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~*~Tracey~*~

Hi girls.

 

Tam - hon, don't beat yourself up about the puppy. Seriously accidents happen and when you mix toddlers with puppies then there is always something that is going to happen. When mum and dad first got their puppy a couple of months ago, Kaitlyn was always kicking him or stepping on him or something like that. He is a mini dacshund and at 12 weeks was very very small, almost as little as your puppies. Now a couple of months on, the puppy knows to keep his distance from Kaitlyn. If he runs near her or they are playing together he just keeps that little extra between him and her. But accidents still happen even now. I hope you are feeling a little better this morning and not so overwhelmed.

 

Rach - tantrums are fun huh???? Don't you just love it when they meltdown in the car park and just drop like a sack of spuds? We find the only way to control Kaitlyn during a tantrum is to distract her with something else, otherwise it keeps going on and on and on. Hope she is behaving a bit better for you today.

 

Stacy - yay for the new chooks. I hope the foxes don't get them this time. They sound beautiful. When is your next IVF? Soon isn't it?

 

Katy - poor thing sounds like you are having a hard time atm too. I hope Eamon is getting a bit better.

 

Kat - how are you hon?

 

Blish - sucks about the wall. At least he paid to get it redone.

 

Kirsty - great that you guys are getting into a good routine. I still don't feel like I am in any sort of routine with Hayley and she is 3 months old.......doesn't feel like I will ever get there.

 

Ang - wow 31 weeks, not long now. Aren't you worried that the girls might get a bit scared at the birth centre. That would be my only worry. Caileigh sounds like an absolute character.

 

Us - not much happening. Girls are getting better thankfully. My head is stuffy and horrible atm. Don't know if I need ABs or not, but might wait to see how I go in the next few days or so.

 

Kaitlyn came home with a bit of a black eye from d/c yesterday. She said "Joseph hurt my eye" and she said "stop I dont like it" but she didnt tell anyone about it because no one said anything when I picked her up. So I might have to bring it to their attention tomorrow.

 

Thankfully this morning it is just a red mark under her eye, but geez, she seems to be getting hurt all the time lately.

 

Well that's about it for me girls. Best go and do something. Have a good day. :waves:

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fishingwidow

silver. How dodgey is this. I have barely been in in weeks and I get Silver. Better go and read.

 

Hi All :babyflip:

 

Eamon had his immunisations this morning, and he seems to be doing fine :) He still had me up a lot last night with his cough, but he is happy enough now. I don't think I will get the ABs, as I don't like medicating needlessly. If it was an infection he should have a temp as well.

 

Tam - I hope the puppy is ok. It is no ones fault. Not yours or Reanna's. Try not to blame yourself :bighug: I know exactly how you feel about needing some time to yourself. I am in desperate need of that, but it just doesn't seem possible. Not for long enough anyway.

 

Tracey - I hope you are feeling better soon.

 

Rach - It is so hard when they won't have a sleep. Luckily Zac has gone back to having them regularily. I hope Alice starts behaving again soon. Don't feel bad about looking forward to some time to yourself. 24/7 child is very intense.

 

Ang - Not long now :o That has gone quick. How exciting getting a puppy :excite:

 

Kirsty - I'm glad Mitchell is doing well.

 

Better go and hang out the washing before ballet :waves :love:

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hawkchick

Just a quickie (again)...sorry...

 

Tam, honey, are you ok? Just read your post in the other thread...

 

All I can say is that we all have these moments and understand what you're going through. I've had many times during Josh's childhood where I locked myself in the bathroom and cried for 10-20 minutes before reemerging. I, too, sometimes feel like I want to smash something and it's scary to feel that way, but it's important to know that you are not alone, that this moment, however awful and frustrating will pass and you will get through it. I hope DH is being supportive. {hugs}

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Stacymoo

Hi girls.

 

Rach - try www.snapfish.com.au. That's who I use for most of my pic printing & gifts. I have done a few of those books as well & they are awesome! :thumbs: If you pm me your email address I can add you as a friend & share my projects for you to look at if you want. Might give you some ideas. I spend alot of time on them to make them just perfect. :blush: And they really are fun to do. My dad has asked for another calendar this year for Xmas & I am going to 1 for DH's cousin & family who we have travelled with a few times now. Next IVF cycle is next month. I had to have Sept as a break from the medication as they are quite taxing on your body. Can't believe your dentist wouldn't let you go back to pay $4!! :angry: That is ridiculous. Sounds like you are all doing well. Glad Allie's speech is coming along nicely. Isn't it so cute when they sing. :wub:

 

Kirsty - good to hear you guys are settling into a nice routine. Shame about the car troubles.

 

Ang - so good to hear from you! :D Cailieigh sounds so gorgeous. :wub: What a bright little girl. Sounds like a few disgusting boy habits there though. :lol: Jaiden has taken a liking to sucking on his toes in the car after he takes his socks off.....yuk! :tongue: Wow 31 weeks.....that seems to have whizzed by. Not long until you have your little boy now. :D

 

Katy - shame, sounds like a bit of a rough trot in your house. :hugs: Hope you can get some decent sleep too. WTG Eamon on his 1st tooth. I can't believe 6 months has gone by already. Glad the needles went ok.

