Posted on Fri 17 February 2012 in general • Tagged with family, life, ursula

As predicted the blogging has dropped off quite precipitously. I still seem to be functioning on a reduced amount of sleep (although Fliss is taking the brunt of the sleep interruption by far). However the evenings are both shorter and much more structured. Eating is slowly moving from a task …

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5 years ago

Posted on Mon 02 January 2012 in general • Tagged with family, fliss, ursula

I was reminded of a new years party 5 years ago when I rather drunkenly blurted out to Fliss my desire not to be separated from her by geography next time we welcomed in a new year. We hadn't been together that long and she was visiting Oz for her …

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What big eyes you have

Posted on Sun 18 December 2011 in general • Tagged with family, parenting, ursula

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We've had Ursula at home for over a week now and are slowly getting into the swing of this parenting malarkey. So far we've nicknamed her "Trufflehog" after the manner she searches for the breasts when she's hungry …

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New Family Unit, Some Assembly Required.

Posted on Wed 07 December 2011 in general • Tagged with family, parenthood, ursula

I brought Fliss and Ursula home on Monday morning so we now have a complete family unit at home. We didn't do much on Monday apart from appreciate being back in the house with all the attendant creature comforts. Tuesday didn't involve much either but we had both sides of …

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Posted on Fri 02 December 2011 in general • Tagged with family, parenthood, ursula

Ursula is quite possibly the healthiest baby that has ever graced the Special Care Baby Unit at our local hospital. The sequence of events that led us there were more than a little concerning. As we were about to be discharged the midwife observed a leg twitch that didn't look …

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