Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's the small things in life

Don't you think its the small things in life that tend to count for the most? A kind gesture from someone may make your day brighter, just something small generally counts for so much. And this is definitely true when referring to caring for your baby. A bad day may all of a sudden become alot better just because of one small thing.

When Alfie was really small, there were definitely times where I thought "oh my god, how long is it going to be like this for"? , is he still going to be power chucking when he is 21? Am I doomed to have a house covered in spew forever? Will I ever get to sit down and watch Coro again? yes you heard right, don't judge, Coro rocks and that's all I need to say on the matter. I remember sometimes feeling a bit over whelmed by the sheer time a small person took up, Alfie fed alot! he was very small so I think he didn't have alot at a time, I couldn't quite work out how he was so damn hungry all the time! The day would be taken up by feeding, burping, followed by of course a spew, then I had to clean all that up, then settle him down to sleep, then i could quickly eat etc, then he was up again! Some days I would literally turn my head and it had gone from being 9am to 3pm! how did that happen! I was very lucky though as he was and still is an amazing sleeper and very rarely cries. Any how my point being in those early days I really needed some little things to get me through. And there were plenty, all those small wee firsts that may seem like nothing to other people but were huge to us, they made all the spew all worth while!

These days life has got back to normal, Alfie will be 5 months next week and its still the little things that continue to amaze me. His gorgeous smiles which we just cant get enough of, his first laugh which is literally the sweetest sound we will ever hear, his first roll, which was like cheering on an Olympic athlete! seriously you will never hear as much encouragement in the up coming London Olympic sideline's as you will coming from our lounge! "go, go, you can do it"!!! and then when he does its applause all round.....WOOOOO.........YAH!!, he's probably lying down there thinking "what the hell is all the commotion about, calm down, I only rolled, i didn't split an atom".

I think in life it really really is the small things in life that count for the most, not all the big major things, Sometimes all you need is to come home and have the warm fire raging, a cup of coffee made for you and a cute little someone flash you a cheeky grin and that's what makes your day. Small things add up to a big load of happiness, small things don't cost money, small things don't require an amazing skill, small things don't take alot of time, so with that in mind, go do one small thing for someone and make their day.


  1. One small thing that melts me every time is when my little girl rests her head on my shoulders and wraps her arms around my neck. She is fairly active so she rarely does this, but when she does, it's my glorious little moment of heaven on earth. I agree - the small things make the biggest difference.

  2. So very true - I love the little sweet moments with my baby girl. Such a great post. Enjoy these little moments - the big grins are the best!

  3. Hi there! Just found your blog today... I read that you had acupuncture right after ET. Would you be able to recommend which acupuncturist you went to please? :) xx

  4. So true Clewis! GREAT TO SEE YOU BLOGGING AGAIN. I was not checking your blog for a while because you did not blog for a while..but I am so glad you are:) Yes...worked so hard to be moms..but yes the little things that we loved are missed now. Watching tv! That is a thing of the past!!!! How are you sleeping? I guess I have to read you other blog posts..just really glad you are blogging again:) Your little one is so adorable:)

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