Jump to content
September 04 Parents # 109
77 replies to this topic
Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:58 AM
New thread time ladies
Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:04 PM
Wanna bet how long it'll be before anyone else joins us?
Can't believe how cold it is here at the mo, love the blue skies and good weather but wish it was warmer in the mornings! We've had a really good (but quiet) weekend. Loving only working 3 days a week - so easy to get through any day knowing I have the day at home the next day (though the pint sized one can be quite a nasty boss, lol)
Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:48 AM
I hope you are all well!! I really miss you all, I'm finding it really hard to track the threads when the emails don't come in and then juggling the time to post when I do check in to see the posts.
I'm freezing!! LOL I can't believe how quickly it has turned cold this year. I must say it is quite a shock for me to have a 6mo and learning to keep her warm, compared to when CJ was a bub in Brisbane, it was so much easier!
We have lots of news (sort of)... Natalie is trying to crawl, won't be long I think. She is humongous!! Almost into size 1s. She pulled herself to standing without any assistance about 2 weeks ago. I've caught CJ's virus, so we are all home sick at the moment. DH was told on Monday morning that he will be retrenched in the next few weeks. So this really hit us hard, having just moved and signed ourselves into a 12 month lease - just finished our bankruptcy too and finally getting ourselves back on our feet and now this. DH has been really down about it and hasn't been sleeping. Yesterday I was able to get him to write his resume so he can be proactive instead of letting himself go about it. We've had a lot of bad luck with money lately due to the move, and stuff ups with removalists etc so all our savings are gone. I know he will get a job IF he is not so picky! That is what sunk us last time when he lost his contract being self-employed, and aiming for jobs he could not get. I really, really don't want to go down that path again! I also busted my middle toe 2 days ago, getting up to Nat in the middle of the night, it's so painful! LOL I chucked the AD's in the bin, they were making me incredibly sick. I haven't had the chance to go back to the quack yet.
Caitlyn's still driving me bonkers. We are waiting for the therapists at school to take a look at her behaviour, the referral was made before school finished last year and nothing has been done, because all the preps are getting the attention (apparently). What is the point of having them at the school I'd like to know!! So nothing has changed with her behavior. Caitlyn's losing another tooth one of the incisors. Everyday she asks me when it is going to come out, LOL. She's also been invited to one of her classmates birthday parties, a boy she doesn't really like but I said we would go, so she can socialise with the kids outside of school.
Lots of love to all of you.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:00 AM
Just checked the end of the last thread, Helly - I just bought CJ size 8 (OMG!!) trackie dacks from Target last week, they had some with double knees and zip pockets, might be good for A? I think they were 8 bucks. I bought her size 10 jumpers. LOL
Michelle - well done with the dentist, you did the right thing and I'm sure it sets a good precedent for your girls to not be afraid when they go. I think that is so important for kids! And loved your dream, LMAO!!
Sal, Jayne, LM - how are you all?
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:31 AM
6 days! 6 days to realise a new thread was open, and that is only because I happened to post in a thread and noticed Helly had posted earlier (great tip that Maori and Japanese are similiar by the way!).. and thought I hadn't had an email in a few days!
So here I am. Tracking saved for immediate notification!
Bridget - heck you have your hands full. I'm really sorry that this is all happening to you. Great initiative with the CV for your DH. I worked with some long (long) term unemployed people last year and this was a common theme that people want the dream role from day 1. These guys had to apply for 10-20 jobs a week, so I suggested they apply for 5 dream jobs, but then the other 15 had to be for level entry jobs / get in the door jobs. I'm not going to lie and say it worked for all of them, but at least I wasn't completely taking their 'status' off them. Perhaps you could do a similar thing with DH if he applies for 2 jobs a week, then one can be the 'wanted' role, and the other one can be the 'not so picky' role.
As for Caitlyn, I don't have anything to offer, other than you are doing a wonderful job. I hope your DH (or friends) spend time with the girls so you have some 'me' time now and then.
