Sunday, November 09, 2008

WOOT! I'm Back! (explained)...

First of all... This was 7.15pm on Saturday night at our house, rofl...

Bryn, occupying the couch in his usual style (poor Dave has no where to sit at night these days, seeing as Bryn is getting so long and all - we don't have room for a longer couch, or a second one atm)...


And now Ari has joined the evening loungeroom crew, LOL... Ah, TRADITION!!!


Ok, so moving right along - why am I back...

Well, yesterday was a fantastic day at our house, in that for the first time in months, I finally felt like my old self. I got plenty of sleep the night before (thanks to being prepared to go to bed at 7.30pm myself - yes, it kind of galls me, but right now, it's what I need to do (didn't do it last night and am feeling a little worse for wear atm because of it)... So, after spending much of the morning rooted to the couch with Ari the "wakey boy", he finally went to sleep and I set about tidying up the pit that had become out house over the past few days. Put on some washing, put away clothes and toys, etc. Dave did the dishes and I put them away, engaged Erik and Luey in the toy emu parade... And then I vacuumed the whole house, and did a dust as well... WOOT!!! All without pain or breathlessness or having to sit down every two minutes!!!

Then we headed off to the boys school for the school fair, and rides (Luey got an extra ride, the other boys opted for other stuff), fairy floss, shows bags (well, one for Erik anyway), face painting (for Bryn)... Dave and I had BBQ sausages in bread, rofl. Caught up with some parents I hadn't seen in about three months! It was great - even if it was a classic Melbourne "4 seasons in one day" kind of day...

Here are some incidental pics from yesterday...

Luey nursing Ari - he LOVES doing this!!!


Bryn getting in on the act, rofl...


Bryn finally got to "hold" Ari later last night when I was feeding Bryn to sleep, and Ari wasn't willing to hang out with Dad for more than five minutes... I *made* Dave take a photo (had asked him once before, but he was reluctant, so this time I insisted) of our tandem feeding moment. Bryn was so happy - you can't really see it in this photo, but he's got his arm wrapped around Ari's belly, so as far as he was concerned, he was holding Ari...


Little man in one of his PureBaby outfits (pants from Jennifer, top from Tabitha)... I LOVE Purebaby Organic clothing - the style even more so than the fact it's organic. This stuff is all in newborn, and I thought it might *just* fit him, but as you can see it's all still pretty loose, rofl. The pants will fit better over a cloth nappy, I think! Isn't he a spunk though! (yeah, I'm a bit biased)...


Here's Bryn with his Spiderman face paint! You can't really see it in this pic, but the red face paint really brought out the green patches around the outside of his irises. I keep saying his eyes are brown, but really their a mottled hazel colour, not unlike my own...


Speaking of eye colour, I thought I'd show why I think there is a small chance Ari might actually have blue eyes in the long run (now watch me eat those words, I said the same about Bryn, I think)... See the *light grey* around the pupil??? Surely that means they'll be blue, right?

Anyone reading this with true blue eyed children, tell me if Ari's eye colour is anything like what your child's was at this age...

I'm quite keen to have one blue eyed child - just because that's so much more like my own family, rofl... Dave does have a grandfather who had blue eyes, so there is a small chance the recessive gene has been passed on through Dave... I guess it's pretty remote though, with his parents and himself being brown eyed (in varying shades)...


So, there you go! I'm feeling a lot like my old self again - it's only really taken two weeks, and that's really not a long time, but in the midst of it all, it felt like an eternity of being trapped in some old woman's body, not being able to get on with all the stuff I wanted to do... I totally concur with Leah, I don't know how the people who have one month long babymoons do it!

4 comments:

Spiralmumma said...

Gorgeous pics! Gosh, I can see Erik in him in that last pic! Love Bryn's Spiderman face! I agree, I'd have gone MAD if i had had to stay home more than a few days with a newborn! Those cultures that do it, usually have mothers and aunties and whatnot bringing food and doing housework, and providing company. Tis NOt ideal to stay home ALONE with a newborn or young kids...

Kate said...

Ah lovely lovely pics and so very pleased that you are feeling so good!

Now as mother to blue eyed boys, Jack started out with very very dark blue eyes that are now very pale and bright. Em started out almost similar to Ari's in that pic, but now has grey/green eyes. Definitely not blue.

Tomble had almost black blue eyes at the start too but they are lightening rapidly. He does have dark grey/black outlines to his pupils (similar to mine) and I think his will stay darker than Jack's.

But (don't want to put a dampener on you) I really think lovely Ari isn't likely to be a blue eyed boy... although they look quite grey in that pic? Prove me wrong little man!! :D

Juniper said...

I love the photos! Keep them coming!

Amanda O. said...

Haha... LOVE the sprawling pictures!!! The starfish pose B's got going on looks like L atm! It's funny but looking at the pictures every time I go to say Ari looks so much like Luey, then something about the shape of the head suggests Bryn and then another bit looks like Erik! LOL Love the purebaby stuff too... we have a top and pants stashed somewhere from La, it is just so soft!

Now as to eye colour - having a child who has a half blue and half brown eye - even from about 2-3 days old there is a clear distinction between the colours and I hate to disappoint but Ari's is closer to La's brown half than his blue but maybe like Ari may have more a hazel than chocolate-brown. I can see if I can send a real close-up of La's half-n-half eye at a few days old if you like?

Yay for feeling back to normal! I think perhaps the babymoon in our culture probably just means you don't have to suffer other people imposing their company on you/yourspace - so it's only when you WANT company or to go out instead of feeling like you have to. Our culture/that of those around us is too different than those where they do the month long non-leaving the house thing.My take on it anyhow!

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