Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
He's still sleeping through - just waking up at 6. Which I can't really complain about.....yet!
Oz is still dry - no accidents for days now - and we have cut down on the candy rewards - he's easily distracted. Still gets a mini bag of haribo for pooing though.
So that's a brief, bodily function obsessed update. Will try and get a pic of the tooth - I haven't seen it yet (Rob has) but have definitely felt it!
Friday, August 24, 2007
He had a fab day. Got loads of amazing presents (we finally opened them all). Some brilliant books including Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs (combining his 2 loves), Where The Wild Things Are (my favourite as a kid), Igor the bird who couldn't sing and some Mr Men books, a radio controlled car, a thomas the tank engine track with a thomas who goes round on his own, a spiderman quad bike (his current favourite toy), some clothes, some dino pics for his wall, K'nex bug kit, some art equipment...I think that's everything but I'm sure I forgot something - SO much!
The nursery fun day was fab. Toby ate his first ever sausage and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Lots of activities and some fundraising for Make A Wish foundation. We won the "guess how many sweeties in the jar" competition, much to Oscar and Rob's delight....there were 805...I think there are about 500 left....though Rob's responsible for that - a selection of mini shrimps, foam bananas and dolly mixtures - luckily all sweets I don't particularly like! Oz ate lots of cake and is on a serious sugar high! But a great birthday. I'm exhausted! Hopefully so is he. (Toby went down like a dream.)
Oscar is having a wonderful birthday. Woke up to lots of presents - he still hasn't opened half of them. He loved his scooter from us - we also went and got him his Triceratops who he loves to bits. Spent the morning in the park after the shops and he's now gone for a nap. This afternoon his nursery has a fun day so we're hijacking it and telling Oz it's his second party - we've bought a huge cake to share - should be fun.
But the best present of the day was Toby sleeping all night. THANK GOD! Let's hope this is the start of a whole new phase of wide awake Sally!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Oz had a brilliant birthday party. Had his face painted pink (wouldn't let them do anything else), got a binbag full of pressies (which I've hidden till Friday - his real birthday), played with his friends, had a big cake. Fab day. My dad came which was wonderful. Lots of friends were there - it was a bit hectic! But a really good party. Oz is completely confused now as to when his birthday is but I'm sure he'll work it out on Friday when he's buried under a ton of fabulous gifts. Thank you to all who came or sent cards or pressies to the lucky brat. Much appreciated.
I'm going to endeavour to brighten up and might even try and tell a joke next post.....!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
"I get put down. But I wake up again. You're never gonna get me down.....Screaming the night away.....Screaming the night away"
I feel like a zombie. My life has stopped and revolves around lack of sleep. Toby's sleep has (if possible) got worse again. Screamed for 2 hours the other night before he went to sleep. Wakes three or four times. Wakes up properly at 5am.
I think it's teeth....I have no clue really. We dose him up on Calpol and Nurofen. Every time he wakes I give him teething gel on his gums. I give him a drink of water and cuddle him a bit. Then lie in bed and listen to him scream.
He hasn't got a temperature. He doesn't feel too cold. During the day he's lovely - happy as anything. He is napping a bit during the day but not much....
He wakes Oscar up. So I have to spend ten minutes scrabbling around under his bed to find him a dummy. (The dummies are so going in the bin soon I tell you).
I spend all night resenting Toby. Then the next day losing my temper with Oz because I'm so exhausted. I'm going to bed stupidly early. I'm neglecting my friends (sorry Pearl) because I'm too tired to return calls or write emails. I haven't watched Big Brother in 2 weeks...(though that's not necessarily bad). Someone write to Amnesty for me and tell them to save me from sleep deprived torture.....
It's Oscar's birthday party today. I'm actually looking forward to it. And the reason I'm blogging now? Rob took them out of the house this morning so I could go back to bed. I slept till 10!
I had the wierdest wierdest dream though - and don't think less of me for this - my subconcious is obviously exhausted too. I was breastfeeding Myleene Klass. Yes. Breastfeeding her. I was talking to her and telling her it was to keep her strength up now she's had her baby. (Toby was in the bed with me at this point breastfeeding while I slept so that's where that bit came from...). Then I woke up to swap Toby onto the other side. And dreamt I was sat in a cafe telling Myleene that I'd had the freakiest dream about feeding her.
Then after Rob had taken Toby off me I dreamt I was in the Big Brother house with a load of people I'd never seen. And then they put us in a lift that went really high up and crashed down like the cable had broken.
It took 2 cups of tea this morning to stop me feeling wierd.....my sanity is officially gone!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Then he turned on Toby since I was ignoring him. I'd just put Tobes in the buggy and hadn't strapped him in - yes, you guessed it - Oz pulled the buggy over sending his baby brother flying out of the buggy face down in the dirt, millimetres away from a fucking big rock.
Luckily at this point my friend Julie whisked Oscar away - I was going to kill him I swear.... - and I sorted Toby out. Miraculously (and probably due to his chubbiness), he wasn't hurt - just a scratch on his head. He was just petrified.
Oz calmed down and Julie took him away to do some more pics - supposedly he behaved after that and the pics were good. Here are some snaps my friend Julie took during breaks in the proper shoot.
Oz then threw a strop inside –wanted to play on the fruit machines…wouldn’t eat his dinner. I didn’t get any of mine as I was trying to feed Toby….take my eyes off Toby for a second to try and stop Oscar being a dinosaur round the restaurant – and he sits up suddenly and falls head first out of his pushchair. He was fine – carpet – he was just freaked out again.
I felt like the worst mother in the world. Bear in mind I’m with my boss, her daughter and two other parents and kids from the shoot. I was humiliated. Hot. Angry. Hungry. Stressed.
I was giving another mum a lift so couldn’t just leave. I then promptly took Oscar to my Mum’s and left him there. For his own safety and my own sanity. Took my friend home, got in the house, Toby had slept in the car but woke up when we got in. Took him to bed to try and feed him back to sleep – no joy.
Rob was working by the way – until 6.30. I collected Oz from my Mum’s (thank you again mama!) and by the time Rob got home I was staring into space on the sofa while the boys watched Baby Einsteins.
Went to bed at 8.30pm after a bath.
Since I went to bed so early I didn't mind being woken 3 times by Toby. Well I did but I didn't feel like hell this morning.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Had a fantastic day. Got up and took Oz to nursery then went straight to Mum's. I meant to have a nap but was too excited so went to London straightaway. I went to Evans and spent ages mooching their sale - bought 2 tops - well one is more like a dress - will get pics and show you.
Then I had my haircut in a Pob again - much cooler on the back of my neck - again I will take pictures I promise.
Jumped in a taxi cos I love taxis - short ride to Covent Garden and then a scrumptious lunch of sushi - I mainly ate hand rolls - salmon skin and prawn tempura ones. Yummmm.
Then I mooched around the shops a bit but it was very hot and there were so many people - so got back to Mum's and had my nap then!
Got home to a living room full of pink and white balloons and a huge chocolate cake! Then we went out to dinner at a very swanky bistro place in Crystal Palace - Joanna's - and I had seared scallops and a very posh burger.
A perfect day really!