The first weekend

As you may have noticed, if you are sad enough to be watching this website daily that yesterday was the first day that I did not write anything.  Although I did slightly change the layout – prizes will not be given if you noticed this.

So, what have we been doing for the last couple of days?  We went on a big adventure to Staines town centre on Saturday.  It is amazing how much longer it takes to do the most simple of journeys.  I have packed less in my bag on a lads weekend trip to Amsterdam then we did for a quick visit to the shops!  Also, it takes a degree in mechanical engineering to understand how the pushchair changes for a pram, to a pushchair, to a wheeled base for the car seat.  No doubt in a couple of weeks we will be able to do this with our eys shut but at the moment it is quite an effort.  We only trawled around the shops for about 40 minutes before we had had enough and headed back home.  Éowyn slept through the whole journey and was oblivious to our struggle.

I then introduced her to the delights of Soccer Saturday, unfortunately she was not impressed.  The journey had sapped most of her strength and she slept through West Brom’s drubbing by Hull City at home, waking briefly only to fill her nappy.  The most succinct match report I have seen in quite a while!  I think in that one action she summed up the feelings of many West Brom fans.

Saturday night was quite an achievement, in the fact that apart form waking every 3 hours for feeding she slept through, allowing us to get our best night’s sleep since she came home.  If this is the shape of things to come, we will be very happy parents.  Although, to be honest I think it was a one off.  We wait and see.

Today was a very busy day.  Nanny Fran, Auntie Liz and Auntie Mary (My mom and sisters) came down to spent the day cuddling, and in Auntie Liz’s case: nappy changing!  It was the first time that my mom had been able to hold Éowyn, since the last time she had seen her she had been in the incubator, and the first time that Auntie Liz had seen her.  Mom came with bagfuls of presents and cards from friends and relatives.  Once again, a big thank you to eveyone who has bought gifts and sent cards, we are truly overwhelmed and Éowyn has literally got a better wardrobe than me!

She also had a flying visit from our friend Clair and a visit and a cuddle from her Great Auntie Diana.  She is a very curious baby and loves being held and cuddled and we are very happy for her to go to as many people as she is happy to.

Tomorrow we have our second, at last home, visit by the midwife who will make sure that everything is still progressing well with her and will weight her.  I fully expect her to be above the 8lb mark, she seems to have grown so much over the last week or so.  Later in the week we will register her birth and then with the doctor so that we can go for further check ups at the surgery.

I will stop now and post a few photos.

Peace and love

Baggie and Lucinda x

The happy family
The happy family
Very proud parents
Very proud parents
Nanny Fran
Nanny Fran
Auntie Mary
Auntie Mary
Auntie Liz
Auntie Liz
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