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Birth Story!

First off; I really must apologise for how long it has been since I last blogged! I was just starting to get the hang of it and having regular views and the such, which I’m super chuffed about and hoping that this will start
up again now that I am back on track and going to be blogging on a regular basis!
Now that I have got the apology in I will fill you in with what was happening and I’m sure you guys will forgive me! ;]

The end of my pregnancy was pretty tough, if you have read my other blogs from earlier you will know how I was having a horrible and long struggle with my SPD/PGP. The hospital agreed to inducing me at the least on my due date because of the pain and how much I was struggling and having to rely on other people 24/7 to do everyday life things! My hubby decided to then take two weeks off before my due date to help me around the house/entertaining our three year old! Three or so weeks before my due date my back pain got a little easier and I was finding walking a little easier (finally!!)
I was also running (well trying to but really having t get other people to do it for me) about getting the final bits and pieces sorted.
Then at 37 weeks I went up to the hospital for the to decided what to do, I was given the sweep and the lady was pretty convinced that it would work as I was already 3cm, If it didn’t I had an appointment booked for when I was 38+2 to book a date for induction! So after the sweep I was on edge or the next two days waiting for things to kick in as they say that if a sweep is going to work it will be within 48 hours. After noting I was a bit disheartened but had got to the stage where I didn’t mind if he wanted to stay in a little longer as I didn’t feel ready at all!

My hubby then finished work and on his first night off we had a lovely quiet night in watching movies, eating goodies and the sorts! Felt really close, and lovely and was rather excited to a week or so of nights full cuddles and closeness before we had a baby to look after! Then on the second night off, movies and such but I was feeling a bit off colour and crampy! I put it down to him moving down and just the general braxton hicks that people get!

At 4:30am I woke up to a whole load of pain, I got up and went to the toilet and walked about to see if they stopped and they had seemed to, I jumped(not literally :P) back into bed beside my hubby and another really strong contraction came and I woke him with the rolling about in agony malarky! After a few of these we decided it was time to call my mum to come over as she was the one who got the luck of minding my three year old! When she got here I called the hospital to let them know what was happening and what they wanted me to do. They told me my contractions weren’t lasting long enough.. they were every threeish minutes lasting 40 seconds. They wanted me to wait till they were every three minutes lasting a minute each. This was about 5:30am! My mum made me a lovely cup of sugary tea and some chat in between these lovely contractions while my wonderful hubby.. slept on the bloody sofa!! It then got to 7:00am and my mum told me to phone the hospital again as she could see that they were getting pretty darn intense! They then told me to go up as she could tell even though they weren’t lasting the minute that they had wanted them too that they had strengthened a good deal! I had to wake up the hubby (how he slept through me pacing a swearing I will never know!) to take me to the hospital so that they could check me and see what was really going on! After a very painful car journey and walk to the maternity unit I was finally checked and they were amazed that I was already 7cm! Thankfully for me, I was dreading hearing the news I was 4cm, don’t think I could have survived if they had told me that! They offered me gas and air while they took me up to the labour ward but I refused as didn’t want to start relying on it to early and I also remember how sick and dizzy it had made me with my first! When I got on the labour ward I was introduced to my lovely midwife (who was fantastic!) & got asked if I would mind a student midwife in the room. I agreed, because they have to learn someway right! I am so glad that I agreed as she was just wonderful and afterwards was great support .. but I’ll get to that shortly! They then hooked me up to the heart monitor for little man and got the gas and air, though personally I think I used it more to bite on rather than to use it how it was intended as it was again making me feel sick and lightheaded and I didn’t like that feeling! The little mans heart rate was dropping a bit to much with a good couple of my contractions so the midwife went out to get someone else to look at the machine and so forth and see what they thought. The other midwife told her to keep an eye and if it kept dropping so low to get her to come back in and decide what to do! Thankfully very quickly after the other midwife left, I got a strong urge to push. My midwife and her student helper then started to get everything ready, turning the machines etc on!
she then checked me after setting it all up and I was 9.5cm dilated. (at this stage I had to hit my hubby on the knee to wake up as he had yes, as you can guess. Fallen asleep again.) So i woke the hubby and I started having to push; and at 9:51am on the 9th of December my handsome little man was born! He was put straight on my for skin to skin contact! After a few pictures you guessed it, the hubby was asleep again. My little boy had been born with his cord around his neck, so I am extremely thankful to both midwifes for dealing with this so quietly and quickly without panicking me, from having a nosey through the notes his arms and legs were blue when he was born so I am so thankful, if thy had of panicked or even taken an extra minute to realise and sort it out, he may not be here!
After he was born and I was enjoying some skin to skin several midwives rushed into the room as I was staring to bleed very heavily. I had to have a drip inserted to have some sort of drug that would help to stop the bleeding. All the midwives poking and prodding at me after having just given birth was extremely painful.. maybe worse than labour as I just wanted to be left alone with my baby and not have more pain! the student midwife was just wonderful, I was in a lot of pain and needed some support but as the hubby was sleeping, he wasn’t for giving it. The student midwife helped me through fantastically, she held my hand for me and let me squeeze hers! Then when they were trying to take my blood pressure and all that gunff she took my handsome little boy for me and stood beside me the whole time with him. It was about half an hour later when they had stopped taking my constant blood pressure and temperature. They then poked at me a little longer and decided that I was okish and they would leave me alone for a while and see if the drug worked. The midwifes said they were amazed at how relaxed my hubby was… I was amazed too.
Then after all this she gave me him back and she then went on her coffee break. I had more skin to skin and was waiting for her to come bak so that I could tell her how much I appreciated her help and that she was just fantastic and really did help me out so much! 1:30 I then asked the midwife if I could put some clothes on him, as much as I was loving skin to skin I was really panicking incase he was getting cold, as I myself was freezing. At about 2 they took me down to the maternity ward, my fantastic mother was already there waiting for me with my little princess.

