Reflecting on April

It has really gotten to the time where the cliche ‘time flies’ really applies. April has been a crazy month and I have seen a really big personal shift. I finished up work this month which is a massive milestone in my pregnancy. We are really getting to the nitty gritty now and the reality that when I write my next reflection I will have a tiny earth side human is absolutely crazy!

renovations

In April we made a tiny bit of headway with the renovations! Yay! We managed to find a carpenter that has been able to source doors, skirting and architraves to install in the main living area, dinning, hallway and both bedrooms. Its been exciting to finally be able to begin ordering everything and deciding what doors we want – which is actually a really hard choice! 

reading

My reading has really slowed down in April and I only managed to finish 2 books. I am trying not to be too hard on myself about it considering that will probably be my reality once Bubs arrives. 

I really enjoyed both ‘Mistborn’ by Brandon Sanderson and ‘Rule of Wolves’ by Leigh Bardugo, so definitely worth while reading month. I would definitely recommend ‘Mistborn’ to any

Family

Bubs is still not earth side! However we are at the point now where we are just waiting. At the end of April I had both a midwife and an OB appointment. That was the point in the pregnancy where I needed more blood tests to check my Vitamin D and Iron Levels in preparation for Labor. I also completed my Step B test which came back negative which is great.

We did find out that his growth rate has slowed down a bit so at my next appointment at the beginning of May he’ll be measured again and the OB will decide whether he needs to arrive a little early or if he can keep trying to grow.

April was also a busy, if not stressful month for our fur baby Archie! He turned 1 at the end of the month which meant at the beginning of the month he got neutered. Which was not a fun experience for the poor guy. He gets very anxious at the Vets so getting him sedated enough for them to place the IV was difficult. I am so thankful that the staff at our clinic are absolutely amazing and helped both Archie and I through the experience.

My brother also was finally able to get married to his gorgeous now wife Grace in April! Due to the virus and restrictions they had to push their wedding date twice, however they were both pretty good about it all even though they were thrown so many curve balls! It was definitely worth the wait and it was an absolutely stunning day!

Life

It’s all getting very very real and to make it feel even more like a reality that a baby is going to come out of me and that we are going to be someone’s PARENTS (what?!) I am now officially on my maternity leave. Which feels super crazy. Honestly I already miss my work friends and seeing the kids every day but I cannot wait to take Bubs in to meet everyone and see the kids he’s heard chattering away while I’ve been pregnant. 

My anxiety has been a little more difficult to manage at the moment, but considering I am about to give birth for the first time I am trying to give myself a bit of grace and take some time to relax every day to help. 

Ive started playing a few more video games as of late – not sure if its good timing to start playing additional games, but oh well – I’ve begun the ‘Not so Berry Challenge’ on The Sims 4 which I am really enjoying as well as playing a lot more Stardew Valley on both the Nintendo Switch and PC. 

My husband also picked up Pokemon Snap! Which was released on April 30th. He’s been playing to unwind at night and really enjoying it so far. I’ve only played for about 30 minutes so far but think it will be a great game to have. It’s very relaxing and I’ve been enjoying taking photos of all the cute Pokemon! 

9.11.19: My Wedding Day

So wanted to do a little post about my wedding. It was a wonderful day filled with our closest family and friends. I didn’t really want to get into the whole day, because really thats just super tedious, so I’ve decided to post a collage of photos that we have from the day!

Basic information:
1. Our Service was a Greek Orthodox Service at the Oakleigh Church
2. out reception was at the Brighton Savoy
3. we took our photos between the service and reception at the Billilia Mansion is Brighton

Taking a little Break

I am going to keep this short and sweet!

I got a bit out of whack posting this week due to wedding prep and as I am getting married in 2 days…. umm what ok… I don’t feel as though I’ll be able to commit the time and effort into my posts that I usually do.

Since I don’t want to stress myself out I’ve decided not to post until the end of next week as we are having a few days of relaxation away after the wedding before getting back to the grind.

Thanks so much for understanding, I’m already looking forward to getting back into everything properly!

Weekly Update: 13.6.19

Over a week has definitely elapses since my last weekly update and what a busy time it was! I ended up going to camp with a different class than my own for 4 days last week which was very unexpected but an absolute blast! Even though it was a busy time I still managed to finish a book!

I was luckily still able to complete ‘Everblaze’ By Shannon Messenger, the 3rd book in the Keeper of Lost Cities series.

I am really enjoying this series and its definitely one I hope to complete before the end of the year – although I will be really sad when I don’t have anymore books to read in this series.

It’s a quick read being a middle grade novel, they are quite long, being 600+ pages each, but I could not recommend it more, especially if you love a fantasy series but are looking for an easy read.

I am continuing to listen to ‘The Iron Trial’ by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I only have around 4 hours left on this audiobook – which I am borrowing from my library – so I should be able to complete it this week!

After completing ‘Everblaze’ I was unsure about what I was going to read next. I changed around what I thought I was going to do at the end of May when I posted my June TBR and I am now moving into ‘Sky in the Deep’ By Adrienne Young instead of reading ‘Empire of storms’ By Sarah J. Maas first. I am still really enthralled by Norse Mythology, I don’t know if ‘Sky in the Deep’ has much mythology in it, but being a Viking book I am hopeful.

This week is another busy week! I am doing some extra teaching this afternoon with a different class (so excited) as well as picking up my wedding dress and changing up my hair a bit – which means a longer appointment. We are also in the process of enquiring about wedding cakes and sending out our invites. Along with all this we are preparing for our trip to Europe which we leave for in 13 days!