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#1 ~A2~

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 SFML

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

GOLD.  Woo hoo!

#3 Blossom73

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Silver!

Very jealous of you being in the Caribbean SFML.

100 days to go - woo hoo!

#4 Lindyloo28

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

Bronze  wink.gif

#5 purple_daisy

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

(.)(.) prize sad.gif

SFML do you need a personal assistant or porter for the rest of your holiday? I'd be happy for you to fly me over there so I can help you - although I can't really lift much and tend to be exhausted and generally useless a lot of the time - let me know! original.gif

#6 Beancat

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

SFML - I am jealous of your holiday too.

Really need to pull my head in re how much I am eating or I am going to pile it on very quickly.  So tired, all i do is seek bad high energy food.

My news today, completely non baby related, is that DS has been diagnosed with not one, but four nut allergies - peanut, cashew, pinenut and pistashio.  So we have the full on epi pen, anaphalaxis plan etc.  Turns out his couging fit from pesto last week (in addition to "spicy burning" lips, tongue and throat) was a anaphalaxis.  I am freaking out, not sure what this means for sleeping over at other peoples houses etc

#7 Bluemakede

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

SFML - you can add me to the slightly jealous list  tongue.gif  happy.gif

Beancat - I need to do the same re: eating, I am just eating so badly these days, and am forever grabbing the sweets. Doesn't help to that I keep craving high sugar things like pavlova  blush.gif which I stupidly went and baked another of tonight, it's sitting in the oven waiting to be eaten tomorrow. I'm thinking I may need to start meal planning all 3 meals and snacks and making myself stick to it.

I had my 24 week antenatal appointment today, everything is looking great so far. I have the referral for my GTT  closedeyes.gif and for some blood test to check for antibodies (am rhesus negative) to get done around 26/7 weeks.

I went a little overboard this morning buying some wondersuits and 3 pack singlets from woolies (they are on sale $6 for the suits and $5 for 3 pack of singlets). I think I have way to many coverall style suits now for 0-3 months blush.gif I forgot that I have some in a layby at target, so I might exchange those ones for larger sizes when I get it out  rolleyes.gif So now have totally banned myself from shopping for clothes  laugh.gif

Pregnancy has made me so lazy as well, am so far behind on organising the house and keeping on top of cleaning, uni goes back in less than 3 weeks, and on top of that I have an inspection on wednesday  mellow.gif may be in trouble if my motivation doesn't turn up soon, I've semi trashed the house in my quest to organise it and just haven't improved past the trashing stage.

Anywho, hope everyone is doing well.

#8 SFML

Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:34 AM

Well it's check out day from the Caribbean today and we're off to Miami for a week.  The resort lounging portion of the holiday is over and now onto the serious business of shopping grin.gif . Sorry everyone.I've been putting off sorting through the house and clothes etc so I think I might be in for a big session of organising / unpacking etc when we get home.  Nursery is read to start being  assembled and with luck with some new purchases to pop in there.  so far i've been very good and ought 1 jumpsuit only as i've been awaiting this trip.  DH just finished sanding floors before we left, and I must order the cot.
Ooh pavlova sounds tasty bluemakede. Sugar cravings still haven't dropped off for me and the week in the US the land of crappy food could prove to Be very dangerous for upcoming GTT - eek!

#9 Jenganoosh

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

Have fun shopping SFML! I'm also a bit scared about my GTT this morning wacko.gif Looked closer at my referral to QML and it's only the 1hr test, so if it's not good, then I'll have to go back and do another. Annoying. Fingers-crossed all is OK.

Bluemakede I'm feeling so lazy too - I'm getting James Home Services out to quote me for house cleaning, else it just isn't going to happen!

Sorry to hear about your DS Beancat sad.gif Allergies are hard when they're little, but it does get easier - I have a bunch of allergies myself.

AFM, My sister went through her storage and found 2 large tubs of my DS1's linen and baby clothes sized from 000-0!!! I cannot believe it! So exciting it's like Christmas. I now really don't need to buy any clothes for the first 12 months biggrin.gif

Seeing as you lovely ladies are actually my sister and I's target audience, I'd love to know what you think about our new website and products - we have just started selling kids swimwear online - really excited! Our website is: www.cutiepatootie.com.au I definitely have to get more boys suits (we're ordering lots more styles) and we're going to order sunnies and thongs too! Let me know what you think original.gif

Well, off to QML I go ... :/

#10 mumfor3

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

Hi ladies, I had my GTT test on tuesday and all was good except Í'm anemic and have to start taking Ferrograd with VC. I usually have really high iron levels but not this time.

