Saturday, 4 February 2012

Wilder & Tamer


~ Chocolate. I'm not a huge sweet tooth, but breastfeeding has me craving the chocolate like never before.
~ Dropping all the weight I gained while pregnant, plus and extra 4kg. Again, I have breastfeeding to thank for this.
~ Apa - because he is awesome and amazing and perfect.
~ Evil Genius - the coolest store in Berhampore, & thankfully right around the corner from me, so the perfect place to escape to when I get stir crazy.
~ Entering competitions. I don't even need to win them (although a luxury houseboat cruise of the Murray River for me and 10 friends would be lovely, thank you).


~ Those times when I get trapped on the couch for hours with a baby who wants to feed and feed and won't be put down. Probably my least favourite time as a parent so far. Although when baby does finally go down I want to wake her after a couple of hours so I can cuddle her. Go figure.
~ Passport applications. Such a long, complicated, stressful and expensive process.
~ Skanky Sevens costumes.
~ Sore back and shoulders from holding and feeding baby.

WHAT I'M READING ~ The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Wilder Wardrobe

Apa took this photo, & said "What's with the super hero pose?" I'll tell you what ~ this photo represents a successful day as a new Mama. Not only have I got the washing hung out to dry, but I've also managed to take a shower, AND wash my hair. Whoop Whoop! It's all about lowered expectations and celebrating the small victories these days. Now, to the outfit:

Cardigan ~ Vintage (Hand-me-down)
T-Shirt ~ Evil Genius
Tube top worn under T ~ Supre (Hand-me-down)
Jeans ~ City Chic
Sneakers ~ Number 1 Shoe Warehouse
Earrings ~ Artikel (Not so good for when a tiny baby is trying to nuzzle into your neck)
Watch ~ Nixon Cannon (Gift)
Ring ~ Meadowlark

And now for some of Kowhai's outfits:

Onesie ~ Hand-me-down
Booties ~ Gift

Onesie ~ Cotton On (Gift)

Cardigan ~ Gift (Hand knitted by my Aunty)
Top ~ Just Kids (Gift)
Pants ~ Hand-me-down
Socks ~ Pumpkin Patch (Gift)

Jacket ~ Hand knitted by my Mum

Onesie ~ Cotton On

Hat, leggings & socks ~ Hand-me-down
Top ~ Gift

Onesie ~ The Warehouse (Hand-me-down)

As you can see, when you have a baby you get given A LOT of clothes.


Kowhai Wananga Chappel
Born Friday the 13th of January, 2012
Weighing 6lb14oz

She is truly amazing. I'm planning a pregnancy post, but I spend a lot of time stuck on the couch these days with a baby attached to my boob, so that could be a while coming.