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    Ash, how exciting All the best!



    Thanks Joanne, She is doing very well, getting lots of rest her DP is great he's going to be an excellent dad... he sits and plays with B when i visit. This is her first yes, so all very exciting

    Take care, oh btw.... B is in bed and aslepp only 30 mins late, so i can deal with that!

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    Ash, wow goodluck to ur mum!!

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    PAGE 6 already!! hehe lol

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    Sally- Thats good that your friend DP is great, he sounds like he's going to be a fantastic dad. Very exciting time ahead for your friend & her DP.
    30mins late isnt too bad, i'm sure he'll settle properly into the routine in no time.
    page 6 already wow!!

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    it's funny, my friends DP is more of a "dad" to Brendan that what Nigel is. He shows interest in B and plays with him ect it's so nice to see, and gives me a few mins to relax

    I'm not too fussed if he goes to bed 30 mins late, it's the day routine that was ****ing me off before lol....

    take care girls

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    Hi everyone,

    I only just found this thread... and i thought i might join
    My name is Katie and I'm 23. Married for 3 years (together for 6), we have a gorgeous son, Ben, who is almost 2.
    I'm from country Vic, but have been living in Germany for the past 3 years (Dh is German... LONG story). Missing home terribly, but I'm doing okay here.

    It's especially difficult in Germany. Young mums are a rare breed, VERY rare. In Ben's playgroup all the mums are in their mid to late 30s. It can be frustrating some times. no matter how hard you try to fit in, you feel like you will never be "one of them". Plus, the language barrier plays a huge part too.

    Anyhow, I will read the whole thread when i have the time (i just skimmed through it this time!), i can (hopefully) get to know a bit more about you all.

    Take Care,
    Katie

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    Sally- Fair enough, i'm sure he'll settle into the day routine .

    Hi Katie- your more than welcome to join in, the more the merrier. Congratulations on your son & marriage. Look forward to getting to know you better. Would be hard living in a "foreign" country. I'm living in a "foreign" state that being QLD i'm originally from NSW.

    I'm off to bed

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    Oh Sally, thats awful that you can't trust them with Brendan! My best friend had a similar experience, when her little girl was about that age she'd found that her MIL had been giving her pieces of chicken still on the bone from KFC. As you can imagine she was furious... also she'd been giving her mash potato and gravey from KFC which has HEAPS of salt in it, you're not supposed to give kids under 1 anything with added salt because they're little kidneys can't handle it yet.
    We don't trust anyone with our kids either, the only person is my MIL but even she seems to be brainless at times. It used to be ok with her but lately she's been letting DS1 (who's almost 4) go and not watching him as closely, thing is her other grandkids are 5-6 and are girls so they don't need as much watching and i think she forgets that Dylan is still a bit younger and is so much more active and inquisitive.... and doesn't listen to "no" as much as the girls.

    Welcome Katie you'll love it here if there's not really anyone to talk to where you are. Everyone here is so nice and supportive.

    Ash, best of luck!! very exciting stuff!

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    Welcome Katie

    Jade, you'd think that being mothers themselves they'd remember how their kiddies where at that age. But as you said having the older ones and girls... oh well. I guess MIL will be MIL lol....

    I'm totally not thinking properly today. I went to bed earlier than usual and i've woken up very tired, Brendan is back on track today... so far. lol. i'm staying home today and tomorrow. I have mothers group on thurs and dr and nurse appt fri. Too much too close to chrissy. I'm also going into the City Fri night, that'll be interesting for Brendans routine...... maybe my mum will look after him? have to ask.....

    Take care girls

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    Cate - Mum had me just before she turned 19, i have a 15yo and a 10yo old brother also.
    She just tells everyone she's onto her second family!! They went through IVF for about 18 months and then conceived on the time doctors had considered most unlikely (they only ended up with one egg from the entire tranfer) and it split and wa-lah identical twins.
    She's only two weeks ahead of me (so when i found out i was highly amused) so at 32 weeks, they should still be fairly okay if they do make an appearance.
    Hospital gave her an injection to stop contractions and a steroid booster for twins lung development. She also had a test (?) done that determined she definitely will not make it until the end of the year. - So for now all is back to 'normal' but for how long?!?~ (we already know that her cervix is pretty much fully thinned too...)
    She's being confined to the hospital, as the Geelong Hosp told her they refused to let her try to birth naturally (because of the TTTS - long story), but the specialists she's seen all pregnancy said that it's possible and the only necessary c/s may be for the second twin, depending on her position. So she's come to Melbourne to let them 'take care of her'. Because of mum's quick labours its unsafe for her to be anywhere other than within ten mins to the hospital she'll be birthing at, and hence she has been admitted.

