Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
oh yes, its a been a action-packed weekend! Weddings, picnics with overseas-visiting friends, fashion shows, champagne and baby cuddles! Its been real nice...though not without a little drama (from me not Tallulah!) as I got all stressed/nervous about going to Student Runway at Perth Fashion Festival (my work!) and had a little meltdown (about my hair and a belt....haha) but I was just being silly as the event was gorgeous and seeing all my work friends and boss and brilliant and cemented how ready I am to return to work and get busy! Its going to take a massive effort of organisation to juggle the mum/work thing but totally know its going to be amazing and I am a wee little excited! I got that buzz which I think I've been sorely missing this year but it actually hurts my brain to even think how I would have coped if I had gone back this year. This year about about learning how to be a mama but we are at the pointy end of the year and I've started to look forward to getting a bit of my old life back. Bring on 2012!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
So my baby is officially in double digits. I think I am surprised she is this old already, every month I am surprised how fast yet slow it is all going! 10 months is quite similar to 9 months for us....I haven't noticed any major changes or milestones this month.
Some nifty and not so nifty things you are currently doing is;
-you like to climb into the toybox all by yourself
-you giggle and laugh a lot more and at just random things, its real cute
-you have mastered climbing off the bed without any help (impressive!)
-you can go up and down stairs
-your hair is growing yay!
-you have moments where you let go and forget you are not leaning/holding onto anything and stand by yourself
-you have little tantrums...oh yay
-you really suck at eating it make me sad as I fear I will be nursing you FOREVER!
I'm loving this age, its a whole lot more interactive and I'm sure it'll just get better and more fun as you grow! The one thing which frustrates me is your eating habits. One day you consume my whole fridge and I'll think yes this is it, then the next day you purse your little lips and turn your head at everything...To be honest I would like to quit breastfeeding yesterday but you are determined not to be weaned so I am being patient. You have definitely taught me patience! Lucky your cheeky little smile and laugh makes all my stress disappear! Naw baby girl you are darn loveable!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Earlier in the week I got together with my babygroup and we were chatting and gossiping like we usually do when one of the girls admitted that she felt totally naked when she went out without her baby, especially without her pram. A couple of the ladies agreed how they felt most comfortable hiding behind their prams and it was almost like an invisible neon sign letting everyone know that the reason for looking a little rundown/shabby/messy was because they were a mum. Its an interesting thought. Have you ever felt like this?
I think for me in the early days I may have felt a little like this though I have never been a big lover of the pram as I prefer to baby-wear Tallulah. Though I must say when I do wear her I may as well be invisible and I'm pretty sure I could be wearing a rubbish bag and no one would notice as everyone fusses over the little lady!
I secretly love going out to run errands without Tallulah. Not only is it a whole bunch easier and quicker its nice not to have strangers gawking at the little human attached to you!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I have been absent again, darn life is getting in the way! haha...Anyways last weekend we had our trial run of leaving Tallulah with my Mum from 2pm-11pm. Our dilemma is she refuses to take a bottle/sippy cup with breast milk or formula, she eats solids like a bird and we have 3 weddings over the next couple weeks where kids are not welcome (I am totally cool with this concept now!)...We just wanted to know what to expect as one of the weddings we are attending is about an hour away!
I am pleased to report she survived with not too much drama and went down to sleep at 9pm which is pretty great! However she didn't eat any of the million snacks I prepared for her. She drank water and ate O-N-E blueberry! Crazy! But my Mum loved it so we got the green light to go out and enjoy ourselves! Hurrah! Ross & I took full advantage of being footloose and fancy free; we went out to Bonsai (note: Tuna sashimi with avocado is ah-mazing!), then went to Cantina for dessert and espresso martinis! We seriously needed this night off from being parents. It was grande. I loved just hanging out, laughing and having a good old time with Mister Ross. It also made me a little sad that we haven't been doing this regularly....you get so caught up with putting baby to sleep, feeding baby, playing with baby your time gets all sucked up and then you crash into bed without having a real conversation some days.
But times are a-changing! We are determined to utilise these doting grandmas we have in our lives and go out with our friends and have F-U-N! Yes, I must admit drinking and water and eating a blueberry is a little worrying but she will adjust and I think this is also what she may need too! So this weekend I am off to the wedding of one of the mum's in my mother's group and then Ross and I are off to see Student Runway at Perth Fashion Festival, this was one of the fashion events I project managed before I had Tallulah (it was my baby before my real baby came along!), so it is totally weird going as a guest and not running the show....! But also super exciting that I just to sit and watch the show and enjoy the night! Hurrah!
I have so much to blog about eeeeeek! But Tallulah is asleep and I must paint my nails in time for the super fun weekend that is about to start! Have a lovely weekend! xx
Saturday, September 10, 2011
so blurry...my child is always moving!
though loved this wee red chair!
sunshine of my life..ahem yes I mean Lula haha
yes juice in a jug
so we're are all better OH YAY! Well, I still have a bit of cough but the dr said that it'll hang around for a while...wah! But atleast I feel semi human again! Man, being sick sucks balls. Maybe even more now I have a kiddo as I just couldn't catch a break and get better perhaps as I was already functioning on maybe minimum. 3 weeks later and we are all good yippee we can play with our baby friends again. So thats what we did on Friday. We went to super rad cafe in Fremantle called Ootong & Lincoln which like this awesome of baby-loving cafe. If you have a little tacker go there they can run a muck and everyone is super cool with it! When Ross & I first went there they made their own babyfood which you buy but it wasn't available this time...wah!
I think there was like 8 of us and we took over a little corner where the toybox was and the kiddos played on the floor whilst we dined on delicious food (think lentil burgers!) and lychee icey drinks! They also had this amazing vintage horse beanbag thing which I kind of wanted to steal....haha! It was SO SO SO nice to hang out with my babygroup. As I've said before they are pretty super people and Tallulah and I both had missed them lots whilst we'd been sickity-sick.
3 hours later we decided to head on home! Yeah, we had a good old time! Oooh did you see my new yellow Saltwaters? I am beyond excited....they perhaps are my new favourite thing in all the land (well not including Mister Ross and the babe! haha)
Hope everyone is having a super weekend! xx
P.S Thanks for all the comments on my previous post. I think on reflection my opinion might have changed a little. I fully get that a wedding is TOTALLY up to the couple who are getting married haha I just needed to vent! I am now totally cool with it and looking forward to a bit of a boogey on the dancefloor! yay!