So I thought this might be a cunning way to see who actually READS my blog, instead of just clicking 'like' on Facebook to keep me under the illusion that I have friends...
Meet the latest addition! ETA is July 26th, which sadly in reality will mean sometime mid August, going on past form.
It has been an enormous surprise for us all and in fact a rather unpleasant first trimester in terms of morning sickness and sub-zero energy levels. I spent a fair proportion of my previous pregnancies singing to the porcelain choir also, but this round has been something else again. So if you have found me somewhat aloof and green about the gills over the last few months, the reason is now clear. Also apologies to Room 3 for some rather hasty retreats from the classroom and for spending much of Term 4 sitting at my desk with my head in my hands - your basic facts results really weren't THAT bad.
So anyway, this event has sadly necessitated the hasty replacement of our trusty old Toyota Camry, AKA 'The Dog Poo' that has served us well for many, many years. We had the choice of buying 3 carseats that would fit in the back, at a cost of $1500 (and renewing the Cam Belt - again!) or buying a new vehicle that will serve us for the next 10 years. We settled for a Toyota Ipsum, and by some minor miracles and a fair bit of generosity, we managed to get one that is actually quite flash! The kids are forbidden to sully it or leave so much as a raisin behind when they get out. Long may it last!
Despite this splash-out, it is my intention to buy this baby very little. We simply don't NEED any more stuff, though some of the stuff I recently gave away may be requested back at some point - sorry all! At the end of the day, some clothes is all it really needs, though aren't these really cute?