Wednesday, August 22, 2007

No more photos for a bit

I won't be able to post any photos of M for a bit. :(
I need a new PC. This one has less than 2GB of disk space left. Yes, I know you don't have to get a new PC when the disk space runs out, but this on is getting a bit old and clunky. More RAM and other such things are needed, as well as more disk space (to cope with the 10megapixel camera which produces photos that are at least 3MB each).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Not about Matilda

Just thought I'd let everyone know, I now have my very own Creative Memories website - You can browse the full range of Creative Memories products, check out my upcoming events, and even order products. So cool.
On an album related note, I will be FINALLY starting M's album soon. We have so many photos, got to start putting them somewhere other than the hard drive and photo sorting box. :) I've just got to finish working on Grandad Moore's album ... then it'll be all about Matilda.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Feeling a bit better

M's starting to feel better now. We're well under way with the Amoxil doses, and have scaled back the Panadol. If necessary, there's a bit of Dimetapp around bedtime, to help dry up the nose (otherwise if she wakes during the night, you can find her headl lying in a damp spot, poor thing - must be horrid when you can't blow your nose). No waking up last night through the night ... we'll see how tonight goes. I've got a cold now, so not keen on spending too much time awake in the middle of the night.

Over the weekend, I was at the annual CM consultant conference. There was lots of great training, inspiring speakers, AWESOME product launches, and a sneak peek of a future digital product ...
Hopefully within the next few days, I'll be able to add a link to my very own CM website. So cool. At the Gala Dinner on Sat night, I ran into my brother Cam and sister Peta. They were at a Thiess fundraiser in the room next door! Who'da thunk it?

Tomorrow's People's day at the Ekka. We haven't seriously thought about taking M to the Ekka, but ever since I said to John "you aren't going to the Ekka, are you?", he's wanted to go. Unlikely to happen at this stage. Hopefully we'll hold out for another year or two ... or if we don't, we'll only be looking at animals and the like, no rides or bags! I'm so harsh. ;)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Waving Bye Bye

Matilda has started waving Bye Bye in the past couple of days. I first saw her do it when she was strapped onto my front in the Baby Bjorn as we were leaving daycare. How cute!
Also at daycare this week, the "big" kids (I'm talking the 2 year olds) were so happy to see M. They exclaimed "It's Baby Matilda!" when she arrived, and one day one little girl came up and gave M a hug, and then everyone else followed suit. How cute. :)

We had to bring M home early today - a temp of 38.8. She started getting hot last night, and gets better with doses of Panadol. We took her to the GP this arvo, she has a middle ear infection (again), but he doesn't think that's the cause of the temp. Might be in for a few rough nights ... we'll see .. fingers crossed for good sleep for M and her parents!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


I'll try not to get too TMI. ;)
M has dropped down from three BFs to two a day (and two bottles of formula during the day time). We dropped the "dreamfeed" in the last week or so, as we'd worked it forwards from 11pm to 8:30pm, and we figured M would cope without it. She really wasn't drinking much at all, and barely waking up for it. So she still has a BF after waking up in the morning and before going to bed at night. But lately ... anything distracts her! If JR is walking around, if the TV's on, if there's air in the room .... anything, and she's moving around, chatting, stretching, trying to climb on the couch, grab the TV remote, anything she can to move around. The big, wide world is SOOO interesting. So I'm not too sure if this is a hint that she wants to wean or not. She still drinks OK, in between the very occasional bite (ouch!). I've been hoping to get M through winter with at least some breast milk every day, but it seems she might have other ideas ... we'll see how it all goes.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Drinking Water, standing up, being cheeky

Matilda is getting very good at drinking her water, all of a sudden. I hadn't been able to figure out why on her daily "report cards" from daycare, there would be comments that M had drunk water. One day I popped in at unch time, as M had also been rather picky about her lunch eating ... I noticed that the carers put her cup on the highchair table while she's eating. So I've been doing that since, and M actually drinks a fair bit of water, but only on her terms. ;) And sometimes the cup is really a missile to be propelled to the far corners of the room (ok, I'm exaggerating), but generally, she's pretty good about drinking it.
For people who've been to our house recently, you can now slump on the couch and still see the TV. The piles of mags have been moved ... now that M is pulling herself up onto the coffee table, she's been enjoying pulling everything off it ... so we've minimised what's there, and are trying to help her exercise restraint ... let's see how that works.