Five years ago I didn’t have a fancy camera, but I did like taking photos of grass as I still do now.
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!
Yet another 40+ degree day. The sun’s been out all day, but it was just too hot for me and I get super grumpy (and sweaty) with the hot weather so I didn’t venture out until the end of the day. However, me being me, as soon as I went outside the clouds came out and I couldn’t wait around for the sun to come back out because we were going out for dinner. Moral of the story is not to put off getting a photo of the day and get it done early on when the opportunity presents itself.
So instead of the actual sun, here are the effects of the sun, dehydrating all our plants.
Well, it’s not really my town, but it’s something that moves around with us and is a part of everywhere we go (a very flimsy interpretation of today’s Fat Mum Slim photo a day theme!)
My husband and I are terrible gardeners. We killed the beautiful orchid and mint that our parents had given us as house warming gifts when we first moved out. Yes, we managed to kill mint. We bought this yucca on impulse when we were grocery shopping one day. I figured if it can survive living in Coles, it should be able to survive living with us, and it has. It hasn’t always looked its best, but it always manages to bounce back. Hopefully it will stay with us for a long time, wherever we go.
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Beautiful green grass. Unfortunately the husband mowed the lawn today and the lawn never looks that pretty until a few days after. So I had to get some straggly left over grass growing near this tree stump. I should be thankful that he does stuff around the house though!
I love colourful autumn leaves, particularly the red ones.
Autumn is my absolute favourite season. The nights are getting cooler and easier to sleep, but it’s not so cold that I’m freezing my toes off. The mornings are nice and crisp and refreshing so I don’t get that hungover feeling of not being able to sleep because it’s too hot, but it’s not so cold that I just want to hibernate like a bear because the warmth of the bed is too enticing.
Even though spring has all those things as well, there’s a lot of pollen. Autumn is like spring without the hay fever. What I really love are all the beautiful colours of the leaves, and I love that we live in a beautiful tree-lined street (for now). It’s so pretty. However, the local council is being pretty diligent about street sweeping this year, so I’ve got to be quick to get leaf shots! Also my neighbour across the road from us hates leaves and gets rid of them pretty quickly. I’ve never seen anyone hate leaves as much as he does. He’s out there almost everyday blowing all the leaves off his property and a lot of the surrounding properties including ours… I’m not sure he has much of a life and he’s blowing away all my photo opportunities!
I took so many (what I think) are great photos today, it was hard picking just one. At least I have a nice collection of fillers now!
Yet another filler – taken at the National Rhododendron Garden last year.
Filler today – cherry blossoms taken at the National Rhododendron Garden last year. It’s always so pretty in spring.
Filler from our drive down the Great Ocean Road. Just some grass along the walkway.
We decided to go for a walk out to a local park, which had lots of gum trees. Unfortunately that’s really all it had, gum trees, a footpath, bike track, and some grass. Australia’s kind of boring a lot of the time!
Another shot of ferns.
Dying fern. I love the contrasting colours.
Filler – a lovely little dandelion
Filler from the National Rhododendron Garden. I love the soft red on this flower.
Filler of flowers. Taken last year at the National Rhododendron Garden.
More and more fillers this month. It’s like it never ends. Taken last year at the National Rhododendron Garden.
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.
Another filler today, again taken at the National Rhododendron Garden last year. Such an interesting looking flower.
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.