Week 10 has been MASSIVE… listing, family fun, MASSIVE…
On Sunday Dave, Isaac and I participated in our first fun run for the year (no. 38 on the list), the Monash Children’s Hospital walk at Jells Park and for some unknown reason I decided we should sign up for the 10km… which is much further than I have walked for over a year and a bit… I think I when we were signing up, I had had grand plans of a glorious Parkrun return that would have been in full swing weeks before and that if we were going to do a fun run we should push ourselves… so 10km it had to be. We made it, just… I might have been a bit slow for the rest of the week, but we made it… and Isaac was pretty proud of himself. It was also nice to give back to the hospital that has given us so much.
We also finished the week with more things being crossed of the list, we are currently down at Inverloch for the long weekend with the Salvo Big Band for the Inverloch Jazz Festival and being in Inverloch is no. 9 on the list and I touched the ocean (no. 95) when we took Isaac down to the beach for the first time. In fact I even went for a swim. I am not sure Isaac loved it, but he didn’t hate it… which I think for a babies first trip to the beach is a win. It also crossed no. 19 of Isaac’s List.
Between our listing expeditions on the weekends we spent a lot of time back the hospital for follow up appointments, physios, respitatory teams, and neonatologists. We also went back to the Maternal Child Health Nurse. We also had lunch with Grandma Meg which is also fun.
Oh and last week we reached the magic time in parenthood when Isaac started sleeping through the night (no. 15 on his list)… but in fear of jinxing it I kept it to this week to tell you all… it’s magic.
Wow… week 6, what the heck? How did we get here? To be honest as I sit down to type this I can’t remember what we did this week… maybe we can work it out together.
This week was also filled with friends, we had lunch with my work bestie and her partner and super cute little girl, we caught up with some of my high school besties and we caught up with my mum and avoided the heat with a day at the shops. We walked a lot, including a return to parkrun yesterday… which felt much earlier than I remembered, but it was good to be back nevertheless. and we had a lot of appointments.
On Monday night I went back to choir… which in the craziness of 2017 never got mentioned. It’s a choir that was formed out of a one off performance I was part of to celebrate a teacher at my high school. Since then it has become a legit thing and I was attending weekly until I ended up in hospital before Isaac was born. So going back this week feels pretty great. Plus it fills me with all the school nerd feels! At choir I also received a copy of some family photos we had taken by the lovely Georgia from Allegro Photography. Which means no. 6 can now be officially crossed off the list. The photos turned out so beautifully… thanks Georgia.
This week Isaac also got good reports from the physio, dietitian and the respiratory team… so good in fact we are off day time oxygen! AMAZING!!! It is so strange not to have him attached to the tank and I think it is going to take some adjusting on my part to trust him without it. Dave and I have done a few little outings to help me get used to the idea… but it has been 6 months of life with oxygen… it will take time. It is so fun though being able to walk away from the pram, the bassinet, the car… everything without having to worry about where the cord is. He is free… well at least during the day. Seriously… yesterday we left the pram in the car while we attended a first birthday party… we just had us, Isaac and the nappy bag… so so so strange.
We also re-attempted story time, although we went to a different library and with some buddies and it was so much better… library story time is back on the list of things we like to do… as long as we have a buddy and a coffee date booked for after.
Turns out week 6 was quite eventful… bring on week 7.