Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So, I gave back Mel's MeiTai on Monday but not before I got in a go at a High Back Carry (HBC). I'd never managed to get Jake that high before and it was heaps more comfy. Yes, I look like cr@p, had a terrible night beforehand.
And here is a picture Ben took of Jake while I was vacuuming. He does this the whole way around the house, and for anyone who has been to my house, it's a BIG house. It takes FOREVER. If I pull the vacuum too hard, too far, too fast he falls over. The other kids were frightened of the vacuum but not Jake.
See the bike basket? This is what he was putting all the floaties into, lol.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I think I've figured out how to 'steal' my Avatar off BellyBelly :) BellyBelly is an online forum I've been a part of for a long time now, and paid members get their own Avatar. I've just had mine redesigned to include Jake as an older baby and I love it :) I love how smokin' I look, LOL :D
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Back Carry
The Hip Carry (sorry about the blurry pic, Benji took it ;))
My biggest news first....we've bought a house! :) Well we've signed a contract anyway, assuming all the paperwork gets done and goes through ok we should be in our own home by the end of January. We made a big decision and decided to move to a whole new area, because the houses there are much cheaper than they are in the Huon Valley. Although we would ideally love to find a house here to buy, it just wasn't happening so we made a move on New Norfolk. It won't be so bad, it is closer to
Other than that, the breaking news is that Jake took his very first two steps alone last night :) He is just 8 days shy of 9 months. It was pure accident, he didn't realise he wasn't being held. the last couple of days he's been working on standing alone, keeping his balance. One minute he's on the floor and the next he gets himself up on his knees, then one knee and then slowly stands up! When he gets wobbly he squats a little until he gets his balance. So cute to see :) I give him the two weeks until Xmas to be walking much more. I was gonna save this pic as I'm sending it to some of you in Xmas cards but I just have to share.....
Friday, November 28, 2008
And yes, that's our TV remote *vomit*. How do I clean that????? Must be bodily fuids day today, so far (and it's 7:50am) we;ve had one blood nose, three accidents and Jake's excellent efforts. It's going to be a looooooong day *sigh*.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
After having antibiotic cream and then oral antibiotics, nothing had changed. The Dr thought it was an infection. BUT after getting a second opinion from a male Dr (who I suspect was little more sypathetic, lol) it seems Jake has Phimoses....which means his foreskin is too tight, resulting in redness and infection :( Poor little man. So we have been referred to the Royal and are waiting on an appointment. Dr seems to think it is likely it will be recommended he is circumscised, which seems to make sense. I've heard of steroid creams but in a way I'd be glad to just get him done so it's not a problem anymore for sure. It will be so nice to not see him like that and to occasionally have to feel his foreskin off the nappy......OUCH!
So hooray for no allergies. Not looking forward to an op still but if it's for the best I'll have to get over it :) Better now than later right?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It all started with me finally deciding to sign into MySpace, only to find a message from my cousin. This was a total blow out as my family haven't heard from my Uncle or cousins for years. So I replied and we've all gotten back in touch again which is so lovely :) It was all very exciting while it was happening, first we found them all on MySpace, then facebook!! Yay for the internet world!! So it's been fantastic to hear that they are all well and happy :) Sad news is my Aunty passed away earlier this year, which was a terrible thing to learn, but they are all pulling together and coping really well which is nice to hear. I can't believe how much my cousins have all grown up, it's scary!! I know I'm getting older but I don't think of them as getting older too. They are all growing into fine young people :)
Although hubby is away for work at the moment I have been busy meeting with mortgage brokers and banks to see what our position is towards buying our first home. It seems with a little help we will be able to, which is VERY exciting, but it's just a matter of finding something we can afford....which is not so exciting. It's hard! So almost two weeks in I'm over house hunting already.
