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The downs and now the UPS...

Counting the good stuff last night has seen me wake up this morning in a much more positive frame of mind. My period is finally over, and what's more I have fertile signs, again EARLY... Watery CM, mild O-pain, but still a negative OPK. Also I've measure 6.0 on the acid strips, which is much better than the overly alkaline 8.0 yesterday... Still not 4.5, but I've still got to get the info. from Cindy about what exactly she means by acid...

If I have another 22 day cycle, I'll have to start wondering if the universe isn't trying to fit in extra cycles for me to try to conceive with next year!

Reading Leah's blog from today, I'm thinking I really need to reconsider how I deal with the boys asking for stuff all the time, especially Erik. At the shopping centre the other day, Erik, Luey and I had a conversation which went something like:

Erik: Mum, can you please put some money in the skillstester and try and get one of the stuffed animals?
Me: No
Luey: Mum, ca…

Good things...

Well, Bryn has been asleep in bed for the past four hours... Tonight, it was warm enough for him to go to sleep in our bed, instead of on the couch. Dave and I both lay down with him as he was a cranky pants at going to bed, despite having been Uber-whingey today (pretty out of character for him, excepting these past couple of days, so maybe his two year old molars are on the move?)... After about 40 minutes he drifted off, and so did we, I think because I came out at about 8.30, after what felt like a cat nap, and Dave soon followed, closing the bedroom door behind him. I wasn't sure if this was a good idea, being that Bryn has gotten used to sleeping in the noisier loungeroom over the past four months, but here we are, four hours later with not even a peep from the Buddha boy...

After Law and Order, Dave and I had a chat about the Erik at school, and interacting with the other parents at the school and so on, I think we're both feeling fairly comfortable there now, despit…

Something is wrong...

And I don't know what the hell it is! I started getting this feeling of dread last night, or doom, or something... It's a very uneasy feeling that isn't allowing me to concentrate on anything in particular... I feel like crying but have nothing to cry about and so can't cry... I'm wondering if it is hormonal. Had my cycle stayed on it's proper path than I should have been CD1 today, which would have totally explained the dip in mood last night...

I feel like someone is dying or has died, but that doesn't describe anyone I know.

Bryn is being very demanding today. I'm refusing to put on a DVD, and he is sitting in the chair next to me pleading for food, he's had toast with honey, cheerios, sultanas and apricots and a biscuit. He's had lots of booby, and has been offered water, but doesn't want it... I know he's bored because I'm on the computer, and yet I can't face doing anything else because of this feeling.

I tried distrac…

All the beautiful babies...

You know, it's no bloody wonder I'm so very clucky right now! I was thinking just now, as I photoshopped this photos just how BLESSED I am to be sorrounded by so many gorgeous little people to photograph! I had about 12 photos I wanted to post, for sometimes less is more, so here are my fave faves!

Baby L, 5 months.


Baby A's feet, 8 days old.


Baby L.


Baby M, 2 months old.


Baby A - is that a smile???


Baby A.


Baby K, 18 months old.

A word from Lucy Baker today...

I am subscribed to Lucy Baker's email list, and received this this morning and thought it was something I should pass on! I can see myself in a number of those points, so something to work on there!

Having a great sense of self-esteem is necessary if you are truly here ti improve yourself in this life. With a healthy sense of self-esteem we can make the right choices in different aspects of our lives, such as relationships, health and our careers.

Doubt is one factor which leads to low self-esteem which can affect our abilities to succeed in the long run. If you want to know if you or other people close to you have started exhibiting any signs of low self-esteem you should take a careful look for any of the following symptoms:


Apprehension of any changes in life or any new experiences.

Need for perfection in everything and need to appear perfect to everyone they meet. Remember, we are either Control Freaks or Control Freaks in Recovery! Which are you? And how much fun are you to live…

Taking steps towards my future...

I've had a productive few days...

I'm transitioning really easily to a vegan diet this time around. The weather is REALLY helping, but I'm not going to diss anything that helps! I'm feeling great, and I figure that is the ditching of the high salt/high sugar foods. I'm less dehydrated, and my blood sugar is very obviously much more stable, which is just fantastic! I've just had a new cycle start in recent days and haven't had the huge dip in bloody sugar that I normally experience. I was very tired last night having been out at Rach's blessingway all day, but that's pretty par for the course for me, being an introvert.

As well as this, I ordered my 6 months plan from A-gender. So, that should arrive some time in the next five weeks or so. I order it to start in January, but I'm kind of thinking maybe I should have said February, LOL, because well, I have yet to convince Dave to do this. I believe he will though, so even if January is a goo…

Archie!

But first... How beautiful does my cake stand look??? I got my first opportunity to use it yesterday!

And now, what you actually came here to see... All the pics are doubled up in b/w because I couldn't decide which I liked better... He's a gorgeous little bubba, though, cluck, cluck, cluck! My fave photo is the second to last one, what a precious little face!!! I remember Bryn like this! So gorgeous! Archie, that is (but Bryn too, of course...)!



























Pregnancy Pics...

Of Jen, finally!

I am SOOOO glad I got these photos when I did! Two days later, little Archie was born, in fact, the labour started the late evening of the day after these were taken...

My faves, are...


