Archive for July, 2008

July 23, 2008

Baby on board: Jumping Bean

I am aware that many of you had no idea of the great news that I am about to tell you! After a year of trying and with some sad results along the year; we are finally pregnant!!!! Yes I am 12 weeks pregnant and just had my first ultrasound yesterday! For some reason I didn’t believe it was true till yesterday, after seeing my little peanut I was sure enough that he/she is here to stay. I changed its name from peanut to jumping bean because throughout the ultrasound it kept jumping around and having fun while we were watching. Jumping bean is about 5 cm at the moment, it has all its limbs and is healthy. Rob and I were so surprised because we expected not see much with the ultrasound (we thought we would just see a little blob hahaha) but than there it was a perfect mini baby with its little hands waving at us! We found out that I was pregnant a couple of days before leaving to our honeymoon in Brazil. So I didn’t even go see the doctor because I was just scared that something would go wrong again so I decided to wait. I just enjoyed my honeymoon and just when I arrived here in Perth Australia did I go to the doctor. They did all the tests and everything is fine, which gives me an immense relief. For the rest everything is fine over here DOWN UNDER. The first week we just slept a lot and since then ts been non-stop with all the immigration papers. We bought a new car last week, a Subaru outback 2008. We are also at the moment looking for houses because we are staying with Rob’s parents at the moment. Rob is looking for employment too. So everything is slowly arranging itself. Well this is all the news I have to give you all. Rob and I are very happy with the baby, I am sure all of you are too! Well enjoy the pictures of jumping bean bellow:

The photo above is from Kim Mallroy photographer.

July 12, 2008

Honeymoon in Brazil!

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful our trip to Brazil was for Rob and I. Not only it was a great honeymoon but for me it was special because I haven’t gone back home in 11 years. I had a chance to meet up with some of my old friends and also to meet with my two sisters who I had missed so much. We started our trip in Sao Paulo, (were I was born and were one of my sister’s lives) we stayed there for 7 days. It was great to meet Henrique after 11 years, he hasn’t changed much, just that know he works very hard and has a wonderful sweet girlfriend (soon to be wife I hope!). Carolina also went to Brazil at the same time as us so we caught up with her and her sisters, which was great! My neighbourhood has changed so much that I almost didn’t recognise it. The school which I used to go to high school has been demolished and now its a car park. Although the neighbourhood has changed and grown, it has also become a very trendy area with all the best bars and nightclubs. It was very strange to be there with everyone because it was the same but at the same time very different. I felt like a tourist which made me a little sad. Also I had a chance to have some great pizza (my city really has the best pizza in the world) and great steaks. I had a chance to spend some time with Regina (my oldest sister) and it was very nice to see her and my nephew Alexandre. I was happy to find them well and it was great to catch up with them after 4 years. Rob had a chance to go fly a helicopter in Sao Paulo and he absolutely loved it! The 7 days flew by so fast and before we knew it, it was time to move on to Buzios. We took a bus to Buzios (8 hour drive) and arrived in the morning. My sister Rulla picked us up at the very small bus station of the town. It was so nice to see her because I hadn’t seen her in 14 years!!! We talked over some breakfast and after I had to have a nap because I didn’t sleep in the bus over the excitement of seeing her after so many years. We truly loved Buzios its such a pretty town and the beaches are just like paradise. The food was very good and everything about it was just perfect for our honeymoon. I had enough chances to meet up with my sister and catch up. We stayed in Brigitta’s a bed&breakfast in the center of town. The rooms were perfect and every morning we had breakfast with a sea view (what more do you want!). We had some great pizza’s also at the Pizzaria Dolce Vita where the chef/owner was a very nice and funny Italian man (who by the way was a very well known tennis instructor in his younger years in Italy). Almost every day we had some pizza or some pasta there because it was one of the only restaurants which the price was fair and the food was just amazing. We went out occasionally to some bars at night with my sister but Rob and I were always so sleepy that we weren’t much fun, I think the whole wedding and move was finally catching up to us. We also did a day tour through Rio de Janeiro, were we went to the Maracana, Sambodromo and The Christ. I loved the big statue of the Christ it was just very impressive. The days flew by and before we knew it we had to go. I said sad goodbyes to my sister and promised that it would not take another 14 years for me to go visit her again. I hope you enjoy the slide show!

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