Friday, June 6, 2008

Sun, sea, kangaroos and carrots

We had a lovely time on holidays at the Gold Coast. The weather was perfect, warm but not too hot, and just right for sandcastles and paddling.

It was so nice just to put on a summer dress again and enjoy the last of the warm days. I am feeling fantastic now that the nausea of the first trimester is all over. It is great just waking up without feeling sick, and I'm grateful for it every day. I think this is week 17, but I keep losing track. I just know that I am already the size of a house.

We avoided the big theme parks, but went to Currumbin nature sanctuary which was wonderful, Thomas had a fabulous time riding on the little train, and seeing koalas, Tassie devils, wombats and lots of birds. We even got to pat and feed a mother kangaroo and her little joeys.

We had a few days in Sydney staying with my parents and, catching up with some friends and relatives. Our friend Lamorna has a great veggie garden, and Thomas was amazed to see that carrots really grow in the ground.

Here he is in a very cute jumper my mum knitted for him. Check out those pom poms!

I have been busy knitting one of the three little pigs, but have had trouble finding the plastic joints required by the pattern, so it might take a while to get it finished. At the moment it is a dismembered piggy body in a plastic bag, not quite worthy of a photo!

Now I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home, sorting out all our chaos, and perhaps some fireworks (I still can't believe Canberra still lets us set these off ourselves!). Happy long weekend everyone!


c.Rachel said...

What a lovely time you had! I'm trying to soak in all the warmth from your very sunny holiday photos. It's not warm here at all.

Thomas is handsome as ever! Glad you're feeling better. Pregnancy is so much better without the nausea. My nausea with my second baby was soooo much worse than with my first. Yuck.

Onward to 2nd and 3rd trimesters!

mames said...

glad to hear from you again.i was thinking about you the other day.a re you going to revel baby number II's gender? just curious in case friends wanted to get cracking on something.

also had a question. do you work in publishing? i thought you mentioned it once. i ask because i know nothing about that world but there is a little scheme brewing on my part (not for me). whatever. this sounds waay to cryptic. if you have a moment drop me an email senorayatezATyahooDOTcom.

smiles and glad to see your holiday was so lovely.

Cascade Lily said...

Woohoo to the second trimester! Thomas looks like he was having lots of fun. I long for a warm day where I'm not swamping my preggy body in a zillion layers of clothing trying to keep my belly warm!

LOL at dismembered piggy!

susan said...

glad you are feeling better, and you look great!
what size thingys are you looking for? if you dont need them super fast i could get some for you and send???

Kate said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday. Summer seems so far away looking at those photos.