Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ryder update!

Soo busy being a mummy! Ryder is doing well, growing big and strong everyday. He sleeps great at night and is getting into a routine during the days which is helpful! Have to update the blog in more detail as soon as I get a spare minute!



Trip to Otaki Castle

Blue Steel....his first Zoolander face!

Picnic on the new land with papa

Papa time-tribal beats!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ryder Takanami

Finally...Welcome Ryder

9 hours of labor later, 3540gram Ryder Takanami is born into this world at 5:28am on September 10th.

Mum, Dad and bubs doing really well-home finally and settling into the new life!

Will post more photos and stories soon!

Angie and Kuni

Trying to get through the pain
Squashing Kuni's supportive hand

Enjoying a well deserved rest

Day 1 at home

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

予定日来ちゃった。。/The Due date arrives



The due date has arrived with no real serious baby action to report...but he's dropping pretty low so it should be any day now...can't wait to have him in my arms!

Ai chan sleeping on the clean linen...

Puppies sleeping on the floor with dad.

Papa Kuni gets a hairy from nana Rose.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Waiting, Thinking...wonderful oz...

西Oz。。Getting Deep. West Oz


It's hard to be sitting and waiting everyday, but as the due date closes in for baby Ryder, there's not much else I can do but relax, chill and try to keep my mind off it! Already at 3700grams, the 'longer we wait the bigger he gets' fear has been slowly creeping in, but the doc does think he will come sometime this week so fingers crossed. In the meantime, I'm keeping busy by working on the computer, reading books, and staying positive...but he could do me a favor by coming anytime, today even...yeah?

Our new Aussie travel website is so close to being finished, which is also exciting and keeping me preoccupied. Putting it together has reminded me of what a beautiful place I call home and how many places I still haven't been to in my own homeland....can't wait to take the new family and just go cruising around oz...

Not long now, not long....

南。。。Down South...

南。。場所教えない!Down South..not telling!

Down South, Edithburg

Thursday, September 3, 2009




Bread Maker time! Mum and I baked our first batch of sugar-free, healthy wholemeal bread. Tasted fantastic, and got the thumbs up from Kuni. Stoked. Gotta make a new batch tomorrow morning.

No baby to report patience is being tested...

Stoked to catch up with Kumi last week-thanks so much for coming down babe, it was so good to see you!