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Posted by sam78s , 09 February 2009 - · 31 views
I sometimes wonder whether other parents feel like me. I truly feel overwhelmed by the love that my children show towards me. Not in a good way, although I do feel that all the time, like I can't believe that I have created these little people that just adore me, but in the way that I feel like I have to just escape. Escape from the touching, the h...
Posted by sam78s , 05 February 2009 - · 25 views
I have to say, the initial shock that I would surrounded by penises for the rest of my life has worn off. I haven't even given it a thought all day (until now!). My little blue bean gives me a boot when I think of him, just to remind me he's not going anywhere!
I've started embracing boyhood, and bought my little muffin-to-be a coup...
Posted by sam78s , 03 February 2009 - · 157 views
I debated whether to share my good news or not, and I've decided that this is my own space, and I can get whatever I need to off my chest.
Hubby and I went to the 19 week scan yesterday, eagerly anticipating seeing our bouncing baby, and finding out whether we would have to pick boy names or girl names.
After a wait (should I say waaaiiittt, it fel...
Posted by sam78s , 27 January 2009 - · 29 views
We had quite the lovely long weekend.
Saturday was stinking hot, and Bowen managed to put his teeth through his top lip (I think on purpose, to avoid going to Karate). It was a day just for blobbing around, and poor Hubby was stuck outside working. He usually scams an early finish on Saturdays, which would have come in handy as we were driving to Forst...
Posted by sam78s , 16 January 2009 - · 37 views
My Riordy-boy is going to be the trouble maker in the family. He already leads Bowen astray, causing him to do things he normally wouldn't do, and yesterday Riordan had a corker.
He was climbing up and down the back table, thinking it was a great game. I was putting him down and sooner than I could blink he was up there again. I went inside to f...
Posted by sam78s , 13 January 2009 - · 33 views
I had a lovely night last night.
The boys were thrilled to see me, big cuddles from both. They were both happy, and took Bowen's new skipping rope into the backyard, where they proceeded to play in a box, 'walk the baby' with the new skipping rope and just generally play with each other, happily.
I cooked dinner (had to make a quick pit s...
Posted by sam78s , 12 January 2009 - · 24 views
It's been a while.
With holidays and kids and just generally blobbing around enjoying not having to do anything, I haven't added an update in at least a month.
Me - My pregnancy is progressing well. 16 weeks today. I am getting a bit of a tum, but it's kind of like it popped out at about 8 weeks, with all my insides being moved around t...
Posted by sam78s , 10 December 2008 - · 39 views
My Baby Bear is growing up rapidly. He's coming out with the funniest things.
One favourite at the moment is 'finger fighting'.
"Mummy, look at me! My fingers are fighting!"
Mummy looks over at Bowie wiggling his fingers at one another, 'fighting' them. I have noooo idea where that one came from, I assuming pre-...
Posted by sam78s , 03 December 2008 - · 41 views
Yay! Double digits. Finally. It's felt like it's taken about a million years to get to 10w2d, I hate to think how long the next 30 (plus) weeks are going to take.
Just quickly, here is a list of malaises I am suffering from at the moment, just in case I ever think that having another baby is a good idea.
Posted by sam78s , 18 November 2008 - · 36 views
Riordan has taken his first steps!
It happened on Saturday, Mum and I were getting him to go in between us, usually it's a tumbling sort of jumbling feet over feet until he falls over, but instead he stood, arms waving for balance, and then, in a very controlled way, put one foot in front of the other until he took about five steps in a row!...
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