Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy Easter 2012!

I hope everyone has a wonderful easter!! We will be taking it easy at home whilst Matt and the rest of the family work. The girls are so excited to have the easter bunny visiting on Sunday. Although, thanks to all the shops being filled with easter eggs, I'm having a hard time to convince Liberty that she will recieve easter eggs from the easter bunny and not from the shops! Haha!
Actually, she thinks the Easter Bunny will go and buy them from the shops for her but I've told her that he will be making them for her and Indiana!
Term two will be exciting with Liberty being signed up for Gymnastics (instead of swimming) for the term and Indiana will do Gymbaroo again. I should hopefully still not be too heavily pregnant to do all the dances with her! Haha!

**Happy Easter**
Stay Safe, especially on the roads this Easter!

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!!


Im not even sure why I'm blogging! Its not like I'm a blogger anymore! But I just needed to write about how excited I am to have completed a year of photo-a-day! I will now begin the process of having it published and printed into a book :-). I love this idea! I have my 2009 photo-a-day book close by and I look at it often! I missed out on doing it for 2010 and I really regret it! So after doing 2011, I knew I wanted to continue the theme. This time Ive actually jumped on the bandwagon and will be doing Project Life! Very exciting! I have been reading Jennifer Woodbury's blog for years and love her photos. Thats where I discovered Project Life. So i've ordered my kit and looking forward to it!

2011 was a good year. With Ups and Downs.
The highlight was definately our family holiday to Hawaii in May. Liberty celebrated her 3rd Birthday and Indiana turned ONE on the very same day! We really had fun on that trip! Liberty still talks about it!!!!
I turned 30! And Matty turned 40!! So there were many celebrations for our little family!

Wishing any one who read this, a **Happy, Healthy, Safe, Fun and Full of Love... 2012***

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Family Photoshoot....

Hi Everyone!

Im not sure if anyone still reads this blog but Im hoping there are a few family members in Switzerland that may see this if I post it up here...

Last week we drove to Wollongong to meet amazing photographer Janine Kaye for a family photoshoot! Click HERE to go and see the amazing results we got! We are thrilled with the photos! Now comes the big decision... which one will we blow up and put on the wall?!!!!

Also, dont forget to come and "like" my Jessycakes* Nappy Cakes facebook page! Nappy cakes will be posted up for sale for spring :)

Xx Jess

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Jessycakes* Nappy Cakes

Do you have a friend or family member that is due to give birth, or has just had a little baby? Instead of a bunch of flowers, why not give them a beautiful Jessycakes* Nappy Cake.
Not only does this gift have a huge “wow” factor but it’s useful. Our Nappy Cakes are made up of Huggies Nappies and filled with all useful things for a new baby to use including things like a baby wrap, clothing, dummy, socks, a useful toy, manicure sets and more. Each Nappy Cake is unique. It’s served on a cakeboard and wrapped in clear cellophane with a label. They also make a beautiful centrepiece at a baby shower.

Our Nappy Cakes cater for all price ranges (from $30 to $150 + P&H). They can be posted (Australia Only) or picked up. They can also be delivered to any hospital in North Sydney/Northern Beaches.
We make beautiful Nappy Cakes in a wide range of colours and styles. Some for Boys, Girls and Unisex. Still can’t find what you are looking for? Why not custom order a Nappy Cake. Maybe you would like a particular theme or colour. Or maybe the baby is premature or weighing in at a large weight where it would be better to have a larger/smaller nappy size and outfit. We are happy to take any orders.
Orders can be made to Jessy by email

Come and "like" our facebook page. Just search for Jessycakes* Nappy Cakes.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Photo a day 2011

Indiana's Favourite Passtime.... Jumping!!!!
Liberty "Im two"

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Well, another year has arrived!!
2010 was full of ups and downs!
The best part was Indiana arriving in our family, on Liberty's birthday!
My two little girls are wonderful and bring us so much joy!!!
They are great sisters and they get on so well!!!
We celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary, My brother and Siany got married! My grandparents left the country and then came back!!!
We had lots of wonderful times!!!
The down was definitly my appendicitis. Getting so sick after my operation. Dont even get me started on the state of the public hospital I spent a week in!!! But im on the mend now (finally) and we are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead!

Im not usually into new years resolutions. Usually I dont make any. This year however, I seem to have HEAPS! One of these is to take a Photo a day 2011 again!! I did it in 2009 and it was hard work every day, and it cost a heap to get it printed into TWO blurb books. But I look back on those books and the time it took and the cost was TOTALLY worth it, so im doing it for another year!! wohoo!!!!!!
It's also a great way for our friends & families over in Switzerland and New Zealand to see what we are up to on a day-to-day basis and watch the girls grow!!! Please let us know if you are watching! I like knowing who is looking!!
to be taken to my photo-a-day-2011 page.

