There is a new Prince

Wednesday I went for a walk during lunch with my work colleagues. We walked around Frimley Lodge opposite our offices. Took us 20-25 minutes. I did 2800+ steps to add to my steps of 2500 so I hit my daily 5K target. Started watching a new series called the Resident. It is set in a hospital and follows the stories of some Doctors.

Thursday we went for another walk. Did the same thing. It was quite warm and I should’ve worn sun cream as I burn easily due to my sensitive skin. Wasn’t out in it for long though and the trees provided shade so I should be ok!

It was my brother’s birthday today so I posted a video on his facebook of Scarlett singing Happy Birthday lol

Friday I sent Scarlett to Nursery in a dress. Her first one without tights in like 6 months. I made the mistake of thinking her Nursery would remove it before painting etc. She came home smothered in paint. The dress is white (and pink). Very annoyed!

Brett got to mine late. I had said I’d wait for him to get off the train and cook us dinner so we could eat together. Which I did. It was nice eating together. We stuck some TV on then climbed into bed.

Saturday was Brett’s birthday. Scarlett woke up quite early. I was awake from like 6am because Brett kept coughing and it was really annoying lol we had breakfast then we watched half of Moana. Scarlett was tired so she went down for her morning nap. Once she was up we walked to the bus stop to go to town. We had lunch at poppins cafe then we jumped on the train to London. We arrived just before 3pm and headed straight for the London Eye. We had a lovely time. It was warm but not too warm. We headed back towards home. My nan picked us up from the station at 4:45. We went to hers for a cup of tea and ended up having dinner. I ate egg for the first time in 3 years. I don’t know why, I just ate it. And I didn’t feel queasy after so that’s good.

We headed home and Scarlett and I had a bath then she went to bed. Brett and I watched a film called The Dark Tower. It’s based on a Stephen King book so it was quite weird and creepy. We got into bed at midnight. Brett said he’d had a good birthday.

Sunday we got up at 8ish. I did us breakfast then we watched the rest of Moana. Scarlett had a nap and we watched most of Jack Reacher 2 before she woke. Once she was up we got dressed and got a taxi to Morrison’s. I almost went out my slippers on. I forgot to put shoes on and went down my flat stairs and was half way down the road before I realised. I had to go back in and change them, with Scarlett in tow. Talk about hassle lol

We did some shopping then my nan picked us up with the shopping. We dropped it home. We packed away the fridge and freezer stuff but left the rest. Then we jumped back in the car and headed to my nans as we were having dinner there. Nan cooked chicken and we stayed till 4ish then headed home. Brett left for the train at 6:15. Scarlett and I had a bath again then we snuggled watching In The Night Garden (or Piggle as she calls it). Then she went to bed. She’s been brilliant at this “sleeping in a bed” thing. I couldn’t fault her.

I struggled to sleep. I laid in bed coughing for 2 hours. I got up at 2 and had some water then I finally went to sleep.

Monday I woke up a 6:45, got dressed and then got Scarlett dressed. Thought it was going to be a nice day so I stuck her in some shorts but threw some trousers in her bag for good measure.

My nan told me that my Nan had had a fall in the old folks home. They suspected she’d broken her hip. She did her other hip in when she fell in 2015. They were going to operate on her. Later I found out she went down at 10:30 and survived the operation. Surprising given that she’s almost 90! So now it’s just a case of recovery and physio. She’s a nightmare that woman lol glad she’s okay though! We’re going to visit her tomorrow.

Prince William and Princess Kate have finally had baby number 3. A little boy. He weighed 8lb 7oz and looked all squishy. No name yet but amongst the favourites is Albert, Arthur and Philip. Whatever the choice, I’m sure they’ll put a lot of thought in to it. I love princess Charlotte, she’s beautiful and she reminds me of our queen (I’ve seen pictures of her from her childhood), they’re the spitting image!

Today at Work I ended up balls deep in a task that’s going to take me days. And it’s really long and dragging. It’s also taking me away from my daily duties, which is annoying. I’ve had to massively multitask today. I’m knackered after my night of rubbish sleep.

I’m currently watching Blindspot on sky living then I’m going to bed to read my book in bed then go to sleep lol

TTFN x

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So Glad It’s Friday

Wednesday was much the same as Tuesday on the work front. Quiet. I put Scarlett to bed like normal. But I forgot to switch the monitor on. I usually keep an eye on her whilst she’s settling. I didn’t. I eventually realised and went into check on her before I went to bed. She had taken her onesie off because she was hot [evident by her sweaty head] and then was wrapped half in her duvet. So I put a vest on her so she wouldn’t be able to take her nappy off if she woke up before me. Then I climbed into bed. She is so damn cheeky it makes me giggle.

