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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 8519 views

The LEGO brand has tailored the beloved construction experience by creating LEGO Friends which is a range designed for girls aged 5 and up. LEGO Friends empowers girls to build, play and be creative in a highly-detailed, character-based world that is based on the values of friendship, sharing, caring and beauty.

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Avoiding DH around ovulation

Posted by lu-lil in lu-lil's Blog, 01 October 2015 - - - - - - · 145 views

So I have discovered a bit of a pattern with my PMS.

The months that we baby dance around my ovulation time I get SHOCKING PMS. The months we don't, my PMS is almost non existent, just a random cry and a craving for chocolate the day before AF.

The months that I know we've been busy at the crucial time are just awful. I get lumps in my breasts...



Posted by mummylishus in mummylishus' Blog, 01 October 2015 - - - - - - · 151 views

This morning I had a growth scan and baby has grown enough to not be on the "small" scale :) I was getting worried

In other news...my fishys died :( we're currently moving and thought we would move them last but they got sick. I visited them and could see one was very sick but still had hope for the other one but then when we visited them aft...


need help choosing school

Posted by sampad in sampad's Blog, 16 September 2015 - - - - - - · 1202 views

Hi All

My family are relocating from WA to Gold Coast next year. we have a 4 year old and 1 year and looking at living Hope Island, Runaway Bay area.

Can you please advise what are the good schools both private and public as we are totally clueless about Qld areas and schooling. We would like something that has a great reputation, high academic results...


Primary Schools in Pascoe Vale Area

Posted by Liz06 in Liz06's Blog, 03 September 2015 - - - - - - · 1887 views


Can anyone tell me their experiences of primary schools in Pascoe Vale area?



Third trimester whooping cough vaccine

Posted by parker13 in parker13's Blog, 24 July 2015 - - - - - - · 2271 views

Hi Everyone i am new here so i don't know if this is right way to post a question but i hope someone reads this and could please give me advice.

Are you or have you had a third trimester whooping cough vaccine (Tdap)? They are now offering this vaccine in the third trimester of every pregnancy as it meant to pass on antibodies from you to your unborn...


Scripts for IVF medication

Posted by LibbyF in LibbyF's Blog, 17 July 2015 - - - - - - · 2141 views

Hi all.

I am in the process of organising IVF to be done in Greece. My IVF doctor in Greece has advised me what medications I need, but I am having major problems finding a IVF doctor who will write me a script for what I require. I have come accross a bit of predjudice being a 40 year old single woman who requires donor sperm. I am not getting it done w...



Posted by Average Twin Mama in Jenny , 15 July 2015 - - - - - - · 2156 views

Hi there, I am new to not only this site but to blogging in general so please bare with me!  

I am a 24 yr. old mother of twin boys who will soon be 4.  
I am currently in a relationship, but with having two children of my own it can be difficult to stretch.  
I love being their mom and just watching not only the two of them but also myself grow to...


Gonal f pen

Posted by tanmag in tanmag's Blog, 12 July 2015 - - - - - - · 2112 views

Hi there,
I have my first injection today with Gonal f pen. I think I screwed it too hard and I couldn't remove it and put the cap back. After injection only realised there's a couple bubbles in the liquid... I guess I just have to go to the clinic and ask them to remove it.

Has anyone had the same experience that to share?



After school care for teens

Posted by concerned mum 74 in concerned mum 74's Blog, 17 June 2015 - - - - - - · 1744 views

Hi , I'm new to this site, so bare with me :yes: . Just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me with my concern being that there is no where safe for teens to go after school ? It makes it really hard to earn decent money on one income. Even two incomes with the cost of living going through the roof and having to work limited hours so we are hom...


pregnancy with pcos

Posted by poppstardag in poppstardag's Blog, 10 June 2015 - - - - - - · 1653 views

Ok so i am 35 diagnosed with pcos in 2003 i have my pcos under cpntrol and i know there can be complications due to this. I was told i could not get pregnant unless ibf and that wasn't guaranteed. For 12 yrs nothing left my ex due a few reasons. About 4 months later meet my  current partner and about 2 months later foound out i was pregnant for me it...


