Monday, September 13, 2010

16 weeks

Sorry I've been slack in blogworld lately. Have been really busy at work and with my sister's wedding coming up and of course now I'm sick as the proverbial dog. Started last week with sore throat and now have the mutha of all coughs and my asthma is out of control. Dr Google says my Bricanyl inhaler is ok to use while pregnant but will check with the OB tomorrow about whether I can take anything stronger. Today I barely have a voice too which is a great excuse not to answer my phone! Neither GB or I have slept for 2 nights now with my incessant coughing so we're like zombies today. Unfortunately I've had to come into work as my admin assistant is on leave this week so my receptionist would have been here on her own and unable to have a break or get mail etc. But I think I'll probably head home after she's had lunch.

My other sister got the keys to the house she's built on Friday so we spent Saturday helping her move in. I'm proud of her, she's done it by herself and it's a great place. I couldn't really help with the heavy lifting so I did what I could and helped her wash all her cutlery, plates etc that have been in storage for a year. Unfortunately she's still waiting for her friend's hubby to paint so we couldn't properly unpack everything but I know she'd be loving being in her own place after living with my sister & her fiance for nearly a year!

Going to have our final fitting and pick up our bridesmaid dresses tonight. We had a fitting a week ago and although tighter than it should be on me, it did up so all I needed was to have the length taken up. I'm stressing a little bit though coz in the past week my belly seems to have popped out - I'm even having to use one of those belly belt things on my work pants today!

We had my sister's hens night last saturday night (not the one just gone). It went really well. We hired a suite at a hotel in the city and had a "cellar tea" rather than a kitchen tea in the afternoon. Guests bought her a bottle of wine to stock her cellar rather than kitchen stuff. Plenty of food which was awesome. Then a select few of us headed to Northbridge for mexican food (bride's fave). We bought everyone sombrero's and to my sister's we stitched in a veil. It looked hilarious. Some guy offered us $30 for 3 of the hats during the night so score (they only cost $5 each!).

In other news two cousins of mine got engaged in the past couple weeks. Not to each other :). One lives in London, the other in Melbourne so I suspect another expensive year coming up (coz having a baby isn't expensive enough!).

As much as I'm looking forward to my sister's wedding on Saturday, gosh I'll be glad when it's all over! Before the dreaded cold hit I had been feeling better, only getting an occasional wave of nausea, throwing up and being fine after. And managed to go to the gym 3 times last week! Have borrowed my sister's exercise bike so when I don't feel like going to the gym, I can at least whip into 10-15mins at a time on the bike. Better than nothing. That's the plan anyway, we'll see if it turns into a clothes stand!

Anyway, enough about me, how's things with you?


  1. Holy cow Em,
    Does it ever stop with you? You still sound so busy.
    Sorry to hear you're feeling sick with coughs. Blahhh.. hate that.. and its spring. That really sucks. Have you tried this old remedy? Rub some vapourub on the soles of your feet before bed, wear socks over the top and voila. I swear by it. No idea how it works but it does ease the coughing (anywhere from a little to a lot depending on the person.)
    You must be starting to show by now. We need a piccie puleeeze, since you and I have far and few between meetings lol. I wanna see the tubby tummy! Bet you are glowing (well, will be once the flu goes.) Sending you get well vibes xxx

  2. I know, crazy busy. After this weekend things should settle down a bit thank goodness! Haven't heard that remedy but after another sleepless night I'm willing to try anything! Will pop to the shops for some vicks today!

    You can only see my "baby bump" when I'm naked - pics I surely won't be posting I swear! haha. I just look fatter. Will put up an ultrasound pic of the duck in the next couple of days though.