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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:17 PM
Happy Birthday to Tristan too!!! (sorry it's late, I couldn't remember the third birthday today).
Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:45 AM
Wow Tracey - Hayley is growing up so fast!
Tam - that was sad. It is so scary
Kirsty - i have nothing to offer on the weaning thing as i only bottle fed but you do whatever you think is best, bugger what he says!!
Stace - FYI bit late now... ryans 4yo kinder is $475 a term which is 2.5 days a week (hours r 9am - 2.30) bit different here though.
I have Ryans school forms filled out, scary stuff it has taken me a while to decide on a school ut i have ended up just gfoing with our local one. There Naplan testing results are excelent compared to the other one i was considering, it is going to be an emotional day when i have to drop him off!!
Alright better go my mum is here!!
Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:10 PM
Sorry to those birthday's I have missed recently. I just don't seem to have a moment for myself at the moment.
We had our scan yesterday and there is a happy healthy boy in there. So I will have 2 boys 18 months apart! poor Lara!
I have been refered to a psychologist that specialises in pregnancy and the like as my GP is so worried about me and the fact that I am a basket case at the moment! (my words not her's)
Lara is having her first night of no dummies tonght and she is doing really well, no whinging or crying to go to sleep so we will now just see how she goes overnight. Here's hoping for a good night!
K well I need to go and finish dinner for DH (yes at 9pm, I would have thought dinner was more important that weights really) be back soon and hopefully I will have time to actually read something!
Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:43 PM
Kat - congratulations on the boy news! have you thought of any names yet?
Stacey - sorry that this year didn't work with the IVF, hopefully it will happen really soon for you.
I can't remember what else I have read, running on less sleep than normal at the moment. Adam is going well, he is 2 weeks old tomorrow and back to his birth weight plus a little more. He is sleeping quite well, up approximately every 3 to 4 hours at night.
I probably should work on a new signature ... hope everyone else is well.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:07 PM
How do your 3 year olds pronounce DRINK?
And sorry for my lack of congrats for all the new bubs, I kept meaning to type up something nice but I've always had something else on or DH has been kicking me off the computer.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:41 AM
Brooke - Kaitlyn pronounces DRINK like it is supposed to be prounounced.
Kat - CONGRATULATIONS!!! Have any names in mind??? Hope Lara had a great day yesterday. You moved into your mum's house yet?
Alison - wow 2 weeks already...that has flown. Glad he seems to be settling into a routine of sorts. How are the Michael and Sam with him?
Melinda - oh my, scary stuff filling out school forms. I am sure it will be an emotional day for all when he goes off to big school.
Stace - whichever way you go with the kinder, I think it is good to have him in 2 times a week in something. At our d/c we were originally putting Kaitlyn in one day a week but they recommend 2 days a week because they said that they settle in better and you have less chance of them crying and clinging when you drop them off. We put Kaitlyn up to 2 days a week after her first week she loved it that much. But if you have him in kinder one day and then occasional care another day I think that would work too. Happy birthday to Will too!
Sorry that's my page.
Us - not much going on here. Not much sleep happening last night. Simon let the alarm on the monitor go off because when he put Hayley down after her feed last night she threw up. So I flew out of bed because he forgot to turn the monitor off and scared the absolute crap out of me.
Then we got Hayley into bed and then the cats started mucking up. So I was trying to find them in the dark so I could get them to stop pushing things off the sink. After they settled down Hayley decided to wake up at 4.00am and then fall back to sleep promptly on my chest in bed, so it was a bit of a restless night for me.
On the job front for DH he is going back for a second interview on Monday and from what we have been told he is the only one going back for a second interview at this point in time and he was the one best qualified for the position. So cross all your fingers and toes girls.
I have a big 3 year old on my hands as of Saturday too. I can't believe she is 3. She is so big now and such a beautiful gorgeous (if tempremental) girl. She really is the best thing I have ever done. So is Hayley of course. Growing up I could never see myself with a child let alone 2 and I just love watching them grow and change every day.
