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Happy Cinco de Mayo :) [May. 5th, 2010|07:52 pm]
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Hope everyone is having a great start to their Spring! I LOVE this time of the year!!
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Ladies, this is for you all [Mar. 24th, 2010|12:58 pm]
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funny pictures of dogs with captions
see more dog and puppy pictures

Warmest wishes
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Happy New Year ALL :) [Jan. 12th, 2010|02:25 pm]
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Just popping in to say hello and wish everyone a wonderful New Year! I've been incredibly busy but try to read all the posts! Glad to see so many new members and hope to see more in the coming year!!
Peace and light ~ Trish
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Potty training [Jan. 7th, 2010|02:59 pm]
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[Maternal mood at the moment |hopefulhopeful]

So my little boy is now 28 months old and I really need to get crackin' on the potty training. He knows what a toilet is, uses the words correctly, and hates having a "poopy diaper", so I think he's ready. My trouble is that I have no idea where to start. What worked for you? I would love to hear from other moms who have boys. I hear they're harder to potty train....sigh.
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You couldn't make this up [Jan. 6th, 2010|04:39 pm]
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Article from The Courier Times here.

A black market in breast milk has developed in Australia as families desperate to feed their babies the natural elixir are being charged up to $1000 a litre on the internet.

One mother contacted the Gold Coast based Mother's Milk Bank to ask what the real "going rate" was for breast milk after online sharks demanded the extortionate amount when she placed a web advert seeking human milk.

Mother's Milk Bank director Marea Ryan told her that the not-for-profit bank sold milk for $50 for 1.2 litres.

"I think it is increasing more and more as people become a lot more aware of the benefits of breastfeeding," Ms Ryan said.
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What Annabel Karmel didn't tell me [Nov. 30th, 2009|10:02 am]
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I just started weaning my baby. He had baby rice on Thursday, Friday and Saturday lunch-time. Yesterday I gave him puréed carrot, prepared in accordance with Annabel Karmel's instructions. He loved it, so I gave him a bit more. Two bottles of milk later, he was still dribbling carrot juice. So, my question is this:

How do you wash carrot juice out of baby clothes? Or should I just give up and dress him in orange for the time being?
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Heroines and heroes [Nov. 24th, 2009|01:52 pm]
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I wondered if any of you had heroines or heroes from books or movies who were role models to you when you were growing up? Maybe it was one aspect of that person who meant a lot to you and helped you.

Do you think your children will have similar heroines?
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Out with the old, in with the new. [Sep. 5th, 2009|08:53 pm]
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[Maternal mood at the moment |aggravatedaggravated]

I had an epiphany moment, about 4 months into the pregnancy, that my usual Friday and/or Saturday night ritual (pre-pregnancy, da worry) would soon be a thing of the past.  The whole pub-pub-club-pizza routine, which would then lead to a lazy entry into Saturday or Sunday morning (hell, let's be honest - afternoon, really.)  Even the business of staying late drinking and watching DVDs at a friend's house would be curtailed.   And, y'know, given I'm the wrong side of 40, one could say that the change had come not a moment too soon. 

What I DIDN'T bank on is that the pregnancy itself would begin curtailing my social life before baby even got here.  Tonight is my mate Neil's birthday, and I've had to cry off from celebrating with him in town because I just can't summon up the energy even to get there, spend a little time, and then come home again. I mean, yeah, obviously, I'm 35 weeks pregnant, of course I'm going to get tired; I just hadn't banked on becoming such a couch potato when there's a good five weeks to go yet.  And it's deeply frustrating.  We live a mere 10 minutes walk from the centre of town and from the beach (a brisk 10 minutes, but 10 all the same.) I can still walk into town, and round the shops, and home, but it means being completely done for the rest of the day.  I feel such a wimp for suggesting we take the bus for distances I'd have happily covered by foot in the past.  

My DBH is being super-understanding and sympathetic, and gives me the necessary "Don't be b*****y silly" pep talk when I get apologetic and annoyed with myself.  I just wonder, though, with 2 and a half weeks left of work before maternity leave, how much more lethargic and indolent I'm going to get, and how dependent on my DBH I'm going to get.
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A little puzzled... [Aug. 25th, 2009|04:56 pm]
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Does anybody know why, at the 32-week scan, they measure the circumference of the baby's stomach?  It ain't coming out that way round!  And if the tumshie is on the largish side, does that mean that the head is...gulp?!
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Update on my pregnancy/job interview question [Aug. 17th, 2009|08:44 am]
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Thank you to all that responded. I meant to get back, but never did. Sorry!

So, I went to my interview, and I told her I was pregnant, due in October and was planning to just take 6 weeks off. I pretty much thought it was a loss because she was encouraging me to stay where I was so I wouldn't give up my short term disability (which, as it turns out the new place would be the same benefit and I would be eligible Sept. 1, so I really wouldn't have been giving up anything).
However, she called and offered me the position. So, at 31 weeks, I will be starting a new job! It kind of scares me, but I am excited because this means my insurance will switch over and I can deliver my baby at the hospital I really wanted to. (which is one of the reasons I  wanted to switch jobs)
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