She was super excited about being introduced to her baby brother and covered him in kisses and hugs, she still does this on a half hourly basis!
I never thought that I would be able to love another like I love my little girl, but I sure do. I love them both an incredible amount.
To end this post; here is a picture of my beautiful babies. he was 7.5lb which was exactly the same weight his big sister was when she was born!
I will blog soon enough about how he is sleeping, what else I have been up to and how I am coping! Love to you all!
WeeOhana ❀

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Pregnancy, Christmas & fun!

I really can’t get any inspiration on what to blog about…or inspiration to do anything for that matter.. But hey! Suppose that’s what the final run of pregnancy is like! Feeling like a beached whale at the moment! Just feel so large and heavy! on he final count down now! Tomorrow I will be 35 weeks, so 5 weeks till my due date, but baby is measuring 2+ weeks bigger, so I am up again on the first of December for another scan! The consultant also said she would check me to see if my body is ready to go into labour and if I am give me the sweep and possibly break my waters too if I am! So that’s pretty exciting! Means baby will be measuring 39+ if he keeps growing at the rate he is, so least that means he will be a healthy weight! They are doing it early for me because of the pain from my spd and because he is measuring big, the lady seemed quite concerned with his size considering that I am normally quite a small girl, she said that I have small hips etc, so him being large will be why I am so sore! I’m super excited to think that in less then three weeks I may have my baby in my arms! How mad is that.. I am so not ready.. But I don’t think I will be now until he is born! We have everything that we need for him ready and waiting now! It’s just a mater of getting him here! πŸ˜€ writing about it is actually getting me a little bit excited! Recently though I have had a few bouts of braxton hicks.. Which are for anyone who is unaware, like practice contractions so to speak! So apparently that shows that my body is ready! It also makes the whole giving birth thing and the pain sink in… I’m buggered I think the hubby is in for a real shock! Could see he was finding it hard and he didn’t want to leave when I was having a few BH, which is ever so lovely! πŸ™‚ made me feel a little bit special though I did make him go to work, as will need all the help after and don’t want to waste his precious days off! He is such a super star, was at my mum and dads house today as he had worked nights and came home to the house sparkling! I really don’t give him enough credit for all that he does, I do adore him so much πŸ™‚

The other day me and my little one made chocolate croissants for us all to have as breakfast! It was actually lovely all just sitting down and having breakfast together and she had such a laugh making them.. We did cheat a bit, it was a pack type idea where you just added the chocolate and rolled them up! Though it was scrummy and lots of fun for her! She loves baking and we did used to do it quite a bit together, but obviously at the moment it is quite hard to do this by myself, without a little one running about! The last time we properly baked together she poured flour all over the kitchen floor and had a blast making little foot prints in it.. So I think I’ll leave baking with her again for when the little one is here and having a nap! Then if she does decide to pour flour everywhere we can have a bit of a laugh in it rather than me panicking at how to clear it up when I can’t really brush the kitchen floor at the moment!