Happy New Year!!!

Xx Jess

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Indiana's Birth Story...

I woke up on the morning of the 25th May 2010 with a few period pain symptoms, and I said to Matt before he left for work “I recon this baby is coming in the next 24-48hours”. Matt kind of just laughed.

Seeing as it was also Liberty’s 2nd birthday her Grandmamy & Grandpapa were just up the road at the local hotel. Mum arrived at about 9am and I figured these little ‘on and off’ again pains were most probably contractions. So I told mum and whilst she played with Liberty I went and properly packed my hospital bag.

The day went on as normal. Dad arrived and at about 10am. I had a ‘show’ so I called Matt (at work) just to let him know not to go too far!
- by this stage, im still not in pain, just having little twinges every 10 or so minutes -
Matt turns up at home about 5 minutes after my phone call!! Hahaha! So sweet! I told him that I still don’t think this baby is coming today. Then I feel as if there are no contractions at all. Hmm. So Matt, Mum, Dad, Liberty the birthday girl in her new birthday outfit and I all go on a walk along the lake. I walk all the way to ProKayaks and not have any contractions, Uh oh, I think to myself, I’ve just got everyone excited that there will be a baby soon and now I don’t feel anything! That didn’t last long! The contractions came back, along with the arrival of John and Sian (Liberty's god parents/Aunt/Uncle) arriving to see Liberty and help prepare for Liberty’s birthday party in the afternoon. We all eat lunch.

At about 1pm I’m having contractions about 10minutes apart and although they are still painless I can feel them!! They are more annoying than anything else.
I call the hospital at about 2pm as I feel they are getting stronger, the midwife asks me if I want to come in? “Not really” I reply as I don’t want to waste all my time at the hospital when there is a party going on at home.
Not long after the phone call to the hospital my contractions begin getting painful so Matt and I decide to leave home. Mostly cos I don’t really feel like getting laughed at by the family (oh, and John is freaking out! Haha).
So we kiss Liberty goodbye and wish her a happy birthday! My family is left to set up for her birthday party in the afternoon.

All of a sudden during the drive to the Hospital, my contractions begin HURTING! But I still don’t think that im that far into my labor as in between contractions I feel fine and Matt and I chat away! During our drive and in between contractions Matt and I laugh and confirm our Boy and Girl name that we like, oh, and work out how we are going to spell both these names…
We then arrive to the hospital entrance. I tell Matt that im feeling fine and not to drop me at Emergency, Im fine to walk from the carpark. I have a HUGE contraction in the car at the carpark – ouch!
We then get out to walk.. Im still fine between contractions but walking up the hill from the carpark takes a while as im having to stop for 3 painful contractions.

We arrive into the hospital and Im taken straight to a delivery room. Im still feeling fine between contractions and enjoy chatting away to Matt and the Midwife whilst we fill out forms. I tested positive to Group Strep B so I have to be put on IV antibiotics for the rest of the labor, but the midwife decides to check how dilated I am first. She checks, and im not sure of her answer, as now my contractions seem to be one on top of the other. She leaves the room for a second opnion.

Whilst she’s gone I feel strange, kind of like I need to poo. It then becomes impossible to hold it in… I start screaming, and POP, my waters break. Matt is doing a wonderful job, as he is the only person in the room... Not for long though, as the midwives have heard my screams! Haha! It wasn’t a poo I needed to do as I then give birth to our beautiful Daughter, Indiana , 3.35kg and 51cm!! Only 20minutes after arriving at the hospital!! No IV antibiotics were given, there was no time!!!

I did require a lot of stitches for the 2nd degree tearing I got from the fast birth. I was given gas for that!

Once Im up and showered I felt great! Not tired and not too sore either! Im on cloud nine with our beautiful little baby girl with a mop of long, thick blonde hair on her head. She is perfect.

Matt calls home, Liberty’s party is in full action, he lets everyone know that Indiana has arrived quickly and safe! Everyone is amazed that she is already born!!
Indiana spent her first 24hours in special care as her heart rate was low but then she was all ours!!! She fed well and fast from the first feed and she is adorable!!
Here are some photos of her first moments after her birth...

Me holding Indiana just moments after she was born (still looking a bit blue!)

Matt holding Indiana for the first time
Getting checked by the midwife, and also getting a little pinker!!

Look at all that blonde hair!!
i LOVE this photo!! This is Liberty in the hospital carpark, walking to meet her sister for the first time, with flowers (for mummy) and a gift for Indiana in her arms...
Our little family of four... (Indiana is 3 hours old here)
Kissing our babies... (Indiana gave Liberty the baby she is carrying, as a gift. Liberty gave Indiana a stuffed elephant)
Xx Jess