You all knew this was going to happen didn't you? I remember the friendly warnings whilst I was still pregnant to cherish the time alone and that a new baby means no time for practically anything else at all! Anna is now two weeks old and I've only left the house a few times which has meant I have stuck to my fabric diet thus far, I have managed to shower, do washing, and even nearly finished eating a few meals, but everything else has practically been looking after the baby. But we are settling into a feeding routine now, and she is a good sleeper in between feeds so I'm hoping that once the house is sorted out I'll be able to get some 'real' stuff done, like sewing my new post maternity wardrobe!
But in fabulous news, my in laws have finally realised that now wasn't the best time for them to be staying with us and have flown home two weeks early. As much as I want them to be part of Anna's life, now isn't exactly the right time. Especially since our building works have picked up pace enormously and there is lots going on right now which means we should be finished up in a few weeks (except for the fun part of decorating), but it also means that we are now living in bascially a bedroom of the house because our lounge room has been divided up into a hallway, study and walk in pantry and there is even less room than ever:
Yes that is cabling running over the floor taped down, and electrical wires hanging out of the ceiling, a big hole in the wall where a window was taken out and where the lounge is (in our future study) it is basically a few metres away from the tv, in fact so close I could probably watch it without my glasses! Oh and to top it off, apart from lights in the kitchen there are no other overhead lights so we are relying on lamps to avoid sitting in total darkness. I guess this is going to be a really funny story when it's all over and done with, and of course Anna won't remember any of it so I just have to grin and bear it....
Speaking of Anna she has been absolutely showered with gifts and has received so many gorgeous little clothes that I doubt I'll need to sew anything for her for at least 6 months. She is the first grandchild for my parents who are super excited, and the second grandchild (by only two months) for my in laws so they are equally excited too, and lots of little pink things have made their way into our house. And she has started down the dangerous path of shoe obsession, thanks to my close family friend Jenny buying her these gorgeous little shoes (thanks Jenny!):
Anna had her first check up with the early childhood health nurse and she has already put on weight above her birth weight (apparently most babies lose a bit of weight in the first few weeks), and they revised her length to 57cm which is above average for girls her age so I am pretty sure she's going to be tall like her dad.