AE 527: 20 Weeks Down & More News!

Learn Australian English in this interview episode where Kel and I chat about our recent news as well as being 20 weeks pregnant!

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AE 527: 20 Weeks Down & More News!

G’day, guys! Welcome to this episode of Aussie English. I thought I would drag my beautiful wife onto the podcast tonight. It has been a sweltering day, Kelly.

Yes, horrible.

It has been boiling, but it’s been quite hot.

It’s not pleasant at all.

I think it got up to, apparently, according to the news, it was meant to get up to 49 degrees in South Australia, in Adelaide. So, you’re glad that you missed out on that?

Yes, definitely, and I was, I mean, I wanted to go to Melbourne today to do a few things, but yeah, I was just like…no, because last time I went to Melbourne it was like 36 degrees. I remember I was sitting, basically, I was sitting on the street, just like a found a shade, shade?

Some shade, yeah. You found some shade.

And just, sat there for a while and there was this homeless guy sitting by my side and people were just almost walk on over us just like so, Melbourne is so busy and it was the most horrible feeling like, I can’t do this anymore, so…

It was pretty brutal, it was pretty brutal. I’m glad we stayed inside all day working away on the podcast, hanging out, Kelly is doing heaps of stuff on Pinterest and Instagram and she’s coming a machine at making photos, aren’t you, Kel? How is it all going?

Yeah it’s alright, I’m getting better, but it’s hard.

You want to talk about your podcast too? So, we’re expanding out. I should tell them about it so, I’m thinking about starting, thinking about starting, I am starting another business where the idea is going to be to create other podcasts or at least enable creators to create other podcasts similar to Aussie English but for other languages and other dialects of English. So, I’ve got a few friends at the moment working on Canadian English and American English, which is awesome. They’ve done the first few episodes of their podcasts so, we’re going to be launching maybe in February and Kel has been unleashing, she’s been working hard on a Portuguese one.

Yeah. Trying to improve it.

You’re doing so well. It’s so funny like I give her a hard time, not necessarily a hard time, but I critique her after each episode because I want you to sort of speed up and get really good at doing it, as opposed to me where if you go back and listen to my first episode I was very nervous so, I was very quiet, bumbling kind of shy, kind of I, don’t know, awkward episodes and so, I’m trying to speed track her through that so, she doesn’t have to worry about, you know, that learning curve, all the difficult stuff.

It’s been good fun. But lots to improve still…

What do you think of it? Are you enjoying it at least?

Yeah, definitely I can’t wait to see, you know, what people think about it and if they like, what they want too, you know, like if they want different expressions and things in Portuguese or grammar, it’s going to be, it’s going to be interesting.

Well, I’ve been for a while wanting something that was along the lines of Aussie English for Portuguese, because I’m dying to improve my Portuguese by listening to content and it’s just so, happens that I can harass Kel to make a podcast because we obviously have all the gear here for making this podcast, and so it’s pretty easy to just sit her in front of it and do it in Portuguese and then I can help with editing and stuff and then hopefully learn from it later on, it is good because you’ve been using a heap of different vocab that I’m not used to, which is sort of the point, right? Like… to talk a bit about how I design my podcasts, the reason I think the expression episodes are so effective and so enjoyed by you guys is because of the way that it’s laid out, right? Like, I introduce it, I chat about the introductory scene at the very start which gives you a chance to hear someone else’s voice using a different accent, talking about a different subject and then I go through and explain an expression to find some words, define the expression and then one of my favourite bits is the fact that I give you different examples. I think that’s really useful because it’s a chance to use completely different vocab, right? You can talk about three different topics that tie in to also teaching you how to use that expression. So, that’s why I design it that way. I think it’s so useful because not only does it give you three separate examples for how to use an expression, but we’re talking about three completely different topics, hopefully, that will give you access to new vocab, new expressions or new slang, situational stuff and you get to hear me talk and then obviously at the end you have the content about some kind of topic, historical or cultural or biological, whatever it is.

Yeah, I love it. I love the way you designed it. It’s really good.

