So, things here are FINALLY beginning to fall into some form of routine. The day begins anytime from about 5.30am onwards â€“ now donâ€™t be fooled into thinking that I actually get out of bed at this point, I am merely awoken by my youngest daughter who generally starts her day by grunting merrily (and extremely loudly!) for at least half an hour before she decides she is hungry and then she tends to go back to sleep!
What time I actually get up depends a lot on what time Isabel wakes up â€“ she likes her sleep so doesnâ€™t tend to wake up until 8.30am at the earliest and even then, is happy to sit in her cot chatting to her toys for a good hour before she starts demanding to be retrieved! I have quite quickly learned that if I am to stand even the vaguest chance of getting dressed before 4pm, I have to get dressed as soon as I get out of bed â€“ sadly, leisurely breakfasts in my PJs are a thing of the pastâ€¦â€¦.unless I actually WANT to stay in them all day, in which case I donâ€™t worry about it too much!
Continue reading Thoughts on Life with 2 little ones
Kate forgot to mention in her post earlier that there’s another gallery of photos up, including the first photos of the girlies together. As always, click the gallery page link on the left, or click the photo below to go to the gallery. Enjoy!
You may be pleased to know that I am now back in the land of living and am just about recovered from the trials of childbirth â€“ unfortunately, the nice and easy recovery process I had hoped for didnâ€™t quite materialise and I seem to have been plagued with infection after infectionâ€¦â€¦â€¦after my 3rd course of antibiotics though, I seem to have shaken them off and am now feeling a lot more like myself and a lot less like an invalid!
Life at home with 2 small children has also been a huge learning curve â€“ I am extremely thankful to my support team who came and stayed during the first 3 weeksâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦quite what I would have done without them doesnâ€™t bear thinking about! This week has been my 1st week on my own and so far it hasnâ€™t been too bad (though it is only Wednesday!) â€“ the fact that today is the first day I have managed to get out of my pyjamas before 4pm should probably be glossed over as should the fact that I have failed miserably in my attempts to do even the smallest amount of houseworkâ€¦â€¦â€¦things can only get better from here I suppose!?
Molly and Isabel seem to be enjoying bonding with each other. As soon as she is released from her cot in the mornings, Isabel’s first action is to go and look for Molly so that she can give her a kiss and she will look at you hopefully and say â€œSnuggle?â€ â€“ this is, however, a request for a cuddle with Molly and not meâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦once I got over my disappointment I was able to see the cute side of it and itâ€™s lovely to see how enthusiastic Isabel is where Molly is concerned. Itâ€™s also very amusing to have Isabel lean over your shoulder whilst you change Mollyâ€™s nappy and declare â€œOh Yuck!â€ but she does say that about her own nappies too so at least sheâ€™s consistent!
I’m pleased to say that Kate and Molly came home from hospital today so we’re reunited as a family again. Isabel has been pretty indifferent to the new arrival – so far, at least! – being more interested in her Leap Pad system with Winnie the Pooh and Dora the Explorer books. Quite how (or if) that will change over the coming days and weeks, only time will tell.
We’ve got our first set of visitors tomorrow, with the Radcliffe clan coming to visit. Quite whether there will be room for everyone to sit down is something I’m sure no-one’s worrying about too much as they’re all very excited to be seeing their niece/grandaughter/greatgranddaughter for the first time. The Winchursts had been hoping to visit yesterday but unfortunately the very stormy weather meant the trip was postponed, but I’m sure it won’t be too long until they get to see Molly too.
Anyway, here are the few photos I took on Thursday at the hospital. I would have posted them last night, but the internet connection was playing up and I couldn’t. Click the photo below to go directly to the page with the photos on, or else just go to the album and move to page 2. Enjoy!
Kate and Molly are still in hospital today but were lucky enough to have a visit from Big Sister Isabel who very thoughtfully brought Auntie Catherine along with her! The initial reaction was very promising, with Isabel sitting happily on the bed giving Molly a cuddle and lots of kisses. However, the novelty soon wore off and Isabel contented herself running riot throughout the ward instead.
Anyway, Mummy and daughter are both making good progress, with Molly sleeping through from 3am until 11am this morning. We both hope that sleeping thing’s something she looks to continue over the next few months! See one of the (few) photos from the first Winchurst girls meeting below. I have added a few more photos to the album from yesterday. You can access the photos from the link on yesterday’s post, or from the gallery link on the left.
I am very pleased to post the first photos of our latest arrival – Molly Rebecca Winchurst. She arrived today (16th January 2007) at 11.42am local time. She weighed 8lbs 10oz (3.9kg in case you’re metric), was 52cm long and had a head circumference of 37cm.
Both Mummy and Molly are doing well, with Molly eating well and being generally quiet, and Mummy making a good recovery from the operation. Tomorrow will be Isabel’s and Molly’s first meeting, although I’ve shown Is the photos on the computer. She recognised Molly immediately as “a baby” and makes a pretty good stab at saying “Molly”.
I’ve posted a few more photos in a gallery, which you can access by clicking on the photo below. Enjoy!