 

Blish - thanks for the heads up on Hamilton Island. Definitely won't go there then. I am also back on the weight watchers trail. Not going to meetings but writing back in my food diary, drinking heaps of water & exercising more too. I am 3 kgs up since April. :( Hopefully I can get it off by Xmas. We must catch up after the school holis.

 

Tam - so sorry about the puppy. :( It was just an accident though so don't beat yourself up too much about it. :hugs: Sounds like you need some time alone you poor thing.

 

Tracey - glad to hear the girls are getting better. Hope you don't need AB's. Poor Kaitlyn. :( She does seem to be getting the wrong end of the stick somehow at DC. You would have thought they would notice her eye. :huh:

 

I am off to see the fertility specialist tomorrow at 3.30pm. Will be interesting to see what he says about the first cycle & if there are any changes to be made for the next 1. From what the nurse told me I had a perfect textbook cycle with no side effects & great results so I wonder if the medication will change. Anyway will know more tomorrow. I got a positive OPK tonight so should ovulate in the next 24 hrs. Never know.....can only hope for a miracle natural BFP hey? :blush:

 

Jaiden has been so good lately. He has gone back to napping most days 1.5-2hrs again & eating like a horse & everything on his plate not just peanut butter sandwiches. :rolleyes: He seems to have had another growth spurt I think as all his pants are ankle freezers. :lol: He sings all day & chats my head off I love it so much. :wub:

 

I am so tired tonight. I have been flat out all day doing housework, groceries & did the hardest cardio class this morning ever! :o

 

Ok better go. DH is whinging about me being on the computer. :annoyed:

 

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Stacymoo

Just got back from fertility specialist. He was really happy with how I responded to the first cycle but it upping the dose of Puregon (1 of the needles) from 200 units to 300. He is hoping this makes my body produce more eggs which will hopefully mean some can make it to freeze stage. Will just see how we go.

 

On a sadder note....DH found out that his job is finishing up at the end of next week. :( He is really down as he has been on about 6 job interviews now & hasn't got any of them. This has never happened before & he is thinking he is doing something wrong during the interview process or something. :down: It's hard to know what to say. He is doing all he can. Probably won't even get to do another IVF cycle this year if he doesn't get a job quick. :(

 

OK got to run. Need to organise some dinner.

 

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Chelbean

Hi girls

 

Hope everyone is well!

 

Stacy - Thats great the Doc was positive about your last IVF cycle. Fingers crossed for next time! Snapfish is the one i joined up with. I spent hours last night doing a photobook with Allie's photos...i should have been studying but that was more fun!! It really is great - im going to do calenders and what not for grandparents i think - they will love them and its not too expensive. I feel good im finally doing something with the millions of photos we have of allie. I started by doing a birth book and looking at her so little made me cry!!! Next im going to do all her professional pictures and then holiday picture book - lol matt doesn't care what they look like just wants to know how much its going to cost him!

So sorry about your DH's job!!! Hope something comes up soon for him. Has he called the interviewer and asked if there was anything he did that put them off giving him the job. Im not sure how appropriate it is but i did read somewhere once most people are willing to give you that kind of feedback and it can help for future interviews. Goodluck i really hope he finds something soon.

 

Katy - Glad Eamon didn't need AB's and that the immunisations went fine. Hope you are getting some decent sleep.

 

Tracey - Saw your post on facebook - glad you had a good night with both of them! I almost have a meltdown when matt goes out of a night because im with her all the time as it is!! Shes good tho and is in bed by 8pm but the whole bed bath routine is easier with two people. Don't know how you did it with two so congrats!

Glad im not the only one with a toddler that throws tantrums. She has been crazy lately. I HATE when she drops like a sack of potatoes as you said...most of the time my hands are full with bags or something and i have to use one arm to practically yank her along - looks horrible!

 

Tam - hope you are feeling better. we are all here for you. Seriously even half an hour in the bath can make you feel so much better. I go nuts when allie doesnt sleep because i just need at least twenty minutes to sit down and chill!!

 

We are good here. She had another horrible day yesterday but i was more in control of her. We have decided to use the portacot as "timeout" she isn't in it anymore so we figured it was the best thing to use. When she chucks a tantrum she just needs a minute to regroup and just sitting her in the corner wasn't doing it. So far it seems to be working - she goes in there for two minutes and when its time to get out shes calmed down. Shes been really aggressive with us so removing her from the situation seems to work the best.

I know it sounds horrible - my mum almost had a meltdown when i told her we were putting her in the portacot for time out - but she just doesnt stay put in time out unless she can't get out!! Because of her language skills as well its hard to true and punish her as we don't know how much she understands.

 

Today was wonderful though - she seems to have settled down a bit. She had a nap today - first since SUNDAY - and was so much better for it. I took her shopping to put money on a layby and ended up getting her some dorothy jewelery and a new hat and a cute little dorothy robe thing for over she swimmers. Shes in the lounge room wearing the hat and accessories and she put them on and said "pretty" lol. She actually looks a bit silly!!

 

I took the kids to the park today - it has a water area there which is awesome and they had a lovely swim and then we had a picnic it was so relaxing!

 

Anyway better run and put dinner on!

 

Talk soon

 

Rach

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hawkchick

Last few threads I seemed to have all the time in the world to post....this time I'm trying hard to find a few spare minutes here and there to post anything.

 

Stacy - just wanted to say I hope DH gets a good job soon! We've been having salary payment issues again, getting our pays 1/2 at a time and very late. It doesn't give us much confidence.

