Sunday, 27 July 2008


Hi Everyone!
Just a quick email as its storming outside so i really should switch off the PC!
Yesterday I took Liberty for a walk in the Baby Bjorn Carrier along the beach! It was LIberty's first time at the beach and it was a beautiful day! I didnt have my camera but i did have my mobile so i took a littel 'selfie' of us! Oh and a photo of the sky cos i thought it looked pretty...
Tomorrow, my family is coming down for a visit and in the afternoon im meeting up with my Mothers Group - yay! Busy day! Its good mum and dad are coming down as they will be able to entertain Liberty whilst Matt and I pack... Yep! We are going on a holiday! Our first holiday just the three of us! We are off to Perth for 8 days!
See you all in blogland next week when we get back!!!

Xx Jess

Friday, 25 July 2008


Liberty's Feet - 8 weeks old...


Wow! Im back!! This is the first layout i've done since Liberty was born (exactly 2 months ago today!). Im a bit annoyed at my printer as it seems to be printing all my photos really dark! Plus today is an awful rainy dark day so i couldn't take a good photo of my layout which has resulted in the photo looking even darker, but i think you get the idea!! lol
Its a pretty plain layout! I think i've just got to get back into it and they will get more 'busy'! I cant remember where half my scrapbooking things are stashed! Haha!
Xx Jess

"Introducing Liberty"

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

smiles - 7 weeks

Okay, so Liberty is actually 8 weeks old but this phone video is from last week!

Xx Jess

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Happy Birthday...

*Happy FIRST Birthday to KAIA*
WOW! I cant believe he is already one today!!
Im sure you are having a wonderful day with your Mummy and Daddy!
Xx Jess, Matt and Liberty!
P.S. Photo stolen from Kaia's Mummy's Blog

Monday, 21 July 2008


Yesterday Bec came over and hung out with Liberty and I in the morning, and we went up to the Narrabeen markets to look around! I actually remember seeing a stall for picnic blankets a few months back and I was looking for it as, i'd like a nice picnic rug (with a plastic bottom) so i can take Liberty out n about. The stall wasn't there.. any suggestions of any where nice picnic rugs are sold??
In the afternoon Liberty and I went back over to the markets and also went to visit Matty at work... Uhm, before you scroll down any further...
Can you spot the baby in the next photo?? heheheOur future little Kayaker is already trying out the stock to see which one she likes best!! We've already got a Weeniwave for her for when she's a bit bigger!!
Whilst helping her daddy at work, Liberty and Matt went out on the pedal boat for a little cruise on the lake..
This was Liberty's first time out on the lake (8 weeks old) Then Liberty and I went home and she was ALL SMILES from such a good day...

I forgot to blog these piccies of Liberty (at 6 weeks old) playing her favourite game on the excerise ball... so Cute!

Last night Liberty woke at 1am (not happy jan!) so im a little tired today from a bad sleep, but im also excited as its Mothers Group at the clinic and we are having a little party and taking our camera's along to take photos of all the babies!! (i wont be able to blog them as i dont know the mummies that well yet and id have to ask them for permition before putting a their babies on my blog)

Have a good day!!
Xx Jess

Sunday, 20 July 2008

A new arrival..

**Congratulations** to Steve and Eva on the arrival of their baby boy Fynn!! Who came into the world weighing 3kg, 49cm! Everyone is doing great! (scroll down to previous post to see photo's of the new arrival!!)

We are so excited that Steve and Eva have finally had their little baby! So guess what we did the other day... quickly ducked out to the shops so I could start making Fynn a Nappy Cake!!!

Before: During: The Finished Product:

What do you guys think of this one?! Its huge!! If you look closely at the "during" photo, you'll see i shoved a wooden spoon in to keep everything together!! hehe
Xx Jess

Products Used:

  • Approx 50 Huggies Newborn Nappies
  • 2 baby wraps
  • 2 newborn body suits
  • 2 size 00 singlets
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 1 size 000 bonds top
  • 1 pair of bonds jeans/tights
  • 2 cadbury chocolate bars
  • hair brush
  • comb
  • nail scissors
  • nail clippers
  • spoon
  • fork
  • bowl
  • 1 dummy
  • baby powder
  • baby toy

Saturday, 19 July 2008

So much happening!!

