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A baby on the go

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Saturday, 25 January 2014: Two Hundred and Ninety Nine Days Old.

When I made the call and said Ayla would be “properly” mobile within a fortnight, I didn’t expect it to be so soon!

Ayla is so good at crawling now that I’m already starting to experience the “oh crap, she’s too quiet” moments, and my privacy is well and truly out the window.

Hubby also noticed the impact of Ayla’s mobility when she crawled her way from one end of the house to the other today and set up camp in front of the fishing rod rack in our bedroom.

It must have only been seconds but Ayla somehow managed to dig out a box of hooks and even get one out… O.M.G. What have we got ourselves in to!?

I also found Ayla standing in front of the vanity draws in the bathroom this morning. She had one draw open fully and was happily pulling out and throwing everything she could get her hands on.

And talk about getting ready to go out! It used to only take me about 15 minutes to get out of the house with Ayla, but today it took nearly an hour; turns out it’s hard work catching, cleaning and clothing a baby on the go!

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Toughened me up

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Thursday 19 September. 2013: One Hundred and Seventy One Days Old.

Motherhood has definitely softened me, but in some ways it’s toughened me up too!

Before Ayla, sleep was my defining state – I loved it. I could easily stay in bed til midday and I was often the first person to call it quits on a night out.

But now, I see sleep as something I can do when I’m dead!

Having Ayla has shown me that a) I can survive on just a few hours shut eye and b) life is way more exciting when you’re awake!

I also think I’m tougher in the physical sense.

Spending all day in the sun digging out a tonne of dirt doesn’t even make me flinch anymore (til the next day), but before Ayla my breaking point would come after an hour or two!