January 2015 {personal}

Day 1 // Happy New Year! Today marks the beginning of two photo projects for me. Here is the first installment of the first project: a photo a day for the month of January. Note the time: 6:50am! Normally we are pleased to get to 6:20 before getting her up. A very happy start to the new year for Mummy and Daddy. Also, hooray for today being spent relaxing with Robby and Lucy, having a BBQ lunch in the backyard with friends and going swimming. Best Thursday in a long time!
Day 1 // Happy New Year!
Today marks the beginning of two photo projects for me. Here is the first installment of the first project: a photo a day for the month of January. Note the time: 6:50am! Normally we are pleased to get to 6:20 before getting her up. A very happy start to the new year for Mummy and Daddy. Also, hooray for today being spent relaxing with Robby and Lucy, having a BBQ lunch in the backyard with friends and going swimming. Best Thursday in a long time!
Day 2 // Aeroplane This is part of the bedtime ritual, our way of tricking Lucy into her sleeping bag - fly with Robby all around the house, landing in her sleeping bag which is waiting in my lap. Generally she's not that happy at this point in the evening because it means that playing and reading time is over and all that's left is to brush teeth and be put in bed. But tonight our super tired girl was happy for bed, despite grandparents being here, as she had a big day out with them escaping the heat up in Katoomba. She is also up late - normally bedtime is a strict 7pm! Lucky girl.
Day 2 // Aeroplane
This is part of the bedtime ritual, our way of tricking Lucy into her sleeping bag – fly with Robby all around the house, landing in her sleeping bag which is waiting in my lap. Generally she’s not that happy at this point in the evening because it means that playing and reading time is over and all that’s left is to brush teeth and be put in bed. But tonight our super tired girl was happy for bed, despite grandparents being here, as she had a big day out with them escaping the heat up in Katoomba. She is also up late – normally bedtime is a strict 7pm! Lucky girl.
Day 3 // Teeth The last few days Lucy has been constantly chewing on things - mostly her fingers, but also her drink bottle, playdough, rubber ducks, her dinner plate, train tracks, dolls' hands, books, soft toys' ears... She has been pretty good mostly, but sometimes a little demanding and fussy. Here Mum is checking for new teeth. We are all hoping that they come through soon. Thanks Christine Macgeorge for being so patient and friendly to a not-even-two-yet year old all day yesterday and today. She loves you so much. And so do we. So blessed to have such great parenting support and help from someone who loves our daughter (almost) as much as we do!! You are amazing.
Day 3 // Teeth
The last few days Lucy has been constantly chewing on things – mostly her fingers, but also her drink bottle, playdough, rubber ducks, her dinner plate, train tracks, dolls’ hands, books, soft toys’ ears… She has been pretty good mostly, but sometimes a little demanding and fussy. Here Mum is checking for new teeth. We are all hoping that they come through soon. Thanks Christine Macgeorge for being so patient and friendly to a not-even-two-yet year old all day yesterday and today. She loves you so much. And so do we. So blessed to have such great parenting support and help from someone who loves our daughter (almost) as much as we do!! You are amazing.
Day 4 // "I do it by myself" This is one of the phrases I hear most often... And then, almost as often, 3 minutes later, "Mummy do it by Mummy's self". Today, she knew we were going to visit friends but I told her that we had to wait til Robby was ready. We went outside to go for a distraction walk but she just climbed into her car seat by herself. I lifted her out but she cried until I put her back in the car again. She struggled with the belt, refusing help, for an impressively long time before giving up and insisting I do it for her. And then was happy waiting for 10 minutes, knowing that soon she would get to see her friends, the "big dirls" who she LOVES.
