Thursday, 31 May 2012

Day 31- Why do you blog?

Well its day 31 and the end of the blog challenge, I for 1 will be so sad to see it go! thanks Emma for putting it all together, its been great to read and share experiences with everyone.

I started blogging just before the challenge started and im still just getting into it, but i love it! Ive always enjoyed writing and I usually just write down my feelings then delete it or rip it up, but now I blog instead. Its a place for me to be me, and not just a mummy. Its a place to unwind. I've been reading blogs for a long time, and never thought anyone would be interested in anything i had to say. But the veiws and lovely comments proved otherwise. I would recommend it to anyone, it doesnt matter what you blog about, someone will be interested, and its such a great feeling letting everything out.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Day 30 - In my make-up bag

I couldnt live without my make-up! Its like my saviour, especially since having Jayden and not alot of sleep. I very rarely go anywhere without it.

I have a set of brushes, i find it so much easier to apply makeup with brushes. I use either dream matte mouse or mac foundation, then rimmel face powder and bronzer. I have a (slight) eyebrow obsession, so i spend the most time on them, i use a pencil, a powder and then clear mascara. I use a little bit of lip gloss and eye liner sometimes, then always curl my lashes and wear mascara. I change mascara and eyeliner all the time. Benefit is my favourite brand but it depends how much of a budget im on to wether i get it or not.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Day 28- What are you looking forward too?

Im looking forward to the rest of my life. I dont know whats going to happen in the future, I guess no-one does, but im so excited to see what is in store for me and my beautiful little family. Nothing ever seems to work out how I plan so ive given up trying to plan it. Im a strong believer that everything happens for a reason :)

We are currently saving for a mortgage. We would love our own home. Neither of us come from very 'well-off' families, so money doesnt mean alot to either of us really. Aslong as I have my family around me, then im happy :)

Being a mummy is THE hardest job!

I know every mum has been where I am right now. My poor baby isnt himself atall. Im pretty sure its his teeth, he's almost 8months old and has none yet. The past few days hes been very hot and had a temperature of 100.08 (farenheit), we rang the NHS Direct number and told them his age and symptoms and they put it down to teething. They adviced we keep an eye on his temperature and luckily its going the right way and hes down to 98 now. His skin still feels very hot to touch and hes still not eating much atall. I hope it is 'just teething' and I hope these teeth push through soon!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Day 27- A favourite recipe

Me and my partner love cooking, although hes much better than me. We've made all sorts of things, but one of our favourites has to be hunters chicken. Its chicken stuffed with cheese (motzerella works best), wrapped in bacon and smothered in bbq sauce. Goes perfectly with potatoes or chips and all sorts of veg!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Day 26-An old photo

I absolutely love looking through old photos, and although my mum never took many luckily my dad and nan and grandad did. I enjoy taking pictures too and cant wait to one day look through them with Jayden.

This is a picture of my little brother Jordan, me and our friend phillip.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Day 24- Favourite childhood book

This 1 is easy, I have 1 book that will always stand out in my mind, 'Guess how much I love you'. Just saying it makes me smile, my dad used to read it to me when I was a little girl, and now I read it to Jayden. Its such a beautiful story, and until you have children you never truely understand the meaning behind it. 'Little nutbrown hare' is trying to explain to his daddy 'Big nutbrown hare' how much he loves him, But each time 'Big nutbrown hare' betters him. I now know that there is no love that comes close to that of a parent for their child.

There are also 4 follow on books, guess how much i love you: in the spring, in the summer, in the autumn and in the winter. All just as lovely.

We've read to Jayden everynight since he was born, he loves being read to and we enjoy it too.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Day 23-Your dream job

Theres nothing I love more than being a mummy and my dream job is to own my own nursery. I love little ones and their amazing imaginations. I honestly dont know why I didnt go into childcare, I think id be perfect at it. I would never get bored as everyday would be so different. When I was in school I did a weeks work experience in my little brothers nursery, I hated when the week was over.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Day 22- The best thing to happen to me this year?

Its hard for me to pinpoint the best thing thats happened to me this year, as last year was the best year of my life, with falling pregnant and the birth of Jayden, so this year has just been filled with amazing times spent as a family. My first mothers day as a mummy was a particularly special day. I love my boys.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Day 21- 10 favourite foods

This ones easy, I LOVE my food!

