Wednesday, August 31, 2011

24 weeks Update

Size of the baby: BC is the size of an ear of corn
Total weight gain/loss: Im now 53 kgs and looking forward to breaking the scale.
Sleep: Its been horrible, I have two cycles, I dont wake up to pee but I find myself awake twice. Thanks to the preggie roll though last night was the hardest I was sore especially the tummy area and our cat wont burge from lying on my tummy.
Best moment this week: We bought the car seat,  humidifier and now ordered the adaptors for the stroller.
Movement: She is moving but not much especially the last two days I complained on Sunday I didnt enjoy all that kicking and when she slowed down on monday I was so nervous and it made me realise how much its a part of me and Im now enjoying every bit of it. She moved all through last night.
Food cravings: None, I just cant stand chicken, tea and juice.
Gender: Its a girl
Labor signs:
Belly button in or out? Finally it made its way out.
What I miss: Being able to get outof bed without rolling and being able to reach my feet without almost passing out.
What I'm looking forward to? The end of the second trimester and als my dear hubby coming back home from the Otter trail. He leaves tomorrow for 10days and Im not looking forward to it.
Weekly wisdom: Pregnancy is a blessing though it has its downs but the ups outweigh the downs. I'm now embracing it.

Baby room

Last night I  was determined to have an early night, prepared dinner and tidied abit and decided to take a shower while the stew simmered. I forgot to turn down the stove. By the time I got out of the shower, it was hell , the dog was barking his head almost off and the cat was in hysterics. The stew got so burnt I had to make dinner all over again. So m uch for an early n ight I got to bed at 10pm.
The upside, BC's room is beginning to come together, tiles have been laid, the wash basin has been fitted thanks to a hard working hubby, John and mom and as I type this the carpenter is installing the closets. I wasnt too keen on the idea of installing a wash basin in the room but the lady we bought the house from used to use this room as a saloon. So for the few months BC will fit in the basin we might as well put it to use. The plus side we got the basin on promo which makes hubby very happy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stewart little or the carpenter - The wait is on!!!

They were recommended by a dear friend, and they turned out to be our nightmare. To install two closets they said it was a day and half job its now 3 weeks. When they arrived they asked why we hadn't used carpenters recommended by the company that cut the pieces of the closets and we told them the company doesn't because of fear of having their reputation destroyed by the carpenters. And they swore they were not like that they were professionals. Its turns out they are lazy punks !!!!! At this rate I might go on a carpentry course and qualify before they finish the work.
It's three weeks and the closets that should have taken maximum 2 days to fix has its pieces scattered across our garage like a carpenter's internship section. To make matters worse I discovered we have a guest in our garage a Stewart little- mouse/ rat, I can't get myself or Wayne to kill it,  the cat wont bart an eyelid in that direction and if given a chance our dog who reside happily in the garage for the rest of his life trying to sniff it out. I think he is too cute to die, can you picture yourself killing Stewart little? A few days back I found scraps of wood from our garage door, the  Stewartt little -mouse/rat was trying to chew its way out of the garage. My nightmare is waking up to finding pieces of the wardrobes chewed as well. I'm not very good at waiting for something especially if a date is confirmed or given.
pic via google
But now it's different our house is a mess, we don't have closets so ironing is out of the question there is no where to store the clothes besides upstairs where our cat has discovered what paradise is all about - cuddling in dad's clothes and leaving evidence of black fur on all his clothes, setting a new trend in our home of washing and tumble drying clothes about 3 times before use. Nightmare is what we are living now. So come tomorrow if these wallies/carpenters are not anywhere in sight I will die.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

23 weeks update

While in Durban, we went in to see our Dr. Berios, he is the most awesome Dr ever. I have been having constant headaches for a couple of weeks now. They have been so painful I sometimes thought my left eye was about to pop out. It was a quick stop over he had an emergency Cesarean but wanted to see me before he left his office. After doing a check up and scan, he referred me to an Ophthalmology  one of his friends. We were excited to see BC as we didn't think we would have a scan. She is doing great and he is happy  that she is on track. It takes 3 weeks to get an appointment with this specialist and he called in a favor after seeing BC off we went to see the specialist. While we waited BC kicked like mad Wayne felt her kick.
After several test and eye drops it turns out my eyes are perfect the cause of the headaches - yours truly sinuses.  I'm having the paediatric nasal drops and avoiding diary products  but I have to live with it till BC arrives. That is my cross to bear. Otherwise we doing great here is to 23 weeks.

