Thursday, December 16, 2010


Day 33
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Because we're off to NZ soon and some of the boys' Christmas presents are just too big/heavy to take, they opened one this morning - a set of blocks! They really seemed to enjoy them.

In the last week or so, Kason & Cohen have both been waking for an extra feed about 11pm - usually just as I'm about to go to bed. Not sure why...they are now having three meals of solid food a day, plus the same number of breastfeeds as they have always had...


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Day 32
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We had an errand to run this morning which took us out about 10mins away from Simon's work about an hour before he started. It was quite nice actually, as we were out of the house with some time to spend together. We were in a suburb we haven't been to much, so we found a little cafe and had a milkshake (for me) and a coffee (for him).
Kason & Cohen had an odd day after we got home...not quite sure what is going on with them lately, but we'll get there!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 31
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Monday, December 13, 2010


Day 30
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Cohen was drooling on my leg this morning. This, in itself, is by no means uncommon. Both he and Kason are teething, although they are yet to get any teeth. Anyways, when I moved Cohen from his spot, I saw the pattern his drool made - a perfect heart! I thought it was cute!

We've had a good day today, just pottering around home mainly, although we did drop off the baby capsules we hired and went for a walk for over an hour. It was a beautiful day and not too hot, so perfect walking weather! It's nice that we still have places nearby to explore that we haven't ever been to.

This week is going to be a busy one for us, especially tomorrow. But it will be a good week, I'm sure :-) Kason & Cohen are just so much fun, they make me laugh and smile all the time, I love being their Mum. They are going through a bit of separation anxiety at the moment, and just yesterday both cracked it when a couple of friends wanted cuddles with them. They have known both of these people their whole lives, and see one of them at least every week. We're off to NZ soon, so I hope that doesn't continue too much - LOTS of people there are wanting cuddles with them!



Day 29
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I love these little suits! Unfortunately the boys are bigger than I thought...I only bought them the other day and they are already almost too small! I hope they are able to get at least some wear out of them before we pass them on. I just like how bright they are :-)


Fun in PJs!

Day 28
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Kason (L) & Cohen (R) are always, always, always super happy in the mornings! I'm so lucky in that Simon will get up with them when they wake up about 7am so I can have a bit of extra sleep, which is particularly nice at the moment as the boys are both a bit unsettled and waking 3-4 times a night, as opposed to their usual once! It's all good though, I'm sure it's just a phase and they are so darn cute! It's quite nice being up with them (usually one wakes at a time) when everything in the house is dark and quiet.


Out & About

Day 27
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Simon doesn't start work until 5:30pm on Fridays, and now that Neonates playgroup has ended for the year (and we've graduated from the physio one!), we spent the day out at the shops. The Littles (Kason (L) & Cohen (R)) don't look all too impressed in this picture!


Thursday, December 9, 2010


Day 26
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The littles have been so happy for the majority of today :-) We spent the morning at the shopping mall just down the road, just to get out of the house for a bit of a change of scenery. It was well worth it, and not long after we got there I had another twin mum with older twins come up to me and say, "it gets easier!" - after my day yesterday, I needed to hear that! It's nice taking them out, people just can't help but smile at them, and it's lovely to be able to cause strangers' smiles :-D

The boys have really started to take to solid food, they are just loving it - especially their veges! They get so excited when they get that first spoonful on their tongues, and Cohen thinks he needs to guide my hand to his mouth - unfortunately his hand-eye coordination is still improving and he ends up with it everywhere, but it's all so much fun so who cares about the mess!!!


Out! But not for long!

Day 25
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Yesterday was a l-o-n-g day! We went to the Multiples club playgroup after lunch, and the little flat out refused to sleep - they were getting too much attention and there was too many people to charm! We got home in time for their next feed and I thought that might put them to did not. Come time for their next nap they were acting tired, but again, refused to sleep! I tried for about 1.5 hours to get them to sleep in their cots, to no avail. Put them in their umbrella strollers, clicked on the connectors and off down the street we went! It worked, and they fell asleep, so we headed home and I transferred them to theie beds...only for them to wake up 10mins later for their next feed! Overnight they woke every two hours!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

So much to do

Day 24
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So little time. Just feeling a little overwhelmed with all I have to get done tonight, so I'm procrastinating...which makes it worse!

I still have to fold and put away yesterday's washing, hang up today's washing (which I had to grab in off the line when it started pouring with rain this afternoon only 30mins after I hung it out!), stuff nappies for tomorrow, wash, dry and put away dishes, cut 54 fleece squares for my next quilt project. Which I'm aiming to get done by the end of this weekend. Not sure if it's going to happen. I might have to get Simon to take the boys out on Saturday or Sunday.

Anyways, I better get onto it all. Oh what to start with?!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 23

Day 23
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We had a fairly quiet day today. Headed out to the mall this morning to get a couple of things and to post Master M's quilt, dropped Simon off at work, then spent the afternoon at home. K&C were both so happy today, they are just so awesome! Love them to bits!!! Today's pic is just of them when they were playing.



Day 22
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Another fav photo! I took this one of Cohen (L) & Kason (R) at the Multiple Birth club Christmas picnic on Sunday.

We had such a busy, but great weekend! Saturday we dropped Simon off at his work Christmas picnic about 30mins north of our place, then drove back about 10mins south of our place to our Mums n Bubs Christmas BBQ, then back up to Simon's.

Simon's picnic was at a park in Seacliff, across the road from the beach (Day 21 picture!), and as it was SUCH a hot day (read: 38 degrees Celcius!), we took K&C for their first real swim in the ocean. They just LOVED it, which is awesome. My three brothers and I all love the beach and we are out swimming as much as possible. Simon and I are planning on spending a lot of time at the beach with K&C this summer (in the mornings!), particularly as Cohen has quite bad eczema and swimming in chlorine would aggravate it I think. We are so lucky that there are so many great beaches near where we live - many with no surf, so great for taking the little ones in :-)


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Day 19
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Kason & Cohen had their 6-month vaccinations this morning, and they handled them like champs! After that, we dropped Simon into work - he was teaching at a school this afternoon instead of the studio. He reckons it went really well and the school is interested in possibly making it an on-going thing next year which is really exciting for him!
On our way home, we stopped at Spotlight and got a couple of robot patches to try to fix Master M's quilt. I should really be working on that...I've decided to hand-stitch the hole, then put the robot patch over it. I'll then put another robot patch in another random place. I think it should look ok...I've used a robot flannel, so the patches won't be too out of place!

