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#51 Twin Mum Runner

Posted 24 November 2010 - 03:24 PM

Hi waves.gif

Nat - I'm sorry to read about you and Paul. Whatever happens, I hope you are okay, and find happiness with or without him. It sounds like things have been rocky for a while? And it sounds like he's being a bit of an a*se at the moment too. From the sounds of it, you definitely deserve better than the treatment you have been getting. I hope getting your hair done helped cheer you up a bit.

Mands - Happy birthday for yesterday! Are you going to have Olly tested for coeliacs too? How is the pregnancy going? Hopefully nice and easy for you. Have you talked DH into a vba2c? If we have a 3rd, I'd love a HB, but it's unlikely unless laws change. DH has said no 3rd until Dylan is at school, and because he has okayed it even though he doesn't want a 3rd, he doesn't want to keep discussing it between now and then.

ceres - I think at the beginning of the thread you asked about green bums nappies? I used nb ones on Mahalia and didn't have a problem with them. I bought a pack, and got heaps of extra boosters (I think I got 3 times more boosters than nappies). Mahalia grew out of them pretty quickly though because she was such a porker as a baby.

Bec - I can't believe Hannah is 5 months old already! How is Ethan's speech group going?

Sharna - I don't know much about cricket either, although my dad and brother are huge fans and usually go to the boxing day (I think?) test. My sister's fiancée used to be one of the guides on the bridge climb. There is no way you'd get me up there though, I am terrified of heights! Have fun doing it.

I've been been busy looking at preschools for Dylan next year, and have found a great public one that is taking kids from out of area, but it's looking highly likely that we will be moving to WA early next year, possibly mid January. We should know more at the end of next week, but I hope it's not too late to organise preschool in WA. Mahalia is not impressed that she doesn't get to go to preschool next year, and every time I mention school, she says
'Mahalia go to school too!"  laughing2.gif  

Mahalia has just woken from her nap, so have to scoot.

#52 themelster

Posted 24 November 2010 - 03:42 PM

I'm happy to meet at yours Bec, or go wild. Whichever is easiest for nat.

#53 Fabulous

Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:12 PM

Georgia- do you mean kindergarten for children who turn 4 by June 30 2011? Applications close in July the year before and if you miss this date then it can be hard to get in because once the classses reach their limit then that's it because kindergarten and pre-primary are non compulsory. I know the kindergarten at my DD's school is full. However you can ring your district office and they will normally find you a spot somewhere. It may involve driving a few suburbs but much better than nothing.

I just heard that there has been another explosion at the NZ mine and there will be no survivors, so sad RIP.   nno.gif

Mands- I hope that Olly is fine.

#54 Twin Mum Runner

Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:21 PM

ceres - Yep, I think I mean kindergarten in WA. It is so difficult getting the right terminology between the different states. Up here, preschool starts in January if you turn 4 before June 30th, if you turn 4 after that, you start the term you turn 4.  wacko.gif Then Transition is the year you turn 5 (before June 30th), then year 1 is the following year and is compulsory.

I heard about the second explosion too.  sad.gif  Hopefully by some miracle, they can find some survivors. My heart really goes out to their friends and family.

#55 meeskamouska

Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:42 PM

If its at Becs I can do it.
Only cause its so late in the afternoon.
Mum can get Bella & I'll bring Charlee.
I'll pick her up early from DC.
What do we think????

BBL with some personals.... just got in from hairdressers.
Love my new do!!
New positive Nat today. Hopefully here to stay.

Edited by meeskamouska, 24 November 2010 - 06:43 PM.

#56 bec8112

Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:58 PM

I am happy to have it at my place if that's suits everyone. Anytime around 2-2.30pm would be great. I usually get home from speech playgroup at 11.30 so would like Ethan to have a little sleep or he will be feral! PM me anyone who is coming and I will let you know my address.

#57 bec8112

Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:59 PM

Sorry, forgot to write - yeah on the 'new do' nat, cannot wait to see it :-)

#58 themelster

Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:05 PM

I'm in Bec.  PM or text me your addy!
Can't wait to see the new "do" Nat!

#59 meeskamouska

Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:29 PM

I'm all organised.
Mums getting Bell, CR is doing a half day & I've already got your addy.
The colour must of got into my head cause I feel different today... though the UDL's I started drinking at 11am might b helping too...rofl.

#60 bec8112

Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:19 PM

Ha ha ha Nat that is hilarious! See you tomorrow  biggrin.gif

#61 Alis Volat Propiis

Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:18 PM

Just quickly...

