Any aussie mums??

Sarah - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 69 moms have responded )

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Hey, i'm noticing most people on here seem to be american (canadian too maybe?!!). just wondering if there are any aussie mums out there!! specifically QLD (even more specifically brisbane). i sometimes feel a little isolated as a lot of my friends work or live a little way away!! be good to find someone local who has a kid the same age!!!

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Rachael - posted on 04/08/2010

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Hi.. Im from the Blue Mountains also.. NSW. Any young mums from the Sydney area.. Look up "Sydney Young Mums" the community and feel free to join.. Im trying to get lots of young mums together from the region.. :)

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Sarah - posted on 05/27/2010

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Kathy - posted on 04/20/2010

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im an aussie mum living in tassie, happy to chat, wondering if there are any mums from tassie?

Janelle - posted on 04/17/2010

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I am an Aussie Mum too...living in Brissie....have a 6 month old little girl....

Julie - posted on 04/17/2010

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Im an Aussie mum and I live in a little town called Kandos. I have the same problem with isolation from friends and family and any form of civilisation. My partner also works 5 days a week and is on call 24/7. I love my little man but its just not the same.

Sarah - posted on 04/10/2010

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I'm a mum to 6 month old Anabelle we live CANBERRA, to be honest i find mum and bubs play groups rather intimidating i get sick of the "My babies better than yours" type persona. So i don't bother, plus i get sick of the way people discriminating me because i MAY LOOK young. But we go swimming once a week and Anabelle loves it which is the main thing. Hope i don't come across in a bad way.

Louise - posted on 04/10/2010

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Im an Aussie Mum NOT Mom!! I hate that looks so weird to me, just as Mum would to them lol.. I live in Melb..so sorry no help either.

Emily - posted on 04/09/2010

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im in nowra about 2 hours south of sydney. i have a 5 month old daughter ayla who has also been teething for ages with no teeth yet.

Alison - posted on 04/09/2010

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Aussie mummy, using nappies not diapers lol!!! I am in Melbourne so way down the other end. Miriella is celebrating 6mths today!!! already pregnant with my 4th. Yes I know, no need to gasp so loudly!!!

My oldest 2 are 13 and 6 so they are my little (not so little) helper boys. I love them all to pieces and wouldn't change a thing. I really wanted to find a playgroup in Melbourne, but there is non on the days I don't work. But soon I will be on Mat leave again so woo hoo!!!! I love working for the government, mat leave is so generous

Fiona - posted on 04/08/2010

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I've been searching and there's already 26 Aussie Mum groups...who knew?! If you go into "My Communities" you can search "Aussie" and they'll come up. Happy 1/2 birthday! :)

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2010

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an aussie mum's group would be great!!! kayley and i (ok, maybe just me!!) celebrated her 'happy half birthday' yesterday!! i can't believe she's 6 months old!! from a little girl who just lay there doing nothing, to a big girl making her way around the living room exploring all the things that mum has been silly enough to leave out :) loving every minute of it :)

Fiona - posted on 04/08/2010

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I'm in Melbourne with a 6 month old little boy. No teeth yet but lots of chewing! My mother's group gets together each week for baby play at the pool and a walk around the local lake. We also get together at each others homes every couple of weeks. If you can get a few people together and organise something like that, it really helps with the loneliness. Maybe we should start an "Aussie Mums" group - might give us some more relevant responses! I'll see if I can figure it out. :)

Summah - posted on 04/08/2010

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im in qld was on the gold coast till about 4 weeks ago :) but would still love to catch up with mums that have babies around the same age. my little man was born 13th october :)

Nicole - posted on 04/07/2010

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Hey fellow Aussies,

I'm from the Blue Mountains NSW and its so nice to see some Aussies on here. I've got a 3 year old Girl (Lylah) and a 6 month old girl (Ebony) and completely understand the isolation your feeling. I'm 25 years old and all my friends live in Sydney and work full time - different stages of life and I'm struggling to find friends close to me whom I share things in common with.. being a younger mum and all. Would love to chat to anyone who's close by ;)

Pippa - posted on 04/05/2010

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Hi there,

I'm an Aussie mum, well English actually but have been living out here for over 8 years. We just moved to Springfield Lakes in Jan, not far from Brissy! Where abouts are you?

