Not even two and a half and he's already figured out selfies and changing the colours on my phone!
Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity.
A little bit of an update on life, I feel like I’m very behind the 8 ball with this blog. I may never find my real groove with it but ultimately it’s a record for me and a way of keeping in touch with friends too.
So what has been happening with me away from the keyboard:
We are counting down to Monday morning and hopefully finding out the sex of Peanut/Grumpy. If we don’t this scan I have about 5 more scheduled after so we should at some point! But first we have a 30th birthday party to throw on Saturday so send sunny wishes our way as I really don’t want to host it at our house if it rains!
Random: This time next week we’ll know if we’re having a boy or a girl! Exciting. Bear in mind I’m a week behind with these so I’m actually 18 weeks turning 19 weeks on Thursday.
I can’t remember when the idea of writing a novel first popped into my brain. I know I was writing stories when I was in high school so probably then. I doubt I was that forward thinking in primary school.
Reading has been ingrained in me for as long as I can remember which is why I was always a little worried when Logan seemed to turn his nose up at books. Since moving into his big bed he’s lapping them up though which is both a good and bad thing – the funny thing about being a parent!
I started to re-read Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ book in the hopes that the desire to write would hit me. Unfortunately it hasn’t, I’m loving the book but I’m just not feeling any motivation. The same can be said for this blog which was sort of my writing outlet. Don’t get me wrong I’m going to keep going with it but forgive me for the lack of regular posts and who knows what will happen when the next baby comes along!
My dream will always to one day have a novel published and I think in this era of e-books it may be a lot easier than what it use to be. Although in saying that I’m not going to be publishing anything that wouldn’t be worth it! I don’t know when this will all come about though, maybe when I’m a lot older or maybe it’s just around the corner. That’s the fun thing about life, you just never know.
My son has the ultimate sweet tooth which is not helped by overly smitten parents and grandparents willing to stuff him full of whatever sugarey goodness his heart desires.
Case in point he is clutching a handful of smarties after engulfing a Smartie push pop ice-cream. But don’t judge we were outside and he was running around non-stop…and he’s a kid and it’s a nice summer day ’nuff said 🙂
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Random: I want to tell Logan but I still think it’s too early and I want to do what’s right by him. Plus we’ve already gotten rid of his bottles and cot – baby steps!
I promise I’ll post some bump photos eventually, it is there but I’m also just feeling like I’m at that fat stage too!
Phew, we made it to the finish line and March is well under way now. You really notice the calendar when you’re pregnant!
February was a really tough month for us, crazy bills to do with bubs (thanks private hospital emergency fee!), planning for the Husband’s 30th birthday and the usual as well – petrol, groceries. We didn’t feel like we were struggling the whole time but definitely towards the end there was some eeek moments and we still dipped in to my pay to cover day care.
It was definitely an eye opening experience considering we used to be on one income not so long ago but it’s funny how expensive a toddler can be! Music lessons, swimming and day care – we’re definitely going to have to put away some extra savings for when I go on leave with Peanut (I’m trialling the nickname – I figure if I keep using it it will become ingrained right?).
The biggest thing I noticed by not spending on anything other than the necessities (& a few meals out) is how much I craved shopping. It scared me a bit and I was second guessing anything I was spending money on. I found internet window shopping to be my saviour but it felt a bit sad! Not that I couldn’t buy anything but that my brain was reacting that way and couldn’t just switch off from being a consumer!
I would love to say that come March I’m still sticking to a budget and haven’t bought anything but that would be a HUGE lie. I’ve just bought Logan a whole bunch of tops – so we can fit his big head through! – and it’s going to be birthday week very soon so that’s going to chew through the money very quickly. Plus a very expensive electricity bill came in the first couple of days – not fair! I’m looking forward to a cool change coming soon so that we can get rid of all the air conditioning.
Saving for a home deposit is still the ultimate goal and once March is out of the picture I’ll be leaning more towards being frugal and waiting for some decent sales to get the second baby stuff we need (which isn’t a lot thankfully). I am still feeling the desire to live simply and not buy anything that isn’t a necessity and I’m loving this new aspect of life. I’m also finding it a blessing knowing we aren’t in our forever home because I’m not buying all those knick knacks etc… I otherwise would be but it’s also making me a little sad when I think about the nursery. Still, Logan was barely in his first nursery and this baby will be there for at least a year if not longer.
Our main goal with all of this is home ownership but not at the expense of us enjoying our lives!
Random: Counting down to March 31st when we’ll hopefully find out if bubs is a boy or a girl!