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#1 Sandra

Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:47 AM

New thread time ladies


#2 ~*Sharon*~

Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:07 AM


Oops! Just realised the last thread had new posts!

Oh hell, Lynny!! I am so glad the new nurse picked up that something was wrong - that is terrible that they left you for so long!! Did you have Alec with you the whole time?

huge congrats on his arrival!!! Can't wait for some pics!

Edited by ~*Sharon*~, 21 June 2010 - 10:15 AM.

#3 ~crackajac~

Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:36 PM

Gosh Lynny, I can't believe that happened. Having to get the drugs from pharmacy what a crock.. So glad you had a senior nurse step in and all is OK now. I can't believe you are home already even after that ordeal, hope everyone is settling into their new roles at home. More piccies please

#4 butterflies

Posted 21 June 2010 - 07:08 PM

OMG Lynny what an experience.  Glad you are back to normal now and I can't beleive you can come in here and post without more photos!! come on girl what have you been doing?  wink.gif  happy.gif

waiting for Paris to be dropped back from dancing then feed her and send her to bath and bed, Zahli is watching Alannah have a bath as she has been at dancing and piano and Zahli also had dancing today.


#5 Kay1

Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:07 PM

Wooohooooooo Karina - You are going to love it!!

#6 sotetno

Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

Congrats to Lynny and Dean on Alec's arrival.  So glad Alec is doing so well and is eating so well.  What an ordeal for you though.  Hurrah for the senior nurse who got something done and big kicks up the bums to the other nurses.  Can't believe you had to go through that.  Hope the boobies settle down for you soon, both size and ouchy wise.  I found breastfeeding never did get easier at the start - you just have to live through the pain for a couple of weeks and then it'll settle down.  Of course lansinoh does come in handy.  Hope you are taking it easy.

#7 ~~Lynny~~

Posted 22 June 2010 - 03:36 PM

Thanks guys original.gif

Yeah I was a bit miffed actually.. through the whole death bed episode not one of the nurses offered to look after Alec for me rant.gif  They did 2-4 hourly check ups on him though because he did a poop (noice one son ddoh.gif) so occasionally someone would change his nappy but I still had to sit up and deal with him whenever he wanted a feed - I was just lucky that he slept through the first night.  

I noticed on my discharge notes that I had a Bradycardic Episode huh.gif I tend to think that its BS and that if I had a saline drip and proper care from the start - my BPressure, heartrate etc would not have dropped that much.. glare.gif

Havent had time to take decent piccies of Alec yet - will upload a couple of 'roughies' in a second - only on FBook though, I can't be stuffed with flickr etc atm sorry blush.gif

gotta run - DH just picked Em up from preschool


#8 Starbuck

Posted 22 June 2010 - 03:40 PM

Hi all,

It's been a busy few days here. On the weekend we swapped the girls room which is a big task. Of course we didn't have time to do all of it, so half of Alyssia's stuff is in the loungeroom.  wacko.gif Rosalie had been asking to paint her blue room purple and Alyssia wanted us to paint her purple room, blue. So we figured this was easier. laughing2.gif   Also, this way Alyssia is further from the tv.

Today and yesterday all the schools here got together and had a big string orchestra day (yesterday) and concert band days. The kids all get together and work on the piece during the day and then there is a concert a 5pm.  Alyssia went yesterday as she plays the violin and again today cause she plays percussion in the school band. She has had a great time but it has meant two afternoons going to these things. We are very proud of her though cause she played so well and was one of the smallest there yesterday. Plus she was on the local news.

Lynny OMG what a horrible experience. I am so glad you are both ok and home already.  ohmy.gif  Can't wait for piccies!!

Edited by Starbuck, 22 June 2010 - 03:43 PM.

#9 Kay1

Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:00 PM

Go Alyssia cclap.gif That is awesome. Too funny on the girls wanting their rooms to be the colour their sister has laughing2.gif Great solution. original.gif

Lynny - Glad all is going well now. That is really terrible 'care' you got. Glad you made it through and are now home safe. Can't wait to see the pics.

