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All nighter…all day

July 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Last nite with BebeLuv completely nullifies my previous post…

I was up every hour … tossing & turning, mind racing … waiting for her cry, hearing for breathing, suspecting she wasn’t well, ever so gently checking for fever incase of teething, chatting to DH bt my restlessness…

BebeLuv slept thru, without even a whimper for her pacifier…7pm – 5am.

A fluke or a new beginning?

As for the day today – I got a new project @ 7pm last night & the deadline is tomorrow midday & it’s a tedious bloody task – a 140 pg training manual. The content is pretty much there – I need to proof read, fix the formatting and customise on company templates – tedious & time consuming so I need more time than the regular 8hr working day…AND I NEED SLEEP! I thought I’ll catch a lil extra ZZzzzzzZZ soon as the Nanny came in & then get cracking with work double time…but that was not to be, cos I got an SMS that Nanny is off sick today :(

So I’m way behind on my work, managing just a lil bit during BebeLuvs day snooze & then got some time in the late afternoon ever since DH came home. Looks like it’s another late night for me – with barely open eyes & a stiff neck…

I’m also suspecting that though all’s going well with the Domestic Nanny from my side, she may just be looking for another job…sigh! She mentioned not being too pleased with the working hours 7:30am – 5pm, but thats the hours I require if I decide to go back to work full time in 2 months! So, did she go out looking for something today, since tomorrow is payday & Monday is a new month – will she return? O I hope it’s just my paranoia & this infact grows into a stable relationship…

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Catching up with AyDee & BebeLuv

July 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

Think my subject is catchy like a radio talk show programme name? lol

We left off with my 1 yr blogaversary, w-end plans of entertaining & BebeLuv’s gimme mor babbling…

Well, the w-end plans changed – our guests cancelled on us @ da last min due to an armed robbery at their business that left them traumatised :(. I used the w-end wisely & caught up with some work that i had neglected & made awesome progress :)

Last week I attended 2 pilates session & think I injured my neck & then I assume I slept in a funny position. Since Saturday morn I am in crippling pain with my neck, head, jaw, eyes, face :(. I’ve been for Chiro & acupuncture & I am on pain meds – so gym this week has been out :(. I returned after 6weeks last week & now this week screws things up & so does that lindt slab DH surprised me with, but well some things are worth it :)

BebeLuv seems to be onto a new routine these days, that conflicts with normal night time sleeping :0…2 nights in a row shes up & irritable at night. She’s also fussy for day time sleeps. She seems to want to chew up her hands and irritatedly scratches her face, nose etc & my mum suggests maybe her gums are itchy. I am not sure?!? She does drool alot but her gums are soft – so hard to know for sure if this is infact teething. The pharmacist suggests Prodol for her gums. Any other suggestions?

My medicated self is barely managing thru the nights, DHs has been awesome. 2 nights only of sleep deprivation & I’m already complaining…I hear teething times get worse. These are the times I am not too proud of my maternal instincts :(.

The lil luv of my life is also grasping things with her hand so well now, very determined hand movements and passing her rattle from hand to hand. She is enjoying her baby gym alot more & holds her dolls & teddy’s and take them straight to her mouth. Another too cute thing, is when I am rubbing my hands together with her lotion, as I approach her face she opens her mouth EVERYTIME as I rub the lotion onto her face & she is now conditioned with that action. It’s so amazing to see her associate, expect and react – I am sure that is some mental development.

An update on the Nanny front, post her salary demands – so since we easily succumbed to her demands, all’s been going very well & most importantly BebeLuv is very well taken care of :). So for now, we are just riding this wave & hope all goess smoothly from here on. She’s great with BebeLuv and super with the house chores. It’s also easier on me having a Nanny at home – I manage working more productively & stepping out when need be, without having to pack a suitcase for every quick run  out of the house. BebeLuv is a socialite though & luvs it, so I do try and plan 1 stop shopping with her.

My SIL is due any day now – exciting. I have only 1 bro & this is their 1st baby & the 2nd grandchild in our family & the first on SILs side :) a cousin 4 my BebeLuv.