Not a lot of news here. DH set up some tents in the lounge on the weekend, so the girls had a great time camping out! (and DH was in his element!!) He's bought a metal detector, so between his gold hunting and my geocaching we are looking at places to go camping (I wonder if the novelty will wear off before the weather warms up to do this!). Sal I saw your pics of Walhalla (sp??) It looks beautiful, I've never been there, but DH went with his dad when he was young to do some prospecting.. actually I think it was the mention of Walhalla that started his want for a metal detector started.. (if we make it rich on gold pieces I'll owe you!!)
Did I tell you my brother and SIL were pregnant with their second? Well they found out on Friday they are having another girl! That makes 9 grand daughters for my parents (no grandsons!)!!! Nearly enough for 2 basketball teams! Oh and it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow. 9 years!
Talk to you soon
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:20 AM
Michelle The tent thing sounds cool, we better not tell A or he will want to do the same (we've taken him camping once and he certainly wants to do it again!) Man that's a lot of girls in your family - I went to a work picnic earlier this year and there were 9 little boys, no girls - needless to say it was avery active afternoon! Congrats on your anniversary - are you doing anything special?
Bridget I so hope your run of bad luck has come to an end (and your toe gets better quickly - ouch!) I feel for your work situation, retrenchments are awful even though you know it's nothing you've done If your DH is not on LinkedIn I really recommend it - I get on average one or 2 approaches from recruiters a week, often through it. On one of my meet and greets last year we got chatting and the recruiter said many of her jobs don't even get to Seek or the job boards now - they look first through their own databases and also LinkedIn and only then advertise it if it can't be filled. There are lots of specific IT groups set up on it that you join and the recruiters seem to post jobs there, plus approach group members.
OMG Nat is growing so fast! We call N our runt, he's in size 0 pants but he's such a skinny minny cos he never stops moving that keeping them up is still an issue. Hope CJs bahaviour turns a corner for you - have the school given you an estimate of when they'll look at her?
As for the pants - a REAL sore point for me. I managed to track down the very last pair in his size at Target (after searching everywhere and online too, with little success) and he wore them yesterday, with a(nother) discussion about looking after them. He came home with a hole the size of my palm (!!!!$&*#$%%) in the knee...
School photos coming up, took A to have a haircut and now he's got into gelling his hair in the morning before school, lol!
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:59 PM
Been meaning to come back in here and do a proper post after I read the end of the other thread, but still haven't read the end of the other thread so will just reply to what's in here!
Helly, wow, how does he get a hole in them so quick!
MJ Happy Anniversary! Forest is a great camping place and not all that far to go. Congrats to your brother and SIL, is this the brother that was in Holland or OS somewhere?
Bridge, size 8 wow, C is still in a 6 top but just starting to go in some 7's and I have only just put away his sz4 pants!! Sorry you are not having much luck with the school supporting CJ, sounds frustrating! Q is commando crawling now and getting up on his knees so sounds like at a simliar stage to K.
AFM Had a lovely holiday in Cairns, was great cathcing up with my brother and SIL again. Newphew is very cute. DH was almost an hour late picking us up from the airport when we got home as he'd fallen asleep and didn't hear is alarm apparently, so older two kids were crying because he wasn't there to pick us up and needless to say I wasn't happy! Our flight got in at 11.20pm and he got to the airport at 12.10am!! Crappy ending to a fabulous holiday! We went all the way up to Cape Tribulation with my parents as well as they were also staying in Cairns at the same time as us, they were there for 10days, us 4 so different flights. Cape Trib is absolutely beautiful. Was a very long day and I couldn't have done it without my dad sitting in the back seat trying to distract Q from crying.
While we were away we went to a wildlife zoo and there were signs for the koalas with 'sex' written on them as in male/female. C thought it was funny that it said 'sex' and as I explained it meant male or female he kindly told me that "you know mum, sex has another meaning" OMG where is this convo going to go I thought, he's only 6yo!! Anyway he went on to tell me that it also means love and kiss! Thought I'd leave it at that for now, but I can see him asking more about it sooner that I had anticipated!
