The Neighbourhood House

Yesterday Eva went to Occasional Care at our local Neighbourhood House for the first time.  Neighbourhood Houses “are local organisations that provide social, educational and recreational activities for their communities” run by a voluntary committee.  Koonung Cottage is just a 10 minute walk from us.

Eva went for 3 hours with 13 other children and 3 carers.  She was more than happy for me to leave her and apparently didn’t look for me at all.  She does go to the creche at the gym and also at church so I knew that she would be happy to play somewhere.  However the last time that I had left her at church and the gym she cried when I left.  Thus I was nervous about her staying there for such a long time but of course I shouldn’t have worried.

I could see that Eva had access to playdough, painting, drawing, books, dolls, blocks and of course an outside area.

I was stuck at the hospital at my appointment so Gran went to collect her and the carers said that Eva kept herself busy all the time and didn’t look for anyone to comfort her.

Hopefully Eva will keep enjoying this fun time while I attend appointments and perhaps even clean the house (or just sleep).

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A 27 week update

Today I had an appointment at the Mercy with Dr Ras.  He was so happy with my progress and that I am the most pregnant that I have ever been.

The baby is measuring well and the heartbeat was strong.  I have an ultrasound booked at 32 weeks to check the placenta which will help with deciding on future plans.  He wasn’t too positive about it moving but I am remaining positive that is has moved up higher.

It seems that I am now experiencing the joys of later pregnancy all things that Dr Ras said are just part and parcel of the journey.  Numbness under my ribcage as my ribs expand, pubic bone pain as the bones separate in preparation for birth and of course continuing carpel tunnel.  The carpel tunnel does seem to be much worse overnight with humidity so here’s hoping for a lot more dry weather coming up so that I can sleep.

My next appointment is in 2 weeks which will include a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) another experience which will be new for me.

Since passing Eva’s gestation I have been beginning to wonder if I will make it to full term (not having let myself believe that before).  Today Dr Ras reminded me that the stitch isn’t perfect and that I still need to be taking it easy.  I just have to be patient and wait and see when this baby decides to make an appearance.

A Fresh Start

Here we go starting a new blog.  It is time that we branched out from Eva’s Story which started in November 2008 at the time of her birth.

Now our family is about to expand and here is the place where I will be writing about our adventures and tales.  Hopefully you will enjoy the journey too.

Check out the “Our Family” and the “Why Fields of Gold?” pages for more information about us.

Happy Reading and Commenting!