Well that’s all for now folks, thanks for tuning in…till next time, same place ;)


A msg for my BebeLuv – We made a wish…& u came true

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HaPPy BlogAverSary 2 ME & ThaNkS 2 YooOoOo

July 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

Its a whole yr…

I came in here, just snooping around & found myself getting caught up in the life of others. I started chatting to DH bt the stories I read as if you were extended family :)…& then came my turn when I wanted to share. I was afraid I wouldn’t have much intresting stuff to say & nobody would read my ramblings, but then i just dove in & started it off as a diary 4 my lil Bean (@ da time) & WOOOAAA – where have we come from there?

You, my friends, have shared my greatest journey in life. U supported me though my fears & shared my joys :). U answer my questions & offer advice that has me bragging: “My blog friends said …” :). I as well, enjoy sharing your joys & help thru your challenges, always hoping I’ve said the right thing :)

THANK YOU from Myself, DH & BebeLuv as we all benefit from my blog world

Moving onto the latest & not so greatest ramblings: I AM BEEZY! I have alot of work @ da moment which is not a bad thing but time is just flying & I’m lagging a bit, distracted by blogging :P & preparing for guests for the weekend. I am not a great host/entertainer so I go into a panic & struggle to be productive – bleh.

Last night was a sleepless night because of BebeLuv’s hunger pangs as she refused most of her feeds yest – we go through this weekly. For some odd reason, she barely drinks her milk all day & covers up @ nite, so we’re a bit zombie like today. With work & prepping for w-end meals I need my 3rd cuppa since 2hrs… 

Onto the GREATEST rambling: My sweet BebeLuv is now a babble box. The q-t-pie is experimenting with all sorts of sounds & tones & speed as well LoL. Awesome! She has us smiling all the time. She gets up babbling, sleeps babbling & sometimes has night wakenings just to abble & doze off again. *mwah* What a delight she is :D

Have an awesome w-end luvly friends

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12 months ago…

July 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

This day, this hour – I suspected, I HOPED…O how I hoped … it would ba BFP. After many BFNs, after many doctor’s consults, after 2 Lapros for endometriosis, after fears & tears that it may never be, with a diagnosis of 1% chance of successful conception naturally

A 9 month journey began…started off with total disbelief & lotsa fears, euphoric excitement in between & then devastating risks towards the end…

12 months since – now, today…

I hold my 4 month old baby gal in my arms & she babbles & smiles…


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Parent’s Prayer (email share)

July 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

  • Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.
  • Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them.
  • Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me.
  • Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes, or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.
  • May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power.
  • And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.
  • Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me – And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.
  • May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgment of adults.
  • Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and to make decisions.
  • Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.
  • Make me fair and just and kind.
  • And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.
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Introducing solids

July 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

Yup, we’re almost at this milestone, I think…

BebeLuv seems to drain her bottle feed somedays & other days wastes alot of milk. I am finding it dfficult to identify a solid pattern. Is there such a thing? Last night she got up niggly from 3am & continued to fuss a lil off & on till 5:30am. She didn’t really cry so we didn’t think she was hungry. She seemed more playful. But @ 5:30 we decided to feed her, as opposed to her normal 7am feed. She drained her 150ml & normally she wastes a bit @ 7am, so we were quite surprised. Now it brings us to the question of introducing solids?

I was prepared to wait another month, she’ll be 5 months by then. I am aware some children start from 4months. So in a few days I will decide absed on BebeLuv’s demands. However, BebeLuv does not seem keen on tasting things if anything is put near her mouth. She is not in the licking everything phase yet. Sometimes she does with her rattles & other times even if I put a lil summin by her lips she turns her face away.

With regards to introducing solid, what works best is what I would like to know? Literature varies on the following points:

  • Introduce in morning or evening?
  • How much as a first try? Literature again varies between 1 & 3 teaspoons.
  • Maize or rice cereal?

Exciting times, but I do see myself as the Mum whose gonna have food spat her since BebeLuv is temperamental about her feeds lol

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Principessa & fotis – 4 months old

July 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

I have a record book, memory box & a scrapbook for my BebeLuv.The record book is one of the store bought ones with templates that I have started off from the day of her birth. The memory box has BebeLuvs In Utero DVD & pics, first clothes, hat, shoes etc. The scrapbook material is still in collection.

