Mini Letters

Mini Letters 8

Dear Vanilla Blonde reader, thank you for coming to my little slice of the internet and reading what I have to share. Thank you for the encouragement and kindness. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and how it was you that reminded me (in my writers block moments) of what I love to write and share about.

Dear Time… please slow down. I can’t believe I have a 15 week (3 month and a bit) baby. I’ve packed away prem baby grows, newborn clothes and now some of his 0-3 months clothes are too small and I need to pack those away! Sob. Every day that I hold him, I just think: “This is the last time you’ll be this small.” We’re also less than 3 months away from Christmas. These last 3 months flew by, so basically that means Christmas is tomorrow! Haha! Time slow down, please! I finally get it. People often say: “If you think time is flying, wait until you have kids.”

Dear dry Cape Town, you’re so pretty in the Spring with your wildflowers on the side of the road and sprouting up on the promenade. I’m loving your warmer, brighter days, but I’m really concerned that the rainy season is done. Our dams are so low and level 5 water restrictions are no joke. 2 minute showers are crazy and I’m not loving that our toilets are flushed with the water from the washing machine – the water is literally grey – but we’re doing everything we can, to do our part in water saving. I hope other Capetonians are too because it’s going to be December soon, and droves of tourists will be arriving who don’t know (or care) about our water restrictions.

Dear Maternity Clothes, I was hoping to have packed you away, but sadly you’re still being worn and while I’m trying not to be hard on myself, I’m wondering when the baby weight will start moving on. I’m also hoping to start getting back to exercising… but at the moment, I’m exhausted trying to express, look after Georgie and still produce and present my radio show and other work commitments. I’ll eventually get into my groove.

Dear Sox, I cannot thank you enough for everything you do for Georgie and I. I am beyond grateful for the 24/7 love you shower us both with. I always knew you were going to be a wonderful father, based on how kind you are and how amazing you’ve been over the years with our friends children… but to see you with your own, melts me every single day. 



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  • Reply Joanie

    Dear Bailey,
    Thank you for sharing your world with us, for including us in your life.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us too, my prayer for you is love, health, peace and joy in abundance!!


    September 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Dear Bailey, you are doing a fantastic job! Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts with us. Don’t get too focused on the baby weight, they say it takes up to 2 years for your hormones to settle down. Give yourself that time. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon!

    September 30, 2017 at 4:56 am
  • Reply Shazzie

    I love reading your blog! I have young grown up kids now, but can relate to your baby stories, especially the lack of sleep…I can still fall asleep literally, anywhere 🙂 Not everyone has the body type that somehow slinks back into skinny jeans a few days after birth. Getting your body back can take time. Baby needs all the nourishment he can get, so until you stop breastfeeding, just put that idea on the “my to do list” 😉 Life is busy with children but trying to find time for yourself is necessary and important. It takes a while to find the balance that you are looking for. I remember an earlier blog where you had concerns of eventually going back to work and juggling baby etc etc. Well look at you now 🙂 !!!
    Keeping writing about anything, everything, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful xx

    October 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Meggin

    My heart skipped a beat when I scrolled down to find handsome Georgie looking straight back at me. He is just perfect!

    October 4, 2017 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Caley

    You are gorgeous Bails, never forget that x

    October 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Annamarie

    Dear Bailey,

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. You are putting in words just about every feeling, worry and thought process I went through may years ago when I had my babies. Reading your blogs takes me right back there every time! Your are a true inspiration to all Mothers! Enjoy your family

    October 13, 2017 at 5:43 am
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