Friday, October 29, 2010

Why Hello There Friday

You're back. Nice to see you again.

Yes it's that time of the week. It's almost the weekend. It's so close I can smell it's sweet sweet goodness. We have many-a-things planned for this weekend.

* Attend our 1st ever Farmers Market
We're nearly out of fresh fruit and vegies and have heard people raving about the farmer's market so thought we'd finally go. We're also hoping to score some cheap herbs or plants for the vegie patch out the back. Have also heard they have some beautiful cheap cut flowers. My vase needs something pretty to fill it.

* Hopefully plant said cheap herbs and plants

* Buy some Christmas Gifts
I saw some Toy Story playing cards and also a Toy Story puzzle for one of my nephews. It feels like Christmas is just around the corner so we should probably get organised and get searching for some gifts

* Make some Christmas Gifts
I'm making some name canvas's for my niece, God daughter and a few other special little people. Have been searching for some cheap canvas's and ribbon and other little trinkets. I have the majority of things I need so I can at least make a start

* Buy A Grobag
I'm thinking of slowly transitioning Malachi from the wrap to a grobag. I bought a 6-18 month 2.5 TOG one for at night but need a 1.0 TOG one for during the day. Hubby thinks they're a gimmick. But hey he thought the bumbo was a gimmick and he's eating his words now!!

I think that's really all that's on the agenda this weekend..... What have you got planned?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This time last year

we got our positive pregnancy result!!! I would put up a picture, but I'm too lazy to turn on the other computer. That and the fact that really, all pregnancy tests look the same.

It feels like only yesterday I saw those two lines come up. But strangely it also feels like a lifetime ago. So much has happened in that one year. In the last 365 days we've:

* Bought our own house, well townhouse to be specific

* Celebrated our 6 year 'going out' anniversary, and also one year of marriage

* Hubby changed jobs and with that a slight role change

* I took on more responsibility at work and started team leading some shifts

* Convinced hubby to like lentils (well legumes in general)

* Only had one holiday, for only 4 days or so. Must have more and longer holidays in the next 365 days I think.

And how has my little Cherub thanked me? By continuing to wake up two hourly overnight. Thank God he's cute and thank you thank you thank you coffee making companies. I HEART YOU!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

I swear this is what the little tyke is thinking!

What am I wishing for right now?

* The 17 week wonder week to bugger off. I was just getting used to sleeping a blissful three hours in a row. I am not liking the two hourly feeding that is going on in this little household at the moment. Apparently there's a 'sunny' week coming at 21 weeks. Don't think I can last another four weeks of two hourly night wakings. Thank God for Nescafe.

* To not be such a procrastinator. We have been umming and ahhing about whether or not to fly to QLD to celebrate Christmas up there. We'd pretty much decided we would be. Was just waiting for Hubby to stop piss farting around and come to the party. Anywho turns out flights are now going to cost us an extra $100 because we didn't book them a few days ago. NOT HAPPY JAN!!

* Wishing our backyard didn't smell like cow poo. We're constructing a vegie garden so we've added some poo to help enrich the soil. Pity it's not helping my sense of smell.

* Wishing our backyard didn't contain many bee loving plants. I am petrified of things that can sting so have been limiting my time outside. Which sucks as we've had a few gorgeous sunny days down here lately.

* For My Mother's pedophile supporting family members to piss off and stop trying to stalk me on facebook. WANKERS!!!! There's a reason I cut you from my life (and my son's life)

* Lusting after a blog makeover

* Sick of feeling like I have to do it all. Look after the baby, clean the house, make the dinner, do the dishes, load the dishwasher, put the dishes away, scrub the toilet, mop the floors. I didn't do it all when I was working full time so why do I have to do it all now?

Wishful thinking?? Probably.

In the meantime I can hear my massive mug of Nescafe and a choc chip cookie calling me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Finally it's Friday

I must say Friday's never really meant much to me. Being a nurse I was used to doing shift work and used to Friday evenings not necessarily being the start of my weekend.

But now I'm a Mumma I crave Friday evenings. I love having a (half glass) of wine when the baby has finally drifted off to the land of nod for the night. I love lazy Friday evening dinners, followed by a tasty dessert. I love curling up on the couch in my pj's and watching one of my favourite shows, Escape to the country. Oh how I wish I could escape to the country.

