Archive | March, 2012

Cravings! Chocolate, wine, chocolate cake and ADULT INTERACTION!

30 Mar

Shop assistants BEWARE!

Do not make eye contact with me, do not say “can I help you?”, do not even wander in my general direction, please for your own sake let me be!

If you don’t you will hear my whole life story! Do you really want to know how much Weetbix my daughter put on the floor this morning or how my little boy exploded in his nappy 30 seconds before I walked out of the house or that I had to clean up cat vomit for the third time this week?

You do not want to hear any of my stories but I am happy to tell you, very happy indeed, because you are an adult!!!

I want to talk to YOU! I want you to talk to ME! No matter how mundane or personal or politically incorrect the subject may be I would love to engage you in some banter!

I want to speak to someone whose vocabulary expands further than the word “mummy” and “mine”, who doesn’t care that Dora The Explorer made it over the troll bridge and who may have an opinion on current economic climate.

I love my babies and enjoy being a stay at home mum but adult interaction is what I crave! I am like a stray puppy, give me a bit of attention and straightaway I will be your BFF. 🙂

I do want Telemarketers to ring me during the day, pity I put my telephone number on the Do Not Call Register. It is a shame the Mormons do not door knock around my area as I would happily invite them in for afternoon tea and a chat.

So if you are keen to curb my craving I am contactable via Mobile, Fax, Email, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, MSN messenger, Yahoo, MySpace, Bebo and IRC!

I am not desperate but………….contact me, contact me NOW!

Let’s get the word out!

29 Mar

A Facebook Fan page has been set up for this blog. Hoping to reach 50 likes within the next week! Shouldn’t be too hard should it?

https://www.facebook.com/Mummyhood101

Spread the word!

OMG! Two under 15 months!

28 Mar

Well it was actually a 14 and 1/2 month age difference but rounding it up seemed to make it sound more manageable!

I found out I was pregnant with baby number 2 when Miss Z was nearly 7 months! Shock was an understatement, how did it happen? Well, I knew ‘how’ it happened……..but still, HOW did this happen? Miss Z was too young to be a big sister, my baby was still a baby!

I kept thinking what would people say? Would we be thought of as irresponsible? crazy? I have never really cared what people thought but this was a big deal, we were bringing another life into the world!

We were not sure we had mastered parenthood with Miss Z as yet, and we were now going to do it all again!

The pregnancy was such a whirlwind, I think I was still in shock for a fair few months into it, time seemed to fly by so quickly. It became more and more real as my tummy expanded and my due date loomed.

We welcomed Master M into the world in October, and now we cannot imagine life without him. As much as he was a surprise, he was much wanted and is very much loved. Life is more hectic and crazy, and Miss Z now has to share the spotlight. Times can be tough, I am tired…..all the time, but Master M is such a beautiful little boy, it makes those hard days more manageable. He has a cheeky smile which I am sure he will use when he is older to get himself out of mischief.

So it is possible to manage with a close age gap between kids, it is trying and can be difficult but it is doable. I do not have my family around as they live interstate, but I do still manage. But I cherish the times when I do have my family visit and allow them to take some of the burden.

Jealousy is the biggest hurdle that we have faced, Miss Z was too young to understand exactly what was going on, so we could not “explain” to her that this was her baby brother and he would be living with us. I am sure Miss Z thought Master M was a doll, a doll that was permanently attached to me!

I was told by my midwife to really understand what was going through Miss Z’s head as to imagine my husband bringing home a new wife and telling me she was now part of our family and would be doing EVERYTHING with us! Since the new wife was new to the family my husband would have to spend more time with her, and lavish more attention on her to make her more comfortable. The new wife would also have to share some of my things, and that I shouldn’t complain as she was now part of our family so I had to be accepting. In the reality that b*tch would have been kicked out of my house within 2 minutes of entering! 😉

However I understood what my little girl must have been thinking and feeling. Poor baby! 😦

So this is me and my life, two under 20 months now, I have survived so far! It should get easier, unless we find ourselves with another surprise in the very near future!

Miss Z, giving Master M a hug, 4 days before he was born. <;3

The beginning of my blogging journey

21 Mar

I have wanted to start a blog for a while now, and whilst I am on maternity leave what a perfect opportunity. And what a great topic to blog about, being a mum!

This is Mummyhood-101!

I do not claim to know all or really have any of the answers but what a great place this will be to share stories, experiences, opinions and feelings about all things “mummy”.

I am sure a lot of mums out there feel the same way about the many issues that we face each day, I am hoping that I can provide mums out there with a laugh with some of my musings and hopefully make them realise they are not alone with what they think or do.

Enjoy