Saturday, September 22, 2007

A new addition to the family

No, not the baby, we're getting a new kitten! We decided that our boy Loki really needed a feline companion especially with the impending arrival of his human brother.
I wanted a seal point Siamese male kitten so we contacted Penny, the breeder that bred Loki and she got back to us when Myumi had a litter of 4 kittens, 1 blue point girl, 1 chocolate point girl and 2 seal points - a girl and a boy!
We went to visit him today and he's quite a shy little boy but with 3 big sisters bossing him around that's understandable. We've decided to call him Puck and get to take him home towards the end of October.
The photos are me having a cuddle, Puck looking at the camera - check out those blue eyes, and Puck and his sister Berry, the blue point.

Friday, September 21, 2007


32 weeks + 4 days
Excuse the awful expression on my face - Luke was having trouble with my new camera and I was starting to get impatient.

Rock a bye baby

Just a few more photos to show the progress I've made in the nursery. The little bassinet is made up with sheets and blanket, the nappies are in the nappy stacker and the clothes are in the drawers.

We still need to hang a few pictures and I'm going to buy a lamp to go on top of the bookcase in reach of the rocking chair. I'll put a dim bulb in it and use it during night feeds.

Loki's big adventure

For his birthday, our kitten Loki got a harness and a leash so that he could go outside. On the whole he has enjoyed his outings and he now will run to the back door any time we open the blind there and miaow to go out.

The problem is he is getting a bit too brave and thinks he can go outside without supervision.

The first few times he had a bit of agoraphobia as it all was too big and scary but he now feels very confident in our little courtyard. He wasn't quite so keen on exploring further, grass felt weird on his paws and he smelt a dog coming but Dad was with him so he got up on his shoulders and was brave again.

Here are some photos of the morning of his birthday and his first exploration.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

3D baby

We went last weekend for our 4D ultrasound. I'd had a breakfast of pancakes, orange juice and a hot chocolate so the little one was like a 'frog in a sock'in my belly. We didn't have to wait long and within minutes were looking at the profile of our beautiful baby boy watching him yawn, blow kisses, rub his little face and stick his fingers in his mouth.

I don't think it was as clear as it could have been, a mix of less quality technology and the fact my placenta is lying in front meaning that the ultrasound was often bouncing off the placenta and shadowing the baby's head. But we did get some amazing images and again a real sense of connection with our unborn boy.

We went out for dinner that night to a local restaurant just short walk up the road. I had to send my trout back to be cooked a little more as I'm not supposed to eat raw fish while pregnant but the maitre'd was very obliging. Later when he came back to check on us Luke was very lovingly rubbing my belly, a surprising show of affection for my bump. It turned out he had a 10 month old son so probably understood the trials of dining with a pregnant woman. We had a great night and it was lovely to be able to stroll home in the balmy night air.