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yay -gold for the first time in AGES! lol

 

Hope everyone is having a nice sleep in or weekend at least - Hayden has given me his cold and i feel like sh*t! No bread in the house this morning - don't feel like anything else for breakfast :( Hope its not swine flu :wacko: don't think i have been anywhere to catch it so at least thats something...

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Dons
Silver and thread killer :doh:

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Molondy

Happy birthday to your Tom Dons - have an awesome day!

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~*troops*~

happy heavenly birthday tom. i hope the day goes smoothly for you all donsy. :wub: if i was going to work tonight i would so have a parmy but i called in sick and i cant forsee eating later.

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~MakkaPakka~

Happy Heavenly Birthday Tom :wub:

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nzmum

:waves: I keep losing track when the thread changes. I'm so behind again. I'll have to go back and see what I've missed!

 

Happy Birthday Tom - It's unfair you aren't here to celebrate :(

 

Life has been very hectic, but then who's isn't? We've had lots of sickness recently, some nasty gastro bugs causing some major misery for Mia and Luca. Lots of sitting on the sofa trapped underneath children for me. Luca is back to normal now finally and the last couple of days have been fun with his cheeky grin showing. His naughty youngest older sister has taught him to jump off the sofa :doh: . Just what I needed :omg2: .

 

Mia has just started 3 year old Afternoon Kindergarten. It's 3 afternoon's a week for 2.5hours and she loves it. It's the same Kindy that Jemma went to when she was 4 years old, so it's very familiar to Mia and she has been desperate to start as soon as she could walk really. She has started quite young and is the youngest there at the moment. She is very advanced in her speaking and has been toilet trained since she was just 2 and the teachers know her well, so they said to start her early :) I was keen as I knew how much she would enjoy it and I was sure she would settle in without any issues, and she has :)

 

Jemma is loving school and is maturing every day. Sometimes I look at her and wonder where my baby has disappeared to.

 

Me - I'm pretty happy at the moment, despite a few health hurdles in the family. Dad has prostate Cancer and will be getting treatment in a couple of weeks. Caught early, so I feel very positive about his prognosis. Mum has had a bad mamogram (her first at a late age of 58, but I'm trying not to be annoyed at her delay). So she has been in for a biopsy this week. Results next week. I'm determined not to worry until I have to as I know they get these things wrong!

 

I've lost 20kgs now and feel great. My clothes are falling off me which is cool, but I am resisting buying more until I get closer to my goal. I am still doing my running and am pretty addicted to that. I am shocked at how much I love it :) I wish I'd discovered it earlier than February! Next goal is a 10km Fun Run on the 28th June :)

 

Sorry for the lack of personals. I am behind and will have to catch up so I know what to chat about :ph34r:

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nzmum

OK back to add

 

Becca - Happy very belated birthday :) Savannah has such a cute smile!

 

Pinkbug - Awwww such a cutie. Hasn't the year gone past fast. I can't believe how big Luca now. Cool cake too - I'm impressed and might have to steal your idea for Luca's 2nd birthday :)

 

Mandy - Congratulations! What wonderful news for your SIL. I love happy endings to IVF stories :) I hope the pregnancy is routine.

Oooh - are you trying for another? Charting? Good luck!

 

Sam - TTing sucks doesn't it. Jemma was terrible for being great then having heaps of accidents suddenly. In the end we decided the softly softly approach didn't work for her and I showed her my grumpy face and she finally got a bit better. She was simply waiting too long and having accidents in the toilet on the floor as she hadn't quite given herself enough time. Gracie will get there though :)

 

Jill - Congratulations! Great pics :) I love seeing U/S pics and imagining the little bubba's growing.

 

Gina - You must be so frustrated with Hayden's childcare. From your description I'd be inclined to move him and find some lovely people to surround him. Can't be much fun for him to be surrounded by grumpy people who aren't doing what is best for him anyway. Good luck!

Great U/S pics too :)

 

Rebecca - How are you feeling now? Pneumonia is a terrible thing to be dealing with at the best of times, let alone when you are pregnant and looking after young kids. I hope you are better now.

 

Dons - I hope Gem is ok and doesn't need an op. ENT's generally deal with lots of kids though, so you have a better than average chance of at least getting a specialist with a half decent bedside manner! I take it from your post that you knew the bridge tragedy family :( So sorry to hear that, you must be devastated.

 

AJ - You have to make the best decision for you :) My elective c-section was the most relaxing and enjoyable of all my children's births. Remember that you can ask for stuff to make the birth the best it can be for you :) I will be thinking about you on the 17th June. I can't believe it's so soon!

 

Troops - So how's life? I have read all your posts, but must admit to being a bit confused by some of them... Put it down to my brain degeneration post kids.

