Overall I think I’ve had a pretty good pregnancy, that is until the last week. Apart from having to deal with the gestational diabetes, which I think I’ve got mostly figured out (limited carbs are okay in the morning, can’t have any at night or it pushes me over), I managed to get gastro last weekend. It was fairly mild as far as gastro goes, but when you’re pregnant, even small things make you feel like you’re dying. Trying to manage blood glucose and make sure I’m getting enough nutrients when I can’t even keep water down is not easy.
So on Monday I pushed through the first hour of work before leaving to see my GP as calling the hospital was pretty much useless. I think I’ve mentioned before that I quite like my GP because she’s very sensible, but also very cautious about things. Some time off work watching bad (but addictive) reality TV, a blood test and a urine sample later, I was feeling much better and I went back to get my results.
Turns out my liver function test was a bit abnormal, which could be related to the gastro or another pregnancy complication. Hoping it’s the former, but I’ll need to have another blood test soon. Also I have a UTI, which I’ve never had before and just thought all my urinary symptoms were just a normal part of pregnancy. It’s hard to differentiate what’s normal and not normal during pregnancy as pretty much everything could potentially just be a ‘normal’ part of being pregnant. It’s frustrating because I don’t want to be a hypochondriac, but I also want to be cautious, and I have a tendency to worry about every little thing.
So I got started on some antibiotics. They ran another culture and turns out that there are two strains of bacteria, one of which is resistant to the antibiotics, so they started me on a different lot of antibiotics. I haven’t taken antibiotics since I was in primary school, and they’re making me dizzy, nauseous, and just a bit upset over everything.
As the husband said, I am totally winning at pregnancy this week. Hoping for a much better week ahead!
Filler – Red
Filler from the National Rhododendron Garden. I love the soft red on this flower.
Filler – Fuzzy
Another filler today. February has not been a good month! Taken last year at the National Rhododendron Garden. I love how furry this flower looks.
Filler – Spikes
Another filler today, again taken at the National Rhododendron Garden last year. Such an interesting looking flower.
Filler – Details
I’m running out of fillers because I’ve been so slack with this project this year. So here’s a shot I took last year at the National Rhododendron Garden. I just love the detail in this photo.
Day 332 – Fat Bumblebee
Day 11 – Kaikoura to Picton to Wellington
We started the day by driving from Kaikoura up to Picton to catch the ferry across to Wellington. It was a nice drive and it was a little weird that the train line crosses over and under the road a lot. It would make more sense to me to stay on the one side, but I’m sure that there’s a reason for that. We had lunch in town, a delicious bagel topped with salmon and eggs. We then sat in the park waiting for the ferry with lots of ducks, ducklings, and fat bees. They were massive bees and just behaved like our tiny little bees we have in Australia.
The ferry trip was fine and had pretty views. I just had a bit of a sleep and a read of Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) which is funny and a bit random.
Unfortunately we picked the wrong (budget) ferry. It turned out that it was about a 3km walk to the other ferry terminal where we were supposed to pick up our next hire car. Time was against us as well as there would be extra charges if we were late, so dragging our luggage we headed off. It didn’t help that the footpath suddenly ended and we had to cross a highway. Instead of being stupid, we went all the way back (about another 1/2 km) to a pedestrian crossing. So far Wellington wasn’t being very good to us.
After checking in to our hotel and being asked if we were here for The Hobbit premiere (didn’t even realise it was opening then) we headed off to the planetarium. It was quite cool, but very hard to walk to up massive hills. I also managed to lose my favourite scarf, which did not make me a very happy person. The husband said that Wellington took my scarf because I insulted it earlier in the day when we couldn’t find the car hire place. I think I’m just really clumsy.
It’s a wonder that I’m not fatter than I am because at work we are surrounded by chocolate and junk every day. This was a cute idea though, chocolate ‘flowers’. Looked much better in a big bunch, but I only took one so I wasn’t too greedy!
After The Rain
The air always feels so clean after it rains and the flowers look so fresh.
I just can’t get enough of these lovely daisies. Just playing around in my backyard while ‘helping’ the husband bring in the washing. He wasn’t that impressed when I wandered off to get my camera.
Daisies slowly closing up for the day as dusk approaches. This is probably my favourite colour combination for all the daisies out there at the moment; white on the inside with a purple centre and purple on the outside. I love the contrast.
It was a beautiful day today so I went wandering. I took heaps of photos and it was really hard to choose, but this one is my favourite of the day. I love little lawn daisies. They are just happy to grow anywhere.
It’s almost been a year since I started this blog and while I’ve been good with Project 365, I have a lot of photos that I’ve taken but haven’t posted up yet. I know I always say that I have to post my backlog, but I just never get around to doing it, so I’m forcing myself to do it now. So in the next few days expect a heap of posts to get them all out. Sorry for all the spamming to come.
I look back on my older photos and can see just how far I’ve come. It then makes me reluctant to post up all my old photos, but I think I just need to do it and never look back!
It’s always so wonderfully sunny when I walk home from work, but as soon as I get home and get my camera out, the weather turns and it becomes grey, cloudy, windy, and rainy. I was so disappointed because I thought I’d get some good shots in but I got discouraged by the wind and poor lighting and gave up.
I’ll try and get some more blossom shots in before they all disappear. It’s such a small window each year before they’re all gone.
I went out to the post office with the husband today to send off a package to some friends in Canberra, but my only condition was that I get to take my camera **cue the rolling of eyes**. He reluctantly agreed.
I’m glad I went out because this is probably one of my favourite shots of the year so far. It combines two of my loves; I love daisies and I love shallow depth of field. It’s just missing my other love, colour, but that’s okay.
Daisies taken on my way to work. Yellow makes me so happy.
My neighbour’s iris. So lovely.
These are some flowers from my mum’s garden. Apparently it’s a white Japanese anemone, but I’m not sure. My mum mentioned something about Japanese and windmills, but luckily google was more successful at finding out its name. I love the green balls in the centre (I was born to be a botanist!) and the delicate white petals. Such a cute looking flower.
This was taken at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2012. I think it’s some kind of chrysanthemum, but I’m not really good with my flower names. I’ve plenty of photos to post, so maybe one a day until I run out?
Edit: Actually I think this is a dahlia. Like I said, not good at identifying flowers
We went down to Bunnings to steal/acquire some boxes and I picked up this little guy. I don’t know what kind of flower it is, probably some kind of daisy (Edit: google says they’re Gazanias, which are a type of daisy). It’s pretty good for only $2 I thought, and brings a little colour to the garden. Any bets on how long before I kill it? My bet is not long! I think my problem has been loving pot plants too much.
Sunny Side Up
I went to my parent’s to water their garden today. Took a couple of pics while I was there. Not sure what this one’s called but it’s cute.