Wednesday, April 27, 2011

And then there’s this…

Furthermore to yesterday’s post, this happens more and more in my house. I haven’t shown you so far because I’m far too busy drinking them in to grab the camera. But when I can get them on camera I look again and again because there’s no sweeter rush than this.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011



Sleep deprived, sore, frustrations & the occasional weep. This is by far the most difficult journey I’ve ever been on. I actually wouldn’t change a thing, aside from turning M into a baby that could sleep without being held during the day. On that note, how good is my one handed typing?

This is a strange time, where I grieve for the life I had & discovering what my new life entails whilst trying to enjoy the shining moments of these first few very very hard weeks. Balancing the emotions of wondering why I feel so suddenly overwhelmed about everything with feeling my growing love for our baby. Wondering if I’ll ever feel rested again. Hearing her start to awaken and trying to pretend she’s still sleeping for just another ten minutes. I hold out for the magic time where it all fits into place and we emerge like butterflies from a cocoon.

She loves music & goes to sleep in less than 2 minutes if Paul Kelly is blaring. We spend a lot of the day singing and listening to music. It makes sense - she spent her entire time in utero on stage with me singing loudly, and always hearing music.

All this aside, she smells divine, smiles like a champion, gurgles and coos & had her first laugh yesterday! And I paddle happily alongside, drinking in the mini-me that stares at me with the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Every year Hubs makes a pilgrimage to the Tarn Shelf at Mt Field to see the Fagus (deciduous beech) turning*. This year we all went and did the Pandani Walk at Lake Dobson. Hubs put Millie in the Hugabub sling and we all trotted along happily. I love the way the Pandani looks with the twists and turns in it’s foliage. Beautiful huh?

*No idea what I’m talking about? See here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Many Faces of Big Sister Cat

See, Hubs and I have been together for 11 years and married for not very long at all. We’ve always had FurChildren and now we have a HoomanChild in the mix as well we’ve been trying to spend as much time with Lucy as possible. And it’s not possible very often right now. She’s being incredibly wonderful and was a wonderful (!!) early warning system when we first came home from hospital - ‘Excuse me, WAKE UP. THE SMALL THING IS ABOUT TO CRY.’ Then she realised we wait until she actually cries… now she sleeps in the lounge room. In Millie’s bouncinette.

This is my love letter to the most wonderful cat, whom I had minor qualms about being around a newborn, but now I realise she quite frankly doesn’t give two hoots and would much rather we left her to sleep. In the bouncinette.

Friday, April 8, 2011

{this moment} :: sunshine on the deck with the Divine Miss M

Inspired by Soulemama, coming to you via Lauren at Owlet

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pushka Pushka

My lovely friend Laydeepants also has another entity, Pushka Pushka. She custom makes fabulous bags - for my birthday two years ago she made me a handbag, which I literally wore the handles out from overuse. We started talking about nappy bags in December last year, and she dropped this in to Hubs at work yesterday. Awesome, no?

Go check her out at (Sorry, auto link not working..) and commission her to make your next bag!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Why the Radio Silence?

Friends, meet our beautiful daughter Millie Alice. Born 23/3/11 at 9.07pm she tipped the scales at a grand 4.5kg (9lb15oz). She has her Daddy’s eyes and her Mama’s lips.

We are awed and humbled by her presence. Things could be quiet round here for awhile. Then I’ll most likely bore you senseless with cat AND baby pics.

Until then, zzzzzzzz.


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