More kids?

Five months as a family of five, three kids can certainly be challenging at times but also oh so rewarding. Will there be a number four? Well I don’t like to say never but its not something we are planning right now. I don’t know if we change our minds in the future, but I honestly don’t think I could handle another pregnancy physically or mentally. Giving birth and having kids is the most amazing and rewarding experience there is and I don’t think I will ever feel done if I’m honest, but we have our three amazing boys and were happy with that.

Tired first time mommy, and a very tiny Zack.

Newborn Jasper

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Back to reality

Tomorrows the start of a new week again, and I’m really not looking forward to it that much. Ryans had his first week booked of from work in a while and its been so nice having him at home with us.So its back to normality tomorrow again, although I’m going to miss having Ryan here, its going to be nice to get back into a normal routine again. I tend to get more things done when its just me and the kids.

Little hiccup is lying next to me “swimming”, hes doing his very best to move forward but at the moment its mostly just legs and arms in the air waving around, although he does move slightly forward now and again through worming.

For now I’m going to enjoy the last night of the weekend with my other half, but ill be back here again soon.

Happy Jasper on the swings, its about the only thing they want to go on when we go to the park.

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Tired, bored and jinxed

It seems that everytime I say I’m feeling a little more rested something backfires and I end up with a bad nights sleep, although it’s not nearly as bad for me as it is for Ryan who’s only had a couple of hours sleep.

So I think its safe to say I will be having an early night, after I’ve had a nice long warm bath.

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Toddler tantrums

Jasper is going through a tough phase right now which to be honest is a tough phase for all of us. He is very emotional, and theres so much emotion going on for such a little boy, with such a strong will. No is a big word right now and throwing himself on the floor screaming when he doesn’t get his own way is another fun thing he does. Although I try to be as understanding as possible it does occasionally get overwhelming even for me, and when that happens I just try to think that if its hard for me then how much harder isn’t it for him?. Although I am very clear about setting limits and that screaming and throwing tantrums isn’t going to help him get his own way I also try to be understanding towards his feelings as much as I can.

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Behind the lens

There are few and far times between when I’m actually in photographs, I’m always the one behind the lens, so Ive asked Ryan to try and take a few more pictures of me and the kids together, I did start to explain a few things about how to use the camera and the exposure, shutter speed, iso and so on but I think that went in one ear and out the other if I’m honest. I did set the camera for him and he did spend some time taking some pictures which I’m grateful for, and he did great. I know it will be something I will enjoy looking back on when the kids are older.

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Zack and Autism

Ive not really mentioned much about Zack just recently because Ive not really been sure about how much to share and what I feel is ok. At the moment we are waiting for an “official” diagnosis, were talking about special schools since Zacks starts school next year. Were going to regular speech and language therapy appointments and we have got some progress in Zacks speech, HE now asks for things using a sentence “I want ….” and is doing well with his PECS in general.
It does feel a little harder to share things with you here seems his diagnosis isn’t official just yet and were still in the middle of this whole process ourselves, I will keep sharing little things about whats happening at a rate that I’m comfortable with.

 

 

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Another weekend gone

The weekend has come to an end again, We have got a few things done though, mostly painting, (okay so Ryans done most of the painting, I painted one table), and tomorrow our new media unit arrives which I’ve been looking forward to for a week now. So the house is slowly coming together and looking a little bit nicer, we re-painted all the doors and skirtings in gray and although we still have a little bit left to do, the bits that are done looks amazing.
I will post some pictures of the end result once its all finished.

For now I feel absolutely shattered, I stayed up late yesterday and its resulted in me feeling like I was up all night downing a bottle of vodka, although all I actually drunk was alcohol free kopparberg and played on the ps4 with Ryan. So in a little while I will be heading to bed with Jamie Theo, whom always lets us know he wants to go to bed around this time anyway so it all works out quite well.

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New week again

So it’s not been the best start to this Monday, one of us have been up all night due to a stomach bug or food poisoning? And I got woke up about four this morning by Zack who decided it was wake up time.

Of course he’s very tired now so if I’m lucky he might go for a nap about the same time as Jasper does and I’ll be able to catch up on some sleep.

We have started re-painting at home and I’m changing some of the details at home so my original plan was to start sanding down a table I’ll be painting but I have a feeling that might be put on hold for today. We also ordered a new media unit yesterday which won’t be delivered until next week. Is it just me who thinks it feels a little bit like Christmas when your expecting a delivery?

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Thursday

Today has just been one of those days. I had a bad nights sleep so I’ve felt like a zombie all day. You know when all you do all day is dream about your bed?, yeah one of those days.

The heat has returned and I suppose we should be enjoying it whilst it lasts but honestly today has been a do nothing day, tablets, play-doh, lots of coffee for me, lots of feeding for Jamie. Yeah sometimes you need those days.

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