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#1 Sandra

Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:41 PM

New thread time ladies


#2 j-lo

Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:53 AM


#3 debs79

Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:30 AM


#4 me-mum

Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:38 AM


Hope that everyone is having a good weekend!

I haven't had a chance to read the last of the old thread so I'll have to get back there.

All good with project ditch dummy! Harry is settling better finally but still takes much longer but is not kicking up too much of a stink. In the next few weeks will shift him into a bed (when I get around to buying it)

Not much else happening, only 9 shifts at work to go before I start maternity leave again! can't believe that I'm 3rd trimester

#5 be-e

Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:44 PM

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Hi everyone,

Jess good to hear that dummy business is working out for you -  I feel like you only just told us you were pregnant and now the countdown is on!

Hope everyone else is doing well. We have been to see the Wiggles today, good fun show and Linc loved it! I though he might get bored but he was loving it - so was his parents  cool.gif

Im waiting on AF at the moment Im not exactly sure on my cycle length but am at day 31 today and no sign of her, but had a negative test on friday, might take another test tomorrow and see. We werent really trying this month so dont expect to be pregnant but am not usually late. Anyway Ill see what happens.


#6 lou-t

Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:49 PM

Oooh Bec, that's a bit exciting!!! Let us know how you get on.

Jess - my goodness that time has gone quickly (probably not for you). I can't believe you're in the 3rd trimester. I hope you're feeling ok. It must be exciting times for you.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.. Everything's feeling a bit crazy now with the countdown to Christmas. I enjoy the atmosphere! Oh, does anyone have any tips on how to stop 20 mth olds wanting to eat the Christmas tree decorations?!?  rolleyes.gif

#7 be-e

Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:39 PM

Thanks Lou - Did another test this morning and  BFN.gif


Im pretty sure AF must be around the corner as I'm grumpy and *had* to make chocolate self saucing pudding for dessert.

Question for you:

How much sleep is your April 09 baby having these days?  Iknow they are all different just wanted to get an idea.

Linc usually around 10.5 - 11 hours at night (bed 7.30pm up at 6.30am) and generally 1.5 hours during the day, sometimes 30 mins.

He still wakes up over night though and comes in to our bed, he will usually wake a couple of times before waking for the day. Its doing my head in...

#8 rachelle2

Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:46 AM

Wow it has been really quite in here!

be-e:- Sorry to hear about the BFN - still early days though and you are not out until AF shows!!  Glad you all had fun at The Wiggles - we saw Dorothy in October and hoping that they do a regional show next year as Xavi LOVES them.

lou-t:- It is crazy busy this time of the year!!  As for christmas decorations - no help here.  Xavier seems to think that the baubles are "balls" and keeps collecting them off the tree and hitting them with his plastic golf club - 3 down already.  The festive atmosphere is nice and it is lovely seeing everything through their eyes!

me-mum:- My goodness it seems like yesterday that you announced your pg!  Where has that time gone.  How very exciting for you and your family.  Look forward to hearing the news and hope that you get a nice break over christmas to relax and rejuvenate before new babe makes his/her arrival.

SLEEPING:- Xavier has been a terrible sleeper for the longest time - however I am pleased to say that in the last week he has decided to sleep through  ddance.gif not holding my breath as know that things can change but enjoying it for the moment!!  Day sleeps are good he usually goes anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.  Night sleeps he goes down at 7 (unless we are out) and wakes anywhere from 5.30 to 6.45 (we try and leave him in his cot until 6 or as close to 6 as possible).  It is amazing what good sleep feels like - I almost feel human again!!

AFU:- Xavier is going great guns.  So much cheekiness wrapped up in one little person, but so much fun *most* of the time  grin.gif .  We are in the midst of our "assessment cycle" at the moment with FS.  So lots of tests etc and looking to get started hopefully early in the new year.  I am getting really sick of waiting now, and a little resentful that we have to pay all the $$$$$ to get something most people get for free but I guess that is our lot in life and it will be worth it.  Weather is really heating up here now, so there goes the electricity bills AC 24/7 at the moment  blink.gif .

Can't remember the end of the last thread so hi to all those I missed.  Hope everyone is going along well and enjoying their babes in the lead up to christmas.

