Jump to content

Due in December 2012 Chat thread #3


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
131 replies to this topic

#1 ~A2~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 andrea79

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

GOLD!! Woo hoo! I'd do the list but I'm on my phone! If someone else wants to do it then that would be great otherwise I'll do it when I'm back on the computer.

Quick post to say YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY yipfazel!!  eexcite.gif That's fantastic news and must be such a relief!!

#3 missy78

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

Silver! Woot

#4 sparrowfall

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (youngyummymummy @ 10/04/2012, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was also wondering if anyone could tell me what they think about working. I know ts only early stages but I dont know whether to tell my boss as soon as its confirmed as I work in a petrol station in the cafe section so I am on my feet all day exposed to the fuel so im not too sure if thats good for the baby? Or I may just being paranoid!

My reasons differ to yours but I told my boss pretty much straight away.  Mainly because I thought being pg might start affecting my work - nearly every day last week at around 3pm I was literally nodding off at my desk!  There were also a few days where I had horrible back ache so was able to work from home.  My company is very supportive of mothers / women in general so I felt very comfortable chatting to him about it this early on.

Not sure about the petrol fumes thing - best thing to do would be to have a chat to your GP/OB to find out if there are any risks given your exposure level unsure.gif

#5 SoTired

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

Just catching the thread. Back tomorrow! Happy zzzzz to all!

#6 anikal

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Hi everyone, just thought I'd join in, according to my dates I'm due 18th dec.
My first bub is 20months, but I swear I'm more terrified this time around.
Wishing all a successful rest of the year.



#7 JuniorGandR

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hi All!  Especially to 123abc and youngyummymummy and congratulations!

Great work on the list TheSame, looked so much better than my poor first effort - and it would be great if you could do it this time Andrea - that way we are all sharing it around  original.gif

ddance.gif Yipfazel awesome you heard a heart beat.  

Youngyummymummy I haven't told my work yet, hoping to hold out until my first Ob appt at 10.5 weeks - I am the tail end of a huge project and really want the focus to be on our work and achievements - not on the fact I will be the third pregnancy in a team of 7 in the space of 6 months. oomg.gif   But with your work, maybe not a bad idea - especially if you have a good relationship with them.  

Sleep well tonight everyone - may the insomnia leave us all alone.


#8 MaxandMe

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

Hi everyone!

Oh my goodness I have failed to respond to a whole thread - but I have read it! There is like a gazillion of us.

Welcome anikal!

sorry for lack of personals I will try and keep up better in the future. full time work keeps interrupting my eb life. last pregnancy i could log on from work but they have banned us no! no fair!

AFM - I am sick! threw up on myself in the car sunday - yuk. threw up this morning too. ugh. one of my team asked me if i was hungover today -lucky i could say nope its the baby. i have told a few people, i would like the support if something goes wrong and i guess im of the view that miscarriage shouldnt be so shrouded in mystery - its not like we have done something wrong! but i totally understand if people want to keep it private - people need to deal with heartache their own way.

i am in canberra (originally from wollongong) its so so cold here already. trying to avoid putting the hot water bottle on my belly but so want too.

i have dating scan on 21 april - cant wait.  even though this is my second pregnancy im so much more worried this time. not sure why. feel like i cant be so lucky twice round which is silly i know.

anyway, symptoms here are rife - exhausted, moody, crampy, vomity, gassy - i know its good but it sucks as well. starting taking ginger tablets - and i hate it repeating on me. also have that constant hungry but dont know what i want to eat dilemma which is driving my husband crazy.

ok i better stop rambling! Hope everyone is well and babies are sticky! xxxx waves.gif

#9 aurora sleeping

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Woah woah woah, new thread already!!!! I went back to find the list and post it... For those who are new we decided that the first person to post in the new thread posts the list (or whoever is able to - just copied and pasted from previous thread, adding any updates).

bbabyflip.gifbbabyflip.gifbbabyflip.gif DECEMBER 2012 BABIES!!!!!!bbabyflip.gifbbabyflip.gifbbabyflip.gif

