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    PICKY - I just saw your news! CONGRATULATIONS that is such a beautiful path to take. Im so proud of you. This little girl is very lucky to have a great new mum like you.

    Its also encouraging to see the process wasnt as hard as I had heard in the past that it can be. I was imagining a 7 year wait etc, you hear so many stories how hard it is. Im glad this fell into place for you and this special little girl.

    My little girl is almost 5 ( turns 5 in April ) and I "love" this age, although I suspect ill love every age she is at its just a special bond to be a mum. Enjoy this new adventure in your life and very important job.
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    Hi all

    Kel - a massive congratulations to you, dh and rubes. Welcome little Henry to the world. Rest up and enjoy these precious early days.

    Picky - congratulations to you on your long term fostering / adoption. This is wonderful news. We don't know each other, but I have seen you around.

    Sonja - hope Alvin and the chipmunks was bearable!!!

    Big hellos to everyone here. Happy new year to all.
    We had a quiet night. Originally had plans to have dinner and early night with a couple and their ds who is similar age to spencer. She is 35 weeks pregnant with twins(natural). Spencer was quite unwell yesterday and had temp and sick and snotty. They had to cancel as the twins could come at any time and not good if they got sick. So we ended up having a quiet night, ate the prawn entree we planned and a lime tart. Kids went to bed no problems, and we were in bed at 10:30. Great day today, playing outside this morning and breakfast with IL's.


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    Gardenia - good luck. I'm sure you will get to next week and probably post term!!


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    hi

    congrats picky that is just wondeful news!!!!!!!!!!!

    good luck gardenia.

    BK: hope all is going well with little henry

    sonja: the chipmunks ARE definately proof of a mothers love.......lucky u dont have a hangover otherwise thta would be .

    yes another quiet NYE here, my bff and her dh come up with her DS...we were invited earlier to an 'alledged' BBQ that my DH was going to....at about 4.30pm me and BFF had doubts about the logistics of this ie will the food be ready by the time we need to go etc( i really need to learn not to do things that involve ppl that dont have young kids, its alwaysssssssss a disaster)...decided highly unlikely after a quick drink there at 6.15pm....no sign of any BBQ starting...so then we had a food panic as little was open around here and we had to do a mercy dash for chinese at 7.30pm..the kids wouldnt sleep til 9pm but we got in about 1hr of kid free chatting.....as we said its always the girls that get left at home with the kids ...anyway it wasnt bad...i heard fireworks at midnight but was in bed....next year its MY turn..Dh who arrived home at 6am will be looking after the kids .

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    Picky - wow what wonderful news and so nice of you to drop in and tell us. Such a nice surprise, you will be a wonderful mum to this little girl, she is lucky to have you in her life.

    Gardenia - I was just thinking of you the other day wondering where you've been and when you are due. Sounds like everything is going well and I'm sure it will continue to do so. Looking forward to hearing the good news when bub finally arrives.

    BK - hope all is going well with your new little bundle, he is gorgeous. How was Ruby when she 1st saw him?

    JFB - I always take some food for Evie for back up incase nothing is prepared when she's ready to eat or if she won't eat what's available. It's a little painful when kidless people have no sense of time or anything. My nephew just had a backyard engagement party before xmas and as soon as the food was served and eaten all the people with kids did the bolt to get them home, it was like a mass exit.

    We spent a few hours for nye at my besties place poolside and bbq, she now lives across the road from me so it's great to have friends close by. Evie was having a hoot she lasted until 10pm & was out like a light for a change, so she should be. I stayed up and watched the rest of sex & the city and saw some fireworks, only just, from my front verandah, then off to bed but didn't sleep until after 2am bcs the couple drinks I had were like rocket fuel for me. Evie made up for the late night with a big sleep today & we spent this afternoon swimming again, nice to see some good weather for a change. She's actually gone off to sleep on time without any protest tonight.

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    YAY 2012 is FINALLY here!!!!! I can feel it's going to be a good year

    Kel how are you & your gorgeous family today?? I'm keen to also hear how Ruby is liking her little brother.