#9 NatandImmi20

Posted 07 December 2010 - 02:05 PM

Bec - Imogen is still all over the place with her sleeping but since her 2 eye teeth came through a couple weeks ago she has settled down heaps. She goes to bed between 7 & 8 and is up between 6 & 7 but i'm usually up at least once every night to her. Only for a minute or so. I think it's when she moves around so much and wakes herself up when she hits her head on the cot. So i just go in, move her back down and tuck her back in and usually that's all she needs. This is why we are planning to move her to a bed soon. As for day sleeps - they can range anywhere from 20mins to 3.5hrs lol! And lately she has gone back to having 2 sleeps a day. So it's just hit and miss at the moment! You never know from one day to the next what she's going to do!

#10 lou-t

Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:17 PM

Hi girls...

Sleeps - Callum is sleeping really well at the moment (touch wood). He sleeps from 7.30pm - 6.30am at night, and 2 to 3 hours during the day.

My sister in law had her baby this morning. They had a little boy (Anders John) and he was a healthy 3.5kg. He's in the Children's Hospital in intensive care, and will have heart surgery either tomorrow or Thurs. They have given him a drug that makes his body think he's still inside the womb, and therefore his heart isn't beating like a normal heart would (not quite sure what this all means). The first surgery in the next couple of days is a 'band aid' surgery to keep him alive. They still don't know how to fix the actual problem. They are hoping that an international cardiologist will be able to help! As my brother said "they are still scratching their heads" about how to deal with the problem (which my bro explained to me, but I had no idea what he meant!!)...

So things are ok for the time being, but still a bit worrying for the future. Please keep my little nephew in your prayers!

#11 rachelle2

Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:55 PM

Glad that he was such a heathy size Lou and will definitely be keeping your nephew and family in my prayers.

#12 debs79

Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:25 PM

lou Your nephew was a good size. Hope all goes well for his surgery. Will keep him in my prayers.

Bec We have been fairly lucky with Lizzie sleeping through the night 7 -8pm to about 7am (usually when Daddy is getting ready for work). She may wake up about 3am once every 2ish weeks, which i give a bottle and straight back to sleep. Day sleeps are anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours once a day.
Just try and stay positive and it isnt over till AF shows up.

Rachelle Goodluck with the FS and tests. I hope that it all works out and you are able to start soon. Just remember the cute little bundle you get at the end, that should keep you smiling!

lou No help with the chrissie decorations here. Havent put my tree up yet (need to find it as it got moved to under the house when we were painting and getting carpets put in the spare room).

waves.gif  to everyone else. Hope all is going good.

AFU we had photos done on the weekend and they turned out really good, even though she wasnt smiling just the expressions on her face told it all. I pick them up next Thursday so will try and scan them.
Renos are still plodding along. The rain isnt helping with the guttering, so hopefully the sun will hold out a bit longer so it can get fixed.
I have my work christmas party on this weekend and we are staying in the city on saturday night. Cant wait! ( will post a pic if i am brave enough)


#13 MySpunkBubbles

Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:41 PM

Lou - 3.5 kgs is a good size!  I will certainly keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for the surgery and times ahead.  Anders is a good, strong name - let's hope it's indicative of his strength and fighting spirit.

Debs - enjoy the Christmas party this weekend!  I have one this Thursday night - a Bollywood-theme harbour cruise.  Not really sure if I'm up for it - but I'm sure I'll be OK after a few 'sherbets'!

Sleeping - M has a morning sleep at about 10:30/11 (for about an hour) and maybe another sleep in the afternoon (about 2pm, for about 1.5 hours).  He'll go to bed at about 7:30 at night and sleep until anywhere from 6am until 8am.  He never stops when he is awake (which is fine by me = more sleep for the rest of us!)

Christmas tree/decorations - our tree is up but is virtually nude - we only have 3 decorations on it (one that I found in a drawer from last year, apparently blush.gif and one photo ornament of each boy that I bought this year.  It's a bit of a 'tradition' that I have started - photo ornaments from each christmas that I can give them when they are older.

We must get around to putting the rest of the decorations on.  Maybe this weekend.  Can't rush things.  Am taking the boys to the city for the Santa photo on Friday.  We'll go to DH's work for a visit and then we can all go and see Santa.  Then we have their day care Christmas concert on Monday night - so we're building it slowly....

waves.gif all

#14 bron23

Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:27 AM

Lou what a great size! I will keep the little man in my thoughts

RE Christmas tree- Imogen is given a death stare by Hannah and I if she tries to touch it so so far not doing too badly.

