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#1 Bluemist

Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:06 PM

Hi Ladies,

Please forgive me- for not making a new post every month- its just that not many were writing in there- so I thought it was fair enough for it to keep going for longer original.gif
Plus I forgot a few months! ohmy.gif (Long story!)
Anyway thought I'd get in early for July!




Pregnant       Mums:
Sacred40-#1 due  July  2010- any update here?
SilkyChicken-#2   due 20th   October 2010
Roni-EDD 17/12/2010
Snowcandy- December


Babies Born:
ELLIE41- Benjamin Alexander   28th May 2010
JULIE1JET-Emily Grace 21st    January  2010
SUZIEJ-Josette   Ruth 21st December 2009
JADEY73-    Kirrily  Adele 9th October 2009
CAZBABSLONG:   Sophie Caitlin 17th Sept    2009
KAZZA66-  Noah 7th May 2009
CHRISMISS-Charlie   18TH Feb  2009
COREYSMUM-Joshua    25th November 2008
NSWSHARLENE-Lucas   Coen  25th October 2008
CHICKIDEE-Caitlin    Rose and Scarlet Mae   born  25th August 2008
LILYWASHERE-Tristan   Riley  21st August 2008
SANDICCC-    Darcy Roy 22 July 2008
BLIMPETTE-Cassidy    Alexandra 27 May 2008
SLJ-    Mason Norman 11th May 2008
SAMDHY-Deacon    16th April 2008
BLUEMIST-Zachary    Oliver 7th March 2008
JILL35-Jude    28th February 2008
JULIE1JET-Ethan    Luke 26th February 2008
ROCYTINY-Tiarna    Emily 31 January 2008
OLIVERSMUM-Lucas    William 25th January 2008
TRACYCHOOK-Mclean    Robert 11th  November   2007
JAHBEE-Rhyan Peter 8th November 2007
LITTLEMAN-     Lucia  15th  October 2007
KAS-Alexia Rose 11th October 2007
KAZZA66-       Maddison Sally-Anne 25th September 2007
OLLIANDY-Isabella Mary  Rae      31st Aug 2007
BONDGAL008-Saska Kala 31st Aug 2007
WISHINGSTAR-Chole       Ann 14th August 2007
INBAMNS-Baby boy 10th June 2007
MIFFYMOO-Oliver       Paul 19th May 2007
STAR276- Alexandra Grace 20th March 2007
MAZZALEXROBYN-Robyn       born 23rd Jan 2007 @ 5.15pm 8lb 6oz
YELLOWROSE - Asha Lara 15th     Jan   2007
CORDU68 - Jason Oliver Born 25 December 2006
ANNA-NT  -    Eve   Jasmine Rose born 2nd November 2006
MS FLIB - Stella  Antonia    born 31   October 2006
FIONA40 - Finn Jacques Born 31st  July 2006
OLIVERSMUM-      Oliver James Born 20th July 2006
LOTZY -  Cooper John Born 3rd   June    2006
MAXNJACKSMUM- Max 19th May 2006
CLAIRE36  - William   Jack  born   6th May 2006
BANANA PEEL - Lauren Paige  born 19th Feb,   06
GABISMAMA    - Gabrielle born - 13 Feb 2006
CRISTAL  - Luka   Bonnie born 21st    November 2005
SLJ - Haydn Anthony born  8th   November, 2005.
WISHINGSTAR    - Amy Lyn born August 23rd,  2005.
SAMBAMBINO   - Coco Feona born    August 22nd, 2005
LOHLA -  Liam James born 9   August 2005
JAHBEE -    Dylan John born 9 August  2005
HARRO -   Peter Ian Born May 30, 2005.
CHRISSY36    - Gorgi  Louise Born May   28th, 2005.
CATHY44 - Isabella Mary born     September 28th,2005.
SYDPROD2001   - Phillippa Louise Born 9th May,     2005.
BLUEMIST - Alina Joan  Born  4th April, 2005.
GUMMYBEAR -     Brock Born 4th April, 2005.
KFOGO   - Nicholas David Born 15th  March,    2005
VICTORIA1394 - Jade born   on Valentines Day!YEAR????
HEIDIH  -    Miranda 20th Jan 2005
MAZZEE   - Gabrielle born 23rd October,  2004.
MAZZALEXNROBYN-    Alexandria   15th july 2004

Hope you are all well!


