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Quiet lately

Well, December has apparently been a bit quiet (read busy) since I haven’t gotten anywhere near writing anything for a fair while!

Might get a bit of time later on today to do some work around this blog, will have to see how it goes!

Latest Finn

Thought that I would put up a few more shots of Finn from yesterday and today.

Seem to have a lot of photos of sleeping here...

Seem to have a lot of photos of sleeping here...

And another one...

And another one...

Last but not least...

Last but not least...

The Great Escape

Finn manages to get out 0f the Humidicrib and get some cuddles going – yes he’s also managed to unhook himself a bit more as well so he’s doing  well!

Trace and Finn after the Great Escape

Trace and Finn after the Great Escape

Surprise, still sleeping

Surprise, still sleeping

Proud parents, me enjoying that he already has more hair than I do. Yeah thanks a lot kid

Proud parents, me enjoying that he already has more hair than I do. Yeah thanks a lot kid

Finn Oliver Julian – Day #2

Okay, I live in the land of the boring title, can’t help that right now, will try to come up with some more interesting ones as I post some more photos!

Day #2 was great, Finn seems to have decided that he was coming early, I’m assuming that it was boring where he was or something as he seems to have gone incredibly well once he was born. He came out of the ICU today and went into what is called ‘Special Needs’ at the Women’s, which is basically the rest of the Premature baby ward. The fact that he got out of there so fast was great, but even better that he came off the CPAP as well, which means that he is fully breathing on his own and doesn’t need any assistance.

His colour got a lot better based on the fact that he was basically living in a little tanning salon (under the UV lights) for the night. He still has a feeding tube and will for a few weeks until he is ready to breastfeed, but apart from that he’s doing really well.

Some more photos of the little tacker.

Finn - Day #2, surprisingly, sleeping

Finn - Day #2, surprisingly, sleeping

Finn - Day 2, more surprising, still sleeping!

Finn - Day 2, more surprising, still sleeping!

Finn - Day #2, interestingly, the theme seems to be sleeping

Finn - Day #2, interestingly, the theme seems to be sleeping

Introducing Finn Oliver Julian

Well, so it has been a pretty big couple of weeks, necessitating me committing the cardinal sin and backdating some blog posts to when they should have actually happened (hey, I had a few other things that I was doing at that point!).

Finn  Oliver Julian was born on the 1st of November 2009 at 8.12pm, after a very quick (one and a half hours) labour – I think I was lucky to make it at all, if it hadn’t been for the handy ‘lightspeed’ feature on the Golf I might not have. Disclaimer for Victoria Police: I never speed, ever, even when attending my son’s birth. Well, maybe then…

Finn was very early (31 weeks), so he got the full Platinum class treatment and went straight to the ICU. All as well as it could be at that point – he was hooked up to a host of machines and given an IV, also put onto the CPAP, which helps to keep the baby’s lungs inflated so that they get some help in breathing. The staff at the Royal Women’s are incredibly competent and we really got the feeling that they knew what they were doing – plus they were very warm as well, which you need at a time like this.

Trace came to see him after an hour and a half or so of getting over the birth and having a shower etc, we both sat with him for a fair while as they checked him and looked after him – again it was really good and he was doing very well, which was great. Trace stayed at the hospital and I went home for some well-earned sleep after all the excitement…big day!

Georgie Carpenter

Had a beer this afternoon with the wonderful Georgie Carpenter, who has worked with Areeba on recruitment for a while now and who is a pretty dab hand at such things, not that I know what a ‘dab hand’ is but it sounds like the thing to say…

Met up at Hell’s Kitchen, which is in Center Place – if you ever end up there go upstairs, good bar and you can sit above the laneway and watch many pretty (and not so pretty) young things wander past

Hell’s Kitchen
20 Centre Pl
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
(03) 9654 5755


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Some posts on Melbourne Stencil Fest Opening Night

Found a couple of different blogs discussing the Stencil Festival Opening night on Friday night -

http://eddienew.wordpress.com/
http://melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/melbourne-stencil-festival-opening-night/

Both worth taking a look at.

Melbourne Stencil Festival

Haven’t had a chance to write much lately – a few weeks ago I became the Treasurer for the Melbourne Stencil Festival, which is a celebration of Street Art and Stencilling that is held once a year in Melbourne.

Plan is to take the Festival and turn it into a much larger, year round calendar of events and workshops that both raise the profile of the art form and provide positive outlets for artists and others.

Rainy and Wet Melbourne

Went to the Gasworks markets today – rainy and wet but caught up with Janine, Arjan and Bas, so that made it a good morning anyway!

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