This second pregnancy of mine is turning into the first of many! For one thing, I had my first every Baby Shower over the weekend! It’s one of those things I didn’t have the first time as we were in a new town with most of our friends back in Newcastle so didn’t do anything and the same for this second time as well! We’ve been living in North Wales for just about 2 years so once again I really wasn’t planning anything but surprise surprise it happened, and it was a lovely surprise…
Wow! My Maternity leave starts here! It’s getting closer now…
Yesterday was my last day at work and it got a little teary for me. I primarily work in a small team with guys only so I really wasn’t expecting them to do anything for my last day but I had a lovely surprise waiting for me when I got into work! They decorated my desk and made some lovely cupcakes! I was really touched I almost disgraced myself. Thanks a lot for that guys, it means a lot :)
I’m on a one week countdown to kicking off my maternity leave! Excited much!!
I can’t wait to have my lie-ins, although who am I kidding? Once you have a toddler that is out the window! Plus, I need to get Aj ready for nursery in the mornings as normal, but at least once she’s gone I will definitely be going back to bed! So I will be one of those mums dropping off her kid at the nursery in their pyjamas or something close! I don’t care!! :) Orrrr, maybe I could get hubby to do it…
Happy New Year people! Welcome to 2015 and to kick start it I’m doing my first giveaway, how exciting!!
I’ve never done a giveaway before so I thought now would be a good time as any! Since this is my first time I’m going to try to make this as easy as possible for everyone, myself included! As you all know, we’re expecting a Valentine Baby!! So the giveaway is quite simple: Guess my delivery date! You can include the following details to stand a chance at winning a prize!
- Date of arrival
- Sex of the baby
- Weight of baby
- Time of arrival
Merry Christmas!! Better late than never right? Hope you all had a lovely time with family and friends :)
This past week has been crazy busy for us! We had a lovely Christmas holiday and now trying to get back into the swing of things – especially as this is the last day of 2014! It’s been an amazing year and I’m thankful to God for so many things this year! I’m also super excited about 2015 not just because Aj’s sibling is on the way but I also plan on using this maternity leave to re-evaluate a number of things in my life!
Without getting too introspective (something which always happens around this time of the year), here’s what we got up to over the holiday!
Yesterday was Aj’s 3rd birthday! In the end we decided to have another quiet birthday partly because I was being lazy what with baby and her switching nurseries so she’s still making friends at her new place. We decided to have another quiet family thing like we did with her last two birthdays and she’ll go party with her new friends in school today!
Good thing we did too because she woke up with a temperature and a swollen face the morning of her birthday! Panic!! Thankfully she was fine within a few hours but she’s definitely reacting to something because she still has a body rash! Still trying to figure out what could have caused it…
Anyway, enough about that, the pictures! (more…)
It’s been three wonderful years of watching you grow every day! Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago when you were a tiny little baby and sometimes it seems like just yesterday. Sometimes I can’t wait till you’re older (where I dream you’ll be less frustrating!) and sometimes I just want to freeze time and enjoy your funny, sunny and loving personality.
I thank God for bringing you into our lives every single day and I’m blown away by how much love I have for you, sometimes it’s scary!
As you continue to grow into a strong and independent woman I want you to know that no one would ever love you as much as mummy and daddy will and no matter how old you get you’ll always be mummy’s little darling! God will continue to bless and keep you today and always.
Happy 3rd birthday to my lovely little madam, love you more and more each day…
I saw this picture online and I was just like yes, this is us! Ahhhhh, it is hard! And it wasn’t meant to be this way oh, our daughter just some how achieved this for herself!
I’ve blogged a lot about Aj’s sleeping arrangement and there were days when it seemed like we had cracked it but then she’d go back to her old ways. I’m hoping when her sibling comes along things will change and if not, we’ll have to make some changes, as usual!
I have to say, so far I’ve been quite impressed with the level of care I’ve received here in North Wales compared to Leeds during my first time with AJ! Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t have a BAD experience in Leeds but it did leave some to be desired. That said, what you don’t know won’t hurt you – I didn’t know I could get better service so I didn’t see it as lacking – but I’ll never forget that my appointed delivery hospital told me they were full when I was ready to give birth, that was just mind-blowing…
It’s December people! Yes, I can believe it because right now I need February to get here quickly! So glad we’re in the last month of 2014! It’s been fun but bring on 2015! Here’s praying that we finish off the year with continued joy and happiness!
Last week I blogged about measuring a little bigger than recommended in my last midwife appointment, but this was partly due to fact that baby was lying in a transverse position so they couldn’t get an exact measure when they tried. However, at my last appointment it seemed okay-ish so we thought that was it! But no it wasn’t…