A child was born yesterday. Our second. I wasn’t able to be in surgery for the birth of our first child, so I took the opportunity this time to capture images of everything permitted in the surgical-theatre.
Here are the few photos I am permitted to show of the experience.
That is all. My wife and I choose not to show photos of our children in an open-internet environment, so this is all you will see. Family excepted.
Yes, the baby is still sitting pretty inside my wife’s tummy!
Since we chose not to know if our soon-to-be-born baby is going to male or female, here are photographs in the two colours that society deems to be most associated with both genders.
Yeah, just an excuse to post an array of random photographs from my Redbubble gallery.
First we’ll go with the pink photographs. Because, deep down, I’d like to have a little girl in the house.
And to be fair to all those that believe we are about to have a little boy, here are some blue photographs you’ll surely enjoy.
Funny thing is, I am filling our child’s nursery with organic colours, particularly yellow, orange, cream, green, brown and seemingly-neutral colours. Maybe I will post photographs from that colour range tomorrow night!
I’m not writing a lot these days as we are busy making our home ready for the baby. Yep, it’s only six weeks away – so lots of changes need to happen. Thankfully we have the nursery ready for sleeping. There’s enough teddy bears to give one a month for the next few years!
Today we went to BabyBunting where we fell in love with so many items! I’d like to get a ‘Moses Basket‘ and the ‘Mountain Buggy Swift Carry Cot‘! Sarah is adamant we will get an ‘ERGO Sports Baby Carrier‘ and a ‘Sound Monitor‘. Seems her wants are more valid than mine, but that’s fine with me. And we still need suitable baby-clothing and furniture!
When it comes to toys, we’d prefer our children grow up with the same as we had at this age, particularly those both educational and colourful – ie: The Little Golden Books, Winnie the Pooh, rubber duckies for the bathroom and a few other toys.
So instead of writing any further, I am linking to photographs within my online galleries. (I gotta pay for the baby stuff somehow!)
It’s either that or linking to youtube video’s that show baby’s having their umbilical cord cut, or links to baby toys I’d like to buy. Yeah, I’ll post that stuff to Facebook … and use my blog to post images I need you to buy so I can buy the kid toys!
Without further adieu, I encourage you to browse through the photographs on display here, follow the link in each image, and check out the many mediums upon which you can have my art displayed in your home. (Aha, semi-subtle suggestion!)
Want more? There’s hundreds more within my FAA gallery, and I’m going to be adding more over the next few weeks. Another way to view them is upon my Facebook Business page. For those of you with a FAA gallery, I’d be most happy if you left a comment. If you are a photographer and member of FAA, let me know so we may connect.
One month from now, the most amazing change in 15 years will happen in our house.
Three months from now, the first will pale into comparison as the most amazing event in 43 years will happen.
1. New bathroom, laundry and ensuite. I’ll then be able to have a bath – for the first time in over ten years! Photos will be supplied when completed. I expect they will blow your minds.
2. A baby. Without a doubt, this will blow my mind, my budget, and everything in between. Yes, photos will be supplied.
Relatively speaking, nothing else matters.
So I may not post as often between now and then. When I do, it will relate more to baby’s and associated subjects.
PS: The child in the photograph is one of my gorgeous nieces.
It’s official: Australia is the second easiest place in the world to start a business, according to the World Bank.
Aside from the ease of starting and the healthy numbers of people who run businesses in Australia, there are several impressive Government run programs aimed at helping start-ups, ranging from the likes of Innovation Australia to schemes such as G’Day USA.
However, it’s clear that much more could be done to help budding Australian entrepreneurs. This week’s unveiling of the Obama administration’s huge Startup America program prompted us to ask
– What are the best Government start-up schemes around the world that we’d like to see in Australia?