Im just a passionate mum and wifey, sharing my family life to inspire fellow mums and mum-to-be's. Being a mum may not be the most glamorous job in the world but it is the most fulfilling role any woman can have. It is amazing how a small human being can change your life forever. How a little smile from your child's face can light up your entire day. Read my journey into motherhood, what inspired me and the bumps along the way.
I was at my heaviest when I was pregnant, weighting about 11 (70 kg) stone then straight after my daughter's birth, i only lost 5 kg.
my daughter's one month bday
The 5 kg I lost accounted for my daughters birth weight, water retention, placenta and sadly I also lost a considerable amount of blood during my C-section that I've been advised to get a blood transfusion. However, I kindly rejected it and opted for the iron tablets. First month after birth, I was completely home bound with my little one, recovering from my C-section surgery and looking after my child. My husby's mum fed me well and cooked me healthy chicken and ginger soup evey day.
just chicken and ginger soup without rice
Believe it or not, this was the only food I eat for the first month after birth. I have tried my hardest not to give in to eating carbohydrates such as rice, bread, potatoes and cakes. Even before I got pregnant I dont usually eat that much carbs apart from cakes so it wasn't that hard for me to stick with no carbs diet besides the chicken and ginger soup was soo delicious and satisfying that most of the time I was left feeling full. Although, I may have eaten some fruits and some seafood but not that much.
As a first time mum, my main concern is raising my child the best way I can. As I've mentioned in my earlier post, I often worry whether my parenting skills are good enough to make sure my bubba grows gracefully but I have come to realize that maternal instincts often come natural and that its better to spend your time cherishing your child's childhood than worrying too much. After all my bubba has learnt so much already in the past two years of her life so I must be doing something right. She has learnt nursery songs such as 'The Alphabet Song', 'Twinkle little star' etc ; bubba has also learnt to count and recognize numbers and letters; she is also already potty trained, she's learnt shapes, colours and many more. My little bubba continues to amaze me everyday!
She has an intuitive mind, loves fairy tale stories, princesses, songs, cuddless and so on. My maternal instincts always kicks in when needed, I'd know when bubba would want to nap even without a watch in my hand, I'd know when she'd want to eat and I'd know when she's tired. Although, there are times when I have to convince bubba to want certain things such as eating vegetables and fruits. Hence, my maternal instincts have also taught me to not always give bubba what she wants because what she want may not be that good for her. When bubba was born I didn't think that time would fly by soo fast, it's as if I've blinked and here she is 2 years old and about to turn 3 towards the end of this year. Sometimes I still see her as a little baby, crawling towards me for a cuddle and as much as I'd want my child to grow beautifully--still a part of me wants her to remain a baby.
I have been looking through bubba's old photos and was looking for ideas on my next post. I have thought of some interesting personal subjects--However, I have decided to blog about something more informative and helpful to mums, who may be looking for bouncers ideal for their babies. Hence, I have decided to write this post containing my detailed review on Fisher Price Rainforest-- hopefully this post will help mums decide whether this bouncer is the right one for their baby.
First of all, here is my story as to how me and my husby came into deciding whether this bouncer is the right one for our daughter. As you can see by the title of this post you already probably have guessed that I am a big fan of this bouncer and I am sure that a lot of mums out there will probably agree with me that this may just be one of the best bouncers ever invented. Yes there are many bouncers out there, different prices, colours, different structures and different dangling toys to keep baby busy. However, out of the many bouncers that my daughter have tried and sat on-- this one was the bouncer that gave my bubba the biggest smile and giggles, she absolutely loved it and was in tears when we took her out of the Jumperoo. At the start, we were reluctant spending this much money on a bouncer but in the end we just couldn't resist not purchasing it--- seeing how bubba loved it soo much.