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hawkchick

Thought it was funny that this thread has had 9 views and the only post so far was Catalyst's "new thread time ladies" :)

 

Going to check old thread...

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boo boos mumma

Thats crazy LMAO, prob stick beaks lol.....

 

 

I take the silver.....

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boo boos mumma

Ok I'm back...Just had a quick updated read....

 

 

the3ofus, welcome back, not sure who exactly u are as we have had alot drop off in our group?? Maybe u can job my memory?? Congrats on the miracle birth, thats so lovely, there is one other member in our group had her 3rd since Nov 06, and im due in over 6wks with my 3rd (Nov 06 DD was my first) and now you, congrats.

 

 

Rach, the centre sounds soooo perfect, i hope she does really well. Yeah Reanna has been testing me thats for sure. Generally during the day she is more than fine but when i try to put her in her room during the day she is sooo unpredictable, she just doesnt wanna sleep and will poo and put it on the floor, walls, bed, linen arrghhh.......

So glad u found a nice GP. Reanna loves ours, I first went to her when I was like 13yrs old so she knows me very well....when Reanna came with me when I had an OB appt, she was in the office saying 'Mum wheres Dr Dodd, this isn't Dr Dodd,where is our doctor'.... LMAO, I tried to explain that it was a diff doc today but she kept shaking her head saying 'No, no, no, this isn't our doctor mum'....sooo funny.

I cut my finger real bad and on Sat I opened it up when I was doing her hair and she kept saying we had to see our Doc lol...

 

 

Stacey my fingers and toes are sooo crossed for you, GOOD LUCK this month. OOOhh the trip sounds sooo great. As for the dummy I was sooo nervous about it with Reanna but she has done sooo well I was shocked, only one major meltdown on the day and that night she was fine....i think part of her silliness in her room is to do with the no dummy but when she is really tired she just dozes off so its prob just a better idea cutting out day sleeps altogether (attempts i mean) as she doesnt sleep and I end up stressed out of my mind because she goes through all her clothes ect.... But do it when u r both ready (u & Jaiden) it took a long time for me to strike up the courage lol....

No, no signs of my dog, a total mystery, gosh I wish i knew even to know she is ok iykwim?

 

Blish OH DARL I hope your 2nd bro does make your bday.... Well done on the weight loss, that is so great. Poor James, glad he is feeling a bit better, hope so much better again soon.

 

 

 

Me:

Not bad. Busy busy as usual, trying to design a toy catalogue as 3 childcare centres and a playgroup r requesting them.....not in it to make big amount of money so im not stressing over it iykwim?? ill keep it as a hobby selling nothing more and maybe make a little pocket money but its not gonna be a big deal iykwim?

 

Just over 6weeks to go and I have so much to arrange.

 

SHOULD I HAVE HAD MY HOSPITAL BAG PACKED ALREADY?? I cant remember ha ha ha.

 

I dont have any maternity pads, no recent pjs, all mine are a bit ummm...not for public display but comfy iykwim?? to be ohnest Im sort of concerned about little things, the little things my mum did when I was in hospital, like washed my clothes and knickers each day she visited, bring me magazines, visit each day with my step dad, buy me more maternity pads or whatever if i needed them....I won't have my mum to do those little things this time, maybe thats why i havent packed my hospital bag, not sure....

 

A bit tired girls, im doing well just prob taking on too much (such as the toy catalogue) but i cant help it when I feel inspired lol.....wish my nesting would kick in though cause atm i got nothin LMAO....

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~*~Tracey~*~

Hi girls

 

Just a quickie from me. I am still around but have been dealing with sick kids and sick me and just haven't had the time to do much of anything.

 

Hayley turned 1 last week - can you believe it????? But that same night I had a reaction to the flu shot and OMG I have never felt so sick in my life. So I didn't really get to enjoy her 1st birthday. But she was spoilt and doted over all day, so it was all good.

 

Girls are both sick again. They are both on ABs again and so am I, 3 lots of ABs and a cream for Kaitlyn's face and $75 later!!!!! Not happy that's for sure.

 

Anyway, just thought I would drop in and say hi and say I am still around and still reading every day, but just don't have time to post.

 

Well best be off to do some work. Have fun girls :waves:

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3OfTheBest
the3ofus, welcome back, not sure who exactly u are as we have had alot drop off in our group?? Maybe u can job my memory??

I'm not exactly memorable so I doubt anything I say will be a lightbulb moment, however my name is Lisa and I lived in WA when I was a contributing member throughout our pregnancies/births. My Nov06 DD's name is Eden. I've been a SAHM since she was born.

