Christ, the last time I posted it really was all doom and gloom. Well, we came the decision (ten days before our baby was born by Caesarean section) to keep the baby, and that we could work it out, that it really wouldn't be as bad as we thought it would and we'd just try and get on the best we could.
So, on the 25th March 2008, our daughter, eventually named Scarlett Mae Hiorns, was born at 12.34pm, weighing 6lbs 3 oz.
It was tough to begin with, and for probably the first few weeks we were back and forth between Andy's house in Worcester Park, and my parents house in Bromley. Eventually, and I cannot remember how it happen, we just moved into the Worcester Park house with his mum, something which I still struggle with, even to this day it gets on my nerves at times, but more on that later...
So, little Scarlett has been an absolute joy. We don't even think about those dark days when I was pregnant. It's all so long ago now that it just doesn't cross our minds, and we wouldn't change it for the world. She honestly is everything to us. Sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old, having solids and loving them since 6 months, starting to crawl now at nearly 8 months. Every day is really fun with her. Wish I wasn't starting a new job on Monday!
But we need the money, and it's a really good job, that may as well have been created for me, part admin, part event planning, planning in particular the graduation photography, it's just perfect and at the perfect time. I am excited, but I really will miss seeing Scarlett so much. I'm hoping we can work the hours so I can be home by 5ish to feed her dinner and spend some time with her before bed.
So that's us for now. MiL goes to the day centre 3 days a week and we've just got a bloody Renault Kangoo with a goddam ramp in the back, thing looks like a popemobile and drives like a piece of shit and I get rage just thinking about it actually. We had a big ramp installed in front of the house, devaluing it I'm sure. I can't say I'm happy about the situation with her, as I'm not, I really do hate having to live with her and all the associated bollocks that goes with her disabilites and stuff, but I just need to suck it up as it's not forever.
I need to get in the shower as we're taking Scarlett to her Water Babies class shortly, they make them swim underwater and stuff. Hopefully she'll behave this week as I fed her at 7.30 then put her back to bed so hopefully she won't be tired and we'll fed her within the next half hour so she's not hungry either and then fingers crossed she won't cry the whole lesson!
Will post more later, although I think you're pretty much caught up on our crazy lives!