The second week of my holiday coincides with Éowyn’s 6th week of life. It has been a week spent mainly at home, enjoying being a family. It has been good for Lucinda and me to have some time enjoying our daughter, selfishly to ourselves. She has seemingly grown so much this week. Apart from the night that we returned from West Bromwich, she has been sleeping well at night, including one night that she slept through! She has begun to smile regularly and occasionally giggle, she also has begun to try and roll over, managing it a couple of times. Her latest trick is putting her fist in her mouth to indicate that she is hungry – that’s my girl! How quickly they grow up.
Monday evening our friends Neil and Emma paid us a visit. It was the first time that they had met Éowyn; unfortunately, she did herself a bit of a disservice by crying for much of the evening. It was also the first time that we had had friends round for a meal (OK a takeaway curry) and a crying baby is something that we (and our guests) will have to get used to when entertaining.
Lucinda has been fighting a cold since Tuesday (her cough is getting worse and the list of medicine that you can take while breastfeeding is extremely low) and so we did not have to think twice (in fact we never think twice) to accept a dinner invite from Lucinda’s parents. As I have mentioned before it is very comforting to know that we have family that live so close.
It was Lucinda’s turn to host the weekly NCT coffee morning, Wednesday; the first time it has been at home. It is good to see that the girls have forged such friendships and are giving each other support. I have meant to organize a pub evening with the boys but as yet that has not happened, will probably wait until we meet up at the official NCT group meet up and try to organize one then, after Christmas.
Thursday, we took Éowyn to visit my work mates. It can feel very much like a family at mediahouse and so it was important to introduce Éowyn to her many surrogate aunties. I think it will the first visit of many, I hope she likes being the centre of attention; she seems to at the moment.
A visit to the doctors for her six week check ended the week. The doctor seemed very pleased with her and Lucinda. Both are doing well and Éowyn was exceptionally well behaved, she did not cry once during the examination. We were very proud of her. The doctor did not seem concerned with her development and has given us some antibiotic drops to help finally clear up Éowyn’s conjunctivitis.
It has been fantastic spending so much time as a family but that is rapidly coming to an end as I only have a week left of my annual leave, so I fully intend to enjoy this coming week.
Peace and Love