April - June 2001
|Life with Lydia!
precious little daughter is the centre of our lives these
days - it sure is a lot of work but she's worth every
second of it!
She's a very easy-going baby who has slotted in well
to her parents' schedule - going to bed an hour before
our bedtime, sleeping a solid 8.5-10 hours, and waking up
each morning at a very respectable 8.30/9.00 am! She has
been doing this since she was only 5 weeks old! We are
hoping that she will extend her night sleeps to 12 hours
or so once we introduce solids in a few weeks/months
|Lydia is developing well - she
loves to stand up (supported of course!), look at
herself in the mirror, put anything possible into
her mouth, and she has really discovered her
voice - she loves to gurgle, giggle, and often
laughs now! She is quite tall for her age, and a
little on the slim side, but a good healthy
As our friends and family warned us (!)
our daily lives have changed dramatically - I've
never done so many loads of washing in a week
(Lydia certainly goes through a lot of bibs,
clothes, singlets...!) but its worth all the work
She loves her playgym!
She moved out of her basinette
in June and is happy to go to
sleep on her own in her big cot!
Asleep in another
Lydia with her Nana and
Granddad and cousin Katie
Lydia flashes her
She'll grow into her new
highchair with time!
|Out and about
the day Lydia and I go for nice longish walks
(weather permitting!), visit friends/ relatives
and go shopping (I'm getting a little more
efficient at getting everything together, and us
out the door, these days!).
We also go along to our coffee group meetings
every Wednesday morning - there are 13 first-time
mothers (and 13 babies around Lydia's age) in our
group and we all get along really well - it's
great to go through motherhood for the first time
with such a great support network!
Lydia has accompanied us to quite a few
engagements since she was born - becoming quite
the social butterfly! In the last few months
Brent and I have ventured out a few times on our
own - the first time (for our first wedding
anniversary!) was particularly nerve-wrecking for
me (!) even though we knew that Lydia was in her
Nana's safe hands! On that day we had a lovely
(although rather rushed!) lunch at McHughes (the
same place we held our wedding reception last
year!). Since then we've also celebrated our
friends' (Lance and Pers) engagement party and
attended an All Blacks rugby match without our
darling Lydia. Each of these times I couldn't
stop thinking about her though - I have been
assured that I will find it easier to spend time
without her with a bit more practice!
Lydia wants to join in
the fun with Katie
and Max at Leroy's
Lydia's friends at Coffee group - Lydia is wearing the
hat (third from left)
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