Not sure if I can make it tomorrow Bec. I have no idea where you live but am guessing north northside somewhere. I like to pick Nadia up from daycare around 4ish so it would mean I couldnt stay long. We only have the one set of car seats and they are in the Subaru which I drive.

Nat - hugs sweetheart.

Hi Georgia, Ros.

I am exhausted tonight. Aidan is waking a bit overnight lately and I just cant catch up. He has cut two bottom teeth!!! He is only 4mths and he has teeth already... geez!


#62 bec8112

Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:45 PM

Sharna - no worries, we will catch up another time. Wow, teeth already! Ethan had teeth at 4months but Hannah has nothing yet at 5months so just another thing that is different about them!!! Hope you get lots of sleep tonight.

#63 Alis Volat Propiis

Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:57 PM

How did the catch up go guys? Sorry I couldnt make it. Just too much of a rush in the arvo for me. A morning get together would be better but I appreciate that Natty would have to get up real early then.

Dan and I went to the movies today.. it was so nice. Then we did some shopping and after picking N up from daycare he cooked dinner while I got to relax with the kids. It was lovely. Kristi and I hit Spotlight tonight as she had one of those $40 off if you spend $100 vouchers. I got a few things for gifts which was nice.

I am enjoying a glass of white while watching the Beauty and Geek finale...

Did anyone else watch The Block? I am kinda lost now that it is finished. I love reno shows.

See you all tomorrow.


#64 bec8112

Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:17 PM

Catch up went really well, Sharna will be nice to see you when we do the next one.  We have decided that we will do a girls night out (sometime soon/in the new year ) and we will get a hotel room/s and all stay in the city as I think that would be the best way.  Now to operation "Aidan take the bottle" again, how has been going with that?

I watched Beauty and the Geek, did not watch the block though.  I love all the reno shows on Foxtel.

Mel - cannot wait to hear how Toms night in the bed goes.

Nat - thanks again for the soap  biggrin.gif , how was the drive home?

Hi to everyone else  waves.gif

We are off to Noosa tomorrow for the weekend as we have a wedding in Mooloolaba on Sat night so might not be around much.  Hope you all have a good weekend.

#65 Alis Volat Propiis

Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:40 PM

Bwaahhhahahahhhahahahahahhahaha.... oh you make me laugh. Operation 'Aidan on a bottle so mummy can consume countless cocktails containing tequila' is a no go so far.

Oh how I miss you marguarita, long island ice tea, tequila sunrise, paloma, copa verde, santa maria, blanco mojito, sangrita.... *drool*

I am leaving him with my sister for about 4 hours on saturday though while I do the bridge climb. She has also offered to take him for a whole day to get him on the bottle but i am not sure I am up to that amount of tough love just yet. I KNOW it would mean alot of crying on his part. He just cries and cries and cries... or alternately laughs and goo's and gaa's while chewing on the teat. I have tried about 4 different types of bottle/teat, different people giving him the bottle, different times of the day... no success so far.

Any suggestions?

Natty - I really wish I could have been there to give you a big hug today. Thinking of you all.

Off to bed.

Hi to everyone else original.gif


#66 themelster

Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:43 AM

Tom woke up crying at 4.55am so I went in and he was on the floor. He'd fallen out of bed!  Luckily I'd put his cot mattress down. I think we'd better get a side rail! lol.  He's back asleep now, thank goodness.

Sharna - I've got a heap of pigeon teats and bottles that you are welcome to try. Other than that, I really have no suggestions. The Tomee Tippee closer to nature ones are meant to be quite good too.  Did Nadia take a bottle at his age?

I've not done the bridge climb but I reckon it will be awesome!

I started watching the block, but let it slide. I'm a survivor, next top model and project runway fan. Tragic, I know. I can't help myself.

Bec - have fun up the coast!

Nat - you looked gorgeous yesterday!!  I love, love the new hair!!

Edited by themelster, 26 November 2010 - 06:52 AM.

#67 bec8112

Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:24 AM

Just a quick one.

Mel - I would give Tom more time with no rail, Ethan fell out a few times but has not fallen out for ages lately. Try the towel/pool noodle under the fitted sheet.

Sharna - I used the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles for Hannah, what ones have you tried with Aidan?have a great bridge climb, that was my second choice for my birthday a few years ago but we did hot air ballooning instead.

Ok off to pack bags before kiddies wake up :-)

#68 Small Potatoes

Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:07 AM

A night out sounds good.  And if we did in the first 3 weeks DH is on leave, but I understand it might be difficult being the school holidays and all.

