I always thought I wasn´t very good at talking “baby”, all the goo-ing and ga-ing just didn´t come out very naturally. First I blamed it on not being much of a kids´ person, I don´t have this natural motherly mindset that many women have and although I always knew I wanted to have kids I never had this instant connection with babies or children that some people seem to have. (C for example does have that, kids love him!) Then I charged it on the fact that talking to babies or small children in a foreign language doesn´t come naturally and that I didn´t know the typical expressions etc., but honestly, I wasn´t good at it in Dutch either so yeah, Spanish or English was way too much to ask. However, since being a mom I found out it´s something else.
So I have to say that I am writing this in somewhat of a zombie state after a very intense night of travelling. (Therefore, apologies in advance for any typos or incoherent writing, I am soooo tired!) Yesterday night we flew back at night from the Netherlands to Spain and since our car was still in Valencia we also had a 3hour drive after the flight. So double challenge, the flight was not only way past his bedtime but after surviving that one and arriving around midnight we still had a fun little road trip to go.
This post is a guest post from my blogging friend Suzy from In The Lyons Den.
Yep, I love a glass of wine. Quite a bit really. That may be one of the small but many reasons that is part of my love for New Zealand. I tend to indulge in a lot of their Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noirs. We are lucky to get a good variety over here, but what surprises me is that Australian wine is often cheaper over there than it is here. Maybe someone can explain that to me. I don’t understand how it works, I just drink it. Often on a Sunday night, I sit back with a glass of wine (well it usually ends up a bit more than that) and have reflections on life and reflect on the week that has been, what I have done and what I could have done better.
For the past year, I have been wondering most of the time if the baby that sleeps through the night actually exists or if it was just an urban legend. Obviously, I didn’t expect the bichin to sleep through the night immediately but somehow after a few months a lot of people start asking whether he is sleeping through the night yet creating this expectation as if it´s the normal thing to do and I have the only abnormal baby that doesn´t comply with the rules.