Monday, January 30, 2006

Where did the time go?

Can't believe it's already Monday night and I last posted on Thursday......

It's all go with the move, we're exchanging and completing on Friday. Just need to be down in Harlow at 2pm to pick up the keys.....and then back in Cambridge to meet Dad at 4:30 before picking up the van at 5. Remind me why I let hubby persuade me that we should do the move ourselves rather than hire a removal comany ......

The munchkin and I will go down with the first load in the morning on Saturday, no point staying up here as we'll have to be fully packed since due to madam I may not be able to pack anything, so I may as well be down there so that I can unpack if she gives me a chance.

Will try a post more before the move ( there will probably be a few days with no internet so there won't be many posts after...)....too tired now.....more on that later....

Thursday, January 26, 2006

So much for that......

I said in my last post the the munchkin is napping well.......I think I spoke too soon.

Yesterday and today she has refused to settle down for a nap without screaming herself silly. I know she's only screaming because she's tired, but will she admit defeat and just close her eyes for a little bit? No! It got to the point earlier this afternoon that I put her in her cot with the mobile set to white noise, turned the monitor on and just sat in the next room. Lo and behold she settled herself. Grrrrr....

Keep expecting her to start yelling again so I'll have to run upstairs and see her (have moved back downstairs with the laptop now). Need to have a look at some paperwork for the house move, but don't want to start it and then have to stop soon after. Hubby due home from work in about 1 1/2 hours so am going to have to wait for him to get back and he can sort her while I do the paperwork.

Need to go, she's started wingeing again......

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Sleeping beauty! (plus drama!)

The munchkin had an amazing night last night. Went to sleep at 9:30 and didn't want feeding until 7:15!!!!!! I can only remember popping her dummy in 2 or 3 times as well! I'm so proud of my little lady. Just wish I'd been able to get to sleep though, 1:30am for me :o( and then having to get up at 8ish to meet the bloke coming to give us a removals quote. She's napped well the past couple of days too (little sis [nanny] says that the better babies sleep during the day the better they do at night...? maybe that's part of it).

All we need now is for me to be able to get some rest. Hopefully I have no more phone calls to make about the house sale until some point next week. Saw the solicitor today (the munchkin screamed through the whole meeting!), things are all on track to exchange and complete a week on Friday! Very exciting, but incredibly scary too.....I don't know anyone in Harlow. I have one friend who lives fairly close in Hertford, but that's it :o(

We had a little bit of high drama here earlier. Getting the munchkin ready for bed, decided that it was high time we cut her nails (she managed to scratch me and draw a little blood!). Gave hubby the choice of holding her or using the nail clippers.....macho man decided he's do both! I'm sure you can guess what's coming.....nail number 10, all going well till the munchkin decided enough was enough she'd put up with this for too long already, just the screaming wasn't enough, she'd try to yank her arm away from hubby, cue the nail being cut/torn far too short and bleeding everywhere! She now has one very bloody muslin and a very bloody fist! Had to try and sooth her with some milk while hubby held her hand up to try and limit the bleeding, well it kind of stopped. Unhappy little lady eventually wore herself out and fell asleep in my arms, thumb still oozing a bit of blood. She's asleep in her cot now, right thumb tucked into her fist as usual, left thumb sticking out, held away from her fingers. :o) Tomorrow morning's fun will be trying to clean the dried blood from her hand....could be interesting!

Anyway, need to attempt sleep now.....night night!

Monday, January 23, 2006


Ok, so it's ages since I last posted....sorry!

Had a completely manic week. Our house move has started moving forwards, but it has meant me spending an hour plus on the phone to somebody every day! Whether it's the solicitor (seeming more inept by the day! maybe more on that later!), the mortgage company, my trust fund trustees, their financial adviser, the estate agent, various insurers (quote for buildings and contents varying between £400 and £700 for basically the same thing?)......I'm sure there's someone I've forgotten......oh......hubby (fairly vital cog in the system being the one with the income who I'm buying the house with!). As well as these phone calls I've been trying to look after the munchkin as well, not always the easiest option.....

The munchkin is generally really good, towards the end of last week she was so grizzly at times. She's refusing point blank to go to sleep when she's really tired unless we go for a walk or for a drive somewhere. It's got to the point some evenings where I actually have to rock her to sleep! It's so draining, and I know hubby is finding it hard when he can't sooth her (he's the wrong shape.......missing a couple of vital components!). She did sleep amazingly well on Friday night, from about 11pm till 7:30, so novel and so needed. Every time I heard her stirring I hit her Slumber bear and pur her dummy in her mouth. Have tried it on the nights since, but it hasn't worked so well, she is consistently sleeping 5/6 hours though between feeds (11pm/midnight until4/5/6am). Hopefully it won't be too much longer before she sleeps through properly......well I can dream can't I?? :o)

Well that's all for now, need to go and get some sleep, have got a removal company coming round tomorrow to give me a quote for moving us so will need to get up relatively early..... :o(

Friday, January 13, 2006


Sorry about the lack of posts the last few days, have been really tired......

