renayamanda renayamanda

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renayamanda  mum to Indiana Dixie πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ | engaged to James πŸ’ | full time milk maker πŸ₯›

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y M E
So far the day has been amazing. I got sandwiched in between my two loves this morning in bed. I got a new pair of converse. Had an amazing day at the zoo with my little family and brother in law. Best zoo visit by far (we go every year for my birthday) some of the enclosures were closed but all the other good animals were out and on show! I saw the new baby elephant 😊🐘, had an encounter with the lemurs and was poo'd on by a bird! (I hope it wasn't the dirty ibis.)
Indy was super well behaved as always and now she is exhausted! Time for a rest before James and I go out for our first baby free night😢😢😢. #taronga #tarongazoo #zoo #animals #birthday #twentyeight #nineweeks #babygirl #family #familydayout #love #firsttimeparents #firstbirthdayasamummy #motherhoodunplugged #mother #sleepingbaby #converse #bugaboobuffalo #indianadixie

M O T H E R S G R O U P
Of course when posting a group shot a mum would post the one where her Bub is looking the best! Well my Bub did not smile at all, so here is her giving a wink πŸ˜‰
Today was our last mothers group at the clinic, we gained a new mum and Bub and three were absent. This circle of buns could grow up to be best friends, who knows what the future holds.
As this was the last group held at the clinic I weighed Indy, a whopping 5.28kgs!
Woo hoo little Moo!
#mothersgroup #deewhymums #nineweeksold #babygirl #daughter #mother #motherhoodunplugged #loveher #wink #cheeky #babies #love #growingtoofast #indianadixie

H A P P Y T W O M O N T H S I N D Y🌸
Thank you for choosing us to be your parents! We have had two amazing months and we can't wait to continue to watch you grow, learn and bring happiness into not only our lives but everyone around us. You amaze us every day! πŸ’œ
#mygirl #babygirl #loveher #twomonthsold #twomonths #daughter #firsttimeparents #bettyfriday #milestone #milestonecards #mother #motherhoodunplugged #indianadixie

After the chiro on Friday my little moo has been more comfortable and generally happy. She is still having her late afternoon nap on my chest (all other sleeps are in the cot) and I am more aware of her tired signals and being able to put her down for regular sleeping. Our night time sleeps have gone from 5-7 hours to 6-8 hours, followed by a feed and then an additional 2-3 hours. It's great for James and I, we are able to keep our sanity.
Today was a big day. We went up the Central Coast for Hudson's baptism and 1st birthday. She was so well behaved all day, had many cuddles and dealt with lots of noise. The trip home she was a little unsettled (totally justified), I quickly grabbed this quick snap of her in her party outfit before her super relaxing bath. We are now having a final feed before bed.
#babygirl #daughter #mygirl #mylove #party #partyoutfit #mother #motherhoodunplugged #kmart #indianadixie

We had such a different night last night. In the late afternoon Indy fell asleep on my chest, on previous occasions I have then tried to move her but yesterday I let her be. She slept for an hour and a half. The evening was like we had our old bubba back. She fed, had a cuddle with her grandparents and went back to bed. She lay in bed and talked with herself for quite a bit longer than I would have liked but there was no screaming. Not at all. If all it takes is for her to sleep on my chest for an hour and a half each afternoon, it's painful, but not as painful as my little girl screaming for hours on end.
We have booked her into the chiropractor on Friday morning so hopefully she gets massaged back into place.
this morning we dropped dad at work and now we are having another cuddle in mums bed (pictured) before we wake up for breakfast and to tackle the day together.
#loveher #daughter #mother #motherhoodunplugged #cuddles #morningcuddles #sleepingbaby #mygirl #beautiful #indianadixie