Gisses DD 11months #2 due early December

1st December:
Nicole83- DS1=6, DS2=4 (almost), DS3=2, #4
MaxandMe- 34, DH 28 DS 19 months #2
hushlittlebaby- 38, DH35 2 kids 15 and 11 #3

2nd December
MahnaMahna- DH, DD, DS #3
Yipfazel- 32, DP 45 #1?
Trifecta- #3
MahnaMahna - DH, DD, DS, #3
Keshena - DS1=14mnths, #2
Mummy Again2 - 37, DH 41, DS 8, DS 6, #3
grasshopper10- DH, #1

3rd December
Hollag26 -#1
Pssst - 36, DH=37 DD=17 months, #2 Guessing girl!  ppinkstork.gif
Micaela13
muzbilove - DS1=17, DD1=15, DD2=3, DS2=15 mnths, #5

4th December
LadyChattalot- 36, DH 36 DS=23 months, #2 Guessing  
Missy78 33, DP 39, #1
MrsT43

5th December
thesame 35, DH 37, DS1, #2 (surprise)
LJA79
sparrowfall 33,DH 36 DSS 2.5 PG#1
MrsLightyear

6th December
aurora sleeping- 30, DH 33, DS 18 months, #2 (and #3?) - Surprise(es)
Miss Monica- 37, DH 37, DD=5, DS=2, #3
KiwiMelW - 28, DH 27, #1

7th December
MrsPotatoHead - 26,DH 30, DS1=4, DS2&3=1, #4
Oh Dear DS10, DD7, DD3, #4

8th December
JuniorGandR- 33, DH 33, DD 21 months, #2 Guessing
Andrea79- 32, DH 34, DS 2yrs 8 mths, #2
JustDance- 33, DH 35, DS 18 months, #2
mcchickies - DH, DD1, DD1, DD3, #4

9th December
Mumlucky3- DD 9, DS 7, #3
butterflydreaming- 29, DH 43, DS 2, #2

10th December
Teenybopper- 32, DH 35, #1
Cuddlesnkisses- DD 4, #2
Zingiber- 37, DP 46, DSD=17, DSS=15, #1

11th December
youngyummymummy- 20, DP, #1

12th December
Amy26- 30, DP 33, DS 4, #2
mandy303 - 27
cosmic79- 34, DH 44, DS1 10, DS2 6, #3
thunda - DH, DD, DD, DS, #4
Girlwonder1- 36, DH 37, #1
abc_123 - #1

13th Decmber
Lilybeth - DS 20 mnths, #2
Red nut- 38, DP 41, #1

14th Decmber
Ally04 - 26, DP 26, DS 6, DS 4, #3
utopia_deb
organic~sab - DS 1, #2

15th Decmber
SarahBubble - 32, DH 33, DD 22 mths, #2

16th Decmber
Retro_Mumma - DH, D?, #2
maggiechunga - #2
Balance25 - DS 15 mths, #2

17th Decmber
Kristy81 - 33, DH 31, DS 22 mths, #2

18th Decmber
anikal - D? 20 mnths, #2

20th Decmber
klee102 - DS 12, DD 11, DSD 5, DD 18 mnths, #4

22nd Decmber
ruthlet - DD 8 mnths, #2
3beautifulDS - 31, DH 30, DS 6, DS 4, DS 2, #3

23rd Decmber
Tiken - DH, DD 3, DS 1, #3

24th Decmber
NingaGal78 - 33, DP, DS 9, #2

25th Decmber - Christmas Bubbas!!!
Chloejames88 - 23, DP 25, #1
Eeyolet - DS 4, DD 19 mths, #3

EDD TBC:
emiboo
Ducki151 - DH, DD 7, #2
dreamingofcats - 25, DH 29, #1


Angelbabies - gone but not forgotten.
Hope to see you in another DIG soon. xxx
Rach_B
LittleJacksonOne
kellymuppet

_____________

Cosmic, yep feeling presumptuous too. I want to tell people but still feel weird about saying it's happening when I feel like it's still not real yet!!!!

yip YAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!! So glad all is okay!!!!  ddance.gif  ddance.gif  ddance.gif

Hi to the newbies!!! youngyummymummy your workplace has to provide you with a safe place to work while you're pregnant by law - not sure where to get that kind of info, but if you're anywhere where it's dangerous to you or bub they must provide you with a position that you can continue working in safely. Someone else would have a better idea about this than me though...