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We are getting all excited about Christmas in our house at the moment! Mainly because of everywhere you go there is a Christmas tree, tinsel, Christmas decorations etc! Also it’s the first Christmas where my little angel understands (more or less) the whole Santa idea, presents, decorating and the likes! Today we went to a shopping centre to grab a few bits.. Every shop window she had to stop and excitedly jump up and down on the spot at the snowman, Santa, gingerbread man, lights or anything at all Christmassy! It did mean it took us a while to get to the bits we wanted to actually do, but it was so beautiful seeing how excited she got and how amazing it must be to be that small, young and innocent! It also though must feel like Christmas takes forever.. Because it is in the shops forever before Santa comes! It’s a bit depressing for me, I already have all her presents wrapped, and a few for baby brother so that she doesn’t ask why Santa didn’t come! Normally I am an Xmas eve/week wrapper and love wrapping them in front of a Christmas movie, with the fire on and a little drink! Obviously this year I couldn’t leave it to do that, just incase they decide they don’t want to induce me and baby decides to be very untimely and come on Christmas Eve or close! It also means that I won’t have to be worrying about wrapping when I have a tiny baby, or sitting on the floor etc.. Which those of us who have had babies know isn’t the comfiest of things to do πŸ˜‰ all her things are wrapped and safe in a bag, so I can just say to anyone to grab them tv just incase I can’t! Which would be horrible, but I’ll deal with that when and if it happens!

We have our Christmas tree going up day all planned! 30th of November! πŸ˜€ mainly because If I do go in on the first and there like yeah, your having a baby tomorrow or whatever I don’t have to worry about that when we get home.. Also because I can’t wait and the little one is super excited! The next time hubby is off we are going to go up to the disney store and purchasing some new cute decorations, then depending on how I feel maybe hunt out a few other cute bits and pieces! On the note of Christmas decorations.. I got the cutest Mickey Mouse nut cracker the other day off Amazon! He is amazing.. Though I don’t think he would serve much purpose as a nut cracker.. So I’m glad I bought him as a decoration! πŸ˜€ He is going to be one of those decorations that you keep for years and bring out every year! We aren’t ones to have a colour coordinated Christmas tree, we just go for complete and utter random ones, and ones that mean things to us and so forth! we really need a new artificial Christmas tree, but going to have to wait till next year for that as obviously have a few more important things this year πŸ˜‰
What do you think of Mickey Mouse then? I’m in love πŸ˜‰
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I hope you have all been keeping well?
When will you be putting up your Christmas tree?
Oh and here’s my most recent paper cut! Not very Christmassy.. but I think its cute! What about you??
Weeohana xxx

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Blah,blah,blah

Even though I am in a great deal of pain, and my bump is somewhat massive and still growing, I just don’t seem to feel pregnant! I am finding it really strange mainly because of how this pregnancy has gone, hasn’t been smooth sailing at all like my first and has been constantly reminding me that I am pregnant. I mean, I know I’m going to have a baby, it just doesn’t feel real! its confusing to explain.. I’m sure your probably all reading this thinking, what is she going on about! I suppose the easiest way to explain it, is I know I’m having a baby, but it doesn’t feel like the baby will be here in less than two months!

