Friday, February 27, 2009

9 Weeks and 6 Days

  • Well after 10 days off I returned to work yesterday. It was a bit of trial and error to see what happened, but all was cool and no further complications. What a relief! 
  • The nausea seems to be disappearing, fatigue still plays a pretty major role and heart burn seems to have come to the party - thanks but no thanks - you are not really welcome guests and the sooner they disappear the better.
  • I have been increasing my walking at home on the treadmill by 5 minutes each day so am now up to a grand 20 minutes. It is really nice to be able to do something again.
  • As well as my exercise I am a huge scrap booking fan. I have purchased a new table and set my self up in the guest bedroom - it is amazing how much more you can get done when I am not having to pack things away all the time.
  • It looks like this weekend is going to be a house bound weekend. One of the joys of living in the North West is that we have cyclones. One will cross the coast quite close to us on Sunday morning. 
  • I saw a podiatrist yesterday. I knew I had unusual feet but she was amazed. She has never seen feet like mine before - well thanks. I am going to need to make a trip to Perth to have Orthotics made for my shoes - she has also recommended that i wear runners and supportive footwear as often as possible. No more Havianas and flip flops for me. Oh well I am looking at it in the positive sense - if I keep doing what I am doing now I am going to have Osteo arthritis in my ankles before I am 40!!! No Thanks. 
  • I Think that just about covers my past few days.
  • The picture above was from a photo shoot i had in Melbourne when I was 34 weeks Pregnant with Tucker. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

9 Weeks and 4 Days

I almost feel like a magic fairy came in the night and spread some magic fairy dust so I would not feel so sick and tired anymore. I have woken up feeling great. I do not feel tired I do not feel sick and I have some energy. 
I even managed 15 minutes steady walk on my treadmill this morning. 
I am going back to work tomorrow for a trial to see what happens. I have had a few bleeds and they seem to be happening when I lift something or do something like vacuuming (not that i vacuum when I am at work - but i think you know what I mean) . I have not had a bleed now for over a week, so tomorrow is a try and see day. 
Better go - I have even managed a load of washing and it is ready to be pegged out. 

Have a great day. xxx

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Exciting News......

Well I have some really exciting news to share with everyone.........

I am having another baby!!!

We are all very excited - including our beautiful 4 1/2 year old. As you can see from the counter on the side I have a while to go. here is a bit of my journey so far

We were on holidays with my mum and dad in Tasmania, when I was due for a period which had not arrived. I was very moody and feeling rather unusual but blamed unsettled hormones. I had already taken a test which showed a negative result so was convinced that this was not to be the month for success. I had to visit a chemist for an ear infection so picked up a pregnancy test thinking again it would be one blue line and be negative. IU took the test and much to my surprise and excitement there were two blue lines. I wanted to contain my excitement because until i had been to my GP to be double sure I was not sharing the news with anyone other than my beautiful husband. he promptly gave me the biggest smile and a gorgeous kiss. 

6 Weeks and 2 Days 

The day after we arrived home I had an appointment booked for a dating scan at the hospital. At this scan I saw my tiny baby - looked just like a peanut. I was 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant.

8 Weeks and 2 Days 

Apart from feeling constantly exhausted I cruised along nicely until I hit the 8 week mark where in a matter of 5 days I had three bleeds. Very scary and I really wondered what I outcome was going to be. I went for a another scan - still what they call a viable pregnancy. Baby was exactly where it needed to be a I was now 8 weeks and 2 days. At this time I was advised by my GP to stop work and have complete rest. How hard is this for someone who is used to been so active. Well i wanted to do what was best so rest it was. I have really struggled to eat. Food is so not appealing. My Doctor has put my on anti nausea tablets so that i can try and consume some good nutrients for a growing baby.

9 Weeks and 1 Day

I fly to Perth today and ready to meet my Obstetrician for the first time tomorrow. I am really nervous as I have no idea what to expect. By the time 4pm comes around, Tucker and I head to our hotel room, order room service for dinner and stay put. I am absolutely exhausted. 

9 Weeks and 2 Days

We sleep in which is not such a great start to the day - we rush through showers breakfast and still make it to our appointment in Duncraig on time.... phew!!!!
Immediately after I enter my Obstetricians clinic i feel at ease, the receptionist has a beautiful personality, his midwife is so caring and I immediately know i have made the right choice. There is SO much paper work to complete, but once that is done I am in with the man who will deliver our baby. 
His name is Cliff Neppe and I am so happy that he is the person who will bring our little babe into this world. I had a very difficult birth with Tucker, so all of this detail was explained and much to my relief ( as i really did not want a repeat performance), he said there would be no way he would take the chance for a "normal" birth. There is no way of knowing whether the difficulties I had with Tucker would reappear with this birth. The baby will be born via c-section at Glengarry Hospital at 38 weeks. What a relief. 
We flew home in the afternoon - never again while pregnant will I do an overnighter to Perth. By the time we got home I was so exhausted - i managed scrambled eggs on a slice of toast for dinner and then hit the couch with my pillow. 

