13th December

Hello!

I take my hat off to daily bloggers/vloggers. I just don’t know how they do it. I just lose track of time! Sunday was insanely busy. I had to get to my friends little boys party early to help with the party food. I got there just before 10 and Mike took the kids and Henry to my Mum’s. We were super late and I get stressed when we are late so my mood was rock bottom. Mike came back with the kids when the party actually started. We left early because we had a family thing to get too! This has got to be one of my favourite traditions.. We go and see Santa on an old railway line. It’s magical and the kids love it just as much as the adults! After this my mum had sorted everyone tea back at her house so we had about 20 people piled into my mum’s bungalow! Good job its big.

Myself and Mike had a band concert at 630 so we left the kids with my mum and we headed off to that. It was hard going. I really struggled with breathing. We were supposed to stand up at one point and I just couldn’t! So I hid behind the curtain haha! I managed to stand for the last bar of the piece which was a victory managing it without wetting myself or my waters breaking. Someone in the band stood up and did a little speech saying thanks and good luck but I couldn’t hear him. I was gutted. People kept talking over the top of him.

I’ve got a confession to make.. I had been opening the wrong numbers on the advent calendar.. How I managed it I do not know! I will have to double check which days was what. I think opening them at 7am with no light on didn’t help haha!

Thank you for your time!

Amy x

12th December

Hello!

Today has definitely been more eventful. I actually ventured further than Tesco haha! Flo and I had a bit of Mummy and Flo time. We went to spend the morning and some of the afternoon with a friend of mine and her children. Every year since the girls have been born we’ve made salt dough decorations so this is an annual thing. Arts and crafts stress me out. I’m not the most artistic and my fingers very rarely do what I want them too! The girls loved it though. That’s the main thing. Below are the finished decorations that Flo made..

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After we left my friends house we went to see my grandparents. We were only there for about an hour and a half but they’d had a really busy day and were super tired. We played bowls in the kitchen and ate quality streets.. Bliss! We then went up to my mum’s for half an hour just to have a catch up with her. Mike text to say he’d pick us up pizza and it’d be ready by 5:30 so I had to make sure I was back by then. Pretty much as soon as we had tea Mike left to go to band! Hardly seen him today but I’ve loved having a day with my bub! While I was out Mike had fixed the crib for me. This caused great excitement for myself and Flo and we couldn’t resist having a play and seeing what his bed would look like all made up. I freaked myself out a bit looking down into his crib. Any time from the 1st January we could have a tiny baby to look after ah! Made me realise I need to stop procrastinating and crack on. I’m hoping next Saturday me and Mike can get lots sorted. Mainly making space. Here’s a little sneaky peek at the crib! It’ll all have to be taken off and washed but it’s still cute.

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I’m going to write a list now of what needs to be done and send it on to Mike. I slept a lot better last night but the tiredness is getting pretty bad again! When he’s back from I expect we’ll catch up properly and then I will head to bed. Like the old woman I am! Got a hellishly busy day tomorrow so I need an early night. Before I forget my Body Shop gift was a hand cream! Love it when I’m right haha!

Thank you for reading!

Amy x

11th December

Hello!

Well.. I’ve finally caught up with myself. I’m sorry its a lot to read in one day but I was starting to struggle remembering what I’ve been doing! Everything turns into one big memory!

This morning we all woke up super late. I’m not sure how Mike managed to get the kids to school on time. Everyone was exhausted after the carol concert the night before. I decided that I wanted another day of spring cleaning. Nesting has well and truly kicked in and I will not be happy until my house is decluttered and bleached from top to bottom. While doing the dishes I all of a sudden came over super dizzy, hearing went and my eyes were all fuzzy. Managed to get hold of Mike but all I remember is then being woken up with water being poured on my head! Was on the kitchen floor.. My blood pressure is low even when I’m not pregnant so I know what’s causing it but it’s still scary! Mike helped me onto the sofa and then he left for work!! I stayed on the sofa for about 2 hours while my head got back to normal. I managed to finish the kitchen but I couldn’t bring myself to do anything else. Mike also collected the kids from school for me to save me the journey out and about.