Mel Will fell out of bed occassionally and it all got sorted.

Sharna No advice.  with Olly he refused but took a dummy so what I did when he was sucking nice and strong on the dummy I quickly pulled it out and shoved the bottle in.  It took about 5-6 different occassions and about 3-4 times each occassion before he started taking the bottle.  I used EBM and not formula and used the madela bottles and teats as that is all I had for the breast pump.

Ros good to have you back.

Kathryn How is early pregnancy treating you?

Georgia I am going to speak to a midwife today about a home birth and see what happens.  I am glad I am not the only person wanting a VBA2C after such two long births ending in an emergency c/s.  The midwife I am talking to was on duty when I went in with Oliver and she was really disappointed with how the birth ended up and didn't understand why, so I know I will have her support if she feels comfortable doing it.

I only watch two episodes of the block but would have liked to watch more.  Still not entirely used to having prpoer free to air TV.  I also like watching Iron Chef.  DH and I also watch Myth Busters on SBS.

This bloody cold is still lingering but I am getting better sleep.  Will slept with me last night which I usually hate as he is noisy and tries to lie under me but I woke at one stage and he was soooo quiet I had to check if he was breathing.

The tooth that is half way through the root canal is starting to play up occasionally - which is disappointing as I was hoping to get through the pregnancy with out any dramas.

Also spoke to someone from the Coeliac Society and they said I should skip the BTs for Olly and go straight to the paediatric gastroenterologist and discuss my options with him.  So will speak to the GP on Tuesday and see what she thinks.

#69 Alis Volat Propiis

Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:34 AM

Mands - i would think with a family history of coeliacs you could probably skip some of the staging tests. Do the bloods for coeliacs definitively diagnose it or do you still need an endoscopy? Just thinking about saving Mr O the trauma of an anaesthetic if it can be avoided.

Bec - have a great time away this weekend. I cant remember if you said you are taking both the kids or not?

Mel - For N our plans are to put the bed rail thingy on the side... if and when we ever put her in her big bed. LOL. Perhaps perservere a bit longer like Bec said. Did he just get a fright? Didnt hurt himself?

Bottles - I have the avent stuff from my breast pump and also bought the TT closer to nature set with a few different teat flows. My sister lent me some medela ones, and also green-to-grow bottles and teats. I am only using EBM at the moment but was considering formula as perhaps that point of difference might make him more interested. He is getting better with the dummy but still doesnt 'use' it as such. He will mouth it and chew on it but doesnt cry and spit it out anymore.

We were planning to go to the Bay or Southbank parklands today but the weather is a bit crappy.



#70 Small Potatoes

Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:47 AM

Sharna the BTs are terrribly unreliable in children under 4 so a -ve BT could still mean he has CD and vice versa.  That is why we are going to meet the GE and see what he says is the best course of action.  I don't want him to do any testing and am seriously considering jut putting him on a GF diet, but will wait and see what the specialist says.

#71 meeskamouska

Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:45 AM

Hi Girls. Been MIA since our meet yesterday. Just really trying to concentrate on sorting things with P. He's here now madly trying his beast to make up for things. At least the yard is getting done...LOL. I'm making him sweat it a bit as I really want him to understand what is at stake for him. Anyway...yawn...boring hey... men ...I just don't get them.... perhaps I'll turn....rofl.

Drive home was good yesterday. I think the bag of choccies help it go by quicker...LOL. I had a really great time. Was so nice to meet up. Gee our kids are gorgeous aren't they. Sharna - I can do mornings too. We'll have to meet on your side next time. Would u consider to have us at your place??? I'd be happy anytime to have everyone here. I've only a small house but it would still work. I realise its a big drive though.
No worries with the soap...did u want some more...ROFL!!!! I think I may seriously look at selling it though. The soap supplies lady said I'm more than ready. See what happens.

I so want a new camera..... just not sure how to sneak that into the house. Maybe I should say I want it for xmas. In fact that a brilliant idea.

Mel - what was that premix u were talking about in the 2ltr flask thingy????? I'll be doing a Dan run soon (Dan Murphy) for xmas & I want to throw some of that in the trolley.

Nearly nap time for Charlee. Might soap something up.

Hope everyone enjoys their day.

