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#26 katiebelle

Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:44 PM

Glad to hear some updates from everyone original.gif

going along well here, can't believe that baby #3 will be arriving next month, almost 35 weeks now. Could really do with some more sleep at night but between my bladder and my difficulty rolling over and trying to sleep on my belly there isn't much real sleep going on.

Alyssa was 18 months old last week, where does the time go, had her needles this week so that is all done. She loves to climb and is quite a little helper, if I mention that we are about to go out she goes off to the laundry and gets everyones shoes. Lots more words recently, I think having a very chatty big sister to copy has meant she has more words earlier than Ella did at the same age.

Hope everyone is managing to keep healthy with all these winter bugs around at the moment.

#27 Sancti-claws

Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

My goodness - only a month to go?  Eek - and JT had her boy a few months ago - when is Biene Maja due?

We are getting shots tomorrow (well, shot, isn't it?) - J turned 18 months on Tuesday.

Jax - I forgot you had the awesome spread of girls - eek about thinking about o/s with the oldest!!

We are heading to Brisbane on Saturday - would you believe my first holiday where I am still being paid since 1993!!  Yay for a permanent (if only part-time) job - with not getting income from the other but loading for this, I will end up out of pocket only $50 for nearly 2 weeks!!

#28 Quinston

Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:25 AM

Hi guys

It's been a while since i posted too  blush.gif

It's been a crazy few months - DH's back is slowly getting better and the depression is lifting.  We had to evacuate wth the JAnuary floods too - fortunately we sustained no damage.  It's quite a thing to evacuate your house not knowing what you are going to come home too.  But thankfully all was fine.  Anyway, we can finally see some sunshine after the rain.

Quinlan is 18 months old and is a delight!! He's running, jumping, climbing and dancing.  Speech is coming on really well.  He copies everything we say, and loves dancing to wiggles and singing hoop-dee-doo.   rolleyes.gif

He also loves copying animal sounds - so far we have dog, cat, lion, cow, donkey, duck and snake.  He also pulls the horn and toots when you ask him what a train does  biggrin.gif

I'm still breastfeeding him .... a lot. I don't see him weaning any time soon.  

Congrtaulations to all the ladies who are pregnant again.  I've just found out we are expecting again in February.  Excited to be doing it all again!!

Hope everyone is well.

#29 Sancti-claws

Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

Congratulations, Quinston

#30 Mercurial

Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

Congratulations Quinston!  Very exciting news.  And looking forward to hearing more baby news and the ones on the way are born.  We know we're definitely out in that respect!  

Caitlin is such growing up into such a bundle of personality.  Been walking since 10 months so now at 18 months she's fully in control of everything and spends as much time climbing as she can.  

Eats just about anything you put in front of her and is a complete garbage guts.  She follows everyone around at breakfast time for seconds, thirds and fourths.  

Sleep - Usually 12 hours overnight.  Had some nights of her waking at around 9 and then taking 1.5 hours to go back to sleep.  Usually just put her in with us when we go down and after 20 mins she's tired and happy to go back to her bed.  One sleep during the day of around 2 hours.  

Personality - cheeky, loves her brother, throws spectacular tantrums when she doesn't get her way - including screaming as if you've kicked her.  Her and Hayden play really well together and get along pretty well most the time.  

She self-weaned at 15 months and that was it.  No bottles or anything so nice and easy.  

Talking - definitely got quite a few words now.  Is very good and letting us know what she wants.  

She weighs just under 11kgs.  Haven't had 18 month immunisations yet as she's had a cold (we all have).  

Everything else plodding along well.  Been going through the enrolment process for Hayden to start prep next year and he's been accepted into the school we wanted so that's all good.  We've got a three week holiday down to Melb and the snow and then driving back up through NSW and that's coming up in August.  Hayden really excited about the snow.  Lots of driving so will see how the kids go but we've mapped it out pretty well with driving spread out as much as possible.  

