Howdy! Welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you had a wonderful week?
The rules for #TWTWC are simple; link up one post about your week (it doesn’t have to be the whole week – it can just be one day, or your weekend)! It can be photographed, Instagrammed, written, videoed… basically in any format you wish! This linky is about capturing memories and I treat it a bit like an online diary. Please only link up relevant posts. Also, if you fancy commenting on other people’s posts that would be super too – everyone loves a comment!
I loved this post from 2Little Faces – it was filled with so many gorgeous photos of their adventure to the beach, and with an amazing message and sentiment behind the post; No Tech Sunday! Such a great idea.
I really enjoyed this post from Caraa (Baby Sausages) last week – it sounded like she had such a chilled week with Indie, and her Nursery looked absolutely stunning and left me feeling inspired!
I completely related to Jenna’s (Tiny Footsteps) post about losing Jasmine’s Bunny toy – those of you may remember the crazy tale of me jumping off a train to save Busby’s Flopsy Bunny… It was a traumatic experience, and I know exactly what you went through Jenna!!!!
After a busy week of redecorating, I was feeling utterly shattered by Sunday, nonetheless we battled on through, stripping more wallpaper (how much more can there be??) I started to feel pretty rubbish towards the end of the day and knew I had reached my limit.
Nick, Busby and I had a day off from the house on Monday – I spent most of the day in bed resting, and Nick took Busby to Nostell Priory for a run around and cake.
We were back at the house on Tuesday, and Nick took an annual leave day. We picked up the sander and spent a small fortune on paint, before ripping up carpets and getting on with more house “stuff”!
Busby was pretty poorly on Wednesday, and I was up in the night with her, so I spent the day cuddling her and administering Calpol rather than redecorating over in East Yorkshire. We had lots of snuggles and even a nap together!
I had to be over in East Yorkshire on Thursday for my Midwife “booking appointment”. I spent the morning painting our bedroom and started on Busby’s room. After a quick lunch in Beverley, I trekked all the way to the community hospital (which in fairness didn’t look that far on Google Maps)… However, I hadn’t factored in being 7.5 months pregnant, the weather suddenly turning rather warm, and a painful onslaught of Braxton Hicks contractions mid-walk. I arrived on time (by some kind of miracle) and was scolded by the various Health Professionals for not getting a taxi! Needless to say I got the bus back to the station…
I barely slept a wink on Thursday night/Friday morning due to very powerful Braxton Hicks; I honestly thought I might be in early labour at one point! I caught a lift over to the house in the morning with Nick, and spent most of the morning sitting in the sunshine in the garden trying to raise the energy to finish painting Busby’s bedroom. I sorted out our internet (hurrah!) and gave my Mum a FaceTime virtual tour of the house, as she’s incapacitated at the moment following an operation on her shoulder and can’t drive up here to see it herself. I planned to have a little lie down after lunch, before painting, but ended up falling asleep for 3ish hours… Oops! Obviously my body needed it!
Nick and I stayed over at the house for the first time on Friday night, so we got cracking early(ish) on Saturday morning. I managed to finish painting Busby’s room, Nick’s Dad got Peppercorn’s Nursery lined and ready to paint, and Nick worked out every muscle in his body sanding all the downstairs floorboards!
A huge thank you to Nick’s parents who have helped us immensely over the past few weeks – both in redecorating and looking after Busby!
Also, thank you to those of you who said they’d help out hosting #TWTWC while I take some maternity leave – sorry I haven’t had a chance to email round yet, but I shall be in touch in the next couple of weeks. Big Toddler snogs!