Back into the swing


Sunday, 17 November 2013: Two Hundred and Thirty Days Old.

Ayla and I got back into the swing of things today, thanks to the help of Hubby and the Territory we call home.

After a sleep in we hit the markets for breakfast then had a fish with a few friends which ended up with beers, a spa and tea.

It was definitely nice to be home, but I can’t help feeling torn.

I can’t help noticing that the world is different these days… families are spread out across countries and the globe and we’re forced to rely on technology to keep us connected.

While I really want Ayla to experience all that’s great about the Territory, and I’m so glad she has such a huge network of suedo Aunties and Uncles, but I also want her to have the real thing too.


First tweet


Tuesday, 8 October 2013: One Hundred and Ninety Days Old.

Ayla sent her first tweet today.

She didn’t mean to of course, but she’s so fascinated with my phone that she’ll grab it at any chance she gets!

I always said I’d never use technology to entertain my babies, but I’m learning that its less a matter of choice and more an unavoidable part of modern childhood.

In the early days of Ayla I was vigilant in keeping my phone out of sight, but as Ayla grew so did her neck muscles and she began actively searching for the bright little screen in my right hand.

Now at six months old Ayla can not only hold my iPhone, she knows which side to put her fingers on to make the colours move.

Hence, the tweet.

It’s a cute little milestone but one that’s surprisingly missing from my baby books…

Get with the times publishers! First words are old school… First FB statuses are much more relevant.