November 2006


It’s only taken me a couple of hours to work out how to do this! Apologies for the awful filming (and the angle!) I didn’t think that I wouldn’t be able to rotate the video once it was filmed. I hope this works! You might want to turn your sound off….Mr H is getting a tad repetitive on it!

The munchkin took her first proper steps around the kitchen earlier! So chuffed! Admittedly she was trying to get at the dishwasher as Mr H was emptying it….but still.

We’ve also discovered the reason for the waking last night, madam has a molar coming through. I gave her some calpol after her nap which helped sooth her (she woke in such a paddy) and she’s just been put down to sleep with some infant Nurofen so hopefully we’ll have a better night.

I have no idea what caused her to do it, but the munchkin woke at 4:15 this morning with absolutely no intention of going back to sleep. Eventually got her back to sleep again at almost 6, but that was after trying to cuddle her, having my hand on her in the cot, bringing her into our bed (where she kept putting her fingers into my mouth and banging her head on ours) and finally giving in and giving her 5 oz of milk. I’m so tired today, the munchkin has refused to nap this morning (so hoping she will this afternoon…I need a breather) so I’ve got very little done and I’ve got Mr H’s sister, D, and her husband, G, coming to stay at the weekend. Argh…..so much to do.

Todo list for this afternoon:

  • put dry washing away
  • hang out washing to dry
  • run dishwasher
  • clear kitchen/dining room surfaces

Feeling quite pleased with myself….I’ve lost 3 lbs this week! 🙂

I now need to keep this up.

Got to go, the munchkin’s just woken so we’re having lunch then going to Sainsburys to get some dinner ideas for next week. Bye!

Well, I’ve said goodbye to my old template. I did love it, but wanted the flexibility of the new system. Many thanks to Jeni for giving me the old template, maybe one day I’ll manage to teach myself enough HTML to create my own one.

My weight loss ticker also reappeared this week. I’ve decided to give Weight Watchers one more go, I know all the points counting works for me when I keep focussed and I really want to succeed this time. I’d love to weigh less than Mr H. He’s 5’9″ tall and weighs 8 stone 13, where as I’m 5’2″ and weigh 12 stone 3 (or did when I weighed in last Sunday, hopefully it’ll be less by weigh in tomorrow). That put my BMI at 31.3 (obese!), and Mr H’s at 18.46 (underweight). I’m not sure I could ever get to that target, but with 7 lbs of him would be nice. My initial weight target is 10 stone, I’d love to get to 9 stone (middle of the healthy BMI for my height). At the moment I’m delaying trying to conceive #2 until I get my weight a bit more in control and am sure that my depression and hormones post implant are under control.

So far this week I’ve done really well, kept within my points (even when the munchkin was poorly and I was eating junk for the energy fix) and done a lot more exercise. Mr H, the munchkin and I all walked (or rode in the munchkin’s case) all the way into town and back home again this morning. It’s around 3 miles each way and isn’t something I’ve managed before. It felt so good, especially when I pushed the pushchair all the way home laden with all the shopping (including a huge bag of potatoes). I’m going to try and find some excuse to walk into town at least twice a week and go for a shorter walk every other day. The local newsagent doesn’t sell the weekly mag I try and get every week so that’s one outing, reading group at the library in town is another….I’ll have to work on the rest!

While the munchkin sleeps I’ve been trying to change my blog template to the customise versions as I want some of the flexibility of it…..however I can’t work out how to do it and still keep the elements of my personal design (by the fab Jeni…..who seems to have disappeared :o( )…..

Anyone reading got any ideas….or will I just have to lose my cute pushchair picture if I upgrade?

Oh, I need to teach myself HTML!

We had a horrendous night last night. The munchkin settled well as normal, then just as H and I were settling down to sleep I heard her being sick. She’d brought up all of the tea and bedtime milk (which she hadn’t drunk much of). This was followed by 2 hours of retching while she brought up every last bit of stuff from her tummy. She was so unhappy, really pale and listless in my arms, blatently in a lot of discomfort, it was awful not being able to do anything to help her. We nearly took her to A&E (no out of hours GP for under 2s here) but thought that was a bit excessive. Eventually she perked up a little so we brought her into our bed, she woke at 3 and would only settle with a little bit of water (which eventually stayed down) and then again at 7 when H got up.

The diahorrea (sp) kicked in this morning (everywhere!), she’s asleep in her cot at the moment, I don’t know how long for….

I now have almost a full load of washing that’s covered with poo and sick to do as well as the load of washing that was put in last night….and I was finally tackling Mount Washmore….

I have no idea whether this bug has come from, it looks like a standard D&V virus, but none of the other babes she’s been around are showing signs of anything…..it’s a bit of a mystery.

Will hopefully update later. Hope everyone reading this is ok.

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