Yearly Archives: 2013

The Day From Hell … Is It Over Yet?

Don’t let that cute little face fool you. P2 has officially been a nightmare! A loveable nightmare but a nightmare all the same. The past few days have been a struggle with her. I’ve got to reform some sort of routine because she’s completely changed the way she runs things. Her night time has changed from 10pm to sometimes earlier …

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Makeup On Children

I caught P1 using a pen to draw on her eyelids and a highlighter over her face. Quite tasteful colours actually. She told me it was her makeup. She must watch me putting my makeup on all the time and it never occurred to me that she would want to do the same. But of course she would, she’s a …

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That First Giggle

I cannot believe it. For weeks I’ve been trying to get P2 to laugh. Pulling so many faces, getting my voice to places I never knew it could reach and generally being rather silly – now they weren’t failures, she smiles at me constantly. I sneezed. She giggled. Yup, an accidental sneeze as I was clearing up the biggest, leakiest …

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Bloods Tests For My Four Year Old

After a really bad night with P2, I was up early and down the hospital for 8:40am. I had to put P1 through having blood tests. She used to always have blood tests when she was a baby. But the last time she had anything like this was her jabs or her MRI (I can’t remember which was last). For …

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She Just Loves Her Mumma!

I love the closeness I get from co-sleeping with P2. But in all honesty I haven’t co-slept in ages!! Last night, I was pretty much forced to co-sleep. P2 didn’t fall asleep until 11pm. She was put in her Moses as normal. She then woke up at 12:15!!!!!!!!! I fed her, then when she was fast asleep, I put her …

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De-Cluttering Our Life

I feel like I’m fighting an endless battle with my bedroom. We have so much stuff and not enough storage. I want to de-clutter. I know for a fact half the stuff in this bedroom will never get used or is just pointless. So it’s my mission to revamp this bedroom. It’s going to be hard, there’s little working space …

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My Stressed Pre-Schooler

Something seems to be troubling P1. I’m not sure if it’s the nursery teaching her about going to school, the fact her biological Dad was mentioned at the hospital last week or even something to do with P2. Recently, she’s been very attached to me. Crying when I drop her off to my GrandParents or getting clearly upset when dropping …

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Tonight

Tonight, I’ve had a little too much to drink. Tonight, I’m on cold nine. Tonight, I have the whole future with my OH ahead of me. Tonight, I’m wearing my beautiful white dress. Tonight, I have the biggest grin on my face. Tonight, I have a wedding ring on my finger. Tonight, I’m watching my two beautiful girls in their …

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233 Days Left AND Counting

I’ve currently had 160 days of my maternity leave. It seems like forever since I was at work. I’m very nervous about returning. We’ve decided to extend my maternity leave to the full entitlement, which makes my return date 2nd January. That makes me a little more relaxed but so much has changed since I was there. I feel like …

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DP – Hi, Mom!

Today is Mother’s Day in the United States. Wherever in the world you are, write your mother a letter. I haven’t participated in the Daily Prompts for a while, there hasn’t been a topic that’s made me want to write about it! But I quite like today’s. Hi Mum, I just want to say thank you. No matter what you’ve …

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Absent Mother

I was apart from P2 for the longest time today. I’d decided I deserved a break… I didn’t exactly need one, I just fancied one. She was without me for 4hours!!! It was slightly stressful to start with. My OH was very nervous and reluctant to leave her with my parents. But I persuaded him and we went off the …

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Sorry, One Of Those 4am Mum Moments

Well the birds are tweeting, I don’t think I’ve ever heard birds in this house?!, and I’ve just been woken up by P2. So?! What makes this unusual, special even, is that P2 went to sleep early last night. My OH went to the gym, P1 was in bed and my parents also went to bed early. Leaving just P2 …

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Why Do You Ask These Things?

It’s hard to answer questions you don’t have the answers to. Last time we had this conversation I was pregnant, and I’d cried so much that I’d made myself physically sick. How do you answer a four year olds question to why see doesn’t see her biological father?! If I know where they live why can’t I speak to them?! …

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Blast That Baby Fat

P2 is now three months old and I think it’s about time that I start trying to get my body back to it’s pre pregnancy, ironing board state. I’m breast feeding and I’m happy with my weight. I just want to tone up a bit more and maybe get rid of my flubby tummy. So yesterday I took part in …

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The Start Of Growth Tests

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that P1 was due to have an appointment at the hospital regarding her growth. They’ve been tracking her height and weight at the child development center where she has her physiotherapy sessions for the past two years and they have noticed that her growth has slowed which is concerning. Well that appointment didn’t happen …

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