So happy Friday folks. Hope you all have a super weekend.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Okay not quite.... I guess I should probably explain a little bit. One of my younger sister's turned 21 back in September and I thought I'd make her an online scrapbook. That was until I realised I don't really have that many good quality, high resolution pics of her *sigh*. So I've been trawling madeit in search of some jewellery for her. If you knew my sister you'd know she is so extremely picky it's not funny and is one of those 'brand name' lovers. You know the type everything must be from that expensive store and must be showy and bling and cost a zillion dollars even if it is ugly.... BLAH!!!

Anyway, I am not giving in to her demands to spend up big and have set myself a $30 okay $40 limit, and I think I've found some pretty cute things. Not quite sure she'll love any of them, and not really sure whether they're worthy of a 21st present..... what do you think??

I honestly love them all and would be more than happy if someone bought them for me.
HMMM..... decisions decisions


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let's play tag

The lovely Lauren at Ninja Tales has tagged me in her recent post. So who am I to say no? Here goes:

What was your very first blog about?
It was actually this blog. I stumbled across a forum and noticed quite a few ladies have blogs.... and what do you know, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon as well. I must admit, my blog is more like an online diary, hence the somewhat anonymous blog

Who is your biggest inspiration?
My twin cousins, Jocelyn and Carol. They were kicked out of home by their Mum at the ridiculous age of 14 and have accomplished many things and absolutely kicked butt along the way. Jos even let me stay with her and her husband when I left home at the age of 16. They are both like big sisters to me and I love them to bits. I love their values and beliefs and the way they are raising their kiddies and hope to raise my little boy with some of these values as well. They certainly have a special place in my heart. Ah, such gorgeous ladies.

If you were Ms Julia Gillard for the day..what would you do?
Well to tell you the truth I'm really not that into politics (which is on my to do list to know more about) but I must say I still can not believe the way assylum seekers are treated by Australia. While I don't know everything about it, I cringe when I think about how these people are treated. So I guess if I was PM for the day I'd set about changing how we deal with this situation

What makes you nervous?
Meeting new people. I am so ridiculously shy it's not funny. After having my baby I tossed around the idea of attending a mother's group. I don't know many people where I live and thought it would be a good idea. I was nearly wetting my pants with nervousness the first time I went.

What was the last thing you said?
'Oh you stink baby'.....need I say more? I will only add that he's been saving this poo explosion for the last 3 days..... EWWWW!!!

What fashion confuses you?
I don't get how leg warmers made a come back. Perhaps I'm just not cool or hip enough to pull them off but every time I see them I just think 'huh!?'

Do you have a song that you hold close to your heart?
I remember sitting on my Nan's front porch with my younger sister and singing a song called 'Grandma we love you' to a video camera. We thought we were the coolest kids around. I think I hold it close to my heart as it was the last time we saw my Nanna alive, she died of leukaemia. My sister said not long ago she found the VHS with us singing that song *sob*

Describe yourself in 5 words 
A shy blonde book-loving vegetarian perfectionist
Alrighty then, you're meant to tag 8 people, but I don't have many followers, and the lovely Loz tagged a few mutual friends so I'll have to tag only 6 people. So it's Your Turn:
Amie @ Mummas Mumblings
Zoey @ Ramblings of a wife and Mama
Rach @ Racheous
Tamsyn @ My (not so) perfect life
Louise @ Luscious Life
Lauren @ The little house that could

My Questions:
1. Do you make New Year's resolutions and stick to them?
2. Are birthday's a big deal in your house?
3. If you won a million dollars would you go to work the next day?
4. Name your least favourite feature
5. What was the first car you owned?
6. If someone you were talking to had snot up their nose/something on their face would you tell them? Or just hope someone else does?
7. What is the one word that you absolutely HATE people using?
8. What is the one food that you would never give up?


Monday, October 18, 2010

Our first family trip

We went back to QLD last week for our nephew's naming ceremony. It was nice to visit family and friends who hadn't met M before but I'm so glad to be home. It was very hard sharing a place with 6 adults, 2 babies and a toddler. Hubby's brother and his wife stayed with the inlaws (who camped out in their camper trailer as there wasn't enough room in the house for all of us) and there were times where I had to bite my tongue so as not to upset the peace.
Brother in law and his wife would insist we be quiet when their little guy was down for a nap (even trying to get us not to flush the toilet, yeah right!), but there were times when their toddler was SCREAMING his head off when M was sleeping and they said nothing to him, nor attempted to get him to quieten down. One time he actually did wake M up and my brother in law came out to tell us he was awake, no sorry or anything. GRRR!!