Here's a piccy taken two weeks ago of Caitlin up at Noosa North Shore.  

#31 katiebelle

Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all going well original.gif

Just a little update that baby #3 joined us original.gif

Caleb Patrick was born on Friday 22nd July @ 11.57am weighing 8pd 11oz, 54cm long and 35cm HC.
We came home Monday and we are all doing well.

#32 Mercurial

Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:55 PM

Katiebelle - he is so gorgeous!  Congratulations to you on the birth of Caleb.

#33 Sancti-claws

Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:01 PM

Congratulations, Katiebelle!!  A good size, and (to borrow my mother's turn of phrase) you let the doctor have breakfast (something she managed with all of her children).

How is Alyssa coping with the changes?

#34 katiebelle

Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:04 PM

Suziej - I have been very considerate for all my births. 12.20pm, 1.33pm and now 11.57am, I think I must like lunch time original.gif
Alyssa is very cute, she is giving him lots of kisses especially while I am feeding, she wants to hold him all the time too and keeps saying "mine, mine" whenever someone else wants to hold him. All in all she is doing well original.gif

#35 Dirtsa

Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:48 AM

Congratulations Katiebelle! Welcome to the world little Caleb original.gif he looks gorgeous!

We are going well. A bit of an update on Adam. He's still bf'ing. I'm weaning, but it's going slow. The big break  through happened a couple of weeks ago. He got 3 molars which had been troubling him for quite awhile (big sore gums, blood blister!) once they popped out his sleep has improved immediately and he dropped his middle of the night feed. He now (usually) has a bf before sleep and then he doesn't wake again until 6/6:30 am. OMG we can't believe how much sleep we are getting now compared to the last 18 mths!! It's bliss to get more than an hour or two in a row. He is still co sleeping with us. He has his own bed, but every night ends up in ours. Speech is coming along well. He has quite a few words and can usually get across his message. Is starting to put a few words together (my truck, my mama, See ya etc) This weekend he finally mastered his brother's name, and can now say Lucas. So sweet. Well they get along a lot of the time, but quite often squabble (usually Lucas is the instigator here!) I really didn't expect to have to deal with that until they were older! It's usually over a toy... Weight wise, he is leaning out a bit. So I don't think he is gaining very much atm, but he's getting taller.

(pre hair cut)

I hope everyone else is going well and your toddlers, big kids, babies and babies in utero are all happy and healthy!

#36 mummy2Ali*Lachie

Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

Hi Ladies can't stop for long...wow congrats KatieBelle...what a gorgeous boy!!! I would love to have another but due to health, hubby and building a new house...no more babies for us!!! Congrats Quinston for your pending arrival!!!

awesome news all round me thinks!!!

Well life is good all in all here...my biz is building and getting stronger all the time, best of all I love it! I am still teaching too and uni but meh..keeping busy is what I do heheheh!!

Lachie was weighed this morning and has finally hit 11kg at 20 months!! He says a few two word phrases, throws an awesome tanty when he doesn't get his own way but is so cuddly and loving the rest of the time...not to mention cheeky!!!

Lachie can be a tad bossy...big sisters make you bossy I think hhehehe...this morning at the park a little boy (18months) walked up to the slide lachie was trying to climb (nothings changed there) and Lachie say no don't go way heheheh!!! Too funny. I of course told him off...he then throws a fit hehehe gotta laugh or you may curl into a ball and cry!!

I had an eventful weekend...tried to drive my car off the road and down a reveane. No actually I was going down a very windy road it had been raining and there was a gravel patch on the road my car litterally just slid...and slid and slid until I ran off the road and into a tree stump!! Had the tree stump not been there I would have met my demise going down the reveane!! It was so scary but I didn't get hurt (tad sore) and the car was too badly banged up either as I was driving maybe 20k's!!!

Well best head off...love and hugs to you all!!!

#37 Sancti-claws

Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

Wendy, your car adventure sounds uber-scary!!!  So glad you are okay.

