Sunday, June 23, 2013

26 weeks

26 weeks! One more week and I hit the "third trimester" Jeepers its flying by now.
I still freak out a little every time I feel the baby move. Not so much the little kicks and hiccups, but the giant summersaults it does when changing positions. Its incredible that there is a little human swimming around in my bellie and eating and sleeping too.

Sleeping is becoming a little more difficult every week. I still have restless legs, and now I can't really sleep on my back anymore I am down to the left side or the right. So I toss and turn a lot. Plus its winter and cold, so there are lots more blankets and pillows to deal with while tossing and turing and everything feels so heavy. But I shouldn't complain, its been an easy pregnancy so far according to the books. ;)

The baby room is still non existent, but I have already got a little stock pile of baby items going. So I I am dying to get started. We are hoping to hear from the landlord this week as to whether Ricky has got the office site that he wants for Enjoy, and then they can move out of the spare room.

I went to a lovely Huggies nappy event on Saturday morning at the Mount Nelson. Who would have thought that would be how I now spent my weekends. But it was great! We had a lovely breakfast, listened to Michael Mol give great advice on bringing up your children (he's a smarty pants that one) and got a lovely goodie bag to take home too. Huggies have come up with a boy and girl nappy, so pink for girls and blue for boys! Because we still don't know what we are having, they gave me a huge pack of one of each! Which I think is super.
Im off to Richard and Monique's today to go and pick up all the baby items they are kindly lending to us. Cots and carrie cots and prams etc....Exciting stuff!

So here is bump for the week. We are the size of a lettuce this week! hahaha.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday xxx

Iceburg lettuce

26 weeks

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mini break

Happy Monday all! I hope you all had a fab weekend. I am still feeling good and baby is kicking up a storm. Ricky was able to feel a succession of kicks and movements last night which was very special. We have been practicing our breathing and listening to our rainbow relaxation CD in preparation for the birth. I think we will be fine. I am actually starting to look forward to it. 

 Ricky and I left the pooches and the bunny with a house sitter and went to Franshoek in a mystery adventure this weekend which was amazing. You arrive and collect a box at a designated guesthouse which gives you  all your vouchers for the weekend. And it tells you where you are going to stay. We stayed at a gorgeous guesthouse on a Wine Farm called Holdens Manz. We had underfloor heating and a fire place in our room. We arrived and the butler collected all our bags and took us to our room where they had lit the fire already and had a bottle of wine for us to try! Mmmhhh (I had a little wine, Im not gonna lie)
We had dinner at their resturant that night which was awesome. On Saturday we ventured around Franshoek for breakfast, went for a wine tasting and even went to the vintage car museum. It poured with rain, but to was such a great day. Then in the afternoon we went back to the guesthouse and watched TV with our  fire place keeping us coast as the weather turned nasty. On sunday the weather was beautiful and very clear with a rainbow, lots of waterfalls on the mountains and even some snow caps! We were pretty sad to leave as it was so comfortable and warm there, but I missed my fur babies so much, I was also happy to be going home. So here are  few pictures including the bump at 24 weeks. And one of the pooches happily snuggled up for bed last night, I think they were happy to have us home too. 

I hope you all have a good week. x

Our wine and fire place

Bump at 24 weeks

Sundays rainbow

Sun and snow (although you can't see the snow)

amazing surroundings

The Pooches all snuggled up and happy to have us home. x

Monday, June 3, 2013

Big Baba!!!

Happy Monday everyone

What a wet and cold weekend. It hailed so much it looked like snow had finally managed to fall in Cape Town. And its been freezing! I know they say when you are pregnant you have a bun in the oven, but its not keeping me as warm as an oven. Maybe that only comes later?

We had the big scan today and it was amazing. Technology out did itself today. The technician measured the heart, the brain and all the limbs and other major organs to make sure we are all on track and we are! All normal and growing nicely. We even got to see the blood pump in and out of the heart as they can zoom in so close. Pretty cool I have to say. And we got to see its little face and saw it swallowing and sucking away. We had to look away when the measured the legs so we couldn't see the sex which was SO hard to do, but we managed. So looking at its little cute face, what do you recon now? Boy or girl? Ricky is even more convinced its a girl now, but I am still not so sure.

The doctor said we are looking at a BIG baba. Its above average weight at the moment, and if it carries on that way, its gonna be about 4kgs at full term! But my mum said Richard and I were 4 kgs and Austin a little smaller and she managed, so I will too.

So he s/he is. how adorable!!! And look how fat its belly is! heehee x