Category Archives: baby

Damp, lazy day

Today was a lazy day. This morning was wet and dreary. I’m trying to stay home so Hugo can have his naps (we missed one yesterday and had a horrid night as a result), so some lovely friends and their … Continue reading

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Four months

Guess who is four months old today? And guess who rolled over for the first time today? That’s right – not-so-little Hugo! Booyah! It’s all so exhausting.

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Finding a (new) groove

I’ve read that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in life. After the last month, I must say I agree. There’s something disorienting about having to find everything new places, learning all about a … Continue reading

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We’re all moved in

I’m happy to report that we’re all moved in. It went smoothly – nothing got lost or broken and the actual moving part was over inside of four hours. We’re still surrounded by boxes, but we’ve unpacked the basics. We’re … Continue reading

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I have finished Hugo’s wrap. Finally! In the end, the actual sewing didn’t end up being too traumatic. It’s fairly wonky in parts but at least I can count it as a successful learning experience. For a start, I’ll work … Continue reading

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Gummy smiles

Is there anything sweeter than a new baby’s first smiles? Hugo has been smiling for a week or so, but these are the first smiles I’ve managed to catch with my camera. Predictably for a newborn, his most smiley hour … Continue reading

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A first birthday gift

I believe there’s a certain magic in a carefully selected, lovingly hand made gift – as long as it’s appropriate and well made. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but if I did this year’s would be to make as … Continue reading

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Hugo’s baby vertebrae

Somehow, I’m not sure how, I’ve managed to finish Hugo’s cotton Baby Vertebrae. It’s a very straightforward pattern knited top down on circular needles. This one is knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mill’s 8 ply cotton (latte and French navy colourways) … Continue reading

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Sleep? Totally optional.

Sleep is for weaklings, right? That’s what I’ve been telling myself. Evidently, so has Hugo. Our little boy has just cracked the one month mark and decided he no can no longer sleep during the day. This has nicely coincided … Continue reading

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Operation Leave the House

Today is Alex’s first day back at work after Hugo’s birth. Translation: A Very Sad Day. I’ve been dreading this day – it means our lovely, slow family time has screeched to a halt and reality begins again. I’ve been … Continue reading

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