Tuesday, September 28, 2004

195 more sleeps*... and then none!

Well for those of you who have not heard yet - There is going to be a little Pilgrim gracing our (hopefully new) home come April (approx* 11th). So now is the time for the child-haters among you to bid us farewell!!!

It's amazing the miracle of life that a child is. So far my son/daughter has brought about (approx) 3 GP visits, 4 blood tests, 2 Scans and an Obstetrician visit (with a bonus scan) - and it is only 12 weeks old!!! I go to different Medicare offices to claim each time as I am a little embarrassed about how much this is costing us!

So for the time being I am treasuring my nausea, naps (don't laugh, it is a hard slog getting through 7.30am-3pm without a nodd off) and aversion to most foods (although Indian is one of the few things I can happily digest). Thankfully the advice I have been given is practical and useful (and mostly given by people who have had at least one child in the past 10 years).

This may all sound "gross" or daunting, but mark my words when you (and your partner) first see that little hearbeat, or those tiny legs and arms waving around, you know it is all worth it (well until the dirty nappies and sleepless nights rear their ugly head)!

Kath xo

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World!

As usual, a lot has happened since my last post. I am still on good hours at the local school (today I was lucky enough to re-arrange the uniform display outside the Principal's office while one of the kindy kids were trying to get out of doing their work) and I am still running round like a mad thing doing things that just over 12 months ago I would not be caught doing!

Life isn't always like this though... a couple of weeks ago Ian and I went to Sydney for our friend Anthony's wedding - on a Thursday... Now, Anthony, I say this as a sister - that's strange, even for you!!! We had great fun sharing Anthony & Jeannette's special day and look forward to seeing them this weekend.

We then came home for a week and then it was back down the Pacific Highway to Sydney and then Vincentia for "Holidays". Yes, I use the term loosely. You see, we are currently selling our Sydney property and buying a block of land up here in Gloucester and then popping a mansion (in my own mind) on top of it. Yes, we are mad. No, we didn't get a very long holiday (but we did enjoy the lack of alarm clock for a few days!).

One of the highlights was seeing the Dragons (the mightly St George Illawarra) play Penrith on Friday night up at Penrith. No, I really don't want to talk about the narrow defeat of my beloved Dragons, or the "old enough to be my son" security guard who stopped me from getting an autograph from Nathan Brown, so I will focus on the Krispy Kreme Donuts instead.

This is the point where I lovingly blame Dave of cafedave.net for mentioning them to me in the first place. I HAD to seek them out!!! It got so bad in fact that Ian and I HAD to stop by the Botany Krispy Kreme store on our way home on Sunday to get supplies!!!

It was hard going back to the kiddies on Monday...

K xo