Friday, 31 October 2014

November 1st Darling Harbour

Dear little one
What a night we had with you , you slept until 11 30am and for the next four hours nana was in and out of bed sleeping on the floor with you, you would go off to sleep then cough yourself awake and got quite delirious at times crying that mummy said you couldn't wear your Halloween dress, and that the fe-fi-fo-fum was after tinker bell.
Nana got stiff on the floor and there wasn't much room so you got in nanas bed, but you still couldn't sleep, every time you lay down you was very congested, you coughed so bad I thought you were going to be sick, but you wasn't .
Granddad got up with you at 6. am to watch cartoons and mummy and daddy got up at 6.30 as baby had been good last night only waking once, 
You got a little upset this morning about not being able to carry baby around. You told nana to go away, that you didn't want to be my friend, you kicked me and said go, I just shrugged my shoulders and went to the kitchen, Mummy fed baby and you sat and watched. 
We all had breakfast, and nana and granddad got ready to go out for the day.
We left at 8.30 and you waved from the balcony, then we heard granddad don't go!.
If we had gone back we would never have left. So we just kept quickly going. We got the bus just as we crossed the road, the 273 into the city at wynyard.
As we arrived I had an emergency toilet situation and we dived into the food court below Myers(saved)
The food court had a Gloria Jeans so we had a drink and snack.
Michael got a text to say that sienna had phoned to talk to us that had we gone out because she had upset us.
Very hot today, heat intense.
We took a slow walk down towards the Opera house
and found somewhere under a big shady tree to lay down our towels.
I read as Michael had a doze for half hour or more. We decided to walk back to circular quay
as it was nearly midday to find somewhere to have lunch, but as we got up to pack up our gear we found that the towels were covered in sticky dead bits of grass that would just not shake off, we sat for over half an hour to pick the bits off and still didn't manage all of it.
We gave up and just took a slow walk towards the Rocks, where we had lunch in a place called quintion, both having salads.
Then we walked up and down all the little art and craft stalls at the market.
Still very hot but a storm brewing, crossed the road from circular Quay and had a cold drink in Starbucks, there was a small shower while we had a rest,
then the clouds cleared and the heat came back with a vengeance.
We sat at the quay for a short while but the heat was very intense,
I saw lightening strike in the direction of Manly, but it was very sunny and hot where we were, we decided to seek some air con and walked back to the centre of the city and went into the shopping mall at Myers. We wandered about the shops until we had cooked off, when we came up out of the mall it was to find it very dark. We were just about to cross the road and were held on a red light and it started to spit of rain and we laughed that it was quite refreshing! Famous last words before the lights changed to green the heavens opened up and it tipped down, 
Funnily enough we decided not to cross the road but sheltered outside Lowes till it eased off. Then we had a big streak of lightening, and a thunderous clap of thunder, Michael thought he had been shot.
As the rain eased off there was lots of screaming and shouting and police flashing lights coming towards us, as they drew near it was hundreds of students doing a "Walk of the dead walk" for charity, all dressed up as zombies, ghouls and ghosties.
By the time the Zombies had all walked past tbe rain had stopped completely and we walked across the city to Darling harbour where my poor foot needs a rest so we went into Starbucks for a cup of tea.
We sat at the harbour and read kindles for a while.
6pm we went to 'I'm Angus' for the special of the day.  Barramundi fillets around Darling Harbour
the air cooled a little and still a few grey clouds hanging about. We walked back to the central city and got some groceries in woolworths, we walked back to Wynyard and caught the bus 273 back to Sara's .
We got home after 8pm, we were told that they were going to try out William as a name,
Sienna had fallen asleep on the sofa earlier so was fast asleep in bed by the time we got in.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween

