Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Monday Snapshot...

Sunny spring days and another walk down to the park. James has learnt the word "flowers" and now everything is "flowers". Plants, bushes, grass all get the name "flowers".

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seven months...

Dear Patchy McPatch

Wow, seven months have gone since you unexpectedly came early and time has really flown. You have started to grab and hold toys over the past month or two without me even noticing. Happy to chew or wave your toys around once you get your pudgy hands on them. One minute you were helplessly batting things around and the next you are grabbing toys, hair and whatever comes into your view with real purpose.

You are now an expect at rolling and have also begun to pull yourself along to get into mischief or to get a toy. I can't put you down for a second before you start rolling away to follow your brother.  Your rolling was causing some sleep disruptions a few weeks ago, which have (hopefully) worked themselves out. 

You are sitting up by yourself more and love to see the world from a different view. You can't sit for long yet but we're working on your strength. You like sitting in your high chair rather than your, your brother was the same way. 

You have been sick again this month, catching the flu from James. Your stuffy nose has been bothering you for the past two weeks and we had a couple of restless nights when you couldn't breath through your nose. You absolutely hate the saline and sucker but it works to clear your nose, so Mumma will keep using it. 

Breastfeeding is going great and we still have a couple more EBM feeds in the freezer to use before we start weaning in two months. Solids are going well too and this month we have added meat to your dinners. So far you have had beef (steak and mince), chicken, lamb and pork. I've also added more green veggies to your purées. Now that you are sitting up well and holding objects, we'll start with more finger food. 

Can't wait to see what next month brings!

Love you lots

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Monday Snapshot...

When (toy) sharks attack!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

The Monday Snapshot...

Spring is here! It's the best time of the year, the days are sunny and warm and the nights are great. Terrific weather for sitting around the park. 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Infertility in the headlines...

Even now, with our baby making days behind us, I find myself drawn to any news on infertility "breakthroughs", advances in infertility drugs or IVF studies in particular. Just because we are no longer affected personally by infertility, doesn't mean my thoughts and prayers have stopped for couples still dreaming of their happy ending.

For the past couple of months in Australia, two news reports have really caught my eye. Especially since BJ and I are living proof of the this study performed here in Australia. 

After the years we spent TTC naturally, then to go through an unsuccessful fresh IVF to finally get the magical BFP with a frozen transfer, I truly thought trying to conceive without all the hoopla would again end in us heading back to the old IVF clinic. But, thankfully for us, we didn't have to head down this expensive and emotionally draining avenue. And it appears we are not alone. 
After having James I was being discharged when one of the nurses who was signing off all our paperwork, casually said, "I'll see you back here in around eighteen months time for number two." At the time I smiled politely and thought, knowing my luck I'll never be back here other to visit. But I was back just shy of sixteen months with my second miracle boy.  

The second IVF headline that has caught my eye over the past week is one I haven't been affected by personally but does bring a lot of hope for couples who have ready been through some tough times. 
Such an amazing breakthrough that Aussie doctors have brought hope to woman and couples wanting to start (or contiune) a family after such tragic circumstances. 

These are truly wonderful stories!