38 weeks


So here we are at 38 weeks! Full term, so they say. That came around in what seems like the blink of an eye.

It’s been a completely different pregnancy from the first time around – both in terms of how my body has handled it and my entire surroundings. Living out of a suitcase with a toddler in tow while lugging around a pregnant belly has been a little cumbersome, to say the least. Yet by choosing to do it this way has meant that I’ve been able to surround myself with family, to be here for the birth of my little nephew and just soak in the peace that is Perth.

I’ve been feeling the need for a quiet space as this pregnancy draws to an end. I’ve had to make myself say no to a few social engagements, that have been non-stop since touching down. That’s a hard thing for me to do, to say no, but the pull to just cocoon myself a bit and just focus inward has been strong. The opposite of nesting, perhaps? I am still waiting for that instinct to kick in!

P.S. I haven’t abandoned my Project 52! The photos have been piling up on my camera and I’m looking forward to jumping back in with everyone when I’m able to get my photos off the camera and into Lightroom!

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breaking radio silence


We went for a rather long walk along the foreshore tonight, attempting to get this body at least slightly prepared for this impending birth, and just generally enjoying the feeling of being back home.

Excuse the temporary absence, but between this temporary shift back to Perth to prepare for the arrival of baby, settling in, attending birthday weekend getaways and arranging a baby shower for the sister, there hasn’t been a lot of time to blog since touching down! Add to that the lack of access to my usual editing software, and my Project 52 pic for last week, and perhaps this week too, is running a little late.

We’re still feeling a little displaced, but slowly getting into the groove of things, and hopefully it’ll be back to business as usual around here soon ūüôā I’m feeling a slight sense of accomplishment with the fact that I have, in the meantime, actually managed to post the final three¬†entries¬†for my Project 366! Only a quarter of a year late, but better late than never, as they say.

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new year’s eve













The last day of 2012, and what a hot and muggy one it was! We grabbed some fish & chips and all headed down to the Applecross foreshore to enjoy the last sunset of the year. You were a little reluctant to head into the river sans bathers (sorry, mummy forgot…again!), but the cool of the water was too much for you to resist, and it wasn’t long at all before you were jumping and splashing about without another thought given to your initial misgivings. A perfect way to see out the year.

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black out




We had a little power outage tonight, and that brief moment of darkness, lit only with the glow of candles, was like sheer magic to you. For the rest of us though, the unrequited heat of a summer night was a little much. We were sort of glad when the all the fans came back on!

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enjoying the end of year lull




Only a few days before the end  of year hits us. We headed out to brunch to enjoy the quiet that comes with the contemplation of a year past; before rushing head-on, into new year resolutions as the clock ticks over into 2013.

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*a portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013

What a serious look, concerned almost. She is so like her Papa in this respect, it’s uncanny. All¬†appearances¬†would have you believe that she is this serious little creature, a bit reserved and mostly quiet. Then slowly, but surely, what’s lying under the surface starts to creep out and you’re stuck with the biggest, little goofball you ever met. If you need proof, take a look at these out takes – the fed-up face, the silly face and the sarcastic ‘smile’, and not to mention the completely ridiculous faces she shot me when I asked if she’d look at the camera.¬†Like¬†I said, just like her Papa!




Loving these sibling moments from last week, it makes me just a little excited about what is in store for us!

Linking up with Jodi.
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