#72 themelster

Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:25 PM

Make him really sweat Nat.  AND buy you a camera for Xmas.  AT LEAST!  
I really do think you should go into business.  Your soap is beautiful and I'm not just saying that to blow wind up your ass!  It really is.  I was thinking about what you said yesterday, about what we liked and didn't like about soap, and it's difficult because everyone is different.  So I'll tell you what "I" like.
I like natural soap
I like natural colours - nothing garish or tooty fruity
I like natural ingredients
I like handmade, hand cut soaps
I like soap that doesn't look "mass produced" ie: uniform colour, size, shape, etc.
I like soap that is made with unusual ingredients (fresh mint and eucalyptus!)

Now, I tried to work out why I liked soap like above and I think for me, the most important thing, the thing that would make me shell out extra $$'s rather than just grabbing soap from Woolies, is the fact that it is hand made by someone who really knows their stuff and is passionate about using quality, natural ingredients.  Made with love.  

Ie: the least favourite of the wonderful batch you gave me yesterday would be the lavendar.  Not because I don't like lavendar, but perhaps because of the colour and the fact that there are so many lavendar soaps around that it doesn't have that "unique" appeal that the others have.

THat's just me though.  And I could be a bit weird LOL.

Oh, The booze I mentioned is called Smirnoff Signature Serves.  It is basically Smirnoff and "ocean spray" cranberry in a 2L cask.  It's pretty scrummy.  I'd serve it in a tall glass with lots of ice.  It also comes in Blood Orange.  You might not be able to find it anywhere as it's gone mental since we launched it and supply can't keep up with demand so it's been out of stock a lot.

We're almost at Rainbow Bay.  1.5 of a whingy, bored toddler before he fell asleep.  blah.  Camping is so much effort!

Mands - when will you taKe Mr O in to see the specialist?  At least you know how to manage it if he is the same as Will.

#73 Twin Mum Runner

Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:55 PM

Sharna - What movie did you go and see? Sounds like you had a nice day. Spotlight is so dangerous for my credit card lol. I always walk out with so much more than I planned on buying. Good luck getting Aiden on the bottle. I've heard that some babies won't take bottles off their mum, or if their mum is in the same room because they can smell their mum's milk.

Bec - Hope you have a lovely time in Noosa. I bet it will be gorgeous for a wedding.

Mel - Hopefully Tom doesn't fall out of bed again. We've still got Mahalia in her cot as she moves around so much, I think she'd fall out of a bed every hour. Dylan was in a bed a few months before he was two, but I think I am still in denial about Mahalia not really being a baby anymore.

Mands - I really hope the MW you saw today is happy to take you on for HB, or at least properly supports you for a vba2c. I think a big part of it is being comfortable where you are birthing and being confident in your birth support people. Looking back, I think my c-sections were due to hitting a mental brick wall, and not having the right support to get me through, and then happily giving me an epi without trying to dissuade me. Hopefully your tooth doesn't give you any more grief until baby has arrived.

Nat - Has Paul changed his mind about splitting? Whatever you decide, I hope he he is serious about his attitude change. Your soaps sound lovely by the way, from what the other ladies are saying. Maybe you could start off selling them at the markets?

My computer was doing lots of weird things yesterday, so I called a computer guy who said it sounded like someone had hacked my computer and put a virus on it. He came out this morning, and it turned out my wireless keyboard was having issues and making my computer do things that looked like it had a virus. So $80 later, and a keyboard in the bin, it's all sorted.

I'm meant to be having a few drinks with friends tonight, but I've been put on prednisolone today for a viral throat infection, and it doesn't mix with alcohol. I've pretty much lost my voice, but Mahalia and Dylan don't seem to mind as they are asking for more stories to be read and songs to be sung.  laughing2.gif

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

#74 Small Potatoes

Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:01 PM

Georgia I have had laryngitus (?sp) for just under a week.  Lost my voice entirely on Friday and Saturday.  Spoke to MW today and she is happy to take me on.  Am meeting her on Tuesday in person.

#75 meeskamouska

Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:38 PM

Dylma - I think P & I will sort things out. He has the most to lose in regards to family etc & I'm pretty sure he realises this in hindsight of the way he behaved. It didn't take alot to turn the table on him & make him see this. We've sat done & talked a bit & still have lots more to get thru before i go back completely. He is making a serious effort though. I'll give him that.

Mel - thanks for all your thoughts with the soap. I reeallly appreciate that. So true about the lavender soap!!!! I might even stick to white for the saltbars, fragranced with essential oil but no colour. Hope u enjoy camping. Didu take a dustpan for the sand??? I know what its like there & the send can eventually send u loopy... well for me it does. I hate sleeping with sand in my bed...LOL

Better get going & water my veggies. Pick a few zuchhinis.

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