Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Direction

I have had this blog for ages, but I never posted in it, but now that I have two boys, I think it's time that I started again.

Olly has reflux quite badly, and because I'm breastfeeding him I'm on a very restricted diet.  I've been gluten free for a long time, but now I also have to cut out lactose, onions, soy, sugar (and a few other things).

That means NO CHOCOLATE....... And this is from the chocoholic herself lol.

So it means that I've had to do a lot more from scratch cooking so that I'm eating things that don't affect Olly, thought I would just post my favourites here so that I don't lose them :)

An added benefit of this diet is that I've lost 16kg on my pre pregnancy weight, woohoo!

Most of the things I cook are also going to be low fat and low salt as I don't tend to add that stuff when I cook from scratch :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Been a While

Have been incredibly busy of late so haven't had much time to post.

First things first, I'm pregnant! I'm due at the end of March 2010 and hoping that everything works out :)

Jordy is almost 18 months old (where has THAT time gone) and just continues to delight on a daily basis. He's such a clever little boy and his speech is coming along in leaps and bounds, he's continually surprising us.

I'm also now working at home, yay some money! It's not a lot, but that little bit extra really does help.

That's about it for now :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

My little boy is so clever

It continually surprises me just how much Jordan takes in on a daily basis.

This morning I went to get him out of bed and he'd thrown his toy elephant out of the cot as well as his pillow, but had kept his teddy in with him.

I said oh you're playing with your teddies, look your pillow has a teddies on it. He then pointed to each individual teddy bear on his pillow and said teddies!


We had such a busy weekend, but it was a great one, Fred didn't work at all again, woohoo!

On Saturday Jordy went to swimming lessons with Fred and i got a sleep in and breakfast in peace lol, then we went up to Kondalilla falls (near Montville) and had a picnic, it was really nice.

Then yesterday we went down to Brisbane for the Gluten Free Food Show (it was actually pretty disappointing, very small and nothing new there.....

We then went to Southbank for a bit of a walk around.

On the way home we realised the hairdresser would still be open so Jordy got his FIRST haircut! He was so good, he squirmed quite a bit but no crying. I think he was the first really little person the hairdresser had done though as her hands were shaking like mad lol.

After his haircut we decided to take him to visit his grandparents for a while.

We had a wonderful weekend, but we are all sooo tired, Jordy went to bed at 5.30 last night and didn't wake up until nearly 8 this morning lol.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Jordan's Birthday

Jordy turned one yesterday! Wow, just can't believe I no longer have a baby, but a little boy instead.

We had a wonderful day.

He woke up and had some mummy and daddy cuddles in bed before we went and got him some balloons to play with, he thought they were great!! We then took him out to see his present, a brand new trike!

After that it was a bit of party prep for us, but Jordy was quite happily playing.

After his nap it was party time, lots of his family and friends turned up to wish him happy birthday, he got to play with all of his friends and then came cake! (yum!) and presents!!

It was a huge day for our little boy and he was exhausted by the end of it.

Today we were off to Australia Zoo to look at all the animals. He absolutely loved it.

One of his new words at the moment is bird, so he looooved looking at all of the birds in the zoo. We also went to the baby animal petting zoo and he patted some goats, sheep and saw some pigs. We then wend and patted a wallaby. We also had a ride on the shuttle bus before we got to see some elephants, red pandas and the tigers! Next stop was to pat a koala, then we went to watch the tiger show and saw them playing around and jumping in the pool! It was so much fun.

Jordy was getting pretty tired by this stage, so we just went to see the wombats, and then went into the bird aviary, he saw some ducks and then learnt another new word and was quacking at us for the rest of the afternoon lol.

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend, and have some wonderful pictures and videos, have a look on my facebook for evidence :)


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jordan is almost one

The countdown is on until the first birthday.... Only 3 sleeps to go.

As we move closer to this milestone, it makes me contemplate the last year. It has been a year of such joy.... yes quite a bit of sleep deprivation, but I would take that any day over the sadness of not having a child.

He is just such a pleasure to have in our lives, he is a happy little fellow, loves to play, giggle and be the centre of attention. I just love him to bits :) Talking is going well, he babbles away all day long lol, I think he's going to be one of those children that never shuts up! He can say mum, dad, nan, bub, bird, hello, yeah, no and bye.

He is also making great gains in walking and is finally venturing off on his own without us having to coax him to walk lol. He is so proud of himself when he manages to get where he wants to go and giggles and laughs.

Birds are his favourite thing and he loves looking for them outside and whenever he hears them he will point and go bird, and will continue to point until I take him to look lol.

It is just so hard to comprehend that the last year has already passed, it's such a blur that I struggle even to remember how little he was.... I wouldn't change it for the world and he has made our lives so much fuller for being a part of it.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jordy can walk!

Well take steps lol. He can manage about 6 or 7 in a row now :) I'm so proud of my little boy.

In 12 days time he turns one.... who would have thought the last year would go so fast. I look back at photo's of when he was a newborn, and it's hard to even believe that it's him, I think the haze of sleeplessness made it all pass in a blur.

I really really love spending time with him lately. He's so much fun, so inquisitive and just full of joy. I'm so lucky to be able to stay home with him and see all of this.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Gosh, I've just been busy lately..... feels like i've done nothing, but I'm always on the go.

The plaster work and painting was finally done on our house, it's been a major upheaval the last week or so with all of our furniture pulled away from the walls, plaster dust, mess..... just a pain in the butt.... They finally finished today! yay. Now I have no excuse not to clean the house lol.

Jordy also has croup..... again.... poor little mite..... We caught it a lot earlier this time so he hasn't gotten as bad thankfully.

I don't know what else has been going on, but I just feel frazzled all the time and like I never have enough time.......

I'm also so sick of my house not being organised. We moved in over a year ago and I STILL can't park in my garage..... I just want to be organised, but of course F will be working over easter so it won't get done AGAIN!

ugh ugh ugh! Can you pay someone to organise your life??