Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-daaaaaaaaah…. whizz bang *sound of fireworks going off* – this post, this very post wot I is now writing (sic), marks my 100th blog post since I began the Richmond Mummy blog back in February this year. I thank you, *takes a bow*.
Truly I can’t quite believe that I have made it this far and that this is my 100th post – 100th POST!!! I shall allow myself a celebratory pat on the back (I would have allowed myself a celebratory glass of wine, but I had quite enough of that last night – see exhibit A, photo blog of yesterday). Ahem.
Anyway, I have been thinking about how to mark this momentous occasion and decided to write a post capturing the first 100 days of my beautiful baby girl’s life. She is, after all, the inspiration for and reason behind me blogging, and so it seems fitting that to mark my big 100, this post looks at those first 100 days. So, here we go…
Day 2: We’ve already fallen completely in love with our little bubba, who loves to snooze
Day 3: We’re still approaching nappy changes as a two person job, but gradually learning
Day 4: Discharged from hospital, once home we discover the joyous power of dummies
Day 5: We survive our first full day with bubba at home – success!
Day 7: The Young Family visit and little Josh brings home-baked cakes, yum!
Day 8: Nonna (my mum) comes to visit and helps, helps, helps, helps, helps!
Day 9: We officially register Allegra’s birth, comedy… (see here). Aunty Chrissy visits
Day 10: We begin Gina Ford routine (ignoring advice like when to eat your breakfast)
Day 11: Granny & Grandad Cox visit and take many many many photographs!
Day 12: 9 nappy changes in 24 hours – this baby sure can poo and wee!!
Day 14: I start to just about get adjusted to what 4.30 in the morning looks like…
Day 15: Lovely NCT friend visits to talk about what it’s like being induced… I lie!
Day 16: Pancake Day at a neighbour’s house – I eat pancakes, baby sleeeeeeeeps
Day 17: Regroup with 2 NCT girls for first time post birth – swap notes on poo, wee, etc.
Day 19: My first time away from baby – 2 hours at the hairdressers – strange but needed!
Day 21: What day is it?!?… the ongoing cycle of feeding and changing continues…
Day 22: Wee & poo, wee & poo, wee & poo, wee & poo, wee, wee, wee & poo, poo & wee
Day 23: More visiting from grandparents. Lots more photo taking!
Day 24: First time at “the baby clinic” – Allegra wees on me, I have no change of clothes
Day 25: Aunty Susan visits…. lots of photos are taken!
Day 26: 3am, 7am, 10am, 1.40pm, 4.40pm, 6pm, 7.30pm, 11.30pm – she loves her milk!
Day 27: Allegra meets Andy & Siobhan. Andy & Siobhan marvel at how big she is!
Day 28: Wee/poo/wee/poo/poo/wee/wee/wee/poo/wee
Day 30: Baby Annalie comes to play, she shows Allegra how to work the baby gym!
Day 31: More visiting from grandparents. Lots of cuddles, lots of kisses, lots of photos!
Day 33: A spring walk in Richmond Park with bubba and fellow mummy friends
Day 34: NCT group reunion with mummies, daddies, and babies – chaos and cake!
Day 35: We fill in the Census, logging details of baby’s residence in our household!
Day 36: Wee/poo/wee/wee/wee/wee/wee
Day 37: 3.30am, 6.30am, 10.30am, 2pm, 5pm, 5.50pm, 6.30pm, 11pm – milk, yum!
Day 38: My first “worried first time mum” visit to the GP with baby – she had sniffles…
Day 39: NCT girls movie afternoon – we talk all the way through – poo, wee, feeding, etc.
Day 40: I start Richmond Baby on the Infacol – wow, that creates some loud burps!
Day 41: My first proper night out – karaoke, with girlfriends – Daddy’s in charge at home
Day 43: Tristanne and little Zach visit – Zach introduces Allegra to Toy Story’s Woody
Day 44: Poo and wee, poo and wee, wee, poo, wee, poo (lots), wee
Day 45: Poo, wee, wee, poo and wee, wee
Day 46: Kat from work visits, looking glamourous, but brings biscuits so I forgive her
Day 47: 6-week postnatal check up, GP: “fine to start exercising now” – ahem, yeah right!
