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Today is Tuesday August 11, 2020

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  • Week 5: Sleeping… or lack of


    This big yawn describes how we both feel this week. It’s been a particularly difficult week for us this week because you just would not sleep for more than 10 minutes at a time.


    We’re both so tired – we’ve both fallen asleep together on a few occasions while feeding. You zonked out on my lap hands and feet¬† spread-eagled, and me with my head thrown back resting on the headboard unconscious.

    This week your PaPa is convinced you’re speaking and responding to him baby-style. You cannot imagine how happy your PaPa appears when he tells me you’ve been whispering secrets in his ear.

    You have also grown so much more this week (weighing in at approx 4.5 kilos – I weigh myself and then I weigh myself again plus you), and we are trying to fit you in to all your clothes while we still can. The speed at which you are growing is just amazing and my arms are really feeling it too.

    You’re my little champion.

    Love, MaMa.

  • Week 4.5: Butterball

    My little butterball,

    You won’t sleep in the afternoons – and all you want to do is eat and eat and eat. The result?

    MaMa has developed boobs of steel and that’s not a super power.


    Exhausted love, MaMa…

  • Week 4: Things that annoy you

    Little Missy,

    Dressing up as a girly girl…..


    Look at that scowl on your face!


    You’re not a fan of tummy time either… And as usual – you don’t have much say in that; YET.


    And a double dose here of girly dress AND tummy time – we could only keep you here for 80 seconds before you screamed the house down.


    You have been a real good girl the entire week – asleep by 7pm so that MaMa and PaPa can have dinner together. We give you a bedtime feed… and most of the time, we only need to wake up ONE time in the night to feed you.

    MaMa is loving our routine! Please keep it up and make me proud!

    Love, MaMa.

  • Week 3: Just when I thought you were getting more predictable – who was I kidding?!


    Just when I thought I would be able to get you on a schedule or some form of a routine so that mama can plan my time around your naps – you just put me in my place and showed me who’s the boss. You little live havoc!

    You’re getting bigger and heavier by the day. You’re really filling out your clothes now… when once (just 3 weeks ago!) they were just a tad big and long…

    Still melting hearts with your smile – I can already imagine you getting away with a lot with just your smile.


    I went out for tea with your PaPa today – we were gone for all of two hours, and I was missing you already. I gave in, and called home after an hour just to check if you were ok. So much for all that talk about me not being one of those mum’s who get all consumed by their kids! Ahhhh well….. I am practising.

    I love you, my little baboo.


  • Week 2: I think we understand each other better now

    Dearest Olivia,

    As MaMa understands you better I am able to get myself into more of a routine too… Though its still too unpredictable. But I guess we’re getting used to each other now.

    The baby books tell me that a baby your age should not stay awake for more than 2 hours at a time… and that you should feed every 3 hours. This week – you have shown me this is not so. You can sleep up till 5 hours in a night and you can definitely stay awake for more than 2 hours. While you stay awake for 4 hours (or more sometimes) – all you want to do is eat and fidget and eat some more. Your appetite can be insatiable!

    I still can’t get over how cute you are, and I never tire of the many different expressions that you have. I am yet to capture my favourite expression where you pucker your lips and raise both your eyebrows – but I will get it eventually.

    Baby Olivia – you are 2 weeks old, and you have already stolen the hearts of many!

    Your PaPa is incredibly protective of you – and you are the first thing on his mind as soon as he wakes.


    I know your Aunty Karen will do whatever she can to keep you safe. She’s been driving back and forth almost everyday just to see you no matter how tired she is. I am sure you have turned her world upside down too! She tells me she loves you as much as she loves me (and she has spent more years loving me that’s for sure).


    You sure have a strong pair of lungs when you want to be fed….. but MaMa thinks you don’t cry that much (for now, anyways…).


    And you can also be so peaceful;


    Everyone loves to watch you sleep;


    Love, MaMa