Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
- I breathe very loudly when putting makeup on.
- I sigh (again loudly) when driving.
- I make an "aah!" sound after taking a sip of water. (How annoying that must be to other people???)
- I say "Mmmmm" a lot
- I wave my free hand in the air and walk around when on the phone.
- I don't point something out once, I tap it a couple of times.
These are only the things I can remember (with my switched off/ on holiday brain at the moment). He's a mini-me! And the question I ask myself is what else is he picking up on? A scary thought!!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It started with my baby shower. Woohoo! My last babyshower was so emotional and the birth families came and everyone was still raw so it was hard. It was such a milestone that when it was done I was shattered and just grateful it was done.
This one was very different. Super relaxed at a cute little cafe (just my style). Organised by my amazing friend M, it was everything I could have hoped for. I was surrounded by old friends, new friends and family with divine coffee and food. Just wonderful!
Simoney and her adorable little Princess
Gorgeous L opening my presents
After that I had my gorgeous little nephews second birthday. He had a "wacky wheels" party. Super cute! Ben is adorable and very handsome, love him!
The birthday boy himself
Rupi and the hubs- note the intense concentration, driving is serious business!
A blessed day, a day out of the ordinary. I loved every moment!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A day of randomness and busyness.
It started with my scan- all good. She is still a girl, phew! Otherwise baby would be wearing a lot of pink! And everything is where it should be. She's chubby round the tummy but her head is average size (praise Jesus!)
Rupi and I played in a park near a cafe and I learnt just how fast he can run straight into the parking lot.... without listening to my "STOP"!! I also learnt that I can waddle at very high speed to go and get him!
I went to my last work meeting (hopefully) and dropped all the accounting reports at the accountant. Hopefully the business tangles will be sorted very soon!
Then to the midwife who thinks baby girl may be around 8 lbs at birth. That good? I think so bearing in mind that Rupi was over 12 lbs... I like my midwife. She's good for me, a "go with the flow" person who is opposite to me. I need someone like that. If she was like me, it would be like a military operation and not good at all.
And lastly introducing my lovelies.... new shoes. My first in 18 months! A world record for me. Normally I wear heels. I LOVE heels and don't like flats. However a 15 kg toddler and big tummy mean heels are a bit beyond me.
So here are my new shoes! And the combined cost of these cuties was half of what I used to pay for a pair of shoes...not too shabby.
So all in all 34 weeks is not too bad. Sore (par for the course) and hormonal (again par for the course) but otherwise happy as a clam.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Problem for us is that my hubbies family have a family reunion every Easter too. And they all travel from far and wide and spend the weekend together. He is the only saved person in his entire family- immediate and extended and his family have been wonderful at understanding our commitment to our church and the conference. Family (whanau) is BIG to them all. We have missed 7 family reunions in a row and now that Glenn (my hubbies dad) is gone, we can't get that time back...ever. Being real, my heart aches at the times we have missed with him and the family.
This Easter my hubbies cousin was having a 21st celebration as part of the reunion. This young man has worked through major intellectual hurdles and now lives independently and has built a life and social circle for himself. We are so proud of him.
So we thought long and hard and split our time. Spent Thursday and Friday at Shout and then early on Sat morning went up north to a (gorgeous, beautiful) tiny place called Whananaki North.
Here I have actually pushed my Dad to one side as he was cutting the cake skew (have I NO shame!?!) He is complaining about having an interior designer for a daughter.......!
My gorgeous sisters (and giant me- I am a LOT taller than they are) We normally stand together with our arms around each other and are not usually this formal (!) Hope this photo is ok, Pen and Nik?