Oh, today's pic is of Kason (L) and Cohen (R) hanging out in their new (empty) paddling pool. If we get a chance this weekend, we might put some water in it and let them have a play - I just need Simon around for that extra pair of hands!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Day 18
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Kason & Cohen will often hold hands while they are breastfeeding, it's the sweetest thing to see. They are starting to be much more aware of each other now, and will just stare at each other and babble away. While having twins can be really challenging some days, most days are great and it's so cool to see them interacting with each other. I can't wait to watch them grow together and see their unique bond develop. It would be such an amazing thing to have an identical twin!


Or so I thought.

Sigh. So I thought Master M's quilt was done. This morning I had the presence of mind to turn it over and inspect the back...didn't have to really check it, as a big gaping hole in one of the seams was pretty obvious. I'm gutted, because of how big it is and where it is, I don't know how I'm going to go about fixing it. Simon reckons I should just put a patch over it, but I think it will look out of place...

In other news, I managed to get a banana cake made while the boys were napping this morning. Can't wait for it to cool down so I can ice it (read: have a piece!).


Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Day 17
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Master M's rag quilt is all done - snipping and washing included. It has frayed just great! Now I have to decide if it's better to post it to NZ, or take it when we head over...! I'm stoked with how it has turned out, and I think I like the smaller seam better. I had a bigger seam on the quilt I made for S.

Day 16

Day 16
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My Mum surprised us and was on the Gold Coast for the weekend when we were there! Everyone else in the family knew but us - it was so awesome to see her, and she LOVED spending time with her three Grandsons for the first time - the littlest one is just four weeks old!


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My smiley boy, Kason! He will usually crack a smile whenever he sees the camera, cheeky monkey!

Big, Little

Day 14
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I love this picture of Cohen's tiny feet next to his uncle's foot!

Day 13

Day 13
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This shot is out of our window when we flew into the Gold Coast on Friday

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Day 12
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Kason: "I may have liked pumpkin yesterday, but today, I'm going to sit here all cute and not open my mouth."

I thought I was all packed and ready for our trip to the Gold Coast, but have just weighed our bag (we were hoping to get away with just taking one) and it's more than 45kg...yeah...I'm going to be repacking that tonight, and splitting it into two. Bugger! Two suitcases, two carseats, two strollers, two babies and two adults. For three days.

Kason & Cohen had their 6-month check-up today, and our CYH nurse is really pleased with their progress - they are both on the 25th percentile for all their measurements, which is awesome - they used to be tracking along the 10th percentile (non-adjusted age)! They are in a few 'grey' areas, but they are likely due to their prematurity and we'll check them again in a few weeks.

Better get onto the packing. And the dishes. And straightening my hair. Somehow I don't think I'll get to bed early tonight! Not like that would happen anyways, I kinda suck at getting to bed for 11pm!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 11

Day 11
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This is my spare room as of's chaotic!!! You can't see it all in this picture, but I have three piles of Christmas presents, two half-packed suitcases, two packed baby bags, the airer of clothes, and the sheets hanging on our spare umbrella strollers! Oh, and an uninflated paddling pool! I'm trying to get all sorted for our Gold Coast trip and our NZ trip. I think I'm almost done with all the organising, including most of the Christmas presents. Just have a couple more to get, but we will get those in NZ.

I did several big loads of washing this morning because it was supposed to be overcast but warm with showers tonight. Supposed to be. The boys and I were out for half of the day, and while we were out, it started pouring. down. As soon as we got home, I brought the washing in, but it was soaking wet, so I had to put it on a spin cycle in the machine. Hence the full airer and the creative hanging of sheets on the strollers! I also have a blanket draped over our breakfast bar stools!

I have so much I need to get done tonight, should really stop procrastinating and turn my computer off and get onto it all...


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 10

Day 10
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Rag Quilt far! This one is for some friends of ours, for their new son. I made a quilt for their older son when he was born, so makes sense that I make their new baby one too! Simon and his aunty took Kason & Cohen out on Saturday afternoon, so I was at home by myself for the first time in a. long. time! I managed to get this sewn up in the 2 or so hours they were gone, and I've just now finished snipping the seams so it's ready to be washed tomorrow. I had aimed to have it finished by this coming Friday, and last week I was highly doubting it was going to happen! I think it has turned out really well :-)

Today has been ridiculously hot! When we went to playgroup at 9:30am, it was 28 degrees!!! Cohen's eczema really gets aggravated with the heat, so we try to keep him inside where it's cool. But it can be hard, because I can't handle being stuck inside all day everyday - I need a change of scene to stay sane!

Got lots on this's going to be mega crazy, but I'm sure we will come out the other side just fine!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 9

Day 9
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These are Kason & Cohen's new dolls, Sammy & Andy. I had been searching for quite a while for 'boy' dolls...they are quite hard to come across! Obviously I managed to find them, and the boys just love them.


Day 8

Day 8
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Had a lovely day yesterday up at Hahndorf. The weather was just stunning - blue skies and so warm! Unfortunately it was a bit too warm for Cohen as his flared up his eczema, poor little guy :-(
Anyways, there were several of these little gardens on the main street in Hahndorf yesterday, and the roses were so fragrant, just beautiful.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 7

Day 7
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Vines at Rosemount Winery, McLaren Vale. We spent this morning showing Simon's aunty aroud the area - she is here from England at the moment. It's fantastic having an extra set of hands to help!

Day 6

Day 6
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Cohen's early Christmas present - his new doll, Andy! He just LOVES it!!! Kason loves his too :-)

Day 5

Day 5
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The view from my living room ranchslider

Day 4

Day 4
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Cohen (L) & Kason (R) playing together!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 3

Day 3
Snapped this photo while stopped at a red light this afternoon. It has been weeks since the blossoms were out on the trees around our area, so to see this little park full of trees in blossom next to a busy road was a lovely surprise :-)

Had playgroup this morning, then this afternoon we headed out to get something sorted for Simon's Christmas present from Kason & Cohen (I'll share more after Christmas!). Cohen has been pretty clingy today, and was super upset in the car on the way home this arvo. It's times like today when having twins is hard work. Cohen just wanted to be cuddled, but Kason wanted to play...hard to give them both what they need.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Days 1 & 2

Day 1
Seven new fabrics I bought in the weekend...these, plus some fleece I already have, will make two rag quilts. I love, love, love the top pink fabric, it's so super cute...but was a bit hard to match it with others. It will go with the three below it. The third fabric from the top is actually a really cool stripe - pinks, purples, blues, oranges and greens. The bottom four fabrics will make another quilt - the bottom one is flannelette robots, then a cotton monsters (my fav!), then cotton rockets and the light blue flannette (which is also for the pink quilt).
I just can't wait to get them all made up to see the final products :-)

Day 2
Both of my boys just love their tummy time! This is Kason, aka 'Turtle'. He pulls the funniest face when he is on his tummy and he reminds us of a little turtle! This isn't the 'turtle' face - he wasn't cooperating in that respect, but he was just fascinated by the camera, just stared at it!


