Monday, 27 June 2016

Hollys First Nursery Trip - Review






Hello!!

If you have read The Super Guilt post, you will know Holly had her first nursery trip this week :)

You will also know I didn't go. But that's all explained in The Super Guilt post!! BUT her dad even though he was dying with the cold, went with her :)

They went to our local science centre and she absolutely loved it. 




Here are some photos they sent me. 
If you follow me on Twitter (@workingmumy) you might have seen some of them. 

She had an absolute ball!! The best part was the planaterium where the seats sat back and the walls and ceiling start to move, then the stars and plants are displayed with a person at the bottom explaining to everyone what's going on. 

My OH and the rest of the adults left feeling ill because of all the spinning but the kids all loved it!!

It was exapensive for food and drink. My OH bought 1 can of juice at £2, panda juice at ) £1.50 and Astro bites (little biscuits) for £2 taking him to £5 lol he wasn't impressed. Lucky I had made them a packed lunch. 

Over all he would give them a 4/5 stars only because of the pricing. 

We will definitly be going back with just the family. 

Speak soon
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Baby No.2 Update 18.06.16

Hello :)

Last week was a super busy week.

We had the;
Midwife - normal check up
Sports day - not mine haha Hollys
The surgeon - to discuss VBAC
The vets - Crockets nail clipping (yes he's a rabbit, but a very grumpy rabbit!!)



Luckily I was able to get Wednesday off and a half day on Tuesday to get it all done!

Anyway baby no.2 is till doing well. At the midwife I was only measuring 25.5 weeks when actually I am 28 Weeks. Baby was being very naughty and was lying length ways across my tummy.

Holly done this the last time and ended up turning the wrong way and settled breach!!

However I had the surgeon on Wednesday and she checked again and baby was fine. Not sure how she was lying but I was back at 27 weeks. So she wasn't too worried.

We have made the decision now though to try and have a VBAC. I said in a previous post that there was no way I was doing that!! I was having another section and I just needed to stand my ground. Which is all well and true, and after reading My Labour Advice. I'm now thinking I've made the wrong decision lol. I should have opted for a section! hahah. If however we go past our due date on the 5th of Sep 16. It will be a section.
She started to ask if I would want them to check when I came in on the day for the section if they could have a look to see how far I had progressed and if I was ok with them break my waters!! MMMMMM no thanks. That means you will be poking sharp implements in places, I don't want them poked!! lol so we decided I either labour or don't.

But she wants me back in at 39 weeks to get a sweep. At first I was like yeah no problem. Then I googles it.....yeah there will be no sweeping. Again! I labour on my own or not at all!! ok, no putting gelled up fingers up somewhere I don't want them and separating any kind of sacks from my cervix ok lol!

But this time round with having Holly, I can't really afford to be out for up to 6 weeks. I want to be able to look after her and be as normal as possible with her. So we thought a VBAC was the best choice. Yeah beginning to think stuff Holly, She will just have to deal with daddy lol.

I am not looking forward to it haha. I want an epidural the min I walk into that labour ward!! I have a pretty high pain threshold. So I'm hoping it will get me through the first part. But ripping, snipping and stitching, nooooo thank youuuu lol. The horrible thing is my OH is actually pretty excited :) lol. Yeah you won't be when I'm either screaming at you or breaking your hand. The excitement will be gone. He also won't be too excited when he realises, he won't be getting any for a fair few weeks!!
Take that OH!! haha

Speak soon
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Monday, 20 June 2016

Fresh Meals Vs Frozen Meals

Hello!! *waves*

A nice short post this time and a HUGE change of subject! haha

Every month when I get payed, I do a big freezer shop at Iceland Foods. I plan most of my meals out and spend about £45 - £50 (anymore, my freezer won't take it lol).

But recently I was wondering if it would be cheaper to by fresh and make fresh meals every night instead of frozen stuff.

Don't get my wrong, I don't make freezer stuff every night. Specially at the weekends, I try to make fresh meals.

I have been using MySupermarket.com when my OH gets payed. This is when I do all my bread and cereal shop. I normally spend anywhere between £20 - £30 on this shop. That's really helpful. But some places don't delivery or aren't linked to the website. So I have no idea if I'm really getting the best deal.

What do you think?
Do any of you have suggestions for me, Fresh food shop or Frozen food shop? Let me know in the comments below.

L x
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Monday, 13 June 2016

Super Guilt Of The Working Mum

Hello!!
Have any of you ever been struck with the super guilt? 

I have today really for the first time. I mean I've felt guilty before but today's is a whole new level!!

For a few years now I have had a touch of social anxiety. I think I'm a pretty boring person. I can talk about things I'm passionate about sure, but those things don't tend to be popular with everyone else. So I feel like when I talk to people they find me boring. 



