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Waiting…

No news, she still seems pretty happy in there kicking about and hiccuping so I’m trying to chill out and just enjoy the waiting. I’m not super uncomfortable or feeling horrible so as long as she is out before 42 weeks all is good (I really want to have her at the Birth Centre).

My brain has definitely been jumping all over the place, I was reading my ‘to do lists’ before I turn 30/before I turn 29 and was laughing at myself. I already feel older and I think I’ll be deleting them with this new found sense of I don’t know what. Maybe it comes with growing up or being on the verge of another major life changing event…who knows, I could also just be losing my sentimentality!

I think instead I’m just going to focus on family and growing as a mother and being the best parent I can be. I can’t guarantee there won’t be any more lists (they do seem to be the blog thing) but I don’t think I’ll go as crazy.

PS: If anyone has any suggestions for photo projects or newborn project kind of things that should start from day one or the first month let me know. I still plan on doing the monthly blanket photo as I did with Logan and then a photo a week for 2015 but if anything else springs to mind for people please let me know.

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To Do

So Baby Girl will be making her debut in around 7 weeks – give or take – although if she’s like her brother she’ll be pretty damn close to her due date (August 22nd). I still look tiny and I’m not actually taking offence when people look surprised after I tell them I’m 32 weeks, I thought I’d look bigger too given this is my second pregnancy and I’m just assuming she’s going to be another little whopper (Logan was 9.9 pounds which I think translates to just under 4.5kg).

There’s been so many things different between this pregnancy and Logan’s and that’s without me even going back and comparing my Bonding with Bubs posts. I don’t put anything down to the fact that they’re different genders – I’m not sure if there is scientific proof behind any of that but I don’t really believe it. The only thing that really seems to be the same is the belly size. I’ve definitely enjoyed this pregnancy a lot less, been way more uncomfortable and had lots more to stress over! I feel slightly bad about that because it is amazing that I am pregnant and being pregnant is definitely a crazy but special experience but it just sits funny with me. I always thought I’d be the girl who could quite happily have lots of kids and then go on to be a surrogate if the need arose for someone but now I’m somewhat second guessing that. Maybe it comes from already having Logan and wishing I could do everything I could with him before or maybe it’s just weird pregnancy hormones – who knows.

Anyway this post was supposed to be a To Do List to hold me accountable for things I need to get done before Baby Girl arrives. I really feel behind the 8 ball on this one, even my Mum was asking if we needed anything hung up the other day!

  1. Haul all the junk out of the nursery – seeing as this room was our office/craft/dump room there is a lot to get through. I spent most of yesterday cleaning it out but because it was predominantly used by the Husband he’s got a lot of stuff to sort through now.
  2. Wash all the newborn clothes and anything else she’ll be coming in contact with eg: basinette stuff, car seat cover…(although maybe this should be done when item 5 is so I have a place to put them, otherwise everything will just go back in the boxes)
  3. Buy a pack of newborn nappies for her and other necessary toiletries for me
  4. Sell any unwanted furniture on Gumtree (we already got rid of the computer desk yay! Although the woman was super cheeky and only paid $20 for it but it’s gone and not in landfill so hurrah).
    • The white chair I used to feed Logan in (I’m trying to figure out a way to keep this though, it may move back into Logan’s room)
    • Tiny sewing desk – I think this will be a free to good home
    • Black rolltop set of drawers – I love it, we had it in Logan’s nursery in our old place but the placement of the window in this nursery is making it difficult to keep. I think this will be a keeper and will just get moved to the lounge
    • Old white CD tower – it’s solid and is made up of draws (not a CD rack) so I was considering re-purposing it but I think this will also be a free to good home
    • Old computer monitors – we have 2 and just bought a new laptop (to replace Hubby’s desktop)
  5. Move Logan’s chest of draws into the nursery
  6. Set up the nursery – put down the rug, move the furniture around, put up some art…
  7. Set up a new play area in Logan’s room to replace the chest of draws – we’ll reuse items we already have nothing new will be bought thank fully
  8. Potentially get another rug/mat to go under my feeding chair
  9. Cook some freezer meals and snacks
  10. Sort through my boxes of maternity/newborn stuff
  11. Pack my hospital bag
  12. Install car seat – I think we will leave this until after she’s born but might store it at my in-laws so it’s closer to the hospital (otherwise there’s no space in our little car)
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Lost

