HAHA what a horrible topic I know.
Woke up this morning feeling super queezy , like cant move around or eat kind of queezy. On an antibio for reasons best left unsaid and
doc said it may make me nauseous well surprise!! Its a 5 day course twice a day ( yup thats the worst part, so just when you think you are feeling better by 3pm guess again hehe) My plans were meant to consist of going fabric shopping for curtaining for nursery, so was pretty amped for that to get an idea whats out there etc... but had to cancel and instead lay on the bed all day feeling oh so sorry for myself and poor little situation lol.....
Anyways I do have some good news to report, a few bits really.
Firstly, on the skin front at last it seems the pregnancy gremlin that was living in my face left and it is starting to flatten out nicely and clear without spreading like wildfire as it has been. I am also wondering if the vitamins i am taking which include fish oil capsules are helping... I remember reading on this site that fish oil is great for skin, and now that i have to take it for pregnancy guess its an added bonus if its helping clear skin.
I have also been much more diligent in washing morn and eve, applying bp every eve and moisturizer morning and eve. I swear the moisturizer is key. when i get lazy i dont moisturize... and since ive been doing it daily its crazy how much faster it heals. And Im totally happy with the clean and clear oil free dual action moisturizer ( geeees what a mouthful!)
Added to this I have cut out most wheat and sugar... flip now thats a hard one... but I have had to sadly due to those 'well reasons best left unsaid'
Have i mentioned how my daily diet usually consists of bread,um bread and sugar and sweeties and nice cooldrinks and stuff?
Well its been a real challenge... good news is ive lost 2 and a half kilos... and i reckon this is another reason for skin healing...
The next bit of good news is that i went for my scan again yesterday... and all looks good, we also heard the heartbeat for the first time which was awesome. we tried and tried to see the gender but the little bean had its legs crossed just to be difficult!! at a guess he first said girl, then maybe boy but nothing was clear, so ill keep trusting for my princess the main thing is that babys all healthy which was a great relief as there was a slight complication last week ( best left unsaid) - there will be lots of this unsaid business as i dont wanna totally freek out the men out there hahaha! anyway i was overjoyed to hear that heartbeat and see everythings the right size etc...
We didnt get any real clear pics sadly but ill post my blurry bean pic anyway lol!!
How amazing is this just some facts of a tiny 13 week old baby.....
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now
your baby is growing rapidly these days. The face is starting to look more human, with eyes moving closer together. Toes and fingers are clearly separate, and ankles and wrists have formed. External genitalia are becoming visible. Intestines are shifting into their proper place, too.
amazing huh.. all this at 13 weeks, madness!
Well tomorrow im getting together with a friend who has just had her baby girl, we are just going to chill togethe rwatch movies and maybe go take a walk on the beach if she is up for it, this of course if i dont wake up gagging again declaring that gone right now!
then weekend my folks are coming over and its mom in laws 60th so big braai party at her spot... ill write again after when i have anything interesting to report
and can someone please tell me how do u insert pics into this post? i have tried the one icon and it asks for url? not sure what to put in there when i just want to put one of my own pics in??
thanks lekker week further all...
Well howdy folks, geeeeeees sorry ive been gone for like months!!
think someones been hacking into my wireless and stealing my internet, each month ive had the priviledge of like a few hours internet and bam gone! hence no updates at all.... am working on this problem, so far 3 days woohoo progress!
Well heres some exciting news to chew on!!!! Im almost 13 weeks pregnant! geees feels weird to say it, still a bit surreal to tell you the truth. I found out at 5 weeks and then was waiting until 12 weeks to announce to the world. needless to say my body and life has changed alot so far.
My skins a freekin spotty mess with the raging hormones running wild.... i believe by 20 weeks it gets better but has been a real downer after all the progress I had before falling preg, but guess its all worth it hey!! it wont be forever obviously as always it has impacted my self esteem a bit and when it looks extra bad the inclination to hide away is there!! but I have pushed myself to keep being social especially as when women in our church fall pregnant for some unknown reason other women are drawn to them like flies weird lol, definately more attention this side wahaha.
so ya, ive been keeping up with regimen as much as possible but as skins bad ive been picking it all the time which as we all know helps little to improve the situation. Im just praying now this will pass quick and ill have that gorgeous preggy glow soon enough if thats real that is for people with skin problems the thing is ive noticed when hormones are all over the show is doesnt matter what i use, when its bad it stays bad as long as hormones are doing their crazy thing, annoying!!!
