The one thing my husband and I have problems with is picking a name we can both agree on, when we first met we chatted about future children and names that we both liked, I know that sounds really weird but it was a long time ago and I am not 100% sure how the conversation came up but when the time came to it, our first boy was always going to be Malachi (pronounced Mala-Kai) and after much disagreement from family members who kept calling him by his middle name of ‘Frederick’ Kai finally stuck and he suits his name..
With Amelia things were a bit different, during my pregnancy with Kai we decided and found out the gender.. but with Amelia, we did want to know and they tried to see but she had her legs crossed.. I was kinda glad we didn’t know because I worry a little about gender bias with certain people and was scared that if she was a girl, people would forget Kai existed so we sat for ages trying to figure out a girl name just in case.. and .. well she was a girl, around two weeks before the birth I was sitting on Wikipedia.. as you do.. and I was reading about a certain female aviator and suggested the name of Amelia and it stuck.
We then spent a good few years not even thinking about future names, our next boy was always planned to be called Dominic which I have always wanted to use as a name since I worked in a nursery and there was this sweet little boy with the name who really left a mark on my heart after all these years.. but we still had no name for a girl, after discovering we was expecting Robin and just after we found out her gender we settled on the name of Ruby, but there was a slight problem.. I started to hate the way people said it, something just didn’t sit right with me so I suggested to change it, keep with a R name and just not share it with anyone but the only problem was that there aren’t many R names that we liked..
While at a family dinner Mr S and I stood at the patio doors looking out at some birds hopping around in my aunts garden, those birds happen to have been robins, and it was decided a good month before her birth that the newest member of our family would be called Robin.
You plan and prep for this new tiny human to enter the world and often find like me that the hardest decision is just finding a name that’s perfect, I never liked my name, I still don’t.. I also hated the fact that my first name and second name share the same start letter, While we have Dominic for a boy, we are still stuck on any future girl names.. we cannot agree on anything but I guess that’s one of the fun things about being a parent… indecisiveness
What names do you have picked out for any future children, or are you a little like me and are completely stumped!
Until next time
Social Media –
Not a day goes by so I see someone complaining about social media, my mum for an example hates it and I can see why she does, she doesn’t agree with ‘sharing your life’ but I don’t think she understands that you don’t need to share everything you do online.
I use Facebook for family members who I don’t see often, it’s easier to share photos of the kids to their great nan on Facebook than it is just waiting until we see her.
With twitter I talk to new friends who I’ve found through blogging, some of who I hope to one day meet and talk in person with
And of course Instagram, which is full of inspiration, who doesn’t like Instagram?
Perhaps it’s because I’m a bit younger than her, I’ve been using the net for most of my life and I remember a time before social media and honestly nothing has changed, besides from the fact you couldn’t randomly tweet that celeb you sets your trousers on fire, I do sort of miss a time before social media, everything seemed less stressful and carefree..
….apart from the mad time of being in someone’s ‘top 10’ on MySpace…
But without social media, I would probably feel very lonely, which considering how everyone used to view the internet back ‘in the day’ isn’t a sad thing, I’m grateful for all my friends who I’ve made through the bright little electronic gadget in my pocket.
Until next time
Autumn is by far my favorite time of year, but why do I love it so much?
I think its got something to do with my childhood, I have some fond memories of going on walks with my Nan around the town, collecting conkers and pine cones, watching their walnuts fall from their twin trees in their garden and be collected by the countless squirrels that chase around.
The colors are beautiful, the air is cool after and there is this wonderful smell that you only get this time of year.
And then there’s Halloween, my family have never been big into Halloween, the closest my mum gets to fun is buying a bag of sweets for the odd child who will knock on the door, I loved it, I remember feeling so envious of all the spooky looking children walk up and town our street knocking on doors, My ex’s family made a huge deal about it, and would throw Halloween parties each year which was brilliant..
So once I had children I made the choice to make it fun for them, each year we get a pumpkin and I end up carving it while they sit and watch, each year we decorate the house up and buy bags of sweets for anyone who will knock, and we try each year to go to a party, this year we are busy which i’m sad about but I cannot wait for next year haha.
Autumn makes me happy, because the summer is over, and I cannot stand the heat and each year I look forward to it even more, and of course there is an added bonus of A’s birthday, she was due on the 7th November but came two weeks early on the 28th…
Autumn is the BEST time of year, do you love it too?
Until next time
Today is my 4th wedding anniversary, it is also our 9th year of being together, and I cannot believe how fast these 9 years have gone by..
It honestly sometimes feels like the other day I asked Mr S if he’d like to meet up at some point and then getting mugged in the middle of Harlow.. but here we are, 4 years later as Mr and Mrs and of course 9 years later still together..
I have always hated my wedding photos, I look like a giant white planet, but it was a great day, I only wish I had paid of an actual photographer rather than rely on family members to take the photos, I am grateful they did but when you know how to work a camera its hard to trust anyone else to use one while taking photos of you.
We don’t usually celebrate, if I am honest we don’t really have the time, We keep being told that we should go out together somewhere but to be fair, we love staying at home and spending time together at home, we have three children, we are usually to tired to want to go out anywhere haha, I think we have plans next year for our 10th year.. but this year will be no different, cup of tea with an added peace and quiet haha.
I cant believe we are hitting ten years next year, I love my husband, we have our moments but I am so blessed to have such an amazing person by my side, to have a family with and hopefully grow old together.
I cant wait to grow older and wrinkly with my cute short guy from Game.
Until next time
It always happens…
…The children go back to school and the bugs start creeping back into our lives, its more of an annoyance than anything, A came home from school with a slightly snotty nose and I honestly didn’t expect it to become the Snotpoclypse in my house!
By the evening she developed a temperature and refused her dinner…
Great, here we go again!! The last time A got a temperature after coming home from school she had a rigor convulsion, her little boy seized up and went into shut down mode to balance her body back to the correct temp, it was one of the most frightening experiences I have dealt with because she went blue.. 999 was called and she was taken to hospital and of course, like usual recovered within half an hour but it shows what can happen with something as small as a silly bug
I was half expecting the same thing to happen, as K had febrile convulsions up until he was 6 but thankfully a good nights sleep and a dose of the wonder drug Calpol and she woke up full of snot but a lot better..
R however, is another story, Tuesday night, she woke up around 12 and screamed from that point onward, she didn’t want cuddles but also didn’t want any milk or to lie down in her bed, I knew it was coming, a cold was on the way.. the next day both me and Mr S felt like zombies and I don’t think R felt much better, the snots arrived shortly after along with the temperature and as of Thursday, it developed into a little wheeze chest.. its safe to say I need to get her to the doctors tomorrow (Hopefully they have a space for her)
I swear, the school is this giant ball of viruses and once they go back to school the flood gates open up spreading all the snot monsters everywhere and it happens right after the summer holidays..
Lets just hope I don’t get it either!
Until next time
Here is a little link which explains the convulsions better.