Today to try and help myself realise that a baby will be in this house shortly, I built & made the cot up! Luckily my lovely mum came round to help me, because with my SPD I really couldn’t have managed to do it by myself while trying to contain a three year old too! It is very upsetting and makes me feel very weak and pathetic that I can’t do these simple tasks! I also think that is another reason why I don’t feel like the baby will be here soon, or at least am in denial about the baby being here so soon because I can’t do things to prepare the house and all that fun jazz! I must say though my mum and my family have been such a fantastic help through all this! I really do appreciate all they do for me! At the moment I am relying on my mum a great deal because my hubby works shifts, which sucks in these kind of situations. well actually it sucks full stop, but I can’t complain because when he is here, he is fantastic its just the trying to get him here and awake! My mum though really is my best friend, she is just so wonderful! She has been taking me wherever I need to/fancy going, taking my little one to and from play school and plenty of other things. I think without her help at the moment I would end up just staying in bed all day watching DVDS with my little girl eating rubbish all the time! Though now that I think of doing that, it actually sounds like a good plan! =D My sister and my dad have also been great, as they have taken my little one out on adventures and stopped her from being trapped inside. Taking her out also helps to waste her energy.. she is very energetic for a little one… she would run circles all day constantly while talking if you let her!

Anyway, I got distracted sorry! So we built the cot and got the bedding put on to it, it is such a cute little themem and I am even happier with it now it is on the cot! I loved it when we bought it.. obviously, or I wouldn’t have bought it, but now that it is on and all set up, it is so beautiful! Here is a little picture so that you guys can admire it too!

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isn’t the turtle just wonderful! I have the matching changing mat, towel, and all that kind of jazz that you need for a bay! πŸ˜›  Now I am just on the count down till the wardrobes and the rest arrive! Not long now, they are being delivered on Tuesday! Then I can get the mountain of clothes sorted and his room will start to look like a room, rather than a dumping ground for clothes and the likes!

I didn’t think my bump could get any bigger.. but every morning when I wake up it seems to be getting bigger and my clothes are getting smaller! I’m sure one of these days my tummy is literally going to explode! This morning actually my little girl said the most cutest thing ever, she cuddled into my bump and said “you are going to be the best baby brother, I can’t wait to change your nappy. I love you” How precious ❀ Though if she is interested in changing the nappies, she may work away.. I must admit that isn’t the bit I am most excited for!

Here is my 33+2 bump! I feel huge! =[ what do you think?

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This post has been very random and a bit, different? to my others.
So I hope you still enjoy this! Let me know what you think?

WeeOhana xx

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Birthday, growing up, nursery- catch up

My sister has taken my little one to the farm so finally I have got some time to blog and sit down to myself! Sorry it has been so long, I have just been so tired at night, with this horrible pregnancy malarky and sorting out the house! My little two year old has now turned three, she has now got a ‘big girl’ room and we have painted the nursery and started to sort all we have bought! I’ll fill you in on it all!

Let’s start with the ‘big girl’ room! We wanted to get her moved and into it a good time before baby appeared so she didn’t think she was getting kicked out of her room for baby, which technically is the case, but she got moved to a bigger room and it’s all pretty and lovely so it was a good move for her πŸ˜‰ though we all know how kids think and I didn’t want her having it in her head that she had to move with no choice etc, so we let her decide on the colour and so forth! She choose a lovely colour, it’s called Candyfloss! Which yes, is probably why she chose it as she loves Candyfloss.. Or anything food related to be honest! She has now informed me that her Candyfloss walls are very tasty … I’m not sure if she literally think that it tastes like Candyfloss just because of the name, but she loves it so that’s all that matters! Phew new bedding, light shade, rug and beanbag are also pink with brightly coloured owls on them, which she also loves (she’s easily pleased!) we couldn’t decide whether or not to put the baby gate on her door to stop her coming out every five minutes at bed time, but we decided we would rather battle and get her to learn to stay in her room before the baby gets her, rather than having to take her back several times each night and also be dealing with a baby! It’s going ok so far, she stays in most nights.. With a little chocolate bribery πŸ˜‰ though I think everyone with kids knows that bribery is the best plan! She has taken to her new room and being a big girl very well! I’m so proud of how great she has taken to it! She’s such a super girl πŸ˜€

