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    amum: u wait at least one minute, depending upon the intensity of the cry and can leave it from to 10/15minutes (if just very mild whinging) at this age...we go back in, give a cuddle in the cot, say "go back to sleep harry" tuck him in an walk out..this is repeated over and over until they go back to sleep....so if the bub is realllllllly crying you go in like every minute til they start to quieten down..its an entire program tho based on day routines etc....h slept thru for 2 nights but did wake a little bit last night, mind he has a bad cold at the mo. u can download a program from the website, its $ 40 i think. not of the program i can adhere to cos i work but it seems to work for H, even when he does wake now he goes back to sleep pretty quick when we have to get up.

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    Hi Amum!! In the single digit countdown now, so time has FLOWN by!!
    Jfb - no, not at the uncomfortable stage yet. Surprisingly I am more comfortable now than when I was away, as I have much less fluid on board! I have also lost a bit of weight, so having gd and decreasing my carbs has had a good effect on me lol.

    I also love bring a SAHM. I signed my new mat leave forms the other day, and will be returning to work mid january 2013!! Only 1 day I think, bit I do need to go back to keep my registration current, which is a bit if a bummer. I do however love my day without ds when he's at childcare. Nice to be able to get stuff done without him snapping at my heels.

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    Wow MG you'll be birthing in no time! Glad to hear you're feeling comfortable.

    JFB glad to hear also Harry is improving on his sleep - you don't have a bad sleeper afterall! Scarlett's slept through the last two nights as well so that's great for her. She's been knackered though as we've had so much on.

    M4N sorry the TT wasn't as happy experience. I've got scarlett out of nappies now during the day. She still has accidents but i just reached a point where having 2 kids in nappies was driving me nuts so she's out of them, whether she likes it or not.

    So glad to hear everyone enjoys being a SAHM. I'm still 50/50 on it to be honest. I love being with the kids but being with a toddler and a baby all day is hard and even doing the simplest things seems to require strategic planning you would only otherwise see in the military. When we run out f milk or bread i honestly some days have no idea how i'm going to get more. And i loathe the time between 5 and 6.30 every evening when i'm trying to feed and bathe everyone and Marc is overtired and Scarlett's tryng to get out of the bath on her own which she can't do and the girls start fighting bec they're tired while i'm trying to get marc asleep. I know when they're all older i won't remember any of this but it can be a real slog.

    Anywho, DH is away (again) so i'm hoping we have an ok night so i'm not grumpy tomorrow. We're all ff to melbourne this weekend for 9 days and I CAN'T WAIT. I need to sit in my old cafes and take it all in before returning to the 'burbs.
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    Sorry about the spelling above - I was on the ipad and I've turned off the speller thingy as it was driving me mad but looks like I need it!

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    Just dropping in to give my condolences to Nessie I'm very sorry to hear you've lost your dear Mum. May she rest in peace with your Dad.

    I hope you are okay. xxx

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    Sonja I'm a bit with you. I live my days with Ruby but I don't think I'd want to be a SAHM all the time. I love the days I go to work and am able to go have lunch at the Vegie Bar in peace! Then again ive worked in some capacity since the day Ruby came home from hospital. Having your own business means you can't really take much time off. So I've never had the experience of being a SAHM full time. Sonja I think it would be extra hard with your DH away so much. And jfb your situation seems impossible with the amount of driving you do. That would be really difficult.

    Weekend was great at Barwon Heads. Lovely just the three of us with lots of quality time. Was a lovely birthday

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    Please don't get me wrong!!! I DO miss adult time, and some days I dream of work, but ATM this is much better for me. I'll be ready to go back after this bub. Lots of politics in my work, so looking forward to going only a couple of days and keeping out of it!! I do envy the time dh gets driving to work in his own and going to lunch etc. What frustrates me is as dh works for a family business, there is an ability to be flexible, however I also hear of him popping over to see his mum, and having a coffee at the mall etc. Annoying - if I went back to work I have no leeway or flexibility and half hour for lunch etc. That way of thinking would kill me though, so I don't go there!!! ATM I am LOVING spencer's child are day!! Lol


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    MG. You are totally right. If I didn't have the freedom and flexibility of my own business I think I would hate work. In fact I know I would.

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    What i've come to realise is that (in my view anyway) it's alot easier working when kids are really little as once they're in school they start slipping away from you and you need to be there for as many of the incidental interactions, or you lose them. Eg the drive home from school, having afternoon tea with them and their friends when they have play dates after school etc. Lucy's doing swimming lessons at school every morning and scarlett and i head to the pool for a swim a couple of times a week and her face lights up when she sees us. I don't talk to her during the lesson but we're there with the towel afterwards and to help her get dressed. I often think how much i'd hate to miss all those little moments if i was working. There's also so much happeningnat school i've no idea how i'd keep on top of it if i worked.

    My work is just so full on in terms of the hours and commitment i've no idea how i'd do it as well as still be involved in my kids lives.

    But i do miss having a fulfilling life away from home, and making decisions which involve issues greater than who gets the pink plate.

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    Nessie...oh ...how sad I am to read about your mum...my deepest thoughs goes to you and your family. Thinking of you...warm hugs


 

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