So this I my first ever blog entry! I’ve been wanting to start a blog since I had my baby girl in November 2013. It’s such a life changing experience having a child, this little being you create consumes your whole world and it’s a love like no other! Totally indescribable. But there’s no manual!!! I had no idea if I was feeding her right, holding her right, putting her to sleep right?! While I don’t anticipate creating a manual, I thought it would be fun and useful to document my experiences as a first time mummy in London!
Ok so baby girl is 9 months old already, so I will be writing some of my blogs in retrospect, but I’m hoping it’ll be insightful nonetheless! It takes 9 months to grow a baby and I think it’s taken 9 months for me to learn to be myself again and still enjoy the things I used to, as well as be a mum! Becoming a mummy has really made me value my own parents and all they did to raise us as well as they could. They were both first generation immigrants, my mum came over from Kenya and dad from India… And their story started here in London where they both met. My husband’s family are born and bred in and around Worcestershire for the last 3 generations at least! So our baby girl is half English and half Indian… And unlike maybe 30 years ago, children of this mixed race are much more common. It is socially more accepted to have a mixed race background (I believe!) and I hope we can raise her to understand and appreciate the best of both worlds!
So this blog is for my baby girl and my late mum. It’s sad that you’ll both never meet… But being without my mum has taught me to learn things FAST and also appreciate what a valuable role I have to play in my baby’s life. So here’s to being the best mummy I can be!!! And I hope you enjoy hearing about our adventure! 🙂