 

Here's a recent pic of her . .

 

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She's quite a bright little thing and has a tremendous memory, but she does my head in sometimes cause she always has to be the centre of attention.

 

So anyway, don't worry if you can't remember me, I really don't expect you to (and it doesn't help that I've got a new username cause I really can't, for the life of me, remember what my old name used to be !!??)

 

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Stacymoo

Hi girls.

 

I have some free mummy time so thought I would pop in!! :D

 

Lisa - welcome back. I remember Eden as I loooove that name. Congrats on your happy & healthy kiddies. Jaiden was a natural conception but we are having to do IVF for baby #2. I am attempting my 4th cycle on the weekend & after 2.5 years of TTC I hope this one sticks. :pray:

 

Rach - that is so great that Alice liked her new centre. It sure does sound fantastic. I am sure she will be very happy there. Hope you can get some down time too. You are sounding a little stressed chickey. :hugs:

 

Blish - happy 40th birthday for Sunday incase I don't get back in before the weekend. :D I hope you have a great lunch & time with the family. Don't dwell too much on your brother not coming to visit. Just remember it is his loss. :hugs: I thought it was a 4yo check up? I better book Jaiden in. I measured him the other day & he is 106cms tall & 19.6kgs. :lol:

 

Tam - oh not long now. Shame, I really feel for you not having your mum around. :( Hopefully there is someone else that can do those little things for you.

 

Tracey - oh you poor things. You guys are not having much luck this winter. Happy 1st birthday to Hayley!! Gee the time has flown by. Hope you are all better with the AB's.

 

Good news is that my transfer is booked for Saturday morning. I am so excited. :excite: I am really going to just relax & slob around the whole weekend after the procedure & pray that this one takes. Keep up the positive vibes for me please girls. :blush:

 

Jaiden had his kinder pics taken a few weeks ago. Check these out:

 

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How cute is my baby!!!??? I know I am biased. :D

 

Ok better run. Have a tonne of emails to go through. Like all the rest of you, I just don't seem to get much time to myself anymore. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

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How cute is my baby!!!??? I know I am biased

OMG Stacy I could just squeeze those cute little cheeks, what a cutey all right. So thats his preschool uniform?? SOoooo cute they dont have anything like that here...You may be biased also so trueful, absolutely adorable.

My thoughts will be with u my dear for Sat, I am sooooo cheering for u sweet, GOOD LUCK...

 

 

Lisa, I do remember you, Eden is so gorgeous, how adorable. Plz stick with us, u r so welcomed back, love to hear more :-)

 

 

Tracey OMG u poor thing, u guyz have had the worse time health wise, it seemed to be happening in my household alot, well still i guess as last week Reanna got back the tonsilitus and Aiden ear infections but nothing major iykwim?? The ABs seemed to have helped Reanna and as for Aiden, well his are clearly really bad now but he can't have ABs though he is coping so well im so proud of him.

Hope things improve hunni, just wondering WHY DO U GET A FLU SHOT???? Seriously I dont know one person that has ever said a good thing about that.... my DH for eg never ever got sick, never in winter, till a couple of years ago his boss made all the staff have a flu shot as a nurse showed up to the workplace, not long after Steve was soooo sick, like chest infections that he couldnt completely shake off and each year after that he always got sick, now he is pretty good again generally but he swears it was that flu shot and vows NEVER to get it again...... Do u usually get it most years?? is this a once off that it hasnt agreed with you darl??

 

 

 

Us:

Not bad. Flat out arranging this toy catalogue OMG its taking HOURS...and alot of hours to go, but anyhows done too much to back out now...

 

Aiden sees the specialist to check his hearing tomorrow, also my GP wants me to talk to the specialist about getting his anoids out, he is so young so not sure what he will agree to, ive been told he may agree to do the grommets not sure but i do hope he agrees to the anoids as when Aiden gets all these ear infections he cant have ABs due to his food intolerance (too much pain in his tummy)... If he agrees to the grommets itll be day surgery 1 1/2hrs away where we r travelling to tomorrow, but if he agrees to do the anoids a friend has told me he will send us to Syd, not sure when or what but id just have to hope soon otherwise i would be having a newborn in tow.....

 

Anyhows no idea what doc will say tomorrow, im hoping if i grovel and beg him to do it immediately if he agrees to it of course, then I can have Aiden's issue sorted before I deliver in 6weeks.....

 

WIll keep u all posted girls...

