Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Grrr blogger beta

I signed up to Blogger beta a minute ago to see what it was like, and so far I am not impressed! I've been trying to upload pics of me and my bump, but it won't let me! Very frustrating...

I'll try again later.

Anyone else got their Christmas trees up yet??

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hounded to post!

Albeit hounded by only 1 person! I'm back - normally I post on waking night shifts, but as I am no longer doing them I keep forgetting to come back and update the world of nettiness about, well, anything.

The pregnancy is going very well - I am now 35 weeks, so only 5 weeks to go! It seems everyone and his wife is of the opinion that all "first-timers" are late, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. Why do people feel the need to say that, anyway?! It seems that they also need to comment on whether it is a boy or girl according to the old wives tale of what the bump looks like!

I've got 8 days left at work, and it can't go quick enough. Counting down until my last shift on the 3rd of December! Unless anything happens before Christmas, we should hopefully have a nice quiet one - it'll be the last for a long while, anyway!

So, that's me for now. I'll attempt to start posting from home soon!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Too many sweets

I bought loads of sweets for the hoards of kids I was expecting to descend on us on Halloween, and none turned up! So I have brought them to work, and I'm attempting to dish them out here so that hubby's teeth don't continue to fall out.

On a sadder note, it was my Aunt's funeral on Wednesday - very sad. She was only 73 and will be very dearly missed by all. I'm glad I went, but it meant a 4 hour journey there on Tuesday and a 4 hour journey back again on the Wednesday evening. Thankfully I wasn't driving but I have had a real bad crick in my neck since - feels better today.

The bump is slowly expanding - I had a few comments yesterday that I actually look a but bigger now. But apparently I still don't look pregnant from the back! I'm certainly feeling bigger, and the baby has got a lot less room to move, judging by what I get stuck out the sides of my belly and up into my ribs. Only 4 weeks left at work, and 8 until my due date... although technically I could have her any time after 37 weeks, which is in 5 weeks time! Aarrghh!!

Hubby has been busy sanding the nursery paintwork, and I popped into Homebase today to pick up the paint we wanted, so hopefully we should be able to have a good go at finishing it over the weekend. There is a wall vent in the room which has been taped up for ages - hubby untaped it to sand it down, and I can't believe how much of a draft comes through it! It's made the whole of the upstairs of the house really cold. So, the plan is to Plug it and Paint it! Horrible cold weather...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Please say a prayer

For my aunt (maternal) who passed away yesterday morning, and also for my uncle (paternal) who passed away a few weeks ago.

I seem to be slowly losing my family, and it's a very sad feeling.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Happier now

As a follow on from my last post, she actually apologised to me unprompted the next morning. Still haven't done the stupid questionnaire, though!

Had my 28 week midwife check-up, and all is well. I was measuring a week smaller than I should, but nothing to worry about at this point in time. May just be a small baby! We'll see how it's going at my next check up at 31 weeks.

My bump has been quite achey today, along with my back, but I'm starting to notice the different shapes my belly makes now. Very entertaining! I'll be trying to bend or slouch over, and I can't because I have a head or something up under my ribs.

E.bay has also been calling a lot recently, and I've bagged a couple of bargains for the baby. Have put some stuff up for sale, too, so I don't feel so bad about spending the money!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Baby stuff and other things

Imaginative title, I know, but I'm not really in an imaginative mood.

I have been requested to come back and post, so here I am! I feel like I've come to a bit of a plateau with this pregnancy. I haven't got any bigger recently, and still getting the comments about how small I am, which STILL piss me off. I have an appointment with the midwife on wednesday, so hopefully she can reassure me everything is ok. I'm still getting a lot of movement, so that's good.

I wanted to get a 4D scan done, but my hubby has said he thinks it's a stupid idea, and a waste of money, and I can't be bothered to argue with him.

Unfortunately I'm not in a very good mood tonight so I'm not at full thinking capacity of witty and inciteful thing to say - maybe they'll appear next time! I was fine until I got to work, then a staff memeber asked me to fill in a questionnaire about them as part of some work they were doing. I was reluctant, and said as much to the manager that I was taking over from. In fact, I said I really didn't want to do it. This other manager then said she thought I was really unprofessional for not wanting to fill it in as I was a manager. Unprofessional! It really upset me, and was quite hurtful. I went on to explain that I felt put on the spot with this kind of exercise as you were under pressure to say better things about the person than you wanted to. She was so snotty about it, I just wanted to leave!

