Sunday, 31 March 2013

baby update: week 21

How Far Along: Let pretend I got this out on time ;)  21 w 6 days (but actually 22w 1 d)

Size of Baby: Baby Sprinkle is approximately 24 cm long and 450 g. this is approximately the size of a Banana .

Picture of Baby:
We finally got some updated pics :)

Baby Sprinkle was very busy and gave the Sonographer a run for her money. but we eventually got a profile shot even though there is a hand (almost) in the way. 

Maternity Clothes: We've had a snap of cooler weather here this last week and I discovered that none of my winter clothes are going to zip/button shut over my belly... It made for Some fun getting dressed ;)


Sleep: Ok, Apart from last night with its torrential rain. Puppy now sleeps in the bathroom without complaint so its been a lot more restful

Best Moment of the Week: getting to go for a scan again :) its so amazing to see how baby's develop!

Movement: YES!!! finally !!!now that its started its happening very regularly. This little one shoots a shot into my bladder every now and again which isn't very comfortable

Symptoms: heartburn and indigestion like you won't believe! I also can't stand for long periods without getting a seriously sore back.

Food Cravings:  Nope...
What I Miss: seeing my feet ;)

What I'm Looking Forward to:we fly to SA on Sat for a wedding! I can't wait!!!
Milestones: movement and Baby's cot is up!!
Updates to follow :)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Baby Update: Week 20

How Far Along: Today 20w 6 days

Size of Baby: Baby Sprinkle is approximately 22.5cm long and 380g. this is approximately the size of a Cantaloupe.
Picture of Baby:

Maternity Clothes: Still the same except starting to fit better (around the belly area). On a very sad note, my fingers have swelled so much my wedding rings don't fit any more :(
Sleep: Not so great this week, let just say we've been adjusting to puppy potty training methods... it is getting better tho and tonight I think we're going to try getting her to sleep in another room.
Best Moment of the Week: We moved into our house, well kind of.. we're still unpacking and it kind of looks like a war zone but its my war zone :) When things are a little more sorted out I'll post an update :)
Movement: umm......

Symptoms: baby bump, all over emotions, (Back ) aches and pains and tiredness
Food Cravings:  Nope...
What I Miss: feeling settled... I'm not so good with things being untidy and disorganised and I mentioned our war zone at home so I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed
What I'm Looking Forward to: weekend and a second short week in a row next week :) we also have out anatomy scan on Thursday so looking forward to seeing Sprinkle again :)
Milestones: Half way through ! Its unbelievable how time is flying!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Meet Lucy...
She is the first of two four legged family members that will be joining our growing family.
She arrived yesterday, very suddenly as we weren't expecting her till the weekend, and made herself right at home ,
We made it through this first night with two pees on the kitchen floor,half a poop on the carpet (which thankfully I caught in time) and one and a half successful outdoor excursions.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Baby update: Week 19

How Far Along: Today 19w 6 days

Size of Baby: Baby Sprinkle is approximately 21 cm long and 270g. this is approximately the size of a mango.
Picture of Baby:
Maternity Clothes: I think I have about 5 outfits that fit at this point :) and just because something fit yesterday doesn't mean it will still be comfortable today !  
Just for comparisons sake
Week 18
              Week 19 
I remembered not to wear the same thing this week (pats self on the back) and HOLY MOLY things are growing!! Doctor says I'm measuring two weeks ahead of a normal belly which could explain why I look and feel HUGE.

Sleep: Not so great this week.Its been excessively hot again and I can't seem to get comfortable and lets not even mention leg cramps . Part of the experience tho :) I must say I am very glad its Friday
Best Moment of the Week: Went to the Doctor and got to hear little sprinkle's heartbeat again. A Strong 145 bpm. My blood pressure is good and there seems to be no problems with my sugar etc so all is well :)
Movement: Starting to feel like a stuck record here, Still nothing .I still feel like I'm missing it but pregnancy does so many weird things to your body I really can't tell the difference in sensations.