C has been saving his money and he wanted to buy a particular lego set with it, so we went on a quick dash to Target after school tonight so he could buy something. Didn't have what he wanted so he picked out a different set. We went to the register and when he had to pay for it he started crying, didn't want to hand over his money as it would mean he'd have none left and then he'd have to start saving all over again, and he told me afterward he wants to buy something bigger. It's the first time he's realised the concept of money and paying for things and if you spend it all you have none left! Great lesson he learnt though and so he'll be starting to save again.
PS excuse if there are any spelling mistakes, auto checker not working and no time to go back and reread my post to check for errors
Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:20 PM
Quick one from me, just got home for work and should be doing 1000s of things before the best part of the day- school pick up
Owen had Special person day today. We didnt get much notice about it though, and I only asked his Uncle at the weekend and it wasnt looking good. Anyway there was no way i could go, like I have in the past, so I asked DH who is usually too busy to go. I explained that Uncle couldnt go and there was no way I could, so that would mean no special person being there for Owen.
He said he would see what he could do. Anyway to my astoundment, he said he would go!!!
I had already asked Liam if he would be allowed to go up to Owens classroom as a back up just in case.
Anyway this morning they were all getting ready and uncle arrived!! He had managed to swing it off work! So Owen not only got Uncle and Dad but Liam as well, after all that. He was probably the child with the most Special people in his class!! You should have seen his beaming face, it was priceless.
I am a bit worried at the mo. I just had an email from my Dad to say that Mum has hurt her back badly and that he needed to call an ambulance at the weekend. She was supposed to go to hospital with the paramedics but refused. They gave her an injection for the pain and left some pills. Well after the injection had worn off she started taking the pills, but they made her violently sick, and so Dad had to call the oncall Dr. He gave her some more pills and so far she seems to be coping. She is very groggy and not really with it because of the pills.
Before all this happened I was planning on visiting next year with the boys, around Easter time, but now I want to go and see her now. I havent got my passport up to date, or are able to take time off work, but I just want to see her. Its so hard being so far away.
She will be right though as she has had something similar before and after alot of rest, its righted itself. This one does sound a bit more major though :S
Anyway I had better get going and get some stuff done to take my mind off it.
Sorry there arent any personal replies, Ill try and get back again soon
Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:51 AM
Question for you below.. but some background first..
When C's 1st tooth fell out I kept it because it was her first tooth, well her 2nd tooth fell out the other day. It didn't feel right throwing it in the bin so I kept it too.. but really what am I going to do with these.. perhaps make a toothy necklace for her 21st??
So.. what do you do with the fallen out teeth?
Sal - how's your mum? I've been thinking of you. It must be difficult not being able to duck around and see for yourself how she's coping.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:06 PM
Funny you should post that about the teeth today
Owen lost his first tooth today, you may have seen it on FB. We didnt realise he had another tooth behind it,that is almost grown to full maturity. He didnt say anything to us and said that he didnt know it was there!! What the????
Its a long way behind the original tooth so I hope to God that he doesnt have the problems I did.
As far as keeping them, I have kept all of Liams. I have a little tooth box that he was given when he was a baby. I dont really know what we will do with them, but I thought it might be funny to present them to him when he is older, just so he knows that there really isnt a tooth fairy!!!LOL
No I dont really know why we keep things like that. I have kept some of their baby hair too, from when they had their first haircut, we do funny things dont we?
Mum is fine. I spoke to her the other day. She was very groggy because of the pain killers she is on, but says she feels heaps better.
She needs to start eating as she has lost alot of weight after a week of non eating, and she was definately underweight before that. So its a bit worrying, but Dad is caring for her.
They are both in their late 70s so it is a worry when Im so far away and my brother is 4 hours drive away too.
Theres not alot I can do really.
thanks for thinking of me, thats so sweet. I often think of the girls on here when they have things going on in their life. Its so nice to know there is someone even just thinking about you isnt it?
