Sep 2: Misty morning. Autumn really has arrived.
Sep 2: Baby asleep in sling. Chances of successful transfer to cot? Slim to nil. Hmm.
Sep 6: My little monkey is a month old.
Sep 8: Baby may have cow's milk protein allergy. So that may mean no dairy for me until she's not breastfeeding anymore. Eek.
[She doesn't, fortunately]
Sep 9: We got the bus into town. Baby is sleeping while I enjoy lunch in John Lewis.
Sep 12: The pictures on my phone for the last few weeks are either of Phoebe or her nappy contents. Such is the life of a new parent.
Sep 12: Ugh. Last night's sore throat has turned into headache, throat ache and wooziness. An afternoon nap would help but it depends on Phoebe...
Sep 13: Just changed the kind of nappy that requires a bath to clean up. At least the monkey likes baths. Now to convince her to sleep.
Sep 14: Sneezing. First cold of autumn/winter 2014. First time of mummying while grotty. Wonder if the baby will get it too.
[She did. Saline spray and a Nose Frida snot sucker helped a lot]
Sep 16: Liberated a pretty big spider from our living room this evening. It's lucky it was found by me and not @robhu.
Sep 16: There are few sights more wonderful than that of a soundly sleeping baby.
Sep 16: Of course, it never lasts long.
Sep 19: Snotty nosed baby has definitely caught my cold. :-( She sounds like a little snorting piglet. I guess that's appropriate.
Sep 21: Awake with a wide-eyed sleepless monkey.
Sep 24: Feeding the baby and listening to Radio 4. Very peaceful.
Sep 24: Well it was peaceful. This afternoon play isn't.
Sep 25: Snuggled
Sep 27: Colourful
Sep 28: The relief when a baby who's been freaking out at the breast suddenly calms down and latches on. Wish I knew why. Current theory reflux pain
[It wasn't that, her tongue tie division had got infected. She needed antibiotics.]
Sep 28: Have tried every breastfeeding position I can think of in the last few days. Currently laid back/biological nurturing position works best.
Sep 29: Wondered why my baby's face had sparkles and then remembered I put on blusher with a slight shimmer in it this morning.
Sep 29: Cream blusher is my one step pick me up - takes seconds, makes me look & feel a little more alive. Not time for much other grooming.
Sep 30: Hand in hand.