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Moving On

Posted in Home Front, Techie Stuff on 13 October 2007 by Leah

Hi everyone!

We finally have a domain of our own. Please redirect yourselves to our new home in the world wide web. Don’t forget to update your links as well because I will be deleting this blog soon.

Hope to see you there! πŸ˜€


Tooth Woes

Posted in Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 11 October 2007 by Leah

Erin has been very irritable since yesterday. She did not want to be left alone in her cot and she cried for most of the afternoon. She wanted to be carried and did not allow me to even sit down. She wasn’t hungry either. I was baffled! I did not know anymore what to do to pacify her and I was getting tired already.

So I took a peek at her gums to see if that was the source of her discomfort. And there it was!

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There was a tiny white dot on her gums, which I originally thought was just a food particle. But when I tried to remove it, it would not budge an inch. Now I could conclude that, as of yesterday, she was finally teething! πŸ™‚

The one erupting at the moment is actually her left lateral incisor of her lower jaw, which is unusual as it’s the central ones that usually come out first. I’ll take a picture of it when it’s more prominent.

Now I need to shop around for her own toothbrush and toothpaste. Erin is definitely growing up fast. πŸ™‚


Posted in Aussie Life, Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front on 9 October 2007 by Leah

I love surprises. But, only the pleasant ones, of course! πŸ™‚

This morning, the mailman handed over to me three parcels which came from our relatives in the States (J’s uncle, to be exact).

They were all addressed to J and me, but we knew they were all for the little girl. πŸ™‚

Thank you, Tita A and Tito E for all the wonderful pressies! πŸ™‚

And just when I thought that that was the end of our excitement for the day, I heard another knock on the door. It was the mailman once again. He forgot to drop off a bigger package that was still addressed to us.

And yes, it was again for Erin. This bub sure is getting spoilt! πŸ˜€

The Tide Is In

Posted in Health, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 5 October 2007 by Leah

My happy and carefree days are now over. Aunt Flo is back! And just when I was having the time of my life, not having to care about leaks or pads or whatever. But more than anything else, it is my endometriosis that I am more concerned about, having been able to keep it at bay with pregnancy and breastfeeding for fifteen long months.

I honestly thought it will not come back until I have totally stopped breastfeeding Erin. I stand corrected then. Now I am worried as well if this is a sign that my milk supply will soon be depleted. *sigh* I guess only one thing is for sure. It’s time to go back to my doctor and maybe see a specialist here as well to ask about how we can manage my endometriosis until the time I am ready to fall pregnant again. I just hope it’s not as drastic as surgery.

Our Little Postie

Posted in Aussie Life, Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 4 October 2007 by Leah

Every day, little Erin and I go out in the mid-afternoon to get our mail. It has been sunny (and quite windy) the past few days so I always make it point for her to wear a hat. Today, I let her wear a bright pink brimmed hat, which was a gift from one of our friends here. She looked so adorable in it that I just had to call for an impromptu photo session with her.

Dress-up Time

Posted in Aussie Life, Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front on 2 October 2007 by Leah

Yesterday, our family was invited to a party by friends. We saw this as another opportunity for Erin to play dress-up once again. πŸ™‚

And since spring is in full swing now in our part of the world, we thought this cute flower-y outfit was just perfect. This was given to her by her Ninang A who is known to love the color yellow so much (hence the clothes).

The outfit was supposed to fit a one-year-old child but the top fit Erin well around the shoulders so we went along with it. It came with matching bloomers which revealed her chubby thighs for all the world to see. πŸ™‚

Getting Back Into the Groove

Posted in Aussie Life, Books, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 1 October 2007 by Leah

Things are starting to look up at home now. I think Erin is starting to sleep well once again at night time. I suppose it helped that we brought her to the mall twice this weekend. But I’m not getting my hopes up just yet. πŸ˜›

I also think things are more manageable of late because I was able to pick up David Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Curdoroy and Denim yesterday after six long months. Can you imagine six months?! Anyway, good thing it was the anecdotal type so I did not have to read from the start.

This has somehow sparked my former obsession once again of hoarding books! These past two weekends, I’ve already bought two books from Beakys. Currently, I am watching a few more on eBay. Oh dear, I think I know now where all those paid-post earnings will go to. Haha! πŸ˜›