Today I …

  • washed, dried and brushed my hair
  • put on jeans for the first time in about 7 weeks (non maternity although obviously not pre-pregnancy size!)
  • made my own lunch
  • did a load of washing (necessitated by massive baby poo-splosion)
  • left the house for the first time since going into hospital
  • WITH THE BABY
  • pushed my baby in the pram for the first time
  • bought a desperately needed nursing bra
  • had hot chocolate and carrot cake in the cafe
  • washed up
  • started off cooking dinner
  • ate my dinner one handed while holding/feeding little pudding baby
  • listened to yesterday’s News Quiz on iPlayer
  • phoned my mum AND my Grandma
  • become very teary looking at the photos of TTB in the hospital as he has changed so much already and it feels like he is not the same baby as in those photos
  • tried to make sense of all my feelings (not going to happen soon I feel!)
  • read Alice’s blog and was impressed by her sttrrrrrrrudel and cried a lot again at her blog post about TTB
  • typed a blog post one  handed.

50 thoughts on “Today I …

  1. susan says:

    you look lovely. and you will soon be mastering all sorts of skills one handed lol,
    enjoy you time with little man as they sooooon grow indulge your self in him he’s only a baby once and you only have one first born

  2. susan says:

    you look lovely. and you will soon be mastering all sorts of skills one handed lol,
    enjoy you time with little man as they sooooon grow indulge your self in him he\’s only a baby once and you only have one first born

  3. Liz says:

    You’re looking fantastic after the ordeal you had in hospital; it’s great to see you out and about and back in blogland again so soon. Take care

  4. MsZeb says:

    Well done being out and about so soon. I couldn’t let anyone else push my buggy for six weeks – it was the only thing holding me up! You look so happy and contented.

  5. Clever girl! What a lovely bright pram – you’re doing amazingly well after such a short time – well done. New glasses, new pram, new little man – wonderful – enjoy every day! (and take it easy – enjoy a bit of pampering, you’ve earned it)!

  6. You’re doing brilliantly! These first days are euphoric but can be very hard work too … Take care of yourself too and accept any offers of help …

    From one who knows!

    Love Claire xxx

  7. You\’re doing brilliantly! These first days are euphoric but can be very hard work too … Take care of yourself too and accept any offers of help …

    From one who knows!

    Love Claire xxx

  8. Don’t try to do too much all at once to begin with. As long as you keep you and bub fed and wash baby clothes and your underwear, leave the rest for the influx of visitors who want to help. Let them help! I don’t know if you have a supermarket available which both offers home delivery and online purchasing but if you do then make use of it, life is so much easier doing it that way.
    And I haven’t said it yet but congratulations to you and Andy. You’ve just started an incredible journey, and you’ll never be the same again.
    xXx Helen

  9. You look great Heather … take it easy though and try not to put too much pressure on yourself … you are a new mummy and deserve to rest too … nap while the baby naps … and enjoy every minute .. Bee xx

  10. Jo says:

    Wow, we’ll done, I am very impressed. Such emotional times with a new baby, especially following a tough birth. Make the most if every day cos babies change on an almost hourly basis. Enjoy him and look after yourself xx

  11. Hi Heather :) you look beautiful and amazing too!
    Please don’t try and overdo things though ;) Take your time and rest – we don’t mind if your blog is a little quiet now cos you have TTB to look after apart from yourself and Andy!
    You look like a real yummy mummy Lol!
    Take care x (((hugs to TTB)))

    Claire x

  12. Anne says:

    You look like the happiest Mummy ever and well done for getting all those things done. Take care of yourself though and don’t do TOO much. Your time with your baby is precious,enjoy him to the max!
    Anne xx

  13. Sue says:

    You look very well, happy and proud. Well done for getting out and about. I never got out of the house before 3pm with my first baby as she was a nightmare for the first 10 weeks.

    Don’t over do it.

  14. You look wonderful…..pushing a pram for the first time, I remember, yep, I remember it was 26 years ago and it feels like yesterday or a thousand years ago depending on my mood! Count (and photograph) every blessing and milestone, enjoy the good days and bear with the not-so-good days.
    love to you and Andy and Baby.
    Susan x

  15. 5ladybirdlane says:

    Such a proud time pushing your very own new born around your home town. Sounds like you got loads done but don’t over do it. Most housework will wait!!! Sarah

  16. I think you’ve done amazing. And I LOVE that photo of you. I’m so jealous of all the photos people have of their younger years. I did think to take photos but don’t have enough of the everyday things… the things we actually forget about :-). TTB is going to have an incredible record of his life and will easily know how much he is loved. I read Alice’s post – it was so sweet. I don’t have any siblings so can only imagine how wonderful it is to share such moments.

