It's been a busy couple of weeks here. Last Sunday was our third wedding anniversary, and my Mum babysat for the afternoon/evening so we could go out on our own. It was the first time I'd been away from Giles, and it felt very strange at first, but it was great to have some time to do things on our schedule, and to take our time in a restaurant without worrying that the baby would start crying! I was also able to indulge in my first cocktail for almost a year, which was great as well!
As well as our anniversary, we've also had a lot of birthdays - Tom's Mum, my Mum and my sister, so I've been out and about quite a lot. For my Mum's birthday, my sister and I took her for afternoon tea, and then we had a lovely day in the park for my sister's. Things are continuing to feel a bit more normal; in the first few weeks after Giles was born, I couldn't see how I could even shower/function as usual, let alone read or go out, but slowly things have fallen into place as our lives have adapted. I even managed to clean the house this morning, so things are certainly looking up!
Giles is six weeks old today, and changing all the time. He's learned how to smile now, and for some reason loves his changing mat. He would spend all day on it if he could, and we always get the best smiles when he is laying there. We're starting to get into a bit of a routine, but it's still early days as far as that goes. Luckily he's a pretty good sleeper at night (the day is a different story!), so I'm not getting up as much as I used to. And I'm becoming used to the sleep deprivation.
As far as reading goes, I've been working on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall for the last few weeks, and I finally finished it yesterday. Charlotte is still my favourite Bronte, but I loved Tenant, and can't believe how shocking it must have been when it was first published. I'm slowly working through The Marrying of Chani Kaufman on my kindle, which is OK but not amazing, and have just started A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo, which promises to be a fantastic read. What are you reading at the moment?
Congrats on your anniversary! You look terrific, Sam, I love your hair! I am very, very glad that you're settling into a routine and you're feeling better. You deserve all this happiness.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to all your relatives :)
One of the benefits of not being pregnant anymore is that I can dye my hair again :)Delete
Aww, congratulations all around. How nice that you have a Mum around to watch Giles while you go out to celebrate a wedding anniversary!ReplyDelete
We have no shortage of babysitters - we live near both of our extended families, and both are desperate to spend as much time with him as possible, it's lovely.Delete
Happy anniversary! Lovely photo. I want to read both Tenant and Chinese-English Dictionary, hope the latter will be good.ReplyDelete
Chinese-English Dictionary is great so far, I was worried it would be a gimmick, but it's not.
Your son's smile is beautiful. This is such a wonderful post, and I'm glad to hear you and your husband are both settling into parenthood well.ReplyDelete
I have yet to read Tenant - Agnes Grey is the one I covered, and they're both vastly different. I love how unexpected all the Bronte sisters were. I wonder if they were as surprising to each other as they were to the rest of the world.
I love his smile :)Delete
I read Agnes Grey first too, and they are very different, although there are some similarities between the main characters.
Huge congrats on the anniversary! Giles just couldn't be cuter.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Happy Anniversary! Giles gets cuter with every picture... and I love Tenant of Wildfell Hall. It's my favorite Bronte so far.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Villette is still my favourite Bronte, but Tenant was still excellent.
Glad to hear things are coming along and settling into place. It's a great feeling, isn't it?ReplyDelete
It certainly is :)Delete
Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that you are getting into a routine. I think people often forget that being a parent is something you need to learn like everything else, to a certain extend. I have to check out that Guo book; it sounds familiar.ReplyDelete
I definitely still have a lot to learn about being a parent, although I've learned so much already in just 6 short weeks. Hope you enjoy the Guo book :)Delete
Happy Anniversary to you and Tom! I'm so glad that you guys got to get out and enjoy your evening. Giles looks so happy. The day that babies learn to smile is the happiest day in all! Glad that everything is settling in very well.ReplyDelete
His first smile was when we were both there as well, which made it even more special :)Delete
Happy anniversary! So glad to hear you're settling into your new normal and enjoying it:-)ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary!! Awwww, Giles is ADORABLE! That smile is amazing!ReplyDelete