Category Archives: Diary

Saturday 9 June 2014

1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal; 2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out … Continue reading

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Saturday 24 May 2014

May is a time of reminiscence for me, again. Two years ago, I was in the final days of preparing my PhD thesis. Last year, I was in the thick of first trimester pregnancy symptoms, wanting to sleep 16 hours … Continue reading

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Thursday 3 April 2014

When last we spoke, I was mourning the end of Andrew’s paternity leave, and thus our sabbatical of cryptic crosswords (him) and writing a fairly large amount of hobbyist computer code (me). That’s all long in the past now. He … Continue reading

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Saturday 22 February 2014

My first day alone with A, Thursday, we cluster-fed and puttered around the house. So far so good, so for the second day, Friday, with V at home as well, I thought it would be a really good idea to … Continue reading

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Tuesday 18 February 2014

I don’t really think of myself as a shopping kind of person but… apparently I should never be left alone in Ikea. We have a real storage issue at this place (typical of old terrace houses, there’s just nowhere to … Continue reading

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Monday 3 February 2014

This is a nice time. It feels like the first wind-down we’ve had since… probably my last maternity leave. For that one, Andrew took two weeks off work and then part weeks off work for a while. This time, he’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14 January 2014

I spent the first week of the year, of course, being pregnant and grouchy. Not coincidentally, V spent it being grouchy and clingy. We did have (at least) one lovely moment. On the Tuesday before V himself was born, Andrew … Continue reading

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Newborn

Quick announcement: after a long wait and a short labour, my daughter was born at Westmead Hospital at 9am this morning. We are well and home already. If you are the visiting-us type, we’d welcome visits, probably more from Sunday … Continue reading

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Wednesday 1 January 2014

Reading reflections and resolutions posts is odd when I’m still pregnant. It probably would be even if the baby had been born. I don’t really have to make 2014 happen, or feel that I do. 2014 will largely happen to … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 December 2013

I’m still pregnant, now past the due date, which is actually more of a reasonable guess at the median than some kind of expiry date. Having had V forcibly evicted (at eleven days overdue, which would be New Years Day … Continue reading

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