Tuesday, 20 January 2009

where does the time go?

You all knew this was going to happen didn't you? I remember the friendly warnings whilst I was still pregnant to cherish the time alone and that a new baby means no time for practically anything else at all! Anna is now two weeks old and I've only left the house a few times which has meant I have stuck to my fabric diet thus far, I have managed to shower, do washing, and even nearly finished eating a few meals, but everything else has practically been looking after the baby. But we are settling into a feeding routine now, and she is a good sleeper in between feeds so I'm hoping that once the house is sorted out I'll be able to get some 'real' stuff done, like sewing my new post maternity wardrobe!

But in fabulous news, my in laws have finally realised that now wasn't the best time for them to be staying with us and have flown home two weeks early. As much as I want them to be part of Anna's life, now isn't exactly the right time. Especially since our building works have picked up pace enormously and there is lots going on right now which means we should be finished up in a few weeks (except for the fun part of decorating), but it also means that we are now living in bascially a bedroom of the house because our lounge room has been divided up into a hallway, study and walk in pantry and there is even less room than ever:

Yes that is cabling running over the floor taped down, and electrical wires hanging out of the ceiling, a big hole in the wall where a window was taken out and where the lounge is (in our future study) it is basically a few metres away from the tv, in fact so close I could probably watch it without my glasses! Oh and to top it off, apart from lights in the kitchen there are no other overhead lights so we are relying on lamps to avoid sitting in total darkness. I guess this is going to be a really funny story when it's all over and done with, and of course Anna won't remember any of it so I just have to grin and bear it....

Speaking of Anna she has been absolutely showered with gifts and has received so many gorgeous little clothes that I doubt I'll need to sew anything for her for at least 6 months. She is the first grandchild for my parents who are super excited, and the second grandchild (by only two months) for my in laws so they are equally excited too, and lots of little pink things have made their way into our house. And she has started down the dangerous path of shoe obsession, thanks to my close family friend Jenny buying her these gorgeous little shoes (thanks Jenny!):



Anna had her first check up with the early childhood health nurse and she has already put on weight above her birth weight (apparently most babies lose a bit of weight in the first few weeks), and they revised her length to 57cm which is above average for girls her age so I am pretty sure she's going to be tall like her dad.

14 comments:

  1. Nice to hear from you and clad to hear that you are surviving. Hope the aircon is still working! And aren't they the cutest shoes?

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  2. Those little shoes bring back memories, so precious. My first born was a girl too and she turned 17 last month...aahh

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  3. Those shoes show a definite shoe obsession in Anna's future :-)

    Very thoughtful of your in-laws, get them to come back and help with the decorating Lol!!

    Glad you are well and Anna is thriving.

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  4. Good to see that someone has started Anna off on the "right food" so to speak! Shoes Glorious Shoes! They are so sweet! Before you know it she will be buying her own! Just kidding... it takes longer than that! She is going to be tall like her daddy! Nothing wrong with that!
    Your rooms are getting a bit squishy looking, how on earth are you moving around? And getting out several times? That's pretty good. I think that I was usually so tired after giving birth it took me a while longer before I felt much like leaving the house.
    Keep up the good work mom.
    That was sweet of your in-laws. I'm sure that it wasn't easy for them to pull themselves away like that. Do they live far away?

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  5. in-laws, renovation, baby ... 3 words to raise anyone's stress levels!!!

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  6. how nice of your inlaws to realize it wasn't good for them to be there. I have baby no. 2 coming in may and I just had to tell my mom she could come visit for a week but only if she stays in a hotel as our house is too small.

    And to my mind, three blog entries in two weeks with a newborn is a huge accomplishment. =).

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  7. Wow - sounds like your coping remarkably well! I had an absolute nightmare with my first baby and everybody kept telling me the first 6 weeks are the worst and then everything settles down and baby gets into a good routine etc, and it certainly worked out that way for me. Just remember that in the dark of night when you feel like you are so tired you could die and you hear the little one start crying for another feed! Anna is a very pretty name and what a wee darling she looks.

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  8. Those are the cutest shoes.

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  9. What adorable little shoes! Baby shoes are the cutest things around, and those have to be some of the cutest.

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  10. Glad to see you are getting on OK, I'm so happy for you that your visiters have gone! If you feel like an "easy" outing eventually, you might want to go to Quilitsmith in Annandale ... easy parking, lots of pram space and lovely cottons that suit little girls. Those shoes are sooo cute -hope she keeps them on. :) Natasha

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  11. Kirsty, congratulations on your beautiful little girl, I have 3 daughters and if I could have another baby I would love another girl ! Topkids have such lovely clothes in them to sew for children so I hope you get to sew some of your collection. Hopefully you are starting to feel more human now. Good luck. Janine

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  12. I nominated you for an award on my blog. However, don't feel obligued to accept. I totally understand how busy you are. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading you blog!

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  13. I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. http://sewfastembroidery.blogspot.com/ You can choose to honor other blogs or just bask in the glow of my appreciation! Thanks for sharing your sewing journey. Mary

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  14. I know you have no time (or probably energy) for things like blog reading, so I wanted to let you know that I've given you the "Kreativ Blogging Award". Feel free to play along or not. Hope all is moving along nicely with the renovation and getting used to parenthood!

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