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It's been awhile...

Posted by White-Lily , 17 June 2013 - - - - - - · 369 views

Wow, I have been slack with this! Here my attempt at catching up and filling in some blanks

DD1 is settled right in at school which is wonderful. She asks every morning if it is a school day and has started to say she wishes everyday was a school day! She has made a few friends which is nice and I think we will be having an out of school play dat...


4th Birthday and School

Posted by White-Lily , 07 February 2013 - - - - - - · 375 views

Wow, its been a busy few weeks!!

DD1 turned 4... I dont know how she got so big and grown up?!? We had a Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Birthday Party for her which she loved!! There were only a few kids but we had a 'muddy puddle' set up for them which they loved jumping in! They made a huge mess but thats the best part about be...


Xmas and Stuff

Posted by White-Lily , 03 January 2013 - - - - - - · 259 views

Wow, its been a while!

Christmas was good but exhausting! It always starts early for us with birthdays and other non Christmas events and then it just keeps going for 2 weeks before things start to return to any kind of normal. Out of 10 days we were out late for 9 nights! DD1 just got so over tired and rude and grumpy and DD2 just became a...



Posted by White-Lily , 26 November 2012 - - - - - - · 374 views

Just a quick catch up of the kiddies  They are both growing up so quickly!

Shae decided last week that she is a big girl and doesnt wear night nappies anymore!! She had 3 dry nappies in a row and then we decided rather than buy a new bag of nappies to just go without. She has done really well. She had her first accident this morning but had b...


Neve's Hips - 12w

Posted by White-Lily , 06 November 2012 - - - - - - · 316 views

DD2 got her harness on Friday  what a was to celebrate being 12 weeks!

No improvement in her left hip since the last u/s - we didnt expect any really as it had only been 3 weeks but it is still disappointing.
The first Dr who checked her said she would probably be ok left and just with follow up scans to monitor but when he checked, the head Dr said...



Posted by White-Lily , 19 October 2012 - - - - - - · 249 views

Im trapped in my house... I hate not having a car...

We cant walk to anything other than a service station where everything is overpriced
The bus only comes 3 times a day into our estate - twice really early in the morning and then once again in the late arvo. We will never be ready to go anywhere that early in the morning and the arvo time is useless be...


Catching Up

Posted by White-Lily , 16 October 2012 - - - - - - · 239 views

Well time is getting away from me but hopefully things will slow down a little now that a few events have past!

DD2 is just over 9 weeks old now! I cant believe it! She is doing well, still BFing on demand and she started doing a 7.5 hour sleep at night last week which has moved up to sleeping 9pm to 6.30am the last 2 nights , which Im counti...


6.5 Weeks Old

Posted by White-Lily , 26 September 2012 - - - - - - · 736 views

Wow time is going really quickly! My baby is 6 weeks old already!!

DD2 is doing well. She has a bit of a cold atm but otherwise all is good. She seems to be settling into a little bit of a routine of a night time which is great. She has her bath and then bedtime feed around 7.30/8pm and then wont go to bed even thought she is tired so is cudd...


The birth of bub #2

Posted by White-Lily , 23 August 2012 - - - - - - · 573 views

Well nothing happened overnight and I made it to my booked induction much to my disappointment but it went really well.
I hardly slept the night before and broke down in tears numerous times that night and the next morning. My emotions were all over the place. We went out to Nandos for spicy chicken for dinner and to do one last thing as a family of thre...



Posted by White-Lily , 09 August 2012 - - - - - - · 250 views

Induction tomorrow... unless things happen/start overnight... which they probably wont...  

I don't want this but I really feel like I have no choice.
I could quite happily continue on with the pregnancy for another few weeks if they would let me but its not safe to keep bub inside anymore.

Got heaps of questions to ask before they break my waters...

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