 

Hope u all r doing well xxoo

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Hypnic Jerk

Evening all. Been a while, thought I'd better update.

 

Well DH has been on LSL for the past 2 months and I haven't wanted to throttle him! He's been working on our landscaping so we can get the house finished. I guess because he's been outside we haven't really been around each other so much and it's worked out well. He passed up on a job in my old town (wasn't offered it, pulled out before the interview) because he had sorted out different working conditions with his work, well that's been thrown back up in the air so we're now spitting chips that he turned down the interview. It's not that it's all over red rover, just that at the moment he doesn't know where he stands. Wasn't really the time to come home anyhow with Jord's EI.

 

I've been working nights for a government dept. At first I hated it, but inow it's OK. Just very different to what I'm used to. The working conditions are strange, and the nights are late, but that was what I wanted - nights so that DH would be with the kids.

 

Jord is getting his picture cards out asking for "butter" and saying it. He's asking for a peanut butter sandwich. It's almost 9pm but if he speaks he gets.

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Stace - when are you deading up here? PM or email me (or ring or text or post me a letter).

 

So working again has been interesting exercise. I'm doing it to earn enough to cover the increased EI costs we will have next year (Rach, his HCwA package runs out at the end of the year, but we will be continuing with it). I need to make an extra $13K, but thats' after taking out losses of Fam Tax Benefit. Before working a friend comented that we must be really tight now with all his EI costs, and I responded that not so much because when you are forking out so much with big bills, the smaller stuff (cuppa, chocolate etc) pales into insignificance. Well not anymore! Anything that comes up (movies, eating out) I think of in terms of how long it takes me to earn that amount. We went and saw a concert the other night (free tickets) and had tea out first. It cost us 1.5hrs of work! So it does have it's drawbacks. I think I need to keep in mind that if it was something we would do anyhow, it's not an excess spend.

 

Been reading a book about money - The MsSpent Money Guide. It wasn't really the sort of book I was after (a friend gave it too me) but I'm finding it really helpful and sort of supportive of the approach I already had. But it's strenghthend my resolve to move back home. Even if we don't stay put forever. Icould go on but that's been enough prattling on from me.

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Stacymoo

Hi girls.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLISH!! Hope you had a fantastic 40th birthday darl. :wub:

 

I have some good news.......and some bad news.......

 

The GOOD news is that Jaiden has ditched his dummy! :excite: On Friday night we were talking to DH's cousin about the dummy & then Jaiden pipes up & says he wants to throw it away down the toilet. :huh: So we explain to him that if he does that it will be gone forever & he says "fine". We were all a little skeptical, but seeing as we have been talking about getting rid of his dummy since our visit with Blish & Elora we thought he must realise what he is saying. So off he goes & flushes in the toilet & that's it!! Can you believe it!!?? Cos we can't. :o Here I was getting a little antsy about him still having it at this age, but like all the things Jaiden has done, he has stopped when he wanted to. No crying, no sulking, no regrets. Done like a dogs dinner. :lol: How good is that?

 

Now for the BAD news. :( My transfer was cancelled yesterday as our embryo didn't make the thawing process. I got a phone call when I was about 15mins into my driving trip & was so devastated that I had to pull over. :cry: I just wasn't expecting that to happen at all & it has hit me like a tonne of bricks. :( DH was upset too but has been so supportive this whole weekend. I was so flat yesterday...ofcourse all the usual things come to mind like: why us? maybe we should just give up? I can't take this anymore it's such an emotional roller coaster, maybe we should just be grateful to have Jaiden & carry on with our lives? You can imagine all the crazy things going around in my head. :( The worst part is that I need to call the clinic tomorrow & discuss our refund as you have to pay upfront with these things. Plus I need another consult with my specialist to organise a new medicated cycle (that was our last frozen embryo) & he is on annual leave until the 12th of July which means I will probably be waiting 1 or 2 months to even get to start another cycle. I tell you girls this is hard mentally, physically & emotionally. :down: I do feel better today but what else can I do. Can't just mope around for days. Onwards & upwards...............

 

Lucky I have my beautiful son & husband to keep me going. :wub: And you girls ofcourse. :blush:

 

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hawkchick

Stacy, thank you for your birthday messages. I was gutted when you SMS'd me with your news yesterday. I am so so sorry. Life is so unfair sometimes. I'm not sure what else to say...I'm always here if you need anything honey!!!

 

Jaiden's kinder pics are just gorgeous! Elora hasn't had hers taken yet.

 

I can't believe I'm 40...how time flies.

