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What if I love Porschie #2 more?

What if I love Porsche #2 more?

It seems to be normal, that when baby number 2 is on his or her way, that a mother would fear that she would not be able to love baby number 2 as much as baby number 1. Sound familiar? Well for me, it is somewhat different, because my fear is completely  the opposite! What if I love Porschie #2 more?

You see, I had a really rough start to motherhood. The delivery did not go as planned, there were epidural complications causing 2 weeks of intense recovery (read more about my birth story here), I struggled with breastfeeding for at least 8 weeks, Ammaarah had gas and wouldn’t stop crying, I most certainly suffered from post natal depression, and and and… In hind site, I absolutely know that I truly was my own worst enemy and it was mainly self inflicted, but regardless, I experienced those things. And those things unfortunately caused me to not love my baby from the moment I saw her – you know, that ‘love at first sight’ emotion you are supposed to feel when you finally meet your little one? Well not for me. I think I only fell in love with her after a few months. I mean, of course I loved her, my maternal instincts would not allow anything else, but I did not feel that unexplainable feeling of warm custard flowing through every part of your body – that feeling of love – until months later!

Hence my fear…what if I love Porschie #2 more, as early as from the start? What if I am granted that blessing of ‘love at first sight’ with Porschie #2? What if I feel that unexplainable feeling of warm custard from the get go?

I have no doubt that I will love my children equally – as best as I know how. I have no doubt that I will do my utmost best for them, always. I have no doubt that I will treat them as individuals, but all equal in terms of being my children. But again, what if I fall in love with Porschie #2 earlier? Wouldn’t that already mean that I was treating my children differently? (My heart just cannot deal with the guilt!)

Almost 19 weeks now (alhamdulillah), and I can finally start to feel Porschie #2 in my belly. Those early feelings of flutters in your belly (when you are not quite sure if it is a fart or not), and then that confirming feeling of little pops in your belly. Especially when you sit quietly and concentrate on the absolute blessing growing in your belly! I can finally feel Porschie #2 and I have already fallen in love…but that guilt has unfortunately begun!

Am I crazy, to feel this way? Or is this perhaps normal? I have no idea, but one thing I know for sure, is that each pregnancy is most certainly different and that has been proven to me already! I can only but pray that I am granted with another successful 21 weeks of pregnancy and be granted with the greatest blessing of a baby number 2 (and a healthy baby) IA!

 

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WIN! double tickets to the Mama Magic Baby Expo at the CTICC (CLOSED)

I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity of exhibiting at the Mama Magic Baby Expo this year! Treatmesweetlie will be there to showcase and provide to you our range of trendy handmade braided pacifier clips, as well as launch our new line of handmade baby accessories. There will be limited stock available of our new line of accessories, so if you have or are expecting a little princess (hint hint!), be sure to come around early, as these items are an absolute must have!

Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as I announce random specials that we will be running throughout the show.

I also have THREE sets of double tickets to the show on Friday, 30 October 2015, to GIVEAWAY (yay, I love giveaways!). This is going to be a really quick competition, as you only have ONE day to enter! So be quick, read all the information and enter enter enter!

Mama Magic Baby Expo

I remember attending the Mama Magic Expo last year. I was a few weeks away from meeting my little princess (well now that I think about it, it was actually only 4 weeks before I gave birth). So with my big bump, sore feet and all, I dragged myself to the expo as I was promised by many that it would not disappoint. And everyone was 100% correct because the show was AMAZING!

Now apart from Barney performing on stage, this Baby Expo is known for having everything you will need for your little one, all under one roof. At first I did not believe it, until I saw it with my very own eyes…everything really was under one roof!

This in one exhibition that I recommend you do not miss, especially if you are expecting a baby or if you have a little one that is (undoubtedly!) fascinated with Barney!

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Here is all you need to know about this years’ show:

  • The show takes place between 9am and 6pm daily, between Friday 30 October 2015 and Sunday 1 November 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Entry fee is R60 per adult, R50 per pensioner, and kids under the age of 12 enter free. Please however note that kids are limited to 2 per adult
  • Tickets may be purchased at Computicket or at the entrance
  • The Barney shows are FREE. Please however note that you HAVE to prebook your seat to the show via Computicket, as entrance and show tickets are separate
  • Barney show times occur daily, at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
  • Nappy changing rooms will be available
  • Breastfeeding rooms will be available

And here is what you need to do to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

  1. Follow my blog (remember this a two step process – first, follow my blog by clicking on the follow button on the side bar and entering your email address, and second, confirm your subscription by clicking on the link in the email sent to you) AND
  2. Follow me on Facebook OR Instagram OR Twitter
  3. Be sure to come back here and comment with the word ‘Done’ and let me know which of the steps above you followed.
  4. Here is the best part, you HAVE to let me know which one you did, because I will be selecting three winners -one from my blog, one from Facebook and one from Instagram. 
  5. So enter enter enter, because you actually have three chances of winning!
  6. If you are already following me on my blog, and on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, all you need to do is simply comment with the word ‘Done’.

The competition closes on Thursday, 15 October at 12pm. 

All my love

xxx

Mama Magic Expo

Competition terms and conditions:

  • The prize will be awarded to the first correct entry drawn at random. Failure to follow all the steps will result in disqualification.
  • Winners will be selected at random by me, and will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winners may unfortunately not be able to win more than once in this competition.
  • This competition is open to South Africans only.
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Your beautiful baby could stand a chance to WIN R50,000!

Would you like to WIN R50,000? (Yes, the grand prize is R50k!)

Do you have the most beautiful baby in South Africa? (I am almost certain that you do, all our babies are beautiful!)

Do you love taking pictures and videos of your baby? (If you are anything like me, then I know you do!)

Yes,yes and yes? Then this competition is for you!

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www.mymostbeautiful.com BABY is a new and fun online competition that recently launched in SA. All you need to do is the following:

  • log on to the website,
  • create a profile,
  • upload pics and videos of your beautiful baby (between the ages of 0 and 24 months),
  • and lastly get your friends and family to vote for your baby via sms.

(I know, simple right?) The winner will be the baby that receives the most votes via sms and final input from celebrity judges, whom will walk away with the grand prize of R50,000.

But wait, there is even more…the top 10 babies will all win cash prizes AND there are cash prizes up for grabs for voters too!

And if you think that is all, you will be happy to know that mymostbeautiful.com BABY will be donating a portion of profits to the Sarah Fox Children’s Convalescent Hospital! Sarah Fox provides much-needed healthcare for children between the ages of 0-12 years old living in impoverished communities.

There are three stages to the competition:

  • 1 May 2015 – registration and voting opens (eeek, you better get going, this date has already passed!)
  • 19 May 2015 – general voting closes and the public starts voting for their top 50 finalists who will compete to win the title of South Africa’s MOST beautiful baby
  • 19 June 2015 – votes for the top 50 finalists closes and winners are announced

There is not much time left, if you are interested in entering your little one as a contestant and for the nitty gritty, then click click click. I have no doubt that your little one is the MOST beautiful baby in South Africa!

Celebrity judges include business woman, mother and South African television personality Cindy Nell, and Suga, one of Cape Town’s favourite DJ’s and presenter of Heart 104.9FM’s afternoon drive show.

Cindy Nell
Cindy Nell
DJ Suga
DJ Suga

(Mymostbeautiful Baby is sponsored by King Price Insurance, the insurance company with a difference. Awarded the Best New Comer and Best Short-Term Insurer in the South African Service Awards 2013.)

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