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New Mum Southend

#1 Unread post by Lireal » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:31 am

Hi all!

I'm about to become a first time mum via adoption. My little blue will be 13 months old when he comes home. Looking for any advice and potentially a list of items that are a must!

Ty, Lireal.
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#2 Unread post by Tracyx » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:03 am

Hi Lireal,

Welcome to Essex mums!!

I'm Tracy and live in Southend with my Hubbie and 3 kids, Tilly soon to be 14, Tiannah soon to be 5 and Freddie 3. We only moved here just over 2 years ago and have found Essex Mums to be a godsend!! Have met some lovely friends on here and always getting ideas and advice. Join the daily thread to get to know everyone. Congratulations on your soon to be arrival, I bet you are so excited!! My advice now would be enjoy some quiet time and sleep before he arrives!! Lol!! Enjoy!!!!!!

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#3 Unread post by Lireal » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:04 pm

Thanks Tracy!

Sleep is definitely high on my agenda at the moment. I'm going shopping to Kiddicare tomorrow which is exciting :) Finally get to go shopping with a little one in mind rather than a 'what if'.

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#4 Unread post by EmmaC » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:24 pm

Welcome to Essex mind lireal.
I'm Emma. Mum to Finn who's 5 and Isla who's 2. I'm also in southend.
Wow, how exciting. That's a lovely age too. He'll be in to everything so you'll have to toddler proof your house. How long until he comes home?
We have a daily thread where us regulars chat. I've also made some lovely friends and having only moved to southend a year ago have found this site invaluable.
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#5 Unread post by Lireal » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Hi Emma!

He'll be home just after new years. We have pretty much everything sorted, just need to sort out putting latches on things!

I'm really looking forward to getting to know some mums, especially if they have littlies the same age.

I've lived in Essex for 5 years :)
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#6 Unread post by XxJack~AcexX » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:32 pm

Hello huni.
Ohh wow what lovely news for you. Awww.
Bless him hope he settles in very quickly, i'm sure he will.
I'm Gemma, married and we have 2 boys who are nearly 8 and the other is 2.
We live in Westcliff. x
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#7 Unread post by weezypops » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:55 pm

Welcome to the site! That's great news. I second the toddler proofing! Where are you adopting from?

I'm Louise, I live in Westcliff with my husband Kester and our three kids, Felix, Iris and Dexter.
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#8 Unread post by Lireal » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:05 pm

We're adopting from the UK but I can't tell you more then that for safety. The same as I can't give my real name just yet.

Sitting here writing a list of things to get tomorrow... Any must haves I should pick up?
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#9 Unread post by weezypops » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:11 pm

Hmm, well you're past most of the real baby stuff they need so I think good quality toys - stacking cups, bricks etc. are a must. Is he walking?
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#10 Unread post by Lireal » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Not at the moment. He's just stating pulling himself up on the furniture but he's still a little unsteady on his feet.
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#11 Unread post by Leanne&5children » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:24 pm

Hi

How exciting, There's a mum at our school,that i speak to at tea and chat she has adopted two boys (brothers) and just seeing the changes in them all over the last year is amazing,
I'm Leanne and from braintree and have 3 boys Alex (nearly 6) and twins Brendan and Sean (4),welcome to the group i've been away for a yr but already being made welcome again
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#12 Unread post by weezypops » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:23 pm

Ooh, can I also steer you in the direction of our shop for some great buys! www.essexmums.org/shop :lol:
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#13 Unread post by Gina73 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:16 pm

Hi and welcome to the site. I am Gina, mum to Mia and Mason. We live in Westcliff. How exciting for you, look forward to seeing you at one of the meets.
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#14 Unread post by Jeanette » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:25 pm

Hi Lireal. :D
Welcome to Essex Mums.
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