She then acted like nothing had happened, and it has left me in a grump ever since. Is it fair to call me unprofessional for expressing the opinion that I didn't like filling in questionnaires about people? Hmmm.

Anyway, enough waffle. I need to eat and cheer up, then maybe I'll post more happy things next time.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Chocolate!

Do I actually have a craving for white chocolate malteasers, or is it just me being greedy?!

I'm 27 weeks on Saturday, and growing every day at the moment. Our little girl has certainly found her feet! I can go a whole day with nothing much, and then she kicks up a storm just as I settle down to sleep. I hope it's not a pattern of things to come!

It's my birthday on Sunday, so I hope my hubby has sorted something nice out for me. He was dithering over whether to go and visit his Dad for the weekend, but has now left it far to late to organise, so that has been postponed until the end of the month.

Should be connected to broadband at home in the next week - might even be tomorrow! I can then stop abusing work's internet and abuse my own!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Made it!

Well, I've made it to 24 weeks, and that is 6 months. I'm still pretty small, but growing slowly and gradually putting on weight. I've got the next midwife appointment next Wednesday, so wish me luck.

My main gripe at the moment is that everyone seems to have a great need to express their opinions about my pregnancy to me, and how I shouldn't be working nights (despite my doctor saying I'm fine to work them, unless I choose to stop) or I'm too small, or I'm going to get really big in the last month or so. LEAVE ME ALONE! I'm fine, and I'm not ill!

Well, actually, I have had horrible gripy guts all Saturday night, and again to a lesser extent last night. Plus I have increasingly been getting heartburn, which is horrible. Oh well - at least I have missed most of the other symptoms so far!

Think of me today as I can only get around 5 hours of sleep when I go home :(

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Photo of Freddie


me and freddy
Originally uploaded by superpsych.

My lovely cat, Freddie, and me. I'll miss him always.

My wonderful cat, Freddie

We finally had to let him go, after an agonising debate over whether it was worth attempting to treat whatever the problem was, but we decided in the end that although it was so, so sad, we didn't want to see him suffer any more. My wonderful husband took him into the vet and was there with him the whole time as I couldn't bear to go in - I know I would have broken down just seeing him lying there. The vet actually told us in the end that he believed we had done the right thing, as Freddie was 100% worse than when he had last seen him, which was less than a week previously.

I had spent the afternoon with Freddie before this just cuddling him and trying to make him as comfortable as possible, and talking to him, but it was obvious that he had already given up and seemed to be waiting for the inevitable himself. I know some people might say "he was only a cat" but to us he was part of our family and had a real personality. Felinality?! Anyway, there is a lot that we will miss about him, and I still expect him to be sitting in a corner, or come trotting into a room all the time.

We put him in a wooden box that we already had, and I decided to lay him on a scarf I had hand knitted, then we wrapped him up in some material that my husband had. I was adamant that he musn't be "uncomfortable" and this seemed the most important thing to me, even though he wasn't alive any more. We made sure he was clean, then laid him comfortably in his box. We laid a bunch of flowers in with him and a photo of us with messages on the back to him.

He is now buried in a wide open field at the top of a hill outside a local village to us.

I am so sad that he is gone - it still doesn't seem real as we didn't really have that much time to adjust to it before it happened. But I am glad that isn't suffering any more as that was awful to watch, and we couldn't do anything to help him. I'll try to find the post I made with a photo of him on this blog, and put up the link.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The good, the bad, and the ugly

I've now had my 20 week scan, and everything is perfect - all in the right places and the right sizes. We even found out we're having a girl!

Sadly, I have also found out that I am going to have to put my darling cat Freddie to sleep after the weekend as it seems that he has leukemia, or cancer of some sort, plus some other unknown complication, meaning (amongst other things) that he has lost 20% of his body weight in the last 3 weeks, he won't eat, and he has just lost his spark. Can't write any more as it is too sad. He's only 9, my poor baby.

A life comes in, a life goes out.

I'll always love you, Freddie.

Friday, August 11, 2006

My scan pic!



Here's my first scan of the baby, taken at 12 weeks - I'm now 20 weeks.

Babification

The baby is having a bit of a wriggle at the moment - feels so odd! Nice, though. Not long until the 2nd scan on Wednesday, then I can see my little one in detail!

Hopefully we'll actually start buying some baby stuff soon i.e. a cot etc. but got loads of tidying to do in the loft and spare room!

I know this baby is going to be spoilt rotten as my mum has already bought us some presents, and so has F's mum!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Movements on the western front...

