Sunday, April 30, 2006

This is Where I Beg Your Forgiveness

It looks like my new home isn't as ready as I thought it was going to be, so I'm posting back here for abit. So much has gone on that I haven't blogged about on here, I don't even know where to begin! I suppose I ought to start with a smallish Kira update.

She went for her shots on the 18th, and was such a good girl about it. Infact, she was leaps and bounds better than I was! Her first needle encompassed an assload of diseases, but this didn't make her do very much more than squirm and be audibly fussy. The second shot, however, was the ever so nasty pneumonococcal shot, and christ did she scream. (I'll point out here that I was in tears long before she even GOT her shots) The first thigh had some big bruising around the injection point, but the second thigh didn't, though it did have some minor swelling.

For the following 24 hours she had a minor fever and surprisingly wasn't overly fussy. We had to give her children's panadol (like tylenol) to keep the fever at bay, and just to digress here, why the hell are these meds cherry flavoured? Kids HATE cherry! At least mine does, anyway. So, suffice it to say, she hated the shit and kept spitting it out.

Okay, what else... She's pretty well given up trying to roll over, at least for now. She MUCH prefers sitting upright, which she does amazingly well, and loves to be on her tummy. She can raise herself upright on her hands for a few seconds before coming back down to the floor, and! We have reached yet another milestone: she scootches! Basically this means that it's a crawl but her belly is scraping along the ground. She gets quite alot of speed up in doing this, and very happily scootches around the floor during tummy time. Not always, of course, but alot of the time, and I've found this particular activity wears her out rather quickly so she tends to sleep very well when she goes down for her naps.

She's still fighting sleep during the day, but I'm a mean old mommy and don't give in. Usually I can put her to sleep in less than 20mins of rocking and swaying her, but on her off days, it can take up to an hour and that's when I pull out the Big Guns. Or the pram, whichever is closer.

She's blowing bubbles with her mouth now, and drooling like a machine, so for this reason, we have cloth diapers handy and lots and lots of facewashers to constantly mop it up. That and the spit up, of course.

She watches tv when we let her, and is absolutely riveted to a couple of the shows - the nightly news being one of them. I'm not sure I like that, but she gets a little unbalanced when I switch the channel, so I'm hoping it's just the bright colours she likes. She also enjoys Wheel of Fortune (again bright colours) and a couple of kids shows like MacDonalds Farm and The Fairies. Both of these shows have heaps of bright colours (you almost need to wear shades while watching), and lots of singing and dancing. Truth be told, I like The Fairies, particularly Barnaby Bee. His "Bizzy Buzzy Bee" rock song is awesome.

Anyway. I've taken an assload more pictures which have been uploaded to the Flickr Album, so take a look for some more Kira-Goodness. In the meantime, I need to jet and get my child some food. And in an effort to get you to forgive me for not writing sooner, here is a picture of her and I together (she's almost 3mths here):

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth. Turns out having a baby just eats up all of your time, so I haven't been able to get the new blog up and running as quickly as I'd wanted to. It's still being rennovated though, so hopefully it won't be too much longer.

You will have a bit to read to catch up on though, when I finally get it up and running and presentable.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Moving House

I'll be moving shortly. Not me personally; the blog. I'll be moving the blog to a new home. It's terribly exciting. Stay tuned.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

No Creative Title Today

I was wrong in my last post. Apparently the iPod being given to Katie Holmes isn't songs 'the Tyrant' picked, but 300 of Katie's favourites. Oops, my bad.

Apparently I was also wrong about the whole silent birth thing, too. Perhaps I should do more research instead of just believing all the latest msn gossip?

If you're not up on your "Dianetics," this is what L. Ron Hubbard says about keeping mum while squeezing out a human being: "Maintain silence in the presence of birth to save the sanity of the mother and the child and safeguard the home to which they will go."

I'm sorry... being quiet to save the sanity of the mother?! TO SAVE THE SANITY?! TO SAVE THE SANITY??? Nevermind that keeping quiet will likely cause pieces of your brain to start popping and you'll die of a brain hemorrage; but the upside to that would be not having to worry about saving the sanity.

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In other news, statcounter? Sucks ass. Big, hairy, sweaty troll ass, as a matter of fact. eWebCounter is much much better and there's no restrictions on their free account.

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We watched the Village the other night, and I have to say that was a weird ass movie. I mostly liked it, even though a few choice parts creeped me out to no end (so much so that I was afraid of having nightmares about human-sized echidna wearing red dresses). It had a funky little twist at the end of the movie that tied everything together, none of which I saw coming at all. Overall good movie though.

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Was supposed to take Kira into the doctor to get her first series of shots this week, but since D doesn't start his job until tomorrow, and being that he only gets paid once a month, I can't actually go and get her shots until after he gets paid. Unless our AmEx cards come in the mail, in which case I can because I'll have a means to pay for them. Honestly? I don't want her to have her shots. She's going to cry, with real tears, my heart's going to break and then I'll end up crying.

Katie's unlucky - being a Scientologist means she doesn't have to go through that. Their religion doesn't believe in immunizations. Um... At least from what I've read.