 

Terri - I almost fell off the sofa when I spotted your long post in amongst all the short emoticon posts :p

 

Right, the kettle is calling me. :waves: to everyone I've missed :D

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Becca1605
Happy heavenly birthday Tom!!!! Edited by Becca1605

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Dons

Hi Girls

 

Thanks :wub: Had a good day hung out in his garden and Tom always seems to make the Melb skies beautiful at night the sky was as clear as anything so we could see all the stars it happens every year. Hard yesterday as all his friends are in Year 7 so you can't help but wonder what he would have looked like

 

Jannene - Yes knew the family very well, the little girl attended my work for 3 years.She graduated last year from Kinder. Am good friends with mum, she is close to my age. Very hard but am doin ok! Sorry if I ramble on abit about it on here my friends irl don't like to talk about it

 

MWAH bbl xx

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Mandy1980

AJ - OMG, only a couple more weeks....where has the time one???? Good luck!! :dance:

 

Donsy - ramble away mate. I now how devastated I was, as were so many people, to hear about the tragedy, so I can only imagine how terrible it must be for you being so close. How is the mum and other kids coping? That por poor family!! :no: Also Happy belated birthday to Tom. Glad he made the Melb sky so beautiful for you. :hugs:

 

Janenne - great to hear from you. And thanx for the congrats. My sil is 6 weeks now and all going great. She is having weekly bloods done and has her first u/s next week. Sooo exciting for our whole family!! And yes we are TTC again, well not actively yet. Just charting after Mirena removal and doing all the "girl swaying" things. I have DH drinking cranberry juice and soy milk!! :) Glad to hear Mia is enjoying kindy. Hope the results for your mum and dad turn out all good!!!

 

Rebecca - hope your feeling better.

 

AFM - We are all good. DH just bought a new boat so we all went rappin around in that yesterday. Was great fun. Kids weren't overly impressed cos it was a bit rough. We are waiting for a nice windfree day to head ot to the islands. MIL is visiting atm, which is nice. Went out to the pub last night (first time in ages). Was nice for DH and I to get out together for a change. We also had people around Friday night, then my bro and his girlfriend are coming around tonight. Busy busy!!!

 

We also had our Touch presentations last week, and very surprisingly I won association MVP for the season. I was pretty chuffed with that, and also very shocked. A vry nice surprise.

 

I have also had a sick child. Jacksyn is continuously getting croup and at his age (nearly 7) he really should be over it. He has been complaining about sore ears and throat also. Went to drs, he recons it could acually be asthma rather than croup and has put him on a daily preventative for a month to see if it makes any difference. Will see what happens I guess.

 

Anyways, hope your all having a great long weekend.

 

BBS

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Becca1605

:waves:

 

I'm tired, Hunter didn't get to sleep until 10pm tonight - he was being a terror. Savannah still awake - being a terror too...she won't sleep during the day unless in someones arms.

 

No public holiday here - but ours is next weekend...not that it makes much difference for me not working and DH not working days.

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LittleWhiteDove

:waves:

 

Hi everyone!

 

Dons - was thinking of you over the weekend. Hope it went as well as could be expected.

 

Troops - hope you are feeling a bit better.

 

Jannene - yay on the weightloss! Great effort. Sorry to hear about your mum & dad's health problems, I hope your mum's biopsy comes back clear, and that your dad's treatment is successful.

 

Mandy - I hope Jacksyn feels better soon. Yay for the new boat!

 

Becca - I hope the littlies sleep ok for you today & give you a bit of a break.

 

:waves: & :wub: to everyone else.

 

Us - same old, same old. Chubba Bubba has cut his first tooth! Four months ahead of his big brother, it was a bit of a shock. Little rotter is a biter though - was painful enough before the tooth, but luckily has only done it once since the tooth appeared. Ouch! Both boys have their first colds of the season, touch wood we mightn't get too many this year. It'shard trying to explain to Bear why he can't kiss his little brother :rolleyes: so I think it'll be a case of musical germs.

 

Happy Monday everyone!

 

xx

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Mandy1980

:waves:

 

Where is everyone!!! :)

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~Simply*Blue~

I went to Talon's primary school information night last night and holy jeezuz school has changed since I went!

 

No blackboards for starters. They have an interactive whiteboard, where they use a computer to put images up but then it works like a huge touchscreen! Amazing.

 

I really hope he gets in, we are out of area, the school just has a great feeling to it. Relatively small with about 400 kids from k-6.

 

 

My MIL is moving up this way on the weekend :( So not looking forward to it. They haven't bought a house yet but are staying wtih a friend about 200m from my parents house :wacko:

 

Good news though as soon as we paint this house and maybe do the floors we are going to look at selling and moving closer to the school :thumbs:

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Mandy1980

Hi all

 

Need some advice......

 

Jacksyn & Tyler go to after school care. Tyler hates going and is becoming quite distressed about it. Also the following incidents have occurred -

1) they forgot to pick Jacksyn up from school once - his teacher called me and I had to leave work and race in and grab him. He was a bit upset but luckily doesn't let things worry him too much.

2) They "nearly" forgot Tyler once also. Jacksyn told me that they were all n the bus ready to go and Jacksyn had to ask the leader where Tyler was. She then raced back in and grabbed him from his class. He was very distressed about it and his teacher and another parent had to console him.

