Sunday, 28 February 2010

Behind my ear!

(yes she does sleep with it over her face!)
Mr.B has often managed to pull 'missing' things out from behind the smallest child's ear, she is utterly convinced by this. The item most often found behind her ear is the precious 'dolly' often lost, and an important bedtime companion.

Tonight I have overheard a conversation between smallest and Mr.B

Mr.B - where is dolly
smallest - behind my ear
Me - snigger
Mr.B - no smallest, where is dolly
smallest - behind my ear
Mr.B - *sigh* where did you last have it?
smallest - be-near my ear!
Me - giggle giggle giggle
Mr.B - O go to bed!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

The Day a Pair of Red Shoes Arrived at my Door!

Click here and take a look!

I am very lucky to be offered a pair of these to try, so I duly popped to the HOTTER SHOES website and started looking. It didn't take me long to fall in love with PENNY in a lovely striking red leather.

They arrived a few days later, and I can truthfully say I have never, ever tried on a more comfortable pair of shoes!

The leather is soft and welcoming, the heel of the sole is padded, the sole of the shoe is a lovely
non-slip affair. I am loving them and finding any excuse to pop them on!

I am going to invest in a pair of GLEE for work! They may seem expensive, but they are British made and superb quality.

Take a look and maybe treat your feet to a bit of shoe love!

Friday, 19 February 2010

a test for vitamins!

I have been sent a bottle of multivitamins from Seven Seas called 'energetic mum' and as I am about to start 7 weeks of night shifts (erratic ones at that!) I thought it would be a good idea to give them a run for their money.

I anticipate, feeling run down and emotional at times, I will be working 'long nights' which is 7.15pm til 7.45am, which means very little sunlight to help keep me going, combine that with the kids and things could get fun.

lets see if these little tablets can make me an energetic mum!

The Brilliant post

first night shift Wednesday night - brilliant!
I have a brilliant mentor! I had a brilliant time!

I was able to give lots of breastfeeding support - which was brilliant!

I learnt new things - which was brilliant!

I was able to spend time with the women, listening to them, talking with them, helping and supporting them - which was Brilliant!

all in all it was Brilliant - roll on Saturday!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

A sense of worry and dread!

This week I start my next placement, this time on the ante natal ward. I haven't worked in a hospital setting before, so I approach this with some trepidation......................

or I did until today! I asked another of the students, who has been on the ward for a week now, how she was finding it and what sort of things did she do. O dear her mentor spent a lot of time crying,and then on day 2 her mentor handed in her notice! apparently wrong drugs being given, notes going missing and equipment is a bit thin on the ground - so now I am worrying a wee bit about how the heck I am going to fair!

Wish me luck for my first shift which is a long night shift (12.5 hours!) on Wednesday night.