#2 spring_rain

Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:54 PM

Hi to all the other older mums, I'm 39 and have a DD who just turned one.

#3 SLJ

Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

waves.gif Hi All

Busy as always here.
Things are pottering (well it's more of a gallop at present) along.
Haydn is at school and loving it, he's doing really well, and we are very pleased with our decision to send him to the smaller school.
Mason has not long turned 3 and is still busy telling anyone who will listen.
They are growing way too fast.
Will try and post some photos when I get a chance.

#4 Bluemist

Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

Cool SLJ that would be awesome!

#5 Sancti-claws

Posted 19 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

Hey Bluemist - is it possible to have just one running chat thread in the forum?  I know I have occasionally put a word in to our very slow monthly thread, but I don't always remember to look in to see if there is a new one for whatever month.  Is there some sort of mandatory "if we are going to have a g'day thread, it must be specific to the month only" rule?  I say this only because unless that little "someone replied" email appears in my inbox, I don't always go to check, and no doubt that is true for others.

Mind you, its probably a pretty moot point - we are not a chatty lot, are we?

#6 ~megan~

Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:22 PM

Have edited title to become just "older mums and mums to be" chat.

Certainly not enough activity in the thread to make it a monthly one

Moderator of Older Mums and mums-to-be

#7 bronzzeAngel

Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:33 PM


I am an old mum if you like to call me that.. I dont really care as hey I will be 46 in two weeks and I am due in four. So I am a mum to be as well I guess...lol
I have 3 other kids, DD 14 DS#1 12 and DS #2 2. Hoping for a DD#2 but actually have no idea as to what I am having other than someone who is loving sticking its feet in my ribs.

#8 Sancti-claws

Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:12 PM

Good luck Bronze Angel - a girl would be a lovely bookend, but a baby is a blessing at any age, hey?

And is it good luck to you too, Megan?  I can't remember if I saw a ticker or not...

For me - well, I was told I was a older mother according to definition when I had my first at 30, I had my second at 40 and while, some days, I feel ancient, there is no way in the world I would put either of them back.

#9 ~megan~

Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

Thanks Suzie.

Yes, I am due 21st September, so this waddling moderator will be going an a short hiatus soon. biggrin.gif

#10 Beth E

Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:04 PM

Hi there, can I join in?

I am 47 and had my first bubba last year when I was 46.   He was conceived naturally and was a total surprise... but a happy one.

Best of luck to all TTC and congrats to all older mums and mums-to-be!

#11 RubyTuesday76

Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:13 PM

What qualifies for being an older mum?  I am 36 in Feb, and am on a group on FB for mother's groups in the area I will be moving to and I am BY FAR the oldest!!

Would love to join the chat!!  original.gif

#12 alilypad

Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:35 AM

QUOTE (RubyTuesday76 @ 25/08/2011, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What qualifies for being an older mum?  I am 36 in Feb,

'Older Mum' and in your 30's I thought 30 was the new 20!!

Hi all, thanks for the thread.  I'm 42, had my DS 2 days after my 40th birthday.  Now trying to conceive #2 after a wonderful surprise of falling naturally with #2 (sadly, soon after m/c - but taking the positive that we can fall naturally).  

Now 'on the job' (after DH recovers from his appendicectomy - talk about bad timing!)

#13 Sancti-claws

Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:29 PM

Wonderful blessing for you Beth!

RubyTuesday - welcome and  I think older mum is for when you are surrounded by those who are much  younger than you in the same place - and so therefore in some towns, it  would be late 20s!!!

Best luck Alilypad - go gentle on your DH!!

#14 RubyTuesday76

Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:06 PM

Fantastic! Well I will settle on in! original.gif

Have my CalmBirth tomorrow & Sunday. Very excited, although DH isn't..  Tounge1.gif

Have to say I love being the age that I am and being first time mum!  Feel so much more 'together' & relaxed within myself!

#15 nori_roll

Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

Well I turned 40 today and just had DD2 two weeks ago today.  I had DD1 at 38 after many years trying. Like others I just feel blessed to have managed to have children. I don't feel too old but maybe ask me after a few more weeks of 2 under 2 lol.

Edited by nori_roll, 26 August 2011 - 09:28 PM.