Sleep....well my girls have always been crap sleepers. Hannah still doesnt sleep through and she is 3 1/2. Imogen will be up 3-4 times in a normal night. She goes to bed at 7 and will wake up at 7:30am but up and down quite a bit in between. She's an awesome day sleeper though. Anywhere from 1/2 hour-3 hours depending on how ratty she was the night before.

No time to post anymore than that. Busy and tired and hanging out for the end of April.

#15 me-mum

Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:12 AM

Lou- I'll keep Anders in my thoughts. 3.5kg is a fantastic weight, hope that allows for a better outcome.

Bec - Harry goes down between 6.30-7pm but takes up to an hour to settle himself to sleep in the cot. Generally wakes by 6am most mornings. I have tried experimenting by putting him down later at night to see if he will sleep longer in the morning but he always wakes at 6 without fail. Sleeps right thru the night, occasionally stirs at 4am but resettles self without intervention. He is sleeping 1.5-2hrs during the day but need to keep him active in the morning to make sure he is tired enough to sleep. He has always slept with a frog toy but have recently added to the collection with a teddy and he cuddles and chats to it to settle.

Rachelle - Good luck with the FS, hope that you can get started soon.

Christmas decorations - Put our tree up on sunday night, Harry has only attacked a few balls at the moment but they arn't the breakable sort so its OK. He is obsessed with tinsel though.  

Mad time of year with way too many christmas functions. Only 8 shifts at work so the countdown is on. Been a bad 24hrs here. Mum has been feeling unwell recently and back to the GP yesterday as found that her Blood count has taken a dive. Has been referred urgently to a gastroenterologist to rule out bleeding elsewhere but then off to a haematologist. The nurse in me is telling me that we are in for some not so good news soon but trying to stay hopeful that it is something minor and I'm worrying over nothing.

#16 lou-t

Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:48 AM

Jess - I hope everything goes ok with your mum.  bbighug.gif

#17 rachelle2

Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:58 AM

Hey Lou just popping in to see if there was any update on your little nephew and if he has had his op yet.  Thinking of him and your family lots and sending lots of healing vibes your way xo.

#18 debs79

Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:22 AM

Hi Girls,

Not good news here. My dad had a mild heartattack this morning. I am waiting for mum to call me back soon once she finds out more. The dr were saying it all seems good as she got him to the hospital quickly and he was looked after straight away and given blood thinners etc. He was then moved to Wollongong hospital as better equipped for cardio. (it is about 1.5 - 2 hours away from my parents, 1 hour for us). So around midday they will have done all tests and have a better idea on the next step. So hopefully I will know more soon.

Hope everyone else is having a better day.

Jess Hope all is ok with your mum

Lou any news on Anders operation. Hoping all is going well for them.

Edited by debs79, 09 December 2010 - 07:09 PM.

#19 lou-t

Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:44 PM

Debs - that's terrible news.  ddown.gif  I hope your dad is doing ok. At least it sounds like he's getting the best care poosible

As for our little Anders... He's in surgery as I type. Four hours and counting... I have all my fingers and toes crossed that everything's going ok. I'm sure with the amazing skills and technology, he'll be fine.

#20 rachelle2

Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

Debs:- Sorry to hear about your Dad - hope he is soon on the mend.

Lou-t:-  Sending strength and healing to Anders and your family tonight.  Keep us posted as you are able.  You are all in my thoughts xo.

#21 bron23

Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:38 PM

Oh Deb Im so sorry to hear that. FIL had a heart attack last year and ended up having a ridiculous amount of stints put in. I hope your dad is OK

Thinking of baby Anders tonight. I hope he comes flying through and they have a better idea of how to further treat him. Big hugs to you , your SIL and brother. It must be so very hard waiting.

#22 Mum22gorjuzgirlz

Posted 10 December 2010 - 05:00 PM

Hi all. Sorry it's been AGES since I posted and haven kept up with reading even. Don't know how many threads I've missed? I've just read this one and sound like some family crises happening and I'm only going to add to that.

First - hopes and prayers with anders
second- hope all is well with blood count
third - how is your dad after the heart attack?
Fourth- good luck Rachelle with FS
fifth- Bec any sign yet? Tara sleeps similar to linc.

My not good news is that my mil was diagnosed with cancer this week. So far it's been found in her lung and spine. Been a pretty devastating week.

Really busy ATM as most are. Work is hectic (7 meetings today!) and weekends aren't long enough. Tara has ear infections an mild croup (without the bark nut chesty/ wheezy cough). She is alright though. No swim lessons for a bit. We went to wigged too and Tara enjoyed herself- danced as well so cute.

