Summer…

…is a long ways away from New Zealand.  We are heading into winter!

View from one of our windows

Winter in New Zealand means many things to me.  It means:

Cups of hot (decaf) tea with milk

Cups of hot cocoa (Cadbury brand, naturally – what else would I drink in NZ?!)

Raincoats and mudboots

Breaking out slippers made by my S-I-L Becca (she has more creative talent in her pinky finger than I have in my whole body)

Turning on space heaters (our home, like most, doesn’t have central heat or insulation)

But you know what makes this a particularly wonderful winter?  I’ll give you a hint…

Me at 34 1/2 Weeks Pregnant

The best part of this winter is knowing that I’ll get to meet my sweet baby boy in about 3 1/2 – 5 1/2 weeks.  It doesn’t get any more wonderful than that!

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13 comments

  1. Valerie says:

    Your winter baby will be a summer baby when you move back to the states! And I love that picture of the rain and Albert Park out your window!

  2. Jenny @ Practically Perfect... says:

    Me too! I am technically working my last shift later this week, but have asked to keep coming in as I feel like it – I figured I might as well keep working while I feel up to it and save my maternity leave and annual leave till the very end 🙂 We’ll see!

  3. James says:

    Hi! Just came across your blog googling “netflix in NZ.” 🙂 We moved here from the states (Utah) a little over a year ago and are living in Palmerston North — at least you are in Auckland!! It’s nice seeing that we’re not the only ones who “miss” things once in a while. New Zealand is beautiful and is starting to feel more like home, but there are just those few (many?) things that aren’t quite the same. 🙂 Congrats on the baby!

  4. Ally says:

    Hoooray for winter babies!! I can’t wait to hear the arrival of your little guy! 🙂 Hope you’re feeling good! Did you decide to take this last month off?

  5. molly says:

    i’m so excited for you! it’s been great following you through your pregnancy and various decisions from midwives to nappies through your blog.

  6. Priscilla says:

    Yay can’t wait to meet him as well 🙂

    P.S. Milo is better than Cadbury’s drinking chocolate!!

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