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Yesterday was another tough day. I was extremely tired, after having about 3 – 4 hours of sleep total overnight (and broken sleep at that). Mario was the same. I wasn’t sure if Luca had another cold or if it was just the tail end of his last one, with a bit of the cough remaining. Whatever it was, it had us up constantly the night before and we were¬†exhausted.

At one point during the day I reached my emotional limit. I was so drained. If you had asked me to make a decision right there and then I couldn’t have done it. My brain had shut down. [...]  read more

April update for the 2018 52-in-52 list

I had a cracker of a month when it comes to my 52 in 52! I started the month with 35 items remaining, and as it stands right now I only have 26. That’s 9 in one month, hells yeah!

Let’s go through them.

Join a mother’s group

When I was pregnant my hubby and I did an antenatal class to prepare ourselves for the birth. After that, all of the girls in the class stayed in touch. We were all first time mothers, and it was helpful to chat with others going through the same process.

Well, just recently we’ve gone from more of an online discussion group with the odd catch up to becoming more of a mother’s group., starting with organised a fortnightly catch up taking turns hosting at our houses. The babies play, the mother’s debrief, and we all enjoy ourselves. [...]  read more

Luca letter: 6 months old

I’m a broken record, I know, but I’m seriously stunned every time another month rolls around and it’s time for the next letter. It’s taken me so long to write this one that the next one is due in only 2 weeks!

Things are progressing…

You’re continuing to progress in some skills that you’ve already developed. For example:

Swimming class

This month you moved into an official “paid” swimming class instead of the free ones for babies up to 6 months. And within the first two sessions you’d already had your head underwater – very impressive! [...]  read more

Today I made a Retail Manager cry

Now, before you go thinking I’m horrible, please bear with me.

Today I went to a local cafe with friends. We had been craving some quality chocolate, and I loved the hot chocolates there. When we arrived I noticed there were a few dirty tables and assumed they’d been busy and hadn’t had a chance to clean up.

We found a table in the far corner away from everyone else. We had one 2 year old and my 6 month old plus pram, and wanted to make sure we weren’t in the way. The table had some crumbs on it, but being a mother of a young one I had wipes. Mothers always have wipes. We cleaned the table down, sat down and decided what we wanted. [...]  read more

Hoping for some wins

I’m hoping for some big wins this week!

Feeding to sleep

I’m going to put my hand up and admit that I got Luca and myself into some bad habits. As a first time mum, I’ve had no idea what I was doing, just winging it (which I’ve been told is what every mum does). Coming out the tail end of the first 6 months (Luca letter pending) I can say that I’ve learned some lessons that I won’t repeat should we decide on a second child.

Regarding naps, I looked for the easy way out when it came to getting Luca down for a sleep. He settled so easily when he was comfort sucking on the boob, so we went with that. [...]  read more