We should have been using this in our hotel in Sydney this weekend while seeing our family but Rona had other plans.. So we took our Micralite Cot outside to read (because Layla refuses to touch grass 😂) and get some fresh air instead! I think Layla loves it! She actually cried when we took her out to come inside 😂 I love that this cot takes seconds to set up and pack away. It's also super light so I can move it around from room to room if I need to and it's perfect for traveling with! I can't wait to finally travel once the borders open but until then outside reading playtime will be fun! #lovesilvercross #silvercrossaustralia #gifted
As long as it's healthy! People chirp at you, when you talk about finding out the gender. Boy? Girl? Doesn't matter! Nothing else matters but perfect health! And once you discover that your baby isn't healthy, it almost feels like a threat. Because what if they're not healthy? You don't love them any less. But everything changes. Everything is harder. We don't need to be home at 4pm for her nap. We need to be home for her 2nd round of medication for the day. Our routine is strict. It has to be. If we know we are going to be out we need to pack the meds and everything that goes along with them to mix and measure them perfectly. And make sure they remain the right temperature since it's refrigerated medication. Or just be home. Because your social life doesn't change enough when you have a baby right?? 3 rounds of medication. Every day. Since the day she was born. Forever. We need to limit her salt intake. Make sure she has enough water to drink throughout the day. This won't change, ever. And sport when she's older? Forget about anything with contact. A knock to her side or back could case a cyst to rupture and cause excruciating pain for her. How big will her kidneys grow? They can grow to the size of footballs. Will hers get that big? Will that limit her chances of carrying a baby when she's an adult if she wants one? Will they hurt her? Will she need a transplant one day? Or dialysis? We got so lucky that Layla's symptoms of her PKD are only hypertension and enlarged kidneys and while I often forget she's not like every other kid those reminders every now and then, that we don't know what the future looks like for our girl and the adult size kidneys in her tiny body, hit me like a freight train. So when I hear As long as it's healthy now part of me hurts. Because even when they're not, it's worth it. It's amazing and beautiful. As long as they are here. That’s what I'd say if I was asked again. I don’t care what it is. As long as they are here. As long as I get a chance to know them. Day 474: grateful she is mine. Thankful she is here. And so glad I've gotten the chance to know her.
He loved his little girl. Nothing more resonates with me. No child should grow up without her Daddy because of the melanin level in his skin. No parent should have to teach their children how to do their best to survive a situation with the police because of the melanin level in their skin.0 As #amplifymelanatedvoices muted content week comes to an end, research, education, learning, and growth will not. I promise to do my part in continued allyship, spreading the word, and sharing the materials I find along the way. To those able to get out and protest and those filming, documenting, the truth... Your efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you! For me, what's next? Sharing, listening, signing petitions, donating, and voting just doesn't feel like enough right now.....
What I miss about the Baby Stage: • That newborn baby smell • How this tiny human is so dependant on you • How TINY they are • The newborn noises they make • That they stay where you put them down 😂 • How perfectly they fit against your chest under your chin • How light they are to hold all day 💪 • All the firsts. First smile. First roll. First word. First step. Is everything an option? I loved the Newborn Stage. Layla slept well and fed well and was the most perfect baby. I was so spoiled. It was my favorite and while I miss it all the time I love watching her grow and learn and become such an amazing little human. What was your favorite stage? I'd love to know from those with older kids (hopefully something to look forward to from her little tantrums at the moment 🙃) . . . . . . . #mumsofgoldcoast #mumsofbrisbane #raisingdaughters #mumofgirls #mumcommunity #motherhoodrising #momentsinmotherhood #igmotherhood #messy_motherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #mummylifestyle #mumlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #honestmotherhood #honestlymothering #myhonestmotherhood #mumsofig #themotherhoodcorner #motherhoodunplugged #momofgirls #momsofinstagram #momcommunity #momlife #momsofig #ig_motherhood #motherhoodthroughig
