Dress up tea party

This weekend is my only weekend off from my busy schedule of photoshoots. To make it special i decided to do a Tea party with my little divas. I ordered some felt cakes from Little bit of everything.

2 3 1-2It was very overcast day but set up in the garden anyways. Hanging some decor and ribbons in the trees.7 4I told My eldest she can invite 4 teddy friends and she invited Pooh bear, Violet, Purple Poweration and Rainbow. The were also dressed to a T. Pooh bear had a bow tie, and the girls had on tutu’s. 6-2I also set up a dress up basket where they could choose what to wear.12then they enjoyed chocolate dipped strawberries and red velvet mini cupcakes. The girls loved the straws for the Mini strawberry milk.13 5and after the teaparty we did a photobooth. I set up the tripod and remote.

9-210-2it started raining just as we started packing up. But all in all it was an absolute blast of an teaparty as even my littlest diva also enjoyed herself

My family

Its been a long while since i’ve blogged. baby is keeping me extremely busy. Thought second time around woul be easier but diva² showed me the error of my ways. She has her own little personality which is becoming stronger every day. just the cutest little thing.

I’m starting a family photo wall in my house and sadly I realised that since diva² has been born we do not have 1 family photo to put on our family wall. So Yesterday was a holiday here by us and i told dh to get ready we will be doing a family photo shoot. The weather was devine as spring seems to be here in full force now. I rounded up the kids, dh, granny and tripod and we had our own family shoot.539754_10202221213670996_1626695250_n 935948_10202221211110932_522254566_n

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I have to say it was so much easier doing the family shoot than the selfportraits. As focus is always the key in self portraits i cant focus on my self while setting it up. And having other people in the photo made it so much easier as i could focus on them while setting it up and then use the remote and just click away. Sometimes i got so caught up in the moment that i forgot to hide the remote.

My Divas

I haven’t done any crafts of late as my 2 divas has kept me so busy, especially diva². i cant remember it being this hard with my first diva.  But anyways here are some random photos of my divas.

June 2013

Daddy and his girlsIMG_9443 May 20131Diva 1 loves to go check up on Diva² when she is sleeping.IMG_9350IMG_9724Diva 1 is such a great big sister and loves giving Diva² kisses when she is drinking her milk.Proof of birth (1 of 1)Just a little tit bit. both my girls left hands looks exactly the same as mine. the lines on the hands looks like an “M”. and both their names start with an M.IMG_9652

Mila’s Birth story

IMG_8883Monday, 29 April 2013, was suppose to be my only day off before Tuesday being the big D-day. But as this was a sudden decision made on Friday,  I had so many loose ends at work so I had to go in to tie things up. Thought i’d be there at most 2 hours as I wanted to go home and pamper myself. Do my nails and hair and shave as I’m going in for a c-section. Well my manager could only manage to come in after 11am, so I had to wait till then. So I had to be there longer than expected.

I started feeling period like pain. Like I will get my period any moment but thought nothing of it as I know my contractions starts from the back. After a little while I started feeling lower back discomfort. Wasn’t sore just uncomfortable. I then phoned my gynae’s office to ask  when I should be concerned about being in labour. They then called the stand in gynae and he said that:

1. The contractions must be strong or;

2. my water breaks ; or

3. my mucus plug comes out.

Which none of the above had happened I just had to grin and bear my discomfort. I called DH telling him what I’m feeling but told him the doctor isn’t to concern but will keep him posted as he work is about 55km from home. So its a long drive.  After everything was wrapped up at work around 1pm my contractions was abit more intense, taking my breath away but I still had to get pj’s with button front. So went to the mall and decided I might as well walk around till i have to go fetch my diva at crèche after 2:30pm as they nap till then. So walked around through the contractions which was getting more intense especially the back pain.

I went to go pick up Mbali and went home. And when I got home I still called DH and joked with him that he is not even checking up on his wife in labour.  That was around 4pm and he said he will be leaving his work now. About 5min later I got hectic contractions . I called doctor and they said I have to go get it checked out. I then called DH and told him to meet us at the hospital as the contractions is very bad. So I grabbed my diva, mine and diva² hospital bags and drove to hospital. For some reason I couldn’t exactly say how far the contractions was apart but it was pretty close to each other. And mostly happen when I was standing at the robots. I was just focused on getting me and my diva safely to hospital through the contractions. And as luck would have it we got stuck in traffic.

DH was already at the hospital when we got there. Which I was so grateful for. We went straight to labour ward where they hooked me up to machines to monitor my diva², she seemed to be oblivious as to what was going on as she had a steady heartbeat.Collages31

And the contractions was really hectic by then. They checked me and said I’m just 1 finger dilated. So through the contractions I had to complete paperwork and DH had to run around filling in hospital forms and look after our little diva. We decided to call a colleague of his to watch our daughter while we were in theatre. But the team got there before the colleague arrived and my dear daughter had to stay outside with the nurses. I got my spinal while we were waiting for DH. I kept telling everyone we cant start without my him. And he finally got there as he was making sure our daughter was ok and he also had to suit up in scrubs.