9 Weeks and 3 Days

Today for the first time in many many weeks I have felt quite normal. I even managed a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I went to the hairdressers and had my hair done today - maybe that has helped because my hair looks respectable again.  I am starting to feel a bit on the tired side right now but not as bad as it has been. 

I had better go, Tucker is hungry after a busy day at school. 


Help please

Can some one please guide me to a good spot to be able to download a cool date ticker for my blog.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I will be back real soon .......

Just wanted to stop by and drop a quick message to say I have been really sick the past couple of weeks and have had no energy to sit and blog. I will be back really soon. Until then I hope every one is feeling great. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How special do I feel?

This is a letter from one of my personal training clients:

I wanted to write to you personally to let you know I was nominated for the Shire of Roebourne Sports Person of the Year award. I was fortunate enough to take out the award which was handed out at the postponed Australia Day Awards on the 29th January.

Awards like this are individual but I wanted you to know that through your professionalism and the love of what you do you have inspired me and have certainly been great supporters in helping me achieve my goals. People don't achieve things by themselves and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your assistance in getting me where I need to be so that I can achieve. This award is also a representative of how you go about your business and I hope you know that even though your name is not on the award you are very integral in assisting me achieve it and I couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you for being a great inspirational person and I love you to bits. Thanks with all my heart and I am so glad I have met you. 

I love my job and this really supports my passion for helping others achieve their goals. This letter almost bought a tear to my eye. Thank you from someone means so much to me, but this letter has really made me sit back and realise that I am a great Trainer and my clients appreciate my hard work. 


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What a great day!

Today was Tuckers first full day at Kindy - he has had a great day and so have I. 

After i dropped Tucker off i called to my friends and collected my ironing, and we sat and had a chat for half an hour - so nice to not have to rush in and rush out.

I then had work for the morning. I am training a group of 7 clients in a program called MNB (My New Body). I work the women as a group through weights and cardio, provide a recipe and a handout and have a chat about their food diaries. Today was session number one. Many have carried over from last year. They all had a good spring in their step today - mind you at the end of the hour session there were many red and sweaty faces. 

I was finished by 11.45am so came home had some lunch and then had a hour sleep before it was time to collect Tucker at 2.30pm. 

he came out of the classroom with a huge smile on his face - a good indication of a good day. He has nearly emptied the cupboard since we have got home. I am going to say bye now so we can have some time together.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Tucker starts Kindy....

Here is my beautiful 4 year old Tucker who started Kindy last week. He had two half days last week and as of tomorrow will attend kindy all day Tuesday and all day Thursday. He is so excited that he is going to have his lunch at school!!!! He has a lovely teacher - Mrs Becker. 

It only seemed like yesterday that he was just a new born baby. 

Also see blog below re Tasmania holiday. 

Our Tasmanian Holiday

Well how time flies when you are having fun. We are home now from our holiday to Tasmania. This is where Mike and I both grew up and lived until 2001, however we had not spent very much time back there since then. We caught up with friends for some beautiful dinners and saw many relatives. some who had not seen Tucker since he was an 8 month old baby - they all got a real shock!!!

I caught up with a dear friend - she attended our wedding and was my boss in one of my child care positions. Since i had seen her last she has had a brain Tumor and her Thyroid removed - cancer. It was very special to see her, however I got a huge shock. Love you B. 

My Mum and Dad both still live there, we stayed with them as well as travelled to the south and east coasts. The picture above is at Swim Cart beach near St Helens on the eats coast. I spent my childhood holidays here at this beach we we had a holiday home, just a 2 minute walk from this exact spot. 

My Mum has not been so well of late, so it was good to be able to see her and provide some support while we were there. When we arrived she had only been out of hospital for 1 week, by the time we left i could see she had gained a bit more strength. Progress is going to be fairly slow but it is all heading in the right direction and that is what is most important. 

We took a day trip one day to an rowing regatta - I actually met some of the children I looked after as 1, 2, 3 year olds - who are now 15, 16, and 17 year olds. I felt quite old!!!!

Tucker loved the three weeks he had with Mike and I - it was a great family time. We all loved it as much as each other. 

Unfortunately all holidays have to come to an end, but i do have to say the three weeks was great and yes it went quickly but we all have many memorable moments.