Miss C has been going to “the cafe” since she was a bump. It’s a local place which does nice food, reasonable prices and they have lovely staff. She’s never been able to eat anything because of her allergies but this morning after her emergency doctors appointment we popped in. I hadn’t had as much as a drink of water and she hadn’t eaten much either. We spoke to the chef who checked the allergens list and the kids chicken and chips was safe but then we realised the chips would be cooked in the same oil as mozzarella sticks. I was just about to give up on the idea when he said he would oven them and then they would be completely safe. We were both delighted and she had her very first meal there.
If you are out eating with someone who has dietary needs it can be really intimidating. If I take the kids out then I usually take food with me unless I’ve done hours and hours of research and called ahead to make sure it’s safe. The thought of either of the wee ones eating something and having a reaction doesn’t bear thinking about and the guilt is immense. Miss C has overcome 7 intolerances already and we just need to tackle her cows milk protein and soya allergies, but I have a plan for these.
I have to admit I felt really emotional sitting there watching her enjoy her very first chips and knowing that she had food that I hadn’t brought with me. Obviously since she is a sassy threenager she styled it out by wearing her shades most of the way through lunch.
On the whole 2014 has been a great year for my little family but first let’s get the not so great stuff out of the way. We started off with all of us having to go and live at my Mums house for 3 weeks because our boiler got condemned, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be in fairness, kind of like staying in a nice B&B! Then I went through some really awful work stress but came out the other side stronger and much wiser than when I started! My health has also taken a bit of a kick this year, I had gestational diabetes during pregnancy then had an attack of Gall Stones then my Gall Bladder out in December. Thankfully, the negative things this year have been greatly outdone by the positive and so many awesome things have happened and lots of fun times have been had!
There have been lots of new babies including our best friends having twins and my little niece being born at the start of the year. She and Miss B are inseparable and she’s already started terrorising Miss C, so there will be plenty of fun and games to come I’m sure 🙂 The biggest and best part of my year has by far been welcoming Miss C to our family.
My little niece arrived
In February we welcome Emily to the family, the girl is bonkers but I love you wee Stinky Face 🙂
This girl just brings me so much joy and had made our little family complete. She makes everyday even more amazing and is such a happy little lady always full of smiles and giggles especially for her big sister who equally adores her. I am one lucky girl.
We have been so lucky this year and had a lot of good fun times together as a family.
2014 was a pretty good year for us and we are ending it on a high. I know that’s not been the case for a lot of people I love and care about so I hope that 2015 brings good luck, love and happiness to each and every one of you because you deserve it.
Sorry it’s been so long, there’s been a LOT going on here and my poor blog has been left out in the cold. As well as being seriously busy, if I’m honest, I kind of fell out of love with blogging. I’ve never claimed to be a writer, far from it but this blog is for me, somewhere to record what’s going on in my life and I just got to a point where I wasn’t enjoying it anymore. I feel refreshed and ready to start again.
So there has been some big changes in our family over the last few months. By the start of December we had the decorating in the house finished right on schedule for Christmas. We had a lovely family time over the holidays and lots of lovely days out too. In February I became an Aunty to Little E, who has very quickly become a big part of the family and Miss B absolutely adores her. Which is good given that the biggest news is that later this year we will become a family of 4 🙂
Baby B is due at the end of August and we are all seriously excited about it. So far this pregnancy has pretty much mirrored my last, I’ve had no morning sickness at all which is good and I’m keeping really well apart from tiredness. I’ve had some hip pain and I had some sciatica which thankfully seems to have passed. Everyone I’ve spoken to with more that one child tells me that your second pregnancy flies in and so far that’s my observation too 🙂
It was always the plan to have more children so we have kept everything belonging to Miss B so there is very little I need to buy. I needed a new pram because the old one weighted a tonne and wouldn’t fit in my boot, so I went on a mission to find something suitable. After lots of researching I finally found one that I liked and fit my needs and it’s here and ready to go. Our spare room is very pink at the moment and my plan was to decorate it in neutral tones for the baby but after chatting with my sister, I’ve decided to wait and see if Baby B is a he or a she before redecorating since Baby B will be in our room for the first few months anyway.
Exciting times ahead and I’m so looking forward to having a new addition to the family 🙂
Things still to get and looking for suggestions for a cot bed mattress, crib, Isofix for car seat and a changing bag.