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BusyB

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Still sick here. Not going to Dreamworld :cry:

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gimmeguitars

Silver!!! first ever I think!

sorry you're not going to dreamworld BB what a total bummer!!

just about to do school run bbl maybe :)

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Lee~XOX

Bronze.

 

We're still sick here too Belinda. C seems to be better, but G has it now :( We've been up since 4am.

 

She has a GP appointment at 12pm for her eczema so she'll check her over. Then we have the hospital booking-in at 2pm. I wanted to nap sometime today, but I've got business stuff to do now and then after those two appointments, it'll be almost time to get C.

 

Better get on with it.

 

Lee

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whydoibother

Hello

:hugs: to all the sicklings

 

Sorry just confused-Noah had his rash back the last couple of days-only ting he had different was two bottles of cow's milk! The SPT (skin prick tests) for dairy came back negative though so I am confused. I gave him phenergan and it seemed to stop it getting worse. So he was awake all night last night and I am exhausted :(:no2:

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gimmeguitars

I am so sorry the rash is back!! argh.

Stupid question but have you tried Polarmine? The only thing that worked when J had chickenpox, he was screaming all night long. Good luck!!

 

J seems all better now, that's only been like a month and he's had the clear vomit thing twice and off colour & temp for a day. WEIRD. Maybe he just gets run-down?? idk. He had missed a couple of sleeps here and there which really messes him around. meh who knows??

 

Hey Lee... how did booking-in go? any news yet on whooping cough thingy? hope all is goodly your way.

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BusyB

:ph34r:

 

I'm soo exhausted atm. This cold thing has really hit me hard. I do one thing & I feel totally written off. I am still living on Cold & flu tablets as they really help. Solomon & Danika are all better. K is OK, but not well enough for school today.

 

Dh's birthday & I didn't do ANYthing for him this morning, I didn't even have a card. Just been too sick.

 

My PC has cracked it & I lost my net. It's doing all sorts of weird things, so the guy is coming this afternoon to look at it.

 

Solomon is driving me to my limits. He is the most defiant, rude, obnoxious, horrible child atm :cry:. Yesterday at the Dr's I had a room full of old ladies give me evil stares. One said something a few times, but not loud enough for me to hear :rant:. They had a hammer & he was banging things, jumping off chairs, running, being LOUD & just a pain. I made him sit in a time out spot about 5 times. I ended up holding him on my lap, while he sat there too, b/c he wouldn't stay. I mean what else could I do (other than smack his butt, but that wouldn't have done anything either). He ended up pushing over a huge vase with a plant in it! I was SOOOOOOO embarrassed. Anyway I just wish old biddies would remember how full on almost 3yr old boys can be! I wasn't ignoring him! I HATE taking him out b/c that's when he's at his worst (not people's houses though). Places like the shop is a nightmare at times.

 

Thanks for listing to my rant.

 

Lee~ How far PG are you? Hope the kids feel better.

 

Cally~ Bugger about the rash, hope you get some answers.

 

Chris~ Solomon is good now too. K is sick, but just the cough.

 

Belinda

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winterbaby

Cally - that is what happens to Benjamin when he drinks cows milk. Best things to get rid of it are paw paw cream &/or cortizone creams.

Ben has a cows milk protien allergy, different to lactose intolerance so would show up as negative. The only way to test for CMP allergy is challenge testing (give them milk & see if they react).

Ben's back on formula now until his rash clears up (from challenge testing A2 milk - failed), next step here is rice milk.

Do yogurt/cheese or custard react wit Noah? Ben can have them without reacting as long as he doesn't go mental with them.

Belinda - sorry to hear you're so sick. Happy birthday to DH! Hope you are feeling better soon.

 

I had my last gardisil injection & the flu shot on wednesday - think I reacted to the flu shot. I have a funky looking red triangular mark about 3 times the size of the bandaid around where she put the needle - hurts.

