Saturday, 28 July 2012

Spontaneous Excitement

Last Saturday our little family made an outing to Pets at Home to top up our fish tank that had diminished in fish over recent months.  While we were there, we noticed some rather cute little rabbits that were in the adoption section of the shop.  Naturally we had to enquire about them!  We had been planning on getting rabbits again at some point in the future, but certainly hadn't gone to the shop with the intention of getting some that day.  We asked the shop assistant if we could give them a hold and.... well that was that, we were smitten and we just 'had' to have them.  
It just so happened that there were 3 of these little bunnies, which is what we wanted to get when the time came so that each boy had his own rabbit to care for.  They were also all boy rabbits, which is also what we wanted, so it all felt kinda 'meant to be' and the spontaneity of it all made it all the more exciting.  
So after a few hours of shopping for crafts and fish we came home with 3 rabbits!  

We already had a hutch from rabbits we've had in the past so when we got home it was time to get the elbow grease out and clean it up to make a lovely new home for our lovely new pets. 

Rosina checking that the rabbits are okay in their boxes.

Getting the (now clean) hutch all cozy

And the rabbits start making themselves at home.

The boys name the rabbits themselves:

Coco (brown rabbit), Nibbles (white with grey ears) & Peaches (white with pink ears).

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Pregnancy - 23 Weeks

23 weeks today and I'm excited to be so close to V-Day.  For those that don't know V-Day is short for viability day and that occurs 'officially' the day you turn 24 weeks.  The reason for this is because that is the gestation a baby is considered old enough to fight for life outside of the womb.  There are actually many cases now of babies that have survived from 23 weeks and in fact the youngest preemie to have survived was born at 21 weeks 6 days gestation.  Isn't that so amazing!  We are very blessed to live in a time of such medical advancements and knowledge!

According to internet resources our smallest short is now weighing in at about 500g and measures approximately 29cms from crown to heel.  Baby's hearing is now established and around about now baby will be able to make out a distorted version of my voice and the beating of my heart.  Baby can now feel his/her own face as well as anything within his/her reach, including the umbilical cord.  Baby will keep experimenting with and refining his/her sense of touch. Baby can also swallow now and I'm pretty sure I've already felt baby with the hiccups a few times!  Apparently it is normal for them to get the hiccups a few times a day!  I certainly remember Rosina getting them all the time!

Cravings - honey, white stilton cheese with apricots, dark chocolate.  (thankfully not together!!)
Waist - 34 inches (6" gain)
Feeling - Exhausted, but otherwise great! :O)

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