When faced with a similar situation at the park with Dad a few days ago, Josie refused to go anywhere NEAR the playground equipment (even though she had been enjoying minutes before) once another child challenged her - they are all different creatures aren't they?

We think Josie is about 14kg these days - she is very tall and robust rather than chubby (I had a short chubster first time around)  and will boss us around while not saying boo (or making eye contact) to anyone outside of "her circle" - trying to make her circle a little wider!

Astrid - we have overnight sleeps here as of last week, and I agree with you - hallelujah to a good night's sleep!!  Jos still gets the occasional morning and/or evening "bup", but it certainly isn't an essential part of her diet - more an essential part of the mum/bub cuddle time.

She is very much into singing "twinkle, twinkle" these days - I read at childcare that they were really into singing "five naughty monkeys" yesterday which MAY explain the wanting to jump on the bed!

#38 Sundayj

Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:38 AM

Congrats Katiebelle. A Bit late but I'm not here often now. How exciting that lots of you are having babies again. I think we have finally stopped at four. Banjo is now 20 months old, talking lots...sentences. He is quite tall and such a happy little tot. I'm also still bfing and Banj doesn't look like stopping either. I'm not back at work yet, so the night feeds are fine and I'm coping with all of it. Hope you are all well. original.gif

#39 Sancti-claws

Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

Just came in to bump this up, especially as I see a few of the ladies from this group on Facebook with impending bumps.

I think B-M is due in early October, and Emma and Audrey (can't remember usernames) both have large bumps and last scans going on, so all those who are getting close to due (and those who are done) - good luck!!!

(Meanwhile I am basking in Josie being the little one here!!)

#40 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:55 AM

I haven't posted in a long time. All going well here. Hamish is such a little character. He is talking a lot more and he has the best little belly laugh. It is so beautiful watching Jack and Hamish play together, although Hamish can be quite the bully at times. He is finally sleeping better which is a relief to all. He is still breastfeeding and while I'm not too worried I hope he stops soon so I can have a break for a bit.

I am working more than ever - 4 days a week. It's a juggling act but we are doing ok. I am lucky I have a lot of family support which is a huge help!

We are also expecting baby number 3 due early March 2012. We are all so excited. Hoping to do a bit of renovating before bubs comes.

I think B-M is having her baby today. Can't wait for news.

Good to hear everyone else is going well

Edited by ~Mo+Moosh~, 15 September 2011 - 08:56 AM.

#41 Mercurial

Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:37 PM

Yep Biene is having her baby this afternoon.  

We're doing well here.  Caitlin turned 21 months this week and she's growing up so fast.  She had her first day at daycare last week and was brilliant.  Had her second day yesterday and bar a quick cry when I left they said she was brilliant all day.  She just takes so much in her stride.

Getting a lot more words now and can really communicate her thoughts to us.  Hayden and Caitlin play so well together and she loves him so much.  She asks after him as soon as she wakes up and loves when we pick him up from daycare.  

Hayden has been a bit of handful with just not doing as he's told which is frustrating.  Still had a lot of bowel problems so we're seeing a paediatric gastroenterologist now and trialling no dairy for six weeks (aaarrrgghh).  

We had a big holiday in August - away for three weeks down at Mt Hotham, Melbourne, Sydney and everywhere in between.  The kids were really good in the long car drives and loved the snow.  The piccy in my sig is (obviously) one taken at the snow.  Hayden had ski school each morning and was keen to tackle the slopes each afternoon.  He could ski about 100metres unassisted by the last day and was pretty chuffed with himself with that.  

Found Caitlin almost out of her cot this morning with one leg right over the rail so we'll probably drop her cot rail to the floor (that way it sits up about a foot alongside the mattres more like a safety rail but she can climb out if she wants without the risk of her falling over a metre).  She's a little tom boy and enjoys riding her bike, chasy and tackling.  Though pretty is one of her favourite words and she wants to do all of the above in dresses  rolleyes.gif She is constantly getting out changes of clothes which is very cute but oh so frustrating.  

