Woke up this morning after spending half the night up and down like a jack-in-a-box (if only I was THAT fast!) to visit the toilet. Mild contractions which have continued ALL DAY! Every 10 minutes they’ve washed over me, teasing me into thinking that baby would come today. Dan stayed home from work and did […]
One week till due date
Where has this week gone? We’re back in the old routines of school and kindi and slowly adjusting. The girls have mostly been good for me in the morning; so I haven’t had too many drill sergeant major moments, but I do feel a little on edge with a rapid change in hormones. I’ve been […]
An amazing few days
It is absolutely incredible to have Grandma and Granddad here! This week we’ve been blessed with warm weather and even the showers on Wednesday morning and Thursday weren’t enough to dampen our spirits. In fact we spent Thursday at Zealandia (previously known as Karori Wildlife Sanctuary) where we walked for over three hour’s through the […]
I really marvel at myself on days like today. Dan was busy hosting a function at the office tonight, so it’s been a looooooong day with the girls. They woke at 8.30am, which was great, but they didn’t get to sleep till 9ish – so I’ve been on my feet, running laps around the house […]
10 week’s (ish!) to go…
It doesn’t seem that long ago that I wrote the post, ‘11 week’s ago today,’ and now here I am counting down the weeks till bubs arrival! Sophie took this photo today (I’m 30 week’s pregnant tomorrow): With Christmas, the school holidays and my folks visit from the UK in mid-January we have so much […]
Thanking the sisterhood!
Thanking the sisterhood today for making a woman entering her third trimester of pregnancy feel great 🙂 First, someone at school said (as I bent down to put Charli’s water bottle in the tray, whilst wearing my white, tight, cropped trousers), ‘Wow, you’re looking great, all baby and nothing else. How do you do that?!’, […]
If only I had some of it – high energy that is. Both my girls are full of beans from morning to night. They have such a need to throw their bodies around. At school and kindi pick-up the Mum’s of boys say, ‘You’ll get a shock if your third baby is a boy,’ but […]
Scan reenactment by Charli & Sophie
Ever since we took the girls along for my 20 week scan they have been reenacting it in very interesting and creative ways. I first came across them doing this a couple of week’s ago. They take it in turns to crawl into a tunnel (Mummy’s tummy) and pretend to be the baby, whilst the […]
Not to be revealed
We returned from a wonderful week’s holiday yesterday and had the excitement of bubs scan this afternoon! Thankfully, all is going extremely well and everything is where it should be. Bubs is growing really well with the due date being put at 13 February, five day’s ahead of my original estimated due date of 18 […]
Ah, there’s a heartbeat!
Last Friday was a beautiful day, which started with the most perfect morning at Lyall Bay. There was an extremely low tide, perfect for rock pooling and safe paddling (even though the water was quick to numb the ankles!). The day was rounded off with the most wonderful sound, our baby’s heartbeat! Other than my […]
11 week’s ago today…
a new member of our family was conceived! There were the posts about detoxing (I never forgo my Merlot unless there’s a very good reason), the mutterings of decaf coffee and how I’d stand in the coffee shop inhaling the scent of caffeine for a pick me up, the lack of blog posts due to […]
This time last year…
I was HUGE! Little Sophie Jade (‘bubs’ at the time) was curled up in the warmth of my womb waiting to make her arrival. My due date, of 21 December, had been and gone and I felt about as comfortable as a stuffed turkey awaiting Christmas dinner. I was willing bubs to hold off until […]
Birth Story: The Arrival of Sophie Jade
The arrival of Sophie Jade…
My legs were made to run, fast!