Private OB In public hospital

Posted by AmieEC in AmieEC's Blog, 30 May 2015 - - - - - - · 1693 views

I'm looking at deliverying in either Hornsby or Royal North Shore Hospitals (public) as a private patient. I understand that I can BYO OB (when it comes time to labouring) in this scenario.

Anyone know where I can find a list of OBs that deliver at either of these hospitals? Or do I need to speak to my GP.


8 weeks no heart beat

Posted by pelayo143 in pelayo143's Blog, 21 May 2015 - - - - - - · 1936 views

IUI April 1st.The first day of her last period was March 16th. two weeks later shes was pregnant. We did blood work a week after. The blood works came back all very good and they scheduled us a vaginal ultra sound two weeks after. April 28th they did the vaginal u/s and saw nothing but an empty sac. She was very concerned that there wasn’t a baby. She sai...


First Consultation

Posted by MissyBlue in MissyBlue's Blog, 18 May 2015 - - - - - - · 1609 views

Been awhile since I last posted on this blog...

Today, was the first consult with the specialist today.
Felt so nervous and a bit jittery before the appointment.
Dr was very straight forward, she asked us our health questions, and let us know what the chance of a successful pregnancy would be for us (due to our ages)
She then did a ultrasound scan on me...


Baby Nuggets are Gold Standard Turds

Posted by Blogger of boys in Blogger of Boys, 02 May 2015 - - - - - - · 2072 views

If you haven’t spent a lot of time around babies, you know the ones that come in nappies; well you may not understand what I’m talking about.  But if you’ve had one of your own or changed a few soiled nappies in your time then you may agree that baby nuggets are gold standard turds (GST’s).  

You can tell me all the disgusting stories you know a...


Up to Toby's 5th Birthday

Posted by ~*Lou*~ in LJ's Diary, 28 April 2015 - - - - - - · 1557 views

Annual mammogram, ultrasounds & MRI tomorrow. Trying to manage my scan-xiety and be gentle on myself. I see my surgeon on Thursday for results.
I had a day trip to Adelaide for work on Friday, so that meant I was exhausted to start the weekend. Claudia was also exhausted after waking up very early Friday morning after her sleepover at Grandma’s...


Cryogenics Anyone?

Posted by PicklesnCheese in PicklesnCheese's Blog, 19 April 2015 - - - - - - · 2037 views

Has anyone thought about or  better yet had experience with cryogenics? Thinking about this for our bub.


Perth: Ranford Primary VS Caladenia Primary

Posted by Jensen101 in Jensen101's Blog, 17 April 2015 - - - - - - · 2306 views

Hello All

Soon we will be moving to Perth in the Canning Vale suburb and before I get a rental I have to decided on what primary school to send my children to as the schools are zoned. The two schools that I'm interested in is Ranford Primary and Caladenia Primary. Can anyone give me any info on these schools and what they are like. I know they are b...


Highland dancing

Posted by Kitty** in Kitty**'s Blog, 16 April 2015 - - - - - - · 1974 views

Hi all,
I'm searching for Highland dance lessons in the Ipswich area in QLD for my daughter who is 5 years old
Please help :)


About me

Posted by FeralMinx in FeralMinx's Blog, 20 March 2015 - - - - - - · 2379 views

I've been a member of Essential Baby since almost the beginning.  Back when it was a tiny grassroots forum attached to a tiny online store run by an individual named Kylie.  The EB community has been a mainstay in my life for well over a decade and has supported me through the most challenging years of my life.

My first post (under an old account) w...


Too much antibiotics while pregnant

Posted by jmeredith87 in jmeredith87's Blog, 26 February 2015 - - - - - - · 2421 views

Hey ladies..

I am 22 weeks pregnant with baby one and everything worries me..

For the last 7 weeks I have been sick, not really sick as still working and only feel the normal extra pregnancy tired but I have had this mean cough and lots of phlegm ..

The first round of amoxyl (antibiotics) which I took three weeks ago didn't do much so last week too...

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