Sunday, March 25, 2007

woe is me

i had a really nice long chat with my sister earlier this week. I'm getting quite stressed out about my parents coming over, and talking to her felt a lot more like how it used to be when we were younger. You know, more like Us vs. the Parents again, which was really comforting, although it didn't make me feel any more at ease. In fact, it confirmed (most of the) fears and anxieties that i have.

Hell, i even thought about not telling them when the baby's born, and then letting them know after a month or so, just so that they won't rush straight over and watch my every step during the(ir) "confinement" month, telling me not to do this and that. You know, like cannot have baths, cannot touch water, cannot use scissors, cannot go out, etc. They are already doing it, over the phone. I mean, it's not like they are going to physically stop me doing these things, and you know that you are going to have to have showers, you are going to have to wash your hands, and you are going to step out of the house to get some fresh air. It's knowing how they will react that kills me. I know they mean well, but it's damn bloody annoying when you ask them for a reason for these things and they can't give you a logical answer. I'm really dreading the tension that will arise, and i really don't want their trip over here to be unpleasant. The scary thing is that there isn't really enough space in this apartment to "run away" from any sort of conflict.


In other news, i was a bit shocked when my sister told me that the most expensive thing (the price!) she bought for this whole pregnancy/motherhood thing is a breast pump. So far, our most expensive purchase are the nappies we got yesterday. They're cute little organic re-usable ones. (Ok, we haven't got a pram/travel system thing, which is probably going to cost the most, but my mother-in-law is going to get that for us, which is cool.)

We're getting closer to the date now, and for the last couple of months, i've been feeling like i can't wait to get it out. You know, just 'cos of the physical discomfort and all. But my sister did say to me, "It's better in than out..."

We'll see.

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cock soup
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

excuse me, would you like some cock soup?

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

"west is best for today's sunshine"

"west is best..."
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

i don't know why, but whoever is behind these weather comments makes me laugh...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Madness or Genius?"

"Madness or Genius?", originally uploaded by monster-ru.

i like marmite.

i like guinness.


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how do you sit and wait for dried-up scabs to fall off own their own without even thinking about giving them a bit of "physical" encouragement?

Monday, March 19, 2007

yup, i think it's raining hailstones. there's supposed to be a cold snap this week, and there's snow in some parts. Isn't it supposed to be spring already?!

in other news, i think i'm going mad, being stuck in the apt for days. (since last Sat afternoon. Ok. Minus the trip to the hospital on sunday morning and the one to the GP round the corner on tuesday...) There's not a lot of space in here to walk about. My legs are turning to jelly...

Friday, March 16, 2007

My nephew, Elijah!, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

no harm posting more photos of the new boy!

Welcome little one!

My nephew, Elijah!
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

Whilst i was in hospital on sunday morning with a terrible temperature and having the baby's heart-rate monitored (it averaged around 170, which is a bit high...), this boy here was born.

My father is a very proud grandfather. And this boy here is going to be so, so spoilt. But does it matter? Look at him, isn't he cute? :-)

(Was going to blog about this earlier, but i just started feeling more human today!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


FCK. after 31 years of my life, i've got chicken pox.

and i'm covered in 'em damn spots. i've even got them in my throat.

and no, the antibodies don't pass through the placenta, so its not like the boy is going to be immunised.

... what luck!

17:29 - Just saw on the NHS Borders site:

"In some cases a baby recently born to a woman with chicken pox may be given passive immunisation."