Anyway, best go. Have a good day girls.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:55 PM
Melinda - oh wow it will be emotional for you next year with Ryan going to school. Sienna will miss him during the days I bet.
Kat - congrats on the news of another boy. How sweet. Lara will be terrific with them I am sure. I hope things settle for you soon chickey. I have been thinking of you alot.
Alison - thanks, here's hoping 2010 is lucky for us with a IVF bub. We have 2 frozen embryos so at least I don't have to get back onto the heavy drugs straight away. Gee 2 weeks has gone fast. That's great that Adam is back to his birth weight. My neice only just hit that last week & she is nearly 4 weeks old.
Brooke - thanks for the chat the other day. It was great to catch up with you again. Jaiden pronounces the word drink properly too.
Tracey - we decided to go with the kinder on Monday 9-12 then occasional care Thur 9-1 & he has swimming on Wed. At least for term 1 anyway. That at least leaves Friday's totally free & only my cardio class of a Tues morning which I will get MIL to watch him in the new year. I think sometimes you have to do what's right for the family too. I will say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kaitlyn today as we are staying at DH's cousins again tomorrow night & have Will's 2nd birthday BBQ on Saturday so probably won't get back on. Hope she has a great day.
OK got to run. Have heaps to do.
Edited by Stacymoo, 19 November 2009 - 07:20 PM.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:04 PM
Brooke - Elora says "drink" properly, but she says a few words incorrectly which I blame her dummy obsession for. (she can't enunciate some consonants properly with the dummy there)
Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:46 AM
Kat - Congrats on the boy news! I hope everything goes well wit hyour new doctor!!!
Brooke - Sienna pretty much says drink, though Ryan had a problem for a while sort of saying it with an S sound Srink... he des it a bit now with think but its alot better.
Tracey - Happy Birthday to Kaitlyn for tomorrow! She shares it with My dad and my nephew!! Hope the interview for your DH goes well.
Alison - Are you available to catch up b4 xmas?? I have to go out your way a few times over the next few weeks, i would love to meet your little man! Kerrie showed me pics off her camera!!
Have a mad day today so better go everyone is still asleep but i think i'll start the ironing and get a headstart on the weekend!!
Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:42 PM
Sorry I have been so slack lately Brooke has given me a bit of a shove to get back on here. I have been reading, just not posting.
So Happy Birthday to all the 3yo and Congratulations on all the babies.
I have been mia due to a bit of pnd. Nothing to severe, mainly just due to sleep deprivation But when I am down, I can't think straight to type anything.
Eamon is going well He is 8 months now. He just keeps waking at night. It takes nothing to get him back to sleep again, it is just I have to get out of bed to do it, and it happens every 2hrs. On top of that one of the others will need to go to the toilet, wet the bed, fall out of bed, or lose their dummy, and then everyone gets up at 5.30am. We have also been so busy lately, in fact I don't feel I have stopped since we bought our land, the day before Eamon was born.
Anyway, enough of that. Lily has her first transition day at school next week, and she is see sawing between excited and scared. I'm sure she will be fine though. She also had her peanut allergy re tested. It was a really long day, but the result is that Lily has out grown her allergy
Zac is going well. I managed to get him into 3yo kinder for next year, which is great as there are limited spaces this year because of the baby boom. He is fully tted, day and night :excited: He is having a little of trouble with his legs though. He sometimes walks around with one stiff leg, and also the circulation can go really quickly when he kneels on them. He will kneel for 5min and get up, and his leg will collapse underneath him. He also complains a little of back pain. The Dr said this is not normal so is sending him to see an orthopedic surgeon. We've had x-rays done, but we can't see the surgeon until Feb.
Eamon, as I said is 8 months now. He is going really well. He is sitting up, and trying to get around. He loves Lily and Zac, and looks like he might explode with excitement when he sees them come in the room It is so cute. Lily can get him in absolute stitches I have tried to catch it on film, but everytime I get the camera out, he gets distracted by it.
