Wednesday, December 12, 2007

waiting still.....................

Its Thursday and Im still pregnant! We went into the hospital to get "checked out" yesterday afternoon, after having the monitor on me for 30 mins checking the babies heart rate and me for contractions. We discovered that I am having contractions I just cant feel them yet which is nice but frustrating at the same time. The doctor checked everything "downstairs" and said yes I had a "show" and that things should start moving soon. Hmmmmmm...... Its 6pm and 24 hours after the exam and Im still waiting. Maybe tonight ? Mind you Ive been saying that since Tuesday. Dad is geting antsy ringing 3 or 4 times a day to check to see if anything is moving yet, he keeps telling me to go for a jog. Yeah right!
I had our Yummy Mummy's group today even though there were only 3 of us we still managed to eat heaps of food and the kids had a great time running around the park. Gabriel feel asleep in the pram on the way home so I had a nap as well.
Allens been busy putting up the architrave around windows and doors for the past few days its looking alot better Im proud of all the work he's done :)
Jasmine is getting ready for Carols by Candlelight this Sunday night its going to be huge again and she been practicing almost every night this week, tonight she'll be at rehearsal till 10:30pm. Shes going to be very tired in the morning.
Dad arrives on Sunday afternoon and the kids are getting excited about seeing him again, it will be his first visit to our house since we moved in so I hope Im home for it.
I have my shoe party tomorrow night here at the house I love these shoes! I have several pairs and am hoping to add to my collection :) I'll post some photos of the shoes after Friday, provided Im not in the hospital? I did tell Allen that he will have to host the party if Im not here and send me pictures of the shoes so I can order some.hehehe
Well I better get going Allen and Xaviour are busy cooking dinner for us we are having a light chicken salad. yum.
Hopfully I'll be in the labour ward tonight?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

baby baby

Well I think we are finally on our way with the birth! I have been having contractions since Sunday but not much else then this morning I had a "show" so we have been waiting around the house all day for the contractions to get heavier and 11 hours after I discovered my "show" and I dont feel any closer to the birth :o(
Im getting more and more frustrated by the hour I went for a walk and had some contractions while I was out but not much since getting back grrrrrrrrrr. I might try a bath next Im gettting impatient with it all I just want things to start moving a bit faster. I should be relishing in the fact that this is our LAST baby and I should be kicking back enjoying it all but frankly Ive had enough and I want my body back.
Allen and I did some Chrissy shopping on Saturday with Gabriel in tow Jasmine was working at the Raspberry farm, and Xaviour decided to stay home for the day. Due to us leaving the pressies in the car including one huge box for Xaviour I went to get Jasmine from work and tonight because she is a sticky beak had looked at all the boxes in the back of my car. this wasnt a problem as hers isnt here yet but she then tonight told Xaviour that she knows what he's getting and added that he wont like it. Allen and I got upset with her and she got all defensive about it. I told them both to be quiet and not to speak abouut it any more I mean for goodness sake!
Not much else happening here just kicking back watching the cricket from Perth. I might go and have a bath it may be the last bit of peace I have for a while. Wish me luck

Sunday, December 2, 2007

This our little angel Gabriel we took this at a restaurant in California called Chucky Cheese. I know the name doesnt sound very appealing and the food was ok but they had a great area for kids to play in. This is Gabriel in one of the ride in cars.


The last few days have been hectic. Saturday Jasmine had her end of year concert for her chior their were a heap of people there and she had 2 sets of rehursals that day inbetween that we had to attend a friends wedding in St Leonards. It was an Italian / Tongan wedding so here were mountains of food. Rebecca looked beautiful in a pale blue dress and white long gloves. The two of them later changed into Tongan dress both wearing sarongs and white T Shirts and flower lays.
Jasmines concert went really well with her chior singing 4 songs they looked and sounded great, now we only have the Carols by Candlelight in the park which is on the 16th. phew its been a busy year for her and us!
Last night we had our Young Marrieds dinner at our house. We had a bbq which went really well all the kids came in and out of the house all evening and the adults played a game of "Curses". Its a fun card game that includes acting and a curse being placed on you. Everyone had a ball poor Simone ended up with about 13 curses that she had to do it was funny to watch her trying to do them all. Gabriel went to bed half way through the bbq I thought hed just cry and want to get up but he must have been really tired as he went right to sleep.
Our new baby is keeping us up allready and she hasnt even been born yet. I had regular contrations every 15 mins for about 4 hours then nothing...... grrrrrrrr.
Allen is taking 2 weeks parental leave from the 13th of this month which will take him right up to Christmas eve so thats nice for us then back to work on the 3rd of Januaray. Only a few more days of being pregnant ! I cant wait to see her perfect little body and face.