Ive gone to a homeopath the other day for something and he says he has something i can try when ive had baby for my skin..so never really tried that route, will see how it goes....
so back to exciting baby stuff ( oh no im gonna be one of those this is all i talk about moms hey !!! dont u hate em!)
i went for my first scan at ten weeks and we saw babys leg kicking.
My next scan is this tuesday coming and its a big one! not only do we get to hear the heartbeat for the first time but we also might find out the gender!! of course passing the 12 week high risk mark has also helped me to relax a bit more into pregnancy.
Well everything in me is hoping for a little girl, Chloe... but will see what God has in store for us... I know I will love whatever we are blessed with.... but the desire for a girl is crazy,ive bought a few pink things in faith lol but we will see!!
My tummy is growing a bit already as uterus grows fast but babys around the size of a lime now... already fingers and toes are going and just about everythings developed, Gods design just blows me away, its all so intricate and amazing its insane!
Ive totally lost my apetite in first trimester and still at that stage now but thankfully I never got bad morning sickness at all, a few moments now and then I felt queezy but nothing unmanageable and no puking ( overshare ya!) just overall mif feeling, so hoping second trimester feeling human again will kick in soon.
so what else has been happening in my life.... mmmm baby brain block... well ive been a hormonal trainwreck on days. poor hubby just ducks and dives out the way... ill just start crying on days and think whats wrong with you!! you have no reason to be sad lol... guess its just all a part of the process. Im at home again, taking it easy, wont be working now unless something comes up on the interiors side, but i am not going looking for work, we decided its most important that because i dont have to work i can i chill and just focus on having a healthy baby without added stress. Its such a blessing, I realize how few people have the opportunity.
So my days consist of sometimes just cleaning and watching tv,cooking when i can stomach it, sometimes getting together with friends who are home or work flexi hours, reading etc.... very chilled and at times boring, but id chose it anyday over work stress with these hormones i promise
So thats about it for now i guess... meet baby bean at ten weeks in pics attached
Happy New year everyone...hope you have all being having a fabulous holiday and keeping hard at work at those new years resolutions....
Heres mine...dont have one then you cant fail hehehe lousy i know!!
So Ive been having a grand holiday withd my hubby while he is off, he goes back to work on monday but it has been so nice being off together for 2 weeks.
Yesterday we went to a beautiful picnic with my sister and her fiance ( they just got engaged on new years and im jealous of her gorgeous ring....)
Back to the picnic, was stunning, stellenbosch beautifully green, picnic basket stuffed with goodies like cheeses, breads, salads, kebabs, quiche etc etc... loooovely!
will post a pic too!
Otherwise new years was fun in a really slow and boring kind of way...fun cause i got to spend with my besties who came over and we made pizzas and chatted while the guys jazuuzi's outside oh and of course went to bed before 12, sadly to be woken up at 12 to dogs scratching down doors from firecrackers... shame always gets to troy!! so we got up and sat with them until 12.30 until noises stopped.... then mumbled happy new year and fell back into bed hehe...told u it was uneventful ( ah my favourite kind of eve!!)
Other than that the holidays have been filled with great food, wonderful family get togethers, lots of chill time and tv time.... beach time and friends... its been a good full holiday...as hubbys more adventurous ( sporty) than I he has also managed to surf and mountain bike yay for manly stuff haha!! ( just kidding lotsa chick friends that do same!!)
On the skin front, it is not the best right now... quite a few red marks, quite a lotta picking and quite frankly mainly doing evening regimen without doing morn and forgetting to moisturize inbetween.... and of course all the holiday junk food aint helping... mmm speaking of junk food hubbys on his way back right now with steeri stumpie, pineapple ice cream and liquorice bliss i tell u pure bliss!!
Went to go see New years eve at the movies just after new years hehe loved it!! I enjoyed valentines day last yr made by same peops and what a great cast!! I just love a good chick flik!