Oh MaxandMe that sucks!!! Good signs though! I have been getting baaaaaad gas, it's just awful. And scary when it gets a bit painful and I think it's bad news for the bubba, only to go to the bathroom and realise it's my bowels instead. Ugh.

AFM - Counting down the days as we all are. Hurry up dating scan!!! Still 2 weeks to go...

Edited with recent updates I could find - PM me if you have more. Thanks for making the list so pretty and organised thesame.  hheart.gif

Edited by aurora sleeping, 15 April 2012 - 11:58 PM.


#10 ruthlet

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

Can I join in? We had a BFP today and it's still feeling very surreal. Our DD is 8 months old. Based on my charting dates, my due date would be 22 Dec.

Wishing everyone happy, sticky little babies.

#11 Oh dear

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

Hi Ladies! The group seems to be huge already but do you mind if i join in too?

We have had a suprise BFP and have a new bub due 7th dec.

It was a huge shock to me, i remained in denial for a few days, then i was a little angry, then sad and now i think i'm a little excited original.gif

We already have DS10, DD7 & DD3 so will be our #4

I haven't had any tests done yet, we are fairly rural so not easy to get in there. I will try to get in next wk and have bloods, get referals etc.

Look forward to getting to know you all over the next 8 months! biggrin.gif



#12 missy78

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

welcome Ruthlet. And everyone else that has come on board since I first posted.

Youngyummymummy I second what Aurora sleeping said.

Gosh, I am soo tired! Feeling a bit bloated otherwise but that's about it. DP reckons that my tastes are leaning towards savoury currently. And that I am talking in my sleep. I asked my sister and she had 3 pretty easy pregnancies so I have my fingers crossed.

We have told close family (my Dad, sister, DP's Mum) but they are sworn to secrecy as DP and I (and some of DP's relatives) all work together. I am not planning on telling my boss until way after the first trimester.  Really don't wish for him to hear through the grapevine - only started in this department earlier this year, and really love my job and boss. I am also trying to get a few training courses out of the road (doing a diploma, wanting to start some post-grad stuff) before I go on maternity leave.  

It's been a couple of weeks since the BFP and I still feel like someone is going to turn around and tell me it was all a big mistake. Can't wait for the first scan to see something!

#13 Mummy Again2

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hi, well done on the list making, you missed me out, I'm 37, DH  41, DS 8, DS 6 and now due 2nd Dec.
Nice to hear everyone's news. Will not likely be posting to much in the way of updates, working full time and with the two kids alreadyI don't have a lot of free time, but I will be popping in to see how everyone's doing and asking the odd question I'm sure.
So far not anything very interesting to report,
Take care all,
M

#14 Chloejames88

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

Hello all expectant mums,

I got my BFP.gif yesterday ( 9/04). Complete shock to both of us . This will be our first. Apart from the excitement, all the nerves have kicked in to.

I have already seen the GP today for my first initial consultation. Now just waiting for my blood results.

My EDD is 25/12 and so far i haven't seen many symptoms. I have tender boobs but no nausea. I'm not overly hungry, quite the opposite. My partner did tell me my belly felt like it was on fire but i do not recall being hot.

Oh and I'm 23 and my partner is 25. I have read some of the previous bloggers and seen some sort of code for describing people or children but i havent quite caught on.

Most importantly im very excited about my pregnancy and can not wait to have my first scan.




#15 Leafprincess

Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

Hi all

Thank you for your shared joy, it was awesome to see the little tyke still clinging on & heart beat nice & strong.

After all four pregnancies ending in miscarriage and have all my hopes pinned on this one sticking & being a healthy child. I'm hoping the others are looking down & sending good wishes, it's been a hell of a time the last few years.

waves.gif To our newcomers, wow we seriously got some nookie in March didn't we?!  I wonder if the other groups are just as big as ours?