Monday, November 26, 2007

baby baby

Well I've only got 21 "official" days of being pregnant left. I am really tired of it now the baby is so low down I'm starting to waddle like a giant duck. I've "dropped" and have been having some contractions but nothing more than a few twinges. grrrrrrrr. We also have decided that changing her name is a good idea, Ella was we thought the perfect name. Although after finding that it was one of the top 10 baby girls names for 2007 we didnt like it as much :o( What was funny was that on Sunday I saw a friend Belinda Terry shes due 3 days after me and is alos having a girl. We started talking and eventually got to asking about names and they have also picked Ella as their new daughters name! It was so funny we just laughed being due the same time and same names etc. I did mention to her what our new name was for our baby (no I'm not saying). She liked that name too. We are keeping it a secret till her birth then everyone can groan at us.

Allen had the day off work today and spent an hour talking to his big sister Jody on the phone. I really enjoyed spending time with her and her family while we were in Utah they made me feel part of the family which was nice and the first time I've felt accepted for just being me. Its been hard with Allens parents his mum Sally REALLY doesnt likke me and although Billy and I had some spats while he was here last he seems to be over it and has been making an effort to patch things up with Allen and I. I'm affrais there is no hope of that with Sally shes deturmined to hold a grudge against me foreven I think. Ohh well her loss I say. Shes missing out on so much with Gabriel and with the new baby coming I was hoping that she would see whats shes going to be missing and just put the past behind her.... I was wrong :o(
Jody and I talked about it a bit while I was staying with her and she said that Sally wont appoligise for what she said and did and that I just need to let it go at that. I understand that it just makes things so hard for Allen and I but hey its cut down on the amount of calls to the states!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Anniversary Dissapointment

Well its our wedding anniversary today not that you would pick it. It just seems like another ordinary day :o( I did get a card this year unlike past years but no pressie and no dinner date which is what we usually do :o( I think I was more dissapointed because while we were away he hinted that he had bought something for me for our anniversary. Wrong.... I got him something which he was really keen to open, but I didnt get anything. I spent up big last year over 500$ buying him a really nice telescope all I got last year was a jewellery box which I dont particularly like. It looks cheap and nasty and isnt much good and holding all the stuff I have anyway. Ohh well I guess I can hope for next year. I havent done very well in the pressent recieving this year I mean he forgot my birthday!!!! Completely forgot! Valentines day was a fizzer and now this. :o( I know I shouldnt be so materalistic and want for these things but its always nice to recieve something when you yourself have gone to the trouble to do it for them. Its just nice to reciprocate.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

slack master

I cant believe how slack Ive been with the blog! What with Gabriels fever coming and going and appointmets in town etc its been really busy.
I had another appointment with my midwife today and she checked the baby and I. She said the baby is head down and engaged woohoo! The bummer in the conversation came when she mentioned that because of the emergency "C" section last baby the hospital will not want to induce the labour as it may tear the uterine lining. Bugger! So I have no choice but to go into labour on my own grrrrrr!
I also had some great news last week. Dad rang and siad he had got an email from a woman who asked if he had a daughter called Katherine. We figured out that it was an old school friend of mine called Dominique! We exchanged a few emails before attatching phone numbers and addresses so we could chat again. Its been 14 years so we had alot to chat about :) It was nice to hear from her and Id love to catch up in person when we both have the time free.
I aslo finally heard from my best friend Jason its beena a hit and miss thing of late when hes online Im not that sort of thing. I miss him heaps hes the one person other than my husband who knows everything about me. They could be easily bribed if I ever became a polli hahaha!
Speaking of pollies there is only one more day we are forced to endure campain adds before the election this Saturday woohoo!!!! Im still not sure who to vote for it all seems pointless when they are all making promises they wont keep.hmmmm
Allen and I celebrate another year of marriage together tomorrow Ive been very slack this year I usually have pressie and card organised weeks before hand but this year well..... I got them today, talk about last minute! Im looking forward to reading Allens card that he bought for me, I put alot of importance into a card its taken him a while to get the message but he had mine ready a few days ago so Im impressed about that. Here's hoping that he's read the card this year as last year he didnt and ended up giving me a birthday card by mistake.hmmmm?
I'll endeavour to put all the datails of our trip O.S plus some photos soon!

