Well, I called Dr. Melville's (only got it slightly wrong!!) secretary yesterday, only to be told that the waiting list to see him is 12 weeks . I actually commented that by the time he got to see the paed, that he would be better (or at least I hope so)
Today at work we were finally told what sections we will be going onto when we come out of training. Four of us are going onto blue command, me included and the other four are going onto white. I really would have liked to be on white, but I'm not really bothered. All that I am really bothered about is that they give me the hours that I requested.
I also gave Gretta her written notice today and paid her up till the 16th May, I have nothing to lose, plus I needed the receiptso that I can claim all my money back that I have had to pay her to look after Connor while I have been in training. I'm sure that £700 will come in handy as it's Connors birthday in less than a month.
I am not having a very good week so far. I found out at work yesterday that I may not get a penny back with regards to Connor's childcare costs. I am so mad, as I was told that I will get my money back. I will at least make sure that I get the first four weeks back, as they messed up when they took me on, and started me and the 2 angela's 4 weeks before everyone else. Hopefully I will find out for definate what is going on tomorrow.
I have also been having alot of problems with my sinuses for the last week. I tried every over the counter remedy going, to no avail, so had to go to the Dr's. He has told me that my sinus' are infected and has prescribed me more antibiotics. It seems like if it isn't Connor, it's me. And if we are both well, then it's Mark I just want to get us all healthy so that I can keep my mind on the task ahead next month!
As for Connor, he is grand, much better health wise. I have to wonder if the vitamins that I have been giving him have helped?? He is becoming very naughty though. He has a tendancy to smack, but only me or Mark (mainly me) and he always does it with an open hand, quite hard across the cheek and ear. I am at my wits end as to how to get him to stop. I have tried ignoring him, blocking his hands and telling him off. MArk even yelled at him the other nite when he hit me in public. Nothing is working. I will have to ask the health visitor when I see her at the end of the month.
Mark and I bought Connor his bed the other day, it's going to be a present for his 2nd birthday. We have already put it up in his room to get him used to seeing it in there, but he is still sleeping in his cot. We still need to get a bed guard and another stair gate before he can go in his bed. He seems to like it so far, but I guess time will tell, he's at the stage where he doesn't seem to like change.
Well, not much been going on recently. My sinus' have been killing me, they are getting better but very slowly. Connor is well, for a change, driving me crazy, but then again, I should be glad.
Mark is at work today, so Connor and I are of the Sam's 2nd birthday party is about an hour. That is, if his clothes dry in time. The tumble drier blew up last night, so am having to dry everything on the line, not an easy feat when it keeps pissing it down with rain.
I can't believe that my "baby" is going to be 2 in two weeks
Anyway, going to have to go, as Connor is in the kitchen and it is very quiet. Plus we have to get ready.
I can't believe it, my baby is nearly 2 I am really excited and sad all at the same time. My baby isn't a baby anymore
Well, we had a good time at the paty on Sunday, it seems so funny to think that my second baby (sammy) is 2 now. Sam had such fun, it was a joy to watch him traring around with that boundless energy that he has.
It's all change at work this week. I have been told today that they want me to work tues, wed and fri instead of tues, wed and thurs. Mark isn't going to be too happy, he has just made arrangements with his job to help me out and now we may have to change them. I guess that I had better check with my mum and the mil before I do anything. I had one bit of good news though, I will get 2/3 of my childcare fees back.
Well, I have finally managed to sort out what I am going to do at work from wednesday next week. I originally wanted to work tues, wed & thur. I was told that they wanted to work a fri, which I can't do because the only person available to look after Connor that day is the MIL and she doesn't want to look after him every week. I even humoured them by looking around a couple of nurseries in my dinner hour. To be honest, I did like one of them, but he would only be going for just over 2 hours, and I am NOT paying £12.50 for the privilage!
Anyway, I have decided that I am going to work Mon, Tues & Wed now. This does mean that Mark isn't overly impressed as he onlt has Mon & tues's off, but hey.......them's the breaks. If he wants us to have a day off together, he can arrange his schedule to fit in around me. As a matter of fact, I made up a new rota for him to take into his work, he took one look at it and said "I can't work late on a tues, I play football and squash and that is the only day I can do it. I just told him to **** off, obviously football means more to him than his wife. I can't believe how evil he can be sometimes I had to give alot up to return to work, and he was the one who pushed me into going back to work, I would have thought that he could be more accomodating. Bloody bastard. I've told him to leave everything as it is at the moment, I couldn't give a **** if we have time off together or not. We are off on a week's holiday on the 14th June, we can spend our time together then, and then he will have to wait until the end of september to spend time by ourselves again. Oh well, his loss!
