Monday, April 27, 2009

18 Weeks and 2 days

Wow!!! I can not believe I am already at 18 weeks ...... and don't forget the 2 days. LOL. I am starting to get very excited because I am DESPERATE to know what I am having, and by this time next week all going to plan we are going to know if it is a little boy or a little girl!!! Some people say when they are pregnant that they know what they are having but i really have no idea. The only thing I do know is this has been a very different pregnancy to Tucker's - but this is not a sign that it is a girl. I just wish for a healthy happy and settled baby. I will keep you all posted. 

I have been following pregnancy nutrition guidelines in association with Tosca Reno's Eat Clean approach. Exercise wise - I walk for between 30 - 60 minutes every day and then in addition to this I use one of my pump video's at home or do a full body workout at the gym or do cardio at the gym - yes I like to have variety. I have been swimming too - but now the weather is getting as low as 20 degrees overnight and max day temps. of 34 - it has become too cold. Oh how things change when you live in hot climates. This is heading towards winter for us and the ugg boots (HOME WEAR ONLY) have come out of the cupboard!!! I can see you all having a laugh!

I have lived here in Karratha for 4 years and 8 months now. Snakes are regularly sighted in this area - dogs frequently die from snake bites and the snake catchers live a busy life. Well we had first snake in our driveway on the weekend. I was around 1.8m long and called a Gwarda and is  very venomous. We are all okay and none of us got bitten, but considering it was getting quite close to our backyard where Tucker plays all day, and where we have 2 dogs we feel very lucky.

Dad seems to be doing okay. I have  spoken to mum a few times. He has been reading a lot, watching TV and generally relaxing. Will hopefully be able to speak to him this week when some of the bandages come off. 

Mike has gone in to work this morning - with no phones ringing he finds it a very productive time. He will be home around lunch time when we are heading to look at a HD DVD player.

Hope everyone is having a great long weekend. My thoughts are with my dear friend Sara whose mum is really sick in ICU in Queensland. xxx

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Update on Dad!

Dad is home from hospital now and seems to be ding okay so far. 

On Tuesday it was his 10th operation to remove cancer from his body. This operation was the 6th operation on his left ear. We hear the results as to whether further treatment is required on Tuesday night. 

My dad had an orchard where they commercially grew apples for the Australian and International markets. We are talking a long time ago - and in those days when they sprayed pesticides etc. no protective gear was worn like it is today. We have never had it confirmed but wonder if this is the reason why he has suffered so much. 

He seems to have his chin up now which is a good sign. I have not spoken to him because he is deaf on his right side and the left side is still all bandaged up. 

Will keep you posted with any more updates. Thank you so much to all my beautiful friends for stopping by and leaving a message. xxx

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good luck for my dad

I am posting this because I know I have some great friends out there who in their own way, may keep my family in their thoughts tomorrow.

My dad is heading back to the operating table for another operation to remove cancer tomorrow morning. Unfortunately I have lost count of the number of times this has happened now......  it must be his fighting spirit that keeps him going.

Normally dad is so strong leading up to his operations but i think this time it has got the better of him. He has been very emotional and is very very scarred. He visited the graves of his mum and  dad, and his brother and sister on the weekend for fear that he would be joining them soon. 

I am not asking for anything special, but because this is close to my heart, I thought I would be open, honest and up front about what is happening in my world. xxx

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

16 weeks and 3 days

We have just returned last night from the most relaxing 6 days I can remember. We drove the 840 km to Broome for our Easter holiday and stayed just 5 minutes walk from Cable Beach (picture above). We all spent lots of time relaxing. Our accommodation was great - we were right next to the pool, which was fantastic for our water boy who swam at last twice every day. I spent time in the pool, going for walks and I read two 500 page books!!! Mike also had a fantastic time. Some nights we ate out but our accommodation was apartment style so some nights we just stayed in. 
We caught up with some friends one night at Matso's brewery and enjoyed a great meal together. 
We took our ocean kayak with us and used this a couple of times - once on the far end of cable beach and the other time we drove approximately 50 km North to Quondong Point. Tucker even came out on it once with me - something we have been trying to do for a little while now. He loved it - but was holding on very tight just in case!

I was very spoilt for Easter and received the most beautiful pair of Paspaley stud pearl earrings. They are just beautiful and I feel very lucky to own such a beautiful piece of jewellery. Thank you so much to my beautiful husband Mike. xxx

Easter Bunny visited on Saturday night - he had no trouble finding us and came with lots of chocolate for Mike, Tucker and I. As we all enjoy chocolate none of it got wasted and it was enjoyed very much.  Easter bunny also seemed to know that Tucker loves Lego so Easter bunny also delivered Two Lego packs - Mike and Tucker spent some of the morning building and creating. 

There were a few other children staying at the same resort, and one of these children had a mask very similar to the one above. Tucker took quite a liking to it so we headed to the outdoor equipment store and found one very similar for Tuck. Since it was purchased it has barely left his face and his swimming is coming ahead in leaps and bounds. he calls himself a deep sea diver! For the first time he is now swimming along with his face in the water. 

As in the title I am now 16 weeks and 3 days into my pregnancy. My last check up showed my blood pressure as still been very low, and my fatigue seems to be about the same. There is no hiding the fact any more - there is certainly a defined bump now! On the way home in the car yesterday I could feel a few kicks and punches - I am starting to think I have another kick boxer the same as Tucker in my belly. In just under three weeks now I am going to know what I am having - I can not wait to find out - then the shopping can commence. 

Better go - still seems to be so much unpacking to do, and the washing line is full of dry clothes. Hope everyone had a great Easter. xxx