Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Another symptom?

Yesterday night, I felt so much discomfort when I was about to go to bed.

I was so thirsty so I drank quite a bit of water but I felt an acid reflux reaction brewing.
I plopped my head on both my pillow and bolster to prevent the reflux.
I was feeling so uncomfortable and gassy but I managed to go to bed because I was so tired.

Mike blamed the cheesecake that I had late at night -_-"

The next day, I made myself a banana shake and peanut butter toast.
Shortly after that, the dreaded wind in my stomach came around.

Everything started to make sense with my discomfort last night -
a diarrhoea was already in the works.

That feeling of on and off knots being tied in the stomach urghhhh . . .
that twisting pain was so uncomfortable
and the baby kept squirming in my stomach the whole time too. . .

I had to google on whether the stomach wind was disturbing the baby. Hahaha.

Anyways, I kept trying to recall whether there was anything 'dirty' that I ate but there was nothing like that. Mostly homecooked food and seeing that Mike was fine, it was just me.

I read that diarrhoea is quite common in the last trimester as well though. Thankfully it only lasted for a day.

Counting down the days.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Random Updates

Thought of writing a few more posts on Perth but I just totally lost the mood. Perth trip is already history. SO MUCH yet so little has happened since Perth.

Here are some random updates/thoughts/musings that I have had over the past few weeks/months :

1) I am officially 8 months pregnant. One and a half more months to go. I told Mike that I wish I could deliver, like now! Only because, I have been starting to feel like how I felt before - "feeling not like myself".

2) Hate feeling tired despite not doing ANYTHING! Been sleeping and napping so much again. Feels a little like the first trimester and I am expecting the fatigue to get worse as I grow bigger and bigger.

3) Since I stopped work, I find myself being more at peace - being ALL BY MYSELF. Driving to work every morning - I would get agitated whenever I would encounter annoying motorcyclists and taxi drivers who think that they are the king of the road. I forgot how it felt like until I fetched Mike to work one day - and I know for a fact, that I do not miss driving to work. LOL.

4) The peace that I have is somehow often shortlived when I am surrounded by tactless people. It amazes me how there are so many assholes/irritants around. When you are used to not having to deal with these people, once I encounter them, I get so SO MAD and poor Mike has to bear the brunt of my complaints.

5) As much as I pity socially awkward people, these are the people that unfortunately, annoy you without knowing. They do not know how to read body language and because they don't know what to say to you, every single time they meet you, they will ask you the same damn question that you are tired of answering.

A friend of mine used to tell me how this guy would ask him every.single.time he sees him - "So how's wedding prep?" to a point that he just doesn't know what to say to him anymore. Totally can relate.

There's one person who asked me the same question easily for at least 5 times - "How's pregnancy?" . . .  DAMN SIEN OK to answer the same question asked by the SAME PERSON.

6) People who are attention starved seriously should have other better things to do than to focus on themselves. The world does not revolve around you.

7) Today was one of those days where I am so thankful that I get to just sleep in. Well, I do that everyday but you tend to take it for granted after awhile. I really NEEDED that few extra hours of sleep.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Knee Deep Winery & Restaurant






















The highlight here was probably the really fresh and delicious oysters.
Mike wasn't too pleased that I ate two oysters though.

He told me that I could eat all the oysters I wanted after the pregnancy
but I believe in moderation and I have to admit, resisting temptation is HARD!

Plus, of course, it's also dependant on whether the items are fresh as well.

The other items we had here were just average for us though.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Al Forno, Busselton

Al Forno was recommended by the owners of the B&B. They gave us a couple of suggestions of eateries around the B&B and the moment I saw that Al Forno had risotto, I just knew I had to go there :)

The place was packed ! We did have to wait for our food for quite awhile. 

And funnily enough, when travelling around Margaret River, you will tend to see the same tourists you saw throughout the day at the same places. I saw the same tourists at the Chocolate Factory, at the Busselton Jetty and even at Al Forno.

Seems as though there's no where else to go. Hahaha.



Mike wanted to order chips.

I asked him, "Don't you want your soup, as usual?"
Mike : Boring.

"How about some garlic bread?"
"Boring too. Let's get some chips."

Suddenly, chips became the most exciting appetiser for him -_-"

My chicken risotto. It was tasty!

Mike had the special pasta of the day - some seafood pasta.

It looked really good with the chunks of seafood in it but Mike told me that her prefers my pasta.
HOW flattering. Hahaha. I reckon it's because the pasta that I cook is super fattening and has lots of cheese. LOL.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Busselton

I came across this highly rated B&B on Agoda called Baudins of Busselton when I was looking for accommodation in Margaret River.