Good mates of ours are back from Holland so going to see them tomorrow and have dins, cant wait...and get to meet their new baba annabelle then saturday my folks are coming to stay over.
anyhoodle im off to and movie time Lekker eve all....
of the yeeeaaarrrrrrrr...
So ive literally had nothing
of importance to tell you.. still actually
skins doing ok, broke out a bit since my
last update but still manageable with BP and regimen.
stopped taking zinc and havnt been drinking much water
but otherwise im beinggood with washing properly etc.
I finished my job
which is just groovy, time to chill and enjoy
time out with hubby. Lots of dates with friends and family
over this time... lots of gammon and roast beed yummmmy
how i love
my food hey!done with the Christmas Shopping now as well
( just a couple more things to get)
kept it small this year, nothing big for anyone...
Oooh im excited to see what im getting from hubby, think its jewellery but not sure
yet!How i love the gifts etc, but of course im fully aware
and more excited about the greatest gift of all and thats
Gods love for us and the amazing birth of His son
for the 6th year
has a new
meaning for me
, as great as
the rest of it is
mmm what else can i report... got a wikicool pair of wedges ( well i love em anyway) and of course candystriped for Christmas day
and other than that been enjoying the Christmacy music and decorating my preeety tree
lovng having hubby on leave now till 9 Jan so we can get some picnics and dates in.
Well heres wishing you all a blessed FUN sAfE hOLIdAY! A wonderful Christmas and New year.
ENJOY AND SAVOUR EVERY MOMENT
So after being sick yesterday i woke up feeling alot better, the chickenbone stuck in my throat felt more like a marble today and the fever subsided so felt more alive... fever is my worst hey , knocks me out ...
So I get to work (20 min late due to accident) to find that on Monday in my feverish state I had made 2 stuff ups which cost the company money... shocking i tell u ! just shocking!
Booked installation for the wrong day this week so boss had to pay her own installers... and ordered the wrong fabric for a cushion....
well thats how today started... good thing it got better ( dead quiet so I couldnt make any more mistakes )
Now Im actually quite intelligent at work ill have u know.. good with clients... and paperwork ( though not too neat) and i generally dot my is and cross my ts but sometimes poop happens and usually on a week u really dont need it hey.. anyhoo
Is there anything of interest i can tell you...mmmmm
Oh freek couldnt believe on glee the other day they sang Friday.... gotta throw up on Friday ( thats my version) what a sad sucker song...
no that was not the interesting bit of information.
Going to folks on Saturday ( you know you have nothing useful to tell when you are hopping to the weekend hey) and after that comes sssuuuuundaaaay... man Rebecca how annoying!
we are gonna go out for a nice dins and im working in the morn ... next weekend going to Hermanus for the day again.
Other exciting news is Im decorating mother in laws lounge, ordering fabrics etc to go with her ooba fancy persian rug... not my scene style wise but hey what are decorators for if not to make the best they can of a bad situation lol!
No im being a drama queen the luxurious fabrics etc are gorgeous!
Im still a bit shocked at my skin, pleasantly so, U know when it all seems so good for a while, well i usually dont! my skin usually has a run of a week or 2 that looks good followed by a face full of zits the following week, well I can say that from before we went away its been looking good thats like a full month!
its so nice not to worry so much when makeup fades around end of day etc that big red swollen marks are going to be showing through... i sort of forget about my face now and focus on more important stuff like blogging... but will still rock one day if/when i can go without makeup...
i have always envied those naturally beautiful women with that perfect smooth skin and naturally silky straight or curly hair that needs little to no attention.... and then theres the rest of us, battling through life with red splotchy faces, insecurities and hair that needs ghding wearing maternity wear to hide that extra indulgance we have just had... oh sorry im waffling again....
I had better leave you with a thought for the day then be off
now let me paint a pretty picture for you:
So here I am lying in bed toiletpaper shoved up each nostril, battling to swallow and shaking from fever.... feeling ever so sorry for myself wheres my mommy when i need her or that pot of chicken soup for that matter! teehee
mmm a bit melodramatic u say... yeeeeaaaah i agree!
so lose the toiletpaper and the shakes.... and im still sick
maybe it was the emotional drama from fighting with my other half that further developed my sore throat which started last week... or maybe it was going out,chest open in a dress on saturday to the 80s show with the suffocating smoke machine streaming into my lungs .. oh well either way i have a slight fever and feel like poooo!
