Sunday, January 31, 2010


Jack and Stu made these for dinner tonight and they were delicious. Thanks boys!

William just slept through the whole thing. He is making a habit of going to bed at 6 and waking up at 6am.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Garage Sale

As you can see the swelling has almost all gone but the eyes tell another story. A story of a boy who wakes up with wind every morning at 3am and takes anywhere from 1-2hours to resettle. A story of a boy who wakes for a feed and awake time the minute his bigger brother goes down or a nap!

He loved his time with Nan and Pop. Being the 4th grandchild is tough.

Nan tried to sell him at the Garage sale :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dad's Boys

It's hard when you are a dad to settle a baby in the first couple of weeks. Stu is a baby whisperer and has pretty much figured William out. We will totally miss him when he goes back to work next week.

Jack will miss the relaxed attitude towards meal times when trying to give mum some quiet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bath Time Brothers

Having a bath is the highlight of William's day. Jack loves it when he can join in and help out too.

Lunch at the Museum

The museum has a discovery area for Pre-Schoolers this week and Jack loved making these creatures before taking a tour of the museum and having lunch at Mum and Dad's favourite restaurant.

William was weighed this morning as he is still a little jaundice. It turns out that he is getting plenty of food as he weighed 3.780 this morning which is up 280gms in 4 days. (180gms in every 7 days is the requirement)

Jack loved his lunch but was seriously wondering where the toy with his nuggets and chips was.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia Day

There were lamingtons, ice cream cake and a bbq in Royalla to celebrate Australia Day.

Oscar and Molly had a great swim in the pool but Jack decided it was way too cool for him.

William slept from 7pm which is a great bed time but sleep wasn't high on his priority list when he got home.

William slept:
7 - 9.30
10 - 12
1 - 2.30

What was he doing between 2.30 and 5.30? Well he fed for an hour and had a nappy change. He went back to bed at 3.30 and woke right up at 4. We tried to resettle him until 4.30 when we realised he'd wet his bed and so we changed him and gave him another good feed and didn't dare move him when he finally fell asleep in our bed. When will this boy ever sleep? It was lucky that we all had a 2.5hr afternoon nap during the day. Luck!

Monday, January 25, 2010

2 Weeks - Sleep Deprevation

William is growing everyday and today we are celebrating 2 weeks as it might be closer to 6 weeks when surely he'll be able to sleep longer.

Last night was a good night and Will slept like this:

7pm - 10.00
10.30 - 1.30

When I need to be reminded of why I don't want more children, I'll review this sleep pattern. *yawn*

Jack has been an excellent helper and he runs his own 'nappy service' where he runs to the other end of the house the fetch the nappies and runs the used ones to the bin. He has watched countless hours of television while William is being fed but yesterday I fed William while he and Stu had 2 games of bowling. Jack actually won both games and scored over 100 twice.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

11 days

This is where William is meant to be sleeping. But he is awake!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Feed, Feed, Sleep, Feed

William is pretty relaxed and gaining weight - 3500gms today. Which is no surprise to his Mum who has been feeding him around the clock. *yawn*

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Out to Play

Jack was measured for his birthday, he is 95cms. It won't be long before he is taller than his mum!

Jack and William played at Kai's house this morning and helped to do the groceries this afternoon. Everything is a first for Will and he is super calm and enjoys the ride.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

William gets Out

William was discharged from hospital care today after putting on his birth weight. He celebrated with a shopping trip.

Jack loved riding around in his 'Big Brother Racing Seat.'

It's part of the routine to read a bed time story and it feels so normal to have Will there. He is such a part of the family.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Birthday Boy


Jack had the most awesome birthday today. Last night we took Will to Nan R's house for his first visit and he was so good in the car. Jack loved all of his presents and all of the dinosaurs that he got. This morning there was more excitement with so many presents and Jack loved his scooter. When Molly came to play we rode the scooter to the park.

Will loved the walk and it was a cool 23C today.

After a long nap Grandpa and the uncles came over and we enjoyed pasta, curry and ribs for dinner followed by a Ben 10 cake. Mum is exhausted!

Grandpa suggested to Jack that he would take Will home and Jack yelled, 'No that's my brother and I'll hold him!' as he tried to snatch Will away from Grandpa. Grandpa said that his boys were just the same when they were little.


Jack has been a great helper and made sure that we have all had good afternoon sleeps while Mum recovers. The Midwife has been to visit everyday and she also came to visit after Jack was born. We have been to the park everyday and watched some good movies too.

Going home

On Friday we finally got to take William home and Jack was so tired of the wait.

William Gregory

William arrived safely on Tuesday 12th and Jack met him on Wednesday morning. He was full of excitement. Tuesday night was the hottest January night in Canberra in over 40 years and it didn't get below 28C.