BabyBoardy Blog

You are invited to follow the developing life of Baby Boardy as the BB ventures from life in the amniotic swamp to the bright city lights of Melbourne.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Swelly Belly - 19 Weeks

Here's the first of many photos showing the growth of Naomi - or more to the point - the growth of the BB inside Naomi.

At this point, it is obvious to us that the weight is being put on quite differently to normal. It must be obvious to others too, as Nai was offered a seat on the train the other morning. YAY!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

The bloke's point of view

It's pretty weird entering into this new world. It's something I probably would have done years ago (in fact - the original plan had me having two kids by now - but that didn't happen, although she now has a daughter of her own).

Once Nai and I had decided that we were going to do it (when we worked out when we could start trying - based upon when her maternity leave kicked in), I was pretty much committed. Jogging around Albert Park Lake one day, with my best mate Brendan, I asked him if he'd like to mind the house while we went away - as we were planning a trip, and then planning to try for a kid.

He was pretty blown away - but really happy - and that's mainly for the kid bit.

That sorta surprised me somewhat. I mean... we are really good mates and spend a lot of time together. We've seen a lot of bands, and we motivate each other to exercise - this Summer's TriAthlon Slab Challenge is off to a hot start. But this would really change our relationship. I'm sure he knew this, as he's got a few good friends with kids.

Anyway, when we came back from the holiday, he was one of the first people we told (it was pretty hard not to, as he was minding the house - but he would've found out pretty quickly anyway). And he's ecstatic.

Some of my oldest friends Matt (who has two), Cam (who has one, and now another on the way) were similarly pretty chuffed. Another friend, Chris, who has little Ben, was REALLY blown away. And finally, Dean, who I SMSed the first scanned image to with the caption 'guess what?' could not contain his excitement. It was quite amazing.

I dunno - perhaps it's just me who's a bit blaze about other people's kids...? I know I couldn't get enough of my nephew when he was born, but that was 22 yrs ago.

But to Dean and Chris and Matt and Cam all my other mates - and in particular to Brendan, they can see the joy in my eyes and the excitement that's building. They also know me well enough to realise that it's just another excuse for me to buy gadgets and toys. YAY!

(Mates do know you pretty well hey?)

Oh... and the tasche? It was for MOvember, to raise money for prostate cancer research. It went 5 mins after the picture was taken!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

eBay, or not to eBay - it isn't really a question

We only want the best for the BB. Having said that, the best can often cost a packet! I've discovered that there are a heap of top-quality, barely used items for sale on eBay. It makes sense really - as many baby-oriented items are only used for very short time. Obviously there are some things that we will buy brand new, but we've managed to secure most of our gear at very little cost. There is also quite a lot of brand new stuff available too! Some of the things that we have bought through eBay include:
  • Wooden Cot, tall-boy and change-table
  • Pram/Stroller
  • Another (3-wheeled) Pram/Stoller with clip-on car baby capsule
  • Adjustable High Chair
  • Assorted baby clothes
  • Assorted maternity clothes (inc new bathers from Paris - woo hoo, I can swim again!)
  • Baby cocoon
  • 27 inch bike tyres (Cory... what's that got do do with the BB?)