And I think, that’s why it’s so good, it’s so good to listen to your episodes now because even though we’re talking in Portuguese every day it’s the same stuff, we’re going on in the same cycle, right? Which is it’s good because it reinforces my abilities, but I found it’s really kind of difficult when like the other day we went away on a road trip down the coast down the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles and Lockard Gorge and we were with the Brazilian friends and we were speaking and it was all good, but it was funny because we go into different topics and I’m kind of like going…”I’ve got to use Google Translator. Kelly, how do you say this?”.

I think you did well like, you know, saying they you never, you’ve never been to Brazil and you don’t have a strong accent when you speak Portuguese and you understand pretty much everything, you might get lost every now and then, but then you find a way around it and it’s really, that’s the trick I guess.

It’s so weird, though that it is I’m so sort of empathetic and understanding of you guys listening to this podcast now because I’ve been going through this situation especially more recently with you Kel where, at first, when I met you I was used to speaking a different accent and speaking to different Portuguese speakers so, it took me a while to get used to your accent. So, I appreciated that kind of boundary how, even if I can say a little bit or understand other Brazilian Portuguese speakers from say Sao Paulo, it took me a while to get used to your accent and it’s funny because now my accent switched, right? Like now I speak with a Northern accent.

Yes.

Erra diacho!

The best one!

And so, but it’s funny because it took a while to get used to that with you. And then when I am in a group of people that’s another level of difficulty, right? Because yeah you guys always say to me, you’re like ”yeah, I mean, you know, fuck, I have to talk with all these Aussies at work or all these, you know, native speakers out and about in a group. I feel like I don’t understand them and I can’t, I can’t respond” and I totally appreciate that because one: people speak differently in groups, right? Because you forget how much people anticipate what you’re going to say when they are at your fluency level, in your language, when they’re native speakers they know where you’re going with what you’re saying. Quite often they’ll interrupt you and your sentence won’t finish, right?

True.

And yet they can piece it together and work out what you want to talk about, what your point is and the conversation kind of almost moves forward quicker than usual, right? And so that aspect speaking with you and William and Glaucia in the car really made me appreciate how much you have to be good at interpreting and improvising and working out where are they going with this conversation and it was so frustrating at times because you like I can understand the words, but it’s said so fast or the sentences are incomplete and you just like ”oh, man, I can’t keep up, but you kind of fake it. You kind of like….I understand most of it.

Well, I think you did pretty well, at this stage I don’t think you have any massive problems with you understanding of Portuguese.

But it is funny though, right?

You know, you have room for improvement, but as I always say, if you go to Brazil tomorrow, you’ll be absolutely fine.

Well what was it like for you? I mean we’ve talked about it a few times, but did you notice that you had those same kind of steps with learning English, especially in northern Queensland, right? Where everyone speaks with a really strong accent, was it really brutal getting to the point where at first you could understand individuals that you were conversing with if they spoke slowly, then eventually it got to groups and it just took a very long time, right?

Because it took a very long time and you start seeing the patterns, like and that’s why I think… when I tell you ”oh that’s how I speak in the north of Brazil” it’s not that I, I do want you to have this accent because I’m proud of it, but at the same time I think it brings a lot of the cultural aspects as well, like understanding how people speak in Queensland was, you know, really good for me because I could understand how the culture works. It started with my teacher or like my friends and then I was able to understand most people and you can… things like oh I know you’re probably from the countryside you know what I mean? Like you get more familiar with those things.

Yeah it is so funny how much nuance there is. Like if I watch the average English TV show, and it’ll be the same for you guys listening to this podcast in your native languages, I can pick up on very subtle differences in accents. So, even in other countries, right? If I watch American TV I can tell people from the south, from the east, from the West and the same with Britain. And yet, when you learn a foreign language, when I’m learning Portuguese, if I hear someone speak Portuguese I can pretty only tell the difference between Portugal Portugal, Portuguese from Portugal, sorry, and Brazilian Portuguese, whereas Brazil has like 25 accents and they’re so, so subtle that I have no idea. So, it’s amazing how much the human brain can kind of tune in to those tiny subtle differences, right?

