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    Ella, that is fantastic that your appointment went well and that you were happy with Dennis. He is very non fuss, laid back and reassuring all at the same time! LOL



    The scan place can be a bit of a pain, they are always so busy and don't bend the rules for anyone ( unless there is an emergency)

    I booked my 19 week at the 12 week, but didn't even think to ask earlier than that. The only other thing is be prepared for possibly a long wait. Linda knows this though, and if your appt is straight after they will be fully expecting you to be late to see Dennis ( this used to stress me in the beginning, but Linda and Dennis fully expect it)

    That is awesome news about your new house! How wonderful that it is even better than you remember - way to go!

    I have had builders in here for the last 4 weeks and today has been the noisest yet, I have a cherry picker out the front of my lounge room window, going all day while a concrete cutter has come in to cut a new window. We have turned our 2 bedroom house into a 3 bedroom house, but no extra space! We had one really really large bedroom and have basically split it in 2! So I am over the mess, over the noise and over having to keep 2 very active kids out of the way!

    I was moving some furniture earlier and forgot that I was pregnant and tried to fit through a door sideways with a drawer and got stuck when my belly wouldn't move out fo the way! LOL It did hurt a bit though, so I guess I had better not try that one again!

    An update with my exam - I did not get any feedback from the exam so I emailed to ask how I went and I got an email back saying that the outsourced company that deals with them has had problems and that they are getting replaced and to re sit the exam in a few days - how frustrating!!!!!

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    Ella - house sounds lovely. Toy room is a great idea, we have one here and its nice to keep things in one area (away from the rest of the house). Great to hear your appointment went well. Not so good about the ultrasound place. That was one of the reasons I moved to the other ultrasound centre in Clayton and because the women who did my ultrasound wasn't very friendly either and didn't say much. The other place are brilliant and very accomodating, they share the some office as Dennis and some other OB's but Dennis is only there on Wednesdays. They are also obstetric sonographers (the one you went to are only sonographers) and can tell you alot more information about the ultrasound as they are qualified to do so. Just a thought if you were interested in going somewhere else. Dennis was actually the OB for my sonographers wife, which showed a great endorsement for Dennis again!

    Relle - you must be going crazy with all that work going on! You poor thing. It must be hard to get the kids to sleep during the day with all that noise. How much longer will it be going on? No more moving furniture for you young lady!!! Bit annoying for you about the exam. Let us know what happens.

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    thanks for that advice Mel, i might actually give them a call and see if i can arrange to have it done it Clayton then - i like the sound of specialist obstetric sonographers, and also, i can drag my DH to the Baby Gallery in Clayton after the appointment (i love that place!)... if they're not as busy, then i may also be able to get an appointment earlier in the day...

    am i allowed to switch between the Malvern and Clayton offices for different appointments though, or does Dennis need all my paperwork in the one place?

    Relle, i think remember reading in another thread some time ago that you were incorrectly told the sex of one of your baby's (ie. told you were having a girl, but turned out to be a boy) - was this misinformation from one of the Malvern sonographers?
    oh dear, i don't envy you at all trying to keep your kids out of the way of the builders!! and LOL at your belly getting stuck in the doorway... he he he!

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    Ella, I am pretty sure you can go to either office, depending on what is most suitable for you!

    Yes the scan I had was at Malvern and it was one of the male sonographers, I can't remember which one though, but it was also the 12 week scan so was very early!

    I am heading out to get my hair done today ( a Treat) so I am very excited, but have to go to Mornington so my parents can babysit for me, but at least away from the building noise for a while!

    I moved a bit more furniture last night ( had to or we couldn't sleep! ) but did it more carefully this time!

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    hhmmn, they have me booked in with Paul Shekleton - have you had him? i don't want to be neurotic and just change because the receptionist put my nose out of joint. i don't want to cut my nose to spite my face, if Paul is actually a good obstetric sonographer...

    Mel, can i have the phone number for the Clayton place anyway, and i'll see if they have any early wednesday appointments that week...

