(I wrote this on 2nd October 2020, whilst dancing in my chair to You Know Me Better by Róisín Murphy on repeat. I haven’t listened to music properly in a while and it feels really good.
I’ve been making a big batch of dance videos every 2 weeks now and I’m looking forward to hopefully making some more tomorrow.)
<19th October – I made some, but I’m not sure if it was the next day. I am planning to dance to a new Róisín Murphy song in my next bath of videos.
I’ve been trying to post this all day, but I just haven’t had the time. I’m hoping that I can now while B is supposed to be having a catnap, but I can hear her making noise…>
I think this photo sums up our family quite well in some way. Me looking at the camera, and Tiago and B not. It almost looks like two photos have been edited together or something.
Time just flies by. I honestly thought we had already taken a third one, and I was trying to remember the image as I could only remember the second one that we took in August.
T said we could try again tomorrow when ‘we’re all clean and stuff’, but I’m sure one of them will do, and I want this project to be an accurate portrayal of how we look day to day.
I think she got overtired. We follow a schedule, but it just gets a bit messy around bedtime and I usually end up feeding her twice in that awake period.
<Her second nap was unusually bad today. I wonder if she is teething or something.
I had to go and check on her as she is definitely not sleeping now. I only want her to sleep for 20-30 minutes, but it takes more than that to try to get her to sleep at times…>
#HerBedtimeIsUsuallyBetween7And8WithADreamFeedAround10 #AndTheLastFewNightsIHaveNotFedHerUntil7InTheMorning #ThoughSheNormallyWakesUpQuiteABit #LastNightSheWokeUpLessButIStillFeltLikeIHadOnlySleptFor5Minutes
Some nights it feels like I’m up every hour settling her; last night I only woke up twice.
The second time Tiago was awake too and he said that she did one cry and I sat upright straight away. I had assumed that she had been crying for a while and I had only just woken up.
I always feel tired…
<I’ve got B up – the catnap was a failure, so I’ll just feed her shortly and then put her to bed early. T is holding her while I finish this and drink some water.
This morning I didn’t have a nap for the first time in ages, as it’s usually when she naps the best so it’s a good time to get stuff done.>
And not feeling bad about it.
To be fair the coding course is quite mentally tiring, plus everything else. The weather is colder and it is getting darker earlier, which just makes me want to hibernate. Annoyingly it’s the best time of the day to work – it’s currently 20:44. I did some coding earlier in the day, so I think I will just read my book a little tonight instead. Exciting.
Just a small amount of blood. I am hoping it goes away quick and is just my body preparing for them. Fun times.
*Cue a massive cramp.* Ergh.
My period tracker app says my period is 350+ days late.
It’s not the end of the world obviously, but to not have had one in so long and then have it start when I am going swimming for the first time in an even longer time is just bloody annoying – does that count as a pun or something?
I have heard that some women have not had them for a year or so after giving birth because of breastfeeding.
<In the end it was only very light for 2 days, so was that my period? I don’t know. It was probably my body reminding itself how they work.>
I was thinking that maybe we should ‘upgrade’ her, so when I saw that other Mum friends had moved their babies to chairs I knew it was time.
It’s weird not being able to see her so well, but hopefully she will like looking around at people and things. It’s strange putting her in it, but I guess before long it will become normal. She looks nice and snug in it.
<I am still finding it weird. There is a little flap to check on her, but as she is usually wearing a hat I can’t see what she is doing, so I have to peep around the front.
When it’s windy her footmuff blows up at the bottom where she is too short to have her feet at the moment.>
It did seem a bit dumb that I could not see someone at their house, but I could see them in a place full of other people.
I did not know this. I just found out tonight. Great…
I get it – they can’t just make lots of exceptions, but there are no baby groups, I can’t get support from my family and now I can’t see the few friends that I have in Liverpool. Obviously it affects everyone and not just us, but it is annoying. What can we do though?
Meeting in restaurants or pubs was not recommended before, which meant some people probably didn’t but others did.
We met a couple of friends for a hot drink outside of a cafe the other day, and saw a friend for a walk last weekend. Good job we saw them as now we’re not supposed to. It’s all a bit frustrating.
<Well, we’re under tier 3 restrictions now, but it does say you can meet outside.>
We had wanted to try them from a particular place for a while. I thought we would go today rather than at the weekend as it would not be so busy in town.
I think having a pushchair makes it more difficult as you can’t just easily get away from people fast. People have no problem walking super close to you.
A preacher guy wasn’t wearing a mask and came so close to me to try to give me a leaflet. I just said ‘No!’ loudly as I was so freaked out by him coming close to me. I think he made a ‘Ooh’ sound back or something.
We just wanted to get home and B needed to be fed.
She usually eats for about 30 minutes and I was so hungry.
I remember when the 0-3 months ones were too big on her, but now they’re quite snug so it’s funny seeing her in oversized clothes again.
<She wore another one for the first time the other day and made a mess of it pretty quickly.>
I should have known it was going to happen. I should have put a tea towel over her… Fail.
He is the man of many words.
I just want us to hang out together as a family all day everyday…
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