Young mummy mummy: technically by law you don't have to inform your employer until you are giving intent to go on maternity leave which is usually at 6-7 months. There is nothing wrong in telling your employer earlier if you are concerned about certain work tasks such as heavy lifting, dangerous fumes or goods. After you tell them they can't sack you for getting pregnant, you might want to go to www.fairwork.gov.au and look up the relevant details. Also check your organizations EBA regarding maternity leave.


Max & me:  bbighug.gif I've only done tiny spews myself, more dry reaching than anything else. the whole car trip up & down a mountain on the Easter break I was chewing on dry crackers to stop me from vomiting. Have you tried dried crackers? Also Vegemite on toast is great in the
morning to stop the early morning spews.

So I have and haven't told work yet, I work for myself, so I guess my boss knows  roll2.gif I haven't told my key clients yet. Though I've been working for one client more regularly than others and they would be blind not to see my little belly forming. Thinking of telling them sooner than planned,because I can't hide it anymore. After 4 miscarriages it's difficult to tell everyone and they be all excited then feeling like you've let people down.

Wishing us all sticky days ahead.


#16 Hollag26

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

yipfazel Fantastic news, what a relief for you!!

Chloejames88 this helped me, i was lost with all the codes! http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/lof...hp/t529892.html

Welcome to all the Newbies!

#17 Red nut

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:34 AM

Thanks again for the list! Further details for me, DP 41, birthday Dec 18th, so hope bubs isn't a late one! Though my birthday is the day before my father's and that's actually been kinda nice over the years. Nowadays the nieces and nephews love getting to 'help' blow out the candles twice. Me, 38, and looking at the list the geriatric of the group, especially as this is number one! Not really by choice, spend my best breeding years with the exH, who whilst wasn't really Mr Wrong, was in the end Mr not quite right. Looking at where I was 2 years ago, feeling very lucky to be where I am today. It does add to my paranoia though, if anything goes wrong with this pregnancy I' m running out of time, and I'm aware of the higher rates of pretty much everything going wrong. Hope that doesn't sound like a whinge, just can't believe how blessed I am at the moment, which makes me a bit nervous that things can't stay this good.  Dying for my first chuck just to make me feel reassured!
Yippee for yip's news, and hoping for as many stickies with possible in the group. 'only' about 6 weeks before we start getting the first of us to the lovely 12 week mark.

#18 Zingiber

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

Morning all....I slept almost the whole way through the night last night and guess what...bad mood GONE!

D says I have to get off the internet...I started stressing yesterday about having not taken vitamins before conception and by the time he got home from work had managed to convince myself via Dr Google and remembering 'that one day in January' that i didn't eat any greens that the baby will have spina bifida or something else.

I'm being paranoid aren't I?


Rednut - There are a few of us 'oldies' who are having #1. Being 37 and this being #1 and unplanned I am the same....constantly obsessing about all the things that are now at an increased risk (see above). I'm very fit and healthy but I still can't deny that number.....37. I'd love a bout of morning sickness too because now that i'm not tired or grumpy, all i've got to remind me of what is going on is mildly sore boobs...and that's not enough! No doubt in a few weeks it will probably hit me like a brick wall and i'll regret what i wished for!

#19 Keshena

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

Morning,

Ladychatalot - Thanks for the advice, I might suggest that we try that for the upcoming Labour Day long weekend.

Gisses - The appointment is this morning, I will report back later original.gif

Welcome and Congrats Youngyummymummy, Abc_123, Girlwonder1, Anikal, Ruthlet, Ohdear and Chloejames88!!!

Yipfazel - Yay, so happy to hear it was good news.

That's all for me for now, need to get my son organised for his aunty who is watching him while I go to my GP appt. Also have to renew my license today and all I can think is how awful my hair is with it's numerous greys and desperately needs colouring...oh well. I do plan on getting it done next month when I can afford to, I have been told it is ok and there is no proof of any ill effects towards bubs...anyone else have any info on that?