I didn't do my research properly and found out that Busselton is about 30-40 minutes drive away from Margaret River. Mike also was wondering why did I book our accommodation so far away BUT there certainly were no regrets though because it was such a wonderful B&B.

There are also eateries around Busselton so you don't have to drive down all the way to Margaret River to look for food, although we did that on our first night because all of the restaurants that I booked were in that region -_-"

If it weren't for the kangaroos, we might be a bit more comfortable driving at night.

Ultra comfy bed - I love high beds.




 Comes equipped with brochures and a list of things to do and visit around Margaret River.

The common area.

Scrumptious breakfast prepared by Linda, the B&B owner.

You can also help yourself to the yoghurts, muesli, cereal and juices.



One of the 'things to do' around Busselton, is to visit the Busselton jetty.



The turtle speed train.

Managed to catch the train for the last Busselton Jetty tour of the day. It was SO impromptu. We went there to just check out the jetty but bought our tickets at the last minute and rushed to get a seat on the train to join the tour to check out the underwater jetty.







Celebrity fish - the biggest fish spotted. All tourists would probably have a picture of this fish in their cameras.



Mike was particularly obsessed with that fish and probably has hundreds of photos of that fish in his phone -_-"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cottage Cafe @ The Berry Farm

Typically, whenever I plan a holiday, one of the important items that I HAVE to do is to try out the recommended restaurants on blogs/websites/friend's referrals.

Read about the Cottage Cafe on Trip Advisor and made a reservation for lunch on our first day at Margaret River.



It kept raining on and off throughout the day, unfortunately and it was pretty cold.

Hot chocolate on a cold day. Bliss.

I had the tartlet. It tasted very healthy. Haha.

Soup to share (food portions here are huge btw).

Mike's beef pie. It was SO filling!

The main attraction of this place are the birds. There are tons of birds all around and as they are so used to people, don't be surprised to see them land at your table and pecking at your unattended food.

The scones were good. The boysenberry pie - not really a big fan. I reckon it would taste so much better if it were served with some good ol' ice cream instead of fresh cream.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Kings Park, Perth















"Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made". - John 1:3

Sunday, November 1, 2015

F for Fatigue

Am starting to get tired easily once again although I thought that I would only feel this way towards the end of the third trimester but time is flying so fast that it's making me feel extremely anxious. Mike has been telling me to relaxxxxx, everything is going to be OK but, at the back of my head, I KNOW that I am suffering the consequences of procrastinating.

November is literally the only time frame that I have to try to secure all my "last minute" baby buys.

I've been telling myself that "there's still plenty of time" to buy the "other items" - but when I mentally listed down the things that I need, the list FEELS as though it's never-ending.

Haven't bought maternity pads (didn't even think of it until a friend mentioned) - didn't know I'd be bleeding a month long after delivery. Hahaha. Haven't bought bottles, bottle warmer, steriliser, bath tub, diapers, milk powder, breast pump, breast pads, etc . . . .

I know that I could settle it all within a day. I was supposed to do research on items but somehow, that never gained traction on my "to do" list. SO many brands out there, you're pretty much spoiled for choice.

When I went for my 7 month check up, I asked the doctor whether she knew roughly when I'd deliver and she told me that the baby will be delivered around 2 weeks earlier from my expected due date (12 Jan 2016), which means that I could be delivering on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day or maybe, even earlier, during Christmas (who knows!).

I was looking forward to having a January baby but the doctor told me that it'd be good that if it's a December baby, because the baby can start school earlier and a year won't be 'wasted' . . .  HMMM.

Anyhow, again, I'm focusing on non-material items of hoping that the baby's birthday doesn't fall on a festive occassion (kiasu me) because it'll steal the baby's birthday limelight. Hahaha.

BUT after that appointment, everything just started to sink in that in about 2 months or less, I would be experiencing a life changing moment and I can't get over it, until now. I've been telling Mike the same thing everyday - I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!

BUT, Mike is OH SO CALM and it annoys me (because he's not the one giving birth). Some people have informed me that it is even worse to have a frantic and 'kan cheong' husband but when he is too calm, I feel that all the worrying will fall on my shoulders and that I alone will have to look out for the baby.

As I lay in bed, I know that I will miss my alone time with my bolster and comforter. Having the flexibility of time of doing the things as I please. And I only have WEEKS left to enjoy these very last moments that I will truly cherish until a new chapter begins.