The munchkin is great mornings are difficult.....she'll not sleep in the morning's no matter how tired she is, but she will sleep in the afternoons, she's slept most of the last 4 hours..... :o)

We've had to put her into her cot now, our moses basket was borrowed from a friend and if we'd kept her in it she'd kick it to pieces eventually, she's such a wriggle-bum! She looks so tiny in her cot, even in her baby sleeping bag (which is huge!).

Can't believe how much she's growing, put the munchkin in a new jumper today that my sister gave her for Christmas, the sizing says up to 3 months (the munchkin is a small, nearly 11 weeks) and it only just fits her, will probaby only be able to wear it for about a week longer. Have spent today trying to find her a new top to go with the trousers we were given.....why, oh, why are Gap's clothes so small? It's the most gorgeous top ever, creamy cotton, with a pink ribbon threaded through the middle of sad she'll not wear it for long :o(

Anyway, better go, need to feed the munchkin.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Forgot to mention this in the post earlier.....but unofficially the munchkin's scan was fine (unofficial as haven't heard it from GP, just the sonographer!)

Munchkin growing up already!

We're going to have to go shopping for a mattress for the munchkin's cot very soon, she's starting to grow out of her moses basket. She keeps stretching her arms out sideways against the basket and kicks the bottom so hard it rocks and squeaks! We were given the cot by an ex-colleague of hubby's, just need the mattress, bought some baby sleeping bags last week for her so we're nearly there, but can't believe my little lady's growing up. She weighed 10 lb 2 1/2 at her weigh in last week, i wish I was as good at losing weight as she is at putting it on! :oD


Went to my weigh in.....I've lost the grand total of 1/2 a pound! :o( Really unimpressed, especially given that initially I weighed in at 4 1/2 lbs down before they realised the scales were broken and got another set out. I've tried so hard this week to be good and stick within my points....that did me so much good....NOT! Have felt down enough to want to eat so much rubbish since then, probably a good thing we had the munchkin's appointment at the hospital straight after so I couldn't head straight for McDonalds! Found some WW sandwiches in the shop on the hospital concourse so have managed to keep vaguely on track, have eaten some WW mini muffins and a bag of french fries since I got home though. The munchkin is thoughtfully sleeping!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Testing time tomorrow....

I've got my first weigh in at Weight Watchers tomorrow lunchtime (guess who's eating lunch after the meeting??). Weighed 12 st 5 lbs last week so hoping I've made a good start to the weight loss. I have tried to be very good, staying within my points (actually not used them all this week so have some spare to enjoy sour cream and real cheese with my fajitas at dinner - yum!). Hopefully the hard work will have paid off.
I've also got to take the munchkin to the hospital for a scan of her hip in the afternoon. At her 6 week check the doctor found that her right hip was what they call clicky so we have to go and get it checked. It's likely to be ok and just loose ligaments caused by hormones left over from when she was inside me but may be a problem with the joint. We'll find out tomorrow.

What an afternoon!

The title says it all really. Got back from a quick shopping trip at 2, the munchkin wanted feeding off we go. She gobbled down 3 1/2 oz really quickly, brought no wind up whatsoever, so I gave up. She drank another 2 oz and then stopped for massive burp later and we're sitting in around 5 oz of regurgitated milk! Urgh!
The only clothes she was wearing to survive were her socks and shoes, all that survived that I had on were my bra and socks (soaked through my jeans to my knickers!!!)!!! Thank God for leather sofas! that got soaked too down my the arm, most of it I could wipe off the leather but some of it went into the fabric [cheap sofa so leather only the bits you can see! :o) ], hopefully we'll be able to get most of it out and not leave s smell behind.
The munchkin was still hungry after all this, drank an oz, brought it back up and we gave up. She sat in front of her entertainment system (aka the washing machine) while I washed up for the first time in a week (I know, shocking, but somebody is taking up a huge amount of time and energy - as and when we move into our new house [whole other story] we're definately getting a washing machine). She did have 3 oz later on this afternoon, kept it down and actually fell asleep for a bit (only an hour or so).
Since hubby came home from work she's been an angel. Lots of gorgeous smiles and a fantastic babbling when I kissed her. What a change! Why can't she be like this with me?
Actually she's not too bad most of the's just this afternoon she's sent me mad. The munchkin as angelic this morning, I had to pop into town to the bank and from the time we left home, until we got on the bus to come back almost 3 hours later she slept!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

It's a start

Well the munchkin has just gone to sleep so I'm making a start on this. She's been a bit of a pain today, we think she may be teething. She's had her fist in her mouth all day unless she has a dummy in or is feeding. She's not been hungry though. The munchkin has finished 2 bottles today so we're having to move her up to 6 oz of formula.....bit of a pain when sometimes she only drinks 2 of them, but it's needed for when she's hungry ....
Back to now though.....hopefully she'll sleep through until the early hours.....we can pray for that anyway!