 

Belinda - Ben has been horrible the last few weeks too. He's obnoxious & rude & has taken to hitting us again. Angel at daycare though of course...

 

 

Well must go change miss stinky pants & put the ferral boy to bed... he's decided bed time is not needed anymore (went to bed at 10:30pm the other night...). his response to time for bed is "no I just go & play with my toys mummy". :rant:

 

Have a good weekend ladies!

 

NIkki

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Nikki: yeah he is fine with cheese on toast and butter -but yeah give him the straight cow's milk and he blows up in hives/welts-basically I have to give him antihistamine and yeah I put paw paw salve on the skin to stop it itching. Thanks for that info re skin testing! I am waiting on his RAST tests and the allergy clinic will call and discuss it further-they said to try the soy so luckily he isn't reacting to that! I heard that the A2 milk is not good for CMP allergy either :(

I have given him some soy milk and he seems to go alright with that so I bought the soy milk formula-easier to have there then to have to buy soy milk and keep it in the fridge.

Have you tried Ben on soy milk? I hate soy milk and Rice milk is even worse :sick: tastes like ground up rice in water-mum made me have it as a teenager as i was reacting to milk. I told her i'd rather drink normal milk or no milk than rice milk :lol:

Bel: :hugs: get better soon! How is your sister?

Chris: I bought some kids zyrtec yesterday to have here JIC as the phenergan keeps him awake-go figure it is supposed to be a sedative :lol: Sometimes you can get post viral syndrome which makes you really tired and run down for ages-I had it once as a teenager and I would get home from school and crash at 5pm and sleep all night etc mum thought i had glandular fever :lol: nope was post viral syndrome!

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gimmeguitars

yep phenergan did the same here (what is WITH that??) but polarmine was the only thing that worked for us.

 

:dance:

well it's my bday tomor and I am at mums and getting way too p*ssed; can't even type straight (!!!) Thats taken me 10 mins to type :lol:

 

looking up info about dingoes for ks school project *sigh* so best be off. Hope everyone is well!

 

love ya's all :rofl:

 

Chris

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MamaCass
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS Hope you have a great day and had fun getting p*ssed.

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BusyB

Happy Birthday Chris

 

Had a good day here. Solomon was OK for most of today, but DH got a good dose of how hard it is to take him out! We just went to the park at the beach but my 3 kids only wanted to play on the rocks & water. Solomon was jumping in the water! He got soaked, but we changed him quickly.

 

Cally~ My sister is good. Her morning sickness is SO MUCH better :). Her sugar has been OK. She is very worried about her scan on Friday. Just worried that the baby has DS or heart defects (a possibility due to high sugar). Also today for the first time EVER she fell unconscious due to a hypo :omg:. She was at a birthday party & they called an ambo. Very scary thought for me as I think what if she had of been alone! Anyway she was checked & bub's her are fine. She just should have eaten & didn't realise how low her sugar was (usually she can fell when it happens). She has been very stressed worried that the baby will have a heart problem (her diabetic specialist keeps insisting the baby will have something wrong). She hasn't been able to sleep much! She went to the GP last week just to have the reassurance of a heart beat! I think the scan will bring a lot of relief for her.

 

Off to bed for me.

 

Belinda

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whydoibother

Happy Birthday Chris

Bel: how stressful for your sis! i am thinking of her :)

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aww thanks u guys! went shopping in the city with Kasey then we went to the footy, mum had JT so it was lovely to finally have some time together just us girls :wub: she's so easy on her own, I "knew" it!!!!! -the little devils just feed off each other to vie for my attention, today proved it. Frustrating, but part of being a parent I suppose. I just need a break sometimes. Last week I put J into occasional care for 2 hrs, he loved it. I hated it :lol: didn't mind going to the hairdresser though. She said "omg you're still alive" it's been that long :lol:

 

I don't think I was as p*ssed as I thought, just really UNCO. That last post took me forever at m+d. I have been soooooo dumb lately. Whats with that????? no not preg before anyone asks, just doing really stupid things lately. Maybe i fell out of bed and hit my head in my sleep coupla weeks ago?! idk :lol: I think I am just super tired.

