new to australia and everything

Kimberley - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone. I moved to Australia in November to be with a wonderful man who I married 20th of January and low and behold we're pregnant! I'm due 22nd of Nov and hope to find out in 2 weeks at my 18 week U/S what we're having. I'm finding it hard now being away from family and friends in the states now that i'm pregnant. We live in VIC about an hour south of Melbourne. So basically I'm new, lonely and hormonal hahahaha. My hubby is great, should be sainted for putting up with my mood swings. I'm looking to make friends (how pathetic does that sound) and other mums and mums-to-be to talk to =)

Kim

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Donna - posted on 10/06/2009

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Hi Kim

Welcome to Australia and congrats on bubs! I moved to Australia in 2003 form the UK, I too met a wonderful man and we married in 2004. I had my son Harley in march this year. I too get very moody and my husband is great about it. I think i miss my family more than ever now that my son is here but my son gives me strengh.

Nicole - posted on 07/19/2009

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Hi Kim,
Welcome to Australia. Marcelle had a great suggesstion for you. Finding out where your local baby clinic and mothers group is would be a great way to start. I also think it may be worth looking at the Playgroup website to see if they have any groups in your area.
Good Luck!

Ally - posted on 07/17/2009

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Hi I'm Ally, I live in POINT COOK Sanctuary Lakes - I am a stay-at-home and work-from-home mum of 3 and only moved to Melbourne this year. I have 2 girls (Chloe 9 & Georgia 7) and 1 boy (Hunter 4). We are a military family so move around alot and we LOVE it! I own my own home business and support and train other mums interested in working-from-home.

www.EnviroClear.fourpointconsultants.com

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Kimberley - posted on 07/09/2009

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Marcell thats a great idea. Our classes aren't until November but maybe I will check out the schools near by... Kim

Kimberley - posted on 07/09/2009

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Thanks Wendy!!! We thought anything worth doing was worth doing right now hahahaha!!! I am getting used to everything. Feel a it better now that my visa was approved so I can definately stay and my mom should be here for the birth =) And I love the sense of humour (i put the 'u' in there) I learn new Aussie words almost everyday! Hope my little man doesn't though! Hope to talk to you soon!!!! Kim

Marcelle - posted on 06/21/2009

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Hi Kimberley

Wow, you do pack it in. We've been here 20 years last month, and that was enough change without marriage and now a bubs.

I'm in NSW, but find out where your local baby centre is, not sure what they'd call it there. It is likely to be near the closest pre-school / kindergarten. That should put you into contact with a lot of other expecting mums, or join the local hospital's antenatal class, that was good too. Get out and do walks, picnics, etc and you'll get to meet the locals. Being at home with newborns and no-one to speak to was hard for me, so make the links now. Good luck ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wendy - posted on 06/12/2009

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hi kimberly welcome to wifelyhood,motherhood and australia!!! you do pack things into a small amount of time. im about 1 hour from melbourne frankston. i have a 19yr old son and a 9 yr old daughter which tends to make life interesting. its always hard when your new to a area but i think you'll find us aussies friendly. when your little one is born see the health nurse about joining a mothers group it will introduce you to more people and have someone for your little one to play with. i wish you and your hubby a long marriage, healthy bubby and hope to talk soon see ya mate(sorry couldnt help it) regards wendy

Wendy - posted on 06/12/2009

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hi kimberly welcome to motherhood and australia. im in frankston about 1 hour oout of melbourne. i have a 19yo son and a 9 year old daughter. the mood swings in my opinion is so the hubby gets to know all about pregnancy too ha ha its character building for them and about the only time we will ever be permitted to get away with such things so go with the flow my dear. i hope you learn to love australia and australians we arent a bad bunch but our sense of humour may take a bit of getting use too maybe. i wish you and your hubby all the very best for a long marriage and safe arrival of your little aussie. hope to talk again soon x0x0x0x

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