My goodness...can it really be THAT long that I've ignored my public outpost for all things of a maternally moaning nature?
Heartfelt apologies for having been silent for so long. Life just caught up with me, lassoed me head to toe and toppled me over on one side is all...
But I'm back. And boy do I have news to tell. In fact, you could say we've recently bridge three big milestones:
1. Eggie lost one of his front teeth!
More importantly, when it happened, he was so utterly ecstatic to lose it, that he let out a blood curdling scream so intent that I thought Dumpie must have chopped off his arm or something. It was almost anti-climatic when he awoke the next morning to find a crumpled fiver under his pillow.
|Dumps doing his favourite activity 'Tap-Tap' in the outside classroom area|
I think it was the sight of him in his slightly too big hand-me-down school uniform, clutching a book bag nearly half his size, that gave me the true perspective of what a little guy he still is (despite possessing one of the biggest personalities I know). Or maybe it was the realisation that the end of an era has passed...one I shall never get back - nor he.
|Clowning it up (and refusing to even touch his school lunch...fair enough - look at it!)|
|My little man at the start of his first day (not entirely sure this school gig is for him)|
|Big smiles at pick-up time (possibly because we're about to go and buy him a big reward treat!)|
A lovely YOUNG blond Kiwi girl did the ultrasound, and as the husband and I waited with baited breath to hear those immortal words, "Do you want to know the sex?" a hush fell over the room. Without hesitation, we both said "Yes!"
So she once again turned to the screen, slid the monitor over my belly and turned to us, uttering the words that would (WILL) seal our fate for the next...oh who are we kidding - the REST of our lives...
(to be con't)