things we have forgotten about a newborn baby #2

They make a lot of noise with grunting and other weird sounds in the middle of the night. (well they do this all day, but in the middle of the night when everything else is so quiet – it makes it sound ten times worse).

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things we have forgotten about a newborn baby #1

Pretty much everything that happened the first time around has almost all been forgotten, even though its only 13 months later. We are back to square one with trying remember how it all works. Here is a brief rundown of what we have figured out so far: They are awake a bit. They sleep a […]

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Family of four

Mum and Dad left here last night (with my house looking the best it has ever looked), so this is our first day “on our own”. At the moment, we are going quite well. Both girls are asleep and Cade is around at an osteo appointment. Everything is calm and quiet. I know that this […]

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Tali home today

…And it’s all hands on deck. We’ve already had a ‘babies with pooey nappies simultaneously and one baby also spewing’ experience and it’s quite a rush. We’ve also already had a ‘both babies sleeping simultaneously’ experience and it’s twice as satisfying as when there is only one baby.

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(mis)Pronunciations and abbreviations

So it seems Talia is a little confusing to pronounce at first. It’s mostly due to all the name variations – Taliah, Tahlia, Thalia, Tayliah etc, each with their own pronunciation variation. Even Lisa and I have been confusing ourselves, although Lisa earns the prize for the biggest confusion so far – calling her new […]

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Day 3 Talia update

2 nice coincidental pieces of news from today; Last night our Talia (pronounced Tally-ah) shared a room with a Thalia (pronounced Tah-li-ah) who was born earlier that day. Lisa and Talia were moved this morning to their own private room (Yay!) which just happens to be the same room Lisa had with Moo last year.

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Sisters

The meeting of the sisters for the first time… Moo waits patiently in the cupboard for her chance to meet her baby sister (there is limited space for visitors in Lisa’s hospital room). Mum: “Maisie, where is Talia’s mouth?” Moo: “What can I touch next?” Moo: (thinks) “Dinner time?” Mum: “Maisie, blow Talia a kiss […]

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Introducing Talia

Talia Mersey Whitbourn Born: 6:57pm, 18th July 2007 Weight: 3.135Kg / 6lb 14oz Length: 50cm Eye color: Blue Hair: Light, short and wavy

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Game Sporz Wireless TV Boxing

Thanks to a spontaneous early-birthday-present buying decision, I am now the proud owner of a Game Sporz Wireless TV Boxing game. I have used the product several times now over the course of a few days and so I feel qualified to give it a fair and accurate review. The system plugs straight into your […]

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Goodbye good and faithful friends

Sadly, I can’t just keep accumulating my old running shoes in the cupboard forever. Today I said goodbye to 8 pairs that have collectively carried me hundreds of exhausting kilometers. I now have just 4 pairs of running shoes in active rotation, and that should be enough.

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Say My Name – Part Two

Well, for those who remember our previous post of Miss Maisie “saying her name” when prompted, she has now moved up to the next level. She is now able to recognise herself as “Maisie” and has no problem in telling anyone who will listen that her name is “Maisie”. From checking herself out in the […]

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Nightly routine

Note: The purpose of this post is primarily for Lisa and I to read in the future to remind ourselves of what our lives used to be like during our golden era of having two parents and one 12mth old child. The following is an outline of our nightly routine. The order of events almost […]

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Fujitsu: my bad customer experience

I bought a Fujitsu external hard drive on the weekend. Good price, good timing just before the end of the financial year and a good decision… or so I thought. It arrived in the mail on Tuesday, which was a pleasant surprise. However soon after plugging it in, I realised it was faulty – I […]

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Book Eater

Maisie has turned into a book eater. She will read the selected book a couple of times and then turn to the spine and start chomping away. Does anyone know how to cure her of this?

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