The house is coming along well. It is just a couple of bricks short of lock up stage. It feels like a real house when you go in there now I can't wait to move in. I am over living in someone elses house. The hot water tap came off in the laundry the other day and was shooting hot water in the air. I couldn't get on to the REA to tell me where the water main was, and I was supposed to get permission from the owner before I let someone come in and do some work. I called someone anyway and it wasn't a problem, but I just hate that, even with minor issues that we could fix ourselves, we have to get permission and then wait around for a tradie to have time.
Anyway, that is enough rambling from me.
Stacy - I have been thinking of you, and am still wishing on eyelashes, that your baby will come. I have wished over 30 babies into existance, and have a 100% strick rate, (or will once yours is born )
Kat - Congratulations on another boy. I'm sure Lara will do fine. I'm glad I had Lily before 2 boys, because the house is already full of girlie things. We will eventually get over run with boy stuff, but there is still plenty of pink influence
Tracey - I hope DH gets the job Sounds promising.
Mindy - It is daunting choosing a school isn't it. I was so glad when we decided to move to a small town, as there is only 1 school to choose from, and it has a great rep. Lily is very excited though.
Well that is all I have time for now. Zac is up, and they are starting to hassle me for food I'll try to get back again soon, or else Brooke will give me another kick up the behind
Posted 21 November 2009 - 12:19 PM
Sorry last 10 only here.
Katy - I hear you on the depression side of life. I am feeling very much the same at the moment. It has been recommended that I start on anti depressants but am not sure I want to go down that road just yet. Maybe I should though as it might take away the anxiety from the kids a bit. I guess time will tell. I hope that you are ok.
Mindy - Why were you up if everyone else was asleep?! I am always in bed until I have to get up!
Stacy - Lara goes to CC next year as well and I must say that although I am looking forward to it I also wish that I could put Liam in as well. Hopefully 2010 will be a good year for you.
Tracy - Happy birthday Kaitlyn. (I think it was today but have baby brain so sorry if I am a day or so out!)
Brooke - Lara says drink properly I think. She used to miss the r occasionally but I think she now says it properly I think.
Us - Saw the psych on Friday and he has recommended antidepressants at the moment for a reactive depression to a whole combination of things like Dad, the pelvis and not being able to live up to my expectations and us having to move in with my mum. Let alone the fact that I am having another baby and a boy as well. ( I am a little freaked that I will get another one like Liam) so I am contemplating if that is what I want or not, on one hand I want it if it is going to make me feel better but I am a bit nervous it will make me really flat or something. I guess I can try it and if it doesn't work then I can come off it.
We are really struggling with a boys name at the moment.
Sorry GTG Liam is screaming.
Posted 22 November 2009 - 06:15 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANGUS! Hope you are doing well Erica & Angus had a great day.
Tracey – hope Kaitlyn had a good day yesterday & got thoroughly spoilt.
Katy – so good to hear from you. I am glad Brooke gave you a shove to pop in & tell us how you have been. Sorry to hear you are feeling a little low. Hopefully you can get some sleep soon & feel better. Sounds like the house is coming along great. Won't be long before you are in now. Well done Zac being fully TT. Jaiden still hasn’t done anything in the toilet but certainly understands what is all about. Thanks for the wishes. I am hoping 2010 brings me a new bub & then you can keep your strike rate.
Kat – maybe starting the meds will be good idea if it makes you feel better. A few of my family are on medication for depression & I know especially with my mum & sister, that within about 6 weeks they were feeling more positive & felt like they were able to cope with things again.
Blish - thankyou so much for inviting us to Elora's party on Friday. It was great to see you again & Jaiden had a great time. Your craft idea was brilliant & it gave them something to take home which was great. Hope she liked her pressie.
