Friday, October 21, 2011


So what can I say... Pregnancy and working full-time are incompatible with blogging... With both of us working there hasn't really been a lot of chances for us to do anything blog worthy - especially when we don't always get the same days off. Now that there is a baby involved I'm sure I can find heaps to blog about but I don't know how interesting of a read it would be for anyone else!

My mum has been here since the beginning of September so that's been a lot of fun. The first month she was here we spent a lot of time going on walks and things trying to spur the baby into coming on time. The baby had her own plans and ended up coming two weeks late! If we would've known that we could've done all sorts of things and gone on even more day trips and things (near the end I didn't really like going too far from home just in case!).

So yes, the baby is here! Born a full two weeks late (born Oct. 4th) and having to be forcefully evicted (they broke my water and I had a surprisingly quick labour - 6h 25min - drug free and as natural as an induction can be!). Despite being two weeks late, she was a petite 6lbs 12oz and 19.6" long. She was pretty tangled in the cord so we think that's why she didn't come on her own and possibly why she didn't get very big in the last few weeks.
We are of course biased but think she is the most gorgeous baby ever!

Aurora Elizabeth (11 days old)

I hardly did any knitting while I was pregnant and only managed this set along with a few other things:

Coming home from the hospital (3 days old)
(A pattern from Pattons Heirloom Knitting)

And I managed to get the Puerperium Cardigan done just after she was born (I had the sleeves left to do and knit most of them while I was at the hospital being induced. I think I had about 2" left on one sleeve to do when we came home):

12 days old

I knit a few vests but I don't have pictures of those yet because they're slightly too big still (they won't be for long, this baby is an eating machine! She's gone from 6lbs 12oz to 8lbs 4oz in two weeks!)

Glen goes back to work next week and before that we're trying to cram in some touristy things with mum. We just got back from driving The Great Ocean Road and next week we're going to Wilson's Prom and Philip Island.
I'm still doing my Project 365 photos but haven't uploaded them onto my computer in months (see above re: lazy!).

So yes! I don't know how good I'll be at updating now that the baby is here but I'll really try. Once things settle into more of a routine things might (maybe?) be easier.

Temperature: +14C
Sunrise: 6:28am
Sunset: 7:43pm


Kim said...

Megan, Congrats on baby Aurora! She is beautiful.


Megan said...

Thank you :-)

toni in florida said...

I am so happy for you, Megan! I'm looking forward to lots of baby pictures here... and perhaps a bit of knitting, too.

Jo said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely breathtaking :)

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Oh wow!!! I miss this post!

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!

toni in florida said...

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!