LOL its quite funny really, thinking back...the smoke machine used to be so wikicool... at raves and the sort one felt invincible dancing like a spaz in a thick ream of smoke... convinced they were in a cayote ugly movie,yes males and females alike... or maybe that was just from one too many shots...
well glad those days are over for me along with the dancing on the bar part of course
many years of said entertainment takes its toll on a person and now i am quite happy to chose a night on the couch watching chick flix over that anyday! ok history lesson over...
back to the dress - i bought a gorgeous lil dress for saturday! my camera died so i couldnt take pic but sure someone took some so ill have to post pic soon, its coppery orange and twisty ( now that has u thinking he?) it hides most of the bad parts of my less than desireable curves that have developed over the past 7 yrs. How I long for the days I was 22 with my tiny little figure... wake up FG!! its called aging, along with new little sprouting grey hairs and that frown line on the forhead that just doesnt want to go away anymore yeah im painting a picture of a 57 yr old rather than a 27yr old, but some people just show signs of aging sooner than others, and im one of the unfortunate ones in that department!
oh Gosh on the subject of saturday and the 80s show - they called up my husband on stage. he is quite a sport for things like that lol....
they played if you be my bodyguard by Paul Simon ( so love it!) and gave him this tiiiiiny trumpet which made the stupidest sound when he blew lol - and he had to do actions with this trumpet all through their performance... and when music stopped he had to pull a macho pose...man he had crowd in stitches as he really got into it - my sis actually taped on her phone... if she uploads vid ill try post here, was super funny!!!! my sisters boyfriend was just saying earlier in the eve he hates anything embarassing, well needless to say while this was going on he was almost hiding under his chair lol!!
On the skin front I am happy, yeah ive picked at a few spots so have a total of about 5 little red marks on my face but no big active zits at the moment or for the last couple of weeks. overall ive been super happy with skin lately and i have sucked at drinking water too so thats impressive... yeah thats it 3 lines out of a massively long blog on skin...in my skin blog....
On the home drama front, 2 stubborn oxes dont make for a happy life so eventually one or both need to take a good look in the mirror and start apologizing and humbling themselves, good news is with Gods help we are both looking at ourselves and both apologized and will actually both be going for some counselling with our lifegroup leaders from church so thats good news!! progress yes!! having been together for 10 yrs i think although we love eachother so much, there are always areas needing improvement and things that build up over time..and marriage is 100%100% not 50/50 so its easy to get stuck in a place where u want to give up... enter Gods power in our relationship and we know no matter how hard it gets we will keep doing what we can rather than throwing it away...
but humans are humans and alone we simply suck!! and pride is an ugly monster so my prayer daily is that I would be kept humble and a guard would be placed over my mouth so i dont make matters worse by lashing out from a place of hurt...
ok thats the long story short... family drama lesson is now over too
mmm what else can i tell you... goodness im on a roll today and have like 8 hours to blog....sorrrry for yooou! and i think this is a good one....
You know sometimes you think oh my word this is the most boring blog of all times ...well like my last one really... u are so not into it and think u are going to bore people to sleep, infact u actually feel a bit bad for writing at all as people have to take time to clieck on the blog open it and then read only to discover content which really couldnt be less interesting, mmm maybe its just me then!... well this one seems so meaty hey? yeeeah probably just me waffling on about rubbish again lol....
mmmmmm so todays plan will consist of veging and netvlieging as my husband calls it... why you ask?
well his nickname for me has always been butterfly... so sometimes it develops into buttervlieg then all of a sudden when i spend time on net im netvlieging....yet more weird bit of useless information? yes!
I cant believe Christmas is around the corner and we are discussing with family who is going to bring what...where have all the cowboys gone? no wait thats a song... where has this year gone??
