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Matthew – 8 Weeks Old

March 8th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

Wow, I’m struggling with the thought that Matthew is now at the 8 week point. Time really does go quickly. I found my happy place last week. I had an hour to kill in between morning tea and lunch with different people. Matthew was a little bit grumpy, hungry and tired and sitting in the … Read more

Matthew – 7 Weeks Old

February 28th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

Matthew had his 6 week checkup and first round of inoculations at the beginning of this week. His checkup went well, weight gain on track, no heart murmurs or anything and he was full of smiles for the doctor. He had lots of smiles for the nurse as well, until she had to give him his injections. … Read more

Matthew – 6 Weeks Old

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (1 Comments)

Apparently the first 6 weeks are the hardest, closely followed by the first 3 months. I love having a little baby who just wants to be with me all the time, but a very small part of me just wants my 8 hours of sleep back. It’s a bittersweet thought for me, sleep vs no … Read more

Matthew – 5 Weeks Old

February 14th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (2 Comments)

In complete contrast to last week, week 5 has been a greatly busy and new ‘things’ week for my family. The biggest thing i’m stoked about is the smiles. They started off small, a bit of “hrm, are you smiling?” looks, but within a couple of days there they were, clear for anyone to see. … Read more

Matthew – 4 Weeks Old

February 10th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

It’s been a quiet 4th week. We spent most of it at home not really doing anything, I think we might have gone out once. Days disappear at the moment. When you’re up at 11pm, 2am, 5am and 7am, then don’t actually get up to start your day until 11am, all plans that you “might” … Read more

Matthew – Birth Story

February 6th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

Figured I should write this down as I want to remember it in more detail than I will in future times. Also just worth mentioning that we didn’t know the sex of the baby until after he was born. Woke up at about 5am on the 9th Jan with a slightly sore back. This was … Read more

Matthew – 3 Weeks Old

February 1st, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)
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3 weeks feels like 3 months. It also feels like just yesterday I was still pregnant. Time kind of gets muddled up when you sleep at any random time of the day or night, and when you are lucky to get more than 3 hours at a time. I never thought i’d be one of … Read more

Baby Wearing

January 29th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)
Baby Wearing

I love my Moby Wrap, it’s easily one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It means Matthew can be close to me, and I can have my hands free. It’s also great for wearing in the supermarket, so I don’t have to drag the carseat in and out and prams just don’t work with trolly’s. … Read more

Baby Matthew Mark McDonald – 2 Weeks Old

January 26th, 2011 | Posted by Andie in Matthew - (0 Comments)

Its been just over two weeks since I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I think I want to try blogging when I can so that I can remember all this bits and pieces of things that happen. I’ve been trying to figure out how to write the blog, but asfter reading through some … Read more

Baby M at 25w & 4 days

September 26th, 2010 | Posted by Andie in Matthew | Ramble - (0 Comments)

Baby McDonald has just under 15 weeks left before due. And we’ve done very little in preparation of their arrival. We have a couple of outfits, have pretty much decided on what pram / infant carseat to buy and thats it. We are going to be really busy when we realise actually how close the due date … Read more