Sunday, 3 May 2009

Things


I've been mixing things up a little here at PottyMouthMama Headquarters. I'm crazy like that.

I'm making dinners the night before (casseroles and curries are my friends, beef vindaloo tonight for tomorrow). This is saving me time (and a serious case of dishpan hands).

I'm trying to tidy up small parts of the house all the time, in an effort to keep it tidy (Mum are you reading this?!).

I'm rewarding the Doctor via a star chart for tidying up his bedroom and packing up his toys.

I've become hooked on Masterchef.

I've found new compact fluorescent light bulbs that don't cast a blue light and make me feel like I'm in one of those anti-shooting up rooms (you know when you're out somewhere and they have that blue light). This is particularly big news for me, because although I use these bulbs, I've been really cranky about them. Welcome me into 2009 with this revelation.

I'm turning 30 in about eight weeks and still haven't completed my list. Better get my skates on, huh?

But before my birthday there is a little someone turning the big four. I can barely believe it. I've spent much of today reminiscing about my firstborn. Taking a walk down memory lane via our photo albums. Those first days with a newborn in my arms. Not to mention the pain and thrill of labour. The struggle to learn how to breastfeed. The incredibly steep learning curve. The fear of coming home with babe in arms. Watching our newborn unfurl as the days went on. And of course, that wonderful newborn smell. My big boy is turning four. I know this may sound strange, but I could always imagine myself with a baby, but I'd never foreseen a small person. Evolving. Developing his own likes. His own dislikes. So my thoughts are turning to the soon-to-be little birthday dude. A mixture of sadness, happiness and great, great joy.

9 comments:

Seiko said...

Hi Lexi! My first time commenting on your lovely blog that I come to check all the time : ) I had to leave a note, as I feel so similar to what you are feeling about your soon-to-be-four first born. Can't believe how time has gone so fast. I still remember their first birthdays. Hope you & the littlies are well xxx

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Those little people grew too quickly don't they? Sweet, sweet, photo. Wishing you and the little dude best of times for the big 4!


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the ungourmet said...

This get me misty eyed! It's a mom thing! ;0)

Happy early birthday to your sweet babe!

Pip said...

Oh precious little pumpkin... and what a lovely mum he has. I'm totes impressed with your housewife and mother of the year routine, Lexi!

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

...I feel the same... I can't believe I have a toddler now- not a baby- where did the baby go??? I look at her and I can't remember when she wasn't there and now she is growing up so fast -everyone keeps telling me I will blink and she will be 18!! I want to keep her this age...all soft and innocent...

Ellieboo said...

I know whatya mean - personality plus coming from my little one and she aint even 2 yet - yikes.

mama mogantosh said...

I'm feeling you...I find myself constantly nostalgic about my two-year olds past, yet every day she becomes more magically, sweetly herself. Why is it that watching them grow up is so bittersweet?

Happy 4th, little one.

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pepper said...

ooh where did you find the light globes? I'm stuck with the clinical washed out light of a morgue in my bathroom. Not.so.cosy.

Home Girl said...

u have such a way with words - esp loved your reminises about becoming a mum. lucky u that u did it so early - such a spring chicken, no wonder u look so foxy fresh faced in your new profile pic. winter turned 4 in march and i am loving this age the very best