A Day Out Buying My Baby’s Clothes

It only seems like yesterday when I gave birth to Quiler, my first baby daughter. I remember  getting all excited to shop for baby girl clothes close to my eighth term but for some reason, this was derailed by shopping for more important things to have in the nursery like a pram, a crib, a play pen, a changing table, a night light, a diaper bin, and the list goes on.

However, I never got around to shop for clothes due to my low lying placenta. My gynecologist advised me to rest in bed three weeks before I was due. I guess the bed rest did me a lot of good as I was able to give birth naturally despite the risk of having a cesarean delivery. Today, at two months, the only baby clothes Quiler owns are a dozen white onesies which I got as a present from my cousin, Isabel during my baby shower. And it looks like they won’t fit my baby anymore in the next two weeks. I don’t want to sound like a mean mother but Quiler grows up so fast just like the way an air pump fills up a balloon.

So I decided to shop for her clothes for the first time. And it was not easy. There were a lot of pretty things to choose from, from tiny pink shirts to laced and ribboned little dresses. I used to think that moms who bought these clothes were crazy for spending dollars on something way too fancy for their babies.  Besides, babies should be kept indoors for the first few weeks so where else should they be wearing fancy clothes? Also, they would probably wear them once or twice in their whole baby lives. Well, I misjudged these moms. I found myself paying for a couple of sparkling light pink romper and a lavender lace and ribbon dress with rhinestones. Please don’t judge me.

Discovering Something New: Liquid Limestone Paving

Discovering something new is what our little Quiler do pretty much on an hourly basis. And that’s not an exaggeration at all! She literally discover something brand new every single hour! It always amazes me the things she gets up to in order to explore the world around her. Well, it turned out it’s not just her who discover new things, us adults also can discover something they didn’t know about and at the same time blow their mind upon the discovery.

This post is to share something that we’ve just discovered literally in the last week or so. Some of you might know it already but perhaps some of you don’t. I am talking about a particular type of paving called liquid limestone or poured limestone. Basically, it is a type of paving that has some a special thermal resistant property which makes it a popular choice for many families (it is how I found out about it at the mother’s group). Especially under the scorching heat of Perth’s fierce sun, liquid limestone makes it cool to tread on pretty much all year around. So how does that sound? Pretty “cool” hey? No pun intended! At all!

Anyways, we straight away decided to invest in liquid limestone for our outdoor area surrounding the house. Within a week of calling this company that specialises in their installation and after being told they had more than 20 years experience in paving, the super duper special paving was done!

The biggest fan of our new paving had to be our little Quiler! She absolutely loved it. I didn’t have to worry anymore about her gettin scorched marks when crawling on the pavement, especially during the summer months. What a relief! We can now have people over and hang around outdoors, even in the heat, and have our little one exploring the world around her in comfort.

So to those who haven’t heard about liquid limestone then read about it! I’ll guarantee you’ll love it. In fact if you’re looking to get them, then just go to these guys who are experts when it comes to anything related to liquid limestone and tell ‘em we referred them to you, you might even get a special discount – who knows! :)

Hello Mr Removalist and Friend!

Today is the day when my family and of course our beloved little girl Quiler are moving out. I know! It’s kind of sad but let bygone be bygone and time to say a big hello to our new home. Moving houses can be very daunting but I don’t know about you but it is pretty exciting for me. Yes of course there’s some tantrum and drama to add to the day when you have a little baby in the family. But it’s all for the better.

There’s a lot of planning that’s involved when it comes to moving out of your house. Firstly things needs to be packed. Geez, it took me  little while to find suitable boxes to put our belongings in. Then there’s accessories to go with it. Things like tape, papers for wrapping and several bigger sized boxes for the bigger items in the house. Everyone pack things differently, but me I prefer to wrap it in lots of paper before putting it into boxes and taping it securely. To be honest the packing is kind of light work but the volume of stuff to pack easily makes up for it. that is light work becomes heavy work just through the sheer volume of stuff to pack. But I have to give it to Quiler, she was very well behaved when my partner and I were packing. Mind you, she had to be! Because most of the items were hers. Not ours! That’s ok, it is our first baby so I don’t mind to spoil her a bit. Can’t help it, we’re here parents. That’s what parents do right?

At the end of the day this picture tells you how I felt towards the end of packing…

moving house stress

The next on the list of things to organise is the removalists. Who will move our belongings both big and small to our new place? Our new house is about 40 km away from our current one. The obvious thing to do is to call around to get quotes for removal services that included heavy item removal, as we do have a pool table and a couple of heavy furniture. Sometimes, I regret buying that bulky and heavy dining table. But at the same time I love it because of friends complimenting it when they come over. Anyways, back to choosing our removalists.. hmmm who should we choose? To be honest I am not picky I just want them to do the job properly the first time around. I’m more about saving time than money, but that’s just me. others may have different view about this. After searching for removalists in Perth on the internet for about an hour, we’ve found what seemed to be a good and reputable company to go with. Called them and straight away booked it and luckily they were available even though it was a relatively short notice.

This whole business of removal services gave me the idea to name this post: Hello Mr Removalist and Friend! He did have a friend who helped him the whole time, hence and friend! I thought that was quite creative of me, which I am usually not! So there’s something different coming from me.

To pretty much cut the story short, the move went smoothly and somewhat uneventful. Boring but it’s the way I liked it. Hiring someone to move our stuff was te best decision we’ve made for a long time! Less worry and less stress for me. Hope you all can agree. Anyways I might write another post just  to let you know how we’re doing. I bet you’re looking forward to my update, right? Well I hope that you do. ‘Til next time.. chow! Don’t miss me too much!