Charlotte is well on her way to developing her taste for solids and it looks as f she will enjoy her food as much as her big brother. She loves a good giggle and chat and any opportunity to play with her feet.
Oliver adores his little sister. I can't wait to watch them grow together - the kisses and cuddles, the games, inevitable fights, the critique of boyfriends and girlfriends. I know I have a weapon to use against any boys that come to my door in search of my daughter.
Oliver has started kindy. He goes 2 days a week. They are tiring for him, but I think he enjoys them, even though he seems very non-chalant about it. I think Karli enjoys the time to spend with just her little girl. And although it's hard to say goodbye in the morning sometimes, he always has a wonderful cuddle to give in the afternoon.
Karli is being kept busy with our 2 little ones. I don't remember a lot of what Ollie was like when he was 6 months old, but Karli seems to be acutely aware that Charlotte is very different. Of course, it was around 6 months that Ollie began to get sick. So although we've already had one child, it feels as if we are doing this for the first time somewhat.
I started at Hollywood Private Hospital as a Registered Nurse at the end of January. I am doing a graduate program and am currently on an orthopaedic ward. Mostly hip and knee replacements. My next ward will be the cardiac ward. I am thoroughly enjoying my job. Partly it is the job, and partly the great group of people I have the pleasure of working with. I still hope to end up working in oncology, but am unsure if I will make it all the way into paediatrics.
This past week I have been put in contact with a family who's 22 month old son has been diagnosed with an aggressive type or brain tumour that has a very poor prognosis. Though I feel some guilt at the positive outcome that we experienced in comparison to the bleak outlook this family face, and the difference in cancers and treatments that our children faced, I want to ensure that this family have the same level of support and care that I experienced, and that whatever their decisions, that their little boy has a life of joy and happiness.
On another note, Karli's brother Jarrad married Aimee, his girlfriend of some 11 odd years, last Friday. It was a great time. I'll try to organise link to some of the photo's.