Thursday, May 30, 2013

4 months old

Jack, you are four months old already.

You are still a very serious and studious little boy, carefully watching everything around you.

You are becoming more alert and that makes it hard to be out and about during nap time, you much rather watch what is happening all around you.

You have continued to sleep very well over night though and have started sleeping 11 - 12 hours without waking for a feed or for comfort :-) (lets hope that lasts)

You have discovered some new sounds with the most recent being a growl, that you enjoy testing out often.

You love nappy free time and bath time, such a huge contrast to when you were first born.

We have bought you a jolly jumper and you worked out how it works quite quickly and you enjoy spending time in it.

You are learning how your fingers work and spend quite a long time staring intently at them as you move each one.

You are dribbling.... 
in fact I am not sure who is worse, you or the dog.

You are growing well and still sitting on the 75th percentile, 65 cm long and your weight is 7.39 kg

You still enjoy playing with the jungle gym however you are getting frustrated faster with it and ready for more.

You are just starting to roll from you back to your front.

You enjoy sitting in the bumbo and watching as I make Nicholas lunch in the morning or you sit with us at the dining table as we eat, in fact I am sure you wish you could join in sometimes.

You are a delightful little boy who is loved so much and we just enjoy you so much 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mothers Day 2013

My first Mothers Day with Jack was just wonderful. 

It started with cuddles and coffee in bed with Jack 

 then Eggs Benedict for breakfast made by my big boy Nicholas and hubby Nick.

We had the extended family over for Mothers Day lunch and both big boys  looked after it all. 

They made Irish Stew that was slow cooked in the wood fired oven

served with freshly baked bread also cooked outside in the wood fired oven

All of the boys took care of the serving and the clean up so us ladies were really spoilt.

The weather was lovely and all in all a fantastic Mothers Day.

If you're a mum I hope your day was just as lovely.


Friday, May 10, 2013

It's not too late

That's right, it's not too late to get your mum a gift from McCarthy Designs & Occasions. 

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase for any amount and they can be emailed directly to the recipient.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend 

and a great Mothers Day

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Love Always

Love always, 

be generous

Believe in yourself, 

take chances 

try your best

Offer to help


Put others first

No whining

Available here


Monday, May 6, 2013

New French Market Baskets in Stock

Look what's arrived in store just in time for Mothers Day!

You can find the range of baskets available here

Have a great week


Friday, May 3, 2013

You are the Spring in my Step

Good morning all

Look what has just arrived in store

To check out the range of wall art I have available just click on the link HERE.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

3 months old already

Wow  has the time flown past, its hard to believe that our precious boy is 3 months old already. What a lovely baby he is, we are so blessed to have him in our lives :-)

The colic is settling down and I stopped giving him the drops about a week and a half ago. He doesn't seem to be in pain any more however passing wind is still a bit of a struggle and the downside is that he has started waking up more frequently when he has wind :-( I will give it a week or so and see how he goes if he  hasn't gone back to sleeping through the night we may have to do something about it.

We spent two weeks in Coffs Harbour enjoying our long awaited holiday, it was such a lovely time for us as a family, no schedule, minimal house work and beautiful weather. We really relaxed and enjoyed our time away as a family of four. 

Two weeks make such a difference in a babies life and Jack really grew and developed new skills while we were away.


His weigh in yesterday was great, he has gained another 800 grams and is now 6.8 kgs as well as stretching another 4.5 cm making him 63.5 cm long. No wonder my arms and back started to ache from carrying him around :-)

Jack has really started to enjoy play time and thankfully spends quite a while absorbed in his jungle gym. I was rather disorganised and had to complete some paperwork on Monday for the government and Jack played on his own for almost three hours in the afternoon on the floor while I "played" with the paper and laptop at my desk. Great kid! 

He then got to come with me to his first finance committee meeting that evening and to his credit only fell asleep towards the end of the hour and a half meeting, we may have an accountant in the making.

We have started getting plenty more smiles from Jack provided there is no camera around and today on the way home in the car from lunch Jack discovered his reflection in the baby view mirror and happily gurgled away at himself while I giggled away at him. So cute!

Nicholas is back at school this week and he is a great big brother, he did a wonderful job entertaining Jack in the car on the way to and from Coffs Harbour (a 9 hour plus drive each way). 

Being a boy Nicholas doesn't goo and gah over the baby but he does ask faithfully every day when he gets home from school if Jack has done anything new that day :-) His interest does not stretch to nappy changes and he gets quite disgusted when Jack brings up milk and he has to wipe it up (happened a few times through the 18 hours of driving). 

I am loving having a baby around and I am really enjoying every minute, I am looking forward to the next three months, seeing more of Jack's personality and watching as he masters a whole lot of new skills. 

I have been over in Instagram much more than I have been here and I would love for you to join me, my username is @mccarthydesigns, please let me know so I can follow you too :-)