Brotherly love

When I was pregnant I started to worry about how much Belly Bubba Beanie (aka Bubba C) would change Mr J. I started to wonder if we should have waited a little longer before trying?

Since having Bubba C I am positive that we made the right decision. Yes at times it is hard but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Mr J and Bubba C already have a beautiful bond. This Brotherly love is already deep and strong. Mr J always let’s me know when Bubba C is crying (his little ears can hear that little bit better than mine) and worries about him. He loves giving Bubba C hugs and Bubba C loves it too. When Bubba C is sad Mr J cheers him up and gets him laughing. When Mr J is doing something naughty sure enough Bubba C giggles which spurs him on!

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Tim Tams oh how I miss the

It has been 20 days and counting…

Yes I am addicted to Tim Tams and all things sweet and full of chocolatey goodness!

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Well I was stuck on the first step for so long one would think I was glued there! I was beginning to realise that my theory that the clothes dryer was shrinking my clothes may not actually be true in fact my Bottom was becoming quite sizeable!

Then some lovely online friends of mine decided to go on a diet together. Still in denial I watched on (while eating a Tim Tam) as they talked about how they planned on losing weight and what diet they would follow. Having never been on a diet I started reading up on the various diets until one of my lovely friends recommended the My Fitness Pal App. Being the tech freak that I am I just had to check it out. I was surprised to find that it would be actually easy to healthily diet using the Myfitnesspal iPhone app (yes the scanner function sucked me in). I filled in all the details and it worked out how many calories I should roughly eat in a day (and then I added 500 calories because a breast feeding Mum needs to eat an extra 2000kjs/500cals a day).

So 20 days ago I bit the bullet, signed up for a myfitnesspal account, bought some shiny red scales and I haven’t looked back (often). I have even walked right past many FANTASTIC Tim Tam sales without buying any. Even after my happily pregnant friends have been facebooking about the new double coated caramel Tim Tams (my mouth is watering just thinking about it).

If like me, you too have a problem, step away from that Tim Tam 😉

P.s. Check out http://www.myfitnesspal.com it really is great.

Potty Training a 2 year old (going on teen or as I like to call him my little preteen)

I’ll just fill you in on our potty training journey. Boy has it been a journey! When I hear of toddlers being toilet trained in a week (or even 3 days!) I am just amazed. We have been dabbing at this toilet training business for so long now.

The best news is we have nearly got there! For ages it was a struggle to get Mr J to do a #2 in the potty let alone the toilet! He would fight it like mad and go in his nappy, pants or even a random place in the house or garden. After a surprise #2 in the potty (it may have surprised him more than me) I brought out the big guns.

Yes I stooped to bribery!

1 very special treat (aka freddo frog) for every successful #2 in the potty. Boy did this work a treat. He very quickly got over his potty fear and we graduated to daily poops in the potty. I suppose you are beginning to wonder what the point of this blog post is…

Well I soon learnt how very smart Mr J is. He very quickly learnt (a couple of weeks ago) that if he did 3 small #2s that meant 3 freddo frogs. Score!

He then learnt that Bubba C is the best decoy. That if mummy is feeding Bubba C he can get up to all kinds of positively smart, sneaky mischief!

So I was quietly feeding Bubba C in our room when I hear Mr J yell “Yay, poo in potty. Yay”.
(When it comes to poo no parent is going to muck around) Quickly I jump up and run into the bathroom to find this nasty mess in Mr J’s potty. Boy was it nasty! I turn around to congratulate him and just as I am about to make a massive deal about how awesomely cool it is I spy what he is holding…

An empty tube of Gourmet Garden Thai herb and spice blend.

Yes my cheeky little munchkin decided that this tasty tube of herb mix was the perfect consistency and colour to fool mummy into believing that he had used the potty in order to get a ‘very special treat Mum’.

If only he had disposed of the evidence!

MIA (Missing in action)

So I have been pretty crazy busy being a mum of 2. 
Back in my naive days I thought that life wouldn’t change that much going from a family of three to a family of four. BOY WAS I WRONG!

There is no such thing as sitting still to relax. There is always a potty to empty, nappy to change or bottom to wipe. Oh so glamourous I know. Anyway my aim this year is to get right back into blogging.

So this is post #1