20 December 2011


On the 6th of December we said goodbye to our second home. The place we brought our little girl home to. 

I was feeling really fine right until the moment we stood in those empty rooms and closed the door forever. I had a little tear in my eye as I thought about all the lovely memories I have in that house. 

Luckily, even though I had to give back the keys, I don't ever have to give back the memories.

For the summer we are living in a summer accommodation place where Myl is working. Then at the end of Jan we are moving near to where Myl studies. It's all pretty exciting. We live much closer to the city and lots of shops and cafes and parks. Lucy is enjoying the city life and I'm looking forward to our first babycino date.

I haven't had regular internet which is why it's been a little quiet on here but it's kinda been nice to just hang out with my little family. I think I might take a bit of a break over the holidays, get some guest posts on here and gear up for a new and exciting LOIKYG initiative for next year.


19 December 2011

golden slumbers

night one - Friday

On Friday night I was not really looking forward to my first single parenting night as Myl was away camping with his youth group. Lu and I did the whole bedtime routine. Dinner, bath, story, milk and sleep and off she went into dreamland... till 5 30.  For those of you who enjoy regular uninterrupted sleep till 10am this is a BIG DEAL. I have not slept that long in such a long time.

night two - last night

I put Lucy in her cot after Myles did the bedtime routine. She woke up and up and up and up. We hit 9pm and she went to sleep for two hours and then up and up and up howling each time. Crying in her cot, crying in our arms. I gave up and mighty Myl took over. Finally she fell asleep in our bed. (Co sleeping has taken a break as our bed is smaller in our summer house.)

So confused. Baby girl you are confusing.

14 December 2011

eight months old

my little girl is eight months old.

Lucy is getting so big and so clever. She is changing every day.
This month she has started to crawl. After weeks of frustration she finally clicked it all together in her head and has a very lovely jaunty arms and leg crawl. Right on the day we were moving house.
She moves around following me and pulling herself up on things. She figures out where she wants to go and then gets there. I think she gets a pretty big kick out of that.

Lucy has been chatting away like a pro. She says "dada" a lot but also "mama" when she is sad, hello when she sees someone and something that sounds an awful lot like "kisses".
She has developed some very sweet new laughs and smiles.

We are enjoying the wonderful world of solids and are getting the hang of three meals a day (plus milk). 
Lucy likes fruit, breakfast cereal, yoghurt, toast with vegimite, and pasta but will eat pretty much anything that I am eating.

Lucy now has two teeth which is very cute but sometimes very painful as she has discovered a new game called "let's bite mama". Not great.

Her sleeping has been erratic. Good one night, terrible the next. A normal night consists of two wakeups. One for milk one not. A not normal night consists of wakeups on the hour and lots of sad Lucy and mama. Or me sleepwalking and waking up with a fed baby in my bed (eek!).
We have moved for the summer into a holiday boarding house where Myl has a job. Lucy has been a pro and seems not to have noticed the difference. I am so thankful! She enjoys having lots of people around to look at her and gets a bit jealous when people pay attention to the other baby in the house. A bit of an attention seeker.

Lucy saw her first fireworks at our church carols on Saturday. She was amazed and shocked all at once. She had her first little stand (for two secondsish). She has had so many firsts I can't remember them all.

She is such a happy lovely little thing. I'm so lucky to be her mama. 

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