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Reasons to be Cheerful 2015-01-22

Reasons to be Cheerful

 

Happy Thursday! How has your week been? We’ve had an interesting one, but there have been lots of cuddles so I can’t complain!

Here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

Tiny, Gorgeous New Babies: – After several days of being called to hospital to be induced, and then sent home because the labour ward was full, my little sister finally gave birth to a beautiful little girl. She’s teeny tiny, weighing just 5lb 14oz and just a little bigger than S when she was born. We went to visit on Monday and had cuddles; S was decidedly disinterested in the baby; it was so funny to see her running and jumping about the living room while I held this tiny little thing. When S was that size I remember being unable to imagine she would ever be as big as my friends’ children. Holding my new niece, I found it hard to remember that S had ever been that tiny!

Travel Sickness: This one’s a bit odd. On the way back from visiting my sister’s family, S was sick. My immediate thought was “oh no, what if she’s got a bug” and I panicked at the thought of a night spent mopping up vomit. Once I’d got her home, showered and into her PJs though, she was fine and went to bed with a smile. The car seat still stinks, but I’m so relieved it was only a one-off and more to do with the particular circumstances of that journey (dark, very hot and stuffy car, bumpy and windy roads in a car with poor suspension and… er… “interesting” driving from the mothership). The best part was, because I wasn’t 100% sure it had been travel sickness, S had to stay home from nursery on Tuesday and we had a fun day entertaining ourselves with crafts and mess.

Podcast Shenanigans: Having had the podcast “in the pipeline” for chuffing ages, I finally published my first one yesterday. It’s a little rough around the edges, since editing this thing together was the first time I’d used the editing software, but I’m really proud of it. Once I’d figured out how to put a beginning and end on it, how to save it, how to post it on the blog, etc etc, I was more nervous about whether I’d done the technical part properly than the actual talking bit in the middle (which I recorded some time ago). I’ve had some lovely feedback about it though, and I’m already looking forward to the next one, and coming up with ideas for the future. It’s been a real positive point in my week.

 

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Reasons to be Cheerful
 

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Vicky is a single mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. You can find her blogging, business and social media tips at VickyCharles.com.

12 Comments
  • Ojo Henley

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    Oh, I love little babies. People think a child with autism wouldn't be interested, but my little one loves little babies! Can't take his eyes off them lol. Glad it wasn't a bug, they are rife at the moment. Lovely action shot of your little one there xx Ojo Henley recently posted...Reasons to be CheerfulMy Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I love them too, there's something very relaxing about just sitting still, holding a sleeping baby!

  • Michelle Twin Mum

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    Ohh congratulations Aunty, that is a tiny litle baby, I hardly remember those days. Mich x Michelle Twin Mum recently posted...#GiveThanksThursday - The launchMy Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      It's so easy to forget isn't it! At the time you can't imagine them gaining even a few pounds!

  • Becky Willoughby (@LakesSingleMum)

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    Congrats to your sister! the safe arrival of a baby is the best reason in the world to smile. My daughter used to get travel sick but luckily grew out of it. Thanks for joining in Becky Willoughby (@LakesSingleMum) recently posted...Reasons to be Cheerful the winning edition #R2BCMy Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I'm hoping S will grow out of it too! She's never had it before; I'm not sure who was most shocked!

  • Catherine

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    Congratulations on the birth of your new niece. We visited our neighbour with her two month old this week and I don't ever remember my daughter being that tiny! #weekendbloghop Catherine recently posted...Hug Me by Simona CiraoloMy Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      it's funny isn't it! At the time you can't imagine the getting any bigger!

  • Adventures of a Novice Mum

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    Yeah, I knew your podcast will go well once you got going with it. Well done for facing your fear and starting the journey. Incredible with babies hey! I look at the pictures of mine from almost a year ago and I can't get my head around how much he has grown. The cycle of life is one fascinating experience. I hope you've got rid of the vomit smell now, hopefully the tips you got on facebook helped :-). Congratulations on becoming an aunt; another lovely experience. To more lovely reasons to be cheerful in the coming week! #WeekendBlogHop Adventures of a Novice Mum recently posted...Where is Home?My Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I love this linky because it forces me to think of reasons to be cheerful. Often if I've had a rubbish day I struggle to think of anything but the process of trying to remember positives is good for me!

  • The Monkey Footed Mummy

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    Thanks for linking u with #thankfulthursday. Yay that it wasn't a bug but boo for smelly cat seat, regular misting with a mix of water and bio laundry liquid will help (there's a sad top tip!) I do love a sneaky house day though and loved the podcast x

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Wow, thanks definitely trying the water/bio laundry liquid tip!

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