Thursday, 27 December 2012

Some pictures from Christmas

A few photos from Christmas at the O'Boyles 2012.

The last two days have been full of family and feasting. There's been so much food and the house has been full of people. We didn't have our boxing day dinner in Armoy this year as the aunt that hosts it is sick. Instead we had a few of the family around here yesterday.

Amy had a great big sleep in the evening, long enough for me to watch Miranda's Christmas special undisturbed, which was thoughtful of her. The little lady has been eating and sleeping so much and seems to have grown since we arrived in Ballymena.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The cousins

Amy slept through most of the festivities and cried through most of our lunch. That child really doesnt like us to eat (or sleep). The little monkey.

The two babies did have fun in the evening though when they had a little sing song together with nanna and Janette.

I cant believe my baby is 8 weeks old tomorrow.

More photos to come later...Amy permitting!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The festivities have begun!

Last weekend we took Amy to Merville House to see the reindeer, meet Father Christmas and listen to some festive stories. Lee's mom, Shane, Janette and little James came along too. The kids are still way too young for that sort of thing, it was really more for us, obviously!

We almost didn't end up going. Saturday had been a bad day. Lee had caught that winter nausea bug, Amy hadn't slept the night before and I was wrecked and stressed. But we pulled on our clothes and braved the cold and I'm really glad we did. Lee's mom spent the night afterwards to give us a rest and take Amy. I'm not sure what we'd do without nanna!

 Uncle Shane with cousin James

 Right before James whacked Amy. It's going to be so much fun watching these two grow up together :)
 Old Father Christmas seemed uneasy with babies. Obviously not the *real Father Christmas.

The baby is all cheeks...kissy cheeks!

She'll be seven weeks old tomorrow. The health visitor came today and apparently our little girl is thriving :) Apparently the worst seven weeks are behind us and things should start to get easier. And they are too. She did two 2 and a half hour sleeps last night with just 30 minutes in between for a feed before going back to sleep again. Which is infinitely better than sleeping for 2 hours and being up for 3 before going down for an hour and a half sleep, which was what she'd been doing.

Little monkey.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


The days are getting away from me. Even the ones that feel really long (yesterday)

Still, I managed to do some laundry and ironing which is pretty big around here if you think I consider it an achievement if I shower and brush my teeth in the day.

Actually, it is getting better. She's finally accepting a dummy and it helps to soothe her at night time which means we manage an extra hour of sleep! 4 hours total sleep instead of 3 is pretty amazing. I can (almost) cope on 4 hours.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

This week

This weekend we paid a visit to the christmas continental market. It was Amy's first Belfast experience and she slept through all of it. The market was hell, so busy you could only shuffle your feet to get anywhere. Oh how I hate crowds! We drank some mulled wine and had a big German sausage and then we left to take Amy home for her dinner.

Sunday night was difficult. Amy was so unsettled and none of us got too much sleep. Monday was tough. We got through it and yesterday and today I took back some control! I'm making sure I get my shower in the morning and I'm making time to eat (a lot).

Yesterday and today I managed to do some work around the house, take Amy out for walks, nap a little myself and answer a few messages. I feel victorious. Hooray!

 Lee got feeding Amy for the first time. She looks like a little doll :)
It's so difficult to find the time to post anything on my blog anymore. I have so many photos and so much I want to write about...but the baby is stirring from her sleep and I'd better go to her.