1. Iced custard slice
2. Pizza
3. Cheese
4. Ceasar salad
5. whispa gold
6. carrot and swede mashed
7. smokey bacon walkers crisps
8. southern fried chicken wrap
9. strawberries
10. garlic dough balls

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Day 20- A difficult time in your life

Im still not ready to talk about the most difficult time in my life so ill talk about another difficult time instead.

6 or 7 years ago my best friends mum became really ill, she had cancer of the bone marrow. We always knew she wasnt going to live much longer, so it was just a case of playing the waiting game (as horrible as that sounds). I know it wasnt a direct family member and im very lucky that I havent experienced anyone that close to me dying, but watching my best friend and her little brother and sister go through it was heartbreaking. She was like a second mum to me, and when she was ill in hospital I would go up and visit her with my friend most days. She was always so brave and so unbelieveably strong. My friend and her siblings didnt get along with their dad, and at the time her mum passed away my friend was only 15, so it had been arranged my mum would foster her until she was old enough to get her own place. The funeral was a day I will never forget, she had so much of her life ahead of her and 3 beautiful young children, life can be so cruel sometimes. I will never forget these memories and these amazing people, even now I dont really see my friend anymore.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Day 19- What do you collect?

I collect abit of everything LOL im a female and I believe theres no such thing as too much. At the moment im collecting 'My animal farm' for when Jaydens abit older. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to get it. All the little farm peices, the play mat and each part comes with a book. I love it!! Everytime I go into ELC i cant help but buy afew other animals to go with it too.

This is a picture of what the completed collection will look like

Friday, 18 May 2012

Day 18- Your blog name

'MummyBex' well its not really gonna take me long to explain why I chose this name. Im a mummy, and my names Becca, but I couldnt have Becca so I tried Bex and it was free. Pretty boring and not a whole lot of meaning behind it but it'll do.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Day 17- My proudest moment

Our 4D scan

Well this is something I dont even need to think about, of course, my proudest moment was giving birth to my incredibly gorgeous boy. I had an amazing birth, I feel so lucky. My contractions started at about 3 am, although I hadnt been able to fall asleep yet as I felt 'strange'. I was so scared of giving birth and had heard some hurendous stories, so I didnt believe that what I was feeling could be contractions! This may sound weird but they didnt hurt. I was expecting excruciating pain. Kieren was so good, and kept a record of each one on his phone, and he kept saying 'we should ring the hospital'. I didnt feel ready, this couldnt be it! So i waited until a reasonable time(ish) and text my mum about 6.30am and just simply said.. 'I think im in labour, but im not sure'. She rang straight away and said I sounded too calm to be in labour. I agreed.

About 9am, once she had finished her morning job she popped in to see how I was, contractions were about a minute apart now so Kieren rang the hospital and explained what was happening. They said to come in to see what was what. When we arrived I was checked over and was told i was FULLY DILATED!!! My mum started crying and we walked to the delivery suite. 3 hours later there was the most precious, beautiful, tiny baby id ever seen.

One of the 1st photos of Jayden

My 1st photo with Jayden

I felt extremiley proud of myself as I was so scared of labour and was convinced id have every pain relief possible. I delivered him with just gas and air. However, I couldnt have done it without my partner, he was amazing and reassured me the whole way through. Like every mother, its a moment I will NEVER forget.

Our first family photo. Jayden 3 days old

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Day 16- Whats top of your bucket list?

hmmm.. well, this is something I havent really thought about before. I guess top of my list would be to travel, there are so many beautiful places in the world, id love to visit as many as possible. I would also love to be debt free, we dont have alot of debt at the moment, but our car will take afew years to pay off, and by then we should hopefully have a mortgage to pay off so we wont be debt free for a long time LOL. I also really want to foster, i would like 3 children of our own, and then when the yougest is about 5, we would love to be foster parents. My partner was fostered so I think we would be great at it, he would understand exactly what they are going through.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Day 15- a timeline of your day

God,I might have to do this one in bits, not sure i'll have long enough to do it all at once. I've decided not to go with a typical timeline layout as the times varey from day-to-day!