1. Taking identical twins to the shops quickly. Doesn't happen - we get stopped every few minutes by people wanting to peek at them! Can be frustrating when I'm in a rush...although today a lovely man stopped to talk to K&C while I was sitting down eating icecream (yum!), then thanked me for letting him :-)

2. Cooking dinner for one five nights out of seven. Simon works afternoons and nights. It's nice having him home in the mornings, but finding the motivation to cook only for myself most nights can be tough.

3. Trying to placate two crying babies.

4. Being away from friends when a friend is being farewelled. Wishing we were in Auckland today so we could be with our NZ dancing family, paying our respects to a wonderful man. D was honestly the most smiley person, and he had such a passion for dance from the day he walked into our class. He reinvigorated all the students with his energy. He will be sorely missed on the dance floor.

5. Finding time to sew! I have three rag quilts I want to get done before mid-December...not sure if it's going to happen though! One is started...

In other news, I have decided to set myself a new challenge. I'm jumping onboard with the popular 365 project - taking at least one photo a day for 365 days. I started on Sunday. While I won't get a chance to upload/post them everyday, I will do my best!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Today, one friend gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Today, one friend died of a suspected heart attack.

Life. Death.

I'm so thrilled for my friend who is a new mother, and her husband, a new father.

Devastated and stunned about my friend. I saw him almost every day last year and the year before. He was, honestly, the most smiley, happy, energetic man I have ever known. He was so kind. And so young. He was a competitve dancer in his early 40s. Young and fit. Heart attack. They don't 'go together'. They shouldn't 'go together'. Wishing we were back in NZ with our dancing family there.

Monday, November 1, 2010


So Cohen is SO close to crawling, it's ridiculous! Just today, he has figured out that when he lifts his bum off the ground and pushes forward, that he can move his arms forward to...and that that means he can MOVE! And get his toys! He still gets frustrated because he can't ge there as fast and as easily as he wants to, but I'm pretty certain it won't be long before he is all over the show...I think we need to baby-proof sooner rather than later.

Kason is starting to figure it all out too, but he seems happier to just watch Cohen first, then copy him - it means Kason gets less frustrated!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Five Months!

Dear Kason & Cohen,

Cohen & Kason
Today you are five months old! We spend the morning at playgroup, and Daddy came with us too - you loved having him there and were full of smiles.

Kason, when you were weighed and measured last week, your numbers were:
Weight: 6350g
Height: 62.5cm

Cohen, when you were weight and measured last week, your numbers were:
Weight: 6440g
Height: 63cm

You have both really started to laugh and giggle and interact this past month. You both have the sweetest laughs, and it warms my heart everytime I hear you. Cohen, you love to TALK! And you talk LOUDLY!!! Kason, you enjoy talking too, but you are a bit more smiley than your brother. Often, in the middle of a feed, you will stop eating and just grin at me for a good few minutes.

You have had a busy month. Your Nan came to visit for a week, and so did your 'Aunty' Lesha. We also bought a car, which makes it much easier to get out and about, and we're certainly making the most of it. You both are so easy-going and cruisy. When one of Aunty Lesha's friends went into labour at our house last week, we just bundled you both straight into your carseats and drove her to her house in the hills - about an hour away. We then turned around and came home. You did SO fantastically well, I was so, so proud of you. Cohen, you cried a bit at the start, but Aunty Lesha just wound your window down a little and you calmed right down.
It's amazing how much you both enjoy being outside. We even bought you boys a pop-up beach tent which I have put up out on the lawn a few times when you have been having an unsettled day - it works a treat to cheer you both up.

We got our stash of MCNs this month, too, so you boys are wearing those about 99% of the time - your little bums look SO cute in them!

Cohen, you have had eczema rather bad this month. Mostly on your cheeks, but also a little on your elbows and ankles. We have cortisone cream to put on it, and it really does help, but you HATE it being put on. I have to do it when you are all wrapped up and going down for the night. That doesn't stop you crying, but it does stop you rubbing it off...usually!

You are both still waking at least once during the night, anytime between 1:30am and 4:30am. Daddy gets up with you when you wake in the mornings, generally around 7am. He keeps you busy until your feed about 8:30am.

This month will be a bit quieter, your 'Uncle' Wayne is visiting for a couple of days, but other than that, it will be business as usual. Our Neonates playgroup starts back up again this week (although we can't make it this week) after a 6-week break, so it will be great to see the other babies you were in hospital with again.

Kason & Cohen, you bring so much light and happiness to our lives, we love you in a circle baby boys.
Love always,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Project S

I finished 'Project S' last week, and it should almost be arriving at it's destination of my brother's's for my new niece who is due in February. I thought it might have arrived today, but maybe tomorrow. I really hope they love it. The pictures don't really do it justice (if I may say so myself!) - it's super cute and so cuddly.


I already have another rag quilt underway, and after that one, I have another two to do. They don't take too long to make, it's just finding the time...usually when Simon is home so he can entertain Kason & Cohen!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

All Good

Kason & Cohen have been SO well behaved the last couple of days - generally happy and going to sleep easily, and sleeping 8+ hours at night!!! Oh, and charming the pants off everyone they meet, but that's nothing new ;-)

The weather here is definitely picking up, we had such a stunning weekend! Simon was working again even though he is only supposed to work alternate Saturdays, and after he got home, we decided just to pop down to McLaren Vale to get some wine from the cellar doors. Rosemount have changed their tasting list and didn't have any of my favourite, so we got a couple of bottles of their 'Ruby O'. I'm only having a couple of glasses a week, if that, after the boys' last feed at night and the wines I've had recently just haven't hit the spot!

Our stash of MCNs arrived yesterday, so a load of washing later, we've been using them today and I just LOVE them! I just love Kason & Cohen's little bums in them, SO gorgeous! I'll have to get a picture of them both wearing them.

