Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Auntie Fran

My niece was born this morning around 4am. Mum and baby are doing well, I can't believe my sister is a mamma too! They called the baby Clarissa and she is the cutest little thing. I hope to meet her very soon.

In other news I'm 33w3d today and yesterday I had my check up. Phoenix is doing well and growing! Blood flow through the cord is good and everything looks fine. I had another puking incident yesterday morning, so strange, I just had a glass of water with my vitamins and it came all back up...

Big thing to record here is that Oliver has been sleeping in his big boy bed since last friday night. It is still taking a bit of time to settle (keeps getting out of the room) but we have started applying again the method of the controlled crying keeping the door closed and it's getting better every day. We are already back to normal going to bed time. He may get up once as he loses his soother and can't find it in the bigger bed, so I have a reserve one which I promptly give him and he goes back to sleep. The move to the big room has been paralleled by the arrival in the bed by his new best cuddly toy "Baa Baa" alias Shaun the Sheep with which he's now totally in love! Of course the fact that his new duvet is made with the wool from Baa Baa makes it almost magic...

Mindfulness is going really well, though I have to admit this week I have not been too persistent with the exercises...but I really like it and keep it up. I will have a dedicated post to it soon I promise! Same as I'll post pics of the kitchen as soon as Mike has finished with the details!


  1. Congrats my dear friend! And welcome to the world Clarissa (what a beautiful name!!). I am so happy that your sister is doing well.

    I'm glad that you and Phoenix are doing well!

    Can't wait to see pictures!

  2. What a beautiful name for the little girl...Congratulations to the whole family.

    I am sorry for being so off on my commenting. Congrats on making this far. Hi Phoenix.

    You stay good.

  3. Congrats Auntie Fran! And yes, such a beautiful name! Great to read that you and your little family are doing well.

  4. Congratulations, auntie! Good to hear good news.
    You could get Oliver some dummies with glow-in-the-dark heads/knobs whatchamacallit. I got George a couple precisely to be found easier in the dark, without parental help, and it works!

  5. Congrats on Clarissa! Yay!!! And I am just soooo happy your pregnancy is going well!

  6. Congrats on becoming an Aunt. Your niece is precious!

  7. Your niece is gorgeous! 4 am seems a nice time for little girls to be born ;-)
    Looking at her picture, and seeing my little Suzy I am now convinced that newborns look most like newborns, those cutest little noses tiny tiny fingers balled into little fists...
    (Sorry, I might take a little while to get excited about big boy beds :-)

  8. Congratulations to your sister! What a beautiful little girl...and they got her to smile for the picture!

    It's always good to hear a good report on your pregnancy. It won't be long now!

    Oliver is doing wonderfully in the transition. My twins have been waking up in the night and fussing a lot when they lose their binkies (soothers) too. It's hard. But what great progress you are making!

  9. Great job on the big-boy-bed transition! I love his new room. And Shaun must be adorable:) I love Shaun!
    I am glad things are going well with Phoenix. I am sending super positive thoughts for the 34 wk mark.
    You look fantastic and super-duper fit! You are doing great!
    Much love, erika

  10. Your niece has the most adorable sleepy smile:) she is gorgeous! Congrats, Auntie!:)

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