a moment to put up a post about my recent arrival.
As you will see things have been a bit hectic around here.
|LAST preggy selfies..|
Wednesday 6th August 2014
|LAST preggy selfies..|
Wednesday 6th August 2014
|This is me and Stan yesterday.|
Four hours after he was born I noticed a few things that were different about him..
And suddenly I knew that he has Down Syndrome.
Obviously this was a shock to us, and since then we have been on a bit of a whirlwind rollercoaster ride of emotion and learning. Stan is still in NICU and, heartbreakingly, I am spending my nights at home and my days with him. He is learning to feed and is oxygen dependent as his muscle tone develops.
We are at the start of a very different, interesting, challenging and new journey.
We know this guy is going to bring us a lot of happiness and joy.
He is a precious little taonga (treasure)
and we can't wait to get him home.
OP SHOPPERS IN HAMILTON -
Get into it! You'll have no competition from me
coz I won't be op shopping for a while!!!
|Not a great photo.. but this was yesterday|
|And this was today...|
Iris on her first day of school..
|As always, she chose her own frock and outfit.|
The girl has style!!
Bless her little 5 year old heart.
|My local Hospice Op shop closed down a couple of weeks ago. (boo hiss) They had an excellent closing down sale..|
This beach seat was $1..
|I am in love with these red wooden beads. $1|
|This was 50c. I much prefer these older style toys - WAY more robust and built to last!!|
|Cardy in a colour I don't already have..|
|Synthetic top.. A bit scratchy. But I like it! LOL.|
All the clothing was next to nothing in the sale.
|Rainbow girl on her birthday..|
In other news, my nephew David Nyika, has won a bronze medal at least at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow...
Over night tonight he is fighting a Northern Irish guy to see what he can upgrade that to..
I will be up at 2am NZ time HOLLERING and trying to be brave enough to watch!!
That's my sister and her boy.
|Iris in one of my frocks and my shoes (obvs) She is still the queen of the dress ups.|
|A velvet dress I remember wearing to school when I was 17. It's just so lovely, comfy and handmade..|
And I remember the exact op shop at which I bought it, for 50c.
|Dress Up Girl again, who has also learnt to pose pretty well!|
Wearing a gold lurex top of mine as a dress. Bless.
|Sometimes I let her have access to my brooch collection...|
|My nephew David on his way to the Commonwealth Games - very exciting. He's a boxer. (Not my favourite sport, but I'll force myself to watch it!) |
He is one of the nicest 18 year olds it is possible to meet,
by the way.
(And see what I mean about Iris + posing?!)
|ARlo is just the cutest age. |
And I always find it amazing how they look so little and cute - UNTIL the baby arrives! Then they all of a sudden look like great monster toddlers.
Bless him. He has no idea what is just around the corner..
|The latest Hundreds and Thousands zine..|
I love it. Very cute and fun. Cool people and ideas.
|Gawd that's a massive bump! My favourite thing to do though.|
SIt. Read. Ignore everything else!
|Excuse the face!|
That's my 'I'm a bit over it' face..
|I went for Tapas last night with some 'old' school friends. |
We catch up every now and then.
|I'm trying to get all my catch ups done before I am attached to a baby/couch for 3 or 4 months...|
|Excuse the slapped arse face...|
My entire outfit is op shopped of course (I always end up having to write that, surprise surprise!!)
and probably cost a total of $4 or $5.. Apart from my boots which were Campers bought on Trademe..
All these photos were taken in bare feet as putting on shoes/boots is actually an epic mission at the moment and I ended up doing it in the car on the way!! (I was not driving lol!!)
|That's a cheesy smile because I escaped from the bedtime mayhem last night. Yeah! John is going to the rugby tonight so it will be my turn. Not quite so yeah!!!|
|However, the floor still looked a bit like that when I got home.. Chaos! There are also racks of washing everywhere and piles of washing waiting to be done... ENough rain already!!! Today is actually lovely.|
|Nearly 35 weeks...|
|School Holidays have just started for 2 weeks..|
|20c Te Kuiti op shopped dress.|
|Currently 34 weeks..|
|Another Bird's Eye View (lol)|
I will have to get some decent bump shots soon..
which is a mid-winter festival celebrating the appearance of the 7 stars (Pleiades)
|Family celebration - soup smorgasboard..|
|..and ice cream sundaes.|
Kids in heaven with their cousins.
Great way to make the dreary weather disappear!
|Gil and his 7th birthday..|
|Party @ the avantidrome|
|Waikato people with kids - I hope you've all been to the Avantidrome - SO MUCH FUN!!|
|Iris (in the middle of pic on a scooter) and Arlo hooning around the 'roads'. Learning traffic rules and etiquette. LOL|
|Can't resist crochet blankets if I spy them in an oppy.|
|And these place mats were 50c and too cool to be eaten on! I shall have to turn them into something else!|