Being Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving in the good ole U S of A. I’m not there, nor am I American but I do think it’s important to take stock of the things that you are thankful for every so often. 

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I visited the dr last Friday as detailed in my last post. I’m thankful that the dr listened to what I had to say and took action. She reassured me that it was medical, that I wasn’t a crap mother and that it would be ok one day. I’m also thankful that because of our wonderful NHS, I didn’t have to think about how I would pay for the consultation or the treatment. I’m thankful for modern medicine. 

Postnatal depression is lonely. No matter how full your life is, you can feel pretty alone. Knowing people are there is a big help. I’m thankful for those who have been there since the beginning. Those who didn’t get awkward through infertility or through the court case or once Eden was born. Those who were there and continue to the there now. Thankyou.

I wouldn’t get by without Amy. She’s seen me at my very best and at my very worst and I’ve seen the same of her. I’m thankful for her in my life.

Eden is my best buddy at the moment. Even though sometimes I would happily put her in the bin (those times are usually at 3am when she wakes up with her “play” face on) she has changed everything. Even though change is hard and caring for a small human is more difficult than I could have ever imagined, she has 100% changed things for the better. I’m thankful for my little girl. We spent a long time waiting for her.

Right now, the thing I’m most thankful for is the coffee shop that I’m sitting in. The ability to take the weight off my feet while the baby naps, sip a coffee (or a red velvet hot chocolate… ahem) and just watch the world go by. I’m thankful for living in London where you can just disappear a little. There’s always somewhere new to wander and something different to see. 

I’m thankful for the rough as well as the smooth. Because it’s in the detour that we truly find our way. 

Happy thanksgiving all, or happy Thursday if you don’t celebrate.

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REVIEW – The Book of Everyone

First birthdays are always a bit of a minefield. Kids just get swamped with various toys, books and clothes and although every gift is appreciated, but few stand the test of time.

We were contacted by “The Book of Everyone” to review one of their fantastic books, and I quickly jumped in feet first. With Eden’s birthday coming up, the idea was right up our street.

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A Doctor Visit.

It’s easy to get carried away in the world of social media. You can choose to show whatever side you wish – or a totally made up persona. Very rarely do people tell one hundred percent of their story. It’s either a brightened up version with more unicorns and rainbows or a dimmed down version where everything is dark and black.

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Competition Wins and Flying

Most people say “oh I never win anything.” I’m that person. I won a book once. Another time I won some hotel vouchers but we weren’t going away while they were valid so ended up using them on a night in Birmingham with my sister. But generally, I don’t win anything big.

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Eleven Month Update

Eden is eleven months old. It’s hard to believe that this will be our last “month” update before she turns a whole year old!

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REVIEW – Similac Follow On Milk #ad #similacreview

Those of you who follow along with the blog will know that Eden has been formula fed since day one. This is a decision we made as a family and is best for us, but making that decision opened up a whole catalogue of questions about which milk is best for baby.

When we were invited by Britmums to give Similac Follow on Milk a try, we jumped at the chance.

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We’re All On The Same Side, Aren’t We?

“It takes a village” is what everyone told me when I was pregnant. It takes a whole bunch of people to raise a baby, and everyone around you will be “happy to help”.Especially other parents. They have TOTALLY got your back, right? RIGHT?

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