Thursday, January 31, 2008

Toby Tantrums

He's hard work at the you can see

Things have been stressful again here - I threw my back out this week at aerobics - twisted my pelvis - which meant Rob had to take time off work as I couldn't move, let alone look after the boys. He's back at work today and I can finally stand up straight instead of looking like a banana....

My mother to the rescue as usual - got me in with her amazing chiropractor and I'm seeing her again this afternoon. What would I do without my mother.

Feels like a curse has been put on this house when it comes to health. So any good vibes/prayers/magic fairy dust is much appreciated.....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Toby's first birthday

is today! Hoorah! I'm actually full of flu so it hasn't been a great day for me (I spent the afternoon in bed - thank you Mum for being your usual guardian angel!)

I made a cake and iced it while running a temperature (that's my excuse!). Toby loved it though and scoffed a huge piece. He wasn't keen on the candle though!

Got lots of lovely presents from his friends including James the train which Oscar has purloined (thank you clare and james), and a lovely pull along cart with blocks(thank you nicky and callan and helena). And a fab book by the people who wrote the Gruffalo. (Thank you
Pearly!). And thirty quid so I think he should take me out to lunch!

So although I feel like hell, I think I gave him a good first birthday. Supposed to be having a mini-party tomorrow morning but might have to cancel as the hostess will be
sweaty and sneezy and blowing her nose every 10 seconds!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

And some Toby films too



Toby Stands

A meme to start the year off

2007 In The Beginning...
Where did you bring in the New Year? In bed
Who were you with? Rob and Oscar with Toby on the inside...
Did you kiss anyone at midnight? I was probably asleep
Did you make any resolutions? I can't remember!!

2007 Your Love Life...
Did you break up with anyone? No
Did you get anything for Valentine's Day? A lovely card and some red roses
Did you meet anyone? Toby
Did you fall in love? With Toby
Are you still in love? Yes

2007 Friends and Enemies...
Did you meet any new friends this year? Yes - some new mummy chums and some work people
Did any of your friendships end? Yes - someone I'd been through the end of my first pregnancy with and was very close to - but realised we didn't have anything in common apart from our kids and she wasn't worth it.
Did you dislike anyone? No - I pity the ex-friend but haven't the energy or inclination to bother disliking her!
Did you make any new enemies? I hope not
Did you resolve any fights? I never really resolved the above situation - just decided not to worry about it (ostrich I suppose!)
Who was your closest friend? Moxie
Who did you grow apart from? A few mum chums as I made new friends with Oz's new pre-school
Do you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships? I wish, like everyone, I had more time to devote to my friends but I think the good ones understand and we'll just pick up where we left off when we see eachother - and have more to talk about!

2007 Your BIRTHDAY!!!
How old did you turn? 36 (eek)
Did you have a cake? No but I wanted one!
What did you do for your birthday? I had a day off - a whole day to myself up in London with NO ONE else
Did you have a party? The day off was enough - I partied on my own at the sushi bar!
Did you get any presents? My day off!
If so what was the best thing you got? Feeling like myself again for a day

2007 All about YOU...
Did you change at all this year? Multiple motherhood changes a girl....
Did you dye your hair? Yes - bright red - the same as this font! I've been trying to re-blondify ever since but I'm glad I did it.
Did you get your hair cut? Yes.
Did you change your style? I did have a bit of a Pob....but I'm going to grow it long again now
Were you in school? Nope
Did you get good grades? N/A
Did you have a job? Yes - two part time ones for a magazine and teaching preschool music
Did you drive? Yes
Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes! Quite a few, myself included.
Did you move at all? No
Did you go on any vacations? Hoorah for the Isle of Wight
Did you leave the country at all? Does the ferry to the Isle of Wight count?
Would you change anything about yourself now? Yes - lose weight - I'm way heavier than before having the babies and I'm not happy

2007 Wrap Up...
Was 2007 a good year? It was a hard year. Wonderful because Toby arrived and harder than any because Toby arrived. Found it much harder being a mum the second time around (unlike most people I think). The first 7 months were so hard until he started sleeping. Wanted to run away at times but got through it thanks to supportive friends like people reading this! And then the end of the year was awful with Toby in hospital and Rob so very very ill.
Did 2007 bring any new insights? That it does get better as you go on
Do you think 2008 will top 2007? I'm sure it will.
Do you have any goals for 2008?
To get thinner and healthier.
If you could go back and change any moment which would you choose from 2007? I would skip the illnesses in November - that was awful and Rob still isn't 100%