Take care all, and come on over and check in once in a while
Posted 29 May 2011 - 12:41 AM
Gee, it is pretty quiet in here! All of us except for A have been sick this week – he was so sweet actually, he’d get me glasses of OJ without asking and cover me up with blankets and just be so helpful and considerate Of course he’s now turned feral
Sal Glad to hear your mother’s on the mend, do you think you will try and bring your trip forward?
Was Owen excited about the tooth fairy? One of A’s teeth was way back too (we called him our little shark!) but it’s moved forward nicely – Dr Google told me it was quite normal and quite a % of new teeth are like that
MJ Our first tooth was lost, I’ve got the 2nd and 3rd tooth stuck somewhere but now you’ve made me think I dunno if I want a whole tin of teeth rattling around A looks like he’s about to lose his 4th, it’s kind of gross though having turned quite yellow (dentist said that its normal for this to happen before they fall out but still) and I can’t see myself keeping and treasuring it!
Bec Your hol sounds great. We’re hoping to go up that way for the solar eclipse next year – I’ve been to Cairns twice before but not up to the Cape. What Lego set does C want? A has been hankering for the new Space City ones (shhh, I got the launch pad and shuttle ones for 30%+ off and have them hidden away) and loves the Star Wars ones too.
Nothing much new for us here, I’m loving our new groove of 3 days work, though I’ve got to pick up my study pace – have to do an exam by the end of June
Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:42 AM
Hey girls, typing from my phone. You might have read on FB already that I'm in hospital waiting to have my gallbladder removed after a bout of pancreatitis caused by gallstones. Bored out of my brain! Have been expressing while in here so Q can be bottled fed by DH. Fist time Q has had a bottle and he's taken to it well thankfully. Bit of a hospital waiting game for me as surgery was going to be yesterday and then rescheduled to today and now they ate not sure if they can fit me in so might be going home then coming back in a couple of weeks. PITA waiting around. Won't be able to do any lifting for four weeks after the surgery including Q so that will be a challenge.
Sal glad your mum is doing better, must bd hard to be this far away from her especially at times like this.
Helly, C wants a big Ninjago Lego set. He has some of the people and a small set but wants the most expensive set!
MJ, no idea what we will do with teeth. My mum never kept ours that I know of maybe I'll ask her. C hasn't even had a wobbly tooth yet though he has recently got the first of his adult molars.
Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:57 AM
Bec, you're in hospital?? heck!! I remember reading you nearly had to call an ambulance the other week, but wasn't online on the weekend to hear about this! Hopefully you're not still in pain (or they have you medicated!) What a hassle all round. I'm sure EB can help you with the boredom factor, although there is probably only so many cloth vs disposals, breast vs bottle debates you can read! Good luck with getting in to your surgery today.
Sal - as for the teeth, we have the same problem, but our dentist said it was normal and they'll just move forward. Good news about your mum.
Helly - what are you studying? Sounds like A has got a great bedside manner! Dr in the making??
As for me, had a weekend away with some girlfriends - we stayed in Melbourne so had great food and great chats.
Talk to you soon
Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:26 AM
Yep MJ I am indeed in hospital! The incident from a couple of weeks ago when we called the ambulance and it was going to be a 2hr wait was for the same reason! I didn't end up going in then as the pain subsided but this time we called for an ambulance after 7hrs of pain as I stupidly thought the pain would go away like it has previously. Ended up having the surgery yesterday arvo so I'm glad it's all over and done with. Have woken to express some milk to give my boobs a break but I have to tip it all out as it's full of medications. Onto recovery time now, I've been a bit dizzy since waking today but hopefully that will pass and I'll be able to go home later today.
Lucky you to have a girly weekend!!
Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:20 AM
Oh Bec you poor thing
Hope you are well on the way to recovery, thinking of you
Take care and dont overdo it at home!
Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:54 PM
hi team sorry but i have been having issues with essen baby - and no notifications as well - Bec u poor thing !!!
how is everyone else going ? X X X X X
Issues with Caleb again - the bully from last year ( that is now in his class ) has started again and we found out last night - caleb finally told us - he has been gaining weight for the past month & been moody & a little sh*t - now it makes sense - so Off I go to the school - address his poor teacher who tells me that only last fri she called an interview with this other kids ( the bully ) father !??WTF ??
