Just wanted to say that I am happy to do another Friday if you girls are happy too. It's absolutely pouring here still, hasn't let up for 2 days, so I am happy to stay home all week. Just a shame I have to do school runs lol. I got soaked this morning taking Holly to school. Thank goodness I could leave the girls home with DH before he went to work.
Oh and Alison, I only planted some vegies a couple of weeks ago and I think they are all going to die with all this water
Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:11 PM
Feeling a bit better today, it has actually worked at the moment, and Liam has had 3 X 40 min sleeps today (that is much better than his usual so I am so happy) without crying at all when I put him down so it appears to be working a bit! I am sure tomorrow it will all go pear shaped though!
Ang and Alison - Hope the vegies survive, and aren't washed away!
Mindy - I am contemplating starting Liam at the moment. I started Lara in winter and so am thinking I should do the same with liam but TBH I don't know if I can be bothered or not!
Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:35 PM
Melinda - good to hear the ADs are doing their job. Hope you get the other things ironed out too. Sounds like you will have a dam in the back paddock soon! As for my SIL, well we won't go there.....
Alison - what is the Sportage like? We were tossing up between that and the Hyundai Tuscon. We are going to get the ball rolling this weekend with it. We are going to get a shiny black one too.
Kat - good to hear you are feeling better today. Hope things keep improving for you.
Stacy - no it isn't like Kaitlyn to be like she was the other night. She was grumpy the next day too, so I think she is still not feeling well and just doesn't know why she feels like that. She was good last night and slept in this morning, so that was a plus. Bugger DH didn't get home. Good luck at the specialist next week. I am positive IVF will work for you.
Us - well nothing exciting happening here. Feel like a fat heffer and my feet are even worse atm. I only have 4 weeks to go, so very excited about that.
Pay got sorted out thankfully - should be there tomorrow I suppose. The chick that is doing our accounts now though is a bit of a cow. She is really rude and I don't really like her, just as well I only have to see her every so often. I had to go in this morning and I asked her something and she snapped at me. She won't want to keep that up. And then to top it all off the new woman that started in the secretarial position decides that she likes to talk to me and tells me that she is out of there and that the job isn't what she thought it was. No idea if she has told my boss or not but OMG why pour your heart out to me......
Kaitlyn is at school an I was going to go to the shops this afternoon but I have gone overtime on work and now there isn't any point because I am picking her up in less than an hour. Oh well, no money anyway
OK well that's it for me. Have a good rest of the day girls
Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:32 PM
hey just another one for the bris girls - sorry i was so vague before! Things have been so bloody hectic here with my friend staying and now im dad is coming up - if he can get through with all this rain! My boss needs me to do an extra day and friday is the only good day for me!
Actually with all this rain i dont dare go into a play centre this week anyway, apparently its going to go all week and the play centres will be packed.
Thanks for understanding and definitely another friday is fine.
My friend is still staying with us, but its nice having her around. She is a bit sad lately, her husband is over in WA till july and shes meant to be over here getting a rental and finding a job, but its been so hard! We absolutely love having her here but she just feels shes sponging off us i suppose but shes really not, while i was working she did my washing and dried it today, has cooked us dinner etc. We arent buying extra food for her we always cook for four and usually freeze all the leftovers so its fine. Just wish i could make her understand that.
Rain is insane up here at the moment. It has absolutely POURED for the last 24 hours non stop - im not kidding. Matt and i were meant to go to gold class tonight but because of traffic and downpours had to cancel it
We also found a leak in a roof tonight which is not good. Calling the real estate tomorrow its coming off the downlight and theres a ring water mark around it - im no surprised this rain just hasnt let up!
Anyway only meant to do a quick one, need to sleep have swimming tomorrow - if we can get there all the roads around us are closing!!!
Take care girls,
P.S sorry for lack of personals lately!
Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:25 AM
Just wanted to quickly jump on and say that I hope Melinda, Alison, Ang and Rach (and if there is anyone else up there I forgot) please stay safe in the weather. Thinking of you all and hope you are staying warm, dry and safe.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:27 AM
Send your rain down to Melbourne - we so need it!
Well, I have been good and walked for an hour the past 3 days in a row. I've lost over 1kg in the past week too so that's great.
James has suspected croup and Elora has a nasty cough too. The doctor gave James some predmix yesterday and the difference was remarkable - he hardly coughed last night. Elora on the other hand coughed non stop. But she seems more well than James - he's got a temperature and loos very pale and unwell whereas she's running around playing as per usual.
How's this....? I wrote a complaint letter to the boss of our building company about how crap their communication and customer service is and how slow everything has been and surprise surprise I have not received a response.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:25 PM
Blish you can take the rain, I am sick of being stuck inside with kids . Yay on the weight loss!! Hope James and Elora are better soon!!
