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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    I hate the cold too. And yet I'm stuck in Arandale (Canberra) for the next 3-5yrs. The things I do for my dh.

    Sigh.

    My kids are all rugged up. It's 8.20am and dreary here. What would I give to move to somewhere warm and most of all HUMID. This silly weather is aging my skin too quickly. Boohoo. Woe is me.
    If it makes you feel any better, the humidity had been freaking unbearable up here this year, positively gross - and this coming from someone that loves hot and humid conditions! Even going for a walk early evening leaves me drenched in sweat, we stick to the leather lounge, and don't even get me started on hair frizz!! I am totally looking forward to 'winter'- if you can even call it that. Not unusual to get 25 deg in July but at least the minimums are nice & low overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    I didn't think we would faff around this long since, at almost 38 when I had my 2nd, I didn't think I would consider pregnancy again after 40.

    DH says he's done, but part of him still thinks about the good parts of having a third (until all the negatives scream louder). He gets very neglected during the pregnancy and newborn stage, so that's yet another negative for him. I doubt he overthinks it all as much as me though.
    My DH is very much 'happy wife, happy life' lol. I think he would very much like a third too but similarly to me it's finance that's the issue. We're quite comfortable (by no means rolling in it) but a third would require changes.

    Ok I'm shelving the idea for 12 months, I could analyse all day!

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    I just wanted to put forth my view on finances. I agree it is important to consider but as an example, during the course of my third pregnancy/her first year of life, my husband went from having a 95k a year job, to a 45k a year job, to being unemployed, to working for 400-500 a week cash.(There were job transfers and redundancies involved). It is unbelievable how fast things can change either for better or worse.
    We are now very comfortable with money again, and even when we went down to barely any income, we still made sure the kids were fed, clothed and happy and hubby and I went without (selling off our stuff and skipping meals so the kids didn't have to) but we were happy.
    So in my experience, and I know it's most certainly not the same for everyone, but for us the finances sucked but we just made it work while in the thick of it. When we planned for the number 3, we had no idea any of this was going to happen, we thought we had planned everything to a t and it turns out the universe had other plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    That's because you can't actually buy decent jackets in mostly-warm places like WA. All my good jackets were bought in London or New Zealand.
    This is true - however, I hate having to wear layers, and feeling cold when I get out of the shower, and needing to wear slippers or shoes all the time, that I would still never live in a cold climate. There's so much to hate about winter, really! Give me summer any day...although I do struggle with humidity, but given a choice I'd take humidity over cold weather.
    R, A & H, you're a better wife than me. My DH knows I will never live in a cold climate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    This is true - however, I hate having to wear layers, and feeling cold when I get out of the shower, and needing to wear slippers or shoes all the time, that I would still never live in a cold climate. There's so much to hate about winter, really! Give me summer any day...although I do struggle with humidity, but given a choice I'd take humidity over cold weather.
    R, A & H, you're a better wife than me. My DH knows I will never live in a cold climate!
    Agree with you. We are lucky if we get to wear a jumper here more than a few nights a year and never do during the day ever 😁 Have so much more motivation in the warmer climate too than being cooped up inside when it's raining and cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    Agree with you. We are lucky if we get to wear a jumper here more than a few nights a year and never do during the day ever 😁 Have so much more motivation in the warmer climate too than being cooped up inside when it's raining and cold.
    See I'm the complete opposite. I could never live where you are - I struggled enough down south! Once it is over 35 I turn into a limp sloth. I also found heat harder than cold (and I'm talking Canada -20 type cold with my first) easier to get out and about in with a baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    This is true - however, I hate having to wear layers, and feeling cold when I get out of the shower, and needing to wear slippers or shoes all the time, that I would still never live in a cold climate. There's so much to hate about winter, really! Give me summer any day...although I do struggle with humidity, but given a choice I'd take humidity over cold weather.
    R, A & H, you're a better wife than me. My DH knows I will never live in a cold climate!
    I adore summer and the humidity. And yet I'm stuck in frozen Canberra for the next 3-5years.

    Dh is lucky to have me. And I will tell him that multiple times today.

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    I couldn't wait to get out of FNQ. The heat saps my energy and motivation. I'm sluggish, my hair is frizzy, my psoriasis goes crazy - especially if I'm
    In the sun for more than 10 minutes!

    The cold energises me, my hair is sleek and straight, my skin is dry but the psoriasis is easily managed. I love layering up, the jackets, boots and scarves

    DH is shivering already down here and wants to move north. I'm being cagey - I'll go a little further north but only serious family emergencies would pull me all the way to the Far North again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    See I'm the complete opposite. I could never live where you are - I struggled enough down south! Once it is over 35 I turn into a limp sloth. I also found heat harder than cold (and I'm talking Canada -20 type cold with my first) easier to get out and about in with a baby.
    Oh i'm the same. We spend a lot of time in brisbane and uuug those mornings when you walk outside and you're sweating by 7am, I hate it. Hair a big frizzball, I hate that humid heat, you can't wear decent makeup you sweat constantly. I feel so unfeminine. Hehe I'd do well in Canada. I love winter clothes, coats and hats, tall boots, walks in the crisp air, dinner parties by the fire with red wine, weekends at the snow. Love taking my DS for a sunny winter walk looking at frosted spiderwebs. Going for a run round the misty lake in winter, so invigorating. I love babies snuggled up in blankies in winter, it was so hard to keep my DS cool in qld summer.

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