Me, The Hubby and our Four Monsters! Sleepless nights, dirty nappies, tantrums, and tears. But also adventures, fun, laughter, and a whole lot of love! Not every day is easy, but every moment is precious. Welcome to My Life as Mumma Walker!
Today had just been one of those days. You know the type? I'd gone to spend the day with Jen and her boys, we were supposed to be going swimming. Only it's half term so the toddler swim session wasn't on, so we didn't have enough adults per child to be allowed to swim!
We wound up going to Cottam Fields instead for lunch since there is a kiddies play area there and the boys could let off some steam. When we got there the play areas wasn't open yet, and they weren't serving food yet either.
We hung on for the half hour or so for it all so get sorted, fed the kids and let them loose on the play area, so at least they enjoyed them selves even if it did cost us mums a small fortune!
Mark has us booked in for some dental appointments so I had to dash off back home shortly after, especially since the whole of Lancaster is being dug up at the moments and roads are a mess. Jack had fallen asleep in his baby chair in the front of the car so I saw no reason to wake him and …
We've been in France for a week to see my Dad. Before we went I had a docs apt. I'd booked it to see about my anti-depressants and nearly canceled it since I'm hopefully not going to be needing them this winter, but over the weekend I had started with some nasty pains in my back and side. So I figured I might as well keep the apt and get my self checked out. It would also give me a last bit of reassurance that it was safe to fly this early in the pregnancy.
After having a prod around of my back and belly, the Doc said the thought it was probably just a water infection, but to make sure everything was ok, he'd send me for a scan. Which he managed to get for me right away!
I wound up with 2 scans in the end. The normal external scan found our little Squiggle's egg sack in my tummy, the right 6 week sort of size, but no Squiggle! So it was time for another internal scan (I'd hoped I'd not have to have another one of those after the PCOS check). And Squiggle tu…
Oh.... today could have been so much. And turned out to be not much at all. Thursday is supposed to be swimming baths day. I try to go with Jen and Kathy and the kiddies. I've been on my own once, and with Jen once. But between us things like work and illness have prevented us from doing it that often. Today Kath was working, and Jen's done her back in. So instead of swimming I suggested me and Jen went to Preston for the morning. We could have a look round Toys R Us and so on, have some lunch....
We set of well enough with Jack and Conner in the kiddie seats on the back. Only we didn't quite make it out of town. As we came through Galgate Conner started coughing. As we came out of Galgate he brought his entire breakfast back up, and some of last nights tea too I think. Poor wee mite is very, very car sick!
So we went back to Jens and the boys played with fuzzy felts and cars while we had a cuppa and a natter.
Then I started to fell grim too. I managed to get home and make…
Got home from work today to find Jack and Fizgig happily playing together. Jack was rolling a ball across the floor, Fizzy was chasing it, and Jack was laughinh, chasing Fizzy!
At any point the cat could have left the room, the door was open and the gate up so Jack could not follow. But he was happy to play with a manically laughing toddler! They were chasing each other in and out of Jack's play tent too, and round the back of the settee.
As I'm sure you all know.... me and Yorkie have been trying for a baby for the last few months. For the last 3 months I have been taking clomid, which I have found to be great. I was due to have a break from it on my next cycle as it is only recommeded to be taken in 3 month blocks.
I have also signed up for the Fertility Friend website, which is ALSO great. It explains a lot about your body and how to read it to help with conception, starting with checking your resting body temperature and various other things.
I really wanted to be pregnant for my 30th birthday, which was the testing day for my last cycle. I'd had good temps both before and after ovulation, I'd had LOADS of symptoms of pregnancy. Everything was looking like I was getting my birthday wish, but it wasn't to be.
This cycle NOTHING looked like I was going to be pregnant. My temps were too high pre ov, too low post ov. I had no signs of pregnancy, and then I caught a NASTY cold which wrecked my temp read…