Saturday, 25 April 2009


What a wonderful day ANZAC Day is. It is so fantastic to see all the young people out in support of our diggers. We went this morning. Kevin marched with the school and I waited at the park for the parade to come to the park. The girls were pretty good but by the time the service started they were itching to do something and the lure of the park became too much. I ended up supervising the older girls on the swings and the slippery slide while Kevin held Hannah.

The reality of a newborn has finally set in. I have finally started to feel the tiredness of a newborn. I also haven’t been going to bed early enough and to add to that the hormones of post labour, I’m well and truly tired but Kevin let me have a sleep today which was good. It didn’t make me feel any better but at least I got a few extra hours sleep which he didn’t get.

Of course Kevin had to watch Essendon play Collingwood today so the girls got decked out in their Bombers gear. A bit cute and I’ve resigned myself to the fact that they are all going to be Bombers supporters even though Jessica is supposed to be a Lions supporter like me. I could get some really good pages with the three in black and red. Poor me. I’ll be all alone in my blue, maroon and yellow.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

The best way

Often the best thing to do is the hardest. Why is that? Is is a test to see if we can do what is the best? And if it is so hard to the heart, is it really the best thing for you even though it is right? I guess only time will tell.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Now we are five

Hannah Grevillea Knight was born at 2353 on the 18th of March. It was a wonderful birth and I am glad that I had the opportunity to have a natural birth after the shock of a C Section with Jessica. I can't believe that Hannah is already 4 weeks old tonight! She has grown so much and no longer looks like a new born.

The girls love her so much. They always want to hold her and help me with her which is great because it is a bit of a work load having 3 kids under 3. I am very happy with how the girls and I have coped with Hannah's arrival. I seem to be managing better than I thought I would. I thought it would be very difficult with the three of them and it is at times. When they are all crying at the same time or we have to go somewhere and noone is cooperating but Hannah seems to have fitted into the family well and we seem to have done a good job preparing the girls for the reality of having a new baby in the house.

I have started exercising again although not as regularly as I would like but anything is better than nothing. I am already back to my pre-pregnancy weight but I'd like to maintain my fitness and get rid of some of the extra kilos from being too heavy during the pregnancy with Hollie. Tomorrow I'd like to start swimming again. I need to get into a routine before it gets too cold and also before Kevin finishes his holidays. Otherwise it will be the June holidays and I won't have done any swimming.

I've also started scrapping again which is good. A good time for me to do something for myself if Hannah doesn't wake for a feed when I'm half was through something which is usually the case. Here is a layout I've completed. There are another few that are half done because they have been interupted by a crying baby but at least I am making time to do some scrapping and I am actually getting them finished.