Rach.....sounds like Marli is going really well. I love the name BTW (DH actually calls Z....."Zahli-Marli" sometimes) I know of 2 babies called Marli & have always loved the name.
I'm so sorry to hear you have a nasty cold & E also. I do hope DH doesn't catch it & yourself & E recover VERY quickly so you can get back to the nursery to be with Marli xxxx
Lady......you poor thing trying to get all ready for your m/group & to then use the wrong spray! Oops!!
As for the toy sale I used to get so excited in past years but going to try & not go crazy this year. By christmas time this year we will be living on $750 a week only & that's got to cover everything from the mortgage & business loan to bills, grocerys etc so will be pushing it to live off of, let alone spending a heap on toys also. Luckily before I went on m/leave knowing this Christmas would be tough on DH's income only I purchased (most of the years worth of b'day & Chrissy gifts for friends & family) so don't need to get too many more although I haven't got anything yet for my girls. I will probably try to not get tempted to spend too much on Z this year as she's not going to know & will probably prefer the paper lol!! Of course E will get the usual although maybe a bit less will see how we go but won't be toys of course so I'll get hers later in the year. My mum has already gone crazy for all the grandkids, was at Kmart at 5.30am this morn ready to get in there first thing. Every year I tell her to not get mine so much as she spoils wayyyy too much but of course she still does, so I'm sure alone with everything Z gets from everyone else we will be struggling to find room to put it all. Lol!! I might just layby one of those bikes for Z that start from around 6 months or so & grow with them. Maybe?? Will see.
Waiting......that just sux you have to cancel your holiday. As for the tenant who did a runner, geez!!! You poor thing!!
Winzy......the b/feeding clinic is run through Lyell Mac hospital. You could go there but it'd be a long drive for you. I'd call Flinders first as they may offer it, otherwise try the breast feeding association. It went for five hours & in that time you have a midwife handy to talk to and answer any questions you have and watch you feed etc. They weigh your baby, let you rest between feeds,give you lunch etc. I was like you & mainly had questions about expressing & instead of getting tips with b/feeding as no issues there I got tips on bottle feeding from the nurse as I really want Z to be able to take the bottle for when I'm not with her on the odd occasion & for when I go back to work. You may find depending on who you get some middies or ladies from the b/feeding association may be against bottles but I was lucky to have a nurse that understands it's far more practical having a b/fed baby to also take the bottle. If you don't mind the travel & flinders don't offer this service I really do reccomend it.
Lulusmum....child & youth have just been in contact with me & there coming out next thurs (only day they were able to come out that didn't clash with the 2 appts I have for Z next week) so not sure if I'll be able to make it next week now? Depends on what time we are all meeting at yours, wasn't sure?
AFM........E's school had the official opening of there school gym this morning, & Z was a very good girl. It was the first time I ever fed Z in public but there was no where I could of gone. I was so discreet though no one would have even known, definatly no boob flopping out lol! I'm not one to feed in public, even when done so discreet that it just looks like your cuddling your Baby with a wrap over you but what else do you do when this happens?? What are others views on this, I'd love to know.