Monday, September 15, 2008

Finally!

Well I guess you thought this blog had gone to the dogs, yeah? Well you were kind of right. I have been more than a little uninspired by life lately and the main reason would probably be that I have a little parasite...a little growth...yep, I am knocked up. Again. And to say it is a surprise is understatement in the extreme. We had, in fact, decided on making our decision a permanent one. But this little sucker was sneaking in and we're going to go along for the ride. I'm only about 9wks along at the moment and am due mid-April 2009, so anything can happen of course but it's a pretty valid reason for not being on here to chat.

In fact I have been so fatigued that I took about three photos at Harriet's third birthday party. I have been totally uninspired to take any photos and have found it difficult to keep up momentum through the afternoon requirements of entertaining a three year old too. The evenings lately have been surprisingly relaxed as a result - I haven't been proofing photos but have been catching up on a pile of older movies that we haven't had a chance to watch yet.

Anyway, just to let you know that we're all still alive and well. Harry is awesome, a complete person unto herself. She just chats along like an adult and can engage in discussion about most things. Her latest maddening obsession is to describe everything that is going on around her - even when it's happening to someone else. Today for example we were in the food court and a couple sat next to us with a chicken kebab. Harry asked loudly "What's that thing they're eating?". I shared a smile with the people and said "That looks like chicken Harry", to which she (of course, I really should have thought about it before I said it) "But that's not good for the earth and not good for the animals! Why do those people eat animals Mama?" with a really pained and screwed up look on her face. It's safe to say that those people weren't sharing too many smiles with me afterwards!

But now I've broken the drought and have started to take some photos again, I'll come in during the week and start to pick up on a few things that we've done lately. For example we had a chicken pox scare today, a hugely successful visit to CityFarm yesterday, a last minute birthday party on Saturday and have generally been little socialites. But let me just say that right now I am ready for bed. Will be back soon I promise! Is anyone even reading this any more?

7 comments:

Lara said...

Congratulations!

Harriet is gorgeous - would love to meet her. We've got someone for you to meet too :)

Lara, Mark and Inigo

Anonymous said...

Yes I check all the time !!! I was smart enough to jump over to photo site to catch up there ;-) other wise I would have had the DT's well & truely by now Cas !!
xxLis
Catch up soon !

Melissa said...

Oh My Goodness!

Congratulations. :) What wonderful news.

Crazy Mumma said...

Woah! Congratulations :-D I can't imagine the things that went whirling through your brain when you found out, LOL. But I suppose the Universe does these things for a reason (?!) I shall just keep my mouth firmly shut about how close I am to not having to change any nappies ever again...

Wishing you a happy and healthy 7-ish months to go. Utterly adorable photos of Harry as usual too, of course ;-) Can you believe the girls are three now?

casso said...

Thanks guys! And more so, thanks for still reading this thing when it has lain dormant for so long.

CM - As for the nappies thing I feel like I have a few yards up my sleeve on that one. Harry TTed so early, so quickly and with no fuss at all (both night and day) that I am preparing for some sort of universal karmic roundabout to happen with #2 and be dealing with it for ages and ages. :oS

Sif said...

Maybe you'll be lucky with the TT, Cass :)... All three of mine have so far followed the same pattern as each other (which, in our household involves firmly eschewing any interaction with the poop eating monster in the smallest room of the house for at least the first few years of life, or until mum flatly refuses to supply any more nappies)...

Congratulations again...

cathryn said...

I was just about to email you and find out if you'd fallen off the earth or something when I saw this update. I'm glad you guys are still doing great and congratulations!! This is so exciting! This world could use a few more children raised by conscientious parents, yes? Is Harry more excited than anyone?