Well I am a very pleased mama today. original.gif We got Nate's "report" from preschool and basically all the things that were problem areas for him last year no longer are. Woot!! We are seeing such great changes in him from the occupational therapy, he is dealing with the sensory stuff so much better and is getting much more adventurous and physically confident. Its so god to see.  We had a check up with the paediatrician this morning which was a bit of a waste of time as we had to wait for an hour and then he didn't really say anything of note. I talked to him about possible testing prior to school and he thought it was better to wait and if necessary do it in collaboration with the school. I tend to agree. I am going to chat to the psychologist about it tomorrow though and see if she can clarify things for me.

On the other hand going through some personal s--t at the moment so sad.gif but here's hoping things look up soon.

Edited by Kay1, 22 June 2010 - 06:01 PM.

#10 Titania

Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:33 PM

Lynny - you poor bugger - that sounds absolutely dreadful - what an awful thing to go through. Well, at least you are both home, and Alec is doing well. Glad you are feeling better.

G is back in speech therapy - I honestly thought she'd chuck us off it today - but nup she wants him to continue. I think it's a little OTT  (the kid knows his alphabet, has six word sentences, counts above ten etc) but it's just certain sounds he's not great with..

Ga - have to cancel our FNQ holiday... SO WANT A HOLIDAY!!!! Shut up about fiji you lot. Tounge1.gif sad.gif

On another note... my darling 2yo flushed my brand new $500 bi-focals down the toilet today. GAAAA!  blink.gif

#11 butterflies

Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:15 PM

Oh Lynny what crap treatment you got!! syou should hav moved back to the Hills!! LOL!!

Jac How are you and Imogen going?

both of you girls we need lots of photos.

Kay well done to Nate on his report.  and well done to you for all your hard work!!

I hope your personal sh*te is over and done with quickly

You have to tell me all about the Outrigger (for some reason I thought you were staying at castaway)  one stupid question I have is do they use the same power sockets as us? and did you take snacks for the kids?

T bugger about the holiday and I hope you know a good plumber

#12 Starbuck

Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:21 PM

Oh dear T!!!

Kay Awesome news on Nate's report card!!! I am sorry to hear you are going through some stuff. If you still have my number you are welcome to call anytime.  bbighug.gif

Well, yesterday's concert was a bit more of an acheivement for Alyssia. Today she played the cymbol.  laughing2.gif

Do all of your 4 year old's sit still for things? (or sit even remotely close to still?) Rosie is just so hyper and unable to sit for things. I know she is probably ok at preschool cause they have never said anything, but we can never get her to sit still/quiet when we go to things. I even brought toys/colouring in for her and she was so badly behaved. She acts quite babyish at these times though, so sometimes we forget that actually, she is 4 and we should expect more of her. Alyssia was the opposite in that she could sit through a heavy classical concert at 2.  blink.gif We know that is not normal, but what do 4 year olds generally do??

#13 Kay1

Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:19 PM

I'm not sure Nate is normal. laughing2.gif He can sit still but I don't think he'd sit through a concert for long. I would take his leapster or give him the iphone but he might still need to get up and play around. Leo on the other hand is the other extreme. The OT has given me some tips for him because he's such a 'seeker'. She suggested lots of swinging etc followed by deep pressure, bear hugs etc. Might be worth a try.

Karina - Yeah baby, Outrigger!! biggrin.gif  We bought a power point converter thingo and didn't have to use it because they had Australian power points in the room. I took a couple of packets of crackers and biscuits, some sultanas for the kids but they did have that stuff at the little shop in the resort. A bit exxy and maybe not brands you'd know. A tip is if you walk up the beach a bit to the right there is a little shop (very basic) but the milk, soft drinks etc are a lot cheaper there. There is also a restaurant there which looked very clean and is a lot cheaper than the resort. We didn't get the meal deal. Our booking included brekky and we'd just pig out at the buffet and then skip lunch and have an early dinner. The kids get free lunch and dinner so the can still eat. It was cheaper than the meal deal worked out to be.  Any more questions fire away. original.gif

#14 Titania

Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:35 PM

No plumber Karina - they were flushed away. I can't believe it. $500 worth, literally, down the toilet. I'm sure it might be funny... oh.. in about... ten years from now.

