Thursday, 17 April 2014

Things I never knew before becoming a mummy

So there is one big thing I really didn't know before I became a mummy and that's that babies fart. Yes I know it sounds dumb and I knew they got wind but I thought they just burped I was totally clueless to the fact that they farted until I had Cali. I remember me, Cali and her dad just relaxing on the sofa together and I heard some big noise basically a big loud fart and I just glared at Calis dad like 'How dare you fart like that around the baby' then it happened again even louder and this time I was like annoyed with him and was like "Stop farting like that round the baby it's not nice!" he was there like "I didn't fart" then he tried to convince me it was me and I probably didn't feel it come out because I'd just had a baby hahaahhaahhaa all this time Calis just there looking all sweet an angelic then after she let off a few more we realized it was her. I was so shocked that this tiny baby could fart like a big man and even more shocked at the fact that she was farting in general. I think the midwifes should tell you at the hospital all the things your baby is likely to do before you bring them home because I can't be the only person who thought babies just bur
ped. It's the whole burping thing that's misleading as when you're burping them thinking in a logical way that would mean you're trying to make a burp come up, I just think they should change the name because these things are hard to grasp when you have baby brain.

My babies first operation...



A scary thought for any parent especially a mummy but I knew this was inevitable.I thought it would be a good idea to put up an extra happy pic of Cali to mask how much I'm actually shitting myself.

So from the time Cali was born she was very snuffley and a very noisy breather and has been snoring hard pretty much since birth. After seeing the doctors they said she has asthma, but I have asthma I don’t struggle as much as her so I got her a referral to ENT where after doing various tests and x-rays they told me she had enlarged adenoids. At that point that meant nothing to me because I was thinking wtf is an adenoid? Basically it’s the bit above your tonsils between the nasal passage and the throat that along with your tonsils is there to keep germs out. They then said children tend to have big adenoids but they shrink as they get older so they didn’t feel the need to operate on her at such a young age (she was only 2) they said to keep an eye and wait until she starts school.

So I’ve been watching her and nothing’s changed, she still really struggles to breathe through her nose and almost exclusively breathes through her mouth. I used to think that she just wasn’t an affectionate child as she would refuse to kiss me and would always prefer me to kiss her but then I realized that because she breathes through her mouth when she does kiss me I guess to some extent she’s holding her breath and then gasps for air after. Even things like eating her food are an ordeal as she can’t close her mouth and eat and now I’m wondering if she can actually taste her food or if she just has favourite foods based on their texture and not their taste.
Night times are scary because

Friday, 4 April 2014

Have you packed yet?

So I went in Primark recently and saw a load of very cute summer stuff for the kids (and for me too) and seeing as I've learned my lesson from previous disappointments I decided to buy everything there and then instead of procrastinating and coming back and everything being gone. There's a a very good selection of boys and girls stuff but I'm particularly loving the boys summer stuff. They have a lot of cartoon based summer clothes like Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Batman and Spiderman and picked up a load of vests and shorts for RD. Although the average price of shorts was