Rose has finally gone down for her nap and instead of doing the ironing and putting away the washing like I should be doing, I've made myself a nice cup of coffee and am taking some time out to write this post.
For some reason I'm just feeling a bit down today and just need a bit of 'me' time whilst she's sleeping upstairs...
I suppose this blog is a kind of diary for me, not just about the things I make and do, or of how Rose is getting along but it should be about how I'm feeling.. good or bad. So I'm not going to feel guilty about subjecting you to a little doom and gloom! (By the way the photo's are from our walk yesterday, I will chat about that too.)
I don't know what's got into me today, most day's I'm fairly cheery and happy... it must be the hormones!?
Rose and I went out to her baby gym class this morning, it's basically just a whole load of mums with babies that aren't at walking stage yet, lots of songs are sung and toys are played with. An excuse for mums to get out the house and socialise really...!
For some reason today I just found it quite hard to start up conversations with the other women, I just felt a bit awkward and found myself looking at a lot of the others and thinking how a lot of them looked like they were really good friends and had loads to chat about.
I have a really great group of friends from school and home, and speak to them regularly and they come to visit. But we moved here last year because of Ray's work and I was kind of 'chucked in at the deep end' so to speak and didn't know Anyone! Luckily I met a lovely group of women through my NCT antenatal classes and we meet up fairly often. I also know a nice group of women that I see at a weekly baby/toddler group that I really enjoy but I don't have any great friends that just pop round for a coffee and a natter.
I think maybe some of it is to do with the fact I know we'll be moving back nearer Dorset in a couple of years time so don't feel 100% settled here... I love it here at the moment but know I wouldn't want to live here forever if you know what I mean...
I think I just miss those regular chats you have with your best friends about all sorts of silly things, all this rambling on has probably bored you to death if you've stuck with me and carried on reading! If so, thank you for being patient..!
Yesterday Ray had some time off so we got out of the house and went for a really great long walk. Sometimes it's just too easy to stay inside and get on with housework, it can always be done the next day instead! :-)
We took a short drive up the road and walked up a huggggee hill, the last time we did the same walk I was about 39 weeks pregnant and Massive, so was desperate to give things a kick-start. Sadly this didn't work and it wasn't meant to be, as my waters broke on my due date a week or so later. We kept meaning to go back again and again but other things always seemed to crop up, it was lovely though as this time it was Ray that was carrying the weight of Rose up the hill!
We definitely don't do enough exercise though because today my shins have been aching like crazy. At least I might have burnt off the chocolate brownies I baked the other evening...
I hope everyone has been having a good week, sorry for boring you and thank you for all the comments that people have left on my blog recently. It means to much to receive them and puts a smile on my face when reading them.