My day now starts about 5am. It was only afew weeks ago that there was no end and start to my day, but after a night of continuous controlled crying, Jayden finally sleeps throught the night again. This last week he hasnt been sleeping much during the day, so we've struggled to keep him up past 7, this means he is now waking up an hour earlier (5am instead of 6am)for his morning bottle. When Kieren has work he leaves at 6.30, and if he has college he leaves round 7.30. Strangely even though im now getting more sleep im finding it harder to get out of bed in the mornings. Im hoping my body will get used to it soon though. Jayden wakes up really happy and doesnt cry, he just makes cute little noises. I get him up, give him his bottle and change his nappy. I also check my twitter and facebook at some point. Sometimes he will go back down for afew hours, other days (like today) he wont. Cbeebies usually goes on for a couple of hours then I put Lorraine and jeremy on for me, if we are staying in we alternate between cbeebies and 'mummy tv' LOL. We usually get dressed around 8, earlier if we need to be out the house nice and early. Then its breakfast time for Jayden, its too early for me to eat yet.

Usually between half 9 and half 10 (if he didnt go back to sleep in the morning) Jayden goes down for his morning nap, he quite often fights this for half hour or so, but he starts to get fidgety when hes tired, so I know he needs a nap. During this time I try to do a number of things: get lunch ready for both of us, blog, washing, washing up, anything that needs doing really. Around an hour later he wakes up, we play for a while, then it's usually time for another bum change. Around half 11/12 hes hungry again. So I feed him his lunch, he loves bread, so he quite often starts with cream cheese on bread, then half a baby jar or whatever i'm eating mushed up, followed by some kind of fruit or yogurt.

After lunch we are usually visiting someone, family or friends. Whilst we are staying at my mums my family are all very close by, so I see them all alot. Even if we are just popping out for half hour I have to pack the changing bag, hes bound to be sick or need a nappy change if i dont take it. Its now 2 o'clock and Jaydens hungry AND tired again! So I have to get him fed QUICKLY and then put him down for his afternoon nap. I try use this time to relax for abit and put my feet up, have a hot choccie and catch up on any tv ive missed. When he wakes up its time for another play, then before I know it its almost time for Kieren to come home, so I start preparing dinner if my mums not already doing it. Jayden eats his dinner around 4, we eat anywhere between 5 and 7, depending on whether Kierens on his college course or at work (he does 2 weeks college, 2 weeks work at the moment). After weve eaten Jayden has his bedtime bottle. Then, after playing with daddy for a while its bedtime. We kiss him good night, put him in his cot, read a story then say night and turn on his mobile. we have afew hours of adult time then go to bed ourselves around 9/10 0'clock.

This is an example of a pretty laid back day in our lives, as you all know, they very rarely go to plan LOL. Hes happiest with a full belly, so if we have plans, feeding times change to fit around our day and weekend days are very different.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Day14- What would you do if you won the lottery?

What would I do if I won the lottery, thats a very good question. Im really not sure, I dont think anyone really can be until it happens. My family have never had much money and I couldnt have had a happier childhood. I love making my own money and as much as I wish I didnt have to go back to work, theres no better feeling than making money. Me and my partner have lots of hopes and dreams and with hard work and saving im pretty confident that we will get there :)

However, say I did win a fair amount of money (which is unlikely as we rarely play the lottery) I would buy my mum and little brother a house, not a huge one but big enough. Then I would buy a nice little flat for my other little brother, one with neighbours who dont mind alot of noise at the weekends. Id sort my dad and his girlfriend out with a flat or house. Both sets of grandparents and kierens parents have their own houses, so id ask them if there was anything they wanted. Id get married and have more children (this will hopefully happen anyway LOL), go on a nice little family holiday and the rest would go away as savings.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Day 13- Earliest childhood memory

My earliest memories are from where I lived between the ages of 2 and 3. One of my neighbours used to look after me for afew hours each day, whilst my parents were at work. I remember she used to feed me munch bunch yogurts for pudding and i hated them! LOL. My clearest memory is of a family trip to auton towers, I think I was 4 years old. I went with my mum, dad, grandad and an old childhood friend. I remember parts of the day so well, particularly being on a ghost train with my dad and riding on some giant swans. I also have broken memories of moving home, I was 4 years old at this point too.

Little me

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Day 12- Whats inside your fridge

We are currently living with my mum and 2 brothers whilst we save for a mortgage.

