A Week of Firsts

This week was A’s first week at nursery, you might think this means I went back to work this week but think again! Nope, I am a planning genius and have given myself 2 weeks of no baby and no work, which is equal to a life of leisure basically!

Anyway back to the harsh reality of leaving your baby at nursery for a whole day for the first time, it can be summarised by this: she screamed, I cried, I nearly called work to resign and take her out of nursery and then we both got over it and she was fine when I picked her up:


By the time I picked her up last night, she was even happier after a week of stimulation and fun and tons of food it seems (this has had some very annoying consequences, which I won’t go into here…)


She still screams every morning when I leave her but I’m not crying anymore and as soon as someone picks her up, she stops (I’ve spied through the window to check). On Monday, I had a lovely “sisterhood of mothers” moment when another mum noticed how upset I was after leaving her and spent 30 mins chatting to me and making me feel better. I got home and it felt WEIRD, it was even more strange to go on the tube WITHOUT A BUGGY, go shopping without her, have lunch with my aunt and uncle without a baby etc. Still the only clothes I bought were for her, Bella-Roo you are always on my mind!

On Wednesday, I took baby steps into the world of television…I will write a whole post about it with links etc. but if you’re interested, tune in to Sky News next Wednesday around 8.50AM and all will be revealed for 2 WHOLE minnutes! One of the most exciting parts involved having professional make up done, which hasn’t happened since my wedding!


Yesterday, I finally got to use one of my best presents EVER! A great friend of mine gave me a spa voucher after the birth of baby A for what must be the best spa in London. 

I had a one hour body massage and then a facial, it was bliss. The facilities are amazing!! It was virtually empty so I had the whole “Thermal floor” to myself, it was such a treat and SOOOOOOO needed.

This was also the first week I didn’t breastfeed in the day and I am happy no report there were no embarrassing leakages, would definitely not be a good look on TV!

Next week, the life of leisure continues with shopping, afternoon tea, lunches, pedicures…

Perfect 10 Mobile Beauty Is Pretty Perfect

A few weeks ago, I finally used the gift voucher my amazing friend bought me (mentioned here) and it was amazing!
Picture this: it’s 8PM on a Thursday night, your baby is in bed and at 7.55 on the dot (the fact she was bang on time was a big plus and really appreciated), a very friendly beautician turns up on your doorstep ready to give you an hour long MASSAGE and you don’t even have to LEAVE THE HOUSE!
She arrived with a fold up bed, pillows, oil and iPad speakers. I told her to set up in the bedroom, it took just a few minutes, she asked if the lighting was ok and then left me to get changed and onto the bed.
An hour of bliss followed, the massage was just what I needed! She checked the pressure was right and concentrated on my back, which I asked her to.
I was very impressed with the payment system (I had to top up the voucher a tiny bit), it was super easy, I just typed my card details into the IPad and an instant receipt was sent to me by email.
I then changed into my PYJAMAS and went straight to sleep!
The fact they come to your house, on time, up to 8PM at night makes it the ideal treat for tired mums. Especially when you are breastfeeding, it’s not 100% relaxing to leave your baby for a few hours, you know they will survive but cant fully switch off. On the other hand, at home, you can so treat yourselves girls! (please let them know I sent you 🙂 )
Thank you Coco and thanks Perfect10!