Hello everyone, and welcome back to Week 16 of #fortheloveofBLOG, I hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend? What is everyone up to? We are in Tenby, taking a short break from the city and enjoying the fresh air, beach and good food. This week I am joined by the lovely Sarah at Tammymum as Fi from A Mum Track a Mind is on holiday again this week.
This week on The Partner’s View I’m excited to introduce Emma from Upside Mum, and her husband who provides us with a very dramatic birth story involving Emma being airlifted to hospital when their Son decided to make an early arrival. Emma’s husband tells us of story of being prepared for anything to happen. Have a read below.
It’s Monday the day of the week we all dread! When that alarms goes off, I expect most of us shudder thinking about the week ahead and wish we could press snooze for that extra 10 minutes. Today I’ve had a really bad Monday as my child is sick. When my alarm went off this morning I knew I had to get up early to make a head start on the day, as I had a feeling our little girl was ill after showing some signs yesterday.
I expect it is teething, but she’s running a slight temperature, not really eating, and also being sick. She’s also managed to soak about 10 bibs so far today, and is enjoying chewing her Gertie the Goose……loads.
I’m being selfish and starting to think that it is actually worse for me. I work from home on a Monday. 7 out of 8 Monday’s so far have been absolutely fine with her happily playing and sleeping. Today is a different story altogether! Screaming, far too much screaming.
I’ve tried everything I can think off to try to take the pain away:
- Toy train
- A package that arrived
All of my attempts have lasted a few minutes, until the screaming starts again and the hands are back in the mouth.
This afternoon I’ve had a balancing act of juggling emails, calls, and documents with said screaming child. Some tasks are easier than others to do with an ill baby. The feeling of not being able to do something properly or devote enough time to it is terrible. However I am in no way a bad Mummy for choosing to go back to work.
It came to a point this afternoon where she needed me to pick her up and give her a cuddle, and make the teething pain go away. That’s when I feel guilty about working at home, but this is the first time since going back to work that I’ve felt that way. Had she been well today the day would be going smoothly.
Having said all this she is now fast asleep cuddling her bunny. I hope it lasts.
It’s tricky being a working Mum, trying to find the right balance between parenting and working. Whatever you prioritise you always feel that you’re neglecting the other. But when your child really needs you, you know what needs to be prioritised. Once she goes to bed tonight, I’ll be back at the laptop catching up. I hope that she is ok to go to nursery tomorrow, but if she’s not we live in a world with Internet and smartphones and I don’t need to be in the office to get work done.
Thank god, there is gin and chocolate at the end of the day.
Have you ever been in this situation, what have have you done when your child is sick. I would love to hear from you.
A couple of week’s ago I was invited to take part in Sisterhood of the World Bloggers tag by Catie over at Diary of An Imperfect Mum. I really enjoy taking part in these sort of tags, as it allows me to reveal a little more about The Pramshed to my readers. So how does the tag work? It’s simple, I answer the 10 questions below that were set by Catie, and then choose another 5 bloggers to answer 10 of my questions. As you can see it’s a brilliant way to find out a little more about each other.
A few weeks ago Kat from Candyfloss and Dreams got in touch with me, and really wanted to take part in my series – The Partner’s View. Kat’s story is slightly different to my other posts as her partner wasn’t at the birth of her daughter. So for this week only, I have deviated away from the standard Question and Answer format, and let Kat provide her own story I have loved reading it and finding out a little more about Kat. Continue reading
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Week 15 of #fortheloveofBLOG! Hope you all had a great week? What a good week we had at #fortheloveofBLOG, I am overwhelmed by the quality of the posts coming through, and really enjoy finding out a little more about each blogger. Myself and Fi from A Mum Track Mind would like to thank you all for linking up and your continued support for the Linky to help make it a success.
This weekend we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. I’ve been saying for weeks that I can’t believe she’s one. How has a year past since my 60 hour induced labour, c-section, constant feeding and the fear of looking after a new-born. Looking back it’s been the quickest year of my life, the best year of my life, and also the hardest year of my life. So it was fantastic and truly well deserved to have a little celebration at the weekend.
I’ve been back at work for 6 weeks now, and my maternity leave seems like a distant memory. I decided to write this post after being envious of all the Mum’s I saw in the park last month whilst I was taking my daughter to the doctors. This post was first published on Meet Other Mums. Continue reading
This week I’m excited to introduce Wendy from Naptime Natter to my guest series -The Partner’s View. I loved reading this birth story told by Wendy’s partner Oli, as it goes to show how amazing and strong the human body is. It sounds like Wendy had a brilliant text book birth, I’m slightly jealous you got to experience a pool! Well done Wendy, and congrats on the birth of Oli. I hope the next one is just as brilliant for you. Please all have a ready of Wendy’s experience.
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Week 14 of #fortheloveofBLOG! This week Fi from A Mum Track Mind is back from holiday, yay. Welcome back 🙂 It feels like a while since we hosted the Linky together.
I would like to say a big thank you to Emma from Me and B Make Tea for all her help last week helping guest co-host. Emma did a brilliant job, retweeting, replying and commenting, and I was so grateful for her support running #fortheloveofBLOG. Emma also went above her duties by sharing all your posts on Twitter too.