Sunday, December 29, 2013

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"A picture of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Oliver: Apparently the silly season is exhausting when you're only two - the little guy put George down for a nap and proceeded to also lay himself down for a (fake) sleep :-)

Linking up with Che and Fidel as part of the 52 Project.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

la petite bump {28 weeks}


How many weeks? 28 weeks.

Baby's size and weight? 14.8 inches / 2.22 pounds (37.6cm / 1005 grams)

Pink or blue? It's a BOY!

Weight gain? TBD after Christmas... :-(

Symptoms? Pregnancy wise, I've been feeling pretty good these past couple of weeks. No more nausea - hooray! I've been quite tired, but being quite pregnant in the middle an Aussie summer will do that to you. I had a day of dizziness/cramping earlier this week along with a lot of braxton hicks, but I think that was mostly due to dehydration and exhaustion. After a day of rest and remembering to drink more water, I felt much better. General sickness wise though, our little family has had it rough since we arrived. I've had the flu and sunburn so severe I couldn't walk, Mitch got bad eczema turned nasty staph infection and then Oliver got school sores. I've been hoping & praying that I don't catch it and so far, so good. I'm seriously thinking we are allergic to Australia though, every trip in the past few years we have gotten some kind of nasty illness!

Movement? Lots! He's getting a lot stronger these days too - kicks are becoming pretty forceful/uncomfortable at times, but I still don't think I'll ever tire of movement :-)

The best thing? Mitch and I got away on our first overnight getaway this past week! Although I've been away on girls weekends and he's had work trips away from the kiddo, we've never been away overnight at the same time. It was BLISS! We stayed at the Sheraton Noosa - the last time we stayed there was on our honeymoon - and had a much needed and well overdue getaway. I think we could make this an Aussie holiday tradition... :-) (although next time, the littlest bubba will probably need to come with us!).

The most difficult thing? Sickness. Although being sick myself is awful, seeing Mitch and Oliver with these nasty lesions the past week has been worse. The doctor reassured me that if I catch it while pregnant, there is no harm done to the baby but naturally, I have still been really cautious because it looks so painful!

Appointments? Nothing until the new year.

Looking forward to? I am looking forward to a break from the heat - as much as I love being in Australia, being this far along in the summer heat isn't always pleasant. I much prefer summer to winter and I always will, but I'm just not used to the humidity anymore. Summers in California are WAY different to Qld!

Bump comparison? 28 weeks pregnant with Oliver on the left vs 28 weeks with this little guy on the right - eeeeek! I feel like I'm going to end up overtaking the size of my bump with Oliver...


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"A picture of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Oliver: Finally finding his feet as a water baby at Noosa River - he's never been a huge fan of the beach/pool until this trip, but now he can't get enough of it!

Linking up with Che and Fidel as part of the 52 Project.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

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"A picture of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Oliver: Eyeing off his first attempt at decorating at gingerbread house (with his cousins) - a lolly induced sugar high quickly followed this photo!

Linking up with Che and Fidel as part of the 52 Project.

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49/52


"A picture of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Oliver: Drawing & digging in the sand at Mooloolaba - this kiddo is loving the experience of an Aussie summer!

Linking up with Che and Fidel as part of the 52 Project.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

la petite bump {26 weeks}


How many weeks? 26 weeks down, 14 (or less now - I'm a bit late with this post) to go!

Baby's size and weight? 14.02 inches / 1.68 pounds (35.6 cm / 760 grams)

Pink or blue? It's a BOY!

Weight gain? Unknown - I've been tracking my weight on wii fit which I obviously don't have here with me and quite honestly, I'm very happy to take a break from the scales while we are on holidays during the Christmas season!

Symptoms? I've been sick for the last couple of weeks and I'm still not 100% - I had the flu before we flew out to Australia last week and although I'm not feeling 'sick' as such, I am still SO congested. Sleep at night has become really difficult as I'm waking up multiple times a night due to having trouble breathing. Really hoping & praying that it eases off soon. In general though, I'm not feeling too bad. Still a little tired, but I think that's more from interrupted sleep overnight rather than jetlag.

Movement? The littlest guy kicked me for 14+hours straight on the first flight over (lets just say he didn't appreciate the cramped way I was sitting on the plane) and has had lots of bouts of hiccups in the past week. I'm still feeling plenty of movement, but mostly at night when I lay down.

The best thing? It was a long sleepless flight to Brisbane, but so worth it - it's just so good to be back in the land down under again and this time with the bump! The trip is already flying by though, we've been gone more than a week already. I'm really hoping it slows down from here on out!!!

The most difficult thing? Feeling so congested still :-( I seriously have gotten sick EVERY time we have been back to Australia in the past 4 years so I'm a starting to wonder if I'm allergic to the country...

Appointments? Nothing until we get back - I see my dr again early in the new year. I did my glucose test & bloods before we left and other then being anaemic (surprise surprise - no wonder I've been so tired!) everything was looking great.

Looking forward to? Mitch and I are hoping to escape for a night soon to Noosa, our favourite place for a getaway. It'll be the first time we've been away from Oliver overnight together, eeeek!

Bump comparison? 26 weeks with Oliver on the left vs 26/27 weeks with this little guy on the right... Once again - right on track!


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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"A picture of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Oliver: Digging potatoes with GranJohn - this kiddo is loving being outside in the Aussie summer instead of cooped up at home!

Linking up with Che and Fidel as part of the 52 Project.

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