The furthest I’ve been today is Tesco and that’s about 2 minutes away from my house. We had the most amazing curry for a fiver! Had 2 curries, a big pilau rice, 4 onion bhajis, and it was supposed to be 2 naan breads but we ended up with 3. Picked up a lucky box! I also picked up magnums because they were on offer too. Super excited to tuck into them in a minute! Well one I’ll just have the one.

Mike is heading off to work for an hour soon and I’m going to go to bed. I did not sleep at all last night and I’m tired, teasy and emotional today for it. I kept waking up with Mike lying on me.. Or him trying to pull the duvet over our faces. He must’ve been having horrible dreams or something because he was nuts in the night! I must be honest I am so excited for sleep. Got the busiest weekend this weekend. Me and Flo are spending tomorrow with my friend and her daughters in Porthleven and Sunday is a super special day which I intend on taking a 1000 photos of! I’m actually feeling exhausted thinking about the weekend haha! It’s mainly the thought of driving I am hating. Need to make sure I’m in a better mood for the weekend so hoping I sleep well tonight. I cannot wait for next Friday. Last day of school.. Lie ins for everyone! Well apart from Mike but I shall my little Floflo for company!

My advent gift was another soap. I also don’t know the smell of this one but it’s lush. I’ll be saving this one too. I’m guessing tomorrows is a hand cream given the clue is about “having a helping hand this winter” I’m loving this calendar thing! Like a mini gift everyday and I love miniatures!!

Thank you for your time.

Amy x

 

 

10th December

Hello!

Thought I’d better catch up on everything while I was still awake.. Well I’m just about with it haha!

I’ve got to be totally honest. I’m really struggling to remember what I did yesterday. How awful is that?! Mike took Flo to school for me as I’m still full of cold and feeling pathetic. I’m really struggling to sleep so anything other than homey days are a bit of a no go. I’m 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow and I have to be completely honest with you all I feel bloody awful. I am feeling like a whale. He’s head down and his feet are sitting nicely in my ribcage. OUCH! His movements feel pretty aggressive now. I know he isn’t doing it to hurt me I’ve just convinced myself he’s going to be a big boy. Sometimes I have to gently tap his feet to make him shift out of my ribcage. We had Tom’s carol service last night and I really struggled to sing the carols! I couldn’t breath! Got my last band concert on Sunday and I’m not 100% I’m going to be able to do it without keeling over from lack of oxygen haha! Luckily I have Mike in the same section as me so if I need to run off stage he can cover my part or he can pick me up if I go down like a sack. I’m pretty sad to be finishing band. It’s where me and Mike met and fell in love but at the same time I know it’s the safest option for baby and me. I’m going to do a couple of more carolling things coming up but they are pretty informal and I’ll be able to stop and pass the part onto Mike if I need too.

I had a lot of people making enquiries about The Body Shop orders but as I was out and about I had a lot of catching up to do when I got it. I had to help a couple of people choose gifts and I had to research what a discontinued colour had been replaced with if replaced at all! I ended up going to bed pretty late. In my calendar I got a little heart soap! I have no idea what the smell is but it smells amazing. I’m going to save it though for a weekend away or something. It’s only little and I don’t want it to sit in the shower and just be wasted.

Thank you guys. Hope you are all enjoying these posts!

Amy x

9th December

Hello!

I’m getting totally lost when it comes to remembering what day it is! Everything has started to murge into one.

Yesterday was Flo’s Christmas production. Straight after dropping her off we went into the hall. Apparently she chose to be a hen.. Who am I to judge?! She featured twice. First time was walking around the manger pretending to lay an egg. 2nd time was to sing a solo!! The first verse of ‘Away in a Manger’ I cried. I am so proud of her. After intense speech therapy she has come so far. Not long ago she wouldn’t even say hello to anyone let alone perform for 100 people! She as flawless. Had parents and teachers telling me how great she us. That night she wanted sweet and sour chicken for her special tea so that is what we had. I also picked her up a jewellery  making set, sweets and new moshi monsters!

She went to bed relatively early and Mike and I watched a film :) just a nice chilled out evening! I’m really struggling with tiredness at the minute and I have to be honest I fell asleep writing this last night! Argh! Hurry up holidays.

