Monday, August 26, 2013

35.3 weeks


Baby is growing fast now! And I am running out of space, poor little thing. Plus I am SO slow.....everything takes me so long at the moment. But I have accepted that, and just take my time where I can. We went and spoilt ourselves this weekend and brought ourselves a king size bed. What a difference it has made. SO much more space now, we don't even feel it when a big white poodle jumps up in the middle of the night to snuggle!

Things are moving along nicely now. Ricky and Richard are moving out of the spare room this weekend and we have already made a huge dent in all the packing away and organising of things we don't need at the moment. The cot is in place next to our bed and we are organising a changing table. Its my baby shower this coming Saturday, so very excited!
So far most people are still going with a girl, and every child I have asked what they think it is has said a girl! SO maybe little people know?? Who knows!
We have our 36 week scan on Friday which will be our last before baby arrives if all is well. The appointment is with our Back up Gynea and we get to tour the hospital and see where the birthing room will be etc. Less than 5 weeks to go! I think I better pack a hospital bag soon.
On another note, we went to our friends Greg and Gosia on FRiday who have had the twins. They are now nearly a month old and both weighing about 2 kilos! They are so cute, but so so tiny. I can't believe a human can be that small.
SO here are too pictures of the bump. One last night before bed and one this morning of me looking VERY tired. hahaha. Only 3 more weeks of work...can't wait to go on leave now.

Baby is about 2 - 2.5 kilos now and the size of a Melon! I get kicked in the ribs quite often by his/her little feet, so I think its going to be a loooong baby....

Lots of love to you all

35.2 weeks

35.3 weeks

Monday, August 12, 2013

33 and a bit!

HI all,

Im huge! I am not sure there is any more space for this baba to grow, but he/she is insisting on adding on a few more kilos. S/he is the size of a pineapple this week. Trying to roll over at night is like rolling a Hypo onto its side. And as much as everyone says how lucky I am to be preggers in winter, I would love to be able to just put on one top and a pair of pants/jeans shorts, with no jacket or socks and shoes...the amount of layers needed to keep a Hypo warm in this weather is ridiculous! Im sure it is making me look bigger than I am too. And I can't zip up my jackets anymore! So I have taken to wearing Rickys :)

I have gotten the cutest of pressies from Auntie Kez and Uncle Scott. A pair of little red converse trainers! Too cute. AND little socks to match. Will take a pic. And Ricky brought S/He a GAP hoody and the cutest little fish that looks like Nemo! SO spoilt.

We had a long weekend here for Womens day. We spend the weekend buying appliances. A new washing machine/ dryer and a new fridge. Uggh being grown up sucks. But I do like them ;)
hahaha. And we took pooches on lots of walks. And I had a lovely Sunday roast at Doris house, which was lovely. SO all in all a very nice weekend

Im starting to get tired now though. I had thought I would be strong and work up until my die date, but the more I think About it, the more I want to have a few days at home to just relax and prepare and take it all in before baba arrives. So I think I will be going on leave form the 17th of September, which gives me about a week and half before due date should he/she come on time.. plus it gives us time to get the room and house ready. So looking forward to time off now! Whoo hoo, only 5 more working weeks :)

Here is pic from one of our weekend walks. We were on Lions Head contour path. It was so clear you could see ALL the mountains and even the snow. Very pretty. This is the spot we are going to take Laylas ashes when I have plucked up the courage to do it. I like her pot being at home...but I am sure she will like roaming Lions Head too...
33 and a bit

The size of  a pineapple! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

32.2 weeks


Mmmh not very good at this weekly posting thing hey.
Anyways we have reached 32 weeks and 2 days today, being Sunday the 4th of August. Baby is weighing between 1.2 and 1.7 kilos at the moment. My tummy is HUGE, but nice and compact (apparently) so I feel good about that. No swelling and no stretch marks as of yet, so all good. Its getting difficult to bend down and tie shoe laces, use dust pan and brush and generally pick things up, but not so much because
 of my stomach, but the light headedness that comes with it. So I think Ricky will have to take over those tasks for me! Im very excited because he is back from his holiday today. Its been 16 sleeps! I've managed pretty well though. No issues to mention and the dogs have been easy. We have spent a lot of time on the beach because the weather has been so amazing for August. It was 28 degrees last Thursday, so I took the afternoon off work and we sat on Camps Bay and then Hout Bay beach all afternoon and then as it was Dad's birthday we went for dinner  and sat outside to eat! It was amazing.

Oh and huge news is our best friends Greg and Gosia had their little twins last week FRiday. They were 2 months early, but are doing really well. And Gosia was able to have them naturally which is so super as she had planned a c section. But the babies wanted out all on their own...
Her waters broke at work and she drove herself to the hospital and out they popped, one after the other, in less than 4 hours! They are being incubated at the moment while they put on weight, but they are starting to feed well and they can hopefully take them home in a week or so. At the moment Arizona, who came out first, but is the smallest at the moment, weighs 1.66 kilos and Indiana weighs in a 2 kilos.

So meet our babies "big sisters" Arizona and Indianna. So over the moon for them, and really looking forward to lots of family get togethers....

Daddy Greg with Arizona (on the right, she came first) and Indiana (on the left)

And out little baba is the size of a squash this week I believe, although not a little gem squash but a BIG squash! And squashed is how my stomach feels. I can't believe there is still 8 weeks to go and more growing to happen! And S/he moves so much, huge summersaults, hiccups and kicks. And mostly in the morning, just before bed and then in the middle of the night......

Here is bump and squash, hope you all have a lovely week:

32 weeks