What was your first reaction when you found out you made the top three?
I was so happy. I had been waiting for the email and when I got it, I didn’t even read it properly – I just saw the “Top 3” and I screamed “Oh my gosh!” I was just so happy because I really didn’t think we would make it to the top 3.
Who was the first person you told?
I immediately called my husband and he was so relaxed about it – I think he expected it. But I wasn’t getting the reaction I wanted so I called my mom and she was overjoyed – she was so happy for us.
That’s just the perfect “mom” reaction! Tell us a bit more about life with your little one. Do you have a routine?
Honestly, I don’t have a routine and just take things as they come. Lilitha usually gets drowsy between 6.00 and 6.30pm, but sometimes she’ll decide bedtime is going to be a bit later and she just wants to stare at me a bit longer. I just go with what she tells me and leave her routine up to her.
What’s your favourite thing to do with your little one?
When she’s not in a good mood, my husband will dance for her and she immediately starts smiling. When we’re all dancing and singing, she’s all smiles.
I know it’s early days, but if there’s any advice that you could give other moms, what would it be?
I’ve learnt that it’s OK to make mistakes – especially as a first-time mom. Don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself, take it one step at a time, and remember what you read might not be what you experience with your baby, so always keep in mind that you’re doing the best you can. As long as your baby is growing, gaining weight, feeding, and is happy that’s all that matters.
Keep your eyes peeled next week for the second mom and baby finalists in the 2018 Comfort Cover Stars competition – Tania and Adriana!