Monday, June 15, 2009

A bit of an update!

It's been another month I believe since I updated!

Currently I am 35+5days and am counting down the weeks! I am excited, nervous and scared all at once! I feel quite good for only having a few weeks to go. I get tired in the afternoons but usually manage to get through without a nap. Over the past couple of weeks I have been having all sorts of weird things happening with my body which, I am sure is just everything getting warmed up for the big day! I have done the Calmbirth course which was amazing! I am doing my relaxations every day and am reading the book constantly to re-affirm everything I learnt!

Things seem to have settled down a fair bit around here.. well I think maybe I am just dealing with things better and using my time more wisely! I seem to have a lot more time to just relax and not be rushing around doing a trillion things at once all day. I have done a fair bit of nesting and all the rooms have been cleaned and de-cluttered. Everything is ready for this bubba (I think) so all I need to do is sit back and relax. Well sort of!

Oscar has been a little challenging of late but things seem to be sorting themselves out. For a few weeks he was having MAJOR tantrums and would become hysterical and nothing would please him. He has always been such a happy, easy going little guy that is was a real shock to see this side of him. My Mum thought I was exaggerating when I told her he was having tantrums etc and told me it was normal until I told her about one of his "episodes" and she couldn't believe it! A lot of changes have happened though with him going into his "big boy bed" and his "big boy car seat". His cot is now in the spareroom waiting for this next bubba to occupy it and I can't help but wonder if he is picking up that something will be happening in the very near future that will change all our lives! Oscar adores babies so I have my fingers crossed that all will be fine. I am expecting all the usual things, so don't think I have my rose coloured glasses on for one minute!

Argh! I'm being pulled away from the computer so I should get a move on!

Have a great night!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

35 weeks belly photo

Not seeming to get on here much anymore but just wanted to upload a photo of my ever expanding belly!

Not long to go now and I am feeling excited and scared all at once. I am just trying to make sure I keep on top of everything which is proving to be quite easy now. Why did it take me all these years to find the motivation and "secret" to stay on top of everything. (Even though my Mum shared the "secret" with me everyday as I was growing up! Go figure!

Anyway... that is all from me for now. Might be back later for a proper up date!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A while between posts!

It's been just on a month since I last blogged!

Things have still been busy here but a nicer kind of busy. Not stressing as much over paperwork and bills and getting everything done. Things are all in order and very close to being up to date with paperwork (It's hard when it never ends!) Anyway.. our shop is up for sale at last and we feel we can breathe a little now. The hard part is waiting for someone to come along and so far there has been no enquiry but I guess that business' are in a niche market to a certain degree. So we could be sitting back a waiting a while!

I'm now 31 weeks and can't believe how quickly this pregnancy is going! I feel like it's only now that I can actually sit down and begin to enjoy it. I feel quite sad that I am on the home stretch now and have only begun to enjoy everything. No point stewing over what could have been etc.. just have to focus on the here and now! Here is a 31 wk belly pic. I'm getting bigger but I'm feeling quite good (besides the fat face and bad hair day!!)

The downside about getting bigger is the fact that my stomach muscles are separating further and further apart and my back is paying for it. The gap is now 4 fingers wide and will only get worse as my tummy expands. I am trying to be so careful in what I do but with a toddler it isn't always easy. I am wearing a "binder" as they call it which is supposed to support my stomach. Not sure it is doing much but I am willing to try anything!

Nothing else is really happening here. Nesting is in full swing and I have completed 3 rooms so far! Bathroom, Laundry & Kitchen! The rest of the house will be done over the next few weeks and will also pick up Oscar's new bed and set it up and try and set up the baby's room. The baby's room will be a struggle though as we have to work around a queen size bed which we need to leave set up for my grandparents who will be taking care of Oscar while I am in hospital. It will all get done and I just have to work with what I have!

I best get this paperwork up to date, head to the bank and then come home for a bit of a rest before picking up my gorgeous little man from daycare!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter & our Wedding Anniversary!

Just another quick update from me! Rushing around like crazy as usual!

Yesterday was my 2nd wedding anniversary! We cannot believe how quickly 2 years has gone! We didn't have a very eventful day but it was nice enough! We went to Big W and had a look around and hubby seemed to score a lot better than I did. I came away with nothing! Was nice to just get out though for a while. Last night we went to a local restaurant where we went on our honeymoon for dinner and strangely we were sat at the exact same table! So that was a a little freaky! My Mum and brothers came up for Easter so they looked after Oscar last night while we went out, it was nice to eat with no interuptions for once!