Back later x

#20 MrsLightyear

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hi everyone  waves.gif  , I thought I'd better stop lurking and introduce myself.
We got our  BFP.gif last Wednesday and if my dates are right I'm due on the 5th December. I can't belive how big the December DIG is already!
Hope everyone is well and we all have an uneventfull wait till our babies arrive  grin.gif
I don't have a computer so i might not post much but i will be reading on my phone and trying to keep on touch.

#21 Teeny Bopper

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Hi All!!

Wow, this group is growing so fast, I can barely keep up with the threads!!  

Yip - so happy to hear that everything is ok and bubs has a nice strong heartbeat. I'm booked in for a scan next Tuesday (6wks 1day) so I'm praying like crazy that I get to see that little bean throbbing on the screen!  I'm taking my hubby with me, cos I'd feel so guilty if I got to see it for the first time without him. He's so excited, bless him.

Sorry about the lack of personals, am crazy busy at work and have just spent over half an hour catching up with the thread!

Well, I had an early scan yesterday (5wks 1day) and got to see the gestational sack and the yolk sack, but no baby yet. It was such a relief to know that it was in the right place and the doctor said it all looked perfectly normal so fingers crossed!  She told me to come back next week and we should be able to confirm a heartbeat.... I'm counting down the sleeps!!

Not many symptoms yet unfortunately. Just the sore boobs mainly (which some days are more sore than others and it freaks me out a little when they're not as sore!!) The pregnancy insomnia is killing me. Haven't slept a wink the last 2 nights and I am beyond exhausted. Oh and I've been getting reflux after meals as well. I didn't think the reflux would start this early??  It's horrible!!  I'm waiting for the MS to kick in so that I actually FEEL pregnant.... hopefully next week  original.gif

Oh and DH and I are going to Europe for a month between 10 and 14 weeks so I'm a little concerned about that as well. I will be having our NT scan in a private hospital in London (already booked) but I'm really concerned about not being in total control of my diet for a whole month!  To make things just a little more difficult, I'm gluten free, so as much as I'm looking forward to the trip, I'm dreading every meal time!  

We've decided we're not telling a soul until we get back and can confirm that the baby is still ok. So our families and friends won't know until we're 14-15weeks!!

#22 Hollag26

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Teeny Bopper I have had reflux the past couple of days too.

We just got back from the OB and we saw the heartbeat!! Most amzing thing. Can't wipe the smile off my face.......except for when the wave of nausea comes over me original.gif

#23 KiwiMelW

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

Told DH parents last night. They were ecstatic, Im pretty sure DH father was a tad emotional as its their first grand child. I am telling my Mum tonight.

I am not however telling my Dad. He has a massive family and he has been waiting for this for so long that I know that if i tell him he wont be able to keep it a secret at all (which I dont blame him!). So I'm going to wait till I have had the scan to test for downs. If everything is ok I will tell him that evening and no doubt my entire family on his side, which is massive by the way, will know not too long after that.

however after telling DH parents last night, I feel so much more anxious of something going wrong. Its not just us who will be disappointed now.

But i am keeping good positive happy thoughts

#24 MuppetGirl

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Yip - I am so glad to hear your scan went well.

I have my dating scan tomorrow. I should be roughly 6 weeks and 4 days so am hoping to see a heartbeat, I know I will be majorly stressed if I don't.

I have bad reflux, some MS, mostly before I eat (when I am starving) and after I eat for a bit. I also have extremely sore boobs so my symptoms are comforting in that I know something is going right down there original.gif

#25 abc_123

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

I'm going to apologise in advance - there is no way I will be able to keep up with this thread! There's so many of us!

I'm booked in to the GP tomorrow night to organise bloods and a scan. My first pregnancy was an ectopic pregnancy so I want to get an early scan done to make sure that bub is in the right spot.

Does anyone know what the earliest is that a HB can be found? Is it 6-7 weeks? I don't want to stress myself unecessarily if I go for an early scan and no HB is found.

