July - September 2000
|And Baby makes three!
and I were thrilled to officially announce to our family
and friends in mid-August that we are already expecting
our first child, due 7 March 2001! The pregnancy has
progressed very well for me so far - I have been very
lucky to escape any morning sickness, and all other
symptoms are there, showing that things are hopefully
continuing to progress well! Our first scan (shown on
right) showed our healthy "little bean"
developing fast and seemingly perfectly! My next scan is
at 20 weeks - around mid October 2000.
|This is particularly huge news on Brent's side of the family, as both Donna (Brent's sister), Rose and Fiona (Brent's cousin's wives) are also expecting! Donna is furthest along, due in mid November, Fiona is next, due late November, and Rose is due in December! We never thought we'd all be pregnant at once! Life's cool like that!|
I've now got a new car! 22 August 2000
a year and a half of borrowing Brent's car (!) I now
finally have a car of my very own! It's a Honda CR-V,
with all the bells and whistles, and my very own
personalised number plate (4SONIA!)
AND we're in the process of buying a new house!
- we've just gone unconditional on it! The settlement
date looks like it will be around the end of October
2000! Brent and I had only just started looking at houses
(as our existing lovely villa is a little small for our
impending needs!). We were not expecting to find one this
soon! We first saw it on 26 August - and loved the layout
and feel of it as soon as we walked in!
My little brother makes front page of the national newspaper!
Robert made our family very proud by winning a medal for outstanding performance in the Australian Maths Competition - which was sat by nearly half a million students from 37 countries! He's flying over to Melbourne towards the end of October to be presented with his medal. Well done bro!
His achievement made front page of the New Zealand Herald on 22 September and was even discussed with humour that day on Auckland radio stations (they were amused as no New Zealanders had yet earned any medals at the Olympics - so they suggested that we should invest more in our maths students, and forget about the athletes!)
(You can click on this image if you want to read the newspaper article)
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