Sunday, 27 January 2019

Sunday Thoughts #4

It's amazing how some 'me' time can make you feel so much better. I absolutely love being a Mum, it's everything (and more) I've ever dreamt of but I have no shame in saying it's nice to have 24 hours off once in while. Oliver and Elsie stayed at my Mum and Dad's on Saturday night and although I missed them like mad it was so nice to have some couple time with Aled. We dropped them off at about 10ish in the morning and headed straight to Sychnant Pass for a walk. I've never been far up there as the kids can't really go that far and it's not somewhere we normally go either. So we walked for just over an hour and then had a little lunch stop before heading back down. The view was unreal 😍 Luckily we got back to the car just before it started chucking it down!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sunday Thoughts #3

What a week. You've probably seen our main news from this week (if you haven't, you can read about it here) so I won't go into all of it again. But that has consumed our whole week really so we haven't got much else to report. I've been completely blown away by everyone's comments and messages on Instagram (you guys are the best 😘) and I'm doing better each day, just focusing on all the good things. Plus Elsie has needed my full attention since Friday as she's been so poorly bless her. We though it was a sickness bug as she was sick 4 times on Friday but we're thinking it's flu now and it was the high temperature that was making her sick. She's a little bit better now, no sickness since Friday night but her eyes and nose won't stop running and she's so tired. Hopefully she'll be feeling better in the morning otherwise it'll be another day off Cylch!

Friday, 18 January 2019

Baby #3 That Wasn't Meant To Be

I'm sure there are some people who are wondering why I would write about this on my blog. But why not? It's not something I either want to, or should have to hide. And I'm happier to talk about it than not. After all, I share most things about our family life on here, so feels natural to share this with you all. Plus I feel like I need to write it all down to help clear my head after what's been a really shit week.

Early last week we found out that I was pregnant. Although it shouldn't have been, it was a shock. We hadn't been careful for a few months but nothing had happened so I didn't think anything would come of it (silly I know). So when we realised I was, panic set in. How would we cope with three children? It seems like such a step up from having two. We thought tirelessly about everything, from would we need different cars, how will we afford another episode of childcare, will my body recover well from a third c-section? It was panic stations, but after a couple of days we calmed down and realised that everything would be ok and we'd adapt, like many others do.

No sooner had we come around to the idea, I started taking my vitamins and getting excited about a new bundle joining us in September, it was all taken away. I had some spotting on Sunday which I know is very common so tried not to panic, but it was new to me as I didn't have any with Oliver or Elsie's pregnancies. However on Monday I started getting cramps too and then it got progressively worse from there. The midwife referred us to the Early Pregnancy Unit in our local hospital and a scan and blood test yesterday confirmed that the pregnancy had sadly ended. It was the news we were expecting but it doesn't make it any easier.

We're looking at all the positives though to help move on... thankfully it was very early on (no doubt a few more weeks along would have been even worse, both physically and mentally), my body has done everything it needed to (I was really nervous about having to have any sort of medical procedure) and we're lucky enough to already have two happy and healthy children at home (which I'm forever thankful for and my heart goes out to those who don't).

A few people who know have already asked if we'll try again. The answer is I don't know. We're happy as we are but there are moments when I long for just one more. To have those newborn snuggles, giggles and another sibling for the kids to love and play with. To be honest, I get exhausted thinking about it sometimes, weighing up all the pros and cons. I'm sure if it's ever meant to happen, it will.


Sunday, 13 January 2019

Sunday Thoughts #2

I very almost forgot about this weeks 'Sunday Thoughts' post... wouldn't be a good start would it! Only because I was ready to go and watch a film in bed and get a super early night. This week has beaten me, I am one tired mama. The kids weren't back in school until Wednesday so they were in Nursery on Monday and with Aled on Tuesday. So along came Wednesday (at bloody last, the Christmas break felt longer than the Summer holidays!) and off went Elsie to Cylch (9-11 every day now 🙌) and Ollie to school... only to be sent home at 1pm as the water had stopped working in school *eye roll*. I'd have more sympathy but this isn't the first time it's happened and the school is brand new, you'd like to think you could rely on the water working in a brand new building. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New House // Oliver's Bedroom

We finished Oliver's bedroom 4 months ago now and I'm still as in love with it as I was then. It was the first room we did in our new house, soon followed by Elsie's, so that the kids would feel a bit more settled. I hadn't long done a mini makeover of his room in the old house so already knew what sort of colours and theme I wanted to use but definitely needed to rethink his storage as his new room is slightly smaller and more square. So I'll guide you through everything we bought and add as many links as I can along the way.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday Thoughts #1

So I thought I'd start doing a weekly post on here so I can at least aim for one post a week... so here's my Sunday thoughts! It's a good day to pick as the house is normally pretty clean and tidy ready for the week ahead, we all have tea together at 5 (no 8pm tea for me and Aled) so a night on the sofa with a brew and a film is totally justified. It's been a bit of a funny week, I'm only just sure of what day we're on after the Christmas/New Year festive limbo!
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