Thursday, 7 April 2016

2.5 months in....

They say the first 3 months are the hardest and ain't that the truth. We still have a fair way to go but I kind of feel like we are starting to get on top of things. Nap time is still a struggle as well as madam staying in her cot and my back is crying out for some relief from constantly rocking this little dot (thankfully Caitlin - aka remedial massage wonder woman - from In balance mobile massage is back for few weeks so sneaking in a in-home massage next week and I can't wait)

But apart from all the crying the guilt and worry you feel as a new mum I can't get over how amazing being a mama actually is. She is so much more responsive and alert over the past few weeks it just melts my heart. When she wakes up and my face is the first thing she sees and it brings a huge smile to her face.... honest to god I cry pretty much every time. She knows I'm her mama now and as hard as it can be that she wants to spend 99% of the day with me, on me and in her line of vision at all times (even if I have to go to the bathroom) it feels so nice to know someone loves you 110% no matter what you do. I wish I could bottle this moment in time forever.

Also sneak peek at one of the custom handmade designs we have in the works for Three Sparrows that will be relaunching with new website soon... Dates TBABL (Dates To Be Advised By Lucy)

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

6 weeks in and what have I learnt?

First and foremost, I learnt that Steve and I can cook up one damn cute human... I mean that face, I can {and do} stare at it all day. Secondly it is now almost 8 weeks. YES, this post has taken me that long.

Everything I thought I knew was stupid... I think this one is self explanatory really. I thought I knew so much about babies and kids, we have so many of them in our life. I knew nothing. All the plans and ideas I had of what our family was going to be like... yeah, it was all dumb. Towards the end of my pregnancy I would see woman with their babies and think

Planning is for suckers... No amount of planing, no amount of advice/stories from friends and family with kids can EVER prepare you for being a parent. I/we tried to plan and I can't even remember what any of them are. I've just been living in a haze of whatever works on any given day is good enough for me... I can't even plan for an hr ahead she is that unpredictable.

Birth was not as scary as I thought it would be... I never had an opinion on sharing our birth story really before I went through it myself but I'm not sure if I want to share my birth story online. Mind you I read every birth story blog I could find online before my own so thank you to all you woman who shared. I find it to be such an intimate moment between our little family and a memory I will never forget for as long as I live. I like to journal our milestones on this blog to remind me down the track of moments but somethings you will never forget and to be honest there are no words to describe what I felt that day.

Showers are a privilege... For as long as I live I will never take a shower for granted or being able to go to the toilet when I actually need to.

Babies are LOUD! ... I do believe I am now partially deaf in my right ear. Lucy has a very healthy lung capacity and that's all I have to say about that.

You are never too old to need your mummy. Yeah this one was a shocker for me. I thought I was so strong and organised but when it comes to this 4kg bundle of joy I become a blubbering mess crying to my mummy - what do I door??? It was so great having her here and thank god for Skype.

The human body is one crazy/wonderful/kinda F-Up thing... From the physical act of giving birth to how your mind helps you deal and it's crazy fast way of recovering blows me away. I just can't believe that I was capable of it all. I made a human.

Stretch mark creams are a waste of time/money... And I will never buy one again. I went through tube after tube, buying the most expensive to the cheapest in hopes that it would work. I applied it religiously.... but... yeah no! come week 36 those stretch marks came in fast and strong, cream or no cream. Pre-baby I was super self conscious and upset about them and now...? Now I could care less, I see them as a badge of honour because those squiggly lines gave me the most precious gift I could ask for. {I haven't worn a bikini in years so I don't know what I was so worried about???}

I can survive {barely} on 2 hours sleep... If you ask Steve he would probably state otherwise but forgive me my love as I do not know/mean the things I say at 2am. I have never gone this long without consecutive hours of sleep. The only time I went a significant amount of time without sleep was our first flight to LA and trying to stay up so our jet lag wouldn't be so bad.... But at least I got to enjoy some cocktails at Bubba's while we waited it out. No cocktail hour for this breastfeeding mama.

I can eat almost anything one handed... A talent I never knew I possessed.

Other mums are actually really nice... I have heard some nasty stories in the past of "mean girls" behaviour with other mums and I was not really looking forward to having to join a mothers group. {because seriously who has time for that shit at this age?} It's still early days and I don't start my official mothers group until later this week but so far every other mum I have met in the hospital, clinics, workshops heck even public parents rooms at the shops have been super nice and friendly. And why not? We are all sleep deprived, hormonal and in the same boat what more do you need in common to become friends?

Wonder Weeks App can eat a D#@k... Pardon my french. I find it gives me more anxiety knowing the horrors that's to come AND that its not easing up for another 4 days because the angry thunderstorm cloud says so... I feel like knowing these so called Wonder Weeks are coming up just makes me uneasy in the lead up and in turn makes Lucy uneasy and then becomes a vicious cycle and prolongs it to a wonder fortnight. It has now been deleted and I will now just like to be surprised when she goes through her baby PMS.

And lastly... that there is no love greater than the love you feel for your child... No matter how sleep deprived, hungry, hormonal or sore I look at her face and none of that matters as long as she's happy and healthy.

