Dec 29, 2012

Overtime News.

Don't you worry, I haven't gone anywhere since Boxing Day.  Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post both on the blog as well as your tweets and messages.  It was great to read about how you've enjoyed being taken along on this crazy ride.  I think the real fun is only just beginning, so hold on to your hats.

I'm now officially over 40 weeks.  Only by a matter of days.  But it's overtime nonetheless.  Objectively, a few days in the scheme of things isn't that long but I think it's these last few days and the uncertainty of what's going to happen and when which make them tougher to get through.  I hope this will be my only overtime post but we will see.

There's not much left to do around the house besides put my feet up as much as possible.  The play mat's out, the jungle gym's assembled and I've had a test bounce of the Baby Bjorn rocker.

Chicken curry, roti and Indian pickled red onions.
Food wise, I've been spoilt rotten by my in laws who have taken over kitchen duties since Christmas.  I'm in curry heaven at the moment.  It's almost like being back in Malaysia only without the humidity and crazy traffic.

My mother in law is a curry puff making genius.  She makes this amazing two part pastry that puffs and flakes on frying.  I've been eating them for breakfast with a side salad of lettuce greens more often than not this last week....

It runs in the family, guess what my mum's favourite snacks are?  This is the stash she's going to take back to Perth.
My mum and aunty flew in from Perth this week.  It's been such a gift to have them stay and be able to chat like we did before I moved to Sydney.  We've caught each other up on all the news.  It's so different on the phone and with the 3 hour time difference especially.  There's never a really convenient time to call.

The sisters are also intrepid Sydney explorers and their adventures together are legendary.  I sometimes feel that our roles are reversed when I've waited up for them at night.  Jokes aside, having them both around when Baby SSG comes home will soothe many people's nerves, let me tell you.  They're both pretty excited to be the two extra pairs of hands I'll definitely be needing.

My aunty knitted this adorable pram blanket for Baby SSG.  It's almost too precious to use but too cute to be stored away.

I've made a start on Baby SSG's baby book.  I'm going old school with the kind where you actually have to hand write memories, stick things to the pages and .... print out photographs.  It's going pretty well actually.  Each page is actually a cardboard pocket so I've finally got a proper place to put things like cards and test results.  One of my favourite pages so far is one where you write a little snap shot of the world as it is now - current affairs, the price of items like a litre of milk, best selling books etc.  I had no choice but to write 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in the book category.  And I may have written a fair bit about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the current affairs section, as well as saving a few pages from New Idea....

I had a reader request for one last bump shot.  And here it is.

Denim shorts and T - Target Maternity.  Bump - 40w3d.
That's not even an intentional slouch for the camera either, by the way.  It's my new normal posture.

Today's fitness photo.  Took this photo of a front garden in the neighbourhood whilst resting my back on the way up the slight hill on the way home.

I'm impressed I can even walk these days.

The three musketeers.

Or put a face on.  I've got my routine down to 3 products now and they're all oldies but goodies.  May I present my 3 Musketeers - Loreal's Nude Magique BB, Garnier's tinted roll on eye cream and a slick of Lucas' Pawpaw ointment on my lips.

That's all the news from SSG Manor HQ right now. I'm off to down a glass of pineapple juice whilst reading some more chick lit on my trusty Kindle.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. Those baby books are so cute! I'm glad you're including stuff about what the world's like today. I am kinda mad (not really) at my parents for not including that in my baby book. Things like "the news headlines on the day I was born". I know I can technically find it out really easily, but it would be cool to have the actual clippings!!

    I hope your next post comes with super exciting news!!

  2. They make you wait because they're preparing you for the lack of control you will have on your life for the short term. So frustrating! Good luck SSG

  3. Just sitting here waitin for ghd news xxxx

  4. Erm the good news.not ghd news haha

  5. Ps see you got a bubba mat-best investment ever!!enjoy xx

  6. I concur on the bubba mat - they are the best! You look great :) I went at 40 week 4 days - I know what you're feeling!! xx

  7. OK I LOVEE the new background, it's lighter and fun :)
    You look great and pleaseeee can SSG MIL share curry puff recipe. Oh I am so jealous right now.

  8. All the best to you. I know how you feel, my 3 were all overdue. Happy New Year, xx

  9. I was overdue with both mine! Good luck SSG!

  10. SSG on high alert here in Squeenzeland(DD pronunciation of Qld at 2)
    Hoping for a wonderful and manageable delivery

  11. So excited and happy for you both. Can't wait for your updates. Hopefully he won't keep us waiting too long! A friend's baby was due on 16/12. She's going in to be induced tomorrow.

    TDM xxx

  12. I'm impressed at your lack of cankles, SSG. You look fantastic. Baby SSG will be here in no time. Get ready to fall in love with the most beautiful little thing you've ever seen xxx

  13. Very exciting!!! Eeek. Your bump still looks like really cute. I looked like a whale compared to you!

  14. Yay for the final bump shot - you look wonderful (and so slim everywhere but your baby bump)! I hope the baby comes of luck with the birth (not sure what the right sentiment is to give there). I think those curries should help speed things up a bit (or bumpy car rides)...

  15. Also agree with the bubba mat- totally fab. Also my little man who is now 11 months old still loves his Babybjorn babysitter chair. His feet nearly touch the ground in it but he still loves pumping his little legs up & down to make the seat rock! It was seriously the best thing we bought. Hope your bub loves it too!

  16. Good luck! Exciting times ahead :)

  17. I am so very excited for you :) what a journey it's been x

  18. Those last days do drag on but I hope your next post shows the new BSG. So glad everyone is spoiling you .. make the most of it!

  19. Wishing you all the best with this sweet bubs. A word of caution - just mind the curries if you breast feed. Foods like that can cause havoc with baby and you don't want a gripey SSG bub ! Best wishes,

    Cheers - Joolz

  20. I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and Wonderful New Year!


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