Today I woke up at 7:15am with my alarm. Scarlett woke up at 7:45am. I fed her at 8am although she only drank 2 out of 5 ounces. I had breakfast then we got dressed and walked to the bus stop. We got the bus to the train station. Whilst waiting for the train I fed her the rest of her bottle then she fell asleep. She slept for an hour.
2 train changes later and we were finally at our destination. Unfortunately out of the girls who were due to attend, only me and one other were actually able to make it. 2 cried off very last minute as their babies are unwell. 1 said the day before she probably won’t make it as she had an emergency dental appointment as her wisdom tooth is fucked. Another just didn’t fancy the long trip. So that left just me and my pregnancy buddy Jane. Who I have never met before. She was already staying in Watford with her parents so she said she’s game if I am. I was already on my way when everyone said they weren’t coming, and my hotel and train to Birmingham later on was paid for so I carried on.
Scarlett and I arrived at Watford junction at 11:25am. We were meeting Jane at 12. She was running late. We walked for 10 minutes down the road to jump on the bus. I fed her lunch bottle then we got off the bus opposite Cassiobury park. Jane found a parking space and we met in the middle. We walked for ages. We walked all along the canal then back again. Finally we settled down on part of the grassy field. Scarlett sat on the grass for the first time ever. I was surprised that she did not once put grass in her mouth. Usually everything goes in her mouth lol
At 3:15pm we said our goodbyes and I set off for the bus stop so we could bus it back to the station for our 4:12pm train to Birmingham. She was due another bottle so I made it but she didn’t want it. I tried again at 5 when we’d been on the train 45 minutes. She drank it all then slept for 45 minutes. We arrived in Birmingham at 6:15pm. I knew the hotel was far so I figured as we are next to a shopping centre, may as well eat first. So we found BurgerKing. I ate my meal whilst feeding Scarlett her dinner in a high chair. When we had finished I cleaned her up, put our stuff in the bin and walked back towards the station. I saw the hotel was below so we got in the lift and there we were.
It was 7:30pm by the time we checked in and got up to our second story room. Scarlett needed a bath so I ran her one whilst she crawled around the floor. Once she was clean, oiled up (eczema) and in her pyjamas I put her back on the floor and had a quick wash in her bath water so I could get in to my pyjamas. I made her bottle up. She downed it at about 8ish when Emmerdale was starting on ITV+1. She was asleep so I laid her in the travel cot but she woke up. So we cuddled for a while. Managed to settle her at 9ish. She’s been asleep ever since.
She is 28 weeks old today. She is such a good contented baby I am bursting with pride. We’ve been on 5 different trains today and 4 buses. She’s been in her pram a lot of the day except at the park and when we were on the train for 2 hours, after she woke up from her long nap, I got her out for a bit. I’m just so proud of her. The crawling is getting more legit by the day. I may do her milestone sticker this week.
We have to check out by 11am tomorrow but aren’t meeting the girls till 11:30ish. So I’ll just wander to the shopping centre. We are meeting at John Lewis as they have a massive café. I’m looking forward to it. There is suppose to be at least 7 of us. They’re mostly coming from up north. There is 2 who live in Birmingham. So it’s easy for them lol
I just watched a part of the TV show naked attraction. It’s weird. It got too cringey so I turned it off lol