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LEGO Friends - your reviews

Posted by EB Product Panel in EB Product Panel, 04 February 2013 - - - - - - · 11368 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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Excuse me while I die of embarassment

Posted by mummylishus in mummylishus' Blog, 24 November 2015 - - - - - - · 67 views

I just screamed like a horror movie because I walked through a cobweb while running away from a wasp. The neighbour even checked up to see if I was ok. Going to hide until I'm screaming in labour...


I hate waiting!

Posted by lu-lil in lu-lil's Blog, 15 November 2015 - - - - - - · 155 views

So after stalking through my last few months on my glow app, I have figured out that I pretty much have a 12 day luteal phase. This makes my period due tomorrow, because I know exactly when I ovulated this month.

It's going to be a loooong day tomorrow. I am hoping that if I make it through tomorrow without my period showing up that I am safely in p...


Berwick Hospitals

Posted by jennaalexis in St John of God Berwick or Casey Hospital, 10 November 2015 - - - - - - · 118 views


Just want any advise on hospitals around Berwick? We have PHI so was either looking at Casey Hospital or SJOG.

If anyone has any OBS they would recommend I would love a PM with their details :)



The Upside Down Finger Technique - Settling

Posted by AussieDad in AussieDad's Blog, 09 November 2015 - - - - - - · 92 views

Hi Guys,

Well I am sitting in my lounge nursing DS while DW is putting DD to bed. We consider ourselves quite lucky with our bed time routines as it usually goes well most nights with DD looking forward to bed and goes every night with no fuss.

So when DD was born being our first child I had a mid wife tell me about the upside down finger trick to help...


need help choosing school

Posted by sampad in sampad's Blog, 16 September 2015 - - - - - - · 1400 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 - - - - - - · 2030 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 - - - - - - · 2472 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 - - - - - - · 2278 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 - - - - - - · 2269 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 - - - - - - · 2242 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?



Milwaukee SEO

Posted by Weber in Weber's Blog, 29 June 2015 - - - - - - · 10 views

1.What guarantees that my website will appear in search results?
The answer must be "no". No one owns search engines, except of course the search engine companies. Ranking algorithms change daily, so no one should make promises that can not be contained.
If You addressed indeed to the professionals, then you will answer that the first positions c...


After school care for teens

Posted by concerned mum 74 in concerned mum 74's Blog, 17 June 2015 - - - - - - · 1867 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 - - - - - - · 1766 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 - - - - - - · 1823 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 - - - - - - · 2088 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 - - - - - - · 1705 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 - - - - - - · 2183 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 - - - - - - · 1656 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 - - - - - - · 2157 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 - - - - - - · 2518 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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