A very diverse week

There are many words I could use to describe the past week – hectic, varied, hospital, baking, exciting, depressing, progress, hopeful, honestly I could go on, so I have gone for Diverse.

Right… where to start?

We had a lovely weekend, fairly busy but it was my MIL’s birthday on Sunday so that was lovely, and then my parents are having their kitchen renovated at the moment so we invited them round for Sunday tea. Monkey loved a day with all of his lovely grandparents so that was nice!

Monday was a very exciting day! In case you haven’t heard, I was invited to meet Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro by TLC. It really was a LOT of fun. It was also really tiring – a slightly rushed trip down to central London, hours of being on my feet (soooo not good for my Pelvis but I wasn’t about to make a fuss), and you know how it is, all the mingling and small talk can get quite exhausting at the best of times, let alone when being preggo is tiring me out as it is! It was wonderful but I was so tired, some of my London girls wanted to meet for a drink afterwards but honestly there was no way I could do it, far too tired!

I don’t want to go into too much detail about it here, as there is enough for another post about my SPD this week, but there has been some very low lows and a very happy glimmer of hope this week and hopefully we will be making some progress soon on that front. I was at the hospital on Tuesday which felt like a waste of time but have another appointment on Monday that will hopefully be more positive.

My parents looked after Monkey while I was at the hospital on Tues, and they had a whale of a time. But we are all a bit daft, as I had forgotten to get them a key to the house so Monkey couldn’t come inside in time for his nap. D’oh! They kept him going but by the time I got home he wasn’t very interested in napping! It wasn’t a terrible afternoon, just very tiring. Then by bedtime he was so overtired and honestly I am a dummy as I gave him some cake at tea time and with the over tiredness and sugar the poor lamb took ages to get off to sleep. We really take for granted what a good sleeper he is usually and nights like that are so rare and worse because I caused it. Poor Monkey 🙁

Wednesday saw our second trip to the hospital , for Monkey this time. I’ve mentioned before how a health visitor had moaned at me that he walked with his feet out and that we should get it checked. Blah blah. Anyway, to avoid a repeat of this at his 2 year check we duly went to the Drs and got referred to the hospital. We have now seen a pediatric orthopedic doctor who has confirmed what we thought, that Monkey is normal and that it will probably correct itself naturally as he gets older, and that then as he becomes more self conscious he will probably turn his own feet in. So it was a waste of time, but in the best possible sense, and much as we hoped it would be the case, you never really know. So for all my moaning about it, I know it was worth getting it checked just to make sure that it is all normal!

There’s also lots of progress on the Garden renovation …. more to come on that next week but it is taking shape, eek! We have got the landscapers in and they are doing a fab job!

Also, the work has all been done in my flat, all the mould is gone (it was disgusting) it has been redecorated and new carpets are down. Phew! Hopefully we get new tenants soon, then we can start to think about the more costly job of extending the lease (eek).

Hubby’s parents have been wonderful this week and have helped with some of the housework. I hate it as I am a very proud person and I don’t like admitting I can’t do everything… but I have to accept that with my pelvis the way it is right now, I really can’t do everything. Hubby is doing his best to keep on top of everything but he’s busy and tired too so even a little help from family is making all the difference at the moment. Thank goodness we are lucky enough to have support from all of our family!

Oh I also went for a drink mid-week with a very good friend who was actually my direct manager when I was last pregnant. It was lovely to catch up as it had been a couple of months, and she is getting married to one of hubby’s friends (I set them up, go me!) in August, so there was lots of exciting thing to catch up on! She also very kindly told me that I look much healthier than I did at this point in my last pregnancy. As my manager she was used to a very grey faced zombie staring at her blankly most days last time, and she is right as the sickness and zombie-ness is nowhere near as bad at the moment, so that is a very good positive thought! My pelvis may suck, but at least the sickness isn’t as bad this time. I’ll take that thank you!

I am really hoping that next week is just a little calmer… but Monkey has 2 birthday parties to go to this weekend! Aaaargh No rest in sight yet!

The Reading Residence

26 thoughts on “A very diverse week

    • Ooh I’m glad you could comment too, my site is playing up a bit at the moment! Thank you for persevering! xx

  1. Wow what a busy week Caroline! Makes me feel like I have just sat on my bum and done nothing all week in comparison!! So exciting with the landscapers in! I’m really looking forward to the end of the month when we get our bathroom completely refitted and revamped – there’s nothing like some positive changes at home is there?! I’m glad to hear there’s a glimmer of hope with the SPD too. I know you were feeling a bit desperate that nothing could be done but its good to know there might be something after all. #WotW

    • Thank you lol, it was an exceptionally busy one and I am glad it is nearly over! Ooh bathroom renovation sounds so exciting! I love positive changes in the home, just make me so happy! Thank you, i have been feeling a bit desperate so I will take anything I can get at the moment! xx

  2. I’m SO jealous you got to meet Buddy! I bloomin’ love him!

    Sounds like you’ve been busy, but if we weren’t busy we’d complain that we were bored!


    • Lol, he was so lovely! Was such a great experience! haha I am sure you’re right though it never feels true at the time! xx

  3. Goodness me, where to start indeed! My son used to trip over his own feet when he first started walking because they were turned at such funny angles-he’s fine now and self corrected (funny HV to say that to you…..). I do hope you continue to ask for help-if you need it, it’s the right thing to do. You don’t need to be super mum 🙂 xx

    • Thanks and you’re right, must remember that! Glad to hear your son’s feet sorted themselves out with time, I’m sure Monkey’s will too! xx

  4. You have had a busy week, hope you have a relaxing weekend planned. Can’t wait to read about your garden revamp, the sun is shining here today hoping to get a bit of outside stuff done later on 🙂

  5. Caroline, how is your head not spinning?! What a busy week! I had SPD terribly in my last pregnancy (I think I told you this already maybe??) I got some great physio and some crutches which really helped. Really hope you’ll get some ease soon!xx

    • Ha ha thank you, it has been a bit! Starting to calm down now thankfully! Yes you did mention, crutches definitely help don’t they? I just don’t want to have to use them so early so I hope the physio can help first! Thank you xx

  6. No wonder you chose Diverse as your #WotW hon, that’s a pretty busy one for anyone’s standards let alone being early pregnant! You must be shattered, I hope next week will be a bit more chilled. Look forward to hearing about your cooking expedition… Off to read your glimmer of hope post xx #WotW

    • Thank you I am pretty shattered but my friends and family have been so supportive I am hugely lucky I have them to help! I am reeeeally looking forward to a more chilled week next week though! xx

  7. Diverse is certainly the word! So much going on there. I look forward to seeing that garden and hope your appointment goes well next week. And phew about Monkey, though it was as you suspected anyway. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • Tell me about it! Crazy week and definitely need a quiet one! Garden update coming soon, looking forward to seeing one from you too! xx

    • Ha ha I know, but busy seemed a bit of a boring word! Thank you, I didn’t always manage positivity but I definitely tried! Thank you, fingers crossed! xx

Thanks for taking the time to write something. I love comments and read every one xx

Your email address will not be published.