Day 4 // “I do it by myself”
This is one of the phrases I hear most often… And then, almost as often, 3 minutes later, “Mummy do it by Mummy’s self”. Today, she knew we were going to visit friends but I told her that we had to wait til Robby was ready. We went outside to go for a distraction walk but she just climbed into her car seat by herself. I lifted her out but she cried until I put her back in the car again. She struggled with the belt, refusing help, for an impressively long time before giving up and insisting I do it for her. And then was happy waiting for 10 minutes, knowing that soon she would get to see her friends, the “big dirls” who she LOVES.
Day 5 // Goodbye Lucy climbs up here every morning to watch Robby ride or drive away to work. This morning she waved happily enough as his car went out the driveway but as it disappeared up the road this sad face appeared. We both love her Daddy being around - bring on the weekend! Just 4 days to go.
Day 5 // Goodbye
Lucy climbs up here every morning to watch Robby ride or drive away to work. This morning she waved happily enough as his car went out the driveway but as it disappeared up the road this sad face appeared. We both love her Daddy being around – bring on the weekend! Just 4 days to go.
Day 6 // Bubbles Lucy is going to CMS Summer School with Mum each morning this week - she goes to the creche until she cries too much and they call Mum to come pick her up. Today she didn't last long in there but was pretty happy with the bubbles they gave her to bring home. Another "I do it by myself" moment here, except it's pretty boring when no bubbles come out so Robby made her take turns.
Day 6 // Bubbles
Lucy is going to CMS Summer School with Mum each morning this week – she goes to the creche until she cries too much and they call Mum to come pick her up. Today she didn’t last long in there but was pretty happy with the bubbles they gave her to bring home. Another “I do it by myself” moment here, except it’s pretty boring when no bubbles come out so Robby made her take turns.
Day 7 // Splash A hot afternoon well spent. Lucy loves the pool so much and whenever I take her I think we should go more often. Lawson pool is in such a lovely spot and it's so nice being outside. I also love that it looks exactly the same now as it does in a photo we have of Mum and Dad holding a little baby Carlie there almost 30 years ago. This game of swishing through the water was a bit risky, holding her with one hand and the camera with the other, her face skimming the water... But it was fun!
Day 7 // Splash
A hot afternoon well spent. Lucy loves the pool so much and whenever I take her I think we should go more often. Lawson pool is in such a lovely spot and it’s so nice being outside. I also love that it looks exactly the same now as it does in a photo we have of Mum and Dad holding a little baby Carlie there almost 30 years ago. This game of swishing through the water was a bit risky, holding her with one hand and the camera with the other, her face skimming the water… But it was fun!
Day 8 // Waiting Keeping it even today with a photo of my other baby. Not quite as photogenic as Lucy yet, but I'm sure it will feature more later this month. I saw the midwife this morning who was a little worried that the baby had flipped and the head was up. After an ultrasound and getting her manager to check she concluded that the baby just has a hard bony bottom and the head is right down low. Easy to get them mixed up. She says the head is fully engaged so baby could come any time now, but that's what she said at my last appointment 9 days ago so we'll just have to wait and see. Also, kinda cheating because this little January project was meant to be all my own work but the photo credit today goes to Lisa Grant.
Day 8 // Waiting
Keeping it even today with a photo of my other baby. Not quite as photogenic as Lucy yet, but I’m sure it will feature more later this month. I saw the midwife this morning who was a little worried that the baby had flipped and the head was up. After an ultrasound and getting her manager to check she concluded that the baby just has a hard bony bottom and the head is right down low. Easy to get them mixed up. She says the head is fully engaged so baby could come any time now, but that’s what she said at my last appointment 9 days ago so we’ll just have to wait and see. Also, kinda cheating because this little January project was meant to be all my own work but the photo credit today goes to Lisa Grant.
Day 9 // Puddles Lucy was fussing when I put her to bed after lunch today so I told her that maybe after she had a sleep we would go to the pool. A few minutes after I left the room she stopped fussing and called out "Muuuuu-mmyyyyy. I waking up now. I had a sleep. Cuggle Mummy. I ready for pool"... I left her and she did eventually go to sleep. Then there was a huge storm, which thankfully she slept through. After she woke up it was still raining on and off so we found a smaller, muddier pool out the front of our house instead. Lucy didn't mind.
