Saturday, December 30, 2006

MIA for a bit- back soon

Having a bit of a lousy time at the mo...will try and blog if I can- got crimbly pics etc to upload. On top of everything I've had lots of weird symptoms (hey what's new lol), followed by a huge blister on my face that is so painful it is waking me up- turns out it could be shingles, particularly with the other symptoms I have,and being so close to my eye I may need to go and see an opthalmist. niece was diagnosed with it tonight (been with her all over the festive period) and nephew had it a few weeks ago. I guess my immunity is so low as I am still fighting off this virus that laid my poor Mum up in hosp. You try getting into the docs on a bank hol weekend though! If it gets any worse I will go to the hospital for their emergency clinic (although last time I went they admitted me- that is so not happening again) and see if I am not to late for some treatment
Hope you all had a fab crimbo and wishing you a great new year :)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

what a whirlwind!

Yes- my life that is!
The biggest news is that Amelia made her grand entrance to the world last Friday. Exactly one week late and once she decided it was time to come she didn't hang about!
Amy rang around lunchtime to say she was having little pains, more than braxton hicks, but not full blown contractions, since the morning. They went for a walk on the hills, came back, and they got stronger and closer together. So she came round...had several contractions in my kitchen, hall and driveway, and left for the hospital at about 1.30...Amelia was born at 3.09! Nice work kid! She is an absolute stunner, and I love her so very much already! She is a little minxster though- me thinks she may be trouble! Jasmine stayed at mine for the weekend to give Amy a bit of time to get used to the new arrival without a very highly strung 6 year old about, so J and I had a girlie sleepover night- popcorn, crisps, sweets etc and a dvd in bed. Followed by two birthday parties the next day. She was a flippin angel, for saying I have never ever seen her that excited in her life, and she was here two nights- a total darling!
Amelia was weighed on Thursday and is still 8lb which was her birth weight, so that is FAB news! Feeding well, awake a LOT but oh so gorgeous!

J's first cuddle with her new baby sister-
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Fairly sorted for christmas now, busy day tomorrow, loads of visitors due, and people round for dinner. Cemetary to visit, pressies to deliver- but at least the majority of the wrapping is done!
Have a fab crimbo one and all :D

Sunday, December 10, 2006

back again!

Another manic week at chez rena!
I have been to swindon, worcester, hospital (with Amy- can you believe that baby is STILL in there!), and oh so many other places this week!
Lots of crimbly shopping done- lots still to do!
Finally fathomed what OH wants tho- it seems that this is the 'in toy' for the over 30 man this year with another one winging its way to a friend's boyf!

Yes it is.......


I swear to god ladies, if you have a 30-something husband/boyf he will adore this! I casually mentioned to Mart that this had been relaunched and he was beside himself! It is a totally 100% replica of the original 70's version, made by the same moulds they used the first time round...complete wih super turbo launcher *read wind up handle* which Mart was far too excited about than is normal ;)

Got my cards made tonight- shadowy scans but you get the idea!
Had the house all to myself, so I had a nice long bath, got into my PJ's and set about the card making task in hand...