Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hurt babies beyond our control

Last night my husband and I got to go out to the movies while the mother-in-law babysat for us. She had our beloved son for the night and for most of today.
It was great to get a sleep in and just do nothing. We went out for lunch and just did what we wanted with no restrictions!
Turns out that while he was there he burnt his little hand. It wasn't until we got home with him that I noticed a blister on the palm of his hand.
Then when hubby was putting him to bed, we found 2 more blisters on his little finger, and they were just as bad as the one on the palm of his hand. Poor wee man.
So today I got a taste of what it feels like when your baby gets hurt, when they shouldn't have, and I wasn't there for him, and he could be scarred for life!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mothers Day Present

Tonight, after a busy day out shopping and 1hrs hardwork at work, I went and had my legs waxed, which is never plesant, followed by the best facial ever!
I have only ever had 1 facial and that was for before my wedding (6 years ago).
She had a bed made up, and I got to lie in it, with the electric blanket on, it was just gorgeous! The beautician goes to my chrurch, and I think she spoils me a bit :) Even if she doesn't, I always feel so special when I go to see her, even if it is mostly for leg torture.
Today I also resisted the temptation to eat chocolate biscuits, my husband had 3 left over biscuits from a meeting this morning (one mallowpuff, 2 tim tams), and I nearly ate one just as an automatic reaction. And then I had to sit and stare them in the face for an hour! I do feel like having something sweet now!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Grocery Shopping

Friday's is my big grocery shop day. The Mother-in-law comes over in the afternoon and baby sits for me while I go out for an hour or so and get my shopping. It's one of the best hours of the week for me, I get to leave the house and be baby-free!
I got a New World flyer this week, but none from Countdown or Foodtown, which annoys me because I always look thru them and find where the best buys are. I am prepared to drive to 2 stores to get the best bargains.
I popped into Countdown first and did the majority of my shopping at New World. Somehow, I managed to spend $70 at countdown, and I only planned on spending about $25. oopsy. But they had meat on special and reduced. I love looking for reduced meat, I always feel like I got a bargain. And I still spent about $130 at New World. How come groceries are so expensive?!
In reality, I won't need to shop next week and a lot of the stuff will last for ages, and is just to stock up my freezer. I have a standup freezer and it always has to be FULL or I feel like we have no food, and my pantry is always packed to the top with tins and full Tupperware.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

13 months on

Well, Today my son turned 13months old. And to celebrate the occassion I would have loved to have had some chocolate or icecream! But NO, I'm not allowed. And if i treat myself to chocolate everytime he's another month older, I'll keep getting another kilo fatter every month!
So instead, my clever boy decided to fall over and bite his lip! OUCHY! and OH THE BLOOD! At first it freaked me out, all the blood on his lip and mouth, running slowly down his chin. I couldnt pick him up as a loving mother would have, or I would have got blood all over my clothes! GROSS. So I had to comfort him by picking him up and holding him away from at arms length until I found the tissues.
We didn't go for walk today, I just couldn't be bothered. I wish it weren't so hilly in Auckland. I have been trying to think of somewhere flatter that I can drive to, to go for a walk. It does seem silly and weird to me to drive somewhere to walk, but if it means i get a longer easier walk, I'll do it!
What about Mission Bay, around the beaches? It's far, but maybe I could go in the weekend with both my boys.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Working Mum

Today is the day I go to work at my husbands work doing graphics work. They are pretty disorganised and I usually only work half a day. Which is fine by me. I enjoy having a day off from being Mum, I drop baby at Nan's and then go into work. And after work I sometimes pop into St Lukes (it's just around the corner from work). Today I bought some rash cream for baby, it's nice to have a spare one in his nappy bag for when we go out, or he spends the day at Nan's. There's nothing worse than getting his nappy off and realising the nappy cream is in the bag at the other end of the house! Problem solved today! And just as well, as he has some pretty bad rash today.

Slow Cooker Heaven

So today, Tuesdays, I am usually at a church study, but this term it is 9.30am-12noon, which is a long time with a kid. I have to leave at 9am and don't get home til 12.30pm. It makes the whole day a pain, especially when baby sleeps 9.30-10 and then from 12noon-2. It just stuffs his whole day up and I end up stressing about how my Tuesday afternoon is going to go. So I have given it up today for the rest of the term. Which left me free this morning.
I put the slow cooker on with a chicken for dinner, technically I have been cooking dinner all day long. It smells so yummy thru the kitchen/dining area.
And I was able to make some pear & banana muffins for baby too.
I should also mention that today I gave up Farmville & Social City on Facebook. I feel so much better for it, it's great not being tied down to it and having to 'harvest' things before they expire. It's like a weight has lifted. It will be interesting to see if I can stay away from them. Instead of farming I got to play Wii Fit while baby slept, I did 44mins of yoga, balance and aerobic activities! And then I topped it off this afternoon with a walk to the chemist & Foodtown in my new pram.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sleep In

So this morning, I just COULD NOT get out of bed. I was drifting in and out of sleep from 6am-9.30am and i knew hubby had gotten up and sorted out the baby, so I just kept lying in bed. Then at 9.30am hubby comes in and tells me his dad & family are coming over in 30mins! So up I got and ready.
You should understand something: Hubby is much like his dad, 5mins is actually 30mins, 30mins is actually 3hrs.
They did show up at about 10.30am, which wasn't too bad really. Then hubby & his dad decided to go and visit 'Norman' and then bring back lunch, that 30min trip was actually 3hrs! So I was left home to babysit the kids (well, the step-mum was here too). But on the bright side, I did get to play a bit of Wii Mario Kart, so that was actually pretty fun.
In the afternoon, between the rain, I decided to take my brand-spanking-new pram for a walk to my mums. It was the least I could do since I had Pizza for lunch, and I need to drop more than a few kilos. Anyway, I LOVE the pram, so nice and smooth compared to the other rubbish I've been handed down (That hasn't been looked after).
I can't wait to take it out again, I just hope this rain subsides, although that's doubtful since Winter has only just started.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Boys Day Out

So this afternoon, my husband took our son to his Nana's. I stayed home and was going to rest, or do some blogging, internet surfing, just take it easy. But I ended up vacuuming, moping (I NEVER mop) and rearranged a few things. It was nice though to get stuck into cleaning and not have to stop to entertain a toddler. Sometimes it's hard to remember what life was like without him, but today gave me a flashback of life over a year ago and it was very nice to have a few hours alone. And as useless as husbands can be, this was a very nice thing for him to do for me.
So I did eventually sit down and relax with a glass of wine for dinner.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My First Entry

Well, today, tonight actually, My friend convinced me to start up a blog... so here I am. Welcome.
Tonight, my friend, N & I decided to quit chocolate til 1 Sept! I just finished off the last block in the house tonight luckily. It was delicious.
I have just decided to extend this to icecream as well.
N also tells me that if you eat choc you are more likely to conceive a boy, and my next baby WILL be a girl, so i've quit chocolate til I get a girl.
Anyway, that's all for now. I'm working on making this blog prettier.