Tuesday, 11 October 2011


So today Amber decided to free fall out of her cot! She has learnt to pull herself to stand  up. We hadn't had chance to do her cot, and then today she went for a sleep, I was in the bedroom sorting some washing out and stuff, and heard and almighty thud and she screamed, I thought she had just banged her head hard on the cot sides...so I ran into the room and almost tripped over her!! :/

Poor little Pud!! :'( Bad bad mummy!

Needless to say the cot has been lowered!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

www.willswish.com Every Penny Helps!!!


We're on our way to St Louis' Children's Hospital!! We decided that we wanted to go for the operation, and are now actively fundraising to get us there. The lovely Sarah from here has done the website for us and despite my constant emails and facebook messages, she hasn't got cross with me! Haha! we're so pleased with it. Its fab!

My whole life has been taken over by Will's wish. I have had more mails to answer in the last few weeks than I have had in the last few years! It will be worth all the stress though.

I haven't had time to update my blog for an age, I miss it!!

In other news...It was my birthday yesterday and I have had the most fabulous time!! I love my little family, Dave even had the weekend off!We went to the Trafford Centre and I was spoiled rotten, which was nice, as all my money goes on the kids! I have to say though, they didn't miss out either, as they both had build a bear dog/owl teddy each :) Will loves doing that.

Today we went out for Sunday lunch with my mother in law and then for a wander down the canal.

Busy week this week, Breastfeeding peer support training on Tuesday, last one in this block, so I can start going to Will's riding again, which will be lovely, I miss that, and feel rubbish when I cant be there :( Nothing like a mother's guilt hey? :'(

I think I ought to go to bed now. Dave's garage has bought a new Recovery Truck and so he is up at 4am to go pick it up. I am sure he told me where it was from, but I don't think I was listening :/ Oops! Will is off to his daddy's house tomorrow (we swapped for the weekend) and then its just me and Pud til Wednesday morning...If I'm lucky I might catch 10mins or so with Dave...Maybe.

Night all! :)


Silent Sunday

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Lazy Lazy Lazy!

Wow, its been 2 weeks since my last blog entry! It doesn't seem that long ago...

Having said that, loads going on here...time flies when you're having fun I guess.

Since making the decision that Will is going to have the SDR operation, its been a bit stressful, trying to sort out bank account, a charity that will help us with a number (in case companies want to donate and avoid the tax). I do feel quite positive about it all though, and my friends have been amazing! really helpful with the fundraising ideas!

Tomorrow when I get a minute, I will blog about the fundraising situation and all the things we have planned..but for tonight, I just wanted to quickly update this :)

I guess I should go to bed since Amber has decided she no longer needs to sleep past about 4am. Nightmare.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Gallery:A Happy Memory

The Gallery this week is a showcase of happy memories...

Well here is mine.

The 1st cuddle Will had with his tiny baby sister Amber. After a very stressful week where my little man was staying with his daddy, and Amber was very poorly in the NICU. My heart melted, for the first time, I had both of my babies in the same place at the same time! :D

Monday, 12 September 2011

your choice, my choice.

I am a breastfeeding mummy. A very pro breastfeeding mummy. But recently there have been a few occasions where I have been made to feel uncomfortable about it. Amber is 7 months now. and I plan to continue feeding her well beyond 12 months. That is MY CHOICE!!

A friend of mine recently put a comment on facebook about Aptimil's Toddler milk, and its lack of obvious reasons for existence. A reply popped up and basically it descended into a breastfeeding V formula feeding debate.

I often find that I am unable to be proud of the fact I successfully fed both of my children, as its misinterpreted as formula bashing.

I read so much about the breastfeeding mafia. But I come across the formula feeding defensive more often!! It really irritates me that its deemed acceptable to stick your oar in and tell someone that they shouldn't breastfeed, that the baby wont sleep through, that its 'gross' to do it in public. 'You wouldn't have a poo in public...' etc. Along with all the other stupid comments I have received in the last few years.

But, if I were to even *hint* that formula wasn't as good as breast milk, then I am judgemental and condescending?

I have given up feeling bad no. The fact is, breast milk is superior to formula. You cant get away from that. I am not naive enough to think that there is no call for formula at all, but I think it should be the norm to Breastfeed. and less frowned upon!

I am fed up of being made to feel bad for being bloody proud of myself, it is hard work to breastfeed, and there is no 'sharing the night feeds'. BUT once its all established, it is SO much easier.
Long may Amber continue to feed. Bring on the 'Are you still Breastfeeding...?' ;)

Christmas is coming...Bah Humbug.

Since Amber is growing a ridiculous rate, yesterday I nipped into Boots to buy yet MORE new babygrows, and came across this...

Seriously?? It's not even mid-way through September yet!!

I am so glad I now-longer work in retail, that was one of the things I hated, knowing that my Christmas would start months ahead of schedule. Now, I have to admit to having started my shopping, but that's purely to spread the cost out, especially now we have 2 children, and the SDR on the horizon.

But I couldn't help bur feel sad that when I saw this display, I will be fed up of Christmas by the time it even gets here!

Anyone else feel the same? :/