Size of Baby: Size of a large mango

Total weight gain/loss: I'm now 53kg
Maternity clothes? yes please
Sleep: Since getting the preggie roll its bliss.
Best moment this week: Seeing BC again and putting her cot together.
Movement: A lot, she is one energetic baby.
Food cravings: None.
Gender: Its a GIRL
Labor Signs: None
Belly button in or out? in the middle its not in and not really out.
What I miss: Being able to access my feet without running out of breath and feeling like I'm about to explode.
What I am looking forward to: getting wardrobes installed in her room and beginning the third trimester.
Weekly Wisdom: None.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Farmers market

Christmas in August is how we refer to it, when mom and dad come to visit. It definitely feels like Christmas just with out the decor. They visited for 10 days dad had a hockey tournament to attend to, but I prefer to say they came here and the hockey tournament was a by the way. When they came up mom had a cold, I wasn't allowed to go near her and I had to wear a mask for three days. Then dad caught it and I had to continue with the mask. I felt cheated on my share of the hugs and kisses. When we went down to Durban for the funeral, dad wasn't infectious anymore so I went with him to the farmers market just to spend time with him. Nothing feels better than enjoying a sunny morning walking between stalls and enjoying the aroma of coffee brewing, the sight of pancakes being tossed in the air as they season them with Cinnamon, fried eggs being spread out on paper plates, as we stroll between captivating rows of beautifully arranged stacks of beads, colourful cushions, amidst laughter as people meet long lost friends.

Beautiful art work that makes one wish they paid more attention in art class during their back in the day. Rows of tables set for sampling home made goodies being sold.
Dog owners with their heads help up high as they walk their dogs while indulging themselves in the compliments by bystanders or shoppers admiring them with envy. And the occasional loud ferocious barks of small dogs trying to display dominance. 

Antique furniture carefully displayed drawing collectors under their spell one of who was dad. As they give the contents of their wallets while displaying big grins as they lay their claim as they mentally place the furniture in their new home. However consequences of these spells may be questionable after the market. Dad fell in love with this telephone chair/desk but mom wasn't very fond of it but it starts its new life as a cherished item in the cook home.
I was glad we went to the the market and enjoyed chatting as we strolled through those stalls and I'm grateful for a wonderful dad. What better way to cherish a day with dad and add another slide to my wonderful memory collection slide show.

Good bye for now Gran

Our gran was called back by our Heavenly father on Saturday 13th August 2011. We had a memorial service on Thursday at church and on Friday at the Crematorium at Stellawood. By our I mean Wayne's gran, I don't look at his relatives or parents as his they too are mine. We -mom, dad, Wayne and I, visited with her on 29th July on our way from having BC's 20 week scan. That whole week and the previous week she hardly recognised anyone besides mom, it was sad to see her lie in her hospital bed in that state but Wayne and I were so thrilled that she recognized us and even asked how the baby was doing. he gave her an admin, that was so profound and we felt the spirit so strong in the room. We were heart sore but we knew what the lord had in store. She even thanked Wayne for the blessing.

I'm so grateful for the knowledge that families can be together for eternity. I'm thankful for the knowledge we have in the gospel. We know gran is now with the rest of the family who have passed on and doing great work.

We shall truly miss you gran and are for ever thankful for your influence, love, and example you were to us. We love you so much.

We cant wait to tell BC all about you and keep your legacy alive.

Friday, August 12, 2011

22 weeks update

Size of Baby: the length of a spaghetti squash
Total weight gain/loss: I'm now 51kg
Maternity clothes? yes please
Sleep: Sleep is still uncomfortable but its been better the last two nights.
Best moment this week: After a few days of renovation of what seemed like forever, we are back in our room and renovations almost done.
Movement: Yes, lots she is kicking so hard, I can actually see the spot move.
Food cravings: None.
Gender: Its a GIRL
Labor Signs: None
Belly button in or out? Not in and not out , I have given up!!!
What I miss: Not having heart burn and just being able to eat what I want a any time I want.
What I am looking forward to: Having the renovations done.
Weekly Wisdom: Pregnancy is over rated.

