Our Baby Moon

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Some of you may already have known this – the reason that I have been blogging a lot less for the past few months is that I was pregnant. Yes, I used the past tense, because I have recently given birth to a beautiful baby boy. :) The feeling is indescribable to say the least. I am currently still under the Asian practice of confinement for a month, and at the same time getting used to waking up every 3 hours to feed the baby. It’s definitely not easy and it’s taking a toll on me by making me a constant zombie. But I’m sure things will only get better. :) In the mean time, I would like to just quickly blog about our mini baby moon that we had about 2 months before baby was due. We went for a weekend trip to Tea Gardens near Port Stephens, about 3 hours from Sydney.

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About 36 weeks 

Port Stephens is known for its many gorgeous beaches, but the ones we were closest to were located at Hawks Nest. During our visit, the weather was mostly windy and cloudy, making it extremely cold to stay out for long. The good thing about it was that the beaches were deserted and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.

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Beach at Hawks Nest

Before heading out to the beach, we checked in to our accommodation at Tea Gardens Club Inn Motel. We paid for a double room but found out that there was an extra bed given on the side. I thought this was convenient for families.

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Our beds

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Queen size bed

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Sliding door entrance

The room was nothing to shout about – everything provided was basic and practical. There was complimentary breakfast provided but only in the form of cereals, milk, some bread and jam.

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Complimentary breakfast

The bathroom was huge, with a spa bath included! We didn’t use the spa bath though, since we thought it would waste quite a lot of hot water. Such environmental-friendly of us. *LOL* The toiletries provided were very basic, there wasn’t even toothbrush or toothpaste in the set.

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Bathroom with spa bath

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Basic toiletries

Once we checked ourselves in and freshened up, we headed to the nearest beach which was about 5 minutes drive away – Bennett’s Beach. Due to the cloudy and windy weather, the pictures did not turn up to be as nice as they should be. Also, it was so windy and cold that we only managed to stay there for around half an hour before we decided to head back.

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Bennett’s Beach

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We had the whole beach to ourselves!

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A beer in hand to keep Saucer warm :)

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Us at Bennett’s Beach

Couldn’t even keep my hair in place for a picture! :) Despite the cold weather and the wind, standing there facing the deserted beach listening to the sound of strong waves lapping did make us forget the world. It was a nice ending to whatever was left of the short daylight time that we had. Tea Gardens is such a small and quaint town that it took barely a couple of minutes to finish exploring the town centre. It was also filled with friendly people with smiles, so we felt right at ease. Our next task was to find a place for dinner!

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Bennett’s Beach in the evening

Tea Gardens Club Inn Motel
2 Yalinbah Street
Tea Gardens, NSW Australia.
Phone: 02 4997 0911
Email: clubinn@bigpond.com.au
Website: www.teagardensclubinn.com.au

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43 Comments
  • August 12th, 2013 11:55 AM
    [SK]

    CONGRATULATIONS Witch and Saucer!! wow, it’s a boy.. hmmm, can’t wait to meet him.. :)

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thank you SK!! :)

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  • August 12th, 2013 12:13 PM
    wenn

    congratulations!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks wenn!

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  • August 12th, 2013 12:21 PM
    suituapui

    A boy? Congratulations to you and to Saucer! Must be a real bundle of joy.

    I think I did think you were expecting – can’t remember but perhaps, I did ask you a few times…as you looked radiant in your photographs. They say mums look radiant when expecting males…and their looks will change when expecting females as they share the same hormones.

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks STP! I was keeping it low profile when I was expecting but you were right, you did guess it!

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  • August 12th, 2013 3:38 PM
    Choi Yen

    Congrats on your new born prince, Mei Yee & Lionel!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Choi Yen :)

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  • August 12th, 2013 4:45 PM
    claire

    CONGRATULATIONS SWEET WITCH AND SAUCER!!! What a sweet and happy surprise!! So glad for both of you… I am looking forward to seeing your baby pictures!! Please post them up… YEH!!!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Claire!! Will be posting his pics on FB until I have more time to blog :)

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  • August 12th, 2013 4:52 PM
    Yvonne Sam

    Congrats darling. :)

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Yvonne :)

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  • August 12th, 2013 5:58 PM
    KY

    congratulations!!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks KY!

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  • August 12th, 2013 6:13 PM
    Sean Eat Drink KL

    omigosh! congratulations to you and saucer on this wonderful event! the kid’s lucky to have great parents in both of you. looking forward to eventually seeing him in photos of food outings with you, as he learns to enjoy eating out someday too :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Haha that’s such a long way ahead. But I’m looking forward to bringing him out for our culinary journeys too ;)

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  • August 12th, 2013 6:23 PM
    small Kucing

    Congratulations to you and Saucer! In deed very good news. Any photos of the bubs

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks! Will post pics in FB for now, until I have more time to blog :)

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  • August 12th, 2013 6:56 PM
    minchow

    Congratulations to you both! Never-ending amazing journey lies ahead!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Min! Definitely a whole new challenge ahead!

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  • August 13th, 2013 12:37 AM
    Caroline

    Ahhh FINALLY!! Can’t wait for you to blog and post more photos of Baby J!!! Most importantly, I can t wait till next year ahhh!! :(

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Hehe yes, I can’t wait for next year too!

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  • August 13th, 2013 12:08 PM
    Pureglutton

    CONGRATS – such wonderful news! Can’t wait to see your pics/posts on your Bundle of Joy :-D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Chris!!

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  • August 13th, 2013 12:15 PM
    Merryn

    Congrats Witch! So with the Daddy’s a Saucer, what will the son be called? :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Haha That’s a good question.. I have to think of a nickname of the baby. Hehe

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  • August 13th, 2013 2:39 PM
    email2me

    Congratz~!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Ken!

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  • August 13th, 2013 5:31 PM
    littlelamb

    Congrats to Mamawitch and hubs. It was a pleasant surprise. Do blog more once you got chance ;) Very happy for both of you.

    Also, your single pic, you looked radiant.

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks dear. Will try my best to find time to blog :)

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  • August 14th, 2013 1:58 AM
    foongpc

    Congrats again! Enjoy your zombie days hahaha!!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Haha I should not be laughing, it’s not funny. I’m really becoming a zombie :P

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  • August 15th, 2013 10:48 AM
    Drops of Contentment

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy and your new adventures as parents! :) Btw, you looked absolutely glowing in that pic!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks a lot! It’s a whole new challenge for me!

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  • August 15th, 2013 5:45 PM
    Lee

    You look beautiful!! congratulations!! :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks Lee!

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  • August 26th, 2013 10:46 AM
    ciki

    wow.. no i didn’t know. Congrats!!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks ciki!

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  • August 29th, 2013 1:54 PM
    Yee Ling

    Aww…congrats! Parenting journey will be awesome.

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Thanks dear.. I’m definitely looking forward to it :)

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  • September 15th, 2013 8:04 PM
    netster

    Wow! Congratulation! Baby is so beautiful and your baby bump is as beautiful as the sun :D

    Where have I been. OMG! :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Aww, that’s so sweet of you. Thanks! :)

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  • October 4th, 2013 5:04 AM
    Keerthi

    Congrats :)
    Lovely post also…I was wondering wat iamthewitch will have,I imagined it to b all scary :D
    but seems pleasant only :)

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