Thursday, 31 January 2013

Week 16

Week 16 has been such a slow boring week.
Today I got the results back from my NT scan, everything was perfect!
Of course I was stressing over nothing like always.

Tomorrow I start my pregnancy timeline photo shoot I am extremely excited to start it and have to thank Harley, from Becoming Mummy for putting me onto it.
Maybe now I might start to finally get a bump.

I am still Craving mostly sweet things, I am also very surprised I haven't but on a lot more weight.

Being the first of February today I realised that this is going to be a big month for us.
Mine and Jarryd will be celebration our 2nd wedding anniversary on the 5th, our close friends are getting married on the 15th, we find out the sex of Jellybean on the 26th and we fly out for our first family holiday or the 27th.
I am so excited for it all!

I have still been doing a lot with the horses and working every week.

This week I am going to start cleaning out Toby's room so that we can begin to get it organised for Jellybean because they will be sharing a room for a few years.


Nappy rash from hell!

After being one of those Mums that has been really lucky not to have had nappy rash in my house, This week has been the week from hell!
The poor little man has had the runs for almost a week and nothing in his diet had really been changed.
After being at my wits end I decided to turn to my supportive mummy friends on facebook they always have brilliant ideas and things that I haven't tried to clear it up.
Some of the thing they suggested was, corn flour, different barrier creams and a cream called resolve!
I went to the chemist and got the resolve cream, after just 12 hours and a full nights sleep, I went to change another dirty nappy, dreading the screaming and struggling I found that the rash was no longer inflamed and bleeding.


We have since found out that Toby has what is called "Toddlers Diarrhea" It is caused by not enough fat in his diet so it was good to be reassured and told that I need to feed him more cheese, custards and have more high in fiber foods!
I was good to be told that it wasn't something I was doing wrong.

Hopefully it all settles down soon.


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Will you pass your bad habits on to your children?

This is something that I am going to be very passionate about for years to come,
After growing up being allowed to eat junk food, take away and microwave meals,
I am still to this day a seasoned salad dodger and chocolate eater!
It's not something I am proud of but it was how I was brought up and some bad habits are extremely hard to break!

I grew up being overweight with led to me having lapband surgery when I was 18 years old,
by no means was I massively obese but I was depressed and after attempting to lose weight for a knee reconstruction and losing all of 3kg in 3 months my mother and I decided that it was time for a huge life change and that's what we did!

I believe strongly that my mothers choices of what to feed me when I was young did effect how I eat now but I don't blame her for any of it.

I now have a family of my own and yes, sometimes cooking up some processed frozen food looks like the easy way to make a quick meal but I don't want my children growing up believing that it is ok to eat junk all the time.

My son eats a lot and is just like my husband with a very quick metabolism, but, That doesn't mean I feed him junky things.
He eats Fruit, Veggies, Salmon, Bread, Pasta and Salad.
He still drinks some milk but now it is mostly water.
I don't feed him chocolate or lollies, He has some junk food when attending birthday parties but at home it all in moderation.

I don't want my children to grow up with the bad habits that I have passed on to them.

Today I was going down my facebook newsfeed and came across a picture of a fellow mum's (with a lapband) 12 week old son being fed spoonfuls of nutella!
Why I believe parents have rights to do what they feel is right for them and their child, 
I don't believe that you should be feeding a baby nutella out of the jar,
Do things like this set children up for bad eating habit later on in life?

I would love to hear other peoples opinions on this subject!


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Week 15

Hello Baby Holmes.
Yes this week marks the first time I felt the jellybean move!
It was such a beautiful moment just like it was with Toby!

I have had more all day sickness this week and I swear it has been the worst I have had.
I don't really enjoy and foods apart from my chocolate!
I haven't liked to cook over the last few weeks but this week I am back in wife/mum mode and we are eating a lot of healthy vegetables and meat.
 Unfortunately I still can't eat red meat though, I did manage to eat a few double cheese burgers lately.

This week I have started to stress about the birth of the child, the labour bag, wanting to go into labour naturally and not being induced, the fear of a c section when I have a toddler at home and really thinking I want a water birth.
So many things that I think about really don't need to be worried about but I still am over thinking about them.

The more I think and research having a water birth the more I like the sound of it, I want to go drug free as far as possible and I already know my body can do it and now I just have to make sure I am mentally ready.

I have also been thinking about how I will fit two little terrors in the one room, don't get me wrong it is a huge bedroom but then I think about do I buy a second bed or buy Toby a big boy bed as he will be 18 months maybe even closer to two by the time the new baby is ready to take over his cot.

I could sit here and write all night just I better get my precious boys fed and ready for bed.


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Week 14

Wow is it just me or is this flying.
Basically, I work, I blog, I mum and I sleep!
Sometimes I also find time to eat and complain but mostly that is all!

So 14 weeks has come so fast and  it is passing by just as fast.
Morning sickness seems to have left the building but I am not holding my breath.
I now have horrible heart burn, I don't remember getting it this early with Toby!
It started at about 9 weeks so It has now settled in for the length of my pregnancy.

