Welcome to our world, little Micah.

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Our little Micah. I cannot tell you how happy we are that you’re here. You made your grand entrance into our world at 3:30am on Wednesday the 24th February 2016. It was so incredible seeing a little 3,070kg you for the first time after what felt like a very long wait.

You look so much like your big brother Jordan when he was your age.. but you also don’t. Jordan has been absolutely incredible with you. And not even because we told him what to do or how to be but I think because he genuinely knows that you, little Micah baby, are now a part of our tribe and he really, really loves you. You’re often the first person he asks for when he wakes up or gets collected from school. Jordan cannot walk past you (sleeping in your Moses basket) without giving you a little kiss or a gentle touch on the head. Jordan also LOVES to tell us how ‘whittle’ your nose, eyes, feet, hands and fingers are. And how big his ‘big boy feet’ are in comparison. He is so proud to be your big brother.. You really struck gold in the sibling department there my sweet boy. Jordan adores you.

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You have been on so many outings already, mommy can’t stand cabin fever. You are gaining weight beautifully and have already grown so much in your first 6 weeks of life. You even smiled at me the other day and my mommy heart nearly exploded. You are so strong already and love to stare at mommy while I talk to you or at daddy while he sings to you. You are completely entranced with contrasting colours and love to stare at the white curtains against the black wall in our bedroom. And the white slatted cupboards. Yesterday I even caught you smiling at the cupboards, you funny boy.

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Gosh sweet pea, my little fat man, you are SO loved, by us all. You have brought us all even closer together as a family and we are so excited for all the adventure in our future!

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Our special baby boy’s bedroom x

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Our little baby boy is a few days away from making his grand entrance into our world, I can just feel it. Soon we become a family of four!! I wanted to get this post up before that happens because so many of you have been asking about what I am doing to the room and I couldn’t wait to share it. Thank you for your interest and for showing us so much love and support.

Jordan has a traditional nautical bedroom. I wanted to do something very classic for him, it just felt so right. This time around I am really feeling the neutral colours and textures so I decided to do something a little bit more natural and earthy and I love it. For some people, putting so much love and effort into a bedroom might not be a priority and that’s okay. For me it’s so important (read essential) to create a beautiful space for someone I love. A space that feels considered and a space that gives you the happies when you walk in. It truly is one of my favourite things to do. The room is such a peaceful, calming and happy space. I will also be spending so much time in this little munchkins room, feeding, changing etc.. I really wanted a serene space that also makes my heart warm when I walk in.

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My busy life. Toddlers, starting school & the arrival of a new baby.

IMG_0378_2_rGosh but life is busy. Life with a toddler, a pregnancy and a demanding job.. is busy. Hence my silence on the blog. I quite literally have just not had the time or energy to sit down and write between all my work, family and social commitments! I cannot believe that I am already 36 weeks pregnant, barely surviving in this heat. Still very much working and keeping myself occupied. I think that this little boy will be arriving sooner than anticipated. I am not quite sure where the time has gone but I am sure the end of the year / beginning of year madness has something to do with that. CatchUp6 My Pregnancy. In the beginning of this pregnancy I was told that my placenta is positioned very low. I was told this by more than one specialist. The condition is known as Placenta Previa – it happens when you fall pregnant and your placenta attaches in the wrong place. My gynae (Steffi Hinz) told me that she could only really check if my placenta has moved at 36 weeks and most of them do move but you never know. If the placenta has moved, then I can have a normal delivery as I did with Jordan. If it hasn’t moved, I will be booked in for a C-section. Steffi can only really check the position of the placenta properly by doing an internal scan which might aggravate things which will result in me having to birth this baby immediately. BUT we have to check because if the placenta hasn’t moved, going into labour naturally and having contractions could be quite dangerous. Today is my scan, at 12:15pm. In short, this baby boy might be born into the world.. today! I am all kinds or nervous and excited and cannot wait to welcome this little bundle into our lives. I trust Steffi implicitly and know that we couldn’t be in better hands. My special Jordy.

Jordy has never been a particularly great sleeper at all. At the moment this is probably a good thing as we are SO ready for newborn nights. I just cannot believe how time flies when you’re so busy busy busy. I am slowly wrapping my head around having a second baby, the time has just escaped me and I feel like I haven’t had any time to even think much about it or ‘reflect’. Jordan is still my baby and I cannot imagine (at all) what it’s going to be like having two! In the past few weeks I have also become increasingly aware of how little time I have left with my Jords alone.

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A fun ‘Back to School’ DIY with Bostik.

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I have teamed up with Bostik to do a fun little ‘Back to School’ DIY. I am so impressed with their new look and their huge range of products. Have a look here for a little bit more information on that and how you can WIN a R500 Bostik product hamper.

I have decided to do a little something involving glitter glue, cause it’s SO MUCH FUN! Glitter glue also takes me straight back to my school days. I wanted to do something that reminded me of those times and the kind of thing that I would have wanted back then to keep all my goodies organised. Having said that, I am totally going to be using this nifty stationary jar in my office at home!

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{WIN} A JD Bug balance bike and a ‘Jake the Pirate’ ship from Toy Kingdom worth R1,500. CLOSED.

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I am SO excited to share this giveaway with you. We got Jordan a JD balance bike AND a Fisher Price Jake the Pirate ship for Christmas and he seriously loves them both. I am a huge fan of balance bikes over a bike with training wheels, or ‘fairy wheels’ as we used to call them when I was little. The balance bike allows children to develop their balancing and steering skills rather from day one rather than just focussing on the pedalling aspect of a bike with training wheels. This focus on balance and coordination from day one will enable kids to ride a regular pedal bike sooner than later. The JD bug balance bike doesn’t come with pedals but you are able to buy the pedal attachment for when your child is ready to transition to this next phase. LOVE this. The JD Bug balance bike is only 3.35KG of allow frame, 12″ air wheels with drum type  and very soft handles.

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{WIN} A R500 ‘Back to School’ hamper from Bostik! Closed.

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Bostik have recently re-branded their entire product range. I love a good rebrand, there is nothing better than fresh new look. Bostik’s tag line ’Don’t just stick it. Bostik it’ is a household phrase in South Africa, with over 50 years of great quality product. I cannot remember a single back to school pencil bag of mine that didn’t include bostik items.

The Bostik range consists of more than 60 products which include everything from glitter to Prestik, glue sticks, wax twister crayons, rainbow twisters, clear self adhesive glue tubes, rolls of tape, glue dots and more. Bostik have introduced a cute little ‘Gary the Gecko’ mascot to their branding, calling their product ‘smart adhesives’. Gecko’s are renowned for their remarkable bonding abilities that allow them to cling to just about every surface.

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Beautiful leather baby bags in South Africa. #SupportLocal

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When chatting to friends and moms to be, one of the most common things I hear is about the struggle to find the perfect nappy bag. Most baby bags on the market are designed for kids, with Winnie the Pooh or similar plastered all over them. The way I see it, the nappy bag is for mom, not for baby. Mom is the one who has to carry it around wherever she goes. I didn’t even bother with a handbag for the first year of Jordan’s life as I always had SO much to trek around with me. Sporting a nice looking, functional bag is very important to me.

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