Witching hour - is it worth it!?
Indy has been fantastic and sleeping overnight, it makes the days so much easier and manageable for me. However, when 4-5pm hits everything lovely, sweet and calm about my baby girl heads for the door. Witching hour, which unlike Happy Hour πŸ₯‚does not last for an hour only. She screams inconsolably, she wants to eat, she doesn't want to eat, she is windy but doesn't want to be burped, she is over tired but doesnt want to sleep...you get the picture. Last night was a hard one she didn't want anything. We ended up putting her in the big bath (something I think I'm going to stick with now as it's much easier for us to manage), which she enjoyed for 3 minutes then lost it again. Eventually at around 7:30 she decided she actually was hungry, she ate like she had been starved to death prior and then finally started to settled. Once she was in bed and I "shhhh..shhhh...shhhh" for ten minutes I decided with technology I would be smart and record myself saying this, then it was a matter of just replaying until finally at 9:01pm she fell asleep.
After all of this I didn't have the greatest sleep overnight. As a parent I think you find yourself googling things (I think she might have Colic), you feel like you are failing as a mum, you then argue with yourself in your head that you are doing a great job and everyone goes through witching hour, you then are so delirious that your thoughts change to rediculous things like "do fish fall in love?" and then finally you drift off to sleep.
The initial question of is witching hour worth it - when you have this to wake up to *see video* everyday then the answer is yes, a thousand times YES! And then you remember you are doing an excellent job as a mum to your child. You are giving them everything that THEY need, because when they see you in the morning they are happy to see you.
Sorry for the long winded post. It was a long night we are now half way though a feed and preparing to tackle it all over again.
#witchinghour #eightweeksold #mygirl #daughter #parent #baby #motherhoodunplugged #mother #firsttimemum #loveher #myworld #colic #smiles #morningsmiles #indianadixie

Raspberries and smiles
Today was family day. We had pancakes for breaky and went for a nice long walk. We are still getting amazing sleeps in the night, but the days are proving a little more difficult unless she is in my arms or on my chest. The evenings are the biggest struggle we have - juggling bath, dinner (for her and us) and bed time, she never wants to go down, but is always the time she is most tired as she has been awake the longest. These struggles are worth every second when you get to experience the smiles and the undying love.
#love #family #familyday #mygirl #myfamily #raspberries #smiles #firstweekofsmiles #myworld #daddydaughter #indianadixie @jammm_fry

It's been a crazy few weeks of appointments, coffees, tears, poops and feeds. But today we just bummed about at home and it was great for both of us. We had a 7 hour sleep over night followed by a feed and another 3 hours. I was able to catch up on some laundry and requested a number of quotes for our wedding. And Indy was able to catch up on some sooking and some talking. Her play mat fits perfectly within her cot so I am able to leave her with the music playing while I'm doing chores and I know she is content with the music and hanging toys.
Indy is constantly changing, growing and learning. She is so curious about the world around her, especially the roof. I love to watch her watch the world.
Being a mum is the best thing in the world I would not change anything about it. πŸ’œ
(We sorted out that snot after the photos and a manicure is happening with grandma on Saturday.)
#mumlife #daughter #lazydays #motherhoodunplugged #loveher #myworld #sevenweeksold #weddingplanning #indianadixie

Indy has been giving us 5-7hours of sleep each night since the 24th June. Last night was from 10pm until 4am.
Today was a big day - 6 week immunisations - the Bub in before us screamed and screamed and screamed so I was not looking forward to my little girl going through that. But she handles it like a superstar! She screamed and cried for a whole minute and a half, then had a cuddle and a feed and was all good. I was prepared for the worst but nurse Wendy at Dee Why medical practice was amazing with her.
I have now been given some probiotics to try to prevent mastitis. I've had two nights where I have been curled up in bed violently shaking and covered in goosebumps. It's been dubbed pre-mastitis so the probiotics should hopefully keep me well! 🀞🏻🀞🏻🀞🏻
#mygirl #mumlife #mastitis #sixweeksold #sixweekimmunisations #needles #sleepingbaby #sleepingthroughthenight #bettyfriday #phillipsavent #indianadixie

When an impromptu coffee date with great grandma ends in winter goodies we can't complain. We needed some rug up clothes for our trip out to Galston tomorrow (the coldest day of the year). Now we will be super snug!
#winterclothes #winter #snugasabug #target #cottononkids #puffervest #onfridaysweshoppink #snoopy #pink #girl @cottononkids @targetaus #indianadixie

Last night I captured another truely beautiful daddy daughter moment. I'm calling it The First Bottle.
I've always been hesitant about pumping - when to do it, how long for, how do I store it correctly and so on - but last night dad was home, Indy was almost due a feed, so I went for it. Just 6 minutes each side gave us 125ml that little miss guzzled down before finishing off with me. Dads quote was "This is my new favourite thing to do with her!"
Now I imagine in future bottle time with dad means mum will be out doing other things (laundry, showering, at the shops) but for now mum just sits, watches and captures these beautiful, irreplaceable moments.
#parents #daddydaughter #mygirl #motherhoodunplugged #mother #love #family #bottlefeeding #phillipsavent #milestone #indianadixie

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