Sunday, March 15th

After a quiet saturday i took my Life to the church on sunday so she could have a quiet look. No stress anymore, no disturbances; just her and me. Of course she wanted to walk down the aisle with me.

Later that afternoon we had our next weekly appointment in the birth clinic. A very special one: today i would get an ultrasound; we will get to see our little one for the first time! But first Dr. Tracee did the routine check: again i gained weight: 63 kg now!, starting to feel wale-ish. My bloodpressure still is good (115/74) as is my temperature (36,8°C). Miek's heartrate appeared to be steady: 145.

Then it all happened: little Miek became visible on the monitor; breathtaking.............

The night after the day before

For all you curious ones, i will post here some pics of a more intimate nature. We reserved the bedroom in the Annemarie Niekerk Memorial Grounds for this occassion. This would be the moment we really would inaugurate this new land.

Since i do not need to explain what happened, i just show you the pics.

Friday, March 13th 2009 - Weddng Day

Before putting up the pics i want to say some things.

I want to thank my sister Tasja and Miss O for the effort they have made and all the work they have done for my Life and me.
I also want to thank Llola and Sven for accommodating the reception/ party in the Ozland Ballroom and for decorating the place, setting up the donation jar for the Dutch Cancer Foundation.
Last but certainly not least i want to thank Angee for performing for us.

Thank you all so much; we will never forget what you have done to make our wedding the best ever.

For all readers: this post will offer quite some pics, although i limited myself in number and topic (the "night after" will be shown in a seperate post, so you decent folks can skip that one *grins*).

For me it still was thursday evening when i met up with Miss O. All was fine, i was a little stressed but not nervous; i simply had not had them time to be. That changed to moment we checked our times and i realized that with Miss O it was already friday. I got nervous instantly. I guess that was because i am a subby and therefore o love control. Mostly being controlled, but where it comes down to organizing/ managing i like to be the one in control (who was it that called me a "sweet dominant"?) and the last days had not been in control 100%. Tasja and Miss O had done things outside my view and Llola and Sven had forbidden me even to come over and have a peek. Speaking of bdsm.......

Finally friday morning.
Tonight i will become mrs Niekerk, mrs A. Niekerk, wow! do i feel priviliged.
We had done some last changes in the church since it appeared that my sister Brigitte would be able to make it after all. which was a very nice surprise. This meant all family would be present except for Emma, poor Emma.
I must honestly confess that i do not remember much of what i did all day. I know i talked to a lot off people, invited some late guests into our wedding group, but that is about it. My mind is blank.

At some point i went to dinner as planned in order to back in time. I always stay online, in busy mode and was that some fortune....
Returning at my keyboard i found an email by my Life telling me in panic she could not login, my IM window was filled with so many IM's of people not being able to login, that stretching that window over my full screen did notenable me to see them all. And mind You, i do have a 24" screen!! I immediately checked the grid-status sight and read that the Linden bunch had disabled logins to master problems. So much for being well prepared: i had forgotten to tell Linden not to do a viewer update till after the wedding. Stupid me!

Since my Master of Ceremonies could not loging either and the clock approached 12:00 SLT i decided to leave on my normal clothes and i went to the church entrance to act as stand-in for my MoC. A few minutes past our starting time the message got through that logings were enabled again. However i did not see anybody come online again. Checking the Linden-site learned that that message was removed again, but despite that i received information of people being able to login, so i had some hope, that logging in was possible again. It didn't take too long before i saw someone from my friendslist coming online and that gave me some hope. Unfortunately everbody wanted to come online so it took quite some time before logins went more smoothly. Finally, with a 45 minutes delay, we could start our wedding ceremony.

I will let the pics speak for themselves. For a better understanding, i want to give you some information.
The celebrant (leading the actual ceremony) is Miss O, the bridesmaids were Amanda and Julie (our pregnant sister) and Tasja as Master of Ceremonies/ Maid of Honour. On the opposite side Brigitte (in the back) and Eva were sitting. All of them dressed in the same blue dress.
Miss O was the first to enter the church and take her place behind the desk. After that Julie accompanied my Life to the front of the church and finally Amanda did the same with me.

(since these are my pics, i do not have a pic of my Life walking down the aisle, but i a sure our photographer will have taken care of that)