I’m starting to try and get Josie settled off to sleep upstairs as she is wakeful all evening and overfeeds till she gets very sicky. Starting to need enough evening arm free time to do beads etc.
Yesterday was the last in our very enjoyable 2 weeks with Max at home. He only really takes a full fortnight at this time of year so we made the most of it, not really in going out and doing but in staying in and doing. Its been restful and friendly and happy. Given just how awful parts of this year have been, not withstanding the very enjoyable pregnancy, i was glad to have that time. I can look back on last year and know we got through having Josie safely, Maddy is a much happier child, Max and i are kinder to each other than we used to be, HE is working, i’ve not had tonsillitis for a year and i have my 4 girls, just exactly what i’ve always wanted. I can remember Max and i sitting at his bedroom window when we were just first going out, looking out over a hot, twilight studentville, sounding each others future plans, both saying we would like 4 children. And now we have.
Yesterday i managed to trim the baby clothes collection a little bit and put a few things together to sell. Nothing with massive memories attached i’m afraid, but its a start. I’m going to find letting go of baby-world very hard. But i didn’t cry, much. Oh and how is this for really annoying; the last 2 weeks i was pregnant i had a horrendous cold, and when i couldn’t take the bunged-upness anymore i used a nasal spray, a couple of times a day. And now i discover its a labour suppressant! *thumps head*
The girls were largely self-sufficient yesterday, a huge amount of lego, a dvd and a game of The Alley cats (also knows as The Owly Cats, The Yowly Cats or The Amelie Cats depending on who says it) – we also all sat round and played games attached to DVDs, Max and i got motion sickness at the magic carpet flight on Aladdin.
I did a bit of housework, there still appears to have been an awful lot more that was got out to play with and not put back!