#2630 Peninsula sunset no. 17

It can get boring and monotonous and tiring, doing what I do.

But I remind myself of all of the beautiful things from my corner of the world.

Like tonight’s sunset.

Even if I can’t be out there right now… I can admire it from in here. πŸ™πŸ₯²πŸŒ…❀

#2620 Pram and car love

I love the pram and my car.

Because they easily put baby boy to sleep where I clearly can’t.

Unless he is at my boob, it’s proving extremely difficult to get him to sleep, resulting in some super trying moments during the day.

Enter the vehicles. His and mine. πŸ˜‰

Just this morning after trying unsuccessfully for hours to keep him asleep, I quickly packed my bag and some things into the car, and lo and behold his frustrated crying was soon replaced by…

Hold on. No wait… what is that sound?

That’s right, the sound of silence. Of a newborn child at peace. πŸ™

And he kept sleeping as I transferred him to the pram, and all was well with the world. ❀πŸ₯°

And just because, here’s tonight’s sunset:

Beautiful and bright, hopefully like the future. πŸ™β€

#2498 First beach day of the ’22 season

It finally happened!

Look, a bit disappointingly late, I might add. Last year we had our first beach day for the spring/summer season on September 28th…

This year, November 8th!

Sooo late.

But that’s ok. It only means we will spend more time making up for lost time over the next few months.

Actually, I need to spend all my days at the beach, because then when baby comes, my summer solitude will temporarily be halted. πŸ˜†

And here’s baby girl, saluting the sunset tonight after our post-dinner walk.

I just love this time of year. πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸŒ…πŸŒž

#2477 Must move

I made the decision that I’m going to walk more.

I stopped all workout activities as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I know some people keep doing it, whether it’s low-intensity workouts, or running… but I just didn’t feel comfortable. Considering me, and my journey, I could give a rats arse about workouts.

I’ll workout later.

But I still need to do something, and for many reasons. The weather is getting warmer now, and walking is such an easy thing to do. Plus, the days are longer… yippee!

We did our first family walk this evening after dinner. It was about 20 minutes, and it’s especially rewarding getting snippets of water as you get out and about.

Then at home… more.

I plan to do a bit more than just walking, but all in due course. For now, I am enjoying moving my body, moving baby, and enjoying the feel of Spring air and sunshine on my face. 😁😁🌞🌞

#2444 The sunset that wouldn’t give up

I have a lot to be grateful for.

But even so, the clouds were heavy today, and they seemed to weigh on me so much that I just wanted the day to be over.

It was gloomy, it was weird. I was crying out for sunlight.

But then something happened.

I snapped this photo in the evening.

And it reminded me of something I really shouldn’t have forgotten, because I should know better.

Can you see the sun’s rays breaking through the clouds, creating pools of light on the water below?

I remembered that the most beautiful things often come out of the most darkest times.

Those rays of sunlight would not be as beautiful if they hadn’t fought their way through the clouds to break free.

And when the clouds cleared even more, further beauty was waiting.

Even nature knows, not to give up. πŸ™πŸ’–

#2435 A French sunset

Excuse my almost-French, but look at that f#*king sky!

No filters. No special effects. No fanciful stuff. Just a basic 3-year-old phone and gorgeous Mother Nature strutting her stuff, doing what she does best.

Let’s zoom in just a little.

Ahhh. Just truly amazing! This might have to go in the best ever photo file. πŸ˜‰

#2431 Fiery sky

The sky was on fire tonight. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

You know it’s getting harder for me to run up and down the stairs to catch the right shot, what with my growing bulging belly. πŸ˜‚ I may just need to be more selective with future photos in that case…

But for now, enjoy the fiery sky on a Friday night.

It’s dark, mysterious, magical and natural… just the way I like it. πŸ˜πŸŒ…

#2425 Sunset musings

The sky looked pretty and bright this evening.

I reflected a lot during the day and then at night.

I spoke out loud, my hopes, my fears. Sometimes I can’t believe where I’m at. It hit me today, a few times.

“If I am sleeping let me never wake up.”

For the most part I am one with reality, it has sunk in. But then I buy another baby outfit with baby girl, some maternity wear… she laughs at me when I look at yet another onesie, but then she too coos over a cute neutral number that boy or girl can wear.

So we buy it.

We aren’t finding out the gender. I love people guessing. I love guessing. We can make a game of it. People get awfully heated too about their opinions of how you carry, while I just laugh and laugh.

I love it.

When I was pregnant with baby girl I had one friend tell me there was no doubt I was carrying a boy – everything about my tummy pointed to that. And yet when baby girl came out, they put their hands up in defense – “you’re proof the old wives tale is wrong!”

At this rate I’m collecting more clothes than baby will wear. I’m excited. I’ve earnt the right to feel this way too.

I am still craving juice. Juice juice juice. Boost juices have replaced my coffees, and I honestly don’t even miss that caffeine.

I’m not looking just bloated anymore. There is a definite bump. My tummy is stretching constantly, moving and shifting and giving me feels I have never felt before. It makes me feel like this is the first time, though my precious baby girl who kisses my belly nearly every day is proof that it isn’t.

I look out at the waters before me. They sparkle. Spring is coming. Will baby get to step into those waters next Summer, or will they be just a tad too small?

Maybe we can hope for an Indian Summer.

It makes sense. I’m having one in my own life right now. πŸ˜‰πŸ™πŸ–οΈπŸ©΄

#2401 Sunset time

You know what time it is…

Sunset time. 🀣

The sky was all yellow/orange tonight. It made me think of the many people that will pass through our house very soon, and the beautiful view we can share with them… not just of the sky, but of life. πŸ™πŸ˜

#2388 July sunshine and sunsets

It’s been really nice to have sunshine streaming through the windows lately.

It reminds me of nicer things that are to come.

And then the skies in the evening… look I have nothing else to post, so bear with me. This is the only highlight of my day:

Ahh. That pretty sky. Sunshine during the day, then the glow at night. At least things are still shining. 🀩