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boo boos mumma

Hi Ya girls,

 

Thankyou so much for your support. I was a basket case the other night :-(

I was so ashamed that I let my puppy get hurt and I was so devastated that such a poor little thing had to suffer. The bill so far has been $411 and then more when the cast has to come off, assuming that nothing drastic (like his leg loosing circulation or something/getting infected) doesnt happen.

 

He is doing ok. He is on his own and I give him some cuddles when I can. At first I was like 'ok how is this gonna work for 3 weeks' but he is adapting quite well considering.

 

DH recalled today that we have 6weeks pet insurance for him, i called up the pet plan and they have agreed to refund the money (well minus $150 for excess) so DH is happy with that since we didnt think of it till today.

 

Aiden and Reanna back at docs. Reanna just allergies and a red/inflamed ear but not infected. Aiden a cold and another ear infection although not tooo bad. But seriously this boy is hardly ever illness free arrgh.

 

IM doing much better thanks girls, I went out to buy some summer clothes for Aiden and had lunch with my parents and just the time out to do something for myself really helped.

 

Two positive things is that Reanna has possibly got into the best preschool here thats usually not easy to get into. I saw the director yesterday who said to keep looking out for an acceptance letter as i should be expecting it soon YAY. Enrolments were taken in Jan this year but i didnt enroll Reanna till June or July but cause ive worked there a couple of times I may have jumped the queue, not sure but im excited for her :-) They have at least 3 craft options for their two long indoor play times and I just love it that the children are offered this choice not just a case of them doing one quick craft and then thats it...if a child is a little later then they miss out. SO at this preschool the easel and collage areas are always available and then a 3rd activity is different each day.

SO Reanna will start next year at this preschool YAY.

 

 

 

Stacy OH GOSH hun, how scary that your DH is loosing his job, how awful. I hope you dont miss out on your chance for IVF again this year, or u get your BFP, that would be fab if it happened naturally. My step dads daughter tried for years to have a bub and turned to IVF, not sure how many attempts they did but they had twins so they were happy with that and for financial reasons they never went back to the IVF and never worried about ever having another bub...then walla she found out she was preggers very unexpectantly (though incredibly delighted) so it can happen a natural BFP, I am hopeful for you hunni. I can only imagine how hard it is for you.

 

 

Rach i dont understand your mums problem with u using the portacot as time out??? Its not like you are sticking her outside in the dark, you are I are more than qualified to know that removing a child from a situation and either distracting them or in cases of a total tantrum giving just some thinking/time out time to refocus and to calm down..... so dont listen to your mum, i know she means well but sometimes they just arent right. Isnt funny though when mothers give u a lecture about your parenting skills when they used to do the same thing or worse?? Like for eg: when my mum was visiting, I left Reanna in the bathroom for 2-5mins whilst I went to see what was wrong with Aiden and my mum gave me a lecture on the dangers of leaving Reanna alone... I said to mum that I could hear her playing and i was only 2metres away from her and it was only for a short while cause Aiden was crying but she still gave me curry over it.....Now i can recall when i was 2yrs old, rocking backwards and forwards in the bath (my eldest bro taught me), banging my chin onto the bath and biting 3/4 or my tongue off....then my mum came running in screaming cause my tounge was just hanging by a thread of skin and the bath was completely red with blood (I can imagine a frightening moment for her lol) but where was she when i was doing acrobats in the bath?? Clearly not supervising me thats for sure and yet 24years later she is lecturing me about 'SUPERVISION' unreal lol.

 

 

 

Blish you are so sweet, thanks sooo much for all your support you are really lovely person you know??

 

 

Tracey did u speak to the cc centre about what happened to Kaitlyn?? Poor chook. How is Isabella??

If I do ever come to Sydney ill sure hope to catch up again, i enjoyed our night out.

 

 

 

Ok my mind gone to mush again lol.

 

 

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hawkchick

Awww, thanks Tam. You've made my day. Motherhood can be so hard sometimes and it's important that us Mums are open and honest with each other...if we all stayed silent when we had a hard day, we'd all think "I'm the only one who's losing it!" and that's just not true. Sometimes it helps to know that someone else has been there done that and you're not going crazy. I just know if I'm feeling too overwhelmed and I feel that real rage coming on where I could just lose it any second and scream at someone, I just walk away, go to my room for a minute or two to compose myself and calm down a bit. I hope your puppy is better soon and your two gorgeous kids too. Is the doctor concerned about Aiden's recurring ear infections at all?

 

Well girls, I'm on antibiotics again. Have been battling a sinus infection all week. I thought it was going away but today I woke up and felt like I'd been punched in the cheek bone. All my teeth on one side of my face were aching like crazy so I went to the doctor and thankfully they squeezed me in. She told me to take 2 tablets immediately, together with Panadol, a pseudoephidrine sinus tablet and prescribed me a nasal spray to use ($50 just for that!) and I feel heaps better this afternoon already...not sure if it's just the tablets masking the pain or not...anyway, hopefully it passes soon. I get these all the time now and never used to ever. Weird.

 

My son Josh got his braces off today - can't wait to see him this afternoon.

 

I had a horrible day at Gymbaroo today - Elora was in one of her uncooperative moods and just sat there refusing to do anything. :(

 

Just a quick shout out to Rubes - how are you going? Is everything OK?

