Wednesday, March 16, 2005

One step forward.....2 steps back

You see it was all going too well.....had a 'MARE of a day yesterday. Absolute bloody nightmare.

I was on the way to Oscar's swimming lessons at 8.45am - we go to a pool near to my Mother's house - usually about a 10 minute drive but at that time of the morning I allow half an hour....the car started making awful grinding noises every time I hit the brakes - which was a lot in the rush hour....

Got to the pool, did the lesson cos I wasn't wasting it, then drove to a garage really nearby. They said it would take at least an hour cos there were people waiting....

I had NOTHING with me. 1 nappy and that was it - no food, no milk...I usually have a big old nappy bag with EVERYTHING in it but I was only going to a 30 minute lesson so was expecting to be back home with a sleeping Oscar before he was due a feed.

So I had to improvise by going to a supermarket and buying a sippy cup and some ready made formula. And a jar of baby food. My mother came and gave me a plastic spoon. And Oz and I hung out in the coffee shop for an hour.

Then I get a call - it'll be at least another 2 hours cos I need new brake pads. And discs. £165. And a new tyre. £50.

I went back to Mum's house with a very grumpy baby and then got a lift home. I eventually picked up the car at 6pm. Oscar's routine went out the window.

Then he woke up this morning at 5am and wouldn't go back to sleep. I rocked, and cajoled and cuddled. And ignored him for 30 minutes. I eventually fed him at 6.45 and he was starving. And he hasn't slept more than 20 minutes today and has been in a foul mood. I've had a really busy day and he's not a hapy bunny. He's asleep now thank god...

I'm exhausted and broke....so it's 9.30pm and I'm off to bed. He threw up again tonight - DH's fault - vigorous bouncing after a feed - so I bet he wakes up hungry early again...

One good thing that happened today - I lost another pound at Weightwatchers which means I have officially lost Oscar - he got weighed yesterday and weighed 19lbs which is the total weightloss for me so far....

Yawn.....Goodnight Moon, goodnight air, goodnight readers everywhere...

3 comments:

Kirsti said...

I'd ask them to really check that out, Sal. I know I said when I came over in September that the brakes didn't feel right to me then. Plus, if you check in the service history file, Terry and I got new brake pads and discs put in about, what, 2 or 3 years ago, max. Brake pads and discs usually should be good for at least 25,000 miles or so, and I'm sure you've not been driving the Volvo that hard. The Volvo dealer in Nottingham pointed out that the car had at some point in the past been in an accident - there's one of the doors that doesn't quite match - I don't know if there's still something wrong that's causing the brakes to wear down so fast.

Anyway, I'm glad you got it sorted, that you and Oz are safe (most important thing!). And tell Bert to do less bouncing of the baby!

jess said...

Yuck! I hate needing car repairs. I just sat at Starbucks for 3+ hours waiting for MY brakes to be fixed - but no baby in tow so I can only imagine how exhausted you are! Hope you got some rest.

Poppymom said...

I blew a tire when Clara Jane was 4 months old. Then we had our wreck when she was 5 months. Car problems are bad enough. With a baby in tow? Absolutely miserable. So sorry you had to go through that crap. Hugs, Sugar.