June 1, 2016

Tired & Rambling

Posted in: Family

5th May 2016 (12)

There are do’s and don’ts to blogging (apparently) and one ‘don’t’ is, don’t apologise for the lack of posts because no one cares nor notices that you haven’t posted anything in a while until you mention it. But I haven’t been posting of late and I can see people are coming to check what’s new and there isn’t anything new. So, sorry!

I’m pretty tired at the moment.

Andrew has been on placements in the country for the last few weeks and we are missing him. It has been just me and the 2 kids alone at home, which has made this pregnant lady pretty tired. It’s not like during the week Andrew is home to help out with Thomas due to long hours at uni but it sure is nice to have someone to cuddle at the end of the day.

I’m very over being pregnant. This time round time is going slow. It’s strange, the days wiz by and the weeks are over before you know it, but at the same time this pregnancy sure is dragging. Playing with Thomas and picking him up is getting harder, even when I drop pins in the Neckerchief Factory, picking them up is a pain. We are more than ready to meet this little one but at the same time, keep cooking.

My tiredness has caused me to have my biggest parent fail yet. One night before Thomas’ bed time, I realised we had run out of nappies, I swear we had one more box of nappies in storage. Anyway, I could have gone to the shops but it was late and I was tired. I had a fantastic idea of putting one of Thomas’ swimming nappies on for the night. Because if they can go into water surely they are land resistant, right? Not so. Thomas woke up crying louder than usual at around 7am. I went to check on him to find that he was soaking wet from head to toe. The poor thing, it was as if I had dunked him in the bath. His whole body was wet, his pyjamas, his sleeping bag, his cot. For how many hours was he this wet? It took me a few days to get over that one, I felt incredibly bad. Moral of the story, don’t run out of nappies and water nappies are not absorbent.

Andrew, I think it’s time to come home now!

While Andrew has been away I’ve been letting Thomas nap in our bed with Toby whilst I try to get some shut eye too. It’s so precious snuggling up with them, listening to their heavy breathing and snoring (that would be you, Toby). Seriously, these two together these days, their friendship just gets better and better.

On the weekend we were out for dinner, a friend was talking about the reality of pet owners outliving their pets. When she said that I had a moment where everything went quiet and my heart hurt thinking Thomas won’t always have Toby by his side. It took me a while to come back to the conversation because I was thinking how unfair it is, these wonderful creatures have such short life spans in comparison to humans. This is why it’s so important for our family to cherish and enjoy every single day Toby is with us and soak up the time these two can spend together because one day memories and photos is all we will have left of a friendship and bond like no other.

We love you so much, Toby. And Andrew, hurry up home, we miss you and it’s your turn to change some nappies.

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