March 2006

It was the turn of the carrots to get cooked to a pulp today. We seem to be in orange goo central here. Guess what the other veg I bought at the weekend to puree is? Sweet potato! More orange goo! Oh well, as long as the munchkin happily eats it we’ll be ok! I hope she likes them.

We’ve finally decided what we’re going to do on Saturday. We’re going to try and brave central London with a buggy! Should be ok, both Mr H and I are quite up for walking and we’ve downloaded a list of step free tube stations to help us out, just have to hope the weather’s nice otherwise it’ll be a bit horrible and we’ll end up on the tube more and more. Thankfully the buggy has a carry strap so Mr H can carry that while I carry the munchkin if we need to. It would have been nice to go back up to Bradford to see all my mates but all of those who are teachers aren’t on their Easter holidays until the week after so they wouldn’t be around. Never mind, hopefully we’ll see them at one of the bank holidays in May.


I’ve gone a bit overboard on the whole buying baby food thing……we must have in the region of 100 jars, cans and cartons of various types of goo! I ended up spending some time this afternoon categorising them into pure fruit/veg, fruit/veg with rice, sweet/breakfast things with milk, savory things with milk and things with meat/gluten. The munchkin can have the first two of those anytime but we need to wait until she’s actually reached 6 months before giving her milk, gluten or meat.

I did have a bad mummy moment as I was doing this though I dropped one of the glass jars….well of course it broke and the glass went everywhere. The munchkin was happily playing on her mat in the dining room but some of the glass got as far as her!!!! :-O Not a happy H here then! Managed to remove all the glass from around the munchkin and moved her away then swept all the glass into one safe spot for Mr H to clear up when he gets home….

…well that’s what pureed butternut squash looks like! I made my first puree for the munchkin today. Seems to be ok, it’s in it’s ice cubes trays in the freezer at the moment. Hope she likes it when we finally get around to weaning her. Will probably be starting that on Sunday or Monday. It depends on what we do at the weekend. We may be heading back up to Bradford to see family and friends or we may be popping into London for the day on Saturday. I haven’t decided what I want to do yet.

You may wonder why I said I, and not we….well that would be because it’s my birthday on Saturday! It means that I get a little more say in what we do. Bradford will also depend on Mr H’s energy supply as he’ll be driving and whether or not any of our friends are around.

Wow, somebody has read my blog!!!

Hello Mrs Wookie! It was even more blissful when the munchkin did it again last night! It feels odd having 2 almost completely undisturbed nights of sleep. The munchkin woke briefly at 5:30, muttered to herself and went back to sleep. Couldn’t believe it!

Anyway, just cooking lunch. Hopefully back later.

What do you think of the avatar of Mr H? Doesn’t give him the credit for how skinny he is though! He’s not very happy with it, not enough choice of clothes (!!) but I think it’s ok.

Well Mr H surprised me. We had a lovely day yesterday. He did the night feed (didn’t even bring the munchkin back to the warmth of our bed, but sat on the chair in her room), made me breakfast and lunch (and helped make dinner). He (or rather the munchkin!) also gave me the orchid (lovely one in a vase) and a box of Bendicks mints. I’d managed to save up enough WW points that I could enjoy a few chocs as we sat and watched Batteries Not Included (fab film, even Mr H liked it!). It was just a nice simple day and made me feel loved.

The munchkin even played her part and slept through! Couldn’t believe it when we woke to the alarm at 7:30 without being woken in the night. Was just about to leap out of bed and check on her when I heard he muttering to herself and blowing raspberries in her cot! I feel so much better for getting an undisturbed nights sleep (even though, once again, it took me ages to get to sleep).

What do you think of my avatar? Ok, so I’m no where near that skinny at the mo (here’s hoping!), but it’s as near to me as I could create! The one accessory that the avatar creator was missing though was a pram/buggy. I’m so rarely out of the house without it that if I’m going for a walk in a pretty park like this then the munchkin would be with me!

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