Symptoms: baby bump, emotions, (Back ) aches and pains and tiredness
Food Cravings:  nothing crazy, just seem to have gotten my appetite back. I'm finding I can't eat as much as before (my stomach space is compressed) but I'm much more hungry and less sensitive to smells.
What I Miss: still missing people... Looking forward to our trip back for the first wedding of the year in a little less than a month :D
What I'm Looking Forward to: today is moving Day!! FINALLY!!!!!!

Milestones: Baby Sprinkle is working on sensory development right now, He/she is learning how to taste, smell and hear :)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Its the Final Countdown....

Now that everyone (including myself )will have that song stuck in their heads for the rest of the day, time for (hopefully) one of the last building updates I'll need to write!! We are two plugs, one garage door and a geyser valve away from calling this house move in ready!
Can I get a hallelujah!!!
Seriously though, I always thought building was easy and fun. You get to choose all the things for yourself and there might be some minor setbacks but on a whole things would move pretty smoothly.. I laugh at my naive view now on the other side! I have gotten to the point where I never want to make another decision about building related issues! It was fun to choose everything but half the time by the time our builder got to get the stuff it was out of stock so we had to make a rush decision on a replacement..
Anyway the kitchen is all but done so I thought I'd show the final shot before we fill it up and have to try and find space for all our stuff (eek!!!)
Please excuse the random extension cord... its plugged into the small geyser we have under the sink which is one of the plugs we're still waiting on. Its fun to see all your plans work out like the pictures in your head :) Also please note the amazing kitchen island MADE by my Dad...
also just as a bonus here's a shot of our roof... this is my favourite part of the whole house design (although admittedly it does make decorating a challenge). You'll also notice we frosted the front door for some more privacy from the street. I'll give details on that soon :)
If all goes according to schedule ( and we all know how that's worked out for us in the last few weeks) the security system will be installed today and the garage door will FINALLY arrive tomorrow .
guess we'll wait and see :)

Friday, 8 March 2013

Baby update: week 18

How Far Along: Today 18w 6 days

Size of Baby: Baby Sprinkle is approximately 14.2 cm long and 190g. this is approximately the size of a sweet potato
Picture of Baby:

Maternity Clothes: Same ol same old :)

I am (apparently) wearing the same outfit as in the previous picture.. my bad
Sleep:No sleep problems here. We(I) have added an extra pillow to our sleeping arrangements to make it more comfy and it seems to be working great.

Best Moment of the Week: We started sleeping in our new house!! whoo hoo
Movement: Still nothing although there is some debate as to some of the weird sensations I've been feeling could be baby movement. I'm going to concentrate more on it but I really have no idea what its supposed to feel like so I could be missing it...

Symptoms: baby bump, emotions, aches and pains and tiredness

Food Cravings:  the other day I really felt like cream cheese on french bread but alas the shops were closed and this was not a craving I could get fulfilled
What I Miss: Friends and Family that are Far away
What I'm Looking Forward to: Weekend and hopefully moving into our new house fully!! We also have a doctors appointment next week !!

Milestones: Baby's becoming increasingly mobile (kicking/ moving/swallowing).

Thursday, 7 March 2013

pictoral progress

3 cupboard doors, 1 extractor fan, 1 Garage door,1 shower screen and 2 airconditioners and this house is DONE!!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Baby Update: week 17

How Far Along: Today 17w 6 days

Size of Baby:  Baby Sprinkle is approximately 13 cm long and 140g
Picture of Baby:

 Maternity Clothes: Two words! Edgar's sale :) I was able to find some great stuff on sale this week so my clothing options have increased . I only have one pair of non-preg pants that still remotely fit but for the rest its maternity all the way .
I feel like I'm expanding by the minute but I suppose that's to be expected:)
Sleep:No sleep problems here unless sleeping to much is a problem:)

Best Moment of the Week:
Movement: Still nothing :( 

Symptoms: apart from the growing baby bump, some crazy emotions and tiredness 
Food Cravings:  no cravings just hungry! Trying to eat healthy tho
What I Miss:My parents who left on Monday :(
What I'm Looking Forward to: Weekend!!

Milestones: Baby's bones started to harden this week, s/he can move their joints too :)