Thursday, December 13, 2012

looking back...

A very close friend of mine had a baby just recently and apart from making me want to have another baby terribly, it got me thinking about when Chloé was a newborn. It all feels like a bit of a blear now and i wish i had kept a journal so i could remember all those feelings and emotions. I am still trying to deal with Chloé's birth, it was a long labour which ended in an emergancy caesarian  (I might share more about that soon) We were both fine in the end but it was a birth i never imagined. 

The first two or three month of Chloés life was spent baby wearing and co-sleeping. If she wasn't in a sling we were sleeping side by side.  It was a lovely time of bonding and i remember missing her terribly when my husband would take her for a walk to give me a break. Since having Chloé i have read a lot about the 'fourth trimester' and i really wish i had read about it earlier. Because instead of feeling guilty for carrying her all the time, thinking she would never settle on her own and  imagining carrying her around forever i would have just gone with the flow and enjoyed holding her close. They are the moments i will never have again with Chloé and now she is almost one, before i know it i'll be dropping her off for her first day of school. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

These days...

  • She has started to enjoy cubbies.
  • Her best friend.
  • She has started playing with dolls (i'm so happy)
  • the garden is growing.
  • We have had stormy weather.
Joining in with Emily at The Beetle Shack over here

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New things...

Welcome to my first post on my new blog. Here you will read about my adventures living in outback Australia in a little Aboriginal Community called 'Karalundi'. 

Its hard to believe that my little girl is almost one and this year feels like a year full of so many firsts. Just this week Chloé took her first steps, I attempted sewing for the first time and Chloé has become obsessed with dressing up.

As 2012 comes to an end think about what new things have you tried this year? and if you can't think of anything well you have 4 more weeks to try try something new in 2012!