Friday, August 31, 2007
I seem to have picked up a nesting bug this week. I have cleaned Xander's room and my room top to bottom. Nita moved my bed today so i could vaccuum behind it. I intend to do the spare room/babies room this weekend as well as the garage - probably wishful thinking and we will just get the garage done. We want to go to the tip and get rid of a lot of our rubbish in case we have to move soon. Also may find some stuff we can sell on trade-me!
Alan shaved his beard off last night and we also shaved his hair, so no more woolly face!
Xander has heaps of new words: chippie, spoon, go, hair chair, ice cream, Dorothy (the dinosaur), lounge, couch, floor, pooey (either wet or poo in his nappy!), bread, drink, teddy, ready, two , four, bedroom, all done, glue, light, dark, hot, cold, number. Of course not all of the words are precise but the general idea is there!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
There is a really cool farm nearby called Lilliput fun and animal park that we took the kids to on Saturday - they fed all kinds of animals, but were too little for the donkey ride!
The pony tried to eat Xander's fingers and a turkey tried to pull Michaela into the pen and eat all her food - very scary for all of us!We had a picnic lunch and the kids played on the trampoline, slide and swings and then fell into exhausted sleeps back at the house.
I cooked two very yummy (bad for you!) breakfasts. Saturday we had bacon, eggs, baked beans, spaghetti and toast - Xander ate about 3 helpings! and on Sunday i made banana pancakes with bacon and banana slices covered in maple syrup - yum!We cooked a roast for mum and dad Saturday night for their 28th wedding anniversary and it was beautiful.Of course no weekend is complete without the wiggles! We also watched Garfield and Xander showed everyone how the puppy dances.
He was very spoilt with all the attention from Nanna, Grandad, and Uncle Matt. He got a ride on the boat and the neighbour gave him a little plastic trike to run around on, which he thoroughly enjoyed!A wonderful weekend full of good (and lots!) food and fun!
The men didn't win anything for the fishing competition, but had a good time all in all!
new words: 'Kayla, sit, car, more (very distinct now!), juice, nemo (dvd), cow, nappy, book, back (ie, put it back), pink. And he is always trying to say other words that we say too, everything gets a go these days!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Xanders new words: nose, toes, bum, doodle, car, juice, alright, again, butter (peanut butter), choc (chocolate), back (put it back), away (go away), Ganny (Granny). I'm sure there are more but i can't remember them all right now!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The most spectacular one was when i was running the bath for him, he screamed and carried on and then ran to his bedroom in the nude demanding to go to bed! Of course i had to put a nappy and his pj's on him and he didn't want that either. Eventually we got him dressed and when we walked past the bathroom on the way to bed, he threw another wobbly when he realised he wasn't getting a bath afterall! Well he was put to bed and i had a great soak.
Today is a much better day. We went to the warehouse for another storage box for my avon stuff and got some large food thermos' for Taupo. Xander and i had a coffee and cake and then he played on the little playground at the base. Came home and enjoyed about half an hour of the sun before having a 1.5 hour nap (both of us!).
Monday, August 20, 2007
I got some yoga pants for after the birth to lounge in at home - they are so comfy!
Of course the mattress for the bassinette was bought and we just have to get linen for it now - i have washed the sheets i am going to cut up, just have to measure and cut now.
I have been hard at work - not too hard, am trying to take it easy - sorting out the spare room to make room for the baby. Next to tackle is the toy chest which i know has lots of wraps and stuff for baby which i am dying to sort though!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Xander had about 10 minutes sleep today but coped really well.
Finally saw the midwife today and baby is about 3/5ths in the birth canal - dropped deep! I knew there was reason for getting up every 2 hours in the night!
Everyone reackons i will go into labour next weekend while we are in Taupo so i have been busy getting the baby clothes ready, we are getting a bassinette matress this weekend and then i just need to pack a bag.
Xander had his procedure on Wednesday. This time his lump swelled up pretty quickly but so far he isn't too discomforted by it, which is great.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This morning Xander mixed the ingredients and i put them in the oven.
After his sleep he held them while i iced them (he mixed the icing too!) and then we sat at the table and ate one each, we had chocolate grins!
We went to Taupo for the weekend and got to catch up with Nanna and Grandad. Xander also got reaquainted with his friend the kitten from next door, she smooched and kissed him and followed him everywhere!
He also rediscovered all his favourite statues in the lounge. Here he is trying to put the fish on his toe which sits on the statue's toe!
Monday, August 13, 2007
My Child, My Hope
He’ll know I’ll keep him warm when cold,
And cool when days are hot
He’ll know that anytime he likes
I’ll sit with him beside his cot.
My child will know that even though
Life isn’t what it seems,
His mother trusts with all her heart,
He’ll manifest his dreams.
My child will not grow up to judge,
He’ll keep an open mind
He’ll feel and show compassion
Not for some, but all mankind.
And for my child I hope
that he will always have belief.
I hope his life is filled with joys
And never filled with grief.
I hope my child will live in peace,
And not encounter war,
I hope he’ll never see and fear
the things his parents saw.
I hope that he will have good friends,
who love him faults and all
I hope that he will find true love,
I hope that he will have it all.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Also last night he fell asleep on the floor in his bedroom. He has figured that if he stays in his room after we have put him to bed, we just leave him to it, and there he was when we went to check on him 20 minutes after we heard nothing. Just too cute!
I spent the weekend in bed with a head cold - what a nice rest it was, Alan finally went back to work today poor man.
Had a check up at the hospital on Monday discussing things as had caesar first time round, and they reackon baby is smaller than it should be. Lets just hope that means it will be an easier labour!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Midwife measured my stomach and last check up it was 28 cms, this check up it was 32cms! Alan called me a big fatty - not a very flattering picture of my face (really tired) but see how huge i am; and i think i am still smaller than with Xander.
Not paying attention resulted in two legs in one pants leg!