Saturday, July 28, 2007

Blogging Again

As you may already have guessed life has been incredibly busy hence the long silence from me on my blog. There just are not enough hours in the day any more.

Where to begin?

Well, baby (I’ll refer to her as G from henceforth) is now nine weeks old – yeah I know I can barely believe it myself! – and she is just the cutest thing on this planet. However, she has recently developed a Jekyll and Hyde personality - switching between being a coo-ing angelic cherub one minute and a screaming banshee the next. To deal with this screaming persona I enlisted the help of a simple devise known as a dummy. My goodness, does it work like magic or what! I swore over my dead body that I would not give a dummy to my first daughter and I never did (fool that I was I now realise) and after initially taking the same stance with G I had to admit defeat after a particularly nasty screaming bout (there is nothing like a screaming baby to get your temperature rising and your teeth gnashing!) and rushed out to Boots to buy one and am I glad I did. Used sensibly and with discretion a dummy can be a life saver. It calms G instantly and the sucking seems to soothe her. I wish I had known this the first time around I would have saved myself a lot of stress and tears.

But there is no doubt about it; I am enjoying being a mother more this time around than I did with my first. With my first child, it was a journey into the unknown and it felt, at the time, like I was travelling down a long dark tunnel with no light at the end of it. I felt trapped - like my life had come to an end. But as I look back nowI realise I suffered from baby blues.

This time around, experience has kicked in. I know what to expect and I am more relaxed about the little things I used to get so worked up over the first time around. I am much more in control and feel a lot more confident about my mothering skills. I have accepted the fact that a task that would normally take me half an hour to complete (like blogging) now takes me the whole day because I have to keep stopping midway to attend to G. Most importantly, I know whatever phase G is going through will pass so I try as much as possible to enjoy the moment. Of course from time to time I blow a gasket (I am only human afterall) but it's short lived and I take a deep breath and life goes on.

Hopefully, I am now sufficiently back on track to begin blogging more regularly again – I’ve missed it and boy do I have loads to blog about.



Anonymous moi said...

Welcome back !!!!

8:58 pm  
Blogger Favoured Girl said...

Awwww! It's good to hear that you and baby are getting on fine! She sounds like an absolute darling. I can understand that you are much busier than before. You sound just like a friend of mine who had her baby last year. She said she also tries to "enjoy every stage" and she has learnt to be more patient with herself. Give baby a big cuddle from blogville!

3:52 am  
Blogger ebony said...

Really nice to read from you. The binkie (dummy) is one of the best baby inventions ever! It is also not difficult to wean them of it as long as they don't use it for too long. Stay strong!

7:05 am  
Blogger Jola Naibi said...

Welcome back! Oh the wonderful yet exhilirating moments of having a newborn baby...please give her and her big sis...nice warm hugs from us...can't wait to read the juicy details of life as a mom of two

3:04 pm  
Blogger Nonesuch said...

welcome back. its good to know G is doing well. you are so right it gets better after the 1st child really.Like i always say the 1st child is always the 'scape goat for all the trial by error' how is big sis coping/ regards.

3:44 pm  
Blogger Ore said...

Woohooo! Great to see you back, PTS. I've missed reading you, though I still return to re-read old posts. I can't wait to hear more about your last couple of months.

4:56 pm  
Blogger Noni Moss said...

Yah!!! Glad you're back and glad G is being such a wonderful baby ;-) she sounds soo cute! Put photos up! (if that doesn't infringe too much). Also glad you are coping better this time around and those nasty blues aren't bothering you. Have a great week!

5:14 am  
Blogger R said...

Hey stranger! Welcome back and love to Baby G.

2:23 pm  
Blogger lolaojiks said...

Welcome Back

Keep the stories coming. It sounds like a beautiful experience

7:57 pm  
Blogger KemiMamaLopes said...

Welcome back. Stalked your blog for a while and missed the return. Hope the girls are fine. I need you to talk me into having another child. Another girl will be great. Boys scare me. I could have come to gatecrash your tme with Bernie. KK

6:15 pm  
Blogger Pilgrimage to Self said...

Thanks guys! It's good to be back - blogging saves my sanity. :-)

1:26 pm  

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