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Personality One

I can’t quite explain to you how funny it is seeing personalitly in such a little bean. I know most mum’s are doting and tell you how wonderful their child is, and I’ll admit there are days I do the same… However she is often such a turkey it cracks me up laughing. Apart from at 3am when she decides it is party time after feeding and I just want to crawl back to bed.
She continues to fight both of us every step of the way… she fights sleep, feeding, dressing, waking, bathing, smiling, eating… you name it this girl will do the opposite of what you’d like. I try to burp her to help her belly pains and she will fight me. Especially when she knows there is food still in the bottle. She keeps a VERY keen eye on the bottle as we are feeding and knows there is more. I now have to say ‘all gone’ and hide the  bottle!!!
Dad continues to be besotted by his little girl and will flatly deny it. Finally had him change his first poo nappy today purely by fluke. He got up to do the 8:30am feed after a night on the uni books- I have to love him for that, and upon opening the nappy had to hold his breath and tears back until he’d changed her. heheh good girl 🙂
In the last month we have both been guilty of falling asleep in various places about the house with bub in arms. Chris has the record for sleeping whilst feeding her, 1-0. I fell asleep trying to put her to sleep… it worked, maybe she felt sorry for her poor mum.
One month in, we had our first smile today! A proper no wind kind of smile with the eyes sparkling. Dad missed them as he had to pop out for work meetings but I’m positive there are going to be a LOT more.

Our favourite things to date:
Dad says ‘when she poos and mum changes her…..’
Her sneezes- very cute noise
Sleep
Smiles

No so favourite past times:
Dad says ‘when he has to change poo nappys….?’
Working out what that scream means
Arguments at feeding time… bath time… change time…

Love Mumma Bear X

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Back online

Hi all!

We’ve just had our first three weeks with our gorgeous baby girl Taylor and have begun to start getting back into work. Taylor is a gorgeous little bean, very well behaved and loves loves loves to snuggle with mum under the doona on the couch haha which is great as winter approaches!

Will keep you up to date with new happenings and some more tips once she has a little more regular sleep.

Hope you are all well and staying safe.

Love Jules, Chris and Taylor

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Quick Update

Well it’s now been three weeks to the day that Taylor came into our lives. She’s had a great weight week this week and is growning nicely, sleeping well and being an all round good baby… in her own way.
Will post some more photos and stories soon so keep and eye out! Just begun to have some little outings and having more awake time.
Best run, she’s calling!!!

X Mumma Bear

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The Beginning

Photography by Kelly Tunney

How should this story begin?
With the entire log of Taylor’s pregnancy or just a little glimpse?
What does it really matter now? She’s here with us, like we’ve never been without her really.

I am looking forward to growing up with her and finding out how much of her character which I think that I’ve seen now, stays with her when she’s older. It’s definitely going to be a fun and interesting time.
Maybe I should make note right now, If I was told she should be doing one thing whilst I was carrying her, she was definitely off doing it her own way, in her own time… Even in delivery.

Just over two weeks ago Chris and I welcomed our little girl into the world- In her own way.
I had the waters break at 430am on 17th April 2010 and Taylor was not born until 8:08pm that night.
As the waters broke pre contractions, we had to head to the hospital fairly early on and spent the entire time in the delivery suite and wandering around the adjacent hockey fields. Sort of funny when you think I spent my childhood playing on them and Chris spent his swimming at the Oasis pool right next door.
All the way to the hospital we were laughing and joking about wetting the bed and how I wasn’t in labor it was a ruse to cover my incontinence. Chris’s humour at its greatest.

We got to experience labor in all its glory, then syntocin, epidural, a forcepts attempt and then finally we had to have an emergency c-section as baby Taylor’s heart was becoming slower and slower and she showed no sign of moving from her comfy belly. The OB had a fantastic fight with her to try to get her to turn over but Taylor being our child was adamant she was not rolling over for anybody.

We had not planned for the C-section and it was the absolute last resort in our birth plan. Chris made the decisions very easy for the both of us with his support and love the entire day. Every time things changed we would talk and re group our thoughts. Our Calmbirth course really did cement home the importance of remaining calm and going with whatever birth threw at us. I do belive this really helped me make the decision that 8 hours of labor was a good effort and that by changing the method of delivery was not a fail or a dissapointment by any stretch. We had tried and now we could experience another side to it all.
I must admit, the epidural was a welcome relief once the Syntocin began working its magic.

The staff we had surrounding us were absolutly brilliant. I can’t imagine her coming into the world in better hands. They allowed us to labor as we had wanted to and as plans changed, they were with us every step of the way with support, information and comfort.

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