Today has been a hard day for me, I wasn’t going to write about it as I feel really bad but I have found the whole process of being a partner and mum difficult today. Really difficult.

I think it is because I am not feeling 100% and Baba is definitely not 100% he has had a cold for a couple of days now and is just very very grumpy. We have had constant screaming for a few days now. And today it really got to me.

This morning Mr L broke one of his trucks, understandably Baba wasn’t that happy about that, so we told him that we would go out and find him another one, like you do. We went to one shop and there was nothing in there, so we decided to go to a local garden centre that we now does a lot of toys in. Well it was the big mistake of the day really. More

Neurotic Mummy – Need Advice!

Now this is something that has been bothering me for a while, Mr L says that I am a neurotic mummy but I am still flapping about it, so thought that I would write about it here. At least then I can get other mummies advice to see if I am just being neurotic of not!

I am a little neurotic about things, it doesn’t help that I spent the ten years before having Baba working with disabled children, especially autistic children. So sometimes Baba does things and alarm bells ring in my head. Mr L tells me I am being stupid, and 99% of the time I can shift them. This one thing I can not. More

Impressive Baba

Baba was at Nannies today as it was a work day for Mummy. He bowled in to her house at lunch time, (as we got a few extra hours today on our own) chatting away to his granddad. He was so at peace that when I said goodbye to him, he turned around and just waved, I don’t think he even noticed that I had gone, as he was back playing with his garage straight away.

Today when I went to collect him he did a succession of things that I was very impressed with, I don’t know whether he just preforms at Nannies, or whether he has done these before in front of her, but to me they were new. More

Holiday’s past and future

We got our confirmation today for our Sun holiday, to Wales. We are going for a long weekend and I can’t wait.

Now I know it is not the most fantastic holiday in the world, but it is our first family holiday and I am so looking forward to it. We are off to a caravan park and it brings back lots of happy memories of my childhood holidays. More

What A Day

I had a busy day planned today, prospecting and then home to do some cleaning, paying some bills, sorting out my order for work and generally being very busy. While Baba was up at my mums house.

Well none of that happened, I dropped off Baba to my mums house, and my dad was home too. I went home and started on the dreaded cleaning, as I decided to give prospecting a miss, as I didn’t think Baba was 100% due to his teeth, so thought I would do the prospecting tomorrow instead. So said to mum that I would collect Baba at lunch time.

Got a call from my mum saying that Baba had had a really bad nappy and could I bring up another vest for him. Yeah that was fine, so I found a vest, and carried on with the cleaning to get that done before picking him up as I only had about half an hour or so before I said I would pick him up.

Then I got the call….

my Dad… More

Snippets of my day

Baba and I were at Nannies for lunch today. Baba was sat in his high chair getting his hands and face washed after lunch. He laid his hands stretched out over Nannies table, and started blowing raspberries on the table, in between each raspberry he lifted his head and laughed hysterically at my mum. This must have lasted for ten minutes, mum now officially thinks my child is mad. More

Super Skinny Me Update 1

So after finally getting better, I decided that today was going to be the day that the super skinny me mission was starting, as I lost a few pounds while I was poorly.

So this afternoon, Baba and I got ready with the added help of my mum, as she wants to lose a bit of weight as well, and we took T (the dog) for a half hour walk. We then dropped T off, and walked down to town and back up again, for about an hour. So that was a good hour and a half walk. Which I was really impressed with, as I haven’t really done any exercise for months now, with my leg playing up again. More

Play Schools!

Oh what a day, I have tried to find a nursery, or playschool for Baba today and oh my god what a task.

So far Baba’s live has been relatively easy, with Mummy three days of the week and with Nanny one day, and with Nan the other day while I work so nice and easy. However at 15 months I think that he doesn’t interact with enough children of his own age.

He spends loads of time with his cousins, but they are 4 and 8 years. He also sees a lot of my friends children, two in particular, but still only one is his age, and then my other friends kids are all baby babies, only just born in the last couple of months. So I constantly have a nagging doubt that he doesn’t spend time with children of his own age. More


Baba has always been quick of the mark, whatever you show him, he never forgets, even if he can’t do it at that time he will learn how to do it! He learnt to walk early, and he has managed to always keep Mr L and myself on our toes. However I have always had a problem with his speech, Mr L says it is an irrational problem, and it probably is, due to the fact that for the last 10 years I have worked with disabled children.

Anyway I digress, my problem has been that I don’t think he has picked up his words very quickly, and when we see other babies of his age they seem to be trying to speak more than him. Mr L says that every child has something that takes them longer to grasp and to stop worrying and I so hate it when he is right!!!! More

Time For Some Thanks

Sleep for the Weak has posted the weekly workshop and I have chosen to do this prompt:

1. Write something to say thank you to some who has made a difference to your life, whether from your past or present.
– Inspired by the Moiderer’s ‘People I’d like to thank

When I first saw this I could have written a thousand thank you’s, but then I narrowed them down to just a few.

Firstly it would have to be my parents, More

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