Saturday, 20 December 2014

8 week nightmare..

During the 8th week or thereabouts cant quite remember as it was all of a blur.. I was cooking dinner for the girls and my Husband was heading home from work, when all of a sudden I felt one massive gush so dashed upstairs to check everything was ok. The next minute find myself on the floor doubled up in agonising pain and unable to move and losing a considerable amount of blood..

Managed to get my eldest to find my phone and call my Husband who was trying to get home asap.. My Sister came over to watch the girls while my Dad called for an ambulance as I was on my own and doubled over for what seemed like forever..

So get taken away to the hospital for various tests explaining it could possibly be placental abruption, ectopic pregnancy or a normal way of miscarrying which as you can imagine sent my brain into overdrive and automatically think that was the end and we had lost another baby.

Waiting until the following day for an emergency scan seemed eternity and large amounts of pain relief we prepared ourselves to confirm the bad news..

Only to hear the sonographer say would you like to see your baby he/she is sat in there very happy right size and moving fine. Absolutely speechless my Husband and I turned round to see our miracle quite happily playing around.

Turns out I had a previous bleed about 4cm lying beside the sac which was old dead blood shedding away..

Words cannot describe the relief we had after seeing him/her..

We didn't mange to get a photo at 8 weeks as everything just zoomed by..

Moving on a few weeks we ha our 12 week 1 day scan too just a few days before Christmas which was magical as we now saw a big improvement in size, a full mini version of our baby with hands and feet. It really has been one to remember, and with the worst weeks over we can now hopefully enjoy the pregnancy with less worries..

We will still be worrying about our children when they are our age and beyond..

Friday, 14 November 2014

First scan at 6 weeks 1 day.

So, after sadly miscarrying back in July my Husband and I decided to opt for private scanning from 6 weeks so we could follow our baby's growth and development.

It was a very exciting time although we were both dreading what we would see and were so nervous about seeing some sad news..

When the sonographer asked if we would like to see our baby we were both shocked yet over the moon to see a lively little wriggly blob with a small beating heart. It was beating super fast and we had never felt happier than knowing this little one could possibly be a fighter.. and you can probably make out the sac and baby blob in the centre of the photo.

The images were very tiny and not a lot to see as it was super early days but none the less this time our little one had a healthy beating heart :)

Time to keep everything crossed and wait the long await until week 12...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bonfire and Firework Night.

In the past we have never really done much to celebrate Bonfire Night so this year we decided to go and join in the celebration at the village Bonfire night and firework display.


It was a great night out although the wind picked up and turned it into what looked more like a forest fire and was extremely close to the overhead cables..


Children were given free sparklers while Adults indulged in Mulled wine and cider.

The girls loved writing their names with the sparklers..

The firework display was amazing too and the amount of fireworks they had kept everyone busy watching.

We shall definitely be back again next year..

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Thorpe Park..

Thinking long and hard one afternoon I came up with the cunning plan of taking my Husband to Thorpe Park as He had never been before. We decided to go of a weekend when Fright Night was going on and the Girls went and stayed with their Grandparents.

Bearing in mind my Husband is not keen on heights and I hate horror themes / movies we braved it.

Stealth happened to have broken down for three days running so didn't get to go on it although I have been on before, Saw the ride is my worst ride so that was skipped. but managed to go on Colossus, Nemisis Inferno, Rush, Tidal Wave and all the other water rides as the queues then began to form.

Pizza Hut was a great place to stop for lunch before spending nearly 3 hours in the queue to go through Saw Alive the maze which I must admit I absolutely hated and will not ever do again!!!!

The weather did manage to hold off all day which we were very pleased about.. getting absolutely soaked on Tidal wave is bad enough :)

To finish the day off we booked a nights stay at the Runnymeade on Thames Hotel which was roughly a 10-15 minute drive from Thorpe Park.

The Hotel was absolutely amazing and the Spa was divine. We managed to relax in the Jacuzzi during the evening and the following morning after breakfast.

That evening we dined at the Villa Rosa in town which again was a 5 minute drive from the hotel, It is a beautiful Italian restaurant. We chose on the classic Lasagne and Spaghetti Bolognaise. The Dessert trolley looked tasty although we had left no space for pudding.

After a week or so of thinking that there could possibly be a baby but having multiple negative tests over the Husband decided we should give it one last shot so he popped to Tesco Extra to pick up one more pregnancy test and some more Pregnacare multivitamins..and giving up hope by now put it in my bag and went back to the Hotel. The test could wait till the morning even though we were desperate to know the result.

Following day we both got up showered and dressed, then just before going to breakfast I did the pregnancy test and quickly popped it on the bedside table anxiously waiting with my Husband on the bed, dreading the moment we saw the negative lines, only to find out this time that I was in fact actually Pregnant and we finally got the good news we had been waiting for!!!!

Until next time..

Friday, 26 September 2014

The weekend getaway with a difference..

Friday afternoon we decided we were done with working and going away was a must..and the only way to keep our sanity.

After collecting the girls from school and grabbing a quick bite to eat for tea we packed up our bags got in the car and set off for Lancashire.

After 3 hours driving and 10 miles of fuel left, we finally arrived at our destination unknowing what to expect. 

So here it is..Glamping at Lantern and Larks in Lancashire.

First night was worse than being stuck in a freezer. We arrived at 11pm in the middle of some woodland in a field into a "glamorous" tent with no lighting apart from tea lights and no heat until the wood burner had been lit..although after driving that distance then worrying about lighting and keeping a fire going was just out of the question as once it was lit we fell asleep and so did the fire...