 

Bel tell your sis we're thinking of her.

 

What did everyone else get up to on the weekend? it's been so quiet in here lately!

 

btw Cally just read your sig, you're still BF? well done, top effort babe, you should be proud! :thumbs:

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BusyB

We went to the beach.

 

Some photos I took.

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Chris~ One kid at a time is bliss.

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wiggler

Hello

 

Sorry I have been very busy at work and then the time seems to fly away at home. I had a course all this weekend. Last weekend we went to town and I went and watch Chris play footy - first time i have ever done that. I felt a little guilty when I realised this. James was in his element. It took in the first quarter to cotton to the fact that when the siren sounds the break time is his time (and any other kids) to go run and kick the ball. He joined the blokes for warm up and even got in on the huddles and change room male bonding. He is going to play himeself when he is bigger, or so I was informed. Most of the team now have little people so a kiddie wasnt a scarey thought for them. Odd when they use to be a bunch of young hot head uni students.

 

This weekend while chris and I was out learning James and Tom got a trip to the zoo. I am still hearing about the screy snakes and the loud lions and the wiggle monkeys.

 

The course this weekend was about adolescence. It wasn't that long ago that I was one, so some stuff wasn't all that educational but it was good for making me think. It is scarey how soon our kidelts will be adolesecnce. At the moment James (very nearly 3) is a constant talker. It can drive us batty on a 3 hr car trip. One question, when given an answer, leads to three more, and then three more after that. And sometimes I so want to tell him to be quiet but I know that when he is 14, I will want him to talk so perhaps I should just let him keep talking and talking now so that he doesnt forget how too when he is approaching 14. Did you realises that adolescence is now considered to start at 9-10yrs of age. That is so soon!!!

 

Tom is doing well too. He talks so much now as well making for a very noisey household. He is mainly one word stuff but some sentences that amaze us at times. I clearly got told "dont do that" the other days when I went to wipe his face. He is blonde and adorable though his front tooth is chipped after a fall in the bath. Not as bad as I expected as it hasnt turned black or fallen out. Ever night I get home from work he runs up yelling "mummy" and gives me "uggs and kisses, up up"

 

Belinda - those beach photos are lovely. That is how James and Tom are at the beach. Wet and messy. How are you and hubby going??

 

Phenergan makes 10-20% of kids hyperactive. That is why you never give it to them for the first time when you are about to get on a plane to head overseas. Also some kiddies if you under dose them they get hyperactive. Tricky balance though as you dont want to over dose them as that makes them too sleepy. James has had phenergan once....we actually used it as a sedative as he had given himself a corneal abrasion (scratch his eye) and kept waking up to rub it and cause more pain. He just needed to sleep and leave it alone for a while and it would heal. They heal very quickly. Even with the medicine I still slept with him to calm him down every so often.

 

Lee- how are things going?? sorry I have been working my little butt off and havent looked up the whooping cough yet....Im sorry, the book is right there but it gets to the end of the day and the first thing I think of is getting home to my boys and keep forgetting. I dont remember until I get on here (which isnt often these days). I will try again tomorrow. I am sure it is fine though. One of my friends had whooping cough while pregnant, bubs was fine. The only problem was she coughed so much from about 20 weeks and actually went into early labour at 35 weeks due to the cough. 35 weeks is pretty safe though.

 

Chris hope you had a good bday. My kids are lovely when I get them one on one, terrors as a pair. Adorable terrors but two squeals are very loud.

 

I am off to sleep....after a big bowl of icecream. Work has done wonders for my waste line so the icecream is a good treat I dont feel guilty about now.