My hips have been giving me sooo much pain in the last month and a half it gets hard to walk at times and I have really popped out in the last week so I must post a new pic.
Very busy time with school back and all so I have to make it short and sweet

#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

Oh Beancat sad.gif I have allergies as does my sister and they are not ANA so I know we are lucky there but by the time he is old enough for sleep overs he will have a good grasp on his allergies by then.  Nuts I believe are one of the easiest allergies for other parents to deal with who are not parents of kids with allergies so are not used to cross contimination and the like.  

Whilst he is young you will have the peice of mind that day care and kinder will nut free (which is good for young kids because really how do you tell a 3 yr old he can't share food) However most dr's don't recomend bans for older children which IME has meant their is more education given to the students.  

There are a lot of kids who grow out of allergies and I really hope your son's allergy gets better and not worse.  And easier said then done I know, but try not to stress about sleep overs and schools just yet.

#12 purple_daisy

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Jenaganoosh your website looks really nice! I would suggest adding a line up the top to say something along the lines of 'more styles coming soon', and maybe make it clearer how to sign up for email alerts when new stock/specials come up. I know there is the Sign Up link up the top but if might be good to bring that more into the main area so people notice it quicker. Also I didn't go through the ordering process, but do you offer a free pick-up offer for locals? If so, you could put that on the right side underneath the 'we deliver australia-wide' button as that can be a big selling point.  One last thing - it might just be the security settings on my computer at work  ph34r.gif but when I clicked on those buttons like find us at your local markets they didn't do anything - are they supposed to be linked to anything? I'm not a brissie person anyway (a few thousand kms south!) but those are my initial thoughts. Love the colour scheme though and how it scrolls through the outfits.

Mumfor3 I've been starting to get the dreaded hip pain too and last night I tried sleeping with a pillow between my knees and it made SUCH a difference I couldn't believe it. Instead of waking up 6+ times overnight feeling uncomfortable I slept right through. I know it might not help as much as I get bigger but for now I'm so excited to have had a solid sleep.

Have a nice weekend ladies!

Edited by purple_daisy, 08 February 2013 - 09:18 AM.


#13 nrwsn

Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Thought I would share this news story, QLD's record breaking baby - 14 pound 14!
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/...record/1747845/
My hubby was 9 pound 12 but I was only 6 pound 8 so Im hoping for a bub somewhere inbetween.

I havent got hip pain just yet but Im certainly waking up with leg cramps.
My days are getting painful with rib pain, I have a desk job so Im trying my hardest not to slouch but the muscles must already be inflammed because they were still sore when I woke up this morning. Usually laying down or putting my arms above my head gives me some relief. OUCH!

99 days until bubs arrival - a little celebration to start the countdown of double-digits biggrin.gif

#14 nrwsn

Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

deleted - double post


Edited by nrawson, 08 February 2013 - 03:37 PM.


#15 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

Beancat, I'm really sorry to hear about your child's allergy sad.gif hope you get some answers and strategies for managing it, that can help ease your worries.

QUOTE (SFML @ 08/02/2013, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well it's check out day from the Caribbean today and we're off to Miami for a week.  The resort lounging portion of the holiday is over and now onto the serious business of shopping grin.gif


V jealous of your shopping in the US SFML!

QUOTE (mumfor3 @ 08/02/2013, 06:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies, I had my GTT test on tuesday and all was good except Í'm anemic and have to start taking Ferrograd with VC. I usually have really high iron levels but not this time.


I had a similar result, thank goodness no GD, but my iron levels are still too low. They were v low in early pregnancy so I took iron tablets for the first trimester but I had stopped again... so now I'm back on them.

QUOTE (nrawson @ 08/02/2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thought I would share this news story, QLD's record breaking baby - 14 pound 14!
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/...record/1747845/
My hubby was 9 pound 12 but I was only 6 pound 8 so Im hoping for a bub somewhere inbetween.



eek - that is one massive baby! My first thought was "thank goodness she had a caesar.

DD was a fair size at 9 pounds 2. It was a pretty easy birth though. A friend had her baby on the same day and she was only 6 pounds something - but the labour was more difficult, she had forceps, suction, tearing etc. So I guess there are no guarentees. I have a feeling that this baby will also be quite big. I feel that the bump is a decent size already, but time will tell.

