Pregnancy Diary Week 17- The in between

Our bub weighs as much as a turnip!


It was a busy week this week with interstate trips, work,  doctor checkups as well as heading back to Mt Buller to catch the spring snow and the annual Abom Mogul Challenge. I’m feeling tired in general this week…. and just trying to juggle everything as best as I can.

Week 17

The 17 week mark is a funny stage of pregnancy. My work out singlets are starting to get tight and I’ve had to pack away some of my non stretch jeans (see you in about 6 months!) I don’t quite look pregnant yet…I just look like I have a gut. It’s the annoying, in between stage. High up in my cupboard I’ve been eye-balling a stuffed garbage bag marked ‘maternity’. I know I’m going to have to haul that down soon enough and pack away the clothes that are now or soon to be redundant. The joys!

One of the highlights of my week was on a flight back from Sydney. I was chatting to a friendly business man who had also been in Sydney for business and we started talking. I love random encounters where you get to hear about someone else’s success story. There’s so much to learn from others and what they have experienced in business and life. This was one of those moments. I came off the plane inspired to apply some of his business methods to my own business and immediately ordered the 3 books he had prescribed for me.

  1. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinmeier Hansson
  2. The E-Myth Enterprise by Michael Gerber
  3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

They arrived two days later via Booktopia and just as I was about to tuck in for the night with Re-work, hubby picked it up to have a ‘quick’ glance. After about a minute, he said…’ok, so read one of you other books, I’ll take this one’. In four hours, he had smashed through it cover to cover, confirming it was a good read. The next day I did the same and struggled to put it down. What a great, practical and simple book to read that shakes up conventional recipes for business success. I loved it and I highly recommend. Rich Dad, Poor Dad is next and already a couple of chapters in, I know I’m going to love it.

Sometimes we overcomplicate things because we want so much to succeed – it’s all the same for sport/business/life. We think we need more people power, more technology, more planning, more resources and we can get into the habit of over analysing which shifts our focus on whats really important on the ‘to-do’ list. Lesson of the week? Keep it simple.




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