Wednesdays are Matt, Liberty and My 'family day'. We make sure we go out and do something as a family! We were going to go indoor climbing but its school holidays so figured it would be pretty busy, so instead we drove to Macquarie Shopping Centre (a centre we dont usually go to) to do some shopping for a new arrival in our group of friends (will come to that later in the post!!). The shopping centre has an ice skating rink in it, so it was fun to sit there eating lunch watching all the kids iceskate!

On Thursday my mum came down and stayed the night to visit Liberty and Matt and I ofcourse! She spoils us so much! She brought a little outfit for Liberty and we spent the afternoon at Warringah mall, and Liberty got spoilet again!! She has the biggest wardrobe ever, lucky girl! Mum bought me a top too! I so wanted to buy it with my own money that mum gave me for doing a job for her, but nope, im too spoilet!! She also vaccuumed, and cooked a yummy dinner for us (thanks mum!)! Liberty was so so smiley and chatty, its so cute, she is so alert and wants to know what is going on all the time!!

Yesterday Matty, Liberty and I went to visit Steve and Eva and their brand new baby boy... Fynn! He is adorable and so so tiny!!! I cant believe Liberty was ever that tiny (and it was only 7 weeks ago!). I made Steve, Eva and Fynn a nappy cake as a gift... I will post up about that in the next few days..

Introducing baby Fynn Gardner born 15.07.08, 3kg. With his very proud parents! Eva is coping so well, she's already been out walking & to the shops, she is doing great! And Steve is a natural Daddy!
Liberty also got to meet Fynn!! Fynn slept right through it and Liberty was just wondering what was going on!! Hahaha, she looks gigantic next to him!!!
Xx Jess

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

My First...

... Nappy Cake!

I recieved a nappy cake at my baby shower back in february and I thought it was such an awesome gift! I've been wanting to make one ever since! And finally...

My good friend Mandy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl: Nyla May
*Congratulations Moo & Paulo!*

Perfect opportunity to make her a cake! I just had to check wether she was going to be a cloth or disposable nappy mum!


The Finished Product:
What do you think??
Xx Jess

Products Used:
  • 12 Huggies Newborn Nappies
  • feeding bowl
  • spoon
  • fork
  • comb
  • hair brush
  • nail scissors
  • nail clippers
  • 2 singlets
  • one pair of socks

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Today was a busy day, we had some visitors... Uncle John John and Aunty Siany brought lunch and came for a visit to see uhm, Me & Matt?? Well, yes, but mostly to visit Liberty who they havent seen in about a month! I think they were excited to see her smiling and talking now!
Uncle John... Aunty Siany...
I was lucky! I got a break as John and Sian ended up staying for dinner! And John cooked! Yum! It was so nice for Matt and I not to have to cook plus my brother is a great cook! And Sian did the dishes, oh and fixed the broken blind!! THANKS GUYS!
Whilst John was cooking... Siany was baby sitting Liberty!! heheh! I got to relax and watch teli!! And chat to everyone too ofcourse! (ignore teh messy house!)
and last but not least... Here is a piccie of Liberty in her new leggings that she recieved on the weekend from Leea! They are so cute!

ETA: Here is Aunty Siany holding Liberty in the Baby Bjorn at the shopping centre today! Liberty loved it so much that she fell asleep!

Xx Jess


I was tagged by the lovely Kate and fabulous Lee! Thanks girls!
The award is for blogs that you love and inspire you in many ways!
Once you've been tagged you can then take the logo, post it on your blog and then nomminate 7 blogs that you love, who are worthy of the award!
I give the award to:

Siany: Love reading your stories, looking at your photos and seeing your creations! Basically, im stalking you!!! hehe
Daria: Love hearing about all your funny stories, and watching Kaia grow through your blog until we get chances to meet up
Lisa: Love all your amazing photos of where you live and your family (and pets!)
Nicole: Love watching your bump grow and your kiddies too!! Love all your scrapbook creations too.
Gigi: You Rock! Love all your layouts!!
Esther: Love your creations!! And all your photos!
Judith: Love reading about all your adventures, especially South Africa!!!

