Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Mickey is not a very good sleeper.  He's perfect in every other way.  Well, his head..but he's a happy healthy baby.

He's so loved!
I could happily watch paint dry as long as I'm with Mickey!

<3 I'm living the life I've always dreamed of being his Mum <3

But enough of me waking every couple of hours during the night, it's taking a toll.  Considering I didn't sleep while pregnant either because of a hip problem it's been over a year with no longer then a 3 hour stretch of sleep.  Oh body probably thinks this is my schedule now.

My sleeping problem is something separate to Mickeys though. 
First to get him from 7pm - 7am

Lets try this:

7:00 – Wake and Breast milk, then Breakfast
9:00 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)
10:00 – Breast milk
12:00 – Nap (30-45 minutes)
1:00 – Breast milk
2:30 – Nap (30-45)
4:00 – Breast milk
5:00 – Catnap (30 minutes)
5:30 – Breast milk then Dinner
6:30 – Begin bedtime routine
7:00 – Bedtime
7:30 – Goal to be asleep
+Plus possibly 1-2 nighttime feedings

It's usually eat-play-sleep which works.   We've just started solids so we're having 2 meals dinner and breakfast which is only 1 jar of stage 1 baby food (1/2 breakfast 1/2 dinner)

I know at Mickeys age he should be getting 15 hours sleep.  We try everything. 
I'm going to use my diary tommorrow to record his schedule and see what's going on.  Then try the above schedule.

I try a few different settling techniques.  I don't think Mickey is hungry I think it's just comforting for him and it might be a habit now.  He's still in our room until we move into our new house, but we don't have a choice about that.  It would probably be a lot easier if he was in his own room but..only another month or so now..moving house and moving rooms probably times in well together anyway.

Everything would be so much easier with a full nights sleep.   xo

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Loving right now:

  • white nail polish
  • pale nearly white shimmery eyeshadow
  • pink lips
  • hair tied back or tousled
Think Blake Lively inspiration!

  • the vet finally putting my poor kitteh on prozac.  I hate to be mean but this cat is a pest since Mickey was born, she's lost the plot.  Beyond annoying.  I hope the anti depressants help relax her.  Things will get better...
  • cardigans.  very ladylike.
  • dark chocolate with green tea
  • shopping for paintings on trademe
  • body pump classes
  • jewelery.  i've never been so fussed about it before (equip, diva etc) but now i keep wandering into jewelery stores..

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

smokey eyes

Not by me..I wish!

My friend/boyfriends sister did this for me.  Isn't she TALENTED.  She's a hairdresser too.  Hair and make-up are both skills I lack ha unless we're talking ponytail and mascara then I'm good at those haha.

The boyfriend and I.  xoxox

Monday, 20 June 2011

flat head

Or, plagiocephaly.   Mickey has this :-(

I try to turn his head while he's sleeping but he turns it straight back or he wont keep it on his left side for long.  We tried a wedge but he's too strong for that.  He's seen an (expensive!) osteo to rid the tension on the one side of his neck.  When he's awake he's always on his tummy or sitting..I pick him up over the opposite shoulder always massaging his neck (osteo said it made his day how much Mickeys tension improved and how I did the best job) we do everything we can to get him to turn his head left!
  • mobile on that side
  • he sleeps down bottom of the cot which if he turned left would face the light and would face me
  • I put toys in the stroller and carseat over the left - though he's sitting - still try to reposition him.
I'm scared he'll need a helmet! But, whatever he needs...I don't want him to have a misshaped head for the rest of his life.  I know flat head can be common but Mickeys is extreme.  It has pushed one ear forward and I'm scared about pushing forehead/cheekbone out of place.  I'm also scared the brain can't grow properly where it's flat.

We are seeing pediatrician July 5th, we've been waiting months to see one and it's worsened, I was hoping it'd right itself *sigh*

My poor precious angel.  You're still such a beautiful boy.  I wish it were me who had the wonky head ha I'm sorry I love you more then life itself.  It's not my fault haha I shouldn't be so hard on myself. 
Guilty mothers syndrome


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Favourite Toy


These photos don't show the full cuteness heh so many giggles and squeals hehe.  Clown has a bell inside I think that's what Mickey likes that he can ring the bell.  So cute to have a favourite toy he always makes his way to that one when I lay toys out around him.  Love.Love.Love xo

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Every day look

This is mine:

Actually I lie.  It's more hair up and lip balm only, no gloss (I kiss Mickey constantly, lots of hugs and kisses!)

These photos are from different days but I look exactly the same.  Same as my profile photo


Just because I'm a stay-at-home Mum I should still make an effort..tommorrow I will wear grey eyeshadow a flower in my hair and barbie bright pink lipstick...


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Loving right now:

  • berry lipstick/gloss
  • turquoise painted nails
  • pilates (beginner)
  • buggy walks on the beach - letting Mickey feel the sand between his toes
  • my hair being back to it's natural blonde
  • coffee dates at the park.  taking Mickey on the baby swing and letting him watch others play
  • gymbaroo on Wednesdays
  • my back tattoo finally being pieced together
  • my boyfriends cooking
  • long pleated skirts.  forever new
  • Mickeys smile! His giggle! His babbling! His EVERYTHING <3
  • this new blog

numero uno

Hello Internet World! Or "blogosphere"

Welcome to my new blog :-)
This will be all about my loves, life and everything and anything I feel like ranting about... It wont have any direction and will only fuel my vanity as I talk about myself and probably post photos of myself. 
Whats not to love?!

I'm having the time of my life right now.  My life is full of love.  I have a 5 month old baby boy and an amazing boyfriend.  We live together in a cute flat in Lower Hutt while my boyfriend is building a brand spankin' new house which we'll be moving in to soon enough.  Excitement.  I'm a stay-at-home Mum and every day is better then the last.  My baby being born has changed everything.  He melts my heart.  All those cliches..I'm beyond happy, amazed, words can't describe.  I feel overwhelemd sometimes by all the love I never knew I was capable of.  Overwhelmed, thankful, blessed.  Other mothers understand.

I'll document it all right here like the title says "baby brain" I tend to forget a lot ha I think I forget more then I remember haha or more then I learn.  Oh my.  This might help my memory and hopefully keep alzheimers away hahaha.  Not that alzheimers is funny but I am 25 years old.  I'll keep my mind sharp

.....and lastly.  Hi Mum! No doubt my only  reader. Your new favourite website  x