Friday, 28 February 2014

Springing for chocolate

It is so nearly spring isn't it? I can smell it in the air. Or is that just down to the fact I have overdosed on daffodils this week...



Are you having a daff?!

Talking of overdosing, I have just troughed half a packet of Oreos (never eaten them before...who'd have thought it?!) and a WHOLE bag of Mini Eggs all by my very merry self. And then guiltily latched the baby on in the hope she might drain a few calories from my appalling choc consumption today. I have no willpower at all. I is, like, well rubbish.

Of course I don't breastfeed purely so I can eat what I like (honest guv) but I know that for every ounce of milk Sweet Child guzzles, approx 20 calories are burned. Bring on the baps, the vessels of nutrition.

And so looking at my packet of Mini Eggs and the Oreos, that baby has got a lot of work to do. Poor kid, hope she likes chocolate milk.

Anyway, I need to man up as I am giving up chocolate, biscuits and sweets next week for Lent. 40 days? Man I can't go 40 minutes without a sugar fix so I am going to be seriously tested. Looking forward to a shed load of pancakes beforehand though. It will involve Nutella and bananas, lemon and sugar, almonds and raspberries. And I might just stick a Mars Bar in one for good measure.

Now, it's Friday night. What are you all doing? And what I am doing? I am sitting on the rug, waiting for all the floors to dry as just done late night housework. But stupidly I am trapped on the rug in the centre of the living room, like I am stranded on a desert island because I didn't think it through while I slopped fresh linen-scented water all over the floor around me.

It will take nearly an hour to dry so I have nothing to do except blog. If I walk on the floor, my footprints will dry and leave marks. Oh god I am so boring. I used to actually have a life on a Friday, believe it or not. I used to drink gin cocktails in fab bustling bars in Bath city centre. I used to go clubbing until the early hours.

Fridays used to be cool. Now today,  I spent two hours traipsing around Asda with Sweet Child in the sling, trying to do a food shop but getting stopped by all and sundry to see the gorgeous baby "what I produced". She is lush, I am gushing with love for her, but two hours in Asda before two school runs is stress city.

So tonight I'd rather be unwinding with a small glass of wine (don't want to upset Sweet Child when she feeds later) and a good film. But the Prince has decided to whine in a reeeally loud voice every 20 minutes and then be fast asleep when I go to check on him. My patience is waning. And now I can't check on him, because I am trapped on my rug island.  The floor is still wet. Darn it.

By the way, wanna see how similar my girls look? This pic below was taken ten years ago when the Princess was three weeks old.


And this pic was taken six weeks ago when Sweet Child was three weeks old. Both are wearing the same dress. Peas in a pod, huh?!


Oh and in between a million nappy changes, wiping baby vom from my shoulder, producing more milk than a Fresian cow and getting trapped on my living room rug, we've hit the beach whenever the sun shows its little pale face...






Warning, my next few posts may be grumpy without chocolate........

11 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GEM!!!!!! THERE YOU ARE!

I have missed your wit and news and here you are. We have had the worse winter here, but life goes on beautifully, and look at your daughter! You look lovely, and eat up for I suppose breast-feeding does the trick to burn those calories! I am so happy to hear about your ins and outs about town. And it is amazing how much your two daughters resemble each other! The prince, up to new tricks?

MUCH LOVE! Anita

Kylie said...

You and your family are so cute Gem. It's just not fair!
Hope you weren't stuck on your 'island' for too long - our freshly washed floors dry in 5 mins! Not bragging, it has been so bl**dy hot here, I can't stand it! 38 degrees c today, and it's meant to be Autumn! Come on!
Glad everythings going along so nicely for you, although if you don't lay off all that choccy your poor babe's gonna have a serious sweet tooth when she's older! (only joking, I don't think it works like that...) Take care, kylie x

Jay said...

So lovely to see a new blog post from you, you always make me giggle! Trapped on the rug indeed, hope you didn't nod off there?
Your girls look identical, how sweet - all 3 of mine looked just like my friends Cabbage Patch doll!
Good luck with weaning off chocolate, rather you than me!

Jennifer said...

I love, love, love that strawberry hat on the baby! OMG. I want one for myself. And now I have to leave to buy some Mini Eggs...

Aunty Bee said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful girls in the same dress. I suggest you have a hidden emergency stash of chocolate somewhere in the house, for those truly tough days, we wont tell.

Emma Pearce said...

So oreos and mini eggs? Sounds like a pretty top notch Friday night to me. Clubbing is rubbish. It is full of kids that make you feel old or the wrong kind of old people who make you feel kinda uncomfortable...
Babies are peas in a pod and they are gorgeous the big one and the small one. I am even more broody now. You are looking amazing as well. Beautiful for a new Mum that is breast feeding and being mum and wife. Good luck with the giving up chocolate. I am giving up crisps and bread...I will join in your grumpy posts xxx

Charis said...

Hello Sweet Child! She's gorgeous Gem! I thoroughly approve of both the daffodil & chocolate overdosing. I may even try the daff overdose myself (no breast-feeding baba so the chocolate OD is a bad idea..)

kerry may said...

OOh those daffs look lovely! Gorgeous pics as ever, but was even better to see your face and meet the bubba in the flesh last week. Trapped on the rug? A likely excuse! I'd do that sort of thing on purpose for some time alone ;)

Big love to all of you and hope to see you all soon xxx

annamaria magda said...

Wondeful ictures, I can see a lot of love and hapiness in your poctures, congratulations and good luck, bye, ania

thriftwood said...

Aw lovely post Gem, you make me laugh out loud!

Can't believe how alike your lovely girls are ... and you haven't aged a bit, damn you!

Wouldn't worry about the chocolate, it'll sort itself out ...

Love Claire xx

Lucy Nation said...

Hi lovely, some great pics there. You're right about the similarity between Miss 10 and sweet child. Could be the same baby. I've finally birthed my precious cargo and can remember all those feelings of sheer adoration and euphoria gushing back! Hope you're all keeping well xxx