Just checking in…
November seems to have gone by pretty quickly, it’s been a good month for us as a family. For me it has been a month of learning. I have learnt so many new things regarding my roles as wife and mum.
Every new parent will attest to the fact that a baby changes things in a relationship and we are no exception. One habit we developed in the last couple of months and really enforced this month has been; spending time together once the baby in bed every night. I have learnt to be consistent with D’s bedtime,ensuring that he is in bed early, giving the hubs and me time together.
We attended a Couples’ Timeout event organised by our church around mid-November, we had to take D with us because we didn’t have any child-care arrangement, but it was fun still. The event was on a Saturday and started about mid afternoon and was over by about 7:30/8pm. The theme was Submitting to one another. I can honestly say that before then I never heard of this portion of the Bible because the usual emphasised verse is the one regarding wives submitting to their own husbands. The guest speaker was Pastor Ruth Essien and I must say I was refuelled by her talk.
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
– Ephesians 5:21
Something else I learnt or discovered this month is regarding being a wife, mother and homemaker. At several times we have discussed the issue of getting help around the house, but I do not feel the need for that right now. Sure, it would be great to have someone to take the load off me and not have to do certain tasks, but I have discovered that with proper planning and management I can accomplish most of my tasks without getting overwhelmed. Funny enough, it was one of the questions that came up during the interactive sessions of the Couples’ Retreat. I now manage my tasks spreading them out over the various days of the week.
Yes, November was a learning month and the number one thing intake away with me is making time for the important relationships in my life.
We are hitting another milestone, – teeth.
Last week we had a few rough days and nights. My baby was not his usual cheerful self.
It started with a runny nose and cough; then on one night he just did not stop crying and wanted to be held constantly through the night. Next day, he developed a fever and had to go on malaria medication.
By Saturday he was back to being a happy baby and by then I could feel the sprouting tooth whenever I massaged his gums. I’m so glad he is feeling better now, it was hard seeing him feeling unwell.
I cannot believe he is almost eight months old.
Today I am giving thanks for my baby.
I love the abundance of gratitude posts and quotes right now, I came across this quote today on Pinterest via TimeWarpWife.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie
Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans!
Some days ago I spent sometime reading some of my previous posts on the blog and I loved seeing the reflections of the phase(s) of life I was in. A lot of times I have wondered about blogging, whether it’s something I really want to continue. I love to journal and I’m one of those people who almost always has a notebook around.
In the last few months I have written and edited several blog posts; in my head. I never seem to be able to get the time I need to sit at the computer and type my thoughts out. Life as a mum and wife has been extremely busy and fulfilling. I intended to blog when my little man hit certain milestones, but such posts never materialized.
I have figured that, once again, I may be unable to do a regular schedule of posts but just put up something when I can. This led me to ask: “why keep the blog at all?”. I don’t have a definitive answer, I can only say I love having a blog.
I feel like G & B are friends who have just had a baby, I was very pleased to learn about the birth of their baby boy. Through their reality show I have been aware of their journey to becoming parents and seen the disappointments they faced.
I admire their spirit; they refused to be defeated and refused to give up and today they are parents.
I wish them much happiness as they embark on this new chapter.
An inspiring couple.
*image source: celebuzz