Such is life, I try to clean my house one room at a time, I usually never make it more than two rooms….Thats because I have a little person following behind me un-doing all my hard work…..
I manage to sort out a pile of dry washing, I fold it neatly into three piles. One pile of my clothes, husbands, and Keziah’s…Oh no! Two piles have been thrown across the room before I even finish putting one away!
I being to tidy the box of toys, when I hear a bang and crash, my follower, Keziah has pulled out a different draw and chucked all the toys out over the floor.
I really need to get these clothes dry, I hastily hang the washing up on the drying rack as you pull a row of socks off the radiator……aahhhhh!
Solution found, I put you in your cot so I can try and complete just one task and maybe clean my house, one room at a time!? You scream so loud I think the neighbours will come and nock! I pull you out and try distraction technique! A cuddly toy and a fantastic picture book, even a sweet tasting biscuit!
Five minutes to run round, make the beds, gather the washing, re-hand the washing before….your bouncing on the bed, undoing the tidiness again. You look so cute with your cheeky smile, I might as well join in the bouncing!
Who needs a tidy house anyway, whats wrong with a bit of mess?
Although my husband and I were ready to start a family I don’t think I was fully ready or prepared for what mother hood brought! During my 9 months while I waited and watched my stomach grow bigger, my skin stretch and my feet swell I knew I was in for a big change! I was given so much advice from stocking my house full as I wouldn’t leave for weeks or months after the baby was born to sleep routines and feeding advice. I felt so confused by the end of it all I didn’t know which was the right method to try.
Pop! I had a great birth plan in mind, a lovely calm water birth at home with hubby and my favourite midwife. The opposite occurred as I was rushed in an ambulance into the labour ward, hot and sweaty I pushed and Keziah came shooting in to the world and turned it up side down! It wasn’t as planned but I was going to learn not much does go to plan!
We had many adventures in the early days especially learning to deal with our little pooing, sicking, crying bundle of joy. I had always been super organised, always on time, with a tidyish home and a full social life…this all changed. I learnt that looking half decent and only being 10 minute late for my one appointment of the day was an achievement! Often I would have a plan and this would be altered, ruined or completely abandoned depending on Keziah’s antics.
There were quiet moments when I would read a book to Keziah, often I found these very lovely dovey, over simplistic or just plain boring-Bob is hot, Bob is cold, The cat sat on the mat… This is when I had a light bulb moment to write my own series of books aimed at mums to read to their babies which they could relate to and enjoy. There were many times when I thought to myself, am I the only mum being covered in sick and having her day ruined? I wanted to write something that mums could think, Oh yeah, I’ve been there, done that and managed to come through laughing. I wanted to show that us mums can simply love our baby no matter what has just happened in the day. To encourage mums it’s ok to feel annoyed, frustrated, embarrassed and a whole host of emotions as we go through the day and night! It’s normal to feel these emotions; as long as we have that deep unconditional love that always forgives and forgets and loves our baby to the very core…even after having our best top stained or another sleepless night.
I hope you enjoy my series and that you find the books funny and can relate to similar times you have had with your baby! In turn as your baby grows, and grows with Keziah I hope they learn to laugh and understand that deep love from you their mum that is always there for them no matter what mischief they may have been up to.
So this is is my blog to bat ideas about my developing book series- Keziah and Blossom- with you and to keep you guys updated with its progress so that when I finally have it published you may like to read them! I would love to have this blog interactive with your thoughts and ideas so please feel free to leave your comments. Thanks! Anna