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Long time no see!

February 8th, 2012 at 09:07 pm

Gosh it's been a while since I posted last!

All sorts of things have been happening so it's time for a big update.

Well I'm 18.5 weeks pregnant and everything seems to be going alright so far. In a week and a half we find out the gender and get to see our baby again (last time was the nt scan at 12 weeks). I think sometimes I feel little movements but I can't be sure - everyone says between now and 20 weeks I will feel them so perhaps it is.

I haven't had any really bad pregnancy problems like out-of-control nausea or anything like that, but I *have* been really really tired. I usually have a 2 hour nap on top of my regular 8 hours sleep a night. DH has been really great, doing all the washing, sharing the dishes and cooking with my little sister so I have to only do it if I feel up to it.

Not to say I haven't been doing anything though! I've been working about 6 days a week with my new job and my book-keeping job. I got a lot of hours over the holiday season which was great. Some days I got double time and a half pay.

I've also still been studying at Uni. In hindsight I probably would have been better off doing one subject if I'd known how tired I'd be and how much work I'd get. Alas, the summer semester is over now and I am really confident I got great results too! Not sure how I managed it, I didn't really do as much studying as they recommend. Most of it was done on my lunchbreak at work.

My little sister has moved out again. This time she's living with my brother, so atleast she's in partially capable hands (??). He lives two states away, and her plane leaves this afternoon. My parents are taking her to the airport - it was sad this morning to say goodbye to her, I will miss her even though she could be a handful. I just hope everything goes well for her. She's going to be studying fashion design at Latrobe.

We're beginning to accumulate things for the baby now. So far we have been given (or promised to be given things that havent arrived yet) most of what we need of the big ticket items.
Some friends have lent us their cot. DH's sister is lending us: a change table/baby bath, bassinet, newborn capsule & car seat, newborn clothes, breast pump she didnt use.
We just have to buy a pram and I have my eye on one that is currently on special, a Steelcraft design for $215 (normally around $499).
My dad and stepmum are buying us cloth nappies (the modern cloth type). I've still bought a few on sale the past week, just because the specials have been so great. Found some 'unpopular' colours on cushietushies.com.au for $17.95, marked down from $35.95. Also found at babybeehinds.com.au their hemp fitted nappy on sale for $15.40 from $26 each. I bought three of each and hopefully what my dad and stepmum can buy for us will be all I'll need nappy-wise - for this baby and the next. (I will be buying a box of newborn disposables for the first week or two).

I think that's all my news for now. I have to run and catch up with a friend I havent seen in ages.

6 Responses to “Long time no see!”

  1. baselle Says:

    Great to hear from you and that everything is going along smoothly. You are almost halfway through your pregnancy. Best of luck for little whitestripe!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I was JUST thinking about you yesterday, weird! And then when I finally got out of bed a few minutes ago (insomnia), I thought "I wish Whitestripe or someone in another time zone would blog so I have something to read." I open SA.com and voila!

    Nice haul of hand-me-downs! I think that and cloth diapers are the two most environmentally responsible things that parents can do.

    Glad you lucked out on the nausea front -- I was same as you. No throwing up but exTREMEly exhausted the first 2.5 months. Then it got better...then other symptoms came in for the last three months. Wink Poor AS is STILL throwing up sporadically, and she's at like 33 weeks.

  3. snafu Says:

    Congratulations, how wonderful to be on your way to motherhood. Glad you don't mind using gently used hand-me-downs as infants grow so quickly they only fit teeny tiny for a few weeks.

    Please think hard and talk to other moms ftf and on-line about best choices for a pram. Some of them are so heavy and difficult to manipulate the moms skip trying to use them. I'm not sure how sturdy a pram for an infant needs to be. Many have far to much padding to be practical, those appeal to the adult rather than serve the needs of an infant.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good to see you here. Smile

  5. Jerry Says:

    Glad to hear that things are progressing well for you... fatigue is definitely common with pregnancy, which only makes sense! If you feel like it leads you to feel too tired, you can get your blood checked for iron deficiency. My wife had that with both of our daughters, and it is commonplace. Even better, a simple iron supplement does wonders in offering some insurance of relief. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, and all of the other projects you're juggling!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I had been wondering how the new job was going...and of course the pregnancy. It was nice to see an update.

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