It was her third birthday on Saturday, we had such a lovely day! I took cocodamol before so that I would be good to stand and interact a bit and it was a great choice! (I promise not to moan about pain in this post ;)) she had a frozen themed party! We just had a frozen bouncy castle out the back in our garden and then some homemade cupcakes with frozen toppers and some other tasty homemade snacks! I rather enjoy baking! πŸ™‚ my sister, myself, my mum and my friend got into the frozen spirit with frozen tshirts, make up, nails, hair and so forth! It was great fun! I’m not sure my three year old really for the whole effort we had put in, but we had great fun and felt the part!
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Don’t we look fab πŸ˜‰
I still can’t get over the fact that my little one is three.. It only seems like a year ago that she was born.. But then other times it feels like she has been here forever because I really cannot or want to imagine what life would be like without her! I love her little quizzes and so forth that I get, her little random questioning on such real life situations! For example she has realised about death and dying.. Yes very morbid,by but a real life situation that she does need to know about. She understands that people grow old and die and that is normally how it happens and so forth. I’m glad that she understands and all, she just seems so little to be understanding and questioning about these things! She’s growing up far to fast! Though I do much prefer this stage than the baby stage where they can’t really do to much at all and just cry and poo! Lol! At least now she can interact, have conversations, enjoy what we do and appreciate things! It’s fantastic! I want her to stay at this stage for ever though.. But I’m sure I will always think that.. Until she gets to be about nine and then the rebelling and so forth starts! I’m not to sure how I will deal with that.
Here is her enjoying her cake on her birthday, I must say she was super spoilt by everyone and it made me see how many people do actually care and appreciate her!

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Now for an update on the pregnancy, nursery etc! πŸ˜€ I’ll try and not moan to much πŸ˜‰
My hubby painted the nursery the other day, now I wanted a lovely little baby blue, but he wanted this colour called Azure so I thought, ok why not doesn’t look to bad on the colour match thing.. Then when he has started to paint I almost felt like crying.. I hated the colour and was so annoyed, hormones took over and I had to walk away before I started to ball! To me it was more like florescent blue! I let hubby carry on though and just kept thinking to myself that I can paint over if it is still horrible to me after a few months! Now a few days on I actually am starting to like it, thankfully! Though I wouldn’t describe it as azure blue.. More like Smurf blue! It goes well though with the bedding and so forth we have for him! We have went for a sea sort of theme? The bedding is called Bubble Blue from mamas and papas! It is so cute, has little whales, jelly fish and crabs on it! I love it and it feels so nice! It came with a fleece blanket and it has taken a lot for me not to just use the blanket for myself! Lol! We have ordered the furniture for his nursery and it will be here in two weeks! We are using my little girls cot so going to build that soon and then when the new furniture is here I can’t wait to put all the clothes in and sort out all we have.. We have sure bought a lot! Lol!
I had a scan there a week or two back, to check on baby and to make my consultant aware of my spd and how I have been feeling! When they scanned me they said that baby is looking great, though possibly a bit big, as he was measuring 4lb2, and 2 weeks ahead of what my due date is supposed to be. Though after 20 week scan they won’t move your due date! My consultant was lovely too! I am having a lot of bother with my spd, mainly because it is affecting my little one.. We had a lovely sunny day yesterday and she was desperate to get to the park, I felt so bad not being able to take her! So anyway, when I was up at the hospital we were talking about how I was feeling and so forth, she said it was obvious I was in a lot of pain, and that they aren’t unsympathetic. They are now going to scan me every two weeks and see how baby is growing, because another factor to my spd being so bad would be because of the baby being so big! I’m a pretty small framed person normal too, so my body isn’t good afford carrying a big baby! They have said that at 38 weeks they will check me and if my body is ready they will break my waters and then and there and I will have baby. This would be fantastic! At the moment I am counting down days to be out of pain, not to have a baby which is wrong! So it’s great that they have told me this.. I just want to make sure.p I’m ready for 38 weeks though I’m not sure how! Any tips? Lol! I am back up next week and I am going to make sure that my consultant write that down in my maternity notes, just incase I get someone else and they don’t know what she has agreed or told me! I am also going to ask her if she will put down that If at 38 weeks and I’m not ready will she induce me at 39 weeks, if I know for sure that I will be induced at 39 weeks, I think I will be able to start to enjoy this pregnancy more! It is scary to think though that if I go to 40 weeks.. Which fingers crossed they will help me out before I have 8 weeks! If I am ready at 38 weeks that there is only 6 weeks! So I’m desperately trying to sort stuff.. As it all of a sudden seems to have just appeared that we are on a final countdown! It’s not nice though because I am desperate to old things and I am seriously nesting and can’t do to much about the house! I brushed the kitchen floor and did the surfaces the other day.. Which I would have done most days before this and I couldn’t move for the rest of the day without excruciating pain! It was mental! So trying to do the whole nesting, sorting baby stuff, sorting house ready for baby isn’t the greatest!