I cant believe how it has just flown by or how much time has been spent netvlieging and blogging despicable i tell you! but what a joy it is to blog about useless rubbish.. and what a greater joy to know people actually take time out of their interesting lives 2 read this stuff!!
anyways i will leave you now guys, its obvious i have too much time on my hands and the coffee has set in and im just talking rubbish...although m heading off to get another cuppa now.... have a happy smiley day
Just blogged for like half hr and then it all dissapeared and closed the page!!!
anyway lets start again....
So where did I leave off.....
Oh ya we were off to Glorious Wilderness...
So we had 4 great days, beautiful weather..beautiful views.... but i had a tummy bug so I unfortunately couldnt enjoy the glorious food ( which there was lots of)
Day 5 was going to be our animal day, visiting elephants cheetahs etc...which was to be the highlight of the trip for me... but that morning we received a 7am wake up call informing us that our house had been burgled and dogs were gone ( on guyfawks night). I was shocked and am going to try give you the shorter version of the story ...
We phoned all our friends to look for them the next morning after they had gotten out, no one could find them.. we threw everything in the car and began the long 5 hour drive home.. feeling sick to our stomachs,crying , and then remembering our God is BIG and we need to have faith they were still alive...
anyways i posted something on facebook about them missing just before my phone died and prayed my heart out for their safety.. and an hour into our drive a girl that saw my status had just read a friend of hers status saying she had found 2 huskies and taken them to the animal hospital etc... she called me saying not sure if they are yours but thought i should tell u!
so we sent our friends to identify them and there they were I called the hospital and they were just about to send them to the spca so i said please keep them there we on our way... turns out a couple a few blocks down from our house had seen them running in the busiest rd in our area and cars werent stopping so they spent a gruelling 3 hours following them in car with hazzards etc until they eventually got them in the back of their car...let me paint the picture... ( 2 Hyper active dogs that never go in the car, maulting chunks of hair and probably scratching down their doors... the fact they got in the car was a total miracle in itself!) they then phoned every vet and place they could think of to see where they could take them as they had 4 cats at home so couldnt keep there.... legends i tell you!
so an hour into our trip we could breathe knowing our dogs were alive and well!! AMEN!
We fetched them, she had a slight limp which is now better and they got kennel cough a week ago which we treated with antibios so they are now all well again
the break in had been more like a walk in really as our housitter had left doors unlocked by mistake
then in the trauma of seeing someone had been in the house ( tv hanging off wall etc) she had freeked out and left gate open closed door and let dogs in... as she opened dog door the front door blew open from the wind and off they had gone....
my husband was still reg raging mad at her for 2 weeks as this had cost us alot of a mission losing a night and day away ... insurance costs police reports etc etc... but i realized it was a few careless mistakes and she was distraught by it all!
Long story short insurance pd out YAY and i got my new laptop, he got a new watch ( this is all that they took!) and we now have an alarm in.
the tv is a really funny story actually, they pulled hard on that tv which was hanging on a small bracket with a tiiiny teeeeeny lock off the wall... it was actually hilarious when you think about it... it still works and just had a small dent on side but we decided to keep it rathern than send it away....
So thats been the long drama of my life lately lol.. oh ya and my work email was set up on old computer with all my login details for the acne.org site - setting up the mail again is a mission and takes time so i tried every password i could think of to log into my old profile but no luck thats why its taken so long to blog but today i thought stuff it - i need to blog ! so decided just start a new one sad but true...
maybe when emails up and running ill just go back to the old one.. i like having my history etc...
Well on the work front job has been going well, only part i havnt enjoyed is traffic, otherwise its cool... only 3 more weeks yet cant believe it hey!and Christmas being around the corner - madness!!
On the skin front, it has been looking good ( my good is not great or clear just acceptable) since i was away, although the day after i took the attached pics it did break out a bit, but only a few red marks...
obviously still havnt been out without makeup though
Oooh I went to madam zingara lately as well - ill also need to post some pics... they travel around world so not sure if anyone else has seen them... its this massive tent with stained windows and waiters all dress up and lots of cool acts and yum food etc.. almost like a circus but more an entertainment show... was cool...
Tonight we are off to that 80s show YEEEAAAH BABBBY I so dig 80s
mmmmmm ok i wont bore you any longer let me upload pics etc and ill be back soon