  17. That’s an amazing list of accomplishments with a newborn in tow :-) Congrats on the arrival of TTB. Take care and enjoy all those lovely newborn snuggles!

  18. Kerri says:

    You are doing amazing! Truly, I am impressed. Tis’ the call of a mother to always take care of everyone. Don’t forget to take some breaks for just you. :)

  19. I somehow missed your last post. You poor thing, what an ordeal. But what a result! TTB is clearly the most splendid baby, seriously, he is GORGEOUS!!! And you look pretty amazing in this post’s photo too, but don’t overdo it will you. Did Andy take the pic? How lovely to get out into the world, the three of you together. Enjoy every minute Heather, they pass all too quickly x

  20. Welcome to motherhood Heather. It’s going to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride while you both adapt to your new roles and routines. You’ll get there in the end and trust me, it’ll be so worth all the tears.

    Have to say that you’re looking fabby. You seem very content and I think that motherhood suits you. Remember the importance of looking after yourself too :)

  21. Welcome to motherhood Heather. It\’s going to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride while you both adapt to your new roles and routines. You\’ll get there in the end and trust me, it\’ll be so worth all the tears.

    Have to say that you\’re looking fabby. You seem very content and I think that motherhood suits you. Remember the importance of looking after yourself too :)

  22. Anne Marie says:

    Wow, how fast you are up and about! Just take every opportunity you can whilst TTB sleeps, it will seem like one stream of feeding, changing, washing, washing clothes, then it all starts again.

  23. Sarah says:

    Dear Heather how well you look. Out and about! Fresh air will be good for you both. Enjoy some autumn days before the clocks turn back.
    Can’t believe it will be October tomorrow.xxx

  24. Louise says:

    Wow! You’re doing amazingly well! You look so happy and proud! Congratulations again! That photo almost looks like a movie set and those people behind you look like extras you had walk behind you just fort the shot! Hee hee!

  25. Becky says:

    Oh sweetie, you look radiant, and so good to see you out and about. It’s a scary thing how quickly babies change in a short time, but every phase is beautiful and it’s a joy to watch them grow. Take good care of you, and blessings on your little family.

  26. Becky says:

    Oh sweetie, you look radiant, and so good to see you out and about. It\’s a scary thing how quickly babies change in a short time, but every phase is beautiful and it\’s a joy to watch them grow. Take good care of you, and blessings on your little family.

  27. Becky says:

    My apologies for the duplicate messages. I kept getting “invalid security code” so typed the code again and re-submitted. Didn’t realize it posted anyway. ::(

  28. carrie says:

    I am impressed! the very useful skill of doing everything one-handed will soon become second nature. Remember to rest as well, it is so easy to find yourself doing too much. You look amazing! x

  29. Dawn K Glover says:

    Ah wonderful!
    Everything will be second nature before too long.
    Enjoy these amazing days and times to come.
    Can’t wait to hear all your news,
    Dawn xxx

  30. kathryn says:

    Good gracious what a list! Fantastic :-) I just loved pushing our tiny babies in a buggy, nothing better, look all you passers by, see this gorgeous pink squishy blob of cuddles, it’s Mine! ;) xxxx

  31. Brenda says:

    Hi Heather, How exciting for you! It’s nerve wracking pushing that pram for the first time isn’t it! You feel every little bump and groove in the walkway. After a while you will zoom over them all and not even notice. Enjoy this new world xxBrenda

  32. Doesn’t it feel great to resume a half-normal life after the birth?!You’ll be amazed of the number of things you learn to do with only one hand!Enjoy spending as much time outside with TTB before winter sets in and it’s cold and miserable to get some fresh air :-)

  33. Judy says:

    You look so good and you are glowing!! Motherhood suits you very well. I love the pram blanket on the later post. Will tell you all in one post. :) Love the colors and that you chose red and yellow. They are two of my favorites and you are soooo fast!! Give the babe a hug for me. I love babies but my daughter is all done so no more babies to cuddle.:( Maybe I’ll make a blanket for a great grandchild that will be here in 15 years or so.

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