“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn

And I am very excited about all the changes – please don’t think I am complaining cause I couldn’t be more grateful for everything we are going through. However I keep focusing on the quote above when I start to feel a little overwhelmed and nervous about all the changes we are going through, which seems to be happening often!

Many changes have come with being pregnant, changes that I never really thought about… even though I had heard stories from other sweet pregnant ladies who I am grateful to for sharing with me!

So far my sleeping has taken a terrible turn for the worst, I am definitely a morning person and LOVE being a morning person (crazy I know). But now thanks to baby I am a very early morning person, I cannot sleep later than 5:30 am (sometimes 6am if I am lucky). Add my cold to that, which I cannot take any medication for, and some mornings I am up at 3am. YAY for me… now I really hate not having enough sleep so it means I have to have an afternoon snooze pretty much everyday (yes even at work, thank goodness we have a very comfortable massage bed in the clinic and I have a wonderful boss who doesn’t mind at all).

I also have no control of my body and have no idea what’s really going on in there anymore. I would like to think I am pretty in-touch with my body, like usually I know why I have a headache or what triggers it; I can tell when I need certain foods; or why certain parts of my body are aching etc etc. But now I have no clue! I have avoided all my usual headache triggering foods, like sugar and anything with sulphur (yes including wine and most fruit juices), and I have been eating so much more fruit and veg… but unfortunately I am still getting more and more headaches and they are driving me crazy! Which leads me to believe that my poor body hasn’t quite figured out what it needs or wants or it’s all just hormonal…

Talking about hormonal, man I have to curb a heck of a lot of crying and frustration! There are some adverts here asking for money to support children underprivileged in impoverished countries and I know they are designed to make you feel sorry for the children. I just cry! I cry for the children, I cry because I am annoyed with myself for crying, I cry because I hate that I let an advert get to me… I just cry!!! And my poor patient husband, he has to put up with some special mood swings, which mostly include “I need a hug” to ” don’t touch me” in about a second flat.

The general changes… WE ARE MOVING!!!

Yay we have finally signed the last of our paperwork and have an official moving date! SO Excited that we will be in our new house soon…like 2 and half weeks away!  Which of course adds even more feelings of being overwhelmed. Like OMG this means we have to start doing the house up quickly before the baby comes, OMG there is a baby coming! Oh wait I knew that already…but how easy is it to forget there is a baby in there, especially when my belly isn’t getting in the way yet and I haven’t felt any kicks from our little monkey yet. Anyway, so much more responsibility comes with a house. Like a big mortgage, keeping up the maintenance, decorating the nursery and pulling out the horrible kitchen. I still have so much packing to do and no energy to pack especially now that I have a cold!

But all changes come with so many exciting things…

We are having a baby (all the weirdness I am going through doesn’t matter when the outcome is so wonderful), we have our own house and as Sean keeps reminding me the house comes with his very own shed for working on all his projects, we are moving closer to Sean’s family and my work. Now that we are moving I can finally enrol with all the exciting aspects of being pregnant like pregnancy yoga classes; meeting the midwives at the Shoalhaven hospital we are going to and going to antenatal classes!

Are you going through any changes? Is there anything you are really looking forward to this year…or even next year? We would love to hear from you, so please don’t be shy and feel free to comment 🙂


The House is on Fire!

A really lovely blogger I follow recently wrote a very thought provoking blog – Burning down the house (you should take a look at her blog it’s really cute). Now that I have started packing for our big move into our first home later in October, it really got me thinking…”What would I grab if the house was burning down?”

I must admit that it probably wouldn’t be too much at this point! There would be a lot of stuff I would miss for sentimental/financial reasons, like the beautiful cow-skin rug my mom gave us or our wedding, my signed copy of Spud by John Van de Ruit, some of my jewellery from Sean and freinds, our playstation, my tablet, some of my hand-bags etc (you get the idea), but I wouldn’t actually try and get them out the house and it wouldn’t be to hard too replace them after a lot of saving.

What I would definitely grab however is:

*My camera, I love taking photos and would hate to lose it! (The one in the photo is my Diana, and I am using the one I really love to take the photo…I think I might grab my whole camera bag cause I love all my camera stuff)

*Our computer, only because of the large amount of photo’s/info on it

*Our cat, although he can sometimes be very annoying and wouldn’t stand very still for me in the photo.

*My passport and paperwork file, cause let’s be honest it would be a nightmare trying to replace any of that stuff (Birth Certificate etc) from all the way over here especially considering how hard it is to get anything from home-affairs when you are in South Africa! I tried to legally change my name last time I visited South Africa (in April 2011) It still hasn’t be done yet.

Hopefully grabbing this stuff wouldn’t mean I get hurt especially now that I have another human in my belly to worry about! But I am glad I am not so attached to material things, I would like to think I would prioritise family, friends etc and not the things I accumulate over the years.

Let me know if there is anything you would definitely grab?

13 weeks and counting

I can’t believe it we are actually pregnant and can finally tell people!

It’s really hard to keep a 3 month secret 😉 but now the cat is finally out of the bag and we can start sharing all our cool experiences (and some not so cool ones).

We found out completely by accident, I was about a week late and not feeling 100% so decided to take a pregnancy test (just to rule out the option) but we hadn’t been trying so I wasn’t very optimistic. After peeing on stick I waited a few moments but there was only one line so I threw it in the bin and just presumed I had calculated things wrong or I was just a little late. Later that afternoon I was cleaning up and taking the bin out and what should I notice but the stick actually had 2 lines on it!!! What the heck? I must not have waited long enough for the result! Ok this is a little un-expected maybe it’s a mistake, lets try another one… This time I waited a bit longer and OMG it has 2 very clear lines as well! And so it’s time to call the daddy-to-be (and our immediate family) and share the GREAT news!  Even though it was a bit surprising we are absolutley over-joyed

So far our pregnancy hasn’t been half as bad as some of the horror stories I have heard so we are extremely grateful for that. I started off with some terrible nausea but it never really progressed to full on vommiting and the only other problem I had was extreme tiredness, and when I say extreme I mean I felt like no matter how many hours of sleep I was getting I still need about 8 more!  I am however blessed with a very amazing husband  who would help me out SO much by cleaning, cooking, sopping and making sure I was ok every moment he could, even though he was working full-time he still did so much for me and I will be forever grateful for that.  We have now hit 13 weeks (14 on Saturday) and I am already starting to feel SO much better and have been able to get alot more done (which means Sean has been let off the hook and can finally get some rest).

We are also SUPER excited that all our paperwork is getting in order for our very own home! I just can’t wait to get in and start decorating the nursery and sorting everything out for the arrival of our gorgeous little monkey. Despite some very annoying delays with the bank we are still hoping to be moving in early in October, so at least we won’t be moving when I am too heavily pregnant. But of course since I am pregnant I won’t be able to do any heavy lifting Yay for me 😉 But I will have to do all the un-packing since Sean will still be working, which suites me just fine as the perfectionist in me will probably want to do it all my way anyway!