On a final note, because I know a few of you enjoy seeing it, here is some of the paper cutting that I have been doing! If you would like a link to the templates just ask and I will happily send them! If any of my followers or anyone likes these, hit me up and I may be nice enough to send you one πŸ˜‰ infact I will be nice enough, we could become pen pals! πŸ˜€ oh I would love a pen pal! πŸ˜€
So here’s a wee photo of some of them, let me know what you think please! These are all other people’s templates πŸ™‚ I’m not confident enough to draw my own yet!

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Pictures aren’t the greatest, but you get the idea! πŸ™‚
Would love to hear from you guys!
WeeOhana x

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Guilt & pain

How have we all been?
I’m currently in bed, over joyed that my little one is back to sleeping through the night again rather than her waking at 3:30am fun she was doing recently! Unfortunately not a lot can be said about my sleep.. I seem to wake up every half hour and then try to get comfy for half hour.. Then the same routine again, and again! Which as I’m sure you are aware.. Isn’t fun! It’s leaving me tired and even more down in the dumps with this pain as I’m exhausted and in a great deal of pain try to entertain my nearly three year old!

I have restored to doing a lot of sticker books with her, or just sticking stickers on a page! She loves it, and will actually sit still and do this! She isn’t much of a grade A at sitting still.. But stickers seem to be one thing that she doesn’t mind sitting to do! It’s fab because it means she can sit beside me on the sofa and do it, so I’m semi comfortable.. And she’s not running about like a looney while I sit and feel useless because I can’t chase her about the house and so forth like I normally would have done! I have been quite impressed at how well she is able to find where what sticker goes and how precise she is at putting it down the right way and covering all the white! She will have several attempts to make sure she gets it just right! She’s such a wee star, fingers crossed she keeps it up when this baby comes πŸ™‚

I’m starting to feel really guilty, but I’m sure it’s probably normal.. I’m in a great deal of pain at the moment with this spd, I have constant pain all night and all day, even if I take painkillers. So what’s the point in taking them if they will only make the pain go a tiny bit and will also mean that baby will be dependant on them and I will have an extremely grouchy baby! If they made me pain free I would probably be more willing to take them, but they don’t, I still can’t do much when I take them, so what’s the point! Anyway.. I feel guilty because instead of counting down the days/weeks until baby is here, I’m now counting down until the pain is gone.. I’m feeling more excited about the pain going away than my baby being here :/ I’m sure it’s normal for people who have suffered from this or some other pain … Or at least I hope because I’m starting to feel really mean! I’m really beating myself up about it at the moment and can’t seem to rid the thought from my mind, it’s terrible.. This is meant to be an exciting time where it all slows down because baby is coming soon and because you just can’t wait to have your baby! Time has slowed down for me because if no one comes round, I’m stuck in the house all day, I’m sick and tired of this pain, I literally am tired of this pain because it is preventing me from sleeping and I am constantly exhausted.. I’ll probably get more sleep when the baby is actually here and this pain has gone!

Also walking about like a flipping penguin and getting people looking at me funny isn’t the nicest of things.. Went to the shopping centre today to get some food and so forth.. Took me nearly triple the time to walk through the place than normal! Ahh!!

I have been signed off work, so there is so much I want to do around the house… Nesting is really kicking in! Wanna know the worst part about it… I can’t blooming do anything! Putting a wash on/sorting a wash is a very long processes at the moment as I have to stop several times because of pain! A task that would normally take 2 minutes now takes about an hour… An hour to sort and put a wash on.. Joys. I want to be sorting my little girls room and going through all the baby stuff to see if we need anything more and going out to buy all pretty paints and getting excited about painting new rooms… But I just can’t get excited about it.. Infact, it upsets me even thinking about doing those things.. Because I physically can’t paint, or sort.. And with going to choose the paint, hey that will be another trip out with pain involved! Though j suppose sitting in the house in pain, or going out isn’t much different!

