My little man turned 8 months this week! What an amazing journey it’s been getting to this stage!
I definitely have to say motherhood has been a lot easier better this second time around – breastfeeding for one was smoother, weaning is going better and I guess I’m just more relaxed as a mother. I pray I haven’t jinxed things now!
Junior is still a serious little man, chilled out and not fussed at all, except at night or when he isn’t getting what he wants. We still have to work for the smiles but when they come it melts my heart every time!
Life has been happening, as usual, my parents have gone back home, my big sis was here for a couple of weeks. She’s gone back too so now our home is very quiet once again… it’s taking some getting used to again as we’ve have family over for at least 3-4 months! It also means there’s no one to help out with carrying Junior any more but God being so good, my little man is on the move and he’s not slowing down for anyone!
Life really does change after having kids, focuses shift and priorities change – that’s life, isn’t it?
When we had Aj, I finally understand what the ultimate childcare was about! That thing hit me hard! I honestly didn’t realise how much it would cost till we started making inquiries! Then we went for number 2! My husband thought I was crazy, after all, one child is enough, right? Nope!
With two kids I’m definitely learning more interesting ways to budget and save a few pennies here and there, even more so while I’m on maternity leave.
The first week of back to school was last week and we made it! It’s going to take some getting used to this routine, but I believe we’re in a good place. It also helps that I only have to go to work Monday mornings for now, so means I can get the hang of things pretty well before I increase my hours and officially resume next month!
And finally, I had a niece, thanks to my brother, Dipo and his lovely wife Tomi! I was starting to worry that Aj might be the only girl from my side of the family, but thankfully that has all changed now! I pray she is the first of many more to come too… (more…)
My little man is 6 months old today! He is such a cheeky little man and can’t believe how much I love him to bits! It’s true what they say about the heart expanding when one has more kids! You don’t love one any less than the other… It’s truly amazing!
A master’s student at the University of Warwick reached out to me about a project she is working on and will really appreciate your help in filling out a survey. Here’s what she requests:
I am working on an MSc dissertation project at the University of Warwick, testing parental day-care concerns and extracurricular club enrolment for children ages 0-5 in the UK.
Junior has started weaning! I haven’t been looking forward to this at all (I also dread potty training)! It is so messy and these babies are so unpredictable! I’ve promised myself I won’t put too much pressure on myself and will let the little man take the lead so we’ll see how that pans out…