Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 176. Darwin

 Contractions and Extractions!

"Isabella Jane Turner"

I've been asked to do today's blog for Bec as she isn't feeling very well tonight and needs her rest.
I would like to start todays post by welcoming 'Isabella Jane Turner' into the world (back in NSW). Isabella was born at 6:35 this morning and weighed 7 pound 12 ounces. Mum Courtney; and dad Adam (Bec's brother) are two very proud parents. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them both all our love, and warm wishes. We can't wait to see you all when we arrive back in Sydney in a few weeks time; and I know for a fact that Bec is getting very home sick at the moment. (If I'm lucky, she might even get a little bit "clucky"). We have been lucky enough to see a couple of photo's of Isabella already thanks to Adam's phone; so I'd like to share one with you all.

"Somebody please shoot me"

On another note; Bec was finally able to get her troublesome wisdom tooth removed this morning. It has caused her all manner of grief over the last few days; and although she is happy the tooth is out, it is still causing her a lot of unbearable pain. Bec has spent the day 'relaxing' (well as much as to be expected), lying in bed and watching a movie or two - and all the time dosed up on pain killers and prescribed medication.

As you can probably guess, not a lot went on today. I tried to keep Scarlett out of Bec's way so she could get a little rest, but I don't think I was very successful. Scarlett and I did however go over to the jumping pillow for an hour or so; before moving over to the pool to swim and play for about another hour. We had some good fun playing and swimming; but I must admit my thoughts were still of Bec back at the van.

We discovered  that the school holidays must be over as the caravn park was practically empty when we went exploring and playing today. It's probably about half full, and the peace and quiet is something we haven't really experienced since 'free camping' back in Kakadu; but it does come at a price. There are almost no kids for Scarlett to play with, so if I can't keep her occupied she tends to want Bec's attention and wants to do craft and 'things'. This is where I commented earlier that I wasn't really very succesful trying to keep her away from Bec. Sorry honey!

A very empty caravan park.

The only other thing we did today was start to pack the car ready for hitting the road tomorrow. Well the car is pretty much now done, but we still have the van to do. At least we have the street in the caravn park all to ourselves; so I don't have to worry about waking or annoying anyone in the morning when we leave.

It's been a very relaxing time here in Darwin; and  we have discovered that we really needed this 'down time'. Tomorrow we start our long journey back towards Sydney, but first its a short stop over in Litchfield Park and Daly River. Our plan is to head down the middle of Australia; stopping off and visiting Uluru and Kings Canyon, before heading east back into NSW. It will be great to catch up with family and friends again, and we are all looking forward to it.

Unfortunately we aren't looking forward to the cooler weather....

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