Well little one, you woke in the night several times, but we managed to keep you in your room until the morning6.30am. You got in and slept with nana and granddad in the end.
Although you was most upset that you had been a good girl and hadn't gone into mummy's room but now baby was not awake. You got up with mummy and daddy and in no time baby was awake, crying for his feed, you had a quick cuddle and
mummy then fed him. After he was winded you got to have your cuddles again, you phoned Sam and Kelly at the same time and told them about your brother, and your Halloween party, and that mummy and daddy and baby couldn't go to the party, but they will go to the Christmas party but not nana and granddad because they will be home at their house.
Daddy went to work and baby went to mummy's room to have a sleep, while we all and our breakfast. then it was time to all get ready, and sienna helped granddad tried to put the extension on the buggy
to go on the bus to go to your playschool, which was a bit of a mission with 2 buggys.
You had great fun in the kitchens cooking dinner for your baby,
getting covered in paint doing hand painting.
Playschool finished at midday and we walked into crows nest for somewhere to feed baby as his feed was due, we went into a cafe and you had a ham and cheese croissant cold, but just ate the cheese and ham!
nana had a chicken sandwich and granddad and mummy had a salad.but baby hadn't woken up, so we went into crows nest health centre for mummy to feed baby, and you played with their toys
We then got the bus home.
It was so very hot. When we got in granddad took a nap, baby was napping and so was mummy, Sienna had some quiet time sitting watching cartoons with nana.
Kirsty the midwife arrived and did some tests on baby and checked mummy out, you got a little concerned when Kirsty did the blood test on baby, 'he's bleeding'. The blood test was for his jaundice as it's not got worse but not got better.
Half past 3 daddy got home as Kirsty was leaving. You made him get changed and he took you swimming to the pool.
Then nana and grandad went for a walk to Chatswood, to get some groceries. We picked up a parcel from the post office for Sara,  big queue. Went to Coles to get the groceries, then stopped off at Nandos which is at the bottom of their  road to get some hot chicken for dinner, the Jacaranda trees are just coming into bloom and are very pretty
sienna picked at her food still off of food.
Grandad read sienna some stories after dinner while mummy and daddy bathed baby. Then sienna went and got her pillow and blanket from the bedroom and said she wanted to sleep on the floor in the lounge and went out like a light. After about half hour dan put a nappy on her and carried her into her own bed
All in bed by 8pm and asleep befor 8.30 so exhausting in this heat

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Halloween party

You went to bed last night under the weather, and a little teary. You woke in the night when baby did and insisted that you go see him and there was no stopping you. Mummy and daddy let you stay while baby fed then you came back to your room, you was a little upset and wanted to sleep with nana and granddad, you didn't want to get up this morning until you heard baby in the living room with mummy and went running in. You didn't want any breakfast and asked if it was Halloween today.
Then we had the tears as you wanted to wear your Halloween dress now and not this evening for your Halloween party tonight. Mummy eventually got you dressed in the jake and the Pirates dress
You had some baby cuddles
and daddy took you to daycare.
Sara finished feeding baby and put him down for a nap and went back to bed, and michael fell asleep on the sofaboth slept   for about an hour. We all got showered  and dressed, Sara and Michael went around the corner to the pram shop to see if they could get some attachments for the pram.
While they where gone baby woke up with a lot of wind, when I picked him up he was very wet, so I changed him redressed him and walked him up and down, he is a very windy little chap and a bit jaundiced.
On their return Sara fed him and Michael had another lie down.
Feed done we got baby ready for his first bus ride
on the 273 and took him to North Sydney to the doctors to get his heart checked. We had some lunch afterwards in Greenwood, Then it was time to feed him again so we took him to the Gloria jeans in Greenwood that we knew was quiet, but it was such a hot day and baby was very sleepy that it took a while for baby to take his feed, so we left Sara to get home on her own and Michael got the M20 bus to go and get Sienna from daycare.
When we picked Sienna up the teacher miss Brenda told me that Sienna had just woken from her sleep and been to the toilet so it was okay for her to leave.
We got the M20 back to Chatswood and walked home, on the way granddad went to the supermarket and nana started to walk you home, you saw the Halloween balloons and asked if you could have one from the smoothie shop. Nana bought you a watermelon smoothie for us to share, I thought that it would cool you down, then we asked the lady if we could have one of their balloons she said no at first that they were not for sale, then she looked at your face and said she could give you one, nana tied it to your wrist so it would not fly away, you were quite conted to drink you watermelon and hold your balloon all the way home. But it was so hot that by the time nana had pushed you all the way home water was dripping from Nana's hair. We met daddy at the top of the road and granddad followed shortly.
When we got in you was very anxious to have a cuddle with 'your baby'
after your cuddle baby was fed and put down for a sleep and mummy played with you with your toys,
before getting you ready for your Halloween party, first mummy painted your face green,
then we dressed your cat in her Halloween dress,
then you got into your Halloween dress, hat
and put your magic wand in your bag.
Scarey Witch ready for party
Then daddy let granddad borrow his truck and we drove back to your school for your Halloween party/disco.
You did lots of dancing,
Dancing to Elsa's ' let it go'
ate sandwiches with lots of hundreds and thousands on some popcorn, and a cone cake.
By 7.pm it was nearly finished and because granddad had to park away down the road because there was so many cars for the party, we left. Granddad drove the truck back to your house and you run in to tell mummy about the Halloween disco. You had a little cuddle with baby, then daddy gave you a bath. Baby went to bed, and you had a cuddle with mummy, you said you wanted some milk and nana warmed some milk, no!  You said can I have some of mummy's milk from her boobies.
Mummy gave you a talk and said you weren't to get up in the night and go in their room until you wake in the morning. We will see!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

