Friday, August 22, 2008

le bump 2 - 23 weeks

why o my bump soooooo big! I know there is only one in there!

23 weeks

Remember this was me at 16 weeks - man I did a whole lotta growing in that time! Well someone did ;)

I am 23 weeks and I feel huge already. I love my bump because I know what it contains is very precious but man am I suppose to be this big? I know you are so not meant to compare yourself to other pregnant women but its hard not to when you have this very large bump in front of me.

I wonder if it's because I am eating too much (which I think I definitely am, including chips and chocolate!) but I don't seem to have put weight on anywhere else? I guess I will find out more at my 27 week appointment in 3 weeks!

Maybe those first few months of eating junk because I was so sick has caught up with me! Oopsey!

ps I better get used to it - it's only going to get bigger!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I am so surprised and pleased that Great Britain are doing so well at the Beijing Olympics. They are 3rd on the gold medals list at the moment - just in front of the Aussies.

I do cheer on the Aussies just not when they are up against Team GB!

Let's hope they both do well over the next few days!

Monday, August 18, 2008

not so overwhelmed - thanks for your help

I just wanted to say a great big thank you (I mean a 'monster big THANKYOU) to those who wrote comments on my post below. You will be pleased to know that your advice and help has made me feel a lot less overwhelmed and a lot better equipped to go out into the big wide world of baby stores.

I actually saved a massive $220 on a cot and changer yesterday at Toys-R-Us - so I am a bit happy about that ;) We saw them on Saturday and decided to go home and check online and sure enough we found a super deal. I am so glad I have a wise husband who is patient and waits - it scored us a super saving!

Thanks again - you all rock!

Friday, August 15, 2008

overwhelming - please help!

Q. What is more overwhelming that being a first-time-parent-to-be and walking into a baby store with a thousand and one things to pick from?

A. Not much! Well at least if you are me!

Don't get me wrong I am so excited and want to buy things for our little one but man there are so many things to think about and I hardly know where to begin. Plus when you say "baby car seat" there are a kerbillion to choose from.

I know it sounds silly but it is overwhelming to me, plus I think maybe the 'nesting' hormones are kicking in to - you know like those ones that kick in right after marriage where you just want to pretty up and order your new home together? I just want to get everything together for our little one before I get big and uncomfortable!

So SP and I hadn't brought anything for little Squiggly until yesterday and only then did we buy a few little onesies and singlets. Even trying to figure out how many of these little things I would need was painful! Our little one will be born in December - super hot summer time will have just began.

Can you wonderful bloggers help? I don't know why I am stressing so much about this I just feel a little out of control and daunted!

I need some lists of essentials and approx numbers with maybe a list of things that I don't need to worry about until after the baby is born. Can you help me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee? It would be so much appreciated.

Thanks ;)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

let's invade new zealand!

My Kiwi friend showed me this on the weekend, so I am allowed to post it ;) You can skip through some of the beginning if you want to to get to the actual ads, there are two in total. Which one do you like?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

to eat or not to eat

You know the white stuff you get on oranges - do you eat it?

I don't I peel it off, I am not talking about the big thick layer of white, more the stringy bits that don't come off when you peel the orange - it's all stringy and yuck! But I know heaps of people who don't mind on it, apparently (click on the link above) it's good for you. I'm still not going to eat it!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

i'm back......

.... actually I have been back since Sunday arvo but have just been a bit slack about writing!

We had a wonderful time on Dunk Island. It was so pretty. Our room had a view of the beach and ocean, we had a king size bed - I now want to buy one - soooooo much room. There wasn't all that much to do on the island, or rather there were things to do if you wanted too but we didn't want too.

A typical day on Dunk Island looked like this:

8.30am - Wake up, get ready, apply sun screen etc.

9.00am - Go down to breakfast - breakfast was included and full of scrummy things. You could have a full breakfast, pastries, fruit - the whole nine yards and believe me folks we did! I'm eating for two remember!

9.30am - Resume position on beach seats, on beach, under palm and banana trees. Sit a little in the sun but mainly in the shade! Read book! Drink a coffee (yes I did have one or two coffees without vomiting)

11.30am - Head up to the lounge and play Scrabble (after a flying start SP ended up being the Scrabble Champ - did I mention I hate losing? ) we did this some days with a fruit mocktail.

12.30pm - Play pool (I was the Pool Champ - did I mention I LOVE to win?)

Approx 12pm - 2pm - Lunch at the Lounge.

2pm - Head back to the room, watch TV or sleep (at the beginning of the week we were both exhausted so had nanna naps!)

4.30pm - Play Tennis (only did this once - my body can no longer take it!) or Table Tennis (we played this everyday and I loved it). We were quite evenly matched at table tennis. Do you think our little baby is going to be competitive?

6.30pm - Down to Dinner - the food was amazing but expensive.

7.30pm - Back to the room where we watched TV and fell asleep by 9.30pm/10pm most nights - just call us Grandma and Grandpa!

So all in all we had a wonderfully relaxing time. The one big thing we did was go for a 2 1/2 hour bush walk around the whole island. It ended up being quite hilly so I wasn't all that impressed AND we saw a green tree snake YIKES! They don't hurt you but I thought the next snake we would come across was an anaconda*.....

I survived the 12 seater plane ride, I was a bit sweaty palmed but I managed, it was a beautiful flight up the coast. The island was very diverse and pretty.

We only took a few pictures as we did the same thing everyday, I will try and post some up tonight!

The coolest thing that happened on our trip was that the first and second night little squiggly kicked quite hard and SP got to feel it. The baby hasn't done many big kicks so it made me jump - but it was cool that SP finally got to feel the little one move. Squiggly is moving more and more and my belly is getting bigger and bigger - will try to post some belly pics very soon, I can only just see my toes!

* Dramatisation! There are no anacondas in Australia! At least I don't think there are?!?!?!?