Tuesday, November 30, 2010

14 weeks - Buying for Baby

Aarghh! Why cant babies grow quicker? 

Today, I am frustrated! 

See with the takeoff of all these WAHM's, there are sooo many beautiful things to buy for babies!
BUT, I won't know whether this is a boy or a girl for another month! So while my hubby and the credit card are happily enjoying this month, my list is getting longer, and longer.
Here are a few of the things that i really want to buy for Quatrini (<- babies nickname!):

A Nappy Pouch 
'Brown on Green Polka Dots' from A Feathered Nest
 Okay so this is more for the girls, since they are the ones i only need to take a nappy and wipes for, and the baby is going to need alot more than that, but i've never been into huge nappy bags, and i think a nappy pouch would be great to leave in the car so i dont forget spare undies for the 3yr old etc.

Handmade Bibs
'Stone Age - New Mumma Gift Set'  from Charli&Jax

Cos they are just so cute! These ones, obviously, wont' suit a girl!

Designer Dummy Clip
"Personalised Cookie Monster Dummy Clip" from SPATZ

Well I'm sure you can guess what a dummy clip is for! And these are just gorgeous

And the List goes on!!!
So maybe its a good thing i dont know the gender!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Dreaded "All Day Sickness"

I've been lucky this time around! 
With the first 3, I was so weak, had no energy and felt faint and nauseous every time i stood up, for up to 15weeks!
This pregnancy, however, I've come close to forgetting I'm pregnant at all! 

At about 8 weeks, I started a cycle of 4 days feeling fine, 1 extremely tired day, a sick day, and a recovery day. It lasted all of 3 weeks until it went away completely...until 2 days ago! (I've been feeling nauseous for the passed couple of days and it seems today will be no different! Fingers Crossed I'm just a bit sick, independent of the pregnancy! )

I have however, been fighting a never ending run of Colds and Flus, and even a Sinus Infection thrown in there! Luckily, It seems that i am finally over them, and can breathe easy!

For those of you who have had horrible pregnancies, I feel for you! I would NOT cope with some of the pregnancy experiences I've heard about!
But if its any consolation, I have been suffering crazily intense heartburn if i eat anything that has any flavour! I've also been off milk up until a couple of weeks ago, and I can barely stomach Tea! *Cry*

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

13 Week Belly Shot

Little Bit Bloated but not really 'showing' much yet!

12 weeks - Telling the In Laws!

Up until now, I've been driving a Magna (5 seater Sedan) , but with the impending addition of baby number 4, we've had to upsize to a 'people mover'

Now I'm not the kind of person who thinks that you need to wait till you're 12 weeks to share the happy news (Though i fully understand doing so!!) But i do love to keep it a secret for atleast awhile! (It makes me feel skinny!)

With Baby 1 and 3, we shared the news fairly early in the piece, and with baby 2, i managed to hide it from friends until 20weeks! (we told family between 11 -14wks). This time, we went with somewhere in between. I told a sister or 2 straight away (and a few others found out because having a big family means no-one can keep a secret!), but we held off telling my husbands family until we were felt we were ready.

This time came a little earlier than expected, when our car of choice (Mazda MPV) came up in a search severely under priced! We snapped up the bargain, but then had the small problem of the big white car sitting in our drive way! AND the inlaws were coming to visit less than a week later!

"We could park it down the road?"
"Say its someone elses and they're just parking it here at the moment?"
"Tell them i wrote off the Magna!!"

Yes, all good stories, but we thought we should come clean!
It was at about this time that we also realised our eldest daughter (who is only 3!) actually knew what the word 'pregnant' meant, and had actually understood all our hushed conversations!
"Mums going to have a baby!" She announced to her father one morning.

The cat was out of the bag!

So came the day, just short of 13 weeks, when My mother and father in law came to visit.

"Whose car is that?" They asked, to which i replied, they'd have to ask Elliott!
When she emerged from after her nap, she joyfully told them it was "OURS!"
" What about the green car?" I asked
" It doesnt have enough room" She replied
"Not enough room? Why not?"

Yes that conversation took alot of practice, and a bit of coaxing to get it out of her, but it passed on the message sufficiently! The soon to be grandparents (again) were quite excited for us, and shared our same hopefullness that we might finally get our boy!

To cut a long story short, we attempted the same conversation the next day when we arrived at the InLaws house for family lunch, but My husbands sisters and brothers got a lot more gibberish than the day before.
Still, Elliott passed on the message!
And by the next night, It was posted on Facebook! (As you do!)