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I'm really going to try and update more. I don't have anything interesting to say, but I think I'll like to come back and read these in the future. I love [livejournal.com profile] starfish11's daily updates. It's just her and her everyday life and it's just lovely.

Yesterday was Adam's 30th birthday party here at home. Adam had a really good time, so I'm going to chalk it up as a success, but there were lots of things I could have done better. Adam's brother Bill burnt all the barbeque food and I left the salads inside so hardly anyone ate them. I also forgot candles for Adam's cake :( And I forgot to take photos :(

Liam refused to sleep the entire time. He did fall asleep at 8:30pm, but as soon as I set him down in his cot, BAM! eyes flew open and he was awake. The party was rather loud though. He fell asleep at about 11pm after everyone had left and slept for over 8 hours straight! I actually don't know if he did or not, because I was completely dead to the world and didn't even notice Adam coming to bed after me, so I may have slept through noises.

Other babies at the party all fell asleep at about 7:30-8:30. I was a bit jealous. One baby was in a Hug-a-bub baby carrier - similar to a Moby Wrap. She looked so snug and fell asleep. I tried it, and Liam loved it (he hated his Babyhawk Mei Tei, so who knows what the difference is) but he wouldn't sleep. I went out and bought one today ($80 for a length of fabric :\) and well, I worry that if I wear him all the time, how is he going to be independent without me? How's he going to learn how to move around and stuff? WHEN DO YOU WEAR YOUR BABIES? I do like having him in a pram when we go shopping cos he definitely falls asleep in that. I'm already being told I spoil Liam too much because I hold him all the time.

Liam's pretty much refusing to fall asleep for naps now unless he's in a car or a pram. It's driving me bonkers. We have sleep school in a couple of weeks, hopefully it's not brutal, otherwise I'm going straight home. I do hope it helps with his naps. He is so obviously tired and sleepy, he just won't... fall asleep.

OH! Liam's got a new cousin today! Adam's little sister Amy came around for his birthday last night, 5 days past her due date, and this morning she had her baby! A little boy named Hamish Edward. Or rather, a big boy, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. His big sister is a midget, so it's a bit of surprise. They're so pleased to have a boy. And Matilda, who's about 20 months, isn't as jealous as we thought she would be. First contraction at 5am, baby out by 8:24am! My MIL didn't even make it in time. Amy was even allowed to deliver it herself at the hospital. Pushed, and put her hands down and pulled him out herself.

So that's 3 boys in 9 months for our family, they'll all be in the same year level at school and we all live so close together. Hopefully they'll get along.

The Australian Grand Prix was on today. I'm still not over the disappointment that Vettel was world champion last year. Webber came a disappointing 5th so I think we're in for another shit year.
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I'm going to uni for the first time since I had Liam today.

I had organised for Liam to stay with my MIL but she's in New Zealand this week, and my SIL can't take him because her 8 month son came down with tonsillitis (poor kid) and my other SIL is 39 weeks pregnant with a 2 year old so I didn't want to bother her even though she offered.

So he's staying with my mother, who fortuitously had the day off today.

I think he could tell that he's being left somewhere today because yesterday he was *so* clingy. He wouldn't let Adam or I put him down at all, and usually he's happy playing on his mat for up to an hour. I even had to bring him to bed with me last night because he freaked out every time I put him in his cot.

He also refused milk from the bottle last night so I think I'm just going to come home early to feed him, and we'll work on it during the week in time for uni next week.

I'm going to be a mess. I know it's my mum, not a stranger but MY BABY IS GOING SOMEWHERE WITHOUT ME.
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And that is it for photospamming for today. Sorry if I clogged up your flist.

I will post photos from the pic meme tomorrow.
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I don't think he'd seen grass before. He was fascinated.
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We're hanging out watching the superbowl!

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I put the wrong link in the previous post. Here's an entire album of photos of Liam!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2030653&id=206900387&l=6a55aaa826
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I think it's about time I started using this again. I've been reading all your posts, but I haven't added anyone new for a while and everyone's sort of moved on.

I'm still currently on Twitter as @tinadearing, on Tumblr at wickedcherub.tumblr.com and on Facebook as Tina Dearing.

What has happened since I last posted? Oh, I had a baby! His name is Liam Minh Khoa and he has pretty much taken over my life. The first 8 weeks were the hardest of my life. I cried a lot and was overwhelmed a lot and there were days (many) in which Liam wouldn't stop crying unless I was holding him and wouldn't sleep unless I was holding him, so I was just stuck to the couch until Adam came home from work after which I could eat and pee and shower. :( It's placed a strain on our marriage (which we're both completely aware of, so we try to take time for just each other).

But things are much better now so I have some time to start posting again! I'm halfway through writing my birth story so I will post that when it's done.

I have LOTS of photos of Liam here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30898001&l=af9832fd2e&id=206900387 and they are in chronological order.

I'm sure there will be more interesting things to post about as I get into the swing of things again and perhaps add more people who are actually interested in babies. :D

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