Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Other Side

Thanks to everyone who wished me well with Grace and offered suggestions. I really appreciated it, and I'm sorry I haven't been able to reply to emails lately. Torren's House was fantastic! The nurses were so lovely and supportive. I thought they might do controlled crying, but their methods were really very gentle. Grace was a superstar and slept beautifully for most of the time there. But when we got home she reverted to her old ways. I've persisted with the routine and techniques that we established (making sure she's full by giving a couple of options at meal times, wrapping tight but not making her too hot, and trying to stick to the routine) and I can certainly see improvement now, but we still have a way to go. I'm feeling really confident now that there's nothing seriously wrong with her and that she's just petite and not a huge eater.

It was nice having a little holiday away while Grace did all that sleeping, and I did a little bit of quilting. You can imagine my delight when my sister, Amelia, gave me Anna Maria Horner's new quilting/embroidery threads as an early birthday present (while we were away on a quilting weekend a few weeks ago).

I fell in love with Anna's cushion, so I'm copying it!

It was my birthday yesterday and Todd got me an i-phone, and I love it! I was planning on treating myself to one when I lost 10kg, but I haven't been making too much progress on that front (sitting on the couch nursing a baby each evening, eating junk food in front of the TV doesn't help). I'm loving taking some photos with my new camera (this one is with the instagram app).

It's so handy having a camera with you at all times to catch those fabulous moments when your son and nephew get covered in mud from head to toe!

Any good apps you can suggest? (And if you don't know what I mean, don't worry, I didn't either).