Rach we were down your way yesterday and I was a nervous wreck in the passenger seat on the motorway. Thank god DP just ignores my panicking !!
Tracey Glad your pay got sorted out!! OMG I can't beleive your SIL is pg again already !!
Kat Glad to hear Liam is sleeping a little better!!
Alison wow only 4 more weeks til you can find out the sex, it seems to have gone quickly!!
Melinda My yard looked like a swiming pool yesterday! Glad to hear the ADs are working and you're feeling better!!
Ok think I'm caught up sorry to anyone I missed!!
Not much to tell here. Did baby clothes shopping yesterday . At least he will be dressed after he arrives, still need to get my pjs and stuff but have plenty of time to do that I s'pose. And if I'm not up to it DP will have to do it . Just waiting for the rain to clear so I can wash it all now and be semi ready.
I gtg DP's out with his bro and David has just trashed my hand bag .
Hope everyone is well
Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:03 PM
I can't believe it is Thursday and this is my first post We got back from Mum and Dad's on Monday, and the house was looking very clean and tidy. DH and IL's did a wonderful job. Now I just have to keep it up We are just waiting to talk to a second RE on Sat, and once we decide who we will be going with, the house should go on the Market next week. I hope it sells quickly, as I don't think I can keep up with the kids
Had a lovely time at Mum and Dad's. Lily spent a night at her cousins, and I was able to catch up with two old school friends. I also got to catch up with my little bro and his family. They have just gotten back from Europe, so it was nice to hear their stories. They spent a few days in Amsterdam, and whenever Steve went into a shop by himself, the vendors would speak to him in Dutch but if he was with Claire or the kids they would speak English. He has obviously taken on a lot of Dad's genes
Blish - Well done on the weight loss. I hope the kids are better soon.
Tracey - I can't believe SIL is pg again. More to the point I actually can't believe she did the bd again so soon
Sorry I haven't gotten far, but Eamon is complaining. I'd better get to him.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:37 PM
Melinda – so good to hear from you. I think that is longest post you have done in ages. Great to hear you are feeling better. My MIL is now AD’s too & the psych said it can take between 2-6 weeks to kick on so I hope they do soon for her so she starts feeling better too. A new kitchen & floors sounds great. I was wondering if you were still considering moving. You better send some of that rain to us. We have had temps in the low 20’s all week & as much as I love the sunshine our tanks are nearly empty & we need to fill them up as I don’t want to use the yukky town water.
Alison – congrats on Michael getting into the private school. That’s great that it is only 5 mins away, especially when you will have Sam & a new born to cart around. Oh I like the Kia’s. Well done on the new car.
Ang – stay dry!!!
Kat – glad you are feeling better & Liam is sleeping a little better for you.
Tracey – good to hear Kaitlyn is not so grumpy. Thanks for the kind words. I am trying to think positively about IVF for us too. Hey how about an updated pic from you?? I still can’t believe you only have 4 weeks to go. Had to laugh about your collegues......1 a cow the other sharing all her secrets with you!! Lucky you are working from home now.
Rach – your friend sounds like a lovely house guest. You couldn’t ask for more when they help out for you. Hope she cheers up soon. Hope you can stay dry too with all that rain.
Blish – WTG on the weight loss. Keep up your good walking efforts. Hope the kids get better quickly. Jaiden has woken up with a cough the last 2 nights but then seems fine once he is up. We are leaving the heating on overnight but I am wondering if it just the cold air from the nights. Anyway he seems himself apart from that.
Kirsty – oh how cute to be buying baby clothes again. Do you still have alot of hand me downs from David too?
Katy – sounds like you had a great time away. Hope the house sells quickly for you so you don't have stress about keeping it clean to inspections.
I got 2 hrs to shop on my own yesterday. We had swimming at 10am then drove into town & stopped in to see my dad & Jaiden wanted to stay with poppy. So I dashed off while I could & shopped & shopped & didn't even stop for lunch! I bought some new track pants & jacket, 3 lovely woollen jumpers & a Fiorelli handbag & purse for a bargain at Myer. Very pleased I was.
DH got home at 9.30pm last night. Very nice to have him home. Today I got my hair coloured & straightened. Looks so good I wish I was going out tonight.
OK better run. Jaiden is waking from his nap.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:02 PM
The doctor thinks James has pneumonia. We had an xray this morning and we're going back at 2pm for her to give the results.
He is so sick and we had an awful night. Elora though slept fantastically last night - they are taking turns at depriving me of any sleep for the past 5 nights.