Thursday she put her own coat on. They teach them how to do it at Nursery. She’s such a clever bean! Scarlett asked me to put my phone down when we had done her bath. When I did she took it off me and put it on the side. Then she asked me to sit next to her for a cuddle. It made me simultaneously melt with love and then guilt. She obviously thinks I’ve used my phone too much recently between 5-7pm. I never use to. I had a strict rule of them 2 hours being privileged time. For just me and her. I only use to use my phone to call Brett for FaceTime. Or to take pics or videos of her. But now I use it a lot for other things like Snapchat or WhatsApp. And I’m so sorry to her for that. It’s a bad habit. But I can break it very quickly. I’m not addicted. It’s just one of things that creeps up on you.

I got into bed at 11ish. I hadn’t been watching much on TV. I had music on. I didn’t get to sleep till almost 1am. This is a recurring issue lately. I think I am still adjusting to the lack of background noise. I just lived next to a motorway for 23 years. We are only 2 weeks into living away from it.

Today was sunny and bright. Scarlett and I did our usual morning routine. Friday’s we drive her to nursery. We get McDonald’s breakfast. We go through the drive through. We got there and it was shut because some knobhead doesn’t know the size of his van and got himself wedged under the “height restriction” sign. Typical man not knowing the size of something! So I got out and went in to order our breakfasts. Scarlett gets aggy as soon as the bag comes in the car because she know’s it’s food but it’s too hot. So she sulks all the way to my work.

My day has been pretty good. I love Friday’s. We are not up to much this weekend. It is my cousins birthday today so we are going for dinner tomorrow as a family.

TTFN x

TV Box All Set-Up

Monday we woke up at 8:30am. I slept great. So did Scarlett. We had some breakfast and watched the rest of Open Season, the movie from the other day. My mom’s friend said her and her partner would come round at 11 to sort out my TV box. I put Scarlett down for a nap just before she got there, with her partner. He sorted it whilst I made tea. So now I have a working TV box. I can record stuff and pause TV if needed. I thanked them, paid for the cable and they left. I set all my programmes up to record, logged into Netflix and NowTV then Scarlett woke up. She woke up at almost 2. We walked round my Nan’s house to let her dog out, as she’s out all day and it’s not fair on the dog being cooped up [not that she cares, she sleeps all day]. We stayed for 2 hours.

Scarlett is beyond clever. She was eating a yoghurt [which she had asked nicely for] and she asked for another. I said she could have 1 but she had to throw the old one in the bin then go into the fridge and get a new 1. She threw it away then went and got a new 1. When she was done she said she was finished so I said she had to throw that away too. I never mentioned the spoon, I forgot. When she came back I asked her where her spoon was. I expected her to have thrown it in the bin. She said it was on the side. I went into the kitchen and as she said, it was sat on the side. I literally could feel my heart bursting with proud. This tiny little person is growing up. I remember waiting for my emergency scan when I was 7 weeks, finding out I was 10 days behind than I thought, and barely seeing a speck on the screen. And now looking at her, where has that time gone? I am excited to see the person she will become. Already she amazes me. She is beyond cheeky, very bossy, chatty and caring. She is also stroppy and strong-willed. She shares whatever she has. She likes to sit near you and play, asking you to join in sometimes but is happy to play by herself, immersing herself in her own little world with her dolls. She pretends to feed them. I caught her using her changing mat to “change” the baby doll’s nappy lol

We walked back home at 5pm. I cooked us some dinner for 6pm then I put her in the bath. She wanted me to bath with her but I fancy having a bath by myself for a change. By the time she was ready for bed my mom had turned up. She said she’d pop in for a cup of tea before heading to work at 9ish. So she came and I made tea. Scarlett had her milk then she went off to bed at 7:30. We watched TV and chatted. She headed off at 9. I put another episode of Altered Carbon on, then another before switching over to watch my recorded episode of Blindspot from 10pm. At about 11:30 I got into bed.

Today I woke up at 6:45 when my alarm went off. I woke up to loads of notifications. I got myself dressed, sorted my bag for work and Scarlett’s nursery bag. I went in and dressed her. We brushed our teeth then I put teletubbies on for her then I made our breakfast. We ate together then I made my lunch. My Nan turned up at 7:30. She put her coat and shoes on. I put my own on then I left for work at 7:45.

