Well that dreaded time arrived a few weeks ago and I am now a proper employee again. Actually, I’m only doing 3 days a week so I suppose that makes me a part-time employee instead! Either way, I’m back at work!!
Luckily, Neve gets to stay with her Granny on Wednesdays and Thursday so we don’t have to fork out for extortionate nursery fees.
Then on Fridays, I work from home in the mornings and then once Rich gets home around lunch time, he takes over and I go into the office for the rest of the day.
It’s all been working ok so far, apart from my alarm failing to go off one day which resulted in me having a mild panic attack! Pre-baby I wouldn’t even worry about such a thing as I could just get dressed and eat my breakfast in the car, but when you’ve got to organise everything for a mini person as well it takes a lot more time and effort! My mum kindly saved the day though and offered to feed Neve her breakfast at her house so I didn’t have to do as much as I normally would in the morning!
On my days off (which seem to fly by even quicker than before now there are less of them), we’ve been trying to cram in as much as possible.
The last few weeks have involved:
Neve also has unbelievably just turned 9 months old.
She’s still not decided on her next method of getting around and does a bit of backward crawling, a bit of bottom shuffling and a lot of walking around when holding onto someone or occasionally something!
Most of the time though she rolls wherever she wants and manages to get pretty much to her desired destination every time, so I’m not worried!
I’ve started thinking of birthday ideas for her and keep getting stuck, but I’m trying not to get carried away as everyone keeps telling me she won’t even realise it’s her birthday so there’s no point in spending loads of money - not that I can afford to anyway!
Things are still going with Two Birds Craft, but we’ve left off on the blog side rather a lot as it was taking over our life a bit too much! We’re still updating our Instagram feed with our progess regularly though and our Etsy shop has filled up nicely with goodies!
Will update again soon! X
Neve is usually really good at going to sleep on her own, she’ll whinge for a minute or two but then settle herself.
Over the last couple of days though she has been more clingy due too teething pains. On top of this she’s also mastered standing up, and can pull herself up against her cot even after I’ve put her in it lying down-usually lying her down was my fail safe if I needed to run and do something!!
Today I have resulted in cuddling her to sleep for both of her naps then putting her in her cot once she’s asleep-not really a habit I want to get into!
Because she’s being more reluctant to sleep its messing up her routine which just makes everyone moody. She is tired, before anyone suggests skipping/delaying a nap, as she gets very clingy and rubs her eyes a lot.
If anyone has any suggestions I’d be glad to hear them. If not then at least I had a good rant!!
An overdue update
Well the germs seem to almost be on their way out now.
I’m still quite bunged up but I’m actually managing to get off the sofa and do things now so I must be feeling better!
Over the weekend we went to Center Parcs in Longleat for a few days. I hadn’t been before but really enjoyed it, despite having to pretty much pack up the whole house. Travelling with a baby isn’t the easiest thing in the world!!
Earlier last week we went for a baby playdate with one of my colleagues that had a baby in December. It’s always nice to have a natter with a fellow mum as I’m the first to have a sprog out of my close group of friends and don’t like to bore them with too much baby talk! Here’s a picture of the two of them, I feel a lifelong friendship has been forged already!
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I have been very lucky and got an early birthday present from my other half…it’s just charging at the moment but I am very much looking forward to playing with my new camera…here’s a picture of my shiny gadget to finish the post..
I expect my next one will be featuring some pictures taken using my new toy!