Saturday, October 18, 2014

We are missing...

Some holiday pics..

Especially for you family...the first two weeks of our hols! Only two weeks left...eek!! 

With Bron in Melbourne's CBD...

Kangaroo for Jack...

And a koala for our Livvy...

On our anniversary...

Also an anniversary treat, just whilst walking round the Melbourne neighbourhood we were staying in

A really fab couple of days with Joe, Alaine and the kids..

Manly beach in Sydney

What you can't see in the picture is the fishing boat and that day's catch being filleted. These guys were waiting patiently for the scraps..

One of Sydney's northern beaches

Same I think..

Re:start mall in Christchurch, all run out of old shipping containers..
Christchurch's botanic gardens

Oumaru, whilst waiting to see the tiny blue penguins...we weren't allowed to take pics of the actual penguins just in case we scared them

Moeraki boulders....not as spectacular as the seafood we ate there!

Fiordland National Park


Kayaking in Milford Sound

Crazy waterfalls following crazy rain in the Sound

Can you spot the penguins? They're fiordland crested penguins - the second rarest in the world!

Our little cruise ship for the night.... 

Spring in Te Anau where we are having two lazy days of R&R by the lake


Lake Manapouri, NZ's biggest I think..

Too much time with his wife these last two weeks - Steve needed some boy time today playing with sticks and stones and generally throwing things..

Baby and bump are growing..tune in for another whopper!

This blog and I have something of an open, non-committal relationship and one of us (couldn't possibly say which one) is afraid of committing to too much. For the moment though, that same half is trying really, really hard because she does enjoy going back over bits that have been blogged! So for now, give us a chance...

Baby was growing well when we last checked in, which was two weeks ago at our anomaly scan. Two hands, two feet, two hemispheres in his brain, four chambers in his heart, a healthy looking spine, liver, kidneys, tummy and all that sort of stuff! It's amazing how much they can see. That will probably be it for ultrasounds for this pregnancy so here's a couple of pics if you'd like to see. 

If you've stuck around this far into the pregnancy - thank you! I promised some bump pics, and whilst they aren't at regular intervals at all, here they are (I know right, how am I going to cope with being a mum and feeding/bathing/looking after a child if I can't remember to take a photo every 1/2/3/4 weeks). I'm not even sure I remember what weeks these ones are at, but I will try! 

This one is the most recent, at 21 weeks!! I can now feel this sweet baby move and he's a little wriggler which I love at the moment. I'll keep you posted on that wriggle loving, I hear it's not very lovable for long. 

This one below was at 14 weeks (I only know because apparently I labelled the photo at the time, ON the photo - stroke of pure genius I say). I promise I took at least one more in between,  at about 18ish weeks, that I can't find. It might be on a drive at home or work. Might. Or this could be an attack of the baby brain monster.

What, you think I look pretty much the same size in both?! Hurrah and thank the good Lord for that. At the rate I was going I thought I was never going to drop those pizza pounds or I was going to have to give birth to a 20lb baby. OK OK I'm clearly not the same size in both so don't worry, this belly is still growing at an incredibly rapid rate, and I feel like I'm the size of a house. A very small house at the moment, but a house nonetheless. 

Until the next baby update then....cheerio!

It's a...

BOY!! We are so excited about this sweet little baby boy!! It already feels wonderfully different just knowing he's a HE and relating to him. I feel like I love him more and we can gear ourselves up for his arrival and prepare to parent a little boy. We think it's going to be lots of fun!!
We're currently calling him our top three favourite names in rotation trying to work out which one will stick! We shall see!