Tomorrow is going to be a super busy day for us...I hope the boys manage ok with it. We have coffee group at a friend's place, then a multiple birth assoc. playgroup (our first one), then picking my friend up from the city. I think if I just try to stick to their feeding and sleeping times as much as possible, they should be fine.

I've finished Project S!!! It's all sewn, chopped and washed twice. I just want to wash it one more time, then I'll take a picture and upload it before I send it. I'm so stoked with how cute it has turned out, and I can't believe how easy it was to make. I have another three to make now...although one doesn't need to be done for six months, so I have some time up my sleeve for that!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Long Weekend!

We had such awesome weather here over the (long) weekend! Unfortunately, Simon was working Saturday, but Kason, Cohen and I picked him up when he finished and we headed up Mt Lofty before heading home. Sunday we went for a drive with some friends down to Victor Harbor, had a late lunch at Port Elliot and spied a wooden toy factory! It was closed, but we will head back there at some stage in the not too distant future to see if they have the kind of rocking horse we are after. Monday was another cracker day, and we were planning on going shopping...didn't realise that the shops would almost all be closed!!! In NZ, shops are generally only closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day! All other holidays are just an excuse for sales! Not the case here...guess we should have figured that out considering nothing opens until 11am on Sundays, and apparently that has only just come in recently - it used to be that everything was closed all day Sunday. Anyways, we took the boys down to Port Noarlunga - their first trip to the beach :-) We are just loving the fact that we have so many awesome beaches within 10mins of our house! And we can acutally get to them much easier now that we have a car! Yesterday I also managed to finish sewing Project S. Now I just have to chop it and wash it a few times...I so hope it turns out as cute as I hope it will.
Kason & Cohen both slept for 9 hours on Sunday night - it was fantastic! I just wish we had of gone to bed earlier than we did...oh well! They are both asleep now, and I've managed to bake some muffins (thanks, Betty Crocker, for inventing packet mixes! Have to add in here that, generally, I don't bake from packets...just have to take a plate to playgroup tomorrow so got a packet incase I didn't get a chance to bake from scratch!) and clean both of the bathrooms. Now I'm just waiting on the two little men to awaken for their next feed, which will be any minute now so I better go.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Random Musings

I didn't get a chance to work on Project S last weekend, so it is still in it's unfinished state. It's a long weekend this weekend, although Simon is working tomorrow, so I'm hoping to maybe get a chance to change that! We don't have a lot planned - we got several things done today (SO handy to finally have a car!). We'll catch up with some friends of ours, and hopefully take Kason & Cohen to the beach for the first time as the weather is supposed to be lovely!

A friend of mine is coming over from NZ for a work conference at the end of next week. After her conference ends, she's staying with us for a week - I SO can't wait to see her, and introduce her to K&C.  After she leaves, another friend of ours is heading our way from Sydney. Not long after he leaves, Simon's Dad, his partner and his sister are planning on visiting (also from Sydney), then we are heading to Goldy, then three weeks after that, we're heading home to NZ for Christmas! It's going to be a busy few months, and I imagine it's going to go FAST!

We're trying to find a cool rocking horse - it's not as easy as you'd think. Perhaps that's because I have an imagine in my head of what I want it to be like, and I can't find one that matches!

Kason & Cohen made their photographic debut in a magazine this week...the Multiple Birth club here had a picnic day last weekend, and a photo of the boys sleeping in The Hummer (aka, their pram - it's a tank!) there features in the monthly magazine they put out. They also got their four-month vaccinations this morning. They did awesome, and both cried for about two minutes, then promptly fell asleep.

Better get myself some dinner before the two little munchkins are up for their feed.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Four Months!

Dear Kason & Cohen,

Cohen & Kason
Today you are four months old! We have had a wonderful day, the four of us together. We went to a Multiple Birth Association picnic and met some other twin families, and then we went and (finally!) bought a car.

It has been a busy month - we had your Nana H come and stay for a week, we’ve had playgroup twice a week (the Neonates playgroup is on a six-week break at the moment), and you met your Uncle Mish.

Kason, you now weigh 5820g and you are 60cm long. Cohen, you weigh 5930g and you are 60.5cm long.

Kason, you LOVE to blow raspberries and talk to the baby in the mirror. Cohen, you get so excited lots, and when you do, you slap your tummy! You both absolutely love the ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ song, and giggle when I sing it to you – you both especially like the “two eyes, two ears, one mouth, one nose” part – it even often stops you crying.

When that song won’t work, you both like to be outside. The minute I step one foot inside, you start crying again!

You had a couple of weeks when you were waking twice during the night, rather than your usual once at 4/4:30am. It must have been a ‘wonder week’ extended because since then you have been talking SO much more, and giggling! It’s so awesome to hear you talking away to each other on the monitor, and then when we go in to get you guys up, you get all excited and squirm and grin up at us.

Cohen, over the last few days, I have noticed you trying to roll from your back to your tummy; I don’t think it will be long until you master that skill!! Kason, I’m sure you won’t be far behind. You are both bringing your hands together in the middle now too.

Whenever you are playing together on the floor, or having a feed, you have to be touching. And even in you cot, you squirm to the middle so you have your heads on each other’s shoulder – it is so sweet to see, and I can’t wait to watch the bond between you continue to develop.

My love for you both just multiplies so much every day. I love you in a circle.

We love you both so, so much!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Project S

Millie is out of hibernation and Project S is underway! All going to plan, it will be completed by the end of the weekend. Although, if we're being honest, the chances of that happening are about as high as the chances of me getting up only once tonight - not high at all!!!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So. Tired.

We had playgroup at our place this morning. Kason & Cohen are four months old on Sunday. We have a Multiple Birth Club picnic on Sunday. The mother-in-law was here for a week last week...she didn't even change one nappy. It's exhausting looking after two babies AND a mother-in-law who doesn't help out. We are thinking of changing to Modern Cloth Nappies (MCNs) and got our trial one in the mail the other day, it's drying on the line right now...can't wait to try it out. It's red, I love it. I tried it on Cohen's bum, it looks super cute.
Right now, both of the boys are asleep...the first time that's happened during the day in a L-O-N-G time. I'm going to make the most of it and have a nap myself...hopefully they don't pull their usual trick and wake up literally just as I am about to fall asleep.
I'll post again on Sunday or Monday.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Three Months

Dear Kason & Cohen,

Today you are three months old. I can't believe how quickly that time has gone, yet it feels like you have been in our lives for much longer.