Anyhoo then I took on the dep head - we shall see - LOCK N LOAD PEOPLE XX
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:13 PM
So quiet in here, is everyone hibernating?? Lots of colds and lurgies around here but we all seem on the up now. A lost his 4th tooth tonight, the Tooth Fairy has done her business (stuck the tooth in an envelope and into the filing bin, contemplating a tooth necklace ) Can’t believe how cold it is…..
Bec Haven’t been on Facebook in weeks so missed your news. Hope you’re recovering well, glad you got the surgery over and done with rather than having to wait around. Is DH able to be home for the next weeks or how are you managing?
MJ Your weekend away sounds fab. So jealous (all I get is a late pass every Thursday ) I’m doing an IT certification, fairly rare and more of a nice-to-have rather than a must-have, will look good on the resume though.
Sal How’s your mum?
Jayne Sorry to hear that Caleb’s being bullied What are you going to ask them to do? Is there any way at all you can change schools? It just seems like there’s so many issues with the one you’re at at the moment….
Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:00 PM
10 days and no posts? I feel a right thread-killer...
Tired to the bone, went to a Pump class this morning and then took the boys on a giant ride across the Harbour Bridge this afternoon (too nice a day to not do something special) Caught a train back to Town Hall and all the lifts were not working - I could've cried looking at these huge sets of steps and N asleep in his baby seat on the bike Luckily some kind people helped but I know I'm going to have sore muscles tomorrow!
Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:41 PM
Hey girls, thanks for your well wishes, I am pretty fine now DH has had 3weeks off work on carers leave, he has loved it and doesn't want to go back to work on Monday.
Been busy of late hence slack posting.
Jayne sorry to hear C is having more trouble at school
Helly, what a busy day for you!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:35 AM
hey there team X X X X X XX X X X X X how are the muscles Helly ? i would have cried OUT LOUD at the sight of those stairs as I live in sydney too I know them !!!! we really should catch up )
im doing 5 + spin cycle classes at the gym im a little hooked ........i feel like sh*te today though
saw a new oesteopath yest and I feel well beaten up
caleb is doing so well at skool - same reading level now as 9 other ids in the class which is so huge !!!
amy unfort has been terribly ill this year with tonsilitus - 4 times this year and she gets SO ILL !
Saw an ENT - long story short he operates through the private sector and even though we have health insurance we are looking at an extra 2K!! WHAT ??
so I am seeing anothet ENT this thurs morn who works through the public sector ..........im very worried about it all
why do we pay $230.00 a MONTH wth NIB to still be out of pocket $2K???
how is everyone ?? X X X X X XX X X X X
Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:52 AM
Another who has been MIA for no particular reason (!)
Jayne - I did my first spin class yesterday - all I can say is heck!! I've joined the gym at the back of work for a 5 week trial, so hoping to get there again today at lunch for my 2nd spin class... although don't think I'll be quite as addicted as you! Please tell me it's helped you lose 10kgs!! (well that's why I'm going!)
Private Health Cover is one of those things that you're damned if you do and damned if you don't! We're like you and have the cover for the peace of mind and the flexibility etc but when it comes down to it no one is going to let you suffer. Hopefully the public ENT can help Amy... and Yay to Caleb on his reading levels.
Bec great to hear you're on the mend, and that DH has been around to help with your recovery. Always tough to have to go back to work after time off.
Helly - so what is a pump class? (Gym novice here!) Is that like an aerobics type thing where you need to have some level of co-ordination?
What else can I tell you? Both girls had their first disco last Friday - H at the kinder and C across the road at the school. From what I saw the kinder kids did more dancing. I think C was a bit disappointed as I think in her mind everyone would be dancing all night - but not the case - it was probably just like lunchtime at school with everyone around the edge and the teachers (or parents at the disco) trying to get games going for the kids to interact! C did win a prize for the best dancer doing the Nutbush!
