Monday, 30 June 2008


Nah kidding... we're not having twins, but I got your heart-rate going didn't I!

Today I had my appointment at the antenatal clinic with a lovely midwife.

I had to pee in a cup (surprise surprise)... and then I was interviewed as the midwife filled in two million forms, then she took my blood pressure (130/70 for those who are interested, pretty good for me) and poked around at my tummy.
She said that my uterus was bigger than what you would expect at this stage, and wondered if we might be having twins. I told her that there was only one heartbeat at the 7 week scan... so she ruled it out after all. She tried to hear the heartbeat with a doppler, but we couldn't hear it yet :( That could be because of the way the bubby was lying, or because I have one too many layers of fat between me and bubby, or just sometimes you can't actually get the heartbeat with a doppler until 18 weeks! Oh and another exciting thing is she thinks that some of the fluttery feelings I've been having may be early movement!

I've been booked in for a whole tonne of classes, (breastfeeding, physio, antenatal), and for my 18 week scan, which will be on the 19th of August. Looks like it's full steam ahead for the three of us!

I'm 12 weeks tomorrow (by my dates) which is pretty exciting. This is what bubby looks like :

So yeah... it's been an exciting day.. is feeling very real right now.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

So true...

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
- Herbert Hoover

Friday, 27 June 2008

My spunky husband

In his spunky new suit...
He's such a hottie :)

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Pete's Special Day

Happy birthday dear Pete... Happy birthday to you.
This is the cool cake I iced for my gorgeous hubby's birthday. He asked for blue and green and he got blue and green. So blue in fact, that we all ended up with blue tongues!

Hubby is not the proud owner of a waffle making machine, a book about being a first-time dad, and a whole bag full of silly presents like a paper plane making book, curly straws, party poppers, a sudoku book and lots of chocolate. The latter present was given to him after the exam he had to do (which by the way he feels confident about) when I took him to picnic point for a special picnic. It was a lovely afternoon. Then we came home and I made a chicken lasagne for dinner, and Pete made this lovely cake which I iced. Then some of our homegroup friends came over and we had a social evening. It was very nice and Pete had a very happy birthday.

Today we went to see Get Smart at the movies. It is SO good.. lots of laugh out loud moments and good fun. There were enough elements of the old Get Smart for you to make the connections, but it wasn't trying to be a remake. Steve Carrel made his own Max Smart, didn't try to copy Don Adams, and Anne Hathaway was beautiful as always. They worked really well together. We'd definitely recommend it!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

root canal and morning sickness... oh what a wonderful morning

Okay so it wasn't *that* bad.. but today I went to the dentist. I was very lucky to get in so quickly, it only took 2 days! I was high on the list, being in pain and unable to take pain medication because of my pregnancy. The dentist (who looked about 19) asked me what was hurting the most, and I said that I was most worried about the two huge cavities I have. So she took some x-rays and said that the cavity on the left hand side is really big and she wanted to work on that first. She told me I'd probably need a root canal, but could have the tooth pulled if I preferred (I think not!). So off she went.. about 3 needles later... she drilled and drilled, poked and put weird tools into my mouth, then she pulled out all this feral looking gunk and (temporarily) filled my tooth. And there you have it... a root canal. I have to go back in a few weeks for a root canal on the right hand side, then they will take out the temporary filling and check out how the left hand side is going. Fun fun fun. Now I'm just waiting for the feeling to come back in my face.. The right side is back, but the left hand side which had 2 needles still has no feeling. I feel weird like my face must look funny but Pete assures me that it doesn't. In any case, thank the lord for public health because what they did to me today would have been a good few hundred dollars worth!

Oh and this morning I had my first morning sickness upchuck. Charming huh? I didn't even feel sick, but stood up out of bed and the gag reflexes were off... I tried to stay upbeat: "Pete, I'm throwing up, I'm definitely pregnant!" but after about 5 minutes hanging over the toilet bowl that wore off. Made things interesting at the dentist, I was having stern conversations with my gag reflexes telling them to calm themselves while things were being poked in my mouth!!

Oh the joys of it all... To be honest though I don't mind and I'm not complaining. I'm so excited and every new symptom (even the gross ones) just reminds me of the miracle that is growing within me. We're so happy! 11 weeks today.... by my dates in any case. We're still going by our original dates because the dates that the hospital doctor gave me just don't line up in terms of conception dates.

And it's my wonderful husband's birthday tomorrow! So once the numbness wears off my face and I can smile again, I'll be hitting the shops for birthday shopping purposes. Thursday night will be dinner out (if my stomach can handle it) followed by Get Smart at the movies. Ooh and coffee and cake with our friends tomorrow night! Woohoo..

I love holidays...

Zoey x

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

done done done

Very relieved to say that I have finished all assignments for this semester.!!

I now have about 4.5 weeks OFF! I'm so happy, although it hasn't really sunk in yet.

Ready now to sleep... and catch up on washing (we had to do a complete underwear load, it was that bad) and do some housework.

It's my gorgeous hubby's birthday next week, and for those who are wondering he really wants a tarp for his birthday... lol.

Had a look at a house today but didn't think too much of it. Have another appointment tomorrow, and booking 2 more. We'll just see I guess...


Friday, 13 June 2008

On the move...

Well, maybe.

Our owner/real estate has decided to put our rent up $20 a week. We rang to question this, and were told it's because interest rates have risen. Well yes, they have, but not by 12% which is what you're raising our rent by!! The owner seems to think that he's doing us a favour, because someone told him that he could rent our unit for $210 a week! I'd like to see him try!!! He rang Pete later and told him that we could have it for $190 a week.. how kind.

