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Moving Home… 4 Weeks In.

So a month ago on the 8th I moved back home to my parents house, along with Arran, in preparation for when baby comes (Still no sign of him! he’s now 4 days late!!!)
The last 4 weeks seem to have flown by, maybe because we have been keeping ourselves busy or maybe just cause of our imminent arrival, I’m not really sure, either way I can’t believe it has been a month already!

Living back at home hasn’t been too bad and I feel like Arran has adjusted to it pretty well also, I was worried that it would be awful, losing that freedom of having your own house and doing whatever we want whenever we want, but it has felt more or less the same, granted we don’t have as much space to ourselves here and have to live in a way that is considerate towards my parents but on the whole things have been a lot easier than I thought they were going to be.

The main reason for the move was so that once baby is here we would have the support of all my family, seeing as all of my family live within close proximity of each other it makes being able to drop on someone for help a lot easier than had we still been living in Burton, where we had no family or friends, I also didn’t want to be alone with a newborn once Arran went back to work.

We will also save quite a bit of money by moving back into my parents house which means we can hopefully save up for a nicer house in a nicer area, I will hopefully be able to go back to work even if its only part time a lot sooner than if we had been on our own which means we will have even more money saved up and of course another big thing is we will be able to have time to ourselves without having to always be mom and dad cause there will usually be someone on hand to help look after baby, which will be nice cause there are quite a few movies coming out in the next few weeks that I would love to go see!

So yeah, on a whole moving back home hasn’t been too bad, a lot easier than I thought it would be, but it is definitely not a permanent solution and once baby is here and we’ve had a month or two to adjust we will probably start re-assessing our options and maybe look at getting our own place somewhere close by, that way we have the best of both worlds, our own house and family support close by!

Fingers crossed!

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 😛

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!

Decisions 🤔

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?

My Plants! – Update…

Sup Guys!

So I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared pictures of my plants with you before, but hey nevermind!

I don’t have as many now as I used to, sadly I left them in the care of my parents when I went to uni, which inevitably meant a few died, it’s not their fault, they don’t know how to look after them so im not mad 🙂

But anyway, here are some recent pics of the plants I do have left, some may look a bit bare cause I recently gave them a trim as they needed it 😛

Broke My Streak!

Sup Guys!

Ah it was going so well!

I broke my blogging streak I was 2 days away from 30 days dammit! and all cause I went to see Jurassic World and didn’t get home til super late, was way too tired to blog when I got home, should have done it in the morning before I went out!

Anyway, hows it been these last two days?

I’ve been pretty busy, yesterday I was out most of the day with my parents, nothing much interesting happened, we just went and did a bit of shopping, then went to the local garden centre…. again! I swear I’ve been there almost every day this past week 😛

Friday I went with my mom to fetch my sister from Birmingham, think I mentioned it in Thursdays blog? she was coming home til today to go to Download Festival to see Muse. Well we spent the whole day out more or less, then me, my sister, my cousin and their friend all went to the cinema to see Jurassic World…. my god it is amazing, don’t worry no spoilers, not today at least, it will get its own post in a couple of days though 😀

Today has been a pretty chilled day, my aunt came round for a bit and we all watched the first Jurassic Park film cause it was on TV, had a nice dinner and then dropped my sister back in Birmingham so she could get her coach back up to Chester 🙂 pretty relaxed day!

So yeah, that’s been my weekend! Hop you guys all had an awesome weekend too 😀

This week is gonna be an awesome week too 😀 I’m off to my friend Nick’s house for a few days on Tuesday, will be a good time, I’m really looking forward to it 😀 I won’t be back til Friday, but I’m sure I’ll tell you all about how it went when I get back 😀

Just gotta buy my train tickets now! That’s on tomorrows to do list, as well as a trip to the doctors, packing, painting my nails, showering, blogging, and probably so many other things…. tomorrow is gonna be an exciting and busy day!

Can’t wait for Tuesday, excited and nervous all in one go!

Anyway, ima go chill and listen to some Eminem 😀 Hope you all have a great night and I shall see you all tomorrow!

Sarah

P.s. That pic blog I promised on Thursday, it’s coming, just the weathers been crap so haven’t really had chance to take any good pics 😀

Oh What A Lovely Day!

