Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Jake and the family resemblance

Below are me at 10 months, my brother as a baby and Jake. Who does he look more like?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Life of the pussycats...

What's Mummy reading now and does it taste good?

This is the day...

I took Jake for a walk and he started wailing. He cried all the way one point I was carrying him and pushing the buggy at the same time. I should have known when I took this photo of him that he was feeling grumpy!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


1. We think Jake was a kung fu master in a former life (see photo above).

2. It's amazing how well you can function on only four hours sleep (driving and operating heavy machinery not withstanding).

3. Where does the time go?

4. There is no warmth like the warmth of a baby sleeping on you.

5. When he sleeps, he sleeeeeeps. When he's awake, we know about it.

6. There is no such thing as wasting time anymore.

7. Remembering to and getting a chance to have a shower is a cause for celebration.

8. I've finally learned to gobble my food down.

9. Getting baby pee, poo and spit up all over you is not the end of the world.

10. I wouldn't change this for anything.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

My little wriggler

Baby Jake arrived on Wednesday 23rd July at 8:45am. He was born at home, weighing in at 8.5lbs, and only a day late!

The labour went well, an intense and quick 7 hours and was all natural except for a couple of hours while I was sucking on the Entonox resisting the urge to push till I was fully dilated. That Entonox is GOOD STUFF!!

Baby Jake is very healthy, a real wriggler! And he's definitely got his Daddy's long legs and feet.

He's crying a lot at the moment though, we think he's finding the heat a bit much, poor little fella.

Despite the lack of sleep and the heat, Paul and I are doing well too and are very happy and busy falling in love with our little boy.

Love to you all.

Friday, July 18, 2008

How to wait for your baby to arrive...

1. Go for walks (waddles) round the neighbourhood.

2. Try to remember that for every person who ogles your belly in disbelief, there is another who looks at you and smiles.

3. Enjoy everything you are still eating.

4. Watch all those films you've been saving for a rainy day.

5. Start reading a 637 paged novel.

6. Listen to Louis Armstrong.

7. Enjoy watching the new Mom across the street when she feeds her baby by the window.

8. Tell yourself it's perfectly normal to feel the need to pee every time you sit down.

9. Steep yourself in the joy and mystery of the sound of Buddhist monks chanting (and even join in).

10. Listen to Cat Stevens' Ruby My Love as many times as you want because it makes you want to cry with joy.

11. Moan as much as you want, but then be positive.

12. Seek out pleasures like peach icecream and the best jello ever to be made.

13. Write to that juice company to ask them why they put sweetened condensed milk in their fruit juice instead of just complaining about it.

14. Hug your partner, lots.

15. Enjoy the silence.

16. Remember that every mother on earth has gone through this.

17. Remind yourself that it is impossible to stay pregnant forever.

18. Belly dance to The Mercy Seat and Skokian, remembering what the true origins of belly dancing were.

19. Relax, breathe and do nothing else.

20. Remember this:

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Blooming and growing...

...with three weeks to go, though now that I am at 37 weeks, I'm considered to be full term and he could arrive at any moment!

I'm finally on maternity leave, it was just the right time to finish work. I had a lovely send off, including this gorgeous bunch of flowers. The peonies are opening and blooming beautifully, giving me a wonderful image to focus on for the birth.

Hope you are having a fantastic summer, whatever you're up to.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy cats in their new home

New life

One of the first things we did after unpacking was to wash the clothes we're going to need for baby Jake's first few months...we've never had anything so adorable on our washing line before.

Scroll down further for baby Jake's first gifts, from his wonderful fairy godmother in Nipomo.

I'm loving the tie dye look!! Thank you Changa!!