Weekly Update #11: Being Productive




What have we been up to this week?


This week we have been so productive! I can hardly believe that we have gotten as much done as we have.

The first half of the week was spent going through paperwork, sorting out bits and pieces and making phone calls to fun automated services that play that horrible music to supposedly keep you calm whilst you wait. I think it has the opposite effect to be honest. It’s more likely that they use these soundtracks as a deterrent, encouraging people to get off of the phone and try to sort out their problem online instead. All very questionable.


George’s Cardiology Check Up


I didn’t mention much about the fact we had this coming up. Call me an ostrich as I bury myself head first into the sand, but I was keeping busy so that this wouldn’t worry me as much as it could have. We’ve only just had PB’s cardiology check up, so to have one for Baby George within a week or so of that one was full on in the stress stakes.


No one wants to face the possibility that something may be wrong with their child. But we had to because of all the issues he had when he was born, plus the last check up we had gone to when he was a few weeks old had shown some trouble with his aorta and thickening in the wall of his heart. PB knows much more about the ins and outs of the things they were searching for. I just heard ‘possible heart defect’ when George was in special care after being born and my ears shut down a little after that.


So we went to the children’s hospital for his check up and luckily, all is fine! Yay! We still have to go back in six months to continue to prove good progress and that all is well, but the Doctor was very happy with all that he could see. And, thanks to George being a very good boy and keeping still during his ultrasound, he could see quite a bit so we are really thrilled with how it has all turned out.





Though, just looking at how he is as a baby, tearing around on all fours, eating everything in sight and wrapping us all around his tiny finger… we should have reassured ourselves more that there’s nothing wrong with his heart.


Soft Play


So, to celebrate, the next day we all went out to a huge soft play and had lunch together, joined by my best friend and her little boy, baby Harry. It was their first experience at soft play, and I think they were a little bit overwhelmed by the sheer expanse of the place and all the noise. And activity. And… smells. You know what soft play is like! Hell on Earth sort of thing. Ha!




I managed to almost concuss Teddy with my rucksack though. He has this habit of standing behind me, and because he is little and fairly quiet, I don’t realise he is there. A lot of the time I tread on him by accident, or almost trip over him as I turn round. Well, as we were getting ready to leave the soft play, he decided to stand right behind me eating his crisps whilst I was putting on my rucksack. I swung the bag to put it up on my shoulder and BASH! Teddy went flying, as did the crisps and around 20 fellow mums sat open mouthed as I rushed to set him back on his feet again with his snack. I was lucky for two reasons:


One: He found the funny side after a cuddle and now giggles every time I say BASH.


Two: Thank goodness PB and my BF were with me to laugh it off with as if I had been alone I would have wanted the ground to swallow me up.



Additional Information and Findings from this Week:


  • As productive as we have been, my to do list doesn’t even look as though we have made a dent in it. Slight panic and cold sweat creeping in on the downward slope towards Christmas. May bury head back in the sand again…ย 
  • George is growing out of all of his clothes and I cannot keep up! I’m not sure if it’s because he is eating more solids than breastmilk now, or if he is just having a growth spurt in general. Or perhaps the tumble dryer is shrinking things without me knowing? I don’t know but am starting to wonder how long until I have to budget for more clothes!
  • Teddy isn’t much slower at the whole growing thing either. His trousers are just at that point of where it isn’t acceptable to pass them off as the right length anymore and ankle swingers come to mind when I look at them. We have his developmental review coming up this week so am preparing the paperwork for that. Always feels like an exam or something doesn’t it?
  • The Twirlywoos are forever in favour in our house and the past week or so, Teddy has really been playing with them in a more interactive and role playing sort of way. He sits them on cars, they get lined up on the sofa together to watch themselves on the telly and they have also been present at meal times. We are thinking of getting him the big red boat that they can sit in for Christmas!




  • Halloween is in my head and I am holding out on buying pumpkins but shall have to take the plunge and do it next week I think. I have a carving set that I recently bought in Poundland and am excited to show the boys how it looks with a candle inside!ย 
  • Most exciting thing to happen this week (aside from George’s all clear of course!) is that, after a lot of deliberation and planning, PB got a tattoo! His first ever one! He was so brave and the design is amazing. It is still healing and he hasn’t published a pic of it himself yet, but once he does I shall update and show it on here. It’s made me start thinking about if I shall ever get one… I have always wondered about it but never found a design I could commit to having on my skin forever. Never say never though right?ย 







My Random Musings




  1. October 23, 2017 / 7:48 am

    I’m so glad George got the all clear. That’s great news. Husband is slightly addicted to tattoos and I have none. So we’ve made a deal that he can’t get another one until I have one… But I can’t decide what I want so I don’t think it’ll be happening anytime soon. #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you darling. Haha! That sounds like a fair deal. I’m the same, I’d be happy to get one done but just can’t find a design that I like enough to commit too. xxx

  2. October 23, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Yay! I’m glad George’s check up went well ๐Ÿ™‚
    We went to soft play for the first time a couple of weeks ago and left almost straight away. It was so overwhelming and there were ‘big kids’ in the under 1’s area, so I didn’t want to let her play in there as I worried she was going to get stood on. We were so disappointed that our day out didn’t go to plan ๐Ÿ™ #Honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you! Yay! Awww, I’ve had that happen with us before. And I struggle with having two to watch by myself so when it’s busy it feels so impossible. I avoid going on school holidays so that it is usually a lot quieter. It gets me so cross when older kids are let into the under 1’s bit! It’s under 1’s for a reason! xxx

