Archive for the ‘Natasha’ Category

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Ashes Umpires’ Decisions

August 21, 2009

To celebrate the last game of the Ashes, Natasha has been practising her umpire decisions.

BYE

BYE

LEG BYE

LEG BYE

NO BALL

NO BALL

WIDE

WIDE

SIX!

SIX!

OUT (I think!

OUT (I think!

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More pics of Natasha

July 11, 2009

Here are some more happy snaps of Natasha. She’s now two weeks old and starting to grow out of her 0000s. For those wondering about the name, Natasha was a name that we both independently liked and Mary is from my mum’s name.

Her first outing to the park

Her first outing to the park

Showing off Nana's knitting

Showing off Nana's knitting

Showing off my Super Nintendo

Showing off my Super Nintendo

Pink is the new black

Pink is the new black

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Natasha can play a musical instrument – already!

July 11, 2009

There’s a little bit of musicality in Tash’s blood, and so it’s not surprising that she can play her first instrument…

Air guitar!

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Natasha’s Tribute to Michael Jackson

July 4, 2009

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Anton’s tips for surviving the first baby week

July 1, 2009

Now, I’m going to do my best not to let this blog be dominated by the new arrival (unlike the rest of my life); so let’s get a few baby posts out of the way.

It’s Day 6 of Natasha’s (post-birth) life and here are some of the less-serious tips* I’ve picked up so far as a dad:

1. When baby is unsettled – bounce on a swiss ball. Works like a charm.

2. Don’t be scared of nappy changing. It’s often a hilarious time and is surprising satisfying when you have a clean bottom staring back at you.

3. When you need to go to the toilet go as soon as you can. If you tarry, you may be needed for settling and you never know how long that will take.

4. The CDs with ‘sounds from the uterus’ playing actually help. They even help me sleep!

5. Have your baby during Wimbledon. It makes you look forward to getting up in the middle of the night.

Any other tips folks?

*may not work for babies not named Natasha

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Introducing Natasha Mary

June 27, 2009

God has been very good in giving us Natasha yesterday morning. Both mum and bub are healthy and well. The stats: born 26/6/09 at 3:51am, 3.25 kg, 48 cm. I’m loving fatherhood so far, especially after a good night’s sleep last night! Her timing was impeccable – Katie and I both finished exams on Tuesday (and I got my golf game in) and pre-labour started Wednesday morning. Here are some pics of our gorgeous little girl. Check in next week for some more when we get home.

Katie & TashAnton & TashTash - Day 1The familyTashTash - Day 2