Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Whirlwind

I'm feeling bad that I haven't written in a while. Really bad. But in my defence I've had a lot going on, like, growing another little human, welcoming two beautiful nephews into the world and buying our first home. It has been a whirlwind few weeks.

So in the spirit of the last few weeks, this blog post is going to be a bit of a whirlwind too. Just warning you.

Since I was here last, I've been...
Looking at houses, houses and more houses, then hearing the auctioneer called "sold" on our first ever house
Taking pregnancy vitamins, struggling through morning sickness and getting butterflies over the perfect little ultrasound photos
Marvelling at a 17-month-old monkey's growing vocabulary, whilst despairing at his stubborn refusal to take his first solo steps
Juggling life living with the in-laws and a husband who seems to have an endless pile of work to do
Having perfect lunches, coffees and DVD dates with my sister, who became a mummy last week!

Today I was...
Avoiding the hail, claps of thunder and flashes of lightening at all costs
Shamelessly abusing the use of Nickelodeon Jnr all afternoon
Researching colour swatches, mood boards and furniture combos for the new house
Mopping up floors, wiping sticky handprints off tabletops, folding laundry, unloading and reloading the dishwasher three times
Keeping a little boy occupied inside, all day, with toys he's bored with - so entertained ourselves with library books, old magazines, dancing, crayons, an empty milk bottle, chasing, tuppaware and anything else that made a noise when banged
Writing this blog post while trying to encourage the same little boy to use his spoon instead of his fingers to eat his yoghurt
Smiling at how perfect life can be

Sometime in the near future I'm looking forward to...
Annoying the neighbours with the first dinner party in our new house
Seeing my son smudge a toddler kiss on his little brother or sister for the first time
Relaxing with a glass of wine and my sister and my sister-in-law, while our new kiddies play in the background
Decorating a study nook with all sorts of pretty and impractical knick-knacks that get my creative juices flowing
Pushing my two bubba's on swings
Meeting new friends in the new hood
Relaxing with a glass of wine (did I say that already?!)

Would love to hear what you've been up to and what you're looking forward to!

After today, I'm also looking forward to sunny skies and springtime!
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Friday, 3 May 2013

Time traveller

Everyone tells you the time will fly, but you never believe it until one day you wake up and wonder where the last year has gone. Where the last few years have gone, if I'm being truthful.

I'm sure that just a few daydreams ago I was thinking about forging a career, wondering when I'd meet the one for me, settle down, have babies. Then, in just a few heartbeats here I am, in this life. In this beautiful dreamy world of mine, but one that's going too fast.

Time is not just flying, it's travelling first class on the next-generation supersonic airliner.

Honestly, the last time I looked, my baby was kicking merrily on a brightly coloured activity mat after a breastfeed. Fast forward to last week, and you'll see he ate roast chicken with green beans and added a pig oink to his rapidly growing list of tricks.

It wasn't until today that it suddenly dawned on me my baby can talk. He can bloody talk! His gurgles and sounds are starting to make sense - they have for some time now when I really think about it - but part of me couldn't quite believe it wasn't all a fluke. Then, this morning he said "oh no-no-no" and shook his little golden head when he saw his toothbrush (aka his most despised apparatus), and I knew then that a year or more must have passed without me even realising it.

Time does fly. It really does, my friends. But my god, I am so glad I get to fly with it.

Time to grab your wings and fly
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