    Gardenia goodluck, I can imagine how worried you mst have been.

    Picky I'm so happy for you & your precious girl

    Sonja I don't know where you find the energy to go for a run.

    JFB i hope you made lots of noise for your DH all day

    Spot are you pinching yourself???

    We had a very quiet NYE with DH going to bed at 10pm & me watching Sex in the City. We were meant to be in the City but Ash was a bit off the last couple of days. Today we had a combined Hens/Bucks day at Bondi & then DH drove home, nice to FINALLY behome.
    We are off to Port Douglas on Thursday for a wedding which will belovely, but HOT!

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    Yes Nessie i agree 2012 is going to be a great year, for all of us. Have fun in Port Douglas.

    JFB your DH got home at 6am . My god you are a patient wife i would have murdered my DH for staying out that late. I do the same as Kismet and take my own food if i don't feel comfortable asking for dinner be prepared early. Now with the 3 if i know them well enough i call ahead and ask straight up if i can feed my kids early. Most people are completely fine about it.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks was completely dreadful. Thankfully the girls had to go to the toilet half way through so there was at least 10 minutes where i didn't have to endure the torture. Had a lovely bbq at the park with some friends from school this evening snd hopefully an early night. Kel i hope you're feeling much better today. How's Ruby getting on?

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    sonja: the word 'chipmunk' makes me feel ill let alone having to see it!! well all i can say is that DH better enjoy his bromance dates cos when baby 2 arrives he can forget it, he made a new best friend who is older than him with grown up kids and this guy rings him at like 7pm and asks him to come up for a few drinks regularly.....my dh doesnt understand the concept of a either saying no or having a few beers and then coming home 2-3 hours later.......i have made some progress with my hubby re finances and housework nagging but he does need to accept that his ability and desire to socialise are two different things with a kid /s.

    kismet; we had fed the kids already, the panic was about us!!!! ie having to get back and bathe, get the kids into thier bed routine and having a decent meal etc.....i should have just had a BBQ here.....2011 was the year of me thinking that social events that involved no other kids except mine would be ace and instead each one sucked....

    nessie: enjoy port douglas, im sure all the bars are air-cond .

    i loooovve waking up at 4am every day................over it, it will only get worse.

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    JFB it's 330 am and i'm awake too so thought i'd let you know you're not alone. Marc's had a really unsettled night so not much sleep here. Seriously you should get an ipad I really wish i'd had one when pregnant so i could have stayed in bed more when the insomnia struck.

    We've virtually stopped drinking alcohol after 3 kids, but it was the 2nd that did us in. I love the idea of a few wines at night but not when i know i'll be up at midnight and then 3 and then up for the day at 6. I hate feeling under the weather when i'm with the kids it's not fair on them and it kills me. It's been hard as some days my kids drive me insane (most days) and i could drink half a bottle most nights if i let myself.

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    Hi everyone

    Henry is doing really well. In a way it feels like I'm doing this again for the first time. Def don't feel like the experienced mum I thought I would. Lol

    Getting to know Henry is lovely. I keep calling him a her! So it's a whole new experience having a bub that's not Ruby

    Ruby came in for the first time yesterday. Before that I was too sore/drugged from the CS so we decided to wait. She was a bit teary when she saw me and just wanted to sit with me. Then we started talking about and to Henry together. DH had already been showing her pics so she wS already saying 'baby Henry' in her little language. I would ask her before I did anything with Henry , ie, can mummy give Henry a cuddle? Ruby would say ok, and I would pick him up. She became very interested in him and excited when she was able to touch him. (she got a surprise when he first moved, I think she thought he was a doll hahaha).

    Anyway after a few hours she was less clingy to me and was touching and giving kisses to 'baby Henry'. I'm so proud of her, she was amazing. I'm sure we will have many more challenges when we come home and she realizes things are permanent. But I couldn't have wished for a better start so far


 

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