We figure that if we have to pay that much, we may as well be somewhere a bit bigger. We can get a three bedroom house with a good sized yard for $200 a week!

The only problem is crappy timing. End of semester... loads of work to do, rego is due shortly, my Oma is coming from Perth and we only get to see her about once every two years or so.... in short, not the best time to have to pack a house and move!!

So I think we've decided to go onto a periodic lease, take our time looking for the perfect place, and move leisurely, instead of in the next two weeks. Been a stressful time coming to that conclusion though!

Having said that, we do have appointments to look through 3 properties next week... so we'll see how that all goes.

Anyway.. another assignment done today, two to go. Looking foward to it all being over. Been sleeping badly because I have horrid toothache. My doctor warned me that extra acidity in the saliva whilst pregnant can cause toothache... so I'm trying to think of it as a pregnancy symptom. Doesn't make it hurt any less though!!

Anyway, must off and get some food, nothing left in our pantry!!

Wish us luck with the house hunt ;)

Zoey xx

Ps.. Karlos, if you're reading this, I MISS YOU!!!

Friday, 6 June 2008

no camping

We were meant to go camping tomorrow with another couple from homegroup, but because of the weather we've decided not to. It's a bit of a shame because we were all really looking forward to it, but there is nothing worse than camping in the rain. Especially having to fold up your tents while they're wet and then they get stinky and you have to put them up in the backyard when you get home so they dry and then pack them up again... no thanks.

So instead, we are going to go out to the big M (Mundubbera) and visit my grandparents and aunty and cousins for the weekend. Should be good, but we'll have to take some work out with us so we can keep on top of our assignments. It's a really long weekend for us because neither of us have any classes on Tuesdays either, so we can stay out there an extra day.

Speaking of assignments, I got another one done today: the in-class lesson planning one. We had to write up a four resources plan (doesn't matter what that means, I know most people won't have a clue) based on a text we were given as a stimulus. Most people were given picture books. My partner and I got a Rivers catologue, with the heading "Dirty Girls". Weird huh? It was actually a women's shoe catologue, dirty because the front page had a pic of these lime green gumboots that were all dirty. Weird connotations though huh? We were a bit taken aback, but eventually we came up with some really good ideas, so here's hoping that it works out to a good mark.

I'm now in the middle of creating my brochure for parents. I'm doing it as a brochure to give to parents of kids who've just finished prep, giving them ideas to keep up on their maths skills over the holidays before year one. I think I have pretty good ideas, but now I just have to have the focus to sit and do the stupid thing instead of distracting myself!

I'm feeling a bit seedy today... and still tired. I have made my first appointment with the antenatal clinic the other day, so I'm looking forward to that. Everything is starting to feel alot more real, iykwim. (which is, by the way, an acronym which stands for If You Know What I Mean).

Anyway, back to the grindstone....


Tuesday, 3 June 2008

It doesn't get any easier

I don't know... maybe it's just the pregnancy hormones, but I still bawled my eyes out watching the last episode of Gilmore Girls as I did the first time I watched it.

Even though I totally want a Gilmore Girls ending do-over, it's still a wonderful episode.

Back to season one...

Monday, 2 June 2008

Another one bites the dust

Another assignment down!

This is very exciting for me. I now have four more:
  • A brochure and teacher's information pack about a numeracy area and how to help students with special needs.
  • A report detailing the needs of a certain child with special needs.
  • A case study about 2 students I documented on my prac.
  • An in-class planning episode.
Woohoo!! I can't wait till it's over, I so deserve holidays.

And this weekend we're going camping with some friends from our smallgroup, which will be cold, but great fun and I"m really looking forward to it.

Then one more week, and it's all over!!

So much to do!!!!!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

My big news...

Well.. most of my blog readers already know... so I figured I may as well reveal our big news.

Pete and I are expecting our first baby in January!!!
We are very excited, and so far everything seems to be going fairly well - with a couple of mini-dramas over the last week.

I'm already over peeing in cups and getting blood taken.. lol. But it is ALL worth it. 110%.

The most exciting thing ever this week, was that we got to see our baby's heartbeat. It was a drama-full, over-eventful experience that started on Friday night with me finding blood, and ended with me in emergency for 4 hours in the middle of the night, having doctors say that they want to rule out an eptopic pregnancy (minor freak-out), having my first ever canular put in, and my first ever drip, and eventually having an ultrasound and seeing our little bean with its little fluttery heartbeat. Before anyone freaks, everything is okay, the blood was nothing to worry about and everything is as it should be.

Except for the lack of sleep.. lol. I thought the neighbour's light caused a bad night's sleep...... I tell you it is nothing compared to arriving in emergency at 11.15pm, sitting around waiting to see a doctor for hours and hours while drunk idiots with injuries caused by their own stupidity get to go in before me... and eventually getting home after 3.00am!!!!! But we have decided that the silver lining (maybe even golden) of seeing that all is well with our baby makes it totally worth it. The heartbeat was at 160 beats per minute, which is apparently perfect.

So prayers that everything continues to go as well as it has been would be much appreciated.

In the meantime we are trying to catch up on sleep, and I'm trying to have an appetite because I really should be eating... contrary to what my body is trying to make me believe.

But we are more happy than we have ever been (and that's saying something). Bring on January!!!

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