4 wake ups

Tuesday 2nd:

Today was Princess Charlotte’s 2nd birthday. It came up on my Facebook memories because I shared the announcement when she was born. I love the royals!

Wednesday 3rd:

I had the dentist today. I haven’t been since a follow up in July after my wisdom teeth extract surgery. For the first time in 2 years the dentist actually said my teeth were “fine” and didn’t require a cleaning, filling or whatever else. Pretty pleased with that because my maternity exemption ran out in January and I haven’t got money to pay for extras lol

I caught up with Pretty Little Liars. I can’t believe this season is the final one. Sad times!

Thursday 4th:

Blindspot catch up. As well as other shows. My focus is back a little. I can watch a whole episode and not feel fidgety. Progress! Brett got here at midnight. His face really annoyed me. I don’t know why. We had a row and went to bed.

Friday 5th:

We got up, Scarlett had breakfast then we headed off to the Harry Potter Tour in London. She fell asleep on the bus to the studio and we were early so Brett and I grabbed a sandwich in the studio cafe. The tour was brill but busy. They have added A LOT since I went with Reggie in 2014.

Scarlett did really well considering she wasn’t in the stroller much. We did take it with us rather than giving it to the information desk [they lock it away]. But she walked around the tour, mostly. We tried Butterbeer [Scarlett loved it] and I took home the souvenir mini tankard. We left at 4ish and headed for the bus back to the station. We got off the train at home just before 7 so my nan dropped us home. We had a good day. We got a lot of pics including the obligatory ones they do where you “ride a broom” lol we had dinner once she was in bed then we watched the Equaliser. Love a bit of Denzel.

Saturday 6th:

Today we went out at lunch to my Nan’s house. We had lunch then we got in the car to visit my aunt. It was a flying visit. My nan and Debbie had a cuppa. Scarlett played with the twins. I had a banging headache when we left so we stopped off at a shop so I could get some paracetamol and a drink. It took over an hour for it to fade away let alone go away. Eurgh! Hate those heads. We stayed at my nan’s for dinner and ended up going up the chippy. My grandparents, Brett and Scarlett had fish and chips. I had chicken curry [my version]. After dinner we went to Asda as Scarlett needed milk and then we went home. We got her in bed by 9 then we climbed into bed to watch Fantastic Beasts. Scarlett woke up really upset, coughing, tears and just overall unhappy. Brett saw to her. Took ages to settle her, she was not very happy. Managed to lay her back in bed eventually and we continued watching the film then we went to bed.

Sunday 7th:

Scarlett woke up at 8am but as she had been up in the night I gave her a bottle and put her back down. She slept until about 10ish. I just did some washing up and caught up with Riverdale. I woke Brett and asked if he was coming with us to visit my gran. He said no but he would get up and shower etc whilst we were out then meet us at my Nan’s when we were back as we were having dinner there. So I left with Scarlett at 10:30. We visited my gran and bumped into my nan’s sister who was visiting too. We left at 12ish and headed home. We detoured via my house and Brett was still asleep, as I predicted he would be. So I woke him, he jumped in the shower and I left. He came round my nan’s when he was ready. We had dinner. Scarlett played and then she had her supper then we went home. I bathed her, he dressed her so I could shower then she went to bed. We watched Harry Potter 6 then my mom got home so we chatted for a bit then we got into bed.

Monday 8th:

Scarlett had woken up once before we had gone to bed. In the night she woke a total of 4 times. Twice she was just crying, and twice she was coughing so much she woke up. Bless her. We had already agreed he would stay home with her today so he did. She didn’t wake up until 9:30, bless her. They had a good morning then they jumped in the car with my mom who picked me up from work so we could go food shopping. They picked me back up from work at 5. Brett went home at 7. Mom and I had dinner after I had bathed Scarlett. I put her to bed before we ate but it took her a while to drop off. She’s very fussy. But she’s asleep now so we are just watching Little Boy Blue.


7 months

My girl is 7 months. That’s come around so quickly!!!!!

She learned to crawl a few weeks ago. She stands up at the furniture and is getting much more stronger 

Today we travelled to Brett’s. However I really wished I hadn’t bothered. Our journey is usually a 25 minute train to Clapham Junction then a 20 minute train to Hackbridge (nearest train to Brett’s house). We get a train at 6pm to Clapham. Go to get on the next train and it’s been cancelled. So I search online for the next best route and see there is a 3 changes route going to Hackbridge which will get us there 35 minutes later than planned but that’s perfectly do-able. So we hop on a train to Wimbledon. We change and get to Streatham. No lifts. Takes me ages to bump the pram up the stairs and back down again. We miss the train. So I figure I can wait for another. The next one is cancelled. Can’t wait all night, not with a 7 month old baby so I search online and discover if I take a train to Streatham common I can change and get on a train to Waddon. Which is another station near Brett’s house, maybe half a mile further away. I eventually get off the train gone 9pm. Scarlett is usually in bed asleep by now. She’s proper tired. We have to walk from the station to Brett’s house. It’s dark and we are both tired, thirsty (she’s hungry) and just hot (weather is humid). Brett met us at the station but he got on my nerves because I was highly stressed and tired and he’s cracking jokes like its hiliarous. It’s not. He didn’t have to endure that pain the ass journey nor did he with a baby in tow. Asshole.

