Ok so a little about me now since everyone has shared a little on them.
I'm 31, been solo parenting pretty much since birth untill near on two yrs ago, and my autistic (low end of scale) son is 8yrs old. The sperm donor has nothing to do with us, which works fine for us. He pays his child support but it's not the full amount. I don't bother chasing it.
I've lived all up and down the east coast of Oz, but Melbourne is always home. Since the massive tragic fires a few yrs back in Gippsland where my home was threatened once again (seemed to be a yearly thing with a diff level of threat) I decided to get back to the city, I'd had enough of it, so I ended up in the Western Suburbs. Spent a year in Derrimut (dirtymutt) and now I'm in Hoppers. I don't mind it here. I'm in a nice cozy area, and as much as this place has a rep for being rough, i really think it's who you know and what you do as to how rough you will experience or see. I see the odd derelict and such but you'd see them anywhere really. I just keep to myself and do my own thing. (unless you pee me off then I erupt)
I don't really know anyone around the area. Although I've worked the entire time, I never connected as a real friend with work mates as I was the mummy with responsibilities and they were young and care free. Oh well.
Aside from meeting my partner, life has been rather boring and lonely here, but at least that also means drama free LOL. I have one best friend who also ended up moving here, and only a few blocks away but she is pregnant also and she never gets out, which I prefer to do, even just to walk around the park or shops or have a hot chocolate somewhere, I don't like being home all the time. So even though she's only a few blocks away, most of the time it's like being in another country from her.
I am 9 weeks preg with an EDD of Sept 21st. This pregnancy is a surprise, but in all honesty, my partner never would have 'planned' to have a kid, he is a golden child and has not been out of the family home too many years. He seems to think everything has to be perfect and money great and such to have a kid and I keep telling him Life waits for no one, and there is never a perfect time, you just get on with it, like everyone else.
Never the less, he is happy now, after the shock wore off and he calls the bump by a boys name already, so oh dear wont he crumble if it's a girl. (i think it's a boy though but not 100% as I was with my son so we will see)
I recently just quit my fulltime job because I wasn't handling pregnancy well till recently and also I hate hate hate what that place has become. The new owners have destroyed a well known company with many awards. I'll never eat their products again or go back there.
I work for a dog rescue group and that fills my heart with happiness. It's not paid but I love it and do anything and everything I can to help the paws!
Anyhow thats about it for me.. sorry to bore you.. but yea, look forward to getting to know you all so much more and one day, we can all catch up and do stuff too, that'd be great! Can never have enough friends.... right? LOL