There are so many more fabbo blogs that i'd like to tagg, but it would take me all day, and I dont know how happy Liberty would be about that!! hehe
Xx Jess

Monday, 14 July 2008

A little bit of Liberty love...

Here she is at 6 weeks old! She is finally starting to like being on her play mat! She will be happy there for about 5 minutes at a time!

Liberty - 6 weeks old

Xx Jess

Thursday, 10 July 2008

It Official....

Liberty is officially smiling!!! She is so cute when she smiles!! She has been giving us little semi smiles for a few days, but yesterday, she just started grinning and talking non stop. She looks straight into your eyes and gives huge smiles, it's so rewarding and beautiful! And what a great birthday pressie for a proud Daddy... Liberty giving huge smiles for the first time on his birthday!!
Xx Jess

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Busy busy busy....

Here is Liberty having a lovely dream i think!! hehehe

Hi Everyone!
I feel like i never get a chance to blog anymore and when I do blog... it takes me ages! Lucky there is the "save now" button so i can just update the draft!
Liberty is now six weeks old!! Ahhh, it is going so so fast! She is such a good girl! She is starting to be more alert, looking at us heaps, giving us a few little smiles, and doing lots of talking. Her favourite places are:
1. lying on the nappy change table naked
2. in the bath
3.and attached to my boob (haha).
She was supposed to go for her 6 week check up on monday but the clinic was closed due to staff illness (they also cancelled mothers group that day which i was disappointed about, as im really enjoying it!) so i have no idea how much liberty weighs, but I know she's put on a fair bit as i've had to pack away all her 0000 sized clothes this week :(
eta: Liberty has just been for her check up! She now weighs 5kg which puts her in the 90th percentile for weight. She's in the 70th percentile for her length (57cm) oh and in the doctors notes bit the doctor wrote 'healthy baby'. YAY! such great news!
* Here are a few piccies of Liberty, Matty and I taken about a week and a half ago, when I took Liberty down for a walk to visit Matty at work! He was nice and busy, the lake was nice and calm, perfect for kayaking! * This week we had the visit of Matty's parents from NZ. It was their first time meeting Liberty, they were very excited!!! We drove up to Forster for the weekend with them. It was a nice little holiday, and Matty also competed in a Kayak race whilst we were there, he came third, he was disapointed in that as there was a bit of foul play by another kayaker during the race. * On monday, not only did Liberty have her NZ grandparents visiting, but my parents came down for a quick visit too! So many grandparents to spoil Liberty!
* I've had a few baths with Liberty, she LOVES it and so do I, its so much fun! But I have to mention a funny story the first time I had a bath with her...
I got in the bath and then Matty brought Liberty into me. Liberty and I were splashing about having a great time, then I put her against me for a bit and she was looking at me and then....
Yep! She farted! Well, at least I just thought she farted... then all of a sudden, I realised.. it was not a fart, but a POO!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
You should of seen how fast i jumped up! "Matty! Matty! Quick! Quick! get a towel!". Matty comes running in thinking i'd done something terrible to Liberty, Im standing there holding her out of the water, and there is yellow, curdy poo floating all around the bath tub (and my feet!). Liberty still seemed totally happy even out of the water! She was still having a lovely time!
Every time I think of this moment, i have a giggle! It would of been hilarious if it was on camera!! hahahah!
Here is a piccie of Liberty enjoying the 'big bath' (not the poo incident time either)
Liberty is still not sleeping through the night but she is being a good girl (most nights) and only waking once at an unreasonable hour! I like the nights when I only have to get up once!! hehe!

One last little piccie of her before I sign off...
Xx Jess