Day 153 – 5 months and baby kisses

Today marks 5 months of giving up alcohol (I’ve decided to count it from today).

Today was also the first day I discovered how gorgeous (yet slobbery) baby kisses are. Emma gave me her first baby kiss and it melted my heart.

I’d gone out for the morning to get my hair done and spent 3 hours being pampered in my hairdressers, catching up with the gossip. I used to go every 6 weeks when working, now I’m lucky to go 2x a year. My stylist is so lovely, she was telling me how she nearly got stuck in NY with the virus and had to fly home early from her holiday with her husband.

On returning to the home, I could hear the chaos as soon as my key hit the lock. My SD was from the sounds of it being a brat, my BB was screaming and my hubster trying to manage the scene in front of him.

I shedded my coat, washed my hands and grabbed BB for a big cuddle. She lent forward and kissed me. I wanted to cry, the surge of emotion was so intense. We then sat on the sofa with her baby books and I was rewarded with another slobbery one.

She’s now napping as my SD and I bake a guinness cake (oh the irony). I tipped the remaining Guinness down the sink without even a thought of a swig too. 5 months ago, I’d have definitely swigged the can until it was over. And the probably planned a baileys hot chocolate.

We’re now snuggled up on the sofa, tree lights twinkly, my SD with a hot chocolate and my husband exhausted, fast asleep on the other sofa.

Apparently 2 kids for a morning is exhausting (welcome to my life).

When I was drinking, I was never satisfied with where I was. I always felt I was missing out. I wanted to be out socialising resentful that family life was holding me back.

Now in my pjs at 2pm, I know there is no where in the world I would rather be.

Happy sober saturday


JS x

Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

13 thoughts on “Day 153 – 5 months and baby kisses

  1. This makes me remember that 2020 has a lot of pluses.
    Being home means relaxing, being in the moment and being ok with doing less.
    I think this is something we all needed.

    Congratulations on your milestone.

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