Day 9 // Puddles
Lucy was fussing when I put her to bed after lunch today so I told her that maybe after she had a sleep we would go to the pool. A few minutes after I left the room she stopped fussing and called out “Muuuuu-mmyyyyy. I waking up now. I had a sleep. Cuggle Mummy. I ready for pool”… I left her and she did eventually go to sleep. Then there was a huge storm, which thankfully she slept through. After she woke up it was still raining on and off so we found a smaller, muddier pool out the front of our house instead. Lucy didn’t mind.
Day 10 // Fast car Robby's uncle drove down to visit from Queensland, in his new car. When he gets back home he will double the number of cars like it in the state. Here Robby and Lucy are checking it out... Not every day you come this close to a car that's worth more than your house. And I'm trying out his camera, which is worth more than our car. And is almost as heavy. A bit mental on both counts, but fun!
Day 10 // Fast car
Robby’s uncle drove down to visit from Queensland, in his new car. When he gets back home he will double the number of cars like it in the state. Here Robby and Lucy are checking it out… Not every day you come this close to a car that’s worth more than your house. And I’m trying out his camera, which is worth more than our car. And is almost as heavy. A bit mental on both counts, but fun!
Day 11 // Rainy Sunday Today was an Inside Day since outside was cold and rainy. Inside during church (actually, then lots of running around in the rain being chased by the big girls during morning tea) then inside for the afternoon at home. Here Lucy's dropped play-doh on the floor and spotted Robby on the other side of the table as she bent down to pick it up. She finds her Daddy hilarious; ever since she was a few months old he has been able to make her laugh much more easily than I have. I so love watching them have fun together. And we all love weekends!
Day 11 // Rainy Sunday
Today was an Inside Day since outside was cold and rainy. Inside during church (actually, then lots of running around in the rain being chased by the big girls during morning tea) then inside for the afternoon at home. Here Lucy’s dropped play-doh on the floor and spotted Robby on the other side of the table as she bent down to pick it up. She finds her Daddy hilarious; ever since she was a few months old he has been able to make her laugh much more easily than I have. I so love watching them have fun together. And we all love weekends!
Day 12 // The Thinking Place When Lucy woke up this afternoon she said "Want to doe for walk on a parf" (I want to go for a walk on the path). I told her we could go but I have to walk slowly because I have a heavy baby in my tummy. She said "Yes, Mummy walk slowly. Mummy have baby. Lucy walk fast!"... Fortunately her version of fast isn't that fast and we did have a nice stroll. But I have been trying to teach her to stop when we get to the road, and wait to hold my hand before crossing. As we were approaching the road she started saying "Lucy walk on road by self", and I told her that she would go to her thinking place if she didn't hold my hand. She didn't, so I carried her home and sat her on this cushion. The thinking place. We started this a little while ago and we'll see how it goes. Mostly she just gets excited about the timer ringing at the end, so much suspense for those 40 seconds. Here she looks a little remorseful so maybe it is working.
Day 12 // The Thinking Place
When Lucy woke up this afternoon she said “Want to doe for walk on a parf” (I want to go for a walk on the path). I told her we could go but I have to walk slowly because I have a heavy baby in my tummy. She said “Yes, Mummy walk slowly. Mummy have baby. Lucy walk fast!”… Fortunately her version of fast isn’t that fast and we did have a nice stroll. But I have been trying to teach her to stop when we get to the road, and wait to hold my hand before crossing. As we were approaching the road she started saying “Lucy walk on road by self”, and I told her that she would go to her thinking place if she didn’t hold my hand. She didn’t, so I carried her home and sat her on this cushion. The thinking place. We started this a little while ago and we’ll see how it goes. Mostly she just gets excited about the timer ringing at the end, so much suspense for those 40 seconds. Here she looks a little remorseful so maybe it is working.
