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Sick days, lazy days, happy days

Photo041Little L is having her first ever cold. And ever so generous, she passed it on to me. Not without mummy pride I realised that we managed to get pretty far without the slightest sign of a sniff. Can you believe that she’s five and a half months already?

Last year at this time, we were about to move into our house. My bump only just started to show, and having a baby was an idea that Big M and I slowly came to terms with. Of course, we had no idea how exactly it was going to be and the reality hit us hard, but we were trying to paint the picture as precise as possible.

And now, there she is. Going ‘mamama’ and ‘mmmmhmmm’ when I feed her baby rice. Munching away on soft pretzels (she’s very Bavarian in that sense), rolling over and over, digging her two little teeth into everything that’s not quickly enough out of reach.

She is a very private person. Smiling and laughter are something we only share at home. She’s damn serious in public – suspiciously eyeing up every stranger that comes close, with frowned brows. If she goes on like that, she’ll be deep wrinkled at the age of five.

The combination of her being sick and being able to roll over symbolised the end of my slept-through nights. She either needs a drink or freeing out of a head-down-cramped-into-corner situation. So we are back to shared naptimes during the day.

Less time to blog and less time for me in general. But still, I don’t want to complain. Looking back at the past five months made me realise that time flies awfully fast. And I am determined to enjoy every minute I have with my lovely baby girl.


  1. Poor baby! I hope you both get well soon.

    (Have I mentioned I like your captcha? I hate word verification with a vengeance, but yours is like a little puzzle.)

  2. So great to hear that you are enjoying every minute of your beautiful little girl.
    You are absolutely right, time moves so fast and before you know it she’ll be starting school and you’ll be crying into your hanky because you can’t believe you’re the mother of a schoolage child.
    You are so doing the right thing and enjoying every single wonderful moment x

  3. Unbelievable, 5 1/2 months! You’re absolutely right to spend as much time with her as you can, time really flies far too quickly.

  4. I’m sorry she isn’t very well but it’s lovely to hear your tales of how you’ve been doing. I always wonder how I would even begin to cope with the lack of sleep. She looks like a delightful little person. I think it’s so funny she considers everyone she meets- sensible girl!

  5. Awww, she’s so cute. It goes so so quickly. Hence I had five! Make the most of every second. I look at my two year (def the last) and can’t believe where that time has gone. I hope you are both feeling better very soon.

  6. Hope the cold gets better soon.

    Thanks for the link to that article, by the way. Really interesting reading.

  7. Dolly just had her first cold too, and then passed it on to me. They sound v similar in that laughter and smiles are just for us and is very serious in public! time does go so very very fast doesn’t it xx

  8. Aww she is so so adorable. Time does fly, and everyone will tell you that, but suddenly you realize that she’s 5 months old, then 8 months old, then she’s walking and talking back to you! lol

  9. She’s lovely! And yes it does go by ridiculously fast. Enjoy every second. And hopefully you’ll get your nights back soon.

  10. @Mwa: I read you also like maths. So do I. Great minds think alike 😉

    @Tara: I even cry in my hanky when sorting out out-grown clothes.

    @cartside: She is slowly turning into this tiny little girl. Amazing!

    @Rose: In my naive way of thinking, I thought I’d cope easily. HAHA. But it’s true what they say – you are getting used to it.

    @Chic Mama: Five! 5! I think that’s amazing. When do you find to brush your teeth/blog/eat/sleep at all?

    @zooarchaeologist: It’s the hairstyle 🙂

    @Joanne: Everytime she smiles I am flooded with love. Happy days indead.

    @Iota: It looks like we’re over the hill. But hubby started coughing now…

    @Elsie: Aren’t they generous?! 😉

    @Baking Mad Mum: Thanks. A cold is always a good excuse for eating more cake, at least you have to feed it.

    @Margarita: What? Talking back? Not in this house 😉

    @Lady Mama: Nights back would be lovely, indeed…

  11. Poor Little L.!!!! I feel so sorry for the three of you! She still looks amazingly cute for a sick person:) Keep it up MM, you’re rockin it! xxx

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