I wrote this amazing post (I have no idea what it was about!) on my laptop and then tried to load it using my ipad so I could add a photo and of course it got deleted!

So this is just a quick one to let you know I’ve finally uploaded my 30 by 30 list (see the top of the blog). I’ve challenged myself with quite a few of them so fingers crossed I can achieve them all.

Oh and today marks 4th tooth day…my boy is growing up.

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So long 2012 it’s been swell

Tomorrow marks the beginning of another year and today the end of one. We aren't doing anything special, just spending dinner with the in-laws and having a big swim in their pool. I've made an eggnog raspberry concoction cake and have fingers crossed that it tastes good!

2012 was a pretty good year for us bar a messy breakup within the family so here are some of the highlights:

  1. Mum & my step-dad thing the knot and then taking us all on a family honeymoon to Bali.
  2. My little sister getting engaged to her amazing fiancé.
  3. Going to Toronto and Niagara Falls.
  4. Trick or treating in Canada.
  5. Not working (bar the 24/7 Mum thing).
  6. The 24/7 Mum thing turning into something I really enjoy.
  7. Logan turning 1!
  8. Spending lots more time with my Mum.
  9. My mother's group known as Boob Wednesday.
  10. Doing personal training sessions on a consistent basis.

Resolutions always pop up this time of year and I've been noticing that 'themes' have become popular too. I decided to settle on the following:

 

  1. Be healthy – this is a little broad but I don't want to limit myself and then feel frustrated or fail!
  2. Be myself minus the naggy bitch – I tend to be a wallflower in large social situations so now I'm going to let my voice be heard. The nb part is so Andreas doesn't run for the hills screaming and so I stop bitching about people/situations.
  3. Be a doer not a thinker – I spend far too much time reading about stuff on the net than I do doing it. I really want to get our home into order so this is a big one for me!
So from us to you have an amazing end to 2012 and I hope 2013 is filled with joy for you all and if at times it isn't remember you're not alone.

 

All my love xoxo

 

 

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The BIG 3-0

Everyone likes to rub it in that I’m the baby, the young Mum and I have nothing at all against it! I embrace it wholeheartedly and whilst sometimes I wish I had closer friends in the same boat with me ultimately it doesn’t matter. But that isn’t what I intended to discuss with this post. This post was/is going to tie in with the whole point of this blog – buckets and crossing those suckers off my list.

I regularly make lists, especially to do ones or bucket lists. I have an unfinished 100 things to do before I die list that will never be finished because I find myself wanting to put things on there that I’ve already done. This made me realise that I can’t even fathom some of the awesome things that are out there that I’m yet to enjoy so why bother with a list. That didn’t stop me from wanting to create a 30 before 30 list, I figured with less than 4 years to go I could cross off some pretty fun things and also a lot of things I’ve been procrastinating over. It’s hard to know quite what to put on a list like this though and how do you measure certain things? For example one thing is to do things outside my comfort zone – I haven’t put a specific limit on how many or how often so how do I know when it’s completed? I blame university for making me think this way, having to make goals with are specific and measurable (there is some specific term for it but my mummy brain isn’t letting me remember!). I’m just going to go with the flow though and even if I don’t achieve everything or I only half achieve something it’s more about having fun along the way!

Surprise, surprise but this list also isn’t finished but when it is I’ll be making it a page and setting it at the top of this blog. Hopefully I’ll still be around when I turn 30 but I love the online community too much to ever disappear completely!

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