Bad Sugar

Bad Sugar

I spent the first 3 months of my pregnancy on antibiotics. I had kidney infections, chest infections, swollen glands, infection, infection, infection! It was one after another. I would finish one course and a week later I was back on another. It was at a clinic appointment that the reason for these was noticed. My glucose levels were on the high side. I was sent for a glucose test 2 months earlier than normal and I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

I wasn’t really sure what this meant and all I was really sure of was that I now had another set of clinic appointment to add to my collection. Read more

Up the Creek Without a Paddle

Up the Creek Without a Paddle

Saturday 29th of March 2014 found in me in a rather unusual situation. Husband and I were in Tesco buying wine. I was going to a friend’s house for a girl’s night in. I don’t do this a lot so I was really looking forward to it. I spent ages picking a nice wine. Then doubt started to creep in. I had been feeling funny for the last 3 weeks. I was constantly tired no matter how much sleep I got, my appetite was disappearing and I was feeling a little sick. I had also missed my period but kept telling myself I’ll get it tomorrow.

So right there in the alcohol section the decision was made, I was taking the wine to the checkout, Husband was getting a test and we would meet back at the car. Not suspicious at all. But I was terrified and mortified. Buying a pregnancy test and a bottle of wine in Tesco was the last thing I wanted to be seen doing. Read more

Letter To My 2 Year Old

Letter To My 2 Year Old

Dear Puddin,

I’m not very good with face to face but I have something I want to tell you, something you need to know. The easiest way for me to tell you is to write to you.

Right now, you’re two years old. You’re small, smart and stubborn. Most of that you get from me. I’m not sure if that makes me sorry or proud. I’m mostly proud. You’re funny, a messer and such an entertainer. This you get from your dad. I take no responsibility for that! Each day you learn something new. You pick things up so quickly it scares me. You have so much potential, you will be amazing no matter what you decide to do with your life.

You are so alert, you miss nothing. The soother we’ve hidden or the play doh I hate, the buttons or grapes you want before dinner. You see it all. There are some things I wish you wouldn’t see, things I wish you didn’t have to see. Read more

How time flies when life gets in the way.

How time flies when life gets in the way.

So it’s been a while. Let me reintroduce myself. Hello! I’m still Sue, I’m still weird and apparently I’m still here. A lot has happened since I was last here. I had a job, then I had a new job, then I had three jobs. I’m not really sure how that happened exactly but it did. Now I have one. Again not really sure how that happened either.

I also turned thirty. I know I should be quaking in my boots about this, although I’m not really sure why. I’m not. Husband took me to London to celebrate. I had a ball!! We toured, we shopped, we ate. I gained four pounds. Sadly it wasn’t a financial gain, Slimming World was forgotten about! I fell in love with Covent Garden and Camden. So many markets, so little time! Why are there only twenty fours hours in a day?!? So unfair! Read more

It’s All About Me!

It’s All About Me!

 

Hello World!!!

 

This is the part I hate the most so bear with me.

 

My name is Susan and I’m starting a blog. I’m not really sure how that happened. I asked a friend for Twitter advice and now I have a blog. I know you’re reading this so thanks Friend! I think!

I’m not really sure what to tell you. I am a mother to a baby, a dog, a cat and a husband. You may read about these quite often. In the interest of simplicity, people I talk about will be called by their titles. For example I will call my baby, BB and my husband, Husband. Plain and simple.

I am a writer and my goal is to get my writing out there. So here it is! I am going to write about lots of different things. I am going to share some life experiences, some baby adventures and a little thing I have discovered called the Artist’s Way. When I’m not writing, I like going to the cinema and crocheting. So I will be inflicting my thoughts on films on you and I might throw in some crochet patterns. I might also post original fiction pieces I’m working on but that’s only if I’m feeling super brave or particularly stupid! That does happen, for a brunette I do have some epic blonde moments. I once spent half an hour looking for a bracelet that I already had on my arm, in front of my entire family. Mortifying! Read more