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Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Sorry, I have lots of them. We are having a real struggle getting the girls to sleep at the moment, not sure what it is, a combination of over-tired (Amy) and too much sleep (Stella) and exhausted parents lacking in patience. But whatever it is, its not working, we are not sure what to do […]

Cross posting

I know I already posted this over at my Photography business website but I couldn’t resist putting it here too. This photo is growing on me. I think I was just too irritated with my muse after I took the photo to truly appreciate it! Sheesh but Amy annoys me, everytime I turn my camera on […]

Stella is 16 months and 2 weeks old

Stella is 16 months and 2 weeks old. She has 12 teeth which is two less than Amy at this age (but that is another post for another day.) She sleeps from 7pm until 6.30am and has a dummy but isn’t as attached to it as her sister was. Stella likes to climb and hide behind things. She […]

On my mind

Amy’s illustration of our family, I drew ME second from left then she completed the picture. I am so exhausted. I am comparing this feeling of complete weariness to back when Stella was a newborn. I have had the same kind of broken, stressful sleep over the last week or so and now my body […]

Stella is nine months old – an update

Stella is nine months old. Her seven month milestone passed in a frantic blur as I tried to get organised for our holiday to South Africa. She celebrated by getting herself up onto all fours from lying on her stomach. I was convinced she would crawl immediately but she waited for her eight month birthday […]

Chicken legs

I am finding it so hard to get back into a blogging routine. I wake up at 5am full of ideas and plans and then fall back asleep and then the day starts and its all run, run, run and I don’t have the time. Then its bedtime and I am still hoarding sleep like […]

We’re back……………….

And the jetlag is horrific, the homesickness is desperate and the heat is exhausting! Also I was in such a state of holiday stupor before we left that I forgot to update my portable harddrive with all the photos I downloaded from various cameras whilst on holiday and so now I only have a few […]

A bit of this, a bit of that

Our holiday so far, in pictures. Amy slept a few hours on the flight then went to bed at 8pm and woke a few hours later at 12.30am. She was awake all the way through until 11am that morning when we finally convinced her to have a nap. Getting her to sleep was a problem, […]


There has been a fair amount of this going on as we practice for travelling with Stella and Amy. When Amy was a baby we were strict on ourselves not to let her fall asleep on us or get used to any particular routine that would limit her ability to soothe/settle and fall asleep on […]

Snotty noses and smiles

Stella and I have snotty noses today. Amy has the sneezles. Ron is doing just fine and we want to keep it that way so we have limited kisses and cuddles for a few days. Sigh. Stella is her usual happy, smiley, sweet self despite a running nose and weepy eyes. Seriously, she is just […]

Another Stella milestone – rolling in her cot – 6 months 2 weeks

This is what I found this morning when I went in 20 minutes after putting Stella down for her first nap of the day. She had been making some noises for a few minutes, nothing too dramatic, nothing to make me think this TERRIBLE DISASTER was unfurling. She wasn’t unhappy at all, in fact she […]

Food – the first week – a recap

As I have mentioned numerous times, for various reasons I wanted to hold off starting Stella on solid food. A big reason was probably the most selfish one, that I want her to remain my little baby for as long as possible and starting her on food meant that she no longer needed me as […]

Stella and the giraffe – 5 months old

Stella’s 5 month stats are as follows: Weight: 8.7kgs or 19.2lbs which is off the percentile chart! Length: 67cms or 26 inches which is on the 95th percentile Head circumference: 43cms or 16.9 inches which is on the 90th percentile. As of 5 months 1 week and 2 days we have still not started Stella […]


Since Saturday night Stella has been sleeping from 7pm until 6am without requiring a night feed! Can I get a “HELL YEAH?” I am still hesitant to post this or sing it from the rooftops as its absolutely going to change again, but for now I have had 5 nights where I have slept for […]

Stellatape – another pet name

Warmer weather means more chance to feast on these thighs. Nom, nom, nom, nom.

Stella travels to South Africa

Photos in this post are from the party we had for Mum’s 60th, my reason for travelling back to South Africa. It was a painting party held at a boutique hotel just outside of Johannesburg followed by a gourmet picnic in the hotel grounds! I was going to include this in Stella’s four month update […]

My girls – a comparison

My girls, so cute. I am still working on Stella’s four month update. Its taking ages as I haven’t edited any photos in a while so I am working through Augusts. And of course I am tired, very tired, tired all the time. Tired of talking about being tired. People warned me having two children […]

The bathroom at Mum and Dad’s

Since I last went home for a visit, Mum and Dad have extended and built the best bathroom IN THE WORLD. Seriously, its got all the best bits of every bathroom they have ever loved in one room. The biggest bath I have ever had the pleasure of immersing myself in. The best shower, a […]


I am so sorry for the lack of posts, I really am working on some, I promise. In the meantime I am going to bed at 7.30pm tonight, the repeated night wakings are wreaking havoc on my ability to function as a parent and both Amy and I are suffering as a result. Stella on […]

Sleep training

My sweet baby, you and I need to have a chat. On Tuesday night I was up and down from my bed like a yo-yo. I fed you at 10.30 and you went back to sleep just after 11pm. Then you woke up at 12.50 so I went in and gave you your dummy and […]

Stella is 15 weeks and 4 days

People keep asking me how old Stella is and I say three months but in fact she is closer to four months. I will say it again but I just can’t believe how fast time is flying by. Yesterday was my Mum’s 60th birthday. I wish we could all be there to celebrate with her […]

Two milestones in one day

These pics don’t really correspond with the title of the blog post but I have such a glut of pics I want to get up here on the blog that I am going ahead anyway. So there. Stella has now been sleeping unswaddled for both day naps and at night since Sunday 19 July. I […]

Stella is 12 weeks

Stella at 12 weeks. We have just turned a corner with the sleeping, Stella has done five nights in a row with only one feed between going down at around 7pm and waking at around 7am. Friday the 10th July 2009 Stella had her first night sleep on only one feed and I thought it […]

Cheese and whine

Careful, or Amy might turn you into a frog! Its 7.45pm on Sunday evening and I am off to bed. Ron and I went out last night, to a friend’s house down the road, for a cheese and wine party. Apart from conjouring up bad memories from university when Society evenings used to call a […]

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