Two hours later we woke up with chattering teeth and holding onto each other as close as possible. 4 duvets, 3 blankets and a warm drink made on the gas stove and we managed to nod off.

Anyway, next morning we woke up and it was much more milder and warmer. I also managed to take a few snapshots of inside the tent..

After the usual morning routines, shower, dressed, breakfast etc first thing was first and that was to go hunt for the closest possible fuel station.

We managed to literally roll the car into the fuel station with 5 miles left to spare. It felt as if we were in the desert and had just found our first drop of water..
So pleased to see the fuel station..I even took a snapshot of it!

Once we had filled up with fuel we set of for a day out in Blackpool sightseeing. It was our first time there and we had always wanted to visit.

This photo was taken on the ferris wheel after freaking out at the top when it stopped to let other people on as it was so so windy and the cart was rocking around. On the whole though the photo did come out rather well.

We walked along the sea front, saw all the horse and carts going up and down the road imitating the 'My big fat gypsy wedding' theme. The girls also had a fun time at Blackpool pleasure beach on the rides and in the arcade.

A bite to eat in between times was a must so we had lunch at Pizza Hut, followed by a walk in and out the shops. Then to head of back to the tent and have a fire and BBQ and watch the sun go down.

Day two also had a lovely warm sunny start to the morning so we all agreed on the river walk which was at the end of the field. We all had endless fun having wheelbarrow races too during the afternoon.

We decided being Sunday and needing to get home for school the next morning we would leave earlier in the evening, so we went to the nearby pub for dinner before going back to the tent, pack up and go home.

All in all despite the first cold night, This holiday was definitely

an amazing experience and would love to go back next Summer rather than early Autumn.

Thats all for now.. Until next time :)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

If you go down in the woods today..

You surely would have been in for a big surprise!

After a lazy morning and thinking on what to do next we decided to meet a few friends from School and go for a walk in Thorncombe Woods.

Thorncombe Woods is a beautiful woodland area with many fantastic walks and plenty of wildlife in Dorset. It also has the Home of Thomas Hardy situated in too which is an extremely popular tourist point.

The Girls' pointed out the most beautiful blue dragonfly about the size of my hand but sadly I was unable to take a photo as it wouldn't keep still.
It never gets boring visiting, we go often and the best thigh about it is the fact that you can always alternate your route. As for the nature around you will always more than likely spot something new..

Don't forget the camera..📷

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Back To School..

 After the last 6 weeks of the summer holidays we have finally managed to succeed in what has been a great few weeks.. Both Girls are happy, settled and are doing well into their new year groups.

The weekend following a very short week starting term we all went off to spend the day at The Dorset County Show on Sunday. The Girls loved going round from stall to stall collecting freebies, having their faces painted and looking at all the animals. Not forgetting the biggest children of all..US!!..Who can't help ourselves but indulge in a very tasty hog roast and home made cider from local companies.

There was a fantastic Motocross stunt display team called Bolddog Lings which the Girls really enjoyed and managed to wow the crowd.


Titan the robot was there fascinating both parents and children alike..

Vegetable competition proved a big hit.. could certainly do with learning to grow veg this size. We could live off it for a few weeks!!

Well after many bashings and accidents the wedding ring got sent in for a little bit of TLC after sadly losing a diamond. Two weeks later and a repair that cost more than the ring originally and she's back looking amazing and fully restored.
On another's officially month one on trying to expand the Watton Family. Very excited, people say we must be mad to have any more than two, but we have both realised that Family is very important and all we need. ( As much as the Husband has tried to fit another car seat in the R sadly isn't going to work.. will soon be all aboard the Q7.) The Girls are really excited about having another Brother or Sister to play with. Hopefully by the next blog we may have some exciting news. Fingers crossed.

That's all for now..

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Year 2014..

Well.. What a year it has been already and we are only halfway though.

From marriage to separation and back to marriage again, we never really knew just exactly how much we meant to each other. Thankfully we made it through these tough few months and realised who we needed in our life and who we didn't.

Then as we thought it couldn't get any worse it did.. moved into another house and had to start from scratch.. We then found out we sadly lost our little baby at 8 weeks.. I've heard a lot of people go through this sad time in their life but to actually have to go through it yourself is beyond words. The pain both physically and emotionally is something that heals over time but never goes away. It was the only time Daddy went into the shop after hearing the good news at 5 weeks and didn't want to find the nearest exit without buying the whole shop. Sleep tight xx-xx
''An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth... Whispers as she closed the book, "Too Beautiful For Earth". ♥
So.. after all the ups and downs we have been spending some much needed quality family time together. We saved up and bought a new car :) , (Golf R may I add so the Husband sitting next to me is stating)..Went on an amazing and adventurous holiday with a difference. 'Glamping', for those who don't know what that means is camping with a difference or luxury camping.. in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales. The delightful husband thought he would surprise us all and as for me hating water told me it was a canal boat holiday so when we arrived at Swinton Bivouac I was truly amazed to find out we were staying in a little shack in the forest of Druids Temple.

It really did go to show how much we take for granted in life such as hot water when you turn the tap on..Electricity when you turn a switch on and heat from radiators when you turn them on. We had to heat the water via the log fire. Candle light lit the room in the evenings and the stove was used to cook from.

As for plans.. We have lots of things planned for the rest of the year. Scotland skiing holiday booked, Dorset County Show this weekend and maybe a baby bump by the end of the year (Fingers and toes crossed..)

Well that's about as much as I can fit onto the canvas for now but keep coming back regularly and checking for new exciting updates.