So I guess it has come time for make or break for the sad neglected blog. Life is just busy, but I feel I need somewhere to come and skite to family and friends near and far about how fab my little people really are! My plan is to post photos on here on a weekly basis. The upside of this is that it will make me take photos off the camera on a more regular basis. Today I took off 158 photos. That isn’t fun really. It means I then have to sort them all!!
We have some big news. Most will know that we found out in March that Jack has a hearing loss. It is considered mild-moderate loss that requires him to wear hearing aids to have “normal” hearing. So the 29th April finally rolled around, after a 6 week wait from finding out about the loss to the actual switching on of our little man! We are noticing big changes in Jack, particularly socially. Now he is joining conversations, sitting down and playing alongside his peers rather than playing chasing games A L L the time. Jack use to be the lion and ROAR while children would squeal with delight (most of the time), this was fine but it is just so nice to see him really engaging with people. He copied me the other day when I said to Meg “Coming Darling”, he had never said an “ing” word before, probably never heard that sound. Jack’s hearing loss means that he misses high frequencies. The higher the frequency the louder the sound needs to be in order for him to hear it. So with word like Meg and Dog, he doesn’t hear the “G”, I can’t wait for him to say Meg correctly. SO, watch this space! Great things ahead for our little guy!
Lily B – is off to school in just 2 weeks! I have such mixed feelings. I am super excited for her, she is completely buzzed about it all, but I just feel sad. I love being the Mother of 3 preschoolers (most days), I love our Thursdays when the awesome foursome are in action. I love the odd looks I get from other Mothers at Kindy Gym, when I turn up with my 3 monkeys. I love Mondays when Jack is at preschool and it is a girl only day.It is the end of an era, it is sad but so very exciting.
The other exciting news is….we having a moving grooving Meg! She is so cute and into life (and puzzle pieces, toy cars, fluff, cats tails) . She is up on her knees and can go a little way before giving up and going commando all the way! She can even make it down the wee step from the lounge to the kids room. She is loving food. We are following Baby Led Weaning ideas, which if you google will come up with loads of info. Basically Meg eats what we eat. She enjoys an amazing variety of food, given my fussyness this is a bit of a challenge. I am going to go and buy gerkins just to try them out on her!!! She eats a lot of fruit, loves plums and oranges. Brocolli is a real fav, long may that last. She loves steak and croc-pot casserole is a real hit. I make a normal casserole and cut some of the meat into strips, lengths of carrots and kumara and chuck some long beans in about an hour from the end. Meg eats it all, sometimes more than Lily! Meg and I are taking my Mum out for Mothers Day lunch in the morning, fun!
Tim is great, madly obsessed with killing defenceless animals, maybe he just proves the whole evolution theory? The kids are loving having all the duck decoys out and setting them all up on the back lawn. Also duck callers are a favourite toy at our place at the moment.
I think that is everyone caught up. So lots of things happening at the moment, lots of changes and a bit of juggling. Hence the update written on nightshift. My work is just great. Shift work is just so wonderful for Mums, it is my little time out, stretching that other part of my brain, newborn snuggles aren’t so bad either ;o) Perk of the job!
Photos to add, when I am at home tommorow!
Here are the promised pics of my cuties~
This is known as Mat time!
That’s all for now! Happy Mothers Day