At 9 months and 2 weeks old, Amelia is:
As a Mum of 9 months and 2 weeks, I am:
Congratulating my sister and Darren on their engagement! The ring is absolutely gorgeous (he was incredibly game purchasing it himself), I'm already booked in for wedding dress perusing and everyone is beyond pleased for them.
Appreciating Milly sleeping so much better. 4 nights out of the last 5 she's slept from bedtime through till at least 5am, and slept every evening with barely a peep. It's been left than a week, but I'm optimistic.
Feeling freer now that Milly is 'babysittable'. Mike and I had a date night on Sunday, seeing 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' at the cinema and it was so nice to spend the time alone together. Apart from going to see the musical 'Matilda' back in October, when we left our screaming baby with my sister, I can't remember the last time we had a date together.
Anticipating the 7 course degustation dinner Mike and I will be having at Gelato Messina on Thursday. I think it will be epic.
Enjoying having my computer back and working well after it was off being debugged for a few days. I've been chasing one issue after another since February and attempting to download Photoshop CC, and attemping and attempting over the course of a few days, led me to very melodramatically declaring I was losing the will to live.
Waiting to pick up some finished bowls and pots. It's only taken me about a year from throwing them to their final firing but they are the first batch I've made at home. One side effect of no computer, I got around to glazing them which I'd been meaning to do for weeks. I'm very excited to see how the glazes turned out.
Wanting to share and document so many stories here. A recent holiday to Queensland, Amelia's first camping trip, starting my business...
Making Christmas cards. This feels incredibly organised for me, as previously I've waited till December so I record it in my December Daily album. Last year I finally realised that was bonkers.
Working on a jigsaw puzzle that Mum and Dad gave me last Christmas. Mum had it custom made with a wedding photo of Mike and I, which is lovely, but the combination of puzzle design and soft focus photo makes it ridiculously frustrating. It's been out on our coffee table for weeks but I'm on a deadline now as Milly is pulling herself up on anything possible and wants nothing more than getting her hands on whatever Mum or Dad have.
Planning to record another Day in the Life tomorrow.
When we pulled our big 'Achievement Unlocked' list down the other month, I knew I couldn't bare to part with it just yet. And good thing too! I put it to good use as a background for this layout, based on a Simple Scrapper sketch templates from the December collection. I added some cardstock to the back for stability but I think the text is a really interesting graphic element. I made this layout 9x12 in size, contemplating adding a pocket page facing with photos from some the items we ticked off, although in all reality that probably wont happen. I feel like I need so many more hours in the day! Or rather, so many more evening hours while Milly sleeps peacefully in her bed.
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Photo by Brett Scapin Photography.
In October I celebrated by 34th birthday. (I just had to stop for a minute and double check, but yep, definitely 34th.) So I thought I'd list 34 things about my past year.
I met our baby girl for the first time.
I gave birth. Because that definitely deserves it's own point. Epidural for the win!
I grew closer with Mike, and felt more supported by him, more appreciated by him, more frustrated by him and more disappointed in him than ever before, often all in the same hour.
I registered my own domain name.
I started my own business.
I took over 18,000 photos.
I met the 6 brand new babies of good friends.
Mike and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. (And our 2nd anniversary was just the other week.)
We celebrated our last Christmas as a family of two.
I temporarily harnessed my sweet tooth to deliver a healthy baby not impacted by my gestational diabetes.
We hosted both Mike and my families together for Christmas dinner.
I bought my first pair of prescription sunglasses in well over a decade.