Slippers | Mom Brain

Everyone always talks about pregnancy brain , but mom brain is definitely also a thing !

Motherly instinct for me runs so so deep , it even kind off overtakes all the other parts of my brain too , this type of love is just not normal compared to anything else , it’s overwhelming to say the least .

Take me for example , its winter here in South Africa , and I have literally been wearing my slippers for 4 months because my feet are still fat (yes that is a thing) and I just haven’t though of buying myself some shoes that actually fit , I have been to a mall in this time , but somehow I just end up buying thousands of onesies that Paige will grow out of in a weeks time 🤣

Not to mention the worrying , this is INTENSE ! I worry constantly ; is she warm enough , is she too warm , does she have enough blankets , is the monitor working , is the thermometer working, is she sick , what is that spot, that mark wasn’t there yesterday, why isn’t her hair growing, has she eaten enough, is she eating too much, maybe she is too chubby, is she sleeping enough, why has she been sleeping for so long ?

And the list just goes on and on and on …..

I sometimes find myself wondering ; how the hell am I going to survive the next 18 years ? And the next 18 after that ? I don’t think the worrying will ever end , it is a type of love that moves in into every part of your brain , your heart , your soul , your everything !

💜💜

Angelique

Alone Time | Some Self Reflection

I am someone who loves my alone time , I love to think , to reflect , to pray on things.

I lived alone for 7 years before I moved in with my husband , and even though I thought then that I miss my alone time , nothing prepared me for when I had my baby girl .

Now however, I am pretty sure she KNOWS when I sit down with a cup of tea , she just does ! Haha between her , work and my husband , there is just NO time for me … we don’t live near a town , so day care or nanny is out of the question until she goes to school or we move !

Although I love her to bits , I wish I could see other adults , or go for a coffee ! (For those of you who don’t know my situation , please read the first blog – babysmoo)

I don’t know how I will cope having two … 🙈😂

Angelique

Sleep Regression | What a Drag

Oh my word I don’t even know where to start haha .

Here I was thinking my baby is so easy compared to other babies I have heard about or seen , no colic, no feeding issues, she sleeps well, shes not cranky.

Then week 15 came hurling around the corner staring us dead in the eye.

Shes crying, cranky and clingy- what they call the three C’s , its crazy , my baby went from a good sleeper and such a happy baby to this …. Its really hard to not think its something you are doing wrong .

we have reverted to trying EVERYTHING we read haha ;

– blockout pitch dark room (no night light)

– Vicks Baby Rub to calm her

– Sleeping bag so she doesn’t kick the blankets off

– specific bath time routine as well as eating routine

– Avoiding too much stimulation before bedtime

– White Noise

– Lulla Dol

– Humidifier

– Lettig her Fuss a little bit before we go

– Tried to give her less dummy

– Tried to keep to a strict sleep schedule during the day

– Tried medicine

Haha and the list goes on and on , but we have come to realize that this too shall pass , I see it as a right of passage for all parents that go through this , it is like anything in life; you have to go through the bad times to appreciate the good times ❤️

Angelique