Monday, January 14, 2008

My insane 2.5 years

You know, it's only now that I'm realising just how 'busy' (euphemism) life has been since Kimbal was born and then Luella was born 16 months later.

One child? Pft, easy peasy, even with a little girl who needed to be held to sleep and while sleeping. This actually worked in our favour sometimes, we could take Olivia anywhere and she'd sleep just like she was at home. I even had a spare hand left to hold my champagne.

Two children? Harder, but not too difficult. Allocating one child per parent makes going out in public. A bit of a pain co-ordinating 2 different sleep times, but by the time Kimbal was 1 he was down to sharing the lunchtime nap with Olivia. At this stage I was thinking 'no more babies'! This is too perfect.

Three children? Wow. What a year it has been (almost a year, I should save that phrase for when she really is 1). For the first 10 months, Lu would sleep every 2-3 hours and only in her sling or cot. So we could go for a walk, if it didn't upset the sleep times of the other 2 and if the weather was favourable and if we could guarantee we'd be home for her next feed and if we had a bag full of snacks in case the others got whingey and if we were prepared to stop at the park on the way and if I was prepared for the tantrum upon leaving the park and if....get it? Actually those some worries work for any time we could possibly leave the house, up until now. Now our reasons for not going anywhere include will it be safe for me to keep my 2 eyeballs on 3 children? But again, with Peter's eyeballs too, the odds are again in our favour. 4 eyeballs, 3 children. Maybe we could have another?!

Here's a pic of the backseat of our car. We were heading to a party the other night, and I looked back and thought I should record this time of 3 carseats filling the back of the sedan. BTW, we had to leave the party early. Kimbal fell headfirst down some stairs, and Lu needed sleep but wouldn't settle. Such is life.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Try saying 'I'm really frustrated' with a smile on your face. I tried that after adding the exclamation mark in the title, because exclamation marks usually follow something happy, don't they? I don't know, I'm all confused, but I know I'm not happy right now! hehe

I can't reach the chords to shut the blinds, which Peter has opened right up. He put a nail in the top of the window frame to hook the chord around, for kid safety, but I can't reach it without a chair. And when your house has childproof barriers that you can't pass through and need to climb over, the idea of having to move a chair over said barriers is somewhat frustrating.....

So okay, I won't turn the lights on. I don't like the thought of the neighbours looking into our house because it looks like a bomb has hit it. But without the lights on, it's almost impossible to fold the 5 baskets of laundry that are taking up all of the couch space. So if I can't fold the laundry, but can't sit down to watch anything on tele - that's also frustrating.

Now I'm on phone to MIL and can't type. Frustrating.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Years resolutions

I'm not going to keep up with 1-post-a-day, but I thought I'd better get these down before the year starts to get away.
My main resolution is to find balance, in everything. There are so many things that I want to do, but I have to balance these with what I need to do and with what resources I have. I mean, I would love to go on a romantic holiday (especially after reading soppy chick lit while on my exercise bike) but I can wait until the kids get older before I leave them for a week with anyone else, plus the finances are pretty tight right now - so I would like to compromise by at least 1 date with my husband this year!!
On my list of things to balance -
My relationship
My kids
My uni work
My housework
My exercise
My food intake
My spending
If I keep this list in mind I think I'll have a fantastic year.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

First post!

I have no idea how this will work, or what I will even use this blog for. Curiosity got the better of me and here I am, this has to be better for keeping everyone up-to-date than facebook right?

Am going to post this now to see what happens.....I might be back!

Already I'm having second thoughts about this blog. Will the contents, or even the name, offend somebody mentioned within?

When I was about 16 and one of my sisters was 18, we used to read each others' diaries. I can't remember how it started and how it became acceptable that we did, but we used to leave little messages to one another, caveats for what we'd written. After my sister had read one of my entries, I found her sitting out the front of our house crying about something I had written. We talked about it and I had to explain that what I had written (off memory, it was about me being insanely jealous of her and her developing relationship with a boy we'd both admired from afar) was written in the heat of the moment, and that it was only when I felt so passionately moved that I would write anything at all, or else my diary would be full of very boring entries.
This blog may be the same - some things will be written in the heat of the moment, and will represent only what I feel at the moment of typing (and generally before having time to think things over). But I'm guessing that, at my excitement of having my very own blog, mostly this blog will be filled of very boring stories of what is going on in my life.