I love being a mom. I remember when Ralee was born, the doctors placed this tiny little baby on my chest and there I was, a mother again! Ralee was born at 3kgs on the 27th of March 2017. Even though she was a good weight, it was mostly her bone structure that carried most of it. She was really just a tiny little angel and no one wanted to handle her because she looked so delicate. As a mom, you can’t pass up on any of your duties, so you just gotta be extra careful and do your thing! From the beginning I wanted to protect Ralee from the world, perhaps that is why it gives me such great anxiety to leave her in someone else’s care.
After having kids, you begin to wonder how you ever got along in this life without them. Here are 5 things about Ralee that I don’t think I could ever live without:
- I happen to be quite a soppy soul that cries at sad movies. So I was watching Titanic the other day (Don’t judge me lol), and so I was in tears at one point of the movie when Ralee came over to me and asked me ‘Mummy, why you crying? Don’t cry mummy!’ while wiping my tears with her hands. Amazingly enough she does whenever she thinks I’m crying.
- When we go to bed, she pulls me into her arms and insists that I sleep in her armpit. She then continues to pull me towards her arms until I finally give up and put my head on her arms even though they are so small.
- There is one question that Ralee is famous for asking and that is, ‘Wheres mum?” Although this is the worst possible question for her to ask when I am trying to make a stealthy getaway, I always appreciate the fact that out of sight does not mean out of mind with her.
- She is my mini me at times. She watches the way I clean up house in the mornings and other little things that I do. When she gets up in the morning, she commences my morning routine the way that I would. I love watching this little human grow and the way she goes about doing her (my) things makes me smile every single day.
- Ralee’s smiles, hugs, kisses, thank you’s and of course, I love you’s. This is something you will have to see to understand. Ralee gives the best smiles to me, I am also the receiver of many hugs and kisses which just make my heart melt. Ralee also has a cute habit of happily saying ‘Thank you mum’ for almost anything that I do for her. Of course, the moment that Ralee says that she loves you, you know she’s got your heart, hook, line and sinker!
There are many more things that I love about Ralee and although she is stubborn, naughty and upsetting sometimes, my world would not go around without her! She is definitely what makes being a mom to a girl child worthwhile.
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Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.