Hope everyone is going well and enjoying their not so little babies.  I think this age is so much fun.

#42 Sancti-claws

Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

Hey there everyone - we must be all very busy busy, hey?

22 months old here today, and the last few weeks has been a huge leap in a lot of mental development I think.

J moved into her own room last weekend - "mines room" gets said about 1,000 times a day, starting from the moment she wakes up and looks around.

She is definitely a little girl now.  We went to the park this morning (bombing the house again for fleas - its a regular pilgrimage) and because it was a bit overcast got the whole Turtle Park to herself and had a real ball, running around and climbing everywhere.

Other than the same old, same old, not much has changed up here.  I am still doing a few part-time jobs and keeping my own business going to just stay afloat - I looked at a full-time job a few weeks ago and, for an extra 20 hours running around, throwing my current jobs and clients out of whack and missing on my one day with J, I would have been offered an extra $200 before tax.  It is just shocking the pay rates they think they can get away with in this neck of the woods!!

V is nearly at a milestone in his study so starting to look around for a bit of work - ideally if he could work part-time and we could dovetail it, we would be laughing.

Y is in her last term of primary school and all the new school orientation stuff is starting - she is doing a instrument workshop there next week (and missing the science workshop at Uni with her own school - they didn't get their dance card in early enough) so its becoming real.

I hope everyone is well - I should update the list and add the new babies to it - do we have 4 or 5 to add?

#43 Mercurial

Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:30 AM

Helloooooo (waiting for an echo)

Wow we've basically given up on this parents group haven't we.  

How are all the birthday celebrations going for our 2 and almost 2 year old?  Caitlin turns two tomorrow and we're having a party for her.  Weather is Brissie isn't great so probably going to end up with 40 odd people in the house which isn't great but I'm sure it will all work fine.

Caitlin is in love with the teletubbies at the moment so I'm making her a teletubbish cake.  She's seen the figurines I've modelled and usually wakes up in the morning wanting tubby cake for breakfast.  We usually get about 20 requests a day for the 'tubbies' dvd to be put on.  

Amazing how much she's growing up - talking heaps now and full of fun and life.  Cheeky little monkey and her favourite game is pinching a toy of Hayden so that he'll chase her (she likes playing chasey).  Also loves her 'cuggles' and is regularly walking around with her arms up asking for cuggles.  

No thought at all of toilet training yet and I'll probably just leave it until I get some indication that she's keen.  She enjoys the stripping off process no problems so I suppose that's a start.  Bit of a fashion queen and we regularly have a bit of fuss with getting dressed when she wants to wear 'pretty' each day.  She likes to dress herself and can do a passable job.  

In September we started her in daycare one day a week which she hates the big up and drop off and screams hysterically but settles by the time I'm in the carpark and driving out and apparently doesn't whimper again for the whole day.  

Here is a recent piccy taken of her.  

Hope you're all going well and those of you with new bubs are enjoying your new additions and coping with the extra workload.  We're not having more so watching Caitlin grow up is a bit sad that those stages are passing us by.

Edited by Mercurial, 10 December 2011 - 05:31 AM.

#44 Sancti-claws

Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:02 PM

It is with trepidation that I post - I have a feeling I kill the thread!

Have a great party today Rebecca - hope it all goes well - she is gorgeous.

We actually passed on Josie's big sister's Teletubbies video to charity, but her Hi-5 and Blue's Clues videos are still on high rotation.

#45 Sancti-claws

Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (suziej @ 11/12/2011, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is with trepidation that I post - I have a feeling I kill the thread!

See!!!  rolleyes.gif

#46 sezzym

Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

oh....i was going to post and got distracted! story of my life :-)

Great photo of Caitlin...she looks so grown up with her long hair! The cake looked awesome on FB...James hasn't actually watched teletubbies...is it on ABC for kids or just dvd? I remember my nieces used to love it.

