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We have confirmation of my ovulations suspicions in form of the arrival of a new cycle. Not quite what we had hoped would come of that little eggy but that’s ok!

We go into this new cycle with a new outlook, a new determination and a new excitement.

Continuing on with our lifestyle changes, healthy eating and regular exercise. After a a lifetime of bad habits it’s not easy to make the choices I need to now but they’re choices that benefit our whole family. Our children will grow with healthy habits rather than repeating our bad ones. If we do manage to conceive #3 I am hoping to experience an easier pregnancy with less strain on my body. Hubby will kick some of his ad habits and get healthier too.

Hopefully our changes will add another much loved child to our family but most importantly, will keep us all healthy enough to enjoy our family for years to come.


Disclaimer:  I just found this sitting in my drafts, didn’t realise I’d never posted it.  lew turned 1 at the end of Septemer, etter late than never right???



My wee little fellow is now 1.  <insert all the usual cliches about 1st birthday’s here>  

Here’s the gorgeous birthday boy.  Happy birthday my darling boy, you are a joy!


For the last 2 weeks I’ve been participating in an 8 week weight loss challenge. I’ve joined Contours and I’m recording my eating on Calorie King. I’ve lost 2.8kgs so far which is exciting in itself!

But the super excitement, I had some cramps and fertile signs so I did an OPK this morning, just in case. And it was positive! I am ovulating without the assistance of medication for the first time since I came off the birth control pill in 2005.

A hugely exciting day for me 😀

My darling boys are getting closer and closer each day. And their friendship has exploded now that little Lew is walking.

I’ll admit, when Lew was first trying to get mobile Jack wasn’t too impressed. Lew would stand up and be tackled to the ground as soon as Jack saw him in the guise of a “cuddle”.


This rivalry has given way to to the most adorable affection. These photos were taken yesterday. Lew had just woken from his nap. I brought him into the rumpus room where Jack was sitting on the couch watching In The Night Garden. As soon as Jack spotted Lew he had his arms up asking for “curry curry” (carry).


And 10 minutes ago, Lew was starting to whinge in his high chair. Jack immediately responded with “coming coming coming” and raced over to try and get Lew out of his chair.


I hope their closeness lasts a lifetime. Afterall, there’s no buddy like a brother!


A trip to Ikea is one of those things that always seems like such fun when you start it.  And by the end you’re cursing.

I had a truly brilliant brainwave and decided to attempt an Ikea hack and make a play kitchen for my boys for Christmas.  I managed to score the main part on Ebay for $15 and since we were headed in the general direction of Ikea to collect the item thought we’d pop in for the other bits and pieces we needed.

We should never have ventured out of the car, the carpark held all the warning signs, crowded carpark, toddler sleeping in the car and only a single stroller in the boot…it didn’t bode well!  Bravely (stupidly?) we got out of the car and ventured in to the store, 14kgs of reluctant toddler on one hip.

It started well, we meandered through the store, found a couple of little things we needed and made it to the marketplace relatively intact.  That was when we discovered that several of the main things we needed were in the showroom.  Upstairs.  That wasn’t so great.

We fought our way back on to the elevator we had not long vacated, eventually locate the items we needed and headed back towards the elevator.  That’s where things got bad.  Somewhere along the way we managed to turn at the wrong “shortcut” and experienced that horrible sinking feeling when you realise you are walking through the same place you’ve already been.

Both boys then hit their patience wall, briefly appeased them with juice and we pushed on.  The trolley was ditched in rugs and flooring to carry the very much protesting toddler.  And finally after waiting in line for 15 minutes to pay we were out!  Huge sighs of relief all round….until we tried to get out of the carpark.  20 minutes waiting in the queue and we were totally free!!!

Not going back in a hurry!

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