So we got to his and I bathed Scarlett then fed her and finally she went to sleep. I had a shower and got in to bed. Brett followed behind me. I hope the journey isn’t an omen of things to come!

Brett is working tomorrow and his family go away in the morning so it’ll be just me and Scarlett. And his dog. The noisy thing. Barks all the time. At nothing!!


28 weeks

Today I woke up at 7:15am with my alarm. Scarlett woke up at 7:45am. I fed her at 8am although she only drank 2 out of 5 ounces. I had breakfast then we got dressed and walked to the bus stop. We got the bus to the train station. Whilst waiting for the train I fed her the rest of her bottle then she fell asleep. She slept for an hour. 

2 train changes later and we were finally at our destination. Unfortunately out of the girls who were due to attend, only me and one other were actually able to make it. 2 cried off very last minute as their babies are unwell. 1 said the day before she probably won’t make it as she had an emergency dental appointment as her wisdom tooth is fucked. Another just didn’t fancy the long trip. So that left just me and my pregnancy buddy Jane. Who I have never met before. She was already staying in Watford with her parents so she said she’s game if I am. I was already on my way when everyone said they weren’t coming, and my hotel and train to Birmingham later on was paid for so I carried on.

Scarlett and I arrived at Watford junction at 11:25am. We were meeting Jane at 12. She was running late. We walked for 10 minutes down the road to jump on the bus. I fed her lunch bottle then we got off the bus opposite Cassiobury park. Jane found a parking space and we met in the middle. We walked for ages. We walked all along the canal then back again. Finally we settled down on part of the grassy field. Scarlett sat on the grass for the first time ever. I was surprised that she did not once put grass in her mouth. Usually everything goes in her mouth lol

At 3:15pm we said our goodbyes and I set off for the bus stop so we could bus it back to the station for our 4:12pm train to Birmingham. She was due another bottle so I made it but she didn’t want it. I tried again at 5 when we’d been on the train 45 minutes. She drank it all then slept for 45 minutes. We arrived in Birmingham at 6:15pm. I knew the hotel was far so I figured as we are next to a shopping centre, may as well eat first. So we found BurgerKing. I ate my meal whilst feeding Scarlett her dinner in a high chair. When we had finished I cleaned her up, put our stuff in the bin and walked back towards the station. I saw the hotel was below so we got in the lift and there we were.

It was 7:30pm by the time we checked in and got up to our second story room. Scarlett needed a bath so I ran her one whilst she crawled around the floor. Once she was clean, oiled up (eczema) and in her pyjamas I put her back on the floor and had a quick wash in her bath water so I could get in to my pyjamas. I made her bottle up. She downed it at about 8ish when Emmerdale was starting on ITV+1. She was asleep so I laid her in the travel cot but she woke up. So we cuddled for a while. Managed to settle her at 9ish. She’s been asleep ever since.

She is 28 weeks old today. She is such a good contented baby I am bursting with pride. We’ve been on 5 different trains today and 4 buses. She’s been in her pram a lot of the day except at the park and when we were on the train for 2 hours, after she woke up from her long nap, I got her out for a bit. I’m just so proud of her. The crawling is getting more legit by the day. I may do her milestone sticker this week.

We have to check out by 11am tomorrow but aren’t meeting the girls till 11:30ish. So I’ll just wander to the shopping centre. We are meeting at John Lewis as they have a massive café. I’m looking forward to it. There is suppose to be at least 7 of us. They’re mostly coming from up north. There is 2 who live in Birmingham. So it’s easy for them lol

I just watched a part of the TV show naked attraction. It’s weird. It got too cringey so I turned it off lol


Friday at the fellas

We had a pretty boring week to be honest.

Tuesday Scarlett moved on from bananas to different flavour. I tried her with Apple and Blueberry. It wasn’t as much of a hit because I think it was a bit sharp for her. She enjoyed it nonetheless.

We did the First Food milestone sticker even though technically she’s been having a bit of food for a week or more now.