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Lee~XOX

:yawn:

 

Thanks Karen. Was just asking :grin:

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Hi everyone

 

Well we are on day 4 of our no dummy quest and it is working. At daycare last thursday they told me they had not given it to him at nap time that day and he complained a little then fell asleep so I decided to give cold turkey a go over the weekend and it seems to be working. On Saturday morning we put the night "Duwwy" away and I told him I was getting rid of them and he could have a present in return. He seemed happy with that idea. So all morning he was fine and then came nap time and he cried and cried his little heart out and needed me to sit with him and many "cuggles" before he would go to sleep. But he finally did go to sleep but for only 45 minutes as opposed to his 2-3 hours. But that was ok better than nothing. Then in the afternoon we went and he chose a present for giving up the dummies and he chose a "hed-ee-top-ta" can you guess what that word means? Anyway he was happy with his present. Then came bed time. Again he needed me to be with him in his room and he needed many cuddles and he took winnie the pooh and his new toy to bed with him. He fell asleep about an hour or so after he went to bed. He woke at 5 and needed some more reassurance but then slept again til 8. He did keep asking for his "duwwy" many times but I kept telling him they were gone. Anyway then on Sunday he was atrocious he would not have his nap and was hysterical at nap time and inconsolable and I actually lost my temper at him but just walked away. So the afternoon was pretty awful. Trying to get him to sleep that night was bloody awful but he finally went to sleep but I lay in bed with the guilts. I felt so very sad for my little boy that I had taken away his comfort and I was contemplating going in to his bedroom and slipping a dummy in his mouth. But I didn't I went to sleep and he again woke at 5 and this time I brought him into bed with me for some mummy cuddles and then we slept til 8. So after that terrible day I dcided to take yesterday off to reinforce the message that the dummy is gone and also to see how he went with his nap. So he did nap yesterday for 45 minutes again and then he did go to sleep last night after many mummy cuddles and reassurances from me and he slept through once more. So it is working and I am sure he will get used to it being gone. I think I did the right thing. I know he cannot keep having it forever but I cannot help but feel immense guilt at taking away his beloved "Duwwy" and his only comfort. I feel that my baby is slipping away from me and being replaced by a little boy and that makes me very sad. But they do grow up and I am really enjoying his talking and his personality and all his wonderful little quirks and his humour and he is still my happy bubbly little boy and he will get over it probably before I get over it.

 

Sorry that was so long but I had to get it out.

 

Karen Good to hear from you, you sound very busy.

 

Lee How are you feeling?

 

Have a great day all.

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Lee~XOX

:waves:

Just a quick one. G is starting to get cranky. She needs a sleep.

 

Had my U/S today. Baby is there and heart is beating. The measurements correspond with pretty much what we think. Due Xmas Day or Boxing Day. At least with a C/S, I know I'll be home for Xmas.

 

No one can tell me anything in relation to the whooping cough vaccination. It's pretty frustrating, really. We just have to expect everything will be normal. It will be a BIG shock to me if there actually are some complications with the bub, because no one can give any clue what that might even be.

 

G2G. It was going to be such a productive day - C is at daycare, but alas it's not to be. My managing agent just phoned, and my tenant's EX has taken my house hostage. He's threatening self-harm if the tenant/kids won't go in and see him - which they won't. Gotta get G down.

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Lee - I hope you are okay. What an awful situation for your rental house. Is every thing fine???? I promise tomorrow I will get the immunization handbook down off my shelf and look it up for you. Not hearing anything is probably a good thing. You GP was speaking to an Obs specialist wherent they?? What do they say?? If something is bad the medical profeesion now - I am sure it is all fine. Chicken pox and rubella are the two big awful ones developementally. Like I said my friends bub is just perfect.

 

Mamacass - you are a braver lady than me. We have cut James dummies out so they are just a sleep thing - no other time. He is accepting of that and we arent pushing it yet. Thought we might try giving them to Father Christmas this year as he will be 31/2 with some understanding of it. Funny really as he only took to them after Tom was born as Tom used them for reflux and now Tom has none and James wants them. Tom sucks a ruggie to fall asleep and then after that just cuddles it.

