Sunday, 20 February 2011

Niamh is 3!

Here is our beautiful girl!  Niamh is such a gorgeous little girl, happy, cheeky, stubborn and she has a great sense of humour. We are so proud of how far she has come. She loves to ride her scooter and bike and run around with her brother. We went camping a few weeks ago and she and Bailey enjoyed going off on 'adventures'! We went back to visit NICU on her birthday and it was incredible to be reminded of how small she once was and how far she had come. Niamh thoroughly enjoys fairy ballet and drawing and loves playing with other children, heres to another interesting year!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Our little Princess

I can't believe it's nearly Christmas again! Niamh is now 22 months old (18 corrected) and is a tough little cookie. She has to be to put up with her older brother who is not exactly gentle with her. She is starting to give it back to him though and surprised him with a smack on the face the other day. I couldn't help but giggle to myself.

Niamh is a crafty little thing, she can walk fairly well now but only when she doesn't think I'm looking! She is so independant and loves to feed herself now. Breakfast ends up everywhere and she thinks it's clever to wash her hair with it. Dinner the other night was bolognaise which was interesting! She has full on tantrums, mostly food related. She would eat all day if you let her and woe betide you if you have food and don't share! Bailey's got pretty good at the sharing thing now and he really loves her as she does him. They were just sitting in the car today smiling at each other which is gorgeous.

Niamh is getting lots of dollies and a pram this year for Christmas, she loves to walk and push things so thought she would love that. She still isn't saying very many words but definitely understands everything and will nod at you if you ask her if she is ok.

We love our little darling, as feisty and headstrong as she is, she is adorable and so cute. Can't wait for else she will bring us.

Movember (hence the Mo lol) At Adelaide Zoo November 29th 2009
Christmas Family Fun Day

Halloween! My two little Pumpkins :)

Piccie from July at the allergy specialist. Niamh has an allergy to peanuts. No. 4 on the scale for those that know about these things, so not too severe. She came out in hives after eating some peanut butter.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

October 2009

Niamh is doing so well! She is happily cruising furniture and has stood on her own for a few seconds at a time. She has even taken the odd step on her own, but is not yet walking independantly.

She has such a strong personality and is very happy. She is not talking yet but can say mumma, dadda and Bailey quite well. I think speech is something that will take a while to come for this little one. She loves playing with Bailey and Bailey loves her so much. He makes a creche for her in the playroom out of beanbags and toys and they read stories together and sometimes he even lets her play with his trains!

Niamhs health has been reasonable. She had bronchilitis last month but did really well and got over it pretty quickly. Last week she had gastro and she now has a rotten cold, but is happy all the time and still eats like a horse!!! Never leave food around as she will clear your plate!

Niamh loves to be tickled under the arms and will give a really cute giggle! Her voice makes lots of sing songy oohs and aahs and 'uh ohs' when she drops something!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

August 2009

Wow, where has the year gone?! Its certainly been busy, lots of illness in the family seems to have taken up a lot of the time. Niamh was hospitalised in June overnight for bronchilitis again and has had it 3 times so far. She is currently fighting off a cold but is doing extremely well.

Here is a video I just took of her playing the piano. She is a real explorer, she cannot walk yet, but she can climb on chairs and up slides and loves sliding back down on her knees. She is a funny little girl, very happy with lots of personality. She has started to clap now and gives us kisses.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Beautiful Girl!

A lovely friend of mine took some photos of Niamh in the Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, they are amazing so I thought I would share:

Saturday, 18 April 2009


Niamh decided on Good Friday that she would stand up! There has been no stopping her since :) She isn't quite cruising furniture yet, but she did move her feet a bit last night. She stands up constantly now and is grabbing at everything! She is very proud of herself and shouts at us if we move things she wants out of the way!

Niamh has bronchiolitis yet again and we ended up taking her to hospital on Easter Saturday night at midnight. She was coughing and coughing and appeared not to be able to catch her breath. She improved a lot while we were there (of course) and we were home by 3am. They gave her some ventolin which didn't seem to do too much but little miss decided she wanted to go home so was smiling and very alert :) Thats my girl!

Choccy bunnies were on the menu for Easter Sunday and Niamh loved nibbling his ears.

Monday, 6 April 2009


Well Niamh has had a weekend of milestones. On Friday she said Mumma for the first time! I wasn't the only one to hear it too which was good!

Tonight Niamh stood up for the first time. We tried to catch it on video but she had done her piece and that was that! Bailey was in the bath and Niamh was desparately trying to see the bath toys, she is so cute and was very happy with herself.