So after the bottom 2 teeth were out at 5 months, we were waiting for the top 2 to come in and boy was it horrible! At Cristiano’s dedication he was already not feeling too good and we could see the top gums were swollen and itching. We gave the normal Prodol and Panado to help him through it at night and then his cold teethers. Then there was the horror week before Christmas! 😵😵😵 Cristiano was generally a good sleeper, only woke up for wet diaper and to dream feed. However this week my poor baby would wake up screaming in pain despite the Prodol and Panado doses we gave him. And we could only give him so much. We were walking, talking zombies! He only wanted to sleep on my chest. I love that he chose my chest as his safe haven during this horrible time. The thing is, he is getting bigger and heavier and my back is unfortunately not that strong. With us also having summer, my legs and feet tire much quicker. Swollen feet in summer is no joke. My poor baby slept so bad one night that I had to take off work to take care of him. We went to the pharmacy to see what alternative there was and the pharmacist said the Prodol and Panado was the best. I told him to give me anything else, maybe the current combo isn’t working anymore. It was that afternoon that I discovered that along with the top 2 teeth, another bottom tooth was coming out. Turns out we were only treating the top gums when the bottom gums were also hurting. The discovery made life a little easier now that we could treat the root of all his misery. We also have multiple teethers that we’ve been using since 3months when the signs of teething started. We entered the new year with 5 teeth at almost 8 months old. ☺
This week mommy was too tired and baby was too hot to hassle with outfit change for 7 month pictures. Due to the heat we decided to go to the beach. The little mr was fussy and who wouldn’t be in this 38 degree weather in Cape Town. There was a bit of wind at the beach and we decided to keep him in his Doona. Little mr was not impressed and the look on his face says it all!
Cristiano is now somewhat crawling and very active! We constantly need to keep an eye on him! He jets through the house in his walking ring and pulls on everything and pulls out everything in cupboards. It also looks like 2 top teeth are trying to make its way through. This kid looks so tall and I cannot believe how much he has grown. He clearly has his father’s body build. He is bigger in clothing size on top than bottom.
I still can’t believe my little munchkin is 7months old! Will need to start planning first birthday soon!
We started attending Hillsong Church when we moved to Milnerton. We quite enjoy the Sunday services. It was here that we decided to dedicate our little one to the Lord and pledged to raise him in the Christian faith. The Lord has been our strength through this life and our prayer for our boy is that he will walk with the Lord through this journey called life. The bible verse we dedicate to him is Isaiah 40:31 “ But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Here are some pictures of the day.
Cristiano my boy, where has time gone?! I can’t believe you’re 6months old already! It was just the other day that I gave birth to you and held your tiny body on my chest. Now your personality is starting to shine through. You are such a happy, vibrant and friendly little boy. You love running the whole place full in your walking ring and talking to mom and dad. Your other favourite past time is rolling and crawling around on the floor or in your cot. You grab onto everything and recently started eating purity and veggies that mommy makes. You prefer sweet potato like your dad which makes him very happy. You also have 2 teeth and I think a few more on its way. Your smile and laughter makes everyone’s day! You are the most amazing boy in the whole universe and I am proud to be your mother. I love you boy! 😙
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! 😍😍😍
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. ☺
It’s 12am and I am wide awake after feeding Cristiano and putting him back to bed. For some reason I cannot stop looking at his precious face that brightens up my days. All I can think is how blessed I am to have this little human in my life and calling him mine. Cristiano, one day when you read this, always remember that mommy loves you more than life itself. ❤❤❤
Time is flying by and I am looking for a pause button! My baby that was born not too long ago is 4 months already! He is talking and playing a lot now. He has been chewing alot on his hands recently and the sister at the clinic says it’s normal. It also seems like his gums are itching quite a bit so I ordered him a teething mitten. I am so blessed to have a boy that sleeps straight through the night. I have to wake him to feed and change him as he does not eat a lot at once but rather multiple small bottles. He kicks a lot and always wants your full attention. Do not think you can be busy on your phone and deal with him. He will scream at you! 😅 I fully agree with him. I mean, who can ignore that cute little rascal face?
We did his 4 month photos yesterday and this is the results. 😊
The Superman onesie I got from the Woolies factory shop and I decided to make the 4 months on a Charly’s Bakery Cupcake.
So here I am, 3 weeks (almost 4 weeks) postpartum. It has been a real roller coaster of a ride welcoming our new adventure. We’ve had sleepless nights because of gas, cramps and breast milk that is not filling enough for our little superstar. But we look back and can safely say, from here it doesn’t look that bad.
Even though the past 3 weeks were intense, the workaholic in me can’t seem to slow down. I barely have any time available with baby demanding so much attention, but yet I have this insane urge to be working. I currently work for my company from home in my general manager capacity (let’s face it, perfectionist and control freak that I am, I couldn’t let go of my work for even a week!). I squeeze in time here and there but heavily rely on the time hubby is home to take care of baby. There are just so many things that I still need to take care of in the company I work for, I cannot afford to drop the ball.
If I am not busy with my general manager duties, I’m thinking up and working on entrepreneurial ideas. I work on marketing and business plans, I knit and crochet, I work on photos in photoshop and lightroom, to name but a few things.
You see, my mind goes crazy when I am not busy with anything. I need to constantly feed it otherwise I feel like I am just wasting my time on earth. Strange but true. Which also makes me wonder how some people can be at home and do nothing. That is one art I am yet to learn.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE spending time with my little one and hubby, but I also need to be me, the person my husband fell in love with and the person my little one has learnt to love since he was growing inside me. So yes, I am a workaholic, perfectionist and control freak and I thrive on deadlines and projects.
So far I have a lot on my plate but always looking for more. So if you have anything that will tickle my work fancy, let me know! I’m always looking for new things to get my mind working on. ☺