January 2006


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 company ……

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….

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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……

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…?….so 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 where we’re going to. I have one friend who lives fairly close, but that’s it :o(

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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!

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 put 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(

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 it…….so sad she’ll not wear it for long :o(

Anyway, better go, need to feed the munchkin.

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!)

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

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