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    Ella, I also wasn't able to book 19w at the 12w -- but I guess from their point of view if anything were wrong at the 12w ... I found that annoying, but I really have to say that the Drs who do the u/s have been incredibly informative & excellent. For me they have all been (I've been twice) gynos as well as sonographers. I went there a while ago on my gp's recommendation before I had met Dennis. I was able to get results over the 'phone this time, both from them & from Dennis' office, which cut down on a visit to Dennis -- both good and bad, eh??! But regardless, it is best for you to do what makes you the most comfortable... BTW your 12w is on my birthday!!! So excellent vibes for you -- hahah!

    Relle, that is BEYOND unfair that you have to do the test again because of their problem!!! How is that possible??!!! If it works in your benefit though, good! Good luck with it.

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    Ella - It is the Womens Diagnostic Ultrasound Centre, 14-16 Dixon St, Clayton (the street before Monash Medical Centre) ph 9562-8423. There is either Dr James Grimwade (who has been doing this for 30+ years!) and Dr Mark Teoh (who I saw). I was easily able to make an appointment straight after my 12 wk scan and got the time I wanted. I used to get the earliest app which I think is 8am. You can swap between Dennis rooms at Malvern or Clayton. It was very easy as the waiting room area is the same for both u/sound centre and dennis so no need to go anywhere. Staff are also excellent. When Dennis goes to Clayton on Wed, Linda gets all of the patient files for that day and he takes them with him. It was just easier for me 2nd time around to go to Clayton as I worked next door, not far to go. 1st pregnancy I used to drive for nearly an hour from work to Malvern to see Dennis. Hope this helps.

    Relle - well done on treating yourself to a hairdressing appointment. Relish every minute of it and make sure they give you a good head massage!!!! I am going tomorrow and the head massage is the best part. Glad to hear you were more careful with the furniture, but don't overdo it.

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    thanks Mel!
    i'll give them a call, and if there's a vacancy first thing on Wed morning that week then i'll go to Clayton. if not, then i may as well just stay where i am...

    at the end of the day, i'll be very excited where ever i go, and i'll just have to keep my fingers crossed that my DH can make it!

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    Ella, yeah I think it may have actually been Paul that told me that, but having said that, I also had him for a 7week scan this time and he was really nice/caring descriptive. I just had Dr Jackie Oldham ( female) and she was BRILLIANT! So if I am needing another scan at all I will be booking in with her.

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    Do you guys realise that it's a well known phenomenon that women fall in love with their OBs ?
    They see him as their "knight in shining armour" !
    MWAH !!!

    Brenda

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    Brenda - I was aware of this, but it certainly helps when he is a lovely guy to boot!

    Girls, I just got a message re the exam and will need to resit it anytime now, so when I get a chance I will let you all know how it goes.

    Ella - How did you go with getting another appt for your scan? Were you able to get into Clayton?

    I was a very lucky girl last night! We very rarely celebrate Valentines Day, but my DH came home from work with a card and chocolates and surprised the heck out of me, not to mention make me feel bad for not doing anything for him, So I toook him out for tea to Taco Bills - yum,yum,yum ( just with 2 kids in tow!LOL)

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    Relle -- how lovely your DH sounds!!! I think mine has figured no more valentines -- he's done his job ! LOL

    I had Jackie Oldham this time as well -- she was brilliant! I didn't realise you could book directly in to a specific ob. It makes sense though ...

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    I passed the first exam!!!!!!!!! Onto the next module!

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    Girls I passed my first exam! Onto the next module! Wooooooohooooooooooooo

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    Relle - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I knew you would pass. Good luck with the next module. How lovely of your DH to surprise you on Valentines Day. I got a lovely card and we are going up to Noosa next week so he can spoil me then LOL!!!!!

    Brenda - I totally think he is a knight in shining armour or our knight in the pink shirt!!!!!

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    OMG that is TERRIFIC Relle!!!! But of course you did!!!!!!!!! You are just going to wizz through this aren't you?

    Truly inspirational. Well done and enjoy the next module!

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    Thanks so much girls!

    I am absolutely stoked and even more motivated (if that is possible!) Once I finish the next module, my website will get created - woohoo

    Even though it is 11ish, I have just cleaned up after a friend was here for dinner, and I want to get back into the module! hehehehe

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    Hi girls, another update - I have passed my 2nd exam, so 2 to go along with 3 births till I am qualified! woohoooooooooooo

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