Monday, July 25, 2011

What a few weeks

Far out the last few weeks have been a whirlwind. There has been so much going on in our usually quite calm and predictable lives.

Poor little Hame contracted an awful respiratory virus and ended up in hospital. There's nothing worse than seeing your baby attached to tubes and drips and oxygen. He is such a gorgeous gentle soul - aside from the obvious physical signs of him struggling to breathe, there was no indication he wasn't well. He wasn't whingey, or clingy, or upset. If anything, he was more delightful than ever. Is that even possible? He is an angel-child. He really really is. We are so blessed to have him in our lives. I think he must be here to teach me something. He's not even two, but he has this inner joy. It lights him up from the inside, and everyone who knows him - or even meets him - feels it too. It's remarkable.

I snapped some pics of him during his hospital stay, and looking back on them makes my chest feel tight. The poor little boy.

I also didn't see my Rocky for nearly three days. I thought my heart had been torn from my chest. I didn't realise until that week, up there in hospital with Hamish, that it was the longest period of time in their whole lives that we'd been apart.

My mum and my MIL who took care of Rocky while I was staying with Hamish said he kept asking for him: "Mish, where?", "Mummy, where?".

But the reunion was so beautiful. Rocky screamed 'Missssh, Misssssh' and was so excited that he ran around in a couple of circles and then crash tackled him to the floor in a huge cuddle. Over the next couple of days I would just find them sitting really closely next to one another. They make my heart smile those two. Darlings.

Then, in a complete about face, we had something incredibly positive and exciting happen. immie&ollie was interviewed for a tv show! (!!!!!!!!!) It was so exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. We're going to air on 21 August on The Great South East, a Channel 7 show.

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots :)


  1. Poor little Hamish! He really sounds like such a great kid. Glad to hear he's back home again. And that reunion between your two boys sounds very, very cute! xxx

  2. Your poor cherub!!! :( Nothing worse than seeing little ones sick in hosptial. I can imagine how hard it must have been for you away from your other bub xx


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