Just so we don't waste loads of time procrastinating about details, here's what I propose 1. No kids (usual exceptions for cute babies apply) 2. With booze 3. Sometime in Feb, at this stage I shall nominate Saturday 9th, although I picked this at random 4. Location: I liked the place we went to on Darling Harbour last time, the view wasn't as good as at Opera Bar, but less chance of sunburn too
Yep, I'll be there but with accompanying not-so-small baby - had him weighed last week and he was 8.2kg - he'll be 4mo on Sunday! He's on the 97th centile - DS1 didn't hit that weight until he was ~10mo, as he was only on the 9th centile. Sooooo different!
There was something on the radio today mentioning that all city circle trains are being replaced by buses this weekend. Just thought I'd mention it in case that affects anyone's travel plans. abit I think the inner west line might be out of action too.
thumb amazing how you've had two such differently sized babies. My DS started out on the 20th, then hit the 95th by about 4 months...his growth chart basically shows a vertical trajectory until he hit 5 months and actually started tracking a curve!
Buses - they make you fold pushchairs, don't they... eek!
I suppose I could drive the whole way in and park at the Entertainment Centre; did that on Monday to see the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum (very good, btw!) and it wasn't too awful. I've just looked at the proximity, it's not that bad. Probably a 15/20min walk? anyone know?
Yes, DS2 went from somewhere around the 50th centile to the 97th centile by 8weeks; he's still on the 97th centile. DS1 neved moved off the 9th centile, couldn't be more different!
Ha. I am a tit. I can get the light railway from Central to Convention and walk from there. Easy peasy. Or, if I feel lazy, get the monorail from Convention to Darling Harbour. Only 142 days to go of the monorail so should be done, I feel!
You can get off the light rail at Pyrmont Bay and walk back over the bridge. You'll come out closest to where we need to be that way, but you need to get the world's slowest lift down to ground level, or take the buggy down a steep escalator. DS does about 8 bus trips a week, and has done for the last 18 months and we've only needed to fold the buggy about 6 times in total. There are a few non-accessible buses left, where you've got no choice, but as long the wheelchair spots aren't already in use you'll be fine.
Can you get a family fun day ticket if you're bringing DS2?
Don't know - never tried it - would that cover light rail/monorail as well?
I was trying to see if there was a light rail stop at Pyrmont bridge, but that might push me over into the next fare category, so might still do Convention, depending on the cost. I did look at the bridge too, a lot depends on how my pelvis is doing though as to how far I'm willing/able to walk. I'll work it out, no problem!
The family fun day ticket covers everything so you could just ride around on buses and trains all day if you wanted! Pyrmont Bay is closer to the end of Darling Harbour that we want, you get the lift up out of the station, cross the road, walk over the bridge, and then you're not far from Helm Bar at all. I think it's less walking distance than Convention.
Hi there Sydneysiders, I will be coming tomorrow with cute but rather large toddler dd - I didn't realise there was a no kids request but dh was grumpy enough about looking after the boys. Hopefully she will sleep in the buggy but I will leave early if she is awake and a pain.
Thumb - I have had the two extremes in sizes too. Ds2 was born at an average weight, went down to the tenth percentile and then dropped right off the chart. I haven't weighed dd much but she is decidedly chunky.
Gutted I missed it. I thought babies only interfered with your plans once they're out, but this one seems to be getting an early start. It was quite nice spending an hour in a room all alone with no toddler related distractions on delivery suite though
Maybe comradejing turned up, didnt like the look of you all and left