Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
We spent the afternoon yesterday with Claire and Jeremy and big O and little A. They have all had a stressful and worrying week with big O's eye operation and then a certain incident with 2 dogs on Friday. C&J were tired yesterday but both boys were full of fun and noise. Rob hung out with the big O and I tried to divert little A from his darling mummy when I could.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Being so chubby she was very slow and reluctant to come out, which created some dramas for everybody, especially in the final half hour. Joshie said it was like an ER episode with about 15 people in attendance. He said Jody stayed calm and brave but I know it was very stressful for him to go through too. They are both full of praise for the professionalism of all the medical staff and the caring treatment they are receiving. Josh, Jody and Ella are "public" patients yet have had the best possible care and Jody is in a room by herself tonight. We feel blessed to live in such a civilised, well resourced society at times like this.
Jody's labour started in earnest at around 1.30 this morning so neither Josh nor Jody have had much sleep in the last 24 hours. We are hoping they can start recovering now. We are all very relieved that the waiting is over and baby Ella is safely here. It is raining heavily again in Canberra tonight. Can we be lucky enough to have the drought brought to an end too?
I raced up to the hospital soon after 2.00pm this afternoon because I was getting so agitated and forgot the camera (duh). I will get some shots tomorrow and post them on the blog so you can all see our honey pot of a baby girl.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
We had some wonderful rain late this week - starting at midnight Thursday night and lasting right through (off & on) to late Friday evening. There was lots of talk of Ella's imminent arrival bringing on the end of the drought.
Rob and I had booked an inspection of our Coogee apartment many weeks ago, so we drove down to Sydney for the day yesterday to check out the state of 8/85. The tenants' lease is up on 10 June so we needed to do some sorting about what will happen next.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Joel needs to know that bacon and eggs are off the menu at our family breakfasts now - we've discovered frittata, but still accompanied by chippolatas and all the other trimmings (fresh fruit, croissants, Rob's pancakes & maple syrup).
I am very excited by finally being able to blog, shop on ebay (first time user this month) use Shutterfly for printing my images taken by my beautiful Canon 30D SLR camera AND create movies captured with my new Canon MVX430 movie camera. I made all the family sit and watch my first movie this morning- Our Bali trip, April 2007.
There were a lot of "paying out " comments as you would expect from my family; it is after all a fairly cheesy exercise creating a movie from your travel clips. However I did notice that Oliver was pretty enthralled. The fact that he is never allowed to watch television much probably made him extra keen to catch up on time in front of the "idiot box", even if he was only watching my cheesy 12 minute movie.
The boys had some fun playing with the "antique" Javanese puppets we brought back from our shopping expedition in Denpasar. I loved these photos; hope you do too.
Thank you for the responses, comments from last week's post. This is so much fun I am going to try to update every week. This should be a BIG week as we all think Ella should definitely be arriving some day soon. She is a very eagerly awaited baby girl!
Sunday, May 6, 2007
It has been a mild, sunny week in Canberra. Rob raked a lot of leaves this morning. The foliage on our claret ash was not spectacular this year - so much thinner than usual and not its usual rich claret colour. The pistachios are as brilliant as ever and our sasanqua camellias have never looked better. They are flowering spectacularly at the moment. While the recent rains have been welcome it is still DRY, DRY, DRY.
Rob and I had quiet day today. I had a "PD" day with my school's exec. team yesterday and it was nice to just stay at home and catch up. Josh and Jody called in, in between a laksa lunch at the Dickson Noodle House and an early dinner with Claire and Jeremy. We were very outgoing last weekend with a special dinner at Aubergine, Griffith with Maxie & Rod and our first vist to the new Dendy Cinema in Civic to see Paris, je t'aime (which we loved).
It is Mother's Day next weekend (as everyone knows). We will have a family breakfast here if that suits baby Ella's plans.