Saturday, August 17, 2013


At the start of the year it felt like we had a lot of hard things to do, and now those things are over. Phew! Feeling more relaxed and happy than I was in March.

Pack up our place in Aust, work out how we were going to get back to Cambodia, visit people in various places, set up house in Cambodia, work out what country to give birth in, go to Thailand, have baby, come back and get settled again.

Now we've done all that and as far as I can tell most of the rest of the year I'm just doing the same thing each day- feed baby, wash nappies, etc. Big sigh of relief!

Also, now we have less heat, less mozzies, less time with the power off AND as of yesterday sounds like the issue with our house is resolved. Another big sigh of relief.
Daddy and Baby at church a few weeks ago

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Settling back in...

It was weird coming back after being away for 3 months. Trying to remember where we keep things in the kitchen and which TV channels have which numbers, so many new buildings, roads etc.

The baby is mostly sleeping at night now, and feeding is much easier than those first few weeks. I don't have a sore back anymore, and there are lots of different places I can feed him so feels more relaxed. And i guess once you do something for awhle it just gets easier. I was given a kindle so i've been downloading and reading lots of free books while I feed. I don't think I could have done that in the first weeks.

I've been spending time with neighbours thanks to the the fact that the baby prefers to be outside with people than inside with boring mummy and daddy. Other kids around here the same size as him seem to be 10 months old! He is bigger than a khmer baby.