We ordered our new pram from the US this week biggrin.gif v excited! Last time we bought a cheap pram to start with, which was quite hard to use. So it's nice to be getting what I want, from the start this time.

I had a dull training session at work today (for something we will use when I'm gone, so not very useful!) So I occupied my time by writing a hospital bag list. I'm still in two minds as to whether I should go for an early discharge program (to get home to DD sooner), or whether I'm better to stay in for the 3-4 days to get a rest and establish breastfeeding. I'm currently leaning towards the latter, as it might be more stressful to DD to have me at home, but constantly distracted and tired. Whereas if she visits me in hospital every day, I can give DH the baby for most of the time, and DD and I can play and have cuddles and stories.



#16 cHoCoLaTe*MuNcHkIn

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE (tiggywinkle @ 08/02/2013, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We ordered our new pram from the US this week biggrin.gif v excited! Last time we bought a cheap pram to start with, which was quite hard to use. So it's nice to be getting what I want, from the start this time.


Tiggywinkle - can i ask which website you used?

Beancat i hope the allergey is not too difficult to manage.  Good luck with it

SFML Holy cow!  Sounds like your having a great time!  I cant even manage to go to the local shops!  Ive become such a lazy butt this pregnancy  cool.gif

#17 Beancat

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Thanks everyone for your support re the nut allergy diagnosis with my son.  He really has a good understanding for a four year old so I think we should be ok as long as he is reminded.

My gorgeous DP mopped, vaccumed, cleaned toilets and bathrooms and did a couple of loads of washing for me today.  All I need to do tomorrow is a bit of folding, maybe some dusting and put away a bit of crap (you the usual stuff the accumulates on the end of the kitchen bench) and my house will be looking under control.  DS starts kinder this week so i might be able to keep things more under control now.

My moods have stabilised again, although i balled my eyes out at the storry on little Meghan on EB and the chest of drawers.  The fact that our daughters share a name probably didnt help.

Instead of being moody I am now just completely exhausted.  The last few days I have been like a walking zombie.  My iron levels are ok, I think i need to eat better.

Not much other news, have starting washing bubs clothes and organising.  Anyone else started this?

#18 yoohooyou

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

God that story got me too! DH spent the weekend securing bookshelves and other heavy furniture to the wall.

#19 RachealJane

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

I just read it now too  sad.gif  especially the bit when she has to tell the other kids, so sad!

I think it has totally changed my perspective on child proofing.

If you want to read it too its in the top 5 articles on the side menu thingy.



#20 purple_daisy

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

I was too nervous to read it incase it mentioned miscarriage/stillbirth which is something I still cannot bring myself to read about. Anyone want to give me the basic outline so I know whether I could handle reading it?

I am currently having the whole double-pram-or-not dilemna. Looking at having this baby within days of DD's 2nd birthday and really not sure what to do. DD sits in the shopping trolley when we go to the shops and is happy walking from the car to childcare/church/other places but we do use the pram to walk the 1km to the local IGA or to the local swings and I doubt I'd want to carry a newborn all that way. Decisions decisions! I also love our city mini single so would be very sad to see it go. Arghhhhh - anyone else having this dilemna?

#21 Blossom73

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

Beancat, sounds like your DS will be mature about dealing with the change and the allergy.

purple_daisy, the story does not deal with stillbirth or miscarriage, but does deal with toddler death by accident in the home. Let me know if you want more detail. I have to say, I read it and it made me cry, so if you are feeling emotional, maybe skip it.

Re a double pram, we have decided to get a BJCS and sell our older single pram. DS will be 2 and 3 months, but can be a runner, and gets tired and wants to be carried, so I need the double for a)  ssecret.gif a containment device as well as b) for when he gets tired. On mat leave i tend to do a lot of walking to parks, the library, the shops etc as part of my exercise routine as well as my sanity saver so we thought a pram that can be both a double and single would work. We have a station wagon, so boot space is not an issue.

#22 cHoCoLaTe*MuNcHkIn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

I'm too scared to read it too.  Ive decided to steer clear of emotional stories as my heart strings can't handle it sad.gif

Does anyone know where I can shop for decent pjs for myself?  I'd like to get new pjs for the hospital stay.  I'm not sure if its just because of the season everywhere I have looked I have found crappy pjs or satin/silk sets (i'd slide down in the bed Tounge1.gif)  I found a pair online at sussan but theyve sold out sad.gif any websites that someone knows of?