3) On several occasions when going to pick my kids up, they haven't been signed in. I have brought it to the attention to the carer at the time whom have just fixed it. Last week, this happened for 2 days in a row. I spoke to the manager, advising her that if there was a fire or something and they had to evacuate the building, no one would even know my babies were there, therefore they could be left inside a burning building!! (makes me feel sick just thinking about it). She assured me it wouldn't happen again.

 

Anyways, my boys only go about 6 times a month (just when DH is on dayshift) so I have made other arrangements and am trying to write an email to the manager advising her of this. What I want to know is do I need to take this further?

Edited by Mandy1980

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Dons

Hi all,

 

Mandy I am pretty sure OHSC are governed by the Department of Education or DOCS? (not sure how WA works)

 

It sounds like it's external as well - away from school as they are getting on a bus is that right?

 

you would 'assume' (assumption at my work is translated to "never assume as it's the mother of all **** ups!") that they would have daily list of the children booked in that arvo so to forget is inexcuseable - and the fact that both boys were traumatised by it no wonder they don't like it!

 

Also not signed in as you said is a concern incase there is a fire or sudden emergency where everyone had to evacuate.

 

She assured me it wouldn't happen again.
I would ask this lady what measures is she going to take to ensure it doesn't happen again, have her put it in writing! I am prob over reacting and because I am not familiar with OSHC I am prob blowing my own trumpet but you hear of kids escaping ccc and I can't understand how it can happen

 

If it continued just ask the manager of the DOCS contact as they legally have to give it to you

 

Keep us posted :)

 

BBL

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Mandy1980

Thanx Dons. It is external, it is run at the private school in town, so a bus with 2 carers on board go around and pick up the kids from all the other schools and bring them back to the private school. They do have a daily check list, which also has me baffled about how mine (or any kids) could be forgotten.

 

Anyway I am pulling my kids out of the program effective immediately. I have also spoken to the district co-ordinator who is going to followup my concerns. Like I said to her I don't want anyone getting into trouble and I could quite easily pull my kids out and leave it at that, but then that wouldn't resolve the problems nor improve the program for other people who have no option but to send their kids there.

 

It really does just make the working mother guilt that much harder to deal with!! :(

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Bubsies

Mandy - I would be having some serious words to whoever is in charge there! I would also consider changing my arangements (though that may not be possible?) as really that is not good enough that they are forgetting your kids! I think they are failing in their duty of care and I wouldn't be prepared to keep my kids there with the risk that that would continue to happen.

 

Just read your post - good decision!

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Dons

Ditto what Bubsies said Mandy

 

Good decision and yes the mother guilt never leaves

 

Take care :bighug:

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Becca1605

Mandy - :omg: that's awful...glad you have decided to take your boys out. Where will they go those days?

I would be taking it further too - they need to change it so other kids aren't affected.

 

Rebecca - bummer about the MIL

 

I had a nice day in the city today for lunch with work. And when I get there I find out they are using surveys branch rewards money so I didn't even have to pay :thumbs: I had Dad over tonight to help with Savannah/Hunter and it was much less stressful. Mum and Dad will be coming every tuesday (mum on camp this week - school teacher).

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Banana Pancakes
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~*troops*~

:waves:

 

mandy :hugs:

 

dons :wub:

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Mandy1980

Thanx guys!!

 

Becca - I am having discussions with work to let me work from home on the afternoons that DH does day shift. That way I will pick the boys up from school and then just do a couple of hours at home. If they don't go for it, I will have to reduce my monthly hours. Either way, my boys aren't going back there. I would quit work if i had to. Good on your dad (and mum) for helping out. :thumbs:

 

Troops / Lime - :waves: back at ya!!!

 

It is Tyler's 5th birthday today, and boy is he excited. He was awake from about 3am this morning, I ended up setting up his couch next to my bed and made him go back to sleep. :wacko: He loved all his pressies. He got everything Ben 10, he is mad Ben 10. We also made some mini muffins and iced them in green, being Ben 10's favourite colour, for him to take to school today. The kids were all coming up wishing him happy birthday. And the teacher gave him a huge hug. She just loves my boys (she was Jacksyn's teacher last year). Soooo cute!!!

 

Have a nice day!!

 

BBS

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ashayden

Hey Everone

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER!!!

 

Sorry I've been MIA for ages. Not dealing real well with the sleep deprivation. I have been reading and keeping up with everyone on facebook as well.

 

Just got out of hospital today after having Marshall in there for 2 nights. He had gastro, he stopped feeding properly, I ended up with Mastitis. He didn't need a nasal gastric tube but I had to express and bottle feed him for a while so because he didn't have the energy to feed. And I am officially the Jersey Cow, he had gastro, pooing like there is no tomorrow, and vomitting up what I thought was most of his feeds. But he still managed to put on 300grams in 2 days. The 1st time I expressed, I got a 100mls just off one boob. No wonder I ended up with mastitis.

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