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Birthday and Baba Indaba

First of all, never, ever trust my mathematical skills. I made a terrible error in my last blog post. I have been pregnant on my 27th, 28th and 31st birthdays! I was wondering where I fit Babyice’s two years in when I realized my mistake. I hope you have all learnt a lesson!
On Friday we were supposed to have a ladies night with some girls from work. We planned to go and watch Magic Mike at the cinema, but one of the girls was off sick so they postponed it. Instead I went out to dinner with a friend. We went to Primi Piatti and had a lovely time just chatting and enjoying the food. I ordered the wrong kind of pasta. I don’t like pasta with a tomato base (unless it’s bolognaise). Luckily I had their hazelnut creme brulee dessert, which totally made up for it. It was divine! Very, very sweet…sweet enough to make PrincessIce kick properly for the first time! I was super happy since I’ve been waiting since at least 15 weeks for her to let me know she’s there.
The above mentioned friend bought me these:





…and my favourite Oh So Heavenly shower products 🙂 She also won a competition last week. She won a spot at the Cosmopolitan Cover Girl Masterclass. Turns out she won two tickets and she’s taking me with! We’ll be going to the swanky 15 on Orange Hotel on the 1st of September. The prize includes:

  • Light breakfast
  • Fashion and beauty makeover
  • Professional photoshoot
  • Delicious lunch
  • Meeting a south African celebrity model
  • Fabulous goodie bag
  • Professional instruction, information and talks given by industry experts
  • Farewell drinks at the end of the day
  • 3 month subscription to Cosmo
I’m so excited! It’s going to be so much fun! 🙂
Everyone wants to know how my birthday was. It sucked. Worst birthday in a very long time. Rudi and I were at loggerheads all day. I was receiving a flood of birthday wishes via Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Whatsapp…everyone wishing me a wonderful day…but the one person that should of made my day special didn’t bother. In fact, he did the opposite. He did seem to try and make up for it on Sunday, but the damage had already been done. We’ll just leave it at that then, okay?
We went to Christelle and Dion for a braai the afternoon. As always, it was lovely. The kids had a ball, despite some tears. Christelle bought me a lovely birthday gift:
Body Thrills
She ordered me the Cupcake Frosting products after reading that I wanted to try them on my blog. Thanks Christelle! The food was lovely! Dion made the steaks on the braai. I had to have mine well done *sob*. I like my meat more medium, but am not allowed to eat under cooked meat at the moment. My steak was still good though. Christelle made a lovely green salad with cherry tomatoes, feta and avo. She also made her potato bake that Dion is mad about. Also divine! I was so glad I managed to stay away from the chips and snacks before we ate. I usually end up spoiling my appetite, but was determined not to do so on Saturday.
Babyice fell asleep on their couch while we were waiting for everyone to finish their drinks. When we put him in the car he started crying and didn’t stop screaming/crying until we got home (probably a 20 minute drive). Rudi wanted to take him out of his car seat to comfort him, of course I refused. This led to more bickering.  We just shouldn’t of been left alone on my birthday. The kids did have a lot of fun again though, Babyice even has some battle scars to prove it:
Battle scars
On Sunday we went to Baba Indaba. We were hoping to find some nappy specials, but I ended up finding something else instead. We did buy some nappies, but the specials weren’t so great. I finally found a photographer! Her rates are really reasonable plus I can get a 10% discount from a card she gave me at the Indaba! You can check out her work at www.ckidz.co.za. I’ll be booking a maternity/newborn shoot. She had an entire booth covered in photos, a lot more than is displayed on her website. I got to chat to her a bit too and felt comfortable with her. She isn’t too far away from us and using her will already save us a lot of money. I’ve been hunting for a photographer for a while and most of them charge more than double what she does. I’ve dropped her an e-mail asking whether she’ll be able to accommodate me since both my shoots will fall over the festive season.  We bought two write and wipe books for Babyice (he is suddenly LOVING to draw on the couch and other furniture). I bought new shoes for PrincessIce:
*Image courtesy of www.shooshoos.com





…and a tummy wax from Oh Lief, products I heard about via My Baby Box. It’s supposed to help for the dry/itchy skin…and boy does it itch! From their website:


Naturally moisturises and soothes a growing tummy.

Promotes skin elasticity. Ideal for preventing stretch marks, dry and itchy skin. Safe while pregnant and breastfeeding.

Apply twice daily.

with CERTIFIED organic*Ingredients: Cold pressed extra virgin Olive oil,  Boabab Oil*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Beeswax


I see from their website that they were selling it for the regular price at the Indaba – R90.oo. There is still a part of me that is itchy, but I think I should try and use it for a little longer before I judge. I was impressed that the tub was literally filled to the brim with product. You can’t really smell it until you start using it and then you get a light scent of bees wax, which is not at all unpleasant.




After that my back was absolutely killing me and I just wanted to leave. It has begun!





Not long after we got home my family came over for cake and tea to celebrate my birthday. My ex-manager (now resigned to bake for a living) made my birthday cake this year:





Birthday Cake


Inside the cake





Once they left I went down for a well deserved nap. I have had a splitting headache since Thursday last week. I’ve gone through an entire box of Panado. I actually phoned the gynae this morning to find out if I should be worried. My gynae is on leave though and his partner’s office is in a different location so my file is not on hand. They’ll check out my history tomorrow and decide whether I should just continue the Panado.





I have determined it is officially harder to grow a girl than it is to grow a boy. This missy is already high maintenance!