Wednesday, 30 July 2008
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Friday, 11 July 2008
The last 9 months have been pretty tough for me and I felt so tired and sluggish for most of the pregnancy. I did hardly anything with Lucy as I just didn't have the energy, consequently she is now addicted to anything on the telly!
Now, after having Anna, I finally have some get up and go! Even though sleep is lacking, it is bliss to be able to get up off the sofa, sleep in any position I like, enjoy all food without acid reflux, get into my old jeans (!) ... the list is endless! And, most importantly, have time for my girls; run around with Lucy, sit her on my hip (I hadn't even noticed that I had stopped being able to do that) and my lap, do some gluing, read her a story without sounding completely out of breath ... I hope things can only get even better.
I wondered how I would feel about having another child. As I was going through the unbearable pain of childbirth I reminded myself how wonderful Lucy is and how exciting it will be to see another little being travel through life. The gorgeous eating/sleeping/crying/pooing Anna will become even more interesting as each day goes by. We even saw her eyes today for quite a few hours!
Finally, I must say a big thank you to my marvellous husband. He has been through a tough time watching me go through a tough time. Thank you for sticking with me x
- If you can't beat them, then hit the male stereotype and leg it down to your favourite pub. Cowardly I know, but the peace and quiet was amazing.
- If they strike, ignore the toddler, do not give them the reaction they want.
- Don't always offer choice, lack of understanding about choice can often lead to a severe case of stropping!
- Play the fool - it can often provide a welcome distraction.
- Always listen to your wife, even if you don't want to admit it, she usually talks sense.
- Above all stay calm.
The list above indicates that I am a changed man. Not! But I am trying to learn and there has been considerably less conflict between me and the toddler. It was going well. Going well - until bed time and a very tired Lucy started kicking out. Never mind there have been many positives today. Best Looby moment today - armed with a torch she did an exceptionally good Blair Witch project impression. Tried to get a photo but failed.
Scrumptious Anna slept fairly well last night, we added two bottles to her night time feed. This is one hungry baby! She has had a lovely time on her play mat today and seems to be looking in the mirror. Baring in mind I am not sure about her ability to see.