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Got her Ears done..

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I have been thinking about getting her ear pierce from quite long. Been told by so many people that it’s not the right time. She is too young, you should wait , it will not be her choice and this and that.

Two weeks ago, I took her to Claire’s and got her ears done. To my surprise, it went really good. She cried for like 20 or 30 seconds and the next minute she was laughing and playing. The ear piercer told me that it will take about 3 weeks to heal. But her ear was healed in 3 days. The picture that I put here is the second day of her piercing.

When I was 9 months my mum got my ears done and I never regret that my entire life. I still remember when I had my ears with beautiful studs where other friends used to just see and always been wanting same studs like mine. I don’t remember any kind of pain. And I really really appreciate my mum’s choice to got my ears done that early.

I was given a after care solution which I have to use for 3 weeks and I just dab a cotton in it and slowly pat it on her ear lobe once or twice a day when she is sleeping. I rotate the butterfly lock from behind once or twice a day as well. Ears are healed but I’m still doing it.

The whole ear piercing cost me 40 pounds at Claire’s. The stud she is wearing is 9 carat gold. There are other places where it could be done cheaper. But I was not really keen to go there.

The piercer told me that I can change the stud after 3 months of piercing but I will keep it as they are really cute. And I’m going to buy her 24 carat when she gets bigger. InshAllah.

 

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Posted in humour, life skills, mummy baby love, Mummy's health and wellness, self development and motivation, Uncategorized

Me time – the moment I can’t keep my eyes open but still scrolling down.

After a long day, shopping, cooking, feeding, changing, nursing or what not. My little girl gone to sleep. I can’t keep my eyes open and need to change to my pajamas, brush my teeth and drink some water.  But here I am, scrolling down my phone. Being nosy on instagram.

It’s been 10 months now. I have been doing this. Not same thing all the time but this me time is a very special time for my sanity. I don’t want to get up from bed and just want to sleep like the way I am. But what is this telling me to get up and wash my face and brush my teeth and change??

Sometime i think what a great life babies have. They fed, changed, sleep and entertained. When I put my daughter to sleep, she takes good 30 minutes to drift off. If I am offered by this opportunity I will grab it in a second.  Now, I just closed my eyes and went in my dream seeing the stupidest things one can imagine.  Time to get up…

If you are in the same boat tell me what do you do in your “me time”.

 

 

Posted in life skills, self development and motivation, Uncategorized

Catching up with my blog

It’s been really really long that I have not written anything.

I am not a professional blogger and I don’t write to earn. Blogging just gives me a way to express myself  and keep the moments and experience locked in words where I can come and read whenever I want. 

I checked my stats and views from last week and I’m quite suprised to know, with this little content my blog has been viewed regularly. Thanks a lot for all of those who are reading.

My baby girl is 9.5 months now. Growing and learning  very quickly.  Life is so beautiful with her and I can’t keep my eyes off her. I’m truly blessed alhumdulillah.

Our weaning journey is also going pretty good. But she still doesn’t have any teeth yet.  So madam been bit moody sometimes because of her swollen gums.

Life is going like a roller coaster. Sometimes I can’t get hold of it and I think I am missing out on a lot of things. Having baby is a full time job. Sometimes you don’t even get a break.newd some motivation to write again

Hope will get really good stuff to write about in coming days .

Love you all .

 

Posted in life skills, mummy baby love, Mummy's health and wellness, self development and motivation, Uncategorized

What I learned being a first time mum

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  1. To be very alert in sleep.
  2. Putting my little girl first in everything.
  3. The value of routine in life.
  4. Making different types of baby food.
  5. No procrastination.
  6. Clean on the go.
  7. No late night gatherings
  8. Staying in a budget.
  9. Pinning every single blog post about parenting.
  10. 101 ways to entertain my daughter.
  11. Singing nursery rhymes.
  12. Home remedies to cure any illness.
  13. Controlling my anger.
  14. No matter how much I disagree with any other mother’s parenting, I just keep my mouth shut for her respect.
  15. Loving unconditionally.
  16. Understanding the fact that I’m not perfect.
  17. Learning  with every mistake.
  18. To know what my baby needs by her each cry.
  19. Praying for her before I pray for myself.
  20. Laughing and giggling with her even when I am sad.
  21. Getting happy to buy her clothes and shoes before I buy anything for myself.
  22. Learned the fact that Allah loves us more than 70 mothers. I know how much I love her. What would be the level of that love he has for us.
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Relationship goals after baby

Expectations

  1. Caring and helping husband who help changing nappies.
  2. Date night once a week.
  3. Sunday brunch in bed.
  4. Sensual massage.
  5. Babysit when you go out socialising.
  6. Keeping house clean and make less mess.
  7. Always be ready to listen.
  8. Eat together.
  9. Get up and put Z back to sleep when she wakes up at night.
  10. You look amazing sweetheart.