My only hope is that this doesn't affect TTC #2, afterall, it does take 2 people to make a baby, after that, well, who needs him. I will manage just as I always have. Anyway, going to go and make myself a cup of tea, before I spit feathers
Men.....................................What is it about them that makes it seem like we can't live with them, but we can't live without them????? I wish I could live without mine sometimes, but someone has to pay the bills!!!!! Anyway, he text me at work this morning to say that Connor had broken my piggy bank into lots of little pieces. Now, that may not seem like a big deal, but my nan gave it to me, and she bought it when I was born. Mark said that it wasn't his fault, that I shouldn't have left it on the window ledge where Connor could reach it. I said that Mark should have been watching Connor and if he had of been, it wouldn't have happened. Anyway, things started to escalate, he put the phone down on me, then text me to say that he was usy cleaning up, as per normal. I told him that I did my fair share of cleaning up, but that if he wanted a wife that was going to spend her every waking hour cleaning up after him (and connor), then he shouldn't have forced her back to work, or should have married someone else. Anyway, he never responded to that, so he either turned his phone off or didn't know how to respond. I'm sorry, but life is far too short to spend all my time cleaning, besides, some reports link asthma and allergies to children and the environments in which they live being too clean. Now I'm not saying that I'm going to let my boy live in a pigsty, but a few dust bunnies never hurt no one.
It has been a really busy week at work this week. I was supposed to officially finish my training today, but I didn't quite get to finish off my consolidation cases and the ones that I have done I'm not too confident that I've done right and I know that I'm not the only one. I guess that I will just have to finish them off on friday as I'm not in tomorrow. I told them that I couldn't get anyone to have Connor for the day but I was lying! I just wanted a day off.
I hope that the weather picks up tomorrow. I am so sick of this rain. Connor and I am off to a local children's farm with the mother and toddler group tomorrow and Connor and mud just doesn't mix!!
On a good note, I think that I am about to ovulate. I am feeling crampy, bloated and generally uncomfartable, but I don't mind. Only one more visit from AF till we start trying in earnest
Gotta run, just caught a waft of a nasty smell coming from Connor's direction.........
Well, not much has been going on in the last few days. I went into work yesterday to do a health and safety course, which incidentally was dead boring, although the guy doing the talks did give us a few really good pointers for ideas on how to kill someone if I should so be inclined!!! After that we all went out for a drink to celebrate the end of our training. The only problem with finishing training means that I have to start the job for real on Tuesday.............ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH
Today we have had company, my good friend Lisa and her little boy Luke, who is 2yrs, 4months old. Luke and Connor had fun plying together. Then Connor and I went into town so that I could get Connor's birthday card and bumped into Paula and Sam. Speaking of Sam, everytime I sing happy birthday to Connor, he says that it's Sammy's birthday! (it was, 2 weeks ago)
The weather here today has been a bit of a mixed bag. I'm hoping that it picks up for us on Monday as we are having a family day out to celebrate Connor's 2nd birthday. We plan on taking him to a farm that won an award for being the best farm park of the year, good britain guide 2002. To be honest, I think that I'm looking forward to it more than he is!! I've also got to convince Mark to come shopping with me when he gets back from work as we need to get some wrapping paper and a small birthday cake.
Anyway, I'm off to hang out my washing. Will hopefully update when Connor goes to bed on his birthday!
Well, I never got around to updating yesterday, it was such a long day and we were all so tired. Connor seem to have a fab day yesterday. The waether was great in comparison to last year, we even saw enough sun to get sunburnt noses!
The farm that we took him to was nice. It was quite big, but lacked the personal touch of Ashe End House. They weren't allowed ro hold or pet the animals and Connor couldn't have the pony ride that we promised him as there was a lower age limit of 3?????? I can't even begin to tell you how pissed off I was. Connor got absolutely filthy as he tripped over his own feet into a puddle of mud
We then invited Paula and Sam over when we got home so that they could play with Connor's new presents in the garden and they had a whale of a time. Then we lit the candles and sang happy birthday and he blew his candles out beautifully.
Then this morning I get a message from Mark to say that Liberty X came on the radio and Connor kept pointing to the radio and saying sexy, sexy!!! My little man can just be so darn cute sometimes.
I have just finished watching holby city and it was so sad that I just sat there and cried. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to lose a baby............................. Now I can't stop sniffing.
Today was my first day out of training, actually doing the job and to be honest, I quite enjoyed it. I know that we only scatched the surface and that there are lots of things that we still need to learn, but I feel that we were actually doing something to help today. I am going to go and take a hot bath in a bit and de-fuzz my legs and stuff and then go to bed early as Mark isn't going to be back till midnight and I can't stop up and wait for him as I have to get up at 6am
Well, that's my working week over and done with! I could probably cope with another day but hey, why do what you don't have to?!!
To be honest there isn't alot to update on. Nothing much has happened. We did have a spell of good weather for about a week, so Connor and I have spent alot of time playing in the garden, riding his trike or splashing in the paddling pool and sprinkler. We really don't need to do alot to be happy, plus, we probably should be trying to save a bit of money as we are going on holiday on the 14th. We are only going for a week and are only going to the coast, but hey, we could be anywhere so long as it isn't here!!!
We have a busy few days ahead of us. Tomorrow morning we are off to mother and toddler with Paula and Sam. Then in the afternoon a speach therapist is coming around so that Connor can take part in a national survey. On Friday I may have to go into town to return some items from the shop that don't work and pick up a new stairgate and then we both have dentist appointments in the afternoon. The we should just be able to chill out by the weekend.