I think it’s quite hard for someone who hasn’t been in this position to understand what it’s like .. To be going from being able to do everything, to near enough nothing. It’s actually really upsetting, and if I beat myself up about it and blame myself much more.. I’m gonna end up locking myself in a room till this baby is here and hiding from the world! I have a funny feeling though it’s going to make me even more protective of the baby and letting people hold him, just because it will have been such a long awaited thing to get him out so I can be pain free and because *fingers crossed* I’ll finally be able to do stuff again and will want to do it all after having felt so useless recently!

.. Anyway I’ll stop ranting as I can hear my little girl awakening and seeing as it takes me a long time to get it of bed.. I may as well start before she starts shouting!!
I hope your all better than me!
Love; WeeOhana x

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Candyfloss, doctors, holiday!

I would like to start with an apology! I started off really well blogging every night, then on the weekend I was away on holiday and before that I started to get excruciating pain so was trying to get that sorted and with runs to the doctors and so forth I just couldn’t find the time to blog as was exhausted at the end of the day!

So would you like the happy holiday bit or pain bit explained first?
I think I’ll go for the pain first then end with the happy bit!

I started back to work at the start of September when the kids all came back from summer, I can’t remember if I have said before but I am a classroom assistant! Not the most strenuous of jobs but it has sent me on a downward spiral! I first of all got a pm extremely itchy rash and went to the doctors to be told that it could be my liver and baby may need to be delivered soon, which of course made me painc! Though the doctor told me to keep calm and wait for blood test results.. They came back all clear thankfully minus a High white blood cell count, which is a sign of infection so doctor said the rash must just be a wee viral thing and that’s why they were high. This was great relief, and thankfully the itching has gone away a lot now but still is there, though isn’t affecting me at all compared to my new problem! I have been told I have pelvic girdle pain / symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). To anyone who hasn’t experienced this when pregnant, you are so lucky! To anyone that has.. Hello my fellow penguins! I currently feel so useless.. I can’t even drive or lift my little one onto the toilet which of course for a recently toilet trained little one doesn’t make life too easy! It is such an excruciating pain! I have today been to physio and been given a very attractive large tubugrip to hold me together! It seriously feels like my hip is just gonna fall out of place at times! I am back next week for her to asses how it is helping or not and what next steps to take! She told me the joyful news that they can’t stop the pain, and yes it is going to get worse but they can give me things to help ease it.. Just the news I wanted! At least I’m in the final stretch now, but it’s going to be the longest 12 weeks ever with this pain and being basically stuck at home constantly when the other half is in work! I think it started when I went back to work as you are constantly bending down to small tables, sitting on small chairs, running back and forth to the photocopier etc! So I have been signed off work now till my maternity leave starts! I really dislike the feeling of being so useless to my little one.. I can’t even take her to the park.. And trust me my little one has a load of energy and needs to waste it somewhere so her being stuck in a house with a crippled mummy isn’t to fun for her either! She asks me every morning am I better yet, and feeds me sweets to make me better! Getting fed sweets is awesome.. But still heartbreaking seeing how upset she gets about and how desperate she is to make me better! Anyone else experienced this and care to share a few tips in coping!? I’m open to try everything!!

Onto the happiness and to stop whinging! My parents, me, the hubby and my little one had booked a long weekend away, before all this started and I didn’t wanna change or cancel it, as going away is far more relaxing than being at home anyway! It was a three hour drive and with a couple of stops along the way we all made it safe and sound! We went to a fantastic family friendly hotel, they had a play park, a soft play room and lovely surroundings which is just perfect for little ones! Oh and a swimming pool which she had an absolute blast in with my dad! We went to a little town close by that had an aquarium, and we were lucky enough to go a day that the octonauts were there! My little one adored it as would most two year olds that have seen this program! There was question all through the aquarium, you got to touch a starfish, and finally meet them! Oh and not to forget seeing nemo was a big highlight too! It was luckily enough a lovely sunny day after so we went for a short walk (as that’s all I could manage unfortunately) and got some candy Floss! I’ll put pictures below to show how much it was enjoyed!
Then the next day me and my mum got a lovely wee treatment in the spa and it was super relaxing and very nice as I didn’t have to move to much! Lol! My hubby took the little one to the play park and for a lovely walk too so she had a ball while I was getting pampered so it made it even nicer!