Kirsten - Lorcan sits through stuff very well - a two hour circus show etc. That seems to be his personality though. G on the other hand- no way. He will sit focused on something for easily half an hour and sometimes longer - but it depends on what it is - and how tired he is.
The test will be this weekend - we intend to take them to the movies (Toy Story 3) for their first time ever - and our first time in nearly five years!!!

Kay - give me a bell if you need to chat. Great that Nate seems to be doing so well.

Outa time...

#15 Kay1

Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

Oh T I forgot to say bummer about the glasses. How incredibly frustrating.

Good luck with the movies, sounds great. I would love to take Nate but he would be too scared.

#16 butterflies

Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

I took the kids to see CATS and Zahli watched the whole thing without moving!! lucky at $130 a ticket.  but all 3 girls know the story line back to front and LOVED it.

Kay I am sure there will be lots more questions

#17 Titania

Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:03 PM

Holy crap - $130 each - that would be like the cost of a holiday LOL. Good thing the risk paid off or it might have been a little annoying hehehe. Love that they loved it though. original.gif I'd love to take L to something like that - will wait until G is a bit older though - as I think he will love it then too.

#18 ~3boysmummy~

Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:07 PM

Finally have 2 minutes to reply. Sitting at soccer training without much to do.  rolleyes.gif

Lynny, OMG, what an experience. Glad you are ok now and recovered quickly. How are those porno boobs going.  roll2.gif

Karina, Fiji. Awesome!! If you want to pack me feel free!! original.gif

Jac, How is gorgeous Imogen going??

My life is very boring only working. I am counting down till Eclipse next week. woohoo!!

#19 Lili-Belle

Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:36 PM

Karina I saw Cats when I was about 9 & LOVED it. I got to sit on Rumtumtugger's lap  smile1.gif


#20 Kay1

Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:04 PM

LOL Leesa - I thought you were a lost lurker laughing2.gif

#21 butterflies

Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:33 PM

me too!!!

Zahli took pictures and the tickets from cats for news this week and the teachers were so amazed that she knew all the cats names.  She also knows most of the songs.

Leesa Zahli loves 'rumrumtugger' lol

#22 Kay1

Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:46 PM

I would have given my left arm to see it as a kid. I LOVE the TS Eliot poems and I had the cd and a copy of the London production's program, courtesy of my aunt and uncle. I was obsessed LOL.

Macavity the Mystery Cat was my favourite (although I'm not sure that one's in the show?).

#23 butterflies

Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:49 PM

Zahli has an obession with Mr Mistoffelees.  I have had to print out photos for her to carry around.

Kay the girls have MIL's video!!

#24 ~*Sharon*~

Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:11 PM

Mum and I took Hannah to see Cats in March.  She was great, and this is Hannah who we do hear reports of not sitting still at kinder (apparently - I only heard of this in the last couple of months!)

#25 Kay1

Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:55 PM

Well I had some much needed good news today. Had Nate's teacher/parent interview. This teacher has only been there about 3 months so it was interesting to get her perspective. She felt that Nate had no real problems, that he was coping "perfectly" for his age. So different from last year! She said she'd heard there were some 'issues' previously but she didn't see any of it now. original.gif

She also said he is really into gross motor stuff which is great because last year they could not get him off the computer and it was the ONLY thing he liked about preschool.

Um, what else - well that's enough really LOL. I'm just so happy that we've gone from really being worried that he had an ASD to where we are now. original.gif

He's still a kind of quirky kid but he's happy and we love him. wub.gif

That is all. original.gif

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