Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

20 tala's to sit on this beach?

This is what I think of that!

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The Good, The Bad and the Disgusting!

This post is all about Trelise.

The Good - every Wednesday another Kindy mother who lives across the road picks Trelise up and takes her home for an hour to play with her daughter and then she drops her home once they are done. I said this morning if she didn't feel like having her then it was fine to drop her home straight away. Emma said "Oh no I love having Trelise over - when Maniah is home alone with her baby sister she is quite mean to her and never lets her play in her games. But when Trelise is over at our house, Trelise includes the little girl in their games and I just love seeing my girls play nicely together" It's reminded me on how lovely and kind my big girl can be.

The bad - this morning Miss Trelise has been a toad - She woke up late and has pretty much been grumpy and bad tempered!

The disgusting! Trelise has a cold with a runny nose. To drive her mother nuts this morning she hid from me behind a door. I opened the door and saw that she had a huge amount of snot running down (and I do mean huge) "Oh my! You need a wipe!" I said to my big girl and ran to get them - trotting after me Trelise replied "I've got some on my hands" I turned to look and yip she had been behind the door blowing her nose into her hand - she had a big handful of snot.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Two Years Ago

I had just been admitted to Wellington Hospital for what I hoped was a long uneventful stay and that it would mean that we would have a successful monoamniotic twin pregnancy. To learn more about monoamniotic pregnancies click here

I felt really grateful that I was able to be admitted as an inpatient without a struggle, unlike many mono mothers. It was however a traumatic six weeks until the girls were delivered. My heart still breaks when I remember my first day and Trelise turning to me at the door and saying "Mummy lets go" and having to say to my little girl "Sorry Mummy has to stay here for the babies" and hearing her sob all the way off the floor. Trelise is such a brave little girl.

It was a relief being in hospital - I didn't have to worry if Madeleine and Juliette were alive and I had done so much planning for this hospital stay it was easier being there than thinking of what was coming ahead. I worried about Trelise mentally and how my absence was going at affect her but I knew that Wayne was more the capable of looking after her.

I had struggles with the midwives on the ward who didn't understand why I was there. They placed little importance on monitoring my babies and would put this task as a low priority. At the beginning of my stay monitoring sessions where often missed. One memorable comment was said after a few minutes of trying to get the girls on the monitor "I've got better things to do than this, I'm off to bath a baby". I had others challenge my right to be in-patient and straight out ask me why I was so special as others didn't get this treatment.

I'm proud of the way I stood up for myself and my girls and demanded from the house surgeons that they educate the ward midwives and solve these issues. I hope that my in-patient stay will at least give more understanding to other mono mothers coming after me at Wellington hospital.

Six weeks however was a short price to pay to have my beautiful babies here and two years on I'm still extremely thankful that our journey had such a positive outcome.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Samoa - Turtle Pond

Looks like an ordinary pond doesn't it

But it's filled with big turtles - we threw them bread and they ate it.

Trelise loved it. Madeleine and Juliette weren't to fussed!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Samoa - Island Night

Island Night!

It was loud and hot but that didn't stop Trelise from making her way to the stage for a bit of island dancing

She even managed to make it up on the stage for the finale!
And to finish off - fire dancing

Jules usually so confident couldn't handle the fire dancing :( Because it was so loud I didn't hear anything wrong until I looked down to find a small girl in tears with Madeleine patting her and giving her cuddles. While it broke my heart to see my poppet so upset I loved how Maddie was comforting her sister :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Samoa - pool pictures

What's a trip to a hot tropical island without swimming!

The resort had a great pool and we made use of it!
Maddie and her water wings

Miss TreliseJules (top) and Maddie liked to get in and out and in and out of the pool.

This is Jules taking a ball off a baby and then fleeing!
Maddie with the plane
Trelise launching herself

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Samoa - Sliding Rocks

Just out of Apia are the sliding rocks. You walk down lots and lots of steep stairs to get to the valley below. The rocks are naturally flat so if you dare you can slide down like a water slide.

When I first saw the sliding rocks I thought there was absolutely no way I'd be going down so I sat out with Maddie and Jules. Wayne and Trelise however had no such reservations!

Trelise my little dare devil loved the sliding rocks. She befriended a Samoan woman and daughter who took her down the next set.

I did however change my mind and think that I would regret not having a go! It was terrifying!

Madeleine (top) and Juliette had a great time splashing and trying to climb the rocks.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

I'm hot, I'm cross, I'm dressed as fairy and I'm in Samoa!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009


We are back in the cold after 12 days in the hot Samoan sun! At it was hot! Probably to hot!!

We stayed at Aggie Grey's Beach Resort near the airport. It was nice and had everything a resort should have. The girls coped with the 4 flights there and back without much trouble. Air New Zealand have upgraded their planes (finally) and the entertainment units made the time go by pretty quickly.

Samoa wasn't a cheap place to visit - however I'm told that Vanuatu, Tahiti and New Caledonia are far worse!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

It's been awhile but I have a good excuse! We have been on holiday to Samoa - stay posted for details on that one.

My Wordful Wednesday today - what do you call this?

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