Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Just a little note to mention Andrew is away for a week. So as much as I planned to blog a lot this week, the kids/life/need for me time, has meant that I will probably have trouble blogging until he is back. So as a little tidbit I'll tell you Andrew is playing it up in Vegas and I'll post a super cute photo of Jack in a Pirate costume our lovely neighbour gave him xx
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Ok its time for So You Think You Can Dance again, and this year I am slightly underwhelmed. I just dont think it has the bang of last season. There are a few highlights though and a couple of great dancers one of them is the previous cheerleader Penny hence the title of this post, a couple of memorable routines and I though the top 100 week was totally worth watching
And even when I can think of things to blog about I just can't seem to find the time to actually sit and write. This morning we have all jumped into the car to pick something up in the city and so I have some time to update on the weeks activities, none of which on their own are blog worthy;
* Jack has hit new levels of loveliness, he stopped playing with his friends to lay down with his brother at preschool and help him go to sleep (actually this should probably be a post on its own, the teacher at preschool actually called to tell me what a divine big brother he is)
* I went with a group of kids to visit the preschool chickens and organic garden, and watched Hamish collect his first egg (see picture above)
* Andrew leaves for Vegas for a week on Thursday, its his big 40th Birthday boys bash
* Jack and I have been doing a lot of talking about mum and he asked for a photo of her by his bed, he has also been asking a lot of questions about her and assures me that she would have loved he and Hamish
* All this talk about mum has been spurred on by the fact that my aunt Naida is out for just over a week and we have been going down to spend time with her and Libby
* I'm still procrastinating on the last portions of my course, but am keenly aware that I only have a year to finish
* We had a house guest for a couple of days and it brought to the forefront just how small our house is when 2 kids 2 dogs and 3 adults are all trying to do different activities in the same space
* Yesterday we had a huge rainstorm, 2 inches of water in 20 minutes. And in the mad rush to close windows put pots under drips and generally batten down the hatches it appears that I threw my keys in the bin, a fact I didn't realize until I had spent 15 minutes looking for them this morning, after I had covered them with dinner scraps and left them to stew overnight.
As I mentioned in a post recently, I don't want this blog to become an, updates on me and the kids, blog because really that is only going to be of interest to me the grandparents and a few random others so please bear with me as life takes a breath and I'm able to put my brain into a few more interesting things.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
One of the burdens and blessing of being a younger brother is that you end up tagging after your older brother and his friends, and until your older you don't really have a social circle of your own.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
- Mothers and babies sleep more lightly, but their sleep patterns are similar and because they are next to each other the mother wakes less fully to feed and falls asleep again more quickly as does the baby.
- Mothers and babies will often move at the same time, mothers are very aware of where their babies are in relation to themselves even as they sleep
- Co-sleeping might also turn out to give some babies protection from SIDS, co-sleeping babies breastfeed more often, sleep more lightly, and have practice responding to maternal arousals. Arousal deficiencies are suspected in some SIDS deaths, and long periods in deep sleep may exacerbate this problem.
- From a personal perspective, my children have sleep well through noise, and being transferred from one spot to another (ie out of car and into bed) they go to bed easily, when they are sick I can sleep soundly knowing that I will hear them as soon as they need me, I can pull the covers up as the temperature changes during the night, if they are unsettled I can easily put my hand on them or bring them into my arms and they quickly go back to sleep
- Baby in the middle
- Baby on my side
- Baby in a cot pushed up against my side of the bed
- Andrew with one babe and me with the other
- 2 queen beds together
- Andrew in one bed, me and the boys in another
- Jack in his bed, Andrew and I in another and Hamish on a mattress next to us etc. etc.