Sunday, 4 October 2009

Baby on board

I knew my girl-about-town days would change once I got pregnant and had a baby. Maybe I'd only get out a fraction as often as I used to before and for evening outings I'd have to get hold of a reliable babysitter to take the baby for an hour or two. But a few weeks ago, I waas clearly informed that my out and about days are O-V-E-R until further notice from the bosslady herself (read: baby).

Heading out to see the Black Star as part of the centenary celebrations, I had gotten the most reliable babysitter of them all - my mum. I'd left some boob juice in the fridge, prepared evening porridge and even set up for her nighttim bath before heading out to relax alone with Virgo for the first time in months. After settling in to watch the play, I got a call, probably 25 minutes into the play. I could hear the little one screaming bloody murder as my mum told me to start making my way home.

The journey from National Theatre to Labone has never felt longer, as I could hear her screaming echoing in my head. Once home I ran to the bedroom...and was met by a baby who started smiling as soon as she saw me! A smile that clearly said: think twice before going out without me again. I guess it'll take some longterm gradual weaning before I try another long outing again.

Another clue to that I've been away and been off the social scene, is that I completely missed the opening of Citizen Kofi. After looking blank the first few times it was mentioned, it didn't take me long to understand what it was. This is Ghana after all, not too many places will be opening at the same time. Still, I have no idea when I'll be trying it out, when I'll go for sushi next or even head round the corner for a Twist pizza!

For now, my entertainment consists of visiting friends, having them visit me and daytime ventures to the Mall or checking out All Pure Nature for pampering items for both baby and me.

16 comments:

Nsoromma...Child of the Heavens said...

Loooooooooool! It's amazing how at that age the children are very much in charge! It will get better thou :D

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Wow, I can hear your voice saying these words. Just listen to Maya saying this. More seriously, you always had a maternal-instinct halo on your head ;-)

Maya Mame said...

Nsoromma, I'm counting on your words, look forward to getting back a bit of a social life!

Maya Mame said...

Nana Yaw, that halo is slipping by the second, lol!

Esi W. Cleland said...

Where's the papa as u do all this juggling?

Maya Mame said...

Esi, I graciously allowed the papa to stay til the end of the play, lol!

On normal days he's busy daytime with work and politics and can therefore only do his bits early mornings and in the evenings after working hours (which as we know can be looong in Ghana). Once my maternity leave ends, equality will be fully restored in our household!

Sijui said...

Maya, I could have told you so if you had asked :)!!!!!!!

The little she devil!!!!! I tell you, just file this away in your special memories locker so that you can whip it out circa 16 years from now when the little madam will be rolling her eyes and demanding to be given the car and permission to go to Citizen Koffi v 10.0 with some scary looking dude who is her hot date for the night!

MAKE SURE YOU FILE IT AWAY...you will need it when that day arrives sooner than you expected!

Anonymous said...

OMG- NO SHE DIDNT SMILE WHEN SHE SAW YOU! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH WOW

Abena said...

*LOL* It will get better soon! It is amazing to thing how kids grow up so quickly. Seems like just yesterday that my youngest niece was attached to my sister's hip and would cry for hours if my sister went anywhere. Now she is on facebook, has a mobile phone,laptop and wants her mum out of her all business!

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

She is the cutest though. To her defense :-)

Maya Mame said...

Sijui,
I'll happily take all the advice, tips, warnings you can give me (please, I'm begging you,lol!)!

I guess I should enjoy it now, that Citizen Kofi scenario sounds a bit scary, but I know someday it'll happen.

Maya Mame said...

Anon, yup, the cheeky little one most certainly smiled! Knew exactly what she was doing.

Maya Mame said...

I know, Abena, I was horrified when I saw my teeny weeny niece on facebook. The last picture I have of her is actually from when she was on her mother's hip!

Maya Mame said...

Good you're there to remind me Kajsa, because on somedays (like today when she's at her whiniest, teething, heat-rash best) it's hard to see that she's the cutest kid in the world!

Adaeze said...

Maya, I just wanted to tahnk you for your sweet comment on my blog...Appreciate it, and love your blog too of course :-) How old is your baby now?

Maya Mame said...

Hi Adaeze,
Good to have you back on the blog, meant every word. Baby M will turn 7 months next week, already!

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