Tag Archives: children

A Day Of Rest

There will be no 40 Acts post today as it’s a day of rest. I’m resting in every way possible today! Slowly but surely I’m getting used to the demands of my beautiful newborn. I never had P1 at home when she was this young and the whole process with P2 has been like a whole new journey. Like I’ve …

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Devastation

You don’t realise just how much you rely on something until it’s gone. My mum had the day off yesterday purposely to make P1 feel special and take her out. I decided to go along with them with P2 as our first official outing. We went to the local indoor play area Tumbletown. P1 really loves this place. She’s always …

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Pancakes And Lent

As I’ve mentioned before – I’m a Christian. And I’m sure you all know that yesterday was pancake day. It was also P2s due date. Shrove Tuesday – the day before Lent. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season …

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Life Is Too Precious

Life gets taken for granted. My Grandparents were surprisingly over the moon when I told them I was pregnant with P1 – shocked yes but they felt it was a blessing to be able to see have a Great-Grandchild. Now P2 is here you can definitely see the appreciation in their eyes. They thought one was a blessing… Now they …

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Zombie Attack

I feel like a complete zombie. I think even when I was having less sleep than I am at the moment my bags were a lot less! Breastfeeding really wears you out. Drains you of everything it seems. My boobs feel like they’ve doubled in size and are about to go pop. I’m trying to alternate the boob I use …

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39 Weeks Of Pregnancy

I’ve made it to 39 weeks pregnant. How?! I’m still completely and utterly shocked that my tiny 4foot 8inch body can carry the child of a 6foot man! To mark the last 7 official days of pregnancy I’m going to do a little blog survey: How far along are you? I am 39 weeks exactly. How big is Baby? According …

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Just Another Manic Monday

We had a road trip yesterday. It wasn’t that far away but I wasn’t about to be left in the house alone with P1 so close to my due date so we all went along for the ride. For about two months now my OH has been stealing borrowing my car. Which hasn’t been very ideal as I’ve relied a …

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Maybe A Cure

I realised that, despite the fact I feel like ripping my own skin off, I have a lot to be thankful for. So many people have troubles with starting their own family and here I am moaning and groaning about my pregnancy and the symptoms that come gracefully along with it. So many women would kill to experience this. So …

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I Can’t Cope With This

I feel like I haven’t seen much of P1 this week. It does upset me because I feel like a failure as a parent but at the same time I’ve really needed the break to relax and take it easy. All the help this week has come from my Grandparents – nursery runs, the normal babysitting days AND they even …

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Pinch Punch First Day Of The Month

I’ve made it into February… Pregnant! That was not on the cards. I’ve also made it into February with very little sleep and a completely scratched up, sore belly. Soo attractive! (Blood test came back negative again for the liver condition!) I’ve slept about 2 hours tonight. It’s Friday – Friday is the only day of the week that I …

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“How Did A Baby Buy That?”

I remember being quite excited and nervous about meeting my baby brother for the first time. I’d stayed round my grandparents whilst my mum and stepdad were up the hospital. When I got picked up by my ex-stepdad we went to a little florist to pick up, I think, a balloon and a rabbit soft toy for my little brother. …

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Well This Is New

You read about it everywhere but nothing quite prepares you for it. I certainly didn’t expect it to be like that! My mucus plug dislodged today. Exciting. Ok – I know potentially this means I could still have weeks left. But it’s progress right? That things are happening the right way. It was gross. Completely and utterly gross. I didn’t …

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Where’s The Logic In That?

I changed midwife half way through this pregnancy back to who I had when pregnant with P1. She was great! And recently they’ve moved where they hold their appointments. It’s less than convenient! Who’s great idea was it to make pregnant women walk down a huge hill to the back of a school?! A man’s idea probably (no offence to …

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Cigarettes And Children

“Why is the moon in the sky mummy?” “What is a volcano?” “What’s the London Eye?” “Where does God live?” They are just a few of the questions my 4 year old has asked recently. All I can give a pretty honest answer and explanation about. But then, the other week whilst in the car P1 asked “What’s that?” “What’s …

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Shrinkles – Review 2

My mum bought P1 something I’ve never heard of: Shrinkles for £8.49 yesterday. P1 spotted the bag within seconds of my mum walking through the door. Beady eyes.   It’s basically special plastic paper that shrinks in the oven. P1 loves colouring so she was very excited to get started. You colour, you cut out, you put on foil, put …

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