    Am so tired, am quitting my job, even though i shouldn't, but it literally drives me to tears - and normally it is a job i could handle and power on with, but at the moment my hormones are so up down all over the place that i really can't stick to it. It's really detrimental to my mental state and i think im stressed out enough as it is. It'll just be sad to wave goodbye to that extra $1000 a fortnight. Now if only C'link will stop screwing me around.

    Welcome Katie, hope you enjoy joining in on our chit chat!

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    I didn't realise she was only 32 wks... how is she holding up? It's a very scary experience...PTL. If they babies do arrive, I think they have 98% chance of survival and if shes got the steroids in even better!! They hurt the steroid injections... I hope she can hang on longer. Every one day inside is 3 days less in the SCN.

    Hugs Darl a fingers crossed she makes it into Jan.

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    Hi ladies, hope you all doing well.

    I'm just getting ready to go house hunting.. YAY! I dunno why, but I love doing it!

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    Ash - I didn't realise they were that early either. I've heard twins are always a bit early but yeah 32 weeks, they're gonna be so tiny if they come out now. At least like you say they've got a damn good chance with modern medicine pretty good these days. Would certainly be nice to hang on a bit though and have them come out a little plumper, all the best to your mum!
    I think you're pretty justified in wanting to quit your job, 30 weeks pregnant and working isn't easy. I remember when i was pregnant with #1 Centrelink were gonna make me work for the dole at 30 weeks... stupid centrelink, also the way it worked out, DH was earning a fair bit so i was only getting $20 a fortnight from centrelink, the only reason i didn't want to come off of it is i had an advance payment i couldn't afford to pay off in one hit, so basically they wanted me to work for the dole for $20 a fortnight. Luckily i managed to stall the work for the dole people for a couple of weeks till i could officially say 'bugger off i'm pregnant' I had put on almost 30kg that pregnancy aswell so i was just too tired to do any kind of work.

    Sally - I hope things go well friday night with Brendan!

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    I can't believe the only give you a six week leway. I figure, im thirty weeks now, i dont have their stupid first appointment until thirty two and then no doubt by the time they organise themselves ill be thirty four anyway... so stalling seems like the best option...
    And i mean, ive been into my doctors four times in the last ten days, enough for them to make a medical decision that says 'she's too damn exhausted to work, go to hell'. If that needs be the case.. least i hope anyway...
    Mum's on bedrest and whatnot so hopefully less stress should keep them in a little longer. Is going to be an odd christmas though, that's for sure.

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    Ash- i remember you saying your mum was due before you but couldnt remember how far along she is. Twins are common to come early i've heard of alot of twins coming from 32weeks onwards, so i'm guessing your mum will be a mum again before 2008. I hope that whenever they are born that they are healthy, as Sally said 1 extra day inside the womb is 3 less days in SCN. I dont blame you for quitting your job either, you have to make the best decision for you and bub.

    Liz- I hope the house hunting went well.

    Jade- Centrelink make you work up until 6 weeks before your EDD from what a friend has told me.

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    Yeah it is six weeks, she told me on the phone yesterday - and apparently seven weeks after?? whats the go with that? I didnt ask but does that mean you onyl have seven weeks before you have to start looking for work again?

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    hey everyone, just found this thread so i thought i might join!!

    im 19 and single !! to cut a long story short, baby's dad decided to be a a$$hole when i told him i was preg, and i didnt want to get rid of bubs so here i am!! we dont talk anymore and thats the way i want it. SOO happy! couldnt have made a better decision!

    read the 1st few pages and this page... centrelink annoys me too, have to go in there 2morrow to tell them AGAIN that i have 6 weeks to go... so i dont have to look for work anymore ect.... they have just treated me like $hit my whole pregnancy, i was workin part time and they were still making me look for work, like anyone was going to give me a job 8 weeks b4 im due... losers lol

    Ashlea the 7 weeks after thing is only if u dont go on the baby/parenting payment after u give birth which everyone does lol so i dunno why they say it...

    well hello everyone else, good thread to have, younger people understand each other better i think !!

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    I keep forgetting to poke my head in here!!

    I'm Ali, 21, DH, 22, and I have been together since March 2002 and married since April 2005. We have 2 gorgeous girls, April 06 and August 07. I currently have implanon and will have it removed when Em is about 18 months old. We want to have a boy next and will do all the swaying methods we can find. We often get strange looks coz we r young and hae 2 kids. ppl have asked if it was a shotgun wedding :O NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS!!! I have had some battles with Em's weight and there is plenty of that in my blog, which i need to update, will do that in a moment, Any way hope to get 2 know u all better soon!

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