Work is hectic - I'm sure a couple of weeks ago I was cruising along and now I'm drowning but the days are flying! I don't have time off over the school holidays, but will take the girls out of kinder/school for a week in term 3 for a week down the Mornington Peninsular. What are your plans for the school holidays (which are only 2 weeks away for us in Vic).
Hi to everyone else - drop by with an update.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:26 PM
how weird, I swear I typed a reply and sent it from my iphone yesterday but now I'm on the pc it is nowhere to be seen!
MJ we don't have much planned for the school holidays yet. C has a hockey clinic one day and I am taking the kids to a Scooby Doo live show another day. Other than that will probably organise some play dates for them and some time at the playground and a couple of picnics depending on weather.
Jayne, so pleased to hear things are going better for C at school now. As for PHI, we don't have any and never have. Have contemplated it many times but it hasn't been worth it for us to date. Once I am back working FT and the kids are older we will likely get it then.
Hi to everyone else.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:14 PM
Managed to grab a few minutes to get on here at last.
How is everyone?
We are going well,but I am sooooo looking forward to school holidays. Im exhausted!
I really dont know how some of the teachers cope all day with some of the kids they have. I have a couple of them for about an hour and Im exhausted. It does take alot of time to repeat things over and over so they get it though, so maybe thats why Im feeling this way.
Anyway cant complain, well not about the kids anyway.
Will complain about one of our VPs though.
I was only asked to work for this term and so was hoping that they asked me back for next term.
well I still hadnt heard anything at the beginning of this week. If Im not working next term I dont get the holidays paid, obviously, and so was getting a bit anxious as no one had said anything, plus the other new aide had been asked to return, so I was freaking out that it would be bad news.
Anyway I was called into the Bursars office and was congratulated that I had been asked to return again next term. I explained with surprise, that I hadnt been asked at all. A rather red faced Bursar said that she thought the VP had approached me. Suddenly the VP dashes into the room and apologises that she hadnt caught me at break time- well she was sat at the table all break time quite near to me, and has had many convenient times prior to this so I knew it was a c*ck up.
It just really annoyed me and the Bursar was obviously put in a bad situation.
Anyway after all that I am returning next term and then my position will be advertiised. Im hoping it will continue but nothing is guaranteed.
Took Owen to the Drs last week as he is still complaining about headaches regularly.
I had his eyes checked again and the optometrist is happy with them so I know its not his eyes or glasses causing the headaches. I asked the Dr for a referral as this has been going on for ages now.
He complains at different times of the day, there are no patterns. He even wakes up with a headache, but Im suspecting that he grinds his teeth in his sleep, so that could be the answer there.
I also beleive he tolerates alot of the headaches he gets. I asked his teacher if he ever complains and she said he has never complained once. Im trying to rule lots of things out.
I know he doesnt drink enough water, ( like me :S) but he shouldnt be getting them as often as he does.
Ive also tried to work out whether its an attention seeking thing, but Im pretty sure its not.
We spend alot of time together and I know he isnt lacking there.
Im a bit reluctant to take him for a head scan, if it comes to that, as its quite dangerous for kids, because of the radiation, but if I didnt and something major happened I would never forgive myself.
Ive decided to see what the specialist says and then we will think about what to do next.
Hes not seeing her until the end of August though.
We havent got alot of things organised for the hols. Ill do my kids craft workshop as usual and Ive booked tickets to see the Michael jackson impersonator again, as they LOVED that, as did i
We are all going to see Cars Movie 2 and I just got free tickets to see Kung Fu Panda 2, so it looks like most of our holidays will be spent at the movies LOL
Jayne- i was so pleased to hear that Caleb is doing better at school. I often think of him and how hes doing.
Cant believe how much exercise youre doing, puts me to shame- well done
oh lordy its school pick up. I really wanted to reply to everyone, so sorry, will try to get back again soon
Have a great weekend
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Top 5 Viewed Articles