Month: January 2014

Lowell: 4 Months

The days keep rolling and my baby keeps growing….

(See what I did there…rhymes I tell you!)

Anyway, Holy Cow!!!!My baby is 4 months!!!How did this happen people? Where did the days go?

ImageHe is such a big boy.

All I can remember are the days when he did not know how to poop and he struggled so hard!Oh my, that was the first two weeks. Oh, and the gas that used to drive him crazy. How can I forget how he used to sneeze and milk would come out of his nose and I would get so scared. I think I had a small heart attack the first time this happened. Thank God for his nanny who helped me out. (I just smiled thinking of the nanny issues I’ve had over the past 4 months, am on the second one now but things are getting better by the day).

Thankfully, Lowell has outgrown all that and he now just a happy, cute little 4 month old boy.

The best mommy moments for me are when he is laughing. His laugh is so funny, I just wish all of you could hear him chuckle. When he laughs, I definitely start laughing too and sometimes it escalates to a laughing contest between daddy, mommy and baby. He makes us so happy this boy. I have to admit he is the happiest baby I’ve seen so far. He rarely cries, he smiles at everyone, even strangers. There were a few days last week when he became so fussy and teary. I was worried but he is back to his happy old self now. His happiness makes for a happy mama too.

Sleep-wise he is doing good. He sleeps at around 10 -11 p.m. after his last poop of the day. Sometimes he goes up-to midnight. He usually nurses first and mostly falls asleep while nursing. From here, he sleeps for 4-5 hours straight and wakes up at around 3-4 a.m for 15 minutes of feeding. Wakes up again at 5, 7 and 8.30 to nurse and gets back to sleep almost immediately. His official wake up time is 10 a.m in the morning. He takes 2-3 naps during the day: at 12, 3, and 6 p.m.

Bath time is between 4.30 and 5 p.m. He loves the water. Have I ever told you how difficult it was to bath him the first time I tried???Story for another day. Anyway, with the help of my sister in law, I now bath him with ease and we both enjoy it.

Feeding: He is a good feeder but not the best am sure. He nurses regularly throughout the day but I have a feeling that he feeds best at night. Sometimes, he nurses for only 5 minutes and sometimes for more than an hour continuously. He is gaining weight slowly and sometimes I think half a kilo is too little for a whole month but the doctors tell me he is fine. (Small mother=small baby is a statement they like to use).

Lowell is very active. He likes to move his hands and legs a lot. He loves to kick his legs around and even at night when he wants to feed, he wakes me up by kicking me hard. I love it, it is so much better than crying. He likes to play with his toys which currently include a stuffed puppy and some colored plastic shakers. They go straight to the mouth. He also rolls to his side and has a super strong neck right now. He sits very well when propped up with a blanket. Oh, I almost forgot, he loves to stand. Emphasis on loves. His legs are so strong, it scares me. When I hold him in a standing position on my lap, he tries to climb over my body. Its amazing!Those legs will walk sooner than later.

We spend the day smiling, laughing, cuddling, hugging, kissing, feeding and sleeping with some diaper changes in between.

He loves life and he is such a happy baby. Thank you God for Him. I love him so hard.

Happy Birthday my Prince.

Linking up here

6 Magical Ways Having a Baby has Changed My Life

They say that motherhood changes you.


Its true.

Am totally changed. For the better of course. Having a baby turns your life upside down. It is no longer as it used to be. Its a new normal. But the new normal is awesome. Its filled with smiles and cute faces and some dirty diapers. Its the greatest kind of normal. And these are some of the highlights of how my life has changed after having my handsome cute little one: Lowell who will be 4 months next week.

Image1. Sleep is not that important.

I do not remember the last time I had a full night’s sleep. A full night??? Oh, that’s too much…lets talk about 3 continuous hours of sleep…a girl can dream right?? The first 2 weeks were the toughest because the baby did not differentiate night and day. He would sleep all day, then from midnight to around 5.30 a.m, he would be awake, forcing us to stay awake at that time too.

2. Multitasking is just a tip of the iceberg.

You thought you can multitask..think again. Try doing 5 things at once. I sometimes find myself, nursing baby, watching tv, eating, reading emails on my phone and chatting with husband all at once. And am usually comfortable doing all these. Talk about super powers of motherhood.

