Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Mummy Tag

So I was tagged by Bee (you all know her as Bel!) over at Journeys are my Diary. We all know I am not into my blog right now but at least I am trying right?

Josh and Harry at Christmas
1. Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum?
I am a working mum

2. Would you have it any other way?
When I was maternity leave I was desperate to go back to work and now I am like urgh! So either way  doesn't work for me!

3. Do you co-sleep?
Yes, I wont lie about it. At one point the only time I could get sleep was when I was co-sleeping. Harry is very good though and barely sleeps in our bed now, just when we are too tired or he is poorly.

4. What is your one must have item for your baby?
Depends, are we saying what we need or want? Obviously wants are like nappies etc but I would so recommend a jumperoo - BEST thing ever. I could tidy my house whilst he went jumperoo mad! Very expensive to buy new but second hand you can get them about £30 (lucky I had mine handed down to me)

5. How many kids do you plan on having?
I would like three but if I have no more than two I will be happy!

6. Date night? How many nights per month?

7. Your child's favourite show?
Joshua - Depends on his mood, he watches anything from doc mcstuffin to power rangers! Harry - he likes anything with bright colours or loud noises!

8. Name one thing you bought before having your baby that you've never used?
Erm... I guess clothes? I am sure Harry didn't wear them all!!! I don't think we having anything else like a big item

9. Your child's favourite food?
Joshua - Sausages! Harry - Banana

10. How many cars does your family have?
One but it's big enough for our family!

11. Weight gain before, during and after pregnancy and now.
I am one of those people who hates to tell people how much I weigh now. Only a few people know my true weight. Before pregnancy I was around seven and half stones... possibly lighter at times. After - a lot heavy.
 Before and After photos...

12. Dream holiday with your kids?
I will have to say Disney World, I won't deny it that I want to go as much as they would!

13. Dream holiday without your kids?
Hmmm, this is tough! I would really love to go to Germany actually!

14. How has your life change since having your baby?
Lack of money, having to be responsible so yeah its changed quite a bit.

15. Finish the sentence.. 'It melts my heart to see..'
my boys doing something that surprises me. (Example but would be Joshua who is shy at times, singing whilst we were on holiday - in front of the audience! Then Harry, when the child minder says oh he learnt this and I don't normally see it. The other day he learnt where noses were, I asked and he patted mine!)

16. Where do you shop for your kids?
Supermarkets, Tescos, George and Sainsburys.

17. Favourite make up and skincare products?
No favourites - I do wear make up

18. Huggies or Pampers?
Neither! I think they are over expensive and not the best at all! Aldi all the way!

19. Have you always wanted kids?

20. Best part about being a mum?
Knowing you made the kids and when they are polite it's because you have taught them right! Not based on what class you are, or where you are from!

I tag - Anyone.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Well the shit hit the fan

Today, I have been very lucky. I work for company via an agency and today that company said that some of the agency staff were to be let go... It was horrible to see people coming out of offices and crying... it made tension in the air and rumours of whole agency let offs. Luckily when I was told, it was news that was laced with good intentions but it could be bad in the future if we do not continue to perform. Which means I know have to work my ass even harder than I already do (I am a good employee and I work incredibly hard. Obviously doing something wrong). Tomorrow I have to walk in with a smile on my faces (because they check attitudes) and pretend all is ok. In theory it should be (for now) but one of my friends was let go, including some others which I just feel dreadful for. I ended up in tears with my friend since she's been there for a while with me, which I could not control but felt selfish for doing so since I have still got a job.
I feel for my manager, whose last day is tomorrow (through her own choice and before this all kicked off) she was so upset but I hoping her office which I decorated and the gifts we have got her will give her a bit of cheer.

Sorry for the poor writing but as you can probably tell - I couldn't care less right now.
That's all I have for you... maybe I can rant about Mums I hate (just like Katie Hopkins, except she's the only mum I hate)

Monday, 13 January 2014

First week back at work

Well, I haven't updated as normal. No surprises to any of my regular readers (1 - 3 of them that is).

So last Monday I started back at work, I basically did nothing. I had no access to anything and you cannot do anything in my job without access. It was a blur really and feels like I haven't left which in away I am glad because I think it would make it so much harder otherwise. Don't get me wrong, a few things have changed but nothing I can't handle. I have remained optimistic even though I keep getting negative things happen, but again I don't want to write about those things. Nothing against the world but I have people that I speak to. One good thing about work, they have me covering a supervisor for 2 weeks which is funny since I have been off for 7 months! (I am just that good, obviously...)

