Trying to do it all…

So this week I decided we needed to get out and about more..I feel like I’m a very capable mum of two when we stay at home and do nothing..but when I have to go out it all falls apart..especially in winter when everyone has to be bundled up to go out and the park is a wet wasteland…but practice makes perfect! 

So on Tuesday we walked over to stay and play..pushing that bloody double buggy for 20 minutes nearly killed me but we made it! And Joni napped that morning so I could easily shower and get ready, tidy up etc and we were out by 10. 

I was so spurred on by this, the next day we went to the toddler sign class we used to go to…not so successful…Joni wouldn’t nap so every time I put her down she screamed..we had to be out by 9 so I drove us there..3 min drive and no one had a coat, I had no shoes, greasy hair and no makeup. And I was sweating profusely and was WIPED for the whole day. 

And then Fred still only napped for an hour (instead of his sometimes 2) and was a ball of energy all day…so we made dinosaur biscuits. That killed half a hour and then he was happy munching on them all afternoon. But when Dan got home I thought I’d cry with relief.

Today it’s 9.46am…I’m showered, dressed, Fred’s dressed, the kitchen is clean, bed made, laundry on..Joni’s been asleep since 7.30…and I don’t know what to do! I’ve been awake since 5 and I’m flagging..Fred needs to be taken out to run off some energy but it’s freezing and raining…I’ve texted everyone I know to see if they want a visitor..no one does. 

I’m contemplating driving us to a stay and play over in Crystal Palace but that means waking Joni up, feeding her, winding her, putting her in her coat and into the car seat..that’ll take half an hour..argh!! 

And this is the trouble…coordinating the two kids so they’re both happy or fed..changing the environment so they’re stimulated..but also not wiping myself out so I’m not good for nothing. 

I’ll get there..like I said..practice makes perfect! 

Update…it’s now 12.59…we did go to soft play but when we got there it was full and I’d forgotten the buggy..promised Fred cake to stop him crying..got back in car after marching from car park to soft play and back to car park with Joni in car seat and Fred threatening to run into the road…drove to a garage with a marksys simply food so I could buy him cake by running in and leaving kids in car for 60 seconds..by the time we got there he was asleep. 

Fun!

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

A Neon Gym Adventure

We’ve come away on holiday for a week to Malta..my parents have a time share in a lovely 5 star hotel by the sea..we’ve come with them a few times now and it’s just so relaxing..various family members come and visit us at the hotel..we eat at the various restaurants, use the gym, the pool, the spa, get room service, sleep in. All sorts! A maid makes my bed and brings me fresh towels every day and I go to bed early. I love it. 

It’s slightly more hectic this visit, cos two kids..the laundry is piling up in the corner of the room, stressing me out (cos I’m just not me if I’m not stressed about something) and I’m breastfeeding the little pretty much every two hours. Also it’s a lot warmer than I thought it would be so I’ve got wardrobe anxiety. 

But it’s still great! 

I’ve been to the gym every day since we arrived..the first day I did a postnatal you tube video, then used the cross trainer the other days..today I’ll do that again and tomorrow another you tube video for toning and strengthening. I hit Marks and Spencer before we came away, to buy some cool work out gear so I wouldn’t feel like a frumpy bag of crap when I work out..and it’s worked! So I highly recommend it…

And here it is! Loud trousers, see through neon top and zip up front sports bra for breastfeeding access…I thought this bra was so clever but actually when you unzip it both boobs spill out and it’s a pain to try and do back up but at least I can get to them without taking the whole bloody lot off.