#16 hollyruby

Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:58 AM

lol i was classed as an older mum last time and i had ruby when i was 37.... will be 39 this time rolleyes.gif

#17 SLJ

Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:43 PM

Welcome to all the new mums, mums to be, bubs and bubs to be!

Nice to see a bit of traffic in here again.

As an introduction to the new people:

I'm susan, currently 42, DP is 48, had my first son at 36 and my second at 39.
both times I was classified as an 'older mum', I fell pregnant quickly (in DS #2 case surprisingly quickly) when I wanted and never had any of problems.

I work full time and the boys have been home with DP.
DS#1 in now in preps at school and DS#2 is 3, both have always been full on active little boys who never sit still and prefer to be outside in the dirt.

Whenever anyone asks me about being an 'older mum', I just tell them that I am fitter, healthier, and a much more confident person now than in my 20's. I never wanted to have kids, infact told my mother it was never going to happen. Then in my early 30's DP came along and things changed.

Ruby Tuesday - I find I am often the oldest in a group of mums be it school or wherever, but have never had any problems with it. In fact most people get a shock when they find out how old I am in comparison to them.

I don't think it matters what age you are, having little kids makes you stuffed anyway! lol

#18 Starrydawn

Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:49 PM

Guess I better join. I am an older first time mum at 40.  DD is 12weeks today.

#19 PaulineN

Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:55 PM

Hi all, I had ds when I was 35. I turned 40 back in January. Have been hoping to fall prego with #2 for about 2 years, but we are not stressing about it. Just going along the lines of if it happens, it happens, so no ovulation testing etc, just letting fate take its course.

Often worry about falling pregnant now as I would be 41 when #2 would come along, and the age gap between new born and ds who turns 5 in 2 weeks.

#20 PurpleNess

Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:56 PM

Hi Ladies,

I'm 40 & 25 weeks preg with my first , conceived naturally. So totally agree that at this age I actually feel ready to take on the parenting challenge. DH is 31 & wonderfully supportive & really into this preganancy too.

Most of my friends have had one or two kids and they range from 35-40 so I don't feel too old to be a mum, for me it seems like a fairly normal age to have kids these days.

Currently working FT but looking forward to having 12 months off to bond with baby, we don't know what we're having, a happy & healthy baby is the only thing on the wish list.

Hi to all :-) and great to see so many positive stories!

#21 hollyruby

Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:51 AM

the upside too is that because everyone else i know that has kids rubys age are 5 to 10 years younger, most assume i am too biggrin.gif

#22 spring_rain

Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE (hollyruby @ 30/08/2011, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the upside too is that because everyone else i know that has kids rubys age are 5 to 10 years younger, most assume i am too biggrin.gif

I hope that would hold for me too, but I feel pretty old on the inside - most others I know with kids DDs age (1yr) are a lot younger than me (39).  tongue.gif

#23 SLJ

Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:03 PM

It can be very 'sobering' when you are talking with a group of mums and they mention the years they were born or some such and you realise you finished your HSC before they were born!  ohmy.gif  lol

Was with a group of mums recently where they where one was lamenting the fact she was getting old and about to turn 30............I absent mindedly said wait til you turn 40...........at which point all eyes turned to me......lol they hadn't considered that I was substantially older than them, they thought I was in my early 30's  wink.gif .

I find it doesn't make a difference, if you have kids the same age you are dealing with the same issues.

Edited by SLJ, 30 August 2011 - 12:03 PM.

#24 Sancti-claws

Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:27 PM

SLJ - I get that a lot too - there are usernames where people are obviously showing their birth year and you think how old you were then!!

I remember when I was 25 and at a party, a woman was lamenting turning 30 and "the end of her life" - luckily I had friends in their 40s then so I knew what a misconception that was!!

#25 Bluemist

Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

Hi Ladies- great to see some new faces in here- good vibes to all soon to be mummies whether for the first  time or subsequent times original.gif

YAY! Glad the thread has changed too.

I myself have been so busy that I don't even get onto eb much these days.

I generally don't worry about age - infact most of the time I forget how old I am (some say its dementia but I'm not sure hahahah) it's just a number. No good worrying about - happens regardless original.gif

SLJ- I never wanted kids either I told my mum the same thing (not that she cared either way what I did- my life). But then after 30 something-ish started thinking about it....oscillating all the time between yes and no. Then we decided we would try and see what happens. Got pregnant first pop! (didn't expect it and the dr thought I had glandular fever ROFL ummm no....)


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