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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 5329 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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The importance of letting go

Posted by Partridgeinapalmtr in Partridgeinapalmtree, 22 May 2015 - - - - - - · 180 views

I just hit print when two skinny little arms wrapped around my neck and squeezed me tight. ‘I love you mummy too much. I might pop my pips.’ My heart swelled so much I risked popping my pips and that bond that keeps us linked and bound felt as tight as always. I thought to myself with a pang to my heart, where has the time gone? I was printing out school...

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8 weeks no heart beat

Posted by pelayo143 in pelayo143's Blog, 21 May 2015 - - - - - - · 210 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...

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First Consultation

Posted by MissyBlue in MissyBlue's Blog, 18 May 2015 - - - - - - · 228 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...

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Baby Nuggets are Gold Standard Turds

Posted by Blogger of boys in Blogger of Boys, 02 May 2015 - - - - - - · 596 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...

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Up to Toby's 5th Birthday

Posted by ~*Lou*~ in LJ's Diary, 28 April 2015 - - - - - - · 304 views

8/9/14
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...

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Cryogenics Anyone?

Posted by PicklesnCheese in PicklesnCheese's Blog, 19 April 2015 - - - - - - · 600 views

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

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Perth: Ranford Primary VS Caladenia Primary

Posted by Jensen101 in Jensen101's Blog, 17 April 2015 - - - - - - · 731 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...

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Highland dancing

Posted by Kitty** in Kitty**'s Blog, 16 April 2015 - - - - - - · 616 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 :)

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About me

Posted by FeralMinx in FeralMinx's Blog, 20 March 2015 - - - - - - · 954 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...

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Too much antibiotics while pregnant

Posted by jmeredith87 in jmeredith87's Blog, 26 February 2015 - - - - - - · 1026 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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Our First OI Cycle

Posted by Babymurk in Back on the TTC Roller Coaster , 30 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1011 views

Well here i am again on the TTC roller coaster after almost 2 years of not "actively" TTC.  Now when i say actively i mean with no a/c such as clomid or even looking at forums on here - but if i am honest it wasn't without the wishful thinking of "it may happen naturally".

So while i have been desperately wanting a baby for over 8 yea...

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I am such a bad mother or not?

Posted by lola_80 in The Band of Merry Little Women, 22 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1422 views

I love my children. I do not live for my children. But I love them.

I am here to raise them, support them with their choices wants and needs but I am also here to live my life and support my own choices, wants and needs.

It is such a stigma in society to send a child to daycare whilst the parent goes home and has a break.

I love the look on my child...

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Any feedback about Stonington Primary School ?

Posted by Water_lily in Water_lily's Blog, 19 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1292 views

Hi

I just found out my DS is eligible to go the Stonington PS. I live close to St Kilda PS but we have been zoned out. Any idea about this school?  I am also looking at Ripponlea PS and St Kilda Park PS.

Thank you.

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Ah, kids.....

Posted by Kid_fucius in Kid_fucius' Blog, 12 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1191 views

How do you do it? How do all the mums who are SAHM manage to not want to sell their kids on eBay by the end of the day?

Ethel was particularly revolting this morning and her prior-to-needing-to-leave-the-house-to-catch-a-bus routine was priceless.

"I'm the blanket monster. I AM going to the toilet. See? I AM going to get me shoes. I told you the...

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17 weeks!

Posted by -Ria- in -Ria-'s Blog, 04 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1383 views

So I am officially 17 weeks and 1 day today! I'm getting ridiculously excited, and I'm not even half-way yet! I'm starting to nest something shocking, and am fighting every urge to pull down DD's old clothes from the top of the cupboard and sort out all the 5 0's and 4 0's into gender neutral and girl clothes to start prepa...

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Getting pregnant on implanon

Posted by Joyvillegas in Joyvillegas' Blog, 01 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1014 views

I'm not too sure what to think right now. I'm on the implanon birth control and took 5 hpt and all positive with all with faint lines. I read that if you get pregnant on the implanon it will likely be eptopic. Anyone been in my situation before? And was everything good?

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What company makes the safest kids' toys?

Posted by samuel.scott87@yah in samuel.scott87@yah's Blog, 12 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1126 views

With respect to US, there's no such thing as the safest toy.

Almost all large companies have design teams that work on bringing toys to the market. These teams is not just one person who never fails - they are numerous individuals.

So, getting attached to the brand, let's say Mattel (company), can backfire since these companies are in the busine...

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IVF Survey

Posted by gabriellegarea in gabriellegarea's Blog, 04 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1048 views

For anyone who has undertaken IVF, it would be a huge help if you could please fill out my questionnaire. My focus is on the physical and emotional wellbeing of a female patient during IVF and pregnancy. All questionnaires will remain anonymous.

Questionnaire link:
https://docs.google....viewform?c=0...

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Recurring Miscarriages

Posted by 3rdtimeluckyplease in Recurring Miscarriages, 03 December 2014 - * * * * - · 1000 views

Hi all. We've has two MMCs and a third MC this year. The first two were due to chromosomal abnormalities and still waiting on tests for the third. We desperately need some answers and would be so grateful for any recommendations of anyone dealing with recurrent miscarriages in Perth. To be honest I'm too scared of trying again just now.

We have b...

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Types of Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by donnawei in donnawei's Blog, 25 November 2014 - - - - - - · 1681 views

Short numbers are great for young bridesmaids especially with a draped bodice and ruching along the sides. A shirred waist and a delicately pleated skirt can complete the look. More mature bridesmaids can be adorned in a wholly Grecian dress that flows down to the ankles, has a one-shoulder strap and a loose draped bodice.
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