Christmas came early for Dean this year. Carly got him (or more accurately - let him get), an SLR camera. He has been enjoying it. Here are some of our photos from a trip to the Rose Gardens.
Asher has become quite responsive and talkative of late. The other day he had just awoken and was grizzling so dad went to pick him up and as he reached in to grab him a broad smile widened over his face amidst his continued baby moans. He has also become quite talkative and responds to baby gaggle in kind... when he is in a wakeful, alert, sociable state. Today he did two explosive poohs that his nappies were unable to contain. The poos made it all the way up his back to his arms and neck.
An Asher Montage Narrated by: Asher Gauthern
When I was finally booked into the hospital for my inducement I remember being excited as I had never stayed in the hospital before, it seemed this big strange building where all shorts of mysterious things were taking place on a 24/7 basis, a bit like the ministry of magic in Harry Potter. Now everytime I drive by or see the place I find myself becoming distressed and anxious as its now associated with the most traumatic experience of my life. Just in short, I was admitted on a Wednesday and left on a friday, but even then it took a monumentous effort to leave as I could barely walk and they have this policy that if you can't walk out on your own, you can't leave, but I was determined and I didn't want to stay there for even one more night. In the time I was there I had 15 internal exams all by different people, 3 gel insertions, a catheta that I had to wear for several days after I left the hospital, ( hence the name 'catheta girl' thanks to rose and Evie) my waters broken with what looked like a knitting needle, a drip, an epidural, more drugs in a drip to try and bring on the labour, a botched up needle for the drip, they had to use forceps so they cut me, and then they tore my spincter with the forceps. The short story is that I think Asher will probably be an only child.
Luckily for Asher he will have plenty of cousins. I think that this summer is going to be really great, Pita and Tasi will be home with the two kids, and there friends from wellington are planning to visit them while there here. Cousin Emma is coming for a visit on her way down to Christchurch. Tom and Jonelle are planning on a trip, and hopefully pete and liz. I have been teasing my Dad telling him that he and Mum might as well set up a 'Day Care' with all the kids that will be around. Talking about my Mum she will be back from her trip to Egypt in a week or so. A recent weather report said that we are in for some good summer weather.