 

 

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mrsdingo

Hi all

 

Blish Hope you're feeling better soon. I know how cr@ppy sinus can make you feel, I suffer from that and hayfever too. Hope Elora's day improved for you.

 

Tam Another who knows exactly how you were feeling the other night. I have times when Mitchell is crying and Chelsea and David are carrying on for attention and all I want to do is scream, but you just have to walk away and calm down. Hope your puppy is feeling better. Poor Reanna and Aiden hope they are better soon too!

 

Rach I think using the porta cot is a great idea. We put our's on their beds for time out, doesn't really work for me they just think it's a game, but when DP does it, it works a treat.

 

Stacy Glad to hear your first cycle went "well". Bugger about your DH's job, hopefully he finds something soon. Most employers don't mind giving feedback, if he just casually asks why he wasn't successful when they let him know they will usually be quite helpful.

 

Katy Glad to hear Eamon's needles went well.

 

Tracey Poor Kaitlyn! Did you mention it to the day care?

 

Ok girls that's my page. I feel so slack lately, I think the day needs to be at least 2hrs longer.

 

Not much happening here. DP is on his way home with our car finally this afternoon!! Can't wait to have my lumpy V8 back!! Yes, I'm a rev head too, sad huh :lol: ?!

 

Kids are doing well. Mitchell's routine is good, pity the other 2 don't want to work around it atm :rolleyes: . Oh well can't have it all I s'pose.

 

Sorry guys got to run Mitchell wants another feed, at least I got 5 mins not bad for this time of day!

Hope everyone is well

Kirsty

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Stacymoo

Hi girls.

 

Rach - I know what you mean....I can spend hours doing all that pic stuff. I am thinking of doing Jaiden's birthdays in seperate books too but it can get a little pricey. I have been so slack with printing photos. I had a look at Jaiden's albums & I haven't printed a single picture since he was 6 mths old! :o We have hundreds of pics on the computer but I keep forgetting to print them. I think the portacot is a grea idea too....hey whatever works. ;) Jaiden is really good with a naughty corner we have made up. He is not much of a tantrum kid.....yet. :huh:

 

Tam - glad you got a little time out. That is a nice story with your IVF friend. I would love that. :D Although not twins....just 1 will do thanks. :lol: It is very expensive so I can understand how some people can't afford to do it for years & years.

 

Hey question for Tam & Rach - how important is it to pick a 3 yo kinder for Jaiden next year? I was happy to just go with the 1 recommended by the lead teacher at his occassional care because 1. she & another girl work there from his OC & I thought he would be more comfortable seeing girls he knows & 2. it is the closest nearby. It's 3 hrs each Monday & Friday morning & she said they will assess him when he starts to see where he is at & maybe 1 session would be enough seeing as he hasn't been in CC alot. What are your thoughts?

 

Blish - sorry you are so sick. :( You poor thing. Hope Elora's day got better. Wow Josh will look different without his braces. I am sure he must be rapt. :D As I just mentioned I am looking at a local kinder for Jaiden so didn't end up calling the 1 we discussed. But don't worry we will set up a regular catch up & be able to get the kids playing & chat.

 

Kirsty - I think you are doing so well juggling 4 kids! I am a mess some days with 1. :blush: Glad you got your car back.

 

It rained here nearly all day. I am so over the rain & cold weather. :( Luckily I had planned a morning of housework after my cardio class & didn't need to go outside. Jaiden is going so well at occassional care & will miss his 2 weeks off for the school holidays. But he has his cousin April coming to stay a few nights on the holidays which he is so excited about. :D

 

DH did speak to the agencies after he didn't get the jobs for some feedback. 2 of them said he was "over qualified" for, 1 said he didn't have enough management skills for the role & the other 2 said he was lacking skills in 2 particular products they used. So no bad feedback on interview skills at all. I told him so. :blush: He has appied for another 3 yesterday so we will see how that goes. There just isn't many jobs going ATM moment which makes it even harder.

 

Question - anyone wormed their kids yet? Jaiden has complained of an itchy bum a couple of times over the last month. I checked for worms but didn't find anything. Got some tablets for all of us + 2 cats so thought I will just do us all at once.

 

Hi to everyone else. Going to have a cappucino. :grin:

 

 

 

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Chelbean

Hi girls!

 

Stacy - Regarding your question I think it comes down to whether you like the environment they provide and if jaiden is happy there.

Does this kindy have an open day or parent information night, i think you can gauge a lot from that. Trust your gut instinct about the kindy. If you like the girl and how she teaches in the occasional care centre i would definitely be looking into the one she recommended - you are right it will help him settle in a different environment if he has a familiar face.

Actually to settle children better its often recommended to do two days a week - they become more familiar with the environment that way....a week is a long time between visits and ive noticed with chn ive had in my groups the ones that come once a week display more emotional distress upon seperation, so with that in mind id recommend two mornings a week. 3 hours each morning sounds lovely and im sure he will cope with it fine. If they want to assess him and he isn't handling it then by all means one more but as i said most kids settle better doing two days.

That said im putting allie in daycare next year one day a week just for a study day so im not taking my own advice, but i would change that if she was having problems settling - which i doubt she will she is so bloody independent!

Hope that helps a bit - as i said i would inquire about an open day/parent night and enroll him based on gut instincts of the kindy....it is a big bonus that the girl will be working there though.

