Jump to content

How are you today?


  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#1 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

I think I'm coming down with the tummy bug that my DD had yesterday. Sigh. I had so much I wanted to get done today too.

So how are YOU feeling?



#2 cinnabubble

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Exhausted, with an almost constant headache and lower backache. And, no, I'm not pregnant. I hate this time of year.

#3 Hattie

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Surprisingly well. Had my second round of chemo this week, and am doing fine. Hair is 90% gone and that is taking some getting used to, but I feel strong and positive and full of life at the moment.

Hope you are both feeling better soon.

Julie

#4 Ianthe

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Stressed to the eyeballs. Kids are exhausted and just being horrible. Have burst into tears on several different occasions today. Brain is barely working and every time it kicks in a little then one of the kids disturbs me or screams or cries.

On a lighter note I *think* I am close to finishing an assignment.

#5 morgansacre

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

I'm exhausted, and thank heaven I had the foresight to put dinner in the slow cooker.

DH and I have just assembled a shed for the pool pump and filter. The instructions show pictures for only the large size shed, which is not what we have...so everything was different than what it says. During the middle of it, I had a hypo, so I had to deal with that...which exhausts me no end. But I couldn't let DH finish it on his own, as it needed two people.

So now I have had a cool bath, washed all the dirt off (the wind was blowing the pool sand all around us) and now I can smell dinner and I am relaxing. Love it.

Lynn

#6 ~~Cleopatra~~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

I had sick children on and off all week (last week of school for the big boys too sad.gif ). We were supposed to go to a party today but I cancelled so we don't make anyone else sick for Christmas.

#7 Candyley

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Tired, bored at work, it is so quiet today hence the surfing eb biggrin.gif

Missing my boy...

Googling why I keep feeling pressure in my lower stomach but can't find much..

Hope everyone feeling under the weather gets better asap!



#8 JaneLane

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Stressed out!  Kids and I are going to my parents holiday house for over a month soon and I am trying to clean the house, photograph and list all my items I want to sell on eBay and hide everything I don't want DH getting rid of because he doesn't think we need it while we are gone!

DH is only able to take a weeks holiday to join us over Xmas but the kids and I are going before and getting back after. I am sooo worried he will chuck out some of my expensive things I don't use much because he hates any sort of clutter.  He told me recently that he told someone he would give them some of our stuff for nothing that we could probably get $500 for if we listed them on eBay etc

#9 loges

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

I have a belly ache...too many plums I think

Just took some buscapan so hopefully that will help

Am babysitting 4 kids plus my 2 tonight so hoping I feel a bit better

#10 PoshMosh

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

I caught a cold in this heat and am feeling very crappy. Lucky DH is home today to play with DD. I am so worried she might catch it off me that I have had to limit my kisses and hugs today sad.gif

Hattie you sound like an inspiration for me to stop feeling sorry for myself. hugs

#11 Missy Shelby

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Feeling ok now, finally sitting down after getting dinners ready feeding kids.

We had a pretty full on day, lots of family issues going on, but we have all come out of it pretty unscathed.  I have seen a strength in my sister today that I haven't seen in a long time.  Makes my heart sing!

MS was at the for front today (seems to have kicked in the last couple of days).  Trying to not get too attached due to having a mc in September.  It is proving to be hard.

#12 JRA

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

Tired.

It has been a few weeks from hell. Just too busy, although some great things happened. Thankfully school finishes Tuesday and I have off until after new year.

DS was wanting to head down to the beach today for nippers and then head back in the morning for champions trophy, but we decided that was just too much to do that for a 3rd weekend, so we have had a quiet day here, ds had a mate over.

I say and watch Aus beat India, so will be there cheering tomorrow as Aus goes for its 6th win in a row.

Go Jamie!!!

#13 emnut

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

wallowing in self pity today & thinking having a 2nd child may not have been worth it

#14 Feral_Pooks

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Comfortably numb.

#15 GamerMum

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

I'm tired. No scratch that, I'm freaking exhausted. This week was my first week back at work since May (three days) and I am completely wrecked. Thankfully DF is home to take care of the DD duties, but we are leaving at 6am tomorrow to go to Adelaide for four days and I haven't even thought about packing. I'm not looking forward to the 10-11 hour drive AT ALL.

But I am looking forward to avoiding the crappy 45 degree days we are having here.
And there's a pool next to our cabin.
Thankfully DD loves the car, and we are giving a friend a lift, so she can keep her amused if she cracks it after 8 hours.
And I just got given a shelving unit for free which DF has gone to pick up! I can finally get my linen off my desk and out of the reach of cats!

#16 dogsneaker

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

doing research online about 'Gleason Score' in relation to prostate cancer.

My mum called me today to tell me that my Dad has a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. I really dont know how I feel. My Dad tells me he's trying not to think about it and is taking it one day at a time. I hate the being in limbo land as I wont know anything further until next week when he speaks to a specialist.

What a great weekend...

#17 feralangel

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Received 2 dental fillings today.  That makes a total of 7 in 2.5 years.  All day morning sickness is not fun an now this mad.gif

Special message to Hattie - i don't know you and you don't know me but i have read many of your posts over the years (  ph34r.gif  sorry if that sounds creepy) and have often thought what a lovely, warm, kind and funny person you are. I was shocked and saddened to read of your cancer diagnosis, but you are a very strong and courageous person and I feel positive that you'll get through this.  Best wishes xx

#18 Lyra

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (Hattie @ 08/12/2012, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surprisingly well. Had my second round of chemo this week, and am doing fine. Hair is 90% gone and that is taking some getting used to, but I feel strong and positive and full of life at the moment.



