Showing posts from January, 2008


Last night as I was fighting wakefulness to get some much needed sleep I thought of writing an A-Z chart of our current experiences of pre-parenthood. Here we go: A- Alex who is the baby_daddy. B- for we are truly blessed with this pregnancy. C- is for the Bugaboo Cameleon pram/stroller that I really want for baby that's quite expensive. D- the desire to be great parents. E- mo le elefane or Elephant in Samoan as that is part of the alphabet we learned as kids which was strange as there are no elephants in Samoa but I'll teach it to my kid too! lol F- for Father for the new journey that Alex starts with the arrival of baby. For the strong relationship he has with his father which can only be a great basis for his relationship with baby:) My father that lives in my memories and imagination. G- is for God Almighty for nothing is complete without him. H- For baby's last name. I- India where my father was born and I dream to make it there one day with my family. J- is f

Not all smooth then.

Today I went to meet Lize at CentrePoint which is a huge department store nearby that were having a sale. As we started to browse through the jewellery section trying on different necklaces I was all of a sudden overcome with dizziness and felt like I was going to black out. I told Lize and she quickly grabbed a seat for me to sit down as I lowered my head to get some blood back up again. I was quite pale according to Lize and I looked it in the mirror too! The shop girls were very helpful and one lady proceeded to tell us that she has four children and this is quite normal during pregnancy. Her going on about her kids I think helped me regain conciousness fully as I tried to focus on what the heck she was on about. She was quite young but said that she had a 16 year old son because back in her day she married at the age of fourteen to her first cousin as was the tradition!!! She was so cool about it and proceeded to say that that was how they were taught but today not many young peopl

New Beginnings

I can't believe I haven't blogged in the new year yet. I've been so busy I guess I just didn't have time. So Christmas was nice in Austria with Mom especially. All up I spent about six wonderful weeks with my Mom which was just great. Living so far away from home it's nice to have that precious time together that is otherwise hard to come by these days. It was Mom's 65th in December so we had fun celebrating that too. We celebrated New Year's with Desiree's friends from around Austria and Switzerland. We had a lovely time. Mom left on January 13th and I cried like a baby! It was so sad to part after such a nice time together. Oh well it doesn't hurt to cry. And the best news was finding out the sex of our baby. Moreover we went with a friend who works for GE electrics to have a 4D scan of baby. The scans were so amazing that we were practically watching baby in real time moving around in there!!! Mom and Desiree were in there watching too. It was jus

Happy New Year

I'm now 18 weeks pregnant. Yesterday I went to see a local gynaecologist to see if baby is ok and all is well. He did a scan which was awesome. There was a screen specially for my viewing pleasure which was great. The doctor was great and it was beautiful to see baby. Baby was quite active and the Doc said he was having troubles trying to get good pictures as he was moving around a lot. Otherwise he said that Baby looks healthy and is developing well. I'm thankful to God that baby is fine and I am too. I pray that things carry on as they are and even better. My baby bump is getting bigger and I feel great. Today we went to Flachau skiing area. Relle went snowboarding while Desiree and I went for a stroll around the area. It was not a bad skiing aread. We went back to one of the restaurant/bars sat outside enjoying the sun and ate and drank all day. What a day! It was beautiful to be out of the house though.