Tuesday, March 10, 2009


  • been busy
  • more blood tests
  • tests have varied considerably over the last 2 weeks
  • going to endocrinologist tomorrow for more news
  • looks like it's Hashimoto's disease (NOT a Japanese restaurant apparently )
  • doc not even sure if I will need meds but will find out tomorrow
  • feeling ok about it as I know it can be managed
  • miss my family
  • wish I had them around to help, to visit or to just talk too
  • feel like we are doing it alone
  • being a mamma is wonderful but it can be lonely
  • managed to do the house work by myself last week
  • managed to do the weekly food shop yesterday
  • had 'A' in the baby bjorn
  • shopping not as easy as it used to be
  • might get SP to keep helping me until 'A' can sit in the trolley seat
  • have a new respect for women with more than one child
  • 'A' is 12 weeks this Thurs
  • he has slept 11 hours the last two nights
  • up until then he had been sleeping 9-10 hours
  • feel like a very lucky mamma
  • day sleeping not going so well unless I am rocking or walking
  • although he is asleep now
  • trying to keep him up a bit longer between feeds to see if that works
  • I guess you can't have it all!
  • he is now 6.5kgs (14lb 3oz)
  • he looks more like a 6 month old
  • went to visit SP's family in Canberra
  • we have a new nephew called Jamal David
  • he is cute
  • my little man slept all 3 1/2 hours on the drive down there
  • but didn't sleep all the way back
  • got a bit grumpy about an hour out of Sydney but we made it home in one piece
  • I was a bit sad cause I knew he was hungry but there was nowhere to stop
  • but I don't think he was going to waste away
  • he is now down to 5 feeds a day - yippee
  • reading 'Changing Your World One Diaper (nappy ) at a Time!
  • L.O.V.I.N.G it
  • so relevant
  • better reading it the second time after actually having a baby
  • I think I might be quoted in it - unless that was some other chick who lives in Australia and has family in England?
  • I love that I know so many of the girls who are in the book.
  • that Marla chick sure knows what she is talking about
  • blogging still sporadic and still haven't been able to catch up on all your blogs
  • maybe if 'A' sleeps better in the day I will have time until then I will be thinking of you all
  • hope you all have a great day


Lara said...

Hey Nixter, sounds to me like you're doing fantastically as a mum! Must be so hard with your family so far away. I've been relying on my mum so much the last few months (not with a baby, obviously, but with being sick and all the stress of the thesis) but she's going overseas for a month on Friday! Don't know how I'll cope!

I have to say, that after spending a couple of days in Canberra with my brother and sister-in-law and my poor, sick little 6-month old niece, I have an enormous amount of respect for ANY parent!

Alison said...

What an update - such highs and lows hey. You're doing a great job!

Looking forward to catching up


Marla Taviano said...

I wanted to call it One Nappy at a Time, but they wouldn't let me.

I just figured out why he's A. As in A, B, C, D. Not as in Aaron or Adam or Alabaster.

I desperately wish I could come visit you and keep you company. You are sooooo welcome to come spend a month with me!!

Love you!

Ruth said...

Nix - you are brilliant, doing a brilliant job! You are amazing! Your lovely little man is just adorable, and WOW what a great night time sleeper!!!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!