3. A hungry mother is an angry woman.

While breastfeeding, you never know where the food is going. Hunger is just part of you. You get so hungry that you get angry at everyone and everything around you. All you want is food and you gotta have it at whatever cost. Making milk is a tough job.

4. Protectiveness is in woman nature.

I cannot say enough on how am protective of my baby and my family nowadays. You have to demand that people wash their hands before touching the baby. Some get it, some don’t. Someone once told me that ‘the baby is wearing clothes’ so he does not get the point of washing hands before touching the baby. Go figure!!! Anyway, it comes with the territory. Am usually like, “That’s delicate, handle with care people”.

5. Women are amazing.

I used to appreciate women but after having a baby, I adore them. All women, those who are trying to have babies, those who want none, those who have many, all of them. We are all amazing and above all, we run this world, let no one tell you otherwise.

6. Am happy almost always.

A baby changes you, I can say that a hundred times more and it would still be true. I no longer fret over the small things like a clean living room or a neat closet. Haha! We were just discussing this the other day with my husband and we discovered that we no longer fight or get angry with each other. Once the baby smiles at you, its all good with the whole world. It does not matter what is going on around you.

I know I’ve not talked about the body changes but that is a post on its own. This list is in no way exhaustive. There are so many more changes in life after a baby. I will tell you about them as life unfolds. I do love my baby to bits and I love the woman I have become because of him.

How has motherhood changed you? Or if you are not yet a mother, how do you think it will change you?For daddy’s, how has fatherhood changed you?

Weekly things

So Yesterday I went to church after a long time. I was waiting for the baby to get a little older before exposing him to the world. To be honest, I don’t think I went to church more than two times while I was pregnant.The big bump usually restricts movement and the hormones make it difficult to make a choice of which places to go to. Anyway, I really enjoyed the service. Lowell loved it too but he got startled whenever there was clapping. I enjoyed the fact that I took 4 hours of my day and focused on something else other than me, my family or my work. Focusing on something bigger than myself and my life. As you can see in my earlier post on my words for 2014, I chose FAITH and this was one of the steps for me to live by my words.

                             Love the stripes on him


I also want to raise my baby in a Godly way. I want him to know God and to know that life does not just revolve around him. I want him to know there is something bigger than Him. I also want him to know that God is watching over him.Church is always good, everyone should try it sometime.

Its Monday, a new week and these are the goals for my week:

1. Organize my Closet.

Its in a mess. Baby clothes, my clothes, hubby’s clothes…..all over the place. I do need to organize and get a little orderly. Organizing and neatness falls to the bottom of the to-do list when you have a baby but I’ll try my best.

2. Make a new dish

That’s totally my wish for this week. I have noticed that we are eating the same meals day in, day out. In three days, we are through and we start repeating all over again. I want to make something new or at least newish this week.

3. Give more hugs.

Husband, baby, friends and whoever else comes my way, I do intend to hug a little more this week. If we meet along life’s path this week, please give me a hug. It will make my day and yours too hopefully, a little better.

I love lists. I’ve also found that I tend to accomplish more when I have a list of what I want.

What are your wishes for this week??What do you want to achieve?

L I V E & F A I T H

ImageHappy New Year Everyone.

Its beautiful!

Its 2014.

I already feel what an epic year it already is. There is so much optimism going round and am so part of it. I want it to last throughout the year.

I have chosen two words to be a guide for me through 2014:


First and most important, I want to live my life. I want to live it deliberately and not on autopilot. I want to have intentions for my day and not just react to situations that come. I want to enjoy everyday activities. Activities that might seem mundane for someone who lives on autopilot.

I want to notice the little things that make me smile. I do not want to just let it all pass by. This is so important to me because my baby Lowell is growing. It is his first year of life and I want to see it, feel it, live it such that it does not just pass me by. Am ready for this.

ImageSecond, I chose the word faith because it is through faith that we learn to let go of control and give it to God.

Am trusting on Him this year. I do not need to be in control of everything. He is protecting me and my family. He is watching over me. Knowing this allows me to go out and live life. I do not have to be afraid or scared about what tomorrow brings because am well taken care of. Am the daughter of the King. He gives me everything I need and More. All I have to do is enjoy life and use it to touch others.

I have FAITH in Him and so I can LIVE beautifully!