Monday, 5 December 2016

Eight Weeks Into My Motherhood Journey

It has now been just over 8 weeks since Kingsley arrived in our lives and while the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy dragged these past weeks have flown by.  There has been a lot going on though not just with adapting to motherhood and parenting but as we are living out of  suitcases with family we are adjusting to that new dynamic and there is a lot going on in relation to our move to New Zealand including trying to see everyone before we move.

Mum, Hubby, Kingsley and I (Jessie in the background)

Hubby's parents, his brother, my sister in law and their son and Hubby and I
Midway through packing by the movers
Here are a few of the things I have ticked off the list in the last few weeks.

Had my mum here from New Zealand for the first week after Kingsley was born
Supervised the international movers packing all of our belongings
Cleaned and moved out of our rental
Relocated to live with family out of suitcases
I had to get Kingsley a passport, do you know how hard it is to get a passport style photo of a 3 week old baby (looking straight at the camera, head straight, awake not crying or frowning) it took 12 shots before we got one that was usable.
Hubby and I both had to renew our passports
Kingsley had to be added to our flight
Travel insurance purchased (couldn't do it till he was born)
Advertised my car for sale
Ordered new bank and credit cards to extend their expiry dates (it costs a bit to have them sent overseas)
Kingsley's 6 week vaccinations and my check up
Accommodation booked for my brothers wedding in February
Organising Jessie's vet checks before she moves with us
Planning for Christmas
Sending Christmas cards
Trying to see everyone before we leave
Meeting with a couple of ladies from work who also have babies in an impromptu mothers group. Because we are leaving I have not joined one of my own (I need every minute with existing friends)
Getting Kingsley's hearing check done (all good)
Working on our new house build

I also took the little guy on his first road trip from Brisbane up to Tin Can Bay ( 2.5 hrs north) and then to Maaroom (a further 45 mins north of Tin Can Bay),  We had 4 nights away and thankfully I was staying with good friends so I was not under too much self imposed pressure to keep him quiet and not disturb the rest of the house.

Kingsley with good friends of ours who we used to live near when we had our farm 

This is Kingsley's surrogate Nanna (my best friend who passed away's Mum)

Love this photo

With Kingsleys surrogate Nanna  and Grandad (my best friend who passed away's Mum and Dad and Max the dog)

Kingsley and his cousin in matching outfits (not arranged)

Kingsley and Grandma (Hubby's mum)

Kingsley's cousin reading him a story
It has been a busy few weeks during which time we have relocated all our remaining belongings 3 times (from our rental to Hubbys parents then to Hubby's brothers house, then back to his parents. Next move will be to New Zealand on Jan 12, the count down is on.


  1. Whoah - you got a lot goin' on gurl!!

  2. OMG you have so much on your plate however it sounds like you are handling all in your all the photos with the friends and relatives and you'll look back on those in one year's time when he's a toddler walking and you won't believe he was that small. Kathy

  3. I want to pity how much you have to deal with at present, but I know that's not a particularly useful sentiment to hear, when you've still got to keep your head down and go-go-go! I tend to float through chaos, with the occasional outburst of frustration. Because there's not a lot of time for being emotional, lol.

    Kingsley is so cute, and I'm glad you've got so much family to share the love of a new bubba. The cousins are cute together also. Much well wishes for the remaining time, before you touchdown in New Zealand. Then I suspect, the real hard yakka will begin. ;)

  4. So much happening but you look wonderful and so happy...Kingsley is a beautiful the matching outfits with his cousin .. not long before you will be living your new life in NZ.

  5. What is it about newborns and moving??? We moved into our current home when my daughter (and first child) was just 6 weeks old! Seems like madness in hind sight, but you just do it, because it has to be done!

    He looks like a very happy and contented little bub :)

  6. Enjoying all the pics of family and friends, what a social butterfly he is and looks like he enjoys all the attention too.
    So nice for you to have time to catch up before the big move and for Kingsley to meet important people in your life.
    He looks like such a calm, thriving little man, hope the feeding is going well.

  7. Such a little cutie. Love the photo with matching outfits. Lots and Lots of laughs and good times ahead for you. Cheers.

  8. Wow doesn't 9 weeks make a difference. We moved from Queensland to Norfolk Island with a 9 week old and I remember the dramas with the passport photo. In the end she was lying in the bath. Good luck and great to read your update. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas

  9. Hi Fiona, Your little boy is just beautiful! I'm amazed at how organised you are with your massive move at such a big time in your lives. It sounds like you are managing it all and still able to enjoy yourselves. xx


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