November Favourites 

I watch a reasonable amount of YouTube and a lot of people on there do monthly favourites! So I thought it might be fun to share our monthly favs with you all! I have made a list for Rhemy & one for myself (cause mums are still allowed to love things outside of parenting – right!😜). Okay so let’s begin with baby. 


Rhemy’s Favourites in November: 

Scooby Doo: a puppet purchased by Rhemy’s Nan and Pop at Movie World thinkng it would keep her entertained/happy while we were there. This has ended up being the first toy she has loved. She snuggles him, chews him and just adores him. 

OBall (rattle ball): I bought this after a suggestion from one of the mothers in a mother’s group I am part of, after I was concerned about Rhemy not grabbing things. A concern that certainly isn’t an issue today. (Hello hair pulling, necklace pulling, face pinching) 

Dumbo Mat: We worked hard to get Rhemy to like laying on the ground. It wasn’t until we got this Dumbo mat from Target that she began to like it. Now she loves this mat she’s always grabbing its feet(?) and is so content playing on it. 

Doc McStuffins: Before anyone says anything, this is on in the background not something she stares at for hours on end but when this show comes on she is so happy talking to the television and happy squealing. 

Dummy Cords: We have these plaited leather ones that are made by me and they are a love hate thing. Rhemy (and I) love them because no more dropped dummy’s! However she grabs it and pulls out her dummy all the time, then is very unhappy when it happens! She’ll learn haha. 
Okay now Mum’s turn: 

Flower Crowns: If you have been on my Instagram lately then this is a pretty obvious one but I love Rhemy in flower crowns! I love making them for her, I love how beautiful she looks in them. I just love them!! 
Louis Vuitton 6 ring Azur keyholder: This was a present last thing in November but I am counting it. Sean bought this for me for our 2 year wedding anniversary! I love Louis Vuitton! This was my first Azur piece and I am over the moon! 
Diamond drop earrings: I haven’t been wearing earrings for a while and then I decided to give these a whirl and I have been wearing them ever since. They are a beautiful present from my parents on our wedding day and I think they are amazing! They are white gold, I am normally a rose gold girl but lately have been loving mixing golds! So I wear them with whatever is going!
Quay Australia My Girl Sunglasses: I never wear reflected lenses, but when I saw these glasses I knew I had to have them! They are huge and blue but they are incredible. Quay is such good quality at such a great price point! These will definitely not be my last pair! 
Birkenhead Kairo: Last but not least, my Kairos! I bought theses recently as I have been having issues with one of my feet, the arch has collapsed and I can not wear shoes with no support for extended periods of time. Enter my Kairos! I got them in black so I could wear them with everything and I do. Next time I will get a pair that I can just slip on, without having to buckle them on but they are worth the extra few minutes it takes to do so! Bye bye Havis! (not entirely) 
Now it’s your turn! Tell me, what’s been your fav things last month? 

I hate baby teeth! 

I hate baby teeth! I really, really HATE them! They have a lot to answer for, and what’s worse is we haven’t even seen one yet!

I want my baby back, the one who isn’t grumpy, grizzly or in pain! The one who isn’t drooling profusely, difficult to feed and has bright red cheeks! I want to be able to help her more, bongela and sometimes baby Panadol are my weapons of choice, both not overly well recieved by the baby (can’t work out for the life of me why 😝).
Her red, inflamed gum appreciates it and her hands too, so at least they get a break from being constantly chewed! However Rhemy doesn’t care, it tastes gross and it seems a much better idea to try to spit it out! To be completely fair I don’t blame her, I hate medicine too!

How do you deal with a teething baby? Have you lost your sleep? (luckily I have not) or your sanity? (somedays, I have been close) How does or did your baby deal with teething? Was it a long drawn out process without the tooth erupting? (Rhemy’s experience so far) Or one day no teeth, next it’s there? (lucky baby, lucky parents and baby!!)

Let me know below!
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Mummy, I love you best! 

Lately Rhemy has been wanting mummy. Only mummy! She’s not interested in her dad rocking her, getting her to sleep or putting her dummy in. She doesn’t want him full stop! 

