Wednesday, 26 November 2008

On the mend or round the bend - not sure!

It always amazes me how quickly children recover from sickness. At 8am this morning my heart was breaking for my girls, they could barely move and their little bodies ached from vomiting so much.

Now my head aches from the demands and my legs ache from running to and from the kitchen to make them food. I can't fill them. They are driving me mad. We are definitely going out tomorrow.

I am trying to hold them back and remind them that they are still recovering and if they do too much they will crash tomorrow.

I don't know what to call this post

We got a full nights sleep last night, which is a huge bonus. The girls woke up at about 10pm last night which was good because I was able to top them up with Nurofen.

Yesterday I took both of the girls to the Medical Centre (I couldn't get them in with their own doctor at short notice) as Miss T mentioned that her ear hurt. She suffered many ear infections when she was a baby, so as soon as the words are mentioned I am off to the doctor.

They are both on a 5 day course of antibiotics. I hate giving them antibiotics but I hate them being sick and in pain more. The doctor assured me they were necessary this time.

Today started with our youngest throwing up on our bedroom carpet. To be fair she was kind enough to get out of our bed first.

I knew the the other one would be sick also, she is about an hour behind. I have never had them both sick like this before, they usually give me a day or two rest in between. At least this way, when they are better we can get out and about again.

My dad has emailed, they are coming in January. The doctor said that June shouldn't fly until March but that it was her choice if she wanted to come sooner. Dad and June talked about it and she is prepared to take the risk, she just needs a wheelchair to get around in.

I don't want to think too much about the risks as I will start to worry and feel guilty. It is her choice not mine. She is a big girl. By that I mean grown up.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Thats life

If only it said 37.0, this morning at 1am I was woke up by a little voice shouting "Mam". My eldest daughter was feeling unwell, she had a high temperature and sore throat and tummy ache. At the same time, the commotion woke up my youngest, she also was hot and had a sore throat. My son, well he sleeps through most things.

Two hot little bodies lying next to me, I didn't get much sleep, if at all. Jon got up to go and sleep in one of the girls empty beds, which caused an upset. It appears it is ok for them to invade our bed at ungodly hours but to use theirs - not on.

My alarm went off at 4.30am, time to get up and in the car and off to client. Got stuck in traffic on the way home and Jon was sat in the driveway in his car waiting to go.

Home now, with sick girls, hoping they get better soon and we can go out tomorrow.

Must add that I am not feeling too good either, but I am barely allowed as a mum to recognise that. Not sure whether I have a cold or just hayfever and allergies, either way I am hoping we can all have a rest soon before I have to collect my son from school.

Thankfully my client this evening has moved to Thursday, so I don't need to go out.

Monday, 24 November 2008


Had a pretty good weekend. My son had a friend over to play on Saturday which made for a much easier day for me. I don't know why - well yes I do - but extra kids is much easier than dealing with just my own. There was no sibling fighting, at least not until 10 minutes after the friend had left.

Sunday, Miss T had a birthday party to go to and then we had friends over for a BBQ in the freezing cold and the wind and the rain. What happened yesterday? So we had an extra 3 boys and a couple who we have been trying to catch up with all year. It was a very nice afternoon.

This morning I have been for my walk (I got the all clear to walk again on Thursday, so I have been, I am really trying to take it easy this time and maybe I will stay walking for longer than last previously) got my son to school, and am now waiting for Miss T to wake up - getting nervous now - even though she is 5, I still have to check that she is still breathing if she sleeps past 7am, it is now 8.30am. Will do my washing, cleaning, get the girls to swimming, come home and....I don't know yet. Probably more cleaning and maybe write a program for tomorrow.

Also waiting for news from my dad. He has said, if they can fly, they will come, despite his wife's condition, and even if he has to push her in a chair. Not exactly the holiday they were planning, but selfishly - I get to see my dad again after more than seven years. June sees her doctor today.
PS - Miss T just come down stairs - happy mummy now - I think - the demands will come thick and fast now. Bitter sweet motherhood.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

School orientation

My middle child Miss T is starting school next year. Yesterday was her first orientation day and she loved it. She has gone from being very determined about not leaving preschool to wanting to get the school bus with her brother yesterday. I don't think she understood the maternal 'need' for me to take her.

I am very happy that she is confident and excited to be going to school. Today is her last orientation day and we all get to have morning tea together afterwards. She has been up, showered, breakfasted, teeth cleaned and dressed since 7.15am.

I am not really worried about her going to school. I will have another baby at home for one more year. Possibly 2 but highly unlikely. I think she is very ready now and would hold her own in the classroom.

Any thoughts on sending a March baby to school 'early' or 'holding back'?

Monday, 10 November 2008

My dad may not be coming

I haven't seen my dad for 7 years and I was/am really looking forward to his visit with his wife in January. I just heard this weekend, that June (my dad's wife) has broken her ankle, it sounded very bad, bones sticking out and foot facing the wrong way (sounds like one of the videos we were shown on my PT training course).

Anyhow the doctor has said no flying. Dad said he hasn't given up hope of coming, but I have already had a few tears. Trying to stay positive and not think too much about myself, after all June is in a lot of pain.

I am really dreading telling the kids, they will be gutted.

Where have you been?

I have been busy. We took the kids on a surprise trip to the Gold Coast. My son was so excited, we told him at the airport. He thought he was waving his dad off for the week for a business trip.

The girls we told on the plane, we got them on the plane, thinking they were just having a look. They haven't been on a plane any time that they can remember.

We met up with a friends of ours from Melbourne, I actually hadn't seen them for 7 years, except for on Skype. Jon visit them quite often when in Melbourne on business.

The weather wasn't the best but it didn't ruin it too much, well hardly at all.

Had a party here at my place for a friend who is expecting her 4th baby in 5 weeks. It wasn't a baby shower, more of a get together with friends, and no kids around. We had a nice day and it wasn't too stressful for me. So now just waiting for the new baby to arrive.

Jon took my kids to the beach for the day.