Monday, 28 April 2014

Will you be my friend? This mama pals up!

I admit it i was starting to feel kinda lonely. I think most mamas do when they are home with the kids. Dont get me wrong its not boring and I dont feel isolated really but when you have kiddos suddenly you seem to sort the wheat from the chaf in friendship circles and lets face it park trips are so much more fun when you have company. When I had my first bambino i suddenly found myself with let texts or invites from friends who previously were in constant contact with. It was like I had developed a rather nasty contagious disease rather than blooming with pregnancy (ok i never really did the whole blooming thing but still.). The general feeling I got was that iwas now considered boring or old! I found myself wanting to cry and tell people "hey its still me, I'm still fun still the same giggly fun loving happy person as before just with a little sidekick!" honestly it really did upset me but then the huggable was born. My days filled with love and mini smiles and I had so much fun with my little sidekick along for the ride. I traded in whiskey fuelled nights for waterbabie classes and realised that if those people who kinda drifted away probably didnt really mean to hurt me but they just didnt understand and the ones who were nasty well they were never really friends anyway. The people I chose to allow to share our lives are special they stuck around are true friends and the ones who mean the most. They are the first ones on invite lists the ones that find my crazy daughters randomness as hilarious as me and the ones i shared the news of my second pregnancy with. But they still have work commitments etc and so although they always reply to text I find myself kind of lonely. I want to share the park bench with someone to be able to text someone at three in the morning when your babies awake knowing that they will be up too and not because they're steaming drunk. (i appriciate drunken text too).
Then little lady G came along and the baby groups started for me again. This time i promised myself I wouldnt let other mums judge me (theres always one)and would make a true effort to engage with other mummies. So I did. I spoke to lots of mums and babies I try really hard not to miss weeks even when its raining. I try really hard to be that mummy offering a smile when i catch the eye of a mum who looks nervous or unsure and suddenly I have mummy friends. All of a sudden there has formed a little group of us swapping numbers and meeting lots for coffee and cake, branching out to other groups or classes with each other as support. Offering advice and keeping each other laughing. Some of them even came to the christening this sunday. We are fast becoming a firm little group of buddies and thats so nice. I didnt really notice when it was just me and huggable but with friends along for the trip it can be more fun.
So for any nervous shy mamas out there my advice would be this  try, try really hard to speak to just one different mum at a group or park, put a smile on your face and though its really hard to remove your eyes from those beautiful babies faces make eye contact. Trust me it works before you know it you will be sat in your local coffee shop with cake, coffee and company.

Easter Eggstavaganza

Any celebration that has tons of chocolate and a bank holiday long weekend has to be good doesnt it?! Im sure all the mummies out there were packing as much easter fun into the four days as possible and we were no exception so heres our weekend in photos...

licking the spoon is a must

must have easter nests

we found a branch for the easter window

then got busy decorating

oh course we or rather mummy made a bonnet

there was some bike riding in the sun

toilet mirror selfies

wanted for impersonating the easter bunny

look what we found in the garden

hangin with the big boys (uncle dimon)

mama dressed us matching again!

so that was our easter, how was yours?

Easter portraits

OK so easter was a week ago now but i just couldnt resist posting these cute little portraits i managed to snap with my iphone of the girlies.
Honestly who doesnt love a bambino in bunny ears or a kiddo in dungies?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Littlest Girlie - Twenty Weeks Old Update

Ok so we are a little bit late with this update as it should have been up on the 4th of April! So technically we are now in week 23...Anywhoooo

Milk - I suppose this should say food also as this month we started trying bits! As always the milk feeding is going swimmingly (my little milk monster) but now at the second feed of the day we now have a bit of puree or rusk. We call it elevensies. So far strawberries and apples and banana and apples have gone down well carrots were enjoyed and a mix with sweet potatoes and pumpkin have been tried. Big sister also thinks its kind to share so a few little licks of a chocolate finger or yoghurt have been had. (lets not mention the retrieving of popcorn and cheerios from that little mouth shall we?)

Sleep - Much the same really with plenty of shut eye being had through the night. Naps seems to have changed though ad are starting to get shorter in the morning but then a big one in the afternoon unless out in the buggy.

Routine - Weekly routine is well established now with Thursdays being massage days then lunch at nanas and sundays we go to church with dadad in preparation for the christening. Friday afternoons are usually spent at marmar and dadads too after picking huggable up from nursery. When its not raining we try to go out for a walk or to the park often too.
Daily routine is quite relaxed apart from things like feed time we just go witrh the flow and bath routine is every other night which is enjoyed lots.

Milestones - Well the first ride in the "big girl maclaren" was had and when down with much aplomb. Being a nosey little madam front facing seems to agree with Lady G with Huggable she liked to see me much more.
A couple of rolls have happened though these were all on one day (about 5 in total) but nothing since and we are sitting up and doing tummy time more when playing. That singing voice is coming along to with the funniest of sounds in the vocab being on that sounds like a pirate saying aarrggh and a very high pitched squeal when excited. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Playtime (siblings)

April siblings link up already?
this months images is of one of the few times my girls have played together. So far with little lady G still being a teeny baby there hasnt been to much of this, though the huggable one does try its more of a watch me for three minutes before i get bored of you not joining in kinda situation. This time i actually got a rare hot cup of tea while Hope should the littlest girlie how to build a tower and knock it down which was obviously the best thing ever as Greta let out little squeals each time so the game lasted just long enough for mama to knock back a tetleys! Aaaahhh bliss!

Head on over to Lucys blog and join in the siblings project.

dear beautiful