 

I won't go on about my birthday, but my son Josh suprised me today with an LCD TV for my bedroom!

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Blish - Wishing you a very happy milestone birthday. What a lovely present you received from your son, you're very lucky.

 

Stacy - I am so, so sorry that your emby didn't make it. And as for not moping, I know the toll that IVF takes on us physically, spiritually and emotionally so if you need to have a few days of feeling sorry for yourself, it's absolutely justified IMHO. BTW, Jaiden's a real cutie

 

Duffy - I hope your DH finds a job soon.

 

Tamara - Any hot tips with the catalogue lol ? I haven't seen any yet. I know they're OL but I prefer to have something in my hands to look at so I'm clueless what's in them this year. I've got NO idea what I'd like to get for Birthdays / Xmas this year ???

 

Tracey - I hope you're feeling better after your needle. I've only had the flu shot once and I got the sickest I've ever been so I haven't brought myself to have it again. I did get the Whooping Cough vaccine this year though.

 

That's as far back as I can see so if I've missed someone I'm terribly sorry :huh:

 

Me - I took E to the Dora Show yesterday and she LOVED it. I choked up watching her watching it, it means so much to me to be able to do things for my kids that brings them such enjoyment. It was also nice to have some 1 on 1 time with her too, something that I've really missed not being able to do as often since the arrival of her siblings.

 

What sorts of things are you looking at getting for your 06 bubs for their bday's this year ?

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Stacey - I am so sorry to read about your latest cycle. If you need to talk or vent I know exactly how you feel. I had my last 5 embryos thawed and we were going to transfer the best looking one at day 5. By day 4 there were 2 still going strong but on day 5 they had both not done anything since the day before. They were my last embryos and I was devastated.. When they gave me the phone call i was trying to find a car park at the hospital and it took me a while before I could start the trip home. We couldn't afford to do another full IVF cycle so then concentrated on other things. You know the rest of my story but I am so sorry that it didn't work for you, I hope that you get your dream soon.

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Chelbean

Hi girls!

 

Alison - LOVE your new signature, that picture is gorgeous.

 

3ofthebest - Glad to hear Eden like the Dora show! We took Alice to the wiggles last year and she loved it so much. I think I remember you - well I remember the name Eden! As for birthday presents this year - i have no idea. We were going to get her a bike, but my parents decided to get her one at their house and we just had to bring it home she loves it so much. Previous years have been outdoor toys like a trampoline and a swingset, but we are pretty much set up now. She really needs...nothing lol. Let me know if you have any ideas for us!!

 

Blish - I hope you had a wonderful birthday! The pictures of you and Elora on facebook were so gorgeous! She looks so grown up with that hair cut! Yay on the new tv! What a lovely son you have!

 

Stacy - Those pictures are GORGEOUS!! He looks like such a handsome little man!!! I am so sorry to hear about the embryo not thawing out. I wish I could say something to make you feel better. Just know we are all here for you and all of us are praying for this to happen for your family. Sending big hugs.

Also yay on Jaiden ditching the dummy!! It was the same with Alice we were so worried about getting rid of it - but she just didn't care about it! She just said bye dummy and that was that!!

 

Tam - How did Aidens hearing test go? Hope you got the answers you wanted from the specialist.

 

Brooke - How often is Jord doing EI? Yay that he used his picture cards to ask for butter. Have you noticed more speech since his op?

 

Tracey - Happy belated birthday to hayley...did you have a little party or anything? Sorry to hear of the sickness...hope everyone is better soon.

 

Okay think thats me caught up.

 

WELL! We've been busy. I feel like I've been constantly dragging Alice to appointments and therapies lol.

 

To start off we just got the diagnosis of our second opinion assessment today. This paediatrician was SO much better. The second appointment consisted of her just playing with Alice and seeing her speech and things we are concerned about through that. It was so much more thorough then the one we saw back in February.

 

She is diagnosing Alice with a moderate - severe speech language impairment. At the moment she is calling it delay (which means she could catch up) but this may change to a disorder (which is something that will effect her throughout life) as she gets older and her problems with language and speech become clearer. She doesn't believe she is on the autistic spectrum - she was really happy with her social abilities, her eye contact and her imaginative play. She does have some traits of autism (which I suppose everyone could probably say they have one or two) but definitely doesn't meet the criteria. Which on one hand i suppose is a relief, on the other hand (and this sounds horrible) the funding would have really helped.

