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Valentine’s and my love

My baby is the love of my life, and always will be, but it is nice to have a mummy and daddy date too. We both took a day off work and sent Henry to childcare as normal. I packed him a little treat today though, in the form of an iced gingerbread heart.

We went for lunch – and managed to both have a hot meal! We even went to the cinema to see Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph. It was brilliant, and we both really enjoyed it. I think that is going to be one for the DVD collection.

And I’m even writing this on my brand new Kindle Fire. I’m a very spoilt lady, and I have safely kept my new toy away from mucky fingers and slobber for at least this evening. It has been a lovely day, and the sun has been shining in an otherwise cold and even snowy February.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

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Date Night (Sort of)

So this is the first time the other half and I have managed to get out together for a date since Henry was born. His nan babysat him for three hours or so, and I had left as much milk as I could to try and last through the length of a movie. It was pretty much a case of ‘Here, mum, we will try not to be too long’.

We went to see Sherlock Holmes 2, which I thoroughly enjoyed, except the part where you see Stephen Fry naked. I could have comfortably gone my whole life without seeing that particular view. It was very funny though and it was nice to have a break for a while!

When we went to pick up Henry from my mother, we could hear him crying as we walked up to the front door. He felt he was just a little too hungry, the poor baby, so I fed him straight away and he calmed right down. That’s the problem with breastfeeding. It’s so great in so many ways. I’m sure you’ve heard of the benefits, physically and emotionally, but it does make a night off near impossible. Even a couple of hours and Henry begins to get desperate.

I know that it is currently recommended to exclusively breastfeed until 6 months of age, and then continue partially until a year old, but I can really understand why that wouldn’t necessarily be viable let alone preferential. I will really have to have a rethink about the options for when I return to work…