Saturday, April 28, 2012

Baby Update - 5 weeks old & running a business from home

Well, we are 5 weeks into babyhood.  It's a tad upsetting just how fast the time is going, having 2 older children I realise how quick time passes, and I knew I wanted to appreciate every second of this baby rather than wishing it away, as you can tend to do with children.

It is an absolute joy having a newborn in the house again, and this one is definitely the easiest of my three.  Which I do appreciate, having a busy family already and businesses we run from home.

I do admit though, now that we are reaching 5 weeks of broken and not enough sleep, I am finding myself rather scatter-brained.  I am not achieving a huge amount each day, which is starting to get a little frustrating as we have 2 businesses we run from home (Your Cheeky Monkey and Empire Property Maintenance) and unfortunately things don't slow down just because I have a new baby!  I know a lot of readers of this blog are, or have been, in the same position and understand completely.  Sometimes even replying to an email can take all day, and if I don't write something down I need to do I tend to forget it.  So making lists, being organised, and having a fairly set routine at the moment are all that is keeping me sane!

As an aside, I thought I would share this photo of me as a baby with my beautiful Mum.  Mum thinks I was about 8 weeks old here, so I am interested to see in another couple of weeks how much Piper is looking like me as a baby.

Are you working at the moment with a new baby?  What are your strategies to cope with work and home life?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Introducing the newest member of the Cheeky Monkey family

If you have been reading my latest posts, like the one just below "10 Things to do in the Third Trimester", you may have noticed I was expecting a baby in March.  Well, our little darling duly arrived a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was probably time to share some photos!  It was a difficult pregnancy, so I have to say we are over the moon that everything turned out perfectly.  Our two boys are so excited to have a baby sister, and (unlike them) she is a very quiet and content baby... which certainly makes life easy with a newborn in the house.  So here she is, our new little angel!