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The Pretty and the New

It's been a couple of weeks since I downloaded from my camera and today I took some photos of the stuff I got at the Kids Expo, and discovered these forgotten photos... Just had to share...

Bryn wearing Luey's neck to knees Superman swimmers... Bryn was running around in these yelling, "Super Dude! Super Dude!" - which actually sounded like, "Stupid Doo, Stupid Doo!" Hahahaha!!!

Then Luey swapped his black magic cape (which I made for him for a Halloween party two years ago) for his swimmers, and Bryn took up running around yelling, "Stupid Doo, Stupid Doo!!!" some more...



Another day during the holidays (after I'd given Luey a bit of a hair cut), Erik and Luey thought I should take photos of them being "Strong Men!"... Couldn't help but think I need to feed these kids some more! Mind you, they ALREADY seem to eat more than either Dave or I, like skinned rabbits that they are...

LOL, even when being a "Strong Man", Erik is ever charming and beguiling!

And finally, here are the things I bought today (minus the non-dangerous parring knives I bought for the boys, will have to photograph those another time)... From the left. A couple of pair of swim nappies/training pants for Bryn for this Summer. My FIRST outfit bought for my daughter!!! I've wanted one of these since Jayne bought one for Sienna, and so today I bought, and immediately felt like a fraud! Oh dear, I need to work on believing I can have a daughter, I think! The final item on the right is a nighttime nursing pillow for in bed...


Look, it lights up in the dark!!! Baby's back lies against the sloped side, and you just press that square on the top and a bar like comes on inside the pillow (press it again and the light goes off, or if you fall asleep the light turns itself off after a time)... This should making latching on in the dark a lot easier with our next baby. Even Dave was impressed - though not least of all by the price... Just $15, reduced from $55!!! Pretty good, huh???

So, anyway, I felt kind of weird after I left the Expo, like I'm just making believe I'm going to have another baby at all... I think this comes from years and years of trying to convince myself that there was no way Dave was ever going to agree to no. 4...

AF still isn't here in all her glory, but I've had more signs today that she is imminent. I'm excited and nervous to be ttcing in January. It feels like ages away, and at the same time like it's just around the corner! In terms of cycles, ttcing is only two cycles away. Once the third cycle begins, we're officially ttcing, and that DOESN'T feel like too long from now at all...

So much to organise before then. Ordered Dave's supplements today, but payment won't go through till Tuesday and then Maree has to send it out. Hopefully the supplements will arrive before next weekend, so Dave can start on the weekend. Then I have to organise my own supplements to be delivered the following fortnight, so I can start them in a months time or so, eek! That's when my diet also begins and it's not for the faint hearted.

Have to remember to email Maree and ask her about licorice root tea. Licorice is a no no, but the tea is not the same thing, so have to ask about it...

Comments

loz said…
Great pics:) I love that score from PBE almost tempted to go lol I remember that planning feeling when counting down to start ttc the excited but not being able to let go of a bit of nervousness. Your daughter will come to be with you believe it she is out there waiting and is excited to be born into your family. This time next year you will be looking back on these posts with the knowledge of your little girl growing inside you:D
Amanda O. said…
OMG I love "super doo!" *giggles* I can just hear him! I love E's expression in the 'strong men' photos as well... that grin is going to split his face if it gets any wider! ;-)

Do you mind me being totally nosey and asking if there are more of those pillows, where and how long the expo thingie goes on?

As for your doubts - hey now, I *told* you that you're having a fourth and having a girl. You can't get it on better authority than me now! ;-p Besides, I have a feeling your daughter is a determined one and surrounded by Freya as well!
Sif said…
Amanda, the expo is on at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and finishes tomorrow around 4pm, I think. The stall selling these pillows is on the far left hand wall as you come in, it´s the Tommee Tippee stall. They had a few of these pillows, but one a couple left in yellow when I bought mine, the rest were blue (though that doesn't change how they work, hahaha)...

Oooh what do you mean she's sorrounded by Freya???

I think it's really just dawned on me in the past day or so now much I really want my daughter, and how sad I'll be if she doesn't come to me (like if I can't manage to get pregnant)... But, I trust you!!!
Oh that night pillow is an excellent idea !
Amanda O. said…
Drat! Wish I'd seen it earlier, no way we could make it out today. :-( Ah well, maybe I'll see one on e-Bay at some point!

As far as the rest of it goes, my grandmother and my mom both have this thing where sometimes an image or impression pops into their head about something that is going to happen and it does. They have lists of all the things, ranging from mundane to large. I kind of get flashes a bit like that sometimes, not that I'm psychic or anything but maybe more just sensitive to energies surrounding people I know? My sister who is very into this stuff says if I was a radio I'd be good at recieveing but lousy at transmitting. At any rate, since you started talking about wanting a fourth ages ago I just had a feeling you'd have fourth, it had to be Disa and even when you'd been very sad saying it wasn't going to happen (Camberwell when you got Bryn's Tip Toey Joeys and at PG) and then later at Jayne's party you said a 4th definitely wasn't going to happen and we went through the "yes it will"/"no it won't" and I said yes it would? I don't know, just sort of see you as having a daughter and her being a bit of an old soul in understanding but still very youthful in spirit, very rooted to the earth, self-determined, sure of her own mind and mischievious like she's got a secret and has her hands over her mouth giggling trying to hold it in. Last night when I was replying, it popped into my mind with a laugh that any daughter of yours if she makes up her mind to come will COME and if she doesn't find a way she'll make one. It popped into my mind that she had the arms of Freyja behind her, surrounding her. Maybe I'm totally nuts. But so far I've been right about my best friends two children, one miscarriage and that she'd not get the adoption of a baby she was considering adopting all out of the blue, all my sisters kids and same with Laurent - from the second I suspected I was pregnant, before I'd even tested. I really, really hope I'm right with yours... if she's anything like I think she's going to be one cool little individual! LOL The rest of you just may not know what's hit you though! ;-pppp Now hopefully I haven't scared you away and convinced you I'm a total LOON! ;-)

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