Sup Guys!

What a lovely day today has been! It’s been sunny and warm and clear skies all day! Been a bit of a busy one as well 😀

Started the day with a fairly early morning, for me at least 😛 and went with my mom to pick my sister up, she’s come home for a few days to go to Download Festival on Saturday, she’s just going for the day to see Muse, I’m pretty jealous, I would have loved to have gone but, I can’t afford it so it will have to wait til next year I think 😛 we then took a trip to the local garden centre with my mom, it’s like the third time I’ve been this week, pretty sure she loves the place, but hey I got to look at the snakes… One day! One day I will buy myself a snake! I love them they are just so cute and cool 😀

After that we came home and just chilled in the garden, I got a bit sunburnt, silly of me I know but ah well Nevermind!

I gave my plants a long overdue trim, and stole and repotted four of my moms sunflower seedlings, normally I grow my own but I completely forgot this year and now I’m feeling sad I don’t have any of my own to grow, so naturally the only option I had was to steal some of my moms! 😀 I’ll do a pic post tomorrow of all my plants!

I also discovered today that one of my cacti has sunburn…. How does a cactus get sunburn…. It’s a desert plant, nonetheless I have moved it out of the sun and into the shade til it recovers 🙂

We also discovered a really cool bug in the garden today….

According to my Aunt it is a lily beetle and it likes to eat the leaves on lilies, which inevitably kills the plant… kinda sad really cause it is very cool and unusual looking 😀 I’ve never seen one before!

We also went out for dinner tonight, I had a nice cheeseburger and chips, nothing adventurous 😛 I like habit! and then we went to a really nice pub/restaurant called Turpins, it was pretty swanky, I’ve never been before and it made a nice change than going to our usual place, gets a bit boring when you go to the same pub all the time 😛

Now I’m home, in my PJ’s and just about ready to get into bed, I’m so damn tired! must be all the sun…. or I’m getting old, I’m not sure 😛

Anyway, hope you guys all had a great day and I shall see you tomorrow!

I’m off to bed, Goodnight!

Sarah

New Chapter…

Sup Guys!

Today has been a pretty nothing day, haven’t done much, went into town this afternoon to pay my rent for my student house in Stafford, had a mooch round the shops and came home!

I also went to the garden center with my mom today, I didn’t particularly want to, but she was nagging me so I thought its easier to just say yes than have her moan at me 😛 it was an alright trip I guess, I just get frustrated easily when something that should take ten minutes takes an hour 😛 but I should be used to that with my mom by now!

It’s been an interesting last few weeks, so much has happened 😛 including an amazing weekend with Nick, he is my best friend, he makes me laugh, he’s always there for me and I love hanging out with him 🙂 we’ve had a very heartfelt conversation tonight, after we stepped things up a notch at the weekend 😉 and I cannot stop smiling! he makes me feel amazing! 😀

Anyway, my sister is coming home tomorrow! she’s off to Download for the day on Saturday and we might be going to see the new Jurassic Park movie on Friday! should be a fun weekend, but, there is no way it will live up to last weekend 😛

You guys got any plans for the weekend?

I’m so ready to embrace this new chapter of my life! it’s going to be amazing 😀

See you all tomorrow!

Sarah

Moving Home – Reblog

I saw this post by a blogger from my Uni…

I can 100% relate to all of these!

Take a look 😀

5 annoying things about moving back home.

Sarah

Time To Pack

Sup guys, how’s it going?

I’m not feeling so great today, didn’t get much sleep cause I’ve had so much going round in my head recently so I’m pretty damn tired today, I’m also feeling a bit ill, not sure if it’s hayfever or a bug, guess I’ll find out in a couple days!

Anyway, 

Today is my last day in Stafford til September 😦 which unfortunately means it’s time to start packing my stuff away… I hate packing, it takes so long! Especially seeing as I have so much stuff… Takes me two car loads to get it all home 😛

My parents are picking me up at 11am tomorrow and then I probably won’t be back til September when I move into the new house!

I’m looking forward to having good internet again when I get home, still using that crappy BT WiFi :/

Anyways I’m gunna go start this packing! Hope you all have a great day and I shall see you tomorrow!

Sarah