Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Thanks so much to everyone for your lovely comments and support from my last couple of posts. I am so impressed by how lovely everyone in blogland is and its a great place to be at the moment! The overwhelming consensus is that you are still interested in my baby bump stories, so I will continue to share them with you!

So, I still havent heard from the specialist, and since its been 10 days since I saw him, and he told me that he would have the results in 3 days and call me if there was anything to be concerned about, I have decided that everything is OK and I can relax. I have to go and see my Dr next week and I guess I will get the full update then, but I think all is OK. I am feeling so much better, less tired and more normal. I am starting to show, which is part fun and part distressing, but mostly fun!

Now I have a little dilema that I need to share with you all. Any feedback or suggestions are very welcome. Anyone in HR, may know the answer, but I am really stumped! I have been talking to my boss over the past few months about making my job a managers position, which will in turn mean more money, more responsibilty and a bit more say in what happens in this place. I am not so concerned about the $$, but everything will help at the moment as we need to save for when I am on maternity leave. Yesterday, I spoke to my boss again (for the 2nd time this year) about this, and it was confirmed that my role will definitely change and decisions will be made in the next 4 weeks - the whole department is being re-thunk, and there will be a lot of changes over the that time. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and starting to show. Do I wait until after the decisions have been announced before telling him or tell him now and hope for the best? I have been here for 8 years, and this is the closest I have come to negotiating a job that I REALLY want, and I am scared that I will blow it! Its very confusing - I feel like I'm damned if I do and damned if I dont!

I get the feeling that if I do the right thing by them, they wont do the right thing by me. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice for me? I feel like I am screwed!

Apart from that I am really happy and well - eating properly and feeling good!

Hope everyone is feeling great too!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Thought I would give this a go...

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
1996 - I was living in London and working HMV on Oxford Street. I was living with my lovely friend Irene and my bestie Scott (he was gay, we shared a bed for a year - dont ask..) I had very little money, but was going out a lot and clubbing alot (as you do in London). Also had a chance to travel quite a bit - went to Italy and Belgium. I was in love with Jarvis Cocker from PULP and a guy from my work called Chris! I came home that year - via New York and hated being back in Sydney, but ended up sharing a house in Newtown with 2 girl friends - and so my love affair for the inner west began!

2. What were you doing a year ago?
A year ago I had just started at the newly merged SONY BMG. It was all very strange being in a new environment after working in the same building with the same people for 7 years. It was a strange time. I was also planning my wedding - getting a bit stressed, but also very excited about the big day. I think it was about this time last year that my hubby sat me down and said 'do we really need to do this?' and I actually said to him 'if you want to cancel, its your call, but you have to think about it for a couple of days', because that is the caring understanding woman that I am! After I had planned the whole thing, invited EVERYONE and booked everything. Thankfully he came to his senses (he was just nervous) and we are happier now than we have ever been!

3. Five snacks I enjoy: (god this is a hard one)

  • home made pizza on lebanese bread
  • cheese, olives, pickles and wine (not so much wine at the moment)
  • oysters
  • fruit toast or date scones
  • weight watchers chocolate mousse, layered with diet rasberry jelly, topped with strawberries, in a kind of parfait - try it, its very YUM!

4. Five songs to which I know all the lyrics:

I am reknowned for knowing lots of lyrics to lots of songs, but I will try and pick 5 (my favourite karaoke tunes)

  • Especially For You - Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
  • All My Life - Foo Fighters
  • Common People - PULP
  • Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
  • Better man - Robbie Williams

5. Five things I would do if I were a millionaire, apart from donating to charity:

  • Buy the dream house with water views
  • Get my hubby the best digital SLR camera I can find
  • travel the world, possibly even move to Thailand and start my own guest house
  • Open our own business - a beauty salon especially for men
  • cure my insomnia

6.Five Bad Habits:

  • surfing the net at work
  • half finishing projects (knitting, crafts etc)
  • watching too much TV
  • not keeping in touch with my family
  • grooming my hubby (dont ask!!)

7. Five Things I Enjoy Doing:

  • cooking
  • going to gym (when I actually get there)
  • going out for breakfast
  • suduko
  • going to the cinema

8. Five Things I Would Never Wear (or buy):

  • shorts
  • strapless tops or dresses
  • high heel shoes to work
  • a bikini (what was I thinking?)
  • I dont do hats, ever

9. Five favourite toys:

I'm not really a toy person, so this is a tough one

  • my dogs
  • my sunglasses
  • my CD collection
  • the new smoothie blender
  • the air conditioning in our house (what a godsend!)