Day 13 // Little Star She's performing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Well, she's singing it, at least. Not sure about the piano accompaniment. Makes me wonder how this little star, this constant centre-of-attention, is going to cope as another little star is added to our family. I am really looking forward to seeing her with the baby; she loves babies. She often comes and pats my tummy and says "Hello, baby", and gives it a cuddle. I know she will be a lovely big sister, and very 'helpful'. But the two-year-old "my turn", look-at-me, I-want-it-now instincts are already starting to shine out sometimes. It will be good for her to realise that the world doesn't revolve around her... But I'm sure there are a difficult few weeks coming up!
Day 13 // Little Star
She’s performing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Well, she’s singing it, at least. Not sure about the piano accompaniment. Makes me wonder how this little star, this constant centre-of-attention, is going to cope as another little star is added to our family. I am really looking forward to seeing her with the baby; she loves babies. She often comes and pats my tummy and says “Hello, baby”, and gives it a cuddle. I know she will be a lovely big sister, and very ‘helpful’. But the two-year-old “my turn”, look-at-me, I-want-it-now instincts are already starting to shine out sometimes. It will be good for her to realise that the world doesn’t revolve around her… But I’m sure there are a difficult few weeks coming up!
Day 14 // 39 weeks One week today till Lucy's 2nd birthday, and till the baby in the bottom right corner of the photo is due. Lucy didn't make it past 39 weeks and I had kind of been assuming that this one would be a week early too. But it's not looking like making a move any time soon and as much as I am looking forward to meeting it, I am glad for the extra time. Maybe sometimes once the baby arrives Lucy will get my lap all to herself for these milk-drinking, cuddle Mummy moments. But for now she's happy enough sharing, even if she does occasionally get a kick in the head.
Day 14 // 39 weeks
One week today till Lucy’s 2nd birthday, and till the baby in the bottom right corner of the photo is due. Lucy didn’t make it past 39 weeks and I had kind of been assuming that this one would be a week early too. But it’s not looking like making a move any time soon and as much as I am looking forward to meeting it, I am glad for the extra time. Maybe sometimes once the baby arrives Lucy will get my lap all to herself for these milk-drinking, cuddle Mummy moments. But for now she’s happy enough sharing, even if she does occasionally get a kick in the head.
Day 15 // Bedtime "Muuuuuummy, Naaaattou, it's beeeeeeedtime" - This what I hear and see every evening around 7pm. Robby takes Lucy in to brush her teeth, then they come out and call me from the hallway and we all go in to Lucy's room together to put her to bed. Sometimes, like tonight, she is already holding Nattou, her special toy, because she doesn't want to leave it behind with me while she goes to brush her teeth. But they call Nattou as well as me anyway, because that's just what you say.
Day 15 // Bedtime
“Muuuuuummy, Naaaattou, it’s beeeeeeedtime” – This what I hear and see every evening around 7pm. Robby takes Lucy in to brush her teeth, then they come out and call me from the hallway and we all go in to Lucy’s room together to put her to bed. Sometimes, like tonight, she is already holding Nattou, her special toy, because she doesn’t want to leave it behind with me while she goes to brush her teeth. But they call Nattou as well as me anyway, because that’s just what you say.
Day 16 // Thankfulness This morning we saw Lucy's baby cousin Hazel, and Lucy gave her a big kiss and lots of cuddles. She really is a lovely girl and loves babies, especially Hazey Haze. I'm so thankful for this gorgeous baby girl and the friendship that Lucy and Hazel are going to share in the coming years. I took some photos but none turned out very well... Robby's mum asked this morning if there were any jobs she could do at our place, then came and painted our ceiling. Lucy played with her Madi and Pa (my parents) all day, while I 'got some things done' (mostly resting) at home. This arvo we went to the pool and Lucy had a great time playing with Mum and Dad while I swam laps. I'm so thankful for the amazing help and support that we receive from all Lucy's grandparents. After my swim I took some photos of them having a great time together in the pool but none turned out very well... This evening there was a beautiful sunset and I enjoyed the colours and the peace with Robby (who took this photo) and my baby who I can't wait to meet. So thankful for a beautiful day with wonderful people, even if I wasn't able to take beautiful photos!
