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It feels like it was just yesterday that I wrote my musings for the first month! Nothing makes you realise how fast time goes by like a baby, before having Arren a month didn’t feel like such a big deal, but now when I see all the milestones we go through on a monthly bases as humans I feel more grateful for the time I have in this earthly life.
A lot has happened this month; The best thing that happened this month is definitely the fact that Arren finally likes his dad! I think we finally wore him down with all our intense ” You will like your father” techniques! Hey, it worked! Everyday just keeps getting better with this guy!
MUSINGS OF FIRST TIME PARENTS – 2 MONTHS
- We’ve figured out how to bounce Arren to sleep in a shorter amount of time. It might look weird to people, but hey! It works! It also causes slight cramping instead of one long cramp from an hour of “normal” bouncing.
- You wont know how to stand still without your baby in public. I start bounce standing when talking to people now.
- Going out with a baby means taking everything you own ,because you don’t know if you will need it or not.
- Being late will just become the norm. Even if you get up really early, have everything ready a poopslosion can turn into an impromptu bath time.
- Making it to church at 9am is a distant memory. Things just take longer and its okay, soon we will figure out how to leave the house before 11:30.
- Arren can go from a happy smiling baby to a sad baby within a minute. Babies are bipolar.
- Everything is worth it, because of that amazing little person in your arms. The cute baby smiles, giggles and coos will make your heart melt.
- Why is there vomit on everything???
- Arren is more engaged now and loves to play.
- A more wakeful baby also means more time to figure out why he’s crying.
- Arren went to his first funeral this month and I saw first hand the comfort a baby can bring to everyone around them.
- You wont believe how many photos you take.
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.
^^ On one of our daily walks we saw this cute family of guinea fowl, just running around. Can you spot them?
^^ After a rough night, that I’m blaming sugar on this view was wonderful! I decided to make a batch of ghost brownies for Halloween and just eat one…. I don’t know if it was because I haven’t had sugar in so long, but I had a whole lot of nightmares, and I just couldn’t sleep at all. Maybe the marshmallow ghost was just haunting me from the inside.
^^ Sugar free, gluten free witches fingers thanks to Food faith fit, is it weird to eat fingers after Halloween?
^^ on our way somewhere we happened to see all these kites! It was really a sight to behold!
^^ Pretty flowers everywhere.
^^ When pigs fly? Yes, it finally happened guys!
^^ My pretty new diaper bag,hung up and ready. I just want to use it already!
^^ We started our maintenance weekends? and boy, has it been hard! I forgot to take a before photo of this area, but after the first mow it seems like we have to still trim this down AND we still have that entire upper area to go!
^^ Hocus Pocus and a delicious finger cookie for this pregnant lady.
Happy Halloween! How was your weekend? did you guys get up to anything fun and halloweeny? I made some ghost brownies and fingers, we had a rather relaxed weekend, kind of our first one since moving into our new place. It felt so good to finally take a bit of a breather and just enjoy our new home. The best medicine is just to lie in bed a little longer on the weekend, instead of just rushing around to get stuff done!
^^ Early morning walks everyday with this guy. It feels like torture getting up so early to go for a walk, but this guy makes everything so much fun.
^^ Baby nursery details.
^^ During one of our walks, Carl demanded a after shave balm to ease his skin. I made this and immediately after testing it on my hands ( I always have little cuts on my hands, not very lady like) felt extremely jealous. It smells so good, and soothed my hands and just when I didn’t think it could get better, it left my hands softer than soft.
^^ Beard oil for demanding husbands.
^^ Vanilla protein shakes, enjoyed on days when the blender isn’t acting up. We should just get a new blender, but we’ve just become so good at fixing it.
^^ Rainy Saturdays with a green smoothie, fruit and raw buckwheat parfait. So amazing. I just love buckwheat so much.
^^ Another day, another walk.
^^ Walks backs home with the prettiest light.
^^ Things are getting bumpy! Its been weird seeing some peoples reaction to my pregnancy. From comments to it at supermarkets, to people just staring at my bump like they didn’t know humans came out of other humans. Its been really funny.
Hi friends! How was your weekend? did you get up to anything? We wen’t on a shopping trip to get our monthly food in hopes of avoiding our local supermarket for 2 – 3 weeks. It gets way to crazy in that area when people get paid! Instead we’ve decided to call our next two weekend, maintenance weekends. Our little home was left in a state and we haven’t really gotten down to the real down and dirty cleaning. We have to wash all the windows and mow the lawn of the most insanely overgrown garden ever!
We’ve been going for daily walks together that feels like the best therapy ever. Our morning talks are just the best, even if I hate Carl a bit every morning when he forces me to get up for walkies, like a dog, but by the end of the walk I feel so refreshed! Hope everyone’s week is lovely!