And then we started. While they made the incision Dh kept asking me am I ok and if I could feel any pain. But I assured him I’m not feeling anything. He just look so worried. He kept telling me we are not going through this again. I just felt so sorry for him as you could see how helpless he felt that I was going through this. Next thing I know the gynae tells DH to get the camera ready she is about to make her debut. Though a bit blurry but i love these 2 photos. The first i was telling DH i can feel her coming out.IMG_8896 IMG_8897This one was the moment they took her out of me.IMG_9190

She weighed 3.5kgs and is 46cm tall. Born 29th April 2013, 18:58pm

They showed her briefly to me and took her away and I heard them doing suctions and they brought her back to me and she was placed on my chest. She was then taken away and it seemed the doctor was taking an eternity to finish up. They took about 30min which I thought was kinda strange. Turns out that me intestines was fused together. We don’t know how this happened and the gynae said that it was probably  an infection that caused it. But he fixed it.mila birth

Collages24 I was wheeled to the recovery room where Mila was brought to me again and she latched instantly.

So it was a very unexpected birth day. And threw all our carefully mapped plans out of the window. As we wanted to avoid going into labour and not have anyone looking after our first born. But on the other hand I’m so happy Mila choose her own birthday date.IMG_9219No we are the proud parents of 2 gorgeous little girls.Collages25It is definately a huge adjustment having a newborn after sleeping through the night for over a year. And leaving the whole family exhausted. But its the greatest gift one can ever get.Collages29We are slowly but surely getting use it again. especially the feeding. I really want to breastfeed but my milk is taking its sweet time coming in. So we have to top up.Collages28And daddy is such a champ when it comes to topping up. I absolutely love my husband as he is such a hands on daddy.

To make this day special I made a big sister gift pack for my first born. with some colouring pages of baby items and a baby doll with its own accessories. She loved copying mommy looking after her own baby doll.Collages27

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This time around i made sure i went equipped to the hospital with my angel care monitor. With my first i hardly slept in hospital as i was so scared that she would stop breathing. so everytime i would feel her to feel if she is still breathing. best investment ever. oh and my Itzbeen gadget. helping to keep track of feeds and sleep.

Collages30Daddy giving Mila a bath. She hates being bathed but loves the warm clean feeling afterward. as she is so content when dressed after a bath.

Collages32Upon our discharge from hospital she got weighed and weighed 3.39kgs and she got foot printed. and we are finally home with our diva².

Mommy, daughter day

Today fate would have it that we couldnt go to work or school so me and my diva had a quiet mommy, daughter day. i didnt want her to be bored so had to give her some task to do. So today we started off with doing a colouring page of her current favourite character… Peppa pig. If i let her she could probably sit and watch it over and over the whole day. We coloured with glittered pens, used different textures like cotton wool and pom poms. AprilCollages17Then later we watched some Peppa Pig  and she came curling up to me which is such a rare occurrence that i couldn’t resist to take a photo or 2.Collages18Then after her nap, thank goodness for little miracles as she really wore me out that i too had to take a nap. we baked mini cakes. I am so loving the Dora the explorer baking utensils.IMG_8687She enjoyed the baking coz most of the batter went into her mouth.Collages19IMG_8743

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We iced the cake. I only made the icing sugar. and my diva did all the work. from icing the cake to putting the sprinkles on it.Collages20and of course the best part. tasting her master piece.Collages23

Earth hour

Collages10 Last week we did earth hour. We thought it would be past my divas bed time so me and dh could have a nice night by candle light but my diva had a different idea. she fought her afternoon nap and fell asleep around 4pm so she was wide awake for earth hour. but none the less we all enjoyed sitting around the candle ligt and having a nice family night.

A fairy tale

Yesterday was a public holiday and my diva was invited to a school friends party. She was so excited to go because it was a fairy party which means she could dress up in fairy wings. My diva is crazy about Tinkerbell, whenever we watch Tinkerbell its a preresiquite to watch it with fairy wings on. and sometimes I have to pick her up and “fly” her around the room.

So to start the party off all the kiddies loaded up their tanks with sugar. Coz what party would it be if the kiddies wasnt on a sugar high? 🙂

partyy timeThen the fairy of the forest came by and gave them all their fairy outfits and wings and wands.Collagesand a fairy wouldnt be a fairy without facepainting.Collages1Then the fun and games began. these little fairies were just in their element.partyy time1 Collages2IMG_7651Andwhen the fairies were gone they could play the rest of their sugar high off. Collages4It was indeed a very fun way to spend a lazy afternoon.