Busy weekend for us. Not sure of I told you that DH is having some family counselling done with his cousin so that's why we are staying over at their house every Friday night. Long story on how this has come about, but I am so proud of him for seeing someone about his abusive childhood & relationship issues that need to be dealt with. It is making such a difference on him in just 2 weeks.
Anyway so Friday night stayed there, then Saturday we had Will's 2nd birthday party at my sisters house. It was great to catch up with the family & all the kids had a ball playing together.
Today has been a lazy day. Just a little cleaning & some relos dropped in for a coffee on their way home to NSW. We had heaps of rain this morning & had to clean out the filters on our tanks as they were flooding. We have had alot of development works going on around home with heaps of dust so it's been good to have a big dose of rain to settle it all.
Anyway enough of my rambling. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:09 PM
Just a super quick post...have been sick all weekend (flu symptoms) - yuck
Stacy - thanks so much again for coming on Friday and for Elora's lovely present - you chose brilliantly - she loves to draw and loves Fairies. I'm glad Jaiden had fun and I hope we can get together soon.
Kat - I agree, if the meds will help you then maybe that's the way to go. Obviously it's your decision though and I do understand your hesitation. Sending hugs your way.
Katy - sounds scary about Zac's legs...what do they think is causing it? I hope it's nothing serious!
Us- well, I've been bedridden all weekend with flu symptoms - aching all over, hot one minute, cold the next, sore throat. I'm feeling slightly better tonight so hoping I wake up tomorrow totally over it.
My son James has been referred to a paediatrician because he keeps getting frequent headaches. James is very pale and looks unwell all the time - I've always harboured a deep down secret panicky fear that there's going to be something terribly wrong with him.
I had his eyes tested yesterday morning and they are OK, except he is a little long sighted - so that's that potential cause off the list.
Happy Birthday to Angus !
Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:20 AM
I hope you get some answers soon about Jame's headaches blish. my DH complains of that alot ive asked him over and over to see the doc, im gonna just make the appt for him i think and make him go.
U poor thing being so sick, i had a fab w'end as i was matron of honour for my best friends wedding and it was fab, my bro did the music and it rocked and my speech went really well so i was plzed with that I talked about our wagging and stuff it had the crowd laughing.
Stacy im so glad your DH is getting counselling, my sis did and it really improved her whole perspective on life.
Hey Katy i have missed you, i understand about the lack of sleep, i did it for almost 12months with Aiden (no sleep) even up till 12months old he would wake 2-3hrly it was hard but now at just over 13months old he sleeps over 10hrs its great. Cant wait to see pics of the house and kiddies
Its safe to say I am still shocked. Ive tested over and over again and got negatives and now its clearly a bfp. I last tested before tonight on the thursday on the day my AF was due but nope nothing, so tonight i tested and got this.
Dh is plzed with himself of course, this wasnt planned as u all know as AF only came back for the first time last month and i told DH we would wait since loosing my mum was still so fresh but yeah he didnt pull out in time when things got quite romantic.
we wanted this age gap but i was going to wait another month or two but DH is thrilled, im excited too and a little like OMG is this real.....but we have alot of love to give and we did want to start now if my mum hadnt of passed away so maybe its fate that I am preggers but I am happy.
Stacy I feel so terrible sharing this hun, but i thought you girls should know as you have all been such great friends, I am really looking forward to your BFP hunni xxoo.
The wedding of my best friend Nicoles went so well yesterday, I had a total ball. the car driver had a table, nibbles with fruits, biscuits, cheese, cabonossi and dips. He even had champagne bottles, wine glasses and cold water and we all toasted it was fab. We stirred him about having everything in his boot and when it sprinkled we joked that we would need an umbrella, and LMAO he rushes to the car and pulls out this bit mother sized one, we all just cracked up laughing he was just fantastic even with his driver cap on, so cute.
The music rocked as my bro arranged it and I danced the night away, had a bloody ball so did DH.
My speech went so well so i plzed with that.
So some pics
IM beside the bride
Moi he he
Moi again at the church walking out.