Revised EDD - 12th Dec I mixed up my LMP dates. Baby brain kicking in already  tongue.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

What you need to know about pregnancy and health insurance

It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.

Yummy mummy

Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on Elle magazine cover

Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.

Warnings after baby girl died while sleeping in bouncer

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

Coping with fatigue as a parent

Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.

A very 21st century issue: parents, parks and smart phones

It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.

Appliances

Faulty washing machines linked to house fires

More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

7 things you might not know about postnatal depression

Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.

Is your family's car part of the world's biggest safety recall?

More than 50 million vehicles recalled for potentially lethal airbag fault - is your car affected?

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

Mother-in-law faceplants during proposal

He had it all planned: a romantic proposal on a windswept beach. The whole family would be there so they'd all be able to celebrate the joyous moment together.

A preschooler suddenly goes mute - and it's not just shyness

When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was painful and acute.

The mums who ask for a 'wife bonus'

They run their homes like domestic CEOs and work tirelessly to improve their family's social standing. And now, according to a new book, they want an annual perk from their husbands.

Woman shares photo of dimple on breast to warn others of cancer risk

A widely-shared Facebook photograph of a British woman's breast has raised awareness of a more subtle breast cancer symptom.

Starting a family despite a low sperm count

"I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"

It's official: we must better protect our kids from toxic lead exposure

New guidelines have been released, aimed at reducing children's harmful exposure to lead. But they still don't go far enough.

Trouble-shooting toddler social skills

Chances are your toddler's behaviour is all completely normal - but here's how to tackle some common social problems.

Helping your first-born welcome a sibling

We did sigh with joy at the arrival of a royal princess - but, mostly, we sighed with pity at the sight of Prince George being taken to meet her.

Farewell, daytime nap

I've been in denial and I'm not too proud to beg, but it appears I must accept the fact that you have gone. I need to let you go.

The identical triplets who are one in 50 million

The father of identical triplets born in a Texas hospital says his three daughters, including conjoined twins, are "a miracle" sent by God.

Seven questions you should be asking about your health cover

If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there?s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it?s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

How to use gas effectively in labour

Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.

'He has gastro but that's okay, right?': sick kid etiquette

We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.

Ada Nicodemou: 'I can never be completely happy again'

Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has opened up about the loss of her stillborn baby.

10 things to consider when you're thinking about trying for a baby

Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.

How special surgery and IVF can create a post-vasectomy baby

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.

Belle Gibson's mother 'disgusted and embarrassed'

The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has accused her daughter of lying about her childhood in an attempt to garner public sympathy.

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.

I'm a mum and I'm following my dreams

I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.

Those first daycare days

I had this innate 'mum' moment the other day.

'If one person had listened, my life would have been so different'

Katherine's father will die in prison for the horrifying sexual abuse of his daughter. Yet she is the one with the true life sentence.

This new plan undermines breastfeeding and baby health at everyone's expense

Mothers, babies, the health system and the wider society are going to pay the price of this new budget.

Couple to celebrate terminally ill baby's birthday in unique way

Baby Jai Bishop has lived at Starship Hospital for the past seven months, with his parents flying back and forth from Hokitika, 1100km away, to be by his side.

Life On Mars

It's men who need 'retraining', not women

We are all responsible for our own behaviour. Telling victims to harden up is wrong.

Baby Gammy's dad tries to claim charity money

The biological father of baby Gammy has reportedly tried to access charity money raised for the little boy's medical costs.

Where are the childcare places?

It?s all very well to encourage women to work if they choose to, but how can the measures lead to increased workforce participation when women are once again left holding the baby?

The pain of not having babies and not knowing why

After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.

Getting your family finances in order

Whether you're after a new car for a growing family, a bigger house, or are just fixing up your finances, here are the basics on borrowing.

Mum shares graphic selfie to warn against tanning

A mum has shared a graphic photo of her skin cancer treatment as a warning to others.

Does parenthood make us happier?

We can certainly gain higher levels of happiness when we become parents, but the trick is to not get overwhelmed by the pressures of raising our kids.

No, having a dog is not like having a human child

It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.

 

Top baby names

Baby Names

The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.