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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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The Mummy Diaries: The Nursery Is Finished!

It is finally finished, clothes are all washed, pictures are hung, Moses basket is here and the room is tidy! 

It’s not a very big room but it will do, baby will mostly be in my bedroom for the first few months anyway so it’s not like he will need a ton of space. We did it fairly neutral although I have sort of gone with a bit of an animal theme, I like animals and baby’s like animals so why not, also that way I get to add colours to the room subtly without making the room look smaller by using bright colours on the walls!

Here are some pics!

His cot is mine from when I was a baby and has just been repainted and had a new mattress bought for it, the pictures on the wall my mom made for us and the colourful door knobs I painted myself, so a lot of effort and love has gone into it and I think it looks pretty damn good!!

Anyone else decorated their nursery with mostly handmade/hand me down items?

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!

Animal Crossing New Leaf: R.I.P Dracwyn…

Animal Crossing is a game that I love, I was pretty late to the party and only started playing it 2 years ago, but, in the last 2 years of playing I have grown to absolutely love the game.

For those of you who don’t know the game you are basically the mayor of a town full of animals, you can have up to 10 animal villagers and 4 player characters, you run the town as your Mayor making friends with the villagers who live there and building public works projects to enhance and customize your town.

My first ever town was called Dracwyn, I loved this town and had some awesome villagers over the course that I played it including:

  • Flora
  • Beau
  • Willow
  • Quillson
  • Limberg
  • Poppy
  • Pekoe
  • Phil
  • Drago

Some of my favourites, but eventually it came time to move on, as this was my first town I didn’t really know what I was doing properly, I didn’t put much thought into what i wanted the layout of my map to be like and I didnt really put much thought into how I wanted my town to look once it was fully developed and as such ended up plonking projects willy nilly, over the last few months I really grew bored of this town, I lacked inspiration for it and just sort of stopped playing the game, so, I decided it was time to say goodbye to Dracwyn and start a new life in a new town and so Mirabar was born! But, I will leave that for another post!

Here are some happy memories from Dracwyn…

I loved this little town and the villagers in it, but it was definitely time to move on…

R.I.P Dracwyn…

Global Games Jam Day 2: QUENTIN’S PHOTOSHOOT!!

So yesterday me and Nick decided to take our little mascot out for a photoshoot around uni in all the rooms being used for games jam! Here’s his pics! He was great to work with, a natural in front of the camera I would say πŸ˜€

Last night I decided to go home and get some sleep, we managed to get a fair bit done and we all figured it would be best to sleep at home last night then stay at uni tonight, so tonight I will be sleeping on a lovely hard floor under a blanket!

So far Games Jam is awesome and I’m having a lot of fun!

Hope you guys are all having an awesome weekend and I’m sure ill see you later!

Sarah

Global Games Jam Day 1: ORIGAMI DUCK!!

Our team is called Bonus Ducks so…….

Me and my friend (he’s reading now and was taking the mick cause I called him a teammate πŸ˜› ) Nick decided it would be fitting to make an origami duck!

Meet Quentin!

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He is now our team mascot!

Enjoy =D

Meet Dave!

I want you all to meet Dave!

This is Dave he is our 5th housemate in Stafford, he lives mainly in the lounge but sometimes he goes into the hall =)

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He is super easy to live with, he makes no mess, no noise and no demands…. he is like the most perfect housemate! I love him =D

He moved in around September 2014 and has lived with us ever since, in fact he has stayed a lot longer than any of us ever thought he would =D

Hopefully my other housemate won’t have killed him before I get back on Friday, I want him to survive forever but I’m thinking now that if he’s starting to look a bit sorry for himself I will put him out of his misery, cause I love him and it is cruel to let him suffer =) but we shall see how he is looking when I get back =D

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend!

Sarah

The Onesie Wonder From My Point Of View…..

So Onesies…….

I never really understood them, I mean why would an adult want to wear something that babies live in?

Now I’m 24 almost 25 and I got a onesie for Christmas, It was something id asked for cause I’d seen a Minnie Mouse one that I really liked, I thought sod it ill give it a try, see what all the fuss is about…. little did I know that this would then end up in me owning 3 onesies in the space of a week and pretty much living in them for the next 3/4 days… I am currently wearing one as I write this =P

I got the Minnie Mouse one that I asked for and I then went out and bought a Moomins one and an Animal from The Muppets one…. THEY ARE SO COMFY!!!

I now understand the obsession that has come about, they are comfy and warm and convenient (unless you want to go to the toilet and are a girl) they are great to sit around in and you don’t feel like you’re in PJs all day either it’s amazing! Seriously if you do not own a onesie I would recommend buying one and then never taking it off!!

I am well and truly a onesie convert, I always used to think they were pointless, a stupid gimmick and for childish people…. but nope, they are wonderful! and I can’t remember what life was like without one =P ……………….. well I can but you get what I mean =P I definitely don’t regret buying mine! They are also pretty cute, according to my boyfriend =P

 

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My three onesies!! They are all super comfy and definitely my best purchase of 2014 =P

Any of you guys own onesies? Whats your view on them?

See you guys later!

Sarah

Impromptu Date Night!

My favourite kind! I get to see Matt tonight for a few hours for Chinese so happy!

Hope all you guys are having a good weekend πŸ˜€

He is the kinda person who if I only got to see him for an hour it would make me happy, I appreciate and value all the time we get together on our own, it’s always fun, I really like him and I really hope this lasts between us cause right now there is nothing I want more than him =)

I wasn’t gunna post today but hey I guess situations change, and I decided I wanted to tell you guys about it cause I AM SOOOO HAPPY!!!

See you all in the next post!

Sarah

Terrific Tuesday Trials: Dauntless!

Sup guys!

The theme for this weeks Terrific Tuesday Trials from LenzExperiments is called Dauntless!

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This is an old picture of my baby =D as you can see it is from 2007, her name is Toffee and she was roughly 8 monthsΒ old in this photo, Β =)

Guinea pigs are well known for being skittish animals, they tend to stick to the walls and run away from you when you get too close…. well Toffee was the complete opposite of that, she spent the majority of her life living with us in the house, she would quite happily sit under your feet, wander round freely in the middle of the room and even follow you into the kitchen for treats =P she was the bravest guinea pig that we had, she was one of 4 =)

In this pic she had been out in her run in the garden all day, I wanted to get a nice picture of her and when I opened the cage that is what I got! I think she looks so happy in this pic, like she is smiling, anyway, she didn’t run away from me she just stood and looked at me =P I think she was expecting me to get her out and take her back in the house or something but I didn’t, I just wanted a nice pic of her =D

So my entry this week is my awesome guinea pig =D

 

Here are some other awesome entries!

Middleton Road

A Day In The Life

My Lens And Universe

Chronicles Of An Anglo Swiss

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this and I shall see you all in the next post!

Sarah