Friday, 27 June 2008

Hard to believe...

but there are 6 couples who attended our wedding (including us) who are having babies this year!

Vicky & Andy i'm happy to say gave birth to a healthy baby girl who they have named Evie Emma on Wednesday :0)

Holly & Lisa, well Lisa is in the first stages of labour as we speak! Good luck hun!

That leaves:

Jenny & John who are due in August

Davina & Chris who are due in September

Dave & Lindsay who are due in October

Me & Chris due in November :0) (i'm always last lol)

So this weekend we have decided to get the nursery ready, assisted by a generous donation of cash from my fabulous MIL which was a really nice surprise last night.

This is the bedding we have chosen....what do you think??

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Photoshoot 2!

So what did we do with our time off??

On Friday we cleaned....yeah i know not exactly what you wanna do when you are on "holiday" but we cleaned that house from top to bottom, every room, Chris even did the garden.

The house was spotless, the garden was tidy and clean and the bbq was set up ready for Saturdays bbq.

And then of course it rained!

In the end we just had Amanda, Paul and Keith round as originally planned and cancelled the bbq, we still had a good night and didnt get to bed till 4am!

Sunday we lay about on the sofas all day as we were knackered lol, sorted out the mess from the night before and then did nothing, it was great, the house was still lovely and clean and tidy apart from a few pots so we just got the dishwasher going and relaxed.

On Monday we went to Jodrell Bank in the afternoon, it is being threatened with closure which i think would be a real shame. We only had to pay £2 each to go in, then another £1 each to watch a 3d film of a trip to Mars in the future! We werent there long but it was interesting and i'm glad we went.

Monday evening was Goldfrapp, they were fab! The atmosphere was great and the venue was good in my opinion, havent been to Bridgewater Hall before.
The baby obviously liked one song in particular as started doing somersaults but then stopped when the song did! Think we may have a Goldfrapp fan on our hands lol

Tuesday we went for the scan....

Chris is now convinced it is a boy, The red arrows point to 2 shadows which are very much like legs and the blue arrow another smaller shadow in the middle of them....

Well we didnt ask and we werent told so i guess we'll just have to wait and see but it does look suspiciously like we may have a boy on our hands!

And if you look at it this way you can see a freaky face!

Tagged by Angel!

I promise i will update from the weekend complete with a few photo's tomorrow, in the meantime i have been tagged by Angel

What was I doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago i was single, living in my own place and just having fun whilst struggling on the money front.

What are five things on my list to do this weekend?

The only thing I really have on my list for this weekend coming is to decorate the dining room , we really need to get all this done before baby arrives and before i'm too big to help!

Snacks I enjoy?

Cheese on toast!

Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?

I would make as many family and friends around me millionaires!

Three of my bad habits?

Lack of motivation

Five places I have lived?

I havent lived in 5!

Five jobs I've had?

Assistant manager in a bookies
Customer Service Clerk
Accounts Assistant
Sales Ledger Administrator

How did you name your blog?

Polgara is a character in a series of fantasy books by David Eddings, i always quite liked the character and couldnt think of anything else at the time!

Five people i tag....

Another Day in the same life

Spice the Cat
Arctic FoX
who hasnt blogged for a few weeks so might not even see that i've tagged him!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Back track and update

Previous to the episode with the doctor, back when i first discovered i was pregnant i tried to return to my old doctors practise as i was happier there but had changed when Chris moved in, the logic being we knew we were going to have children and it made sense to us for the whole family to be with the same doctor.

I spoke to the practise manager at my old doctors but they told me i couldnt go back as i now lived out of the area, i explained that the doctor had let me register there before knowing i was out of the area as he had been my doctor since i was young but they still wouldnt hear of it.

So after this episode with my new doctor, my mum who is still with my old doctor has made an appointment to go next week and will discuss it in person with the doctor to see if we can come to some sort of arrangement where Chris and i can both register there.

Their argument was that should i need anyone to come out to me i was out of their area, my response is that the emergency doctors clinic is on my street and i am very close to the hospital so should anything happen i am unlikely to call them out anyway!

I'll keep you posted!

Lynsey pointed out that i havent really blogged much about being pregnant, well am sure that will change in the next few weeks as the only reason i havent is nothing has been happening!

I have had no morning sickness or anything like that, i was very tired at the beginning but on the whole that has passed although i am absolutely knackered today!

However over the past week i have started to be "uncomfortable", at one point having to sit up in bed for half an hour as no matter how i lay i couldnt relax.
The baby has been moving a lot more over the past week but its still at the stage where only i can feel it and its still quite light.

I do realise though that at 20 weeks all these things are going to change over the next few weeks and i will probably have lots to complain about!

