This week has been probably one of the most productive week’s we have had for a long time! Hubby was off on half-term holidays and I was able to get some time off work to spend some precious quality time with my little family. To say I was ready for this break was an understatement. I’m really struggling with the whole work/life balance act at the moment, I’m pretty miserable Monday-Thursday (whilst I’m a working Mummy) and yearn for Friday to come around so I can spend more than a couple of hours with my boy.
So this is what happened this week…
I went to work and Little Mr spent the day at his Nanny and Grandad’s whilst Daddy got some jobs done around the house. All very routine and nothing exciting to shout about.
Big day for hubby today as he went to the hospital to find out the results of his sleep study. The results were quite amazing, although incredibly worrying. It was confirmed that he suffers from obstructive sleep apnoea which is when hubby tries to sleep he stops breathing and his heart rate drops dramatically. His brain signals that he needs to breathe so he gasps for air and his heart rate increases. He does this over 80 times an hour. It’s ridiculous but incredibly dangerous as it’s really putting a strain on his heart. If undetected it could result in a stroke or a heart attack so I’m so glad I nagged at hubby to go and speak to the doctor.
Hubby came home from the hospital with a c-pap machine which he will need to wear at night. The c-pap will force air into his respitatory system keeping his airways clear and hopefully will give him that goodnight’s sleep which he has desperately needed.
In the afternoon, we took Little Mr for his first year injections. I won’t lie, I wasn’t looking forward to him having them but they are so essential and could prevent him getting a really serious illness. He had three needles in total; Hib/Meningitis, MMR and pneumococcal. We took him in all happy and bless him, he screamed when each injection went in and I can’t blame him. He gave the nurse a scowling look with tears rolling down his face and we left to give him plenty of love and cuddles.
Little Mr is now cruising very well along the furniture, pulling him self up on anything and everything so we went to Clarks to get his feet measured and his very first pair of shoes. His feet were measured and his feet are slightly different sizes with one measuring as a 4 and one 4 and a half. We bought him some cruisers and a pair of comfy slippers to wear round the house. The lady in Clarks tried to get a photograph of him in his new shoes but he wasn’t feeling up to photographs!
When we got home, Little Mr had a high temperature and didn’t want his dinner so he had lots of Mummy cuddles and calpol. Once his temperature had come down he enjoyed a bath and brushed his teeth (or ate the toothbrush but he’s getting the idea!)
The day after the night of the c-pap. Hubby slept incredibly well and felt amazing on Wednesday. I was delighted by this as he just looked refreshed and looked like he had slept. I can’t really believe how well it worked and I’m so grateful that he’s been able to get help as quickly as he has.
He even felt well enough to drive the car for a few minutes so he took the car in to the garage for an MOT. Which failed unfortunately but with a lot of money and two tyres later, it passed. One less thing to worry about over the next year. Little Mr and I spent the morning in our pj’s playing and making a tidy lounge messy.
I took Little Mr to see Nanny and play with his cousin. Little Mr also sent his Nanny and Grandads some flowers to say ‘Thank you’ for looking after him when Mummy and Daddy are at work. Of course, a cardboard box is so much more exciting than any toy so the pair of them spent the afternoon playing in and with the box.
Another exciting development was we finally had time to book someone to come and look at our shower which had been faulty since mid-2013. I cannot tell you how amazing a hot five minute shower is compared to a bath, just pure bliss!
For the first time in ages, hubby felt well enough to be left alone with Little Mr. Since using the c-pap machine on Tuesday he hasn’t fallen asleep during the day once. This is just incredible and I’m so relieved. I may have cried that he feels so well. I took the chance to get my hair cut and coloured and spent a couple of hours enjoying some me time browsing glossy mags and sipping a hot coffee followed by getting my eyebrows threaded. I’d not had them done since last November. They were ghastly!
Little Mr has been particularly grumpy this week as his teeth decide to play up again. We found a huge molar poking through so hopefully that’ll give him a bit of a break now.
Little Mr had an awful night’s sleep resulting in a rubbish nights sleep for me so his play date as his friends first birthday party had to be cancelled. I was gutted to have missed it but he wasn’t well and it wouldn’t have been fair on him or others.
Hubby went to the football so we stayed in, watched Disney Junior and played with his toys. We also had the delivery of our new tumble dryer as our packed up earlier in the month and I couldn’t stand having the washing drying on the radiators. Cardboard towels are so uncomfortable when you get out of the bath. I know this is sad but it even has a light inside the drum! Wow!
After another rubbish nights sleep, hubby let me sleep in and looked after Little Mr. It’s brilliant to be able to leave him with the little one and get some time back for myself. I love them both dearly but sometimes you just want to have a wee in peace.
After a productive day around the house (mostly thanks to hubby and the dryer) we can now see the bottom of the washing basket for the first time in at least two weeks and I’ve managed to get a few cleaning jobs done around the house inspired by Pinterest.
Dinner time this evening was spent us all having the same cooked meal and it went well. Little Mr’s been a bit cheeky of late with his dinner so after reading a couple of blog posts (especially this one from Caroline at Becoming a Stay at home Mum) I decided tonight we would all eat the same meal and at the same time. Like magic, he ate it and even had a go at using cutlery to spoon the rice and chicken in to his mouth. So proud!
Feels so good to have got so many of the niggly problems sorted this week. I finally feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and we can now concentrate on hubby getting well and truly on the road to recovery. It’s been a good week, how’s yours been?