Tuesday, August 26, 2008
She also said that most reflux babies scream when she does the reflux points... Will on the other hand is a grinner... he smiled his way through all three appointments. So that has lead me to give him a wee trial of not taking the Losec, and so far it's going well, he seems to be pretty much his usual chirpy self.
One of the coolest things about the Chiro was it only cost $25 a pop because she said she knows that when a family has a new baby there usually isn't much spare cash floating around... that is a very cool philosophy. I wish I could afford to go!!!
Sleep-wise we are generally still doing 3-4 wake-ups each night but I figure until I feel comfortable with him not having a night feed (around 12 months) I am just going to have to put up with it and just try and go to bed earlier.
Will still doesn't like runny food, and he doesn't like being spoon fed so is currently existing on rusks and bananas and the odd apple in his mesh thingee... he takes big bites (especially for someone with no teeth) so it's lucky he has a great gag reflex because he certainly needs it. I need to phase in some more solid stuff so he can have some more variety.
And boy can the boy talk... he's getting really loud with lots of growling and !screaming! especially when he wants something or someone or to get somewhere. He has a few words which may or may not be the real thing... he has a Pouw (for Puss) and wooo (for woof) Baba (for brother) and a dees (for birdies) but with the exception of Pouw he's not consistently using any of them so who knows???
- Where the chips are down....
It's been awhile since I updated these pictures the spot has been sitting like this pretty much since the middle of July. In other places around the place more change is happening, trees coming down, views are opening up and carving will begin soon I believe.
Monday, August 25, 2008
We stopped by an antique store on the way back to the riding place and met a crazy lady. She was telling us how we should appreciate our children because she had her husband had sadly been through the the whole infertility mill over 8 years complete with IVF. I proceeded to tell her that as we had been pregnant 6 times with only 3 living children to show for it all that we had a pretty good idea how precious our kids were. At which she laughed kind of hysterically... we left pretty soon after that... I think she may have been contemplating stealing our baby.
The road to Ti Tree Hills also goes under the bridge they have built for the new mega highway north and we got to see both sides of the big tunnel they are drilling... it looked seriously awesome.
A little note about Ti Tree Hills. If you are in Auckland and want to do some riding then I can't recommend these guys enough. They are super friendly and helpful. Merenia had a great time and judging by the non stop conversation I believe she learned a lot! It's only about 40 minutes from our place to get there (Waiwera) and there's lots of other cool stuff to check out while you are up there.
Les took some funky pictures at Ti Tree....
After the horse riding we went to Waiwera Infinty hot pools. I can't say that I was really looking forward to getting in togs for the first time since who knows when, but I just went and did it and we had a great time. I spent most of my time with "the most beautiful baby in the swimming pool" who managed to attract every woman and kid in the pool and half of the men as well... I am not surprised of course but sometimes you just wanna sing silly songs with your babe in a pool without a truckload of inane grins being thrown in your direction. We did meet some nice people too; 3 grandmother's-in-waiting who talked to Les and Will for a while. And Charlotte and her Dad who were in transit through Auckland to Christchurch from England. He is a High School French teacher who is over here to do some relief teaching for 6 months. She was totally enamoured with Will and kept putting herself physically between me and her Dad to say what she needed to say or ask questions about Will... she was really kind and funny. In the end they had to go because she got real stroppy with her Dad when he tried to stop her charming me into letting her hold Will. They had obviously had a discussion about limits before they came to say hello and she was crossing the predetermined limits. It was really quite funny.
The kids had a great time doing the hydroslides and Les really enjoyed himself too despite being on catcher duties at the bottom of the slides.
We left the pool after about 3 hours to discover Kieran had left his car door open thinking I was going to get Will out his side. Lucky for us everything was all still in the car. We grabbed McD's and headed for home. This is not a weekend that will be repeated again in a hurry as it was a serious budget blower. But Les and I both agreed it was a much cooler way to spend our anniversary than any dinner for two could have been- sweet!