Our Greatest Adventure!

We previously mentioned that we are expecting our first baby boy. Now this is a complete adventure on its own!
A quick background on our life. We met at university in 2006, got engaged in 2011, got married in 2012 and first baby in 2017. Because I am a bit of a control freak that think I have everything according to a plan, my life has panned out more or less how I planned with lots of prayer and help from God. Married by 25, career by 30 and baby after 30. God  has a crazy way of working things to our best benefit.

Anyway, so we found out we were pregnant while living at the Upper East Side where we celebrated our 5year dating anniversary in 2011. Like I said, God has a crazy way of working things out. 😊 We then moved to a more child friendly suburb in Milnerton and close to the beach. My dream! 😍

The past couple of months has been quite the roller coaster! I always wanted to be pregnant during winter due to the heat issue in summer but that plan didn’t work out so well. πŸ™ˆ And to top it all, I was in my busy season at the office so a crazy 6 day work schedule did me no favours. I started thinking that pregnancy after 30 may not be the best idea I’ve had. I was so exhausted and got worked up even more because I couldn’t do as much as  I was used to. I learnt so much during this time! Hubby has been a great support during this time and even forced me to relax at times. Something I am not very familiar with.

Now in my 38th week I am looking back at the journey so far and boy did it fly by! So far my doctor has been very happy with me and baby’s progress which I thank the Lord for. I can’t ask for anything better than a healthy, bouncing baby boy! ☺

The next couple of posts will be a bit more about our adventure preparing for baby. We had some outings inbetween and I’ll try my best to get up to date with those. 😊

The bump growing at 5 week intervals.
20 week 3D scan of our precious angel.

A Day in the Stellenbosch Winelands

I needed a day away from home after I went on maternity leave. Sitting at home all day is not my idea of fun. I called up my mom and asked her if she was up for a quick outing. We called up my aunt and cousin to join in. 

With my Entertainer app we opted for Flavours Restaurant (when we got there the menu said The Vineyard Terrace) at Devonvalley Hotel, just up the road from where me and Marc got married. It was a stunner of a day and the views were breathtaking!

House red wine
Mom enjoying the sunshine and amazing views.

We ordered the house red and a passion fruit and lemonade for me and baby. The menu looked divine! Me and my cousin opted for a pork belly, mom went for steak and aunty went for lamb shank. We were delightfully surprised by the generous portions we were served. It’s been a while since we’ve had such big portions at a restaurant. And to top it all, the taste was out of this world! It was like special attention was given to every plate served. The vegetables blew my mind! If you are not a veggie fan, these veggies will change your mind.

Yummy pork belly
Now that is what we call a lamb shank!
I almost ate all mom’s veggies that she got with her steak. πŸ˜…

After lunch we took some pictures on the grounds. Through my whole pregnancy I have been wanting to take a dip in a crystal clear, big pool and this pool made me want to jump in! The atmosphere was so peaceful. We were having so much fun!

Group selfie! πŸ“±
Beautiful pathways
That pool! 😍😍😍

After Flavours, we made a quick trip to The House of JC Le Roux. I’ve been there a few times but it’s always nice to visit. The decor is what I love most about this place. It makes you feel like you are in one of the glamour capitals of the world. It truly embodies Le Good Life. (My camera equipment failed me when taking pictures on the inside. 😳)

We went for the champagne and nougat pairing. I could only do the non-alcoholic ones but it was nice for a change. After our tasting we took some more pictures on the grounds. We love capturing memories and moments to reminisce about over family get togethers.

Entrance and trading hours for those that want to go. 😊

My aunt is very short and just about made it. πŸ˜…

Mother Daughter Selfie! πŸ“·
Beautiful ending to a great day.