Did that take you a long time to get used to the Australian accents? Was it just exposure that got you over that hurdle?

Honestly, I thought…when I came to Australia I was expecting it to be really, really hard and it was because you hear things like ”oh the English they speak in Australia is the hardest one” and you know and it was really hard in Queensland, but then when I…

What do you think that is?

What do you mean?

Well, people have said that a few times and I think if you were to break down the actual English we use, it’s no different really from anywhere else. I don’t think we’re using a different vocabulary. We’re not using different grammar or anything like that, right? If we are it is so subtle or I don’t even, I can’t think of a word of what it would be. Is it that we’re using a lot more slang and that we use a lot more connected speech?

Yeah. Definitely, connected speech and the intonation as well like it’s very different from your, the way you speak, for example. So, I was saying when I met you I was like oh… it’s actually easy to understand him because, you know, I thought Australians they all speak like that, .

Like the Northern Queenslanders.

Like the Northern Queenlanders. So, I remember I went to Melbourne for the first time I was like wow like those people…. I thought I remember there was this girl I met I thought she was Canadian because she was so clear and like wow that’s very different and then yeah, I realized ok, North Queensland.

Is it is a…it is a very funny thing that the accent kind of gets thicker the less dense the towns are so, the fewer people that live in a certain area.

Absolutely.

It’s almost certain they’re going to have a stronger accent whereas the more built up areas like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, even Ocean Grove here where it’s very connected to civilisation the accents are very weak, right? They’re not very strong. Everyone here, at least, in Ocean Grove would speak like me, right?

Yeah, absolutely.

It’s not like you’re going to come across those people going ” hey how is it going?”….

Then you go to Townsville for example and, you know, five out of 10 people speak like….

Did that help you, do you think? Because you jumped in the deep end.

Yeah, true, I love it.

As soon as you go to Australia you went to one of the most, you know, rural cities I guess, you know, in Australia and that they had such a strong accent. Did that make you feel like the hurdle was even taller, though, when you were learning English?

I felt…I felt really lucky because one; everyone goes to Sydney, Melbourne, and honestly, I didn’t want that, I mean, those cities are way too big for me and I come from a small place in Brazil.

A small place in Brazil where the city is bigger than Melbourne.

Yeah. Well, we have more people.

Your state probably has more people than our country.

No we don’t have more people, but I mean, even nowadays I go to Melbourne I feel really lost and confused and overwhelmed, but anyway so going to a tiny place was really good. And with regards to the language I just felt one for everyone…every single Australian spoke like that, I thought that was this standard sort of accent everywhere.

Which makes sense if Townsville is the only place you’ve been.

Yeah, I just felt there was…that’s it, I have to learn how to understand them and wherever I go they speak like that. It really helped me because I got… nowadays I feel like if I talk to someone from Queensland, I’ll probably struggle a little bit because….

You’re not used to it anymore.

Yeah and it’s not something I hear every day. I don’t, you know, but yeah, I really love it. I think it’s great, it’s great accent.

Yeah I guess though going back to my point the main thing was that I appreciate it because you have those levels of difficulty aside from just learning the language and trying to communicate in it, even if you’re good at communicating, you can communicate with one person, you might not be able to communicate with three people in a group and then sometimes you put movies on and it’s so weird going from you and I conversing and me understanding 90, 95 percent of what you say, to understanding 50 percent or less, right? Because you put on a film where they’re using slang or they’re just cutting sentences off or they’re talking about things like the police, we watch the police show and guys, man, this is the best! If you guys want to improve your accents sort of, or the listening comprehension of different accents, get on YouTube and type in, in English, police TV show and then the country that you want to practice because there are TV shows on police and there was one in Brazil, right? I was like Kel, see if you can find one in Brazil and you were like I think I’ve seen one.

So, we’ve been watching, one is from Manchester in Britain as well as.. where else? Essex.

Essex, yeah.

