Friday, November 28, 2008

car sticker

I saw this sticker on the back of a car yesterday!

"It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting."
US Marines!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

3 weeks to go!

I can't believe I have 3 weeks to go until we will hopefully have our little one with us, I would totally love it if they came a week early, that would just work out so perfectly and give me a couple of weeks til my Mum and her partner arrive and until Christmas arrives.

Anyhoo, it's not in my hands so I need to be patient and see what happens, I have a feeling I will be going over my due date and if so that's OK too - this little one will come when they are ready and so long as they come out all healthy and well then they can come out whenever they want - even Christmas day if they must, BUT the ob told me I would definitely have a baby by Christmas so I don't think he will deliver me on Christmas day - phew. Plus they aren't fully engaged yet, the little lazy bones, the ob thinks they may have dropped down a teeny bit but still not enough - we will see what happens in the next 2 weeks and go from there.

In other news I am in my 4th week of being a 'stay-at-home-mum-to-be' and I am quite enjoying it. It's hard to do a lot as I am pregnant and things are harder to do so some of the things on my list of jobs while I am off are probably not going to get done!

I have done a few things though:

- Sent off my British passport to change my name to my married name.
- Cleaned most of my kitchen cupboards out.
- Cleaned the HUGE mirrors on our wardrobe in the bedroom.
- Cleaned the fridge and freezer.
- Painted some canvas' for the nursery.
- Got the nursery all finished and set up - pics to follow.
- Picked up some last minute bits for Squiggly.
- Then the usual housework which I now try and split over a couple of days otherwise I get too tired.
- Thank you cards from my baby shower.

Can you say N.E.S.T.I.N.G!

Things I still want to get done.

- Clean the oven (SP is going to help me with this one) - don't you think this one is a man's job?
- Look up verses in the bible of parenting - I think I might do this one today!
- Clean blinds.
- Clean windows.
- Wash cars (SP will be doing this job although he kindly suggested I strap some sponges to my belly and clean the car like that!), I kindly suggested something else - which didn't involve my belly, me or cleaning the cars!
- Organise Christmas presents.

Anyhoo, I think some of the above will require SPs help and if they don't get done it really doesn't matter too much!

I am so excited to meet out little one - I can't wait to see who they look like and how big they are and see their little face. I had my ob checkup on Monday and got to see a face on the ultrasound but it's not the same - to see their face in real life will be something else! All looks well on the pre-eclampsia front, my blood pressure and urine are A OK so it doesn't look like I am following in my Mum's footsteps but continued prayers are always appreciated.

Well, I should stop babbling for now and will keep you all posted!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I just brought the new album 'Funhouse' by Pink and I love it.

I have all of her CDs and think she is great and so are her albums.

She is going to be out in concert next year and I would love to go!

Monday, November 24, 2008

gilmore girls

As I am now a stay-at-home-mum-to-be I have been watching some day time TV and I have gotten into the Gilmore Girls. I had heard about it but never watched it and I am actually quite liking it.

So I was wondering if anyone has it on DVD that I could borrow, I heard it might be a good 'feeding baby' series to watch in the middle of the night ;)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This is yet another symptom that you can get during the last few weeks of pregnancy, where the 'calves' and the 'ankles' become one and the where you should normally be able to see your calves go into your ankles but that is no longer recognisable - they now blend to become 'cankles'.

This is something that over the last couple weeks I have noticed that I get now and again especially when I am standing for long or sitting for long. Yesterday for instance a 3 1/2 hour trip in the car + 4 hours sitting at dinner in an uncomfortable chair = cankles!

The only real cure for this is to sit with feet up - it's tough but I guess I can do it

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I was tagged by Priscilla.

So here are the instructions:

* Go to your sixth picture folder in your picture file on your computer, then pick your sixth picture.
* Pray that you remember the details.
* Post it on your blog.
* Tag 5 others, leave a comment to let them know they’ve been tagged.

This is the 6th picture in the 6th folder in my picture directory. The Eiffel Tower.

I took this photo in Paris of course but I can't remember for the life of me who I went with and what I was doing there. It was in Sept, 2003 that's all I know - if I remember anything else I will be sure to post! I love the photo but I need to try and remove the date from it ;)

I tag Sophie G, Ruth, Tracy, Alison and Ben (don't feel like you have to but if you feel the need go for it, I thought it was a pretty cool idea!).

Monday, November 17, 2008

time to update

Well, I have just started my third week off since finishing work and I have not even sat down to blog or read blogs - you would have thought I would have soooooo much time to sit, read and write, which I kind of do but I have just been doing other things with my time. And with an impending arrival that kind of takes a lot of your thoughts and energy, particularly at this stage.

I am officially 36 weeks tomorrow and had my 36 weeks check-up today and all is well with little Squiggly other than they have decided not to engage into the pelvis yet. This is meant to happen at about 36-37 weeks, the OB is hoping Squiggly engages soon but isn't too worried at this stage - I guess if I get to 39 weeks and Squiggly is still not engaged then we will need to chat about what to do! From now on I go tot he OB every week so at least we will be keeping a good regular check up.

Today I got to see our little ones face for the first time in a while - saw a nose, eyes and little cheeks it's hard to see everything now as I have one big baby inside me. At this point baby is about 2.7kg (5.5lbs) and measures about 45cms ish. No wonder I have trouble breathing sometimes!

Anyways - I thought it was time for an update. Will try and knock out a few more this week too in my free time ;)