Third time lucky – hell yeah!!

It has been a bad week here in Newman Towers. Elisabeth was not well and on Saturday last week my husband and I got a stomach bug at exactly the same time. I won’t go into details, I’m sure you can imagine. But let us not dwell on the bad, there were good and funny things too and I would much rather share those.

When  Elisabeth was poorly I explained to her that she had a bit of diarrhea. She got outof the toilet and said: “Daddy, daddy I have dungarea!” That made me smile.

The other day I was in the shower and realised that I didn’t have a towel, so I shouted to nobody in particular if they could come and bring me a towel. So Elisabeth toddles into the bathroom, hands me a towel and says with her sweetest little voice: “Here you go mummy.”

Now the next bit is a little bit disgusting but it made me laugh so much that I think it should be mentioned. Yesterday after dinner Elisabeth was playing outside, she was wearing a pretty little dress and at some point during the day she had taken her pants off. Because if was so warm (hot really) and close to bath time we didn’t bother putting them back on. So she is happily playing outside whilst we tidy the kitchen. Next time I look there is this huge poo right in rhe middle of our decking! Like a proper grown up sized poo! Elisabeth didn’t seem to think much off it and wanted to continue playing, but we thought it better to clean it up first. I laughed so much, this was definately the funniest poo incident to date.

But the real highlight came on Wednesday. We have had a couple of months full of worry because shortly after our second miscarriage we found out I was pregnant again. We were obviously delighted but too nervous and scared to be really happy. But on Wednesday we had our 12 week scan and bubba is growing fine! I have never been so relieved as when I saw and heard its little heartbeat.

And here is our little bubba:


So, after the devestating end of the previous two pregnancies; Third time lucky – hell yeah!!!!!


Conversations with Elisabeth 5

Me: “Come on sausage, let’s go to the shops.”
Elisabeth: “You can go to the shops mummy, I’ll stay here.”

Me: “Look at mummy’s tummy, it’s getting bigger isn’t it.”
Elisabeth: “Yes, like daddy’s.”
Me: “It’s a bit bigger than daddy’s though.”
Elisabeth: “No, daddy’s is bigger.”

Daddy: (after a conversation about father christmas) “What do you want for Christmas sausage?”
Elisabeth: “Ehm, a bicycle and an ipad.”
Gotta love her for trying 🙂

Is it bed time yet?

As I have often written about our challenges with getting Elisabeth to sleep, I thought it’s only fair to tell you about our latest adventures.

Elisabeth is now fully potty trained during the day but she still wears a nappy at night, after all she is only two and a half. She isn’t too keen on doing a wee in her nappy anymore though, now she does everything on the toilet she much prefers this to doing it in a nappy. This is good news but it does mean that she gets up every night around 23.30 to tell me she needs a wee wee. So every night I take her to the potty, she sits on it and…….nothing. Unfortunately she always wakes up after she has done a wee and then still wants to go potty. It’s a good thing though and most nights she goes back to sleep straight after without any problems. But not last night…..

Last night she woke at her normal time, I took her to the potty, she did nothing, we put on a clean nappy and she went back to bed. Only to start crying about a minute later because she had been sick all over her bed. My husband and I always tend to deal with these things in the same way. He cleans the baby, I take care of the bed and anything else that got sicked on. So whilst I changed her bed, washed her teddy and cleaned her bedroom floor, he bathed Elisabeth.

After everything was cleaned up we gave her a little drink and within 15 minutes it started all over again, this time on a chair in the living room. Poor little monkey. All together she was sick 4 times and it was 3.30 when we all finally went back to sleep.

I am lucky enough not to have to go to work tomorrow and even though there is a mountain of washing that I need to work through, I am glad to be at home. Considering Elisabeth has had 4 hours less sleep than normal, she is very well behaved and so far we have had quite a nice day, but to be honest I can’t wait to go to bed tonight, think it will be an early one.

Happy sleeping everyone!

Summer rocks!

Elisabeth told me today that she doesn’t do washing up, because washing up is mummy’s job! I don’t know who told her that but when I find out……

I can’t complain though as this afternoon I am splitting my time between playing in the garden with Elisabeth, lounging in the same garden in the sunshine and watching wimbledon.

Summer most definately rocks!