This one




This one




This one






This one, this is my all time fave. Jen doesn't like it at all, but it really shows her bubbly personality, and her relatively happy-go-lucky way about her that makes her such a great friend (yeah, yeah, I'm sucking up because I'm posting this pic! But I really do love it for those reasons!)




Cracking a bit of a Mona Lisa smile in this one...






I really like this one, too... Even if it is a bit daggy (that is me making her hold the flower was a bit daggy, not the model herself)...


And I really like this one because it shows that phenomenon of "readiness" that happens at the end of pregnancy. When I took this shot, I remarked to Jen that she looked ready to meet her baby, just a little bit over the pregnancy stage (even though she was trying to …

I no! This is NOT fun...

Sorry about the quality of this photo, it was taken with my crappy old Kodak EasyShare, because I still haven't found the time to get the DSLR to the shop, argh! Had to sharpen the photo myself, so that's why it looks grainy and strange...



Anyway, check out what our poor little Buddhi-wa did today. We were at the boys' school, and he was taking a single step down on his own, there was nothing for him to hold onto, but he usually manages just fine, but today he must have been a bit distracted or something and he went down head first!

The Klonk! was so loud that a mum 50 metres away came running because she was sure I was going to need to call and ambulance or something. Luckily, I could offer him booby for comfort or else I think he might have been inconsolable - as it was he was pretty distraught...

Since turning two, Bryn has had another huge language growth. It doesn't feel like he "learning" more new words, so much as he's finally found the confidence…

Bits and pieces...

Today Bryn discovered a clean pair of Luey's undies with The Wiggles on them (some of the boys undies at 5 years old!)...

He instantly took a shine to this beautiful garmet and insisted I help him into it, over his nappy. Now, this should not be mistaken for toilet interest, it isn't! It's merchandising interest for sure. He then refused to put any pants on over the "Widas", and spent the next 30 minutes pointing at his crotch and squealing with glee!

And here are Dave and Luey cooking dinner, just now... Dave has been letting Luey, specifically, help him cook in the kitchen. Luey loves this time they have together! I hope this means, one day, Luey will be able to cook a meal or two for us each week on his own!

What a wonderful world...

Need I say more...

Jen's little boy is here!

The phone bellows like a cow
The time is finally here
All night life music
Slow paced with tempered breathing
New life struggles forth

A circle of women wait
Candles lit and thoughts flow out
Strength and Peace to her
Who cradles life in her womb
New life struggles forth

Finally, the wait is done
The phone bellows like a cow
The news is all good
Babe entered the world backwards
Another son born!

He was born at 1.30pm, at home, a suprise breech and he weighed a tiny 7lb 6oz - which makes him the smallest of Jen's babes! He was born 4 days before his EDD, and so he is a Leo - which is just fantastic as far as I'm concerned (having a little Leo munchkin of my own!)...

I cannot wait to meet him, there is no doubt he'll be utterly adorable!

While I was sitting around fidgeting, waiting to hear that bubs had arrived, I started the poem above, and wrote the third stanza after we got the sms from Jen :)...

A few changes...

Dave and I had a chat tonight, just a casual chat, nothing too serious, but we're going to make a couple of changes. Some inspired by Leah, some by Clel, some of our own making...

I'm not studying enough and one of my worst vices is the net. I don't actually need the net to study, but I do need my computer, and it seems that I can't go more than an hour without having to check email, or AB or EB, or various other things... So, I've asked Dave to help me out by locking the modem cable in the filing cabinet before he goes to work. I can then plug it back in when he gets home from work to check out my fave online haunts. So, during the day, I'll just have to occupy myself otherwise - either hanging out with Bryn, cleaning or studying...Dave and I are going to have 1 or 2, and possibly more, but it depends of other stuff, of screen free time. Basically, we'll have a look through the tv guide, figure out when our fave shows are on and then have the tv on th…

A big week!

Whoo hoo, the boy is two!!! No more babies in our house now, I think I could cry!!!

Here's the birthday boy, celebrating having managed to blow out his own candles for the first time!!!

He's wearing one of his presents, a BtB polo shirt, size 2, so it's a bit big still, hahaha...

And here is the BtB doll action figure he got as well...

He also got some Magtasticks, which is kind of a junior version of Magnetics - he thinks these are very cool! Unfortunately for him, so do Erik and Luey, poor kid has to fight to get a look in on his own birthday present! Oddly enough, the age limit on this toy was 3 years and up, depsite it having not small pieces a child could possibly choke on...


And then, serendipitously, his new shoes turned up. They're pedoodles, which I love, and I had to get him two new pairs because his last pair stinks so much because he refuses to wear socks but wears the shoes almost every day. I got the same size as last time, but since then they obviously h…

The ultimate procrastination...

Your Brain is Green
Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance.
You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver.
You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).What Color Is Your Brain?

You Are Rouge Red
Of all the reds, you are the most energetic and vibrant.
You never need to recharge, and in fact, you often recharge others.
Gutsy and brave, you've never let your fears stop you from doing anything.
You figure that life is all about experiences, and you'll always take that leap of faith.What Color Red Are You?

You Are the Ego
You take a balanced approach to your life.
You definitely aren't afraid to act out on your desires - even crazy ones.
But you usually think first. Morals drive you as much as hedonism does.
You've been able to live a life of pleasure... without living a lif…