Wednesday, January 29, 2014

19 weeks and the scan

Cool change gently flowed through last night, it's short-lived but still welcome. Had my first visit to Williamstown beach just before the heat broke. After work, home to change, then to beach and in water in ten minutes. Just the right amount of time to cool off and paddle and after we got out, the breeze shifted and clouds pulled around the sun.

Williamstown beach as the cool change approached. 
Today is scan day and maybe sex reveal day. I'm very glad that we're not hung up on boy/girl, one thing not to worry about. The first scan, some seven weeks ago, took place when I was very sick and I'd just got back from Indonesia. It was so wonderful to see the little one move around and actually confirm I was pregnant.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

18 weeks and a run around Princes Park

Eighteen weeks is nearly half-way. There's certainly evidence of a new shape in my mid-section. Not time yet for a complete wardrobe change.

I'm feeling very optimistic and well and grateful for all my blessings. Weather is lovely and I'm back to the gym. Last night I headed up Swanston to meet AJM for a run around Princes Park, something we used to do years ago together. The sun was hot, the track flat and boring, the company great and the pace slow. Perfect.

Monday, January 20, 2014

17 weeks and Warburton

Seventeen weeks pregnant and a lovely summer weekend full of activities, friends and eucalyptus smells.

After a week of back to work and 40+ heat, Friday night was greeted with joy as the temperature plummeted from 4:30pm. The forecast winds kept us at home Friday night so we packed the car early Saturday and headed to meet our fellow cycling buddies for an eggy breakfast at APTE (which appears to have changed hands...).

Our weekend plan included a ride up Mt Donna Buang, camping at Warburton Caravan Park, then rock climbing at Ben Cairn. Three different groups of friends and three activities around the Yarra River up in the ranges.

Thanks Roxanne Silk for the photo of me winding up to (halfway-point of) Donna Buang. A great day-trip destination for a walk, ride or just fresh air.