Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I am a slacker.....

But hear me out. I had a CRAZY week last week!!

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


I think (after almost 7 months!) Jake may be allergic to his microfleece liners in his nappies. I use these as they help keep the nappies a little cleaner and they act as a stay-dry liner by soaking the moisture through to the cloth below leaving his bott all nice and dry. BUT he seems to constantly get these sores (only one at a time) on his manhood. I thought maybe it was rubbing but after putting a thread out on Nappycino it seems this happens to others and it is most likely a reaction to the microfleece. Now they never seem to worry him at all or get infected but for the sake of hygiene and aesthetics we won't be using these anymore. Two days in sposies sees it all cleared up. I do have some bamboo velour single boosters which I picked up cheaply ages ago on clearance so i'll use those as liners and see how we go. :) Being natural fibres they shouldn't irritate him.

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

Old friends

After a crappy start to the day where anything that could go wrong did (and that includes Jake trying to eat his own poo!!) I had a lovely visit from two of my oldest school friends, Rach and her little one Toby, and Mandi and her newborn Noah.

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

A rare moment......

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!

My Imaginative Man :)

Here is Ben's 'truck' he made the other morning :)

And this morning he told me he was a 'recording artist' hehehe playing Jake's toy that plays music :D Oh and he's wearing Dad's old footy jumper ;)

Do I Look Pretty Mummy??

Chloe did her own hair the other day. I had to have a little chuckle to myself as she looked up at me and asked innocently "Do I look pretty Mummy?" HAhahaha! :) Too cute.....how could I say no??