Today has dragged a little. It usually does during the school holidays as a lot of staff book time off to spend with their kids. So there’s less emails, meaning less work. I prefer busy days.

I don’t know why people trust me to rent a flat, pay my bills and keep my child alive when I can’t even eat a chocolate yoghurt without getting it all over myself. I was eating my lunch and my yoghurt went down my blouse AND my hoodie. FFS lol

TTFN x

Happy Easter & April Fools Day

Thursday I had a half day at work. So I left just after 12 and headed home. My tumble dryer had been delivered and I was waiting for the repair guy to come look at my dodgy bathroom tap. He turned up at 12:30. He fixed the tap and said he’d have to come back another time to install a pump for the shower as it’s gravity fed and the water has no “push”, hence why the shower has no water coming out.

I waited all afternoon for the talktalk internet guy to come out and install everything. He didn’t show. At 6:15 I went on the online chat to ask why he wasn’t here and they told me that engineers don’t come to your property. Apparently they set it up online from some exchange thing and then you self install the box. Right ok. That’s a load of shit because the emails I got and the 3 phone calls I received “to check I was still okay for the engineer to visit my property” made no inference to no one actually coming. As a matter of fact, the wording used made it seem crystal clear that they were coming to my flat to install. So you can imagine I was furious!

So I set up my internet (WiFi) but the internet/phone line is in the Hall way whereas my talktalk TV box is next to the TV and you can’t run the TV box without being connected via the Ethernet cable to the WiFi. So I asked my mom’s friend to pop round to look. Her and her partner said I’d need a 30 meter cable to bring the WiFi and landline back into the front room so I can plug the TV box into the router to use the internet. Otherwise I can’t use my talktalk box and it’s useless having it. So they ordered 1 for me and said they’ll come sort it over the weekend.

Friday we got up and had breakfast. I put her down for a nap. My dad was visiting. He turned up. Once Scarlett was up we went out for lunch. It was a good meal and after we ate we went to my nans for a cuppa. My dad left after he drank his tea. We stayed at my Nan’s till 9 then my grandad dropped us home.

Saturday we got up and had breakfast. We had a bath then we curled up and watched a film on Netflix. My mom and her boyfriend came round for a cuppa just as I cooked lunch. Scarlett and I had chicken and chips then we went to my nan’s. We came home later and I cooked us some tea. We had pizza and garlic bread.

I’ve been watching Altered Carbon on Netflix. It’s mad weird but I kind of like it.

Today we got up at 8:30. We got dressed then headed out the door to wait for the bus. We got to town and had breakfast. Scarlett sat in a proper chair rather than a high chair and she looked so grown up.

We ate then we got our tickets at the cinema for Peter Rabbit the movie. She did so incredibly well. She sat for 55 minutes then I let her wander up and down the stairs next to our seats. She did so well though, I’m beyond proud. She’s only just 2, bless her!

After the cinema we got the bus home and I put her down for a nap. I watched an episode of Altered Carbon but I was tired (no idea why) so I turned it off when it was done and climbed into bed at 2. I expected Scarlett to wake up soon but I must’ve fell asleep quickly as I woke up at 4 because I could hear her singing. I went into see her and she’d tipped her water all over her cot. Her sheet, duvet and pillow was soaking. So I stuck it all on the radiator and re-dressed her as her clothes were soaked too.

We watched some teletubbies and I asked my mom if she wanted to go out for dinner. She said yeah so she picked us up at 5:30 and we went to the harvester. We ate and had a good time just us 3. Again, Scarlett was so good.

We got home at almost 8. I bathed her and did her milk. She went to bed at 8:45. She went to sleep quite quickly. I caught up on the last episode of The Disappearance and now I’m going to watch Altered Carbon.

Day off tomorrow. Going to spend it at home. Will probably watch a film together and play with her toys. She likes this Farmyard Bingo game someone bought her for her birthday. We match the pictures and she tells me what the animals are in each one.

I feel like I’m the only person who didn’t do an Easter Egg hunt, didn’t buy any bunny decorations or make any sort of big deal about it. This is mostly in part because I don’t wish to be a hypocrite. I’m not religious and it’s suppose to be a religious thing. People have forgotten that it’s not about chocolate. I’ve never been in to easter and I don’t want Scarlett in the habit of searching dirt once a year for candy from a strange creature. Hardly kosher lol

TTFN x

April is here!

