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Motherhood’s brief gaze into the distance..

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In the midst of all the kiddy chaos this morning I just had to sit down for a minute! Motherhood is demanding, challenging, fulfilling, tiring.. I felt exhausted this morning even before the day started.. yes I’m human. Not superhuman like some of you think. Lol.
Every mother and entrepreneur has that moment… when all you want to do is lie down and sleep but then you remember that so much depends on you. In my case, so many wonderful people depend on my energy, productivity, my drive, my inspiration, my smile.

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For this little moment, however, I zone out into a different space, while my son runs around playing, stopping only for moments at a time to drink the fruit juice I had put out for him. I’m thankful to my husband for holding the baby for these precious minutes when I get lost in the distance. Soon it will be time to send Nolly to school. I’ll have to be on time to meet and interview job applicants this morning at Madame Yasmeen’s. My hair is not yet done, just a little eyeliner to wake my eyes up and a dab of lip color to put me into a feelgood mood for the morning. Still tired.. but thankful for all my blessings and ready to forge ahead.

Special love to all dutiful, pure mothers and earth lovers out there. Thank God its Friday!! 💕

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Welcome to motherhood!

I started a new category on my blog because I am a mother now! How exciting! How emotional! How crazy! … so many words to describe this one word – motherhood. My pregnancy was generally very beautiful and healthy since I had previously switched to living a better, natural lifestyle. That definitely paid off, although I did have my share of cravings during that time. I was also particularly lucky when it came to my weight gain and physical changes during pregnancy. I was barely showing till I was almost 7 months preggo, no swollen face syndrome, I had what people might call a ‘blooming’ pregnancy. I started a hypnobabies course aimed at helping me to relax, and to accept the natural nature of childbirth; re-thinking the process and adopting a more peaceful and positive approach. I was not able to fully complete the course but I do believe I took a lot out of the experience, and staying positive throughout the period. My birth experience was physically difficult as I labored for almost 24 hours, with baby turning his head to the ideal position only at the very last minute when literally, I was about to be wheeled into the theatre for an emergency C-section. Thankfully my determination paid off and I gave birth naturally to a healthy 3.5kg baby boy at 3:55pm on 28th February 2013.

Nolan Waleed is my pride and joy and is now 10 weeks old. He is my first precious child and I am learning so much as I embark on this journey with him. He’s a happy child full of smiles unless of course he is uncomfortable for some reason which most of the time is found in 3 letters – GAS! For those of you mothers with “Colicky” babies, I feel your pain! I will post later about Colic and gas, and things I have tried to help give Nolan some relief.  In these 10 weeks we have already had to deal with an ear infection, circumcision, vaccinations, and his digestive problems. Oh the joy! 🙂

Oh yes! it’s all that and more! The initial high, the boobie drama, all the unsolicited advice, and the sleep-less nights. I say “sleep less” and not “sleepless” because you could manage to sleep in-between feedings for a few hours at a time. I’m lucky to have a baby who sleeps more at night than he does during the day. How long you get to sleep of course depends on your baby. All-in-all he is a bundle of joy and I am so thankful and blessed to have him in my life. So I say to myself and all you first time mommies out there – welcome to motherhood, the most fulfilling full-time (and overtime) job in the universe!