Also ask about their program - there may be things you don't agree with or love....for example tam loves the choice offered at reannas preschool with arts which i think is great as well. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

BTW am so jealous of jaiden not being a tantrum kid....maybe its a girl thing?!? Glad your DH got some feedback from the interviewers and hope it makes him feel more positive. Oh and i am the same with photos which is why i finally want to do something with them! Im just making the books and will buy one every couple of months - i think it ends up being cheaper then getting every photo printed out - there are millions of them!!!! Glad im not the only one who got a bit relaxed in printing them out!

 

Kirsty - Allie listens to matt more then me as well...think its the deep tone! That and shes with me all day every day so she is used to not listening to me. Glad Mitchell is in a routine of sorts - hope the other two catch on soon lol!

 

Blish - Sorry you had a horrible time at gymbaroo today - Elora and alice sound like complete opposites...elora can draw and talk whereas alice is in her element at gymbaroo and chucks tantrums because we have to leave but doesn't talk much and wont sit down to draw for more then five seconds. Funny how children differ so much. Sorry am doing a unit on development and i really find this kind of individualisation in development interesting! Hope you are better soon as well sinus pain is horrible! My teeth ache as well. Take care of yourself.

 

Tam - Dont beat yourself up about the puppy - these things happen. Even i stepped on my cat this arvo and she let out this big moan! Glad you got some of the money back though!

Had to laugh about your mum giving you lectures on supervision when that happened to you in the bath while she wasn't watching!

Mum and Dad are usually half joking when they say dont tell her no or that she can do whatever she wants - they are her grandparents which is different from parents they can give her lollies and what not and send her home lol. Its funny cos i remember mum shutting me in my room and holding the door while i cried and cried and wanting to get out - as a result i hated my bedroom and rarely slept through the night so i think the portacot is a much better idea - and i told her that as well lol.

 

Thats me caught up. I hope everyone is having a lovely week.

 

We have had a great day here. Woke up this morning and realised i only had four nappies left until my groceries got delivered tonight so instead of going out to buy an extra packet i let alice run around in undies pretty much most of the day. We had swimming lessons as well though so i had to put one her for that.

She really has no idea and because of her speech delay it is going to be hard but i think outside time will be undies time. She LOVED putting them on. She did a poo and i caught her and sat her on the potty and she was fascinated (gross!) and then did a wee and we looked at her undies and talked about how they were wet.

With all her language she seems to need a concrete example to click onto things, so i think toilet training her will be a matter of letting her have an accident and us pointing out that it is a "wee" and putting her on the potty. Think at this stage its all we can do. I am relaxed about it though....having accidents is part of the process!

 

We are headed down to my parents house on the weekend. My cousin is graduating from uni after years of doing it part time and working. The party is actually at mum and dads house which will be great because matt and i can have a few drinks and put alice to bed whenever she needs.

 

Matt went shopping this afternoon and got a dvd player for the car. The trips down home (2.5 hrs) have been getting worse and worse. It used to be that she would just sleep and it was so peaceful but last time it was a constant screaming fest and it was soooo horrible! We will have to listen to wiggles all the way but id rather that!!!

 

Her language the last few days as been awesome - am so proud of her. She is saying two word sentences more regularly now and even three words sentences. Its usually only when something interests her or its something she really wants - so its mostly about the wiggles lol. "Wiggles on please mummy" today she got the hose and ran up to me saying "water please mummy." I know its probably nothing compared to what your toddlers are saying but its so nice to be able to talk to her.

 

Anyway thats enough rambling from me! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend if im not on here again!

 

Rach

 

 

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~*~Tracey~*~

Hi girls

 

Just quickly from me....

 

Rach - good on you for trying with the TT. Kaitlyn has absolutely no idea, even when she has an accident, she knows when she has had the accident but has no concept of why she has had an accident iykwim.

 

Stacy - I hope DH gets a job soon. It must be hard out there trying to find jobs, so glad I am not in that position. Good luck with the decision about Jaiden and CC, I think it all comes down to what you are comfortable with and what he is comfortable with as well.

 

Kirsty - good to hear from you again. Sounds like you are going well with all the kids. Don't worry I am a bit of a rev head too.

 

Tam - glad you are feeling better.

 

Us - well I did mention the eye thing to d/c and told them she said Joseph did it. Then one of the girls said that Joseph isn't even there when she is there, so we have no idea what happened or who did it. We assume it was just a play thing and someone has accidentally gotten her in the eye. She is a bit of a toughie my girl, unless she is super hurt she won't even whimper.

 

The only time you know she is hurt is if she starts screaming straight away, so she obviously didn't cry or anything cause they would have noticed that. Oh well, what can you do.

 

Otherwise things are OK in our place. Everyone seems to be over their sickness, except me. I am still stuffed up and snotty but what can you do.

 

Well best go and do something constructive, don't know what, but suppose I had better find something. Have a good day girls :waves:

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hawkchick

Stacy - you are lucky to find a kinder around here that offers a 3yo group of more than 4 hours per week. Because the kinders have to offer enough 4yo places for the population in that area that often means they can only offer one 3yo group with limited hours. So I know you were asking Tam and Rach because of their expertise in this area, my advice is to go for it. If it's not what you and Jaiden like you can always remove him or cut back to one day.

