@bbhope i've read that too as well. It's a good sign of a healthy developing baby. I just felt some hiccups then after i finished eating dinner :P I heard that if there is excessive hiccuping it could be a sign of cord accident. Maybe i should stop googling these things?!?! hahaha. Just stress myself out.
Oh that's horrible your workplace is saying that. How rude! i would be so offended if someone at work said that to me. I'm horrified at how rude your colleagues are. So did you find out if you can get PPl direct to your bank account? Also i don't think PPL is reduced based on your entitlements at work. It is based on yoru salary. If you earn over 150k i don't think you are eligible.