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#1 Water Dragon

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Hello all! *waves*

I live in Belco area with my hubby and our 2yo daughter. She was born at home original.gif I'm pregnant with no. 2 and will be going through the birth centre this year. We only moved to Canberra (from the South Coast) when I was pregnant last time so didn't get much time to make friends. We have some fabulous local friends now but we could always do with more local support!! We don't have close relatives in the area either, so I really struggled last time post-birth. It was a very lonely time for me.

I look forward to "meeting" you all here online and hopefully even getting to know some of you IRL later on.

Dragon hheart.gif

#2 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Or you could come to Yum Cha on Sunday, and meet some of us in person! (see the thread below) biggrin.gif

#3 ~Sorceress~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Welcome, Dragon original.gif .

Are you South or Northside? (I'm North).

My first four babies were homebirthed and the last two born in the birth centre.

#4 Water Dragon

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

Spikey, that's very kind, thank yee! However hubs will be working and I won't have the car at that time on Sunday (we share the one car). I think I'd like to meet people a bit more online first too, though - a bit awkward turning up at a meet of strangers with no names to put to faces and no common ground (yet!). I'll get there eventually, though!!

Sorceress - OMG, your hubby is M the Chiro?????????????? I knew you on JB briefly and you recommended him, and I PMed you recently on there (no reply) to tell you I booked an appointment with him. I've been seeing him weekly and just saw him this morning, actually  laughing2.gif I'd love to meet up with you one day, I think you'll have a lot of wisdom to share with me. x

Oh, I'm northside - Belconnen area original.gif

Edited by Water Dragon, 29 January 2013 - 07:37 PM.

#5 ~Sorceress~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Hi A!

Sorry, I don't have my login details for the other forum anymore! I could read your message but not reply laughing2.gif .

Love to catch up biggrin.gif . Perhaps yum cha on the weekend but we won't tell anybody else we're going? wink.gif (Just kidding, Spikey biggrin.gif )

#6 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

Welcome! We're in the Belco area too & I also saw M during my pg with DD  biggrin.gif Sorceress is lovely, you might run into her at the practice!

#7 Water Dragon

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'm so glad I've tracked you down (unintentionally!) K!  ddance.gif

Thank you for the lovely welcomes. I also know Steph (with Alex) irl, and I know she used to be very active on here.

I'm guessing EB as a whole has quietened down like other forums have? I had membership a couple of years ago (only about ten posts to my name though!) and thought it was much more active...?

#8 ~Sorceress~

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Oh I remember Steph! I hope they're both well biggrin.gif .

Yes, it was much more active on EB a few years ago... I think the overzealous moderation and availability of Facebook have quietened it down a lot sad.gif .

#9 Water Dragon

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

That's such a shame K! Though just a sign of the times I suppose.

Bit disappointed as I went and introduced myself in the Due in Sept. thread and though there are now multiple replies after mine, not one person said hello or welcome to me, and they've just kept on chatting to each other. Whoa. Should I just give up now? dry.gif

#10 luxmoores

Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

Hi There
I'm a homebirther too.  Eagerly awaiting no. 2 to arrive in the next couple of weeks at home.

#11 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

Welcome Water Dragon! original.gif

#12 Water Dragon

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Thanks you two!! biggrin.gif

Lux, who is your midwife? How exciting, congrats!!!!

#13 bettymm

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Welcome water Dragon!

Im Northside too.  Gungahlin area.  Have 2 girls, one is 4, the other is 1.  With the biggest off to preschool this year for half the week im really keen to meet some people with some younger kids for my DD2!  My 4 year old had lots of play mates and friends from my original mothers group..but the little one hasnt really got anyone her age around.  

Always happy to meet up with new people original.gif  welcome to the neighbourhood! and congrats on number 2!! I had my second at the birth Centre too

#14 luxmoores

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

I have Marie as my midwife and a doula (Vickie) as well.

#15 luxmoores

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 AM

I just realised how brief my response was LOL.  I had a very TIRED day yesterday.

There's really only 1 homebirth midwife in this area, although Marie is hoping to change that this year.  Unfortunately she's all the way out at Goulburn and could be anywhere in the Southern Highlands when I go into labour.  So I found myself a gorgeous Doula, Vickie to be with me as well.

I have just over 2 weeks to go.  My blessingway is this Sunday and the girls are going to help me set up the pool and the birth space.  I can't wait!

I'm in Belco too BTW.

#16 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

I had Marie for DD's birth too! DH wasn't really on board with a home birth but we thought *maybe* if things are going really well. In the end DD was quite "late" and labour came on really hard & fast so we went into hosp & Marie met us there.

#17 Kitteh of Babylon

Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Princes Palace yum cha down by Lake Ginninderra = YUM biggrin.gif

#18 Water Dragon

Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

I know, the lack of IMs here is awful. I did homebirth here last tine (we were living in Spence at the time) under a midwife from the Illawarra but I wouldn't recommend her as we had some issues at my daughter's birth and also some issues (all related to professionalism) this time as well. I'm actually looking forward to going through the BC, as odd as it will be for me to get into a car and drive somewhere while in labour!  laughing2.gif

#19 luxmoores

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

I did a tour of the birth centre but as soon as I arrived there I clammed up and felt sick ....so I'm guessing it just wasn't the right environment for me original.gif

#20 elizabethany

Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Welcome Dragon,

I am also in Belco, with a very nearly 2 year old DS.  I would love to go to the birth centre for this one, but I got 'high risk'ed out of calvary, so no chance in hell would they let me in.

The yum cha meetups are pretty low key, I wouldn't worry about knowing everyone first.

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