Friday, January 27, 2012

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January 27: Today I am grateful for friends. We had a few people come today who we hadn't seen in a while and it was great to see them. For some it was the first time they'd met Matilda (Jon and Ross) and for others it was a repeat visit (Mary and Jen, mum and dad).

with Rossco Man

I am also grateful for laughter. I was saying to Tobes just the other day that I think we have been laughing more since Tilly was born. I'm not sure if it's fatigue that fuels our giggles or not, but we laugh everyday. Recent triggers include

  • me spilling my water bottle in the middle of a 2am feed. It went all over Tilly, Toby, me and our bed. Toby was fast asleep but woke up with a face that assumed I'd tipped it over him deliberately. Funny! (and luckily it was a warm night).
  • me whispering to Toby (when Tilly was sleeping) to put her in the pink sleeping bag and Toby answering loudly, repeating "PUT HER IN THE PINK" several times. We knew it wasn't that funny but we both lost it! Fatigue can be very humorous.
  • Toby declaring that Tilly looked like one of those plastic monkeys from the Barrel of Monkeys game. See pictures below.

For Tilly getting some sleep now (finally) after not much today.

For therapeutic ultrasound that may move this lump and prevent mastitis.

For Skype that lets me talk to my friend Sarah and introduce her to Tilly all the way away in Cairns, Queensland. 

Lastly, I am grateful for old family friends that love and care for us from a distance. Ann lives in Queensland and has known me since before I was born. Look what she made my Tilly and sent in the mail today!

fill the blanks: travel

Lauren is another new mum, and as I often to, I am filling the blanks from over at her blog.

1.   My favorite place i've ever traveled to is Italy. I loved the weather, the language, the food, the wine, the sights, the landscape. We made a souvenir there... our Tilly! :)

2.  Africa is somewhere I'd love to go someday.

3.  I pass the time on a plane (or bus, or car ride or train) by reading, playing with my iphone and watching the in flight entertainment.

4.  My three must-haves when I travel are my camera, my journal and a good companion.   

5.  My favorite travel companion is  Tobes.

6.  The craziest thing that ever happened to me while traveling is that there was a tsunami warning on the first night of our honeymoon. We had arrived in the Cook Islands late the night before and were sleeping in. There was a knock on our door from management informing us that the Pacific Tsunami Warning System had been activated and that we should inform them before we went anywhere. What we didn't know was that the tsunami had already hit American Samoa with devastating effects and that the other side of our island had been affected also, with all the water exiting the harbour!

7.  The most exotic food I've ever tried while traveling is raw fish 'cooked' in lime and coconut juice.

8.  If I could live anywhere else, I'd live in... that is hard. If I could take my friends and family with me, I think that I'd be happy to go anywhere. But today I would choose Tasmania. It's that island at the bottom of Australia (that many people who are not from Australia forget about). It is full of wilderness and clean air and it's gorgeous. 

9.  I have been to four 
states in the U.S.

I don't know that we will be travelling too far from home for a little while now! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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January 26: Today I am grateful for a quiet day at home and time alone as a family. For the ability to nourish my baby (even when it hurts). For a sleeping girl who snuggles in my arms. For daytime naps. For fireworks on Australia Day that can be seen from our yard. For potatoes with dinner that were cooked just right! For the sweetness of Tilly in a dress for the first time! And that she likes tummy time.

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January 25: Today I am grateful that Tilly and I left the house together alone for the first time without Tobes. We went to mother's group and it was good to see the mums and bubs again. It looks like there are people in the group that are willing to continue on afterwards and it seems like there are people that I will connect with naturally too. I wasn't nervous about going out with her alone, but it did feel strange to go somewhere without Tobes.   We had a lovely little visit from Jennie (from school) in the afternoon and I had a wonderful nap (which was much needed after a night of VERY broken sleep the night before).

There is so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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January 24: Today I am grateful for lactation consultants! Heather is brilliant and I still can't believe that it is a free service. Thank you God! We weighed Tilly today. She now weighs 4.07kgs... 9lbs. No failure to thrive here!

And, I have a sweet baby asleep already. I'm going to follow now. Night all.

Monday, January 23, 2012

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January 23rd: Today I am grateful for skinny jeans and tops in a size smaller than pre pregnancy!
For clean sheets and restored carpet post a poo explosion!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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January 22: Today I am grateful

  • that we got to church for the first time since Tilly was born. It was great to see familiar faces who are excited to share in the joy of her birth with us. She even got a welcome from the front and a mention in the weekly newsletter! 

for a veranda around our house that makes a great spot for tummy time on a hot day.

that Tilly is a good car traveler. We had a lovely lunch today with
Raya, Duncan and Macy and got to see little Winton again- just one week older than Tilly.

for smiles and eye contact from this little girl! Precious!

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