You are wearing size 000, but will be going into size 00 very soon - you're getting big, especially as when you were first born, you were both in size 00000!!!

You were both weighed and measured last week.
Weight: 5040g
Length: 57cm

Weight: 5030g
Length: 56.5cm

Kason, you have finally overtaken Cohen!

You are both really good little boys. Kason, you don't particularly like sleeping during the day, you much prefer to be up playing, or just hanging out with me, reading stories - your favourite is 'The Wonky Donkey' - I wonder if it reminds you of your Nana because when she was staying with us, she read it to you LOTS! Cohen, you enjoy 'The Wonky Donkey' as well, but I think you prefer 'Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack'.

You are both smiling a lot more now, and I think you will be laughing soon - I can't wait to hear you both laugh! Cohen, you rolled from your tummy to your back for the first time on July 27th, but didn't do it again until August 12th. You have done it several times since then. Kason, you rolled for the first time on August 12th, and you, too, have done it several times since then! Daddy hasn't seen either of you actually roll yet - just the 'before and after'!

Both of you are sleeping really well at night, usually only waking up once around 4am, then sleeping until around 8am, which is nice. You have done one night where you slept for 8 hours - 10pm to 6am!!!

Kason, you used to hate being put into The Hummer, or the front pack, or your carseat, but now you don't mind it so much. Cohen, you are more laid back, and nothing much fazes you.

You boys are very social, and for the last six weeks, we have been going to playgroup three times a week - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You love it, and are very well behaved. You enjoy watching the other babies, but while you are both very talkative at home, you don't 'say' much when we are out. I'm sure that will change soon!

Cohen & Kason
We love you both so, so much!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear 4am,

You and I have met on more than several occasions. However, we have not particularly gotten to know each other, mostly due to my level of sobriety, until the last two months. I now feel like we are becoming friends. There are many things that I am enjoying about being acquainted with you, a few of which I have listed below:
  1. Seeing my beautiful boys show off their smile in your half-light;
  2. Smelling their sweet baby breath;
  3. Touching the soft fuzz on the tops of their tiny heads;
  4. The feeling of my boys cuddled up close, holding on to my PJs, while they feed;
  5. Spending quiet time with them, nothing else going on in the house, just the three of us together.
In saying that though, I hope you won’t be offended when I stop visiting you. I can’t say when that may be, and for the time being, I am so happy and thankful to be able to enjoy my two precious boys with you.

Love and Hugs,


Thursday, August 12, 2010

That's How We Roll, Baby!

Kason & Cohen BOTH rolled over today!!!

Cohen actually did it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, but it was purely by accident and he hadn't done it since...until this morning and he did it twice!!! Then, this afternoon, Kason decided he had to catch up, and rolled three times! The third time, he gave himself such a fright, he cried!

We've booked our flights to Gold Coast for November - EXCITED! And we're hoping to get the boys' passport photos tomorrow or Saturday...we'll see how that goes.

Hoping to perhaps get to a dance class on Saturday, SO missing it - I haven't had a dance since about a month before the boys were born, which is far too long in my books, not used to not dancing!


Thursday, August 5, 2010


1. Long weekend in Gold Coast at the end of November.

2. Three weeks in New Zealand over Christmas/New Years.

3. Passports and NZ Citizenship for Kason & Cohen.

Looking forward to:

1. Seeing two of my brothers and my sister-in-law in November and meeting my soon-to-be born nephew!

2. Introducing Kason & Cohen to their Uncles, Aunty and cousin.

3. Seeing our friends and family in New Zealand and showing off Kason & Cohen.

These are my favourite recent photos of the boys. They look so different to each other in them, but they really are very alike!

Kason                                             Cohen


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Months!

Kason & Cohen are two months old already!!!!!! They are awesome little guys, and we are so in love with them! It's amazing to watch them grow and change everyday.

They were in the neonatal unit for almost four weeks, and my Mum came over from NZ three days after they came home and she just left's going to take a little while to get used to being by myself with the two boys while Simon is at work, but we'll manage! It helps that they are SO super gorgeous and loveable.

We managed to get out and see a few places while Mum was here - we caught the bus into town several times, had lunch at the botanic gardens, visited Victor Harbor and some of the nearby wineries. The weather has been nice for the majority of Mum's stay so we went on lots of walks and explored the neighbourhood a lot and went to two playgroups, too!

Hopefully I'll be around a bit more - it has been an intense two months, especially that first month with the boys in the neonatal unit as I was spending all day everyday at the hospital with them.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Not So Quiet

The past few days have certainly been far from quiet, that's for sure!!! On Wednesday after I got home from my stretch class at the hospital, I got a phonecall to come into the labour ward for monitoring of the babies. I had had more bloods taken on Tuesday morning to monitor my levels for the cholestasis I had developed. Apparently, despite the meds I was on, my levels continued to rise. I came into the hospital, thinking I would just be hooked up to a CTG machine for maybe an hour or so to make sure the babies were ok. Although both the babies were fine, I apparently wasn't - although I felt ok! In addition to the cholestasis, I also had pre-eclampsia and really low platelets. The decision was made that it would be better for both the babies and myself if they were delivered right away. Because of the low platelets, the anaesthetics team weren't prepared to give me a spinal block or epidural...I had to have a c-section by general anaesthetic.

Kason Eligh & Cohen Asher were born on May 26, 2010 at 19:52 and 19:53, weighing 2065g and 2140g. They are both in the neonatal unit, and we expect them to be staying there until the end of June. I didn't get to meet them until the day after they were born as I was admitted to the intensive care unit.
On Day 2, they both had their drips taken out and were moved into open-top bassinets (from their incubators) as they were doing so well! They didn't manage to hold their temperatures too well, though, in the open bassinets, so they were both put back into their incubators - Kason first. They did, however, by Day 3, manage to graduate off their monitors!
As of today (Day 4), Kason is still struggling a little with his temperature, so is kept in his incubator on a heating pad, just wearing his nappy. He is tolerating his feeds really well, and is on about 25ml every 3 hours. Cohen is doing much better regulating his temperature, so, even though he is still in his incubator, he is allowed out for cuddles and doesn't have a heating pad. His stomach is a little sluggish though, and he doesn't always absorb all of his feeds, so he is on about 18ml every 2 hours.

