Week in the life of…


February 16-22

My little boy had a mini-milestone celebration this week. Being 3 months, he is now classified as an infant and no longer a newborn. With every milestone, new nappy size and new clothes size it brings sadness that he is growing up way too fast, but yet, happiness because I’m able to watch this little boy grow and change. Jack is quite happy having a chat with you, gurgling away in all the right spots. I can spend ages talking back and forth. And when that smile gets thrown in, oh my, am I head over heels for this little munchkin.

Struggling to think about what we’ve done this week, and my usual photos are drawing a blank. We’ve been grocery shopping with Jack’s little friend, and it was extremely cute, both fell asleep together. Think there are certain days where I’d rather be pushed up and down the shopping aisles then having to choose what’s for dinner each night.

I had 2 rides on the train this week – one to see Uncle Jeff while my cars air conditioning was getting fixed, and the other when I headed into the city to drop a present off to Sally, buy some bathers for my upcoming mini holiday and to take Jack (finally) in to see James’s work colleagues. We had a busy Tuesday covering off safety in our mothers group and baby massage class in the afternoon. Jack especially loved having his head massaged. You could see him relaxing into it, and almost watch his eyes roll back into his head.

The last few days have been fairly hot in Melbourne, we’re waiting on the storm tomorrow afternoon before the cool change really arrives. Jack’s been in a bit of storm as well. He’s suffering from his first cold, so he sounds snuffly with a fair bit of snot. I’d bought a nosefrida snotsucker before I gave birth and I’m so glad I did. There’s something in telling non-parents about your super abilities of sucking your child;s snot up and it really is quite satisfying. I think I may need to get out and about more!!!

Week in the life of…


9th to 15th February

Jack had his first laugh this week – while I was talking to my mother in law at the doctors surgery, another patient took Jack’s fancy. He came out with the cutest little chuckle ever – then scared himself and started to cry. I rang Dad on the way to get coffee and had to let him know over the phone, that he’s missed one of Jack’s many firsts. It made me realise how hard it must be to be a working mum, when all these little milestones occur, and to not be part of it. I’m not looking forward to the day that I have to leave Jack at day care and miss his first words, or his first steps. I spend my time now, closely looking at Jack, absorbing all the little details. Hugging him while he can still fit on my chest because I know one day, that we will both struggle to fit in the armchair together.

We also mastered our first roll (from tummy to back) and didn’t scream hysterically. Jack had been able to roll over at 2 weeks of age, but hasn’t done it since. We had toy time at mothers group this week. Jack had a few minutes playing with toys, but I spent more time playing with all the kiddy toys. Jack unfortunately passed out from exhaustion after perfecting his tummy time play.

We also attempted a trip on the train and into the city! Jack loved the sway and noise of the train and he promptly fell asleep. It made me question whether he was familiar with the noises from the daily trips that I had done getting to and from work, when he was inside all those months ago. I enjoyed a quick shop at H & M and the Emporium. I’ll be heading back to the city sometime soon.

The hubby decided that we should do a quick day trip on the evening of Valentines Day. We travelled down to Pt Lonsdale and visited Jack’s great grandmother, meeting Jack’s grandparents down there as well. Of course, we couldn’t leave Benny at home, and he loved the car trip (plus a few extra sausages from the BBQ).

Week in the life of…


2-8th February 2015

We’ve had bubbles, and stories, lots of sleep, friends to play with and picnic dates as a family. And so much more that I couldn’t even include. Amazing how much you can fit into one week!

We celebrated our good friends 30th birthday, our first night with 12 hours of sleep, some hot Melbourne weather, our first snooze in the bouncer and reading Spot to both Jack and Ben.

As time consuming as this process is, I’m hoping to re-do some past photos to make up the missing weeks, and will hopefully continue for all the future weeks.

Appreciate the little things…

So 2015 hasn’t started off all that well. We’ve had a few health scares in the family, and now, the passing of my stepfather. When these things happen, it makes you sit back and take in the minute details. I feel sorrow for my little boy, knowing that granddad is now with grandma, and that one day I’ll have to explain why mummy doesn’t have a mum and a dad anymore.My big sister feelings automatically kick in too. I feel the need to take over, but it’s so much harder with Jack around now. The balance of wanting to do everything, and yet needing to put little Jack’s needs first. as well…

Dave was responsible for introducing me to the world of fishing. Even though I haven’t personally picked up a fishing rod in many years, I know that it’ll be like riding a bike. I know that I will need to give in to the husband now and take him fishing, like he’s been bugging me to do for ages. And in one way, I’m looking forward to the day that I can take Jack – although I will have to work on my patience!

Dave was my stepfather but he meant the world to me. He took me under his wing and he always treated me like his own daughter. I will never forget the memories that we shared, the stories that I’ll be able to tell Jack and the life skills that he taught me. I am thankful that Dave’s battle was short, that he is now at peace and he is now able to be back with mum.

RIP Dave, gone too soon, forever loved and remembered