Wednesday, June 30, 2010

School Holidays are Fast Approaching!!

Only two more days to go before Legs and the girls are on holidays and we are all hanging out for that.

It's been a really long term this term and particularly for our family with the ups and downs that went along with it. Life is never boring for us and we love it when it's all smooth sailing. This term Caitlin had Pneumonia and was sick for a very long time and then we had the birth of Tom so it has been a pretty turbulent ride, but we have weathered the storm and come out with smiles on our faces ( especially when we look into Tom's tiny little face! )

We are all really excited for Saturday to come because my sister in law is flying in for the day and we will get to spend some special time with her an introduce her to Tom. She is coming over to help Legs take Caitlin to Singapore. They will be gone for four days and I'm really wishing we were all going with them. Never mind, we will all definitely go next year and show Tom all the sights and sounds that we have come to know and love. As for the rest of the school holidays, we don't have many plans. Grace is doing a netball clinic for one day and of course there will still be swimming to run her backwards and forwards too and she has a couple of sleepover and play dates organised. Caitlin will be going to the Recreation camps run by the Centre for CP and we will probably do the trip to the zoo but other than that, just spending time as a family will be perfect.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mr Tom.....

Well, tomorrow, Tom turns 1 month old. I can't believe how much he has grown already.

We had a rough week last week with him suffering with colic but after a bit of research on the Internet, I found a chiro in the USA who taught me some stretches and baby massage to do with him to release the wind and within 24 hours there was an amazing improvement.

He is now back to being the beautiful, content little man that we all love so dearly.

Life is starting to beat to a regular rhythm for us again. The girls are happy ( busy as always ) and Legs has got all his reports done and is counting down his time until holidays.

Tom is doing really well at night and I am counting down the time until I can drive again. Being stuck at home is starting to drive me a bit bonkers!

Grace is still swimming three nights a week, doing netball and playing soccer. She got a beautiful report and has been asked to join the Sparks class next term which is a huge honour for her and we are very proud of her. I think she would prefer to be doing the Sparks Art program but it is such an achievement to be chosen for Sparks that I hope she enjoys it and gets a lot out of it.

Caitlin is still doing ABR and is just back to being the delightful soul we all know her to be. We are looking at getting her into a recreation program on the weekends but are yet to start that.

Tom is really looking around now and is such a sticky beak when there are people around.

I still can't believe he is here and so perfect!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Long Weekend

What a way to spend the long weekend! We took the girls and Tom to Moore River for the day and we did a bit of fishing. The only person to catch anything was Grace. She managed to catch 2 small brim while we all watched on.
Tom was a good boy and slept the whole time we were fishing and Caitlin enjoyed winding in the line. She especially enjoyed her time fishing with Grumps.
The weather was beautiful and all of us enjoyed getting out of the house and taking Tom on his first big adventure. It won't be long until he is fishing too!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tom - 2 weeks

Here is my beautiful boy. He is such a good baby most of the time and lets me get some sleep at night. I am so in love with him, as are the girls and Legs...... there are plenty of fun times ahead.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

So Happy!!

Well, my baby boy has been home for a week today and we are all SOOOOOOOO happy.

Caitlin is back to herself. She is sleeping, eating and back to good health. She has got very used to us dropping everything and running to her at the first sign of discontent, therefore, she is being a bit demanding but compared to where we've come from, that is a HUGE improvement and something we can work on. After being a bit apprehensive of Tom she is now very excited and loves to have a cuddle and laugh at all the strange little noises he makes. I think she was a bit worried to start with about the fact that we would pop him on her lap and she felt very vulnerable about having him there, I think she felt powerless to stop him falling off her lap. Since we have come home, we have taken it a bit more slowly and reassured her the whole time that we have him and it has made the world of difference to her. It just goes to show how clever she is and how much she thinks about these things. Sometimes we just don't give her enough credit or stop to think about how these things that we take for granted, may effect her!!!

Grace is just the proudest big sister. She is constantly wanting to cuddle him and help out with his care. She loves it when he comes to school and she can show him off to her friends. We were worried that she might feel a bit of resentment or jealousy towards him, but that is definitely not the case. She is a special little girl and one I am very proud of!!!

Paul and I just keep staring at Tom and are continually amazed at the fact that we were able to make something that is so beautiful and so perfect. I know we are biased, but he is one good looking rooster!!!!
Legs is back at work this week so it will be interesting to see how we all go. I wish he had more time off work as I have really enjoyed having him around and watching him glow with pride every time he looks at Tom. I am possible going to go stir crazy as I am unable to drive and therefore housebound but I will do my best to be patient and I will just enjoy my time with Tom.