We are also weeks away from launching our very own "natural" products for mummy & baby - so keep your eyes peeled for the launch and don't forget to tell your pals ... Might even be a nice gift for any of your work friends who are just about to go on mat leave?
Talking of mat leave, I had my first stinit of mat leave in 2009 when I had Sally - It was GREAT! I had the whole summer off, met lots of new people and generally had a really good time. Only this morning I met up with some of the "mummy club" gang and we got to talking about "how hard it was in the beginning" ... I even confessed to having to ask my sister in law how to make a bottle!
However, I must share this ... for those of you with young kids, you'll know that between 5pm - 6pm is hell on earth! The kids are as narky as anything and you just want that extra hour out of them .... I guess people have their own way of getting through this ... I personally just used to do anything to occupy Sally ..... My pal Liz reminded me today how she used to have a shot of Sambuca! She claims it made the hour less painful and bath time whizzed by! Of course we howled .... Does anybody else do a shot of Sambuca to get through the last hour??
I guess we're all tuned into 'one born every minute' at the moment .... I just LOVE this programme. It makes me laugh / cringe and cry .... It brings back all those memories of the 'dreaded labour' and reminds me how amazing it is when you see your baby for the first time. I had Sally at 37 weeks and remember being so proud / thrilled / elated it was untrue! Mark and I just sat there sobbing - it was fantastic! I often think back about the night she arrived and laugh that Mark appeared in the delivery suite with his little rucsac of 'labour swag' wearing a WHITE top ... Just made me laugh.
Rubes also arrived early - 38 weeks for her. Again we felt like we'd won the lottery when we saw her ... Just perfect. This time it was different though - as we had the task of introducing her to Sally. Gosh this was hard .... I remember seeing Mark and Sally walking down the ward to visit Rubes and I and I just burst into tears - uncontrollable tears. Sally looked so grown up - where had my baby gone? She was 22 months, but looked HUGE and Rubes looked like a 10p mix she was so small. The tears soon subsided once I'd grabbed Sally and cuddled her so tightly - I'm sure she stopped breathing for a second! Anyone else expecting baby number 2 at the moment? If so good luck and hope everything goes to plan. Thought of a name yet?
We are now 9 days into the New Year and it is already flying by ..... So I guess people are thinking about holidays, things to do throughout the year. As per we are on top form with this one. The 4 of us are going to Portugal in June for 2 weeks .... best get packing for it soon, we'll need that much stuff with a 1 year old & 3 year old! Then later on in the year we are thinking maybe a trip to Centre Parcs, then away for New Year with our pals and their 2 kids - same age as ours - it's bound to be relaxing!!!
Before we think about next Christmas let me tell you what we have left from last christmas .........
- 6 petits pains .... cos we're always eating them (not!)
- Cheese & crackers (not even opened)
- Long tubes of smarties - not christmas if you don't get a long tube of sweets
- Peanuts & Crisps
Took Sally & Rubes to the Safari Park last Saturday ............. the highlight was a mouldy older cheddar Sally found in the car and a pheasent crossing the road! Hopefully next time the HUGE ferocious lion and his pal the tiger will make a good impact.
Breaking news in our house is that Ruby has a tooth! Whohoooooo ..... she's thrilled! Her face seems to have changed since it's arrived .... not as much as my face has changed when I went to get my passport photo's done on Friday - OMG! I honestly could not believe how different I looked from my previous paasport photo - admittidley it was 10 years ago ..... but good grief I was shocked! These kids certainly know how to age you! Best not for anybody to agree on this one hey!
Must dash as I can hear my name being shouted "Muuuuuummmmmy!" .... looks like the afternoon naps are done - let the afternoon fun & games begin!