Friday, January 30, 2004

Just a quick one from today. I think they both look fantastic! Feel free to visit whenever, as I'll drop up new photos regularly.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

I can't believe she is ours... what a beautiful kid!!

And here she is all.... look at this kid! Helen's health program worked a treat. 9.3 pounds, 51cm long, and 31cm head (thats Huge)... big brain!...

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Here we are, zero hour and I have to say I haven’t been this happy since I don’t know when. I leapt out of bed this morning, attacked my wife with kisses and before I knew it was crying about how excited I am at meeting this little person. I videoed the morning from out back yard, I figure it would be nice to see the beginning of your own life and then I dashed down to the beach to do the same. I did however manage to shower and change before I did that, however the back yard shoot was done as naked as my kid will be in a few hours.

Here we go!!!


PS: Here’s me saying goodbye to my kayak, that I sold on eBay, and bought a digital camera… even more symbolic, I wrapped it in the stuff our child’s cot came in…

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Ok… rooms done… I feel like all we can do is buy stuff and wait… both H & I are not used to not being in control of what’s occurring around us… this kid is doing whatever it wants… the count down is on.. we’re booked in for the C at 4pm on Wednesday next week… All I want now is for baby to get here well and for Helen to be ok after the C… I can’t do any better then the OBS that we chose.. he’s one of the best in this country without a doubt… just goes to show… not everything is buyable with $$$… some stuff is in Gods hands…

Monday, January 19, 2004

You know it would be remiss of me to not say something about the world we are bringing our child into. I am simultaneously excited and terrified for her. I believe I am, several orders of magnitude better equipped to be a Dad to this little person than my father was. I believe the same for my wife as the mother of our child. Between the new world order, America’s global domination (lets face it), strange strains of bugs infesting the world, yet an optimism that humanity will find a way one day to be at peace with one another, and live in a world where armies are unnecessary, ideologically or otherwise. I was impressed reading Bill Clinton’s comments at a presentation some months ago at Yale University. According to today’s Australian newspaper he spoke of a world where “politicians should create a world with rules and partnerships and habits of behaviour that we would like to live in when the US is no longer the military, political, economic superpower on this planet”. It’s a wake up call for all of us I think. What would it look like, this place where there was no one so overwhelmingly stronger than the rest? What kind of a world do I want for my kid? Job security? I don’t think so… to be the PM of our country (the first woman?) I hope that title gets taken sooner than her 21st birthday…. Maybe its as simple as treating all human beings with the respect we demand for our own children…

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Thank god for the cool weather in Melbourne. It would have been a night mare if there had been heat waves this time of year, which is generally the case. Blew my mind yesterday. Helen had been to the docs and we knew baby was head up (so still breech) and back to the world. She was moving around and Helen placed my hand on ther tumm, and I felt baby’s head. I did, and it blew me away! I felt her head, it was amazing… this little stranger… twaz wild… Here’s H at 37wks…

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

I’m freaking out… bought the obligatory digital camera,.. all set, I have been pumping the laptop with shots around the house. Most of H’s shots she’s telling me to piss off! That compliments the Dig Vid camera I have also,… I need a hand for H to crush during birth, and one to hold still camera, one for vid… I need three hands… maybe a Caesar will be a blessing… she’ll probably want to hold my hand up the Paris end. I need to be down the Bagdad end to greet little Xeny…

Mmm.. its gonna be tricky… H’s sister will be there so I think she can handle some stills, and if its an C, the anaesthetist can help… bastard will be getting paid for waiting around at that stage anyway.. right?

There is an amazing peace in the Christo Household at the moment… like the calm b4 the storm…


Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Its been a funny time, Helen is huge… she went to the Gyno and the news is that baby is in breech position. That means if she doesn’t flip over in the next couple of weeks we have to do a Caesar. While I’m not overjoyed at the news, I am not too freaked. We have a great Gyno and we are in the best healthcare system. For H it’s I guess a let down, in that she carried the little sucker all this time, got pregnant naturally, and we don’t have a natural birth. The bottom line for me is Helen and the baby’s safety.

Anyway, there is still time for a little flip. She’s outside at the moment trimming hedges etc… I’m sure she thinks that the activity will help the flip.

We just got back from a retreat near the snowy mountains. It was gorgeous.