We are in our new French home!

Best of intentions on the blogging front haven’t gone so well but I’m determined to change all that! Four months ago today we left Australia and today we moved into our new home! Rural Dordogne on the edge if a lovely village – I’ll fill you in properly next post! Hot , exhausted and exhilarated but we are in!

Graduated as a Midwife!

It has been the longest toughest 5 years of my life in so many ways getting though my Registered Nursing and backing straight up into my midwifery but so so so worth it! I am so thrilled to be a midwife and love sharing the most amazing part of so many womens lives. I feel so blessed to get paid to be a part of it all that already the pain of getting to where I am is starting to fade! A couple of weeks ago we finally had our graduation ceremony which was a great thrill! Here are a couple of pics of the day, first me receiving my Masters of Science in Midwifery – with distinction!

And here is one of mum and I after:

Growing a baby!

We are so excited to have a new baby boy on the way! I’ve been reveling in being pregnant and even with some issues I’m just loving it and trying to enjoy every step of the way as this will be my last one! I never recorded my bumps the last times so this time I am taking photos at (fairly) regular intervals!

11+3

18+3

23+3

I don’t think I’ve grown much in the last 5 weeks, although looking at the pic I’ve probably got a bit smaller on my hips (still pre-pregnancy weight due to strict gestational diabetic diet and plenty of fat to play with  :giggle: )

Apologies I am still here!

This year is just crazy, everyone said how hard it is juggling study plus uni one day a week plus 4 days a week working in the maternity unit (shift work not even normal hours!) but I hadn’t really comprehended how difficult it would really be! I’m permanently exhausted and some week the kids forget what I look like! On the upside I love love love doing my midwifery and am so glad I’m making the effort to reach my dream :love: Only 5 months to go and maybe just maybe I’ll have some more time to blog next year however I’ll try to get at least an odd one up between now and then!