 

Rach - way to go for trying TT. We are starting tomorrow (wish me luck). Elora kind of has some idea but not really (gee that makes no sense at all!) :)

I wish Elora had some of Alice's confidence. I blame myself for my children lacking confidence. I'm always saying 'careful! - don't touch that it'll fal" and things like that - I think it has taught my kids to always be fearful of what's going to happen next. :(

 

Tracey - Elora is the opposite. She cries and whinges about the slightest thing. Strange about the daycare thing...maybe she thinks someone else is called Joseph too?

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boo boos mumma

STACY:

anyone wormed their kids yet?

I had to read again as I was sure I didnt read right, then i burst out laughing. I just wormed the puppies but no never my children...then I thought....oh crap I never thought of that.....should I be doing this?? Its not something anyone has ever mentioned before but I know that its very easy for children to catch it??

 

The daycare you are thinking of for Jaiden?? Is it a long day care setting or a preschool setting you are referring to??

For eg a long daycare caters 0-5yrs and is open longer whereas a preschool is generally 9am-3pm (which im certain you are aware but im just clarifying my question) or is it like occasional care?? U said that the teachers are talking of keeping Jaiden for 3hrs at a time and see how he goes?? This could be a great idea and then gradually increase the hours.

 

Like Rach said its a personal thing Stacey. U have said that the one you have thought of selecting is closest and has the two carers that Jaiden knows so could be a great option.

 

If u asked me last year about daycare vs long daycare i would have said LONG DAY CARE for sure. But now that I have actually worked in a preschool setting I think that they both have some very rewarding factors (assuming either one have great policies, routines, procedures and programs not just blunt pencils and scrap paper to draw on, before you giggle some centres are like that so be careful, one occasional care in my town that is now closed down, had one firemans hat and that was all their dramatic play, very very sad).

 

For eg:

 

A long daycare: is open longer hours therefore perfect for working parents and if you have that long day trip planned u can drop them off real early lol. Most will supply nutritious meals and if you have a good one will focus on prep for school and education.

 

A preschool the hours are strictly 9am-3pm and you have to pack your child's lunch. But the whole centre revolves around your child's age group and so all aspects of indoor and outdoor is at their age level and the curriculum is often more focused on helping the child grow in all areas of development. Staff numbers are more appropriate and the staff are far less overloaded with paperwork such as in long daycare therefore your child does come first moreso than strict monthly observations. Also like i said in my previous post the options of craft is so great (but this depends on each centre).

 

So my suggestion would be to look around, talk to directors/teachers, make sure you visit when the children are having free play so when u look around you can see what activities they are doing, ask about anything and EVERYTHING even down to their programming and what skills can your child learn, what resources such as toys/dramatic props ect do they have....a good director will proudly explain it all.

 

And then hun its a mothers intitiative really. If something is up with a centre your instincts will kick in. If the director of a preschool or a long daycare tells you that you may need to go on a waiting list well thats a very very good sign, though if you can get a spot it doesnt just mean that its not a good centre but a waiting list usually tells alot....

 

Have I confused you? lol. Id opt for the one you are thinking of its sounds great. Reanna is still going to the long daycare as well next year even if she gets into this preschool, she will go there 1day a week and remain at the current centre for a day or two as well as I do like where she is.

Though im not toooo keen on there preschool curriculum as in I know that the teacher there is lazy (beauty of being in the industry, you can find out about your children's carers very quickly from a colleagues point of view) so yeah when Reanna is in her final year of preschool ill have to make a decision then i think.

Fingers crossed though that we will get an acceptance letter into this preschool first though.

 

I hope your DH gets job soon hun

 

 

 

 

My nieces are staying the night but are early birds unlike us lol. They are sleeping soundly though.

 

We are doing well, loving this spring weather. I bought Reanna a garden material bag with tools, so funny she is a real busy bee outside with her watering can, little shovel and other tools, they are like miniature mirror images of the real deal, so so cutteeeeeeee.

 

Talk soon Dh is kicking me off, nighty night girls MWAH!!

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amandas1st

just quickly on the 3 yr old kinder topic!

 

i recently enrolled holly into one near us, its 2 sessions for 2 hours (tues and thurs i think but will have confirmation in oct). stace - i would definitely do the two sessions, which as blish said you can cut back if its not working for jaiden. i discussed it with the teacher and booked holly in for both. she said that they tend to settle in better as its more regular and there is less time in between 'visits' for them to become unsettled.

 

i think with holly not having any siblings it will be really good for her socially, as well as for her initial shyness, and hopefully force her to branch out from using me as a playmate. she only really does this when around unfamiliar children but if she is in a small group and doesn't mix with the kids they will never be familiar! lol. she won't even sit at a table at a birthday party if she doesn't know people without a fuss. :wacko: the weirdness part is generally unless around strangers she isn't at all a shy child! lmao!

 

anyway its 2am and i going to try to get some sleep!

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boo boos mumma

I just couldnt get to sleep last night...I lay awake till after 5am (getting up to Aiden as usual) and then I heard my nieces creeping arount at 6:30am ;);) I expected it though as its not their home and they are usual early birds anyhows.

So I got up and thought Id sneak onto their mattress whilst they played but yeah by the time i dressed them, did their hair, made them and myself brekkie, had a shower, played with the puppies will its 2hrs later so I just wont bother now.

At 7am they were asking me to go outside LMAO, they are eager beavers ha ha.