 

I was a bit worried she was going to be like the last paediatrician and basically tell us there was a speech problem (I mean duh of course there is) and not give us any idea of what to do (apart from speech therapy) but thankfully she went into a lot more detail and gave us a lot more to work with.

 

She is recommending Alice keep attending the early development unit (run through the special school) and the mainstream daycare - but she is recommending that Alice get a support worker at daycare. She echoed my concerns about the fact that her speech is good enough to just get by...without someone there with her making sure she is included she won't really get anything from it - she will instead be lost. So i was really happy with that....its something i really think she needs.

 

The early development unit teachers will meet with the teachers of the daycare to hopefully get some consistency in care etc. On a side note Alice is LOVING going there. Not sure how much info I gave previously but she is in a class with two other little girls and two teachers. She just loves it....she says bye mummy before I even get in the door to put her bag away! The teachers are wonderful. Last week a little boy had a birthday party and they had horses and she got to ride them and loved it! She was talking about it all weekend - which is a big thing for her. Its school holidays so shes got two weeks off and shes been asking to go all week.

 

The ECDU has speech therapists etc there, but we are also going to continue going to private speech therapy once a fortnight. Its going to be expensive, our private health for speech therapy has been completely drained, but we'll work it out.

 

So now we have a completely full week. Working two days, ECDU two mornings, daycare one day and speech therapy one afternoon after the ECDU....it literally leaves us with one afternoon a week to do anything else. And weekends of course. I think she will actually really benefit from it. Ever since we started at the ECDU she has been so happy and talking so much more. Its so much easier that she really loves going to daycare and the ecdu.

 

Also in regards to school (while its a bit early to tell now) the paed said she would fully support keeping her back a year. She feels she would really benefit from it and while its ultimately up to the principal of the school (we've got four in mind) she will definitely recommend an extra year of kindy. I feel so relieved. Its something I really wanted and while it depends on the principal i think that having the support of the paed will really help.

 

SO! Thats where we are at at the moment. Hopefully now we've sorted our her therapies for the rest of the year and we can really work on some short term goals in terms of her speech. Its nice to know the paed thinks its really only her speech that is delayed - its pretty much what we thought. However moderate to severe is still bad - but we think she will get there, in her own time. This will have implications in her litracy learning but one step at a time. We are so proud of how far shes come and im actually really proud of matt and i for sorting this all out mostly by ourselves.

 

Also im SO happy because we now have a very good GP, paediatrician and speech therapist. It feels good to have support. Im going to make an appointment to discuss with our GP what kind of funding we can try and get - there is some Medicare rebates, its not much but it will help to cover the cost of speech therapy. Apparently she might also be able to access Medicare dental, because of her tongue tie impacting the health of her teeth - thats apparently up to $4000 which will be fantastic. I knew nothing about this until i went to a decent GP.

 

Okay I have rambled so much!!! Sorry! We are really happy with everything and where we are headed. We are also going to start trying for a baby soonish - which is a bit exciting.

 

Thats it from me - need sleep! Hope everyone is well, sorry for the mammoth post!

 

Rach

 

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Oh stacy hunni, my heart is just breaking into a million pieces for you. I am so so sorry, its just not bloody fair :(:(:( I can only imagine how devastating it would have been for you. big big hugs my dear...

 

 

30fus: The toys i sell arent really what u would find in target or big W (apart from some vtech and little tikes brands), mine are very very top quality educational toys that mostly only specialised toy or educational stores stock, big W and target dont stock alot of it as they go for the cheaper crappier type brands usually....

This year my children are getting a cubby house (from my catalogue) and a basket ball set...also Im getting them a huge sticker book that has 800 cool stickers in them, prob some John Deere vehicles for Aiden and something educational for Reanna as u pay top dollar in educational stores.... I have humpty dumpty finger puppets for Reanna as she loves that song and uses her toys to be humpty in her role plays lol...she already has kitchen play furniture and stuff so i wont bother with that....

 

 

Rach: So glad u r geting some help with Alice...

 

Answer to your question Rach, Aiden didnt get his hearing test, NFI why i wasnt told at the time of the appt that they didnt have the equipment for such a young boy...but anyhows on a good note the specialist has agreed to giving him grommets and we are on a waiting list, he made us priority so we should only wait about 3months or so....

 

I also rang the local speech therapist and after talking with her she has bumped us up the list and Aiden started speech classes TODAY, itll be a while before he will be properly assessed but he is in a class with 2 other boys, and parents go too for 45mins once a week, we r also being referred to the early intervention for his speech so hopefully the grommets will help and its his hearing thats the problem as we know he does have fluid in his ears...

