Appreciating the good in the bad

It’s crazy, how fast a year can fly by. I listen to the elderly ladies at work telling me everyday to really cherish life and enjoy what you have because with a blink of an eye it’s gone. and I feel as though I do, but I know I don’t. Not to my full capacity. I let life speed past me some days without stopping to really let the world inspire me. Some days I’ll sit down with a nice hot cup of tea and not even think about it whilst I drink it. I know that may sound a little silly, but some people don’t have the little things. Some children, somewhere in the world, hardly have any water - or adults have to walk miles a day to provide it. I tell myself every day to be grateful for the life I live because I am so lucky. I may get jealous whilst a friend jets of on holiday, or my sister gets a new job, but the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. We’re so lucky to have a roof over our heads, to be happy and be healthy. We’re so lucky to be loved. 

I don’t have my own flat. My hair is dead and horrible. I don’t like my thighs. I don’t have my own car. I can’t afford to go on holiday for christmas. I don’t have the camera I want. The list could go on, but I won’t let it. There are so many minor little negatives in a life of a thousand positives. I’m happy, I’m healthy and I’m loved. What more could I want?

Life is beautiful and right now as I’m sitting in my make-shift home, with a bar of chocolate, a nice warm drink, my daughter in bed beside me and rubbish on television - I’m incredibly thankful to have this life. It’s little and it’s cute, it has it’s flaws, but it’s my life and I love it.

I hope you love yours too. 

New trick tuesdays  

Recently Daisy has learnt to kick her feet like crazy. As if she is running a marathon. It’s absolutely adorable and she wears herself out completely. This week she really has found her hands. She’ll stare at them in front of her face and laugh at what she realises is her own! She also blows little bubbles with her mouth and really has learnt to smile on queue. 

I love watching her develop and watching her dive into life with her own little ways! 

What new tricks have your little ones discovered this week?

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Thrifty Thursday - This beautiful yellow dress.

It was from a lovely little second hand store just outside of my local town! It really is so great what lovely finds you can get your hands on when you go looking a little further than normal! It’s actually not a dress - it’s a top that is for a 6 month old, but it actually fits perfectly for daisy as a dress with some cute socks and a cardigan. Loveeee.

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My friday favourite is this amazing bear play mat which Daisy loves! We got it bought for us by Andrews mum near the beginning of my pregnancy and it wasn’t until we thought about it the other day that we then started to use it! It’s cute and cosy and she just looks so happy in there! You can purchase it here from mother care but I’m sure you can find a similar one on amazon or elsewhere too.  

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Daisy’s new tricks tuesday is BUBBLES! Whilst she sleeps. She loves to blow tiny little bubbles from her mouth, I managed to catch it on camera whilst she was in a deep sleep on a little car journey yesterday. How sweet!

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Wednesday worries

Daisy has started to sleep quite well through the night now - I start her bedtime routine at about 7pm, then by half 8/9ish she’ll be in a deep sleep. She’ll then wake up at about half 1am and then half 5am and I’m pretty okay with that I think! Occasionally she’ll fall asleep earlier or a bit later and it will all be out of sync.

I’m just wondering what time you start settling your babies down for bed and what you feel is the best time for your baby to fall asleep? Especially at Daisy’s age (2 months)

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Memory lane Monday

I have so many memories from my labour it’s crazy! I remember Andrew going to get me slush puppies from the shop downstairs and I remember my family coming to visit the night before I went into labour. One of my strongest memories is being on the special care ward after giving birth to Daisy. I was there for three or so days and on the last day I wanted to go home SO much that I forced myself up and out of bed. when the doctors did their little walk around I made sure they saw me sitting up on a chair out of bed and looking very awake and as healthy as I could make myself look! 

They did a few more tests and said I could go back upstairs to the ward and then soon be discharged. After being transferred and feeling so incredibly happy that going home was finally coming into sight I felt strange. I felt like I was in a little dream and everything was blurry and nothing actually made sense. I remember thinking to myself ‘act normal!’ I tried so hard to act normal because I didn’t want to go back down to be cared for! 

Andrew started to talk to me, in a very normal and calm manner and I turned round and shouted at him! I shouted at him to stop shouting! Haha. The woman doing the medication round looked at me as if I was a complete and utter weirdo. I was all over the place! After a glass of water and a lay down I soon calmed down. 

But I just remember the feeling so clearly! 

What is your memory lane monday? 

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