• Family Baby Shower done and dusted 

    Yesterday was my family baby shower hosted by my parents and sister. I confess I was dreading it a bit. I hate being the centre of attention and baby showers are not my favourite thing. This one however was really lovely. The day before, we went to my folks place to help decorate the garage. For A’s baby shower we went a bit nuts colour wise and didn’t have an actual theme. This time, however, we stuck with yellow, green and white as we have been calling the baby Lemon for most of the pregnancy. There were green and yellow balloons hanging from the ceiling, green and yellow streamers around…

  • When trimming the hedge becomes impossible

    Warning: this post contains a fair amount of overshare. If feminine maintenance affects your delicate sensibilities then please stop reading now 😂 Still reading?  Let’s just dive right into it then. I love Hollywood waxes. (a Hollywood wax differs from a Brazilian wax in that you get completely waxed from front to back. Theres not a strand left. Not one. Its gone…along with your dignity the moment the beautician whips off the towel so that she can see clearly. 🙈 Trust me, no amount of small talk will distract you from the fact that someone is getting an eyeful of your lady bits) I have been doing them for a…

  • Breastfeeding is keeping me up all night…and I havn’t even had the baby yet!

    This pic represented my usual night time routine with my firstborn. She would have 4 bottles between 10pm and 6am. It was exhausting. But it saved my sanity and helped me stop resenting my child. Here’s why: I was so determined to exclusively breastfeed when I was pregnant with A. I think back and want to cringe at how naïve I was. Formula wasn’t even on my radar. We got Dr Browns bottles as gifts that I was going to use to store breastmilk so that my husband could feed the baby too. I knew from research that it would be difficult at first but hey, how hard could this natural…

  • 9 week countdown

    I should be freaking out and I guess I am to a certain extent. There’s still so much to do. We fetch the cot from my friend at the end of the month. I have so much of A’s baby stuff to not only unpack but to find place for. We’re having two baby showers in Oct so I will probably just do it all once those are done. Then we’ll know what stuff we still need to get as well.  I’m loving how strong my nails are from the multivitamins. Check out this stunning colour my friend got me. I love it. Need to check if my salon has…

  • I miss this already 

    We went out after picking A up from school yesterday. Just a random Wednesday when my husband decided to take us out for lunch to spend some time together away from the chores at home. We’ve been so busy lately that the days have flowed into each other.  It was such a lovely day. As if we stepped out of our lives for a few hours and just took a breather. We had lunch and chatted then took a stroll around the mall. Nothing fancy. This feels almost like the calm before the storm. I know things are going to be crazy when the baby arrives and I’m not going…

  • My long overdue pregnancy story and A’s birth story

    I havn’t put A’s pre-birth story down in writing before. Partly because I have been putting it off but mostly because it’s this private little gem that I like to take out and think about and then pack safely away again. But considering that I have such a terrible memory I should write this all up before I forget and lose a precious detail. Especially with Baby #2 around the corner. So here goes: I always knew I wanted to have kids. In my mind I had a set plan – finish university, get an awesome job, meet the guy of my dreams, get married, have kids and stay at home…

  • Birth stories 

    I don’t know about you but I am obsessed with birth stories. The more gruesome the better. It was the same when I was pregnant with my daughter. I feel like I’m preparing myself for the worse case scenario 😐 Though why I’m looking at multiple home births out in nature I don’t know…

  • 2 weeks and counting…

       Things are happening so fast but to be honest I prefer it this way. Once a decision is made I like to take immediate action. As you can see our packing is well under way.  Flights are booked.  Moving company booked and paid.  Cats flights booked, new crates purchased and living arrangements made with my bestie for the week before we arrive.  Now we just need to finalize a car moving company and we’re pretty much done from the admin side.  I’m excited. I’m really REALLY excited. About this move. About having my husband at home full time. About having a new baby. I know it’s going to be…

  • Week 15

    And boy do I feel different!! The queasiness and tiredness seem to have passed. I can have dairy and sugar in small quantities without getting stomach cramps or feeling like I need a tongue transplant and the smell of cooked food no longer makes me want to run. It’s such a relief!!!! I REALLY missed being able to eat a proper meal without feeling miserable. I can enjoy the smell of garlic again and have cheese on my pizza. I’m so happy 🙂  This change couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re moving in three weeks so there’s loads to do. Tons to do in fact. Exciting times!

  • I think my cat may be psychic…

     Or a pregnancy detector.  She has always liked to sleep on our bed or sit on our laps when we watch tv but in the last few weeks she has been STUCK to me at night. If she’s not behind my knee she’s on my thigh or against my back or even laying on my pillow like the other night! The rascal! Iv been in bed for half an hour now and tried to push her off me three times so far. Now I’m on my side and she’s sleeping against my tummy. The strange thing is that she did this the last time I was pregnant too. 2013 Exhibit…