Saturday 1st:

Scarlett gave me a lovely lay-in. She woke up at 8:30. She had breakfast at 10am and then went back down for a nap. She woke up a midday. We had some lunch then mom got up [she had worked the night before]. We went to my nan’s to pick her up as we were visiting my gran in the old folks home. Scarlett entertained us whilst we were there. She had a chocolate cake and played Giant Connect 4 with my mom. We dropped my nan back home then we picked up my new glasses. After we went food shopping. Scarlett was sat in the trolley touching EVERYTHING we loaded in lol we went home and had some dinner then I put Scarlett to bed.

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Sunday 2nd:

She gave me ANOTHER lay-in. What even is this life? She woke up 8:30. Had a bottle. Refused her breakfast and then went back to bed [her request] at 9:30. She then slept until 12:30pm. We had lunch then at 2ish we took a wander over to the park. We took a small picnic [crisps, fruity yoghurt, water etc] and a blanket. We sat on the blanket with some toys for a little while then we packed up and she “walked” up and down the path. She walked so much. We headed back at 3ish and she wanted a bottle and then went back down for another 90 minutes. Not like her at all. She woke up at 5ish. Mom text to say they were on their way home and were going to go for dinner, did we want to come? Yes! But Scarlett got a bit hangry at 6ish so she finished the rest of her spicy tomato crisps to tide her over. My mom picked us up at 7 and we went for dinner with her and her boyfriend. We had a nice meal and Scarlett was in bed by 9ish. We watched Casualty then the new Mrs Brown’s boys TV show. I love it!

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I am in bed. Can’t sleep. Have work tomorrow so I should get some shuteye!

TTFN x

The last day

Saturday 25th:

I took Scarlett into town for lunch. We had a little mother-daughter date at Poppins cafe. Then we had a wander around the town. I let her “walk” a little inside the shopping centre. She quite enjoyed herself.

After town we met my mom and went food shopping. We took it home and packed it away then went round my nan’s house. I don’t see her much in the week as I’m working. I see her for a minute when we drop Scarlett to her in the morning and that’s it.

Sunday 26th (Mother’s Day):

I took my nan, mom and Scarlett out for dinner for Mother’s Day. My grandad was coming initially but he was still in hospital so he couldn’t make it. He was fine. Just being kept in until they could get hold of his kidney specialist who apparently was busy lol we had a nice meal the 4 of us then we went to my nan’s for a cuppa tea before heading home. It was a good day. I ended up with 2 cards “from” Scarlett. That was nice. They’ll go in her memory box.

Monday 27th:

Payday! I hate Mondays though. Scarlett must’ve hated it too as she screamed for 45 minutes at bed time. It was hard to take as she’s never like that. Was a shock to my system lol

My grandad came home. Finally. They released him but he left his meds up there so my mom said she’d run him up the next day to pick them up. What is he like? Lol

Tuesday 28th:

For the first time in the 6 months I’ve been back at work I missed Scarlett so much that I needed to see her. Like desperately. So I had my mom meet me for lunch and bring her with her. It soothed my unsettled soul. If only temporarily.

Wednesday 29th:

I had an epic day! I fell out with a coworker and was treated like a 5 year old by another. #winning

I finally got my Mother’s Day gift from Scarlett (aka my mom and Brett). My mom picked it. Scarlett broke my necklace last month. It was the one I got for my first Mother’s Day last year. Mom said she’d replace it. She did. But with the same necklace that “Scarlett” got me for Christmas, only 3 months ago lol so we’ve took it back and we’ll decide on something different haha 

Thursday 30th:

I bought a blackout curtain on Amazon on Tuesday and it arrived today so after work my mom put it up (longer arms than me). It should keep her from waking up too early when it’s light out and going to bed at a reasonable time when it’s light out. Here’s hoping lol

Friday 31st (today):

The end of March has come and it seems a little quick. Where has the time gone? I remember playing for my week of in April and it seemed so long away. Now it is 2-3 weeks!!! Mom took me and Scarlett home after I finished work. I bathed her and then she dropped us at my Nan’s as I was having dinner there. Scarlett had to join in too, even though she had already eaten dinner at nursery. #greedy We stayed for a cuppa tea and my Nan dropped us home at 9:30. Scarlett was in bed by 10pm. I am just binge watching Iron Fist. I quite like it and I hope there is a season 2.

TTFN x

Bowling

Tuesday was my brother’s 21st birthday. We went out for dinner in the evening. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner. Scarlett slept through most of it, only waking towards the end for a bottle. I had already bathed and got her dressed for bed before we had left. So after I fed her, we paid, left and I got her into bed as soon as we got home.

