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The Mummy Diaries: HE’S HERE!!!

23 weeks ago…

I totally meant to do this update so long ago but having a fresh baby is hard work! Finding time to do things other than baby stuff has been difficult but I am absolutely loving being a mom!

So the details…

He was born weighing 7lb 11ozs via emergency c-section at 18:56 on the 14.05.17…

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Here he is almost 1 day old, having just had his first ever bath, he didn’t enjoy it very much but he loved being wrapped in his towel… he did wee in it though!!

My water broke at 2:30am on the Sunday morning, we went straight to the hospital as we were told to, we got there about 3:30am or there abouts, I checked into the assessment unit and then we never left the hospital until the Tuesday evening! There was meconium in my water so I had to be monitored and my blood pressure was high, these were the first problems really that I had, had my entire pregnancy, because of this I couldn’t come off the baby monitor only to go to the toilet, anyway, I was 3cm dilated by the time we got to the hospital so I got checked into the delivery suite, thankfully, I was totally worried they were going to send me home when we got to the hospital but I guess because of the meconium and my blood pressure I had to stay to be monitored.
Once I was on the delivery suite I laboured until about 6:30pm, I had gas and air and one shot of pethedine but unfortunately the pethedine just made me feel sleepy, contractions weren’t too painful it was just the pressure in my bum that I couldn’t stand, I did however do the majority of my labour without any medication, not because I was trying to be a hero, just it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting it to be! Around 6:30pm (I don’t remember exactly it could have been a bit earlier) his heart rate took a nose dive, I wasn’t progressing and was getting pretty tired and they called the doctor in and it was sort of a blurr from there, they came to the conclusion that he was stuck and we needed intervention to get him out, the anaesthetist then came in with a bunch of papers and went over everything with me, I signed the papers not having really absorbed anything he’d said and I was taken through to theatre, this all happened within about 5/10 minutes, it was so fast, the surgeon talked to me about trying to do a Ventouse and if that wasn’t possible it would be a C-Section, I remember asking if we could skip straight to the section… anyway, once I was in theatre they gave me a spinal block and oh my god it is amazing, within a couple of minutes I could no longer feel the contractions and my legs were getting all warm and tingly, it was wonderful! the surgeon then assessed me and decided that an Emergency C-Section was the only option, I felt nothing I was amazed, I’d read about people being able to feel pulling and pressure but I literally felt nothing, my mom came into theatre with me as Arran couldn’t, hes not good with things like that, I didn’t mind as long as I wasn’t in there on my own, infact I surprised myself really, I wasn’t scared in the slightest, I was completely calm, didn’t panic or cry just got on with it and did as I was told, super proud of myself! at 6:56pm my little boy was born and they then stapled me back together (yep staples… 17 of them!!) my mom went to recovery with Oscar and went and fetched Arran also, all 3 of them met me in recovery and I was there for about half an hour before they took me back to the ward, where I stayed for the next two days.
Arran went home that night and slept then came back the next day, I didn’t see the point in both of us being really tired! I didn’t sleep much, I just spent all night cuddling my little man, I was in awe and it all felt so surreal having this tiny little life depending on me but I was just so in love with him and obviously still am!
I breastfed him whilst in hospital and for a few days after we got home, but every step of the way was a struggle, I couldn’t get him to latch and and he would just get angry and scream the whole time, eventually after about maybe a week we just switched to formula, I felt guilty for the next week or two everytime he would have a bottle I felt like crying, it felt like I was letting my baby down, but at the same time he was happier and getting what he needed so I was also happier if that makes sense!

So yeah that is the story of Oscars arrival! It didn’t all go as expected but then at the same time I didn’t have a plan anyway, I was just going with the flow and my main focus was to get him here safely, which is what happened!

Here are some other pics of him!

Hopefully I will keep on top of updates from now on! The next one will be his 5 month update, which I will try and do in the next week or so!

Til next time!

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Happy Easter! 🐣

Just a quick post today and its a day late at that! but,

HAPPY EASTER!! 

Hope you all had a great Easter yesterday, me and Arran spent time with both our families, it was a great weekend and a nice break from unpacking from our recent house move!

We got quite a bit of chocolate, i reckon it’ll last us probably two/three weeks! also this is our last Easter as just the two of us! how exciting, next year we will hopefully be in Cyprus celebrating with our little dude for his first Easter!

Here is a pic of all the chocolate that we got, I think we did pretty well!


Did you guys get much chocolate? 

The Mummy Diaries: Baby Shower!

So it’ll have been 3 weeks tomorrow since my baby shower 😱 I definitely planned on writing this post a lot sooner than now but I have been super busy with baby stuff!