I love you my little Lucy girl and look forward to learning a whole lot more together. xox

Monday, 7 March 2016

Abuela went home... and now?

and now.... well now Ana has to put her big girl pants on and actually be a mummy and that scares the hell out of me. It has been great having mum here these past 3 months but does anyone else feel like you don't have to "ADULT" when your mum is around? It's like going back in time having dinners on the table, your laundry done and someone telling you to go to bed :p

I thought I had this motherhood thing down while she was here {with the occasional meltdown} but as the days got closer to mum's departure date I think it really hit me that no matter how old you are you always need your mum. Sure there are the rebellious years {that I am not looking forward to with my own} but once you have a child of your own those menacing threats you get from mum when you creep back into the house at 5am of "YOU'LL SEE - ONE DAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND" becomes a very clear reality.... I will forever be worried and thinking of her best interest... 24/7!

Thanks mum for everything you have done not just in the past 3 months with us and Lucy but for the past 31 years. Like I said no matter how old you are you always need your mum and it's a comforting thought that I will now have that with my girl...

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Weekends...

Sleep deprivation aside this really is the best job in the world. I could look at this face aaaalll day {and I do}. As I have said to my husband about a million and a half times over - Can you believe we made this? 6 weeks in and I think it hasn't really sunk in yet that she's all ours.

And those blue eyes? I mean seriously how did that happen...? The odds were stacked against you baby girl with mamas brown eyes and daddy only having one blue eye :D

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, 
as long as I'm living my baby you'll be little Lucy.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

I gave my heart on the morning of January 25th

This will be my 15th (no 16th) attempt at finishing this post ... so just a short and sweet announcement over here as this little poppet snoozes on my chest... Steve and I are just smitten with the new addition to our little family. I can't believe she will be 4 weeks old on Monday (the longest and shortest month of my life). 

No one can prepare you for the first time you become a parent. You think you know and you try to imagine, you watch all your friends do it and listen to all the horror stories they have to offer but nothing can prepare you. The overwhelming, instant love and fear you feel that this little person whom you've never met before brings is incredible. The moment Lucy was on my chest and looked up at me with those big eyes I knew -
This is my job now, nothing else matters.

And now I'm crying so I better take this little poppet to bed and pull myself together we have another night ahead. Wish us luck for at least a 4 hour sleep xox

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Showered with love

This baby girl of mine is one loved little lady I'm telling her now.
My mum, sisters and good friend planned the sweetest shower for us both the other weekend and I can't thank them enough. It was so lovely and I only wish I could have been just that little bit more present as baby girl had A: kept me up all night with contractions and B: wanting to join the party so it seems with aggressive flips, punches and rotations in my belly ALL afternoon. The days of my sweet little baby pokes are over.

I want to thank all the ladies who came and joined in the fun, chocolate poo diapers and all :D and again thank you for all the lovely gifts you guys are too much. xox

 I wonder what they're gossiping about...

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Happy Hen (Part 2 Mel's Hen's)

A few weeks ago (actually last year) I posted the bootylicious end of my sisters hen's party {see here} and only just realised that I hadn't shared the rest that have been sitting on my desktop here for ages. Not that anyone but me and my sisters would be interested in but I like having all these moments saved on the blog so I can revisit them months/years down the track.... And also because I'm terrible at saving photos in one place and can never find them when I want them. Something I hope to improve on with the arrival of baby girl! 

I loved the Day of the Dead theme it was very very Mel and was also pretty impressed with my handmade Mexican papel picado... Yep I hand cut + tapped each and everyone of those bright little suckers to make god knows how many meters of bunting but they worked well and was worth the stiff back. I found the FREE TEMPLATE here.

Mel I hope you had as much fun as we did, we love you.


Monday, 4 January 2016


I was introduced to this magnificence (is that a word? it is now) a little while back that I have just re-lived while trolling through all my photos. HELADOS JAUJA is the BEST ice-cream I have eaten in Melbourne... no Australia.

Every time I eat ice-cream here my comment is ALWAYS without fail like some food snob is - "not as good as the ones in Argentina." I don't think I have ever eaten as much ice-cream as I did when I lived in Buenos Aires. I remember walking down to Rita's ice-cream shop with my little 2 year old next door neighbour every afternoon after work in the summer for a scoop, how I wasn't the size of a blimp I don't know...

Don't get me wrong there are a few Gelato places that I frequent every now and then but nothing compares to ice-cream from the old country and these guys have nailed it.
A finance lawyer turned ice-cream apprentice in the Argentinean Patagonia has brought to Melbourne an amazing array of fresh and natural flavours that I am willing to drive to the other side of town for dessert. Speaking of I think we are due to head back there for round two ASAP and the best thing is they have take home packs which I will be stocking the freezer up on when these 40+ degree days ease up.

From me and my taste buds and baby I just want to say THANK YOU JAUJA!
Be sure to visit if you are ever in the Carlton area - 254 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
{Website here}
And you can't not take some Alfajores for the car ride home.... Delish!
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