Monday, May 30, 2011


I was surprised to find that I'd been given not one but two awards by New Year Mum!  I never thought anyone would read my blog let alone but awarded for it!!!

As part of this award thing... you need to :
1. Link back to the person who gave you the award (above)
2. Tell 7 things about yourself....
a) I live in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia with husband, BJ and one fur baby
b) I'm currently seventeen weeks pregnant, after TTC for two and a half years, our little Frostie is due 7th November
c) I always knew deep down having a baby wasn't going to be easy for us 
d) The one and only exercise I've been able to stick to is walking, nothing is better for stress and clearing your head then to get out into the fresh air for a walk
e) We've found finding a girl’s name we both like is a lot more difficult than first thought
f) We have started our own business in the past two weeks, one that BJ has been working very hard to get up and running, and we're hoping it will be able to substitute my income in a couple of years so I can stay at home
g) I'm already looking forward to Christmas, as my parents and sister's family will be coming up to share Frostie's first Christmas!
3. Award other bloggers... this is the fun part :)  For the Versatile Blogger Award it's to 15 'recently discovered bloggers' and for the Stylish Blogger Award it's 10 - 15 blogs that 'you feel deserve this award'.  I'm stealing New Years Mum's idea of multiplying my list to try covering all the great blogs that I've found, have found me, have left gorgeous comments, need a hug or have had great news recently... there are so many blogs out there that, so here goes :
Murgdan at Conceive This!
Foxy at Someday
Melissa at Wholeheartedly
A Field of Dreams at A Field of Dreams
Cortney at Inconceivable
Missy at Scarlet Baby
Sarah at Baby Talk
First & Only IVF? at First & Only IVF?
4. Contact the recently awarded bloggers to let them know that they've won : hopefully I'll get to all of you over the next few days.  Then you guys all keep spreading the love to other blogs you love... just cover the 4 points above :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

16 weeks...

Sorry for not updating for a while, I've had to go away for work so when I get home there is a whole heap of lovely housework to catch up on :)  I'm still enjoying the second trimester but now in limbo land because the symptoms have slowed down but I can't feel Frostie yet.  So I'm worrying a bit more and can't wait to start feeling movement. 

How far along: 16 weeks, five days
Total weight change: No change but my motor (as BJ so eloquently put its) or belly has begun to grow
Maternity clothes: Finally got my butt into gear and found some maternity clothes that weren't tents and didn't make me throw-up!  And to top it off they were all reasonably priced so I could get a few shirts and even a couple of pairs of jeans.  I still need to get more, especially for work.
Stretch Marks: No but started moisturising a few weeks ago so I'll see how I go
Movement: Not sure but I have been feeling pokes and weird sensations but I'm not sure if they are just my uterus getting bigger or Frostie letting me know he/she is okay
Sleep: Still sleeping great
Best Moment This Past Week: BJ and I went to a dinner and a movie last night which was lovely
Most Difficult Moment This Past Week: Not feeling any symptoms and still not feeling movement = worried mumma
Belly Button In or Out: Still in
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing which has been lovely
Symptoms: Again no symptoms this week other than a growing belly/motor :)
What I'm Looking Forward To: My next appointment with Dr J is on Monday 6th June, so looking forward to that and starting to use some of the maternity clothes I've brought

Monday, May 16, 2011


This past week, BJ and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary.  We don't usually do much to celebrate maybe go out for dinner or just enjoy each other’s company for the night.  Our first anniversary we both forgot and remembered the following day, how slack!!  This year it fell on a Thursday so we just went out for dinner and got some ice-cream on the way home.  It was lovely just not having to cook tea for the night and get a little bit dressed up.  Next year, it will be our fifth anniversary and will fall on a Saturday so we decided to make a bit more of an effort and do something really nice for the day, hopefully with our bubba.

Otherwise the second trimester has been treating me pretty well.  The cold weather doesn't help because all I want to do is snuggle up in bed and do nothing.  But I've been trying to get more exercise and have start pregnancy yoga to help with strength and flexibility. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

14 weeks...

After seeing Frostie a week ago, we got the results of our NT scan and blood tests, we are low risk!  The best you can get!  We were thrilled especially since the closer we got to finding out the results the more nervous we got.  After Dr J telling us the great news, he checked my stats again and said so far it's a pretty low key pregnancy.  I think after getting our arses kicked for the past two and half years, we finally might be getting a break. 

So now we got the great news, we are finally comfortable to start telling work colleagues and family members.  I didn't realise how nervous I would get telling my work mates.  Of course everyone was thrilled, as I've known some of these people for around eight years they're more like an extend family.  BJ's mum also put it on Facebook, which I wasn't too happy with but I felt like a bitch if told her not to.  I'm not going to "come out" on Facebook, just my personal choice.

How far along: 14 weeks, one day
Total weight change: No change, lost a kilo last week and gained it back this week
Maternity clothes: Still too early, might go shopping and put a few things for work on lay-by.  I did get a couple of maternity bras since I've grown out of my old ones
Stretch Marks: No
Movement: Too early
Sleep: I've been sleeping great apart from the frequent trips to the loo
Best Moment This Past Week: Getting our great news after the NT scan, being able to tell everyone about the pregnancy and nausea subsiding
Most Difficult Moment This Past Week: Nothing, it's been a great week!
Belly Button In or Out: Still in
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing
Symptoms: No symptoms this week, just enjoying the second trimester
What I'm Looking Forward To: The cool weather setting in and beautiful clear winter days!

Monday, May 2, 2011

NT Scan...

Well it's official Frostie has a head, two arms, two legs and a healthy heart beat!!!  We had our NT scan on Friday and were able to see and hear our little person!  I took the instructions very seriously before our scan and ended up with a giant belly full of water and poor Frostie was pretty swished.  So after a trip to the toilet we could get a good look at our bubba! 

The only weird thing about the scan was my uterus had a "contraction" (which is how the Ultrasound technician put it).  They said it wasn't like a labour contraction and it wasn't anything to worry about, but I'll be discussing it with Dr J tomorrow when we get the scan and blood test results.  Instead of my uterus being an oval shape it was a kidney shape which made some of the pictures difficult to get.  Is anything easy???

Otherwise we are beyond happy and can finally start believing we will be holding our daughter or son by the end of the year!!!