My weight loss is going well, I guess! I am eating well (ish) and I am up to date with exercise.
Being organised (ish) is going well, I am on top of my friends babyshower but I feel let down by the people as they don't reply - I wish you could send electric shocks through computers!

Joshua is getting back into the swing of things, but he isn't sleeping well... not sure why but if he is grumpy we send him bed earlier!

Harry (my baby) is now around 7 months and he is becoming a cheeky little boy! He has had visits to the childminder (which he loves) and sometimes I come home and he rejects me for my other half... feels great....

Enough of that! I am done writing for today

Oh, my dream last night was weird! (Nothing new) There was a talking Turkey, which joined my friends I for dinner. We all knew we had to pluck it, kill it and then eat it. I dibs not doing the first bit but I said I would rip it to pieces afterwards to get all the meat off...

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Just a few things

So I have been a bit absent (although that is no surprise, I am a bit rubbish at writing theses posts) but I have been rather busy! Christmas is always a busy period for everybody, but on boxing day I had to take my two children to my mums (which is over 100 miles away). We stayed for 9 days, which was great but ever so tiresome. Normally I don't tend to stay more than 7 but I had to this time (however I cannot say why, just in case). It was lovely though, we had our mini Christmas over there and I was forced to celebrate new years (normally I am a sleep in bed because it is just another day). Overall I had a nice time but I am glad to be home (as much as I miss my family, my life is over this side of the country)

Tomorrow is my first day back at work in about 7 months, I have been off on Maternity leave and I am struggling to be at home plus the money is awful! I am actually feel extremely nervous (not really sure why) it has me on edge but I will just deal with it as I always do.

I really wanted to make a bigger post but I honestly don't feel like I can, I have a lack of motivation and I feel rather tired. But here are a few things I need to do this year!

Plan and be organised, I have a baby shower to plan and at the moment I feel a bit disorganised. I also just want to be a  bit more organised in life and I want to be tidier too. Loose weight (although I am not sure how long this will last as I need something to motivate me). Just be happy, I figured there is enough negative things in the world - why do I have to be that way! Ok so I wont be happy 24/7 but I am going to try my hardest!!!!

That's all I can manage tonight!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas: A time for family and friends (Part 2)

So I was talking about my family last time and by that I do not mean the family I created but the one I was born into. This time it is about the family I have created and my two best friends, this is the last post.

Thomas (My partner) - We have been together for about 8 years, obviously we have had ups and downs like any couple. We have been through funerals, weddings and lots of parties together. I wouldn't change it for the world, I love the fact we argue, it means we care (although it pisses me off at the time). No matter how irritating he gets (with singing obnoxiously) I will still love him, he can be very uncaring but also he can be very caring.

Joshua (My oldest) - He is 6... It's amazing how quick they grow and he has his own weird attitude, he can go from shy to just plain crazy. I have learnt a lot with Joshua that I hopefully wont do with Harry, like giving him sweets when he obviously doesn't deserve it. He is truly an amazing little boy, he might not be the smartest in his class but he has his own things he is good at! Like football!

Harry (My youngest) - He is 6 months, he has also grown far to quick and will need his 9-12 month clothes in the next few days! He is currently ill but he is still a VERY good child (I will never stop saying this: I am very lucky). Don't get me wrong, we have bad days and I haven't taken to motherhood as well this time. I don't feel like there is enough support as there was with Josh, maybe people just assume if you already have one that you know what your doing... each child is different so if you have friends who has kids but another one on the way - support them. Harry is super sweet though, you say boo and he laughs, you put Josh in front of him and he laughs!

In alphabetical order (I have no favourites because they are both really different)

Bee (Journeys are my Diary) - She is amazing, great at planning events and truly looks out for her friends (Although they do not give her the credit she deserves and probably take her for granted). We have known each other for a while but only became friends about 3/4 years ago? We got closer and then became best friends! I can't say I know EVERYTHING about her but I know a fair bit. I also feel honoured that we have never fallen out (Arguing with a friend is not good but fighting for a friend is - which she has done). People do take her the wrong way a lot or think she's pissed off when actually she is upset but me I just dive in and ask questions (what's the worse that can happen other than someone yelling at you? Which she has never done!) She forces me to try new things, like egg nog (yuck) and brussel sprouts (yuck but I got a candy cane for it!)

Hollie aka Momo (A Touch of Magic) - I have known her over 11 years and we hit it off straight away (I probably scared her into being my friend), I literally walked up to her and introduced myself with my full name and said we might as well be friends since we will be in this class for 2 years together. It worked! She knows a lot of random things about me and I her, we have had our ups and downs but made up in the silliest of ways (Want to play cards?) She changes her mind as quick as traffic lights and is really funny. People also take her the wrong way, either because she hasn't made it clear to what she means or she is quiet. She is very quiet but I don't see that side of her unless we are around a lot of people, when we are together we "bounce" off each other and laugh at stupid things.

