Aliens in the Apple

Why the blog has been rather neglected

Franci 26 Nov 2012 Family Updates

Those of you who have been following the blog for any time over the last 2.5 years or so will have noticed that there has been a marked drop in the frequency of posts here. The reason for that has partly been that coming back to New Zealand has made life busier in many ways and that the time to blog has diminished.

But given that I usually blog at night once the kids are in bed, you’d think I’d have just as much time as before, right? The only thing is that these days I often go to bed around the same time as the kids because I’m simply e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d! I might as well just get to the point here: we’re expecting baby number 3! He or she is due, Lord willing, on the 8th of June next year (making me 12 weeks along to those who are interested in these kinds of things).

There’s a fair bit of excitement around here, mingled with some very difficult days. It looks as if this is going to be another highly monitored pregnancy in regards to hyperemesis and high blood pressure, both of which I’m on medication for already. But, we had our 12-week ultrasound on Friday and little Blobby was looking healthy and normal and was actively doing somersaults and carrying on merrily, so he or she seems to feel unaffected by my misery, which is a happy thing.

I’m contemplating naming the kid Caroma, which is the brand of our toilet bowl. I’ve become very intimate with the view of the inside of our toilet bowl, and Caroma and I are getting very well acquainted — so maybe it would be a fitting tribute to name the kid Caroma. What do you guys think? ;-)

Comments (5)

Anna Banana from Indiana 26 Nov 2012 at 6:27am

Caroma Pukeface Hoyt… :) hugs to you all! Get better, Franci

Estelle Spies 26 Nov 2012 at 8:45am

Ai, my kind dat die vreugde en die nie-te-wel nou so hand-aan hand moet loop, ons sal hom/haar met groot erns deurbid dat hy/sy Junie sommer seepglad d wereld inglip En, ja ‘n koel somer (motor ? en lugreeling ?) En Esther praat te oulik, ek verstaan nog nie alles nie, maar wens kon by haar wees.Liefde aan al my Hoyts

TJ 26 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm

Praise God for humor! Im glad that with all this you can still see a bit of humor in it! Caroma does have a nice ring to it….

Lydia 26 Nov 2012 at 3:26pm

Corrin thinks you’ve chosen a wonderful name!

Damaris Rodriguez 16 Dec 2012 at 10:15pm

Funny story. Caroma sounds like Corona beer to me. You and little one are in my prayers. Love you a ton.