Posted on: Jan 3, 2011 05:23 PM, edited Jul 28, 2011 11:03 AM by bluedahlia
Thought I'd add mrmojorisin in there somewhere.
Let's try this again.
Life is made up of differences. Let's explore these differences, learn from them and accept them.
Now "Don't stop till you get enough"! I love Michael Jackson too!
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May 4, 2012 10:08 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Ang - I feel quite excited for her. Sounds like she did a good job through the labour - better than me - I screamed the place down when I was having her. Other mpothers sadi they were glad they had already had their babies because I would have put them off :) The second kid was better - epidural - love it.
May 4, 2012 10:13 PM CherrylH wrote:
Rosemary, so sorry to hear about your friend. May she rest in peace.
Susie, congrats on number 2.
The bar is open to celebrate the l ife of Rosemary's friend and the joy she brought to many and to celebrate the new life down under, Susie's grandson.
May 5, 2012 12:16 AM suzieq60 wrote:
I rushed out bought boy baby clothes - will have to post them on Monday. She has stuff friends have given her but I wanted her to have some new things. We did pay for the modern cloth nappies to the tune of $475 for 24!!! Can't figure out what's wrong with the old fashioned towelling ones.
Just asked SIL for a photo and he's going 'we'll have to post one' and I'm going 'EMAIL!!!' (idiot)
Will post the photo if and when it arrives :)
May 5, 2012 05:40 AM suzieq60 wrote:
Thanks Judith and the other girls
No photo yet - cranky grannie here :)
BTW - he was 7lbs - my bad just used the old 2.2lbs = 1kg. Used an internet calculator and it's 7.01lbs.
Hey girls - wish me luck - going to see the great granny tomorrow - something I avoid mostly, but it's Mother's Day here next weekend and seeing we have a 3 day weekend here and Steve is golfing tomorrow - might as well go and see my mother - long long overdue. It's only a 50 minute drive but I dread it - not so much the road but her negativity.
Markets tomorrow am - seeing Steve is leaving at 5am, I can do my market thing and then drive to the Gold Coast.
May 5, 2012 09:08 AM, edited May 5, 2012 10:39 AM by rosemary-b
Thank you mods. I will miss her but she will live on in all her friends.
My kids use those fancy new diaoers(nappies) and I can't figure out why they are sooo expensive. They even hand them down to other moms. We just used our old ones for rags but then they did not cost so much or come in different sizes.Edited because they come in different sizes not sixes and yes I know there are more typos but a gal can only do so much.
May 5, 2012 10:11 AM BarbaraA wrote:
Rosemary I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend. I am praying for her, her family and you.
Susie, how wonderful! Congrats!
Atehna, glad to hear you are getting away from the jerk boss. Best wishes for a great new job.
May 5, 2012 01:20 PM notself wrote:
I just popped in after a long pause to find the discussion on diapers. I went looking around Google and found this video. www.ehow.com/video_4756197_fol...
May 5, 2012 01:51 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Some nappies were $35 each!!!! You can still get the old fashioned ones for $20 a dozen and I did send her videos on how to fold them (like the one above) and you can still buy fasteners but I didn't see much in the way of pilchers to cover them but I only went to a Walmart type store. We had to buy them something, so that was an easy one as I paid for them through direct money transfer. Friends gave them lots of baby furniture but they don't have a basinette, they're going to put him in the cot - can't quite believe that one.
Still no pic - SIL is quite hopeless as you already know from last Christmas.
Dreading going to see my mother today - called her last night to tell her I was coming and she is SO difficult I doubt I'll be there long.
May 5, 2012 02:50 PM lassie11 wrote:
I wish I still had my mother. She would have been sooo excited about my grandchildren.
Suzie, have you looked online yet to see if SIL has posted photos? He may be just a bit busy right now. What is a cot? Is that what we call a crib? or is it a small bed? In either case, I wouldn't worry - my children and grandchildren never had a bassinette and all are fine.
May 5, 2012 03:45 PM rosemary-b wrote:
The diapers come sized and shaped to fit the little one's bum and some of them have snaps to fit them into the diaper cover. My daughters absolutely will not use pins on diapers. The little princess might get poked. Even after I told hem how to put their finger between the pin and the baby, no pins for them.There are very strange looking diaper fasteners now. Boy do I sound old.