My gift in the body shop calendar was an Elderflower eye cream. Mike had to pop out to work for an hour so I had a mini pamper session with all body shop products. I smelt divine and my skin was so soft! Will do a proper post on it all ASAP!

Thank you!

Amy x

8th December

Hello!

I am still full of cold. It seems to be worse today. Sore eyes is making doing anything on the laptop hard work and today has been a day of being glued to it! Looking forward to climbing into bed and catching up on Vlogmas. Will have to turn the screen brightness right down haha!

I did the school run this morning. It was absolutely Baltic! Flo was a bit tearful going in. She’s not really understanding the whole Christmas card thing. Some children are handing them out in the playground while they wait to go in and others put them in a little hand made post box in the classroom. She was sad because a little boy had given one to one of her best friends but not her.. Turns out he gets bored writing more than 2 at a time and is making his way through a list haha! When I explained this Flo wouldn’t listen but when another mum did she stopped crying instantly.. Rascal!

After the school run I came home and did nothing :) I just needed a couple of hours of calm and quiet. I had to go to the bank and Mike needed to pick up a part for his work so I ended up tagging along with him just so I wasn’t stuck indoors for too long. I get a bit of cabin fever. I also went and got us pasties for lunch! I couldn’t taste it but I’m sure it was good. We picked the kids up and came home as Mike’s parents wanted to pop over to see everyone because they had been on holiday for 2 weeks. They bought the kids the most amazing Turkish gifts. Flo got an authentic belly dancer outfit and I had a really struggle convincing her to take it off at bed time. They didn’t stay for long but it was still lovely to see them. I’m very lucky they treat Flo as their own. Mike went out for the evening while Tom was at Cubs and Flo ended up having an early night ready for her Christmas play tomorrow!

Something very exciting happened for me today.. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this at all yet.. I became a Body Shop Kit Consultant today! Basically I will be able to host parties and take orders from people. I can do it all from home and will be able to work it around the kids and having a tiny new baby. I’ve got to be completely honest. It would not have been possible without Mike. I’m a genuinely really shy and struggle to reach out to people so he gave me a very gentle nudge to start working for myself doing something I love with products I love. I am so unbelievably lucky to have him backing me the whole way supporting me on this new venture. I know he’ll read this so I’m not going to big him up too much. Don’t want his head to get too big. Talking of Body Shop in my advent calendar I got eyelash curlers!! So chuffed with them. I recently lost mine and was too stingy to buy more haha! Glad I didn’t to be honest.

Anyway, I could sit here rambling on for hours. I need to go and sleep off this rancid cold.

Night.. Thanks for reading.

Amy x

 

6th and 7th

Hello!

Unfortunately I am full of cold and feeling very sorry for myself. My eyes hurt and I’ve avoided my laptop as much as possible! Sorry..

On Sunday we ended up staying at home. The weather was rancid down here in ‘Sunny’ Cornwall. We watched Flubber in the morning, absolute Robin Williams classic and then had an afternoon catching up on Dr Who. It was really lush having a chilled out day at home. After a late night on Saturday I think everyone appreciated a calmer day. We also had our own band concert that evening and we needed the kids to be on top form. The concert started about 7 and we got home just after 9. Felt like it lasted so much longer than that at the time haha!! We got home put the kids straight to bed and we stayed up and chatted till stupid o’clock. This is something Mike and I are very good at.

Body Shop advent calendar had one of those bath net sponge thingys in. I’m not sure what the official name is. Bath scrub?

Yesterday after the school run I came home and had a huge tidy. Gave everything a good scrub and started to wash everyone’s bedding. Managed to do a lot of sorting in Flo’s room making way for Christmas. I felt very smug with myself. The house smelt and looked great! We had a bit of a mishap come 4pm.. Mike was supposed to be home to take Tom to swimming but was stuck in North Cornwall in bad traffic, baby sitter had let us down and we were supposed to both be at band for an important chat! It all got sorted in the end and I can’t quite do it justice how stressed out I felt. I’d also been told some tragic news that afternoon that was not helping the mood. Mike stayed home with Flo and I went to band. Turned out for the best anyway as I had to have a private chat with the committee and I’ve decided to take my band maternity leave after the big concert coming up this weekend! YAY!

The gift in my advent calendar was a Vitamin E toner! I am very very excited for this.