London as well. There’s been a few, all these different small places in Britain and they all have completely different accents, right? Because the policeman will have different accents, the people they talk with will have different accents. They have to drive around to different locations. You can find TV shows in America, in Australia, in New Zealand, in South Africa and so, you can get so many different accents and it’s all good conversation, right? Because it’s between…I mean, it’s about, you know…

It’s everyday English, right?

Well, that’s it, most of the time ‘hey, mate! What do you doing?” like ”how come you’re here? Why are you drunk?” you know, ”calm down, mate, calm down!”.

”There’s no need for it!”.

That’s it! It’s all calm, I mean, calm, it’s all very simple kind of English so, the police shows are good in that sense and so that’s why I’ve been watching Brazilian one with you.

Yeah it was funny.

I thought that was a gold mine, though, I thought that was a really good find. I was like ”oh, my students need to hear about police TV shows” because there’s so many sort of small talk, interactions and there’s so many different accents that I think it would be really helpful for you. So, check that out on YouTube because a lot of the seasons are up on there, but yeah that’s been really helpful.

Even the one…the one about pregnant women that we watch.

Well, tell them about that.

One Born Every Minute.

Yeah.

And, I mean, I don’t really know, but it feels like they always get low class sort of people.

Who have strong accents.

Strong accents and they’re struggling with things, they use a lot of slang and like, it’s really good, if you’re pregnant…

If you want to practice your baby vocabulary and pregnancy vocabulary look up One Born Every Minute.

We’re obsessed with it.

It’s pretty interesting. It’s weird, though, for me as a man, I don’t think… I obviously would have never watched this prior to having a wife who is pregnant… that would have been weird if I was… but it is weird now knowing that we’re going to go through the same process. So, tell them what it is about effectively, like, right One Born Every Minute is effectively following midwives in Britain in a hospital. Do you want to tell them what midwives are compared to obstetricians or to the female doctors that take care of pregnant women?

I would probably compare them to nurses, like specialists or something like that. Like they only work with helping women to give birth and like prenatal classes and everything related to pregnancy.

They’re effectively specialised nurses for pregnant women.

Yep, yep. So, this show us shows their day at work, for example.

The place they work.

Yeah, I mean…

So, you have women coming in, right?

Yeah, like, giving birth.

Who are in labour, they’re about to give birth and they always come in and the place is filled with video cameras, right?

And they tell their stories and like I come from this place and like, that’s our first child, for example.

This is how we met.

That’s how we met and it’s really interesting and you get to see all sorts of people.

This is how I want to give birth, I want to give birth in a bath. I want to give… ”Oh my Gosh! I’m giving birth in the foyer!” in front of, you know, people on the ground and it’s pretty interesting because I guess they fill that out with back stories. I think they interview two couples, right?

Yeah, they do, yeah.

So, you get to hear about how they met and which baby it is.

And the interesting thing for me is like how women react differently to like…

The process.

Yeah.

Of giving birth.

Some women are just screaming their heads off and some others are like ”I’m ready for it, I’m prepared, I can do it!” and they really like…calm…yeah, I wonder how I’ll be.

I have no idea what it’s like. I can imagine, you know, it’s one of those things where it be like, you know, going to the toilet and after you finish there’s a coconut in the toilets. I can’t imagine, I can’t imagine what if feels like.

That’s horrible, but, that’s the most accurate comparison you can have. That’s actually on like videos about birth and stuff. That’s what they actually say.

Jesus, pooping out a melon, far out.

And you just have to go with the flow and your body would know what to do, and that’s it, trust your body.

So, what about…Have you learnt anything that you were surprised about going through the process now that you’re at 20 weeks? Where there any sort of preconceptions that you had before getting pregnant that you were like oh pregnant women they do this, they’re like this and now you know it’s completely different?

Like the pushing thing.

Yeah, yeah, talk about that.

I thought, your waters break and you have to start pushing and it might take like 16, 18 hours and you’ll be exhausted by the end of it. That’s true. You’ll be exhausted, but you don’t have to start pushing.

Until your body tells you to start pushing.

Until your body tells you to do it. Exactly. I didn’t know my body was so capable of doing it.

Well, clearly, right? Evolution has set your body up to push that thing out (?).

