Mummy's Stories

No Time To Be Weak!

One of the hardest things I have learnt since becoming a mother is that even when you are at your weakest, on your knees, praying for a break, you can’t stop. You can’t just say ‘ok, I’m out for the next 3 hours. I’m going to go and get a hot chocolate, put a girly movie on, then take a long nap.’ No, no, no. 

And I’m having one of those days. I’m not feeling too great, I’ve got way too much running through my head and I’m going to bed but all I can think about is ‘how many times is Milly going to wake up tonight?’ And recently, she has been waking up every couple of hours. I’m not sure why. I have tried so many different tactics to train her to sleep through the night but to no avail. It has even got to the point now where me and baby are sleeping in another room just so hubby can get a good nights sleep. I think the past year and a half of running on less sleep has finally caught up with me. 

And it’s in these moments that’s you have to just stare at your little princess and remember that any sacrifices made for her and her well being are so incredibly worth it. I could wake up 10 times during the night and she still makes me smile when we finally get up in the morning. 

And that is amazing. The fact that this little human can make you feel so happy and content. It’s a wonderful feeling and one of my favourite things about being a mummy. 

How could you not smile at this gorgeous face?! 💕

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Where’s my husband?

Don’t worry. I know exactly where he is. But when it comes to Thursdays, we seriously hardly see each other. It’s all for the best though and here’s why…

Daddy leaves for work at 7:15am and gets home at about 5:45pm, after which we have a quick bite to eat then at 6:30 I have Zumba which I love so much! I would do it everyday if I could (and if it was free!) For me, it is the most fun workout you can do. It incorporates dance, body strengthening and stretches and oh boy does it make you sweat! That’s an hour so I get home take a shower and bye bye! Daddy is off for basketball. He has recently started playing again and really enjoys it. I encourage it because it’s great exercise for him and it gives him a chance to just have some time to let off steam and sweat all the negativity out, if you know what I mean. Daddy gets home around 11:00pm, by which time me and Milly are zonked! 

At first, I was a little worried if I would be uncomfortable with this routine but I really enjoy it. I love going out to exercise and I love seeing daddy fresh and rejuvenated the next day! It’s a win win! Plus, he gets some alone time with Milly while I go out, which I know he loves!

Aaaaand it’s helping us stick to our health goals of exercising regularly. 

And I think things like this work when a husband and wife are willing to share the load and let each other take a bit of time off. I was talking to another mummy the other week and she said that since her baby was born (around 4 years ago), she has never had any alone time! I respect their choices but I can’t help but give a sigh of relief knowing that daddy will encourage me to go out and do something if I want to. 

And that’s how it works every other day when we go to the gym at our condo. I go for 30 minutes, then he goes for 30 minutes. Then we come back refreshed and enjoy the evening. Ahhh… love you daddy! ❤️

Me and daddy
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Mummy’s Time… 

Well it’s not often that I get some ‘me-time’. And I’m totally ok with that because I absolutely adore being with my family and I plan to keep it that way. But… when I need my nails doing/ hair cutting/ massage, it is good to know that I have those around me (mostly my mum) who are willing to take Milly for a while and let me enjoy my time. 

So I’m on the way looking forward to a good pampering but, the thing is, when I get there, I find myself looking at the clock wondering if my princess is okay! I was once told by a mummy that she loves going to work so she can have some ‘me-time’! Well, I only go in to the office 1 day per week and I know I would much rather be at home playing with Milly, even though it’s true that it’s more tiring! The flexibility of my work allows me to do most of it at home, so when Milly takes a nap, I use that time to get it done. 

Back to the point, I love having a pampering session but I love it more when I get home and see my little girl run up to me and smile as if she hasn’t seen me all week. That is seriously the best feeling! 

Plus, my nails are looking pretty good right now, don’t you think?


(I always get my nails done at Cass Nail Salon, Sunway Giza. They have a promo for first time customers. Check them out on FB!)