Too tired to write anything else.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 02:57 PM
Update: no, he doesn't have pneumonia, thank goodness. Chest was clear (although doctor said she could definitely hear lots of crackling on his chest and in her opinion she thought he looked like he was labouring to breathe). In any event, he's on antibiotics as a precaution although he most likely has a viral chest infection. She said it may take 3 weeks for the cough to go (and he has his birthday party next Sunday 31st) Anyway, the main thing it isn't anything really serious.
Thanks for your concern girls (here and on FB)
Posted 22 May 2009 - 02:58 PM
I had Eamon's 8wk MCHN appointment today. He is actually 10wks, but I forgot to go He is now 5.75kg and 61.5cm.
We got an offer on our house today, from a guy DH works with. He wants it as an investment, so we would be able to stay and rent until our house is built. It sounds like a good offer, but we have to do the numbers to see how it compares to if we went through an agent. Anyone have any expereince with private sales? Tracey?
Blish - I hope James isn't too sick
Stacy - Yay for shopping by yourself. Did you spend up big? Good luck with the specialist.
Well, I have run out of time, as a visitor arrived. I'd better get into this housework. I should be doing washing.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:10 PM
Katy - no brainer, if you can sell it privately go for it. It will save you thousands in paying a commission to an agent and you get to put that money in your pocket. Just make sure that it is a good offer, maybe look at the current houses on the market in your area to see what they are listed for. If it seems like it is a good offer, personally I would take it.
Stacy - I will get around to doing a pic soon. 3 weeks and 3 days to go. Very exciting.
Blish - glad James doesn't have pneumonia. Sounds like a chest infection-y type thing. Like what Kaitlyn started off with. Mind you she kept getting sick and was sick for 3 months and even now has a cough again. She does have to go to the doctor tomorrow for her second flu vac, so will get the doctor to check her out then.
Kirsty - glad to hear everything is going well with you. How long have you got to go now??? Oh and yes my SIL is an idiot! Like I have said before I am sure she has done it on purpose because this would be her second "accident" in a year, bit too convenient for my liking. She is the jealous type and would be thinking that she won't have any of the attention once this baby is born so she had to do something to rectify that....she is neurotic.
Rach - have your parents been evacuated?
Melinda, Alison, Ang and Kirsty - how are you going in all the weather up there. It has hit here with a vengence in the last couple of days and has been horrible and wet and windy. Glad I got to stay inside for most of the day today and all day yesterday.
OK well that's about my page I think.
Us - not much going on atm. My feet have been swelling really badly the last few days and so have my hands. I am just hoping that it isn't a sign of PE. I have had everything else, I am just waiting for that to hit me too. On the plus side if that did happen then I would probably be happy for this bub to be born now although another week would be good.
Working from home is great so far. Didn't do much today cause there wasn't much to do which was great. I ended up doing some cross stitch - naughty me
Oh our good news was our refinance was approved - not for as much as we wanted, but still a good deal of it which is great because we will be saving HEAPS in repayments per month and we will also have a chunk paid off our personal loan and we will be able to maybe refinance that and we are going to buy a new car. We are going to ge the ball rolling on the car this weekend. So exciting.
OK well that's about it for me. Best go and get the chicken out of the freezer for dinner tonight. Have a good night girls
Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:22 PM
Tracey - I forgot to tell you why we chose the Sportage over the Tucson... The Tucson was not wide enough on the back seat to fit 3 carseats in! Yet there is plenty of room in the Sportage. Have fun car shopping!
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:32 PM
Tracey - No. They are in a part of lismore that doesnt get flooded thankgod.
Its been a mad rush down there though to get my 96 yr old great nanna, who lives where flood hits lismore hard out of there, they moved her to the hospital which is such a relief.
Its a bit scary down there at the moment, thanks for asking tracey. Dads work had to move everything higher and bits of the road have come away in places its crazy. Am so worried for my family down there! They have endured alot of floods though so should be okay! Its so devastating though with the clean up and everything.
Hope everyone is well - sorry again for the quickie!
Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:44 AM
Rach Hope your family is all ok!! Glad to hear they got your great nanna to safety.
Alison we've been looking at cars recently too and I actually preferred the soul over the sportage, but I don't really like kias.
Tracey I have 13+2 to go today, too long. I had one semi planned and one accident in just over 12mnths so it can happen. But I do agree two complete accidents in 12mnths seems suss. Glad to hear working from home is working out well!! 3 weeks it must seem sooo far away.
Katy what a good size boy you have there!!
Blish Glad to hear james doesn't have pneumonia!! Hope he improves quickly!!
Stacy No, no hand me downs smaller then an 0. He was my last so I got rid of all his small stuff and was going to get rid of the 0's too just before we found out about this one, glad I hadn't gotten around to it. Yay to getting to go shopping on your own!!
