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30 Weeks – Progress Report

30 weeksGestation: 30 Weeks

Walk: Full waddle with crippling pain

Brain Status: Can forget keys, phone and date of birth.

I’m well and truly into the third trimester now with only ten weeks to go until I meet the latest member of my little family.

This weekend I managed to lose my mobile phone twice. The first time was on Saturday at a busy playground, and I did not notice for  a good fifteen minutes. I sent hubster running back to get it and thankfully it was still there. The second time was on Sunday when I left it at the checkout at Ikea. I noticed as I was walking out to my car, and after the frantic handbag search, I waddled back in and retrieved it from the greeter. Phew! I then went back out the car park only to realise I had no idea where I parked my car. It took about 30-painful-waddling-with-heavy-bags-minutes to locate it. It was two floors down and on the complete other side to where I thought.

That same morning I had an event to attend and typed the wrong address into my GPS. I arrived at the GPS directed address 30 minutes early, so I had time to take a walk waddle around the block. When event time started and no one was at the address, yet people were tweeting delightful pictures of the event I was supposed to be at, it dawned on me that I may have been in the wrong place. I had to waddle 100 buildings further down the street to get to the right place.

Last week I had a blood test (I still have the bruise, but that’s not really important, I just like to mention it) and they had to check all my details. When they asked me my date of birth I gave them my son’s date of birth instead.

So, baby brain – it is totally a thing. I don’t care what “science” says, it’s a damn real thing and I has it.



She is fiercely independent, my daughter. She’s at that age where she wants to do everything for herself, by herself. Undo her seatbelt, get in and out of the car, get dressed, do up all the fiddly buttons, make her own sandwich.

xanthe pb xanthe pb2

All these things I wait patiently for her to do all by herself, knowing it would be ten times quicker to do them for her, but also knowing she needs to do them herself.

This morning it was 1:27am when she called out my name over and over in her cute, crackly cold and flu voice. I raced into her room to see what the problem was.

She couldn’t reach the tissues that were on the floor next to her bed. That is totally something she could have done herself without dragging me out of bed in the middle of the night.

Kids, eh?


Alone Time Fail


Last weekend, my lovely husband took the kids away for a few hours so I could study without distractions.

After two hours of study I decided to make myself some lunch and watch some TV. Taking my plate, I sat down on the couch and turned on the television.

It wasn’t until the kids arrived home that I realised I had been watching Play School. Seriously. I had turned the TV on and left it on the default ABC2 without thinking, and was actually half singing along to the song Jay Laga’aia was singing.

What a waste. I could have been watching Wife Swap USA or some other equally trashy and pointless TV show that is not fit for children. So when I saw the above pic from The Laughing Stork, I could relate.

Have you done this? Or perhaps you have a favourite kids show you would watch by choice even if the kids weren’t around? 


#100happydays – Week 5


Tuesdays are Karate Days. – The only photo I shared this week for #100happydays.

So, it’s Monday and that usually means another round up of my week of photo sharing on the #100happydays hashtag. However, I only managed to share ONE photo on that hashtag this week. ONE out of SEVEN days. I am calling it a failure. So here is a list of other daily challenges that I have failed.

  • Photoaday with Fat Mum Slim – I play often but am yet to complete a full month.
  • 12 week body transformation – I think I lasted a week
  • Moisturising – Sometimes – I just forget
  • 30 day squat challenge – I got to day 8 both times.
  • 30 day abs challenge – hmm
  • Taking vitamins, the pill or any medication – I forget, ok?
  • Clairey Hewitt’s blog every day in May challenge – 4 days out of 31
  • 31 Days to Build a Better Blog – No shock to anyone
  • 7 days of grateful on Facebook. – Please stop tagging me.
  • Index card a day – I never even started. I bought the index cards. that’s all
  • Operation Move 400 – I think I did about 3 days
  • 5 plus a Day Fruit and Vegetables – constant failure
  • The dishes – Look… I’m a busy lady.
  • And of course, 100 happy days. – This is the second time I’ve failed

So, I think what I need to do now, is to not attempt another daily challenge for at least 60 days. That’s my new daily challenge.

The 60 day, No Daily Challenges Challenge. Are you with me?