May 2006


…than I disappear again! Sorry!

Well we were away again last weekend. We went back up to Yorkshire to see my folks and my school friends. It was great to see Mum and Dad (the munchkin loves her grandpa, and loves tugging his beard and giggling at him quacking at her) and fab to see my school mates. They took me out for a girlie night out (my first one since the munchkin was born), it was a great night, they did ply me with rather a lot of wine though….I did stumble up the steps a bit when I got home… It was quite wierd to be out without the munchkin, but so nice to go and in see her sleeping happily. Mr H seemed to enjoy having a takeaway curry with Mum (he loves his northern currys…) while they babysat the munchkin and was sitting watching a film when I got in (Mum had already gone home to bed). We managed to call in and see my gran on our way home. She hasn’t seen the munchkin since November so she loved to see how much she’d changed.

Since we got back the munchkin has been a bit off colour, had a little bit of a temperature and today has been a poo monster. Every single nappy since we got up until Mr H got in from work has been wet and pooey. The first two of the day also leaked all over her sleeping bag in the first instance and her clothes in the second….fun….not! She did perk up after some Nurofen this afternoon which helped me, as I’m suffering with a cold too. Hopefully we’ll have a good night tonight and all feel a bit better tomorrow.

I’m watching celeb X Factor as I type this, it’s so funny! Some are good (Chris Moyles, Nikki Sanderson and Matt Stevens) and some are dire (James & Rebecca and the Chefs). I think Chris will win….Radio 1 have been plugging him all week and trying to get people to vote for him.

Can’t believe James and Rebecca are through again…

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One thing after another! The reason for the last of posts lately is the bloomin’ laptop again. This time the charger died….and we didn’t realise until the battery was almost dead. It took Mr H a little time to work out where to get one from, but here we are now….working again. Sadly we didn’t have the desktop set up properly after the move (I know, that was 3 1/2 months ago!) and so I couldn’t use that. We have now got it set up, but it’s still not ready for internet use as the virus checker etc are not fully up to date yet.

The munchkin is brilliant at the moment, she’s a real laugh. She’s found her voice and is getting very vocal at times, and she’s starting to roll all over the place.

I’m ok, my depression seems to be getting under control with the medication (yay!) and I’m feeling much more positive. Less positive is that I’m having to have another onlay (inlay?) put on my broken tooth which means another visit to the dentist (urgh!). At the moment I’m struggling to talk and dribbling lots after the preparatory work the dentist had to do….fun! I’m doing more card making and am currently trying to persuade Mr H to let me buy some bits from Ebay….

Anyway, need to go as someone has just woken from her nap….bye!

…continued from yesterday…

The rest of last week was relatively quiet. I went to see the community mental health team on Tuesday. Didn’t really get any suggestions for how to help myself from them, they’re happy to see how things go with my increased medication and trying to get myself out and about somewhere each day.

The munchkin rolled over from back to front for the first time on Wednesday, she’s nearly been doing it for a while, but had never worked out how to get her arm out from underneath her. Now, however she’s rolling around all over the place. She keeps getting herself caught in her cot with her arm through the bars. While she can roll from her front to her back she finds it a lot harder and tends to want help to get back onto her back.

Thursday was a quiet day, Friday I went back to Cambridge to meet up with some friends. Spent even more money on card making stuff in Lakeland and Tindalls…..£160 spent in total last week alone!!!

We went into London on the spur of the moment on Saturday to look for some good marker pens for me and Mr H to use. Mr H for his work and me for card making….may mean us spending another £60 or so as Mr H wants Letraset Promarkers. Didn’t manage to find any stockists of them though so we’ll have to look online.

Yesterday was just spent doing the food shopping for the week and then chilling out (watching Bridget Jones 2 on DVD!). We just needed some rest after the week and weekend we’d just had.

I did intend to post on Tuesday when we got back from Kent, but blogger wouldn’t let me in and then we discovered several viruses on the computer. We’ve only just got everything up and working again properly, we almost had to reinstall windows just to get the computer working.

Kent was good, if not mad at times! Saturday morning started with us having so go shopping first thing to buy Mam bottles and a steriliser for the munchkin. She refused point blank to drink from the steri-bottles we had bought for her and after 12 hours without getting much milk down her we had to shop! We did want to buy some Mam bottles anyway as the Tommee Tippee ones we have are leaking now, but we really didn’t want to have to buy a steriliser.

