Yesterday, we took the sides off of Alexander’s cot, so it is now a toddler bed. I’ve ordered him a pillow and a duvet (for the winter), along with bedding. I was so worried that he was going to fall out of bed all night, I woke up a lot just to check. He seems to really like his ‘big boy bed’ though.
He’s got a practice session at nursery on the 3rd July, then starts properly in September. I am actually dreading it, I’m going to miss him so much! Even though he’s only going for 2 sessions a week. I’m trying not to let him see that I’m really stressed about it all. I really hope he enjoys it.
We’ll be potty training this week. Another big change (theoretically)! He’s growing up so fast…..still an adorable little munchkin though.
In other news, we are vaguely planning a long weekend away in the New Forest this autumn, so that should be nice. Taking a little break before Christmas preparations start.
A while back, before Christmas, Alexander had a massive allergic reaction to meringue. His lips and face swelled up, we had to call and ambulance….the whole incident was awful! So the next day (as the incident occurred in the evening), I called our GP and we sorted out some allergy tests (although it seemed like egg was the obvious problem).
The test (blood test, which was fairly traumatic for Alexander) was done in January. It is now April and after a few phone calls, we finally got the results over the phone. Not only is my little Munchkin massively allergic to egg, but he’s also allergic to soya (which is in LOADS of things!), coconut, hazelnuts and almonds. I think that’s all of them, we are being sent a copy of the results in writing and seeing specialist again in June.
The nuts aren’t an issue, we don’ have them in the house as I’m allergic to peanuts anyway. Egg is not too bad either, easy enough to avoid. Soya is a pain, it’s in loads of bread (which Alexander really likes), all sorts of things. So not that easy to avoid. Also makes meals out a bit more difficult and I’ll have to let his nursery know (he starts in September…I’ll talk about that in another post).
Anyway, at least now we know. It’s not too bad, could be a lot worse I suppose.
This blog got hacked! All fine now though thanks to my awesome friends and husband. May have lost a post or two, I can’t remember. Haven’t updated this for so long. Anyway, I can’t actually remember what I was going to write about now. I’m sure it will come back to me!
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On 20th Oct we had our lovely wedding, it was an amazing day! All our friends and family were so lovely. I had a little too much wine and danced like a fool for most of the evening. Alexander was really good all weekend (Tim and Caitlin looked after him for most of the time.)
Then we stayed in a little cottage in Somerset for a week. The weather was cold, foggy and a bit rainy, but we had a lovely time. Didn’t really want to come back, but I think Alexander was a bit home-sick.
Been a while since I posted anything on here, but I’ve been quite busy.
Wedding plans are all under control….for now. Wedding is in 4 weeks! I’m quite excited, as well as a little stressed and anxious about it. I’m sure it will all be fine, there’s just a few last minute things to sort out.
Alexander is now 2 years old! His Gruffalo party was good. My Mum and sisters met Bob’s Mum for the first time, which went quite well. Alexander had a play on his new slide and we spent the day in the garden.
We had to get the little munchkin shoes and wellies recently, as he’s walking a lot now and the weather is getting colder/wetter. He’s still a lovely little boy! He has been getting ‘night terrors’ a lot recently, poor sausage, but the last couple of nights have been ok so hopefully they’ve stopped.
Christmas shopping has been started, so that’s good. Still quite a lot to get, but most of it can wait until after the wedding.
Ok, so over the last few months, a lot of stuff has gone wrong. Here’s the list:
- Alexander had to go to hospital (thankfully, it was nothing too serious and he’s fine).
- My Grandmother had a Stroke (again, thankfully she’s ok now).
- Bob’s Dad is quite ill, I won’t go into detail, bet he’s still in hospital. So Bob is visiting him at least once a week…it’s a 2 hour drive to get there. This means Bob has very little free time at home.
- Car broke. Had to get a new one. Cost a fair amount of money.
- iPad broke. Got a new one. More money spent.
- Oven broke. Got a new one. More money.
- Bob is getting behind with work, so when he is home, he’s usually working to catch up.
- Wedding stuff is not getting done, as other things take priority.
- Most recently, bank arsed up and an account ended up £27k (!) overdrawn. Thankfully, it’s been sorted.
It’s getting quite difficult to stay positive about things. I’ve pretty much had enough. I’m tired and in quite a bad mood.
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So, Florist came over yesterday and we decided on the flowers for our Wedding. We’re planning to have purple lisianthus and white lilies on the tables, and my bouquet (if not too expensive) will be purple lisianthus and ivory roses. Nice and elegant, I think.
We’ve had a lot of quite negative things happening at the moment, Bob’s Dad is ill, car has died so we need to get a new one, the oven and the iPad both broke in one day so had to be replaced, my grandmother had a stroke (thankfully, she’s ok now). Suppose it’s not the end of the world, it just all seems to happen at the same time. But, I’m trying to stay positive.
I’ve started planning Alexander’s 2nd Birthday Party, it will be Gruffalo themed. Also made it a day when my Mum and Bob’s Mum can meet, so that way they will have met before the Wedding. I’m a little nervous about it, but I’m going to just try to focus on making it a nice day for Alexander.
Can’t believe he’s nearly 2! He’s so adorable. Will probably be walking and talking soon (he can walk with support at the moment). He can do a high-five now, so cute!
Now I am 30, rather than getting all depressed about getting old, I’ve decided to be myself more and not be ashamed or worried about what other people might think. In my case, this means being open and honest about how much of a geek I really am.
So, I have started playing the computer games I always (secretly) wanted to play, at the moment I’m playing Thief: The Dark Project, it’s ace! I’m watching things like The Guild and Dragon Age: Redemption on YouTube (by the way Felicia Day is now one of my favourite people, LOVE her). I have also acquired some Magic: The Gathering cards, although I have been warned that it is a highly addictive game, and I don’t quite know how to play it yet. Also, I’m going to start reading graphic novels. I have never read one before, mainly because I thought people would think I was ‘one of those geeky-types’. Well, I am.
Embracing my geekiness is very liberating. Plus, I don’t want my son to grow up thinking that you should hide certain aspects of your personality just because some random person might think it’s stupid. I want to teach him that being true to yourself is a good thing.
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Wedding plans are going ok, dress & rings have been ordered, Hen Do (just a meal out with a few friends) has been planned, invitations should be going out later this month. Only a few small things left to sort out, like the menu, cake decoration, my flowers, favours, music etc. All of the ‘big’ stuff is done.
In an effort to get a bit fitter, and hopefully lose a little weight (I put on a bit over Christmas), I’m going to start jogging/running with a friend once a week. Should be fun …and not too exhausting, I hope!
In other news, I’m feeling a bit emotional today (probably hormones). I keep looking at Alexander and thinking about how fast he’s growing up. He’ll be starting Nursery School next year! To be honest, I’m fighting the urge to burst into tears. I’m dreading the day he starts school, I’ll miss him so much. It’s an effort to leave him with someone else for just an hour (which I rarely do, and even then it’s usually with his Dad). Still, I’ll have to try to be positive about it, when the time comes.
Alexander had to go to hospital a few weeks ago. He had a high temperature and wouldn’t really eat or drink. I think the GP we saw was a bit crap though, she made me feel like a terrible mother because I couldn’t get him to drink or take medicine. The doctors at the hospital were very good though, and very nice. Alexander hated being there, didn’t like strangers prodding him every hour or so. He kept getting so upset. The whole night was awful. We got home from the hospital at about 1.00 am, so none if us got much sleep. I really hope that nothing like that happens again! Makes me want to cry just thinking about it.
That’s it really.