Tuesday, 11 May 2010

A busy schedule!

Well I have now written up all of Matthew's first week but what has been happening since then? We have been busy with visitors and outings; and getting used to feeding, and the pram and all the other day to day dealings of a being new mum and a new baby. Matthew is as good as gold when visitors come and hardly anyone has seen him cry - but he can be very unsettled at night and we have had a few nights with very little sleep. Every now and again we get a 'good' night and manage to get a couple more hours. Simon is very good at helping with the feeds and one of us can sleep while the other has Matthew. We are nowhere near any routine with feeding and sleeping but we have to keep reminding ourselves that he is only 19 days old and that he has a lot to learn as well.

So what have we been upto since day 7. On Thursday 29th April Simon went back to work. Fortunately for the first two days he did half days so I was gradually introduced into being number 1 in charge! It was fine and we all managed well.

We have also been busy with visitors and trips:
  • 29th April - Dan and Helen bring Eva to visit ( she was born on the same day as Matthew)
  • 29th April - Registry office visit
  • 30th April - Becky comes to visit
  • 1st May - Dave, Isabel, Jacob and Anna visit, trip to the clinic ( Matthew is now back to his birth weight) and we go to my mum's for dinner.
  • 2nd May - first trip to the shops - Tandem Way, Colliers Wood- family outing!
  • 3rd May - Simon's sister Lyndsey visits - I leave the house alone and go to the supermarket!
  • 4th May - Health visitor
  • 5th May - Go to my school and see all my friends and collegues- Matthew is very popular and gets loads of cuddles. My mum comes over for the afternoon and we go to Wyevales and have a cup of tea with Simon's mum.
  • 6th May - Sandra visits
  • 7th May - Paula visits and then in the afternoon Matthew and I go to Great Auntie Linda and Great Uncle Ted to meet new cousin Evie who was born 5 days before Matthew.
  • 8th May - again I leave the house without Matthew to go to the opticians
  • 9th May - My Dad and his wife Sue come and visit
  • 10th May - My close friend Jeremy visits. He shares a birthday with Matthew.

  • 11th May - Another trip to Tandem Way with my mum and my first visit to Starbucks since Matthew arrived.

As you can see, we like to keep busy and have an equally busy schedule for the new first days.

My photos wont upload at present - so come back later for pictures!


  1. It sounds like you're doing a swell job Lorna! And Simon giving you lots of support too. It will all get easier and getting everything ready to go out with Matthew must be made easier by being expert at packing for a crop! Don't overdo it and we can't wait to see you on Saturday.:)

  2. My goodness you've been busy - it sounds like you're really enjoying yourselves and good for you. Looking forward to catching up and seeing you and Matthew xx