Free time is a very precious commodity around here these days. But right now we are visiting my in-laws in Mthatha. Nanna’s has taken Little Man to the shops/mall. Husband is at work and Munchkin is asleep. I have a giant mug of hot tea and hopefully half an hour to catch up!
I’ve missed this space. I barely wrote anything during my pregnany with Munchkin. I still haven’t replaced my camera and I still feel like my words and images are deeply entwined. One doesn’t happen without the other. But, I have missed this space,so I’m going to try to write more, even if there are no pretty pictures to look at. Perhaps if I commit to just writing, and taking photos with the old camera (which I really don’t love) I can get back into the habit.
So what’s new? Other than the baby obviously, he’s pretty cute by the way. Definitely think we will keep him around. It still blows my mind that I’m a mom of two BOYS. If Little Man is anything to go by we are going to be kept on our toes for a long time to come! Little Man has adjusted remarkably well. Yes there are a few instances of unhappiness and jealousy, but for the most part he has been such a champ. I’m so proud of him because itsnt not an easy adjustment to make. He has funny turns of phrase though
“It’s so gorgeous…even though it’s a boy.”
“I don’t like crying in this house!”
Munchkin is pretty chilled actually. We are slowly settling into a loose routine. Cluster feeding after his bath at 6ish, then a long sleep till 2300 or so. A quick nappy change and a feed then another longish stretch till 02:30ish. Little Man has been coming to our bed around 4am most nights, Munchkin wakes around 5ish. So the mornings are quite hard. Husband has been a fantastic. He and Little Man have a morning routine (the three C’s; cartoons coffee and cornflakes!) which lets me sleep in a bit effort getting up to wave them off to school. Munchkin just goes with the flow during the days. Feeding and nappy changes as required. He’s happy to sleep in his wrap or draped over a shoulder, or in his soft cot.
Little man is now at school every morning during the week. He’s thriving. He can count to 10 easily and up to 13 with a bit of prompting (12, 13, fishtank). He also recognises letters and numbers (though not individually) and has been telling us about the different animals they are learning about and the Milky Way. We are thrilled with his little school and his fantastic teachers.
I’m recovering really well. I’ve found it much easier this time round. Probably due to being used to the interrupted sleep. I don’t feel as crushed by it as I remember feeling with Little Man. I’m hoping to start teaching a moms and babies Pilates class from September and I’ve been helping out with specimen digitisation at the museum. The extra cash won’t hurt. Unpaid maternity leave truely sucks. Sure there’s UIF but still…
My mom and Dad are coming to spend a few days with us in this coming week. It will be great to see them. Mum has just had a clean oncology check up and is in Cape Town for a follow up with her surgeon at the moment. The weather is playing along, with the first run of properly hot (30+C) days. Summer pyjamas at night, thoughts of icecream and splash pools and spring herb and veggie planting. I’m hoping to take a trip to Kenton on Sea with them, those beaches are gorgeous and Little Man will love the rock pools I’m sure. I and REALLY looking forward to this summer. Little Man is at such a great age, I’m sure we are going to have so much fun.
I did lots of crochet while waiting for Munchkin but haven’t had a chance to do much since. I have a jersey for me planned and a few Christmas pressies. We are with the inlaws for Christmas again this year; still waiting on BIL and his fiancé to set a date and a venue for their wedding….we can’t afford two international trips in a year and they are talking about Italy….we also want to buy a bakkie so we can start taking the boys camping and things like that. Being a grownup is tough sometimes…
Munchkin just woke up….no time to edit hope it’s all more or less understandable!
Photos all from my phone…