Monday, again. What!

Thursday:

My Bridea gift box came. Inside was some random as hell items. Personalised sunglasses. A hand fan. Some sweets. Some other things and many leaflets. I think the idea is to look at all the options for what is available for when you marry. From flowers to decorations. What I really wanted from the box was the wedding planner.

Bride box

I left a book next to Scarlett’s cot to see if she would pick it up and look at it. As she sometimes has this half hour “faff about” after I put her to bed. She did pick it up and she played with it for a bit then she went to bed.

Friday:

We were allowed to leave our office at 4:30 so mom picked me up then we picked Scarlett up after. She looked confused that I was there. I seldom pick her up as usually Mom does, then picks me up. We went home and did the usual routine. Mom went off to work at 7:30 and I settled in for the night.

Saturday:

Swimming was cancelled. Second week in a row. The pool still has issues apparently. Scarlett woke me up at 5am. Again. Starting to drain on my soul now lol we had breakfast then I put her down for a nap. I had every intention to grab a shower whilst she was asleep but apparently my body had other ideas. I fell asleep on my bed lol

We went out at lunch time. It had been raining nonstop since the night before and everywhere was soaking wet. We went to my Nan’s for lunch. Scarlett played and ran and jumped. Not bad for being stuck indoors lol Mom came round later, as she had slept all day because she been at work. They had dinner and then we went to Morrison’s on our way home as I needed stuff for work. Ended up spending £40 on clothes for the kid lol #momlife

She threw a little tantrum when we got home as she didn’t want to walk from the car to the house. But I had my hands full of shopping lol so she laid herself down on the concrete, ever so gently, and then whinged! #dramaqueen

I had a shower when she was in bed and just had a chilled evening with some tele – the usual.

Sunday:

We were going up the old folks home to visit my gran so we were up, fed and dressed by 10am. I decided to take some distractions so she wouldn’t wreck the place. So we took her baby doll and toy pram. As well as her ball and a book. She was all over the baby doll all day. It was really cute. I put her down for a nap before dinner as she was grotty but she wouldn’t go down so she didn’t sleep until gone 3pm. We went home at 6ish. She was in the bath and in bed asleep by 7:30pm. I did some washing up then I watched some TV. I climbed into bed at 11ish.

Monday [today]:

Scarlett didn’t wake up at 5am this morning. First morning in a fortnight. Well, if she did wake I didn’t hear her haha I woke up at 7 and I got dressed then woke her up at 7:15. She had her bottle and my Nan turned up at 7:30 whilst I was making my lunch. Mom turned up at 7:45. I got to work for 8:10am. Not good. I hate being late but mom was late leaving work so I was late getting to work. It’s a knock-on affect. Never mind, no one died due to it.

TTFN x

Celebratory BBQ

Thursday:

Scarlett was fine and didn’t seem to hold a grudge. She went to bed like usual.

Friday:

My manager let us leave early Friday so I was at my nan’s just after 4:30. It was a nice thing for a Friday. I got a last minute text from TurtleTots saying there was no swimming lesson Saturday due to a problem with the pool chlorination pump having an issue. So I agreed with Brett’s mom that we’d get an earlier train so we could have more time there.

Saturday:

We got up quite early and were on the train by 9am. His mom picked us up at 10:45 the other end and we went to Sainsbury’s for some groceries then after we’d dropped them back, and I made Scarlett some lunch, we set off to visit some of Brett’s family. We got a few engagement cards. So sweet. I wasn’t expecting that.

When we got back from visiting people Brett had finished work and was home. We decided not to go out (cinema). Scarlett went to bed quite late and then we watched tele with his family then we went into his room and watched a film. We watched The Mechanic. We had accidentally watched the sequel recently so we had both wanted to see the first one. So we did. I was shattered by the time it finished so we climbed into bed and I was flat out within half hour.

Sunday:

Scarlett woke me at 6am. She had only been asleep since 9:30pm (usually she’s down by 7pm) so I changed her nappy, made her a bottle and put her back down. She didn’t nod back off until 7:30 and I was behind her by about an hour. Then at 9:30 Brett woke me up trying to get frisky. Idiot! Then 10 minutes later told me to stop snoring haha I weren’t even asleep again. What a twat! She woke back up at 10:30 so I gave her breakfast then I got her dressed for the day. She played with her uncle Scott and followed him around like a lost puppy lol I put her down for a nap at 1:30 and fell asleep myself. We had a BBQ at 3ish to celebrate our engagement. It was nice. Scarlett wasn’t overly hungry so she just had a yoghurt and an ice lolly. She’s so funny. She was playing “basketball”. Meaning Scott was lifting her up to the basket and she was putting the ball in lol

Brett dropped his phone down the loo. It turns on and for the most part it does “work” but he’s got no sound and the microphone doesn’t appear to work if he calls you!!!