And its a ......GIRL

We are having a princess, yes it is so exciting. For our 20 week check up we headed down to Durban to see the best gynae in the country. (It is my opinion after being refered to the so called best gynae who turned out to be mr crap)We went with mom and dad, everyone was surprised dad agreed to come with but I wasn't.
As I lay on the bed and the Dr. placed that thingy onto my stomach he said he knew what the sex was and I asked to guess and I did right. Wayne thought it was a boy well lots of people thought we were going to have a boy. It was so nice having him hold my hand as the dr showed us what our little GIRL was upto as usual she didnt move much she seemed to be sleeping. Mom and dad got to see their grand child. It was a wonderful family moment. And I cant forget the expression on eveyone's face that morning.
After telling us he was 100 % happy with BC, she has grown a day faster so our due date has been brought forward to 15th Dec. At this rate she may be born in Nov, she is so full of suprises.
We then headed to the hospital to book our bed and 4D scan at the Heart hospital. We headed home with mom making phone calls to share and spread the news and srop off the boys ie Wayne and dad.
And we went on a pink shopping spree to celebrate. She is one spoilt princess even before she makes the grand entrance.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

21 weeks update

It's been one crazy week, we have mom and dad visiting with us, phew what a relief!!!!! They are doing the supervision while we are at work. And it feels great to get home and find a wonderfully cooked meal by mom. Nothing beats that. Thanking the lord for our parents, they are such life savers. We decided to redo the bedrooms ie ours and BC's , good bye carpents and bring in the tiles and vacuuming I wont miss you one bit at all. Thanks to fudge with all the fur shedding!!! Anywyas so we have that done as per now only stuff left is installing the wardrobes hopefully from today. lots of progress, the tiler has really been good he is so meticulous with his work. Sometimes I wish we had a maid with OCD. Anyways with living in the lounge like gypsies, we cant wait to move back into our room tonight.. hopefully.

Size of Baby:  currently the length of a carrot -- weighs about 3/4 of a pound. (Length: 10 1/2 inches, head to heel.)

Total weight gain/loss: I'm now 50kg, I haven't gained anything this week
Maternity clothes? Definitely, mom's comment on that this morning as I tried to get into one of my largest pants."sweetie, I see bits and pieces of skin every where I think its time we went shopping for maternity clothes". But I'm wearing maternity underwear if that helps and yes what a relief. should have started alot earlier. 
Sleep: Its been horrible thanks to renovations and our confused babies who think lights out means time to investigate in the dark. arrrgghhh anyone want a cat and dog please send me your details.
Best moment this week: Its been a productive week both rooms have been tiled, having mom and dad around was a great bonus and spending time with hubby. And I think we have a name for the baby.
And I'm so thankful for a hard working hubby, he has done alot of stuff I cant thank him enough. I love you my love.
Movement: Yes , its one active baby.
Food cravings: None.
Gender: Yes we do know it :).
Labor Signs: None
Belly button in or out? Still on the fence it can't make up its mind
What I miss: Bending down to pick up stuff without squatting like a frog and a good night's sleep.I HATE the constant headache on the left side of my head. feels like my eye ball is about to pop.
What I am looking forward to: Having our house completed and moving back to our bedroom, generally back to normal routine. Sleeping in the lounge has been "fun" but I'm now ready to have our territory back.
Weekly Wisdom: Try to renovate your house before falling pregnant.
Milestones: Having the house done and wardrobes installed.

Monday, August 1, 2011

20 weeks update

We flew to Durban on Thursday night for our appointment for Friday, it was lovely to be back home and spend time with mom and dad. The appointment went well Dr. is happy and BC if doing great. It was the highlight of the trip. I got a flu shot so I was basically down for most of the weekend but it was worth it.
How far along? 20 weeks
Size of Baby: Baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. S/He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana

Total weight gain/loss: I'm now 50kg, I have gained  a total of 6kgs. I'm happy not complaining
Maternity clothes? Just the leggings but definitely going to wear some during the course of this week.

Its been horrible aches and pains every time I turn around with lots of back ache.
Best moment this week: Seeing our little angel on Friday at our 20 weeks Dr's appointment.
Movement: Yes definitely, even wayne felt her kick last night thanks to a few sips of coca cola
Food cravings:
None, there are still foods that I won't eat having nausea here and there
Gender: Yes we do know it but will right a post about it.  
Labor Signs: None
Belly button in or out? On the fence it cant make up its mind

What I miss:
Bending down to pick up stuff without squatting like a frog and a good  night's sleep.
What I am looking forward to: Our next appointment for the 4D scan in Sept
Weekly Wisdom: Not so sure if there is any
Milestones: Getting to know the sex of the baby and also we have a cot. Thanks to mom and dad and we love it.