Wednesday I was suppose to be meeting some of my pregnancy buddies in London but only 3 of us actually intended to go so I said to just leave it. Even though the 2 I was meeting are two of my faves. Just seemed a long trek plus turned out there was a rail strike so we would’ve had trouble meeting anyway. So we stayed in most the day but made a mad dash to my nan’s house so we could get some fresh air.

Thursday (yesterday) we popped into town in the afternoon because I promised Brett I would get him a spare charging lead. And I wanted to get Scarlett 1 more tin of milk so I had 1 unopened one at home and could take the 3/4 tin with me to Brett’s house. After town we stopped off at my nan’s house for a cuppa. I didn’t end up leaving until almost 7pm. Scarlett had a bottle, a bath and then was in bed asleep by 8:30pm.

When I was still pregnant I received a weaning wall chart and some stickers from Ella’s Kitchen. I decided to put them on Scarlett’s wall above her changing table now that she’s started eating baby food. I then decided to stick some photos on the walls too. So there’s a handful of scan pictures (photo print versions) and then some selfies of me and Scarlett etc.

Today we were suppose to be on the train to Brett’s by 11am. I was suppose to have set my alarm for 9:30am, as Scarlett woke up 7 and I wanted her to nap a bit before we went so I put her back down after her feed and I joined her like normal. Unfortunately I didn’t set the alarm for 9:30 I accidentally set it for 10:30 so we didn’t wake till then and I simply could not make the 11am train. So I fed her at 11am, got ourselves sorted but by the time I got to the bus stop to get a bus to the train station it was too late, I was going to miss the 12pm train so I stopped at my nan’s quick for some lunch whilst I wait for the 1pm train. I made the 1:15pm slower train and off we set.

Scarlett didn’t want to lay in the pram on train. She wanted to sit up and be nosey so I let her.

We got to Hackbridge and then walked through the massive park. Brett meet us at the other side (though I could have easily made it the whole way. I have google maps lol). We chilled for a bit then he left with his family to visit a sick family member. Scarlett was due her usual 5pm nap so we laid on Brett’s bed for half hour or so. When they got back we had something to eat. In the meantime I fed, changed and bathed Scarlett. We watched a bit of Sofia the First – huge hit. Then I turned the tele over to Emmerdale.

I got Scarlett to sleep at 9ish. Brett and I laid on his bed catching up. Then she woke up again so he sorted her out and got her back to sleep without having to hand her to me because she’d worked herself up so much. She did scream but he managed to calm her down. That’s a big deal. I’m really proud of him but at the same time I’m also a bit jealous because I’m so used to doing it that I miss her when I don’t have her.

He’s just sorting himself some dinner because he had a bad headache earlier so he didn’t eat when we did.

I’m quite tired because I haven’t slept that great this week. I keep either not being able to drop off till 3am or I sleep but have weird dreams which wake me up.

We’ve not got much planned tomorrow and Sunday. He’s visiting his sick relative again tomorrow so Scarlett and I will be at his on our own again for a little while. I don’t mind. I’ll just stick the TV on or get her musical book out. She really likes that.


Bingo pants

Thursday I did go bingo and I won £20. I also won a prize on the raffle. I won a bunch of breakfast food like bacon, eggs, sausages and beans. I don’t eat anything except sausage lol

Friday we had a McDonald’s breakfast as mom wasn’t working. She said she felt sick but figured she just needed to eat. So she did and then we did the food shop. She still felt sick after so she went to bed when we got home and I just chilled with Scarlett.

I have started speaking to a really nice normal guy this week. He’s a year younger but he doesn’t seem it. He’s got his head screwed on and he loves kids. All his friends have children and he says he does want to have a child sometime, before he’s 30. He lives in London but he’s getting the train to my town on Tuesday as he has got the week of work. We are going into the town so we’ll have lunch and a good old chat etc. I’m excited to meet him. We’ve been talking on the phone constantly and that’s not like me. I hate phone calls. We whatsapp all day and snapchat stupid pics lol I know I’m taking a bit of a risk as I’ll have Scarlett with me when we meet in town but it’s public and daylight. Plus my gut tells me he’s a good guy and it’s rarely wrong so I’m going with it. I fancy the pants off him so I’m nervous a bit about the whole thing. The whole dating scene is so crazy and exhausting. I’ll be happy when I’m no longer on it!!

Saturday I went to my nan’s in the afternoon. Ended up having dinner there. I had steak pie and wedges. I love it. I’m addicted to steak pie and ginger cake at the moment. It’s weird because I never had any cravings during pregnancy yet now all I want is those two things.

