Thank you everyone for being so patient while I had a little holiday from uploading 365 photos. It was very relaxing to have a break from uploading and my blogging mind feels very well rested. The rest of my life though is still a little chaotic (anybody want to come around and help with the folding?!) but that’s life with two cheeky monkeys ;)
I have 24 new photos which are all edited and ready to share and I will start uploading tonight. I’ve decided though to only release two a day (one for each muffin) and thus keep myself ahead in my blogging. It will mean that from now on there will be a Peach and Theo installment everyday, which will make things nice and regular – especially for those 365 addicts (I am looking at you Mum). I can’t wait to share all our photos and let you know what we’ve been up to!
Our peach is not at all intimidated by her dog who is more than twice her size (and almost four times her weight!). Willow is of course a big sweetheart, but very large and easily able to squish Priya without meaning to. This morning Peach opened the box where we keep dry treats for Willow while I was showering. I could hear her out there saying “SIT now Willow! Good dog!” and then in her most indignant voice “NAUGHTY! Bery naughty – sit down!”. There are not enough photos of Priya and her Willow but I find it near impossible to take photos of them when all three of my babies are cheeky and not be trusted together!
This is one of those moments I am utterly thankful to have recorded forever, one of the loveliest parts of everyday – nursing Theo. Theo is almost 6 months and will soon be starting solids. I know we only have a handful more days where I can proudly say that this boy has grown entirely on milk made by me (well… and that pumpkin soup he tasted the other night). He is a funny boy at the breast. He nurses efficiently and happily. Sometimes though he gives sound effects (for no apparent reason) that just crack me up, sounds like he’s a little gizzly bear, growling while he feeds. I love this moment when after he’s fallen asleep at the breast, he’ll continue to suck in his sleep every so often, as if trying to keep the boob in his mouth for his entire nap.
Hailey was able to snap this one for me when we visited her today. I am so lucky to have a photographer sister so it’s not weird when she’s leaning over my shoulder snapping photographs of my breast! I am also so lucky that I have been able to breastfeed Theo this far with no problems. I am blessed in this regard, I know. I think about mamas who struggle through difficulties in their nursing relationship and my hat goes off to them! I am also sad that so many mothers miss out on this. I’m sad that some women are unable to breastfeed and sad that so many more were not given the time, education and support to be able to do so.
Today Peach, Hailey, the girls & Theo and I went to Dance & Splash in Holland Park to buy Peach some dance wear for her classes. We debated long and hard whether we should buy the school leotard (which is worn by all the students at the studio) but it not required until age four. Peach would be the only child not wearing the school leotard but in the end, an adorable and much more stylish Billi Jade leotard won out. For those of you in Brisbane – this store is just too much for a little person who loves frills and pink – Priya was in heaven. She tried on tutu’s, ballet slippers and leotard. I can’t believe all the cute things in there! It’s just ridiculous! It didn’t help that I went with Hailey who is notorious for suggesting we buy things and kept saying “you should buy her this!” which was very difficult to refuse. In the end we came away with this little red leotard she’s wearing, two plain leotards with capped sleeves and Lien gave us Priya’s first pair of ballet slippers! Peach had refused to remove her new shoes since! It was very difficult to step away from all the cute. I cannot wait until summer to go back and stock up on swimwear for both babies!