Good luck with the Chemo!

Today started off pretty darn sh*tty as I had a wonderful dream where I was running and playing and chatting with my son. I woke up and it took a long while for the reality to come back. I then had a lot of trouble to get motivated to get out of bed let alone have breakfast, showered, a load of washing out. But, I did. Then we went shopping and I have completely knocked off all my Christmas shopping which means I can steer clear  of all major shopping centres until January! That made me happy again. Then I meditated this afternoon and have released a few other stresses

#19 nobleme

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

I am great! We just bought our first house. It will settle on the 21st just in time for Christmas!  biggrin.gif

Sorry to those that are having a crappy time.

#20 mini mac

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE (Hattie @ 08/12/2012, 02:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surprisingly well. Had my second round of chemo this week, and am doing fine. Hair is 90% gone and that is taking some getting used to, but I feel strong and positive and full of life at the moment.

Hope you are both feeling better soon.

Julie

Can I just say that you are AWESOME, keep up the positive awesomeness through your chemo journey!  bbighug.gif

Back to the whinging... I feel crap with a head cold and about to move house this week, so between looking after the boys, packing up the old house and cleaning (and I mean, really scrubbing on hands and knees, this house is a rundown bomb needing major renos) the new place I am knackered. Oh and the little one keeps waking at night, so totally worn out on all accounts.

On the upside family Xmas dinner tonight as my bro is going to the USA for Xmas. Looking forward to it.

Edited by minimac, 08 December 2012 - 05:52 PM.


#21 mini mac

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (dogsneaker @ 08/12/2012, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
doing research online about 'Gleason Score' in relation to prostate cancer.

My mum called me today to tell me that my Dad has a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. I really dont know how I feel. My Dad tells me he's trying not to think about it and is taking it one day at a time. I hate the being in limbo land as I wont know anything further until next week when he speaks to a specialist.

What a great weekend...


Oh bugger
bbighug.gif

#22 ~shannon~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

How am I today?

Utterly exhausted ... I'm the only one who turned up to a working bee at the school today - yet I'm the pregnant one! Worked for two hours and then collapsed at home in the air con. Dealt with toddler tantrums all day, and there's still a mountain of housework ahead of me....

BUT... then I read Hattie's post and my troubles are so insignificant. Hope the chemo does the job and you are back to normal in no time. <<hugs>>


#23 Cath42

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

Dog tired. Spent hours in a hospital emergency department last night with all four kids, as my 7-year-old had suddenly become very unwell. Headache, stiff neck, vomiting, photophobia and a rash. Was eventually told it was viral, and got home at about midnight. 7-year-old has been in bed all day (but seems to be improving now), 11-year-old has been amusing himself all day and the 3-year-old and 2-year-old have been feral due to the late night last night. House is a mess because I can't be bothered to clean up. Will do it tomorrow, providing 7-year-old is on the mend. But in light of this post from Hattie, I'm not complaining. Perspective: I has it.

QUOTE (Hattie @ 08/12/2012, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surprisingly well. Had my second round of chemo this week, and am doing fine. Hair is 90% gone and that is taking some getting used to, but I feel strong and positive and full of life at the moment.

Hope you are both feeling better soon.

Julie



#24 WinterIsComing

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

To be honest I can't complain. Day at the beach, DH building sandcastles for DS. I love where we live...

To all who are fighting personal battles, hopefully everything will be better soon!



#25 Feral Borgia

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (dogsneaker @ 08/12/2012, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
doing research online about 'Gleason Score' in relation to prostate cancer.

My mum called me today to tell me that my Dad has a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. I really dont know how I feel. My Dad tells me he's trying not to think about it and is taking it one day at a time. I hate the being in limbo land as I wont know anything further until next week when he speaks to a specialist.

What a great weekend...

I'm so sorry...from what I know (which isn't much...) there are often quite good treatment outcomes with prostate cancer...I really hope your  dad pulls through...

I'm ok, the baby is in bed which is always nice! (As much as I love him....he's very cute, but practically adorable when sleeping!)

DS 1 is quietly playing (!)... I'm having a wine and no one has complained about my music choices (yet)...cheers to everyone ...!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

Misery loves Facebook

Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Little Ellis has noticed his mum is walking differently lately, and his impersonation of her is hilarious.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

Ten things I've learned about motherhood

Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.

Parenting past the toddler years: what's next?

Your baby has grown into a toddler, and now your toddler is fast approaching the preschooler stage. What can you expect as a parent?

Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.

21 things I love about newborns

There?s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.

Kid-friendly hairdressers: who says haircuts can?t be fun?

I?ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children ? you name it, they?ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage

In a recent study, 85 per cent of men admitted feeling sadness after their partner miscarried, but almost half said they didn't share their feelings at all. What can be done to help them?

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Kristy Chong is the managing director of Australian-made Modibodi underwear and a mum to Lucas, 6, Jason, 4, and Isaac, 6 months. She shares her advice for other mums thinking about starting their own businesses.

From toddler to preschooler: a developmental roadmap

So your toddler is growing up and will soon be entering the preschooler years. Here are a few ways to frame their development that will help you understand what?s going in those beautiful, funny, clever little heads of theirs.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.

A grandparent by any other name

A growing number of grandparents are shunning tradition and going against conventional names - but a grandparent by any other name still gives the same awesome cuddles and kisses.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

When labour just doesn't happen

After three healthy kids, I can?t help feeling I?ve been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I?ll never get the chance.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.