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25 April 2013 @ 05:13 pm
My bub is on tumblr (reasons my son is crying).


On unrelated notes: I went to see Josh Groban and it was AWESOME. I want to marry John Oliver. AND fandom is killing me. SO MUCH EMOTING.

Meanwhile, I am on Twitter. Who shall I follow? GIMME, GIMME.
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21 April 2013 @ 01:47 pm
I find myself with a bit of free time on my hands, so what better time to post all of those unposted icons and catch up on all things internet! Essentially an icon dump featuring absolutely everything under the sun. Iconquest, battle and icontest entries, and a whole lot of randomness to boot.

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So, yesterday I was telling Edward what a totally not clever person he was for wrapping Sebastian up incorrectly for the sudden cold weather. I was walking down the stairs at the time and going on about it, rolling my eyes at the fact that I'm surrounded by silly boys. My son likes to shuffle and whack his head on things, get his limbs stuck between the bars of his cot and wedge himself into corners. He so obviously gets his cleverness from his daddy.

You know how sometimes you skip a step as you're walking? Yeah. I skipped at least three. I don't even remember what happened. One second I'm walking and talking, the next second I'm sliding, and then I'm on my butt and my ankle is bloody killing me. Luckily we were on the way to dinner with the grandparents; they live in an apartment block right across the road. They took the baby, handed me painkillers, and then sent me packing to the Emergency Room because my ankle had rapidly swollen to three times its size.

Oh my god. Most efficient Emergency Room visit EVER. We went to the same hospital that I had Sebastian at and they were spectacular. I was in, checked out, sent for x-rays and then out of there in a little over an hour. (Last time I went to the hospital - for meningitis no less - I was in the waiting room for over four hours. They were under the impression that I had a caffeine headache and didn't take me very seriously. It was a different hospital, though.)

Anyway, no breaks, just a sprain, and I was advised to ice and elevate for the next couple of days. In a brilliant stroke of luck, Edward is home for the next couple of days and my sister is on holidays from TAFE so I'll have extra help with Captain Stinky during the week. Woot! But I was going to use this weekend to tidy up and declutter and now I'm stuck on my arse and unable to do so. I'm trying to ignore the clutter. It's actually not too bad but clutter! I no likey.

To make everyone feel better, have some baby pictures!

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20 March 2013 @ 08:25 pm
The last week has been a blur of sneezing and teething and mashed pumpkin. And no sleep. I'm running on Coke, Tim Tams and cold / flu tablets. I no longer know what day it is. But here, have a SHOOTASTIC update.

Current Mood: mellowmellow
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20 January 2013 @ 11:27 pm
My baby boy has just passed the three month mark. It's been a rollercoaster of crazy pretty much from the moment we got home from the hospital. I'm sure it was just as crazy at the hospital but my memory of the details are a little fuzzy. I imagine that's a good thing; if we didn't have this magical post-baby amnesia, nobody would ever have more than one. Seriously.

Then again, both Edward and I seem to be suffering from another sort of memory loss, or perhaps selective amnesia, or just blind parental adoration, I'm not sure. See, one thing neither one of us were quite prepared for was the sleep deprivation. Babies SUCK at sleeping. Well, I hear that some babies are awesome at it and go for long stretches but our child is super special and is not one of those babies. For the first few weeks he was up pretty much every hour - and so we were managing approximately twenty minutes of sleep every hour. So we were pretty much zombies for the first month. Very cranky zombies who were up at all hours of the night (and day and morning and everything in between) feeding and bouncing and singing like lunatics. Now I know why they use sleep deprivation as a method of torture. Sometimes I thought it would be easier to just not sleep ever. At least then we'd be running on adrenaline.

Once he hit two months, Sebastian then decided to sleep a whole 90 MINUTES AT A TIME! Occasionally he even made it to TWO HOURS. IT WAS GLORIOUS.

Anyway, the interesting thing was that we just forgot the crappy night as soon as we were awake. At 2am when you're pacing up and down the hallway singing lullabies to a crying baby, life looks rather bleak. Drowning yourself in the bathtub seems just as reasonable as getting some sleep and more than once I sleepily informed Sebastian that he'd definitely be an only child. Then the sun comes up and the baby finally gets to sleep and you realise that you're parents and he just looks so cute sleeping (SLEEPING!) in his cot and isn't he most gorgeous thing ever and ours and the world is marvellous and we'll have five more and just add to the adorableness. Sleep deprivation clearly turns you into a psycho.

Now he's much more settled - and getting cuter every day! He's smiling and sort of laughing and he's just discovered his hands. He's also started teething which is a bucket of fun, but watching him attempt to shove his entire hand into his mouth makes it all worth it. He's also talking; not in a particularly articulate way and his vocabulary is limited to 'eh' and 'ooh' but I'm sure he's saying something totally brilliant. He's also growing like a weed. Soon enough we'll have to break out those 00s. Although Sebastian is small and lean, and not a particularly big eater, he's quite a long baby and there is definitely some chubbiness happening.

As soon as he pees and poops his way through the remaining newborn nappies, we're graduating to the infant size. WOO HOO!

Now for the baby spam!Collapse )
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06 January 2013 @ 09:55 pm
I'm in the process of capping ALL THE THINGS! Well, the ones I want to play with. Hopefully they're useful to others!

Previews and download links here.

DVD - 1280x720.
2300 caps per episode.
Zip / rar provided upon request.

(In progress. Remaining episodes currently being uploaded.)

Previews and download links here.

BluRay - 1920x1080
2500 caps per episode.
Zip / rar provided upon request.

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03 January 2013 @ 09:46 am
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10 December 2012 @ 12:14 pm
More icons for theiconquest.

With all these challenges, my graphic resource folders are raging out of control! And it is glorious, yes :D