Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Long overdue update

This update is very overdue. I will try do a good post on what has been happening in the last few months with the most recent news first.

The first MAJOR news is the Bella is WALKING UNASSISTED! On 22 March she just decided she could walk. For months now she has been walking holding my hand for minimal support but just did not have the confidence to let go. Now she has and she is a natural. She is still a bit wobbly but can speed up, slow down, turn corners and stand still. We are ecstatic!

Leo Grant Nader was born at 38 weeks weighing 3.8kg on Wednesday 9 March via an unplanned c-section. I started having contractions at 36 weeks and according to the scan he weighed 4kg which is why the Doctor recommended a c-section. When he was delivered the umbilical cord was wrapped twice around his neck.... Scary!

He is a very easy contented baby. Here is a picture of him at 2 days old .

This is Leo just after birth when he was placed on my chest. Look how he is holding on to his Dad's hand. 

Here is our old spare room which was converted into a bedroom for Leo. I just love how this room turned out.

We had a photo shoot done by Grants Aunt Janet at home. I just love how this picture turned out of Bella and Max on the trampoline. It is such a natural picture which just captured the moment perfectly.

Bella started school this year at a school at a mainstream nursery school. Her nanny attends school with her and she is just loving it. I am sure a lot of her development over the last few months has been due to the stimulation at school. Bella also turned 3 years old in February. Here is a picture of her on her birthday at school where she had a birthday ring. Everyone in the class sang Happy Birthday to her. She loved it as can be seen by her face in the picture below.

Because we had to use the cot etc for Leo's room we gave Bella's room a makeover. Here is a picture of her big girl 3 year old bedroom with a double bed so we can lie with her at night. It was a big move moving her out of our bed.

I tried really hard to make a perfect GFCF diet birthday cake for my birthday girl.. It didnt turn out too badly. It tasted really good and looked pretty other than the big crack in the middle which I covered with flowers...

Max started big school! Here is a picture of him on his first day at school in January wearing his uniform. I cant believe how quickly he is growing up. He has had a really good first term at school and is loving his baby brother who as he says 'is just what he wanted'. Love you Max my boy!

This is a brief summary of the last few months. I am now on maternity leave so will be able to update more regularly.

Take care


  1. Great to hear an update! Have wondered about bubs arrival. Congrats...what can I say, just gorgeous!

    So pleased to hear Bella is walking unassisted, fantastic! Happy Belated 3rd Birthday to her too!

    Hope she is enjoying nursery school and that Max is enjoying big school.

    Love the rooms, they look great!

  2. The baby is beautiful. You must post more pics! Thrilled to read that Bella is walking. I screamed when I read that and scared my husband. Wonderful news!

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