The Atticus Chronicles

Howdy Folks! After waiting very patiently for my husband to set up a web page for my son for almost a year I figured it was high time that I took matters into my own hands. Introducing our Family Blog! I hope to get on here fairly regularly to let you all know about the adventures of our family and to post the latest pic's of Atticus. Stay tuned ...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Atti can't wait to go to the fancy dress party!

"Mummy I don't want to be a prince. Why can't I be a dinosaur"?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A prime example of the 'second child syndrome' here with us having to actually put Josie back into her bassinette over a month after she's moved to the cot as we discovered that we forgot to actually take any pictures of her in her bassinette *blush*. Even Josie looks confused! "What am I doing back in this thing" is quite obviously what she's thinking! I'd better go and take some pictures of her in her cot now (which we haven't done either) before she moves into a bed!

Josephine has been very unsettled of late with lots of crying and wanting to feed every couple of hours so I took her to the health nurse yesterday to find out she's only put on 175 grams in three weeks which means she's only put on 250 grams in the past two months. The scary thing is that Atticus was actually heavier than Josie at two months of age and she started off ahead! Her progress is 'stalled' according to the nurse and it's because my milk supply has dropped dramatically which they put down to stress. I guess there has been a lot going on lately ... the scare with Josie's heart, the scare with Josie's Bronchiolitis and the trip to hospital, the issues we've been having with Atticus (and the fact that Atticus has now dropped his day sleep). I guess it's not really that surprising but it did give me a big scare.

So I'm back to demand feeding and I'm taking some herbal supplements to help boost my supply (thanks Dee)! Hopefully when we weigh her again in two weeks time I'll have good news.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sleeping Beauties

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy 3rd Birthday Atti!

In no particular order, here's a whole heap of pics taken from Atti's Birthday party today.

Atti had a party at McDonald's this year due to our lack of yard space (14 kids high on sugar in my lounge room ... I think not)! He had an absolute blast and I think he might now own more dinosaurs than any other toddler on the planet!

After the party (and a well deserved/required nap) Nana, Pa, Nana June, Poppa Max and Uncle Andrew came to visit to present him with yet more presents, we had a bit of dinner and the mandatory mud cake and then collapsed into bed only to awaken bright and early the next day to do the Aquarium as promised.

The weekend was well and truly an "Atti Fest" and we wouldn't have it any other way ;-)

PS - Please watch this space as I'm planning to upload some video footage of the big day when I get around to editing it.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Dinosaur Day

Atti had a bit of a boys day out today with Justin, Uncle Andrew, Pa and Great Uncle John. The boys caught the train into the city to see Giants of Patagonia in 3D at Imax and then on to the museum to see some dinosaur bones! Atti may never stop talking about it ...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Our very first "Youtube"

Since Granny & Grumpy are off on their trip around Australia for the next three months I've decided to upload snippets of the kids online so that they recognise us on their return ;-)

This is Atti and Josie last night having some quality cuddle time. I don't know if you can tell, but I think Atticus loves his baby sister!