Fortunately Chris managed to get a loaner laptop from work. I’ve uploaded a few more photos of our first couple of weeks together.
Chris’s mum Anne has been staying in Sydney for the last week helping us out immensely. She’s been staying in a local hotel (our small 2 bedroom flat is waaay too small for us now), so she’s been arriving bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every morning ready for action. She’s launched herself into cleaning, laundry, and most of all ‘Rose duty’. She’s been taking Rose to the park every day which gives Chris a big break to be able to do some work and also help me out with Tess.
Rose has loved the individual attention. A week ago she was waking all night, crying uncontrollably, and acting very stressed. Now she’s sleeping through again, and much happier. She’s still adjusting to our new life as a family of four (as are all of us), but it’s all a lot more manageable.
Our days have been pretty jam-packed while Granny Anne has been here. We’ve been going to the park, cafes, we went to the beach one afternoon, and Chris and I even got haircuts – one of the remaining items on our pre-baby ‘To-Do’ list! We’re getting out of the house a lot sooner than we did with Rose – out of necessity. I’ve been carrying Tess in the baby sling a lot and it’s so nice to have a snuggly baby.
I’ve taken some great photos in the last week that I’m itching to share. Sadly, however, our notebook computer still isn’t fixed. The aggravating thing? Chris’s work emailed him yesterday to say that in order to fix it he’d need to bring it in. (We did that over a week ago.) Grrr.