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Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Good Day

Book timeToday was one of those really good days.

Weekends can be exhausting right now. Oliver is full of energy and I, well, I’m not. So it can end up being somewhat of an endurance test. I mean, this pregnancy is going OK - better than the last. But there is still the usual tiredness, indigestion (which really kills me) and just that sense of feeling overwhemled.

Today however, was fantasic. It started off with Oliver taking a good long nap in the morning (always a plus!) - I went shopping - Steven stayed home to watch Oliver. I found two dresses for upcoming holiday festivities - thank heaven’s for the current trend in empire waists! I don’t shop for clothes often, but when I do, it’s always Anthrpologie, it always costs me a bucket and it’s always just perfect.

Claudette then came over to spend the afternoon with us. It’s so wonderful seeing close relatives who really love your children connecting with them. Friends it’s the same deal. It just simply makes me very happy. Oliver totally knows her now, his Meme, and is at an age when they can really start to have fun - playing with the ball outside and with the cardboard box inside. Yes the box, now which has now become a permanent feature - am amazed it’s lasted this long!

Oliver is really blossoming - still just a few choice words, no torrent of language just yet - baba - for bottle. Doh for dog. He’s quite the little boy - it’s amazing to see certain toys or books, that two weeks ago he didn’t really “get”, but that now he is really enjoying. How to drag the Busy Bee along (thanks Miranda!) or how to kick a ball. These small cognitive leaps never cease to delight me.

So a good day, a day to take a moment and realise that life, well, it’s pretty damn good.
18th November, 2006
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Baby girl

Baby girlIt’s truly amamzing the images you can get from the ultrasounds no - unbelievable clarity that actually starts to give you a sense of a real person growing inside of you. What did you do today? Oh - I worked on fingers and toes… You? ;-)
10th October, 2006
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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Turning the corner

Four months into this second pregnancy and I’m finally starting to turn the corner.
No more fading at four o’clock - scouring the halls in search of something to eat to keep me going until dinner time. I have more energy, I even cooked tonight. It’s a whole new day.

Last week was the four month ultrasound. We found out we’re expecting… wait for it … a girl! Woo hoo! I hadn’t dared hope for anything - but - ok I’ll admit it - secretly I was hoping for a girl - I think all mothers do at some point. What joy! I like to think we would have experienced the same feeling of delight no matter what gender our future bundle was going to be, but the fact that it is a girl, well we were mighty chuffed is all I can say. So no repurposing Oliver’s clothes, or even toys to some extent - already she has received the most adorable embrodered dress from her Auntie Michelle - this little one doesn’t know how lucky she is going to be - surrounded by all these yummy boy cousins. On a more serious note, the fact that I’m older means a battery of tests and whatnot, which is a little scary. I feel good about the decisions we are making though, however difficult they may be.

We’ve been continuing to look at houses - we decided to pass on the place I mentioned before. It was a Gregory Ain house - and stunning though it was - or rather had the potential to be - it would have required a lot of work to get to a point very similar to where we are today. So unless something spectacular comes up, we’re staying put for now. Interest rates are too crazy to do anything else, and with everyone saying the market is slowing, there are just too many variables for us to make the move right now.

And Oliver, our scrummy little bear. He is dancing - very determinedly - I don’t think he has quite absorbed the freeing nature of dance, but dance he does, with diligence. He continues to grow like a weed and is a sturdy, but skinny little boy. Sleeping through the night - he now goes down at 7pm and wakes at 6.15am on the dot every morning. No new words yet - beyond “dight” for light and Mama and Dada. Although he does recognise and understand a great deal - just still geting his head around how to say it back to you. I can’t wait for that penny to drop - what a whole new adventure that will be. He’s a joy, full of sun and smiles - but going through some separation anxiety - it’s short lived - when we leave - and I think it will pass. Trying to think what else is new in his life, I think that’s it. Someone asked me what day he was born the other day and I couldn’t remember - curses.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Significance of Number 2

Now when I talk about number two I mean it purely in a chronological sense - all babies are created equal - especially the wee ones. :)
This pregnancy has been much easier than Oliver so far - the morning sickness isn’t nearly so bad and I just seem to have more energy. I’m now moving into my fourth month - which helps of course. The morning sickness I did have was just awful. Why does no-one tell you how truly draining and debilitating it is? However I have to say - if that was the worst I will have to endure I am indeed a lucky woman.

Other salient facts - I’m craving fish this time around. Last time it was mangoes - this time fish - oh and ice cold water to boot. Stranger and stranger. Last night steven made me a fish finger sandwich (or the nearest thing in this country that there is to fish fingers) slam it in some white bread with ketchup and you got one very happy girl!

And lastly we’re kind of househunting. Keeping our eyes open to see if anything, affordable and halfway decent comes up. Last week was disastrous - there seemed to be nothing of any quality around. But this week - some potentials. Not going into too much detail in case we jinx it - but wait for the Kydd House blog to liven up distinctly sould it all come together.

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