We got on the train home at 7ish and got off at 8:30. She didn’t go to bed until almost 10pm because it was 9 when we got home then we bathed together (well I showered whilst she was sat in the bath). She’s getting brave now. She usually hates the shower and cries. But this time she used a flannel to “wash” my feet and ankles whilst I was stood up washing my hair. Bless her.

I’m in bed now. Got work tomorrow. I’m quite tired. Travelling really does take it out of you!!!

TTFN x

Alpro ice cream

Wednesday 21st:

My cousins baby was born at 10:01am. He weighed 8 lb 14 oz. And he is gorgeous. He has quite a bit of dark hair. So glad he arrived safely. They named him Parker Harry James.

Thursday 22nd:

Scarlett’s passport came through the mail today. I’m so excited for our holiday now. I was worried the passport people would reject it due to her picture or something but thankfully they are more lenient with under 2s. We are now checked in for our flights online. I needed all of our passport numbers to do. And I have!!!!

My mom dated a guy the year after my step-dad left her. And he cheated on her for 4 months before they split. He denied this. But we know it’s true. Anyway he and my mom always stayed in contact as friends. He was told by his new missus he can’t be friends with my mom. Insecure much? This breeds from being “the other woman” to a guy who cheated WITH YOU. And many times she removed my moms number from this guys phone. Talk about controlling. But whatevs! This woman he cheated with became his partner from the moment they met all the way up till now. Well this woman’s daughter called my mom up and accused my mom off sleeping with him. As my mom pointed out, 1) she’s in a very happy relationship, 2) he cheated on her so why the F would she want his ass back and 3) how the F would any of their menial “hello how are you” texts ever convey there was anything untoward going on. She said all this and basically told the girl to fuck off. She told me and I sent her ex (from 8 fucking years ago, like for real who even cares about people from that long ago) a shitty message telling him to get his fucking women under control and stop dragging my mom into his BS. I told him that he knows he’s not suppose to be friends with my mom and because he failed to do as he’s fucking told she’s now been on the receiving end of some shitty outburst.

It’s gets better. He never responded. Surprise! Not! Turns out it’s their Wedding Day on Saturday. That woman would be stupid to marry him. She knows he’s a cheater and she clearly thinks he still does so why marry him.

Friday 23rd:

For the first time in ages it was just me and my mom. No men. Oh, and Scarlett, obviously. So we put her to bed, grabbed some alcohol and watched a film. It was nice.

Her new high chair came today. I think she likes it!!


Saturday 24th:

Scarlett had her first swimming lesson at 12. We arrived at 10 to 12. I was already in my swim stuff so I just had to sort her into her swim suit. I had bought her a neoprene nappy cover and a neoprene all-in-one to stop her getting cold. She did really well. She let the instructor take her around the pool for a minute without me. She walked on a float before holding my hands and sliding into the water. She kicked. She waved her arms to move the water in a motion. We sang songs. Overall it was good. I was really proud of her. I made the rookie mistake of not checking my bag before we left. I left my bra behind. So we popped home so I could dump the wet swimming gear and grab my bra then we headed to Morrisons. We had some lunch then we did some shopping. We went home and chilled. Scarlett was tired so I put her down for a nap at 3:30 and I kind of fell asleep myself. I rarely do that. Even when she was a proper baby I didn’t nap often. She went to bed at 8:30. She’s so funny. She kept playing silly games with my hair. She likes it when it’s wet from the shower (no idea why).

We watched two movies. Bad Moms and Mother’s Day. It was nice just the two of us. I think I went to bed about 1ish.

Sunday 25th (today):

Scarlett woke up at 7ish. Gave her a bottle at 7:30 thinking she’d go back to sleep for a bit but after half hour of her rolling around she got up and whinged so we went downstairs. She had her breakfast – some fruit and a choc-au-pain then she got dressed. Mom did us some breakfast then we got dressed. We had to head to Morrisons for a cooked chicken as nan had planned for 3 of my uncle’s kids to have dinner with us so she needed more meat. We got one and then went to my Nan’s house. Scarlett was asleep when I got her out of the car so I went straight in and laid her in the stroller in the hallway. She needs her afternoon nap. She slept through Sunday dinner and woke up just after we ate so I got her out and put her in the high chair. She ate her dinner then she had pudding. My nan had managed to get some Alpro Soya ice cream. She had her first taste and she loved it. She ate the ice cream AND the cornetto too!


After we had dinner we had a cup of tea and let our dinner go down then we took her to King George V park. Her first ever trip to a park. She’s been in parks as a baby baby. But they didn’t count as she wasn’t walking etc. She loved it. She went down the slides and in the swings. She climbed EVERYTHING! We had a good time then we headed back for another cuppa then home.