Well, this baby business is certainly interesting! I've started to feel the little one move in the last few days, and he/she/it has been particularly active tonight, no doubt doing somersaults in there. Very strange feeling, being poked from the inside out!

I've just started discussions about stopping my waking night shifts whilst I have the chance, and doing sleep-ins instead until I go on maternity leave, so we'll see what comes of that.

Got my next scan in less than 2 weeks, so really looking forward to that. Hoping that the baby will be co-operative and open up it's legs to let us see if it is blue or pink! I'll have to have a stern talk with my belly before we go in!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Big news!

For those of you who don't already know, and this is most probably everyone who reads this blog, then I have some big news.

1) I'm married now, so call me Mrs!

2) I'm 4 months pregnant!

I thought I would write an update of everything that has been happening, but those are the 2 largest pieces of news I had to impart.

So, I'm an honest woman now. Or at least my husband has attemped to make me one! The baby is due December 30th, but we'll see if it's an '06 baby or an '07 baby. Could be a Christmas baby! I managed to keep my morning sickness confined to the honeymoon, and was only actually sick once, which is a bonus (in a Denny's restroom, of all places). It was just annoying spending 2 weeks in Florida (yes, we did Disney...) and feeling queasy until I ate something. Normally attempting a buffet breakfast in Ponderosa, and not managing much!

I've had one scan, and got the picture framed at home as it is so clear. If I remember, then I put it up on here for you all to see. I can't believe (make that *we* can't believe) that there is a little person growing inside me. Apparently 5 inches from head to bottom at the moment, and planning on doubling it's size and weight in the next 3 weeks! I've got a little podgy belly, but my annoying husband said today, when we tried to take a "baby belly" photo, that I didn't look pregnant, just fat! Surely grounds for divorce, don't you think?

So, I will attempt to keep things updated a little more on here, and keep a kind of pregnancy diary.

It's nice to be back in the ether!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Update!

OK, I was fooled. Clublife is fine, and hasn't been hacked!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

What happened??

Does anyone else out there read Clublife? I went over there just now and it's all been "happified", if such a word existed. I don't get it! Has it been hacked, or is this "Andy" really the writer of the site, and has been conning us all along?

I thought he went into so much detail in his posts that it would be hard to fake at that level. Or maybe I'm just naive!

On a lighter note, I'm back doing various little knitting projects again - I finished a little baby hooded top for some friends, and I've been attempting booties, but they came out the right size for a 1 year old! I'll have to try them again...

I'm so tired, and my bed is calling. Unfortunately, I can't leave until 7.30am...

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Where I've been

It's been an interesting time, recently. I got out of the blogging habit, so it's weird to come back to it now, and know that I've loads of news, but not knowing where to start.

My wedding plans have gone arse over tit - I was banking on getting some money through a remortgage, but this has taken 2.5 months so far and although there is light at the end of the tunnel, we could still be told that we have to start a whole new and long winded process to get the money we need. I still haven't been able to pay for my honeymoon...

My work may be closing down, and we don't hear either way until May. The plan that I had in place could also fall through - it's al dependent on funding that I was promised but has now been withdrawn. I have to do my best to fight to get it back!

I don't know... there's so much to say, but I don't really have the words to say it all. I'll come back later.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I'm being a bit lazy, I know...

I thought I had better drop in to say Hi to anyone who might still be coming by to see if I had written anything! Everything at the moment is either wedding or work related, I'm afraid...

We've finally been told we're on our "review" at work, which basically means 3 months of trying to find someone to buy the building, then being redeployed into something crappy. Thankfully, I should have the Social Worker option open to me, if I get a place to train.

Please send me emails, and check out my wedding site: Click here!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

I'm still here!

Hey all.

Just to say I'm still alive but I've been working on a little wedding project - another blog! Take a look at it and let me know what you think... (the link is in the sidebar).

I'd appreciate some comments and clicks on the adsense stuff!

Cheers guys :)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sorted

OK, I have managed to book the honeymoon now. At a hugely large cost of £1872, which is $3294, or thereabouts. I'm paying lots of money to come and stay in your country, guys, so you'd better look after me! If anyone feels like putting any money into my paypal account to help me out, then feel free to click on the button to your right!! I'd be most grateful...

Next is the car...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I need a honeymoon!

Oh my god - how hard is it to book a honeymoon in orlando for 3 weeks that doesn't set me back £2000 or more. I want to have the honeymoon for 3 weeks, but only have the hotel for 1 week so we can book as we go along (unless a great deal pops up...), but I can't get anything cheap!

Grrr....