Reality

  1. Saying yuck! To see a dirty nappy and say oh! Throw this away … far away..
  2. Staying out once a week to get me time.
  3. Take Z downstairs please I need to sleep more . It’s Sunday . .
  4.  When was the last time you had shower ?
  5. Hello Z how are you ? I love you… go to your mama ! Come on man take her.
  6. Make sure to put trousers on the floor and leaving toilet dribbling after shower.
  7. What ? What did you say ? Do you really have to moan everytime ??
  8. What did you cook ? Vegetable curry ?!!!! I’m going to eat out today.
  9. I need to go work in the morning.  I’m going  to sleep in other room.
  10. You look amazing sweetheart ! 😆

I am still very happy with him. Just wish few things could change. What are your partners like? Share your thoughts.

 

How I understand my baby’s cues for potty at 8 months

I can’t be more than happy today. I was ignoring the signs and cues my baby girl was giving me for so long. Today she nailed it. To my utter surprise I do not have to do anything other than putting her on her seat in the toilet. Then she just did something beyond her age.

Yes my nearly 8 months old baby pooped in the toilet.

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Let’s have short look in details now.  My girl doesn’t poo everyday.  So I’m always worried about her and really wait for her to go. Because when she’s constipated she gets very fussy. So I keep giving her food with fibres and fruits to keep her digestive system working good.

After she started her weaning the texture of her poop changed. It became harder. So everytime she strains and goes red I knew she was going to poo. Whenever I open her nappy to my surprise there was little or no poo in the nappy. And as soon as I open the nappy she start eliminating poo. Seriously,  she poops when I open her nappy.  I been doing this for a month now.  So I already had a potty that I brought for her where she peed earlier. I shared that experience as well in this post.

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Been ignoring those signs and cues thinking this might be really early for her to potty in the toilet. I was happy for her just doing pee once a day. But again and again I see her in pain in strain and she was not doing it made me pick her and rush to the toilet. And within seconds she relieved herself. She was smiling and I was just saying.  ‘Good girl my girl just done poo poo’.

I never thought about proper potty training. I’m still not going to push her towards potty training until she starts walking . I will just catch the signs and then take her very slowly.

No more pain as gravity works better than nappy. No more rashes as she will be cleaned immediately.  And no more smelly poop. All we get is happy baby and happy mummy.

I encourage those mums who believe in picking the signs of elimination communication to go for it. Why not try it. If your baby is happy with it then it’s something that will help him later. If not then you can try later when your baby is ready.

 

Posted in baby health and wellness, development and learning for baby, elimination communication, mummy baby love

My 7 month old baby wee in toilet today – I’m so happy

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I never knew that my girl will give such a quick response at this age. I was shopping in tesco and I saw a potty seat, the one that goes over the toilet. I just bought it like this will help in future.

So she was giving me signs that I was ignoring.  Like whenever I used to change her nappy at night she wees right after I take it off. Most of the times the wee goes right on my bed. Sorry I no longer use any changing mat now. I was like why didn’t you do it in nappy. And there I thought wait ! Let’s try potty. May be let’s try my luck.

The next day I put the potty right at the same time before bed and I sat her on it.  I made the sound sssssssss. Nothing happened. Then I put little water over her wee wee spot.. After 5 minutes she did and she was like .

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I was very very happy. I praised her so much after that. And she was giggling and babbling. I’m so proud of her now.  I’m not going to push her to do poo at this stage now and going to put her on potty just once at night for few weeks. So she just get used to it.

So that is our first step towards growing up. Let me know if anyone of you have any nice tips for later. I will keep it updated with potty training.

 

Posted in baby essentials, baby health and wellness, Uncategorized, weaning

Chicken pulao is a hit today..

I mentioned in my earlier post that we are on a weaning journey.  My baby is just about 6.5 months and exploring new thing everyday. She is not a very chubby baby but she is not fussy either.

Our theory is.. If mummy can eat it, baby will eat it too. .so I always make her food by tasting it.

So what we did  .. I took I small piece of chicken washed it and put it to boil with rice and potato. Later I added some peas. When it came to a boil and tender I blended it adding little butter. It came out quite nice and creamy.

She really loved it.

Share your hit recipes and leave a comment below. If you want more hits to be shared. I will surely take a photo next time.

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Growth spurt and sleep regression

 

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I am a first time mum of a baby girl, who’s 6 months. Those early days of newborn are gone and we started getting hang over everything. Things went so smooth that I decided to write a blog about my motherhood and my baby. My baby weaned well, have a routine of morning and daytime naps, sleeping 7 hours straight at night. Felt like I achieved what I wanted and going up one more level. And now boom.  Sudden change in sleep pattern and naps. Now I feel like a mombie.

When to expect growth spurt

Well motherhood is unpredictable and the joys of accomplishment didn’t last long. You must heard about ‘ growth spurt ‘. 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and so on. I think she is having one.

