Jamie’s bedroom currently. Everything’s all piled up while I try and get it sorted out. She walked in, looked at me and just went ‘WHAT? Mummy my room.’ Been and brought her a few bits and bobs for her room today, some new toy boxes and a new rug. Hopefully ordering her bed, bedside drawers and bookcase this weekend.
I’m slightly regretting taking on her bedroom all on my own as it’s loads of work but I know it’ll look great once it’s done so I’ll just push on.
Jamie’s present haul. That’s not quite all of them and those are just the ones from me. Monkey is going to end up spoilt rotten this year. I just can’t believe how quickly this 4th birthday has come along. I’ve been looking through old photo’s and I just can’t believe how much she’s changed over the years.
So yeah, pretty much knackered.
Things I’m doing this week
Things still to do before Jamie’s birthday
Can I just nap for a few weeks please.
On top of that my Mum is having another operation in a couple of weeks so I’ll be running around then aswell. Still though, at least this should be it with her arm now.
I can’t wait for my birthday at the end of next month, by then everything should have calmed down a bit so hopefully I’ll be able to just sit back and relax.
While I was talking to Jamie earlier I realised that I was finding it really difficult to get eye contact with her. And that I quite often have to work really hard to get her to look at me when we’re talking. I’m going to ask my Mum about it, see if she’s noticed but I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts about it?
It just seemed really odd the way her eyes would flick to my face for a second and then look absolutely anywhere else, usually just past my shoulder or above my head.
So obviously we’re still pretty busy over here.
We’ve had such a long weekend. Friday night Jamie had a sleep over at my Mum’s house. It was just a nice night for them two. She adores her Nanna so an opportunity for them to hang out, just the two of them, was perfect for her. Then saturday was really busy. It started with a shopping trip for me, Jamie and my Mum. Mostly food stuff but we did have a quick browse around and I got myself a new little summer dress.
Then it was home to get ready as my older brother was havinng a bbq party thing for the England game. Personally I had very little interest in the match and much more interest in the food but I think I was the only one.
Jamie had a lovely time at the party as she got to play with my nephew for ages and then watch tv in his bed before falling asleep which she didn’t do until somewhere between half 11 and 12 that night. The plan had been to get a tai home after the match but not a single taxi rank had any cabs free so we ended up having to sleep on my brother’s sofa. Jamie was fast asleep, sharing my naphew’s bed with him so I decided to leave her there. That was a mistake.
By the time I settled down it was about half 2. Jamie woke up at half 4, got really confused about where she was and promptly started crying. Luckily my SIL heard her and brought her downstairs to me but by that point Jamie had 0 intention of going back to sleep.So I was up after just 2 hours sleep. Not fun.
Even after we got home she refused to have a nap and it wasn’t until we put a movie on that she finally settled - even then she fought her closing eyes for a good 20 minutes before finally giving up and lying down. She slept from 1 til 3. I wanted to sleep too but I knew if I did then we wouldn’t wake up until the evening which just wouldn’t work.
Unfortunately that Sunday nap wasn’t enough and even after a full nights sleep last night she’s still really struggled with tiredness all day and has been quite sensitive to things. Things that she would normally giggle about set off tears today. Suffice to say it wasn’t fun. It was another early night tonight and hopefully she’ll be her usual happy self tomorrow.
We’ve also been trying some new fruits today - she tried blueberries and pineapple. Didn’t like them but did make honest attempts to eat them so it’s a start. I tried to really talk to her about why it’s so important she eat some fruit but she just insists that she doesn’t like them. Not really sure what more I can do at the moment.
This evening I’ve wrapped all the presents I’ve got so far - only got a couple more to get. Her birthday dress and her build-a-bear, though I’ll take her to get that on her actual birthday. Tomorrow I’m attacking her bedroom toys etc ready for when we get all the new furniture in the next few weeks. That should be fun.
I’m slowly but surely crossing things off the to do/to get lists but unfortunately every time I cross something off I remember something else that I need to add to the list which is just no fun. I’m also starting to panic slightly - I handed out Jamie’s party invites almost 2 weeks ago but absolutely no one has got back in touch yet. I know her party isn’t until July but that’s only a couple of weeks away. I just wish people would have the decency to let me know whether or not they were going to come.
A few new pictures to be posted but that will probably be tomorrow as it would just take way too long right now. And to be honest I’m still recovering myself from the broken sleep on Saturday night. Tomorrow we’re having dinner at my Dads and Wednesday we’re going to my Mum’s so those will both be late nights.
I’m going to try and post on here at least once a week, if not more, though it’s difficult to get on often while I’m so busy.
"Do as the child commands you"
My 3 year old everybody. She wanted me to answer a question and wasn’t impressed when I told her I didn’t know the answer.
My To do/To get lists. More has been added since this picture was taken.