Changes..

Posted by Analyse at 11:17 AM

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Did I ever really realize how time flies too fast? Or is it just because of bébé’s fast development that I have to stay awake longer hours and be more observant to keep pace of these changes?

8 weeks had passed. A lot about her had changed: the sound of her cry, the way she looks at me, the way she communicates, the way she wakes up, the way she spends her day…

Frenchguy and I had somehow changed our old habits too.

Never had we imagined how a diaper change could be so fascinating. Pipi or caca? What colour, quantity, consistency, frequency… a funny subject which became part of our daily conversation.

Going out is not as easy. Bébé has to be fed and changed prior to that. Stroller has to be in the car. A complete set of clothes and diapers should be prepared. Add to that a ready-to-mix bottle in the bag. Going home is ironically the first thing we have in mind upon arrival to destination.

No more staying late in bed on weekends.

No more sleeping 8 hours straight at night.

No more uninterrupted phonecalls.

No more long hours of uninterrupted chat (or no more chat at all!)

Washing machine at work full time.

I still love to read. I have loads of Infobébé, Famili and Parent magazines. I have some collections of bébé books of different authors too.

I start to love shopping. Favorite boutiques: Aubert, Bébé 9, Autour de Bébé, Vertbaudet. Favorite place in supermarkets : Rayon Bébé.

My Christmas gift: CD (for bébé). Frenchguy’s Christmas gift: Book (for bébé).

The A (apprentice) sign at the back of my car has been replaced by Bébé à Bord.

I guess frenchguy and I are becoming addicted to bébé..

Be more organized! That would be my new year's resolution.

20 comments:

Bless said...

Hi Ana! Very fascinating daw talaga the journey towards parenthood.
Times flies fast talaga. I can see in your bebe's aura na nag-iba na from the previous pics.
Enjoy parenting. God bless.

Duke said...

I see that you are enjoying parenthood very much. They say nothing really compares to it. A baby grows so fast and next thing you know, baby Louna is already mumbling her first words (will it be in French or English ---> maman or mama?)

ruth said...

a few more weeks, and you won't even be able to imagine anymore how it was without bebe! at least that's how i felt/still feel...

Analyse said...

Bless, yep, she's changed her facial features na yata. She's just so lovely.

Duke, hehe, i guess it will be maman. But she will be bilingual...well, we hope. I'm forcing myself to speak english now, and tagalog from time to time...errr, is little duchesse on your short term plan now?

Analyse said...

Ruth, few more weeks from now, ill be back to work, i guess i dread that idea more :(

Soy said...

Isn't it amazing how a tiny baby can really change two people's lives?

Duke said...

oh my ana... sometimes it crosses my mind esp when I hear stories from proud parents like you!!! :D

haze said...

Addicted to bébé is what you are now ha ha ha sabi ko sayo you will not be chatting at all....BUSY BUYS & BUSY that is your new YM status.

Yup yup yup Ana ORGANIZATION is a MUST...Wow Louna's changing and Mayumi too :-))) Sayang we didn't have the chance to see each other but anyway we still have long time for that naku naglalakad na si Louna non he he he. Take care and bon courage sa 1st day at work mo...

Ligaya said...

hi ana! o di ba ang sarap ng pakiramdam being a Mom? I'm glad to hear you're enjoying parenthood. =)

take care and kisses to Louna. happy new year!

Linnor said...

your activities are exactly what we went through at 3 different times in our lives. ehehehe. :D

Analyse said...

Soy, indeed ;)!

Duke, go gimik with hubby chef to the max, when lil duchesse arrives, everything will be different.

Haze, u got it haha. hey, there will always be next time, malay mo, kami naman ang maligaw sa south hehe.

Ligaya, loving it!

Linnor, hmm, 3 wonderful experiences! you're blessed! ur kids are just so adorable! kaya lang, wala bang plans for a girl???

Anonymous said...

hi analyse! you are now a mamaholic, eh? :-) louna sounds precious, and i'll bet the shopping for the teeny tiny clothes are a delight! whenever i pass by the childrens clothes section in monoprix i can't help myself from cooing 'cause they look too cute!!!
happy new year!
-kala

Makis said...

How amazingly wonderful is it to be changing as your baby changes day by day? It's like you're discovering things all over again! And you're going back to work soon? Aww, that will be a separation anxiety! Have a great 2006, ana!

Joy said...

I remember my first two years of motherhood, it was everything about and for bébé. Profit the time with your bundle of joy.

I hope the babysitter will do her job very well. Don't forget to check bébé every now and then once you go back to work (a must!). :-)

sha said...

what you have become shopcaholic ;-)
they say baby will change your life forever... and this is the evidence.

Analyse said...

Kala and Sha, should i say this is the bad effect of being a maman? but well, sarap magshop for bébé.

Makis, thanks. yep, back to work soon...bilis ng panahon, and i dont feel like going back to work yet, but anyways...if only i could just stay near bébé and watch her grow..

Joy, welcome to my hideaway. thanks, i'll do that. ang hirap no, im obliged to trust somebody for my child.

TinTin said...

All that sounds great! Sign me up! No really, I want a baby as cute and adorable and healthy of course, as yours!

sha said...

ah my friend in cannes just rang me up said sha meet me at the bar hahah suki namin sa cannes

its out of topic.. but..
where I walk from work to meet her, I turn right at le croissette there is kid boutique in the corner

we are talking about KENZO BABY, RALPH LAUREN, DIOR all these super duper expensive brands and they have a collection for bebe..

I love petit bateau .........

Lucille said...

Hi analyse,! kumusta? time flies so fast huh? ur bébé is growing up! like amor, nanganak na rin, may bébé na rin sya!:-) So you're addicted now shopping for bébé? hehe! ganyan talaga siguro mga nanay, me too can't help but do shopping here & there for my kids! sobra-sobra na talaga esp. their clothes kahit di pa kailangan bili pa rin ako kc nagustuhan ko para sa kanila..it's a kind of pleasure kc eh?! :-) I was addicted to Vertbaudet & favorite store is Toys r Us during i was pregnant of Cathy. Then when i was pregnant of Louis, i was to Petit Bateau. Then when Cathy reach 1 yr old, i was fan of Barbie & Disney till now! hehe then now added to my addiction the Dora & strawberry cake..haay!it's fun din kc. Anyway, i bought any brands or not branded as long as good quality & comfy for the kids. You have a little girl..mamaya u will be addicted to buy different colors of ponytails,hairclips..etc! When i went home in PI, i bought much, much there bring back here in France kaya eto dami kong stocks!Cheaper kc doon & really lots of choices haha! & cathy enjoys it, it's her who choose now the color she want for her hair,she knows how to match w/ her clothes. hehehe u will be having fun of it for ur lil girl! ;-) Take care!

Sassafras said...

Re. "going out is not as easy": UNDERSTATEMENT of the year :D going out is one big production!!! i even have two baby bags---a big one for going to farther places like tagaytay, and a small one for shorter trips (to the mall or to my mum in law). it's so fun to be addicted to baby---hard but fun :D i am sure you will agree!