Last night the nightmares started, I hate pregnancy dreams but I also know its a part of the whole experience.
In my dream we had a bush fire close to our house and I was very worried about all of our horses, lucky the alarm went off before I got any further into the dream.

Toby I am enjoying my time with my Precious little boy,yet he has found the Ipad and doesn't really want to spend time with me, oh the joys of modern technology.

Last Thursday we had our NT scan I haven't heard back so I am taking it that all has gone well and we are low risk.

Here are a couple of pictures of our jellybean.

I can't wait until the 26th of Feb to find out what we are having!

This pregnancy is flying and I can't wait to keep sharing my journey with you all.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

What being a mother means to me..

Being a mother means.. Having someone that is always relying on you to be there.

Being a mother means.. Been at 10 different places at one time.

Being a mother means.. Having to eat your food cold at 10pm at night when everyone is in bed.

Being a mother means.. Sharing love between more than one person.

Being a mother means.. Vacuuming again today after you only did it yesterday afternoon.

Being a mother means.. Missing out on something that you really want for something your child really needs.

Being a mother means.. Treading on toys and wanting to curse while the babies are watching.

Being a mother means.. Enjoying every nap time.

Being a mother means.. Trying not to fall asleep in the shower.

Being a mother means.. Stealthy cleaning baby chuck off your sleeve so you can quickly run into the shop.

Being a mother means.. Packing away toys only to be doing it again in 15 minutes.

Being a mother means.. A date night is like a holiday and you just want to rest on the couch.

Being a mother means.. A good nights sleep is a reason to celebrate.

Being a mother means.. Learning to speak a new language.

Being a mother means.. Getting your hair or makeup done means you have gotten up early or lost your baby.

Being a mother means.. You will cry at every milestone.

Being a mother means.. Sharing your breakfast, lunch, tea AND chocolate.

Being a mother means.. All your friends can buy your child loud toys like you have for theirs.

Being a mother means.. Going to sleep at 10pm and waking up every few hours!

Being a mother means.. Sleeping where ever you land.

Being a mother means.. Laughing, crying and laughing again all within minutes of each other!

Being a mother means.. Loving someone more than you have loved anything in the world.

Being a mother means.. Learning everyday.

Being a mother means.. Having your hair ripped out.

Being a mother means.. Falling in love.

Monday, 14 January 2013

1st Birthday in Photos!

We celebrated Toby's First Birthday on the 5th of January!
Here are some photos from the day.
It was Cowboy Theme!
Toby with Grandad



Toby and Grandad


Myself and my God Daughter, Harlyn.

Toby and Grandad

Toby and I

Malakai and Ash

Family Photo

Toby and His God Mother, Jess.

Mummy and Toby



My Cheeky boy


Quite a layout

I went slightly overboard

Toby and Aunty Snow

Uncle Scott, Aunty Snow and I

Toby and Meg

Baby Love

Myself and Dad

Like Father, Like Son

I love these boys

Puppy Love

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Week 13.

I was so excited this week, I thought my morning sickness had finally disappeared, Boy was I wrong.
Today I have spent the whole day in my PJ's, I have felt terrible.
It all started this morning when I got up and had to break into a packet of cheezels! Bad idea right from the start.
I have remained queezey all day and have only just started to feel a little better.

On Monday I got to hear my little jellybeans heartbeat and that excited me so much.
I also got to book all my appointments for the next few months.

Tomorrow I have my NT scan I cant wait to see my little person wiggling around in there again.

On the weekend we had Toby's first birthday, he had a bawl and I was buggered afterwards.
I will be posting a photo post as soon as I get on the other computer so everyone can see.

Thats all for me this week I am not very exciting at all today.


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Once again..

I am currently sitting at my laptop looking for things to cook for my son's first birthday but once again I am writing a blog post..

I am trying so hard to keep myself on task but I just want to sit on the couch and not go to town or go and do the shopping.

Multi-tasking is the only thing that is going to get me through today I am positive.
The baby is sleeping, I am writing a shopping list, typing a blog, a guest list so I know how many party bags to make, food list and trying to get rid of my headache.

Still to do is, washing up, shopping, decorating and cooking.

Wish me luck!!   

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year! Week 12

Happy New Year to all my wonderful followers!

Wow the first day of 2013 and I am 12 weeks pregnant. 
This time last year I was also pregnant, but at the other end of it I was 39w3d.

New year went past without a hitch, I was surrounded by great food and great people and my beautiful little person.

Week 12 is flying by (like all the weeks before) I am stoked to be at the 12 week mark and another week closer to finding out the sex and then getting to hold this precious little bundle.

Jarryd and I have been playing around with names but I still don't think we have made up our minds 100%.

I like the fact that I am starting to feel a little less queezey but my hormones are through the roof and know I have people walking around me on egg shells.
I explode at even the smallest things with this pregnancy its actually got me on edge as well as everyone else in my house.

Toby has been an absolute brat the last couple of days, he has learnt that he can attempt to throw temper tantrum to get his own way and tries to get away when I go to change his nappy.

That's all from me for now.

I hope 2013 is the year all your dreams come true.