I went up to the hospital to meet my midwife after work last night so she could take a blood sample for the Barts test and she listened to baby's heartbeat while we were there.
It doesnt seem to matter how often we hear it, it's still incredibly reassuring and fascinating :0)

On a more day to day basis Chris and i finish work today until next Wednesday giving us 5 glorious days off! We are having a barbeque on Saturday weather allowing to which we have invited neice Claire, her boyfriend Paul, friend Amanda and her boyfriend Paul and our other friend Keith so if the weather is good i can see us all sitting in the garden until the early hours!
Saturday is also coincidentally the 2 year anniversary of when Chris and i met for the first time, if you had told me then in two years i would be married with a baby on the way i'm not sure i would have believed you!

On the Monday we go to see Goldfrapp at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester which was one of my anniversary gifts to Chris.

And then on the Tuesday we have our 2nd scan! Expect a picure!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


So about a year or so ago i developed an infection in my belly button (i know yuk!)

Went to the Doctors he gave me some cream, it went away.

It came back, used more cream, it went away.

It came back, used more cream, it went away.

It came back, used more cream, it went away.

Went back to the Doctors, he gave me some antibiotics, it went away.

It came back, used more cream, it went away.

It came back, used more cream, it went away.

It came back, used more cream, it went away.

So a couple of weeks ago i went back to the doctors, he took a swab to send off to the hospital and gave me 2 creams...

I got a phone call roughly a week later from the doctors receptionist stating the results had come back and that the doctor had written me a prescription for some more antibiotics which was waiting for me to collect.

I'm not sure what made me ask if they were ok for me to take as HELLO I'M 20 WEEKS PREGNANT but i did, at which point she put the doctor on the phone so he could tell me no, i couldnt take them if i was pregnant.

He said he would phone the hospital to find out if there was anything i could take.

A few hours later the receptionist phones again to tell me there is nothing i can take for this while i'm pregnant so just to keep it clean and dry.

Again, not sure what made me ask if i was to continue using the creams but i did, she wasnt sure she would phone me back.

Another phone call from the receptionist to say "erm yeah use em if you like"

Now i dont consider myself to be somone who panicks unreasonably but why is everyone looking at me and Chris like we are over reacting when we say we would like to change doctors.

They guy prescribed me something i shouldnt be taking when not only did he confirm i was pregnant but i asked him if i should be worried about it in connection with the baby when i was there and he was taking the swab!

Is there only us that find it unacceptable that he would carelessly prescribe me something im not supposed to be taking???

Monday, 16 June 2008

Yo! Gabba Gabba Party In My Tummy

Chris has insisted i post this so you can see the video to go with the song he's obsessed with!
At least i have managed to get it on here where you can see it this time!
I have a feeling this baby is going to be having a lot of fun with daddy!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

War of the pensioners

My husband has old ladies fighting over him!

My auntie Carol (one of those aunties who isnt actually related to me) was given a freeview box by my mum for christmas 2006.

Chris installed it for her and we were called back periodically if a wire came out or something went wrong with it.

This of course led to other jobs being done for her, the latest being fitting a booster to improve the signal she gets upstairs.

We went the other day and she asked us would we help out "Muriel" who lives across the road to install a freeview box.

Over we went to Muriels and of course this led to another job and two more visits.

This led to my mum who is waiting for Chris to put a TV bracket on her bedroom wall having a row (well more of a bicker) with Auntie Carol about how she is now at the back of the queue again and how she was annoyed we had been sent over to Muriels as Carol doesnt even like Muriel anyway!

I never once imagined i would find it funny for my husband to have three women fighting over him!

Monday, 9 June 2008

Conversation with Sydney #2

Sydney - Have you still got a baby in your belly?

Me - Yes darling, it's your baby cousin.

Sydney - Auntie Emma, how do you get the baby out?

Me - Erm, well i go to the hospital and they take it out for me darling.

Sydney - Through the hole???

Me - Erm yeah, would you like a biscuit darling??

One year today :0)

It's our first anniversary today! :0)

Chris is taking me out tonight but isnt telling me where! Am sure it will be fun.

It's been a hectic year with relatives being seriously ill and the usual day to day stuff that happens but you know what?

I wouldnt change a thing! I woke up exactly where i wanted to be this morning, cuddled up to Chris at home. (although a day off work together would've been nice lol)

It's been a mad year babes and the next one is only going to be more hectic when the baby arrives and makes us a family. I can't believe its been a year already and i love you more than ever xxx

Our Day.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Breaking News!

NASA finds water on Mars!!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Jeremy Kyle

On the first bank holiday of the year Chris and i were lounging around in the morning watching Jeremy Kyle and marvelling at how patronising he is and the fact that to our knowledge no-one has punched him yet when up on the screen came the message..

"If you would like to be in the audience of The Jeremy Kyle show text this number for tickets"

Well thinking it might be a laugh if nothing else we both text in and promptly forgot about it.

Imagine my surprise the other day when i was sitting in the doctors waiting room, my phone rang and a very nice lady informed me she would be sending me 5 free tickets to the show for July 17th!

Chris says he is going to "Chav up" and stand up to make comments a lot to see if he can get on TV, i'm so glad it's 5 tickets, i might be able to get 3 people to sit in between us lol

Anyhow it should be a laugh if nothing else and definitely something different to do!