All babies are different and their growth spurts are different as well. These are just estimate age where people observed their babies growing.  In fact, babies grow over night. Their growth spurt last for 3 days or a week.

She decided to teach me a lesson now. So on this stage this madam doesn’t like to sleep during day at all. Before I was just put her and she usually sleep for an hour two times a day on her own. Now she need feeding and rocking and patting and even after all that she wakes up after 15 minutes. On top of that she wants me to hold her all the time. All

Night time is the worst. After giving me those wonderful sleeps she started waking up every other hour . And now she doesn’t want to go back in her cot after feed. Yes. We are breastfeeding but we are not Co sleeping.

Other mums at baby group was having discussion about baby routines.  When I told them about my girl they were just amazed of how I done it. I became so confident. But now I am thinking what I’m doing wrong. Where I went wrong. Am I being overconfident.

My health visitor explained about growth spurt. What to look for? What to do? What are her needs right now? How to cope when baby is having a growth spurt.

Signs that your baby going through growth spurt

1. Feeding or eating more than usual

2. Sleeping regression  or hibernation.

3. When their clothes go smaller.

4. When they are fussier and need more comfort and cuddles.

5. There will be sudden increase in their weight and height.

Do’s and don’t

1. Do feed your baby whenever she wants. But don’t overfeed them when they start leaving or pushing out then stop.

2. Don’t link everything to growth spurt. It doesn’t accompany fever or rashes or any other illness. Always consult your pediatrician when you observe anything of concern.

3. Babies don’t understand their emotions and body changes and they get fussier. Feed them change them and check if their tummies are ok. Give them lots of cuddles and make them feel secure.

4. Do not wake your child up to feed. Unless your breasts are full and you have no option. Let them sleep. The more they sleep they grow.

5. Be there for your baby. Housework can be done once they are sleeping.

6. If they don’t let you sleep at night and keep waking up for feed, just feed them and keep patience. These days will pass soon.

Finally, I want to give support to all of you and tell you this is just a phase. I know it feels rrally frustrating sometimes and feels like you are stuck in this endless cycle but trust me when you look at your baby growing, you will forget about everything. One more thing that I was doing wrong.  I got too stuck up on making routine and staying on it. It’s not bad to follow your routine but if baby slips off then just allow it and stop blaming yourself.  Enjoy every stage.

Have a nice growth spurt.

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How I started weaning my girl

Our weaning journey started 2 months ago. When I started it was just one meal a day and now my girl is 6 months and having 3 meals a day.

My little girl on her weight chart started with 50th centile and then dropped to 25th centile.  She was exclusively breastfeeding First few months.  On the advice of health visitor I start topping her up with formula twice a day. But still dropping on weight chart. She is very active, plays well and doing everything  perfectly fine.

As she was dropping her centile lines I followed my mummy instinct and considered weaning earlier than guidelines. My baby taught me a lot. What she likes, what can she take, what can she digest.  After coming on solids three times a day she is picking up again.

I started her food with baby rice. Well usually everyone says to start with rice. My girl wasn’t really into it. I tried few times but she didn’t like it. Then I bought Aptamil banana porridge and to my amazement. She loved it.

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It’s very easy to make. Just add one table spoon to a bowl and 3 tablespoon of warm water or formula milk or breastmilk.

In the same porridge i started adding purees( apple and pear) . I was not experimenting at the beginning because it was still early for her digestive system to adjust.

Her poo changed and the consistency as well. One thing that worried me was she was not pooping daily. Her poo turned hard and she became constipated.  My mistake and I didn’t realize. I have to give her lots of water with solids. Now I give her water whenever I can and things started coming back to normal. Still she poo every 2 days  but better than before.

Till one month porridge and purees are the only one meal I was making for her. By her 5th month, I started giving her hint of everything.  For e.g. If I’m eating boiled egg I mash it’s yolk and gave. She asked for more. Likewise, I had avocado and I offered her with it as well.

Similarly, I gave her lots of easy digestible foods. Some she liked a lot and some of them she didn’t.  Those she didn’t like she push it away from mouth or puked.  So the list of first food I started from 4 months are as follows:

  • Baby banana porridge (loved it)
  • Apple puree (loved it)
  • Pear puree (loved it)
  • Potato mash (50,50)
  • Avocado (loved it)
  • Sweet potato puree (liked it)
  • Banana puree (she puked straight away)
  • Carrot puree (liked it)

At 6 months,

  • Cauliflower and potato mash
  • Carrot, peas and sweet potato mash
  • Semolina porridge
  • Chicken,Rice and lentil soup
  • Full fat yoghurt with puree
  • Butternut squash puree
  • Peach puree
  • Oaty porridge
  • Scrambled egg
  • Boiled egg yolk
  • Cauliflower cheese
  • Diluted fresh orange juice
  • Fresh apple juice

And I’m still on my way trying different things. She loved all of these things. I make all my baby food at home. If anybody interested in baby food recipes leave a comment below.