So, in general, they are both doing really well!!! I, too, am getting better, but the first couple of days weren't without incision wound wouldn't stop bleeding, so I was taken back into surgery in the early hours of Saturday morning to find the cause and repair it. It's now MUCH better and I'm starting to recover, which also means I'm able to get down to see the boys more easily!

Monday, May 24, 2010

As Promised

As promised... Front of Quilt 2:

Back of Quilt 2:


Friday, May 21, 2010


It's been a while since I last posted...mostly because I haven't been doing anything particularly interesting or blog-worthy!
I'm now 34 weeks pregnant, feeling very hippo-like! Had a scan this morning, they are weighing about 2.1kg (4.6lb) and 2kg (4.4lb) respectively. I think those are pretty good weights, but we'll see what the OB says when we go and see him on Monday. Also hoping to get an "at the latest" date for delivery from him. We had to see a different OB a few weeks ago because of a public holiday...she said 38 weeks at the latest, and we've heard that from several sources. Just want to hear it from our OB! Will also hopefully get more of a 'plan' sorted.

In the last couple of weeks, I've managed to sew a quilt for each of the boys...I only finished the second one last night, so have no photos of that one yet!

Front of Quilt 1...

Back of Quilt 1...

(Yes, that, in the background, is a painting waiting to be hung! These pictures make it look deceptively's really quite big and is too big for the wall we wanted it on, so we still have to figure out where to hang it!)

I'll post pictures of the other quilt soon!


Friday, April 30, 2010



are part of our missing package (yup, still missing!). They are what attaches the slats of our bed to the frame, and without these, the rest of the bed frame is pretty much useless! Luckily, I managed to find some replacements on TradeMe a couple of weeks ago. I got them sent to my parents place in NZ, and my wonderful Mum forwarded them onto us. They are slightly different, but they do the job. That means that we FINALLY are sleeping on our bed!!!!!!! We've had it up for a couple of days now, and it's still a novelty to walk past, or into, our room and see the bed! Oh, and let me tell you, it's SO much easier to get in and out of a bed at normal height when 31 weeks pregnant than it is getting on and off of a mattress on the floor!


Monday, April 12, 2010


*Sigh* So it appears that the measurements taken of the boys two weeks ago were off, and they are not, in fact, both measuring in the 50th percentiles for size. They are instead measuring in the 8th and 5th percentiles respectively. Our obstetrician is not worried that they are small, it's not unusual for twins. Nonetheless, I don't like the fact that they are so little...I guess as long as they are both growing it's ok, but still! All their measurements are looking great, and they are growing, so that is a little reassuring. But the 5th and 8th percentiles - that's TINY.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

26 Weeks

We have fortnightly ultrasounds on the boys as they are at risk of suffering from TTTS (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) which is a really bad thing. However, at this stage, they are showing no signs - fantastic!
Two weeks ago, Twin A was measuring in the 9th percentile for size and Twin B was measuring in the 5th percentile. Neither the person doing the scan nor our obstetrician made a big deal of it - they didn't even tell us the percentiles - but both mentioned that the twins were small, and double-checked that they were, in fact, growing (which they were). The results from the latest scan we had were rather different - both twins are now measuring in the 50th percentile!!! I haven't been eating differently, or doing any more, or less, exercise, but the boys have certainly had a HUGE growth spurt in the last two weeks!!! It was so nice to walk out of the obstetrician's office relieved for once, and not worrying about the babies being small!

In other good news, our belongings have finally arrived! It has been so nice to have the boxes to unpack, and I've already baked two cakes and batch of cookies now that I have my baking things! There is, however, one package which has mysteriously vanished. It had in it our big wedding photo canvas - which we were yet to unwrap, and the plastic ends for the bed slats...meaning we can't put our bed together! At least we can sleep on our mattress now though, and the air bed has been consigned to the cupboard, where it belongs!

Been thinking a lot about Christa's husband and their two just breaks my heart that Andy is now without his high school sweetheart, and that A & T will have so few memories of their amazing mother...


Monday, March 22, 2010

Just Can't Wrap My Head Around It

Last Thursday I found out that a dear friend of mine, Christa, was killed in a car accident. Christa was only 35 and she and her husband had four children, twin girls who died at birth, and 6-year-old twin boys. She was an amazing woman with a wicked sense of humour and I will MISS her dearly. My thoughts and my heart go out to Andy, Austin, Tyler and their family.

Monday, March 15, 2010


1. We had our OB appointment this morning...babies are small, but growing "similarly". Thank god we had our scan last Friday and the ultrasound guy was much more reassuring! He told us that, while they *are* small, they are growing together, and at a good rate.

2. This whole 'sleeping-on-an-airbed' thing really isn't so much fun after eight (yes, EIGHT!) weeks, but today I got a referral to the physio for my back pain! AND, they had a space for tomorrow! It's kind of sad how excited I am about a physio appointment, but I have high hopes!

3. I also have high hopes that as of this Thursday, I will no longer have to sleep on said airbed!

3(a). No, our personal effects still have not arrived, and we still don't know when they will arrive, but I'm hoping it will be the end of this week.

3(b). I'm going to visit two of my brothers and one of my sisters-in-law in the Gold Coast for a few days from Thursday - and they have a spare bed! So I will, at least, get to sleep in a proper bed for three nights.

4. When I first found out I was pregnant, I started knitting a blanket for the baby. That was 24 weeks ago...I finished it last week. It's really plain, and in no way at all was it difficult - far from it, in fact - I just have to be in the right kind of 'space' to knit, and I kept going through huge phases of not working on it!

4(a). I have since started another blanket for the other twin...what's the odds I can finish this one in time! At least for the moment it has the novelty of being a different colour to the one I have just finished...

5. I can't wait to see my brothers and my sister-in-law!!! I haven't seen my younger brother since about mid-way through last year and at the time I didn't know I wouldn't see him for so long, and I last saw my older brother and his wife at Christmas, but only briefly as they were only in town for two days and had A LOT on!

6. It was my birthday last week. I'm now 25. Car insurance is cheaper now...we don't have a car. I went to a seminar on 'Coping with Baby's First Months', then went out salsa dancing with The Husband and two friends. Was great fun!

7. I'm hungry, so I'm going to go now and make some spaghetti bolognaise for my dinner!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Still Waiting!