Edited by amaratae, 23 November 2009 - 01:22 AM.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 03:46 AM
Forgot to mention girls, plz no mention of the on FB Thanks girls.
Its nearly 5am and I still haven't slept and I have to get ready for work in 2hrs. Too much on my mind as u can imagine.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 09:39 AM
wow, congratulations Tam, you will definatley have your hands full lol.
Hi everyone else. Still cruising along here, trying to get use to things with 3 and lack of sleep and DH away, but we'll get there.
Gotta run, crying baby
Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:15 AM
Wow Tam - congratulations!!! You had your suspicions huh?
Blish - hope you are feeling better today.
Stacy - so glad the counselling is helping your DH.
Liz - glad you are cruising along. Hope you get some good sleep soon. When is DH back?
Kat - I hope you are feeling better really soon. It must be awful to be so conflicted about what to do. I hope you come to a decision really soon. As for boys names, the only ones we liked were Jacob and Samuel.
Sorry that's about the extent of my posts.
Us - Kaitlyn had a fantastic birthday on Saturday. She was so spoilt and she had a huge day. She was still awake very late and then woke up in the middle of the night (read 3.30am!) wanting to watch DVDs and then throwing a tantrum when I wouldn't let her
The only thing that ruined the whole day was that we had to go see the ILs. They were supposed to come to our place, but they pulled the "why don't you come over for a swim" card. I chucked a hissy fit as they still smoke in the unit. I said to Simon they will have to air that place out well before we go especially since Hayley has suspected asthma! So he made that clear to his parents, but I could still smell it when I got there, but I can smell it from a mile away.
We were supposed to go to the park that night for Kaitlyn to play a bit and have ice cream but because we didn't leave till late and she didn't have a sleep until late so we couldn't go down to the park because it was too late by the time she woke up and then it was too hot yesterday Bloody ILs they ruin everything all the time.
Yesterday was disgusting. 41 degrees at my house and at 11.00 last night it was still 30 degrees in the girls room!
Anyway that's about it for me. Best go and do so me more work, not that I really want to.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:26 PM
You had your suspicions huh?
Yep I did cause of DH not pulling out that one time but every test was negative. I even tested on my due date on Thursday (due date of AF I mean) and it was BFN......so i assumed that my periods were all over the place since it was my first AF in 2yrs and since a long time of b/f and also with all the stress this year and it hasnt even been 2months since mum died so DH & I accepted it wasnt to be. I nearly didnt even test again as I was sick of buying them, getting a negative so more money down the drain.
I never got such a late result when i tested with Aiden, funny that.
Oh Tracey i saw Kaitlyn's pics on FB< she looked so happy what a little princess.
And i know what u mean on how your children are the best thing u ever did, I feel the same, my two are my life and DH & I get so much joy in seeing them do the cutest things that only a parent could marvel lol. I couldnt imagine my life without them.
So I've warmed up to the BFP a little better, it took me a while to get my head around it lol....i was excited but yeah it was alot to take in iykwim???
So this morning DH and I were cuddling and I said 'so we are having a baby' he said 'yup sure are' and we just smiled and snuggled. NOw its a case of hold on tight i guess.
Reanna knows, she wants a sister and is all concerned that the baby is in her tummy lol, she was holding up her shirt and patting her tummy and was saying 'OH no, baby in my tummy'. DH & I had to crack up and we assured her that it was in mummys tummy not hers lol.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 03:36 PM
HE GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!
Simon had a second interview at 8.00am this morning with the HR manager and the other guy he saw the other day. The Financial Controller guy was away and couldn't see him today but they had a more formal interview this morning. The Financial Controller was supposed to be there but was in Melbourne for work purposes.
They asked him behavioural questions, as in what he would do in certain situations etc and they said they had another person to see today as well. They also said they would tee up another morning to see the other guy.