What I love the most about family friendly hotels with lots of family’s in them is that when you are at the restaurant which is done quite fancy with fancy food, and a great kids menu (batman burger, flounders fish fingers etc) there were also lots of other family’s with little ones! So you don’t kind if they are a little noiser, doesn’t put you on edge and super nervous of your little one spoiling someone else’s romantic dinner as they sat the couples and people without kids in a different area! By the end of the meal all of the kids from all the tables ended up sitting in a circle playing with there sticker books and colouring in! We then arranged to see a few of them in the swimming pool the next morning, so it was jut lovely for all the kids! Meant the kids enjoyed dinner and the adults got to chat a bit with who they had come with while they were entertained by each other! Or was a fantastic hotel and a lovely weekend! Just wish I hadn’t have been so sore so I could have enjoyed it a bit more! Amellia keeps asking for Grampy to take her back though so she enjoyed and that’s all that matters!

Here are the candy floss pictures! Sorry it has been a while and going to be back to blogging frequently again, especially seeing as I’m off work now and sitting about a lot! Hope you are all well! πŸ™‚ WeeOhana!!

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Lies, pregnancy & cats!

Hiya guys!
Sorry I haven’t blogged the past two nights! My little one hasn’t been to fond of sleeping.. Much to my enjoyment. :/

Recently I have realised how much crap we tell our children just so they do what we want! For example, I heard a lady say to her child today; “don’t touch that or the man will come and put you out the back door with the rubbish” it gave me a little giggle, but just made me think! Kids would end up petrified of leaving the house if they really did listen to what we say to them! I decided from now on I’m going to try and be as honest as I can be with my little one, minus Santa and so forth, can’t ruin the magic! Can you imagine if the shop keeper did take her child and put her out with the rubbish, she wouldn’t have been to chuffed then!

You hear people telling children, oh if your bad I’ll get the police officer to come and get you, but do you not really want children to trust policemen? What if something was to happen to them, or they get lost when out! Surely we want them to be able to go and speak to a police officer and ask them for help or tell them that they are lost! Rather than running away from them thinking they will put them in jail for being bad! I’m just not convinced that telling them all these things to make them do what we want isn’t such a great idea! From now on… I’m just going to use chocolate as a bribe! Lol! It works better than scaring her half to death anyway!

This whole pregnancy malarky hasn’t been fun this time round.. Was sick constantly at the start, then got ill, always one thing after another, and today has been extremely sore back day.. Bending down, sitting, picking up my ever demanding daughter.. Ugh! It’s a nightmare! Even standing and walking isn’t the most comfiest.. I swear it looks like I have out a ball up my t-shirt! The kids are gonna think I stole there ball when they lose it next! So amongst the back pain, I feel like my belly is going to explode from how much he wants to get out and how big I am now! Also baby Is sitting so low down when he kicks or anything I can feel it in my bum… Seriously what is up with that! When I was pregnant with my daughter she was so high my ribs were constantly sore! Least I don’t have that problem this time, just many, many others! I was fooled thinking it would be as easy going as my last one… Don’t think I suit pregnancy.. Not to convinced on doing this again.. And I haven’t even done the birth part yet! What do you think about the ball up the top look?

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13 weeks today till my due date, the time has seriously flown in! We are not ready at all.. Though we do have the clothes and cot and everything.. Just doesn’t feel like we are ready as still loads to do like moving my little one into the big room, getting it painted for her, then painting the nursery etc.. Though I suppose that isn’t as drastic and needs doing as the baby will be in with us until he is about 6 months! Just seems so crazy how quick the time has went! Only feels like yesterday we were at our first scan! On a good note, I have a scan on the 29th to see how well the baby is growing and so forth as my last one was static growth! So they are keeping a close eye this time! All last scan I had he was breech and I have a feeling he still is which isn’t great!!

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Oh and lastly .. My little girl decided that this cat.. Is now her cat! I have a feeling we may have him visiting looking for more food very shortly! I told her that Mr cat had to go and find his mummy .. She decided on the Mr cat! She replied with.. No he doesn’t like his mummy, I’m his new mummy! She then ran after him as he was walking up the garden, to which I expected him to run even faster.. He just sat down and wagged his tail like a dog… I think this cat likes my little girl too!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Back to work tomorrow.. Yay!!
Weeohana xx