Pregnant: 28 weeks and 6 days
Status: Happy. Pregnancy hormone high. No pains, no aches, even slept well. Want to be pregnant all my life.
I have been writing a restaurant and food blog for almost 3 years but now, with my belly getting bigger and my life about to change significantly, I have this growing feeling that there is more in life to write about than food.
Hence the idea of this new blog where I intend to share the experience of becoming and at some point being a mum (yes, this scary event is coming closer and closer and I am between panic and exhilaration), about living in London with a baby, and ultimately about me.
…living in London with a baby
I hope I won’t turn into one of these mothers that have nothing else to talk about but their children, but whenever I mention this fear to experienced mums, the smile mildly (you see that they are thinking “you have no idea what is going to hit you!”) and I have come to the conclusion that this may be, at least to some extent, unavoidable.
There are a lot of other things I enjoy doing and hope will continue to enjoy once my life is being taken over by the little alien in my belly, and I want this blog also to feature books, music, theatre and some knitting. But don’t be too disappointed should all these ambitious plans turn into dust and all I write about are sleepless nights, sore nipples and baby poo. At this point you are very welcome though to drop me a line and tell me that I am boring you to death please!
This blog will also be about how to juggle a career while having children – this is a big issue for me and while still abstract at the moment it is something I think about a lot. Being a home-stay mum? May be heaven for some but sounds like a nightmare to me. Will I feel differently, once the baby is born? Can you be a good mum when working? And how can you achieve this?
I hope this blog and my random ramblings will give me the opportunity for exchange with like-minded people and nothing makes me happier than a little comment once in a while!
…Look Mummy no Hands!
Why have I chosen this name for my blog? Firstly, because most other good mum/baby/London blog names have been taken already!
But also I love the song Look Mummy no Hands. It is sad and true at the same time and shows the cycle of life, being born, growing up, becoming independent, getting children yourself and how life repeats itself.
The lyrics of this song remind me to always cherish my mum. Thankfully my mum is still around and I hope will be for a very long time! Particularly now, that I am expecting a baby myself, I need advice and support from her like nothing else and I am glad that she (patiently) listens to all my up and downs that one encounters during pregnancy.
I hope that at some point my little baby will feel the same about me!