Morocco’s Love

Written June 2017. ” I write this blog from Morocco as baby Ella sleeps on the bed, arms in the ‘I surrender’ position, surrendering to the sleep.”

I marvel at our daughter, a mix of both her father and me. These little creations occur daily, hourly, by the minute all over the world and yet now I realise their impact and the beauty of new life.

I have been struck by my love for her, and my selflessness, like all mothers, in caring and feeding her. The tears I have are because of this love, not the dark circles under eye and the dreams of sleeping, soon.

Babies really love to smile, there’s no self-consciousness or fear that someone is not going to smile back, they just keep smiling like a reflex to an often harsh world.  Ella’s first smile was with her eyes.  As the doctor held her up and placed her snuggly on my chest, our new daughter scoured the delivery suite to find me, eyes wide and clear saying hello Mummy.

I write this blog from Morocco as baby Ella sleeps on the bed, arms in the ‘I surrender’ position, surrendering to the sleep. She was born in Northern Ireland three months ago, immunised for TB when just one day old in preparation for her African adventure.

 

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Starting again

Here we ago again, this time with a new family member and new roles in Life for my husband Jason and me.  How things change.  Writing this first blog post has taken almost three months; I know I can do better!  I jest.  Between writing-up my research for publication, organising our wedding celebration,  moving abroad  and learning to be a mother I have decided to throw in writing a Baby-Momma travel blog, to keep me sane mostly.  Why you may ask would I feel like I am loosing my sanity- if only at times? Well you’ll have to keep reading to find out!  No, honestly I like to write, and actually I feel like I need to write as a form of art, like needing fresh air or a walk in the wilderness.  And no, I am not really loosing my sanity, though if I was I’m sure I could convince you I’m not, so you’ll never know! Again I jest, or do I?

The next blog post was written before this in Morocco last June 2017, this post was written today the 4th of November 2017, in case there’s any confusion!

Enjoy the journey and stay in touch as we venture the tropical regions of our beautiful planet!

Love to you all!