Our personal effects are in the country. I believe they are even in South Australia. Two weeks ago, we were told we should expect to have them the following in LAST week. Last week, we were told we would get a phone call early this week and they would be delivered by the end of this week. Granted it's only Tuesday afternoon, but I consider 'early' in the week to be Monday or Tuesday...they better call me soon!!!!!!!! I was hoping to be able to bake a birthday cake for my birthday tomorrow, but I need all my baking things, which are still on their way. I am still hoping to be able to make one for Friday...that would mean that our things need to be here by Thursday. A girl can hope!

The last couple of weeks have been really quiet for me, I really am just waiting for our stuff to arrive, so I can get the house sorted and so I can have things to keep me occupied! I bought a new sewing machine here (I had been using my Mum's), but I need all my material and threads which guessed it...still coming!

One of my friends from school is over from NZ at the moment, and we caught up on Friday and visited the Adelaide Zoo. It was really nice to catch up with her, and to get out of the house doing something different! After that, I wandered around the city for a while, saw a street show as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival and then went up to the dance studio where The Husband works. He was taking the 'Dance of the Month' class which is Casino Rueda this month, and as I'm able to dance both the girls part and the guys part, I went to even out numbers if needed...and I was needed, as a girl which is always a bonus! It's always a fun class and I'm looking forward to going again this Friday.

Saturday we visited the McLaren Vale wine region with another couple from the studio - they are very much into their Shiraz's, as is The Husband, so they did the tastings and I did the tagging-along-for-the-ride! It was great to be able to see some more of the scenery around where we live, and the weather held out for the most part - it only started raining as we were at the last winery of the day.

I think that's about it from here for now! Hopefully next time I update, we'll have furniture (our bed! Oh, I am SO looking forward to sleeping in our bed! Being 6 months pregnant and sleeping on an airbed isn't so great).


Monday, February 15, 2010

A little bit of everything

This is Christie's Beach - it's about a 10min drive from our place and it's just beautiful! I can't wait until we have a car so we can actually get down there more easily!

Everything is ticking along here. Had an Obstetrician appointment at the specialist clinic at the hospital this morning. He was very happy with how things are going, and he even did a quick ultrasound on the babies to check their heartbeats - so that was an added bonus!
We also have fortnightly scans booked in with the radiology department, starting two weeks from now, until I'm 32 weeks - in May. It will be great to be able to see the boys every two weeks :-)

The Husband's job is going well, and he is really enjoying it. Last week was all training, and at strange times, this week I think it's mostly training with a little bit of teaching and he's there 1-10pm every day during the week. It's gonna be lonely here in the evenings, especially with no TV to keep me occupied but our belongings should be arriving in the next couple of weeks, so I'll have those to sort out, plus my NEW sewing maching to play with (I need our bar stools to sit on!). At least it means I should get the blankets I'm knitting for the boys finished pretty quickly. I've almost finished one, and I'm looking forward to getting onto the blue one...kinda getting tired of looking at green wool!

I'm planning on spending a day in the city this week, just having a look around while The Husband is at work. Have to keep an eye on the temperatures though because I really don't want to be in the city on a ridiculousy hot it's supposed to be later in the week! I'm also hoping to get down to join the library so I can borrow some books! I've just finished the second (of two) book on twins we bought before we came over and I would usually just reread one of my old books, but they aren't here yet!

That's about all from here for now I think!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Double-Shot of Boy, Please!

So yesterday afternoon, we had our anatomy scan of the twins! Everything is great, they are growing well (although measuring about a week behind which they also apparently were at the 12week scan, so that's ok) and are both really active. One a little more so...he was kicking his brother in the face!

Yup, it's identical twin BOYS!!! We are so excited to finally know, and when we were grocery shopping this morning, we made a little side trip into Pumpkin Patch and got eight little bodysuits in blue and green! I think to make it easier to tell them apart at first glance when they are tiny, we will have one always in blue and one always in green, but we'll see! And in photos for their Grumps, they will be wearing the same thing to confuse him ;-)

I was so relieved to see them both healthy and kicking away on the screen...I had been terrified that something would be wrong, especially as my belly is still really quite small considering how far along I am...and with twins! My parents are both thrilled - their first grandsons! My Mum is knitting away and is looking forward to doing some blue things, and choosing some material for their bassinette and cot sheets now she knows they're little boys.

We do have names picked out, but we're keeping those a secret from everyone until they are born - I think I even know which one is going to have which name. They kind of made it easy for us, the baby (Baby A) which was kicking his brother in the face yesterday is the same baby that was doing flips the first time we saw them! We want to give the less active baby the 'stronger' name so they maybe even out??!

I'm so excited about doing their nursery now, but I have to wait until our things arrive from NZ! Oh, and the bouncers we got for $85.00 off in the weekend...the only ones they had left were we're going to have to dye them (although I don't think that fabric will dye very easily!) or put a blanket over them! Hehehe, it's going to look funny having everything in their nursery blue and green, and then having two pink bouncers! Oh well, I'm sure the boys won't mind...until they get older and see photos of them in them :-D

Anyways, I better get going - the dishes aren't going to wash themselves!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Two Weeks In

We have now been in Adelaide for just over two weeks, and we're really enjoying it so far! We've still only got our couches, fridge, washing machine and air bed, but it's surprising how few of the 'essential' items one really needs! I do think that a bed is going to be our next big buy though, the air bed is getting a bit too uncomfortable for me! The one we buy will go into our spare room when ours arrives.

We did buy two cots, two mattresses and two bouncers in the weekend though! Babies'R'Us is having a HUGE sale on at the moment - the cots were half price, the mattresses were $30.00 off and the bouncers were $85.00 off!!!!!!!!! I'm just waiting for them to be delivered this afternoon :-)

The Husband is at WORK! Well, he's training...learning the new studio's syllabus so he can get onto teaching it. We attended three classes there on Thursday night and it went really well, I really enjoyed it! I even managed to keep up fine in the silver level Argentine Tango class - I've never done Argentine Tango before! So yeah, The Husband should pick up the syllabus pretty quickly, and hopefully he'll start getting some lessons in the next week or so. He does get paid for training though, which is nice...we'll have some money going into our account again!

We have our anatomy scan on the babies tomorrow afternoon...I'm really nervous and excited about it! I'm hoping hoping hoping that everything is perfect with them and that they are growing perfectly etc., and we should get to find out what flavour they are! As long as they are cooperating of course! I figure if one's not, the other one should be, but we'll see tomorrow!

Anyways, the washing machine has just finished the load I put in earlier so I better go and hang it out!


Friday, January 29, 2010

We're Here!!!