But it’s so wonderful like you actually, your body actually tells you when to do it and it’s painful, like, I think there are three stages, three sort of…

Stages of the birth.

Of the birth, yeah.

And what are they?

Oh, I don’t know the names, but like your contractions start and they only get worse, like, more and more intense.

So, they get closer together, right? And strong.

Yes, and stronger and that’s when you’re, because your dilating.

Your cervix is dilating. So, the contractions are specifically pulling the cervix wider and wider, are they? That’s the main purpose.

That’s like a lot of like hormonal sort of things happening and your baby’s actually being affected by all those hormones and stuff. So, it’s a bit more complex than that, but what happens is when you have to push, you feel like a urge to push. You can’t hold it. Your body will do it.

It’s really funny how watching this TV show has gotten me so used to the prompts that the nurses give them too, like ”push as hard as you can all the way down into your bottom!” The amount of times they’ve said! “Push down into your bottom, it should feel like you’re doing a poo!”

Exactly. So, that’s, there was one of the things I like wow because you see like movies and stuff everything looks so… it feels that it happens really quickly. Your water break, you have to run to the hospital and your baby is coming out.

That’s pretty rare, right?

It doesn’t happen like that.

There’s a few… Kel’s been following some people on Instagram and different channels or whatever that show, you know, births and I think we’ve only really seen, you’ve showed me one where some lady gave birth in the car, in the car, in the front seat of the car!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, this one! On Facebook.

So, Jesus! They’d got in the car, they were driving to the hospital and she literally gave birth to the baby on the front seat and within, what? Like, an hour?

Probably.

Of the water breaking.

That’s very rare.

It’s insane!

There is this couple on YouTube that she… her first child, I’m saying her first child because the first child was the hardest one, tends to be the hardest one to be born.

Well, it’s like having to do the splits the first time, right?

It takes longer.

You want to have worked up to it, not just do it your first time.

So, usually your first baby will be… the process will be much harder for you because your body is not used to it, like your muscles need to work really hard. She actually gave birth on the ambulance.

Jesus, in the ambulance?!

In the ambulance!

Far out!

On the way to the hospital, she just didn’t have time. She was fully dilated, baby is coming out.

You almost hope for that, right?

I do!

You want it to come as fast as possible, as long as everything goes well, right? Because you don’t want to be there for 36 hours in labour.

I’m not going to Uluru and then I’ll be like ”oh, I’m the middle of nowhere and I’m giving birth!”, but, you know, we live like 30 minutes from the hospital and I wish I could just start like, baby is coming out in the car, we just have to get to hospital, like that would be a dream.

So, have your fears been, I guess, have your fears subsided a little bit the more you’ve gone through the pregnancy or have they gotten stronger? You know like, I mean, I imagine for most women it must be fucking terrifying to be contemplating giving birth before you’re even pregnant, right? To think ”oh my God, these small children come out of my… come out of my vagina, how the hell does that ever happen?”. Has it gotten easier when you think about the actual process or has it gotten more difficult?

Yes, actually, now you said that, it has… it is becoming much easier to think about and to…I think it is a natural thing that as you get closer and closer to your due date, you somehow become confident. I don’t know. I am scared, but at the same time I’m reading so much and trying to prepare myself, like studying. It was such a relief when I learnt that yes, your body will know what to do and that really helped me, to know that, because I thought.

I must be good comfort.

Definitely! It’s just like well, it doesn’t matter…if everything goes fine, some people go through complications and stuff.

Even if they know what’s going on, my body should be bale to handle it.

My body knows what to do. You accept that there’ll be pain and a lot of pain, but it is temporary, right?

I’ll laugh so hard if you actually end up giving birth and you’ll be like ”oh actually it wasn’t as painful as I thought!”.

I don’t know.

I’m still yet to ever hear a woman say that.

Yeah, it’s getting easier to think about it, I guess.

I heard by the time you get to nine months, you’re at the point where you’re like ”I am willing to take the pain, get this thing the fuck out of me!” like it’s that uncomfortable and unpleasant, obviously you’re not on it yet, but I’ve heard that that most women get to that point where they’re just like ”I am willing to go through the pain to get this thing out of my body”.

