Anyone else just want to hide under the duvet covers until 2020 passes. It's all getting a bit too much for me to be honest and sometimes only seeing Isobel's smiling face is what keeps me going. Xmas holidays are coming and a time for families to come together, but for some it will be … Continue reading Pushing through 2020
We are now 3 weeks into severe lockdown restrictions in Ireland and still 3 weeks to go. While it's a lot different to Lockdown 1.0, we at least still have childcare open and my working hours aren't so manic! We still have to come up with a lot of activities to pass the day. Isobel … Continue reading Lockdown survival part duex
It was Baby Loss Awareness campaign last week and I didn't speak about it at the time, basically because I have no experience of it, so therefore don't feel qualified to speak on behalf of others. I have a lot of close friends who have gone through a baby loss at different stages, and all … Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness
Seriously fuming this morning when dropping off Isobel at creche and asked if this is the jacket that will be kept there. So essentially got a text yesterday saying because of Covid their jackets must be kept at creche meaning I now have to go out and buy another one. And I was expecting to … Continue reading I’m going on a rant..
Anytime Isobel goes through an illness or something we haven't seen before I usually consult my mother for some sage advice. A few weeks ago Isobel was poorly with some kind of tummy bug, she only vomited once, but was off her food for a couple of days after. My mothers go to advice was … Continue reading Mother’s remedy’s are best
We are 3 weeks into working from home and now only feel we are into a groove of a regular routine this week between working and split of childcare duties. I even wrote Isobels routine on a whiteboard in the kitchen as her daytime nap was all over the place with time change. It has … Continue reading Lockdown survival guide
These are strange times we are living in and I stopped blogging for a while to get my head around everything that has happened in last few weeks in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. I've been working from home for over two weeks and just over a week of sharing childcare with my husband whilst … Continue reading Hello..is there anyone out there?
We have experienced a lot of trips to A & E, GP's and urgent care centres in the last few months. Thankfully we now have a referral to a respiratory specialist who hopefully will get to the bottom of Isobel's cough. I thought I would share all I have learned about my many trips to … Continue reading A & E visits-Survival guide
Both me and Isobel has gone through more illness post chickenpox. We ended up in baby A&E a few weeks ago when Isobel's temperture was dangerously high. It reached 39 degrees and was not reducing even after Calpol. We first contacted NHS 111 helpline and they had advised us to go straight to hospital. Poor … Continue reading Surviving more sickness
Last week I discovered a few little spots on Isobel after her bath. They didn't look that severe, and she sometimes gets a small rash after a bath. So I went off to nursery with her on Friday thinking she was ok. I was just at the train station when they called me back to … Continue reading Chickenpox weekend