Thursday, September 24, 2015

Second Trimester All At Once

Seeings as second trimester is wildly different to first trimester, a breeze some would say. Some. I'm gonna skip the weekly questions and walk through the pictures. Cause let's be honest pictures are more fun. (Really a pregnancy flip book would be cool! Flip through the pages and the belly grows. That's fun) 

Here's the 2nd Trimester Overview

Second trimester for me has physically been fine, morning sickness cleared up, I'm still on Zyrtec and Aspirin (for the placenta), sleeping pretty comfortablely and only getting up once to wee (important facts to know right!). 
Belly button is still definitely and inny with no "popping" in sight. My feet are dissapearing when I look down and ankles are swelling at night time. I've chosen to take my rings off at night, it's not a necessary step just yet, but the fluid from my legs disperses while I sleep and so my fingers feel like sausages in the mornings. 

This pregnancy my placenta is at the front, anterior, so I had to wait until 20 weeks to feel movement and can I say, that sucked!! I feel my babies from 11 weeks onwards. That beautiful little bubble popping sensation to tiny little kicks and then full on limbs colliding. Nothing! Gah! Not very soothing for a mummy who has just walked through having a baby who stopped moving altogether. So I had a mental breakdown by 17 weeks and got an to make sure all was ok, and it was. Phew! 

What else? We found out what the babies gender is. :-)... You want to know right?  All in good time my friend, all in good time. 

Ok! Now for Bump!! 

Bubble second trimester. 

                   Hello Third 

DIY Guitars all done

Guitars all done and ready for the "proper" decorations to go on.... Star stickers and Avengers stickers. 

All personalised! Top one is Phoenixs creation and the bottom one belongs to Milla. 

Singing a solo on his stage. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

DIY: Air Guitars -Rock Out Party!!!

It's birthday week this week for our little man. He's been counting down since last years birthday, or there abouts, the "how many more sleeps?" Question is still burning my ears. My answers looked a little like this after trying to explain months and days and years just didn't answer the question sufficiently. 

-A bazillion sleeps
-A million sleeps
-A thousand sleeps
-A hundred sleeps (invites out by now)
-10 more sleep 
9 ... 8.... 7... 6... 5.... 4.... 3... 2... 1...
Laminating his invitations 

And here you find me. One sleep to go, one excessively excited 4 year old. As little gifts have arrived in the mail Phoenix has taken it upon himself to hide them from himself. The toy room cupboard has one, daddy's studio has another and the top of my cupboard another. Very cute. 

As well as a birthday day tomorrow, on Saturday there's a Rockout Party. A couple of close friends are coming over and together will air-guitar their way through their favourite songs. 

Backstage pass Invites hot off the press

Make Your Own Air Guitar!! (A little DIY)

For the basic air guitar you'll need: 

Big packing boxes/cardboard boxes
Stanley Knife and muscles

Trace a guitar if you have one available. Or sketch out a basic guitar shape and Stanley around them. (Watch your fingers, protect yourself and your floor, don't be silly, use common sense here) 

If you want to add detail and make this Rockout guitar a little more rock star worthy you'll need:

A big ruler. 
Ribbon and glue 

Paint the body of the guitars your chosen colour. 

Using sharpies (textas/pens) draw on guitar details. Use the ruler for the strings. 

Cut the ribbon to the size of your child and glue on the shoulder strap to the back side of the guitar. 

Tomorrow I'll show you the finished product!! You know. Once the glue has dried. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

12 Week Pregnancy Announcement Photo

When it was time to announce publicly our pregnancy. This was the picture we used. 

What I love about it is, it has all of our kids on it. Milla, Phoenix, Emme and blobby. Family. 

An unmade bed and a little nugget boy in the background. That food belly is starting to grow. 

How far along? 12 weeks 
How big is the peanut? 5.4cm from head to butt. The size of a plum (who decides these fruit?) 
Total weight gain/loss? Yep. Don't know how much. Definitely not lost!
Maternity clothes? No, but trackies are heaps comfy, pants are kinda from the devil. 
Sleep? Very light sleep 
Best moment this week? Having our 12 week scan and hearing baby heartbeat. 
Symptoms? Nausea, heartburn, tired, feeling quite low. 
Food cravings? I love food
Food aversions? Dirty dishes. 
Gender? Soon
Labor signs? Nope
Belly button in or out? In
What I miss? Nothing this week. Loving little nugget, wish I could feel it move
What I'm looking forward to? Movement would be awesome. 
Milestones? 12 week scan, baby passed the Nucal Translucency tests with flying colours- well done Nugget!!
Bump? Kinda. Definitely a good food bump happening.