New one on the way!

Well my secret resolution is out of the bag…. I’m pregnant! :) I cannot explain how happy I am. The thought of my daughter having a little brother or sister is the most amazing thing and puts the biggest smile on my face. I’m 13 weeks today and so far it has been so different to my first pregnancy. My first was easy. I didn’t get sick, I was active, ate quite normally…. this time, I’ve been quite sick, so unbelievably tired, craving starchy food and not denying myself… but I’m hoping it’ll start to ease off as I enter the 2nd trimester.

The 12 week ultrasound was amazing. We took our daughter in with us and it kind of made it all a bit more special. The baby was opening and closing it’s mouth drinking the fluid and rolling all over the place. Just amazing and now it all feels a lot more real. I just picture the image on the screen and it gets me smiling.

I want to try and be healthy. I’m so hungry all the time though and the thought of ‘healthy food’ is so not appealing! I’m not doing this round of 12wbt but I’m still incorporating some of her meals into our weekly dinners. I’ve been eating breakfast every day because I feel like I will drop if I don’t. I just tried eating a brown rice and tuna salad which I usually love but I’ve had about 4 bites and stopped. Pasta would go down a treat at the moment. Or cake. Or apple crumble with custard… eugh, see how bad my mind wanders!

So now my blog will incorporate another topic… my journey and the adjustment involved in adding a new member to the family. Stay tuned. :)

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2013 New Years Resolutions

Yes! This is probably one of a million trillion blog posts on New Years Resolutions. Sorry guys, I don’t care. I am on the bandwagon. :)

I need to be accountable and maybe I can come back in a year and look at what I’ve achieved or even tick off as I go along. Not just resolutions but a bucket list of sorts.

1. Do a photography course. I have a pretty fancy dancy camera and I have no idea how to use it.

2. Find a mind blowing potato salad recipe. That might seem daft. I don’t even eat potato salad regularly. Probably once in the last year but I have been dreaming about that potato salad and need to master it and eat it all.

3. Secret resolution. I’m being superstitious but I feel like this particular one is like a wish and if I tell people, it won’t come true.

4. Book a beach holiday for my family for the next Christmas holidays. Whether it’s just me, hubby and our little one or my immediate family too, I want to do it. The last 2 years I’ve left it until the last minute and of course, there’s no vacancy anywhere. I have visions of my daughter playing in the sand and surf with her dad, poppy and uncles while the women read and picnic on the sand. Then we play beach cricket and body surf before returning to the house and having a bbq. Ahhh, I love Aussie summers. (Yes, for those that know me I live on the beach but it’s not the same as driving to another beach and holidaying). ;)

5. Keep fit. That’s always on the list. lol. I’d like to keep eating healthy, fresh food and exercising. I’m back to pre-baby, dancing years weight and I’d like to keep it that way.

6. Be a good wife and mother. I’d like to be their rock and for them to know I will always look after them.

7. Keep the house clean and tidy. (Am not specifying whether that is my job or I hire someone else to do it). ;)

8. Set a day a week to really get on top of all business paperwork. Everything that has been pushed to one side gets done on one particular day a week so it doesn’t build up.

9. Record a kids album with accompanying DVD just like Hi-5.

10. Stop making bogus resolutions just to get to number 10.

 

 

 

Gratitude Journal?

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  I along with most people watched the movie ‘The Secret’ years ago when it came out. Yes, it sucked me in. I believed that with positive thinking you can attract things into your life that you want, or ward off things you don’t. I forget sometimes though to try and think positive. I’m more […]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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It is HARD to blog regularly with a toddler, busy work life and the million and one things that have to be done domestically each day. I should also mention as a side note I have discovered Pinterest so my spare down time is spent pinning. It’s so addictive! But, I have been neglecting my […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choc chip cookies

As a little side project and after reading some of my favourite blogs I decided to do a bit of baking. While I can’t eat sweet, delicious baked goods at the moment, there’s no reason why I can’t make them for others to enjoy. Although yes, I did have two. Only two I swear! Plus […]

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I’ve blown it!

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This weekend has been a total write off! My 12WBT results hang in the balance… I have had two party events this weekend. A beautiful bbq on a sunny Saturday afternoon with great friends, laughter, a DELICIOUS food spread and flowing wine. The second, a baby shower for one of my best friends with the […]

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Day 3…

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1.1kgs down! Woo Hoo! It’s am amazingly heady thing to have the control over your weight. On the flip side though, guilt has a way of creeping in if you miss a workout or eat something that’s a slightly higher calorie content than what you were meant to eat. Today we had to weigh in. […]

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The Last Supper

We have finished dinner so that’s it. No more mid to high calorie meals for a while. From tomorrow it will be low cal, healthy and nutritious meals for 12 weeks. Part of me is crying. Truly. I love food. I love experimenting and trying new dishes. I love cooking from celebrity chef cook books. […]

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My 12 Week Challenge

No more cupcakes (at least not for 12 weeks)

I’ve just taken a deep breath to try and work out where to start… A few nights ago as I was waiting for my daughter to fall asleep, I was browsing through Facebook and saw that one of my friends had liked Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation page. I was intrigued, so I clicked […]

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Thailand Adventures

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I’m back!!! After what was a very sun filled, cocktail smorgasbord filled trip, I am back in the cold, Wintery weather that is Sydney with a cold no less and a sick daughter. It doesn’t take long for reality to set back in. ;) The trip was amazing. We stayed in our own private pool […]

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