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Ambition

Ambition

Today was a bit of a disaster. I had arranged for someone to come clean the house (actually a tiny 2 bed apartment but you’d be amazed how dirty it can get) because I just hadn’t got around to doing it myself in the three months since L was born. But first I needed to do some major tidying, so that the cleaner could actually reach the floors, etc.

Capturing those special moments

Capturing those special moments

Ari rolled from his tummy to his back today! It happened when we were playing on the floor, Ari was on his tummy pushing up and I was dangling a toy above his head from side to side. I think we were both as surprised as each other, I wished I could have filmed it.

Don't cry over spilt milk

Don't cry over spilt milk

I never understood the expression "don't cry over spilt milk" until now. I  accidentally left expressed frozen milk bars on the bench and they defrosted. I was furious with myself and the fact I couldn't re-freeze breast milk. I found myself seeking comfort through google.

Injections

Injections

So far I've had Abigail's 2 and 4 month injections. I was a nervous wreck; I felt sick driving to the doctor’s clinic, even while waiting in the waiting room I somehow managed to spill my coffee down my leg and all over one of my shoes and white sock that immediately turned latte.

Learning new tricks

Learning new tricks

My days are more predictable but not always easy. John has been back at work for months now and I feel I need to get meals cooked and organise the shopping, cleaning and washing. It’s not that I mind doing this it is just that it can take me all day. At times I feel unorganised and annoyed I can't manage simple household tasks.

Multitasking at its best

Multitasking at its best

Abigail is like clockwork, every time I put her in the car she poops. Not only does she poo, they're explosive and I spend time disinfecting and cleaning her car seat. When I went into my work to introduce little miss Abigail, I had to change her three times before we even entered the building.

New to the area

New to the area

Yesterday was the 4th and final week of our New parents group, there are 12 mothers, 5 baby girls and 7 baby boys. I'm relatively new to the area so this is a great opportunity for me to meet new mums.

On a roll

On a roll

Every day we aim for tummy time. Abigail has managed to flip from front to back and back to front, although she doesn't seem to want to explore rolling. Perhaps she thinks she's mastered it ...

One small reward

One small reward

My shopping trips have become well timed to make them successful. We head off just after Sam wakes up from a sleep so I can get my shopping done, feed him in a parent’s room and then get a coffee before heading home.

Time for me

Time for me

Ari is now 3 months old and we are all doing well. I love watching my partner Dimitri play with Ari, the squeals of laughter from the two of them touches my heart. I use their play time together to catch up on some “me time” by either sitting with my feet up and my favourite book or just having a cup of tea. I love this time to myself and I feel that it regenerates my energy levels.