Saturday, July 29, 2006

Still more photos, and even a little news !

Things are going pretty well in the Bird household, so I thought it best to give you all a bit of an update as well as more photos ;)

Erin is still feeding really well, and growing quite a bit already - she lost a bit of weight while she was in hospital (as most babies do), but then before her next checkup had gained it back and then some ! She's also still sleeping pretty well, although we had a growth spurt recently, and now she has decided to just be awake a bit more. Believe it or not, we have already had a couple of nights where she has gone down around 10:30pm or so and slept right through until 5:30-6am ! Lucky us.

We're also hopeful that she'll be a bit of a water baby, she seems to really enjoy her baths and showers with Daddy (Mummy does help, but Daddy is better at it!).

We've also been enjoying a few visitors, including some very clucky grandparents, cousins, friends and other family members - not to mention all the wonderful gifts that have been arriving as well !

The household cats seem to be coping well enough, they have been a bit put out about being shut in one end of the house at night though - they were used to being able to sleep on our bed at night, but that had to change once Erin came home.

Tomorrow we have our second outing, a drive up to Granddad's for a bit of a visit, and maybe even a walk on the beach - there will definitely be a few photos taken there.

Speaking of photos, here are a few that have been taken over the last few days for you all to enjoy (they're not in chronological order though, sorry!):

Meeting great auntie Caroline

Fast asleep !

Wide awake !

Meeting cousin Teri (Caroline's daughter)

Tummy time !

That's all for now folks, take care :)

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Monday, July 24, 2006

Even MORE photos !

First bath at home, with Daddy at the helm - although Erin quite likes showers now too.

Mummy and Erin trying out our new sling.

Erin having a wriggle on the spare bed.

And last but not least, Erin fast asleep in her stroller on our first outing - up the road to a local cafe for lunch (about 15 minutes walk each way). She did really well, and it was nice to get some fresh air, although it did rain a little on the way home.

That's all for now folks, take care !

Love Jax, Roland and Erin

Thursday, July 20, 2006

More photos !

Not a lot of "news" to catch you up on, but hopefully soon - Erin has a visit from our midwife due tomorrow, just to make sure everything is as it should be and see how much she weighs etc.

Anyway, we've managed to sort out a few more photos, so here they are !

Catching up on a few zzz's with daddy.

Erin's first bath, as demonstrated by one of the lovely hospital midwives.

Fast asleep in her car seat the day we came home from hospital.

Being checked out by one of the furry members of our household, Nina.

That's all for now folks, take care !

Love Jax, Roland and Erin

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

She's here !

Hi Everybody,

As you may have guessed, our little girl has finally arrived - we got home from hospital yesterday and figured we'd better post a few photos for everyone to see.

The labour and delivery went really well, and although there were some complications afterwards, we were all very well taken care of.

Officially, she was born at 3:13am on Thursday 13th July, 2006 - and weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz.

Without further ado, here are some photos !

Proud daddy Roland, just a few minutes after she was born.

Proud (but exhausted) mummy !

The Birds !

And the star of the show, our gorgeous little girl Erin.

That's about it for now folks, things around here are still a little topsy-turvy and we are all still learning to adjust - but there will be more photos and an update in a few days.

Love Jax, Roland & Erin

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Still here !

Don't panic folks, we're still in one piece. As you may have guessed though, our baby girl is running a bit behind schedule - mind you, not like there is much of a choice !

Life has been ticking along as per usual, meals to be cooked and chores to be done. Roland is still at work, but if things take *too* long he will probably go on leave from the 17th or so - since we may need a helping hand in the birth department (yay for hospitals, not).

We're sorry that there isn't anything more exciting to report, things are pretty relaxed at the moment.

Take care everyone, and we promise to update again if anything exciting *does* happen !

Love J, R & Baby Girl Bird

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Happy (belated) Canada Day !!

Alrighty boys and girls, here's the weekend round-up - and what a weekend it was !

Friday night was a quiet one at home for Jax with the fireplace, TV, and a pizza - while Roland had a work drinks thing and came home later on (in a taxi).

Saturday was pretty quiet, Jax had some shopping to do (food) and then a friend visited later that afternoon to discuss a few things around labour and birth, as she is a massage therapist and likely to also be a support person for us.

Saturday night we went to a pub quiz organised by the Canadian Club of Auckland, to celebrate Canada Day. We had a very good time, met some new people, re-connected with some people we had met before - and even won a prize in the raffle draw (3 tickets for $5). However, it was one of life's true ironies that the prize (2nd place) happened to be a six pack of this:

We are going to try and save it for after the baby is born so at least Jax can partake in a couple !!

Sunday (today) just flew by, the morning was spent cleaning house in preparation for our Tupperware party, and then between lunch and 2pm getting all the snacks and furniture arranged. A good time was had by all, and the baking from the demo that the Tupperware lady (Sandy) did was *delicious* - the recipe was for Vanilla Custard Puffs. The sales weren't too shabby either, and we had a good time choosing some new things for ourselves as well.

Just a few things happening here and there this week, work as usual for Roland at least. Physio on Monday for Jax, midwife appointment on Tuesday - and there is also a very special birthday coming up on Tuesday too *cough* mum's !! *cough*...

And that, loved ones, is about all there is... take care of yourselves !!

Love J, R & Baby Girl Bird
(Only five days to go !)