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11th January 2015

One of the things I’ve appreciated most in the last 6 months is Facebook.  It really has helped me feel connected to the world.  That’s what happens when most of the people who care about you and the human you’ve made live 40 to 4,000 miles away.

Here’s a run-down on what’s been happening around here for the past few months, as told through Facebook status updates and posts:

June 27th – Isla Madelyn born 11:52, 27th June 2014, 7 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces – happy, healthy and beautiful. Mother and baby both doing well!

June 28th – Mummy’s having her first coffee in almost 9 months …

July 2nd – We got home yesterday and all is right with the world. Everything really is awesome.

July 3rd – Isla at large and watching us eat hotdogs,

July 4th – Registered Isla’s birth and got her a library card!

July 12th – Isla’s first road-trip to Skye

July 14th – Testing the theory that all babies look like Winston Churchill.

July 22nd


July 23rd – Isla is 2 ounces off 8 pounds. Yay, boob juice

July 26th – Isla will be accepting visitors from Friday August 1st.

August 3rd – Isla took a cloth and wiped her face today. Now, if she could just change her bum…Self-cleaning baby

August 4th – Started wearing purple. Of course my child looks good in purple. Keyword: mychild.

August 11th


August 14th – After a gold-star check up, sleeping diagonally, in purple, with a penguin. Daddy AND Mama’s girl.

August 28th – Smisla!

September 17th – Kisses!


Videos, videos, videos … more videos…

November 8th


November 27th – I want to wish all my American family and friends a happy, safe and loving Thanksgiving. I’ve missed you all, especially this year. I’m thankful for you, and for Facebook. To all my local people, thanks for being there for me, and for us. To my daughter, thanks for choosing me to be your mother. To Neil thanks for keeping me in love and books. And I wish we could take a giant trip to meet all of the friends reading this who we have yet to meet! xox

… more videos …

December 19th – Our family Christmas Card without the actual card. We made a person, but saved a tree. You’re welcome.


December 22nd – Mama got all verkelmpt.


December 27th – This time six months ago, I was waiting impatiently to meet Zerbert. All gowned up and ready for the sunroof. She was born to the tune of The Divine Comedy and it’s kinda been like that ever since. Happy half a year to my Isla. Thank you for letting my heart dance outside my body.

January 3rd – I’m trying to write. Isla is Tarzan-yelling, happily. Neil is putting together Isla’s new walker-thingy. Pretty good deal.

January 6th – If anyone is wondering how I still have time to read, my daytime reading is actually listening. I have discovered audiobooks. And I’m only 28 minutes in to Yes, Please. One of the best things I’ve ever heard.

January 6th, again – And so. After jiggling and running in place for a few days, Isla took some steps forward in her walker today. I’m proud of her and mixed emotional myself.

… more videos …

… musical interlude …

January 11th – The baby just gave me a kiss. And then headbutted me. It’s how she shows love.

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  • Reply M.A. 12th January 2015 at 4:47 pm

    A beautiful narrative of your journey so far. Isla is gorgeous, Churchill-like or not. Watch out for the head butting, though. When he was a baby, my now 6-year-old did that to my wife hard enough to bloody (and perhaps break?) her nose. As you say, he was just trying to share the love. :~)

    • Reply LKD 13th January 2015 at 8:00 pm

      She also likes to pull Neil’s beard, so I think I have it easy. 😉

  • Reply pamasaurus 13th January 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Grayson shows his love by headbutting, too! She is adorable!!!

    I’m thankful for Facebook for the same reason!

  • Reply Cheryl Fassett 30th January 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and nominated you for One Lovely Blog Hop! Check out the “rules” in my post here –

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