Monday, 17 December 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

My fellow blogger at gaybyjourney
has nominated 2aussiemammas
for a Liebster Blog Award!


The Liebster Blog Award is given
to up and coming bloggers who
have less than 200 followers.
“Liebster” is German for “favorite.”

Here are the rules of the award:
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
  • Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and tell them.
  • Remember no tag backs!


Eleven Facts:

1. I have only just recently started driving, I got my P’s this year – I’m 28 :P

2. I’m the eldest of four children, which I think is the closest thing to being a mother you can be.

3. When I was young and silly, I fell pregnant with twins – I lost them both and a fallopian tube in the process. They would be 10 this year.

4. I am very afraid of submarines; even just images of them make me go tight in the chest.

5.  I think I am addicted to my iPhone.

6. I wake up every day full of gratitude, which is a far cry from who I used to be

7. I procrastinate way too much – which I find equally annoying as my wife does ;)

8. I have no contact with either of my parents.

9. I was raised by my Grandmother.

10. I have a dog named Thor, a cat named Sid, a canary named Bird and an axolotl named Gully.

11. I have a massive issue saying the “L” word, especially to those I love the most,  although sometimes I’m so full of love I feel as though I could burst!


Eleven Responses:

  1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Catwoman!
  2. Who was your first big crush? Aaahhh that would be Jessie C when I was 14. I couldn’t even speak to her!
  3. Do you have a role model? If you do, who are they and why? I don’t really have a role model. I have in the past, but eventually they prove they’re merely human and lose their status ;)
  4. If you won lotto, what would be the first thing you’d spend the money on? Buy a house, then buy a few other people houses. Then holidays and all the usual stuff.
  5. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Dog person. But really, just an animal person.
  6. What is one skill you wish you had? I wish my hands were as artistic as my mind.
  7. Most embarrassing moment? I don’t really get embarrassed, so I’m not sure?
  8. Favourite toy as a child? Probably my Kirby – a teddy that my Grandmother brought for me when I was born.
  9. If you could invite any 3 people (dead or alive) to dinner who would it be? Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie ;)
  10. What is your biggest fear? Now that I’m a mum, my biggest fear is something happening to Elijah.
  11. Pepsi or Coca Cola? Either, I’m not fussy.

Eleven Blogs

Eleven Questions

1. If you could change one event in history what would it be?

2. When was the last time you cried?

3. What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

4. What do you consider the three biggest drawbacks of your personality?

5. What do you consider the three biggest positives of your personality?

6. What was your relationship like with your parents when you were growing up?

7.  What movie could you watch over and over?

8. What is your idea of the perfect 24 hours?

9. Have you ever had a supernatural or psychic experience?

10.What is your view on the death penalty?

11. Why do you blog?



Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Life is grand

Since I last blogged, we have had a few fun 'firsts', a visit from Grandma, made new friends and experienced lots of the usual daily joys like being peed on, puked on and cleaning up poop :)

First was a weekend visit from Elijah's Grandma. It was so lovely to get to see them bond. They have met before (if you remember, she stayed with us when he was born) but now that he is bigger, they got to interact and play. She read him bed time stories, fed him his bottle and had lots of Grandma snuggles.

 He even got in the Movember spirit ;)

We've enjoyed a day trip up the coast to meet up with friends that have just gotten engaged. We had a lovely lunch and a great catch up while they fawned all over Elijah, as Aunties do. They have asked J to be their 'head suit' i.e Best Man and Elijah will be a page boy! I can't WAIT to see them in their suits together! I'm gonna die of cuteness overload, I'm sure of it!

While we were there, we took the opportunity to take Elijah to the beach for the first time. He loved it! He grinned and giggled and was fascinated by the waves. We didn't go for a swim but we did put his feet in the water for minute which he thought was fantastic!

Elijah is going well with formula feeding and although it wasn't in our plan, J and I are doing ok with it too. J has had no issues with drying her milk up, thank goodness. We can now space his feeds out to the 4 hour mark, which was impossible to do before and he guzzles his 180ml in no time flat! He's also loving his baby cereal in the morning, but as soon as it goes cold, watch out! He'll let you know he's not happy about it ;)

I'm loving being a mummy, so much. It has it's moments but I wake up each morning happy and grateful and love coming home from work to my beautiful wife and son each day. Life is grand.

So much other stuff has happened, so stay tuned!