So I’m four and half months in to motherhood and today I thought I’d share some ramblings and give a little update on how me and little Nova-Rose are keeping.
So apparently I’m balding, which is awesome! This apparently happens to mums at around the three month mark, some people say your hair is never the same again and some say it gets better within a few months. My opinion is that it’s probably dependent on the individual and their genes, diet etc. I’ve been told that cutting my hair should help but I’ve had the same hairstyle for pretty much my entire life and am not a fan of cutting it! I know it’s good for the hair in general to have it cut but like I said, I’m not a fan. Though I may just have to swallow my feelings on that and go with it for the sake of my hair.
They say around six months they start teething….wrong!! That would have been lovely to have at least of had six months before we had to embark on that fun, dribble-y journey. Well, little miss has been teething since 2 months! Without a damn break so far and let me tell you it’s wearing on the both of us. There isn’t much available on the market for before six months when it comes to soothing the pain. I’ve been told that Nelsons salts are good, admittedly I’ve been a bit reluctant due to them having Maiz starch along with other things that I don’t understand but maybe I’ll try it anyway, as I don’t like seeing her suffer in pain. I’m using baby bonjela and I can’t imagine that’s any better with its ingredients. So I should stop being a hypocrite and just try the salts.
Well I must say at night she’s relitvly good, she mostly sleeps through to around 5:30 am. This isn’t always the case but for the most part I can’t complain about the nights (touch wood) and I know it could all change and so I won’t hold my breath but hopefully she’ll keep sleeping at night. Now though I can’t complain about the night, I can complain about the day! That’s because my little Nova-Rose doesn’t bloody nap! Literally like 15- 30 mins 2-3 times a day. Maybe that’s “normal” I don’t know but for me it’s not nearly long enough. I love her beyond words but I need more time then that. She doesn’t like to be put down and this doesn’t give me anywhere near enough time to get things done (welcome to motherhood, I hear you say, oh hi). It’s like when she goes to sleep, it feels as though I’ve got to beat the clock in getting the things that I need to do and the things I want to do, done. Finding balance in this new chapter of my life can be challenging but nevertheless a working progress and my tip for achieving this is to just go with the flow of the energy and sometimes that means putting the things that you need to do on the back burner in order to make time for things you actually want to do because sometimes we need to be a little selfish and make time for ourselves, to be our best for our little ones. Or at least that’s what works for me in my life.
The four month itch:
I’m finding at the four month mark, she’s really hit a turning point. She is much more alert and aware of her surroundings. All of a sudden she is reaching out to grab things, she’s pushing to be held standing up on her feet and I can tell she wants to be playing with her toys. But she can’t quite put her motor skills into action in the way I feel she would like to. Thus making it quite difficult to know how to entertain her. But we are figuring it out.
Though she is mostly just having her bottle, I have tried her with Farley Rusk biscuits that my mum bought her. We also tried the biscuits with milk which created a somewhat porridge like consistency, which she seemed to like. She is still getting the hang of the spoon and having it to move it around in her mouth but overall she dealed with it well. We are talking about starting to purée some dinners for her. I’m a little anxious about making the time for it because I want to prepare her food myself, so that I know exactly what is going into her meals but it’s making the time. I’m sure once I start doing it, a routine will naturally occur.
Well I think I’ll leave it at that for today. I’ve enjoyed bringing the motherhood aspect of my life to the blog for something a little different. I’m thinking of sharing some Novas outfits on here too. Even if you’re not into babies, she is so cute in her little outfits, I’m betting you won’t be able to resist cooing over her.
Sending you love and light,