Monday, May 19, 2008

One month already!

I can't believe it - my baby is one month old already! Where has the time gone? I feel like I lost the first 2 weeks feeling completely overwhelmed by everything and struggling to cope. I'm feeling a lot better now and can even start to enjoy spending time with Iona.


Iona keeps us busy vainly attempting to persuade her to sleep - she must be laughing at our efforts as she doesn't seem to have any intention of sleeping during the day. I struggled with that when Alexander was small too, I could never work out how to entertain a small baby who wouldn't sleep. I find it very frustrating too not having any time to myself - doing baby 24/7 is hard work! All I really want is maybe half an hour's stitching time every day or two - very therapeutic!

Anyway, not a lot else going on here and I'm reduced to one-handed blogging this morning (baby perched on the other arm), so here's a selection of photos of what we've been doing over the last week or two.

15 comments:

Mary said...

Iona is just beautiful! Little ones do take quite a bit of time at first, then will settle down in a "sort of" routine. You'll be able to get your stitching time back--a few minutes here and there and before long you'll actually get something finished! Enjoy her! (((Hugs)))

Kathy A. said...

She is just the sweetest little girl. I sure understand why stitching has to wait. All in it's own good time. I love your Chatelaine - I so want to do one of those one day. You sure do like BAP's LOL

Jennifer said...

Maybe she's saving it up for when she's a teenager and you will have to drag her kicking and screaming from her bed? :-)

She's such a beauty, and it must be wonderful (even in the midst of frustration) having those great big eyes looking up at you.

Barbara said...

Wow, it has already been a month? Good heavens!

I'm glad that the time with your beautiful daughter is a little less overwhelming. Each day just gets better. :D

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

She is gorgeous - and I can't believe she is one month old already!!!

Lucy x

Kitty said...

Awww, she looks so cute! I well remember when mine were big enough to find The Teletubbies a distraction for 20 mins every day - the relief was overwhelming! Hang on in there. x

Julie said...

Awww she's such a cutie!

Lovely pics, that pool likes nice and inviting, DS looks like he had fun in the sunshine we had

Daffycat said...

Lesley, she is so teeny! Was my 20 year old ever that small? ***hugs***

Rowyn said...

Awww, she's just beautiful. Lovely pics of brother and sister together too :-)

Sally said...

Iona is so beautiful:) I am sure she will settle down soon and you'll be able to get some "me" time.

Vonna said...

She's a beauty! and the collage of pictures tells the story ;)
GOOD LUCK!

DaisyGirl said...

Iona is beautiful Leslie! They don't stay little long. Kadance is already 3 months old today! She's growing so fast!
Donna

Sonda in OR said...

She's a cutie!!! Sorry to hear the sleeping thing is going not-so-smoothly! I hope it will get better soon!!

Cheryl said...

Iona is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the lovely card you sent!
Hope you have a great weekend :)

Charlie P said...

Awwwwwwwwwww! Is all I can say. Iona is a lovely name too :)