Sunday I had Sunday roast at my nan’s house. I had roast beef and it was delicious. I stayed there till 6ish then I walked home. Scarlett sat and watched some TV whilst I made an attempt to clear some stuff from my room that’s been sitting there annoying me for weeks. She lasted 10 minutes before she cried. She had pooped, so in her defence that’s fair enough to cry. I ran a bath and we climbed in. Usually when we bath share I’m on my own so I do it all awkwardly but by myself. Mom was still here, she hasn’t left for work, so she got her out and dressed her for bedwhilst I washed my hair etc and got ready for bed.

She had a feed and then she was out like a light. That was at about 8:30pm. I managed to take her upstairs at 9:30pm and put her in the Moses Basket without waking her and that’s where she’s been ever since. As much as I love co-sleeping, it’s healthier for her to sleep alone so I’m hoping she’ll just get on with it. She never had an issue sleeping in it before but I do worry that co-sleeping has changed that.

I’m meeting my friend Simon tomorrow in town. We’ve been friends for 4 years now. Should be a good day. I’m thinking lunch and a wander round the shops. He’ll hate that lol he’s male after all.

Scarlett is currently still in her basket fast asleep (at 2:50am) and I’m finally knackered so I’m going to call it a night.


Off to grandad’s house

Sunday morning we got up at nan’s. I fed Scarlett then dressed her. I got myself dressed and we went downstairs. Nan was cooking dinner and we ate at 1:30ish. It was delicious.

Monday was a bank holiday and Nan was away most the day seeing my uncle so I popped in to check on the dog. As I tend to do a lot lately. Mom and I popped into town and ended up having lunch. She filled her car up and then we came home.

Tuesday I had the dentist again. I had to have a small filling. Such a hard core bitch I had it without the lidocaine injection haha I hate that stuff, I feel like I’m dribbling the few times I’ve had it so I always decline now. Fillings are nasty without numbing stuff but they’re tolerable. Bit like child birth I guess.

Mom was off Tuesday night for a change so we got in her bed, with Scarlett, and watched Blindspot. This was after I had had a bath while she watched Scarlett. After that finished we watched Insidious 3. I saw it last year at the cinema when I was pregnant but mom never saw it. At this point Scarlett was flat out for the rest of the night but she kept jumping a little because mom kept jumping and making noises (squeals) lol

When it finished we got into our bed and went to sleep.

Today we visited my dad for the day. Mom and I had a cheeky McDonald’s breakfast before she dropped us at the station. We got the train there at 10:15. At 12:30 we went to a lovely quaint pub for lunch. I had cheesy garlic bread and chunky chips. It was delicious. My dad fed Scarlett a feed and so did my stepmom. We got the train back home at 6:15 and my Nan picked us up the other end and dropped us home. My dad got me an Easter egg and Scarlett got some 3-6m outfits. She’s so spoiled. They’ll do great when we go on holiday.

I watched Emmerdale when I got in whilst feeding her then she did a massive poop so I stripped her naked and ran her a bath. She had her bath and then we both were ready for bed. I did an update on my iPad then I put a film on. I watched Man Up. Another film I saw last year while pregnant lol

Scarlett has been fast asleep since 9:30pm and I’m shattered so I’m going to join her.

I’m hoping to finally get her weighed again tomorrow, if we get up in time for the baby clinic between 9:30 and 11. We’ll see but she needs weighing.


Christmas Eve 2015

This week I didn’t get up to that much.

Tuesday I had to do the food shopping with my mom. We did that after she finished work at 1. I was due to go into work for Secret Santa. I actually missed the time it was done and I arrived just after 3 to collect my present and handover the one I had bought. It was strange being in the office again but it was nice to see people before he festive season had really hit.

Wednesday (yesterday) I had a fetal growth scan followed by an antenatal appointment. Scan went well and baby’s head is quite far down in my pelvis although not yet engaged. I figured as much as I haven’t waddled too much, just a little when the pains have caused discomfort.

After my scan I went to town with my brother’s girlfriend so she could do her Christmas shopping and I could pick up some last minute bits myself.

Today I got up quite early, which wasn’t great because I had only had 4 hours sleep. My Nan drove us to town and we picked up, finally, my moms main present then she dropped me at the train station as I went to visit my dad and siblings today. It was great to see them. My dad hasn’t long been back from Australia with work lol my stepmom gave me my belated baby shower presents. I got a baby sleep bag, an elephant blanket, some baby wash cloths and a memory box for baby.

We had a nice day and I helped my stepmom finish her wrapping lol I got the train home at 5ish and I’m currently at my nan’s for a cuppa tea as its Christmas Eve.

It’s so strange and surreal to think that this time next year I’ll be celebrating Christmas with my 11 month old daughter. I can’t wait.

5 weeks to go!!!