My question to you all. What are the first couple of ideal steps to kick off toilet training?? We want to do it over summer if we can.

Xoxox to all

#23 be-e

Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:33 PM


quick one from me

AF came on Friday, 1 week late guess it was the hormones from the Mirena messing with my cycle. It meant I could happily get drunk at my work Christmas party so that helped me along.

So sorry to hear of all the family trauma going on. May you all have some better news soon and a peaceful Christmas.


#24 j-lo

Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:58 PM

Hi All,

Thought it was time for me to come in and add my well wishes to a few.

Leanne - How awful for your MIL and family.  How is you're DH handling it all, I've been there with my FIL this year as well.  It sounds very nasty, but I hope there is some treatment options for her.

On the TT front, we just bought a potty - Jem is so short I though going straight to the toilet was a bit too much - and put her on it when I see her showing signs of wanting to do wees or poos.  So far it's more me being trained to pick up on her signs, then her initiating it, but she often does go while on it and I thought it was a good start to get her used to the idea.  When it gets a bit warmer I'll put her in a pair of knickers and go outside and see how that goes.  I've got floorboards everywhere so no real issue if she has accidents inside or outside.

Deb - so sorry to hear about your father, it sounds like your mother got him treated really quickly at least.  I hope he's doing okay now and the tests went well.

Lou - any word on Anders surgery yet, sending my thoughts to him and the family.  Sounds like they have a tough road ahead of them, but I hope there is a positive outcome at the end of it all.

Jess - How's your Mum?  Hope it turned out to be nothing serious.  How many shifts left now?

That's all I can see - hope everyone else is well and enjoying this busy time of year.

AFU - we've also had bad news family wise.  My FIL has been feeling unwell for some months - pretty much since he had his stomach removed because of cancer.  The specialist finally agreed to bring the next PET scan forward and they have found another tumor, again in his digestive tract.  Due to his lack of stomach he now can't handle a full treatment of chemo, so he's going to try radiation and hope that works.  We're not sure about the finer details, or prognosis yet, but it's been pretty devastating.  Here I (and the rest of the family) were saying that he was just having trouble adjusting to the last massive surgery and that everything would be fine.  I feel pretty terrible about not taking his concerns particularly seriously.

In better news, I nearly 20 weeks now and have felt really well for the last week - for the first time this pg.  Unfortunately the SPD has started to kick in now and I'm experiencing quite a bit of pain already.  I've started to show a little, but most still wouldn't pick it - will have to tell my boss this week I think.  Having the next scan on Wednesday, but not finding out the sex.

Starting to feel like I'm nearly organised for Christmas, just a little bit of shopping to go and I should be done.  Then the cooking starts, thank God it's not here this year though.

Anyway, I'm exhausted, been back to my parents place with Jem for the last four years - they live four hours away.  The drive back on my own - well without a second driver at least - was a killer.  Early to bed for me, I think.

Hope all is well,

#25 me-mum

Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:42 PM

Hi Girls,

Bec - Bugger about AF arriving, hope that the next few months deliver a great surprise.

Lou - Any news? Hope that all is going well

Debs - I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Hope that he is on the road to recovery

Leanne - How awful for your MIL, are there any treatment options available?

Jo - Congrats on making it to 20 weeks, hope that all goes well in the scan. Has the M/S settled? Sorry to hear about FIL.

So much bad news in this forum recently, lets hope that next year brings better things to us all.

Us - Thanks for the wishes for my mum. Surgery booked for this wednesday so we will know more after then. It's mum's and DD's birthdays on wednesday so we celebrated mums a little early by having a surprise party for her last night, she was shocked but it was a great night. I still can't believe that my little girl is going to be 4, quickest 4 years of my life.

Toilet training - Harry is showing no signs of interest so haven't bothered but do have a potty put away from DD. I remember putting her on the potty every night before a bath to start off and then whenever she was interested. Some girls in mums group had their kids trained at 2 but DD really wasn't interested till 2.5 so I waited.

I'm feeling like a big whale at the moment. I was diagnosed with GD last week so now having to check my sugars 4 times a day. Baby is measuring big - 5 weeks ahead in fundal height last appointment. I look like I'm term but still have just on 10 weeks to go. Seeing OB on wednesday so will hopefully make plans for a sizing scan in the next few weeks. I'm hoping to be induced 1-2 weeks early as I don't really want to vaginally deliver a 10 pounder....

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