Monday, November 12, 2012

{in gratitude}

because i was adamant about not following confinement practices, 
i didn't hire any help.
so mum offered to come around everyday to help.

i was initially apprehensive.
mostly because we've lived by ourselves for so long...
so it felt weird to have someone come by everyday.
(and a little prideful that i could totes handle a baby myself)


but turns out to be such a blessing.
with mum, she was more than an extra pair of hands.

she brought a whole tonne of love and joy. the boys LOVE her company. and when i had my hands full with blake, she would cuddle muu-muu. she split my confinement lunch with me, agreeing that its way too much ginger to consume. we chatted. she told me hilarious stories of the three of us growing up. i learnt so much about her i never knew before. she brought her sewing machine and we crafted the afternoons away while the boys napped. we sneakily had the air-con running. we ate "naughty" food together. we laughed at how the husband is a much better parent than i am. and we took turns to babysit while the other goes shopping. 

 {hand-quilted for blake by grandma}

but mostly, im so glad to share my first moments of motherhood with my own mummy.
i think im gonna miss that bit the most when this month is over! 


{muu got his own color-coordinated blankie}

ma, thanks for everything! 
our boys are so lucky to grow up with a grandma like you!
we love you tonnes!
xx

7 comments:

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  2. i started appreciating my mum a WHOLE LOT more after thaddeus' arrival and when teanne arrived, i knew i could only survive because i am staying with my family. ;p

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    1. I guess they really know what they're talking about when they threatened "wait till you become a parent yourself!!" Haha!! ;) really twists your heart in so many directions!! ;)

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  3. I felt the same too, and still do , we swoon over Lucas and gloat about how clever he is, just today!

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    1. Haha!! Good to have another person hopelessly infatuated with your little munchkin, huh?!

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  4. sorry, this is parenting unrelated but i LOVE THAT QUILT!! i'm going to steal and try to replicate!! it's so pwetty!!! love the chevron design and color palette!!! lucky blakey!

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    1. yayy!! someone noticed!! i love it too!!! and have fun making it!! i wanna see it when you're done!!

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