Yeah, I don’t know. Like for me I feel like… I’m a bit of a control freak so, if I have to face something that is really challenging, I’ll try to get ready for it and prepare myself and study and be like, you know, every now and then I’m like ‘ok, let’s talk about how we’re going to raise this baby!” and like I’m already trying to control things.

No, more like ”alright, let’s talk about my birth plan”.

Yeah, I have to give you this paper with everything I want because I don’t know if I’ll be able to…the thing as a one to be concentrated and calm so, I don’t want to stress about ”oh the midwife left the lights on”. I’m just like, seriously, that’s not my job, my job is to be concentrated and just give birth so, I’ll give you a list of things that I want to be exactly how they should be.

I thought it was really presumptive,” I was like what makes you think I’ll be there?”.

Of course, you’ll be there.

I’ve got to make podcasts. What you’re talking about? I got stuff to do.

No, no doubt you’ll be there.

Really? What if I have classes?

No. There’s nothing more important than the birth of your child.

I’ll be on Skype teaching a few students while you’re pushing out our son.

No, I don’t mind you being on your phone, but you have to be there.

So, let’s talk about the 20-week scan that we had on Monday, right? A few days ago.

Yes!

Wednesday, was it? I can’t even remember now, which day was it that we had the scan?. Was it Wednesday morning? Yesterday morning.

It was tomorrow.

Tomorrow?

Oh sorry! Yesterday!

Yes, yes, Yesterday morning.

That was Wednesday, right? So how did that go?

It was…It was great. I guess I left feeling really positive because we had the first ultrasound it was like 12, 13 weeks or something.

It’s kind of one of those fears, right? Where… it’s like having a blood test. You know, the likelihood of anything being wrong is pretty small, but you kind of like, they always tell you ‘oh, you don’t have AIDS, you don’t have hepatitis B” and you’re like ”oh my God, what if I find out I have AIDS or something?” you know, you still like ”I don’t know, I have to wait for them to tell me” so, it’s like that with the scan, right? You’re like ”what happens if they put the thing on there and it’s a cat?”

But the thing is it with the pregnancy there is so many things can go wrong and they are not rare, to be honest.

Well, I don’t know. I think we’ve been watching a lot of the shows where it probably pumps them up to be more common than they really are.

Man, I’m in almost every single group of moms and mums to be on Facebook.

I think that’s your problem, that’s your problem, right there.

The June ladies, the ladies who are giving birth in June, I think 2 or 3 actually had a miscarriage.

Jesus!

And that’s another girl, her baby, the heart of the baby just stopped beating. It’s not rare for things to go wrong and well, I was feeling good and again, if there is something wrong, you might feel bad. If you’re sick or something, you’ll bleed but you don’t know so, it was such a relief to see everything is fine, especially with the heart. I was like ok, heart’s fine, brain’s fine so, baby is growing.

Yeah, it’s so funny how many different measurements they take. I didn’t realize for the 20-week scan especially, it was like ”oh my God, we’re here for so long!” I mean, they were learning a new machine, right? So, we were in there and they had some sort of new ultrasound machine that they just bought from Phillips or whatever electronic company it was and they had that lady there teaching them how to use it so, it took a while.

Pretty much.

But I still didn’t realize just like they are taking the length of the hands, the length of the feet, the length of the bones, the length of the…. every organ, the stomach, the heart, the kidneys and I’m like all my God…

The frustrating thing is they are technicians, they aren’t doctors are like midwives. So…

They can’t say anything.

When it’s due, they’re like ”there you go! Your DVD and your photos and you go home” you’re like I just want to double check, is everything alright?

And they’re not allowed to say anything.

They’re not allowed to say anything, well, they were really positive, like ”oh yeah everything’s fine, la la la ”

But they can’t tell you something’s wrong, right? So, either they’re lying or they’re telling you the truth, but if there is something severely wrong that they’re going to be like getting doctor, or at least passing the details on to your doctor, right?

So, that’s what happened with your sister, for example, she had a cyst?

