"Ames is a stay at home mum to a toddler, Lufflump (munchkin), and a newborn baby, Sesame. She dislikes; dirty ears, the sound of biting nails, folding washing. Ames likes; matching pegs, taking photos, eating tartare sauce out of the jar with a spoon."
I also like the movie, Amelie.
Hi, I'm Ames. I suck at introductions. I never introduce people and I'd rather find out about you rather than talk about me. That defeats the purpose of an About Me page though, so I'll introduce myself the best I can.
I'm a twenty-seven year old former quarter time psychology student, a full time mother and baby-maker. I don't call myself a housewife as I'm not a wife and I hate housework. I live with my mister who refuses to put a ring on my finger as two children is enough commitment according to him. Yeah, right. The mister works hard for his family in hospitality while applying for the airforce to be in his dream job as an aircraft technician.
We live in a small rental in a northern Brisbane suburb, which we love. I'd love to own our home and renovate but the owner won't sell, and to be honest we wouldn't buy. Our dream is to build in about twenty years when we don't have to cater to young children.
I've been writing since I can remember and as a child I won writing awards. I didn't continue studying writing after school as a palmist told me if I did I would drop out. It may seem silly but she was right. After school I worked full time for a year and returned to study to complete a Diploma of Community Welfare Work in two years full time. After completing that I started a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology at University of Queensland. I dropped out mid semester and returned to working full time. I partied hard for the next two years until I found out I was pregnant with our first surprise baby, Lufflump (munchkin).
The mister and I had been together for just over five months when we found out I was pregnant. It was also the week before we went on a three month working trip to (my old work's) mango farms in the Northern Territory and north Queensland. It was definitely an unexpected surprise and it didn't take long for us to fall in love with our Lufflump. Four days after his due date we welcomed him into the world. He slotted into our lives so well and was such a good, happy baby and now child. He loves cars, dinosaurs, tools, music, soccer, Ninja Turtles and movies. His favourite person is my dad, his Opa.
In June 2011 I found out I was pregnant with surprise number two, Sesame (after the size of the baby when we found out I was pregnant). I used this blog as my pregnancy diary, as I wish I'd done with Lufflump. Accidental Wonderland (name change from Tutu Ames all explained over here) will still be the same just with one extra child to blog about. Sesame wasn't a baby for long, moving before we were ready for her too. She's Miss Attitude and loves music, cuddles, music, bottles, sleeping, music, running and watching roller derby.
I started blogging in 2009 and continued for around a year with my old blog. I stopped as I lost my blogger mojo but I didn't stop reading blogs. I explain more in this post and this post. My blogging journey has been an interesting one, a roller coaster of sorts. I love the community I have found through blogging and having a recording to look back on but need to remind myself that I blog for me, not for others or what I think others want to read.
Thank you for reading and I hope you join me on my journey.