Friday, April 28, 2006

my favourite time of the year

I love this time of year. There is still a chill in the air and but the days are warm and clear. There is nothing better than a bright blue sky, warmth from the sun and a little bit of nip in the air. It really is my favourite! All is good with me. I am feeling well and happy. Work is busy, and a little bit challenging (especially the 7 flights of stairs I need to walk up every morning to get here...) and all is progressing well with the pregnancy. I went to see the doctor this week. He was very happy with how things are going. I have no complaints and although I have started putting on a little bit of weight, its only 6 kg since I fell pregnant, which I am OK with. Infact, I still weigh less than I did this time last year (when I hit 90kg). My goal when I fell pregnant was to try to not reach 100kg, and at this rate I dont think I will get near it! Lets just see what the next few months have in store for me. I have 12 weeks to go. Where did the time go?

Have had a pretty busy couple of weeks of late. Very social and busy which is still tiring me out, but is all good. Easter was spent catching up with lots of friends (especailly those with kids) and eating too much! Last weekend we went to a beautiful spot called Pearl Beach near Woy Woy just out of Sydney. There were 6 of us and we hired a house just near the beach. Spent the whole weekend eating and reading and relaxing. It was just lovely. The others all insisted that I should take it easy in 'my condition', so wouldnt let me help with the cooking or washing up, which was such a treat as I feel that's all I do when I am at home. The place is beautiful - just over an hour out of Sydney and its feels like you are a world away. The house we got was lovely and really reasonable for the weekend for 3 couples, and the beach is really nice with lots of beautiful rock formations and places to walk. The hubby took a few shots of me highlighting the bump, so I will get him to help me put them in a post. Some of them turned out quite nice.

Its been great having all these 4 day weeks and I am dreading the thought of a full week next week, although work has been kind enough to find me a parking spot so I dont have to catch the train in which will make it so much easier for me to get to work. I only have 8 weeks left until I go on maternity leave, so it will be interesting to see what these next few weeks hold.
I hope I manage ok...

I wanted to say a HUGE congratulations to the beautiful and inspiring Philippa who reached goal this week. You are so amazing and gracious about everything you do! Well done to you!

Also, I have a baby question if anyone can help me. The boys name we have picked out is the same as a friend of ours baby (a close-ish friend who we have only recently started spending time with, but we are likely to see quite a bit of them in the next few years). We are thinking of using the shortened version of the name but the husband thinks we cant because its too close - its the only name that I like (for a boy). Is it still OK to use it, or should I just get over it and find another one? I am really struggling with this one!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will be back sooner rather than later!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Pregnant Woman Shouldnt Stay Up Past Midnight

I am exhausted today. Just got back to work after a 2 day conference. Two nights after midnight are not that great for a pregnant lady! I cant complain too much - at least I got some sleep and I am not hung over like the rest of the office. Most of them were out drinking until 5.00am! I cant imagine ever doing that again. The conference was at Doltone House at Pyrmont and we spent 2 days listening to music and hearing about how good we were! The night were taken up by lots of food, drinking (by all but me) and a couple of bands - over the 2 days we saw Pete Murray, Augie March, Something For Kate, Shannon Noll, Human Nature, Alex Lloyd and some new acts like Kate Miller-Heidke and The Inches. I am pretty lucky to have this job, but sometimes I wish I could just be at home with the hubby on the couch - I think I am getting too old for this!!

Have been pretty busy for the past few weeks. The trip to Peppers Anchorage Resort in Port Stephens was divine. Its such a beautiful spot and we had a really relaxing time. Just hung out - did a spot of fishing, went for a swim and a really lovely walk along the beach. The hubby was really excited about going fishing and was rigging up his brand new rod in the hotel room, when the knife he was using to cut of a bit of plastic slipped and found its way into his hand. We had been at the hotel for 10 minutes and I was already running around frantically looking for bandages - we quickly found out that the wound was quite deep and would need stiches, so I drove him all around Nelson Bay looking for a medical centre! He got 3 stiches in the end, and the doctor said that he was very lucky that there didnt appear to be any nerve damage. If that was the case we would have had to go to the hospital in Newcastle for hand surgery! Hows that for a bit of holiday excitement! The minute we got back to the hotel - all he wanted to do was fish! He is hooked - pardon the pun!!

The resort is beautiful - I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance. Very secluded and right on the marina - if you like expensive boats (like we do) you will be in heaven. We hired a little run about for a day and fished for a couple of hours - caught a few but nothing worth keeping - it was just peaceful and relaxing (until the sea sickness kicked in - I am pretty sure it was pregnancy related, I never get sea sick normally)...

Nights were spent at the RSL which is always fun in those coastal holiday places! We also had a lovely dinner in one of the waterfront restaraunts - nice!

Always nice to get away...

Pregnancy is going well. Have been feeling well and I went to see the obstetrician last week and all is fine! I have put on a total of 2 kg since I got pregnant. 2. Can you believe it? I actually went and bought some maternity clothes on the weekend and everything was size 14, which means I have dropped a dress size! I find that quite astounding after trying to lose weight and struggling and now it doesnt seem to be a big issue. The other thing is that I am really embracing my growing belly and wearing quite tight clothing. I always used to wear baggy tops and things that didnt cling, but now I am loving the snugness. I bought a really beautiful black dress to wear to my gala dinner last night - stretchy and tight, it hugged my belly and made it look HUGE and I LOVED it. So many people commented on how flattering it was (and the best bit was that it was on sale and it was a MEDIUM!!)

At week 25 now. Feeling very pregnant and finally look like a proper pregnant woman. Its awesome! My only slight issue is that I think i have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. It causes me quite a lot of pain some days and some days I dont notice it. I think I might go and see a chiropractor, as my doctor is a bit old fashioned and just says that its normal pregnancy wear and tear and tells me not to worry about it. The issues I have is that I have to walk up a lot of stairs to get to work and I dont want to have problems when I want to give birth naturally. Will see what the chiro says..

Hope all is well in blogland. We bought a new camera last week, so I will try and post some belly shots next post!

have a great week, until next time vxx