Today is the day that i leave our little nest in Queenstown and head to Christchurch (on a jet plane) I will be 38 weeks tomorrow / a giant waddling humpback whale. So the idea of driving to Christchurch was, never going to happen ha! Sam is going to join me in Christchurch in four days time driving the car down with our fur baby Harvey, car seat and baby goods. Here’s hoping Baby Mayell stays put the rest of this week until his arrival!
With only ONE MONTH left of this pregnancy i wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of my pregnancy. It has been one hell of an experience so far with so many up’s and down’s. There are so many little moments to reflect on but here are just 7 PREGNANCY HIGHLIGHTS THUS FAR: Continue Reading
Noosa is a bit of a second home to us, for the past 7 years or so Sam and I head over there in January with his family who have family friends lucky enough to live there.
My Mum & Stepdad moved to Brisbane beginning of this year. We had planned to visit them already during this time. However once we found out the due date of the baby was January, we knew we wouldn’t make the annual family trip to Noosa so we decided to combine the two. God forbid we would go a whole year without returning to Noosa!
We are down to single digits! Writing this at 33 weeks pregnant it’s really getting close now.
Finding out i was pregnant was the first time i looked into pregnancy symptoms and changes. I haven’t been surrounded by any pregnant people really, none of my very close friends have had a baby before so it was ALL NEW TO ME! Before this i simply thought you must feel tired, heavy and gain a lot of weight.
To save you the shock of what happens here are just 5 of the things i had no idea would happen during pregnancy. Beware i left my filter at the door this blog post. Continue Reading
My pregnancy has not been a magical unicorn ride, like some women seem to have (yes i’m jealous). I have had many up’s and down’s including “morning sickness”, nausea, pains, fatigue and i can assure you i’ve tried every remedy under the sun! To save you some much needed trial and error like myself, here are my holy grail must have items that have given me the pick me up on those much needed preggo days.
I discovered i was pregnant initially because i had extremely sore boobs and was 2 days or so late on my period, which is not out of the ordinary so i didn’t think much of it! Following that, one night i started to over analyse (again not unusual)and lay awake majority of the night googling symptoms of pregnancy.
When we moved to Queenstown i was off birth control for quite a few months. However i wouldn’t say that we were “trying” for a baby. I had been on the contraceptive pill since i was 14 years old for skin related and hormonal issues. With my periods being so irregular and inconsistent lengths of time (sometimes up to a whole month) I knew that if i was hoping to get pregnant in the near future getting off it and allowing my body to return to it’s natural cycle was going to be the best idea.
One of the first questions after you find out the baby’s due date is usually, do you know the sex?
Sam and I both knew we wanted to find out the sex of the baby as soon as possible! To us having a baby was a shock/surprise, let alone waiting until the birth to find out the sex! Although don’t get me wrong i strongly admire those strong willed mum’s out there who keep it a surprise! If only i had the will power…. 🙂 oh and the patience.