Friday, April 29, 2011

Are you watching the Royal Wedding?

Ollie and I are watching in our pyjamas.  Ollie keeps asking "What is a Royal Wedding?" even though he doesn't even know what a normal wedding is haha!

Very excited, though feel like we should get washed a dressed before we watch!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do you use Pinterest?

It's FAB!  I love it and am addicted to checking out everyones boards.  Check mine out!!  I'm primarily using mine for house ideas.... we are hoping to do up the house in the summer!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

We are spending Easter weekend at James' parents house as they are away to England for a wedding.  We are house-sitting and minding their dog Sam.  The weather here is glorious at the moment and James' folks live in a lovely part of Belfast beside a gorgeous castle and lots of park to walk in.  We are going to get the paddling pool out and I'm going to make an Easter egg hunt for Ollie on Sunday!  He had a lot of chocolate today actually!

On Sunday we are meeting up with my mum and step-dad and going for a walk.  I want to dye eggs with Ollie so we can roll them down a big hill.... and we will be having a gorgeous roast duck for dinner!

James and I had a baby making appointment!

A week and a half ago James and I went to the fertility clinic for the appointment we have been waiting AGES for.

When I first went to see the Dr. and to ask to be referred we were on month 14 (since the first miscarriage) of trying for a baby.  After the referral letter was sent, but we were yet to receive an appointment, we had our second miscarriage.

Finally the appointment came through in March and it was for 12th April.

My Dr. told us to keep the fertility clinic appointment even though we had got pregnant in the meantime.  She said that they would investigate a) why it took so long to get pregnant the last time and b) why we have had 2 consecutive miscarriages.

The appointment was about as invasive as it could ever be.  I had to have an internal examination and then swabs were taken and I also had to have an internal scan.  The Dr. said everything looked very healthy for the stage in my cycle and everything surrounding looked as he had expected it to which is good.

After the examinations, I had blood taken which will be tested for auto-immune disorders which can cause miscarriages.

On day 2 of my next cycle I have to go to my Dr. for a whole panel of bloods to check for different things.... I think there are 8 different things they check for including different hormone levels etc which can cause it to take a long time to get pregnant.

James has to drop in a sample sometime in the next couple of months.

We have another appointment in 3 or 4 months to go over things and see what we need to do next :)

It feels so good to have been seen and to have everything put in our notes and we have another appointment in a few months so if things aren't happening there are other things we will do.  I feel like we are a step closer to having our second baby.... which is good considering that in August it will be 2 years since we first started trying for our second baby!  Too long!!

I really hope it happens.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Summer has come!

Finally... and to think we had snow a couple of months ago!!

We took advantage of the amazing sun and warmth this weekend and went to Tyrella Beach!  We had a blast... I love the beach!  It was a little bit chilly but it was fine... it heated up a little towards the end.  Ollie got his trousers soaked.... and end up in just his pants.  He also did a wee in the sea...........

Hopefully we get some more days at the beach soon and that this nice weather hangs around!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ollie is going to SCHOOL!

We got the letter on Saturday.  Forge Integrated Primary School wasn't our first choice of school.... but still a VERY good school nonetheless.  It is so REAL now.  In less than 4 months Ollie starts pre-school.  He will be one of the youngest in his class at only 3 years and 2 months... little thing.  He will be away every single day from 12.30 until 3.00.  He seems excited to be going to school.  See the video above.... in the video he says he is going to Forge School and when I ask him what his teacher will be called he knows she is called Mrs. Cherry (isn't that the cutest teacher name?)... when I ask what he will do at school he normally responds with painting, playing cars, playing in the sand.... but in the video above he brings Handy Manny into it.  Haha... 

He will have to wear a little uniform and everything.  I am so excited for him but hope that being much younger than some of his classmates, won't hold him back.

You can visit the school's website here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mothers Day :)

I had THE BEST day yesterday with my men :)  Ollie and James were so good to me and it was the perfect Mothers Day!  First of all, I got a lie-in until 9.30 and when we were all up and dressed we got a take-out breakfast of coffee (hot chocolate for Ollie), cake and a blueberry and white chocolate scone.... oh yes!

When we were finished eating, we went to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.  Ollie adoooores the trains and the transport bit and I LOVE the folk bit... I always have since I was little.

When we came home we all relaxed for the rest of the day.  James made a roast chicken dinner for us and when Ollie went to bed James and I watched a movie :)

OH!  I also got pressies.  I got the sweetest little Pandora charm - a monkey holding a baby monkey!  I also got things from Lush!  Whoop!  I love Mothers Day.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Mothers' Day!

Happy Mothers Day!!! (To me... since MOST of the readers of this blog don't celebrate until May haha!).  I've always found it strange that most other countries celebrate in May.... but we celebrate in March here.

Anyway.... I can still wish all you mummies out there:

Happy Mothers Day!

I am having a LOVELY day so far.  I can't believe how perfectly lovely a day it has been, considering Ollie and I haven't been very well the last few days.  Post with photos to come later today :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 Ultimate Blog Party

I am so excited to be participating in the 2011 Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom!

WELCOME to my blog. Thank You for coming to visit!

Here on Toddler Awesome you will find my day to day ramblings about my life as a SAHM to an incredible little boy called Oliver (Ollie). My name is Emma, I am 26 and I have been married to my handsome hubby for almost 4 whole years and Ollie will be 3 in June. We live in a sweet little housing development in Belfast, Northern Ireland. You can read more about me and my family by clicking here.  I started this blog July 2009 and love keeping it!

With this blog I document what Ollie and I get up to day to day. I like to record the random goings-on in my life and this is kind of my diary!  You can read about Ollie, funny things he says, how clever Ollie is and all about my new camera (my first SLR).

I recently took part in a lot of memes etc and hosted a couple myself, but have decided to strip the blog right back and just write about what I like.... and our life :)  I also will be documenting my progress in the world of digital SLR photography!

Hope you enjoy the PARTY and your visit here. Please do comment to let me know you have visited, so that I can come and visit you also! COME BACK SOON!