This week has mostly been about getting back to normal after Christmas. I’ve been reflecting on 2016 and making plans for 2017. Where was I when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve? asleep in bed. We figured we can celebrate New Year’s Eve in future years when we don’t have a baby that wakes 4 times a night. We did spend New Year’s day with my husband’s family which was nice. The tree is now all packed up for 11 months, I’ve started decluttering the house and most of the new toys have a home. Here’s what I’ve loved this week.
Yesterday I took the girls to the library to return all the Christmas themed books. Despite having lots of books at home, we still love a trip to the library to read and borrow some more. I’ve been reading a lot of books with my eldest this week (at her request) which is always nice. I also switched up the books on this bookshelf with snowy themed ones.
Sherlock on New Year’s day. I even stayed up until 10:30 pm to watch it (we were half an hour behind due to getting the girls to bed after getting home from visiting family). We love Sherlock and despite the shock ending, I enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next episode.
My eldest has a real sweet tooth and I do keep a limit on the amount of biscuits she eats. Yesterday she told me she was hungry so I offered her toast or banana (our usual morning snacks). She said no to both. Then I offered her an apple and her reply was “No, I can’t have an apple. I had one last week”. I had trouble not laughing. I knew exactly what she was after, a biscuit.
I’ve been wearing my new tops that I got for Christmas a lot. I also bought a pair of size 12 jeans (my pre-pregnancy size). So I’m back to my pre-pregnancy dress size at almost 7 months which I’m pleased about. However, I do feel like I am bigger than before if that makes sense. I really want to lose weight but I keep snacking on all the sweet treats still in the house!
I made American style blueberry pancakes for the girl’s breakfast yesterday. They both loved them. My eldest seems to be becoming a fussy eater (although nursery still says she eats anything) but she ate 3 of these. She also hardly drinks some days so if anyone has any tips for getting three year olds to drink more I’d love to hear them. My youngest is almost 7 months and we are predominantly giving finger food (she will let us spoon feed her yogurt and any purees that have fruit in them but that’s it and I don’t want to just give her sweet foods). I keep meaning to do a Weaning blog post. Maybe next week.
My eldest has been playing with all her Christmas presents this week and she made some spin art pictures.
And lastly …
I’m really excited that I am taking my eldest to her first panto tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward to this for ages. It’s just a small local one of the pied piper but I loved going to the panto when I was a kid. It also feels special that I’m taking my eldest on her own (with a group of our friends). I’m sure I’ll fill you all in on it next week.