I count these two as my family more than friends because they do so much for me and I love them! I can say I still do not feel very Christmassy and my mother has suggesting cooking, we will see. Today I have been making decorations with Joshua because that is what he wanted to do. I will leave it here for today, thanks for reading (if you got this far)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (who knows when I will next post!)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas: A time for family and friends (Part 1)

Last night I was dressed as an elf at Bee's Murder mystery (Journeys are my Diary) I am sure she will post about it! It was very Christmassy, we even had a very yummy Christmas dinner and bribed/stole/paid people with candy canes for secrets etc. I ended up with over 60... I only took 20 home since I wouldn't have eaten them all, even if I am a sweet-alcoholic. Anyway, the reason for this post is because I don't feel Christmassy still and I wanted to share a few things.

My Mother - The best in my eyes, she is a bargain hunter and even though we were poor we didn't go without at Christmas. We got a main present then a few other ones (not including the stockings from Santa), we were never spoilt which I am grateful for! We had a reasonable mountain of presents that fit under the tree (except when we got bikes) and I hope I can pass this on to my children... We never went abroad but we went butlins every year so I am grateful for my mother and she does not get the recognition that she deserves.

My Father - Although he irritates me at time (with crappy jokes) he is still my Father and I love him! He has changed a lot in the past couple of years (he had cancer so he realised what was important in life but he has had the all clear last year - they still check on him however). He does have a caring side and Christmas would not be the same if he actually got home on time from the pub!

Jane - She is my oldest sister (I don't think I have spoken about her before), she was addicted to drugs but should be drug free now. I hardly see her or her children, although we spoke on the phone a few days ago (Where she told me she has liver disease among other things). I remember how she use to be, when they visited us and we would chat about nothing.

John - My only brother (I have spoken about him and his depression). If you were to ask me how he was, I couldn't tell you. The last time I heard anything about him was when my nephew (his son) gave him a black eye. Although I love my brother I wish he would realise how he neglects his family (his little one and his father). My mother (although step-mother to John) and Father have not seen them or the kids for a while now which saddens me.

Carrie - I don't know how much I can share with you about Carrie right now, but I am uber excited and I hope it all goes to plan! We have been a lot closer now I am older (There is quite an age gap between us all! Except Amber and I) and I love the fact she now confides in me!

Amber - When we were younger we fought a lot more but these days we seem better! She is so like my father at times, although I am sure she doesn't see it, they have the same kindness (random and thoughtful). She spoils both of my sons and has gotten the oldest into football... yay...

That is my family when I was younger, I have my own little family and of course my friends which make a different family too!

Merry Christmas, I am hoping to do another post shortly.

Monday, 16 December 2013

I suppose I should blog...

So, I figured I haven't posted for a while and I really should, otherwise I will never get into this blogging thing! I reckon this will only be a short post because I am UBER busy at the moment (yes I did need to use capitals).

Let's talk about sleep! Last night I got up around 4 times for Harry, he's six months now and normally wakes once or twice (yes I am that lucky!). Then I did the worst thing I could do, around 6ish I bought him into my bed, I was just tired and unfortunately I don't think straight when I am tired! One of the things I am struggling with getting to sleep, normally I would say I fall to sleep instantly but I suppose this time of year is normal for lack of sleep. I go to bed, try and sleep but will my brain let me? No! It goes on and on about what I need to do!

Let's talk about tidying! I am not a tidy person, I will never say I am one of those mums who keeps her house in great nick! I just don't want to, I have the time (Harry permitting) but no motivation. However saying all of that, as of two days ago I started to gut my house and clean it. I started with the kitchen/dinning room and threw out all the crap we don't use then organised the cupboards so it looked good. Then yesterday I did the living room, doing the same thing! Today I am going to do Harry's room plus clean the bathrooms (since his is the smallest and easiest). Please do not ask me why, I have no clue but I would like to keep it up.

Let's talk about Christmas! Please don't... I actually cannot bare to think about it but thought I should at least mention it since we are 9 sleeps away. I am no where near with my gifts, I haven't wrapped anything and to be honest I don't know what I can afford! I don't feel the slightest bit Christmassy, even though my tree is up and I have watched endless Christmas movies! Hopefully the Christmas Murder Mystery we are having at Bee's (Journeys are my Diary) with put me in the spirit but that is not till Saturday!

I am going to stop because I said this was going to be a short post and I need to get on with my cleaning...