From the beginning Arren was a natural at breastfeeding, he had a great latch, when my midwife was around and tried to get all the milk from the start. That didn’t mean that this mama, had any idea what was going on. Trying to figure out breastfeeding can be though, especially if you’re a new mother. You think it would be easy, right? The logic is simple ; Breast + mouth = breastfeeding. Not so much! When you have sore nipples, breasts and an angry snapping turtle that clamps on like he doesn’t care about your pain (believe me they don’t). Something simple can become a huge mission. Continue reading
Breastfeeding in public seems to be the topic with so much controversy behind it. Everyone has their own opinion about what we should be doing. Continue reading
^^ Arren got a new hat. He looks so cute and tubby. He still hates the brightness. I need to get him some baby sunglasses.
^^ In this photo he actually looks like he likes the bassinet, but this guy…this guy hates the bassinet. He kicks the crap out of it while making a lot of displeasure sounds. I don’t know what’s wrong with the bassinet, maybe his baby friends told him horror stories.
^^ I just love these little zipper outfits. They’re just so convenient and easy to put on a cranky little baby. They were such a mission to find in Cape Town, apparently they don’t sell well. I don’t understand, they’re just the best! We even have some cute summer zipper outfits.
^^This is one of the short sleeve zipper outfits! Nothing cuter than baby shoes.
^^ Beautiful sunsets on an extremely windy day.
^^ Its a great day if you wind surf.
^^ I actually did my hair and make up, but it was so hot, windy and cold all that hard work for nothing!
Hi friends! How was your weekend? I feel like i haven’t done one of these posts in ages! Baby life has been crazy, but so much fun. We actually went out twice this weekend! Twice! Can you believe it? Both of the trips were a complete bust, Arren really, really doesn’t like any form of heat or wind! but hey, we made it out! that’s a miracle in itself!
We’ve been in newborn baby bliss for almost two weeks! Time really is flying…taking care of the cutest little addict around, pooping himself and puking all over us, has just been the best. Sometimes really tiring, but little Arren Yuki knows he owns our hearts and we will just do anything for him. Like never putting him in the bassinet because he just hates it so much. I never in my wildest dreams thought a bassinet would bring someone such unhappiness, you would think its made out rusty nails or something? Its not, its all comfy and wonderful, but being held in mommy’s bony arms all day is just way better. I’m enjoying this time being confined to the bed or couch, being taken hostage by the cutest little heart thief around. He only needs me for such a short amount of time, so I’m just trying to soak in all this newborn baby goodness, while I can.
During this pregnancy and now postpartum I’ve realised that people just generally suck. People tend not to listen to how you want to raise your child, and feeling disrespected all the time is apparently just the norm. Carl and I both feel like no one cares to listen what we’ve said and have felt a little to a lot disrespected. I think its mostly just the fact that no one actually listens anymore and people make up versions of reality in their head that suits their tastes (that makes them feel better). Our little family means everything to us and we just want to give Arren all the opportunities we never received. I want Arren to live a happy life knowing he can be whoever or whatever he wants to be. He can love who ever he wants without me judging him, and knowing I will always listen completely to what he has to say, I never want him to feel like he can’t talk to me about his worries. I will never tell him to do what I say not what I do, I wan’t him to see the good and learn from that. This little monster has filled my heart with so much joy.
Sometimes you just have to take the reigns of your own life and do what you think is best for your family. Carl and I both discuss everything in great detail and weigh all our options before we make decisions. It feels good to be with an intelligent, strong minded man that voices his thoughts and researches everything like crazy. Hes already such a good father to our son and the fact that hes been such a big part of this pregnancy ;never missing an appointment and being so proud of little Arren already is just a joy to watch. I can’t wait to see the man our little baby becomes with such a lovely dad showing him the ropes and I can’t wait to see Carl grow more and more in his father role.
Here’s like a million more photos of Arren, if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some of them there.
^^ Hes always just staring at things.
^^ Making cute faces.
^^ Or being utterly serious.
^^ Sometimes he just wonders. what the hell is mommy doing.
^^ Or he thinks hes home alone.
^^ This was when he was 2 – 3 days old, check out my beautiful knotted hair, thanks to sleep deprivation and not being able to take a bath.
^^ Gas never looked so cute.
^^ 1 day old and I was already rocking the hair knot.