Wednesday Scarlett had her 12 week jabs. She screeched like last time and it hurt my heart to hear it but she did really well and she was okay with mommy cuddles. We went to nan’s afterwards.

Thursday Scarlett and I spent the day at Nana’s house. She had some TV time whilst I ate my lunch.

Friday morning we went into work to have lunch with my work colleagues. She was mostly good, but she did get a little grumpy. After we visited work we went to our first baby massage class. She hadn’t long been fed, as  I fed her at work, so she was all good and happy for the first lot of massage but half way through she decided to scream for a bottle so I sat on our mat feeding her then we left.

We went to nan’s after and I ended up having dinner. We left and at about 7ish my mom picked Brett up from the train station. I actually had missed him. I didn’t realise how much till he was here. Scarlett had a bath and went to bed. We had a decent catchup and chatted etc. We put a film on but we missed most of it lol unfortunately due to this, we had an accident. The condom split. I totally freaked so I said we had to go to a chemist in the morning for the Morning After Pill. Never in all my years of being sexually active had I had 1) a condom split and 2) to take the Morning After Pill. I felt so embarrassed which is silly because it wasn’t our fault. We had made the effort to be smart and protected and it went wrong.

So the next day (Saturday) after Scarlett had woke, fed and nappy had been changed then she napped again. I dressed her and we both walked to my nearest chemist. Unfortunately it was closed as it was just after midday and I guess it was only open till noon. So we got on the bus and went to town. Scarlett needed changing so we went into the baby change and Brett wanted to give it a go so I said okay and let him. He did really well. It was only a wee one. We went to Sainsburys and the pharmacist said that Boots give it for free so we went there instead. It was so awkward talking to the pharmacist there and I felt really uncomfortable. I took the pill and we grabbed some lunch. Brett fed her so I could eat my lunch with both hands for a change lol after lunch we went back home and chilled. He had a bath, then I bathed Scarlett and got her ready for bed. Then he took her whilst I got ready for bowling. We went bowling for my brother’s birthday. We had a decent night, but after 2 rounds of bowling we both were bored. I won both rounds but didn’t do so well on the third. Just before we had our last go, my brother was bowling his go and somehow managed to twist and break his swearing finger on his right hand. We called it a night and mom dropped me, Brett and Scarlett home then took my brother up the hospital. Turns out he has fractured his finger, dislocated it AND ripped the tendon. Ouch! He has it in a splint and has an appointment with the fracture clinic on Wednesday.

We put a film on and when it was finished we went to sleep. I was so tired having had little sleep Friday night because Brett kept me up till 3am distracting me with talking and stuff. And then I was up with Scarlett at 7ish.

Today (Sunday) she woke up at 8:30am so I fed her, changed her nappy then put her back down for a nap. I then got back into bed myself. When she woke up later I fed her then Brett took her and dressed her whilst I jumped in the shower. He and my brother left for the shop so I walked to my nan’s by myself with Scarlett. They caught up soon after. We had dinner which was delicious, I love my nan’s cooking. Then we chilled for a bit.

My dad’s sister was passing by the area so she popped in to say Hi, have a cuppa and see Scarlett. I hadn’t seen her since my Stepmom’s 40th birthday party last May when I told everyone that I was pregnant. She had a cuddle when Scarlett finally woke from her nap.

After she left Brett and I walked home. Scarlett was asleep so I left her in the pram, turned skype on so I would be able to see/hear her and then we went upstairs. It was about 6ish. She slept for a while. I was just thinking of waking her so she would have 1 more feed before bath and bed when she woke up. So I fed her, got her bathed and then ready for bed. Brett had a nice cuddle then my mom dropped him at the station. I took Scarlett up to bed and within about 20 minutes she was flat out asleep so I put her in the Moses Basket (almost grown out of it) and she’s been there ever since. I have been catching up on Elementary season 3.

I am starving so I am going to make myself a snack and watch 1 more episode then I am off to bed.

Scarlett is officially 13 weeks tomorrow however as it is the 25th of the month, she is also officially 3 whole months. So again it will be milestone sticker time lol I hope IF I ever have another child that I make this kind of effort to document that child’s growth etc. I reckon I probably would because I am so organised and I love scrapbooking etc.

TTFN x

P.S. My brother told me that Brett told him he is falling for me … I won’t mention it, I will wait for him to tell me sometime himself when he is ready. It is nice to know though, that he felt he could share that with my brother!!!