Tuesday, November 14, 2017

home sweet home....

Holiday is over, arrived back on Friday evening at 6pm and it was back to work at 6am next morning....I can tell you after that 8 hour shift I knew my holiday was well and truly over!!! 
We had a fantastic time....now its dream about the next one.....and you know what thats only 189 days away ....





 We enjoyed looking around Fiji and loved the people....but I don't think we'll go back there again....well not unless a real cheap cruise come up. Its a place that once you see part of it, you seen it all...well that was my impression anyways. The Fijian's are the most happy friendliest people ever...we enjoyed our time with them. 


All was well with everyone when we returned.  Kylee's bump is expanding....and our little GRANDDAUGHTER is a active healthy little girl with 10 fingers and 10 toes. 

Shawn has settled in home...he potters around here with his father helping him out. He is undergoing counselling and a few other activities that his correction officer is making him do under the terms of his release. As he said, its better than sitting around jail....
He is unsure as to how long he has to do all this counselling....hope they don't throw too much at him at once and he becomes overwhelmed...seems as though they might be as he has counselling for his well being, drug and alchohol and other for his "head space" as he calls it...

House looks like a bomb has hit it ... clothes everywhere, some to wash, some to fold, some to put away.... best go do something. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Holiday time.....

Tomorrow morning is the day we get taken to the airport, we fly to Sydney and spend a few days with our friends who will drop us off up at the ship on Sunday.....
Today we have spent doing the last minute things, I stripped the beds and washed towels, had my haircut .... Ted mowed the lawns, put the retic on a timer...

Kylee, Garry and William are moving in to help Shawn out, plus he will help them with the babysitting duties while they both work. 



Kylee is going well, getting quite the little tum now ^^^^^^
She has a ultrasound on Monday, and she can find out the gender too. She has decided if "its" legs are open and they can see they will find out BUT if they have to look to see they won't find out.
She has been given instructions to Facebook message me as soon as possible with gender. 
I thinking girl. 

Right off to zip up cases and weigh them. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Slowly slowly.....

Slowly slowly the weight is coming off...100g last week, 100g this week. I don't make it easy on myself, I tend to become a little piggy on weigh in day and the next day, then spend the rest of the week trying to rectify my binge. The tape measure and my clothes tell me lots of inches have gone!! And people are noticing. I see a difference in my pictures but not in the mirror. Disappointed in myself, I could have done heaps better if I stopped treating myself and stuck to my plan. But just the same, I am happy with the results that I have achieved, 12 plus kilo's gone since the 17th January. 

My troublesome one is settling in well. He's onely but is starting to believe that his family still loves him despite all that he has done. He is getting on real with his father again, and his brother and sister. He looks great. He was about 70 kilo's when he went into jail, he looked just skin and bone, very unhealthy. 

This is him now, a 100 kilo's, clear skin with a healthy appetite. A real pleasure to have around. I so enjoy his company once again. 

His sister is now 17 weeks pregnant...and all going well. She is slowly getting a nursery ready for our little bundle due March next year. Its going to be a "surprise" much to my frustration...I would love to know what she is having. Kylee was over 100 kilo when she had William so its hard to pick the difference between the 2 pregnancies. 


 The 2 pics above are Kylee, the first one she was nearly 7 months...but I think you could see thee difference in sizes. Kylee really feels this one is a girl...I am hoping girl too.


And this gorgeous wee man can't understand why Mummy is taking so long to grow his baby bruvver ....such a cutie. 



Now before I go...the countdown to our holiday/cruise is on. We fly to Sydney on the 26th to say with friends before sailing out to Fiji  on the 29th. We go to Lautoka, Suva, Lifou Island and Vanautu ... soooooo looking forward to it. 

Monday, October 02, 2017

Where's time go??

Well where has time gone...hullo October !!

Been so busy with shifts at work, babysitting William and in between I have attended a few court cases for Shawn.
He is out now....got out on Friday on a 2 year suspended sentence on his own surety.
A long road ahead of him....BUT he seems prepared to face it.
Being inside has changed him for the better. A lesson has been learnt I think.
He is living with us for the time being. We are not minding that, as I said he has changed and he is actually a pleasure to have around. Its been a long long time since I have been able to say that!!



He has put on a heap of weight back on,  the dark skin caused from use of drugs has gone, his eyes are clear....he looks great.  Kylee and him already have got close again and he is enjoying time with his little nephew. 
We are trying to arrange some time to spend with his own kids while they are on school holidays.

Now weight....yoyo'ing a little till last week then I dropped 1.4 kilos and I am now at the lowest I have been in a long time. THEN last night I had a small binge on bread which I haven't been eating very much of.....

On cruise countdown now..25 days and we fly to Sydney, 27 days and we will be sailing......


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It's Facebook official !!






Kylee had her 12 week scan on Monday to check out baby spine etc and to make sure that twin 2 was being absorbed by her body. It is...all that is left now is the sac. Twin 1 is growing as it should...and quite a little wriggle pot!!


Nothing else of excitement happening.
Simon and Tracey begin mediation with their split. Simon had the boys on Fathers Day, the girls won't acknowledge him. 
Shawn still in jail, put on heaps of weight, totally clean of all drugs and alcohol and he says it will stay that way! Lets hope so. He has been in there 7 months now and apparently goes to court next Monday for sentencing. We wait to see what the verdict is. 
My weight...up and down like a yoyo still...but not drastically. Hoping to get it together, 48 days till my cruise...would love to lose a few kilo's. 



Monday, August 28, 2017

Its been an emotional rollercoaster...

The last few weeks have been a real emotional rollercoaster.
Kylee came back from her holiday and had her ultrasound which had been booked before she left.
We found the reason she was showing very quickly, she was carrying twins....but twin 2 was tucked up behind twin 1 and they discovered it was 10 days growth wise behind....and they couldn't detect a heartbeat.  So Kylee's Dr gave her a referral to have another scan done today, but unfortunately the same result, twin 2 has become a little angel.  A blessing is that twin 1 is ok, a very strong heartbeat and going ok. 
Kylee is sad of course, as are we. We understand its natures way and we'll be happy that we still have a gift growing.

The twins...as you can see pic is upside down...and twin 2 is slowly being absorbed. 


Twin 1...good strong heartbeat and growing well. 

Kylee at 10 weeks. 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Onwards....


To start...some progress shots.
My online weight loss group started a new challenge on the 1st of August. The last challenge went from beginning of May to end of July...I lost the grand total of 1.7  I was the typical yoyo that I am....BUT I must been doing something right as the inches are less....my clothes are fitting better and I am wearing clothes I couldn't fit into 3 months ago.
Anyways just had 1st weigh in for this round...and recorded a loss. I have a lot that I want to achieve this round....so I am motivating myself onwards. 
Hopefully none of the stresses will interfere with my emotions too much...stress usually means eat to me.
There is still anger/hurtswith Simon and Tracey....they will be ongoing...but I still think he has done the right thing. He looks like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders and he is smiling again. A girl friend that he has might have something to do with that. A lovely girl that understands where he is at the moment and is listening to him. 

And talking about progress....look at this....


Kylee is in the Gold Coast on holidays at the moment...they were there last 3 years ago....so this time they had an updated pic done....wow ehh??

Shawn is still in jail...I still have not visited. I cannot bear to see him in there dressed in the prison greens. I talk to him on the phone once or twice a week and he is ok. DCP took his girls in to see him last week and this week I believe he gets a visit from his boys. 
Court is in September for him....his lawyer is hopeful that he will get "time served" as his sentence. Lets hope so...then we can see if he can get his life sorted out. He says he is determined too....I live in hope.