I wasnt tagged on this, I just thought it would be fun to do! Feel free to do it yourself if you wish!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

down-ward dog

Yes I know I have been quiet and I am sorry about that. I have been around and reading other people blogs, which I am loving, but I have just been absorbed with my own thoughts and as I havent been focusing on the weight thing, I am feeling a bit out of the 'group'!

Everything is fine. I am back at work, so trying hard to stay off the net. Well maybe the trying hard bit is a lie! Work has been OK. Moments ofbusy and moments of boredom. Its really tricky to focus and resist the urge not to tell everyone my news. I am starting to think that its not even real, except for the fact that my clothes are all starting to get tight around the waist. Its rather bizzare as people are still noticing the weight that I have lost and commenting on how great I look (which is lovely) and I know in a couple of weeks they will be noticing the ever growing belly!

I had my 12 week scan last week, which actually showed that I was 14 weeks gone, so that knocked 2 weeks off the whole thing. Things looked great with the baby, but some results were a little scary. I had to have a follow up test (also on Friday) and they told me they would let me know in 3 days if the results were bad. I havent had a call yet, so fingers crossed I can start to relax and enjoy this time. Being pregnant should be exciting and thrilling, but instead I still feel aprehensive and really scared. After tomorrow, I will put my relaxing boots on and start to love the ride!

My exciting news is that I had lunch with 2 close girlfriends last week on 2 seperate days. And BOTH of them are pregnant as well. Not as far along as me, but still - I am so excited to have friends to share this with!! The best part is, my dear friend LM is my oldest mate. We have known each other since we were little and my mum and her mum were friends and they always used to tell this great story about how they used to 'bounce tummies' together when they were pregnant with us! (we were born 3 days apart). Now we get to carry on the tradition! I am so thrilled for her and for us both.

On the food front - I have been pretty ordinary. Having too many snacks (trying really hard to keep them healthy ones) and I have only been to the gym twice a week for the past few weeks. I did a yoga class last week and it felt like I pulled a muscle in my ass!! I think it was from all the 'down dogs'. The pain has gotten progressively worse and it now feels like my lower spine is out of alignment. I am trying to talk myself out of it (it actually worked yesterday), but I did 50 mins cross country on the treadmill last night and its a little bit sore today. I think the worst is over, so everything should be fine!

I hope everyone is having fun out there. I will try and blog more regularly, I just hope you dont tire of the baby bump stories!!

take care vxx

Thursday, January 05, 2006

and another thing

I just wanted to let you know that I went to visit my obstetrician yesterday. We get weighed every visit as a matter of course, which I would think was fairly normal. The strange thing is that I have lost 3kg since my last visit a month ago, and am now sitting at 76kg!
I have gone from weighing 90kg (almost 20kg overweight - infact being obese) , when I started WW about 5 months ago to now only being 5kg overweight, which is such a blessing going into this pregnancy!
My body will truly thank me for this is a couple of months time! Gotta love a bit of forward thinking!
Happy days vxx

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Happiest Of New Years

Thought it was time to return for the year. I am not back at work yet, but decided to give this a go on the home PC. So far so good.
We had a great Christmas - spent Christmas eve with the family and all of Christmas Day at our friends Lachlan and Andria's. It was so relaxing and peaceful and yummy! We spent most of the day in the backyard with our dogs and everyone was very chilled out and happy.
New Years was just as nice - we had a small BBQ at ours. It was nice and relaxing and the best bit was that we didnt have to go anywhere...

I am a little embarressed to admit that I havent been exercising too much (how hot has it been!) and my eating hasnt been fantastic, but I have a pretty good excuse. I am now 3 months pregnant and really dont think that now is the best time to be dieting as such - although I am still trying to eat good food and avoid junk (which I have been pretty sucessful at!)

So this will take my focus away from hitting goal and onto making the healthiest baby that I can make. And I would really love it if I can do that without putting too much weight on. My aim at the moment is to no put on over 15kg, but I really dont know how achievable that is. I am visiting the obstetrician today, and fingers crossed I have only put on 1-2kg in the first 3 months!

As you can imagine my hubby and I are over the moon and although I am terrified of the next few months, I am also thrilled that we were able to get pregnant without too much hassle. I feel very blessed.

Hope you all had a lovely new year and I look forward to catching up with you all in the coming weeks!

Take care