I took out pics of my fav clothes of BebeLuvs, Against my better judgment, this lil gal is turning into a glam doll. Its not me that has overindulged, but her maternal Grandparents & Aunts that cannot resist shopping for this Principessa

Sneek Peek – tummy time with my friends

Bangles made by Mommy – plastic on top & swarovski below

3 bangles on each hand


Her tinkerbell set, I call em…& it compliments her balloon dress perfectly


 Her wardrobe favorites

  • Dresses
  • Checked bling skinny jeans
  • Check dress
  • Gossip Girl style (Blair Waldorf) checked, double breast coat
  • Hoodies
  • Gladiator style boots & shoes in every colour as every gal MUST have

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Domestic Nanny Demands

July 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Aaahhh – most times ubermazing things are too good to be true – our new Domestic Nanny bliss is jus that…

So the Nanny & I discussed working conditions prior to her commencing, i.e. salary & work times. She was not too impressed with her salary & wanted a lil more. I told her we will meet her expectations in 3 months if all is well & she agreed. The first day she arrived she complained that due to transport costs she is unhappy with our agreement. I immediately offered her, as per her wishes. 3 days later, this morning she pitches up with the same story…I am not impressed. I told her I was not happy with this & we deided she would help me out for today as her last, seeing that the house was a mess after the weekend & I needed her help. As the day progressed & I saw her with BebeLuv & I offered her more money. She is really good with BebeLuv. She accepted but still seems unhappy somewhat. She says she needs to sort out a cheaper alternative for transport or living closer, so now thats her problem, & she won’t make it mine. She is well aware that her sister, who works for my friend & who brought her to me, earns less than what she does for a bigger house and 2 children. She is now getting R400 more than intially agreed, only 4 days later.

I am unhappy but BebeLuv is happy!


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New Domestic Nanny

July 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

I have my current Domestic Helper for 3years now, but no matter how much I tried, she hasn’t managed to take an interest in BebeLuv. I decided that if she showed she was capale of taking care of Bebeluv I would invest iin the proper Training for her to be a nanny, but unfortunately I realised it was not going to work. Hence, I started looking out for a new Domestic Nanny. A friend of mines recommended her Domestic’s sister who came with sterling references from previous families with babies & today is her first day & we seem to be working our great sofar

I haven’t informed my current Domestic and will be chatting to her on Friday. She has been great in the 3yrs, esp during my bedrest time. She has stolen from us, mostly groceries, but overall she was trustworthy with our home whilst I was away @ work.

BebeLuv seems to be going through a growth spurt and draining her bottles, compared to her normal troublesome to feed self. It has been especially beneficial for the new nanny to get used to, beginner’s luck I told her :)

I’m hoping to get more time to work during normal hours as opposed to in the eves & w-ends & get back to gymming a bit more diligently as well, with the new found freedom the new Nanny affords me. I am happier with BebeLuv at home than with a Day Mother.

I am unsure how to structure a routine for the Nanny though btwn domestic chores & BebeLuv. Also what can I encourage her to do with a 4month old for stimulation? Whilst I am around, I am also finding it difficult not to hover, but I am feeling content & relieve, so let’s hope in time I wean myself of patrolling.

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Back home…charming smiles…vaccine tears

July 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

Home sweet home…

It was a tearful goodbye in Dbn & off to the airport we went. BebeLuv was angelic @ the airport during da flight delay and da flight itself. She slept on take off & awoke on landing. As soon as I handed her over to a very excited to see us (read BebeLuv) DH, she dazzled him with her charming smile & babbled up a storm, much to DHs absolute delight. His gal had grown & he was more bowled over than ever

The very next morning after getting home, we planned on taking BebeLuv for her 14weeks vaccines, which was already 2 weeks delayed since we were not around & wanted to do it back home. However, BebeLuv was most unsettled thru da first nite back and we spent most part of the nite awake and reassuring her there was nothing to be afraid of, hence we didn’t make it to take BebeLuv for her vaccine first thing in the morning. We instead went on Friday morning. As always, it shattered me to hear my Angel’s screams and this time her dummy didn’t pacify her as easily & she sobbed painfully…that was just the beginning. Friday nite and all of Saturday she was miserable. We barely had a wink of sleep and she wanted my comfort more than DHs.  BebeLuv has never cried as such before. It was heartbreaking. We gave her Panado syrup once only. BebeLuv also refused most of her feeds. We tried forcing her but it just agitated her more, so we just played it by ear after that. As first time parents we sometimes get ahead of ourselves and try too hard instead of just going with the flow…

Saturday night the Princess slept from 7pm till 10am the next morn & got up smiling again – my lil Angel :)