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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…


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!


Decisions πŸ€”

I have some big decisions to make in the next few weeks, one in particular is going to impact my life quite significantly the other not so much…

I think I’ll start by talking about the smaller of the two decisions, that being I want to post a lot about my pregnancy so far and updates on it in the future and then continue on after baby is here, kinda like a mommy blog, but, I don’t really want to change the overall theme of this blog, I like that I can just come on here a write about whatever I like, so I was thinking about starting a separate mommy blog, but I’m not sure, I don’t want to start it and then neglect this one or vice versa… so maybe I will just stick to writing on this one, start a mommy series maybe, who knows, maybe this blog will eventually evolve into a mommy blog! I guess it’s something I need to think about a bit more, read other people’s mommy blogs, get some ideas, I will say im not going to start a new one until im certain that is what I want to do.

So now onto the decision that is the important one, the one that will change my future…

My parents have offered to let myself and my OH move in with them on a short-term basis, 2 years max probably, with the intention that we save the money we are currently spending on rent and bills etc. and put it away to go towards buying our own house in the future, there are so many positives to taking them up on this offer that I am 100% for it, my OH however is not…
At the minute we live in a one bed flat in a built up area, on a main road where all of the schools are rubbish, my parents live in a reasonably nice area where schools are good, now I know school is a good five years away yet, but still this is something that bothers me. I want our son to go to a nice school in a nice area where he can go out and play with friends and I won’t have to worry about him, this is possible where my parents live, here though not so much. So that being one of the positives, here are the rest, in my eyes:

  • Free childcare
  • Family support
  • Save money
  • Better job prospects for me
  • OH can use some savings to learn to drive
  • Possibility for me to go back to college
  • I won’t be alone for 10 hours a day with a newborn

So yeah those are the positive how I see it, the biggest one for me being not being on my own all the time, here I am completely alone, family are a good 40 minutes away, I have no proper friends where I currently live so my days are spent inside on my own, which can be quite isolating and lonely now let alone when I’m taking care of a new baby and have no idea what im doing, at least if we move home I will have all of my family around me to help out and I won’t be alone all day every day. However, moving home would mean the OH would have to commute to work, which obviously costs money, but nowhere near as much as we are paying out currently, but, he doesn’t want to commute, he says he would rather pay the extra money for us to have our own space, but that could mean we end up struggling and nobody wants to do that if they can help it, he says that he will get a better paid job, but I know he enjoys his job where he works now and I don’t want him to move somewhere else and be unhappy, I’d rather he be happy and us move in with my parents for a while to get ourselves into a better financial position… I just need to find a way to convince him that it is our best option… Any suggestions?

New Years Resolutions…

So I’m not great with New Years resolutions… in fact I utterly suck at both making and keeping them, however this year I have set myself two seemingly very easy ones, these are:

  • Cut down on sugar & salt
  • Get this blog back up and running

I am pretty sure I should be able to manage these, the second one is going Ok so far, I have plenty of post subjects listed ready for me to write about! Sugar and salt though, that one could be hard, I’ve gotten to the point where sweet things no longer taste sweet to me anymore, I mean that has to be a bad sign right? the same goes for salty, I have to put a lot of salt on food before i can actually taste it!!

So yeah lets start 2017 as we mean to go on and actually try and keep some resolutions this year!

Anyone else got any New Years Resolutions?

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 😜