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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Quick, she's asleep!

Quickly squeezing in a blog whilst Fluffy is napping...

Well I've been busy! Being ill again! Had another bout of mastitis, also got eczema on my boobs and insomnia! I need to relax, switch off and have some time out.

This mummy business is no cup of tea i tell you. We've been getting broken nights galore! I can't shut my head up to nod off and when i finally do Fluffy decides its time to wake up and cry for an hour because her gums hurt and i won't give her comfort feeds constantly as it makes her sick. However i much prefer this than my old job, only one stressy little madam to deal with rather than a shop full!

Halloween is about a week away now, spooky! We've not planned anything as i feel Fluffy is to young to understand all the goings on. We will probley just take her for a walk around the shops so she can see all the colourful outfits etc...
We have been invited to Mamma McCann's spooky party for Fizz and her friends. But we have no way of getting there and home, we don't drive and as its a Sunday buses are out of the question :0( boo

Its 63 days until Christmas and 49 days until I'll be a quarter of a century old! This will be our first family Christmas, so excited :0) Been buying stuff throughout the year for peoples presents, just need to get into 'the bastard cupboard' and dig stuff out for it now!
Fluffy has her x-mas pud and Santa outfit's out ready to try on for the Christmas card photos i am doing for the family. Shes going to look super cute!

The family holiday to Bath is slowing dawning on us. I am OK about it now, I've relaxed. Going to pre-plan everything to pack etc... Travel cot is organised, just need to sort out the hire car now.

I've been making and baking at home. Made lots of yummy things for Fluffy's dinners and baked some dotty cupcakes for Mamma (i might share with Daddy Welch if he asks nicely)

Oh.... i hear her stirring... its been short and sweet, just like me! Ciao for now :0) xxx

Friday, 15 October 2010

Mamma's baby rice pudding


70g pudding rice
1pint of full fat milk
1/4-1/3 of a tin of evaporated milk
fruit puree of your/baby's choice (Bio organics/Organix/mashed fruit)

  1. Pre-heat the oven (fan assisted) to 150*
  2. Put rice and milks into an oven-proof dish and cover
  3. Bake for 2hrs until the top is golden
  4. Remove lid and place on work surface to cool
  5. Once cooled remove the skin and spoon into baby sized portions (100g ish) into a bowl and stir in about 3tablespoons of puree fruit/mashed banana
  6. Freeze in pots or serve.
  7. ENJOY!!!!!!

This can be eaten hot or cold, various flavours and toppings can be added. Add a small amount of sugar and some nutmeg before cooking for an *adult* version.  Keep in fridge for a few days or freeze it for convenience.

Lydia's favorite is Mango&Banana flavour. (closely followed by Apple&Banana)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Its been so long....

Hello peeps! Sorry for being away so long. Its been a bit mental here.

Where do i start?

Lydia ~ She now has two gorgeous little and very long-awaited teeth! She can take up to 5steps at a time on her wooden baby walker. She's been trying to climb up the new kitchen cupboards! (yes you heard me,me finally have cupboards!!!!)
She has perfected her attention cry and 'the sad face' along with screaming/crying if we say no to anything! Wonderful,lol.

Home ~ Hooray,we finally have a completed kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can start getting back to normal and cooking up lots of lovely things for us three. So excited about just idea of it. And i can now relax without the fear of the landlady/builder coming in whilst i walk around my flat naked! hahaha

Work ~ Lydia is now my full-time job! I have quit work for a few reasons. Some being that i am still  breastfeeding, i don't want to miss a single thing that Lydia achieves and many more things. Money is going to be tight but we will manage as it is what works best for us.

Boob's ~ yup,they're still there! Well,i think we have finally shifted that evil nipple thrush now! In the end i had to have a steroid based cream. I was really worried about this affecting Lydia, but the doctor reassured me about it and its nearly totally gone now! I have also tried the cream on my dermatitis on my scalp, it seems to help if i use it everyday (but the cream smells and is bright yellow!)
Still breastfeeding, and still loving it! Lydia only has about 3-a-day now, more if shes teething or ill and less if she doesn't want it.

Crafting ~ I have been keeping myself sane in the evenings with a little light sewing whilst watching the TV. So far i have made 'LYDIA' and '0-9' in fabric from an old cotton summer dress that got ripped, and stuffed them with a pillow from the 99p shop. Simples!
Also made her a taggy blanket with the same fabric and various bits of ribbon sourced from around the flat. (including those annoying bits on the inside of dressing gowns)
Also been making a few more toy catchers for friends and their small people.

Social life ~ Some sad news, my baby club is moving to fair light school on Lewes road in November. To far to walk and to awkward for us to get to by bus, plus buses are so frigging expensive now :0( But the good side is that they're going to make a new one nearer me, unsure when but i hear its near the big church at the beginning of Preston park (go up the road the bus takes you into town, by the shops)
Also made a lovely new friend a few weeks ago. Cheryl who has Matteo (4days younger than Lydia)
Swimming on Fridays is still a good event that almost always happens, we even did it last week when it was pouring down! If you fancy joining us just let me know and i can tell you the details.

Love ~ Justin has got a promotion! Woo! He will start as a temporary manager in November and see how it goes,then hopefully next year it might be a full time new job! Yeah! Very exciting stuff!
We are going on our first holiday as a family in November,i am excited but a little scared. We will be getting a hire car and going to bath to stay with Justin's step-dad in his gorgeous bungalow. I am excited about going away somewhere for the first time in years, and as a family for the first time. But i am scared about taking Lydia away as its the first time, messing up her routine, strange place etc....
I think i just need to bite my tongue and get on with it otherwise I'll never be able to go anywhere if i cant even manage a family trip!!!

Finally i think i will post this now as Lydia has just woken up and is being a terror!