Showing posts with label Life Update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life Update. Show all posts

June 10, 2014

Life Update: Missing In Action

I know I have been missing in action for a few months with only one brief recipe post since February this year (slack I know!), but there is a reason.

In January we found out that we are expecting our first child! This was great news, a little unexpected but still great news. I had a pretty easy pregnancy up until about the end of April. Up until this point I had had zero morning sickness and very little nausea. However at the end of April I started suffering from chronic headaches that would increase in intensity as they went on and would not go away. I was diagnosed with Inter-cranial Hypertension, which in basic terms is an increased fluid buildup and pressure within the brain and spine. To treat this I have had to undergo a Lumbar Puncture to reduce the fluid build up and also to measure the pressure itself. This was not as straight forward as it sounds, the whole procedure which is meant to take 30mins instead took 2 hours and instead of 1 needle they used 4 needles (they kept hitting vertebrae which in turn would bend their needles). Following the lumbar puncture I then suffered from a low pressure headache (previously I was suffering from a high pressure headache) which resulted in my being on strict flat bed rest in hospital for 5 days.

Combine all of this with the fact that at the beginning of April one of our administrators took extended leave due to having to undergo a back operation which meant that my hours increased from 30 to 40+ hours a week I was very very busy with just work and trying to manage my headaches.

Then during an obstetrician appointment (my midwife referred me due to the inter-cranial hypertension) they discovered that I am also suffering from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) just to add to the misery complications.

To top it all off our landlord then told us that she would not be renewing our fixed term and we would need to find somewhere new to live, which is proving particularly hard in the current Auckland rental market.

So all of these things piled on top of each other, means I have had almost zero energy to focus on anything else except making it through my working week and growing a healthy baby.

January 3, 2014

Life Update...

I have been super busy as of late what with moving a week before Christmas (not to mention finding a flat and moving into it in the space of a week), Christmas festivities, and everything that comes with Summer and the holidays. 

I have been busy busy unpacking boxes and turning our house into a home.. make sure to keep an eye out for future posts about how I decorated and organised our new home. 

For the last week I have been on a camping holiday with the hubby and my parents, in a remote little bay north of Auckland {I will post about this at a later date}.

Currently we have no internet at our new place so I have been unable to post anything :( which means that I have numerous posts to write, edit and post. 

I go back to work next week, so hopefully I will have some time to upload some of my posts of what has been happening over the last month or so. 

But fear not my dear readers, I have not forgotten you and you will be seeing more of me on here now that the holidays are almost out of the way and I am heading back to work. Fingers crossed we get the internet in our new place soon. 


December 18, 2013

Life Update

Apologies for the lack of posts lately my lovelies.
I have been super busy with work and also with all the extra events you end up attending around Christmas and the holidays. 
But fear not, I do have a few posts in the pipelines (and drafted) recapping some of the things I have been doing lately. 

I do have some exciting news however... the Hubby and I have found a new flat to rent and are moving this coming Saturday 20th December. I know I know it's super close to Christmas, but this place is awesome. It is close to my work and my parents and not too far for the Hubby to get to work. The rent is also hugely affordable which is great. It will be awesome to finally move out of my parents house {again}, but I will miss living with my sister and folks. I will write a whole post dedicated to moving into our new gorgeous little unit. I will also be sharing posts on how I go about furnishing and decorating our little home, along with photo tours of rooms etc. 

Here's to the excitement of moving and the joy that is Christmas and the Holidays!

September 10, 2013

My Life Currently

I have started noticing that during the week I don't do a whole lot. In fact you could say I'm a Nana. I'm usually always in bed by 9:00/9:30pm and I rarely hardly ever, okay who am I kidding, never go out on a week night (not even Friday nights).

Part of this will be because a lot of my friends have kids and/or work on Saturdays (including myself - working on a Saturday) and also because we are currently trying to save some money towards buying our first home and our holiday we're taking in November to Melbourne to celebrate our 1 year Wedding Anniversary.

Once the weekend rolls around we again don't do much, Saturday's I am working and the hubby is playing football which leaves little time to do much on those days. Saturday nights we occasionally go out but lately we have been staying in with a dvd and entertaining on the cheap. Sundays are usually what we like to call our errands day, we go shopping for anything we might need (presents, clothing, makeup - for me haha, any new season items or things we need for our room), we also use these days to visit my grandparents and see the hubby's parents. Occasionally we will meet up with friends and do something exciting.
Writing this post does make it sound like we don't do a whole lot, which I'll admit we don't, but it also sounds like we have no lives haha. Which is contrary to belief, but we do find that because we are currently living with my parents we don't do a whole lot. Because we don't currently have our own place, we can't exactly buy home items or do gardening etc and because we don't have kids we don't do activities a lot. Plus saving means we don't have a lot of splurge money to spend on expensive activities.

Lately all my weeknight activities have involved updating my blog design and making it look more professional. Updating my Facebook Fan Page (find it here!) to make it more streamlined with my blog. Oh and watching 7th Heaven online - I decided last week that I would watch every episode of 7th Heaven starting at Season 1 Episode 1 and ending with Season 11.

I do the above most nights except for Tuesday nights when I attend my night class, studying towards a Certificate in First Steps To Business and Wednesday nights when I have Family Home Evening with the local missionary sisters from my ward.

I have a couple of interesting things coming up over the next couple of weeks, and I'll make sure to remember to take my camera along with me so I can take a few photos to share with you all here :)

Until next time.... here's hoping my life becomes more interesting otherwise this blog might become very boring very quickly.

August 14, 2013

Life Update

I haven't posted for a week and although that is pretty slack in the blog world, going a week between posts for me is an achievement.

I figured a life update post would be good idea seeing as not much has happened and the weather in these parts has been horrendous especially in the weekend just been so we have been unable to do much.

On the job front for me not much has changed, still plodding along with my Real Estate job (for anyone wondering I am the Sales & Marketing administrator for a branch of LJ Hooker - check us out here!). Although we do have a new phone system, which to some would not be that exciting but for us it is amazing! A bit hard to use, and not as simplified as our last system in terms of answering calls and transferring them around the office. BUT we can now transfer calls to the agents cell phones with is a total hallelujah moment. This function alone makes up for the complication of the whole system.

On the hubby's job front nothing has changed, he's still plodding along with his job. And in his spare time getting his fitness up for his Air Force entrance fitness test - which should hopefully be next month. This is our biggest goal we're working towards at the moment, everything we do is currently centered around this goal. We are really hoping he will get into the Air Force for the January 2014 intake. It will be an amazing achievement and a huge step forward for our little family and future family. Fingers crossed and prayers for this success please.

Speaking of Air Force, one of the hubby's best friends from High School (who we still spend time with) had his entrance fitness test yesterday. All going well he too will get into the Air Force for the January 2014 intake (although in a different job area than the hubby. This too will be a great step forward for his cute little family. And it will give me someone that I already know in the Air Force community which will help makes things easier. Fingers crossed and prayers for him as well please.

In the weekend just been the weather was appalling, not to mention the hubby and I were both working on the Saturday so we didn't get up to anything exciting. Sunday was spent running errands in the pouring rain but we did get to enjoy a Tank Smoothie and Sal's NY Pizza both of which were amazing.

That's all for now on the life update...this weekend we have a friend's 80's themed birthday party so I'll be sure to take photos and put up a post about it :)

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