Yes, I said five months. Ava turns five months tomorrow! I can't believe how fast time has flown by. Last year at this time, the notion of being pregnant was only starting to sink in. My diet had changed to 95% crackers and 5% fruit. I could not stomach the idea of any meat and yearned only for sushi. And American fast food, of course. During my pregnancy I gained a total of 23 kgs, which is 50.7 lbs. Way over the recommended limit. I cannot imagine how fat I would have been if we lived in the US during my pregnancy. I've got 6 more kgs, 13.22 lbs to loose before I am back to my normal weight. With only two months until bathing suit season...
Yesterday my Aunt hosted a baby shower for my brother and his girlfriend, who is due in August. Missing special moments like these really make me miss home. But if we lived in America then we would have missed Johan's nephew's 1st birthday party this morning. Unfortunately, we will always be in a lose, lose situation.
Sometimes I day dream that Johan is American and his family all live in Charlotte. Or that I am South African and my grandmothers are only a few hours away. But then I guess we wouldn't be the people we are. And maybe those people wouldn't have fallen in love like we have. Life is all about tough choices and our toughest choice is being away from the ones we love. Right now it is mine and maybe one day, it's his.
We got Ava's mid-term report on Friday. The additional comments read:
Ava is 'n baie oulike dogtertjie. Sy het gou aangepas en geniet die skool. Sy is 'n plesier in die klas.
I know enough Afrikaans to understand what it says, but for those of you who don't, Google's translation is:
Ava is a very cute girl. She quickly adjusted and enjoys school. She is a joy in class.
So Google's translation isn't so great. Here is mine:
Ava is the cutest little girl in class. She has adapted well and is a pleasure to have in class.
Keep makin' Mommy proud little one, so I can keep my "Mommy Fail" list short!
Here are some photos from the weekend:
|The Birthday Boy and his Mommy|
|Sweetie Pies, some chocolate log thingys, strawberries and white chocolate! Yum.|
|Again, Ava drank way too much and was the first to pass out at the party...|
|5 Months old! Yay for Ava! She is laying on top of one of my baby blankets, almost 29 years old...|
|Modeling is hard work, Mom...|
Be on the look out for more pictures of beautiful babies coming next week!