I’m starting to realise how boring my life is haha! Thank you for reading.

Amy x

 

 

5th December

Hello!!

Today was a much better day! The kids woke up nice and early.. Standard when you were unable to fall asleep until 3am. I woke up in a much better mood. Think it really helps when Mike is home. Silly I know when he has to work but it’s always nice to fall asleep next to each other and wake up next to each other.

Myself and Flo had a morning at home doing a few chores while the boys went and did sports! When they got back Mike and I practiced trombone for a good hour. After that we had to feed his mum’s cat! We picked up pasty’s and headed to Porthleven to visit my grandparents. Flo had a birthday party at 430 so I headed to that with my sister in law. After the party Mike decided we should go and watch a Christmas brass band concert! We just can’t stay away haha! We didn’t get home too late so we all ended up having a bacon sandwich before bed. As anyone would do at 9pm.

I mentioned yesterday that I had gotten an eyeliner in my Body Shop advent calendar. I had a full face of make up today and tried it for the first time. It wasn’t the blackest black and didn’t sit great on my lower water line. On the top lash line it looked great and the pay off was a lot better! I’m not going to write it off yet. Will give it a good week before I make a final judgement. Today in the calendar I got a Fuji Green Tea body wash and it smells divine!

Tomorrow we have no plans apart from a big tidy up and our own Christmas concert so it may be more of a 33 week pregnancy update.

Thank you for your time!

Amy x

4th December

Hello.

Another pretty uneventful day! I think the most exciting part was painting my nails haha! I thought I was doing a lovely dark blue and took 2 nails to realise that it was infact black. Don’t get me wrong as far as blacks go its a great quality one. I used Nails Inc New York Noir. You’d think by the name I would’ve been able to work it out. Tiredness is starting to kick in. To make it slightly more festive I am going to go over the top with a sparkly coat. Maybe 3 layers of sparkle.

Flo didn’t have a great day at school which I found soul destroying when I collected her. Because she was off yesterday she missed out on a party invitation. When I picked her up she asked me if I could talk to the little girls mum but unfortunately she’d already gone. I hate seeing her upset. Starting to think I shouldn’t have sent her back today. It’s hard sometimes to know the right thing to do. School is so important I know but her teacher commented on how she wasn’t herself. What a terrible mummy I am :( Was already having a down day and this just felt like a massive kick in the face.

I spent the morning doing life admin. Very boring. Very mundane but it’s super important I make the effort at least once a month haha! I had every intention of taking the kids to Porthleven after school but unfortunately plans had to be changed. As it happens the fireworks we were going to go and watch were cancelled so I was glad I didn’t make the hour round trip over there. I’m at home on my own with the kids tonight. Something I am getting more and more used too. Find it weird the times Mike is actually at home! I have told him not to bother with Christmas or Birthday presents all I want is to spend solid quality time with him and the kids, not too much to ask I didn’t think? The kids are always exhausted on a Friday so they went to bed pretty early. I’m waiting for “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” and then I shall be off to bed too.

Favourite of the blog! Advent calendar reveal.. It was an eyeliner! I am super pumped about this. Flo and I sniffed the box yesterday and I guessed eyeliner. I could smell the wood of the pencil. I am looking forward to doing my make up with it tomorrow. I’ve got a pretty full on day of visiting people and I want to look like I’ve really got my s**t together. Not that I’m running on 3 hours sleep and finding it hard to function. I will report back tomorrow and let you know if I managed to fool anyone!

Thank you for your time!

Amy x

 

3rd December

Hello!

So so sorry this post is late. I had a poorly Flo home from school and she just consumed my day. I only managed to shower and get dressed after lunch. Had to do the dishes in stages! She’s made it to school this morning though.. Just. We did have some tears but with the promise of opening her advent calendar off she went happy as Larry!

In my beauty calendar I got The Shea Body Butter and it smells divine! We like to guess what the next day is going to be and I thought the 3rd was a strawberry hand cream.. Turns out I was smelling the wrong box haha!

It is now the 4th. I’ve woken up with high anxiety and just feeling really low. I’m going to try and get some life admin done today but will update later! It may be late but will be up tonight.

Thank you for your time.

Amy x