Friday, January 29, 2010

We're Here!!!

And we're in Adelaide!!! We are getting settled into our new much as possible with only limited furniture - ours is still 5-7 weeks away! We have bought a new fridge, washing machine and couches, and we're still sleeping on our air bed for the time being but we're managing! Tuesday was a public holiday here, so even though we bought our new things on Saturday, none of it was able to be delivered until Wednesday, so sitting on pillows on the floor got pretty old pretty quickly! And we had no power from when we arrived until Monday afternoon, but thankfully we *did* have gas, so we were able to take hot showers and cook on the gas hobs.

We had our first antenatal (in Australia) appointment on Monday, and that went really well. I was worried that as it isn't the main hospital, I wouldn't be able to have the twins there as my pregnancy is classed as high-risk, but they had no issues with it. They have a NICU there if necessary, one of the only two in South Australia even, so my worries were completely unfounded! Everything with the babies seems to be going really well. I'm still sick most mornings, but at least it's ONLY the mornings now, and then I'm all good to get on with my day :-) We have the anatomy scan on February 9th, so we're REALLY hoping we are able to find out if we're expecting girls or boys! I have a feeling it's boys, but that may be because my favourite name is a boys name and I soooo want to use it! Simon, and most of our friends, think they're girls! Not long now until we can know...hopefully!
One thing I am REALLY looking forward to doing is getting their room all set up! Our new home is 3 bedrooms, so we had two rooms to choose from for them, and it was pretty easy to decide which one - one of them is really quite dark, even during the day, so that's the one! Hopefully it will be conducive to sleeping for them! We are going to wait to find out what sex they are before we buy anything else for them, and then we have to wait for their bassinettes and other things to arrive from New Zealand. When we were packing everything up, I realised that we actually have a lot of things for them already, but it's the equipment now that we bottles and nappies and sheets and towels and bouncers and and and!!! The list could go on forever!

My Mum has her flights over booked for June 25th, so just under a week out from my due date of July 1st, but I imagine the twins would have made their grand appearance before then - fullterm for twins is 37 weeks. I'm REALLY hoping we get to that point at least...60% of twins don't get to fullterm.

Anyways, I better go before this gets too long (as if it isn't already!)!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I'll be going offline from this afternoon, we're off to Adelaide on Friday morning and so our phones and internet will be disconnected from this afternoon. Hopefully we'll be back up and running over the weekend, but we'll see how things go!

Anyways, better get a move on -we have SO much to do today!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last Day

Tomorrow is my last day at work. It's going to be a really sad day. I've been working at this site for the last six years and the people I work with are so awesome - I'm really going to miss them all. I'm sure I will be kept up to date with all the news and gossip, and they have all demanded plenty photos of the twins once they arrive (and before, but they aren't getting those!).
There has been a lot of upheaval at work in the last 6-9 months which has happened almost yearly in the time I've been there. Because of this, I am rather looking forward to's just the people I don't want to say goodbye to. I know I'm quite likely to cry, but I'm going to be blaming that on the hormones! I can't believe we are leaving in a week tomorrow!

We are having a few drinks (non-alcoholic for me, of course!) at a local bar on Saturday, so we get a chance to say goodbye to people, then a BBQ lunch with my aunty, uncles and cousins on Sunday, and dinner with some good friends of ours tomorrow night. It's going to be a crazy busy week I think - I've got a couple of appointments in Hamilton early next week too! I don't think we have too much left to do, most of our things are packed (thanks to my totally awesome husband, who has packed it ALL!) and our big things are all sold...with the exception of our couches which is worrying me. Hopefully we can sell them to a second-hand furniture store if they don't sell on TradeMe in the next few days.

The Husband is working for an hour tonight so I need to get dinner ready for when he's home. We've got a cake to ice after dinner too! YUM!!!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

The Husband and I baked some cupcakes for my work last night. One of my good work friends is away on leave next week which is my last week and she asked me to make these ones months ago, so figured now was as good a time as any!

They weren't hard to decorate, just a little time consuming!

First we iced each cupcake with blue icing, then put in half a mini chocolate chip cookie for it's mouth, then put blue-tinted coconut* on the icing. We then put two dollops of white icing for the eyes and small chocolate chips for the pupils.

I think they turned out really cute, and they definitely went down a treat at work this morning!!!

*To tint the coconut, put the desired amount of coconut in a ziplock bag, then put several drops of blue food colouring onto the plastic inside the bag, being careful not to get it on any of the coconut yet - it will clump. Then shake the coconut into the colour. Add more food colouring for a brighter colour, or more coconut to lighten it!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SO Happy!!!

The Husband and I put an application in on a house in Adelaide this this afternoon we had it!!! I am SO happy, and SO relieved that we will have somewhere to live when we get there, somewhere to go when we arrive! We currently live in a 2-bedroom apartment just out of the city, and our new place is a 3-bedroom house in the suburbs so it's going to be a big change, but I am so looking forward to having an outside area, a washing line, a garage even! I am so looking forward to it all now, I had been so worried about not being able to find a place before we got there and having to sleep in a rental car.

Add that to the fact that I had a doctors appointment this afternoon, and she was very happy with how I'm doing, especially the fact that I have put 2kg back on, after losing 4kg. She also gave me another prescription for my pills, so fingers crossed they will last me until I don't need them anymore.

SO happy tonight :-)


Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to Work

Back to work tomorrow...for nine days, and then I'll be unemployed!!! I can't believe that we are off to Adelaide so soon! We sold our fridge/freezer and our dryer today, after listing them late last night - we must have had them on for too cheap seeings as they both sold SO quickly. But as I said to The Husband, I'd rather have them on for too cheap and have them sell than be on there for too much and not sell - we needed to get rid of them! We do now have them problem of having to use all our meat in less than a week...

The Husband has a job interview when we get to Adelaide, so will definitely be keeping our fingers crossed - getting sorted for twins doesn't come cheap! We have already bought a double stroller though, it's cheaper here than in Australia.

It's a fantastic buggy (Mountain Buggy Duo 2010), I particularly like that each baby has their own sunhood (which also has a mesh sun visor which isn't in this picture) and it's SO easy to push and manuovre.

The Husband has dinner ready.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Not so flash start

So after raving about how wonderful my anti-nausea pills were in my last post...I have no run out. Today is crappy - the first day of the new year and I have barely gotten out of bed because I've been so sick. Doesn't help that I have a repeat prescription sitting on my fridge, but the pharmacy is closed!

Hope everyone had a great new years!