Natasha - posted on 04/03/2010

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Hey sarah

i know how you feel i live in NT and all my family and friends live in Nsw. I know we dont live close but msg are good too

Amber - posted on 04/01/2010

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i too am from qld but im from curra past gympie my second son was born 29th october and i too am isolated as i don't drive i cannot even go to a play group which is unfortunate as my eldest is 4 turning 5 and he needs to socialise too anyway if anyone wants too chat it would be great

Heidi - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hi I am in Nagambie in Victoria with bub number one fast approaching 6 months (on the 6th). We go to play group every week and mum's group (was initially organised by our health nurse) once a week. I am also in the ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association) so I go to their meetings once a month. I don't cope well with my own company for too long so joining groups and chatting online when bubs is sleeping are great.

Kylie - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hi all you Aussie MUMS! I'm in central NSW with bub no 3 who was born on 6 October. Good to know my bubs not the only one without teeth, she's been teething since about two months old and they've come up and down ever since without actually breaking the gum. This happened with my eldest too, maybe it'd a girl thing :)
Hey Sarah, good on you for putting yourself out there with playgroups and all that. I know how hard I found it when I had my 1st. I lived in the same town as all of my sisters but I could have been on another planet for all the good it did.
Nice to 'meet' you all

Sarah - posted on 03/31/2010

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i'm in caboolture...not exactly brisbane :) teeth 5 and 6 are ready to come any day now. i can see the white under the gum, she's got the same rash she had with the other 4 and is just not herself. i'm half expecting to wake up tomorrow and see them thru! her eye teeth dont' look far away either!! teh last few days she looks like she's getting ready to crawl. knees getting up under her tummy, which is fully off the ground! excited about the crawling, 'cos it's a bit milestone, but also know it's giogn to be a lot more hard work!!!

jaidee, i woudl love to catch up!! anye xcuse to go to teh beach :)

Kris - posted on 03/29/2010

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Hey, Im Kris (30yo), mum to Bailey 2years old & Cooper 5 months old. We live in Brisbane, Mount Gravatt. Where abouts in Brissy are you ?

Cass - posted on 03/29/2010

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Hi,
Good to see that are quite a few Aussies on here. I'm in Adelaide, SA. My 2nd bubs was born on the 30th Oct, 09. She has no teeth thru yet but is definatly showing signs of teething. My 1st bub (also a girl) got her first tooth at 10 months.
Playgroups are great not only for the child but for the parent also.
Anyone out there live in the northern suburbs? Would love to meet some new faces.

Sheelagh - posted on 03/27/2010

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Hi Sarah P! Another Aussie Mum. I'm on the Fraser Coast, so kinda close to the others in Kingaroy & Gympie. Proud Mumma to a 5 1/2 month old energetic little (big) man.

Liv - posted on 03/26/2010

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I'm an Aussie too, I have a 5mth old boy and I'm from Wollongong NSW (1hr from sydney) Anyone else near me???

Thats crazy that your lilttle one has 4 teeth already. My bub has been teething for ever, and the other day the doc discovered that his molars have nearly come through lol - trust me to have the baby that teeths his molars 1st.

I use this website http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_c... to figure out the weight differences

Elisabeth - posted on 03/25/2010

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Sorry Laurie, not had to deal with chicken pox yet. Has your daughter come down with that already? Poor thing!! Hope she's doing ok and you as well :)

Jaidee - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi my name is Jaidee and i'm 29 from Caloundra on the sunshine coast Qld and i have a 5 month old girl!! would love to meet up with anyone in the area!! :-)

Laura - posted on 03/25/2010

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I am in Aussie Perth tho. But know exactly what you been about feeling isolated. I live 40 mins from family and friends and my little one does not like the car so find it very difficult on those journeys.

