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    Julie I think it's because Nick is a June baby, so he'll be in the year above Blake (for the first year at least, we'll see if we eed to keep him back). And then the pre-prep he's on the waiting list for is is school terms only, so that's why it's 2011 for him. I agree with the o/s trip not being a holiday. Im trying to figure out a way in which it might be. I think we'll be spending the money on our own placethis time, hopefully that will make a difference, rather than being a house guest the whole time.

    Sam, it'd be lovely to have a see change. I alwasy feel so healthy when I'm at the beach. Pity all the jobs are in the cities! Yes I'm much better, thankgoodness for antibiotics!

    The kids are sleeping out of sync today. pity I could do with a lie down myself Only 2 more teeth to go in this set, then hopefully it'll settle down again

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    Hi everyone

    Phew, heating up over here. 42 by Sunday - yuck! Julie - you had a few awful days recently too?

    I've got AF after 4 months. Far out, they're worse when you don't get them often! I'm lethargic, nauseous, grumpy, and achey all over. Upside is there's still enough oestrogen floating around, therefore my bones are protected and other side effects will be kept at bay for a while.

    I'm doing my recretional skippers ticket at the end of the month - very excited. My step dad and mum have a huge boat, but have kept their 'smaller' one so my sister and I can use it. They also gave my sister's DP and I the skipper's ticket as xmas pressies. So looking forward to it.

    Deb - I keep seeing your light on, but you haven't posted. How's your holiday going?

    Fish - are you feeling better? Are DD's teeth settling down now?

    Shelle - did you and Sach have a good Christmas? I hope it all went ok with exDP.

    Julie - I'm booked in for a course toward the end of feb, can't wait. Got so much I want to know. A friend saw some of our holiday photos and asked me to do some family ones for her. I told her I'd like to do the course first, and get access to some decent editing software - but how exciting! Does your DH read any particular magazines? I was looking at the newsagent recently but they're all from UK.
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    Hi Sam, yes I'm much better thanks. I think one tooth will definitely break through tonight, hopefully the final one in this set will be not so bad and soon. She's ok but a frequent night feeder. Meanwhile Nick's hit the nightmares pretty surely. The last few nights it's been because he's lost his birthday... We went to a pantomime at the library today. it looked really good, but DD lost it at the first really loud bang (which they opened with) and Nick lost it when the elephant (costumed people) came too close, so I was the one with the two screaming kids on her hips walking through the library. We had to wait until the end to get our stuff back from my friend in the middle of the crowd. Next time we'll be better prepared.

    Yey for estrogen!! what a relief, if a horrible one too I hope you've got a hot water bottle and a good book somewhere close by. the boat course sounds good. better than the temperatures. do you have bad water restrictions there?

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    Hey Fish - good to hear you're feeling better. Poor kids getting freaked out at the pantomine! I took Koby to a puppet show of Velveteen rabbit just before christmas - he spent most of teh time with his face buried in my lap! He has nightmares too - still has 'monster' issues, though he's pretty brave about telling them off. He talks in his sleep a bit, the other night he was telling off one of his cousins for standing on something. It's funny listening to what's running through his mind.

    We've had water restrictions for years in that we are nominated two days a week to water and have limitations on how long we can use sprinklers. I don't think we're as strict as some states though. What's it like in QLD?

    Finally some good news - DD looks like she's got a full time job / apprenticeship today. DH was talking to the director of an optical company who has offices near us, conversation revealed they need a young person to train to become a 'lens technician' for want of a better term. This is the new, advanced version of what DH did when he was 16. DH mentioned DD to the director, she rang the director this morning, booked interview at 3 this afternoon, and by 4 had the job! By the sounds of it, they're going to be paying her incredibly well, and there are plenty of career opportunites once she's finished the apprenticeship, and the chance to train o/s. Of course, given her age, she'll need an escort if she goes o/s! She's very very excited, and we're relieved if somewhat nervous for her. Hopefully she realises what an INCREDIBLE opportunity she has been given.

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    That's brilliant news for DD. It will be very hard for her to keep at it I imagine, as hard as keeping at the school work. I hope the money motivates her though. How is she going otherwise?

    We haven't seen sprinklers here for years. I think we're on odd days watering with buckets, but then again I remember they lifted restrictions slightly late last year, and I never looked into the new conditions.... Just did and we are allowed to use water efficient sprinklers these days! And even wash our cars.

    That's so funny about Koby telling the monsters off in his dreams. Nick dreams more of loosing things than of scarey things. Maybe because we are trying to teach him how to look after his stuff too much.

    I've just seen the wiggles is in cinemas for a couple of weeks. I'm thinking that sounds like a great treat. Might see if I can get some tickets

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    Hi Ladies

    Wow so much to catch up on!!

    Sam - yes it has been hot here but fortunately it's not so bad now. Hope you survive the heat over there (and hopefully it's not headed this way). We haven't been allowed to use sprinklers for a few years now, and can only water the garden two days a week with the hose, except for the lawn which you aren't allowed to water at all unless you are using tank water. I remember everyone used to have bores in Perth but don't see/hear of them here. Sorry to hear about full on AF - you poor thing!! Great news about DD though. Has she had enough of school? Is she excited about it? Fantastic news. That's so cute about Koby talking in his sleep. We haven't had any nightmares yet touch wood, only an incident of a night terror about three months back which wasn't pleasant at all. I found out afterwards I did all the wrong things (ie. you aren't supposed to pick them up as really they are still asleep). I figured out pretty quickly though that picking him up was making him worse so I just sat by the cot for what felt like hours just talking to him and trying to reassure him that all was ok. He just tossed and turned and grizzled for quite a while before eventually going back to sleep.

