Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Watch This..

I know it is widely frowned upon.
Parking the baby in front of the television.

I do not frown. If the Nick Jnr channel is considered my saving grace, then The Wiggles are officially the 8th wonder of my domestic world. Cooper sits transfixed for the entire dvd performance while I do all my morning chores. The songs...oh my lord they be catchy. I find myself belting out certain songs in the car, in the supermarket...checking the letterbox.
I ask Cooper "Can you point your fingers & do the twist?"
He can't.
But I, on the other hand certainly can! Look at me go! Pointy, pointy, pointy!!
Thank you Wiggles. The washing is done, the kitchen is orderly & my hair has been combed. I'll see you again around 5.30pm. You can bewitch the babe while I peel potatoes and stir the dinner pot.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We attended a friend's Wedding yesterday. It was entirely elegant.

The reception was held in the shadow of Sydney's Harbour Bridge. My home city is breath-taking, there's no denying it. For me it was an opportunity to get my hair done, frock up, drink champagne & dance myself into a sweaty heap.

Cooper spent the night at his Aunty's. It is the longest separation we've had. I tried not to fret. I hoped that he was being a good boy. I knew he wouldn't miss us. He is besotted with his cousins.
I pined a little for my boy. I was delighted to receive text message updates throughout the night.

Photo's of him eating his dinner & splishing in the bath. It eased my mind enough to eat 2 desserts, join a raucous conga line....and enjoy just one more glass of champers.

Sunday, November 09, 2008


A cheeky boy looking at himself in the mirror. See? I told you that you're gorgeous!

I love sewing. Here is my latest project for Cooper. Shoes, belt & bib. They turned out cute. He'll wear them tomorrow when we have a family portrait taken.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Waiting For Dada..

In the afternoons we wait for Daddy to come home from work. The dog, the child & the wife keep our 6 ears peeled for his familiar V8 engine to pull into the carport. Sometimes I let Cooper watch the afternoon traffic creep down our street. The shops & school nearby guarantee a steady stream of people to study. Bicycles, skateboards, pedestrians & leashed dogs keep him fascinated.
He's an appalling busybody. His brow is often furrowed.

He is well known for his serious facial expressions. Particularly when modelling one of my special Origami Catalogue Hats.

I totally dig how kids love other kids. Cooper has a completely different demeanour around other children. His guard is down. His spirit beams. He befriends other children in a blink. Adults require alot more sussing out & studying before he'll even think about a smile. I love that about little babes. Gorgeous creatures!