Shopping For Gender Neutral Baby Clothes

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Following on from yesterday’s post about how, this time around, we opted not to find out the baby’s sex, I thought I would post about shopping for gender neutral baby clothes.

Actually shopping for clothes for this baby is pointless.
1.  I still have most of C’s baby clothes.
2. Born towards the beginning of the Brisbane summer, I am predicting this baby will spend its first three months in nothing but a nappy and a singlet.
3. If I do need any baby clothes, I have plenty of friends who have come to the end of their baby days and I am sure read more

Let’s Talk About Finding Out The Sex, Baby!

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Did you find out the sex of your baby?

The first time around we did.
I am terrible with secrets…if I can find out the answer, then I want to know!
This time around, we haven’t found out.
Surprisingly, I simply don’t feel the desire to know.
At twenty-six weeks, I have already absolutely bonded with this baby.
The fact that it is either a boy or a girl seems like a moot point.

I felt like the entire first pregnancy was a surprise…will the baby be healthy, will the baby read more

The Portrait Series: 35/52

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First we play with the trains in the mud.
Then we play with the trains in the kitchen sink.

I spoke too soon last week.
I spent this week tucked up in bed with a terrible cold.
Congestion, a sort throat, what can only be described as a hacking cough.
To put it bluntly, I felt like shit.
The baristas at the cafe even told me I looked like shit…which is tough because they have seen me looking rough, practically banging down their door at 6:30 after nights, weeks and months of interrupted read more

60 Days Of Thermomix: Eggplant Spaghetti “Bolognese”


This is a hearty and delicious vegetarian take on pasta bolognese.
I use my Thermomix to make this but you could just as easily make it on a stovetop.
Either way, you should add it to the rotation at least once while the weather is still right for warming and filling meals.

Eggplant Spaghetti “Bolognese”

60 grams of parmesan cheese, cut into chunks
50 grams of pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic
2 red chillies…or 1 or none
50 grams of olive oil
500 grams of eggplant, about 2 medium read more


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My littlest baby.
I love being pregnant with you.
You are my constant companion.
I often rise at night and there you are.  Awake and moving when everyone else is asleep and still.  These midnight moments are my favourite…you rolling and kicking, me trying to guess where your toes are so I can tickle them.
Eighteen weeks.
The day will come…perhaps late November, perhaps early December…when it will be time for you to arrive.
I hope that your birth is as beautiful as your brother’s entrance into this world was, but no matter how you read more