Maternity Leave!

May 28th, 2007 by Simone

Well today is the first day of not going to work – weird!! I am now on maternity leave, never thought the day would come. I am technically due in about 16 days, but who knows!

Every day we are adding/cleaning/changing things in the nusery! As they say the “nesting” feeling has hit! We got pregnancy photos done last weekend, looking forward to seeing how they turned out on Thursday. We also bought a “Baby Sign Language” book, which should be very interesting! My mum brings over some water colour paintings she made for the baby’s room this weekend which should be great. Ok, so what do I do now??!! 🙂

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When Gadgets go too far

May 25th, 2007 by Trent

Most of you know that I love gadgets and am unashamedly always on the lookout for the next cool thing. This geek factor has been in overdrive now that our baby is on the way. I have purchased the latest baby monitor and I am getting ready to rig up the babies room with a networked video camera so I can watch from the office.

So when I saw the pic below I had a window into what happens when you take it too far.

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Congratulations Dunc and Bec

May 24th, 2007 by Trent

A friend that I worked with at a previous job had a little baby girl yesterday. Little Zara was born at 5:20 PM last night weighing 4kgs (9 Lbs on the old scale) and measuring 55cm. Mum and baby and doing well and we with them all the best. Their blog is here.

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Nappy Changing

May 24th, 2007 by Trent


I am told that nothing really prepares you for that first experience of changing a nappy and seeing just how much can come out of something so small,

Worse than this is the dreaded situation of a loose or incorrectly fitted nappy coupled with some powerful poop, and you got one hell of a mess!

I have been doing some online research to help with this and have found a good set of instructions and this great animated image to help me!!!


Wish me luck.

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Now are they Hicks or Hix

May 21st, 2007 by Trent


Google can be the greatest information source of our time, but it can also be one of the funniest sometimes when you don’t know exactly what your looking for.

There are some great examples like typing “miserable failure” and landing on the home page of George W. Bush. One of the latest doing the rounds is for getting directions on Google Maps from New York to London with one instruction saying “Swim across the English Chanel”.

My personal favourite was last week when I wanted to get some more information on what “Braxton Hicks” contractions were and how to spot them in the weeks leading up to labour. I accidentally typed Hix instead of Hicks and ended up on something very different! Click here to have a look.

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