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100% the lack of sleep! Everyone warns you to expect sleepless nights, but nothing can prepare you for your new zombie-like reality. Coffee is my new best friend!
We love being outside – taking long walks to our local parks, beaches and shops. Nash is a big fan of the pelicans and loves feeding the ducks.
Early on in our pregnancy, my husband started calling the growing baby in my belly ‘Nash’. From that day forward it stuck and 9-months later we were blessed with our first-born – who I now can’t imagine being called anything else but Nash.
Despite the warnings of sleepless nights and human alarm clocks, we have been so surprised and incredibly lucky our little one enjoys her shuteye and is sleeping up to 12 hours a night!
One of my favourite moments is watching the special bond Kaliyah has formed with her Dad. They both love the sunshine and spend time each morning getting some rays on their skin and chatting to the neighbours that pass by. It makes my heart smile.
We wanted a name that was pretty and cute, that we could abbreviate to a cool nickname. We both love RnB and one of my favourite artists is Aaliyah. But we decided to change the A to a K and ‘Kaliyah’ or ‘Kali’ for short was created.
He has just started imitating animal sounds and loves singing along to his favourite songs from the Wiggles and Disney movies. He is now pointing out the Disney characters on his Huggies nappies
Like most working parents, my favourite time of day is the few hours after we arrive home where we get to connect as a family - playing, bathing and preparing Quinton for bed.
We wanted a unique name and heard Quinton during our honeymoon in the Maldives. It has special meaning to us as it will always be a reminder of how our baby boy came to be.
The girls have just learnt to touch their nose, the top of their heads and their ears when asked. We are teaching them these words in Greek, staying connected with their Greek heritage is important to us, so we are infusing the language and traditions into their development wherever we can.
I love waking up each morning to hear the girls playing from their shared room. As soon as they wake, they usually sing or laugh with each other from their cots and we often find them chatting away in their own little language.
We chose Poppy as we love the translation in Greek to Kalliope. Georgia loves nicknames and is often called Gigi, Georgia Bear, or just G!
Time seems to fly by when you become a parent. One second your baby is cooing and crying in its cot and the next they are talking and walking all by themselves.
Bentley has just discovered his singing voice. His favourite songs are ‘Ba Ba Black Sheep’ and ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, although he hasn’t quite mastered the lyrics just yet!
We heard the name Bentley before we fell pregnant and always loved how unique it was. From that day forward we were sold, and it suits our little boy perfectly.
Olivia found her voice very early on and has just started to put words together into sentences. She now quotes her favourite Toy Story character, Buzz Lightyear – “to infinity and beyond”.
We love reading bedtime stories together. Liv likes to turn the pages and guess what is next. She is starting to trial stalling tactics to avoid going to sleep – there is always a request for one more book or one more cuddle. Her creativity never ceases to amaze me!
Everyone warns you how hard parenting can be, but nobody fully prepares you for how hard you will fall in love with the little person you created.
Nothing prepares you for the challenges of supporting an unwell baby. When Harry was younger we discovered an allergy to nuts, which meant many long road trips to visit the hospital in the closest capital city. As a parent you’ll do anything to ensure your little one is at peace.
Harry is definitely one of the boys. We do a lot together; fishing, working in the shed and watching our Aussie rules team play. But he is very protective of his Mum and little sister and each morning as I leave for work says, “I’ll look after the girls Dad.”
We recently went on a family holiday to Disneyland. Amiara-Mali’s little mind was blown, seeing all her favourite characters in real-life. It now makes the Disney friends like Mickey and Minnie on her Huggies nappies even more special.
I have a Thai background and my husband is African-American. We both love the film Aladdin but wanted a modern take on the name Jasmine. So, we combined ‘Amiara’ which is Arabic for Princess and ‘Mali’ which is Jasmine in Thai.
It’s hard to pick just one, as every moment is so precious, and each day brings something new. Alonso adores exploring outside – watching the birds fly through the sky and feeling the leaves between his fingers.
Alonso has blossomed into the most beautiful, affectionate and sweet toddler.Nothing can beat his special cuddles and cheeky smile.
I love watching my girls play and interact with eachother. They are both very bubbly but have a lot of differences too. Graciella has a special name for her sister Eva aka ‘Eeya’.
We wanted names that could be shortened so the girls could eventually choose what they wanted to be called. So, Evalina likes Eva not Lina and Graciella likes Gracie not Ella. Who knows if that will change down the track!
Waking up to a smile and kiss from my baby boy is the best way to start every day. He is so excited to take on a new adventure and lights up when I tell him what’s in-store for the day ahead.
My husband and I were debating between two names right up until the day Ethan was born. It wasn’t until we met our son and saw his face for the first time that we knew Ethan was the right choice.
Having 1:1 moments each day with Annabelle, where we sing, dance and do puzzles is very important. Playtime in the park is also a winner in my household as it caters for kids of all ages.
Annabelle is my little ray of sunshine. She is bright, confident and loves interacting with others and the world around her. She has an extremely gentle nature and adores animals.
After a long day at work, coming home to my little ones is extra special. Being there for bath time, nappy changes (using Huggies of course), and reading to them as they go to sleep is very important to me.
Tana was named after one of my favourite All Blacks Rugby players. It has significance in Maori culture, meaning ‘the determiner’ for his potential to be a helper and desire for friendship.
Naura just loves bath time. She splashes and plays with her whale squeezy toy, which provides unlimited excitement.
Naura has significance in our Indonesian culture and translates to ‘water of heaven’ in Arabic. We love the beauty of the name and how unique it is.