I did her some supper at 6ish. She had some fruit and a slice of bread with butter. She’s like me in so many ways, it’s weird but kind of exciting. She had a bath and then for a change Nanny put her to bed. She went straight down. We stuck on a movie after having some supper ourselves. We watched The DUFF. Mom hadn’t seen it.  I love it!

I’ve just got into bed. I’m not tired. I had my first energy drink today in 8 weeks. My mom bought 2. I think she forgot I don’t drink them. Tbh neither does she now. We’ve both stopped. I quit cold turkey. She has the occasional one. I think I won’t be able I sleep tonight now!!!

Back to work tomorrow. I only have 5 days then I’m off on holiday July 3rd. I can’t wait. It should be good fun. Brett and I are taking Scarlett to Hastings for the week.

Just over 6 weeks till we go to Italy!!!!!!!

TTFN x

4 nights in a row

Thursday the weather was massively rubbish. It rained ALL day. So we gave swimming a miss. I stayed indoors. We didn’t even go to my nan’s at all.

I phoned up my doctors for the blood test results and the receptionist said my file says I need to speak to a doctor so she’s arranged a phone call appointment for Monday morning.  I guess my iron IS low…

Friday the weather was much better so in the afternoon I took Scarlett swimming. She really enjoyed it but hated the “getting cold” part lol she managed 15 minutes in the water before fussing for a bottle.

I went to my nan’s after we got off the bus and we ended up staying there for dinner and then till 9pm. We had both walked round there so we had to walk home. I had 3/4 length jeans so my Nan lent me some socks that I pulled right up because it was cold outside lol Scarlett was fine. She was wrapped up and to keep the cold out we out the rain cover on the stroller lol

Today I took Scarlett to nan’s as the weather was nice again so the fresh air was good for the soul. We stayed there till dinner time so we ended up eating. I had steak pie. Mom had joined us by then.

For the last 4 nights in a row Scarlett had slept through. I’ve been giving her a bottle between 11pm and midnight then she’s been sleeping through till 7-7:30am. I thought it was a fluke initially but now it’s become routine. She eats every 2-2.5 hours in the day, and is awake more than she’s asleep, then by midnight she is ready to sleep and wakes up 7 hours later. It’s brilliant but a little weird lol I keep expecting her to wake at 3-4am so I’ve ended up waking up myself lol

I made a little collage of her first month. Using her milestone sticker pics lol she’s changed so much already and she’s only going to be 7 weeks on Monday!

She smiles so much more now and has finally started to coo!! Her nicknames so far are: Bubba, Bobblehead, Princess.

I see her dad in her a little. Primarily she is like me but there’s a bit of him in her. No one else sees it because they don’t know what he looks like. My mom met him but it was so long ago she can’t remember lol

I am going to the cinema tomorrow to watch Allegiant whilst mom babysits. I might push the boat out and get a slushy.

TTFN x

Swimming maybe

Well I managed to have a shower that night. My brother WAS awake so he said he’d listen out for her but she didn’t even stir. I managed a whole 20 minutes in the shower, including 15 minutes of it with a face mask on. It was bliss.

Sunday afternoon my mom and I went to visit my great-Nan at the old folks home as its Mother’s Day. My grandad drove us. We stayed for about an hour and had a cup of tea. She had a hold of Scarlett.  

Monday Scarlett turned 6 weeks old!!! It’s going by so quick. She’s awake a lot more in the day now but hopefully it means she’ll sleep better at night…

My Nan was due back home from her weekend away. That’s the reason we visited my great-Nan, because she was away and it was Mother’s Day. Monday was my cousins 3rd birthday. I had given her birthday card to her dad in the week.

Scarlett and I had our 6 week checkup at the doctors Monday morning. It went great and she only started to cry when he did the hip check at the end. She didn’t enjoy it and tbh neither did I. It always seems so forceful.

Tuesday we had our second health visit appointment. The lady was nice and she weighed Scarlett again. She’s now 8lb 9oz so she’s gained 2lb since birth 6 weeks ago. She also measured her length and she’s grown a bit since birth. Not sure how much because her birth length isn’t documented for some reason!!

Tuesday afternoon I had a blood test. When we had our 6 week checkup I mentioned my iron levels and whether to get them rechecked and he said to have a blood test. So it was scheduled for Tuesday. So I had that done.

Today I woke up at 7ish. Scarlett went to sleep after her feed at 11pm. She woke at 3am, shuffled closer to me then went back to sleep and woke up at 7ish. So she basically slept through the night. All day all she’s done is eat. This morning she slept but from lunch she’s been pretty much wide awake. So hopefully if she’s not slept as much this afternoon and evening then she’ll sleep most the night. Otherwise she’ll be majorly overtired tomorrow and grumpy.

