Monday, 14 March 2011

First times .........................

So its been a while again since I got on here but with a new baby time flies!

Its been a magical time & it set me thinking how wonderful it must be to experience things for the first time as my son does everyday .... I can't imagine what its like to look at something as simple as a tree for example & never have seen one before, not know what it is, what it does but to marvel in the colour, the way the leaves move & the noise they make! As adults we become blase about everyday objects & don't often have time to sit & wonder how, why, where or just admire the beauty of something.

I tried to think when was the last time I saw something completely new to me, something I had never seen before, when had I experienced that rush of awe or thirst for knowledge at something new? Then it dawned on me ..... the arrival of my son, such a new experience to a first time Mum. I now see new things through my sons eyes & through his actions (its almost like being a child again!) his first smile, a thing we take for granted & maybe don't flash enough!? Learning to roll from his back to front!! A skill we take for granted!

This week he had his first taste of food! Imagine that .... to have never tasted food before ..imagine how strange it must feel in your mouth, the texture, the warmth, what do you do with it .....???

So when was the last time you had a totally new experience ...................??

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Celebrations .........

Me & my husband have been talking lately of christening our son ..... however the traditional christening doen't lie comfortably with us! Neither of us are religious & we felt hypocritical to use a church to just fulfill a wish to celebrate our sons birth with friends & family! I understand to some a faith is a comfort & a blessing & for us to trivalise that by attending church for 6 weeks prior just so we can have a christening & then never setting foot in the church again seems wrong & boardering on a lie. Morals that I would not want to pass on to my son so early in his life! So what to do .............

Well we had a trawl through the internet & came upon naming days, essentially there are 2 options a civil ceremony (not unlike a wedding) at a registry office, or a humanist ceremony which can be conducted anywhere but normally in your home/garden!

We liked the idea of an informal ceremony in our garden, we haven't the biggest garden going but it should contain the 30+ people we want to invite! Hopefully it won't be covered in snow like the below picture!!!

So now the planning begins ..... easy i think invite lots of people, have ceremony, lots of food & drink ...good times!!! Then the logistics start to pop into my head ...

30+ chairs ..... hmmm bring a chair party???
30+ glasses ..... bring a chair & a glass party???
30+ plates ....bring a chair, glass & plate party???
30+ knives & forks .... bring a chair, glass, plate, knife & fork party???

I think you get the idea!!

So time to set different people to task .... I phoned my father in law .... checked he's free for the date ..yep ...just a few small favours then .... hesitant yeahhh ... can you find 30+ chairs??? silence .... ohh and a marquee or several gazebos .... bigger silence .....  preferably with sides in case of rain ..... he's a resourceful man I'm sure he'll do just fine!!!!

I've yet to assign my other tasks but  the list is growing .........

Anyway it should be fun, looking forward to discussing the details with the celebrant tonight & then full steam ahead ..

Right where to get 30+ glasses from ..................

Monday, 31 January 2011

Nearly a whole year passed & my life has changed beyond recognition!

I can only apologise for not writing sooner, I clicked on here to discover that my last post was Feb 5th, a signifiacant day to me as it was the last day I was a selfish individual person who did what she wanted when she wanted & normally at the drop of a hat! I didn't know it at the time though that Feb 5th was the last day of being just me!! You see I happen to know my son was conceived on Feb 6th, now I know that a conception date isn't generally talked about, a bit too much detail maybe ... but for us it was a day that we had been praying for for a few years! The other wonderful thing about Feb 6th was it was a special date to my husband maybe not for all the right reasons but his Mum passed away on that day in 1996 & it had been a day we make sure we remembered with fondness, love & sharing of his memories (I unfortunately never met her) To us our son was a very special gift from his Mum who we feel watched over us!

So thats my excuse for not blogging I fell pregnant & had a baby boy on October 20th - Oliver Mark ...another special date 20/10/2010

Oliver is now 15 weeks old & a beautiful bouncing baby, I never imagined I could feel this much love for him it really is the most amazing feeling.

Where has the selfish young woman gone that thought nothing of eating out all weekend, buying whatever she pleased, endless foreign holidays to exotic places ... it sounds great doesn't it but I would never want to go back because what I have gained in a small helpless bundle of joy is beyond all those things! Although we do still have a meal out at the weekend, Oliver seems to enjoy the hustle & bustle & soon he will be able to join us eating (or rather throwing food around!)

Now I am aware I have turned into one of those people who gush on about their child, so I will try to limit the ravings of a lovestruck Mummy!

I can't promise my blog will be updated regularly but I will try my best!