Here are some new photos of Sarah. She seems to think she’s a model, and loves to check out the photos on the back of the digital camera.
More family photos…
The newest addition to the Collins family! Our second child, Sarah Louise, was born at 5:05 pm on the 7th of July at the Illawarra Private Hospital in Figtree. She weighed 3.350 kg (7lb 6oz), and measured 50.5 cm (around 20 inches, I think). Here are the [first photos of Sarah](http://pool-room.com/dacollins/lazy-index.php?file=sarah%20birth/), maybe an hour after… Continue reading Sarah Is Born!
Megan went to see Dr Walton today for a regular pregnancy check-up. As soon as he started examining her, he said, “Whoa, Megan! You’re going straight to the hospital!”. Megan rang me at work, and I met her at Figtree Private Hospital at about 3:00 pm. Things progressed much as they should, and at 5:05… Continue reading It’s Happening!
We had Megan’s 18-week ultrasound this afternoon. The result was a completely Normal Diagnosis. Also, there was an interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald recently about Down syndrome in art: Nativity scene paints different picture of Down syndrome.
Grace had her first birthday party today. She slept through most of the celebrations, but at least she was the last kid to bed! Games featured included pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey, balloon races, two treasure hunts, and an impromptu winner-take-all balloon battle. Check out [the photos](http://pool-room.com/dacollins/lazy-index.php?file=grace%20first%20birthday/) in the gallery.
We spent Christmas Day down at Huskisson with Robyn, Ian, Todd and Joyce this year. Grace had a great time, and of course was spoilt rotten.
I have just uploaded the beginnings of a CityDesk FAQ. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email me. Since it was so hot today, we gave Grace one of her Christmas presents a bit early – a big blue clamshell swimming pool/sandpit. She loved splashing around in the water! Beau (Phil’s dog) watched… Continue reading Clamshell Swimming Pool
We spent today down at Malua Bay, visiting Joyce. Robyn and Ian were also there.
On Friday the 1st of November, Megan and Grace picked me up from work in the afternoon and we drove up to Forster for a long-awaited holiday. Megan’s aunt and uncle, Marion and Brian, own a holiday unit just a stone’s throw from the beach, right near the main street of Forster. They very generously… Continue reading Forster 2002