Modern Mommy

It’s been almost 2 weeks and I’m still finding it surreal to think of myself as a MOM!

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Every time I look at our little one’s face, I find it hard to believe that 14 days ago, he was quite literally part of me and now, here he is – taking his own breaths and smiling (well, at this stage, they assure me it’s a burp when he smiles as they only consciously smile at around 6 weeks).

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I’ve been quite quiet about my pregnancy and reluctant to do any media about it, but now, I think that here, on my new blog, I’ll share some of my thoughts and feelings about the 9 month journey before and the journey ahead. Our son is too young to give his permission yet for photo’s of him to be shown, so I’ll do my best to wait for him to give the go ahead. In the meanwhile, his body language is saying, no pics for now 😉

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But, there are plenty of other moments and ideas to share so join me as I attempt to be a “Modern Mommy.”

 

 

 

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39 Comments

  1. Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations on the new addition to your family, Mrs H. 🙂 I am incredibaly happy for you and Mr H. I hope that your son will bring you all the joy in the world – you deserve it! I love you with my all of my heart and if you ever need a babysitter – I’m merely a message away! Xx

    Yours always,
    Theo

  2. Marvin
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    A big congratulations to you and your husband Jo-Ann! May you guys have the most joy with the little one. I trust that he will bring you all the joy you deserve and more. Theo and I are offering our babysitting services – free of charge! Once again, congratulations and all the best! God bless!

  3. Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Ncoooh! Congratulations Jo. Wishing you many happy years with your lil bundle of joy 🙂 Bless you and your family

  4. Sarah
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to you and hubby….enjoy your Precious Gift..

  5. Romaine
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Ooooh wow baby has been born you’ve been hinting and then throw me offguard again lol thank you for sharing your journey with us. May your happiness continue to grow as your son grows.

  6. Natalie Johnson
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to the new mom and dad. Enjoy every moment with your little one – they grow up far too quickly.

    Disappointed not to be able to see him but completely understand your reasons for keeping him “private”.

  7. Olivia J Bell
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    A very warm congratulations to you Jo Ann, and your hubby, Michael. May your son bring you all the joy and happiness you deserve! So very happy for you!! Enjoy every moment with him! Atleast tell us what you have named him *winks* xoxox

  8. Rashieda Parsons
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to your and your husband Jo – Anne….May your beautiful baby boy always fill your lives with much joy and laughter…wishing you the three of you health and happiness always…Enjoy every precious moment with your little bundle of joy God bless 🙂

  9. Wendy
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congra to you and your hubby… I have also been blessed with a beautiful baby boy, his a very serious boy his over six weeks and I have not seen him smile…

  10. OLGA
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congrets Jo Ann and Hubby he will make youll proud!!njoy mothershood thats one of nature’s most amazing gifts!!

  11. Chantelle Lawrence
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to you and hubby on the birth of your son!! Enjoy every single moment. Our son turns 1 next week and I really cant believe how fast the time went by but its never too late to stop and take it all in 🙂

  12. Lee-Ann Bowes
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to you and your hubby on your son.Enjoy every moment it is Special.God bless you all.

  13. Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Appreciate all your kind wishes!!! To the parents and future parents here – all the best! What a journey – can type with one hand now after lots of practice 😉

  14. Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to you and your husband Jo-anne! My God continue to lead and guide you both on this amazing journey of parenthood! You are blessed to be a blessing!

  15. Louisa Ramonyai
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congradulations to you and your hubby.

  16. Shenaas Field
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Hi Joanne

    Congratulations to you and your hubby.Hope your bundle of joy brings you loads of happiness . Enjoy it as they grow up so fast.

  17. Roxanne
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations Jo-Anne on the birth of your son, may he bring you so much joy & happiness. Enjoy the journey called motherhood, it’s truelly priceless. I too am a mom of a 10 week old boy & just seeing him smile & laugh totally takes my breathe away.

  18. Rosemary Matolla
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congratulations to both you and hubby on the birth of your son Ms Strauss. Wow….how I’ve been searching for confirmation that he’s finally here! May he be an absolute joy and blessing. Enjoy him…they grow up so quick! God bless

  19. Nadine
    Tue, 08 April 2014
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    Congrats on the birth of your son Joanne, a truly special time for you and yours. Kudos on a wonderful blog as I read your entries I find myself thinking I wish this blog existed while I was pregnant- I too am a first time mom and think your insight is honest, handy and beautiful. Enjoy your new journey.

  20. Natalie Lloyd
    Wed, 09 April 2014
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    Congratulations mommy on your bundle of joy! You are going to make a great mom 😉

  21. Arlene
    Wed, 09 April 2014
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    Awww congratulations to you and your hubby Jo-ann such wonderful news! I had been trying to keep up to date with you lol. I’m due in 7weeks and am sooo excited 😀

  22. Linda
    Wed, 09 April 2014
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    congrats Jo-Ann babies bring the best out of us as women. enjoy your motherwood journey.

  23. Jill Overberg
    Wed, 09 April 2014
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    Congratulations Modern Mommy on the birth of your bundle of joy. Hope you and hubby enjoy this amazing journey of parenthood

  24. Laura Lynette Stuurman
    Wed, 09 April 2014
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    Congratz on the birth of your son.

  25. Sat, 12 April 2014
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    Thanks for all the comments! Arlene – all the best with the wait – the last few weeks feel like time before Christmas as a child 😉 And Shenaas, you are right – they grow so quickly – already see the growth since he was born and feel the extra weight in my arms 😉

  26. martha
    Sun, 13 April 2014
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    Congrats Jo-ann… god bless and may he bring u loads of joy. Much love Martha

  27. Sun, 13 April 2014
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    Awww the “Mommy don’t take my selfie” pic is too precious. Those little hands!

  28. Eleanor Kistan
    Sun, 13 April 2014
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    Congratulations to you and hubby on the birth of your son! May God give you both wisdom as you raise him! Enjoy the journey of parenthood! Are we allowed to know what his name is?

  29. Tanya
    Mon, 14 April 2014
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    Congrats Jo and hubby. Gods richest blessing and favour. May he bring u all the joy, love and happiness in the world. May he grow up into a God Fearing young man. All the best, enjoy every moment they grow up so quick.

  30. Mon, 14 April 2014
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    Congrats to you and hubby, Jo!!! You always looked awesome during your pregnancy and I know you will be an amazing mummy. Wishing you and your little family all the very best and many blessings all the way from Germany!

  31. Lynette Hector
    Tue, 15 April 2014
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    God has given you the best gift ever! Congrats mom and dad. Treasure every second as they grow so fast xxx

  32. Belinda Britz
    Tue, 15 April 2014
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    Congratulations!

  33. Rhonda
    Sat, 19 April 2014
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    Congrats to you and hubby on the birth of your son. May ou enjoy every moment of the little one.

  34. Sat, 19 April 2014
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    Absolutely overwhelmed by all the kind messages! Thank you soo much! xx

  35. Beryldene Solomons
    Sat, 19 April 2014
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    Congrats and all the best to you and hubby. Enjoy every moment of parenthood 🙂 God bless!

  36. Robyn
    Wed, 25 June 2014
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    Congratulations Jo-Ann. Have fun and enjoy the abundance of joy every single day. (“,)

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