School!

Dear little one 
After getting rid of 30 wolves last night you insisted on sleeping with nana and granddad, it seemed easier as 'William' was in with mummy and daddy.
We heard baby cry about three but you never woke up,
But you did wake up when he cried at 5.30 and was concerned about him crying, after mummy winded him and changed him mummy propped up the pillows around you and you cuddled baby until he went back to sleep.
As soon as you was up you insisted in phoning auntie Sam and Kelly and telling them that your baby was William and that you had been cuddling him.
When Sam and Kelly went you got a little up set about having to go to school, you chose the dress with the elephants on the skirt to wear and nana dressed you, daddy did you toast for breakfast and baby woke up to be fed, you got the giggles and said baby is having milk from mummies boobies.
You gave baby a kiss goodbye
Then daddy took you off to school with the photo of baby nana printed off for you to show everyone at school your new baby
After sienna left, I winded baby

I think William really suits you little man, then at last granddad got to have his cuddles
Eyes wide open


Michael Sara and I took it in turns to have a shower and dress, Sara changed baby and I told her to have a rest while baby sleeps.
Michael made the smoothies and I nursed my toes walked into Sara's sofa twice and knocked them and again on Sienna's bed
Bruise starting to come out,
Michael and I walked up to Chatswood, foot to fat to wear trainers.
Had a tea in Gloria Jeans before getting some shopping in Coles.
Came back and Michael made a salad for Sara and I.
We left just after 2.pm to walk up to chatswood then got the bus to pick up sienna, only I made a big boo boo and got us off the wrong stop, just 3 stops too early. Picked Sienna up just before 4.pm
Sienna had fun at school
and told all the teachers about her baby, they said that you were a bit subdued today, only wanted one lunch, and when it was quiet time you just laid down and went straight off to sleep, no questions asked.
When we picked you up you were pleased to see us but said you were cold and couldn't walk, we told you we had the buggy downstairs and you said okay We took the bus back to chatswood
and walked through the town, when sienna caught sight of the Yoghourt ice cream parlour and asked for an ice cream please, who can resist, so we bought her a small one and sat and ate it
Sienna ate it all up and then said can we go see my baby William now, Michael and I laughed, you have to share your baby with mummy and daddy. Mummy and daddy haven't decided what babies name is yet
' can we go see Joggle now then 'was your response.
When we got home the midwife was there checking out baby and mummy and you were excited to get your cuddle in, nana held baby in your lap and you gave him lots of hugs and kisses
until he let us know he had had enough,
by giving a little squeal, a touch of wind, nana winded him and gave him back
You sang rock a bye baby to him until mummy fed him
Then you sang supercalifragilisticecpialidocious, you sang it so well that we said you were excellent, but you wanted to phone auntie Sam and tell her and got quite upset when we told you that Sam would be sleeping.
Daddy got homes and you played chase, hide and seek and tickling
We had dinner granddad cooked but you weren't hungry, and you have a bit of a runny nose 
Just after 7pm mummy got in the bath with you and had a bath and washed your hair. 
You have been under the weather in general today, and very mummy cuddly sienna said it was night time and wanted to sleep in mummy and daddy's room.
You cuddled up to mummy and fell asleep on her and daddy carried you back to your bed in your room,