Day 48: Efe and little Josh visit, Josh eats gravel in garden (note: start baby proofing)
Day 49: Lunch on sunny day with the Youngs & Bells – fight with baby re wearing sunhat
Day 50: Back to the baby clinic – 7 weeks old, weighing 11lbs 12oz, measuring 22 inches
Day 51: R. Daddy goes to Israel on business – my first experience home alone with bubba
Day 52: Weeeeeeee, poo, wee, poooooooo, wee, wee, wee
Day 53: Nonna babysits, I go out to dinner (fun but wishing I could use time to sleep!)
Day 54: Wee, poo, wee, wee, poo, poo, poo, wee
Day 55: The lovely Boon family visit and cook us lunch and do all the washing up! Bliss!
Day 56: Jenny and little Archie visit, Archie enjoys terrorising the cat hee hee
Day 57: Wee, wee, poo, wee, poo/wee, wee, wee
Day 58: 8 week jabs – heartbreaking but made easier by lovely nurse at the surgery
Day 59: Allegra has hip scan, she’s given all clear and pees all over the examination bed
Day 60: I begin logging every poo, wee, feed, sleep on Baby Geek iPhone app (obsessive!)
Day 61: Jo & Fraser visit with beautiful dress for baby, we find excuse to drink Champers
Day 62: Not sure what happened this day, but probably lots of baby cuddling and kissing!
Day 63: Easter Sunday with the grandparents, we eat all baby’s Easter eggs for her (ahem)
Day 64: Richmond Daddy returns to the golf course…
Day 65: R. Daddy has a night out (I know, I’m too good to him – golf then a night out…)
Day 66: Baby Clinic again – bubba now 13lbs and in 91st percentile… what a chubber!
Day 67: Baby’s first train ride – we bring her in to my work and R. Daddy’s (showing off!)
Day 69: Melissa comes to visit giving baby a little toy dog, toy dog is now a favourite
Day 70: Lunch at the Gaucho Grill with friends, Richmond Baby charms the waitresses
Day 71: Jenny & little Archie come to visit again (Pigalle the cat hides this time… )
Day 72: Fun with the grandparents – lots of giggles, lots of cuddles, lots of photos!
Day 73: I brave the trip up to London with baby without R. Daddy for lunch with friend
Day 74: Take baby to Infant Massage Workshop; Allegra feeds throughout and misses it!
Day 75: Friday PM drinks, discover baby monitor works when we’re in next door’s lounge
Day 76: Nonna on babysitting duty again as I go on hen do – baby sleeps like a dream
Day 77: Thankfully not too hung over to deal with baby waking at crack of dawn!
Day 78: We start Gymboree – so much fun, baby is slightly bemused and confused!
Day 79: I manage to lock myself out.. thankfully take refuge at NCT friend’s house!
Day 80: Check, check, and triple check I have my keys before leaving the house again…
Day 81: Attend Home Safety Workshop – start panicking re level of baby proofing needed
Day 82: Bring baby to the GP with a cold – GP: “she’s fine, it’s just a cold…” – hmmm…
Day 83: Move baby from moses basket into by-the-bed crib, she’s outgrown basket!
Day 84: R. Daddy goes back to the golf course. Aunty Chrissy visits for kisses and cuddles
Day 85: More Gymboree fun – Richmond Baby gets fond of the maracas!
Day 86: We send off Allegra’s passport application – with the cutest photo ever!
Day 87: 12 week jabs – a brave little girl, but still lots of tears….
Day 88: Attend weaning workshop, to swot up in advance – panic at thought of mess
Day 89: Bring R. Baby to Uncle Cy’s 70th Birthday party, she sleeps through festivities!
Day 90: Saturday afternoon stroll on the Green, with snoozing boo in buggy
Day 91: A day in the park, with alfresco nappy changing – a new experience…
Day 92: Hooray, it’s a Gymboree-day… R. Baby discovers the joys of ball pools
Day 93: Lunch with NCT girlies and babies – lots of cake, lots of baby talk, more photos!
Day 95: Think about starting to plan the Christening. Put it off for another day…
Day 96: Think about researching baby-friendly holiday. Put it off for another day…
Day 97: Go to hairdresser, discover they serve you wine while you have hair done – result!
Day 98: Christening planning phase one – start going to mass again…!
Day 99: R. Daddy accompanies us to Gymboree – gets stuck in to the singing/dancing…
Day 100: Start Mother & Baby Yoga – baby is bemused, mummy is seriously decrepit!
So there you have it. The first 100 days of life with Richmond Baby, to mark the 100th post on Richmond Mummy. Good times.