Day 16 // Thankfulness
This morning we saw Lucy’s baby cousin Hazel, and Lucy gave her a big kiss and lots of cuddles. She really is a lovely girl and loves babies, especially Hazey Haze. I’m so thankful for this gorgeous baby girl and the friendship that Lucy and Hazel are going to share in the coming years. I took some photos but none turned out very well…
Robby’s mum asked this morning if there were any jobs she could do at our place, then came and painted our ceiling. Lucy played with her Madi and Pa (my parents) all day, while I ‘got some things done’ (mostly resting) at home. This arvo we went to the pool and Lucy had a great time playing with Mum and Dad while I swam laps. I’m so thankful for the amazing help and support that we receive from all Lucy’s grandparents. After my swim I took some photos of them having a great time together in the pool but none turned out very well…
This evening there was a beautiful sunset and I enjoyed the colours and the peace with Robby (who took this photo) and my baby who I can’t wait to meet. So thankful for a beautiful day with wonderful people, even if I wasn’t able to take beautiful photos!
Day 17 // Outside Ever since she was a tiny baby Lucy has loved being outside. When she was crying and we couldn't settle her, just carrying her outside would help her calm down. She used to lay on her change table and just stare out the window for ages (actually, she still does sometimes). It was one of her first words - she would crawl to the door and bang on it saying "artar, artar"... That has gradually evolved to "Want to doe outside" or "Want to doe for walk on a parf. Mummy want to tum too." Today she enjoyed outside time with Mum watering the garden. Her hand had to be in front on the hose so she had the control - "Lucy do it!". Both of them ended up pretty wet, perfect for a hot day.
Day 17 // Outside
Ever since she was a tiny baby Lucy has loved being outside. When she was crying and we couldn’t settle her, just carrying her outside would help her calm down. She used to lay on her change table and just stare out the window for ages (actually, she still does sometimes). It was one of her first words – she would crawl to the door and bang on it saying “artar, artar”… That has gradually evolved to “Want to doe outside” or “Want to doe for walk on a parf. Mummy want to tum too.” Today she enjoyed outside time with Mum watering the garden. Her hand had to be in front on the hose so she had the control – “Lucy do it!”. Both of them ended up pretty wet, perfect for a hot day.
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Day 18 // Ahh, relaxing Lucy loves being outside and she loves water, and I think the pool is her favourite place in the world. We have been trying to teach her to relax lying back like this in the water so she can learn to float by herself… And learn to be happy having her hair washed in the bath… We’re seeing a little progress, but she is pretty nervous about it! But she is very happy supported in her Daddy’s strong arms. Have I mentioned before how much I love watching them play and have fun together? And how good weekends are? Robby has only 2 more days of work before his leave starts (unless the baby comes in the meantime, but it’s looking less and less likely) and I am very much looking forward to having weekends every day!
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Day 19 // “Hello, how are you today?… Dood… I dust talking to Robby” Here’s a cute moment from a day of screaming “I do it by myself” and then screaming more because it’s too hard or happening too slowly… Of screaming that she wants warm milk and then screaming that she wants it cold as soon as I put it in the microwave, then changing her mind as soon as I get it out again… Of throwing her breakfast on the floor and spitting out food… Of screaming from her cot 100 times “I want a blanket on!” after telling us when we were putting her down that she didn’t want one… A day when she said “Want to cuggle Mummy” about a billion times, and fell asleep cuddling on my lap when I was feeling cross with her for waking up too early. When together we played with dolls and built towers and made shapes with play-doh and did lots of drawing and read lots of books. When she was super cute just often enough to keep me from being toooo frustrated with her. I have been telling her that her birthday is on Wednesday but I think she thinks she’s two already.
