Co-sleeping

During my pregnancy I read quite a lot of articles and one topic was co-sleeping. Our first week at home with Cristiano, we were determined for him to sleep in his own cot because we were not going to spoil him by sleeping in our bed. I was also afraid of us rolling onto him while we sleep. Then one day my mom told me how she used to lay with me and my brother when we were babies and to try it so I could get some sleep while he sleeps. At first I wasn’t too sure about it, but went along.

So far, it was the best advice ever! I just love snuggling up with my boy after a hard day. Now some people may not agree with co-sleeping and that’s fine. I personally LOVE co-sleeping. Especially when I see how peaceful he sleeps in my arms or when I wake up to his beautiful face in the morning. Some mornings he wakes up without me knowing and when I open my eyes, there’s this big smile greeting me and my heart is bursting with joy! At this stage I cannot imagine having him sleep in his cot by himself, let alone his own room. I commend the mommies that can do that, but this mommy is beyond happy to be sharing her bed with her little bug.

Ps. I have so many pictures of Cristiano sleeping, it’s not even a joke!

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5 Months Old!

My little monkey is 5 months old! He is quite the busy bug. Cristiano discovered his strong legs, feet and toes. He now kicks like crazy and pulls his toes towards his mouth. This is so much fun but also so exhausting. Bath time has become a lot of fun and very wet! I think I may need to move him to the big bath. 🙈 He also scoots on his stomach and rolls back to tummy and vice versa. My little bug also started on solids and had some butternut. Still getting used to it but it’s ok so far. Next up we trying sweet potato. Ooohh! And my baby is teething! 2 bottom teeth are showing and boy are they sharp! The little bugger refuses to let me get a picture of this big milestone. 😒 Here’s some pics of his 5month shoot! 😍😍😍

Zeitz MOCAA Grand Opening

The highly anticipated opening of the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of contemporary art Africa was happening not too long ago and offered free entry over the Heritage day weekend. We decided to go on the Monday as we had other family commitments the Saturday and Sunday. When we got to the Silo District, the queues were snaking and the wind was quite strong. It was a little annoying to have to stand in the wind with a baby and seeing older people braving the wind to come see the opening. Nonetheless, me and my mother-in-law stood in the line while Marc sat with the baby in the Clock Tower. When we got to the front, Marc was not in the mood for art anymore and me, my mother-in-law and baby decided to continue on our journey. Once inside we were amazed by the space and what they did with an old silo. It was quite full and a tad difficult to maneuver a baby in a pram around, even though our Doona is quite compact. I salut the parents with the bigger prams. Some parents were clever by using their baby carrier instead. When we got to the 6th floor the views were absolutely amazing. The see through glass floor was quite a novelty. After taking some nice pictures, we headed down again. We didn’t get to see all of the exhibits due to the long lines to see them. I think we’ll go on another day to explore the arts. In the meantime, here are some pictures. ☺