 

Im hoping to get some shut eye this arvo when Aiden and Reanna have their arvo nap, fingers crossed.

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Stacymoo

Hi girls.

 

Thanks for all your opinions & advice on the 3yo kinder. Tam - it is just a preschool offering kinder to 3 & 4yo open 9am-3pm. I have since spoken to some local girls & they say it is the best 1 in Wallan. There is another kinder but it is only for 4yo & there are 2 more programs ran in lond-day care centres but they aren't as good apparently. I really think he will adjust well seeing as he knows 2 of the teachers. So I am pretty sure he will be ok with the 6 hrs a week, 3 on Monday & 3 on Friday, then I was still going to take him to occassional care for 4 hrs on a Tuesday which will give me a chance to do my cardio class & some housework. I will then change my Thursday cardio class to a pilates class on Friday morning while he is in kinder. Hopefully it all works out the way I am planning. :lol: Thanks again for all the info.

 

I did end up worming us all.......go on Tam have another laugh. :lol: The pharmacist said you can worm kids from 1yo & even though it is not as common anymore he said it is still worth doing if you have pets that kids play closely with. I bought the chocolate squares from Combantrim & they tasted quite good. :D

 

Rach - hope you had a good weekend away. We bought Jaiden a portable DVD player when we travelled to the Cook Islands in March & it was a god send. Not only did we use it on the plane but also in the hotel room whenever he wanted. They are brilliant.

 

Tracey - hope you start to feel better soon. Sounds like Kaitlyn is a tough little cookie. Jaiden is a bit like that too. I know he has really hurt himself when he screams the place down. :(

 

Blish - good luck with the TT the next 2 weeks. I told Jaiden he is wearing big boy pants today & we will see how we go as we are home alot this week. Let's catch up after the school holis.

 

Amanda - I am sure Holly will fit in fine. Are we still on for Wednesday? Let me know where you want to meet. Jaiden is eager for me to take him on a train so maybe the city might be a go?

 

Tam - you poor sleep deprived girl. :( Hope you managed to get a nap in yesterday arvo. I had one Saturday while Jaiden napped.....first time in ages. I was just so exhausted. DH has been stressed about no work which in turn makes him stay up watching tv until the early hours of the morning unfortunately. It drives me insane as he watches tv in bed & I put in earplugs & eye covers so I can sleep but it is a interrupted sleep. And when I am the 1 that get's up Jaiden every morning I get quite cranky. :glare:

 

We had a pretty full on weekend. Was supposed to go to my sisters for a roast dinner & watch the footy with my dad there (he is a mad Geelong fan as some of you may remember) but we had to change plans at the last moment. DH's cousin & family are going through a crisis. This is the family that we go away with alot & spend lot's of time together - I just love them to pieces. :wub: Anyway long story short is that there eldest daughter who is turning 18 this weekend (the costume party we are going to) moved out of home 2 years ago & recently moved back in about a month ago & got raped 2 weeks ago. :o She has now been hospitalised on Friday due to severe post trauma syndrome & depression & the whole family is just devastated. :cry: She is a outgoing girl but had issues with parental control which is why she moved out into a private home for girls but has virtually done whatever she wanted for the last 2 years. She told her parents that she was at a park with some friends who knew some other people & 1 of the guys which she had a crush on but didn't really know took her for a walk then raped her in the bushes. She doesn't want to press charges as they are gang related people - not the sort of crowd anyone should be hanging around - & she is scared she would be killed. It is a really awful situation. :( We visited her yesterday. She is in a private hospital as her mum works for the owner so is getting the best professional care & also doing yoga, stress relief prigrams & all of that sort of stuff to get her well again. So the party may be called off. We will know more tomorrow. Very, very sad. :(

 

Anyway have to run for now. Need to get some brekky organised. Hope you all have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holy crap Stace, that is awful. I hope she is getting the best of care and gets the help that she needs. That is just a horrible situation to be in, I don't know what I would do if that was one of my girls...I know I would want to kill someone.

 

As for the day care thing, I agree with doing 2 days rather than one. The girls at my d/c said the same thing when we enrolled Kaitlyn, it is always better to do at least 2 days a week because it is less time in between going and they don't forget and it is easier for them to get used to going when they go. Kaitlyn loves her d/c but we are lucky that we have never had any issues with her when she does go. She loves the kids and loves playing there, so much so that I can't get her our of there when I pick her up, I usually have to get one of the girls there to tell her it is time to go because she listens to them lol.

 

Tam - you got no sleep too huh???? Seems like a trend atm. Hope you had a fun time with your nieces.

 

Sorry that's about the extent of my memory atm.

 

Kaitlyn is sick again. She had 38 temps all weekend and nurofen was bringing it down but as soon as it wore off it would go back up again. She has a chunky cough again and I really don't know what to do with her. Seriously it is doing my head in. I think she has had a month this year where she hasn't been sick, the rest of the time she has been on ABs and sick.

 

Simon took the day off today and has taken her to the doctor so I am just waiting for him to call me to give me the verdict. I just don't even know if there is a specialist that we can see to see if there is something underlying there that we should be addressing.

 

Sounds silly, but last night I was thinking all sorts of horrible things, like she has leukemia or something horrible like that. I was almost making myself sick with worry. I know it is irrational to think things like that but OMG I am just over her being sick and think there must be something else there that is making her sick all the time.

