Monday, November 17, 2014

More ideas than time!

Oh gosh, I have so many blog posts in my head, and just haven't been getting around to finding the time to actually come and sit and write them!

We've been through a rough time again (still!!!) with us all being ill. Since the stint two months ago when we all had terrible coughs, I never really got completely better, have had a constant cough.  Then Mia started two weeks ago with a bad cough, coughing terribly at night, sometimes only for an hour, sometimes for two, and then a few nights where she didn't stop coughing the whole night!! 

After going through numerous bottles of different cough mixtures and anti-histamines, I eventually took her to the paed last week Thursday. So she's on antibiotics again, and I'm so terrified that it causes vomiting like it did in June... her tummy is already upset.  The paed reckons I must give the probiotic supplement an hour after giving her the antibiotic and that's what would make all the difference in her getting sick from the antibiotics... So let's see...

Then Ella started with a cough on the weekend too.  Poor baby.

We go on our White River Pine Lake holiday this Friday!!! Gosh this has snuck up on us so quickly!  I'm not ready yet at all, need to still make my pack list and pre-holiday to do list and shopping list, eeeek!

My weight loss mission is at a bit of a stand-still at the moment...  I am eating quite well, bar the ever-present glass of vino and piece of Lindt chocolate... And I'm not going to the gym much at all, I've either been sick or else too busy with kiddies, clients, home stuff, etc.  I have, however, been trying to fit in some body weight exercises as much as I can: squats, lunges, planks, push ups, and kettlebell exercises.  I know I should do more, but at least it's something and not nothing at all!

I feel anxious and overwhelmed by the way that I have so much in my head that I'm wanting to do and just not getting around to. My usual excitement for the festive season, this year, is bordering more on a feeling of neurotic frenzied insanity!  I am behind in all my usual craft-activities that I do with Mia, I owe visits to friends who had babies recently and I haven't even met them yet, I hate how cluttered my house is feeling.

Ella is growing up so fast it's crazy, I'm trying so hard to savour these moments of babyhood because it's just passing in the blink of an eye.

Definitely need to calm down, get myself organised and procrastinate less...
This holiday is coming just at the right time!


  1. Gosh, sounds hectic, but isn't that just the life of parents? We are trying to jam in as much as we can but at the end of the day are just too pooped out to do it.
    Liam just got over a bout of Croup, which is mainly just coughing at night, like a barking cough. It is brought on by the changes in weather and is basically an inflammation of the vocal cords. Our GP gives cortisone syrup for that. I'm quite grateful that our GP hardly ever gives antibiotics. Anyway, whatever you girls have I hope you get better soon. This weather really buggers us up. I can't believe that it's November and we're still wearing winter PJ's ! !
    Good luck with all you need to get done, but don't panic.

    1. Ah no, sorry about Liam being sick! Glad he's got over it.
      I know, isn't this winter in November just crazy.

  2. Jess, I'm so with you there... so many things too do, so many ideas, but so little time! It's going to get easier as soon as our little babies can entertain themselves for a liiiiittle time longer. Hope the girls are feeling better by now! Whoop whoop Pine-lake week! xx

    1. True that it'll get easier once these babas can keep themselves busy a bit.
      Thanks, the girlies are doing much better!


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