On the front of our fridge there are some pictures of Jayden, my partner and I, some lottery tickets, my mums paperwork and a drawing my little brother drew when he was younger:

Inside the fridge there is:
* plenty of milk
* yogurts
* all types of cheeses, even chocolate philli (we love cheese)
* orange juice and apple juice
* fruit
* veg
* ham
* butter
* home made apple crumble :)
* cream
* a pizza
* jam
* mayonaise
* eggs
and plenty of fosters (not mine, my brothers 19 and its a saturday LOL)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Day 11- 15 of your favourite things

Choosing only 15 is extremely hard for me. Im going to avoid including my 2 favourite things: my amazing partner and my beautiful baby boy.

1. Sunday 12th october 2011- the best day of my life so far, Jayden was born. The whole day was indescribable and I had a wonderful birth. As it was a weekend day my partner was at home so I didnt have the stress of trying to get hold of him whilst at work.

2. Fake tan, I love trying out new brands, I generally use st tropez on my face and neck and st moriz everywhere else.

3. My sleep rollers! I have quite thick hair that always goes flat by the end of the day, no matter how much back-combing I do! So when I got the rollers and tried them for the first time I was amazed! My hair managed to stay 'volumized' for the hole day.

4. I love good tv. COUGAR TOWN, might not be to everyones humour but my god it cracks me up! My best friend and my dad watch it too, Im pretty sure I get my sense of humour from my dad and not my mum. BONES, another programme my dad recommended I watch, so when I started my maternity leave me and my partner began watching it daily, we were well and truely hooked and got through 6 series in about 2 months! We are currently waiting for series 7 to finish so we can watch it, im too impatient to wait a week between episodes! So, whilst we were waiting for series 7 of bones we decided to start another series, we had about 8 to choose from and we 'picked a name out of a hat' and started on LOST. 3 months on and we,ve finished it. Now, what to watch next??

5. Photos, Ive taken photos every day since having Jayden. I love looking back through old photos. Instagram is an amazing app. I have some beautiful photos that I will cherish forever. I dont have a great memory so photos help me remember some of the amazing times ive had.

6. Coats, I have quite alot of coats. I like my coats to go with what im wearing and I dont own a black one (never found a nice one) so if I find something that I dont have a coat to go with, I look for one and more often than not order 1.

7. Tescos iced custard slice. If youve never tried one you have to!!!

8. The sun, It just makes everyone so much happier :)

9. My phone, its sad but i dont know what i would do without it. Twitter facebook and Google!! I google everything LOL.

10. Shopping!! Of any kind, I just love spending money, much to my partners disapproval LOL.

11. Soup!! I love making home-made soups. Yummy!!

12. Chocolate milkshakes and hot chocolates. I dont like tea or coffee so these are my substitutes.

13. I love seeing Jayden around other babies, hes always so happy and smiley, its lovely.

14. I love my 'me time' most weeks I have afew hours off and go for a catch up with my best friend. We usually go get a coffee/hot chocolate and sit in her car and have a good old goss. It keeps me sane.

15. Makeup. I feel a million times better with my face on.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Day 10- What is your best physical feature?

Strangely im going to say my nose. When i was at school i had a girl in my form who hated her nose, so much so that she was saving her christmas and birthday money for a nose job. On our last day of school she approached me and asked if she could take a picture of my nose, i was slightly shocked and asked why?? She said she would love to have a nose like mine and explained about her dreams of a nose job. I was flattered and of course said yes, no-one had ever really complimented me before , it was lovely.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Day 9- What are your worst habits?

Well i dont know where to start i have a million bad habbits, but heres afew:

* I get easily distracted, and quite often when im on my phone I can block out the boyf! He is constantly moaning at me about it and always tries taking it away from me HAHA, never lasts though.
* I get bored too easily, I always start things and just never get round to finishing them..
* Im always spending money. Its an addiction,I cannot stop! It feels wrong if I go somewhere and come home empty handed! Also, I hate the feeling when you wish you had bought something and when you go back to get it its gone, so I dont take the chance and buy it sraight away :)
* Im very argumentative, I just cant help myself.
* I cant bare to step outside without make up on! It annoys me so much sometimes. Just a quick pop to the shop turns out to be not so quick!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Day 8- Whats in your handbag?