Ok think I'm all caught up. Spent all day yesterday at MIL's . She has flooding issues, so the boys are digging a trench and adding drainage at the back of the house. DP is back there this morning, I was not taking these kids back again today, they were well and truly over it by the time we left yesterday.
Got to go visit my mum and grandma this afternoon and do groceries as well, so a pretty busy day anyway.
I am soooo over all this rain. The yard starts to dry out and then it starts again. I'm going to have a couple less kids if it doesn't dry out soon .
Ok have to move have kids climbing on me demanding something (not sure what trying to ignore them )!!
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:17 PM
Great (sarcasm) - a child in Josh's class has swine flu. Just had a call from the Vice Principal.
We have to meet at the school at 3.30pm.
Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:54 PM
Hi again girls.
Katy We bought our house privately, the sellers arranged the solicitors and we just went in and signed the paperwork and handed over the cheque, from memory the solicitor fees were included in the total balance we had to pay (remembering that we had the 1st home owners grant). We found it to be very easy and straight forward.
Blish SOOOO glad it's not pneumonia. Bugger about the Swine flu. Jamie is in Sydney atm and told me that they have quarrunteened (sp) a ship with 1,000 passengers as some on there had had Swine flu (though are now recovered). Hope Elora feels better soon.
Tracey WOW not long now Sunshine , guess I need to pull my finger out and finish my project .
Sorry girls that is all I can manage atm. Oh Brodie is FINALLY back home here, wasn't sure WFT was going on as we couldn't contact sil for 3 days (not good with her med history).
Must go have the headache from hell again so can't concentrate too well.
HOPE ALL QLD'ers IN THE FLOOD AREAS ARE STAYING SAFE.
Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:23 AM
We went to the school yesterday and Josh and his classmates are on home quarantine until Thursday. They were each given a full course of Tamiflu to take home and a face mask. They are not allowed to leave the house.
We're now just waiting and watching for symptoms.
Stacy - James is getting better slowly, and Elora still has her cough (but nothing serious). But I'll wait to schedule a catch up until this swine flu thing is over with...
Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:33 AM
Blish – so sorry to hear James is so sick the poor thing. And you must be exhausted. Really hope he is alot better by his birthday. Yikes about the swine flu! I heard it on the news. He is going to go crazy being stuck inside for 5 days. No worries on the catch up. You take care of yourself.
Katy – well done on a offer on your house already. Hope it turns out worth it & you can keep some money in your pocket from not using agents. I didn’t spend up too big as used some gift cards that we had accumulated since Xmas. But it was really nice to go into a few clothes shops & try on stuff without Jaiden hanging about.
Tracey – oh my friends hands & feet swelled up terrible those last few weeks too. Hope it doesn’t get too much worse for you. Congrats on getting the refinance. You must be very excited to be getting a new car. Have you decided on which one you want yet?
Rach – lucky they got your nan out! The weather is crazy up there!! I was watching a program the other day that said the wet weather will continue in QLD & northern NSW for more years to come & Victoria is still set to stay dry. Terrible weather conditions all round.
Kirsty – I didn’t realise David was going to be your last. Does that mean this one was a surprise or did you change your mind about having another one? At least it is always fun buying the little clothes.
Rubes – so good to hear from you. Glad Brodie is back. Hope you are ok. Those headaches sound awful.
We have had a busy weekend. Friday we met my sister & Will out shopping & had lunch & then DH's niece & nephew stayed over for the night. I was hanging for a dinner out so we tried this lovely italian restaurant in a nearby suburb & it was divine! Very nice food so we will be definitely going back there.
Yesterday we were out nearly all day. We took Jaiden to a local animal farm & he went on his first tractor ride & loved it. Got chased by some crazy turkeys! Gee those birds are big. Then we went shopping for some new outdoor light fittings & a bedroom suite for Jaiden. We think it is finally time to put him in a big bed. Is he the only 1 still sleeping in a cot? DH wants to get him a Thomas bed but I was thinking just a wooden base as he will grow out of the Thomas 1 too quickly. But after thinking about it more why not let the little mad Thomas fan sleep in a Thomas bed for a few years. Spotlight have them on special at the moment so we are going there today. Hope they have 1 we can take home today.
OK going to go make some noise making brekky. I am a bit peeved this morning as Jaiden was awake just after 7am & DH is still in bed. I have to be up early tomorrow to take DH's car in for a service & lug Jaiden around with me so I thought DH would have got up & given me a sleep in this morning but nooooo. I should have just kicked him out of the bed & maybe that would have been a better hint. Right.....I am off to wake him up!
Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:44 AM
Stacy - Elora is in a cot still. No room for a bed in our bedroom here at Mum's. We'll move house, let her settle in and then do the bed thing - probably closer to her 3rd birthday. Josh was in a cot until he was 3 3/4.
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