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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Weeks to go = 5

Image hosted by Photobucket.comAll very close now.

We've washed her clothes ... now there's a thing. I know we've had one kiddie-winkle before and therefore the hand-me-downs has started but I also know we've not bought pink stuff before. So the question is, where the bloody nora did all that pink stuff come from?

Awesome mates with girls is probably the answer.

Pink though. What a bloody awful colour. And there's just so much to choose from when you see the stuff for girls - all shades of pink in all styles as long as there's a bloody ribbon on it somewhere.

I am trying to ensure that the pink is kept to a minimum. As is Liz. But I think we're fighting a loosing battle against the baby girl marketting machine that is out there in the clothing industry.

Sorry Meg, we did try.

So, the clothes were washed today (lovely drying weather here in Christchurch).
I've even moved my socks and undies to other drawers freeing up the space for the wee gal.

We've dusted down the matress of the basinet. Actually Liz froze the mattress in the freezer for a week. Kills all the dust mites and their mates ... so I'm led to believe.

Emotionally Jack and I seriously getting into, "Welcome to our world" for Meg. We bought a pressie (from Jack to her on her arrival) - a soft Dorothy The Dinosaur. Mind you, he's not really into the Wiggles anymore - it's all cars, balls and blocks at the mo'.

I am much more into Meg as well. Re-focussed as promised and it's now, nearly, my number one thing I think about. Have to say it's been tough ... but we're getting there. As was commented on for the previous Meg posting, having the second can bring up all sorts of stuff - will I be able to love her as much as I love Jack, will they get on, what if I can't handle the extra pressure, can I share the love ... and the like.

I'm in trust mode. I trust it will all be fine and dandy as I'm surrounded (and part) of families with two or more kids in ... and most of them turned out just fine.

And I trust us. Liz and I. We will work it out if we have to and make it be cool and sweet.

Not long now then Meg ... very VERY V E R Y excited about having you join us all!

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