I should really be doing some tidying up and cleaning around the house now that Micah is having his afternoon sleep, but instead I choose to sit here and write my weekly blog post. Hey looks like I got my priorities straight! I have lots to share this week, I have no idea where to start. I’m really enjoying life at the moment, being a mum truly agrees with me. It helps that Micah is such a good baby, well most of the time anyway. He did have ONE bad night a few nights ago, when he basically woke up every 2 hours during the night. The next night, he’s back to normal so phew!
|The nursery coming along nicely!|
Update on my Shopping Spree:
Last week I wrote about stuff I wanted to get e.g. a new carseat, an armchair and a high chair. I am so happy with how things turned out! Well firstly, I did not get the armchair I wanted off eBay. I was only willing to spend $60 on it and it went all the way up to $200! Thankfully, my dear friend Leah has an old armchair just sitting in her garage and she’s made a cover for it so it doesn’t look bad at all. She very kindly gave that armchair to me! She ALSO gave me the IKEA high chair as she would prefer matching high chairs for her expected twins. So, I got an armchair AND a high chair for FREE! Thank you so very much Leah! xoxo
Then I bought a foot rest / ottoman / storage box from eBay for about $40 brand new including shipping. It is really good and sturdy! It’s a CASA MIA storage box / ottoman and it’s very solid and sturdy for sitting on, and it’s always handy to have an extra storage box in the nursery. Still not sure when we will move Micah’s cot into the nursery yet. I think I still want to make sure he sleeps more during the night before taking the big leap of moving him. Maybe when he starts solids? At about 6 months? Maybe. We shall see.
Oh and I am SO happy I managed to buy the Safe N Sound Royale Convertible Baby Car Seat also off eBay for only $76! There were two other car seats that were exactly the same, and they sold for $130 and $150! So I snapped the cheapest bargain. Yayy me!
I drove to Bayswater to pick up the seat from a lovely lady who has got two girls who are now in school. I stayed and chatted a little bit longer than I normally would with an eBay seller, lol. I suppose mums ALWAYS have things to chat about!
Mums Group This Week:
Speaking of mums, I had fun at Mums Group this week. It was my turn to bring afternoon tea, so I baked some Lemon and Blueberry Mini Muffins. It looks like I have gotten along very well with two particular ladies who live just down the road, so we are all within walking distance from each other. We all went back to one of the ladies’ house for a coffee after Mums Group and had a great chat while the babies sort of “played” together. Well, all our babies are still very young so they just sort of LAID there and looked at each other lol!
A new Sleeping Record!
Hubby and I are currently attending the Alpha Course at our church every Tuesday nights. So, by the time Micah gets home and we give him a bath and a feed, he really only goes to bed by 11pm. Usually, he would be asleep while we are at the course. Last night, he stayed awake most of the time so that must’ve tired him out because he fell asleep as soon as I put him in his cot.
Here’s the best bit. Micah went to bed at 11pm. I went to bed just very shortly after. When was I woken up? 5.30AM!! That means I just had my first solid 6 and a half hours of uninterrupted sleep ever since Micah was born! Micah easily sleeps 6 hours these days anyway, but he usually goes to bed at 8pm and I don’t. So by the time I go to bed, I maybe get 3 hours sleep before his next feed, and then he would only sleep another 4 hours before it’s time to start the day. So YAYYY to sleep!!
A new Exercise Routine
And lastly, I’ve been pretty determined lately to get into a exercise routine that I can keep up realistically without the risk of losing motivation because it is “too hard”. I have been taking breastfeeding for granted this whole time, not really watching what I eat or doing any exercise because it’s actually quite impossible for me to be gaining weight while I’m breastfeeding this much. The problem is, I’m not really LOSING weight either and I really want to lose weight now. So, I am starting to eat healthier and plan to walk Micah in his pram at least 30 minutes each day as exercise. So far this week, I have walked 3 days in a row (one of them was a BIG walk with hills at Wilsons Botanic Gardens and I was stuffed by the end of it!) and already I feel better, and have already lost 1.5kg in less than a week. Amazing! Must. Keep. Exercising. Breastfeeding is REALLY helping the weight drop very quickly if I eat healthy and exercise! Must. Take. Advantage. Of. This. Lol.
OK I better do some cleaning before Micah wakes up…