Anyway, my baby shower! It was a great day, if not a little overwhelming but I still had a ton of fun and am very thankful to all of my family and friends who came to celebrate with me! Baby boy got lots of lovely pressies, more clothes than he will ever need and I even got a couple of presents too! Which I wasn’t expecting πŸ˜›

My baby shower was at my parents house as it is a lot bigger than my flat, my mom organised it and my sister and Arran’s mom bought the decorations. It was such a good day, my mom organised some quizzes and a few other games like pin the dummy on the baby and we had a guess how many jelly babies are in the jar too, definitely one of the most fun days I’ve had in a long time! However, I’m not one for being the centre of attention so it was rather overwhelming for me too, having everyone watching me opening presents and just having everyone there to celebrate me and the baby was crazy, I definitely slept well that night cause I was just physically and mentally exhausted!! Still a ton of fun and for anyone who’s thinking of having one I would definitely recommend it, its a great way to get all of your family together!

We had about 25 guests but I didn’t take many pics during the day cause I was just so busy and distracted but here are a few 😊

And some pics of the lovely gifts we received!

So yeah overall it was an awesome day! and now I only have just over 5 weeks to go til my due date!!!

Excited and scared!

Birthday Celebrations πŸŽ‰Β 

So it was my birthday last Sunday(29th of Jan) YAY… I turned 27 😱 someone seriously needs to invent a way to stop time! I am not ok with getting older πŸ˜› 

Anyway, I was supposed to be going out for a meal with the family for mine and my Dads birthdays but, instead I ended up spending the weekend in hospital 😒 which was crap but it was for the best, I was admitted with severe stomach pains and sickness on Saturday night, I ended up having two steroid injections as a precaution in case I went into premature labour, those injections help the baby’s lungs mature which means he would have a higher chance of surviving should he be born really early, scary stuff, but by Sunday afternoon I was well enough to be discharged and got to at least spend some of my birthday not in the hospital! 😊

We are making up for it though, this Saturday just gone me and Arran went for a nice meal at Ed’s Diner in Brum and then this Saturday we are meeting up with Mariah and Luke to go play some crazy golf! Looking forward to it 😊

Should have posted this last week but got waylaid with appointments and what not, #pregnancyjoys 😁

Happy New Year!

Things have been quiet recently but I thought I would drop by to anyone who still checks in and say HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I know it’s like 3 days late but hey better late than never right! 

Hope you all have an amazing 2017, anyone got any new year resolutions they wanna share? I’m not very good at making/keeping mine so I tend not to make them πŸ˜›

2017 is going to be a great year, I can feel it… literally 😜

Busy Day!

Sup Guys!

Been a while since I blogged from my PC, got my music blasting and sat here in my pj’s getting into the party mood cause IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!

Yep, today I turn 26 :0….. Feels so old!

So far its been pretty chilled but it is only 20 to 12, things will get super hectic later, cause it’s also GLOBAL GAMES JAM this weekend!!! which I am super excited for!

I will be blogging about GGJ all weekend so you guys will be getting sneak peeks of our game and insight into everything else going on, so make sure you keep an eye out! My Games Jam mini series was a bit of a hit last year, and I cant wait to blog it all again this year! I will probably do multiple posts a day cause there will be so much to talk about and many pictures to share with you all πŸ˜€

Anyway, back to my birthday! Even though I think I’m actually more excited for GGJ than I am my birthday πŸ˜›

I’m considering treating myself to a new iPad with my birthday money… should I? I mean the one I have now has lasted me 5 years, I bought that with my birthday money just before I started uni I think, and its been struggling a bit lately, might be time to retire it πŸ˜›

The problem though as you get older the stuff you want becomes more expensive, and there’s not a lot of it, all I want really is practical things, a dishwasher and tumble dryer would be lovely but sadly I live in a student house so I cant really do that πŸ˜› now I sound really old! πŸ˜›

But yeah, I’m super excited for tonight’s Birthday/Games Jam celebrations!

If you’re Jamming this weekend, let me know where you are in the comments, and how long you’ve been doing it, this will be my second one and I will be on social media all weekend feel free to check out my Twitter and Instagram, one of my friends will also be Vlogging all weekend so I will at some point get a link to his channel and share that with you guys too, for now, those of you jamming this weekend, HAPPY JAMMING!

Sarah πŸ˜€

Merry Christmas! & A Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas guys! It’s been months since I wrote a post, so I thought what better time to pick it back up than in the new year! So starting January 1st I will be posting once a week, even if it is just a post with a picture in it or a small amount of writing, I need to pick it back up cause I love writing, it’s so much fun πŸ˜€

Anyway, right now I’m sat on the train off to Bicester accompanied by a mango tango crush from Boost in Birmingham and six! Millie’s Cookies, cause I am a lovely girlfriend like that πŸ˜€ this journey with a boost just makes me think of summer and all my visits to Arran πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to see him again, it’s only been a few days but God I miss him when we’re not together.

Before we both came home for Christmas we had a little mini Christmas of our own in Stafford, we cooked dinner, had crackers, opened our gifts, it was great and I can’t wait to do it for real next year πŸ˜€

  
Our dinner! It tasted just as awesome as it looks πŸ˜€ 

Anyway, I hope you all had a great Christmas and I hope the new year is just as awesome! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year guys! 

And I’ll see you all on Jan 1st πŸ˜€

Sarah πŸ˜„

Happy 4th Of July!!

Jut want to wish all my American viewers a Happy Independence Day!

Hope you all had some great 4th of July parties with much drinking and celebrations!

Enjoy your fireworks!