Monday, 11 June 2012

The One About Monday . . .

This week I thought it might be fun to blog about our week, and it might give Mark an idea of what we get up to when he's not here!

Today we were woken up at 5:30am, which given that Alissia went to sleep last night at 7pm isn't bad at all.  It just felt a bit early because over the weekend she was sleeping for 12 hours till 7am.  As I'd gone to bed last night with a really bad headache and it was still sore this morning Mark offered to do the feed so I could go back to bed.  So back to sleep I went and we didn't get up till 8am!  Today we were going out to the Trafford centre with my Mum, because both Alissia and I needed new jackets.  Alissia had grown out of hers and mine has got holes in it!

Mum got here at about twenty to ten, and after a quick visit to the petrol station we arrived.  We had lots of time before Alissia was due another feed, and we made it round quite a few shops.  Alissia kept putting her feet up on the bar of the pram, and every time I put her foot back she would just put it on up there again, so in the end I gave up!

We didn't find me a jacket because everything in the shops is just this for the summer and waterproof.  But while I need waterproof, especially at the moment with this weather, I need something warm, everyone who knows me knows that I am always cold.  That's why I love my current jacket, because it's fleece lined inside.  But I did find this lovely pink hoody, which means I won't have to wear Mark's as often which he'll be pleased about!

Luckily we found Alissia a lovely little pink jacket in M&S, and I bought her a little pink top too.  Alissia decided it was time for her feed at 12pm, bang on three hours from the last one - I don't think we're going to have much trouble with teaching her the time when she gets older!!!

Anyway, Mum decided to feed her, then off we went to Pizza Express for our lunch, where I have a taste card for and get buy one get one free on meals!  Alissia was as good as gold and went to sleep all by herself, all I had to do was give her the dummy and drop the pram down a notch and she was out like a light!  I think it was all that shrieking she'd done as we'd gone round all the shops!

Laughing at Nanny Ann! 

Fast asleep!
After lunch we tried a few other shops for jackets but didn't find anything.  But we did go in Mama's and Papa's to look at seats for the bath, but Mum ended up buying a couple of toys for Alissia instead.  We held the Octopus in front of Alissia and squeaked its leg (or should that be tenatacle!) and it made her giggle, so how could we resist!  (I want a bath seat because at the moment Alissia just kind of floats on her back in the bath and I want her to sit up a bit more).

We got home from the Trafford Centre and had a cup of tea, while Alissia chilled in her bouncy chair while watching CBeebies!  After Mum had left I did some singing with Alissia and read her a Postman Pat story until it was bathtime at 5:30.  Alissia is in a routine now where she has a bath, then her bottle, then goes to bed, and it's the same every night.  Tonight she was asleep for 6:45pm, we'll have to see when she wakes up tomorrow!  After bedtime, it was off to the kitchen for me to cook dinner (salmon in a creamy white wine sauce with mash) then a chance to relax on the sofa in front of the TV.  However the TV watching was interrupted because Mark wanted to solve his Maths problem.  Have you been watching Dara O'Briain's School of Sums?  Well at the end of every episode they set you a maths challenge, and the most recent one was driving him mad, until he solved it about 5 minutes ago!!!

I'm going to try to keep up with this every day, but we'll have to see!

Ps The daily posts probably won't be as long or as detailed as this every day - our days aren't that exciting at all!


WendyB said...

I think its a great idea to do this occasionally - you can look back in x years time and see how different your day is then.

Alison said...

Lovely round up of your day Gemma..Alissia is such a cutie!
Alison xx

Sian said...

It's a great idea to record a week - I would love to have a record of what we were doing every day when the kids were little.

Louise said...

nice idea and good photos toox

Lynn said...

I think this is a great idea Gemma - it made me think back to when my two were babes - wish I had writtend down more of the routine stuff.