September

Finally back to some sort of normality again. I’ve started working out again after a couple of weeks break, and my energy is slowly returning probably as a result from me eating a little bit better.

Ryan’s worked a late shift and hasn’t been home that long.

I’ve started wondering wether I might be a little sensitive to dairy products, without really thinking about it I’ve barely had any dairy at all since Jamie was born. Until today, and my stomach has swelled up to the point where it looks like I’m pregnant, along with quite a bit of discomfort. I think I’ll just avoid dairy from now on and try some alternatives.

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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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Wardrobe update

Jamie Theo has pretty much lived in short sleeved bodysuits all summer so now when the colder weather arrived I realised he hasn’t got any warmer clothes that fit. So I had to do an “emergency online shop” (not that I mind, I love shopping for the kids).

A warmer set, love the colour and the cute little clouds.

I couldn’t help myself I just had to buy these cute hats for all three of them.

Essentials, bodysuits, leggings, socks.

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Reaching goals

Not the best start to the week so lets hope it continues on a better note, Ryan is feeling a little bit better so everything will be back to normal tomorrow.

Ive just finished my workout which felt great, Ive actually finally reached my goal weight which is less then what I weighed before I got pregnant, however I still have quite bit of loose skin on my belly and I have allot of muscle to regain. I’m working on my stomach separation and it is slowly but surely getting better. Pregnancy has definitely took a toll on my body, the fact that Ive had very close pregnancies have probably made it worse, and I haven’t really been working to build my muscles up between pregnancies either. But I’m glad I’ve finally decided to work on it, not only can I feel myself getting stronger but its making me feel better mentally. But I have to be honest, it is so nice to be able to fit into my old tight jeans!

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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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Precious time

It’s just so amazing to watch our little baby grow and at the same time I just want him to keep being this little forever. He’s so happy about everything and sits and talks to us plays with his toys and is just pure joy in everyway. He’s almost four months now and before we know it it’s time to start on solid foods, and soon he will be crawling following his brothers around.

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