Wednesday, 1 January 2014
One of my new years resolutions is to sit down and do all the bits I wanted to do over the past couple of years but kept putting off.

One of these was using all the pictures and videos I have taken of my little J , with the primary goal to make a DVD for him for years to come

I shed a few tears creating this first one, but it was worth it, so decided I would share them as I make them

Please enjoy

Please post a comment to let me know what you think of my first attempt of making this video

{ Just noticed that when I created my theme, I didn't add the comments box, its now added  - just click the word comments below }
Tuesday, 31 December 2013

It is time to say goodbye to 2013, and as I was thinking about 2013 and all that its thrown at me, my family and close friends, some good, some fantastic, then some bad and some horrible. I didn't realise how much happened in 2013, so to summarise it briefly:

I saw 2013 in, on morphine due to pain
Found out I was pregnant, after scan seen a heartbeat beating away, then a week later started to miscarry ( and a prolonged miscarriage as well)
Husband had a hernia operation that went successfully and he healed quickly
J turned 2 and had a wonderful birthday
J had his language and understanding test which he failed ( but later on caught up to a degree)
Stepson found out his grandmother had cancer, lungs, ovaries and brain, in April, she passed away in September
A friend and colleague took his own life at only 40
A couple of days after my colleague, another friend in his early 40s died of a blood clot
I applied for Indefinite leave to remain in the UK in pay ( was granted it in October YAY !!!)
J got discharged from his Consultant, he had been under since discharge from neonatal care ( YAY but scary ! )
J's 2 year development check went better than could hope
My uncle from Home came over to the UK  who I hadn't seen in over 11 years, and he is the only member of my family my Hubby and the boys have gotten to meet ( though did leave me home sick but was fabulous at same time )
2 of my friends suffered miscarriages
2 friends had failed IVF
A friend's husband left her
Met one of my neighbours, who become friends with ( who the poor lady ended up getting evicted due to no fault of her own and having a crap Christmas)
Had a breast cancer scare and a DVT scare
Had a fantastic Christmas at home, seeing J's face made it so perfect

(a lot more also happened  but just pulled out a few key things for 2013)

So as I say goodbye to 2013, and hope that 2014 will bring us a lot more happier times :)

( as you see above is why my blog kinda left dormant for a while, but as one of my new year resolutions to get back to this you should hear more from me ! )

Happy new year everyone !

Sunday, 19 May 2013


What a weekend, J had started climbing out of his cot, he only did it once on Thursday where he fell out but that was enough! Luckily when he climbed and fell out, Dave was re-stacking the nappy stacker and had the box of new nappies out and open, and that was what he fell onto.

Time to move into a bed:

I was a concerned putting him into a bed, for a couple of reasons;
We have a good routine where he self settles after cuddles for his nap and sleep over night, and worried he wouldn't still do that when he can get out of bed. He also tended to maneuver himself to sleep along the headboard of the cot so could he keep falling out of bed.  These concerns outweighed the risk of him climbing and hurting himself, so I dismantled the cot and turned it into a bed on Saturday.

I was counting my blessings that I decided to get a cotbed and not just a cot, so the conversion only took me around 40 minutes

I took the opportunity to sort his room out a little as well.

Now it was done, would my concerns I had come to fruitation?

When it was bed time, I took him up and did the same routine as normal, bottle, cuddles then bed.  I put our travel cot mattress on the floor next to his bed in case he fell, and put him to bed.  I layed on the floor next to the bed for a little while, then told him night night and closed the door.  

He did have a little cry and something went bang, so went to check on him and he just looked at me and smiled. I told him to lay down and it was sleep time and he did, within minutes he was asleep

When he woke up this morning, I could hear him chatting and playing with toys on the monitor, so I assumed he got off his bed and wandered to his toys, to my surprise he was sat on his bed and the toys in his boxes wern't out at all, so I don't think he got off the bed.

Today, each time he has gone into his room, the first thing he does is climb up on his bed and sits on it. Nap time today went without a hitch and he self settled like normal tonight!

The left over cot bits:

I decided that the extra bits of J's cot that was taken off, I would reuse and make a babygate for the top of the stairs, as couldn't use a normal baby gate because of the stairs and my mobility issues - I was pleased with myself


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