And a baby makes six!

Host: Koordarrie Station
Written by Kristie de Pledge

Hello world!

It’s been a while since I wrote blogs for Central Station.

I’ve been busy – busy reproducing, teaching, gardening, campdrafting, volunteering, plus parenting – loving, despairing and forgiving all in the space of seconds.

Some days have been an exercise of one foot in front of the other! I have come back on board with Central Station for 2017 and as I sit here in the summer of 16, trying to think of something to write about other than another long trip with the gang is very difficult!

So I am just going to keep it simple, raw and from the heart.

Today I introduce my latest addition to the family. Master Thomas, as he is fondly called.

Master Thomas.

He arrived in March last year, and has launched me straight back into the dark, tired places I had conveniently forgotten about. Huh.

Precious moment.

He is full of smiles and cheek and far too much energy at 4 am than is sensible. We must be losing our touch, I really don’t remember the other three being so boisterous at night! He is mostly adored by his older siblings, all treating him with a mixture of chuckling amusement and suspended dread as he heads at great pace on hands and knees for their latest creations.

I can’t imagine life without him.

At three weeks old he gave us a great scare, after catching a bug off the older kids. We were in three different hospitals in 24 hours and after numerous tests, much worry, many many tears and very little sleep he was diagnosed with enteritis meningitis. And after four horrible days, we took him home and counted our blessings that all was well.

Heading home.

We took home our family of six now, in April 2016 …

First family photo.

As it had been a very dry summer (only tipped out 4 mls of rain all summer) we had plenty to do. Mustering commenced and guess who was cooking?!

Tune in this week to catch up with the Koordarrie Station family!

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