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!
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And it went really really well! We wound up taking Jack with us.When I got him down to nursery this morning we were turned away because the boiler had broken down and they were below the minimum required temp! It is a bit bloomin cold though today. I had wrapped Jack up well enough to face a blizzard, haha.
So to make up for him missing nursery I asked if he would like to come to the hospital and see baby Smudge on the telly - just like in the book "There's a House Inside My Mummy" where the daddy tells the little boy that he has seen inside mummy's tummy at the new baby. Tom is still too young and there is no way Mark could cope with both at the same time so my mum looked after Tom and we went off to the RLI.
They are doing some training today so we go a super super long scan! And LOADS of pics too! My GD middy was getting trained up on the scan machine so I was more than fine with her "practicing" on me :o) I got extra photos for free too! 4 of the same to give out to grandparents, and a couple of others just for us! Pics 1 & 2 are ours, pic 3 is the one we are gifting.
Smudge is a little Monkey... would NOT keep still (maybe that 2nd coffee was a bad idea), both ladies has real trouble getting some of the measurements before Smudge was off and shuffling again. At one point baby actually grabbed hold of the cord and gave it a yank! Glad I can't feel stuff like that - it's sounds painful! Arms and legs were waving about like mad! We did get a nice look at Smudges face, and several beautiful views of that tiny beating heart.
But the hardest bit to see was the base of the spine. I'm still not sure if they got as good a look as they wanted. I'm hoping / guessing there's nothing wrong with Smudges spine. There is certainly no lack of movement! And I've not been told I have to come back for another look or anything.
As the scan went on I got a very clear view of what sex wee Smudge is. How Mark missed it is beyond me! Although he did admit after that he can't really tell what's what on these scans. I think they are pretty clear, or maybe that's just because I'm the mummy, who knows.
Anyway... I had said at the start that I wanted to know what baby was, but he didn't. Could they tell me at the end? And after a while once Mark had had a really good look and Jack was getting fed up of sitting nicely and quietly (which he did really well by the way) he went to get the cards for the photos and I got to ask the big question.
And baby Smudge is...... A secret! hahaaha! If you want to know highlight the text in these brackets ( boy number 3 ). BUT DO NOT MENTION ANYTHING ON FACEBOOK OR ANYWHERE ELSE until after we announce the birth!
Yay! Another thing of the list - two things actually because I'm certain I have the right replacement shoes for me too!
Drove down to Mum's this morning, picked her up and drove over to Jacquie's, and from there the three of us and Jac's two daughters headed over to the Trafford Centre.
It turned out to be a really easy shopping trip - and surprisingly quick too!
First off, Debenhams. The first dresses we saw for child bridesmaids looked just about perfect. Little ivory dresses with chiffon type fabric over the skirt and little flowers embroidered on the top. This means that they are the same ivory as my dress, and have some green included too which makes them ideal. And they had Caitlin & Mia's sizes too. The girls tried them on, with co-ordinating shoes, and looked brilliant! We looked at others, but none of them came close so we had them put aside and moved onto the next shop.
Monsoon had a sale on, and we were hopeful, but nothing was quite right. They had plen…
It's that time of year again! Jack and Tom have been preparing for their grading since September. Jack is used to the whole process now, but for Tom it was the first time. This time we were taking Jack's friend Rory with us - he goes to a different school but does jujitsu with the same club.
Tom was trying for his first belt which is white. Rory was going for orange, and Jack was going for blue.
As usual parents can't stay to watch, so after dropping the three of them off I went for a wander to get some steps in for my own fitness (and a coffee and mince pie) with Freddie. In the freezing cold and bitter wind of Morecambe in December! Lucky old Hubby and Georgie stayed at home in the warm! Freddie didn't rate it at all - if he wasn't still 100% a boobie baby I wouldn't have dragged him out in it and left him home in the warm too.
When I got back to the school and queued up to get in and watch the belts be awarded I wound up chatting with another mum. We got on…