Laurie - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi Stacey and Elizabeth, my daughter was born on 13th october too. I live in the Central West of NSW. It's good to see so many Aussie mums on here. Has anyone had to deal with chicken pox on a 5 month old or near that age??

Elisabeth - posted on 03/24/2010

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I'm an Aussie mum too. I'm from SA. Stacey, my daughter was born on October 13th as well :)

Stacey - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi Sarah....I'm another Aussie mum with a little boy born October 13. I am a Queenslander but am an hour or so away from you in Toowoomba. I also have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. I thought this would mean I would know everything but they are such different babies! Bennett has no teeth yet, but I think they are not too far away. He rolls over heaps, trying to sit up but like your little one leans forward a lot so doesn't really count. I had to stop breastfeeding early too but he loves his bottles and is doing much better so I don't mind. Hope all is going well with your little one...and everyone else! ;)

User - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi, I'm so far in Zambia, Africa but its just great to hear from mums with 5 months old babies like my little Adzy. Have fun, take care of them and take seriously the responsibility of bringing them up

Sarah - posted on 03/24/2010

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hey! i *really* struggled iwth BFing, and decided to stop at 6 weeks. i struggled with the decision also, so i was pretty happy when at 3.5 months she got 2 teeth :) i saw a child health nurse today adn she's telling me she's got another 2 that will be through 'within in the week'!! i can't believe after the first 2 i thought i kinda knew what the deal was with teeth!! HA i have no clue!!

there are great playgroups here in brisbane, and i go to a group of soem description 3 days a week now, but at the time i started the post, i wasn't giong to any! they all propped up at the saem time!! and it's always good to talk to other people from around here. the more ther merrier i say!

i'm taking kayley swimming tomorrow and am VERY excited about it!!! probably won't book her in for lessons until the summer...

Christa - posted on 03/23/2010

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Hi! I'm an aussie from Western Sydney. But good to hear from 'our own!' Wow 4 teeth! I hope your not still breast feeding ha ha ouch! My little man has none yet although it seems they are moving around in the gums. :)

Clare - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi Sarah, I'm in Northern NSW (Lismore), so just a bit too far for a playdate. Jonah is 5 and a half months old, no teeth yet! I go to a really great playgroup for bubs under 1, its really reassuring to chat to other mums with little ones. Plus Jonah loves watching the older babies sit and crawl, and he's trying his darndest to copy them. Babyproofing, here we come... He's my first so I like that he gets the chance to hang out with kids his own age every once in a while. Are there no good playgroups in Brissy?

Tracy - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi, I am from Sydney. I have a little boy Charlie is is 5 months old, but he was 2 months premmie, so he much smaller for his age, which I am not too concerned about as he will catch up in a couple of years!

Linh - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi Sarah,
I'm in Brissy on the southside, my little boy Justin is 5 and half months old. I know what you mean about feeling isolated I feel the same way, a lot of my friends have grown up kids and back at work already too. Wow, I can't believe Kayley has 4 teeth already! Can't see any with Justin yet, he is my first also. I've joined Gymboree once a week and thinking of starting swimming son, thinking of also joining one of the playgroups locally, he needs more stimulation as he is getting more active each day.

Sandra - posted on 03/22/2010

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I'm an Aussie, but I live in Adelaide. I hardly go on this site for the fact you have all pointed out that its all American & can't relate to weights etc.

Katie - posted on 03/21/2010

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Hi, Im in queensland , Yeppoon though which is near Rockhampton!! I have a 5 mpnth old baby girl and her name is Armani :)

Fiona - posted on 03/21/2010

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Hi, I'm an Aussie too, I live at Redcliffe Queensland, and have a 5 month old baby boy named Zander

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