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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:47 PM
New thread time ladies
Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:15 AM
Wow, first medal in a while, just getting the kids ready for first day back - YAY!!!!!!
Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:43 PM
I popped in here tonight as I couldn't remember if anyone here was in FNQ, the floods have been bad enough for QLD and I can't believe it is about to have this cyclone hit.
What I did see though was the birthday messages for Oliver. Thank you so much for remembering him. I am so slack in getting in here.
But it is birthday month!! I can't believe they are turning 2 years old. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were all waddling around in the heat looking for any little sign that would mean our little baby was on their way.
Jo - I know you just asked about Oliver's talking, well he still isn't saying much. He was screened for autism a couple of weeks ago. Scored 29.5, mild autism is 30. I don't think there will be a need for rescreening as he is improving all the time with his quirks and behaviour so he just needs to keep improving rather than having these little quirks become more predominant. But anyway we went for a speech assessment last week and I told the speech pathologist that Oliver has massive adenoids and large tonsils. Now this is the annoying thing. Apparently this combination restricts the passage way particularly where we make sounds for speech. She wants them out. Paediatrician decided to see what ENT wants, ENT wants to see what Paed wants to do. Speech Pathologist is going to get involved and push for it to come out. This could also be the reason I had all the feeding troubles with Oliver too when he was a baby. And why Oliver is very nasaly when he makes sounds.
But a big milestone for Oliver, he is trying to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little star. No words are formed just sounds but there is the intonation as he makes the sounds and he copies the actions with us. At the end of the song he is so pleased with himself and starts clapping and shouting "Yay" It is very cute!
TT - wow! I am impressed that some of you are already at that stage. My boys have always been a little later. I started at 2 with Alex because it always seems like the "done" thing. He had no interest so I gave up and just left the potty next to the toilet. At 2.5 one day he just sat down and started. With Jacob I started at 2.5 because that is what i did with Alex, big mistake. He wasn't ready and it was a long drawn out affair. With William I was really lazy and kept finding reasons to put it off and just before he turned 3 he started on his own. I will do the same with Oliver, wait until he shows signs of wanting to tt as I did for Alex and William. I find it so much easier then. At the moment I don't think he has a clue other than when he poos he doesn't like a dirty nappy.
Ok, well I hope you all are well, and that you, your friends/family all stay safe up there in QLD.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:51 PM
Teresa... What an anxious time it must have been for you with Oliver... what did the test involve? I think it odd that the pead wants to see what the ENT wants to do and the ENT see what the pead wants to do. Didn't these people go to university and study umpteen years to make these types of decisions. Glad you therapist is going to help make the decision with the specialists... it seems maybe she has seen more of your case or something.
Robyn... So glad that your dad is OK. must have been a terrifying experience for him. Where does he specifically live again? What strength was the cyclone when it went through.
US.. last day of holidays tomorrow. Not sure if I should write a sad face or a happy face. At times I have loved spending two months with the kids... other times... hmmm.. NOT! I went into work on Wednesday for the first time and see what it was like. Melbourne office seems nice enough but I'm already being sooo close to my clients in Canberra. So tomorrow I am so determined to just enjoy my final day of leave. Not quite sure what I'm going to do. Liam has childcare so I only have two kids to contend with and I'm thinking I could maybe even tackle the shops with the two of them.
Off for a TV marathon... we had a friend stay over last night so didn't get to watch any of my usual shows... how rude!
Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:19 PM
Happy Birthday Jack!
Tinkster - I hope he has a fantastic day
Happy Birthday Harry!
I hope Lisa and the boys are doing well
my house is chaos today! we all slept in and I think everyone is still tired and on edge
Edited by pink, 05 February 2011 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:22 PM
Happy Birthday to Jack and Harry!!!!!!
Hope everyone is good
Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:43 AM
Happy Birthday Spencer!
Sue - I hope you all have a great day
Teresa - I really hope the Speech Pathologist can work some magic and get the ball rolling to get those adenoids and tonsils out. They can cause so many problems. My niece had trouble with hers and was very nasaly and when they were taken out her voice was normal again.
I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before but my eldest, Cameron, has autistic tendencies. He doesnt have autism but has quirks or behaviours that autistic kids might have. He used to line up his trains and cars all around the house and have massive meltdowns when they got messed up (usually by Sophie who was evil and thought it was funny!!!) He still has a few but has grown out of most of them. I think he will rub silky tags on anything he can find until he is an old man! lol that one is here to stay. I hope the testing for Oliver will at least help you and others get an understanding of whats going on and be able to help him out a bit.
so cute that he can sound out twinkle twinkle!! that must have made you feel so good
I have a whole week of housework ahead of me! I now have my parents and the inlaws coming down next weekend for Jacks birthday! Not sure I am really up to seeing the inlaws but DP told them whats been going on with me and MIL has been through it all herself so hopefully they are just extra nice
Cant wait to see my Mum tho
Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:18 AM
Happy Birthday Spencer!
