Friday, April 23, 2010

Mackenzie 4 Months

Yesterday was four month vaccination day for Miss M, and like the true little trooper she is she took her two shots with minimal fuss. Her current stats are as stands:

  • Height 67.5cm
  • Weight 7.6kgs
  • Head 41cm

Yep she's tall and well feed! It's funny how proud you feel when your baby has excellent weight gains, you know that you are getting at least one thing right! lol!

Mackenzie is a quiet little thing. She sits back and observes everything, and she is still a very sleepy little bubba. We have to get her hearing tested again which I have mixed feelings about. On one hand I'm not worried at all as it is obvious she is not profoundly deaf and therefore any hearing issues would be minor in comparison. On the other hand she is my baby and I don't want her to experience any difficulties in life.

My poor little bubba is sporting a number of scratches at the moment from a attack which involved a little to much love from a boy in my mother's group. Miss M cried for about 10 secs after being clobbered and then got over it... yet we are still hearing about Lilah's "finger ouchie" that resulted from a fall at the same time! I love how different my two girls are and it will be interesting to see how that pans out as they get older!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moving Mackenzie Out

Last night we moved Mackenzie into the cot, and into the room she will share with Delilah until we are in a position to extend (quite a while). It was long over due as she is way too big for the bassinett, but it was a very sad moment for me. It will probably be the last time that I have a baby sleeping in a bassinett in my room, and I'm not sure I was quite ready for that phase of my life to be over:(

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Delilah's 2nd Birthday

OMG I officially have a 2 year old.... and it has all happened so fast! This milestone has of course had me reflecting on how much life has changed in the last two years and how quickly it has all blown by. Particularly this last 12 months has gone by in a blink of an eye. This time last year I was 5 weeks pregnant with Mackenzie... and just about to embark on 7.5 months of vomiting... but I digress.

Miss D's Birthday... awesome:) Delilah is the youngest among the mini-cronies so the recent onslaught of 2nd birthdays had left her in a heightened state of awareness that her birthday was coming "soooon". Hence yesterday she was aware right from waking up that it was her special day and she was going to be queen of the party.

Now you know you are a Mum when you find yourself up at 6am to ice a cake for the 9.30 am breakfast party. For weeks, every time I asked Miss D what shape she wanted her birthday cake she would tell me "Cat! Neeeeiow!", and despite trying to persuade her of a butterfly, she maintained this right up to the day. So needless to say she was delighted to see this yesterday morning:

Me : "Look what I've made for you Baby! What is it?"

Delilah: "A cat! Neeeiow!.... I eat him Mummy!"

Soooo cute.

Next was the unvailing of "The Big Special Present":

She was sooo excited (and so was I, hours of entertainment in our own back yard now!), but we eventually had to coax her back inside to get dressed for her special day in her fancy birthday outfit. A quick photoshoot ensued:

I made her some headbands as part of her birthday present. I will take some photos to upload soon:)

Next it was time for this:

And this:

Followed by a good old rendition of "Happy Birthday to You!":

We finished off the Party with a lazy sit around with the cronies which was the perfect down time for me (I was knackered!), followed by a mammoth afternoon nap from Miss D and an early dinner at Gringos Mexican Restraunt ( a good old favourite).

It was a lovely day and I know Delilah really enjoyed herself, and I am now wondering just what this next year has in store for the Verri family.

I will finish up with this photo of Mackenzie:

And mention that I am embarking on a new scary project, which I will reveal in time:)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Afternoon with Six

Tatum is here visiting at the moment and yesterday I volunteered to have my nieces and nephew for the afternoon, while Tatum got some work done, this brought my child total to 6 for the afternoon... 7, 6, 3, 2, 1 and 4 months, woweee!

It actually all worked well. Delilah loves her cousins (in the photo above, Miss D is feeding Jasmine taking was interupted to stop her cramming anymore in), and was thrilled that they were over for a visit. I had to break up a couple of fights between Miss D and Bastian (but that comes with their ages and Bastian was happy to trade a hug from me for whatever item he and Lilah may have been tussling over.), but apart from that the afternoon was passed with drawing, bubble blowing and Harry Potter (much to Charlotte's delight, I think she was a little impressed with my willingness to discuss all things Harry... but I suspect I'm just as big a fan as she is lol!). I love my nieces and nephew, and it has been nice to spend a bit of time with them the last few days.

We are coming up to Delilah's second birthday this Saturday... and I am currently mightily unprepared. I have so much to do the next few days, but truth be told I am feeling pretty exhausted at the moment... not much sleep is being had in this house hold. But we will get there in the end, we always do, and I am excited about Delilah's birthday presents!

Lastly, here is a selfie I took this morning... it made me happy before when I was reviewing some photos I taken recently.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

G'day Mate.

Just a quick one. While Luke was off running Miss D's bath tonight she and I were still sitting at the kitchen table finishing up dinner when she grabbed my finger and started shaking it saying "How you?". Cottoning on to the fact that she was trying to shake my hand and say "how do you do?" I answered with "G'day Mate!" in my best Aussie okka accent. Delilah started giggling uncontrollably and then decided to copy me. "Gay make! Mummy!". Awesome:)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Mackenzie has started rolling. Though she does it pretty infrequently it has reminded me just how fast everything is changing.

I love this photo. It was taken on easter Saturday in Pt. Lincoln. Mackenzie is 15.5 weeks and I am 28.5 years. A perfect moment in time.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We flew to Pt. Lincoln for Easter to spend it with Dad, Lyn and Jess. We had a lovely time, and even got to share a night of it with Lauren before she had to fly back to Adelaide for work. The only thing that would have made it better is if Tatum Woody and the kidlets had been there too.

We spent Monday relaxing, and on Saturday went for a lazy drive to Coffin Bay... a very beautiful place, normally very quiet, but the population had obviously swelled for the Easter weekend. During the drive I was a little blown away seeing all the trees that had been bushfire ravaged during various summers. There was a bad bushfire around Coffin's in 2004 and most of the trees on the drive in still bare the scars. I wish I had taken a photo.

Sunday was great... Delilah's first real experience of the Easter bunny, we had a hunt first thing in the morning, which she was absolutely delighted by, I think the most difficult thing about it was deciding whether to find more eggs, or eat the ones she had discovered.

It was so much fun watching her run about discovering the eggs. I think she managed to devour three before we decided to put the rest away for later.

Later in the morning we headed down to the park by the beach on front street where I got Jessie to take some family shots of us. She did an excellent job, there are so many good ones to choose from, this is one of my favourites.
After Miss D had a bit of a rest we borrowed the car, and along with Jessie and headed for Glen Forrest Farm, which was a great hit with Delilah. She particularly loved running amongst the Kangaroos and feeding the birds in the huge walk in aviary. I ran from the aviary screaming as I had a bird land on my head and I didn't want one doing the same to Mackenzie lol!
After a beautiful lunch at the Marina we headed home on Monday night.... poor Miss D had the most massive vomit on the plane. We had to strip her down because she was so messy, but she'd perked up so much by the time we got off the plane that she ran around the terminal in just a nappy yelling "I a birdie, tweet tweet!". Beautiful, beautiful girl!
A lovely long weekend:)