Then when I got home I had a message on my phone to say he got the job. When I rang him he said they didn't even see the other person they were that impressed with him. They are going to set up coffee either tomorrow morning or Wednesday morning so he can meet the Financial Controller and he can introduce him to the office and stuff like that.
He hasn't given notice yet and is going to wait till he sees this guy but he has definitely got the job!!! So excited right now.......I won't even care if I have to cancel holidays at Christmas!!!!!
I can't tell you how proud and relieved I am at the same time. I am so happy for him and so glad for the rest of us cause it was really starting to effect his mood at home which sucked! I have told him now I expect him to be in a better mood from now on! He thinks he is going to get the raw end of the stick with his current boss which I can totally imagine but if he does that then he will probably just tell his boss to stick it, as bad as that sounds.
Anyway that's my news
Posted 23 November 2009 - 04:58 PM
Congrats Tam...how excting
Tracey - thats great now i know what FB status is about!
Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:43 PM
Thanks Mindy Gosh I just love Sienna's hair, so beautiful.
Tracey OMG FINALLY some more good news on these forums, so many ppl have had such a bad year (like seriously name me one person who has had a good year this year lol???)
And thats just music to my ears!! yOUR dh HAS DONE so well.
I know what u mean Tracey about your DHs mood, my DH got really bad before he quit his job and began to work from home. He hated it so much after 16yrs and yeah he really should have left there along time ago as he just lost his passion, i was worried with him changing careers but OMG it was the best thing he has ever done.
You will see a change in your DH u wait and see.
Me all ok. Ive warmed to the idea of my news but sometimes i do get nervous butterflies if that makes sense but mostly shock and excitement.
I saw a diff doc to get blood tests and forgot to ask for a referral to arrange the NT scan, early days i know but here they can be booked out for up to 2months so ill have to arrange that one i think.
Most of my family know im so hopeless, just about to tell me step dad tonight soonish, he was always against anymore preg so this should be very interesting thats for sure. He just cares so much for me and my wellbeing but I want this baby no matter what he saids, god gave me this gift and im keeping it
Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:09 AM
Two lots of great news...keep it coming girls!
Tam - how exciting for you. Congratulations!!!!! Wow, you looked beautiful in your matron of honour gown - gorgeous!
Tracey - that is fabulous news about your DH's job. I hope my DH gets the job he went for..coz it's govt we have to wait 4 weeks, so one week down tomorrow, 3 to go. Can't wait to find out (feeling positive although he said he thinks he's got a 50/50 chance)
Still feeling really sick today., Went to doctor- it's a nasty virus and if it doesn't improve by Thursday I have to go back.
Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:56 AM
Tam Congrats on your unexpected BFP!!!
Tracey Gald to hear your DH got the job!!!
Sorry for the slack personals, have read but have a bit on my mind atm.
DP crashed our gorgeous V8 on Sunday night !!! It was just him and his bro in the car at the time, thank god. The boys are ok, pity the same can't be said for the car. He was soo upset, on the phone to my SIL after the crash all he kept saying is "she's going to kill me" , I could've care less about the car at the time I was just glad the boys were alright. They're both a bit sore but no major damage done. The car is still at his bro's where it was driven back to, haven't moved it since. Don't know what we are going to do with it yet have a few options, none of which include keeping it.
Oh well best be moving, have been out and about since Friday so have a heap of housework to catch up on and a boy who needs feeding again.
Hope everyone is well
Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:24 PM
Blish u are so sweet, for one day I did feel a little beautiful (a bit chubby but beautiful lol).
KIrsty OMG thankgod they are ok. Your poor car, u are like me i always think of the positives in everything, u can fix or replace a car but yu cant replace your children's daddy hey??
Me all good. Working at the preschool this whole week and although im so tired i do enjoy the company both the children and adults. My SIL made a joke that I have the life atm cause I dont have any kid.........I corrected her that instead of 2 kids I am actually in a room with 30 children........60 children when we are out side so yeah that theory wasnt quite so true lol.
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