Well, most of the time its not a handbag i carry, its a changing bag. I have a pink lining yummy mummy bag that i got when i was pregnant.

I carry all the usuall mummy things, such as:
*changing mat
*nappy sacks
*baby food
*nasel drops
*a spare dummy
*a couple of baby toys and
*afew change of clothes

Then i usually have my purse, keys and maybe my hairbrush and make up bag, depending on where im going.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Photos- The last 8 months

Our first family photo. Jayden was 3 days old

Jaydens 1st christmas

Baby tigger

3 & a half months old. Jayden and mummy

Close up- 4 months old

Day 7- Your pet hates

Im a pretty laid back person, but everyone has those little things that bug the hell out of them, LOL. I hate crumbs in butter, and my little brother ALWAYS manages to do it! One thing my partner does that annoys me is never shutting drawers properly, it takes 2 seconds, if that. Other than them 2 things the only thing I is hate people who judge others when they know nothing about their life.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Day 6- Your 5 senses right now

I dont often think about all 5 senses at once. But right now i can:

Im still in bed, well kind of, the boyfs laying next to me, weve got last nights @the voice' on. Ive got the laptop on my lap, im multi-tasking, shopping blogging and checking emails. Jaydens sitting in his bumboo trying to get out, making us laugh. We went shopping yesterday and got home late so our room is abit of a mess, but its sunday so im in no rush to tidy it up :)

I can here 2 things right now, the first is the tv. The second is the best sound in the world, When Jaydens happy he talks to himself and babbles, it melts my heart and hes doing it right now.

Jaydens just had breakfast and it looked so yummy i stole abit myself. Strawberry fromage frais!

well i cant really smell much if im honest. Got abit of a cold at the moment. About 15 minutes ago i would of said baby sick, although now his sick doesnt smell like baby sick, its like adult sick but stronger!!! lol

Im all snug under the duvet so i feel warmth and the keypad on the laptop of course.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Day 5- 10 songs i love right now

1. Primadonna, Marina and the diamomds
2. Bees in the trap, Nikki minaj
3. Young, Tulisa
4.Chasing the sun, The Wanted
5. Think like a man, Jennifer Hudson ft. Neyo
6. Call me maybe,Carly Rae Jepsen
7. Giants,Josh Osho
8. Lazorlight,Jessie j
9. We are young,Fun
10. When she was mine,Lawson.

I love music and my partner is alwys keeping me up to date with the newest releases

Friday, 4 May 2012

Day 4 What are you afraid of?

Well, im afraid of some silly little things like moths but thats not real fear, the thing im most afraid of is something i know im not alone on. Im pretty sure everyone is scared of this, DEATH. Im not so scared of dying myself, but more of someone i love dying, i havent experienced someone im close to dying since i was young. And i didnt really understand then. I have quite a small family but we are very close and i couldnt imagine any of them dying. Im ok to talk about it but as long as i dont actually think about it.

I used to be afraid of not finding love. Sounds abit weird but i 'love love'!! Even seeing other people in love makes me smile. Theres nothing better than being in love. Im so happy ive found it now im just afraid of loosing it LOL!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 3- favourite quote

I have afew quotes i love, so picking 1 was difficult, but here it is:

'The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return' Moulin rouge film.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

31 Day blog challenge.. Day 2

20 facts about me

1. Im terrified of moths and butterflies
2. I have 3 tattoos
3. I dont like pasta or baked beans(id almost go as far as to say im scared of baked beans)
4. I have a birthmark on my left arm
5. Im obsessed with eyebrows, the bigger, the better (within reason)
6. My favourite subject at school was art
7. My worst was P.E (this says alot)
8. If i could live anywhere in the world it would be Miami
9. My favourite colour is purple
10. My favourite item of clothing are scarves (not quite sure why?)
11. I eat ALOT!!
12. I hate the dentist
13. I have 2 younger brothers, ones 19 and the others 9
14. Im very laid back (my partner isnt)
15. When i was 2 i had an operation on my thumb
16. I dont like spicy food, just cant handle it
17. Sometimes my eyes look green (they are blue)
18. My nails are weak and break easily
19. Im very independent
20. I had blonde hair until i was 17