Just 4 Sydney-side Hartnells

Just 4 Sydney-side Hartnells

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Video Star - E

Before Livia came along, I was interviewed on the public television/radio here in Australia known as the ABC. The video was streamed online and also aired during the centenary celebrations of Anzac Day in late April. Check it out!


A fantastic story of two women who volunteered 7 years at the first repatriation hospital in South Australia.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Livia's Glamour Shots

After a rather uneventful pregnancy and birth, we welcomed Livia into the world 3.5 weeks ago. She had some photos taken at the hospital and I thought these would be a great first post for her. 

There were several artistic shots done including this one with our hands. Tiny, medium, and large.

Livia had a few hand knit hats from a woman that my aunt knows. We loved them and they fit her tiny head so well.

A final shot here of her feet...the end for now.

Second Birthday for Nev & New Family Addition: Livia Opal

Lots has been happening here at our residence: we have a new 6lb (2.755kg) addition to the family, someone has turned 2, and my mom is here visiting/being a huge help.

LOTS to post & catch up. Will do that sometime in the near future. I will get on top of everything including a visit at Easter from Cam's parents, but first the very important things...

NEVLIN turned 2 on the 20th of March. Here was the inside of his invitation, cheeky to the max.

He celebrated in style with a crown made at day care. On his birthday, he and all his friends made crowns, but his was the only one that said 2. Here he is with Sophie at the playground where we had his party.

Cam & I made his cake, but more importantly we also decorated it. It turned out really awesome, if we did say so ourselves. He enjoyed it & is absolutely in love with puppies. 

 We kept it a surprise for Nevlin until the party. He loved it & had a great time with his party.

IN OTHER NEWS: April 24 saw the addition of a little lady to our household: Livia Opal. She came into the world weighing in at 6lbs or 2.755kg. I had a c-section and both of us were a bit pale at the end of it all, but we came out pretty good. 

Here is my first look up after she was born at 3:20 in the afternoon. I was pretty heavily numb, but could feel her breath on my neck. She was only 46cm long or just over 18". 

My mom known to all of us here in South Australia as "Busha." She and Nevlin got in a few good cuddles on daily visits to the hospital. We were in from Friday and came home on Monday.

Here is Livia coming home from the hospital. It was a bit chilly, but we mostly really just loved her home-made hat. More photos of the little lady to come. W E L C O M E little Livia!