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.

19 March 2012

You know you have a toddler when... Part Two

After a shower you run soaking wet and naked through your house chasing your towel which is being used as a cape.

You win 'hide and seek' by following the trail of sanitary towels stuck to the walls.

In the bottom of your coffee you find 6p in pennies and a Lego fireman.

You would really enjoy that lie in if it wasn't for the little finger up your nose.

You watch WWF wrestling to pick up tips for the next time you have to brush their teeth.

You question the spelling of your child's name as you have shouted it so many times it has started to sound wrong.

You swapped your handbag for a pocket on a Peppa Pig backpack.

The comfort toy is so 'loved' it looks like something the cat threw up.

You greet visitors with a glass of water and a couple of Nurofen.

Guests are greeted by your child by each being handed a pair of your worn knickers from the wash basket.

You freak out when the red spots don't disappear when you run a glass over them, then realise it's okay, it's just ketchup.

You smell burning ... You spend half an hour extracting cremated Pom Bears from inside the radiator with a pair of tweezers.

You find a pool of juice on the kitchen floor ... or is it juice?

You do the smell test.

You realise you just dipped your nose in pee.

You wonder what they are doing in the kitchen ... and then your washing machine turns on ... with nothing in it.

You forget you are shopping on your own and make car noises with the trolley.

For more 'You know you have a toddler when...' see Part 1 here.

13 March 2012

Trendy Toddler Tuesday - By Mya


So here's another quick posty for y'all. 
I was having a little mooch on twitter and discovered a fab little linky called Trendy Toddler Tuesday. 
I thought awesome I am a toddler, I am pretty darn trendy and it is indeed Tuesday! 
So here you go guys and gals ... my outfit of the week!

Here you can see me totally rocking a dungaree dress. A lovely little number from H&M, handed down to me by my best friend Bella (Cheers mate!). Underneath I am wearing a super cute fairy top and grey tights, both from Gap. The boots are a bargain from Sainsburys although they won't for for long 'cause mum only went and bought them in the size I'm growing out of! Duh mum .. totally duh! 

And below you can see that I have not compromised functionality for style. In this photo I am running at approximately 42 mph, proving that this outfit is not only trendy but you can also give that Sonic the hedgehog dude a run for his money without ripping your seams!

So that's it peeps. To see more totally trendy toddlers, click the link below.

Catch ya laterz!


21 February 2012

Listography : 5 things that make me happy - By Mya


Long time no speakio.
I must apologise for this, my schedule has been jam packed (Mmmm, Jam!) with important toddler affairs. People to see, furniture to lick, you know the deal.
However on checking my diary today I discovered that I had a slot free to write a little post on ye olde bloggio!

I thought, today, I would join in with Kate takes 5's Listography. This week is all about things that make you happy. I will just jump right in. Here we goo ...

1. Monkey. He's like totally my best mate. Monkey - I loves you squishy dude!

2. Peppa Pig. Hi, my name is Mya and I am a Peppaholic. 

3. My Ma 'n' Pa. All jokes aside, good old Baldy and Tubbs are pretty cool. If not a little weird ..

4. Food. All food. And if it's your food it tastes even better! 

5. Dancin'. There's nothing quite like a good old boogie I say! Get those endolphin thingys swimming around ya!  

Well that's five! I could go on with more things but I have a pressing appointment with a fridge door that is in dire need of magnet rearrangement. 

Catch ya later guys!

13 February 2012

Coming off Citalopram - Part 3

Well I failed the last attempt to come off Citalopram and actually went backwards and started taking them every day again for a while.

As I explained in a previous post, I sort of lost myself after we moved house. It was almost as though I had left myself at the old place. In order to get a house we could afford at the size we needed we had to downgrade to a less desirable area. Now I don't like to think of myself as a snob but I found it very difficult to adjust to being associated with this area.

My anxiety kicked in ten fold and I wouldn't leave the house. I even found it difficult to open the door when someone knocked. In retrospect it is actually quite funny picturing me cowering behind my front door, peering through the peep hole, sheepishly asking "who is it please?" through the letterbox like a scared, little old lady! It got pretty bad. I felt so guilty for Mya keeping her trapped inside the house with her mother too terrified to even step outside her front door to put the rubbish bags out. I went to see my GP and they prescribed beta blockers along with my Citalopram. The beta blockers have worked wonders. They take away the feelings of fear, racing heart, shaking and sweating, leaving just the irrational thoughts which I can deal with separately.

