Teething and development

Poor little hiccipops is teething again. None of the other two has ever seemed bothered when their teeth has started coming through but Jamie is. Last night he woke up screaming and nothing would help to calm him down, but now it’s pushed through I think the worst is over until the next one.

I am so amazed by how quickly they develop from little helpless babies to little people. Jamie now cruises around furniture waves bye bye, claps his hands, says mumum and dadad. And it feels like only yesterday he was a little newborn constantly attached to me and now he’s getting all independent.

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Wednesday

Half way through the week already and not a single blog post, damn! I’ve managed to get so organised with so many other things, I’ve even started planning our daily meals throughout the week (hello, I’m feeling pretty grown up here). But, and there’s always a but isn’t there? With our little sleep refuser Jamie who’s just developed some sort of grudge against sleep (I’m not going to sleep your not going to sleep no one is fucking sleeping here). It’s been rather difficult squeezing in blogging in the evening although I’ve wanted too, the little time I’ve had in the evening I’ve had to prioritise a few other things, which are more or less done now so let’s hope I don’t find any other excuses.

I’ve still snapped some pictures which I’ve speed edited, so at least I’ve got something to share. Hmm, maybe I will show you the difference between a speed edit and a looong edit at some point.

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Always be you Jasper.

At bedtime tonight me and Jasper had a little talk like we always do, and I always enjoy them so much because 1. He is hilarious and caring and just great in so many ways (the fact that he can be a little monster we’re just going to ignore for now) and 2. I think due to Zacks autism and the lack of communication from him, it makes me appreciate that I can have a conversation with Jasper, and not take it for granted. Don’t get me wrong Zack communicates in his own little ways but I’ve never been able to actually converse with him but hopefully one day we will get there.

Anyway today Jasper told me to shush and held his hand over my mouth because “baby’s sleeping” (baby wasn’t sleeping, baby was downstairs with daddy.) Then after a while he asked me if Zack was sleeping which he wasn’t so I said no not yet, then he asked me if Jasper would be sleeping soon to which I replied: I think so. Then he asked the same question again and this time I replied: yes. And within 10 seconds he was asleep. It did put a smile on my face my little Jasper he really doesn’t get enough credit, he’s only two and he already notices when Zack doesn’t like something – sometimes before we do. He truly is amazing and Zack couldn’t have asked for a better brother, although they fight like cat and dog at times, when Zack really does get upset his whole face turns into worry “oh no mummy Zack sad, Zack don’t like the noise”. And although I feel bad that he gets in that situation where he’s worried at the age of two I am so proud of him for his compassion and for his love. He’s a big brother and a little brother and he takes care of and loves Zack and Jamie fiercely.

Jasper you are such an amazing human being, never stop being you, you will do great things in life, and you can do anything.

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Fuck it, pizza it is.

So my day has consisted of cleaning up after kids going through different plans and changes (all in my head whilst cleaning ?). Thinking about eating well and healthy – until I found out the shop ran out of chicken and my planned dinner was ruined. So I ordered pizza in true “fuck it” spirit.

And after I’d put the kids to sleep (which took less then 30 mins, hoooray) I got started on Zacks one page profile. However our little Jamie aka “hiccipops” has some very strong opinions about when it’s time for bed and how it’s unthinkable to go to bed anywhere but in bed with mummy after a certain time, so I’ve had to pause and try and get the rest done tomorrow. So here I am with a happily sleeping baby next to me whom now controls when I go to bed.

My boss, sleeping beauty.

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Birthday coming up

Two out of three kids are having a little nap, Zacks making carrots out of play-doh and I feel as if I’ve not slept in weeks although I’ve not slept too bad, can’t ever win huh?.
I’m starting to think about what birthday presents to get Zack, it can be a little difficult seems his interests aren’t quite like of other kids his age. ┬áThere is one thing I keep looking at which Zack absolutely loves to play with when he has been to his speech and language therapy, and Its a wooden boat with little wooden men. I have looked absolutely everywhere online but I cannot seem to find it. If anyone has any idea of where I might find this, please let me know.

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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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Rested

Although I didn’t end up going to bed as early as I planned I still feel quite rested. I got the kids of to sleep in less then half hour so when Ryan got home I left hiccup with him so that I could have a nice warm bath and pamper myself a little.

I really need to do it a little more often, because wow I feel so much better!

Now Jaspers napping and Zacks eating brunch after refusing breakfast this morning. Jamie’s playing on his blanket, and I’m sitting down for a few minutes before I do clean up number two for today.

By the way how cute isn’t Zacks little braid, love it. And it keeps his hair out of his face.

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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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