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Day 20 // Welcoming Baby Oliver What an exciting day! After waking up at 4:30am with some thought that today might be The Day… Oliver Anthony Dalitz arrived at 2:27pm. He’s 3.565 kilos and 52cm long. He’s doing well so far and I am too! We praise God for this amazing gift.
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Day 21 // Lucinda Joy is two! For the last few months if you asked Lucy how old she is she would say “One and free torters”. Well, it was actually “One, two, free tortise” when Aunty Anita first taught it to her. Took us all day to convince her but finally this evening she started saying “Two years old!” instead. We love our smiley, fun, sweet, beautiful, demanding, friendly, chatterbox, generous, thoughtful, cautious, inquisitive two-year-old so much!
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Day 22 // All clean The first bath – not tooo traumatic for anyone involved… Bit of screaming… But, all’s well that ends well!
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Day 23 // Oh baby Oliver is a really chilled out little kid. He has cried a LOT less than Lucinda did in her first few days… Probably even less than she has in the last few. He’s got the whole ‘feed, play, sleep’ thing sorted already too. He feeds really well, looks around suspiciously and waves his long monkey arms at everyone, and then sleeps peacefully for a couple of hours. And repeats this all day. By night, his routine is still perfect but the timing is not so ideal. Feeds are a couple of hours and sleeps are 5 minutes. Like I gave birth to a owl. An owl with monkey arms, giraffe legs, and a horse’s appetite. And the sweetest little face, and the softest skin, and the cutest tiny toes. So thankful for moments like the one Robby captured here when his little fingers grip tightly around mine and his little eyes stare right at me. He is amazing and I am blown away by how a human can be so tiny – and how something so big was inside me just the other day. Our creator is mind blowingly awesome.
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Day 24 // Big yawn Little Oliver is tired. He didn’t sleep much last night, just drank milk the whole time. Lucy loves him, and asks to look at him as soon as she wakes up from a sleep or gets home from an outing. “Hello Baby Oliver! Look at his tiny fingers. And his little nose. Oh look he has a little tongue. I want to see his tiny little toes” all in a high pitched voice. But tonight we are all tired. Robby’s patience with Super Cranky Pants this evening while Oliver and I hid from it all was amazing. I am so thankful that God gave me him. Also thankful for my parents taking Lucy out for the day so we could rest. I never got changed out of my pyjamas today and it was good.
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Day 25 // Fun times Yesterday was hard. We were all tired. Today we all had a happier day. Here are some of Lucy’s highlights: When she woke up at 6:30 Robby and I were pretty keen to keep sleeping so I got her up and asked if she wanted to watch Playschool (we don’t have a TV so this doesn’t happen very often). Her response was *face lights up* “Yes! Ha ho! That’s fun!” So we turned the computer on and had a cuddle on the lounge for half an hour. I have no idea what happened in that episode but she enjoyed it. Robby took her to church where she saw all the “big dirls” that play with her and follow her around and do whatever she says. A highlight of every week. Friends from church visited this arvo and brought delicious brownies and the “big dirls” played with her. Both the brownies and the attention from 4 doting girls were super exciting things. Madi and Pa came for dinner and Madi entertained her while we all tried to convince her to eat something. That’s the photo. Later Madi patiently sat with Lucy for maybe an hour after she went to bed telling her stories. So apart from finding plenty to yell “NO!” at Robby about this morning and being very cross about being left in her bed to go to sleep by herself, the face in this picture pretty much sums up her day. In Lucy’s words, “Lucky dirl!”
