834 Days Later…. an update

I haven’t written on here for a long long time, 834 days to be exact.

Here are the highlights:

  • Baby girl born healthy and incredibly beautiful
  • Being a parent has brought on a new meaning to “tired”
  • Being a parent has also brought a new meaning to the word “happy”
  • Bought a house
  • Enjoying life.

I thought I would revive this blog after a few years to talk about life and my new hobbies.

(my email address was cloned and WordPress shut this site down for a while)

So on to the next chapter for me.

Here we go.

Week 37 – Cha Ching! One baby, coming right up!

I can’t believe it… In a few weeks (or days) I will be a mother. It’s been an incredible journey so far, carrying this beautiful baby girl inside of me. It wasn’t easy but it’s definitely worth it.

Life will never be the same again, I keep telling myself over and over again, but until I hold that little bundle in my arms, I don’t think it will ever sink in.

What would it feel like, to have a completely helpless little human being depend on you for survival? What would it feel like to experience a love so pure you would do anything for this person? What would it feel like, to finally see those little eyes look at you and know you are loved…

I read an article saying that my life will change in a way that my husband will not the Center of my world anymore, I still find that hard to believe because how can I love anybody more than B? I have a feeling though that when I see our daughter for the first time, my heart will grow just a little bit bigger and two people will now be the Center of my existence…

One thing I know for sure, this is the greatest blessing we have received and no words can describe how thankful we are. We have created a little person, a mixture of ourselves, a manifestation of our great love for each other… It boggles the mind… I just can’t wait to meet her.

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2011: what a year!

It’s been a while since I posted anything on here so I thought I’d cheat and do a quick recap of (perhaps) the most amazing year for B and I.

Here’s a list of the significant dates for us this 2011:

  1. January 1
    B had a great birthday, a significant age milestone!
  2. January 6
    Received the email from New Zealand immigration, our NZ Residence visas, which we have been waiting 3 years for, have finally been approved!
  3. February 5
    Papa turned 70, had an amazing birthday party with the family complete! We also received great news that we have a new nephew on the way.
  4. March 19
    B and I flew to India for the first time. Beautiful country, amazing food, great people!
  5. April 9
    The big move to New Zealand. It was an emotionally charged day, and I cried like a baby on the plane. Sad to leave my family behind, but so excited about our future in NZ. Wow what a day!
  6. April 10
    Arrived in Auckland and had a first glimpse of our new country, beautiful!
  7. April 11
    Touched down at our final destination, New Plymouth. Our mouths dropped when we saw how beautiful the place was. Though it felt like we were in limbo for a few days, loved the place but we were living out of a low-cost hotel room, which I hated.
  8. April 15
    Moved in to our new apartment. Finally I was happy! We were sooo so lucky to get this place and we can finally say we are finally home!
  9. April 18
    First day on the new job. NZ is a great place to work, I love my Kiwi officemates.
  10. May 28
    The start of our weight loss journey, attended my first Weightwatchers meeting with a starting weight of 78.3kilos or 172 pounds, 6 months later.. we ended up losing 10kilos or 22 lbs each :)
  11. October 3
    I turned 33 this year!
  12. November 11
    One of the best days of our lives, we got married surrounded by family and friends! It was absolutely the most perfect and beautiful day.
  13. December 19
    Honeymoon in Fiji, 9 days of pure bliss with the love of my life :)

What can I say? We’re having the time of our lives! We feel so incredibly happy and blessed for this wonderful year!

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Getting ready to head out…

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Wow, three days later and it’s time to go home!

All bags packed and ready to go, check!

Gps destinations listed and programmed, check!

Last minute photos at the hotel, check!

Have a bit of shopping to do before we go back to New Plymouth, let the card swiping begin!!!