Saturday, July 30, 2011

Staying indoors

The weather has been mizzy this week, to say the least. We didn't get any of the lovely snow though; all we got was dry sunshine and a bitterly cold, mighty strong wind. Boo - we couldn't go outside at all, and had to stay inside all day... Luckily Stella got a very cool play mat from Meaks, and it kept her entertained for hours.

Stella loves smiling these days, especially for Mom
'Instant smile - just add Gogo'

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I took Stella for her 6 weeks vaccinations today. At 13 weeks, it's very late, but she hasn't been able to have them sooner because she's been on antibiotics up until now. We went to the fancy new clinic in Bonita Park and had it done for free, as apposed to paying R 1 700 in town....some consolation for the heart-breaking screams Stella gave when they jabbed the 3 needles into her! Poor baby. This must be the worst part about playing mum. I'm proud of you my little thing, you did so well!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jump to now

Obviously lots has happened, since my last blog post was at 37 weeks pregnant, and Stella is now already almost 3 months old!
Well, the first 8 or 9 weeks of her life are too tough to describe, so I'm skipping forward to happier times i.e. the awesome 3 weeks we spent with the Kyles in Natal. It was during this time that Stella seemed to improve so much, and even get into some sort of routine! She started smiling and chatting (well, I call it chatting), and has turned into a real fatty! She's absolutely adorable, and I think she crept into the hearts of all at Sight Hill. Thank you Goose, Bash and Ticky Tyler for everything!

Here are a few highlights from our trip ~~~~~~~~

We went down to help celebrate Tyler's 2nd birthday ~

Stella entertaining us with her smiles and facial expressions ^^

She loved bathing in the big bath with Mom or Aunty Goosie, and Tyler :)

Cosy by the fire ♥

Tyler's cute new bangs!

Even Fixile loved her!

Bonding with her cuzzie xxx

We dressed her up for the Farmer's Market - fun!

Look at my cute shoes!

We spent lots of time outdoors - why not, when Natal is so beautiful?!

We are missing those 3 stacks already, and look forward to being back!