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Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year

Today is February 29th and thought I should blog today to mark this leap year date. An interesting birthday for babies born today around the world. I'm now 1 day short of being six months pregnant and the my tummy is growing fast now. It's beginning to get to the stage where I can't believe it does grow bigger as I have three months to go so hmmm I'm going to be like a digger in a yard for sure at the end!! ha ha Oh well as long as my baby is getting stronger and healthier that's all I'm concerned about right now.
I'm reading Street Lawyer by John Grisham which isn't bad. There's a nice used book shop at Al Wadi Centre in Qurum called Prim Rose that have some good novels where I picked up my two recent books. Funny last night I dreamt of baby furniture. Needless to say I'm trying to decide on a baby cot and furniture for baby and when to buy them due to all the travelling.
Not long to go before we head to New Zealand. Looking forward to seeing families and friends there.
Anyway better go put my feet up.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Baby Shower Feb

Had a baby shower at Millie's house in MQ. It was really nice and lots of friends showed. Just relaxing drinking tea and ate heaps. Darling dearest Alex made lots of snacks for us which was awesome. Thanks to all the friends that came. Baby got lots of cute presents from everyone which was so sweet.
Lize and I

The ladies: Jackie, Nicole, Talei, Millie, Annette, front: self, Yai and Lize

Again but with Dani

Last picture with Lize before she flew to Melbourne, Aussie the next day for university.

Later at Beatrix's and Kofi's house:
Alex and Linus.

Gina & Millie

Beatrix, Kofi and friend enjoying the music.

Us... testing the strength of Alex's legs with the growing bump lol

Dubai Trip Feb 08

Caught up with Netia and family. Nets and Rich are settling in Dubai wonderfully-minus the hospital overnight lol

Me at five and a half months.

another angle...still big lol

Baby's new stroller on order!

Burj Dubai: The tallest building in the world at the moment in Dubai with the full moon next to it!!! They're still building.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

24 weeks

I'm now 24 weeks pregnant and counting. I've had nothing to blog about really in the past few weeks. Last week we made it to church finally only that I had my near fainting spell as the service started so instead we went straight to the Doctor's who informed us that nothing is wrong just low sugar levels and not to get up too quickly when sitting!!! Also to try and put my legs up and not to do too much! Otherwise all is well, though I have to admit I'm not exercising enough. I started walking around the complex where we live and made it to the gym with hubby. I walked on the treadmill for half an hour and then did some stretches which was nice. Wish I did that every other day.
I've started ante natal yoga and last week was a class with partners so all the hubbies came. It was really interesting. The yoga teacher really hit home with the guys by informing them on labour and how to help us through it and not be offended when he's not needed or told off in the heat of the moment. I thought that was useful for the guys.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Cooking and me

Today I'm 5 months pregnant exactly. Four more months to go.

Well I really have a problem; I really dislike cooking.

Last week I surprised hubby when he woke up from napping after work, I had just about finished cooking dinner which he thought was impressive. I liked it too. The next day I managed to cook another meal which was basic but still I COOKED. After that I didn't want anything to do with the kitchen. I'm just not a big fan of cooking. I mean I'm well aware it must be done but I just can't be arsed going in there and try to throw a meal together! I read somewhere a very useful tip which I hope to use someday and it said that one should sit down and write down the menu for the week so that when you go shopping you can buy all the ingredients for those meals you've decided on. I thought that was brilliant because I'm not one to walk into the kitchen and a meal comes to me in the form of a premonition or whatever the heck it is people-who-can-cook get when they go into the kitchen. So what I do now is when I do cook I make a lot of it so that I/we can still eat the left-overs the next day or the next few days.
This is not to mention that my hubby is the cook of the household as is a darn good one at that. But sometimes the cook also gets tired and I try to step in to save the day only that I don't! har har! Because I cooked last week I just don't feel like it this week. It's horrible. I wish I could just cook every other day. But then deciding on the meals too is a hassle as I run the meals through my head I would eliminate them as nah don't feel like it, nah don't know how to do that, nah don't have this or that. I simply dislike matters to do with the kitchen I guess.
I am trying though really. Sometimes though I just don't feel like eating food I made myself. I'm trying to cook more so when I have the baby I can really cook for baby too. Maybe then having a purpose will make me cook and not think too much about it. Anyway I hate the subject of cooking when it comes up and others frown at me for not knowing. Actually all my sisters(except one) share this dilemma of we-can't-cook syndrome.
When Mom was with us she talked a lot about her cooking and how she realised too late that we didn't know how to cook when we were already teenagers and on our way out. Anyway she taught us much more that I would never trade to be able to cook a lousy meal. Plus she told the husbands-to-be back then too to be aware that they have to do the cooking.
Anyway just wanted to get that irritating subject out of my system...again.