Most of the rest of the day was spent by the sea. I love being by the sea. We went down to Hythe and Dymchurch. Had fantastic fish and chips (WW….ooppss…) and a really nice walk along the sea wall. We followed this up by shopping, we went to the outlet centre near our hotel. Finally managed to buy a black jacket I like and get Mr H some pjs. Didn’t get anything for the munchkin though…would have loved to spend lots of money on cute clothes for her, but she really doesn’t need anything and we don’t have a huge amount of money to spare.

Saturday night was disturbed by an idiot in another room deciding to try smoking in a non smoking hotel. The fire alarm woke us all up at 11 pm (we’d gone to bed at 10 for an early night….we were shattered). The alarm turned off before we left the room, but not before I had the munchkin up, coat out ready and my shoes on. It took us an hour to resettle the munchkin properly to go back to sleep. It was incredibly un-nerving for me. The alarm was exactly the same sound as that when I was at college. It really mad me panicky. I didn’t enjoy my time at college (at points…some times were great and I have some great friends from there) and going back there was hard. It was ingrained in me how to behave when the alarm rang. We had drills every term and had to all be out of the building within two minutes or we had another drill within a week or so. These drills were all at night, between midnight and 1 or 5 and 6am. At the hotel last week I had my shoes on and the munchin out of her cot before Mr H was even properly awake, it was so ingrained in me to get out quickly.

Sunday, when we eventually got up (!) we went out to Bodiam castle. Had a nice lunch at the café there and a lovely wander round the castle in the sunshine. Back to the outlet centre to look at shops we hadn’t had time to on Saturday and we left with Mr H’s wallet £125 lighter after visiting one shop! There was a great paper craft shop, Mr H encouraged me to buy bits (he kind of regrets that!) and I managed to get some really nice and fun bits to experiment with for my card making.

Monday we just sauntered back home and crashed out. The munchkin didn’t sleep brilliantly away so nor did we.

The whole weekend didn’t help my weight loss…put back on the 2 lbs I lost the week before… I really don’t know if I’ll be able to maintain my weight (when/if I get there) without counting all my points all the time.

This is a long post already. I’ll hopefully update on the rest of the week tomorrow.

I haven’t posted about the diet for a while. Well, that’s because I completely fell off the wagon when I went away to my gran’s. I put on 3 lbs in a week! This week hasn’t been great either with the munchkin being poorly and me feeling under the weather as well. I went a couple of days without counting points and eating what I wanted to some extent, I did manage to get myself back on track and go for a good walk so lost 2 lbs, but I’m still not where I was.

At least the munchkin is getting better now. After having a few days where we couldn’t get a giggle out of her, she’s really perking up and getting back to her happy little self. The cold seems to have helped her find her voice as well. She has a very interesting (and loud!) range of squeals now.

This will be my last post for a few days now as we’re going away for the weekend. We’re going down the Kent as it’s an area neither of us have been to before. No idea what we’re going to do down there…apart from stay in a Travelodge (managed to get a family room for £26 a night).

Have a good weekend! Bye!

….it seems like the previous owners of our have left us a present….cat fleas!

I’m not completely sure, but I’m pretty certain I saw one last night and one when I was changing the munchkin’s nappy earlier today. It would definately explain the munchkin’s rash (doctor asked if she could have been bitten by anything – I said no as I didn’t think there was anyway she could have been…)and the fact I was bitten yesterday.

The challenege now is to find out for sure whether or not we have fleas and if we have how to get rid of them. Anyone got any suggestions?

…well the munchkin had a better night last night, up at 4ish and then up at 7:30ish. And even then Mr H took her downstairs and let me sleep on (I woke at 10 when he brought her up for a nap) She’s still got a streaming cold but has been a bit perkier. However, her rash has worsened so we’re going to try and see a doctor tomorrow and just check it’s ok.

I’m feeling a bit better having had a decent amount of sleep; I think part of my problems stem from tiredness, I frequently struggle to get to sleep (at least once a week it’ll take me up to 2 hours to sleep and it’ll be over 30 minutes a few nights a week) and if we’ve had a tough night it’s a real struggle to get up.

We’ve had a good day today. We’ve managed to get some more furniture where it’s going to stay long term and put away some things in the loft…it’s only taken us 3 months since we moved and we’ve still got loads to do! We’ll get there eventually…