Many Many Firsts…

So this blog is all about the stats… I did warn you that things were going to be a bit backwards for a while! Birth Stats: Date: 1st March 2012 Weight: 3.51kgs Length: 57cms Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Blue Present at the birth: Helen (Grandma), Wendy and Marilyn (Midwife) The First Stats: First Phone Call I Made: To My Mom (Granny) in Australia (Photo to be posted tonight) First time I cried: While on the phone to My Mom First phone calls made: Mom, Gareth, Sarah and Granny (REAL Granny) First Picture sent to: Mark (who posted it on Facebook so Granny and the world could see) First Visitor (Family): George (Granddad) First Visitor (Friends): Gary Visitors in hospital (Family): Great Granny, Granddad, Grandma, Aunty Wendy and Kyle Visitors in Hospital (friends): Mark, Mandi, Damien and Gary First time my heart melted: 19h30 on the 1st March 2012 First Time …

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Not a normal family

There is nothing normal about our family, infact I would go so far as to say that for generations our family has not been normal, but who would want to be normal in all honesty. I certainly couldn’t break tradition when it came to my Ladybug and the people that would influence her life, in particular her Godparents – all 4 of them! Her first Godparent (and its being done in age order) is her Godmother Sarah. There is nothing normal about her at all, after all we have been friends for 29 years this year, so she can’t be normal. Sarah is the most extordinary person I know and very few people can even hold a candle to her, but she has decided she is destined to become an old mad cat lady with me so that just shows the levels of not normal. Oh and the fact that …

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I might be a Mom, but Im still me

I by no means or stretch of the imagination claim to be a pro at this whole Mommy thing, I’ve only been on the job for 3 very short weeks, but in those weeks I have seen how things and people change quicker than super model back stage at fashion week. I had a life before Madame, perhaps a very distant memory, but it was a life. I will continue to have a life once Madame is fully self sufficient, which by her rate of growth should be next month! I will have a life WITH Madame in the meantime, however I will not give up MY life for her. Don’t get me wrong, I will gladly give up my actual life for her, if it ever came to that, infact I would only pause for a moment to say my final goodbyes to my shoes, then I would give …

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Come play with the Fairies

Sitting at the Country Club last weekend for tea with the family, I found myself drifting back to moments of when I was a little girl, playing in the gardens at the Club and spending hours outside and on the lawns. Its memories of a carefree childhood that make me want to go back there and relive them. I can’t wait for Madame to get bigger so that I can teach her all about fairies in the garden, tea parties with teddies and how to live in a make believe world without TV, computer games or whatever new gadgets this technology driven century we find ourselves in present themselves. Call me old fashioned or idealistic, but I want her to be a kid and play and not worry about this app or that app or even what’s on TV. Sure she will be exposed to TV and gadgets, but they …

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Time flies when you a Mommy

If I scratch through the archives of my memory banks, to just over a month ago, in the last few weeks of my pregnancy, hours seemed like days and days seemed like weeks. Time stood still and seemed to drag. I felt like a horse that had been sent out to pasture to die – being on Maternity leave for a month before Madame arrived. I could tell you about ALL the soapies, Dr Phil reruns and Opera reruns. I was clued up with Daytime TV! I also started (admittedly not completed) allot of DIY projects, time consuming DIY projects – time stood still and never seemed to march on. But now that I’m a Mommy, its a whole different ball game all together!! Days seem like hours and weeks pass like days. Madame is already 3 weeks and 1 day old. Each day I wake up with good intentions …

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OMG I’m a MOM!

You know when you have those moments when you find yourself catching your breathe and realising your life has changed? I’ve been having allot of those moments lately, I like to think of them as “OMG I’m a MOM” moments. OMG I’m a MOM because: I can stare at this tiny perfect human being for hours on end and its better than any TV or movie. I have been thrown up on and didn’t throw up myself. I can sleep dead to the world, but the moment Madame squeaks the softest squeak, I’m wide awake. I have been wee’d on. I fall in love with this tiny human more and more each day – correction – each time I look at her (which is allot). I have eaten cold egg and drunk cold tea and enjoyed it! I have had my heart stop and break into a million pieces, yet …

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Jetsetters…

Ok, so this wasn’t supposed to be the first blog, and a few things might be a bit backwards for the next couple of days, but stick with me! I have read and heard so many times about how Mom’s fret and panic about travelling with babies or toddlers, that I myself was getting into a near flat panic and the idea of going down to Durban, let alone with a 10 day old Little Ladybug – the trip was booked in January already, before Madame decided to cook for longer than she should have! I have no clue why I was panicking, because in true Ladybug style, Madame was an absolute dream! We started off our trip in style, we were chauffeured to the airport in Granddad’s Jag and got there early, check in was a breeze – it helps when you the second lot of people to check …

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