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And baby makes four

June 20th, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Two days ago (Thursday) I gave birth to my little boy Jason. At home. He is a healthy 7lb 10.5oz. We should be getting home today.

Early rise

June 14th, 2014 at 09:40 pm

SG decided to wake up at 4.30am. It's been an hour since then. I'm hoping I can get her to go back to sleep within the next few hours.

I only had minimal plans for today: make hubby's Father's Day card and wrap his present. I'll be using blank paper to wrap his present, SG can paint/draw on it to add a personal touch. I also want to do spend some time getting rid of clutter. Of course, all of this depends on me having the energy to actually do this.

This & That

June 13th, 2014 at 02:07 am

I finally spent my £25 Amazon gift card. I ordered a four portion George Foreman. It was on sale. It will replace the one that we have just now which only fits two portions.

I redeemed SBs for a £5 Amazon gift certificate. I'm probably just going to redeem these whenever I can. I told hubby we will use it for a new kettle from Amazon when I've got enough SBs. The one we're using just now was an engagement present - back in 2007 - and it spent years just sitting in its box while we were living with in-laws. It leaks a bit just now but I can't complain.

My mum's coming over for lunch today. The past two weeks I've given her a nice salad. Well I haven't got salad stuff in, so it will have to be pancakes. I told her this, and she's fine with it.

I spoke to the midwife at the hospital yesterday. I asked her what I've to do when I'm in labour, explained that hubby can't drive, we live out of the way. She said I can phone an ambulance and explain my situation. "People have phoned for less" she said. She also said that she checked to make sure that they are expecting me, and they are. I hope she's right.

I'm feeling a bit disheartened that I might not achieve my goals for this year. There's still six months to go so I might make an impact.

Trying

June 11th, 2014 at 10:23 am

I feel like I'm spending most of my time trying to get things done, and maybe not always completing them. I'm in the habit now of spending fifteen minutes a day tidying an area. I am actually pleased with one corner of the kitchen in particular that I worked on the other day. It's nowhere near perfect but it is manageable now. We were in the habit of leaving things there but now I'm trying to nip that in the bud. If I see something that doesn't belong there, I move it.

I'm on countdown now until baby #2 arrives: twelve days to go. I'm back at the hospital tomorrow for more monitoring. I need to find out what I'm doing about transport when I'm there. A hospital taxi brought me home from my surgery so I'm hoping I can get the same when I'm in labour. When I asked the midwife on Monday what I was to do, she just said I should phone the hospital earlier than what I would phone their hospital. For the record, hubby can't drive so he can't take me.

I haven't made any extra food for the freezer yet. I've got some mince in the freezer so I think I will cook that up soon in the slow cooker and freeze the extra portions.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we had overpaid our rent. I've requested a refund. We'll use some of the money to pay back family. I don't know how long it will take to get refunded, but I'm assuming that it won't be before baby's here. We got the form today to fill in so I'll get that sent this week.

An Actual Entry

June 6th, 2014 at 04:59 am

I can't keep filling my blog with random entries, so here's an actual update:

Payday was last week and it was bad. Don't get me wrong it was better than getting sick pay from the government, but it was still pretty bad.

I'm trying to keep spending on food to a minimum. Hubby is picking up a few things when he finishes work so I hope he sticks to the list.

Less than three weeks until the baby is due. I need to narrow down some girls names just in case. If it's a boy we're sorted. I don't know about everyone else but I find it so difficult picking a girls name. Maybe I'm just too fussy.

Morning everyone!

June 6th, 2014 at 04:49 am

If the time on the blog is right it's almost ten to five. Well it's afternoon here.

Good morning everyone!

What a nightmare

June 6th, 2014 at 04:46 am

I haven't been away from the blogs that long and I come back and there's more spam.

37+4

June 6th, 2014 at 03:22 am

It's not a sum, it's how far along I am. I've started packing my hospital bag, it should be done within the next few days.

I also need to write a list for hubby in case I go over my due date and I am in hospital next payday. There are a few bills that need to be paid on payday so I want to make sure he will handle that. I know he will.

The weather's been nice here recently, so I haven't been cooking a lot, we've had a lot of salads and pasta. I need to make sure I start making extra soon so I can freeze it.

Today's second entry

June 6th, 2014 at 03:16 am

I'm looking forward to my fellow SA bloggers waking up so I can read some actual blogs.

Ok

June 6th, 2014 at 02:57 am

What's with all of the spam blogs? I'm not even sure how to report it.