Easter Sunday was a nice relaxing day. We were up early with Oscar and he was super excited about his Easter Eggs which was very cute. The day was spent lazing around... listening to Oscar's new Easter Bunny sing and eating chocolate and blowing bubbles (Oscar's new hobby!). I have posted a few pics for you to check out.

Will be back tomorrow with an updated belly pic.

Monday, April 6, 2009

25 week photo

I have been a bit quiet lately due to a myriad of things going on right now. Finally seem to be getting on top of everything and by tomorrow I should be all up to date.

I need to get back to it but here is a 25 week belly pic for you, it's not the best but will try and take a better one later!

Friday, March 27, 2009

What a great week!

In general I have had a great week! Last Friday my husband went away for a couple of nights with his mates. I was super excited for him as he has been working 14-16 hour days, 7 days a week for the past 6 months! So I was excited he was taking some time off for himself and to be able to see his mates who we moved many hours away from. I was also excited for me as I got a night to myself (I love being home alone every now and then!) and then on the Saturday night I had a girlfriend coming to stay. So we had a great weekend and on the Friday night I put Oscar to bed at 8.30 and then stayed up and made my first Taggie. It's not perfect as you would expect from a beginner but I am quite proud and think I did a pretty good job for my first time....

Here it is...

My girlfriend coming over was great! We haven't caught up in ages... so stayed up late catching up on goss and watched the infamous Dark Knight! Sunday once my husband got home we went back to where we we used to live for a few days to catch up with friends and family! We had a great few days and was nice to relax and get away from all the stress of the business.

Here is a photo of Oscar with my brothers new bird...

After our few days of bliss we of course had to return to reality! Yesterday was a bit of a wipeout... I was so tired and had no motivation at all. So I say around for the day and once night came I was very annoyed at myself for being so lazy!

So today I decided to change that and I had an awesome day! The past couple of mornings I have been up at 7am. I love being up at that time of day, it just doesn't happen very often! So today when I got up I organised my list of jobs and got through most of them by 9am. The house is now pretty much spotless and all clean, I did the food shopping, have just finished cooking Sticky Date (Mmmm mmmm!!) and will be cooking Scotch fillet, Brocollini and Potatoes for my husband and I for dinner!! I also got some paperwork done and actually sat down for 1 WHOLE house while Oscar was asleep and watched a TV show! Just goes to show how being organised can give you soo much more time to relax! I find that I can't sit down while I know that I have things that need doing and it does my head in! That is my little Woo Hoo for the day!

I need to organise a bath for Oscar but will leave you with my 24 week belly pic...

Bye x

Friday, March 13, 2009

The week that was!

Since I posted Monday I have found my house-cleaning mojo again which is always fantastic! I am proud to say that my house has been pretty clean and tidy all week!

My week has taken a few twists and turns... I have been quite up and down with things but yesterday I had a fantastic day and thought I was getting somewhere! In the morning I dropped Oscar off at daycare and I went to Spotlight and bought some gorgeous material!! After that I went and had a massage by a gorgeous lady Clare who is a Midwife, Massage Therapist and Lactation Consultant and soon to be Calmbirth Practitioner!! So I am waiting until she has finished her theory and will then be booking straight in to learn all about it in order to prepare for the birth of this little bubba happily kicking away! So after my "feel good" day yesterday I woke up this morning an absolute mess. I don't know if it is just my PND that is making life hard for me or if I knew it was going to be one horrible Friday the 13th. My poor husband came home to find me crying and not really knowing why. He was amazing and calmed me down and not long after had to go back to work. He returned not even 5 minutes later with some horrible news that our friend that I have previously posted about was having his life support machine switched off today. So of course I was a blubbering mess again but only for a few minutes and then I became strangely calm and I think that was when I went into shock.

At approx 1.30pm today our gorgeous friend "Tex" lost his battle to cancer. He is in a much nicer place now which we are thankful for but it still doesn't make it any easier.

On a lighter note.... I made my first bag today! I can't believe how easy it was!
Here is a photo of it....
My husband was very proud which was nice to see! Now to make another one in a different material I guess!

I should get a move on and tidy up my sewing area and get something organised for dinner!
I will be back hopefully later on with an updated belly pic!