Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Two Weeks Away

We are full steam ahead at the house, and this sweet baby growing in this belly of mine is full of spark, kicking here and there, even rolling across my stomach visible for all to see. As I lay in bed with my feet propped up, because they are very swollen, and my cuppa tea still to hot to drink. I’m taking this time to enjoy the calm, peacefulness that I have at the moment, a pace that I know won’t late. And after last weeks blog post, I clearly need time to just chill. And I totally have been.

At this moment I am two weeks away from my due date. Now that our wedding in over (again! more about that later) This sweet little baby can come anytime they want. I have an appointment tomorrow to see what the doctor have to say. Last month they told me that baby h is growing big, maybe a little to big. I’m not worried though, this baby will come when they are ready, even if we are not.

Our builders have told me that we will be in the house by Christmas, part of me wants to believe them but I’m not holding my breath, building work always takes longer in realty. I know having a baby in our temporary accommodation won’t be ideal, but I also know that we have a very supportive family, who'll be here for us every step of the way. And at the end of the day I want our house to be perfect, so if it takes a little longer to do I don't mind because I know it's being done right. I anti going to be one of those people on cowboy builders hehehe!.

Anyway, I've got a lot of stuff to do before baby H arrives, stuff that really doesn't matter but as a new mum I feel like I need to have everything perfect. It's called nesting, and I've got it back.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Homeless Baby

They say to blog about what you know, and the one thing I am I know right now is my house is more a concrete site than a home.  Matt and I purchase our house in August 2014. It was pretty clear from day one that we would not be moving into the house for awhile. Over 12 months later, I’ve seen walls have come down and new one’s get built, I’ve seen the whole layout change and our garden disappear under the mess. And still we don’t have any completed space’s. We are so close, but not close at the same time.
I know when this house is done, Matt and I will have a wonderful home to raise our family in. It will be the best house in the street, and if we decide to sell it in the further the house we make as a lot of money because of all the hard work our team has done/will do. It’s just hard to see the finishing line from where we are now, and I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I am starting to get frustrated. Living out of boxes in a very small temporary space is starting to make me feel very frustrated. With everything happening at the house I am unable to help with any of it, 1- because I am not a builder 2- I am pregnant, so it’s not safe for me to be around all that dirty and dust. I honestly hate not being able to help make our house into a home. But I just have to sit back and trust our team is doing a good job, which I know they are.

I think I blame homes under the hammer and Pinterest for my frustration. Watching people renovate whole house’s within 3 or 4 months, and seeing all the pretty deco they use to transform there house’s into perfect home’s really doesn’t help.

I’m sorry for being a debbie downer today. I was hoping that we will be living in our house before baby H joins our family, being a first time mamma I am feeling very overwhelmed by everything that comes with a new baby and a new home all at once. Becoming parents for the first time, and not having our house ready to bring the baby home to is pretty darn overwhelming. Oh and I'm getting this weekend (more about that later...) Any tips for dealing with the stress ? Because I honestly need some.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Heads up Damage Control, there's a ring around her finger

[Lyrics // Motion City Soundtrack- "Together we'll Ring In The New Year"]
The historic and tranquil Shanklin Chine is now my favourite place in the whole world. Two weeks ago we sat down on a bench under a glowing yellow light. With the fog swirling in and a cool sea breeze refreshing our faces, Matthew got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I could write about the whole experience and share with you all the lovely words Matthew said, but if I’m honest after he ask me and I said yes, the rest is a blur. I cried, we kissed and I cried some more. I’ve now spent the last two weeks on a engagement high, that’s why it’s taken me this long to write about it. 

I never knew I could feel this way about someone. He makes the smallest things feel like the biggest adventures. And he can see the best in me, even when I don’t. I know Matt will read this. So my darling!! The adventures we have shared in this small time have felt like a life time. You have traveled to the other side of the world with me, brought a house with me, you’ve made me a mother and now you want me to be your wife. I am so honoured that you want to share your life with me. So thank you Mr Mr for being my best friend and prince charming, you truly make my life better and I love you. 
But before I go, I thought I would leave you with a nice photo of my ring (taken with my DSLR) because we all know when a girl gets engaged that's all people wanna see. "Oh your engaged Congratulations, now show me the bling!!!" I am so in love with this ring. It is 110% my style, simple, classic and just a little bit of bling. Matthew knows me well. 

Jrae "The Future Mrs H"
xo xo

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

What resolutions?

Last time I was here I spoke about resolutions, or more to the point why I wasn't going to make any resolutions this year. I told myself, and you guys as well, that I wanted to "keep it simple" in 2015. Because of the long list of things we had going on we our families and the house, I though it would be a good idea to keep the rest of my life stress free and simple.

WELL!! how wrong was I.

Our to-do-list has doubled in size, mostly because in January Matt and I found out that we are expecting a baby at the end of September. wow! huge news that took us both by surprise but gave us so much joy none the less.
(19 weeks, last week was the first week I felt like a pregnant lady.)

(12 week scan)
As of today I am 20 weeks, which feels so weird to say. And later this week Matt and I have our second scan, or What I like to call "Baby H's second photoshoot". I am so excited to see our little one's fingers, toes and all the little details. I think I am more excited for this scan than I was for our 12 week scan, I'm guessing it's because I kinda have an idea what to expect this time.

Now for a little disclaimer, I'm not going to be taking weeks bump shoots or posting about my symptoms during this pregnancy. Come on, we know I am not good at this blogging thing so don't expect a miracle. I might post a few things here and there, but nothing regular. Part of me still wants to keep things simple, and stressing about getting my blog is something I will not be doing. We still a million things to do in the house before baby H gets here, so a lot of our time, and money, is spent working on the house.

xo xo

Thursday, 1 January 2015


So it’s the first of January and I guess I should be writing about my amazing year and all about the adventures I’ve been on this year. And I should be sharing my goals and plans for the year ahead. But I won’t. Does that make me a bad blogger? Then again, I’m not a good blogger in the first place so what does it matter! Anyway I am so very grateful for the year I’ve had and yes it has been a wonderful year. Top of the list being that Matt and I brought our first home together. 

About this time every year you’ll find me writing a long list of things I wish to accomplish in the year ahead. But this year I’ve decided to keep it simple. We have a very busy year ahead of us, Matthew and I. With all the work on the house that needs to be done, the trip back to Australia in February for my sisters wedding and my family coming over here for Christmas later in the year I think we’ll have plenty of things to keep us busy in 2015.

Keeping it simple, maybe that is my goal for 2015.

xo xo