 

 

 

Best run, im so freaking run down, sick with the flu and starting to feel it in my chest and of course doc saids that i have to lump it as i cant take anything oh joy, and said i could go into premmie labour and make sure i get straight to hospital if i feel any sort of contraction,, ha ha very funny i thought as if I would be lucky enough to have a quick labour ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....

 

Ok gonna go

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~*~Tracey~*~

Hi girls

 

Stace - I am so so so sorry honey. I just felt like my heart was breaking when I read your post. I hope you are taking some time for yourself and I hope that it all happens for you really really soon. Take heart in Alison's story, she had Adam and he is a natural miracle. I am sure your miracle will happen for you.

 

Rach - you sound like you have been busy love. Sounds like you are on to some great health care providers. It is really good when you find a good GP. I have a great GP and am so grateful that I found her. I hope you can get some good financial support for Alice too.

 

Tam - your toys sounds great. Can you send me a catalogue??? I would love to look at some.

 

3ofthebest - I wanted to take Kaitlyn to the Dora show, but I missed the ones in our area. Oh well, next time. It is unreal when you see their little faces light up. Kaitlyn was like that when we went to the circus a few weeks ago. She just didn't know where to look.

 

Sorry if I have missed anyone.....I know I have lol.

 

Us - not much going on. I just had a week off work to see if I could get rid of all these ailments that we have had. I seem to be better, thankfully. Kaitlyn got better, but now she has another cough. Hayley's chest infection cleared up but she had a horrible cough. We got another lot of ABs for it but I had to take her off them because they were causing her a lot of pain.

 

I had a lovely week off work and it made me realise that I would just love to be able to stay at home with my girls all the time. But the reality of it all is that it just won't happen.

 

I am doing a soap making course in a few weeks time and hoping that if I am any good at it then I can sell it. I am also taking up some Avon, so if anyone wants anything let me know :lol:

 

Otherwise pretty quiet for us. Best get back to some work - my desk looked like a bomb site when I got here this morning. Have a good day girls :waves:

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Havachat2

Hi everyone

 

Im just popping in to say hi to you all and hope you remember me. My #3 was a Nov 06 baby (Kaiden).

 

Ive been lurking a bit but im hoping i can come and chat with you all again more regularly. I have bub #4 sitting on my lap so only one hand to type right now.

 

Have a great day

 

 

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Stacymoo

Hi girls.

 

Thanks to you all for your lovely words & kinds thoughts & sms regarding the IVF stuff. I really do appreciate having such great friends in each & every one of you. I am doing ok, having good & bad days but looking forward to my appointment with my specialist on the 21st of this month. I got AF on Tuesday & that ended up being a pretty bad day emotionally for me even though I didn't think I was going to be fazed by it.

 

I have had my neice over for the last week of the school holis & her & Jaiden have kept me on my toes! I am knackered. Will be back next week to catch up with you all. xxx

 

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k123

Hi all,

 

Just a quick one from me at the moment. I actually have arms that don't have a child in them!

 

Stacy -I am so sorry, I have been trying to get in here to find out what has been happening but I just never quite get here. I really hope that you get the BFP you want really soon.

 

Rach - That is great the paed was much more helpful than the last one, and great that there are services that can help yo guys available.

 

Tam - Oh my gosh I can't believe that there is going to be another one who is crazy like me soon!!

 

Erin - i remember you, how are you going? Wow bubba no 4. I now have 3 so have had 3 in 3 1/2 years! It is just chaos here!

 

tracy - Wouldn't it be lovely to be able to be a SAHM. I really would love it but we just need the money to much. Grrr to Sydney living!

 

James slept from 8:30 till 7:45 this morning I am soooo excited, pity he has screamed all day huh! He will be 4 months tomorrow, how fast has that gone! Lara has an ear infection and I ignored it until she was bawling on the couch and told me she had a sore ear (she has been really needy and getting me up a million times in the night for attention, so when she was doing it the other night I assumed it was attention, yes mother of the year right here!) and Liam has developed the high pitched squeal that we all just love from toddlers.

 

That is my life in a nut shell, oh and did I mention that I am still living with my mother and I hate it, she never cleans up after herself, she sits on the computer all bloody day while the kids are crying (or being bitten by her f**king dog) and just ignores them even when they are begging for her attention.

 

Sorry for the whinge, just a bit over it all today.

