Before I had baby girl I felt really overwhelmed over lots of little things like what nappies or baby wipes should I buy and use on a newborn. Standing in the baby aisle at the supermarket was mind-boggling. There are lots of different brands of baby wipes and then there are the different kinds as well – scented or unscented? I really wanted to buy the correct baby wipes so as not to affect baby girl’s delicate skin. I also had been reading about just using cotton wool and water, so as a first time mum there is lots of different options out there, it’s just finding the right one for you.
Well this week has been a very busy one! It’s been fantastic to have my husband at home for the week to help me with baby girl. He’s been such a great help at night getting out to change her, little things like that mean the world to me at the moment as I am so tired! I don’t expect him to do it when he’s back to work.
On Monday it was my husbands birthday – his first as a daddy! I thoroughly enjoyed picking a card for him from baby girl! So we went to our local Brewers Fayre for lunch. It was the first time since we had baby girl that we have been out for lunch so I was feeling anxious as I’m exclusively breastfeeding and kept thinking what if she wants a feed? Well that is exactly what she wanted while we were out! They had a baby changing room there that was also the disabled toilet. I thought well that’s OK, so I changed baby girl and began to feed her.
Next thing I knew there was someone banging on the door and lifting the handle trying to get in! I said sorry there is someone in here, well I ended up with the most rudest reply! Basically saying that there is people out here needing the toilet and to hurry up! I got really upset and went back to where my husband was sitting and said I’m going to have to go to the car to finish feeding her as there was rude people knocking at the door. I was really upset and not a very pleasant experience for the first time out with her.
The rest of the week has been great! Since baby girl was born nearly 6 weeks ago I haven’t really left the house much, especially as I haven’t been able to drive so have been making the most of my husband being at home to not only get out everyday but to also catch up on a few jobs around the house and garden. This week was the first week I have been properly out in the garden since October when I nearly slipped down so haven’t risked it since then. The patio has been cleaned and I have started on making up my tubs and doing a bit of weeding.
So my week has been a really busy one.
Its been a few weeks since I have joined in with Word of the Week, because I have been a very busy mummy, with the arrival at last of baby girl. She was 14 days late in the end, so kept us waiting a long time! You can read how she arrived in My Birth Story
Its funny because while waiting for her to arrive the time went very slow, now here I am 5 weeks later and time is flying by. Baby girl is changing every day. I’m surviving on very little sleep! I now know how to change a nappy really quickly, and nappies and wipes seem to be first on the shopping list before anything else!
Becoming a mum to a very special baby is an amazing experience that my husband and I have waited for nearly 3 years. We enjoy every moment with her.
Therefore my Word of the Week is Baby
Today is my first Mother’s Day. It was so lovely to wake up and see my happy smiling baby girl, it makes the lack of sleep so worth while!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely mums out there.
I cannot believe March is here already. A lot has gone on in my life in the past few weeks so I haven’t really done any serious comping since the end of January. The big thing in my life was the arrival of my gorgeous baby girl on the 8th February. So these past few weeks I have been enjoying every precious moment with her.
I only now feel ready to get back to some kind of normality. My birth experience was everything I didn’t want it to be. As you all know from my end of January posts that baby girl was keeping us waiting – in fact she ended up being 14 days late by the time she arrived!
Another Friday is here and still no baby!
This week I have been taking it easy and resting up ready for the big day tomorrow. The day I’m going into hospital to be induced. I have never had to stay in hospital before so it’s going to be an experience for me. I have packed and repacked my bags in preparation to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything. It’s been really nice relaxing and resting in the evenings with my husband knowing our exciting journey we have ahead for us.
I have had lots of time this week to reflect back over the past couple of years and our struggle to have a baby and I still find it hard to believe we are nearly there.
Today is going to be a restful day with plenty of sleep because I am sure I won’t be having much over the weekend!
So my one word that sums up my week is Resting.
I hope you have all had a lovely week.