18 April 2012

What's been happenin' in da mummy-hood

Hello again.

Yes, I know, I'm sorry I have been pants recently. I have been trying to write blog posts then getting really frustrated with the giant bloggers block which decided to make itself at home in my brain! I have been getting really anxious that what I am writing is utter rubbish and people will turn around and say Oi, you! ... you're shit! then I thought you know what, screw you hypothetical people! It's my blog and if I want to write poop then so be it.

So I have a fair bit going on at the moment. The main bugger is mice. MICE! in MY home! The little buggers appeared about a week ago. I don't know how long they have been nesting in our house for but, to my horror, they decided to make an appearance last week. They are everywhere. 
I am freaking the hell out.
The stupid thing is, I didn't think I had a problem with mice. I had a hamster. I ruddy loved my hamster! (RIP Tiggy) I think my problem is that there are so many of the little critters carrying god knows what diseases and the thought of one crawling over my face in my sleep makes me shudder to my core. Bleuuuugh.
We have been setting traps, putting down poison and blocking holes with wire wool but they have somehow been managing to steal the food from the traps, avoid the poison and push the wire wool out of the holes no matter how tight we pack it.
Little bastards.
We have now contacted our landlord who is sending out the pest control guys. They couldn't come soon enough if you ask me! Mya thinks it's hilarious every time I think I see a mouse and I jump into the air like my arse is on fire. I have been so jumpy, I even flipped out today when my hair moved across my shoulder.
On a brighter note, my house is beautifully clean and tidy! I have become some super obsessive cleaning lady. I actually laughed at myself earlier eating a cookie over the sink! Cough cough - loser.

Apart from the invasion of mice in my home I have been freaking out about this coming weekend. On Saturday Mya is going to be 2 years old. Two, Two!
How the badger did that happen?
I'll tell you, bloody quickly, that's how.
I say I'm freaking out about her turning two but I am actually kind of excited. I love the stage she is at. She is such a nutter and makes me laugh every day with her total mental-ness. Yeah, she drives me crazy with her incessant whining and squawking but she's also my best friend. Is that sad? OK that is a little bit sad.
What can I say? At least someone laughs at my rubbish jokes!

We are having a birthday party for her at Chris's work. She had her first party there and had a wicked time so hopefully she will have a fab time this time too. Either that or she will hate it and be like 'Mum, you suck' and I will cry and die a little inside. Ahem. Lets hope she like it!

Oh yeah, I am pretty sure you will have noticed from the total obsessiveness of my picture taking that I have discovered Instagram! Oh how I loves it. I am already addicted. Here are a few pics I have taken through Instagram that I heart.

So that's what's been happenin' in da mummy-hood. Hope everyone is alrighty and will catch up with you soon to update you with the details of Mya's descent into the depths of the Terrible Two's. 
*Cue the music from The Exorcist*
Ha ha I am sure it's not that bad, is it? ... Is it?


7 April 2012

A little Easter fun

We woke this morning in search of a little Easter fun! 
We had hoped to go to the Easter fair at Over Farm but unfortunately for us it was raining.
But we thought screw it and went anyway.

Needless to say, we all got very wet! 
The majority of the rides were large inflatables intended for dry weather. 
The girls didn't seem to care and had a blast.

31 March 2012

Mothers Day Card

On Mothers Day, I was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a card. Both were signed from Mya by Chris. I loved them but couldn't help feeling a bit disappointed that Chris hadn't got Mya to 'make her mark'!

Over the next couple of weeks I didn't think anything of it when Mya kept trying to climb up to get hold of my card. Every time I would tell her to get down before she hurt herself.

This morning she finally got hold of it and later on I discovered this ..

Little moo just wanted to sign it herself!

And she even gave me a tail!

29 March 2012

The Mummy Game

Oooh look at my pretty new blog!

If you have clicked onto this page expecting That's the baby game then I am sorry for the shock! I have been thinking about changing it for a while and when today blogger decided to cock up and delete all of my images I thought why not use the opportunity to have a blog makeover.

I decided to change the name of the blog because, well, Miss Moo turns 2 next month and it was starting to feel a little inappropriate having the word 'baby' in the title of my blog. As much as I loved the name That's the baby game, I felt it had come to a point where it needed updating.

I hope this change will encourage me to post a bit more. I started the blog as a way of recording Mya's childhood and I think I have been a bit relaxed and lazy with it recently. 

So here it is. It's not perfect yet and needs a lot of tweaking but you get the gist. So I am going to be working on some new badges and slowly putting all of the images back into the posts. I have managed a few but it is so tedious if I tried to do it all in one day I fear I may actually just collapse over my laptop and die :/

But, yeah. Just thought I would give you a quick update! All followers please make sure to re follow my blog to receive post updates!

Farewell That's the baby game. You were loved!

28 March 2012

The Gallery - Extreme close up

This weeks theme on the Gallery is Extreme Close Up.

I love close ups of my little moo. 
I don't often get an opportunity to get very close without her running away or trying to steal my camera. 
I managed to capture this photo while she was strapped into her car seat. 
Ha ha ha. no escape! 

I adore this photo.
Her beautiful long eyelashes,
the sparkle in her eyes,
her perfectly kissable lips.

My gorgeous girl. Close up.

27 March 2012

Waiting for our dentist appointment. Who's having more fun?

Mya and Daddy at the Dentists

Trendy Toddler Tuesday - By Mya

Yo yo!

So I am back again for Trendy Toddler Tuesday
I don't know about you but I am looooving this sunshine we are getting!

This week I have mostly been in my garden, soaking up the rays. 
I had my first BBQ this week (OMG total yumballs!) 
and have perfected the art of skipping.
As that Michael McIntyre dude says - 
"Skipping is magnificent! I'm practically flying!"

Today I am chillin' in the sun in a lovely pink smock top from Next. 
I love this top. It is pink and floaty and swishes spectacularly when I skip! 
Underneath I am wearing some super comfy 3/4 length jeggings and
on my feet are some cute pink pumps, both from Primark.
The heart shape sunglasses, again from Primark, were a total bargain at £1 and are decorated with a really sweet strawberry print. 

For more Trendy toddlers click here!


22 March 2012

Coming off Citalopram - Part 4

Hey guys!

The past 8 months I have been coming off Citalopram. If you haven't been following my progress then you can read about it here: Coming off Citalopram.

So here goes.
You ready for it?

This is my last Coming off Citalopram post!

I can hear cheering in my head as I write this.


After I wrote the last post I took my last dose of 5mg and bit the bullet. The withdrawal was not as bad as I had expected. I think the weaning definitely made a huge difference as I still had the normal symptoms of coming off the pills but they were diluted. It wasn't pleasant by any stretch of the imagination and I felt like a total zombie for about a week but I pushed through and kept telling myself that it would get better. And it did, the symptoms just gradually faded away.

I had hoped that I could stay off anti depressants completely.
As I mentioned in the last post, I had Fluoxetine as a back up if the depression was still there. I felt fine for a couple of weeks and was pretty optimistic but unfortunately the depression hit again.

I started on Fluoxetine. I am currently taking 20mg as and when feel I need it. At the moment it is once every three days. I initially started taking them every day but found they made me too dizzy. I find by taking them last thing before I go to bed the dizziness isn't quite as strong by the time I get up the next day.

Although I am disappointed that I am still needing medication, I am so delighted that I am no longer addicted to Citalopram. So long suckers!

I just want to say a massive thank you to every one who has supported me along the way and to give hope to those who are still struggling to come off them. Stay strong, take it slow and don't beat yourself up if you take a step backwards. You will get there.