 

K well that is my me time over, J is awake again, I think I must have eaten something with milk in it, am soooo over the b/f. I stuff up from time to time and eat things with milk in them and then J just screams for days, it is really draining some days, am thinking of FF but the soy milk formulas have theories about to many estrogens in them and he just won't take an elemental formula so am stuck with it for a while longer I think. DH wants me to wean him sooner as I am so tired from it and am loosing weight so quickly (am loosing a bit over a kg a week).

 

GTG hoepfully won't be away so long this time!

 

 

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Hypnic Jerk

My baby girl is no more. She turned 2 today (well, technically not till 3.06, so I have a little while to go yet). She's beautiful. Her older brothers love her. She's chatty, and so full of life.

 

No bithday party for us, just prezzies at 1pm when dad gets home for lunch coz I'll be at work tonight. I'm crook, so no cake either, but I will get her something from a bakery today when I'm out ditching her a childcare. But she loves it there so I'd think she's rather be there than at home all day with us. She only goes for 2 hrs a couple of times a week for a play.

 

Kat - I ditched the dairy while BFing maeve and ended up underweight on the BMI scales. I was REAL skinny. Strangely though I actually felt good. But I think there were a lot of hormones going around - as there would be with you too. Don't have any advice for you. I was doing it for different reasons. Do you have an exit strategy for moving out?

 

It's been tough here again, which is no surprise. Had a rough time with J at the weekend, also got sick and developed my own sensory attack. Jord's been stimming a lot. He tends to do this when things get out of control here. But his stimming makes things worse as it stresses me out, and he throws stuff down the stairs -more work to do. But we're back in control again now almost. I have to finish up cleaning up the debris which I should do when maeve is in CC today and Jord is having his therapy.

 

Erin - I remember you. Does anyone hear from Erica??

 

Tracy - could you work evenings/nights. I still see myself as a SAHM, but I just work a bit as well. It has it's drawbacks, but certainly some advantages (did I mentions Maeve has a 6.30pm dump each evening? I leave for work at 5.30)

 

Tam - ask your speechy about the Hanen book. Also called "it takes' 2 to talk". Doesn't replace speech therapybut it is all about ways we can alter the way we speak to children to be better models for their speech. I can give you a web link. It is run as a course (I haven't done it), but the book seems OK to me stand alone.

 

Till next time

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(did I mentions Maeve has a 6.30pm dump each evening? I leave for work at 5.30)
:D

 

Brooke - you're too funny!

Forgive my ignorance, but what is "stimming"?

 

Not much to report at our end...I spent the school holidays at home as James was sick the entire two weeks and the last week I was really sick. My brother came to spend a week with me (he lives in Sydney) and we spent it vegging out on the couch watching movies etc. due to me not feeling well. It was nice and restful though. Managed to go and see Jersey Boys for the second time though. It only has a week or so to go in Melbourne before going to Sydney - so you Sydney girls, if you want to see a fabulous theatre show, go and see it, it's one of the best shows I've ever seen.

 

I'm up to my neck in trying to sort through my son's subject choices for next year. He has no idea what he wants to do with his life, is not remotely academic (really struggles with school), has zero interest in a trade ie: "real work" and doesn't want to do hospitality or retail or sales. That doesn't leave much. I've been nagging him for a year now to read the VTAC guide so it's all come to a head and last night I forced him to go through it with me. We tried to find every single computer related degree that did not require a maths pass as a pre requisite that wasn't too far from home that had a realistic enter score from last year's enter intake scores. Not an easy task. He could do a TAFE course, but I know in the real world a uni degree makes the transition to the workforce a lot easier. Anyway, at least we have narrowed down a career path. He wants to do a course based on the music industry - there's a few courses that prepare you for working as an artist's manager or working in a recording studio - but really the chances of landing a job like this at the end are really slim so I'm steering him towards I.T (which is the one thing he's really good at).

 

I tell you girls, if you think our young kids have tough issues to face, it's not so easy at the teenage end of it all either!

 

 

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Blish - don't rule out TAFE transitioning into uni. That's my step-son's plan. He's doing a 2 year GIS course (mapping) to give him 1-2 years credit in the Surveyor's degree. His score was quite low, didn't do well with maths and the course was his last choice (read: my insistence "I'm not going to TAFE".) He got into Box Hill Tafe and deferred for a year, then a local surveyor's firm heard what he was doing and offered him a job. So he now has a fair amount of industry experience. All round it's being quite a positive move, even though he's now thinking of changing fields. TAFE has been a good step before uni - he wouldn't have fared well there if he went straight in. Don't view TAFE as being hospitality or traditional trade. I'm considering doing a course in Allied Health Assistant in the next year or two.