We have had a trip to the ER one night with Jake. Luckily Hayley was staying with us that night so I could leave the kids with her. All is ok, just croup which resulted in Jake being unable to breathe properly. Of course he perked up in the hospital. You can never be too careful when they are little though. Oh and I got sick myself last week, tummy bug. First time in ages. Luckily it was Show Day here so Mum came down and took care of us all. :) Gotta love my Mum!
And finally, my baby is still growing too fast :( He is 7 months now and is pulling himself up to standing on everything. Here are some pics, just cos I can ;)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Hubby is off to the coast for work next week. Home on weekends, but this will be for probably a month. Should be ok as i'm not pregnant this time but Ben will test me! That child has just had a two hour tantie over picking up some stuff he tipped out.....he THINKS he's gotten out of it but he WILL be doing it before the day is over!
Monday, October 6, 2008
We always try to catch up (along with Ess) at least once a month and although they are busy days it's so nice to get among familiar friends and just chat about EVERYTHING. I can't even explain how I feel but it was SO good to be able to talk about stuff I never thought I'd be able to talk about with anyone, I feel a little bit lighter. And I feel so lucky to still have friends like this after all these years. Even though we haven't always been in contact it's so comforting to know that after this long we can still just hang out and chat without fear of judgement.
I didn't get any pics of the kiddies again, but I will have to next time. Apart from little Noah they never stay still long enough!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
After our afternoon rest time the other day I caught Jacob and Chloe having a little snuggle watching TV. This is usual for several reasons:
1. Jacob never usually stays still unless he is feeding or sleeping.
2. Jacob usually doesn't like Chloe being so close because she can't stop herself from getting in his face and upsetting him.
3. Jake never watches TV.
So nice to see though :D Jake has really started crawling properly, on all fours. And he's getting fast too!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Yesterday was the Grand Final and we were all geared up and ready to watch Geelong win a back-to-back premiership. Hmm.....didn't happen.
BUT, the kids had a great morning, they were very excited. We had painted posters during the week which they stuck up in the front windows and put streamers on the front fence. The boys dressed in their Geelong gear while Chloe just dressed up pretty ;)
I feel like banging my head on a brick wall, i just got a call from the Primary School i did my internship at asking me if I was available for relief. This is the second time they've called and I've had to say no :( I haven't even done my Teacher's Registration because I know I wouldn't have anyone to look after the kids and I can't be 'on-call'. I'm not sure if I could leave Jake for a whole day either, with breast feeding I would find it hard to express enough to leave him for a day, and I don't plan to wean him until 12 months. I feel torn because I am enjoying being at home with Jake and the kids (I went back to work by the time Ben and Chloe were 4 months old) but times like this i am reminded of how much I am looking forward to finally getting into teaching. I should just be very grateful I can be at home and enjoy my time here because it will go by so fast. :)
Starting to really think about and tick over how we can go about getting ourselves a house.....not sure about the how though, lol. Our chances of saving a deposit are very slim. I know we would struggle but I also feel that we could do it, and if we don't bite the bullet soon I'm worried another boom will hit and it will be out of reach then.
We'll see what happens and comes up :)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Chloe and Daddy had a lovely time playing in the garden the other afternoon when it was gorgeous and sunny. Chloe was cooking while Daddy provided the ingredients (grass and sand!).
And here is Chloe and Daddy having a Sunday afternoon siesta in the loungeroom :)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sorry about the blur...he's too fast! He sat there for a good 5 minutes!
Munching on some vegemite toast....
Jake and Chloe helping me with the washing :)
It's a bit dark but Jakes blue Itty Bitty D'lish.....MMMM so soft!
On Tuesday, Jake both sat for a good about of time alone AND took his first crawling attempts. He's started commando crawling, and his main prey is power cords! Not so safe!
We have all been sick with colds/flu this week so not much happening here. Nappy hunting is going ok, it is extremely frustrating, some are just TOO hard! I have a layby at Lou Lou Nappies at the moment, with a couple of Night Nappies and a couple of cute nappy and singlet sets for when it warms up.