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And so it begins, his great mobile adventure.

May he approach all new experiences with such joy, even when he’s all grown up and not dressed like a ridiculous huge rainbow (and even when his thighs are not gloriously chubby and on display).

(Just to save time because I am constantly being asked! His suit is from Baby Goes Retro it was a present from his lovely thoughtful Aunty Hannah who knows me so well).

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  1. gravatar for Crissy TA Crissy TA

    That’s because they always look adorably put together! Kisses to your little stud xxx

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  2. gravatar for Tomo Tomo

    Thank you for sharing your babies/kids’ cute outfits.I love clothes that not many people wear,but stylish! I have ordered a few outfits from Babygoes, and my peanut’s swim wear from Alfie and Nina:) I love them, and my husband wouldn’t mind. Hoping peanut herself wouldn’t mind???

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Noni is very delicious.

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The “grabby” stage.

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  1. gravatar for Lisa Lisa

    Georgia our boys are only a month apart and I hear you about the grabby stage!!! Every day I lose another chunk of hair (due to being ripped out by those fast fingers) and the other day I leaned into the fridge to get something, closed the door and realised Silas was holding an egg. So fast aren’t they!? Gorgeous pic as always! xx

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  2. gravatar for Tasha Batsford Tasha Batsford

    Oh my! Would you look at those dimples. Do you think he could spare a finger or two for me to nom?

    It’d take care of the dark side of the grabby stage – the one involving razor sharp baby nails and boobs?

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Three years ago, three long years, our best friends moved to Adelaide. Today, for the first time in three years, I got to hang out with my bestie. If you have a bestie, I guess you’ll know what that feels like. Three years might have passed but I guess there is no accounting for kindred spirits and it was easy to fall back into familiarity. Only 11 hours later and I don’t think I got to spend enough time with her.

In the time we haven’t been hanging out she went and got herself some serious photographic skill & talent and took this beautiful photo of Florin and I (actually, that’s a lie, she’s been taking photos I love of my sons and I since 2010). She has a facebook page and I was thinking it would be so super nice if any of you like looking at beautiful photos to go hit ‘like’ on it, I’d be so grateful.

p.s If you’re in Adelaide and want pictures, she’s your girl.

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  1. gravatar for Cindy Cindy

    Just spent the last two hours of my evening reading from your last post to your delivery. It really started out with me reading about your year of doing without. But the last two hours I have loved the photography and loved your postings. It’s been 35 years since my daughter was born but you brought back the delivery like it was yesterday. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. gravatar for Karen Karen

    What a beautiful photo! The one of u and Theo when he was a little guy is cute too! I wish I had someone to take beautiful pics of me and my little guy like this. You are so lucky.

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  3. gravatar for Stace Stace

    Georgia, oh, this is beautiful! I remember that conversation we had about best friends what feels like a very long time ago now. This makes me happy to see. You know what I like most? The way she’s captured you, it’s a special thing, best friend and you can see that in your eyes.

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Sunday afternoon is waiting for Daddy.

These last few months living away from your papa while he works in Brisbane have been hard on all of us, 5 days in Brisbane 2 days at home. What was meant to end in January has a dragged on a little longer.

I am worn out (cue the violin) and so when Sunday afternoon rolls around we only manage to make it to the platform seconds before the train pulls in and all the children look like little ragamuffins and I am relieved. Relieved that my love is back with me and that someone else will be there, even just for the next 48 hours. So that when a unison of “I am hungrrrrrry” pipes up I can hide in the bathroom and know someone else has got me covered. We miss him, oh we miss him. Perhaps all the hard things about parenting solo for most of the week are cancelled out by the appreciation that grows in Errol’s place. Appreciation for my Errol who has worked happily without a single complaint for the last few months, missing us, missing so much of Florin’s newness. Who comes home to the house looking like a bomb hit it and stays up till 4 am cleaning messes he didn’t make. Who listens to me moan about how hard it is without him and is always patient, never one reminding me how hard it is on him too. Absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder and so when we finally see him step off the train my heart is equally happy as the squealing children.

Things aren’t always easy between us, I’d be lying to say that there haven’t been times the idea of smothering one another with a pillow hasn’t crossed minds but oh, god, this guy. Your papa Florin, he’s something else and we are the luckiest for having him.

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  1. gravatar for Amber @ Au Coeur Amber @ Au Coeur

    We have done this more than one time…and last year Chris worked in the same town but so much that he might as well have been in another town. It is so hard to parent apart from our partners. I’ve learned that I have to be OK with letting things go and also know when to ask for help — and know that it is OK to need to get help even if just for two hours while I get caught up on four days worth of dishes.

    Hopefully this situation for your little family won’t continue on any longer than it has to.

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  2. gravatar for Shabana Shabana

    I was raised by a single mama who worked two jobs and every single day I am in awe of how graceful and strong she was in her journey. I didn’t fully realise her strength until my daughter was born. It makes me appreciate her and my husband so much more and I feel such gratitude for the love and support I have in this parenting journey. I hope your darling hubby is back living with you all super duper soon.

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  3. gravatar for Lisa Gilder Lisa Gilder

    I know how you feel Georgia. Hubby works in Darwin for 4 weeks and is home with us in Brisbane for one week. It’s really, really hard. It’s hard for Mr 3, it’s hard for hubby and for me. The only thing that keeps us going is that week together. I can step back from being the parent and have a little ‘break’ while Daddy gets to spend much needed time with his boy. Also, in regards to the ‘wanting to smother’ comment, I saw something very funny on fb the other day.
    “After many years of marriage, there has definitely been thoughts of murder. Divorce, no. Murder, yes”. Sums it up nicely haha

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  4. gravatar for Rachel Rachel

    I know the feeling! My husband’s been working in Florida while my daughter and I live in North Carolina since January. We’ve seen him twice — once for a couple of days in February and then for a week this month. Honestly, I didn’t realize what a help having a co-parent is until he was gone, especially in those moments when I’m exhausted and just need someone else to be “on” for awhile so I can take a break. I’ve had lots of failed mama moments during this time, and have really been trying to cultivate patience since it’s not a gift that comes to me easily. I am so thankful for my mother who has filled a lot of gaps, and allowed me to rest when I need it. And for my full-time job, because it really feels like a break sometimes, haha :)

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