Cyst. She had a cyst on one of her ovaries which is like a… I don’t know, how would you explain what a cyst is? It’s a buildup of liquid inside a tissue, kind of like a tumor but it’s not cancer or anything, but it’s a it’s like a circular thing, right? That has to be removed, it was pretty low pressure on the uterus and everything but yeah.

And the ladies saw it and she was like ”ok, I’ll get a doctor” and your sister was like ”oh my God…”.

That’s not what you want to hear ”just let me get the doctor!”. Why is that? I can’t tell you!

It’s a secret.

I’s a secret!

So, yeah, everything was really positive, but now I have to wait until my next appointment to when I assume they have the results and they will be able to interpret the results and tell us ”your baby is 100 percent fine”.

Do we know what gender it is like, is it gender fluid? Is it, is it trans?

Gender fluid.

Do we know if it’s black or Asian? Did they tell you that information?

You can’t see any of that, you only see bones.

Bones and flesh.

And liquid, I mean, you don’t see the liquid, you see little empty spaces, like filled with liquid, right?

Yeah, I laughed pretty hard when they were like ”oh I show them the face” and then they’re like ”wait do it from the side because if you do a front on view it’s freaky, it looks like a skull”, but I keep making that joke with Kel and like ”what happens if the baby comes out and it’s like black. How funny would that be? Not really!”

I had this dream, I had a…my baby was black and nothing wrong with that, but it would be hard to explain how this baby came out black because…

That was the joke, sorry guys, we weren’t being racist was just then, the joke is that Kel gives birth to a baby and the joke is that it’s clearly not my baby.

Yes. It’s a terrible joke.

And I’d be like….so, we’re going to have to talk.

So, in my dream I was talking to you like ”babe, we’ll be fine!” It’s just we have to accept it”, and you were like ”how can I explain that to my parents?” and I’m like…

It’s a miracle, it just happened.

Like nothing happened, was just like… the baby was… anyway.

Far out so, yeah, when’s the next scan?

Next month, probably in two weeks or something.

Two weeks we have another scan?

Not another scan, appointment. I have no idea when we’re having another scan.

When I’m having it?

We are having another scan.

I should have done that, I should have jumped on the table and be like ”can you do me next time?”

It’s like those guys, the same documentary, there is a…this gas, the lady, the pregnant women are just breathing in.

Oh, the gas that they’re breathing in to sort of calm them down.

To soothe the pain and everything, and the husbands always want to try and they get really high.

Lightheaded, they get lightheaded, like oh…. I think it’d just be NOS, like, happy gas, right? That they use at the dentist.

So, thanks for coming on, Kel!

Not a problem.

It’s good to be chatting about this sort of stuff, hopefully you guys aren’t getting sick of baby talk and hopefully it’s given you access to, you know, heaps different expressions and vocab and all the pregnant women listening to the podcast, I know there’s a few you guys, hope it’s all going well. A few of you have been messaging Kel.

True, my friends.

Do you want to make any shout outs? Do you want to say hello to anyone who’s currently pregnant?

Beatriz, not necessarily pregnant, but with children, Ana. Flavia, she just had a little girl and she’s gorgeous.

Oh, Congratulations, far out! It is pretty funny how many of you guys come out of the woodwork, as soon as Kel’s pregnant and she puts up something on Instagram it was like all these girls were messaging her like ”I’m pregnant as well! Let’s chat!”.

I think with Beatriz, for example she is also a student, and she doesn’t have Medicare or anything, so we were like ”oh my God, we’re in the same boat!”.

Yeah, yeah.

It’s been good for fun.

Well thanks again, Kel and we’ll have to keep you guys updated with how things go in the future with everything that we’ve been chatting about, but most importantly the baby.

Yes.

It’s going to be interesting. I don’t know how… how it’s going to be with the lack of sleep, I think that’s the thing that…

Next time we need to talk about your feelings.

True. Well…

Fatherhood.

As a final note, I think the aspect of not sleeping much is terrifying.

Yeah.

I like my sleep. Anyway thanks, guys. Chat to you soon! See ya!


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