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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, February 28, 2009


So what's been happening in our world you ask?

Well not much, that's why I haven't posted anything. I have been hectic the last 2 weeks at work with Financial Year End, working long hours trying to get things done before cut-off. Kim has also been busy at work, travelling etc.

On the baby front, well let me share a secret - being pregnant is painful. My sides ache, my tummy aches, my back aches, my shoulder blades ache and even the soles of my feet ache, but this is where I keep all my tension I think. As for my back, well that's no surprise and it's just going to get worse. As for my sides and tummy its probably because I'm stretching.

What is new for me is that I now wake up every morning at 3am and that's it. I struggle to fall asleep again and with Kim on the one side snoring, it's impossible. I am definitely more moody, irritable and impatient. Down right bitchy sometimes but I can't help it.

My belly has grown substantially over the last 2 weeks and I'll be posting a pic soon, so keep posted.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Kim - 13 February

Happy Birthday to my Cookiemonster.

I wanted to make this a special birthday for Kim as it's his last birthday before the baby arrives, and we are free to do whatever we want.

I woke up early on Friday morning to make wake Kim up with a cup of coffee and his gift. Then that evening I booked us for a dinner at Hedwig's Fine Dining Restaurant at the Aloe Ridge Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind, and my Mom joined us. But Kim's actual big birthday present was a trip to the De Wildt Cheetah Farm the next day outside Hartbeespoort Dam and a night at their Lodge in the King Cheetah Suite.

Wow, what a surprise experience. We both had an awesome time and even got to stroke a purring King Cheetah named Shaka. We also got to to see hyena, wild dog, caracal and vultures. This is an experience I will never forget and one that is highly recommended!

Happy Birthday baby......... Love you stax

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We Are Having A.........

Hello all you fabulous people.

I am sure you have all been excitedly waiting to find out what Kim and I are having. Okay, so we are having a ............. BABY.

Little Miss Pomario was not giving up any information today. Our baby is obviously very shy and so we have to wait another month. We tried for about 10 minutes - we prodded my belly, I lifted my legs, I coughed a couple of times - but to no avail. She just sat there oblivious of us on the outside.

What we do know is she weighs 198g, is 14.4cm long, has a strong heart rate........ and is extremely shy. She kept her legs firmly closed and her little feet were in the way. She has 2 legs, 2 arms, long fingers (like her mom), and we could see her spine and ribs clearly.

As Kim says, we will know our baby's gender forever, so what's one more month. But we will definitely find out next month, so stay tuned.

They also took 6 vials of blood today, testing for a lot of stuff.

So there you have it. Love Leigh & Kim

Monday, February 9, 2009

Our Official Wedding Pics

We were thrilled to finally received our much anticipated Wedding Pics yesterday, after a long patient wait.
Now the discs will go off to my dear sister Loren to design our Wedding Album (coffee table book) which is also exciting.
Love Leigh & Kim

My Expanding Belly - 17.1 weeks

My ever expanding belly as of today. I have put on 8kgs already, but then again I was on a seriously calorie restricted diet for the wedding. Oh well, I'm not going to worry about it, it for a good cause!!! None of my pants fit me anymore and most of tops aswell, since my boobs are also bigger.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Keep Posted

Okay, so you need to keep posted... We finally got our Wedding Pics today and there are a lot and some really stunning ones. So we have to go through all of them and post a selected few.

Another exciting thing is that we should hopefully find out on Wednesday if we are having a girl or boy. We are both very excited and can't wait, and it's Kim's birthday on Friday, so I hope this can be an awesome birthday present for him. We are both hoping for a girl, cause we only have girls names.

Love Leigh & Kim

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our Real Honeymoon - Mauritius 24-31 Jan 2009

In Port Louis, at the Waterfront

Our patio to our room, ground floor and 5 steps from the beach

Kim going snorkeling

The beach right in front of our room, we were so lucky

The beach in front of the Le Victoria Hotel

Walking the streets in Grand Bay

We hired a scooter for a day
Having our last romantic dinner at the pool side

Snorkeling right outside our room

Just look at how blue the water is!

On our yacht to Gabriel Island

Last morning at Le Victoria Hotel, sad

Seeing our cricket team

Okay, so we got home last night at about 8pm - 11pm Mauritius time. We were told by the travel agents and even brochures that the time difference was 2 hours, it was actually 3. Anyway, we had a excellent time and are happy to be home.
Mauritius is not what I expected........but that's what makes it even more surprising. We stayed at the Le Victoria Hotel on the north-west coast, between Port Louis and Grand Bay. The weather was extremely hot and humid and by 10am the sun is scorching. We showered 2 to 3 times a day and tried not to get too sun burnt.

We hired a scooter on the Tuesday. Kim did all the driving while I held on for dear life. We were given a hand drawn map on how to get to Arsenal and Grand Bay, 2 places in different directions.

Finding Arsenal that morning was not bad, the shopping was great and we thought we hit a jackpot when we came across a clothing store that was closing down. The prices were great. I got a D&G handbag for R300 and Kim got a Prada and Polo shirt for next to nothing.

The challenging part of the day was when we went to Grand Bay in the afternoon. The sun was scorching and we learnt that our hand-drawn map was not so reliable. After about an hour, we finally got there only to turn back 'cause Kim was feeling awful and needed to lie down. Finding our way back was even more challenging, because we disagreed on where to turn etc. Of course, I was right and got us home.
Turned out Kim had a nasty fever and headache and was very sleepy. When we got back he crashed on the bed. His temperature was sky high and yet he said he was getting cold. The local doctor didn't really know what was wrong with him. He hadn't eaten that day and the whole of Wednesday and I was getting worried. His throat was sore and he was complaining that he couldn't swallow. So for the rest of the holiday, Kim lived on eating Disprin's (not healthy) but it was the only thing that allowed him to eat and swallow.

On the Thursday we went to Gabriel Island off Grand Bay on a yacht tour to go and snorkel.
We decided to go to Port Louis (the capital city) on the Friday by taxi. After our hair-raising scooter ride on the Tuesday, we decided to let a local get us there safely. We went to the market there, where they sell everything. From meat (open air butcheries, siff really), to fruit, veggies, dried fish, clothing, curios, you name it, and quite smelly really.
We left midday on the Saturday for the airport and drove through a downpour, the first rain since we had been there. We checked in, the normal routine, and then over the PA system "will Mr Pomario please come the the check-in desk etc. etc." Okay so now what's happening - I sat with our bags while Kim went off. Crazy things were going through my mind. Finally he returned to tell me that they thought there was a bomb in his bag and he needed to unpack it. His diving equipment looked like a bomb on the x-ray machine, can you handle it! lol
And what a surprise when we got to the airport - the SA cricket team was at the carousel next to us waiting for their luggage......

We couldn't have wished for a better, more exciting honeymoon. But do I really have to go to work tomorrow?
Love Leigh & Kim :)