So, it’s now been 8 weeks since we met my little Lady ZaZa on that oh so rainy Friday, on that oh so special date of 1.3.13 (has a nice symmetry, much like her big brother’s birth date, 20.08.2008) and already she has begun to blossom from baby to a beautiful little girl.
This week, especially, has been pay off for the sleeplessness and the stress. We have been blessed with an abundance of beautiful smiles – and some much bigger chunks of sleep (hallelujah for that!) – but just so we dont let me get too cocky, Zara of course still throws in some very unsettled anti sleep days too, just to remind me that she is but a baby, who’s very purpose in life is to be unpredictable.
While welcoming number 2 child isnt as scary (or overwhelming) as when you are a first time mum, it still has been confronting at times. When there is such a big age gap you feel you have forgotten (or had just conveniently blocked out) any memories of what it takes to care of a newborn. You’ve suddenly spiralled back to square one and you feel like the life you were just getting back has slipped very far out of reach once more.
But I wouldn’t have it any other way – the baby OR the big age gap – because these two little people truly do, even on the toughest days, just make me melt.
Robyn de Beer (Mrs D) says
What a beautiful little girl she is!! Love her name – my not so little 11 month old also has Rose as her middle name. Glad you hear you’re getting some more sleep, she must be a very contented little thing and if it’s any consolation when I had my third, I still seemed to forget EVERYTHING about newborns and I’d had two lots of practise!! xx
Bachelor Mum says
She’s beautiful. I only have one, well i shouldn’t say only, but I would have loved another. Hope those sleep chunks keep getting larger 🙂
Corinne (aka Rinny of Arabia) says
So beautiful. She looks just like you! Xx
Seana- Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel says
Absolutely gorgeous photo of the two bambini in your life. Here’s to more sleep and lots of cuddles all round.