I was so pleased when I noticed Janet’s first Instagram of the day on Saturday, taking part in #photoaday. I’d always wanted to participate but had always forgotten or not realised the date. Saturday turned out to not be the ideal day as we ended up spending a fair bit of time at hospital (nothing at all serious) with Fliss, so couldn’t really take many photos. Anyway, here we go!
9am: We’re not getting much sleep at all at the moment as poor little baby has some tummy troubles which we think means she needs the comfort of being held whilst sleeping if she is to get more than about half an hour at a time. We’re sleeping in shifts as a result which meant we were both more bleary eyed than she was when this picture was taken.
10am: On the way to hospital in the car. I’d even managed to put make up on which is a big achievement at the moment!
11am: Sitting on the ward waiting to be seen by a doctor. I like the cheery pattern on the curtain.
12 noon and 1pm: Serious lack of ways you can appropriately take pictures on a children’s ward. Still waiting for doctor so Fliss fell asleep on my lap after a feed.
2pm: We’d seen the doctor, got a prescription and collected it so were heading out of the hospital. It may have taken a while at the hospital but the GP only referred us on Friday and we were able to go to a drop in on the Saturday. I think this is pretty impressive so am, as ever, so grateful we have the NHS.
3pm: We’re home, and so nice to be cosy with the Christmas tree.
4pm: We were seeing friends in the evening and I hadn’t wrapped the presents for the children or secret Santa, so was doing them in a bit of last minute panic.
5pm: At the pub for my best friend’s birthday meal and general Christmas catch up with my oldest group of friends.
6pm: No photo as was too busy chatting!
7pm: Two pictures as missed 6pm. The menu at our local was amazing looking but I couldn’t resist the least fancy option of this burger. Then secret Santa presents!
8pm: It was my birthday the next day and along with Christmas presents for Flissy we were embarrassingly laden with gifts as we left and headed home. Felt very loved by our wonderful friends!
9pm: As a birthday treat I got to go up to bed for the first shift of sleep (we take it in turns). This didn’t work – I was up almost immediately – as the medication we’d got earlier in the day obviously didn’t agree with baby as she had a massive crying spell almost as soon as I’d turned the light off. She wanted to feed for comfort which Daddy can’t do unfortunately!