Isn't this an awesome age...I love hanging out with DS, he makes me laugh every day!

This has been a busy year for us, renovations (that had us out of the house for 3 mths, just moved back) and a new job for me (part-time working from home which is great as it's flexible, I can do it while DS is asleep or with mum or MIL). Looking forward to a rest over christmas and a slower paced 2012.

Merry Christmas everyone and happy birthday 2nd birthday to all the kids!

#47 snoopytj

Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

Hi all and Happy New Year!

I don't think we have given up on the group, more that the group has moved to facebook. I still feel quite connected to you all on there original.gif

Indy is going great. Talking all the time and becoming his own independent person. He is ready to toliet train, but I am not lol He comes and watches Casper on the toliet and then pulls his own nappy off and says its his turn.

We saw his metabolic specialist in November and he was really happy with where his zinc levels were. The great news is we can reduce the required blood tests from every 3mths to every 6mths now!! I am so happy as taking him to get them done was so distressing. He would protest and scream the hospital down when they started to pin him down.

He starts junior kindy when daycare returns on the 9th. I have just put him in for two days this year. I think he will love being in the big area with Casper.

We have Indy's delayed jungle party this Saturday. I am looking forward to making the cake original.gif

Not much other news here.

#48 Sancti-claws

Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:59 PM

Happy new year to you also - great news on Indy.  Will you ever be able to be stress-free, or is it constant medication or diet?  Its amazing how much they "grow" when they go up a level at Care - Josette had a few days in the Cubs room over the holidays and suddenly she is a "big girl".

Our resolution (well, one of the many) is to socialise her a little more, due to Christmas day being spent generally screaming - some of it may have been ears (although thank goodness not an infection again) but most of it was "who are all these people and why are they upsetting my serenity" - definitely takes after her Dad.

I hope 2012 is a great year for all.

#49 Sundayj

Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

Helloooo! I'm sorry that I haven't been here for ages, but something happened to my account and I couldn't log on to reply so I just kind of didn't. Now I have fixed it and HI!! Banjo is 25 and a half months now and is talking and doing lots of cute things (cute age eh?) I must say that I'm on face book a lot more and i"m not sure if I am fb friends with all of you guys, but happy to be. I find that it is so supportive to be able to talk children with other parents.
I'm just back at work after two years off. It's a huge shock and I don't really feel ready to tell you the truth. But the best consolation is that my husband has gone part time so that he is looking after Banj whilst I'm at work and vice versa. I'm only doing 2 days a week, so it's not that much either...I'll cope.
So a quick one today. I'll try to visit more often. Perhaps someone could give an update on who has had second bubs and how everyone is going?
Banjo is tall, thin (relatively), advanced with his speech, curly haired (blond ringlets that I can't stop kissing) and such a happy little lad.
Sundayj. biggrin.gif

#50 Sundayj

Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

Helloooo! I'm sorry that I haven't been here for ages, but something happened to my account and I couldn't log on to reply so I just kind of didn't. Now I have fixed it and HI!! Banjo is 25 and a half months now and is talking and doing lots of cute things (cute age eh?) I must say that I'm on face book a lot more and i"m not sure if I am fb friends with all of you guys, but happy to be. I find that it is so supportive to be able to talk children with other parents.
I'm just back at work after two years off. It's a huge shock and I don't really feel ready to tell you the truth. But the best consolation is that my husband has gone part time so that he is looking after Banj whilst I'm at work and vice versa. I'm only doing 2 days a week, so it's not that much either...I'll cope.
So a quick one today. I'll try to visit more often. Perhaps someone could give an update on who has had second bubs and how everyone is going?
Banjo is tall, thin (relatively), advanced with his speech, curly haired (blond ringlets that I can't stop kissing) and such a happy little lad.
Sundayj. biggrin.gif

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