Highlights of the week:
Being able to eat as many Easter eggs as I possibly can. (A lot).
Rafe’s nursery teacher telling me that he makes the best duck sound she has ever heard. (I almost cried with pride).
Teething = crying in the bath, crying getting ready for bed, crying during bedtime story.... (And that’s just me).
Rafe projectile vomiting all over my hair, my face - pretty much all over me.
Over-hearing my dad say: “Look at the size of her!” Thanks Dad. Haha. I’ll take that as a compliment...
How’s your week been?
So yes, apart from feeling like a whale – apparently I also look like one! It doesn’t help that there are about 40 Easter eggs in the house, husband was away during the week so he couldn't hide them from me (though this never works, I have ALWAYS found any chocolate he has hidden away – it’s a talent) and all I want to do is eat. I am just constantly hungry. And starting to really feel pregnant now. I’m such a snail when I walk, rolling out of bed is an effort and I also have nasal congestion this time round, so basically can’t breathe – so my attractiveness level is on an all-time peak. (Anyone else get nasal congestion during pregnancy? One of the weird and wonderful pregnancy symptoms). I’m sure first-time round I only really started to struggle in the really late weeks – but this time round, I’m kind of hanging out already. People say “try and rest” but it just seems impossible to do with a toddler, who is not sleeping great, a dog who loves getting dirty, work – and a tendency to always want to clean. I’ll sleep when the baby sleeps right?
Rafe’s been teething pretty bad this week so we’ve had some rough-ass nights. One night he just cried pretty much from bath-time, till I got him down. And then through numerous wake-ups. I just wish these last teeth would just appear over-night. Trying Calpol, Ibuprofen, those white sachet thingy’s and Bonjela – and good old-fashioned, “please go to sleep” begging...And after one day back at nursery after Easter break, he has ANOTHER snotty nose and the poor champ had a bit of a temperature last night and was really tired but had still been full of beans all day so just thought he was a bit off. But as I was about to put him down, he literally was sick everywhere. Not on him, all over my hair, face - in my mouth (no words) - pretty much covered from head to toe. Thank fuck my husband was there to tell me he thought I best jump in the shower. But actually so glad he was here as think there would have been a few minutes of me standing there thinking WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO? Hopefully it's just a 24 hour bug. Just feel sorry for the wee man – it's never-ending - but hopefully he catches a break soon. Also feel like my child is the only child who picks up any bug going around - please tell me I'm not alone!
I was worried Rafe might be unsettled at nursery after two weeks off but he loved it. Although he did a huge explosive nappy (anyone else’s kid have explosive nappies when teething?) which he started to put his hands in apparently. (One of those moments I was so glad he was at nursery). When I walked in to pick him up, he was just sat on the floor playing with a dinosaur, looking so happy and I just wanted to burst into tears (hormones) and then when the teacher said she was so impressed with his duck impression, that almost tipped me over the edge. I am obviously very emotional at the moment but I just really wish I could keep Rafe this innocent and happy forever – and safe. I just want time to go that bit slower so I can take in these moments for longer (maybe not the exhaustion or vomit in mouth) because when he laughs, or learns a new word, or gives me a kiss without asking, or the mornings he just wants a cuddle, it's pure joy - and moments I will never forget. And yup, I’m crying AGAIN.
Best run/walk like snail – got another Easter egg to eat.
Till next time,
P.s How grown up does Rafe look with his haircut?!
Royal Marine Wife. Mum to Rafe.