May 5, 2012 04:13 PM, edited May 5, 2012 04:13 PM by lassie11
One time when my usually cheerful baby boy was grumpy and crying it took me quite a while to see that there was a pin that sprung open and was poking the poor kid. Now that he is in his 30s, he is still cheerful and seems to have forgiven me. The next kid got disposable diapers (with apologies to the environment),
May 5, 2012 04:24 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Rosemary - they are one size fits all, so that's good and she did get some that snap in. You can get plastic fasteners these days to use instead of pins.
Lassie - it is great that my mother has great grandchildren, but sad she will proably never hold them. It looks like my son will never come back from England - they can't afford to visit on holiday.
SIL said they are NOT facebooking the baby which I totally agree with. I'll call later today to see how they're going and remind him. He probably doesn't know how to attach a jpeg file to an email and he also probably doesn't know my email addy.
Got to the markets nice and early and got some gorgeous bananas and lots of fish and of course my usual choc fudge. The fudge lady sells spices and she had this spice I'd been trying to buy - ras el hanout - need it to try a beef tagine seeing I don't use my expensive tagine dish. Looks like Steve will finally get his wish. I do a fish tagine dish but the fish guy hasn't had the thick fish steaks I need for ages, so the pan sits there looking lonely.
Can you tell I'm avoiding leaving for my long drive :)
I did go and check my tyres, so I'd better go - sigh
May 5, 2012 06:33 PM YramAL wrote:
Susie-I don't have any grandchildren, but I know it must be very hard to be so far away from them. They grow up so fast.
I have a couple of friends whose pets have facebook pages. Not really sure why.
May 5, 2012 06:48 PM, edited May 5, 2012 08:12 PM by 1Athena1
I think it's adorable but to tell you the truth I can justify Facebook more for pets than humans. But then I'm a privacy freak with a family hx of being the target of espionage, so my view is admitedly skewed. :-)
ETA the word "freak." :-)
May 5, 2012 07:23 PM notself wrote:
My friends have really boring facebook pages. The teenagers in my sister's family are even sort of boring. Then again...perhaps it's just me. :)
May 5, 2012 07:52 PM Wabbit wrote:
I resisted Facebook for a long time but have to admit that I like it. I have sisters, nieces and nephews and other family in other states and it's a good way to get little snippets of their lives and keep in touch. Doesn't have to be 'interesting' stuff really ... just a note about something lets you know they are OK and you can make an equally boring comment to acknowledge them :) Doesn't replace the phone or a visit but I do feel more connected since I joined. I am careful about how much information I share on there though.
I'll admit that among my online 'friends' are Max aka Psychokitty and his brother cat Buddah Pest. I'm easily amused
May 5, 2012 11:54 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Home from visiting my mother - managed to behave myself. I bought her a new TV with a built in DVD player - only 24" but enough for her needs. Wrote her out instructions on how to play DVD's - the book didn't tell you, I had to figure it out myself after quite a few f words. She loves it. I left early using the excuse we are invited to a party over the back (that part is true but not sure if I'll go). Been up since 4:15am - a nap would be nice.
Still no photo!!! I just texted her with that message.
Bought another thing for the baby while I was out with Mum - that postal bag is going to be heavy on Tuesday. At least it's all non breakble so I can post it in a plastic bag.
May 6, 2012 12:34 AM suzieq60 wrote:
Apparently photos coming tonight. She's set up a draft email on her laptop and he will send it when he gets home and they have internet access.
May 6, 2012 12:58 AM jancie wrote:
Rosemary - so sorry to hear about your friend. You have been in my thoughts for days now.
Susie - congrats on being a grandma.
I remember cloth diapers - used them on my nephew and yes....I used the pins. So many things have changed in the last 30 years.
I went to a Kentucky derby party and won $20 - My investment was $5 so I netted $15. Then off to a friends house and cooked them cheese fondue for dinner. I over ate for sure but dang that stuff goes down so easy and is delicious. I could eat cheese fondue every single week.
Tomorrow my dh returns from Houston. I will see him for 3 hours before he falls asleep and then he will be leaving very early Monday morning and will be gone all next week. I guess I will be spending extra time with my horsey.