The first few days after giving birth, exercise can be one of the last things a new mother thinks about. The needs and whims of her newborn will preoccupy her thoughts, and the dramatic changes in her body, along with the sheer emotional and physical exhaustion can take a toll. Continue Reading
Well, only four more weeks to go!!!!! I’ve been counting in weeks rather than months of late as it sounded like less time (8 weeks as opposed to 2 months etc) but we have reached the point where 1 month sounds shorter than 4 weeks which to me means that we are really close now. I’m so excited. Continue Reading
It’s official. I’m past the honeymoon period of being off work, not having to leave my house at 5.30am, running to the Tube, cram in the overnight market comments to Canary Wharf, sit at my desk, maybe a lunch, likely a drink and then another and then yet another only to get home, pass out and begin again the next day. I’m passed the last few weeks of pregnancy, the anticipation, the excitement, the impatience (oh yes, I have very little patience). I’m through the first very difficult couple of months of sleep deprivation and intensive learning and I’m out the other end. Oh god I hate to say this but it’s true. I’m not happy. I know that I should be. I absolutely adore my beautiful son Alexander. He is an angel. The most amazing, amazing thing that has ever happened to me and yet it is not enough. I never seem to be happy. My whole life came so easily to me that I do not appreciate things easily. It has to be a curse; not being able to appreciate what you have when you have it so good.
We are just back from Paris, 3 Michelin-starred restaurants and a stay at Le Bristol (separate post coming up!) and yet I am constantly worried, thinking, planning, plotting. What am I going to do next? Do we try now for baby number two or do I try to look for a job back in the City? (We need the money). Do I look elsewhere (the City job is a hostile one and not conducive to family)? Do I work on my Internet business plan? ( I have a brilliant idea and half a business plan completed!) I am indecisive and blowing hot and cold at the moment. More than anything I want financial security-no, more than that, who am I kidding- wealth. I’ve lived nearly forty years and I haven’t got to grips with the fact that as the Rolling Stones say ‘you can’t always get what you want!’. Continue Reading
So, with very little time to go and only the last few bits and pieces to buy,myself and Mr Pregnantcitygirl are going to visit the Baby Show this weekend at Earls Court to see what we have missed, lust after things that we do not have and probably do not need and generally immerse ourselves in all things ‘baby’ (and parents!). It’s a day out for me and I’m really looking forward to it. Gone are the days of long boozy lunches and hello instead to nesting, learning about new things and buying alien goods! I know that I am going to be like a kid in a candystore. Its the biggest Baby Show in the UK packed full with everything and anything for new and expectant parents all under one roof. Free advice from the experts and every thinkable brand (300 of them!) at cheap, cheap prices, free samples and special deals. I’m too late for the maternity fashion but on the lookout for feeding tops so looking forward to the fashion shows. On the downside not looking forward to spending even more money (a baby is so bloody expensive!) but the way I look at it is it’s not what we are spending but what we are saving! Check it out here http://www.thebabyshow.co.uk/ Continue Reading