That Marie Kondo folding method. So satisfying 👌 oh, and just casually showing the internet my underwear 🙈 Been folding this way for probably over 8 or 9 years now and once you get used to doing it and the method used it is just as easy as folding normally, if not easier! I love how I can see everything in the drawer and I fold all of Layla's clothes like this as well as David's tees. Now if only I had colour coordinated and organised everything for this photo 😂😂 this is just what it looks like normally 🙃 . . . . . . #mumsofgoldcoast #mumsofbrisbane #mumcommunity #motherhoodrising #momentsinmotherhood #igmotherhood #messy_motherhood #mummylifestyle #mumlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #honestmotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #mumsofig #themotherhoodcorner #momofgirls #momsofinstagram #momcommunity #momlife #momsofig #ig_motherhood #motherhoodthroughig #mariekondo #mariekondomethod #folding #clothesorganization #organization #clothesorganisation #ikea
Slowly turning the house into our sanctuary. Big plans for this space 😍
On Wednesdays Layla wears pink. And mumma channels Wednesday Addams #blackclothesforeverforme My little love bug is 15 months old today. I have no idea how that happened. Time is going so so fast, especially in insolation. She is growing so fast and learning so much everyday. She is practically running now and walks everywhere. She knows over 30 animals and the sound they make. Is obsessed with Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Halsey, Justin Beiber, Benee... Really just anything in the top 40. She loves to dance. She loves giving kisses and nuzzles and snuggles. She reads over 15 books a day (but would be more if more were available). She is getting her molars but handling it like a champion. Loves her dogs and cats so much. But not as much as she loves her Mumma and Daddy.
Mothers Day 2019 vs 2020. The difference a year makes. The perfect little girl who made me a mother. Your tiny baby outfits still fit but are a bit shorter this year and you refuse to wear headbands now. But I love you so much more than I thought possible.
Layla's newest bedtime ritual is holding my hand until she falls asleep. And I'll keep holding her hand until she doesn't need me to hold it.. because she's already growing up too fast and I think I need this as much as she does 🤱🏻
A different looking ANZAC day here in Australia with dawn services l cancelled this year all over the country. And for David and I who's alarms didn't go off so we missed sunrise for the first time in 6 years by FIVE minutes 🤦♀️ we are very disappointed. But will still celebrate the ANZAC spirit today. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
Books > Everything else. This little girl LOVES her books. She reads and brings me books to read to her all day!
Loving our sunset walks together at the moment. A chance to get some fresh air and get some of our stir crazy feelings out. Taking care of your mental health in these new times is such a priority 😊 just an hour out the house walking the dogs makes me feel 100x better. How are you doing with self isolation and social distancing? How are you doing in general? Extroverts who are always out the house socialising, I'm thinking of you in these times!
Oh what a difference a year makes. Like this year she actually got to eat the chocolate.. not just pose with it 😂 My little bunny, oh how I adore you. 🤍 2019 vs 2020 🤍
A bit of a different Easter than last year but still so sweet with this little bunny 🐰 Happy Easter everyone 💗
Bored in the house and I'm in the house bored. But safe! Photos on the stairs because the light is 👌with a boujee posing hand.... 💁♀️ Is anyone even getting dressed anymore? Are bras even relevant now or is 2020 the year of the crop bra? What even is makeup and who needs a flat iron anymore 😂😂
Quarantine Day 1 vs Quarantine Day 20 😂 How are you all doing being safe inside? We are learning our animals and parts of the body here and focusing on what's important 💙 Try to take away your expectations of what you could or should be doing and focus on your mental health right now. It's more important than ever!
I go between just wanting our freedom back and never wanting this to end. Safe at home in my arms. I love your snuggles more than anything my darling girl.
Layla you missed a spot... This is the main reason you have kids right? Layla loves helping me clean and wipe wipe up the benches or her high chair tray and I love that @cleanedbykoh is so great for that! The universal.cleaner takes all the guess work out of cleaning and can be used for floors, benches, walls, ovens, grout! Anything. It's also eco-friendly and had no toxic fumes or harsh chemicals so it gives me peace of mind with a baby! Let's hope she loves to help to help me clean till she grows up and moves out 😂 You can use the code JEMALEE for discount on your first order so if you've been wanting to try it, now is the time! #cleanedwithkoh #kohpartner #mumlife