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4 Months and what did I do?

So, as I said yesterday I am back at work.  I can NOT believe that it has been over 4 months!  Wow, time really did fly. 

So what did I do over the past 4 months, well besides have a baby (quite a major thingI know) not much.  I had intended to do a whole lot.  But no… babies, especially newborns actually take up quite a bit of time. 

Ok, this one passes quality control.

I must just say – and I am sure that all moms say this – but I have the best baby in the world!!!  The first 4 months have been a lot easier and a lot harder than I thought it would be.  I guess I was not really sure what to expect, but I was scared and worried.  I had never even held a newborn before, never mind had to care for one.  But everyone said it would come naturally and guess what? Despite all my skepticism they were right!  I did not drop her or break her, she seems to be happy, putting on weight and sleeping well.  My excel spreadsheets were however thrown out the window.  She found her own routine and seemed to settle down pretty well – I was lucky. Initially she wanted fed every 3 hours and slept pretty much the rest of the time.  The part I found hard was that it is constant!  Every three hours is not from the end of one feed.  It is from the start, and considering it took her over an hour to feed that meant every two hours.  Luckily she sped up her drinking and now gulps it down.  

She also started sleeping through the night from 9 weeks.  7pm till 7 am! What heaven.  I am not sure what has happened lately though, she has started waking up once or twice again, although I am not complaining, that is still pretty good.  We had her in her own room from the first night and I think that helped.  She also goes down awake and is able to put herself to sleep.  I am battling to get the nanny to understand that concept though, so maybe that is why is waking again???  I have heard from 4 months it all goes downhill again so I am not going to count my chickens just yet.  I might only do that when she is 21.

The one great thing about being off was that I was able to walk and later run during the day.  When she was about 2 weeks old I would put her in her pram and go for a long walk –that would be her morning nap.  She was not so keen the first couple of times but after that she started to love it.  Now the minute we start moving she falls asleep.  After she was 12 weeks old I started to run.  We even won 1st Parent and Pram in a 5km race.  I have put the medal up in her room.  We are not doing 10km regularly.  Not sure how I am going to fit it in now that I am back at work though.  I WANT TO BE A STAY AT HOME MOMMY (with a full time nanny – not asking too much is it?)  I have started playing the lottery again…..

I also did a lot of sewing while I was off.  I made some curtains and cushion covers.  I also started making some toys.   I think they are really cute.  You can visit that blog or facebook page to see them.  I have managed to find a shop in Port Elizabeth that is going to sell them for me. Woop, woop!!!  I am hoping that they take off and that I could possibly go half day here and do that from home in the afternoons???? 


I also managed to find nanny that I am really happy with.  It was a bit of a battle and we had a few on trial.  I also got my nanny that was leaving to meet and interview them too.  We both liked this lady straight away. She has been with me for 2 months now and I am happy.  Kaylin likes her too, which is the most important. 

I also managed to get to one of the football games (England/Slovenia).  What an awesome atmosphere! 

I have also decided that I dislike my wardrobe immensely – and I don’t mean the actual thing with doors, I mean the clothes inside.  I need to do something dramatic about it.   

Ok, so that is about it for now.  Yay!  So excited to be able to post again.

Posted in Ordinarylife, Stadium

Please just check the facts first!

The people living in Durban will be very surprised to know that the roof of their stadium collapsed.  At least according to the numerous emails that I have just received.  Now forgive me for getting a bit grumpy about this but why is it that when something bad happens in South Africa it is automatically assumed to be true! 

Yes, there were photos to “support” this story.  But look a little closer, there is a track around the “soccer” pitch.  And seats with a club name on them.  This is the information age, so surely before spreading this kind of news the least you could do is check your facts? 

Yes, a stadium roof did collapse.  Yes, it was even this month (2June). But it was not in Durban or even South Africa for that matter. The stadium in question was in Malaysia.  It is amazing how quickly emails like this spread.  I have now received it from numerous people, all forwarding it to everybody in their address book.  

Does not even look like the Durban Stadium!
Does not even look like the Durban Stadium!