Doing: Alex’s parents spent a few days with us and helped us with a few more renovations. The dining room is just about done – it just needs a new blind and exterior door. The pink room is no longer pink, hooray! It’s prepped and ready for the top coat and soon we’ll have to start calling it the baby room because it is pink no more!
Hearing: Now that we finally have internet again I listening to music via Pandora all day long. My music collection is rather lacking. I’ve developed a fondness for classical music, apparently babies love it too. I never tire of hearing Pachabel’s Canon, I can listen to that song all day long. It was played while we signed the registry at our wedding. So many renditions of that piece are making their appearance. This is all making me feel like playing piano again… oh it has been a very long time. So I’ve arranged to borrow my brother’s electric piano that sits unused at my parents house at present. I’m in love with the idea of playing to our sweet babe!
Making: lists, many of them…. things to finish around the house, things to buy for baby, life admin things to get done, crafty projects I’d like to get on to.
Cooking: some of this and that. Nothing too exciting. My enthusiasm for cooking is wavering. And whilst I’d love to bake, to be frank our oven sucks for that. I’ve persisted with our favourite cookie recipe, altering the temperate, fan and time but every single time they melt into a big puddle. I’m making peace with the fact that baking will really have to wait till we have a new oven. Thankfully banana bread turns out quite okay and if I put a good handful of oats in our cookie recipe they are passable, not as good as usual according to Mr Visser, but definitely acceptable.
Drinking: more water, tea, smoothies and juice. I’ll share a few favourite smoothie and juice flavours soon.
Craving: a ripe, juicy mango… just have to wait a few months to satisfy that one. And all of the salt please.
Reading: I’m reading New Active Birth and loving it. I’ve started doing the yoga sequences. Mum did them when she was pregnant with me and the boys. Apparently I loved doing them alongside her whilst she was pregnant with the boys. Alex is reading Cheers to Childbirth which was lent to us by a friend and is probably my favourite pregnancy read so far. I’ve already read it and asked Alex to read this one book on birth. It’s written for Dads, is really sensible and practical and has lots of birth stories from Dads perspective. It’s really lovely. And most nights Alex reads our baby Where is the Green Sheep? which was given to baby by a lovely friend. Baby kicks away whilst the story is read and my heart melts into a puddle.
Wanting: a fairy to come and finish the house for us. I’ve seriously lost my mojo on that one, but I’m sure those nesting hormones will kick in soon.
Enjoying: my brace free mouth!!! Nearly 3 years later they are finally off. I love brushing my teeth and biting into a whole apple, it’s divine!
(In Wollongong, braces free, enjoying the sunshine with a 30 week bump in tow!)
Pondering: baby names. We’ve made almost no progress on this front. Time is ticking away so we’d better get on to that.
Watching: spring ever so shyly showing it’s face. The blossoms are coming out all over town and it looks beautiful. Our street is lined on both sides with them. The one thing I missed in Wollongong was the change of season, definitely something I get now. We’ve had daffodils and jonquils pop up all over the place in our front yard and two giant blossom trees fill with flowers. I can’t wait to see if they fruit!
Wearing: all of the warm clothes. It’s still so chilly and unfortunately my big warm cosy jacket no longer zips up over the bump. Lucky we’re only a few days away from spring.
Feeling: like a newly wed again. We walked to the shops this afternoon, picked up some dessert and a movie and had the cosiest afternoon at home. That was our go to date back in the day and it was so fun to do again. We’re enjoying soaking up these last few months of just the two of us. Plus we’ve had almost 2 whole weeks together, which has just been divine. I’m glad those travelling for work days behind us now, 13 months of long distance was a loooong time.