 

Quite in here lately

 

I have started to play indoor women's soccer - had my first game yesterday. I hardly know anyone expect work mates so decided to get out and baout a bit. Also means I get to met mum's. I am sad as I dont get to meet them though mum's groups.

 

KK

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BusyB

:waves:

 

Thought I'd pop in & say Hi.

 

Karen~ Lovely to read your posts again. You sound SO busy, but you do sound happy :). Good on you for getting out & meeting new people, I find that very hard to do. I don't have a mum's group. I did with the girls, but it stopped as most went back to work. DH & I are going OK. We have had 3 counselling sessions & the lady is fantastic. She gets to the bottom of the "arguments" what the real ISSUE is. I am feeling a lot more positive but at the same time we aren't there yet. I am feeling better within myself though. The anger course I did was good & it's helped me. I still get angry though :p.

 

Lee~ How did the situation end with the rental house? Sounds pretty awful :(. Glad you saw a healthy heartbeat the other day. I hope you hear some positive things re the immunisation.

 

Cass~ Well done on the dummy. I'm sure Dylan will be sleeping well again soon. Hopefully it's just a few days. Solomon is wonderful at going to sleep now with no bottle. Now I can actually walk in his room when he's asleep. If he stirs or wakes he's back to sleep by himself. I couldn't do that before, he would be awake & UP & I'd have to give another bottle for him to go back to sleep.

 

After saying how horrid my boy is we have had some improvement. I have stopped smacking all together. It seems that smacking him just eggs him on MORE & does the opposite to what I want. Smacking didn't work for the girls either, think I would have learnt by now :wacko:. We have been doing a lot of ignoring the bad behaviour (& I find that hard, eg yelling shut up at me) or he's sent to his room. I also try to praise the good behaviour as much as I can. I bought a sticker sheet too & when he's gone to the toilet (a battle as he couldn't be bothered) he gets to pick 2. He likes that & it's working. When he DOES come to me, I try to meet him with a big cuddle, so he gets something nice for coming to me. Still have a way to go on that one though! He wants me to chase him & it a fun game still :whistle:

 

The other night he smashed some glass in one of our french doors. They lead into Danika's room (from the lounge room). He was playing with a toy plane & smashed it into the glass I was right next to him. I just YELLED, but didn't smack & sent him to his room. I am not surprised as he has hit those bits of glass so many times with all sorts of things. Here's what it looks like.

 

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gimmeguitars

WELL DONE CASSIE AND DYLAN!!!!!!!

 

:dance::thumbs:

 

Keep up the good work Cass. I know it's stressful but don't give up.

 

~Chris

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Thanks girls. It has been really awful to tell you the truth Dylan is very clingy and tantrumming heaps and is just not himself. But I am still not giving in. I just feel immense guilt at taking it away from him and I am getting so frustrated with him and his behaviour. I know this is probably temporary but it is terrible at the moment. He just doesn't want to go to bed anymore :cry: and is using every trick under the book to get out of it. I wish I had done this much sooner but I didn't and we will get there. I feel as if we have regressed to when he was 16 months and unable to sleep without me being in the room with him until he fell asleep or worse having to rock and pat him to sleep. Anyway he has stopped asking for the dummy which is good but I know he misses it and it makes me want to cry at how terrible he must feel without it. My poor little boy.

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winterbaby

Cass - can you take him out & let him choose a stuffed toy to sleep with?? Maybe he just needs something else to comfort him when he's sleeping?

 

Benjamin has a puppy that he was given when he was born, & a cookie monster (that is apparently his best friend) that go to bed with him everynight.

 

Hell, I still have stuffed toys & my sheepy (well what's left of it :rofl:) that live in my bed :baby:.

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