You and DK have a little routine - each morning after your feed you head down to Karla's cafe on the corner for a coffee while MK has some quite time.
But this morning was a bit special because your DK is off on a big work trip soon and he will be gone for 12 whole sleeps. So this time MK came too and we had a lovely breakfast. MK and DK enjoyed a cooked breakfast and coffee and you grabbed at stuff - your rattle, Karla's necklace, MK's hair - its your new thing - we call it the "gimme gimme gimme" stage.
We are going to fly up to Queensland this afternoon to hang out with your Grandma and Granddada while DK's away. I better go get you packed...
KiTh aNd kIN[kith and kin] – phrase/idioms. - one's relations. The word kith is Old English, and the original senses were ‘knowledge’, ‘one's native land’, and ‘friends and neighbours’. oRiGIn: The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives. -KinS [-k-nn-s]- a diminutive suffix of nouns: indicates smallness or, by semantic extension qualities such as familiarity and affection as in daddykins - a name a child calls their father when they want something.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This week you cried A LOT little man. You had your DK and I up five or six times a night every night- we are so exhausted everything hurts :-( Last night I caved in and let you sleep in our bed - not very restful for DK and MK but you certainly slept better and that made for a much happier HK today. You made the most of your good mood to enjoy a visit from your Great Grandma Val (above) and a good play in the bath (below).
This week you also shocked your DK and I by feeding yourself your own bottle! You have only had maybe 10 bottle feeds in your whole life and none in the last month or more. But when you saw that bottle - whhhaa - you knew exactly what it was and you wanted it NOW. You then proceeded to happily feed yourself - no parental assistance required thank you very much!
That reminded DK and I not to worry about the crying and the sleepless nights as you are growing and learning so fast that before we know it you'll be leaving home to go to uni and we'll be missing all your noise and the eventful evenings.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Mr HK - you are in a very cute stage at the moment where you like to copy everything I do: I smile - you smile; I blow a raspberry - you blow a raspberry; I say “goo” - you say “goo” – this goes on all day and it really is seriously sweet.
But now I know that this will come a shock - but not everything MK says is always literally technically true - for example - when I say "I'm gonna eat your toes nom nom nom" it does not mean that you should try to too.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Mr HK - as you were napping today I was doing some cleaning. Getting frustrated with the baked on blaa that would not come off the oven tray I thought to myself "you know what they say in the classics" called it done and moved on.
I don't know whether its something that all couples do, or if it's because we were so young when we got together but DK and I often speak in code. Or maybe we're just wordy folk. There are so many words and phrases that we use that have particular meanings and histories to us.
It occurred to me that theses codes will become your language - that you will know no different so we had better explain them to you before sending you out into the world - because HK no one will know what you mean when you say "you know what they say in the classics" - no one except your DK and me.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Mr HK, meet the previous baby, AKA Evil Beagle, AKA Belle. Keen eyesight, nose like a vacuum, could hear a pin drop in a crowded pub, there is no messing with this fur ball. Unless of course there are fireworks - or a thunder storm. Then it's scary as hell.
Nor is this the final member of the clan. No, stay tuned.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Little HK this week was action packed. Monday you took your very first train trip (not fussed): walked around the big city (not pleased): came down with your very first little man cold (probably related to very first train trip) complete with tragically cute sneezes, red eyes and a break your heart horse cry (but still smiling): had your very first doctors appointment (related to first cold): your very first trip to the beach (loved for 10 mins then cried) and had your very first swimming lesson (reaction pretty much the same as to the beach). It has been your first few days of really good weather for spring and you have enjoyed spending time in the yard and out on our walks. You have been just a touch HIGH MAINTENANCE BABY due to the cold and DK and I have been calling you "Velcro baby" - you stay pretty happy as long as we cuddle you all the time and take you on regular trips to the back door to say "hello puppies" (works to cure the tears every time so DK and I are reasurred that you are not seriously ill). Not too much to ask is it - we hope you feel all better soon little man.