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Pumpkin Carving

My boys are both sick, a bad cold or mild flu it seems. All high temps, shivers, snot, and coughs. Thought I'd try to cheer them up by getting the pumpkins out and carve them for Halloween. And it was fun, but they had little interest in the actual carving (maybe they are still too little to enjoy getting all gungie in pumpkin innerds) but the liked the finished things.Jack has a pair of ghosts on his, and Tom has a kitty-bat. Copied from templates that Mark got as part of a carving kit. I'm quite impressed!Then Jack asked where his pumpkin-face was (like I normally do for them) so they both have a silly face carved into the other side of their pumpkins too!They are both still poorly, but at least I got a few smiles out of them for a bit.

My Boys 2011

Found baby's heartbeat!!!

I bought a 2nd hand Angel Sounds doppler from eBay at the weekend. It arrived yesterday and I got some new batteries for it this morning... had a good long play with it and eventually found Smudge!

It was LOVELY hearing baby. I'm going to have a good practice tonight and hopefully let Jack listen tomorrow. Tom is still a bit too young to understand but Jack already loves baby and spends ages asking about it, talking to it, kissing and hugging it... One thing is for sure baby Smudge will know his/her biggest brother really well when they arrive next year!

I tried to do a count of beats per minute, but it was not a very accurate count! I got 154bpm which predicts me a boy, but it could easily have been 10 more or 10 less as Tom was scrabbling all over me at the time and I was trying to time off a clock on morning telly.... Over 160bpm suggests a girl, less suggests a boy. Think I'll go for a best of 3 tonight! Although I cant help thinking a boy is most likely!

Tired eyes

Tired eyes, a photo by chiggster on Flickr. Tired eyes

Horrible flipping cold

Urgh, we all got this nasty cold, apart from Tom who is thankfully snot free. It's a really nasty one too, snotty n stuffy, head aches, sore throat, cough, aching limbs.... It's almost like flu. And because I'm pregnant I can't do my normal dose-up n carry-on, and because the kids are home I can't go to bed and sleep it off. So I am sat here suffering, being no fun for the kids who still want to play, and not getting better any quicker.And to add to it the weather is nasty too. It's cold, wet and windy. Not fit for the kids to play out in and they are going loopy stuck at home with just me and the telly for company.Dragged the boys round town for a bit this morning but Jack was in paddy mode so that was no fun for anyone. And because it was so stressful I wound up forgetting to buy a birthday pres and card for the kiddy whose party Jack is going to on Friday. That means we need another shopping trip before Fri... Oh joy.I really need to sleep. Not just early to…

Contemplating Maternity Leave...

I know it's ages off yet, but its one of those things you cant help thinking about. For me, it's another countdown to enjoy!

I'm thinking.... due April 12th. Likely to be induced 3 days early so lets call it the 9th (a Monday, very obliging). This time round I have a cushy desk job which is physically as taxing as watching telly, less demanding than being at home, and with same-floor access to the loo (no stairs) so why not stay at work for as long as (sensibly) possible? Then I can spend as much of my 9 months off with my new baby and my boys as possible.

I could put my self down as starting Mat Leave on April 2nd, also a Monday, meaning that I'll finish on the Friday before. Jack came 9 days early and I'd only given myself 14 days before my due date with him so I know not to cut it tooooo fine. Tom was less eager and turned up on his induction date - without the induction - so he was still 3 days early, but I don't see the point in leaving work a month or mor…

Totally took advantage, heeheehee!

Anyone who knew me through my first n second preg might well know that my hubby has something of a phobia when it comes to DTD with me when I'm preg. It drives me CRAZY as specially when I was having the boys coz I was more than a little randy then *blush*

Well.... before I got my 3rd BFP I had booked a dirty weekend away for hubby and myself as his main 40th birthday present, and arranged for the kids to be else where. Then I got the BFP and thought "bang goes the dirty from our weekend" which was non-refundable too. Arse...

This weekend just gone was that weekend. And I was very naughty.... Friday night we had our big night out with friends and hubby got a bit drunk. The morning after the night before, before he totally sobers up, he is always randy and rarely thinking straight. I find it a very gooood time to introduce "new" things to my shy husband. I pounced on him and he stood no chance >;D

I think it may have been the 3rd time before he recalled the bump…

2nd Tri today

Wow this has come round fast! I can't believe I am a third of the way through already! I am not sorry to see the back of tri 1 though. It's been difficult and emotional. I have been more sick and more tired with Smudge than with both boys together. And I cannot get over just how many of the ladies I've meet in the forum this time have lost their babies. It's heartbreaking.
My last day in tri 1 was typically eventful:
I was at the RLI yesterday for my first consultants appointment. I'm still technically under Miss Cow-Bag because she runs the only GD clinic, but I have been assured that it is unlikely that we'll meet after last time and I'd mostly see her registrar. Good! She seems ok.
So... I have bypassed the GTT this time and have been asked to keep tabs on my BGL only 2-3 times a week. If they stay under control then fine, that's all I'll need to do. If they don't stay controlled then they will have to medicate me, intervene with my birth pl…

Booking appointment

Had one of my two fav midwives come to see me today! I love that I've had the same ladies look after me for all of my babies! She came round nice n early coz I'd asked for a 9am visit so hubby could mind the boys while she took my blood well before he had to go to work, and she was with me just before 9am.
We went through my notes, she gave me the new, bigger, preg book and other gumph... And best of all as she picked up the Kendal Mat Unit leaflet she said "you'll not need that because you're under consultant care".... YES! I can have my baby at my hospital! That has been SUCH a worry for me!
I spent the rest of the day shopping for hubbys birthday. He's 40 on Monday! I've organised a night out with friends on Fri, and 2 nights in a hotel in Blackpool. Mum's taking the kids for 3 nights (although I think she's regretting it now since she's changed the times I drop them off and pick them up, Grr). The kids are hugely excited because the…

Am I permitted to laugh at my husband?

We've had no hot water since wed eve. So we've been washing at the sink having boiled a kettle, let most of the dishes stack up, and generally got a bit stinky n greasy. Today the boiler man came out (hes still here actually) and fixed the boiler.... By turning it on.Doh!Guessing one of us must have knocked the dial getting stuff in and out of the cubby, but it being reasonably new he didn't know the dial marked 0 and 1 was the on-off dial. Personally I don't touch the bloody thing if I can avoid it lest I get blamed for anything going wrong.On the plus side both boiler and fire were due a service and that's what is happening now. Next... Baths for all! Woohoo!