Sunday, 24 December 2006

and so this is christmas

It will come as no surprise to most of you that I'm a little bit in love with the whole Christmas package!

Well, this year it's been a bit of a slow start in getting excited about it all.
Which is a bit horrifying for me.

However, you'll be pleased to know that as I sit here on a grey and wet Christmas Eve morning, I finally feel excited about it all.

I've had carols sung at me
I've hacked down a christmas tree and thrown decorations all over it and the rest of the house
I have plans to take the beloved niece to see Santa this morning
I've completed christmas shopping and wrapping (I love the wrapping)
I've planned and shopped for the various christmas meals

Yep, it's finally hit that tomorrow is christmas and there will be eating to be done and presents to opened and family and friends to see.
It's going to be great!

So, wherever and with whomever you spend your christmas, I hope it's happy and safe and filled with singing of dumb carols and love and that the big fat man in red leaves you some good loot.

merry christmas

torby hearts haircut day

my son is a long haired hippy no more.
now has a respectable haircut.
even has all his fingers despite trying to grab the scissors off the hair technician.
don't worry, also still has his fetching side part.
he's just like a big kid

Friday, 22 December 2006

dirt is good, right

dirt is good, right, originally uploaded by Miss DV.

wet slide + wet pine bark = this picture

Thursday, 14 December 2006

On this day in 2005...

...our son was born
hip hip hooray!

at 14weeks

December - Santas littlest helper

January - the first trip to the park
February - those eyes, that neck control

March - like father like son

April - I blame his auntie for the easter bunny suit

May - Please sir, may i have some more?

June - aahh, solids

July - i can fly!!!!

August - the original davros

September - so cute

October - mulberry season!

November - looking innocent at the park

December again - birthday party

It's been a long , interesting, tiring, quick, confusing, tiring, funny, sad, uplifting, emotional and frustrating year that i wouldn't have traded for the world.
Thank you to all our friends and family who entertained us, looked after him and us, fed and beveraged us, listened to me cry, listened to him cry, listened to all the boring and sometimes gory details, had patience for us, laughed at the funny stuff, took beautiful photos of him and generally were there when required.

Torby, thanks for smiling when you were about to be sold off to the gypsies, for learning how to hug us and laugh and say mama and dada and pull funny expressions and be so cute and lovely, you make it all worthwhile.

I love you my little man.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

one year ago today

we went to labour ward and had some lovely gel rubbed into unmentionable places to try to bring on contractions
more waiting
the people come back and break my waters
more waiting (with a little bit of pain thrown in)
now i get the drip that will definitely make me have contractions
waiting with lots of pain and walking
10 hours later i get an epidural
we go to sleep
we get woken by epidural machine regularly malfunctioning which means it lets out ear splitting beeps.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

one year ago, on this date

we checked into RPA, I had a pessary thing put inside my lady parts to try and bring on contractions, we went for a walk up to King st to get some dinner (we didn't realise that we weren'tsupposed to leave the hospital grounds) and the waiting began

Monday, 11 December 2006

On this date last year

We were enjoying our last night at home as just us before the ursuper to stampys (the cat) affections joined us.

hooray for parties!

We had Torby's first birthday yesterday.
It was t'riffic to have friends and family crammed into the backyard eating party food and celebrating that we have haven't killed our child!

Mind you, Torby's lack of interest in present unwrapping makes me question if he's really my child.

I got to take some photos at the end of the day (too busy running around to do it earlier on).

If you took nice ones earlier on, let me know. please. thank you.

i'm exhausted.

Friday, 8 December 2006

davros the even younger still

davros the even younger still, originally uploaded by Miss DV.

My army of robot davros' grows even larger.
bwah hah hah

Thursday, 7 December 2006

This time last year...

We had been for our final birth centre appointment where I had begged the midwives to get the leech, I mean baby, that was sucking all my energy and making my legs, feet and ankles ginormous out of me and do it now.

lack of brain space

that's my excuse for not being a good and loving and often posterer (yes, it's a word)
so, in lieu of a real post, you'll get a list instead

-I musn't make rash assumptions as to how people will act. a 'youth' the other day on the train was really quite polite and apologetic when asked to turn his music down. I expected surliness, i got manners. two boofy looking boys gave each other a hug in that mateybut genuine way good men do.

- I must find a way to stop torby from climbing up and finding the tub of nappy rash cream and smearing it all over himself. hilarious but probably not healthy

- I must call my friends more often. It's nice to catch up via electronic means but it's also really really nice to hear a voice.

- I must finish writing and actually post my christmas cards and presents

- I must clean the house for the inspection tomorrow afternoon

- I must harrass people to do stuff so I can finish the yule feast report.

_ I must not laugh when people describe me as competent and self assured. perception is nine-tenths of reality or something

okay, that's it for now.

Monday, 4 December 2006

I have a new niece

and she's beautiful!

so teensy and pink, originally uploaded by Miss DV.

when they have time to spare, I'm sure there will be the official announcement.

Until then.... Shhh, don't tell