Day one of this blog......

Why am I doing this?????Well I'm finding that I'm fairly lonely, occassionally bored and very over facebook so here we go. What will I blog about, who knows probably random stuff. You will have to excuse my poor blogging skills, hopefully this will improve.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day eight- on the roll

Today I went down to a playgroup with Jem, playgroup's I think are best enjoyed if your baby is slightly mobile but we did get to do a sing along. I am  proud (sort) to say that I am getting there with the nursery rhymes but I still think that there has got to be some funky tunes out there that parents can enjoy. I do recall Q-Tip doing something on Play School.
It's official Dios is now consistantly rolling from back to front ( I have observed this so know the dogs had no part in it), starting to do that thing where you put them in one place and the next moment they are somewhere else. Hopefully that explains the crap night sleeping.
This blog appears to be a bit baby centric, so I'll have to start thinking of non young person related things to write about. Here's trying anyway.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day-Seven deposit down

Today I paid my deposit for the Bali trip I have planned in December, so to be able to afford the remainder of the money for the trip I will have to not buy myself anything. This means not going to shops:( which is good and bad.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day six- Sunday bbq's without GnT's:(

Sunday usually/traditionally a day of sleeping in well not so for us now. Dios is doing the worst night sleeping since his birth and one of Beau's brother called multiple times in the early hours so sleep went out the window and a 6am rise it was ( I know that's not early but it is when you are getting up every two hours). As it was Sunday we drove into Newcastle to go to the Farmers markets but neither Beau or I had paid attention the week before when told the markets weren't on. So instead we went to  a shopping centre to get breakfast (for Beau) and a massive coffee for me. So not really in keeping with shopping locally etc and I also think the 20 minute drive we made is maybe not that consistant with the theory either. But what ever as previously mentioned I'm already destined for hell due to my environmental distruction.
Upside down with dad

Sunday was a beautiful winters day so we went and had lunch in the park with Jem, Joel,Rosie, Andrew, Erin and their kids, Ruth and the Cathcart grandparents. I had a go on the play equipment with Dios and by myself. Dios went down the slippery slide with me and enjoyed the swings.Sunday though just isn't the same without gin.
Being the party animal I now find myself to be I could not stay up past 7.30pm as it was I was back up at 9pm anyway.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day five- saturday trying out pear and bannana as a facial treatment and getting to know sand

 This morning Dios demonstrated his love of food by spreading it mostly on himself, although it looks like not alot was actually eaten he did consume 3 teaspoons full.
After having had the second nap for the day I took Dios down to the beach as it is quiet a lovely winters day. The sand was alot of fun and the seagulls very interesting.

Well today has been a lovely day, its surprising how much a baby that does their daytime naps combined with sunshine can make you feel the world ain't that bad. I even managed to make some biscuits. Taking the random ingredients of my fridge (sugar, butter, yoghurt, lemon, ginger, flour) I managed to create biscuits that were edible. First time I've done baking in ages.

Day four- Exhaustion

Due to a rather unsettled night for Dios today was a day of exhaustion, I haven't felt this tired in ages.
Beau very nicely offered to get Dios to sleep at about 3pm so I could have a sleep, unfortunately he then decided to go to the supermarket whilst Dios was asleep without telling me and I woke to a screaming baby wondering what the hell had happened. No harm done though and after a feed Dios was  happy again.
In response to yesterdays comments:
As I thought with the flour thing as I have added yeast to flour when making pizza.
Em the appreciation for Flo Rida and buying of said pantsuit is possibly a lowering of standards due to sleep deprivation and limited access to both going out and shopping without infant attached.
I went and had allergy testing to try and narrow down what is freaking my skin out. When tested I reacted to egg white, bakers yeast, brewers yeast, mould, grasses, horses and dogs. I now have to do a 3 week food diary to work out what other foods are an issue. Amines have come up as an issue but there are 1000's of those. I've been slack though and haven't started the diary, it's on my to do list.

Hopefully tonight will be a better night in terms of sleep, Dios is asleep right now which is great. Weird little soul has definitely set his bedtime at 5.30pm or 6pm.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day three- contemplating whether flour contains yeast

Day three and I decided to follow your advice Ellie even though I hadn't received it yet. I came to the conclusion that it was a waste of time trying to make friends with people who aren't friendly, also known as mothers group can go fuck itself. I'll take my advice from my wonderful friends who are raising great individuals.

So went down and visited Jem in Toukley (Central Coast, this is a 20ish minute drive south for me) where we walked around the streets of Toukley discussing life in general. One of our big questions being does flour contain yeast or is yeast an additive and what things can I eat now that I have discovered I am allergic to bakers yeast and brewers yeast. Later in the supermarket I worked out there are some types of mountain bread I will be able to eat.

Watched Flo Rida (probably not right spelling) perform some song on TV and thought how much I am missing going out for a good dance. Realise that watching Flo Rida and thinking that was a bit weird as Flo Rida is not really my style. Then realised I hadn't been out since December last year to Blah Blah Blah which as Bella and Em witnessed was not a great success due to the fainting episode (lesson learnt going to dance festivals when heavily pregnant can be a health hazard).

Dios was a slight fail on the daytime sleeping but is asleep currently. Also I'm not sure why but I purchased a pantsuit off eBay, probably will be a massive fashion fail but we will see when it arrives. It is not the sort of pantsuit you would see in an American Apparel add though, not that I don't love American Apparel.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day two-winter I wish you would disappear and aimless driving

I know I complain about the cold alot but it's ridiculous at the moment. I have taken to wearing my puffa vest that was purchased for NZ last year. Today when walking the dogs though they insisted on swimming, go figure.

Other things done today- continue my favourite sport of aimless driving to achieve sleep (for Dios not me). Left the house at 10.00am because I could no longer stand being there,  headed to the library to find out about this previously mentioned Baby Einstein business which is for 1 year plus so started to think that most of the mothers in my group are over compensating or something. I borrowed a copy of In the Night Garden which I am slightly freaked out by, I think I may have watched an episode early one morning after a night out (enough said). After the library and a massive flat white I still had 1.5hr to kill before Gymbaroo so commenced the aimless driving. Dios slept which was the goal but I am hainted by my current wreckless distruction of the planets resources aimless driving plus disposable nappies I'm going to hell.

At Gymbaroo I encounted some of the people from my mothers group, it's confirmed I have become the weird person. The one girl who gives me the most disproving looks walked past me all session without saying a thing even though I said hi. Just reinforces the fish out of water feeling I get from this place. I am going to a coffee session with the people from mothers group tomorrow so I'll see how many looks I get and whether anyone talks to me or not. Hopefully the coffee will be ok.

Dios may or may not have rolled by himself today, I left him on his back on his sheep skin when I went into the kitchen when I came back he was on his front. Also discovered that he likes Heinz organic pear and bannana but not necessarily the pear I cooked and mashed for him.

I'll hopefully start putting up some photo's tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day one

So here goes Day 1 (I'll try for 365 but will see how that goes), what happened today-
Dios and I went to a mothers group thing we have been attending and I found out that I am totally behind in the mothering department because a) I am teaching my child one language as opposed to 4 b) I'm a definite fail in the mothering department because the only nursery rhyme I know is 'twinkle twinkle little star' and I'm pretty sure I don't even know that properly c) I am slightly behind the 8 ball because I have not been playing 'Baby Einstein' or 'Smart baby' to Dios and d) asked whether other mothers thought watching tv might be overstimulating for babies due to their new status on the planet.
On the plus side Dios had three day naps and is now asleep at 7:26pm since 6pm