    Fish - I can't believe how quickly DD is growing!! Sorry to hear about all the night feeds. Hope you're managing to get some rest. Do you express at all? Does DH do any feeds with a bottle? I'm wondering if I'll find two minutes to do any expressing this time. Would like to have the freedom though to be able to pop out occasionally with the girls for a movie etc. It keeps my head in a good place. Yes I know what you mean about going to Europe and finding your own place to stay. We have considered that idea too but the cost in London would just be outrageous. I had a look at the house swapping website but I think it would be difficult to find anything suitable, and someone you can trust too. A bit of a risk really. And we don't exactly live five minutes from the CBD so not sure our location is too appealing for a londoner wanting to see Melbourne.

    I'm trying to decide at the moment whether to put Blake's name down for a an extra couple of playgroups this year and drop him back to one day in childcare, or just do the one extra playgroup and keep him at childcare for two days. Decisions, decisions. Am thinking that the playgroups will be fun as I'll get to socialise etc. but am also wondering how hard it would be trying to get out to all these playgroups during the week with a newborn and whether I would appreciate the time out more. We didn't end up swapping Blake's childcare as he is really loving it this year. It takes ages to drag him away from the place when I pick him up, but he's a nightmare when he gets home as he's just so tired. So you pay for the time out when he gets home. If I can get a good video on and give him his comforter and keep life very quiet then we seem to manage ok.

    Have been starting to feel very tired just lately so will probably finish up work at the end of the month and enjoy a few days to myself before bub comes. Do some spring cleaning (nesting - haha) and shopping and a few jobs - although I should obviously remember to rest too. Not very kind to myself in that regard.

    Anyway, enough babbling. Time to get on with some jobs.

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    Julie - It's awful here at the moment - we've spent the last three days inside hiding from the heat. Koby has a temp today and wants to be cuddled all the time - which doesn't help him feel cooler, the poor thing! Your water restrictions sound harsher than ours. Do your lawns survive the summer? Ours wouldn't without watering. We don't have a bore but I would like to put one in. We're also thinking about putting in a couple of small water tanks before next winter. DD has had enough of school - they just don't mix! She is very bright but just doesn't learn in that kind of environment. Hopefully this will suit her better. She started this morning.

    A friend's son has night terrors - they sound terrifying for all concerned! I hope Blake doesn't get them often, poor thing.

    Has DH taken some more photos of your belly?

    Fish - how's NIck's nightmares? Koby tells monsters off when he's awake, he stands in his room telling them to go away in a very big voice. It's quite funny but it seems to help him. He doens't have as many as he used to, and watching the movie Monsters Inc helped him. He talks in his sleep a lot, mostly to Happy (the dog). Between him and DH talking, it makes for good entertainment if I can't sleep!

    Deb - are you back yet?

    Shelle - how are you? Still around?

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    Hi ladies Can't remember how long it's been since I've posted, so sorry if I end up repeating myself!

    Sam, that sounds like a great job for DD, I hope it works out really well for her! Hope Koby is feeling better soon

    Julie, that's so good that Blake loves his childcare, it is so nice when you know you can leave them and they are enjoying themselves. Gosh, your due date is fast approaching, how exciting!

    Fish, aw, I had to giggle at the pantomime story, I'm sure it wasn't fun at the time though. Sach was always the baby who cried or screamed during things like that, and then she was always the toddler who ran away from me to go up the front and try to destroy everything - it must have been so much worse with two of them

    Sach started in the 3yo kinder room at childcare last week, she loves telling everyone she is a big kinder girl! Can't believe she will be 3 soon, it really has flown.

    I am actually going through an IVF cycle right now believe it or not - I am donating eggs to someone who has been trying for a baby for 8 years. I really hope this works for her, I can't imagine trying for a baby for so long and never being successful, it would be so awful. Right now I am sniffing a nasal spray every morning and night to suppress my ovaries, later in the week I will start injections to stimulate my ovaries to produce a bunch of follicles (instead of the usual one-a-month) and in about 2 weeks I will have egg pick-up where they drain the fluid out of the follicles and hopefully get the eggs along with them. Fascinating what they can do these days, eh?

    Hope you all have a lvoely day

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    Shelle - what an incredibly beautiful thing to do for someone. You're lovely! How are you feeling? Do you get any hormonal type side effects from the treatment? It is amazing what can be done now, isn't it? My cousin and my sil have had IVF. My cousin had donor eggs so wouldn't have had her kids without a beautiful person like you to help!

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    blah, just wrote a lost post, and lost it

    Shelle, great to hear form you, that's amazing news about the IVF. you're sucha great person.

    Sam, poor koby. hope he gets better soon.

    Julie, did you decide about the playgroups? Most mums I know went back to their playgroup within a month of the second bub.

    I'm just worn out today. Nick is being so difficult. really being naughty just to see how far he can go. I hope it passes soon! Poor thing is covered in itches at the moment too. Damn weather Good thing though is DD is now down to only 1 night feed


 

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