3 December ’11
Hi there. I’m two thirds of my way through a 2 hour window of ‘me’ time. Husband has taken both boys (Max is now 2 months old) out and after spending some considerable time sorting washing and sterilizing bottles I realised I needed to make the most of my time. I could have started Christmas shopping on line (it’s all going to be done on line this year. 2 kids under 2 and Brent Cross really isn’t a combination I’m keen on). I could have started to wade though my over flowing admin box but that’s too depressing for words. Thankfully I remembered that I have a website and perhaps people (you) might like to know what’s been going on.
The 8 weeks since Max was born has sort of flown by but then it seems like I’ve been getting up twice in the night for ever. I have to confess I was a real Gina Ford addict with Louis (now nearly 2) but it’s hard to be so organised with the second one. The times when I do try and follow it to the letter it doesn’t seem to make a blind bit of difference to his night time waking so we’re now just muddling through the best we can and on the whole it’s a merry little band. Except when any one of the family is hungry. And that’s pretty much all the time.
I can’t complain too much about ‘me’ time as I have managed the seemingly impossible and read a book in the last couple of weeks. Maybe you’ve read it too, or seen the film, but if you haven’t read ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls then get it now. I cried at the end of it and I’ve only ever done that with two other books; The Kite Runner and Gina Ford’s Contended Little Baby. It was a big year.
I now have 5 minutes before the family return so perhaps I’ll start my Christmas shopping. Or put another wash on…
3 Responses to “3 December ’11”
Aw u must be shattered bless u well everyone cant wait for u 2 go back 2 heart as u and Jamie make me laugh and i bet u cant wait for adult conversation again too only so much child conversation on person can take lol well keep up the good work and hope u have a fantastic xmas with ur boys x )
Comment by Kelly on 03/12/11 at 2:55 pm
Hey Harriot – I have just had to google you to see where you were! I just returned to work after 10 months maternity leave after the birth of my first baby and haven’t listened to breakfast radio for months – I had no idea you were expecting your second baby! Many Congratulations – Heart FM isn’t the same without you!
I confess to being a Gina Ford addict too….although I have heard with your second baby its even more helpful!
All the Best with your two boys x
Comment by Nicola Smith on 03/12/11 at 7:35 pm
I’m still listening to heart in the morning, it’s not quite the same without you but Emma is doing a great job for the moment. I hope that you return soon.
Kids eh, hard work but worth it, I had twin boys when my daughter was three, I did not know what day of the week it was for the first year but they are now 11 and I survived to tell the tale. I had lots of advice from friends, family, health visitors etc who all suddenly become experts! but in the end you just have to try to do your best. Im still learning now!
Anyway take care and I will be listening out for your return to heart!
Comment by Derry on 06/12/11 at 9:40 am