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We are the Pomario Family and we used to live in Johannesburg, South Africa. On the 10 July 2009 at 8.05 our little family grew to 3 when our precious daughter Natalia was born. We were blessed that she had chosen us to be her parents and we were privileged to have her in our lives. We believe she is here to teach us many lessons and give us plenty of joy. We relocated to Australia in April 2011. These are our stories……

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

So We're Off - Honeymoon

Okay, so the time has finally come.... I thought this week would never end and that I would not get through everything at work. But whatever's not done, well its not my problem anymore!

We leave at 10am tomorrow morning from Oliver Tambo International Airport and arrive in Mauritius at 4pm their time. The flight is 4 hours longs, but they are 2 hours ahead so we lose 2 hours, but hey, that's fine with us. We are staying at the Le Victoria resort for 7 nights, dinner bed and breakfast and lunch is thrown in as a honeymoon gift, so we will not go hungry!

I plan on going to the spa, while Kim goes diving, something I am not allowed to do (and will miss out on), but for a good reason! Otherwise we will pretty much do everything else together.

We get back the following Saturday afternoon.... but really, I am not thinking about that. We will post some photos then and tell you all about our awesome Honeymoon.

Love Leigh & Kim

Monday, January 19, 2009

Some Wedding Pics

Okay, so we finally got a couple of pictures out of our photographer. Honestly, she is not the fastest chicken on the block.
Love Leigh & Kim

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Follow Up Visit

Okay, so everything looks good. She is now 7.5cm long and weighs 74g and was waving her arms all over the place. We cant believe she has grown 1.5cm in a week. The Gynae inspected my placenta and he says the embolism seems to be gone. We actually had a good visit with him and asked him numerous questions. We weren't certain last week if I would be able to fly, but he has given us the all clear. So Kim and I get to go on our Honeymoon at the end of month after all. We both cannot wait to just get away and indulge in some island air. The only downside is that I cant eat much seafood and we are going to seafood heaven. Kim will have to eat enough for both of us.

At our next visit in 4 weeks time we can hopefully tell if you are a girl......... but like your Granny in Durban says, if you're not a girl, then you're a boy. Shoo, at least that narrows that down. Whatever you are is fine with us, but we are still sure you are a girl.......... let's see if we are right.

Your Father and I love you dearly

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A smile even colgate would be proud of !

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Goodbye TT, Hello A

On the 9 January I had to bid farewell to my Audi TT. But it was time, for obvious reasons. I had her for 1.5 years and believe me, had many awesome Sunday Drives and mid-week dicing.
Before I get too big, Kim and I had to look around for a Mommy Mobile. We found an awesome A Class Merc, automatic nogal, for a good deal. Its very spacious, has a backseat (bonus) and space for a baby carseat - just what we need. Now we can start looking at producing a netball team - lol.
But seriously, my dear TTina, you will be missed.

Monday, January 12, 2009

My First Roast

Yesterday was the first time I attempted to cook a Sunday Roast for 7 people. I always regarded it as my Mother's job and a daunting one at that. But now that I am becoming a Mother myself I thought I better do it. Of course I called my Mom about 4 times through the entire process, but her pointers and tips were excellent. I also made the best crackling ever.
I wish you were here to enjoy it with us Mom!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Expanding Belly - 13.1 weeks

Okay, so my normal clothes are beggining to get too tight so I have purchased some Maternity pants now. But can anyone tell my why they are always sooo long. Because we fall pregnant, doesn't mean we get any taller. Luckily, Kim's Mom can sew and has offered to take them all up for me. I think I will need to start wearing them in the next couple of weeks.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Names and Dates

WoW the last couple of days have been a rollercoaster of emotions. The worst was knowing that Baby was fine but there was a problem that could have lead to something that could harm her. The feeling of utter helplessness was terrible – We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers over the past couple of days.
Yes you have read correctly we have decided that Baby is a girl – We just hope that she has read the master plan. Speaking of Baby we are still debating names but more importantly we have checked that the date will not clash with the South African leg of the Tri-Nations, just the Aussies and New Zealanders !! Phew one week later and there could be a problem. We discussed naming Baby after whoever the captain of the SA squad is at the time and adapt the name to suit the sex… ie Victor would become Victoria. This seemed like a good idea until we discussed who could be in the line up, and the thought of naming our child Chilliegirl or Beastette did not go down too well and then how could we ever explain to our daughter why she is named after a pick up truck. I think common sense has prevailed and we have short list of names but you will have to wait to see what that name will be. After watching the South Africans finally defeat the Australians in Australia we might just name her Graham !!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Little Scare

The 5 January 2009 was my first day back at work since being on leave between Christmas and New Year. At about 10h30 I went for my umpteenth wee and was freaked out when I saw a lot of blood. What was happening? I phoned Dr Schulz's rooms immediately but nobody answered for about 20 minutes of trying, which freaked me out even more. Eventually someone answered and made an appointment for me at 12h30.

Eventually, Dr Schulz saw me 13h15 and admitted me into hospital. The bleeding was heavy, so I was put on a drip of Ventolin (used for asthma) which relaxes the placenta, stops the bleeding, and was prescribed various hormones to hopefully dissolve the blood clot. It worked eventually, but the following evening I started bleeding again, luckily a lot less this time, but thankfully it stopped again.

The Doctor called it *Subchorionic Bleeding, so I started reasearching it on the internet. He also said that my placenta was lying extremely low. We went for another scan yesterday and you were bouncing all over the place. Today is the 8 January and everything seems fine now, yay!!! No bleeding and I am also feeling better, overall and emotionally. I believe everything is going to be okay. I am waiting to be discharged now - I just want to go home and sleep in my own bed.

Your Dad and I are so in love with you :)
* Subchorionic Bleeding is when a blod clot develops between the placenta and uterus and bleeds. If the clot gets too big, it can push the placenta away from the uterine wall causing a miscarriage. So, if caught in time it should be okay, but if not it could be bad.