Mommy in London

Trying to figure things out!

Christmas Shopping with a baby

Well it is nearly Christmas and I should be completely organised, but I’m not! I thought it would be so easy, I could spend all of December going out to the shops with Ethan and buying gifts and whatever I couldn’t get that way I could buy online while he napped. Wow, I really was clueless about what life with a baby would be like!

First of all, he hates shopping! He loves being in the pram when it’s moving, but is very unhappy when it stops! The same goes for taking the train, so I thought that by now we’d be able to take the train to different areas of London, but no such luck. Luckily we live in an area of London with a few different shopping areas within walking distance.

So the next task is to find a way to trick Ethan into liking it! So I have to walk really fast in the pram to get him into a deep sleep, then I can do one shop and then we have to speed walk again to get him back to sleep (which is very difficult to do on a busy high street!) But it does take a long time and he soon needs feeding so we have to finish for the day.

The other option is to take him out in the sling, he sleeps soundly for ages, but he is nearly 12 weeks old and weighs 13lbs 14oz and it’s beginning to hurt my back to carry him around.

So, I’ve done a lot of online shopping! But even that hasn’t been easy. When he sleeps during the day I mostly spend my time tidying the house and feeding myself! Nevermind the fact that whenever the postman comes with deliveries I’m bound to be feeding or changing him!

I love Christmas, but I really need to find a better system!

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Baby exercise classes

We have just passed the 8 week mark, so it’s time to try and lose the pregnancy flab and to find some different activities for E and I to do together!

I did pregnancy yoga, so I think that we will do mum and baby yoga as well, but that doesn’t start until January. So today we went to Buggyfit. I was worried as I’m not really very fit, but I thought we’d be walking / jogging with our prams and at least I’d have something to lean on, but we had to leave our babies with the teacher and jog around on our own! E is not happy in a pram that isn’t moving, so he just cried for most of the time! So, I’m thinking that Buggyfit just isn’t our kind of thing.

My plan is to try Latino Bambino next week, at least that way he’ll be in the sling, which he likes.

Otherwise, we’ll just have to do some less active activities! Maybe we’ll go see Happy Feet 2 at the Mum & Baby cinema next week, that’s probably more our style 🙂

Any other activity suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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