 

OK well that's my depressing rant. Best go, our receptionist isn't in today and the phones are running hot. Have a good day girls :waves:

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hawkchick

Just a super quick post (sorry have only skim read will come back later for a proper read)

 

Stacy - yes, I have wormed Elora once. She kept scratching at her bottom and so I bought the Vermox syrup and I had a dose too. Seemed to stop the itching although never really confirmed whether or not she had worms.

 

Toilet training is kind of going nowhere...sigh. Will stick at it. We're up to 6 accidents today so far

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a SLOW process here too Blish, I havent yet put Reanna in knickers, no point as she still hasnt done a wee in the loo or potty yet but is keen to sit on it which i spose is something but we are trying to keep reminding her to try and hopefully we will make progress before she is 18 lol.

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Tam - I can sympathise! Elora wet 12 pairs of undies yesterday so today we're going bottomless. I've turned the heating up. Every time I take her to sit on the potty she produces a wee, it's just getting her to go of her own accord that's the problem. Also, she's now starting to ark up and not want to go at all (and all the experts warn you not to make a big issue out of it or turn it into a battle). If she wears pants she just treats them like nappies and poos or wees in them. She then just sits in it and doesn't tell me she's wet.

 

Hey Stacy - how about we pencil in every second Monday of Term 4 to catch up, that way we know to keep that time free for each other, otherwise our get togethers are just not going to eventuate. Shall we start with the second Monday back of Term 4 and then every 2 weeks after that? How does that sound?

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Hey All, long time no post!

 

Stace - we have not yet wormed, both our dr and pharmacist told us that humans cannot catch worms of animals. The pharmacist also told us not to do it unless the kids show signs. Sorry to here about your cousins daughter, what kind of society is it when she is to scared to press charges because of gangs..... I am persoanlly disgusted. Persoanlly i would be, this kind of thing will only get worse unless action is taken but obviously i am not (and hope never to be) in that kind of situation so i hope that she gets the help she needs.

Re the kindy thing u r so lucky to have programs in Vic, there are none here in QLD and 4yr old kindy is only for the ucky ones who get a place.

 

Tam - have some camomile b4 tea and put some lavender under the pillow and get some sleep! u make me tired when i hear how little sleep u get!

 

Tracey - I hope Kaitlyn is OK. I can understand the fear, last yr Sienna went through a major series of illness and we were worried too, not to that point but certainly thinknig she may need her tonsils and anoids done. Try and keep her away from daycare till she really healthy again.

 

Amanda - i know i posted somwhere in your facebook page but can't find it, any chance u could wip up an invite for Siennas birthday for me?? i am hopeless at doing that kind of thing. I have to get them out early as we r going away and it won''t be till after her birthday and when we get back that we will have the party.

 

Re TT we have been doing night time for the past few weeks. we had a week of good but last night she wet fingers crossed its all sorted soon!

 

Last week Sienna decided to particiapte in Ryans Karate class, OMG it was so funny BUT she was fantastic! She did everything the teacher told her (better then a couple of the other 4 and 5 yr olds) anyway i'll c how she goes this week and if she still has interest i'll sign her up. We r there anyway so its no big deal!

 

We have a new pup who has been causing us some problems. She is gorgeous but has been getting out of our yard, i am worried about her getting hit. It is getting better. I don't know if i mentioned this previously but i am going to register as a breeder and brred her. She is a Jack Russell, we have 2 other older ones that have been our pets for over 10 years so whilst we don''t have exp in breeding so to speak we have had plenty of exp wit the breed.

 

Also really want to get some work soon. Only a couple of days a week but i am really keen now. Probably have to wait till next yr when ryan is in school but am looking on and off in the chance that the perfect opportunity comes along.

 

We had Ryans birthday a couple of weeks ago and he had a hungry jacks party. As usuual he was spoilt rotten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morning girls

 

Melinda Nice to hear from you. How cute Sienna joining in at karate. Hope you can find the perfect job.

 

Tracey Poor Kaitlyn, hope she is feeling better soon! I know what you mean about thinking the worst, I do it every time one of mine get sick.

 

Stacy OMG that poor girl! I hope she gets the help she needs! We haven't wormed yet, haven't noticed any signs of the kids needing it.

 

Tam I don't know how you survive on such little sleep, these night feeds are killing me atm. Hope you got a nap!!

 

TTing David will wear undies and go to the toilet when the mood takes him. Chelsea is still fighting me every step of the way, she doesn't have any accidents at all when she wears knickers just doesn't want to wear them. I'm starting to think that as long as she is TTed before she starts school then we'll be going well :rolleyes: !

 

Not much to tell here atm. We went to our nephew's b'day party on the weekend. Lucky for me Mitchell doesn't mind being handed around and cuddled :lol: . It's just a PITA trying to get him back into self settling, but he's getting there.

 

Have Jennifer home on school hols for 2 weeks. I love it, makes my life a little easier. She's such a big help with the kids and some basic housework too. She is a really good kid!!

 

Chelsea and David are starting to settle down a bit. It's only taken 4 weeks for them to get used to having Mitchell here so not too bad. David has started to sleep better with the warmer weather we're having. It also helps that they spend nearly all day outside running wild.

 

Ok better go and get moving, unfortunately the house won't clean itself.

Hope everyone is well

Kirsty

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