On the way home we were in a car accident on the way to the airport. This stupid B1Tch ran up the back of our in laws car. M was obviously in the back in his car seat and we got hit from behind and the force of that sent us into the back of a taxi. He screamed, more from being frightened I think. I was in the back as well and have some neck and shoulder pain, from the whiplash I assume. She was totally rude, even after Hubby gave her a serve, saying she was an idiot, we have a baby in the car etc. Don't know why she was rude to us, she was the one who hit us!!!

My poor Father in law (who drove us to the airport) had to wait around for hours for a hire car to arrive as he couldnt drive their car home (home being 2 hrs away). And my new baby car seat is going to have to go to the dump. Brand new!! EEEKKKKK!!!!!!!! I'm hoping the crazy's car insurance will pay for a new one, don't see why I should have to, if she didn't hit us I wouldn't have to buy a new one.

M was good on the flights, hated the descent part of the flight but settled very well with a feed. The flights seemed to have caused him some belly pain so he's been waking 4 times overnight, so roughly 2 hourly Not much fun at all!! The first day of the trip he pretty much didn't sleep from 7am-5pm. We have started wrapping again. We stopped because the MACH nurse said it's a risk when they start to roll. Well I think he lost his sleep prompt so just kept feeding and playing then feeding and playing and didn't get that it was sleep time without the wrapping. And at least he's sleeping now he's being wrapped, even if it's only for a couple of hours. We've also started double wrapping as we have a little houdini on our hands!!

Poor little guy has a case of the snotties really bad. He woke up screaming after his bath last night, not just whinging but 'come get me now something's wrong' type screaming! It took forever to calm and settle him. I've tried everything to try and get rid of it:
  • Vaporiser, with and without some eucalyptus oil in it
  • Vicks on his feet
  • vicks on his singlet (not on his skin as it gives him a rash)
  • saline drops and saline spray 
  • Used a snot sucker, which he hates and thrashes his head around and screams the house down
  • Used a cotton tip at the front of his nose to try and clear it
  • put him in the bathroom when I'm showering so the steam can help 
  • Tipped his head back after feeding to ensure it's not milk sitting in the back of his nose
  • Raised his matress a little bit
  • We've also put a hanky with vicks under his sheet near his head so he can breathe it in, but it gave his face a rash, even being under the sheet. 
In happier news, M is rolling now. Intentional rolling too not just an accidental occurance. It seems he's figured out if he rolls he gets out of tummy time. Its so fun to watch. I never thought I'd be one of those Mums that talk about their baby achieving milestones/pooping/talking/feeding/sleeping etc. But I can't help it, I'm uber proud right now :-)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

You Again?

It's back, in all it's ugliness.......... the anxiety.

I thought I was doing quite well, it's been three months since the birth of Malachi and not a hint of depression and or anxiety. But lately I haven't been sleeping well, and that's a tell tale sign for me. I've been lying awake in bed hours after the little tyke is fast asleep. I've been listening to him breathing and listening to my heart racing. I couldn't quite work out what it was that had set the demons loose. But then I realised.

My little babe has nearly outgrown his bassinet and because of that he'll be moving into his cot in his own room. I love hearing him breathing beside me, knowing he's okay. A midwife in one of our parenting classes said that a baby is safest when near their parents. And for some reason that has really stuck with me and I can't stop thinking about it. I was totally freaking out about having him in his own room where I couldn't see or hear him. Sure, we could get a monitor, but I can't shake that little fact the midwife said. Call me crazy but I couldn't live with myself if something was to happen to him while he's in his cot instead of next to me.

I've been so ashamed and embarassed to bring this up with Hubby. I feel like I've failed, like I'm slipping backwards. He was of course was fine with the whole thing, and suggested we move the cot into our room. But we love his room (even though it's not quite finished yet) so our compromise is that Malachi will sleep in a portacot in our room right beside me. I don't know how long this arrangement will last for. I'm sure he'll be in his own room by the time he's in preschool :-) But for now this works for us, and will hopefully help to lessen my anxiety.