Friday, November 9, 2007

goodbye to the vomit comet

Finally after almost a solid week Gabriel has gotten over his tummy bug. We dosed him up with anti emetics that kept him asleep and gave his body a chance to rest phew!!!
Everything seems to be getting back to normal bills to pay and Jasmine back at chior and concerts allready (one tonight). I also got some great news that I can finally share that my friend Rebecca.G is engaged and her party is next week and the wedding is 2 weeks later! Wow! It seems that immigration are giving them a haard time ( I know all about that!) So we are off to their place next Thursday night to celebrate ;)
Its the Huge Westbury show day tomorrow and to avoid all the noise and unexpected visitors wanting to drop in, Jasmine and I are going into town to look for a cot for the baby. I spent a few hours today cleaning out the cupboard and sorting all the clothes into sizes again. Ive got all the things for the baby ready to take to the hospital I just need to get my stuff done and Im ready to go. I keep getting this feelig to be ready I think Im going to go early. Well I can hope.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Back from the trip

Well today is Monday so technically we have been beack for 3 days now. It should have been 4 days but our travel agent stuffed up our return flights to Launceston!!! We finally got home and unpacked straight away, we had that much luggage that we had to send 4 bags by frieght. We were all looking forward to our first nights sleep in our own beds but it wasnt to be... Gabriel caught some tummy bug on the plane back to Launceston and spent the night throwing up, and that ment Allen and I getting no sleep just cleaning up after the poor little thing. He looked better on Saturday and we all breathed a sigh of relief but it was short lived, I started throwing up that afternoon and so did Allen. The older kids seem to have gotten away with not getting it so thats a blessing. Im still very sore aching all over and having contractions just to add to the fun grrrr.
Jasmine went off to choir practice this afternoon and is still deciding weather or not to continue with Sing Elon next year. She has really enjoyed it but it has been very hectic this year. Xaviour was glad to get home and see his new soccer trophy from this year.
Allen got stuck into mowing the lawn which now looks respectable, the ride on needs to go in to be serviced bummer more money.
We only had 2 bills from the time we were away so I was pleased with that.
I had my last ultrasound on Friday and everything looks great. Shes head down bum up and the spot on her heart seems to be gone. Even my placenta seems to have moved out of the way so I should be able to have a natural birth after all. We also got a weight estimate on the baby, shes currently 4pd and if I go full term will probably get to 7.5pd. Wow was I happy about that! A little baby :)
Im going to go through all our photos in the next few weeks and put them all upits going to take me some time but I'll get it done.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sick kids

Well its only 1 day till we fly off to the states and of course we have a sick kid. yep Gabriel was at the doctors yeterday and after seeing the him we have some antibiotics and a steriod for clearing his throat. Hes a little bit better today but still grissily and clinging to me. We have finaly packed everything today and only have a few things to do tomorrow before we leave on Tuesday morning. Our wonderful neighbour is driving us to the airport at 5am ewwww!

I spoke to the older kids who are at their Grandfathers and having a great time, they went fishing yesterday but didnt go out today as it was too windy. Jasmine just about talked my ear off today but Im looking forward to seeing my girl after 3 weeks of being away. Its nice to know that she still misses her mum :)

I'll try hard to get to a computer while we are away and send some more to my spot here.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

kids home, kids gone

Its been a busy day today. Xaviour was sent to Melbourne ahead of our trip overseas on Tuesday, we also had Jasmine fly back to Melbourne from her choir tour of Samoa. The tour was a resounding success with a full booking and lots of fun for the kids that went. I spent the best part of 30 minutes trying to get hold of Papa to let him know that Xaviours plane was running late but he left his phone in his car. I got to speak to Jasmine and Xaviour when they finally got back to the car. They'll have a great time there with Papa he'll spoil them a bit while they are there.
Gabriel has a nasty case of croup at the moment so the whole house smells like Eucalyptus oil from the humidifyer. He slept 3 hours this afternoon which was nice but my mummy tummy didnt like it the baby kicked up a storm after he finally woke up.
On another matter I got another letter from my ex husband yesterday whinning some more about stupid things again. You would think after 8 years he'd get a life of his own!
Only 3 more days till we fly out woohoo!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

blog start

Ok so here I am finally part of the blog family. I have a number of friends who have tried to have me join them in blogging , all I kept thinking was who would want to read what I do all day? Im an average mum doing ordinary things during my day. The only excitement at the moment is our impending trip to the United States which we begin on Tuesday morning with our 3 children. I'm not sure how its going to turn out I'm getting scarred now the closer it becomes and the baby Im carrying (I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant) can feel it and kicks when I feel worried. I'm sure it will go fine it's just the fear of the unknown.