About a week or two ago, I finally 'found myself' again.

Since then I have been leaving the house, visiting friends and doing simple tasks like popping to the shops to get bread and milk without suffering panic attacks.

I went back to the doctors for a follow up on the beta blockers and asked if I could change anti-depressants as I was unhappy with Citalopram and was reluctant to increase the dosage again. They prescribed Fluoxetine but told me I had to stop Citalopram completely for a week before starting the new ones.
I was like 'you frickin' kidding me??' How was I supposed to do that when I had taken so long just to cut down the dosages!

Well, I did it.

Do not ask me how. I don't know. And it has only been a few days but so far so good. I haven't taken any Citalopram and am hoping if I manage to stay off them for the rest of the week that I will not go onto the Fluoxetine either. It feels bizarre even writing it, especially as it is so soon, but for the first time in a long, long time, I feel free. I feel happy. And I would just love it to last a little while.

Just a little while to enjoy being me - Citalopram free.

Read Coming off Citalopram - Part 1
Read Coming off Citalopram - Part 2
Read Coming off Citalopram - Part 4

4 February 2012

Mya's first snow

Mya missed out on the snow last year.
We lived in a flat without a garden and she was a little too small to take out for long in the cold.
I have never much liked snow myself. It's cold, wet and has the amazing ability to throw me onto my arse  ... every time!
But there is something about it. No matter how much I want to hate it, I find it so captivating.
I looked outside the windows of my flat at all of the small children playing in the snow and couldn't wait for the time that I could to show it to Mya.

It started snowing today when Mya was in bed for her nap.
When she woke up, one of the first things she spotted was the snow falling. Her face lit up and she looked at me with her little face full of excitement and curiosity.

Look, it's snow! I said.

Running up to the window she clambered up the sofa to get a closer look at the garden sprinkled with white dust.

Snow, snow! she exclaimed.

She couldn't get dressed fast enough when we asked her if she would like to go outside. Throwing on the most random choice of clothes she bounced with anticipation.

Owside, owside!

She wandered outside into the white unknown holding on tight to her daddy.

I snapped away with my camera and this is the face I captured.

A face full of wonder.

A face full of joy.

She threw herself around in the snow, running and slipping onto her bum countless times.

She threw snowballs and tried sweeping it up with a dustpan and brush.
She didn't even seem to notice the cold biting at her cheeks and nipping at her tiny fingers.
Even when daddy got cold and announced that we should probably go inside she shook her head and carried on sweeping!

She loved it.

There really is nothing more amazing and beautiful than watching your child discovering something new.

1 February 2012

The Gallery - Me right now

This theme this week on The Gallery is Me Right Now.

Mya has decided that whenever I am on the computer that she must be sat on my lap.
She thinks it is a hilarious game pressing buttons and watching my reaction when pages disappear and the screen turns sideways.
Today is no exception and even now typing this I am pushing away chubby little moo hands!

No Mya, NO!

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She says hello

31 January 2012

finding 'me' again

It has been a while!

I haven't really blogged since before I moved house just before Christmas.
It feels weird to be back.
To be honest, I didn't know if I would be back.
I loved blogging but after I moved, I fell into a bit of a depression. I was thrown into this new house, in a new area and I felt as though I had moved all of my belongings but left 'me' behind.
Finally, I feel now, after lots of tears, a packet of Beta Blockers and a shed load of junk food, like I am starting to adjust.
It took a while. To let go of the old place. To find 'me' again.

You may have noticed the blog looks different!
Well I have celebrated finding 'me' again with a blog makeover!
A new look for a new start!

It's good to be back!

I thought seeing as I have been gone so long that I would fill you in on some of the things you have missed.
The thing is, that because of my anxiety and depression, you haven't missed a lot!
So to save you a months worth of moaning and self pity, I will update you with some photos!
They are mainly of Mya because, well, no one wants to see pictures of me in my pyjamas with my head buried inside a bag of Doritos, crying because my ass has fused to the sofa!

And the winner of Cutest Pout 2012 goes to....

Just chillin mum!

Giggles with my little nutter
I turned 25!
Where's my Zimmer?!


I put my foot down at letting her sleep with her Peppa Pig shaped bubble bath ...
... here are some of the things that did make it in!

'Helping' mummy sweep the leaves!

Cheeky Moo

You can also watch some super cute video clips on TTBG's YouTube!