Two and a half.

Oh, Nicholas, you have my heart. At just over two and a half, you continue to light up our world. We occasionally fight over you. I look forward to your cuddles in the morning, but your big brothers ask if they can go into your room at the first sound you...Read More

Celebrating Two

Two years ago on this day, we welcomed another beautiful blonde bundle into our lives. After months of waiting and worrying about this pre-labelled baby, Nicholas arrived and fit seamlessly into our family. Never in a million years could I imagine just how much more joy and love and delight...Read More


When we received that little diagnosis almost two years ago, the last word I would have thought I'd use to describe the life we had ahead of us was 'normal'. Isolated, different, special... perhaps. But not normal. And yet that is totally how our life feels. Oh.So.Normal. Perhaps someone may...Read More

One Year, Survival and a Village

As Nicholas' first year rolled around on 20th March, the Love 5 spent the day at the beach in Torquay, Victoria, splashing in the water and building sandcastles, followed by celebratory ice-cream. I think it was that day Nicholas officially decided to become a surfie when he grows up, as...Read More

Half birthday

It is Nicholas' half-birthday today. Sam even wrapped up some pre-loved presents for him (a drink bottle, bib, spoon - what every six month old desires) to celebrate our Littlest Love being in the world for six months. Here's a run-down on our little man at the six month mark......Read More

The Other Side

Happy. Not to over dramatise things, but back in the ‘dark ages’ post Nicholas’ Down Syndrome diagnosis being confirmed, I did wonder whether I would ever feel truly happy again. Of course, I hoped that I would, that I would I would meet my baby and fall helplessly in love...Read More

The Beginning of His Story

Firstly, my apologies for the lengthy blogging holiday. I feel like I've been writing posts in my head, often as I'm breastfeeding Nicholas in the wee hours, but turns out having three children and having quality time to sit at a computer aren't always compatible. But hopefully now that I've...Read More

The Highly Anticipated Arrival

It seems amazing that this time one whole week ago I had a very strong suspicion that we were going to welcome our baby into the world, and in a few short hours he had arrived. There is so much to say, so many photos of our little blonde cherub...Read More

Ready as I'll ever be

Now that we've passed the 38 week mark, we're just playing the waiting game until our little one makes an appearance. There will always be jobs I haven't crossed off the list, things I haven't quite finished, but for the most part I'm ready. Ready as I'll ever be, anyway....Read More

Littlest Love update

Firstly, I want to say thankyou if you've made it this far, through all the novels below. I realise that I probably should have written a 'you might need a packed lunch before proceeding with this post' warnings for the lengthy accounts so far. I admire your dedication, and with...Read More

Good morning 2012

There's something a little magical about a new year. It's like somehow in between Christmas day and New Year's day, we go to sleep and wake up feeling somewhat refreshed, ready to take on a new year, face new challenges and adventures, experience new joys. As difficult or confronting as...Read More