Monday, December 20, 2010


Hi ya gang!

Well isn't the festive season in full swing now. We've had to downsize from our big xmas tree this year because Baxter simply can't be trusted! So we've bought a little tree and put it on our buffet with the pressies around it out of the reach of destructive puppies! I managed to do the majority of my christmas shopping online this year so have been having packages delivered at work for the past couple weeks! It's fun even though I know they're not presents for me! Just expecting one more delivery for GB's present. As part of his present I bought some Yahava coffee and it was delivered this morning - unfortunately the bag had come open in the box and so a couple of handfuls of the grind were lost and now my office smells like my Nonna's house! (ie very strong coffee!).

Babywise - all plodding along really. I don't mean to sound insensitive about the whole miracle of pregnancy and all that but I'm a bit bored now. We have another OB appointment tonight so will be nice to see some more pics of her. I can't remember if I mentioned it already (and this may be a bit TMI) but at the last appointment a few weeks ago he was concerned the placenta was too low because he couldn't find the cervical canal. Which sucks arse a bit as the ultrasound chick cleared the placenta back at the 19wk anatomy scan. Anyway, I'm hoping tonight's scan will show that it's all good. If not, he'll probably send me back to the ultrasound place for another detailed scan at around 34wks. If it stays low it'll mean a c-section for delivery. Told hubby if that's the case, we should start looking into plastic surgeons so I can get a tummy tuck at the same time! haahahahaaaa

Weightwise - my gaining is slowing down (wish it would reverse into a loss!) - putting on 2.3kg in the past month which is way better than the 7.6kg I put on the month before that. I'm very scared about seeing those triple digits again. But my body loves carbs and it's clearly hanging onto them.

Bandwise - I had 3-4 days where I was struggling to keep anything down. I think that maybe when the baby has a growth spurt it seems to increase my restriction for a few days. I'm having awful heartburn. Have been taking pariet but was wondering if it was working as I was still having to take quickeze. Now taking double strength mylanta which is giving temporary relief at least.

This past weekend I spent baking. I assumed with impending motherhood would come the ability to bake. Turns out, not so much! I have to admit I probably bit of more than I can chew. On the list to cook was - gingerbread, melting moments, two different types of macaroons, lime curd tarts and cheesecake. I got through it but not easily and not spectacularly well!. Some pics...

White Chocolate & Raspberry macarons (they should be a lot higher!)

Chocolate macarons (right height but lumpy!)

One near perfect macaroon...   

Hubby took a pic of the gingerbread but he hasn't sent it to me yet. Suffice to say the "christmas shapes" could be widely interpreted as "barely shapes"! I might add in my defence, the humidity on Saturday made things a bit tricky!

Anyway, time for a shot of the pooches... just home from the groomers on Friday - also very rare to manage a pic with both of them smiling!:

Wishing you all a very fun festive season!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like everything is going well for you Em---keep us posted -

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!