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!
basket'o'boys Originally uploaded by chiggster We took advantage of the bit of sunshine we got this afternoon and headed out on foot to Fairfield, and then Willow Lane parks, via the Spar for an ice cream. Loads of fun!
(Diet - earned 5 points walking, used 2 on left over ice cream)
Wow... we have done so well! I cannot believe it! I'm used to the first week of a diet being a good loss week... but this is unreal!
Mark lost 6lb
I lost 8lb!!!!!
A whole stone between us.... Amazing.... I think I like the ProPoints system :oD Mind you, it's a roast day today so it might not last. not to mention Tom's 2 birthday parties this coming week. I think we need a good start.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah. That diet thast was supposed to happen in the New Year? It didn't. Had you noticed the lack of posts, and the unmoving diet ticker?
Well it's back on. As of Sunday gone. Me and hubby decided we're too fat. His belly bothers him, and I'm wearing Gok style underwear to go to work so I don't feel like a blimp (and it's not always comfortable). I think that because we're doing it together and we both WANT to do it, it might just work. Like couples who kick smoking together and do it, we're kicking unhealthy eating!
So, with the improved PC that Bob n Rach brought over (they stopped over with baby Ben going too and from Scotland) I've signed back up for WW online - this new machine can handle the new web site. And we're off!
My start weight is (once again) 14st 7lb, his is 17st 4lb.My Ticker:
Hubbys Ticker: As it happens we both need to loose the same amount of weight (save a pound) to get to a healthy BMI. His target is 62lb, mine is 63…
I think Tom must know it's nearly his first birthday... He's suddenly doing so much all at once. It's like he wants to get it all under his belt before he turns 1 :oD Today not only has his crawling turned up a gear (he can really motor now) he fed himself his tea with a spoon!
To be fair, he was hungry coz tea was a bit late, and as usual Jack was demanding 110% of mine and Marks attention by fussing and sulking and tantruming and not eating (tea time is such a struggle with him, he uses it as a time to get attention by misbehaving). I think Tom thought that if he didn't pick up his own spoon he wouldn't get fed any time soon! Which isn't actually the case... and he had finger food too.
When I tried to spoon feed him his rice he refused, took the spoon off me and did it himself. Some of it went all over the place but he did brilliantly. It seems he likes paprika coated roast chicken with chilli risotto rice. It sticks to the spoon well too so it's easier f…
Tom's Teeth Originally uploaded by chiggster Was it really only Sunday when I typed: "He is't showing any signs of cutting a single tooth yet either" ... Well. 2 days ago THESE turned up! 2 of them! Teeny Tiny Tom Teeth!
But he does not like showing them. Had to grab a snap when he was crying ( yes, mean mummy reached for the camera with one hand while holding sad baby in the other arm!)
We also have new "words" (as in, we know what he says but no one else does. Parents will understand, the rest will prob nod condescendingly) when he was given a balloon today he mimicked "booboom", and "iggigg" is our cat Fizgig!
He's crawling a bit more too...
And today he pulled himself up to standing all on his own! One hand on chair, the other dislocating my 4th toe, but up he got, and looked so chuffed with himself too :oD
We've been struck down with yet another D&V bug, or maybe food poisoning, or something. Since Monday Mark, Tom and I have been pretty grotty. Jack's been ok, which is why Mark thinks it's something we've eaten what with me still feeding Tom.
But that's not what this post is about.... It's about Tom....
Who yesterday morning produced 2 teeth! Front bottom two together, just cutting through the gum. And yes, he's bitten me once during a feed already. Hopefully that will be the only time or he'll be off the boob faster than fast! He can stay as long as he's good (within reason, I already have comments from hubby et al about "bitty", sigh....)
He's also motoring...! A kind of half crawl, half bum shuffle :oD but he can move fast if he wants to, fast enough to pilfer his brother abandoned snacks, knab all his best toys, tip over his juice the moment his back is turned.
And we finally have a "best" toy ... not as cute or as cud…
I forget sometimes how old he is. Although I hate to do it, I can't help comparing Jack and Tom. I'll probably do the same with all my kids. By the time Jack turned 1 he was walking - running even - and he had a few teeth. Tom is having a bit of a go at crawling, he can get a few inches if he puts his mind to it, but he is a bum shuffler and he's perfectly happy that way so crawling isn't an issue for him. He loves to stand against the sofa or a chair and is constantly trying to pull him self up. He is't showing any signs of cutting a single tooth yet either, and that means I am still breast feeding him, usually just first thing and last thing in the day, but also through the day when he's been poorly.
Because of this I keep thinking he is younger than he is. But then he does things that Jack only did when he was much much older... he mimics sounds really well. I think he might talk a lot earlier than Jack did. It's started with him co…
Around 6 months ago now I first started to potty train Jack. This week - for the first time - he has gone ALL WEEK with clean dry pants! Whooohoooo!
Ok. so if you don't have kids that will leave you pretty cold, but for us mums (and dads) it is a big deal. We still need to remind him sometimes - before meal, before we go out etc - but this week he's been brill, even going on the toilet by himself not just the potty.
I'm thinking, if we get another week or so like this I'll start trying him over night in pants instead of nappy-pants. He has a potty in his room, and a roll of toilet paper. He uses it sometimes if he is playing in his room by him self. I'm feeling optimistic!
It's another important milestone. At the risk of tempting fate I'd say he was dry now during the day. He's talking fluently too and people (not just family) can understand him. He has bags of confidence and loves to play out with the other kids on the street even though they are all a…
When I turned the news on yesterday morning I was still half asleep. I thought the headline was that Obama was dead, not Osama. It caught my interest anyway. I was a little less shocked when I worked out (a little more awake) who it was.
My first thoughts were a jumble of understanding for peoples jubilation, and concern for the likely repercusions. But the more I have seen on the story the more concerned I am. First off, all the people in the US that have been filmed celebrating and partying out side the White House... bad taste? I think so. For one, most of those people were young. Much youngr than me. College age? How many of those people were directly affected by, for example, 7/11 etc. I would undertsand a real rush of emotion from someone who lost a loved one (maybe not a party...). But lets not forget that throwing a party because someone is dead is more than a little morbid. I would imagine that the majority of those celebrating Americans would call themselves Christi…
Aww! My baby Tom witll be 1 year old a month today! I CANNOT believe how fast this last year as gone. Year and 1 day ago I made a couple of posts: Mark managed to lose Splodge I during a trip round town with Jack when he was still in the pram. I was counting own 35 days to due date in a fairly happy and relaxed attitude ( for once not grumbling about the GD clinic)
I took the boys shopping to Preston over the weekend to buy Tom's birthday presents. It's a lot easier now to buy him things than it was at Christmas. He's showing more interest in stuff now! He loves Waybuloo, and Tinga Tinga Tales so that was easy, a Yojojo and a Monkey from those shows respectively. He is quite taken with the new Weebles toys too, so a Tree House (Tom haulled that off the shelf by himself, so I'm guessing he really liked it) and Plane found thier way into the trolly.
But the best on has to be.... the Play House! At a fab £50! Less than half what I thought I'd have to pay. And both bo…