Discovering I was pregnant for the third time was exciting but I was terrified about piling all the weight back on I had lost. Having been using a slim pod successfully I wanted to keep using it. I spoke to Sandra, then my useless GP, then Sandra again.
We then decided I should stop using drop 2 jean sizes and just use the maintain your weight one.
It was great, I felt great. No real sickness or cravings I felt healthy and ate healthily. I didn’t overeat at all. It was only at the end I started with the rice cakes and ice cubes, particularly healthy cravings though.
I had a big bump but she was all bump, I wasn’t huge everywhere. This was me a week after giving birth. Not looking too big. I was back in my size 12′s but not quite my jeans.
When she was 6 weeks I brought a juicer, craving fruit and vegetables and wanting to get fit.
Sadly though though that’s where it went wrong. Wearing comfy leggings, trousers or skirts hid the truth. Add in a sickly baby who reacts to everything Mum eats especially fruit and veg and the weight piled on. Where as I hadn’t been eating bread during pregnancy now I was. Where I hadn’t been eating chocolate this exhausted mummy thought she deserved Some once all three girls were asleep.
Right now in not feeling great:
Note to self: owning a slim pod will not make you skinny you have to listen to it. Remember it does work… It did before.
Every few months I like to write a letter to you girls that you can look back on when you are older. It's a way of me letting you know how much I love you and recording all those little memories and milestones before I forget.
I can't believe you are 6 months already and this is the first time I am writing one. To be honest Mummy found the whole juggling three children harder than she thought she would at the start. It's only now things are settling down and I have more time to do these sorts of things again.
You came into this world late but in a hurry, we didnt even make it to the hospital although we ended up there straight afterwards. Once home though you just slotted right in to the family. Now we can hardly remember life without you.
The first five months were tough for you as you were quite sick. The Doctors and health visitors weren't concerned as you were putting weight on but you screamed and squirmed for hours after feeding. I think to be honest you had a bit of reflux. You turned a huge corner at 5 months and became much more settled. Mummy still needs to avoid certain foods though like citrus fruit, garlic and nuts though as they set you off again. We are also being careful with weaning and not rushing to give you dairy etc. as they all start you off again.
Seeing as though so much has happened in 6 months I thought the best way to show you what you have been up to is through photos:
These days you are a gorgeous happy little girl, who giggles and smiles at everyone. You are very tickley especially around your tummy, which makes nappy changing quite funny. You giggle every time which is pretty cute.
Content to sit up in the Bumbo, stand up in your exersaucer or lie on the floor, you no longer have to be held all the time. You do like to keep an eye on everyone though and still love your cuddles. In fact, Your body temperature is much more like mine, cooler than Daddy's and your Sister's. You love being cuddled and snuggle right in especially if we wrap you in a blanket. You have a few faves. You also love being carried in the moby wrap.
You can't crawl yet but can roll over and over to get to where you want to. It takes a while but you can do it. You are also trying to sit up and like it if we prop you up in the feeding cushion. You really like to be sat up at the table though. That way you can see everyone and join in.
Your favourite time of the day is bath time. You like to share deep, bubbly ones with your Sisters but really prefer the really shallow ones you have by yourself. You use your legs to propel yourself from one end of the bath to the other, giggling and splashing all the way. It's very cute and I always end up soaked
You love watching your Sisters and I love watching the way you all interact with each other. They are very gentle with you, giving you kisses and cuddles and helping me by fetching nappies and stuff. When you smile and giggle at them your eyes light up…it's gorgeous.
You sleep pretty well at night (only waking once to burp usually) but I'm still working on the naps. It hasn't helped that you've been so windy. You go to sleep then wake up screaming before burping and then think its time to get up but we are getting there.
I can't believe 6 months have gone already, it's just flown by. Looking forward to recording millions of more memories, enjoying millions of cuddles and watching you grow and develop into a little girl.
All my love, cuddles and kisses.
It's been a lovely week in this house. We had a bit more snow which was lots of fun, we've spent time with family and friends and went to the usual groups too. Daisy is napping and sleeping better and we are all happier. Let's hope it continues:
20. ' Ready to play' – Daddy took his big girls out swimming and then to lunch whist I stayed home with a poorly Daisy. They enjoyed quality time with him.
21. 'Party Time' – My girls don't have sweets. Poppy had a few last time she went to a party & Rosie's never had them. Here they are enjoying sharing some after Poppy came back from a party tonight.
22. 'Fun with chalk' – We don't have much room here so the chalkboard and easel we have is hidden away. I picked these mini ones up today though for 99p each and the girls thought they were fab!
24. 'Tired Girl' – After a busy morning of a toddler group followed by Tumble Tots and a visit from Nanny, Rosie was exhausted!
25. 'New Coat' – Poppy loves her new warm coat and has insisted on wearing it to school this week. Perfect for scooting in.
26. 'Lizard Tongue' – Daisy is really enjoying her first tastes of food. Whenever, she sees food she sticks her little tongue out. It really makes me smile.
My favourite photo though has to be 23 – 'Mummy's Handmade Sleigh'. Not having a proper one, I improvised and on Wednesday made one from a tray and a dressing gown belt. The girls loved it! Here's Rosie and Daisy having a go.
Hope you've all had a good week too.
Poppy had to make a Christmas decoration to take in to School tomorrow so we had great fun getting
crafty messy with all the glitter, glue and craft supplies.
Rosie had fun too.
My girls make have winged and wined on Saturday night but this little look on Poppys face made it all worth it:
Its been a lovely week in this household. Now Daisy is so much happier thanks to home made gripe water (AKA Magic potion) she is settled and content which means we are all happier. We have also all been healthier with no bugs (touch wood) this week.
Monday – We enjoyed a lovely day today. This morning we went for coffee or in my case a peppermint tea with Jo and her little one then this afternoon Mum and Nana popped over. Its going to be lovely having Nana here for a few weeks and the girls enjoyed seeing her too.
Tuesday – Got lots done today. Then this morning we went to our music group and this afternoon enjoyed a coffee with our neighbours. Made a lovely Quorn curry in the slow cooker too. I am really enjoying experimenting with it. Rosie has been eating everything today – catching up after being off her food last week. Oh and the juicer arrived but didnt have a chance to use it though.
Feeling terrible as learned Dad had gone down with our bugs and is really poorly.
Wednesday – Went for coffee at Jos this morning and a few of the other wives were there too. it was lovely to catch up and Daisy was a little angel….So content. For lunch I played with the new juicer and made two energy juices, delicious. This afternoon we stopped at the park on the way home from School.
Thursday – This morning was Roies Tumble Tots group and she is already getting more confident. I was very silly this afternoon and didn't look at my watch properly meaning I turned up to collect Poppy an hour early from School. It wasn't worth going home but started to rain so took Rosie out for hot chocolate. It was a lovely treat. Tonight Daisy was very unsettled for the first time this week.
Friday – Oh my god the girls were monsters today!! It was really embarrassing too as Mum and Nana came over. Luckily they were here to help though. I was very relieved when all three girls were in bed and Husband came home…yippee!! We enjoyed Dominoes pizza tonight.
Saturday – The girls ballet lessons this morning and Rosie did really well. She cried when she first went in but stayed in and joined in. She was very proud of herself when I collected her and said it was fun. It was a day of getting jobs done and lovely to have Husband home. Daisy much more settled today.
Sunday – The weekly food shop this morning then headed over to Mum and Dads for a roast… Yummy. The girls were pretty well behaved and we bathed them there before putting them in warm pjs and coming home.