A routine not to be disrupted

I have mentioned in an earlier blog post (I really am busy, honestly I am) that although it might seem I just go out and about on strolls and for afternoon cake in town, looking after H is in fact a lot of work. As H matures and her life takes on more necessary structure, life isn’t just busy, it is really quite regimented. In her earlier days, H would sleep almost anywhere if she were tired. Similarly if I

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Rarely reading and too much telly

On Friday I finished reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – hurrah! It was a really good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it so the “hurrah” isn’t because the material was in any way a challenge to read. The “hurrah” is because I started that book about the second or third week after H was born, so it has taken me three months to finish. That’s right, three months. As a commuter I was a big reader. From my years

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The day everything changed

My friend had her baby a couple of days ago. As she messaged me updates from the hospital and throughout her first night with her newborn, it took me back to the day almost four months ago when Sam and I are going through the same thing. With a little bit of distance now from that craziness it really struck me that, more than anything else people experience, the birth of your first child is really the day when your

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Three months with a new baby: the 9th thing I couldn’t have lived without

I previously wrote a blog post about the 8 things I couldn’t have lived without during our first three months with H. At the time I knew I was missing something but I couldn’t recall what. But last night whilst watching some episodes before bed I remembered: The Big Bang Theory:Yes, the TV sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory‘. It’s been on TV for years but Sam and I had never watched it. In fact we thought it looked sort of

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Overtired baby = Bad night for everyone

Although on the surface it defies logic that an overtired baby would sleep badly, it is in fact very true. I suppose thinking about the days where I have been truly worn out myself, I have often struggled to get to sleep. For the most part we have been good at catching such occasions where H has been overtired and got her to bed efficiently. However, the other night we were fooled in to thinking she had more energy than

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Three months with a new baby: 8 things I couldn’t have lived without

H is now three months old. I cannot believe it’s been that long already. Life has changed so much in that time but yet H being here also feels completely normal, as if she always has been. But getting to this point has been hard work and there are a number of things which being without would have made getting this far so much harder*! Tea: During pregnancy I completely went off tea. I was really hoping that I would

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Carpe Diem – Using Time Efficiently!

In actual fact, with a small baby it’s really about ‘Seize the Hour’ or even ‘Seize the Minute’. More so than ever before, every minute is precious and needs to be be used efficiently. That might be to get a load of chores done. It might be to have a shower. Or it might just be to sit down and have a quiet cup of tea. H has been in an overnight routine for over 6 weeks now so in

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What’s wrong?!

One of the hardest things to deal with H is when she is crying because something is wrong. Mainly because it’s almost impossible to tell what is actually making her cry. On a good day it can just be frustrating for me (and Sam if he’s at home) whilst on a bad day it can actually completely distressing. Of course every parent experiences this so I am well aware this is part of the course. This is one of the

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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