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My word of the week is busy.
You know after you've had a baby they say try put your feet up, take it easy, sleep when the baby sleeps etc, etc, etc. Well that's not me, I'm not one to sit still and I'm generally on the go alot of the time from doing housework to pottering (I love this word) around the garden to going for a walk or heading to the shops. In fact just last week 8 days after giving birth I was shopping in Next and M&S having a lovely time, I actually got stopped by 2 little old ladies to have a coo at Elarna and then when I said it was only 8 days since I gave birth they looked at me aghast like I was some freak of nature to be out and about! They actually asked me if she was mine! I mean am I supposed to look like absolute crap or something?
Truth is I get cabin fever if I'm stuck indoors for any amount of time and I was going a bit stir crazy staring at the walls of the house and man it felt good to get out, I was knackered when I got home though. Anyway, here I go again going off piste!
This week has been a little crazy, I think I very much filled the calendar up a bit too much.
Monday my parents visited and watched Alfie while we took Elarna for her newborn hearing check, we then took the opportunity to pop into town and have a couple of hours toddler free which was novel. Tuesday, Alfie is at nursery and in the morning we took Elarna to be registered (yey she's a legal human now wahoo!), then I had a visit from the Health Visitor (nosy question time!) and then after that the Midwife (discharged from there care). Wednesday we had my husband's Mum and Aunt visit and we trekked over to the local Toys R Us, Mothercare and Tesco to stock up on a few things, bit of effort if I'm honest. It was while we were out that (without going into detail) my body decided to tell me that I needed to slow down a bit, funny what the body does after birth to give you a bit of a kick in the bum and tell you to chill out a tad. That been said yesterday Alfie was in nursery and I had a Specsavers appointment that I couldn't cancel but made sure that I didn't overdo it for the rest of the day. Today we have Adi's sister and husband visiting which will be nice as we haven't seen them in such a long time, after today the visiting and appointments are done for a few days and I'm pretty pleased about that, the only thing filling me with the fear of god at the moment is Adi is back at work on Tuesday and I'm going to have to brave it alone with a crazy toddler and a squishy newborn, eek!
Hopefully if I survive my first week alone with the two of them I'll be back again next week with my word of the week! Please send an SOS if I don't appear, many thanks!