Thursday, 14 May 2015

Siblings || May 2015

I'm cross with myself for not taking part in Me&Mine at the end of April; I was so preoccupied with work that I totally forgot to take a photo of the 5 of us together in time. But I wasn't missing out on Siblings. We're actually off to Centre Parc's next week and I hope we'll be able to get a nice picture of May's Me & Mine.

Our car was being serviced today ready for next week's road trip, because Osh goes to school in a different village to where we live I decided I'd spend the day at my Grandparents house to make it easier to collect him from school. It suddenly dawned on me that it was Thursday 14th May and I needed a picture for Siblings.

It was meant to be straightforward; we cleared the coffee table in the conservatory, sat the three of them together and asked them to smile for the camera. 80 pictures later and only a handful of them are usable. 

I've chosen the one at the top of the post as my "official" photo; Osh is properly laughing at Martha Grace trying to stick her finger in his mouth - and Isabella is in a world of her own but actually smiling.

I thought I'd also share a few of my other favourites too, but there are loads that didn't make the cut...however they might find there way on to Instagram over the next few days.

Have a great weekend guys.


dear beautiful

Monday, 11 May 2015

Osh & Isabella's turn

We've just waved goodbye to Martha Grace who has gone to stay with my Mam and Dad for the night. Tomorrow we're going to Great Ormond Street - without Martha Grace.

Osian Llyr had his last ECHO and ECG at Great Ormond Street back in July 2011, I was 29 weeks pregnant with Isabella Nicole at the time. That day we assumed that the next time we would visit GOSH would be to bring the baby I was carrying when she would be 2.5 years old. 

Our visit to GOSH for Osh and Isabella is totally unrelated to Martha's condition, even if Martha had been born Heart Healthy she too would also need to be seen at GOSH. Regular readers to my blog will know that

Sunday, 10 May 2015

The past couple of weeks according to my phone 10.05.2915

I have been so lazy the past couple of weeks and I've not really felt like putting on my laptop and blogging. I've missed two of my weekly "The week according to my phone", I didn't do a "Me and Mine" post for the end of April and I haven't done a Letter to Martha Grace for May (but I will, I don't want to miss one of those)

We've just been plodding along; we've visited family, had lunch out with friends, had car trouble, me and Mark went out on all all day drinking session with our friends - it's been great.

So here is how life has looked over the past couple of weeks - well according to my phone anyway. I hope you've all been looking after yourselves.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

The week according to my phone || 19.04.15

I write this from my sofa on Sunday afternoon; it's been a few weeks since I had a Sunday off but today it is very much needed. I worked a 13hr shift yesterday (for those of you who don't know I am a wedding co-ordinator at a Hotel) The final picture is of me, the GM who is actually my cousin and of the Head Chef when we were 12 hours in - we're smiling because we've passed exhausted and have reached delerium. One thing for sure is that I absolutely take my hat off to all the Doctors/ Consultants and Nurses who do these shift day in and day out - I am still tired today.

We've had a quiet week this week; we've had days playing with cousins. Isabella was made up to see her

Friday, 17 April 2015

A new nap-time routine

Martha Grace is only 19 months old, she is also a cardiac baby so she needs a nap during the day. There are days when she can manage without one but she becomes over tired and it's a struggle to get her to eat her dinner or her supper.

Ideally I would love to to be able to feed her lunch and put her straight in her cot for a nap, this works well if we're not going out on a Saturday or Sunday and she will sleep for a good couple of hours. But it's a bit of a non-starter during the week.

Isabella finishes school at 2:50pm so I leave the house at 2:30pm to collect her; but sometimes Martha doesn't finish her lunch until almost two and other times she refuses to go to sleep when I initially put her in

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Siblings || April 2015

Another month, another series of fails. But I am still loving the Siblings project.

We took the kids for a walk through Newborough Forest and I think it was the worst idea I've ever had.

OK; maybe I am being a bit melodramatic but Isabella refused to ride her bike at all so me and Mark had to take it in turns to push it along (for the entire duration of our walk) Martha Grace was fine in her pram and Osh was quite happy on his scooter too.

But when it was photo time they all refused to look at the camera and smile. The official photo I have chosen for this month is the one above where two out of the three are looking at the camera and one of them has a

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The week according to my phone || 12.04.15

Tonight I am a teensy bit sad because our two weeks of Easter Holidays are over and tomorrow Osh will be back in school (Isabella's school opens on Tuesday)

I've had a really lovely couple of weeks; we've had some fab little family days out and we've had a couple of days snuggled up at home together. On Monday we spent the day in the house but after tea we packed a mini picnic which was basically a flask with tea and some biscuits and drove over to a local beach, such a