And we're in Adelaide!!! We are getting settled into our new much as possible with only limited furniture - ours is still 5-7 weeks away! We have bought a new fridge, washing machine and couches, and we're still sleeping on our air bed for the time being but we're managing! Tuesday was a public holiday here, so even though we bought our new things on Saturday, none of it was able to be delivered until Wednesday, so sitting on pillows on the floor got pretty old pretty quickly! And we had no power from when we arrived until Monday afternoon, but thankfully we *did* have gas, so we were able to take hot showers and cook on the gas hobs.

We had our first antenatal (in Australia) appointment on Monday, and that went really well. I was worried that as it isn't the main hospital, I wouldn't be able to have the twins there as my pregnancy is classed as high-risk, but they had no issues with it. They have a NICU there if necessary, one of the only two in South Australia even, so my worries were completely unfounded! Everything with the babies seems to be going really well. I'm still sick most mornings, but at least it's ONLY the mornings now, and then I'm all good to get on with my day :-) We have the anatomy scan on February 9th, so we're REALLY hoping we are able to find out if we're expecting girls or boys! I have a feeling it's boys, but that may be because my favourite name is a boys name and I soooo want to use it! Simon, and most of our friends, think they're girls! Not long now until we can know...hopefully!
One thing I am REALLY looking forward to doing is getting their room all set up! Our new home is 3 bedrooms, so we had two rooms to choose from for them, and it was pretty easy to decide which one - one of them is really quite dark, even during the day, so that's the one! Hopefully it will be conducive to sleeping for them! We are going to wait to find out what sex they are before we buy anything else for them, and then we have to wait for their bassinettes and other things to arrive from New Zealand. When we were packing everything up, I realised that we actually have a lot of things for them already, but it's the equipment now that we bottles and nappies and sheets and towels and bouncers and and and!!! The list could go on forever!

My Mum has her flights over booked for June 25th, so just under a week out from my due date of July 1st, but I imagine the twins would have made their grand appearance before then - fullterm for twins is 37 weeks. I'm REALLY hoping we get to that point at least...60% of twins don't get to fullterm.

Anyways, I better go before this gets too long (as if it isn't already!)!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I'll be going offline from this afternoon, we're off to Adelaide on Friday morning and so our phones and internet will be disconnected from this afternoon. Hopefully we'll be back up and running over the weekend, but we'll see how things go!

Anyways, better get a move on -we have SO much to do today!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last Day

Tomorrow is my last day at work. It's going to be a really sad day. I've been working at this site for the last six years and the people I work with are so awesome - I'm really going to miss them all. I'm sure I will be kept up to date with all the news and gossip, and they have all demanded plenty photos of the twins once they arrive (and before, but they aren't getting those!).
There has been a lot of upheaval at work in the last 6-9 months which has happened almost yearly in the time I've been there. Because of this, I am rather looking forward to's just the people I don't want to say goodbye to. I know I'm quite likely to cry, but I'm going to be blaming that on the hormones! I can't believe we are leaving in a week tomorrow!

We are having a few drinks (non-alcoholic for me, of course!) at a local bar on Saturday, so we get a chance to say goodbye to people, then a BBQ lunch with my aunty, uncles and cousins on Sunday, and dinner with some good friends of ours tomorrow night. It's going to be a crazy busy week I think - I've got a couple of appointments in Hamilton early next week too! I don't think we have too much left to do, most of our things are packed (thanks to my totally awesome husband, who has packed it ALL!) and our big things are all sold...with the exception of our couches which is worrying me. Hopefully we can sell them to a second-hand furniture store if they don't sell on TradeMe in the next few days.

The Husband is working for an hour tonight so I need to get dinner ready for when he's home. We've got a cake to ice after dinner too! YUM!!!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

The Husband and I baked some cupcakes for my work last night. One of my good work friends is away on leave next week which is my last week and she asked me to make these ones months ago, so figured now was as good a time as any!

They weren't hard to decorate, just a little time consuming!

First we iced each cupcake with blue icing, then put in half a mini chocolate chip cookie for it's mouth, then put blue-tinted coconut* on the icing. We then put two dollops of white icing for the eyes and small chocolate chips for the pupils.

I think they turned out really cute, and they definitely went down a treat at work this morning!!!

*To tint the coconut, put the desired amount of coconut in a ziplock bag, then put several drops of blue food colouring onto the plastic inside the bag, being careful not to get it on any of the coconut yet - it will clump. Then shake the coconut into the colour. Add more food colouring for a brighter colour, or more coconut to lighten it!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SO Happy!!!

The Husband and I put an application in on a house in Adelaide this this afternoon we had it!!! I am SO happy, and SO relieved that we will have somewhere to live when we get there, somewhere to go when we arrive! We currently live in a 2-bedroom apartment just out of the city, and our new place is a 3-bedroom house in the suburbs so it's going to be a big change, but I am so looking forward to having an outside area, a washing line, a garage even! I am so looking forward to it all now, I had been so worried about not being able to find a place before we got there and having to sleep in a rental car.

Add that to the fact that I had a doctors appointment this afternoon, and she was very happy with how I'm doing, especially the fact that I have put 2kg back on, after losing 4kg. She also gave me another prescription for my pills, so fingers crossed they will last me until I don't need them anymore.

SO happy tonight :-)


Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to Work

Back to work tomorrow...for nine days, and then I'll be unemployed!!! I can't believe that we are off to Adelaide so soon! We sold our fridge/freezer and our dryer today, after listing them late last night - we must have had them on for too cheap seeings as they both sold SO quickly. But as I said to The Husband, I'd rather have them on for too cheap and have them sell than be on there for too much and not sell - we needed to get rid of them! We do now have them problem of having to use all our meat in less than a week...

The Husband has a job interview when we get to Adelaide, so will definitely be keeping our fingers crossed - getting sorted for twins doesn't come cheap! We have already bought a double stroller though, it's cheaper here than in Australia.

It's a fantastic buggy (Mountain Buggy Duo 2010), I particularly like that each baby has their own sunhood (which also has a mesh sun visor which isn't in this picture) and it's SO easy to push and manuovre.

The Husband has dinner ready.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Not so flash start

So after raving about how wonderful my anti-nausea pills were in my last post...I have no run out. Today is crappy - the first day of the new year and I have barely gotten out of bed because I've been so sick. Doesn't help that I have a repeat prescription sitting on my fridge, but the pharmacy is closed!

Hope everyone had a great new years!