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After finally getting Little M to nap in her cot and sleep through at night, I now feel as though I spend most of my time waiting for her to wake up so that we can leave the house! She only has two naps during the day, but sometimes her 9am nap will stretch to 11am, and her midday nap ends up ending at almost 3pm! By the time she’s then taken an absolute age to have lunch, there’s hardly time to do anything at all, especially if I need to start cooking dinner.

Last Thursday, though, I was determined to go out. I’d heard H&M had a really good sale on and wanted to see if I could pick up any bargains for Little M as I really like some of their children’s wear. We didn’t manage to leave the house until almost 4pm! I was on a mission, though, and while I didn’t find anything for Little M (whoops!), I did purchase myself a jumper for £7, which I’ve virtually lived in since I bought it. Bargain!

Hubby was on a school residential for the day (as management he didn’t need to stay over, but was overseeing operations during the day!) so was out for dinner. I decided to treat myself so Little M and I had a mummy daughter date at Ask Italian. I love Ask because they have such a good gluten free menu; I never need to worry about finding something tasty (and safe) to eat when I’m there. I took an Ella’s Kitchen pouch with me for Little M as she’s always happy with one of those. I also made sure I took the Hybrid Stroller with me as it takes up so little space

This week’s Living Arrows photo is of Little M in the high chair at Ask. It was a bit big for her (I suppose they have to make them one size fits all) so I shoved a couple of blankets behind her to keep her a little more upright. She was so well behaved while we were there. I must admit I did feel a bit like a super mum but to be honest I think her good behaviour is just down to her personality. She can be very strong willed at times so I’m sure she’ll have a very public meltdown at some point!

It was just as well I decided to be lazy and eat out as hubby sent me a text while we were there to say that he was in A&E with a little girl who’d managed to get a stick in her eye! Fortunately she was totally fine but it meant that Little M was asleep before he got home. I’ve never seen him so upset as when he realised he’d missed her. At least it meant that he came home early the next day to have a bit of extra time with her. And now it’s the holidays so we get to have time together as a family every day for two whole weeks. Hurrah!

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  1. April 3, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Ooh I’ve not been out just me and the baby yet – I feel like I should as the thought of it sounds lovely!! We always have to pop cushions, cardigans, blankets, even handbags down the back of the chair, it’s funny trying to prop them in! Have a lovely two weeks o family time. #livingarrows

  2. April 3, 2017 / 8:41 am

    H&M is my fave shop by far for all our clothes, such good value and quality. It’s lovely that you got to have a Mummy-Daughter date together. Little M looks very happy in the high chair. #LivingArrows

  3. April 3, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Her little face is so cute! <3

  4. April 5, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    YAY for family time – I hope you have a lovely two weeks together. It sounds like you had such a lovely meal out and she seems like such a happy smiley little thing. I remember when naps used to take over our lives too! x

  5. April 5, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Such a lovely photo, and it sounds like you had a really lovely meal out together! Hope you enjoy all the family time over the Easter holidays. x #LivingArrows

  6. April 6, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    She is so gorgeous and she always looks so happy! I used to worry about nap times too, in the end I just started going out every day regardless. It can be so boring being stuck home can’t it – even if you are self-employed! Lovely that you got out and about.

  7. April 9, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Aww, she always looks so happy! I remember with Toby that stage when he was still having two big naps, and trying to fit them in with meals and everything else left very little time for anything else! Gabe only has one nap now but it’s right in the middle of the day and that doesn’t always leave much time for doing anything else either 🙂 #LivingArrows

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