As my three weeks holiday comes to an end. It has flown by, but at the same time it seems an age since I was at work and Éowyn has grown so much and developed so much over the time. Her exact weight is, yet again, a bit of a mystery as we have not been able to get her weighed for the last two weeks, but if my arms are any kind of testimony then she is definitely continuing the weight gain that we saw previously.
Lucinda has started post-natal classes, which will last until Christmas and resume in the new year. Topics included first aid, such as dealing with a baby that is choking and CPR. It amazes me that such first aid skills aren’t taught as part of the school curriculum, imagine how many lives would be saved each year. Put away the soapbox Baggie!
This is another item on Lucinda’s weekly schedule, her standard week is rapidly filling up with Coffee mornings, Post-natal classes, Bumps and Babies, not to mention meeting up with friends. It is good to see, however I don’t think that she is going to have enough time to go back to work when that day comes. She has become a ‘Lady that Lunches’.
This week has been another busy one. We took a trip to Swindon, to get my car serviced, visit my good friend Andy and indulge in a little Christmas shopping at the retail centre there. Good shopping was had (by Lucinda) but we were mostly impressed with the baby changing and feeding stations. They included a little room with an easy chair and curtain for privacy, a changing table and a microwave for warming bottles. Top marks.
This was followed by another trip to see Nanny Fran and Auntie Liz. It also gave the opportunity for us to introduce Éowyn to her Great Uncle David (one of my Dad’s brothers). Unfortunately her Great Auntie Anne was unable to visit as she was working so we will have to make a trip in the new year to visit them. It is amazing how much stuff you need to pack to take such a little one away for a couple of days. It is not an easy task fitting it all in the car, I dread to think what it will be like to go away on holiday for any length of time.
While in West Bromwich, we opened a building society account for Éowyn so she can start saving towards her university bills, and she popped in to see Nanny Fran’s work colleagues. I think that she made an impression, as we have had a number of offers of baby sitters. You may regret that offer one day!
We also drove past the Hawthorns, home to West Bromwich Albion, to see if her baby voodoo would kick in. However she was not impressed and stayed asleep in her car seat. In fact she stayed pretty much in the land of nod for her entire trip into Birmingham to see the German Christmas market. It was just as well, as the weather was not kind and we pretty much got soaked walking round. However, we did manage to meet up with my friend Bobby and he had bought a couple of pressies for her, one of which you can see in the photos below.
We returned home on Saturday afternoon, all pretty shattered, but Éowyn was not going to let us rest. She had a very fitful night and we didn’t get more than an hour’s continuous sleep all night. After ten days or so of ideal sleep behaviour it was a bit of a shock. I hope tonight is a return to calmer nights.
So we have taken today at a much more relaxed pace. Éowyn wore her Baggies strip (and still we could not win – although she did feed at the start of the second half and then fall asleep, I reckon that interfers with her baby voodoo) and listened to the match. We also had a visit from Nan and Grandad, who battled the bitter cold to come round for a munch.
I have posted some more photos, but again it may be a couple of weeks before this blog gets added to, as I return to work.
Peace and love