I’ve just spent a nice hour sitting in bed trawling through memories and since it was my 5th wedding anniversary last week, I give you 10 memories that show how my life has changed these last 5 years
1. My wedding day – specifically standing chatting to friends and family in my parents’ garden and looking over and realising that I’d married this lovely man and we were surrounded by all these people wishing us well.
2. My honeymoon – a couple of weeks later in New Zealand, standing on the top of a glacier looking out at the beautiful scenery, breathing the clear air and having one of those moments of perfection.
3. The first night in our new (current) house – we had a fire going, two beanbags to sit on and our belongings scattered all around the place. We were shattered and sat back with a glass of wine and realised that we had done it, moved out of London and started the next stage in our life.
4. Realising I was pregnant with Toddlergirl – the moment that Mr Muddling turned to me and suggested that feeling sick for a week and throwing up everything I ate might not be a hangover. Eeek !
5. Getting electrocuted whilst in labour – to say I was unprepared for labour is an understatement. I was expecting 36 hours and got just over 3. One bit I look back on is Mr Muddling trying to take off my TENS with wet hands from filling the pool and giving me an electric shock – not fun at the time but very funny now.
6. Cuddling up with Toddlergirl the day she was born – tucked up in our spare room, with my parents visiting, a nice cup of tea and a slice of proper cake and my baby wrapped up in a towel in bed with me. Yes I felt awful (losing a litre of blood and having a baby does that to you) but I also felt strangely fulfilled by it all.
7. Going back to work – the heady excitement of realising that despite Mummy brain I could still do my job, I could still enjoy it and I could still enjoy getting home to see Toddlergirl at the end of the day.
8. Our first family holiday together – I was really worried about it, how would it work, how would our friends cope ? How would we cope ? But it was great and we got to see Toddlergirl playing in the snow – I remember sitting in a cafe together and realising that different was just that and could be as good if not better.
9. Getting the positive pregnancy test with Baby2 – amazed that it had happened again and scared about the age gap but excited (and very pleased that I didn’t feel sick … then)
10. Baby2’s kicks – its as if she is trying to reassure me that she is ok in there, that she isn’t suffering and is continuing to grow. Keep up the good work little one !
And I’d like to pass it onto the following lovely bloggers
And then whilst I was wondering about those memories the lovely Insomniac Mummy gave me an ‘Over the Top’ blog award which I’m honoured to receive – only problem is that it appears you have to answer the questions with only one word … thanks … oh and where oh where do I find a label cloud like you have – its super cool !
1. Where is your mobile phone? Bed
2. Your hair? Dark
3. Your mother? Comforting
4. Your father? Security
5. Your favorite food? Sweets
6. Your dream last night? Blank
7. Your favorite drink? Champagne
8. Your dream/goal? Balance
9. What room are you in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Calm
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? Baby2
17. Where did you grow up? Bedfordshire
18. Last thing you did? Slept
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? Recorded
21. Your pets? Chickens
22. Friends? Hmmmmmm
23. Your life? Challenging
24. Your mood? Worried
25. Missing someone? Friends
26. Vehicle? New
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? Online
29. Your favourite colour? Purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? When?
31. Last time you cried? Today
32. Your best friend? Unique
33. One place that you go to over and over? Sea
34. One person who emails you regularly? Sarah
35. Favorite place to eat? Kitchen
And I’d like to pass this onto the following lovely bloggers
Baby rambles – for her great post about why she blogs (and its nice there’s someone else out there who loves to blog but worries about what real life might think about it or do to their ability to write it)
>Just catching up on you blog and I had to smile at you being electrocuted in labour! Not what you need…
Totally know what you mean about the tens machine. My husband for some reason decided to mess around with the buttons once i had had baby. (he didnt realise it was still connected to me) he pressed the boost button and i nearly jumped out of bed!
Its so amazing how much our lives can chance in only a few years. I wouldnt change a thing.
>Thank you lovely lady for my award (and yes I don't have it – yipppeeee)!! Will wear it with pride and pass it on asap. Your memories are great – cuddled up with toddler girl is a gorgeous one x
>I love reading these, great to see your answers. Thank you very much for the award! Time to get thinking now.
>Thanks for my first ever award! Am in process of passing it on. Beautiful memories. Hope the next five years give you some equally special times x
>I'm looking forward to reading all of yours !
>Thanks a lot! I will honour and treasure it sincerely.