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Day 26 // Big sister I have spent so much time with Oliver over the last 6 days that whenever I have anything to do with Lucy – hold her hand, pick her up, cuddle her, change her nappy, kiss her cheek, help her get dressed – she seems so BIG! Amazing the difference two years makes. She has also been such a sweet big sister, always saying “I want to look at Baby Oliver” and kissing and cuddling him, and telling me when he cries that he needs his milk or a ‘cuggle’. She is always really gentle with him too. She laughs with us when he does a cute sneeze or yawn. Oliver is lucky to have this girl as his big sister and I am so excited to see their relationship grow. I love these two cute kids so much!
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Day 27 // Their Dad “He makes me laugh. A lot. I love my Dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)” Lucy and Oliver are two very lucky kids. Their dad loves them so much. He brings so much joy to their lives. He keeps the peace when their mum is tired and grumpy. He is incredibly patient with Lucy’s fussiness and cheekiness. He is kind and so good to them. His faithfulness shines and he is a fantastic role model for them. He is both strong and gentle, and has amazing self control. I love their dad, and I know that he loves me, and them, and he always will. Such a great rock and comfort in our lives, reflecting the love our heavenly father has for us. We are so blessed and I thank God for him every day.
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Day 28 // Dinner battles This morning during breakfast Lucy threw and spat food, tipped water on the table and floor and yelled at Robby, despite him constantly trying to keep the peace while telling her he was sad and cross that she was doing the wrong thing. It ended in tears all round, and then cuddles. Now observe here at dinner: – My small plastic bowl and Lucy’s large ceramic one (“Want to eat Mummy’s dinner”) – Lucy’s fork banging on her large ceramic bowl – The food in Lucy’s bowl that has been chewed and spat back out (“I don’t like dat one”) – Robby’s cross face (“I’m not smiling for this photo”) – Lucy’s pout What came next: Robby: “Daddy is sad and cross when Lucy doesn’t listen” Lucy: “Cuggle Daddy! Cuggle Daddy! Make Daddy happy”
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Day 29 // Cuddles Oliver is happy in the arms of his Nana and I am so happy knowing he has such loving and generous grandparents. Who love him and us so much. Who are always asking how we are going and whether there is anything they can do or get for us. Who joyfully give so much of their time to help us out. I know in a year or so Oliver’s face will light up as much as his sister’s when I tell him they are coming to visit. Thank you Christine Macgeorge and Nerida Dalitz we love you so much too!
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Day 30 // Together Lucy loves Oliver. Whenever she wakes up or arrives home her first words are “Where’s Baby Oliver?” And she always wants to kiss and cuddle him. Tonight we put him down so she could ‘play with him’… She looked at what he was doing and thought of an appropriate game: “Oliver want to be a dog with Lucy. Oliver and Lucy crawl like a dog toodezza”… Something for him to work towards. We might start with the head lift and go from there. Straight after this Robby took her to have a bath – “Lucy and Oliver swim toodezza. Oliver want to tum in bath with Lucinda Joy Dalitz” It gives me so much joy to see her accepting her baby brother so eagerly and loving him so much.
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Day 31 // Growing up She climbs UP the slippery dip. She slides down, on her bottom, not scared but yelling “Bump!” at the end and laughing. She hears Robby say “walk” and grabs her hat, sunnies and a muesli bar and waits for him at the front door. She tries everything “By myself” first before letting someone help her. She sings songs and recites stories. She knows what she wants and makes it very clear. She carefully and gently kisses her baby brother on the forehead at every opportunity. She tells me what he needs when he cries – “He needs milk” or “He needs a cuggle from Lucy”. She often calls Robby “Robby” and sometimes me and her grandparents by our first names too. She sticks her tongue out a little when she’s concentrating and loves to learn new words and information. “What’s diss one?” is her most-used phrase. And I wonder what happened to my baby girl who just the other day was so tiny and dependant. Then she curls up on my lap drinking milk from a bottle and I’m glad her babyness is lasting a little bit longer!
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