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What Is Important To Me?

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is anyone looking for the Christmas Grinch?

So I've always known that my husband was not a huge fan of Christmas - but I thought that this year might be different!
He detests shopping and always has, so I'm quite happy to do the entire lot. Generally I ask him if he has ideas for his family, and then I try and think of things for the rest (which is usually everyone bar his brother and father). His only input most of the time is in regards to the amounts. The less spent - the better in his eyes.
That's fine - off I go and do the shopping and then wrapping afterwards - It's never been a problem for me as my family has always enjoyed celebrating Christmas, and I love buying gifts for people!!!

So this year as you know we have a new baby - he'll be 10 weeks old come Christmas time and I have to say I'm really looking forward to it! My husband however......
I fully understand that my baby will not be able to remember this christmas and the presents he is getting, but it still means something to me.

My husband first said that we shouldn't get him anything because he won't remember as he is so little. He thinks we should just take two lots of photos next year, in two different outfits :)

I love real Christmas trees - even though yes they can be messy! My husband didn't want any tree at all!!!

He doesn't even think we should get a santa photo!

Arghhhhhh I feel so frustrated  - like the grinch is sucking all of the christmas spirit out of me! It's like a constant battle and I really want to make it special now that we have kids, I think it is exciting!!!

Anyways if anyone is looking for the grinch I know where to find him!!!!


Friday, November 26, 2010

The World of Online Shopping!

Online shopping!!

Well having become a mum recently (my bub was delivered by emergency caesar) and therefore not being able to drive for 6 weeks post birth, I have found myself drawn into the world of online shopping.

To be quite honest I can be a little overzealous when shopping :) I also hate trying on clothes - I prefer just to buy them and return them with a made up excuse if they don't fit! So online shopping has become my favourite thing to do!! Having the option to be able to get up and attend to a crying baby, and still have my shopping sitting in my cart 2 hours later is also proving to be very convenient!

Today I made a Christmas list and decided to try and get some purchasing over and done with prior to December 24th - Which is usually when I head to Chadstone and take advantage of the 24 hour shopping. So I visited a few sites, trying to take advantage of cheap or free shipping where I could. Today alone I have purchased;
  • a book - 'Where the wild things are' for bub :)
  • a Wii game for my husband
  • a board game for my husband - he was reminiscing about 'The game of life' so I found it for him :)
  • Personalised bags for my best friends daughters :) They are so cute!
  • Photo calendars for my mum and mother in law
  • personalised notepads with bubs pic (also for mum and mother in law)
  • a new PS3 controller for my brother
  • a pool - for Santa to bring
  • an electronic breath tester - for my other brother
  • nappies - clearly for bub ;)
  • assorted clothing for myself
  • Tigger PJ's for bub
I have made quite a dent in my list - but there is still lots to buy.

I'd like to know.... Do you have a favourite online shopping site? Or do you have any interesting ideas for presents?

Sites I've been using today - http://www.artscow.com/ - http://www.fishpond.com.au/ - http://www.catchoftheday.com/ - http://www.toysrus.com.au/ - http://www.rizzaoriginals.com/ :)

So please hit me up with your fave sites!!

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feeling the Pressure


I have always imagined that when I became a mother that I would breastfeed my baby. Little did I know how hard it would be.
It's like some taboo subject  - no one speaks about how difficult it can be, or how tiring it can be.
I love my little man and I love having the bonding time with him but at times I feel like I want to scream! especially when he latches on, then lets go, latches on, lets go and so on!

I always knew that my life would change drastically when I became a mum, and I guess the hardest thing for me at the moment is that I am the source of food for him. He relies on me and I feel like I have no freedom, that I'm sort of trapped if you know what I mean?

B is awesome - I express a feed every day so that he can get up and feed our little man in the night, and he is happy for me to go out and he will stay with bub and give him an expressed bottle, but I feel a little resentful towards him - I guess because he can choose to pop out for a couple of hours without having to plan ahead and ensure there is enough expressed milk etc.

I love being a mum and I really don't want to put my baby on formula - he is doing so well, putting on weight and feeding pretty well most of the time - I feel guilty even writing all of this......

 - Does it get easier? - Will I feel less frustrated about exclusively breastfeeding? - Am I selfish? -

Food for thought?


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How much does an 8 week old need?

So I have started to think about Christmas this year and now 'Santa' will be visiting our house.... My question is how much does an 8 week old baby need? Already bubs has so much stuff, there isn't really anything I can think of that is a necessity.

Clothes?? He already has a waredrobe full of sizes to grow into (More clothing options than his father has)
Toys?? What does an 8 week old baby play with?

I am at a bit of a loss as to what to buy and also ideas for others who ask....

It is going to be a hot summer so my one idea is a little pool we can wade in on scorching days but other than that? HELP :)

What do you think? any ideas for me?


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brand New Blogger

Okay well here we are.

I have been following a couple of blogs for a while now and have decided to give it a go myself.

Newmumma - Yep thats me :) I became a mum in October - my bub is 3 weeks old now and continues to amaze me each day. Not only in his growth and development, but also my own. How much I have changed in the past three weeks! My thoughts, my needs, everything really has become about my baby.

I can't imagine my life without him, even on those sleepless nights when I would do anything for a wink of sleep, or even for him to stop crying, the amount of love I have for this tiny human being who has only been here for 3 weeks is amazing.

Do all new parents feel like this? I hope so!

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