  3. October 23, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Great news on the hospital front! U put my week to shame you squeezed loads in! #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you! Haha! Paid for it the following week though lovely, no week is ever the same is it?! xxx

  4. October 23, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I know I shouldn’t but I laughed out loud when you said you nearly concussed little Teddy with your rucksack. My James, when he was a babe, was a quiet one and took a bit of unintentional punishment. Nowadays, my kids are grown, but I’m forever tripping over my old pug who then yaps at my ankles in retaliation! #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      LOL! I laughed in person when it happened so don’t worry! Award for mother of the year shall not be going to me anytime soon! Oh, don’t, I trip over our cats all the time too. Personal space people! Personal space!haha! xxx

  5. October 23, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Glad to hear he is doing well, they are such a worry at times!

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Ahh thanks you, they really are! xxx

  6. October 23, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Gosh you must of been so worried,here’s hoping everything is ok in the future. I remember my little girls first time in a soft play area, the look of fear on her face ha. Xx

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you lovely, I feel much better now that we received good news. Haha! They always look so unsure and overwhelmed don’t they? xxx

  7. October 23, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Thats so great about George’s all clear! So happy for you all. Fingers crossed the next 6 month check will go just as well for him xx #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      Ahh, thank you my love. Fingers and toes crossed but am 99% satisfied all shall be fine! *hugs the nearest thing made of wood* xxx

  8. October 23, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    what a crazy busy week!! #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      As ever honey, as ever! xxx

  9. October 23, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Oh my goodness Im so glad Georges check up went ok, I can imagine how stressful that must have been for you. Glad he ‘enjoyed’ soft play too! They are mental places! x

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you my love, it was stressful in so many ways but am so relieved we got good news. Soft plays are just crazy! Need a lie down in a dark room afterwards.lol! xxx

  10. October 23, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    So lovely to hear the news about George! To do lists never do seem to stop growing!

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you lovely! So relieved. To Do Lists just magnify don’t they??! Am never going to get to the end of mine, so just have to remember to put it down every now and again for a break. xxx

  11. October 24, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    You should see if you can find a local pick your own pumpkin farm and make a day out of picking pumpkins and then carving/painting with your littles. #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:56 am

      Thats was the plan for this week just gone and then the boys got poorly! So am making a mad dash to Asda to pick some up… hopefully they won;t have all been taken! xxx

  12. October 24, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Oh so glad everything went well at the hospital. You must be so relieved. I can’t imagine having to deal with that kind of worry! Also very pleased that you didn’t cause some serious damage with your rucksack violence ๐Ÿ˜‰ And don’t get me started about Christmas. I’m going to ignore it till the end of the November and then cry that I ignored it till the end of November. Haha. #honeybeelinky Cx

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:55 am

      Thank you my lovely, yes, sooo relieved! I spent the whole appointment fiddling about with the toggle on my coat so I wouldn’t leap up and take him off of the couch! Thank goodness I didn’t injure poor Teddy with my rucksack…. can you imagine the looks I got though?! And I laughed! What bad mothering.lol! It was just so comical though, especially with his quavers dotting about all over the floor. Good plan about Christmas denial, shall join you and reconvene in late November for support! haha! xxx

  13. Sarah - mud cakes and wine
    October 24, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Wow what a week, so glad you had such a good hospital apt. We have our three monthly type 1 apt this week and it’s hard. Sorry to laugh but the rucksack was so funny, it’s something I would do xx #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:53 am

      Thank you lovely, I hope everything went ok for your appt?? It’s horrible to have to sit there and worry, feeling so helpless. I totally understand how it feels. Haha! Laugh away, I did! I was inwardly mortified but outwardly in hysterics. Heaven knows what the other mums must have been thinking?! xxx

  14. October 25, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I’m glad the appointment went well and that George’s heart is good
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:51 am

      Thank you lovely! See you for the next one xxx

  15. October 27, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    That’s really great news! I still haven’t taken Jessica to soft play…….
    I have a tattoo booked in for December to get Jessica’s name added to Reuben’s then I think I’m done, although there’s something about the sound of the needle makes me want more, so who knows #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:37 am

      Haha! Good luck with her first trip to soft play.. when you’re brave enough!Hehe! I’ve heard that tattoos are addictive so maybe you’ll just keep going… my OH is planning his next ones already! Lovely idea to incorporate your children’s names.xxx

  16. October 28, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I”m so glad your little one is doing well! It always sucks when our children are ill or have a medical issue but it’s always such a relief when the tests come back and they are okay:) #anythinggoes

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Thank you so much, we are so happy with the news. It’s just awful being so worried until you get the all clear! xxx

  17. October 29, 2017 / 6:20 am

    OOh Iโ€™m forever tempted to get a tattoo but too chicken to actually do it I think! And I quite like the idea of preserving my skin as much as possible if that makes sense?! I do get tattoo envy when I look at other peopleโ€™s sometimes though! Congratulations on the all clear! Lovely news ๐Ÿ™‚ #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 30, 2017 / 12:31 am

      Thank you lovely! I’m the same about tattoos! I get really envious but then the idea of forever seems to leave me a bit cold. I love his though, will share a pic on insta when hes all healed up and ready to share! xxx

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