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Category: birthday

12/23/12 03:37 - ID#57028

Happy Birthday Metalpeter!

Happy 40th Birthday Peter! We hope you have an amazing time on your special milestone day!

Other notes:

We are not coming home for Christmas :(

Last week Tobie starting taking his first proper steps, nice and slow and steady :)

This morning Tobie stood up in the middle of the room unaided :)

I quit my job because they were being horrible :/
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Category: potpourri

10/17/12 10:56 - ID#56834

more random thoughts

I've lost 10% of my body weight. Slow and steady wins the race to keep it off right? I'm still pudgy, but less pudgy and it feels good! Maybe in a year I'll reach my goal weight.

The little monkey started pulling himself up and cruising on his 8 month birthday. He is currently working on sprouting another 4 teeth all at once. Oh the joy. He grew again and is now in the 99th percentile for height. Poor kid will probably be like my dad and end up 6 ft tall by the time he's 12.

Just 2 more weeks until our 3 year Halloweeniversary. Time absolutely flies when you're happy. We were going to host a party but in the end decided to pig out on popcorn and watch a spooky movie.

Still no word on work, what I'll be doing and if they expect me to live-in.

Is there a US equivalent TV show to The Great British Bake-Off?

that is all.

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Category: potpourri

08/31/12 04:40 - ID#56718

random thoughts

We're coming home for Christmas! I know it's a busy time of year but if anyone would like to see me/us/meet Tobie let me know! He can charm you with his cute little dimple chin and sheepish grin. Or maybe just slap you in the face and drool on you :)

I can't believe it has been almost 3 years since Rory and I got married. Seems like yesterday!

I can't believe I'm turning 37 next week. I don't feel 37. I don't look 37. I don't think I can blow out 37 candles. I'd like to lose 37 pounds (times 2). There are 37 minutes until the show I like comes on this morning. I change at least 37 nappies in a week.

This Christmas is going to be filled with feel good homemade gifties! Not just because I like doing heartfelt things like that, but holy monkey butts flights are insanely expensive -and - they charge you bloody 10% of your fare PLUS about 400 pounds in taxes just to have an infant sit on your lap for 7 hours! Horse pucky!

In the last week Tobie seems to have sprinted down the growing development path. Babies are funny the way they seem to do nothing, then BOOM. Just in the past week he has:
  • sprouted 2 teeth
  • started frog crawling
  • started sitting up on his own

With his new found toothy nubs he likes to bite my toes, the little weirdo!
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Category: baby

07/13/12 01:54 - ID#56608

einstein as a baby

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05/29/12 11:52 - ID#56495

so sad

Rory just learned our friends in Doha were the ones who lost their triplets in the fire. It's horrific. All of those deaths could have been prevented. But my God, to lose all 3 of your babies....and they had gone through so much to have them! So, so sad...

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03/16/12 12:20 - ID#56228


Remembering Joshua. Smiling every time I say my son's name in full. He was named after a terrific guy!

2005, outside kunie's before a night out at the pink

2006, at my birthday party at the 333
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Category: baby

03/15/12 01:15 - ID#56225

i'm not the only one

Had our first post natal group session today. Things I am glad to know are normal and I'm not alone on:

I dream EVERY night, sometimes multiple times, that I am breastfeeding. Then I wake in a panic when all I see in my arms is a pillow. I frantically start searching the bed for him, then realize he's still in his moses basket.

I have an insatiable appetite for cookies, cakes and ice cream.

I still have pregnancy brain.

My feet are bigger.

I have a constant backache.

Peeing a little when I sneeze or cough really hard is more common in women who had back labour.

I think I'm not interacting enough or the right way with my baby.
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Category: life

03/13/12 01:53 - ID#56217

hurray for breast pumps

Tobie is old enough we could try introducing a bottle here and there. I was able to express milk so Rory could do one mid night fee at the weekend, allowing me a bit of uninterrupted sleep. I felt so much better!

Tobie took a few tries to get the hang of it but succeeded in the end. We'll just do it on the weekends for now. In another month we might actually get to go on a date longer than an hour and a half.

We took our first trek into London last Friday to visit the office peeps. Here's the two of us outside the building.

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Category: baby

03/08/12 11:24 - ID#56186

1 month

Tobie is a month old already! I think time went quickly because I've been living in a constant zombie state. No one ever really tells you the real story of childbirth and the aftermath. Never mind the physical difficulties, but mentally it's a mind fuck. One day you're carrying a bowling ball in your stomach, the next you are just a feeding machine with what feels like 4 butt holes and a tree trunk rammed up your hoo hoo! Breastfeeding isn't all sweets and roses like people make it sound either. It's hard work for mom and baby to get going. Proud to say I persevered as many women give up easily!

He finally let me have 24 minutes during my wakeful moments to play some nintendo!

Exercising his neck muscles during tummy time

Ready to go for a walk
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Category: baby

02/23/12 01:41 - ID#56112


So last week Tobie's belly button hole got infected. Had to cleanse and treat it with antibiotic for 1 week. It's looking so much better. Had it checked out today and he got a thumbs up. Woohoo!

I on the other hand appear to possibly have developed my own infection in my stitches. Joy. They took a swab today so we'll find out for sure on Monday. All I know is I don't feel great. Boo hiss.
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