Tummy time!!

Holy smokes I am proud of this girl. In the last two or three days her tummy time has gone from licking the carpet to this! [wpvideo xCYrFxG1]   I usually try not to post twice in one day so I have material the next day, but sheesh I was… Read more

A night of lovely moments

Last night the Peanut and I had a late one. My usual bedtime of 8.30pm was pushed out to much later. No I wasn’t out drinking or partying or even at the movies. I was at my school’s senior prize giving. On this night, the year 11s, 12s and 13s… Read more

As long as it’s healthy

“Do you have a preference for a boy or a girl?” The pregnant woman pauses. Considers her belly and gives the typical answer. “I don’t mind, as long as it’s healthy.” It’s the standard response. I know I gave it myself many months ago before I knew the Peanut was… Read more

As long as it's healthy

“Do you have a preference for a boy or a girl?” The pregnant woman pauses. Considers her belly and gives the typical answer. “I don’t mind, as long as it’s healthy.” It’s the standard response. I know I gave it myself many months ago before I knew the Peanut was… Read more

Wordless Wednesday

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Rocking the patch

In time to step out with her newly coiffed mother, the Peanut’s eye patches arrived. We’ve only tried the leopard print so far, but I’m already a fan. Cute. And a chance to accessorize. If babies with no hair can justify wearing hair clips and head bands, this little pirate… Read more

The tug of expectations

Today is a good day. A great day, even. Today we had the Peanut’s Visiting Neuro Developmental Therapist (VNDT) over to see us. She has been over the last two weeks but the Peanut has chosen that exact day and time to nap the morning away. She is normally a… Read more

Wordless Wednesday

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When are you an adult?

When do you feel like an adult? I’ve always considered myself a late bloomer. My first kiss was at 16, where lots of my friends crossed that threshold at 12. I’ve been undecided on my adulthood and leap frogged around careers and gone from writer to public relations to teaching… Read more

Ignoring the whirring of the blades

I remember hearing about parents who didn’t have a break from their baby until they were many months old. They didn’t trust a baby sitter, or their baby was a bad sleeper, or they were exclusively breast fed, or the parents just weren’t ready. I thought to myself, bugger that.… Read more

One thing at a time

Twelve days and counting! We’ve been hospital free for 12 days, with the Peanut’s health getting better each day. For the first couple of days she still seemed unsettled and cried in the breathless way that makes me panicky to calm her down. In my head an imaginary oxygen saturation… Read more

She comes from a long line of pirates

The Peanut has doctors confused on a number of levels. A key disagreement is between Plastics and Opthalmology over her left eye. The Plastics doctors think it’s a hemangioma (a kind of birth mark) and the Opthalmologists think it’s a cyst. Both doctors know what the other thinks, but neither… Read more