Sometimes family can be a pain in the butt, but past that remains always love!
I now have my own little family. Edward is my partner, lover, friend. Emanuel is my gorgeous (9wk and 2 day old) son. This time last year, I could never have predicted that I would have these two blessings in my life. Yes, things have happened very fast ... I became pregnant only a few months after meeting Edward, but it just feels so right.
Of course we have our squabbles. I'm apparently a nag sometimes and he leaves the lid off the sugar, dirty clothes strewn all over the floor, doesn't replace the toilet roll when it's finished etc etc grrrrrrrrrr.
But I love him. He makes me laugh, is affectionate and out-going. I love my little family. *xx*
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
When it finally happens at about 6-8 weeks, smiles make all the late night feeds and sleepless nights worth it. Seriously my heart glows with joy when I see Manu gazing up at me with his toothless grin and sparkly eyes. He is most smiley in the morning when Eddie is playing with him in bed or just before he latches on to my boob. Soooo adorable! Can't wait for the giggles.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Wearing Manu means that he is connected to me, but also connected to the world around as I interact with it. He gets to hear my voice and other peoples and when he wants to, he can open his eyes and peep out at what is going on but from the safety of his little cocoon. I want to include him in what I'm doing with respect.
I know that in only a short while, I won't be able to carry him like this and it is my hope that from this safe base, he will feel sure enough to explore for himself.
Were you carried a lot as a child? Were you put in a pram and wheeled around? What helps a child become a brave young person?
Friday, 16 November 2012
Put mango in your salad! This one has freshly toasted almonds and sesame seeds on top.
We are coming into Summer now here in Sydney and the weather is warming up. It is a time of mangoes, lychees and cherries. YuM! I used to eat bags of lychees with Dad. We would sit there and see who could peel them without breaking the delicate white skin.