Luckily he is very understanding and knows all kids go through their stages and doesn’t take it personally. Truthfully I love that she wants me, that she looks for me when I walk out the room and that she knows when I’m not around. I love this little human so much and it is so nice to know she feels the same way! 
The only time it would be great, if she would like someone else is when she is upset (luckily this doesn’t happen too often)! At 7.3kg now, she gets heavy and quick! After holding her for what feels like a lifetime my arm goes dead and I am sure I am going to lose it! Hahaha

 
Is your baby going through any stages? Do they have a favourite? Have they gone through something similar? I’d love to hear! 

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Today baby won! 

Today our baby won, we didn’t stick to routine or the “rules” we have in place. Today our baby won and that’s okay! 

You see we have been away for 3 weeks and during that time she was unbelievable – an absolute superstar! In and out the car like a yoyo! In the pram for hours! New surroundings and three days of travelling there and back! Barely a cry most days, please note I said most

   

  

Rhemy’s routine went out the window. Her bedtime was still the same every night but naps took place when we could get her to have them (and wherever we were). She started to wake pretty early in the morning but still slept through so really no complaints from me. 

You see we really do like Rhemy to have a routine, to have playtime and to know when things are happening during the day but today she won. She dictated the whole day. She slept when she wanted. (3 hours at 10.30am) she’s generally a afternoon napper and a morning power napper. She was rocked to sleep, which is never needed at bedtime (nap time maybe). When she woke she spent time in our bed! I know, I know not the best idea! 
Surely it’s okay for her to have a win somedays. Maybe I am in the minority, maybe I am not but as far as I can see it is! 

Rhemy won today and that’s okay!  

  
 
Now please comment below and tell me when your baby won, if it happens regularly or not at all. 

I am mother! 

The day Rhemy was born, I was so overwhelmed at her arrival ( and rightfully so) that I didn’t realise that I was born again too. I was no longer just a woman, I was and am a mother. No more are my thoughts my own and no longer does my day consist of things to only benefit myself. 
Everything on the news now frightens me more, because now I have Rhemy to worry about as well. I hate to see children going through any type of ordeal, because what if they happened to my child! 

The temperature in our house is under surveillance 24/7 so that she is not too hot or too cold. I keep an eye on my watch like a hawk, not because I care what the time is, or have any where to be but because I like to know what is coming next in Rhemy’s routine. 

It took me a while to notice these changes in myself, perhaps they hadn’t occurred straight away, although I am convinced they did. 

I am now stronger and more confident in myself, however at the same time, I am more vulnerable too. I am interested in things I would have yawned at once before and love how much Rhemy makes me want to learn and take in.

Dynamics in my friendships have changed, and by that I do not mean the friendship has suffered in any way, just that it has altered. Luckily for me my close friends are happy for a pram to accompany us to lunch or coffee, or to come to my house when it is too hard to get out of the house. We have functions that a baby is fine to attend or ample notice is given if not so I can make other arrangements. 

I am grateful that I have this is my life. I know many people feel isolated when they become parents because they have friends who do not have children or understand what it means to have them, so instead of being flexible and adapting slightly for their friend, they just stop inviting them to things. 

I am me, a newer version, a better version. I have grown and changed in ways I know not only benefit me but also my cub!

 I am a mother! I am her mother! 

Now I ask you, to comment what changes you noticed in yourself. To like the post if you enjoyed it and share it if you would like others to read. 

Until next time! 

Body after baby!

imageHaving a baby takes it’s toll on a lot of you, but obviously especially your body. Some people lose their baby weight straight away with no effort and others struggle and lose very little.

I think it’s important to remember there is no right amount of time or weight loss that happens after baby. As long as mother is healthy then that is all that should matter.

The biggest issue mothers face is that all these celebrity mothers lose weight at rapid speeds and return to their pre-baby bodies in no time. People forget that they have professionals working with them around the clock, not only to get them back into shape but to help care for the baby.

This is something the normal, everyday mother is not fortunate enough to have. However I am not sure every mother would want it. I know I certainly wouldn’t. I love being able to care for my own baby and don’t mind that the weight hasn’t moved quite as quickly as I would like it too. For me I would much prefer to spend time and raise my child. She doesn’t care how chubby I am. She only cares that I am there for her, that I love her and that I provide for her.

I workout fairly regularly and eat somewhat okay. I won’t say good, cause I would be lieing haha! I have lost some weight but have a long way to go! I am fine with it coming off slowly.

So I ask you, how did you go getting your body back in to shape?