It still amazes me that our babies are turning 2. Was only thinking yesterday that this time 2 yrs ago we were all sweating it out in this heat and very thankful that I'm not pregnant lol.
Not much happening here.
Jo- Best of luck with the in-laws, I really hope she is nice to you. We just had 1 set of in laws here on Thursday so I was busy cleaning and scrubbing as she can be a pain in the butt and we also have the other inlaws coming today so hopefully I get a break from the inlaws for a while.
Teresa- Well Done to Wiliiam for sounding out Twinkle Cohen loves Old Macdonald at the moment and he is starting to get some of the words right but mainly just hums lol.
Best go and get ready for the out laws oops inlaws lol.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:47 PM
I've been so slack, sorry girls!
Thanks for the birthday wishes, Jack had a lovely day, I can't believe my baby is 2!
Jack's still not speaking, he says muma and dee ( my mum) and he's gotten much better with ba (instead of ta) but other than that, nothing. I've had a couple of appointments with a private speechie who said he has the building blocks for speech, hes just a little slow at putting it all together. I've got my public assessment this week, so we'll see how that goes.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying birthday month!
Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:38 PM
Belated Happy Birthday's to Jack, Harry and Spencer!!!! Hope you all had wonderful days!!!!!!
Just a quick one from me, busy week, will pop back in later!!!!
Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:35 PM
Happy birthday to Spencer for yesterday!!
We had Noah's party yesterday! It was so much fun!!! We had a pirate theme - pics are on FB. His birthday is tomorrow already!!
This time two years ago, we were starting to hear about the awful VIC bushfires, I was cooking Chilli Con Carne for dinner (extra hot), and we were watching a marathon of movies before I lost my plug at midnight. I remember jumping onto EB and posting my news about my progress, finding Ali (fallenfromgrace) on EB as well saying that she was getting some excitement herself!
Nighty night girls!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:54 AM
Happy Birthday Noah!
Robyn- I love the photos of his party! looks like you all had an awesome day
I have the psychologist for the first time today and to say I'm anxious is the worlds biggest understatement! I hope I can relax a little before then, I know it will be good for me but the fear of the unknown is pretty strong.
Kids are happily settling in at school, Cameron is at High School now and is having a little trouble making new friends but he is getting there. The boys from his Primary School that are with him are the bullies/"cool kids" and he has always wanted to be friends with them but I think he is figuring out that he doesnt really fit in, which is a good thing!
Jack is devastated that the big kids go to school again there have been tears every day from him but he will get used to it. He had them home for almost 2 months! and I suppose to a toddler thats forever. He has just wandered out of bed and they are already gone, waiting to see what happens when he realises.
best be off and get myself organised for the day
Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:46 PM
How did your appointment go? I was thinking of you.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:53 PM
Happy belated Birthday Spencer
Happy Birthday Noah
Thinking of you today Jo
We had Indi's birthday party on Sunday (although her birthday isn't until friday), but the inlaws are going on a cruise. What a disaster!!!! With all the floods Melbourne had we decide to cancel the animal farm because of all the water & mud and just have it at our place. Half the guests were unable to make it and I had to do a quick clean up of the house before everyone arrived. Indi spent most of the day without clothes even though I bought her a dora dress. My kids just love being naked!!! The cake turned out fantastic though. I had SJ's birthday at the same animal farm when she turned 3, it rained all day that day too, so as you can imagine we wont try for a 3rd party there!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:59 PM
thanks for thinking of me girls its really nice to have people to talk to about it now that I have admitted it to myself. It kind of holds me accountable and makes sure I stay on this path but it also just means I can talk about it sometimes and not hold it all inside any more.
I had shocking anxiety and panic attacks today but the appointment was actually good. The lady was really nice and I think I will be able to talk to her about a lot of stuff. She will obviously also help me deal with the anxiety. She also gave me some handouts, she will do this every time apparently. They are good to look back on and good for DP as well. Today was hard on him and I worry about him. I need to make sure he has someone to talk to as well.
So it has been a strange day but I am more optimistic tonight than I was last night so thats good. The glass of Baileys I had for dinner is probably helping that but at least I am sleepy tonight and the kids are all asleep so I can go to bed and hopefully sleep well.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:16 AM
Glad to hear your appointment went well Jo. I was thinking of you yesterday.It feels good to talk to someone and to someone who actually listens
Happy birthday to everyone who I have missed here.
Robyn- Your pics look awesome .Looks like Noah had a lovely day and I love your hair colour.Suits you.
