Oct 1: I can see one tiny sliver of beautiful orange sunset in an otherwise clouded grey sky.
Oct 4: Baby loves books.
Oct 4: Cute baby is currently cutely refusing to go to sleep. I'm happy she's not screaming but I wish those big blue eyes would close and zzzzz.
Oct 6: Conversation with @robhu: "We could sell the baby on eBay." "We can't do that, we made her!" "Etsy then."
Oct 6: So far have managed breakfast & getting dressed. Not brushed hair or washed face tho. Sad baby needs milk, cuddles & frequent new nappies.
Oct 7: Baby says "More food mummy! I've been feeding for the last 50 minutes but I'm still so hungry I could eat my fingers! FEED ME!"
Oct 15: Completely stunned to learn that nitrous oxide in labour isn't generally available in the USA. You poor poor things!
Oct 15: Awake with a windy wide-eyed baby. How can there be so much gas inside one tiny person!?
Oct 16: "Mummy, I'm so happy I don't want to eat, I just want to smile at you!" *melts*
Oct 16: Think baby has thrush. Probably caused by antibiotics that treated the infection that got into the tongue tie cut. Mouth pain cascade! :(
[Not so sure now. We went to the Dr and were given treatment (antifungal drops) which I dutifully administered until they ran out. White spots still there. Went back to GP, saw another Dr who said white spots were inclusion cysts and nothing to worry about. So not sure if she really did have thrush at all.]
Oct 20: It's first immunisations day for Phoebe. Not too worried about the jabs, though I expect she'll cry, but anticipating a grumpy evening.
Oct 20: Baby's first jabs survived. She screamed, naturally. The needles seemed very big! Now she's snuggled up in the sling.
Oct 20: Mummy cuddles baby. "Oh my baby, I love you very much". Baby sicks on mummy's shoulder. Is that baby for "I love you too mummy!"?
Oct 21: Phoebe slept from midnight to 8. Well done that baby!
Oct 22: No, mummy, you may not eat breakfast. I AM HUNGRY AND MUST BE APPEASED!
Oct 22: Off on our first overnight stay with a baby. Feels like that episode of AbFab when the formerly minimalist couple turn up with a baby.
Oct 22: Not that I have ever been a minimalist, baby or not. (AbFab season2, episode 4: New Best Friend)
Oct 23: At my grandma's house, feeding my baby daughter. This makes me happy. The continuation of family, love, home.
Oct 23: It would be even more perfect if my mum were here too. Four generations of eldest daughters. Maybe we'll manage it at Christmas.
Oct 23: The only sadness is that Grampy isn't alive to see it. Much loved, much missed, but now in glory.
Oct 23: Never thought I could become so obsessed with another human being's digestive system. Ah, baby. At least you're currently predictable.
[Ha ha ha ha ha! The very next she went back to being unpredictable again. That'll teach me.]
Oct 24: Baby, routine for. From Elizabeth Craig's Enquire Within (1951). I'm intrigued by 'holding out'. What is it?
[Still don't know. Maybe holding out over a potty to encourage the infant to wee/poo into it?]
Oct 24: Confinement, articles required for. (Elizabeth Craig's Enquire Within, 1951).
Oct 24: "Beware of ever dressing children in startling combinations of colours or queerly shaped hats."
Oct 24: Not bad advice really.
Oct 24: Her advice on breastfeeding is less good. Also "Always time the feeding carefully - ten minutes at each breast."
Oct 24: Key wardrobe items for a baby including "3 frocks of crepe flannel, delaine, nun's veiling, cashmere or wincey."
Oct 24: "You will find that the choice of birthday cards is limited." (!)
Oct 25: Oh baby. A big smelly poo at bedtime again. Lovely. :-\
Oct 27: Yesterday Phoebe spent lots of time staring at her right hand. Today's she's using it to batt at a hanging toy for the first time.
Oct 27: So much fun watching her learn things. :-)
Oct 27: Ah, the classic send a stream of posset down mummy's back when she's forgotten to put a muslin over her shoulder. Well played, baby.
Oct 27: I love the way Phoebe turns her head away imperiously when she's finished feeding like a dowager duchess refusing another cucumber sandwich.
Oct 29: "Wake up mummy! It's time to play!"
"But baby, I'm tired. Can I distract you with milk?"
"No, play! Oh wait, a booby, om nom nom."
Oct 29: Feeding Phoebe and listening to @robhu singing along to Price Tag. Happy. :-)