My subject range:
Kids
Pregnancy
Birth
Animals
Disney
Work

I don't like people judging me and I tend to find that once in a conversation with people, they tend to cut me off and start their own stories. At which point I just shut up and go along with it.

Now this post is not a feel sorry for me post I have anxiety. So please don't take this as I'm looking for sympathy. I know my issues and I know what I need to work through. This is me just giving you background so I can get to the point of this rambling post.

Holly has her first nursery trip in a week’s time and every kid that goes needs to have an adult with them. Automatically I start sweating. What? You mean I need to go with her and either stand on my own as she runs off to play, or actually talk to other parents?! From 9am till 3pm!!! Oh jeez!!

So I asked my OH to go. He didn't need to take a holiday since he works back shift, he could go in late and we could swap at 3pm. But to start with someone else was off at his work, so he couldn't get it.

I wouldn't have her not going on her nursery trip. So I put in a holiday at my work but wasn't sure I'd get it, as this week I already have a day and a half off as I have different appointments to go to surgeon, midwife, dentist, vets etc...

Anyway I got it but I was still super uneasy about it and I think he could tell.

So he came in last night and told me he had managed to get it off to take her. Now my fist reaction was a flush of relief!! An I thanked him for being able to do it for me. Telling myself well he hardly ever takes holidays to look after her like during the summer (that's a whole other post). But I slept on it over night. An now I have super guilt.

I have super guilt for a few reasons.

The fact I felt so uneasy and worried about taking her out with others on her first nursery trip. Surly that's something a mother should do and be happy to do. Then there's the fact he had to bargain and do god knows what to be able to get the days off.

Then there's the fact this week she has her first sports day that once again, I can't attend. I have the half day Tuesday, full day Wednesday off and her sports day is 11 till 3 on the Thursday. So my OH is going in late that day so he can go watch her. I don't want her being the only kid there with no one to cheer her on!!  But surly I should be there for that as well. To see her first sports day, to cheer her on and get photos of her with her medal.

Half of me thinks well you work back shift and I work dayshift. So you should be doing stuff that needs done during the day. Specially if it means you can just go in a few hours late to me having to take a full day’s holiday. But then I think I'm her mum; I should be there for all this!!

The sports day has nothing to do with the anxiety. Just life planning and because of having to work!!

Have any of you had these issues??

Let me know in the comments below :)

Lx




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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Labour Advice

Hello!!

Do you have any advice for a natural birth??

I know I have been through all of this before with Holly. But I had so many issues last time and was in total denial of having a baby, none of these questions actually occurred to me. Then there was the fact Holly went breach and I had to be c section!! 

I will be attending classes to find out exactly what I am letting myself in for haha. I said in a previous post that I was having a section, and you just had to stand your ground, see that here. But the more we have spoken about it, with the surgeon and with my OH, we decided to opt for a natural birth (a vbac) then go straight for a section if I haven't popped by the 5th sept 16. There is a few reasons for the change of heart. But those are a whole other post!!

I want to know all the facts! Tell me your stories and don't sugar coat it.
What it felt like and how you knew you were in labour?
I want to know how long were you in labour?
Is the whole rip or snip thing true??
What type of pain relief if any did you have or would you recommend??
Do you actually poo yourself while giving birth??
What's it like delivering the placenta??
Did anyone need crushed ice?? How would crushed ice help me!
An did you need you iPad / iPod? 

I'm pretty sure when I'm squeezing a watermelon out a hole the size of a pea, the last thing on my mind is Taylor Swift. 

Tell me all the details. This time round has been totally different. With Holly I think I had a touch of PND/shock see that post here!! This time all these questions that I should have asked or found out about before, never occurred to me. 

Please leave me comments :)

Lx 



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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Review - Garnier Amber Solaire

Hello!!

Since I found out Scotland was to have a heat wave these last couple of weeks. I started to fake tan my legs. There's nothing worse than sticking on your shorts to reveal pale blue legs lol. 

So I started to use this.
This is for medium skin tones. I am extremely fair (to the point I swear I'm blue at times) but I find the fair tanners, don't give me the colour I want in the time I want.

I did like this when I started to put it on. It gives nice coverage and there are no streaks if you apply carefully and evenly. I even tweeted about it!! 

It's a opaque gel consistency with a light browny orange tinge. It's also very smooth and light feeling. Absorbes quickly and your skin is non sticky!! 

However!! After 2 applications, instead of the bronzed goddess look I went orange. Not sure if it was this product or if it's because I used the medium skin tone. But I don't want orange!! I want bronzed goddess of Greek look. I also found that no matter how much you moisturise your knees and ankles, it still sticks and you get orange patches. 

Overall I would give this a 3 out of 5 stars. I loved the consistency, non stickyness and the light weight feel. However I didn't like the colour I turned. 

I got this from Boots for £7.00 at the time. But I have had this for a few months now. 

Have you tried this product?? 
Let me know 
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