We went to a party tonight. My moms friends at work arranged a party for their manager but it was a surprise. It was good fun and everyone had a hold of Scarlett whilst I was eating. We left at 9ish. I fed her at 9:30 then I had a bath at 10ish whilst mom watched her. She finally stopped fussing and fell asleep. I expect she’ll wake at about 2-3ish but I wouldn’t be surprised if she slept till 5-6ish. We’ll see.

We tried on one of the swimsuits I was given. It’s 3-6 months so it’s a bit big but it’s not too big so if the weather is nice tomorrow I may take her for her first swim. I’m quite excited to see how she’ll react as she does like a bath but swimming is different lol for starters, you aren’t naked lol

She’s laid in the Moses Basket at the moment. Makes a change as she’s usually in the bed. I’m going to try get some sleep as I’ve got a bit of a headache.

TTFN x

Sunday’s are boring

Saturday I went into town then to my Nan’s as Frankie was dropped there because I was looking after him Saturday and today. We spent most the day at my Nan’s then at dinner time we went to the Harvester with my mom and her boyfriend as it was his birthday on Friday and my mom wanted to treat him. He invited us along. Frank ate SO much the little piggy. He was asleep by 8-8:30 and I went to sleep at midnight. I was shattered but I had had pepsi with my dinner so the caffeine kept me up.

Sunday we got up and had breakfast then we walked to the bus stop so we could go swimming in town. We went swimming and Frank is much more confident with jumping and splashing around. After swimming we went back into town to grab a new bottle. The silly monkey dropped his between the railings of the bridge near my house and it plunged into the water below. No way in hell was I jumping down into the manky water to retrieve his bottle. I would rather just buy a new one. So I did.

We got the bus to my Nan’s as we were having Sunday dinner there. After we ate dinner and I spilled most of my gravy down my WHITE JEANS I walked Frank back home to grab his things for when he was being picked up and I got changed. When we got back we all got in the car and went to visit my Gran at the old folks home. We took her on a walk around the home’s garden and then we settled in the patio area near the pond for tea, and some yum yums. After we visited my Gran we came back to my Nan’s. We had pudding as we didn’t have it straight after dinner earlier and not long after we got back Frankie was picked up. I walked myself home and soon as I got in I put a load of washing on then jumped in the bath.

I am in bed now and I am shattered so I am going to get some sleep as I have work again tomorrow.

TTFN x

Sick again

Well on Wednesday my grandad drop me over to pick up one of the twins. Originally I was going to have Fred for 2 days but when I was there he didn’t want to come whereas Frankie did lol when I got home I sorted him for bed with a bath first. I had my dinner and got him into bed. We picked him up because my aunts car is broke. Properly broke. They need a new one lol

On Thursday I took Frankie to town. We didn’t have the stroller as it is in moms car so we walked to the bus stop. He did really well. He walked from mine to the stop, sat still and behaved very well on the bus and again walked from the stop in town to the swimming pool. I was really pleased with his good behaviour.

We swam for 45 minutes. After we finished we got dried and dressed then headed back to the bus stop. We stopped off at Nan’s for lunch. We had a good day.

Friday he was suppose to be going home but my aunt called me to say Fred had caught a bug from daycare so he wasn’t very well and she didn’t want Frank to catch it so could I hold on to him for another night? Of course. It’s unfair to send Frank home knowing full well that his bro is sick. We went to B&Q with grandad before meeting my nan at Morrison’s to do some food shopping. Frank sat in the trolley and was quite behaved for the most part. He’s usually good.

After shopping we went to nans for lunch then my mom picked us up so we could go visit my great-nan at her residential home. She’s only been there 5 days so it’s too soon to visit if you ask me, it may overwhelm her. Even so, we went and she was a little overwhelmed but Frankie kept her distracted lol

Today I walked Frank (again, stroller-less) round our Nan’s. We had some lunch and then in the afternoon we drove over to his moms because nan and grandad were going to babysit whilst my aunt picked up her new car. She hates it. She says it looks like a hearse lol
My nan and grandad had dinner with my aunt and after dinner I put the twins up to bed. Frank was shattered from getting up so early and Fred was tired from recovering from his sick bug. We left my aunts at 8ish and we popped in McDonald’s on the way as I hadn’t eaten then they dropped me home. I’d grabbed mom some dinner too as she’d just finished work lol
Just chilling now. Suppose to be meeting a friend tomorrow for a drink but I’ve got a feeling it won’t happen. I’ve had a lot of “feelings” about things lately and they almost always turn out to be right. I must be psychic lol

TTFN x