I’ve been a mother of two for 5 weeks now and I’m starting to get used to it. Paisley has made it easy by just fitting in to our family perfectly and the last month or so has been pretty chilled out.
So far, we wake up and I feed Paisley in bed while Dexter sits and colours with me or we watch a bit of TV. Once Paisley is fed and changed, we get dressed and go downstairs for our breakfast.
After that really depends on what day it is. Mondays, we have an early lunch as Dexter goes to preschool in the afternoon and Thursdays he goes in the morning so they are really a rush to get out of the door.
Apart from that, since Paisley has been with us, we’ve not done a lot else. I take the opportunities between her feeds to get some washing up done, get a wash load on and play with Dexter. If P’s awake, we try and play boo with her, make different noises, pull faces and we try and get her some tummy time on her play mat too. Dexter loves to play with her but he’s a bit heavy handed so it’s hard work at times.
Whenever we can, Dexter and I do different crafty or messy activities. Over the last few weeks we have done some free painting and printing, foot prints, baked a cake, painted a money box and various other things so we always try and do something fun together whenever we get the chance. I’d hate to think that he’s be bored or feels left out when Paisley still requires so much attention during her waking periods
Now that the ‘new baby visits’ have died down a bit and I’m feeling back to myself a bit more, I would like to try and get in to some sort of routine.
Dexter goes to preschool on a Monday and there is a Mums and Tots group I’d like to go to with Paisley that runs at the same time as his session.
I may also try and find one on a Thursday for when he goes too. Then there are 3 other week days where I’d like us to be able to do something together so I’m looking at maybe making one of those days a library day and perhaps look at some clubs that are suitable for both of them. I’d like to get them involved in the garden too and grow some veg and herbs now that I no longer have my allotment and obviously somewhere I’ll have to fit the house work in… begrudgingly
Money being no object, I would take them both to soft play and swimming once a week buy sadly my maternity pay will simply not stretch that far.
I guess after quite an exhausting pregnancy, I’d love to find some new things to do that don’t involve watching CBeebies all morning followed by the repeat of CBeebies all afternoon. I’d be interested to know what you get up to with your broods during the day and I’d love some new ideas. I’m feeling a bit cabin feverish and the horrible weather doesn’t help really. So please, tell me, what do you do all day???