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The sleep deprived blur that has been the first three months with my ‘babaliefie’ has been the most amazing adventure. I still can’t believe that I’m lucky enough to be the mommy of this pretty little baby angel.

My tiny baby is growing into my ‘big’ baby girl and she now weighs more than twice her take-baby-home weight, so about 5.5 kg.

During the past week or two, we seem to have turned a corner. She’s finally feeding less often – we have some 4 hour stretches now. As a result my ‘wakker klein rakker’ is sleeping a lot better, which is a very welcome change indeed! She’s now able to entertain herself for at least a few minutes when she’s awake and sitting in her swing or have a mobile or toy to look at, so my days are becoming less intense.

I think that if she could talk, these would have been the favourite sayings of my babaliefie during her first three months in the big wide world:

  • “I like to move it move it!” – She wanted to be rocked, carried around or bounced up and down most of her waking hours for the first 3 months. Much cooler (for baby) than just sitting there, I agree! She loves driving in the car, but usually cries when I stop at traffic lights or a stop sign – until the car moves again. Valid point, Liefietjie, standing still is just too boring, hey?
  • “Phew, that was close! I nearly nodded off. Luckily I managed to pry my eyes open just in time..” – There’s no telling what one could miss while your eyes are closed.
  • “Believe it, Mommy! I am indeed hungry again.” – I found it very strange when people would ask me when it’s time for her next feed. How would I know?! The interval between feeds was mostly between 30 mins and 2 hours, so the best answer to people asking that would be: probably soon.
  • “Wow, what an awesome day!” – She seems to love waking up in the morning and always (since she started smiling) gives me a dazzling smile when she opens her big blue eyes.

One thing is certain, Bill Gates doesn’t have enough money to make me an offer for my ‘babaliefie’! DH and I love her so.


Just wanted to say that things on my side is not only fine – it’s totally awesome!!

Will post LOs’s birth story when (and if) I ever have a minute again. Her names mean brightest star and this couldn’t be more appropriate.

It’s been a busy week to say the least, as I’m having to cram the last 4 weeks of preparation for birth and the first week with LO into the same week

We brought LO home on Monday (after her birth on Saturday). She was under 2.5 kgs on discharge, but is incredibly healthy and strong. She sleeps like an angel and feeds like a ravenous little tiger cub, but without really hurting me. She very seldom cries.

Will give the details later, but she was born ‘naturally’ (!) and all went very well. Only hiccup was that the placenta was stuck, so I was rushed into theatre to get that sorted – which was not too bad. Had some lovely sleepy sleep time while DH bonded with our angel.


October 2019
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