Saturday, November 22, 2008


And so, life is very busy. Amongst washing clothes with baby vomit on them and nappies, general house chores and looking after the little nugget (she's just found her screaming ability), not much else is getting done! I managed to sit down and half finish a drawing the other day, but that's about it! (I'd show you, but it's a design for someone who might see it here first.)

So to keep you in the loop, here's what's been happening. Appointments, appointments, appointments. And babies really do not know the meaning of keeping an appointment, as she always wants to be fed when it's time to go. Then she'll vomit on everything. Anywayz, some of our appointments have been with specialists and physio's for Stevie's hips. This thing she has on is called a wheaton harness. She has loose hip joints, with the ability to dislocate. She was at higher risk for this problem because she was 1. A breech baby, 2. My first baby, and 3. A girl. I was upset at first about it being put on (I nearly had to leave the room as I was a bit emotional when the physio was fitting it) but I am now ok with it. It's really not a major problem and it is quite common (apparently) so I am grateful that she didn't have any other problems. Makes nappy changes hard though. Especially at the moment as I think she has a case of the runs. Not good in a bub, and she has been checked by the doc (another appointment!) and she's doing ok. It's just now she has nappy rash because of it & I'm doing everything I can but it's still there and I am worried it is causing her pain. Will probably need another trip to the doctor's. Ho hum.

So the harness keeps her hip/leg joints in place until the bones grow and form some more where they will sort of lock-in and wont be able to dislocate anymore. That's my understanding of it anyway. She has to wear it for about 3 months and is only allowed out of it for 1/2 an hour each day when we give her a bath. So, we've already got one month out of the way. Fingers crossed only two more to go and that she wont need any more treatment. She doesn't seem to mind it, it's just a bother to me as it's hard to find clothes that fit her now!

Now to completely change the subject... this is a pic of our first egg from our chooks! And what an egg! Good one girls! We've had quite a few double-yokers since. We also found an egg without a shell in the pen, and I hear that they can lay these one's first off. Weird. Sorry I have no photo of that for you!! It looked pretty gross.

And back to Stevie again, here's Grandpa Steve (my Dad) with Stevie :) I love this photo.

My blog is becoming quite baby intense isn't it? Oh well, hope you don't mind. It's just my life is revolving around this little thing at the moment! I cannot wait to find some time for arting & crafting and blog about that stuff here.

Lastly, a big huge THANK YOU and lots of hugs & kisses from me to all of you who left me lovely congrats messages and comments regarding the birth of Stevie. I love comments. Can't get enough of them. I'm like a comment addict, the more I get, the more I want. Ha!

Oh God is that the time? Already!? Where did the day go?...

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Birth Story!

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