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Blish - Matt works in IT and doesn't have a uni degree. He did do TAFE and has a cert III, but landed the job he has now simply because he knows his stuff, so I wouldn't write off IT based on TAFE either....Matts has just hired a trainee to work under him, and they were looking for someone who knew about IT, not necessarily someone who was studying a degree or even at TAFE. So maybe that is an option, maybe before the end of school he could write around to IT companies explaining his skills - you never know what can come up. Perhaps also (though i don't know how it would fit in school) go and get some hands on experience at an IT company.

 

University is definitely not the only option, actually at matts IT company only a handful of guys have their degrees and they are programmers. Matts company actually has trainers that go around the country training people how to use the software they sell - and most of them aren't uni qualified.

 

Also he might find it easier to get into uni if he can get some kind of trainee ship in an IT company. I know the pay is horrible but the experience is invaluable. Also as Brooke said he could start with a TAFE course and then use that to get into uni. Also through open universities australia he could do a couple of university units which would give him credit to get into a course. There are so many options to get into uni these days!!!

 

I do agree about the music - unless he wants to teach music or something the chance of being a manager or something would be so slim and it would be such a hard industry to get into.

 

Brooke - Happy brithday Maeve!

 

Sorry thats all i have time for - again i have an assignment due and am doing it last minute. Cannot seem to get my life organised!!!

 

Alice in daycare today and back to the early intervention program tomorrow and friday - am so excited to get back into normal routine...even though we barely have time to scratch ourselves with work, daycare and the ECDP. I am looking forward to next year as I've decided to stop working and concentrate on her going to kindy and her therapy in order to attempt to get her ready for school, even though its not going to happen and im 99.9% sure she won't start school till 2013.

 

I tell you i am so exhausted. I've decided to take this christmas off study....because i study externally the semesters are structured differently, and we don't get christmas/summer holidays off. I am not going to enroll in any units and just have a lovely time doing nothing (HA!)

 

Just called the Kindy we have her on the waiting list for and the teacher/director said we won't hear anything till september/october. Am really hoping she gets in, I think the kindy environment will really prepare her for school. She loves long daycare but i just don't feel they can offer the type of program that will really challenger her speech. The director said she is on the fourth page and she thinks it will be fine.

 

Tam - Just read about Aiden and speech - just want to agree with Duffy and ask the speechie about the hanen program - its been fantastic for us! What are you concerns exactly with his speech?

 

Okay better get going - much study to do!

 

Rach

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Thanks for the TAFE advice girls. We actually spent tonight going through all the TAFE courses and some of them sound really good. I guess my opinions are skewed because I went to a ritzy private school that drummed into us that if you didn't go to uni your life was over and you might as well hang yourself (sarcasm, but you get my drift). My whole family are uni graduates - my brother & his wife both have a phD, so I do have alot of "university is the be all and end all" opinions around me. I actually think a TAFE course where you get a workplace placement is a great idea - if you're good they might offer you a job. We have a list now of 3 uni degrees and 4 TAFE Advanced Diplomas. At least we now have a plan. Now we just have to ask the careers teacher about the subject choices he wants to do.

 

I'm just not keen on the transition into uni idea. Josh will be one month shy of 20 years old when he finishes Year 12 (he started school late and stayed down a year)...I don't want him to have to spend another year or two waiting to get started on his working life. If he's going to end up at uni, I'd prefer him to just go there from day one. But I do appreciate that there are "back door" methods of getting into uni and I get that that's what you meant.

 

I just feel like he's going to be 30 before he finally gets a "real" job!!! His Dad is 51 years old and still at Uni!!! :wacko:

 

 

 

 

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hey all,

 

Brooke - lol. I agree I used to work between 4 and 8 was great I missed witching hour 4 days a week! No exit strategy at the moment, we are just saving every cent we can at the moment.

 

Tam - Liam is behind as well. I think it is a second baby thing, we realised that we were just doing things differently with him, reading Lara's stories instead of one word books and not saying names of things talking in full sentances and stuff like that, he is getting better since we started that stuff.

 

Blish - lol. I hope that Josh finds something he is interested and can get into. I was hopeless at school, had 2 years off and ended up going to uni after that, passed no worries and have gone back and done an grad dip after that. I would not have passed at anything if I had gone straight from school I did work for the 2 years between and it actually cemented what I wanted to do so when I went to uni I had something to work for.

 

K J needs a feed, be back soon.

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