Archive | August, 2012

Library fun

11 Aug
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They have fun toys at our local library

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They also have lots of books on low shelves, perfect for pulling off

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And finally, here is my child filing himself. I don’t think he’s following the Dewey Decimal System.

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Out and about

9 Aug

Close to our home is the old site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (now the Children’s Hospital at Westmead). It’s been redeveloped into lots of apartments but has some pleasant open spaces to wander through, including a few patches of very nicely kept lawn which I’m sure we’ll avail ourselves of at some stage! Angus and I took the “bush track” through the Orphan School Creek precinct and eventually found a way into the complex.

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Grandma and Grandad come to visit

7 Aug

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Happy Birthday Uncle Andrew!

5 Aug

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Out-takes

4 Aug

Turns out it is remarkably difficult to get Angus to

just.stay.still.for.ten.seconds.so.I.can.take.a.photo.

Far out!

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Nine months old!

3 Aug

Happy 75% Angus!

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Won’t.Stay.Still.

Here’s an update on what’s happened in the past month in the life of our boy…

Wakes ~6:30am-7am, has a breastfeed and a breakfast (1/2 to 1 vitabrit with milk), back to bed from 8am-9:30am, morning tea snack at 10am, lunch at 11:45am, afternoon nap from 12:30pm-2:30pm, afternoon tea snack at 3pm, dinner at 5pm, bath at 5:30pm, breastfeed at 6pm, bed at 6:30pm. I stopped his afternoon breastfeed this week and he has been VERY unimpressed (hitting my chest, crying, cranky). I’ve replaced it with a cup of full-cream milk.

He has slept through the night a few times (last week he did 3 out of 4 nights- yay! Now *that* was unusual) but generally still wakes for one feed in the early morning. Stop press: last night he slept from 6:30pm to 6:50am! I am a new woman!

Favourite things: playing with a balloon, books (especially ones with different textures like the “That’s not my…” series), playing with buttons and zippers, practising walking, going on the swings at the park (the higher the better- he’s a dare devil!), seeing dogs at the park and on the TV, exploring under chairs/the desk/kitchen table, knocking down block towers we’ve built.

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Pulls himself up to stand on everything…chairs, kitchen door handles, play table, dishwasher, cot sides (we dropped the mattress to the lowest level as of last week)

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Can go from crawling to sitting and vice versa

Finally has a tooth!

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Takes off whenever we try to dress him

Tries to leap off the change-table during nappy changes

Has a good appetite. Some foods he has been enjoying in the past month include risoni with melted cheese, slow cooked beef in red wine (left overs from our dinner), chicken and artichoke pilaf, sultanas, puffed rice crackers, “salmon surprise” (salmon cooked with cheese and orange juice), avocado, roast sweet potato, stewed apricot/pear/apple, mashed potato, and nibbling at bits of my banana bread/muffin/fruit toast when I’ve been at a cafe! He has his food mashed now and can munch quite well despite his lack of teeth.

Has been to his first First birthday party (Happy Birthday best pal Billy!)

Now goes to creche at church and also at Friday Morning Group (last week’s report from the carer was “he did crawling laps around the room, and then helped himself to all the other children’s lunches”. Oops). He has been loving it and doesn’t appear to miss us at all!

Has loved spending Tuesday mornings with Angie and Clementine whilst I’ve done some work. Starting next week he’ll also be spending one day per week with our new nanny as I’m starting a new job.

Loved spending a week with Grandma and Grandad when they visited recently.

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Is a happy, inquisitive, smiley, engaging, cheeky little boy!

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