Teresa-Aston is saying more words now,but I'm more concerned about Cohen.He turned 3 last month and still not talking properly. We have gone to a private and public audiologist and took him to a speech pathologist last year.We are now going into the Hanen Program next month -It takes two to talk. So hopefully this help him and us.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:41 PM
Just quickly passing through...
Happy Belated Birthday to Jack, Harry, Spencer and Noah!!
Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:43 PM
So the me vent first..
Here is why my week is so crappy. I haven't written too much on facebook because some of my friends are also bosses at work.
Back in December before I went on holidays I told my boss that my project was at a stage where it was out of money and the work was drying up unless we got more $$$. I needed to find a developer to work with me to get this on the move and then I'd need another role to tie me over on the other two days. I told my boss I'd check in on holidays and make sure things were progressing. Fastforward last Wednesday when I went to work and notice that nothing had happened. I mentioned to the boss (now having given him two months to find me something) and he said he would think about it on the weekend. As for my other project it hadn't moved at all. Fastforward Monday and I rock up to work to find that some new guy in my section is doing my only project that I've worked hard for and having all the meetings I should have been happen. So basically my boss is so gutless that he gave my work to someone else and left me with nothing. In the end it was my clients who told me that I'd been replaced and they couldn't understand why. To make matters worse I had asked to move section but my boss wouldn't release me because I was 'invaluable'. Clearly so 'invaluable' that he wants me to sit and twiddle my thumbs. I was really upset and mad yesterday over it. I don't do jobs by halves and thought the decency to tell me I was being moved to job 'x' was the least I deserved. Hence I've decided to take another job offer... I'm not really sure what the job is. Just that it is an 18 month project at level, with flexible hours, a great boss and a good social environment. Really feels like I'm entering the unknown though.
Sorry just had to vent. trying to get the emotion out before I confront my boss about it on Friday... a group of IT men don't handle emotional women (praying I don't cry).
NOW FOR PERSONALS...
JANBABYBOY... I love your statement about it taking two to talk. This is so true and I love that you are so active in trying to help him along. Mum was on my case when she was here last that we don't talk enough to Liam. So I've been trying so hard to talk to him and read him books... I think I've noticed a big improvement. Hope you can make some headway. it sounds like you've had him looked at by drs so atleast you know it isn't something physical (like can't hear etc).
PINK... Lol to the glass of Baileys... it is great that you have someone who listens and that you can tell anything to and seek advice. Sometimes people are so guarded in what they say and having her to help you is terrific. It is wonderful that you are starting to feel different.
ROBYN... I love the pirate photos... you dirty wench! lol
SKYJAY... I couldn't imagine an animal farm with all the rain that we have had. Mark and I were going to head to Collingwood Childrens farm on Sunday but I decided even then it would have still been muddy under foot. Am sure it was a lovely party.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:22 PM
Happy birthday to Elliott and Lahni!
Jen - one of my rules is to never be fb friends with work colleagues!! I hope it all turns out ok for you, it sounds like a ridiculous situation...
Jo - well done girl! your first session is over! Now you can put all that fear behind you and work towards feeling better I'm here for you.
Skyjay - I can understand why you wouldn't want another party at the animal farm! That just sounds like it is super bad luck for you guys!
AFM, Noah was at daycare today so he had yet another cake day I've never given him cake before, so it was very interesting when I was icing his cake on Sunday and he was jumping up and down all excited going "mmmm yummy cake, mmmmm!". I later figured out that he must have cake at daycare from time to time Whoops. We got him all these cool pressies, but the winner this year is a little squishy chicken with a light inside it that flashes different colours when you throw it / smash its head against the ground... I got it from the $2 shop when I was getting all of the party decorations.
We are off to see Michael Buble at the entertainment centre on Friday night - DH is a fan, I used to bag him out for liking him but I am sure the concert will be fabulous. I had TOTALLY forgotten that I had bought tickets - in fact I bought them for The Prawn's Christmas present and it totally escaped me. My friend called me last week to talk about getting there etc and I was like "oh I don't have tickets"... she informed me that I had infact wired money over to her whilst I was pregnant! I wonder what else I bought while preggers that I don't remember?
Not sure if I mentioned that the kids have been sick, Eden is on ABs for bronchiolitis & RSV & whatever else. She sounded like she had smoker's cough. They are heaps better now.
I'm looking forward to winter. Also considering weaning Eden over the next month - I feel very selfish for doing so as she is a champion feeder... but I am really feeling that I am done. I want to buy new bras that aren't maternity / breastfeeding, I want to buy normal tops and dresses, and I don't want to buy a winter wardrobe for breastfeeding. I know, would get flamed on the EB WDYT section... but I don't post there .
And can you believe this.... EDEN is 6 months old tomorrow!
Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:26 PM
Happy Birthday to Noah for yesterday
Happy Birthday to Elliott
Happy Birthday Lahni
I hope they all had great days
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