Sand storm

Friday I did manage to get a doctors appointment. They gave me a triage call back. And I was called within half hour. They booked me in to see the doctor at 11:45 so at 11:25 my mom picked me up. The doctor was useless. I told her my ear hurt and I have a cold (for background info). She proceeded to do my temp, my BP, listen to my chest, check my throat and then finally checked my ear. My ear is fine. She says it might be my jaw as I said I had noticed a lump on the joint of my jaw. She suggested I see my dentist. And that was it. I had originally planned to ask about my foot but she took so long to look in my ear I just couldn’t be assed.

Saturday morning I was shattered. My nose had reached a new level of blocked and I spent most my night waking up. I also felt feverish on and off. When Scarlett woke up just before 8 I was not ready for that. She did go back down later for a nap but I then had been awake too long and couldn’t sleep so I gave up lol

I had planned to do lots of things but I didn’t in the end. I felt so crappy. We stayed home before heading to my Nan’s for lunch. We ate. Had cups of tea. Then at 5:15 me and Scarlett got on the bus to Aldershot. I had reserved a table for us at Frankie and Benny’s. We had a nice meal just the two of us. We headed into Morrison’s and I got her a few bits. My Grandad picked us up at 7:30. We got home, I bathed Scarlett and got her in to bed for 9ish. I climbed into bed at midnight myself.

Sunday Scarlett laid in until 9am. What a babe! We barely had time to have breakfast before heading out the visit my gran at the old folks home. Her and Scarlett were playing catch with the ball. And swapping dolls. After we visited we went back to my Nan’s. We headed for dinner when my mom turned up at 1:15. We went to the harvester as my Nan had received a gift card as an anniversary present. 45 years my grandparents have been married. That’s a feat!! We ate then I went home so Scarlett could nap. She slept from 4 till 5:30. So did I by mistake. I knew I’d pay for it later and I did. I was still up wide awake at 2am.

Monday I woke up at 7am and surprisingly I didn’t feel tired. Scarlett got up fine, got dressed and then we went downstairs. I did her bottle, made my lunch and packed my breakfast. We were actually ready to go when my Nan turned up. That is rare. I am often still “doing” something when she shows up. So I felt quite accomplished. Work was fine. Busy. It will only get busier when my only other team member leaves in 3 weeks. I will legit be the only member of my team. Fun times lol

There is a sand storm coming from the Sahara. It’s not overly scary. It’s just turned the sky a weird yellow colour and made the world seem very dark and overcast. There is a hurricane due to hit Ireland at the moment. Hurricane Ophelia. I hope my Irish friends stay safe – you’s know who you are!

Scarlett was grumpy when I got in from work. She didn’t perk up much, I think her full days tire her out. She had a banana and a cup of tea. We ate dinner then I took her up for a bath. She was in bed by 7. Mom and I watched Emmerdale then she got herself ready for work. I watched Private Eyes followed by the series finale of Liar. It’s been left wide open for a season 2. Can’t wait.

I am in bed now. I am catching up with season 1 of The Exorcist before I start on season 2 [which I’ve recorded].


Ps. Christmas is 69 days!!


Baby’s First Christmas

So surprisingly Scarlett didn’t have me up in the night. I woke up about 4-5 times myself to check on her, because yanno, she’s sick. But she slept from 9pm till 7am this morning. 

I got up and risked making a bottle of milk for her. She drank the whole 5oz then we had an hours nap together in my bed all cuddled up. It was nice.

Then we went downstairs to watch some TV.

At about 8:45 she was whinging for breakfast so I did her some porridge. She wolfed that down then a small cup of tea. At 9:30 my my mom got up followed by my brother. I cleaned the porridge off Scarlett and dressed her then we sat down to open ours gifts. She wasn’t overly interested in helping. She was happy just playing with wrapping paper or any toys WE unwrapped and gave to her lol

She’s so clever. We only showed her twice what to do with the balls then she did it!

She was the best gift ever!!!

Nan and her two eldest grandchildren (aka the faves)

Me and my Nan. She’s the best one ever. Love her a lot. Me and Scarlett would be lost without everything she does for us!


Christmas kisses

We’ve had a fab day. We opened our presents at my nan’s house as soon as my grandad got back from picking my great-gran up from the old folks home. Then Scarlett had a nap whilst we ate dinner then she woke and had hers. She loves her nana’s dinners.

We stayed till quite late. We were watching stuff on my nan’s tele and we had no reason to rush home.

Scarlett had a bath when we got in. I jumped in with her quickly as I felt hot and sweaty. I dressed her in her elf onesie. Gave her a bottle then she decided she didn’t want to go to bed so she played for a bit. We FaceTimed Brett then I put her in bed at 9. I’m hoping she’ll sleep in till maybe 7:30-8 tomorrow. She needs the sleep.
I’m in bed watching Love Actually but I’m quite tired so I may end up falling asleep lol


Christmas Eve 2016

Wow it’s only one more sleep till Christmas is here. There’s not a lot of Christmas spirit left in me.

Scarlett was sick at midday then she was sick again before bed at 7ish. She was starving at 9pm but I couldn’t risk giving her anything so I just gave her cooled boiled water. She drank 3oz then went to sleep. I wanted to keep her in my bed but her wouldn’t settle, she wanted her bed. Fair play to her.

I have left her door open, and mine. I am convinced she is going to be sick again and I wouldn’t hear her even though I have a baby monitor. It’s just not very loud.

I sorted her presents out to go under the tree. I tidied up the kitchen and I’ve climbed into bed myself to relax before the long day ahead of me. I’m pretty convinced she’s going to have me up, if not for sick, but for food as I know she’s bound to be hungry. We are in for a long day tomorrow!!!! Can’t believe my poor baby is unwell for Christmas. Her first Christmas. Bless her!


5 days to go

Well this time last year I was up the hospital at 34 weeks exactly for reduced movements monitoring. I was so worried about her. They gave me an internal and I was 1cm. I stayed 1cm for another month. Pelvis pains had set in and I was now waddling. Awesome lol

So the tree was picked up. I put it up after Scarlett went to bed. She was down by 7:30pm, my good girl. It has removal lights on it. They came with it. It looks good, just needs a few decorations (tinsel/baubles). And the presents can go under it then, which will make it look more Christmassy.

My dad dropped off our Christmas gifts yesterday. Forgot all about that. There is a few small ones for me and one big one for Scarlett. She is going to have lots to open on Christmas Day. Plus more after Christmas Day when we see other people.

I have had a lovely relaxing bath and am in bed now.


6 days to go

Yep I am now doing a Christmas countdown…

So today I am fuming! The second, replacement, tree arrived and it is also broken. Half the built-in lights do not work. I am so angry with the company now. 2 broken trees. Really? FFS! So I emailed about the second faulty tree and hopefully they’ll sort it out. But what are we meant to do for a tree now?

We looked on Argos and found a 6 foot tree for £18. It was half price. So we reserved that. Mom is picking it up tomorrow.

I am just so damn angry. It is meant to be Scarlett’s first Christmas and we don’t even have a tree so the house could not look more UNfestive if it tried. I know she won’t remember, but I will. And if I hear that ONE.MORE.TIME I will scream.

Hopefully this new Argos tree will be better. I have had a shit day overall. I don’t even feel like Christmas is 6 days away. This time last year I was preparing for my last Christmas as a pre-parent person lol made how fast the year has gone.

She was 47 weeks today. Only 5 weeks left till she hits 52 and 1 years old. Mad!

Look what she did at nursery. It’s a lovely Christmas card for me. It’s brilliant. It’s my first ever. I love it!!!