The Day of Two Naps!

Sunday, September 12, 2021



5am Second feed of the day done. First nappy changed. Husband is about to leave for work. I’m hoping for some more sleep, although it’s not looking likely…

6am Sleeping...



7am Yes! We managed more sleep! On to feed no.3 of the day, feeling more awake this time. I’ve fed the cats and made myself my first cuppa of the day. 



8am Laundry. Hoping to get two loads done today. Also, vacuuming, ironing, and planting some violas in hanging baskets. We’ll see… (it took me three weeks to get those violas planted!).



9am Giving Socks the Boy Cat some much needed attention. Both cats are a bit neglected on the affection front these days. They seem to have accepted Bub, they only disappear when she really cries, which thankfully isn’t often. 



10am One of us bathed and dressed.



11am Feeding again. I’m still not dressed and have ticked nothing off my to-do list, but I have consumed four cups of tea and a chocolate hobnob. This is alright by me.



12pm Just sat down to feed again after a walk around the garden to see the sunflowers. I want another cuppa but I’ll have to wait.



1pm Husband is working really close to home today so could pop home for lunch and cuddles.



2pm Bub has fallen asleep after her feed and I don’t want to move, so husband has made me another cuppa and left me with a snack before going back to work.

3pm Sleeping...



4pm We both had a nap, now Bub is feeding again. Today’s to-do has gone well and truly out of the window. I doubt I’ll achieve much from this point. I can try again tomorrow…  

5pm Busy doing something.  



6pm Meal prep. Pasta Bake, again. I'm relying on easy meals, or my stash of batch cooked frozen meals.



7pm Daddy’s home (much earlier than usual for this time of year)

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So this was August 21st 2021. 12 nappies changed, 10 cups of tea consumed, 68 pages of my book read, and I lost count of how many times I fed Bub. An ordinary day in our new life as a family.

Thanks To Louisa for hosting. Taking part in Photo An Hour is a lovely way to remember the small details of a specific time in life, I often look back over these posts and enjoy the memories, however ordinary. The next Photo An Hour is 18th September, you can follow my day on Instagram, or I'll post here in the weeks that follow.

I promised myself that I would take part in every single one this year. I knew parenthood would limit my ability to post regularly. I don't want to stop blogging entirely and this is a great way to keep me going.

You'll notice I've slipped quietly back into your comments as if I'd never been away. I've figured out an issue I was having using my phone to comment on blogs, so now I have the ability to read and comment during one of the many feeds I do in a day. It feels good to have that little bit of contact back again.

I hope you are well, and getting some normality back to life after lockdown.
xx 

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12 comments

  1. We had a cat (who was my baby) when Daniel and Eleanor were born. I think it's a big shift for them when there's something else that's taking your affection away from them. There's a lot of adjusting when a new baby comes into the household.

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    1. I do feel guilty that they don’t get as much attention these days, I try to make a fuss of them as often as possible.
      Xx

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  2. 12 nappies changed! I know nothing about babies, your day sounds exhuasting but the photos are gorgeous.
    I wondered how the cats were getting on with their new baby sister, I bet it's all a bit weird. xxx

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    1. When I was pregnant I read that 10 nappies a day was the average, I couldn’t believe it!
      The cats seem interested in this new addition to the household, but they do ask for attention these days, they never used to have to ask!
      Xx

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  3. Reading this makes me want a cuppa!

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  4. Photo an hour is a lovely way to keep the blog going while you are adjusting to your new life with Bub. Your day does sound quite exhausting to me, and I can totally understand that it's almost impossible to achieve much else in between feeds and nappy changes. If I remember correctly, Bub was born in June? It so happens that Jos and I became grandparents (I'm a step nana!) to a baby boy in June! xxx

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    1. It’s all consuming but it’s lovely, and these days will be gone before we know it so we’re drinking it all in. I try to get at least one non-baby thing done a day but if not , so be it.
      Bub arrived in June, yes. Congratulations on becoming a step nana! That’s lovely news, will you get to spend much time with the little lad?
      Xx

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    2. I think we will, Hazel, he and his parents only live in the next village! xxx

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  5. So lovely to see your routine taking shape - napping when you can and taking the day in small chunks - that goes on for about 18 years!!! Must be so uplifting for you when Daddy can pop home sometimes.

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  6. I'm exhausted reading this! Lovely to see how your days are building and so nice to see that Andy is able to get back at this manic time of year for farmers to see your little darling.12 nappies is madness! So. Much. Poo. And. Wee! Well done on you having easy dinner supplies and frozen things. I wish I did more of that!

    So sorry not have got back to you. I wrote a comment on my phone on the train a while back and the Wireless connection failed so I was so disheartened when I lost my comment, that I vowed to come back to it on a computer and forgot!

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    1. No need to apologise Kezzie, I'm rarely able to visit anyone's blog at the moment to comment.
      This parenting things is relentless, and can be exhausting but it's worth it! :)
      xx

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