Word of the Week 25/03/2016

This week I have chosen Independence as my word of the week as I have gained back the ability to go out in my car and drive again. I had a c- section with baby girl which you can read about here in My Birth Story, so was advised not to drive for 6 weeks as it would have invalidated my car insurance. To be honest the first couple of weeks I didn’t feel like going anywhere anyway, but these last few weeks have been hard as I live 20 mins away by car from my mum and she doesn’t drive so I have been waiting till my husband was off at the weekend to go around there.


Independence - Word of the Week

So this week gaining my independence back has been a big thing for me. My first trip out with baby girl was around to my mums on Wednesday. It felt strange to get behind the wheel as my tummy did not hit the steering wheel, unlike the last time I drove!
On Thursday morning I took baby girl to our local Health Visitors drop in centre to get her weighed and measured. It felt very daunting to take her by myself for the first time and it was tipping down with rain! So getting the rain cover over the car seat was a challenge but I was very proud of myself for getting out. In the afternoon we both had our 6 week check up with the doctor, which all went very well.
This week has been a really big week for me getting my independence. It’s funny how people rely so much on cars nowadays but don’t realise it until its taken away from you.
I hope you have all had a lovely week and have a great Easter eating loads of chocolate!
The Reading Residence
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  1. 31st March 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I'd definitely be lost without my car – glad you're able to drive again I can imagine it must make a huge difference. Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo – and congrats xx

  2. 29th March 2016 / 4:32 pm

    You really don't realise the amount of independence a car gives you until you lose the use of it. Glad to hear you are on the mend – and congratulations x #PoCoLo

  3. 26th March 2016 / 6:19 pm

    I dont really drive at all but I know what you mean to getting back control on something! Happy Easter too =)


  4. 25th March 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Thats brilliant that you're back on your feet and getting around in the car, its amazing how much it can be missed.

    Happy Easter to you all

    Mainy – myrealfairy


  5. 25th March 2016 / 8:34 pm

    As someone who can't drive and never could, I can in some way understand that it's hard to lack this independence. Then again, I'm used to it. I am so glad you can drive again.

    • 25th March 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thankyou. I live 20 minutes from my family and friends so its important for me to drive xx

  6. 25th March 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I can totally relate to your word and post! My little man is just over 9 weeks and I had an emergency c section. Getting my independence back afterwards was both something I desperately needed but also a little daunting! Hope your getting some sleep and an occasional shower! 🙂 #PoCoLo

  7. 25th March 2016 / 7:21 pm

    What an exciting week for you! I don't drive so didn't miss it when I had my c-sections.
    Have a lovely Easter x

    • 25th March 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thankyou, Happy Easter to you and your family xx

  8. 25th March 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Ah yes, I remember this feeling! I had a C Section with my youngest and having no car with a toddler and newborn for a few weeks felt a very long time! Glad you're managing to get out and about again and that the checks went well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • 25th March 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Thankyou, It's lovely to get out and about xx

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