#23 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (purple_daisy @ 11/02/2013, 05:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was too nervous to read it [Meghan's story] incase it mentioned miscarriage/stillbirth which is something I still cannot bring myself to read about. Anyone want to give me the basic outline so I know whether I could handle reading it?


I skimmed through it, but still found it very distressing. It did prompt me to attach DDs chest of drawers to the wall, which are just over the minimum recommended height (1m). As long as you've done this, I wouldn't personally read it if feeling emotional.

QUOTE (purple_daisy @ 11/02/2013, 05:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am currently having the whole double-pram-or-not dilemna. Looking at having this baby within days of DD's 2nd birthday and really not sure what to do. DD sits in the shopping trolley when we go to the shops and is happy walking from the car to childcare/church/other places but we do use the pram to walk the 1km to the local IGA or to the local swings and I doubt I'd want to carry a newborn all that way. Decisions decisions! I also love our city mini single so would be very sad to see it go. Arghhhhh - anyone else having this dilemna?


Tricky one - I also have a city mini single, but I've read they are not the best to put skateboards on, due to angle of the handle... DD will be older than yours (almost 3) when new baby arrives, so I've decided to skip the double and hope she uses her scooter or tricycle by then. But in your case... I'd be tempted to get the double.

Chocolate munchkin, I've decided to treat myself to a pair of Peter Alexander PJs for hospital. I wanted a pair for years but have baulked at the price - this time I'm doing it original.gif

Oh, and I got the pram from babyontherun - saved $200 on the Aussie price.

Felt really tired this weekend too, just like first trimester, aargh!! Like Beancat, I think some of it might be the sort of things I'm eating (I get v low on energy and then crave sugar, then get an energy burst, then drop = no good). So I'm going to do better this week and see if it helps.

#24 Beancat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

chocolate munchkin - re pjs, Hot Milk make lovely maternity pjs.  The are a bit pricey,but you can often get them discounted on breastmates.com.nz (I think thats the address, if not just google breast mates).  I have also found some ok ones at Big W an quite cheap/

Double prams DD will be 15 months when Babe arrives so we definitely need a double pram.  We already have a Phil and Teds with a toddler seat.  its prob about 5 years old now, but it will do.  I did comtemplate getting the new strider, but it is still too big.  I had the original strider with DS and it was massive, couldnt fit through shopping aisles.   The new one is meant to be 7.5cm narrower and 2kg lighter but it is still massive.  If I was buying a new one I'd get the Baby Jogger or the Steelcraft Agile double.

tiggy winkle - I am on my third day of eating better and already feel better.  The last few days I struggled to get off the couch but today I am managing quite ok.  I've cut out the rubbish and am eating 5-6 small meals a day to stablise my blood sugar

#25 cHoCoLaTe*MuNcHkIn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Hi Ladies original.gif

Just had another u/s.  The twins are doing great  original.gif 4 weeks ago they were both head down and now only one is and the other is upright...no wonder ive been feeling so uncomfortable! The one that's upright on my RHS is always moving and kicking.  The other one is less active...I wonder if thats a clue for the future Tounge1.gif I couldnt get pics printed because apparently the printer was busted sad.gif but the one that is upright i saw a clear shot of her face....then she yawned!!!! It was soo amazing!!!

tiggywinkle i think i might go with Peter Alexander too Tounge1.gif btw that website has cheap prams compared to here.  A bugaboo donkey is like $1800 here vs $1100 in US! what a joke! not that im getting that lol I cant justify spending that much on a pram (unless I had millions maybe Tounge1.gif )

Beancat - Ill check out the site they have a few other things too.  Thanks original.gif

Another dilemma I have is whether or not to get a portacot for the twins for when we are out visiting friends & family.  I didnt know these existed until my SIL told me but you can get the 3in1s which have a bassinet so you can use from when they are little to much older.  I do like going out to see friends/family so I'm thinking this could make life easy re sleeping whilst out?  The other option is two rockers but of course the time that you can use these is limited.  I recall DS outgrew his quite quickly and i basically sold it off as new.

Thoughts???

BTW checkout outletshopforkids.com.au for cheap as chip bonds singletsuits








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