Daddy bought a Cannon!
“Daddy bought a Cannon!”
This was the cheerful scream from my children as they raced into the house to impart their news.
ME: “What do you mean, “Daddy bought a cannon?””
Kids: ” It’s awesome Mum come and see”
Me: “What a toy?”
Kids: “No a real war one. It belonged to Napoleon; it says so on the side”
At this point I turn down the hob, step into my wellies and follow the kids who are running ahead of me to the Farm shed.
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recently a handful of my friends have had babies. in the next couple of months, 2 more will be having 2 more, on or around my birthday. theres one clear theme that has been coming through when they have come to me to ask for advice, probe for the horrors or simply just say “oh my GOD!”
strangely i’m not the only one that found being pregnant the most overwhelming thing ever and that they too were similarly finding that the amount of information available and the amount of people telling you what to do what not to do, whats best for you whats not best for you, whats best for the baby blah blah blah. all rammed down you throat like no tomorrow. making you feel uneasy and uncomfortable about half decisions you thought that you had already made
It’s Just a Phase
You may have noticed from my post back at the end of the summer that I had been finding things hard. I thought then that it was all my fault and yes, learning to appreciate them all over again through the summer holiday did help ease things, but I have come to the conclusion that it was just a phase of their lives that I just didn’t enjoy as much as others and have also come to realise that this ok. Some people are not fans of the new-born stage and some are not fans of the teenage years, and for me it has been that short 6 months between 18 months and 2 years.
The Wonder of You – An online Pregnancy Diary
I feel so very different this time. I knew that you were a boy straight away, but nobody quite believes me. Its a mothers intuition, and I trust my instincts. We were so shocked when we found out about you, but that doesn’t make us love you any less. Your big sister Maya is coming round to the thought of having someone else encroach on her territory. She likes to wave at you through mummy’s tummy, poke you and say hello in the morning when she is in the big bed with mummy and daddy. We have bought her a wee book called “Now we have a Baby” written by Lois Rock, but we don’t think she likes it very much at the moment as she cries and throws it on the floor when we try to read it to her!