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Monday, 13 February 2012

comfyslippers&littlenippers: A missed photo opportunity

comfyslippers&littlenippers: A missed photo opportunity: I saw the Britmums blog prompt this week and knew immediately what I would write. The prompt "what photograph do you wish you had taken?" t...

A missed photo opportunity

I saw the Britmums blog prompt this week and knew immediately what I would write. The prompt "what photograph do you wish you had taken?" took me straight back to a moment in time where the world stood still for just a tiny millisecond. Where everyone who witnessed it held their breath and then released that breath in relief when the moment had passed. The moment when a tiny, cute, cuddly pug dog touched noses with a ginormous, muddy, very unfriendly looking cow!!! Yes, you heard right, a tiny pug dog and a massive fat cow, touching noses and then continuing on with their individual journeys without so much as a backwards glance. The sort of stuff that You Tube is made of, the sort of stuff that would get 1 million hits and guess what, not one of us, not even the one of us with a posh, new, all singing, all dancing, camera took a bloody photo.... Picture the scene if you will. There we all were, on one of our many family camping trips to the New Forest, chilling by the rippling, cold stream. Kids laughing and swinging on the rope swing, shoes strewn over the grass verge, legs covered in mud. Adults perched on large rocks and logs, enjoying the peace and tranquility and pugsy the family pet pug running happily back and forth through the stream. Heaven. Then what should we hear in the distance but the slow, heavy, stamping of feet. We know some kind of herd is heading our way but, quite frankly, in the New Forest it could be anything. We promptly gather the children up and all group together in a safe area when what should appear through the trees but a small herd of very large cows. They promptly pass us by and splash there way through the stream but then we notice pugsy, hugely intrigued by these enormous black and white beasts, breaking away from our safe place and making his way towards the last cow in the herd, we freeze, we are silent, we will the cow not to notice this ugly, bulgy eyed, yappy creature heading towards him but he does, he stops, pugsy stops, he lowers his massive head, we cannot move, pugsy dares not move and then, omg, well I never, did you ever, they touch cold, black, shiny noses and that is it, a moment in time, the cow continues on its journey, the pug dog now thinks that maybe it is really a cat with nine lives. We cannot believe what we have just witnessed but then we promptly realise that neither will anyone else believe us because not one of us took a bloody picture!

Friday, 13 January 2012

comfyslippers&littlenippers: Naughty MMR Injection

comfyslippers&littlenippers: Naughty MMR Injection: It has been absolutely ages since I have had a chance to write and even now I am trying to write this quickly before my little one wakes up ...

Naughty MMR Injection

It has been absolutely ages since I have had a chance to write and even now I am trying to write this quickly before my little one wakes up but there is something I have been wanting to get off my chest for a while and cannot rest until I have done so.

You see, I took my one year old boy for his MMR injection a month ago.  I wasn't expecting him to have any particular bad reaction to it.  My daughter had had her injections and had got through them with maybe a slight temperature but not much more.  However, a week after the injection my son had a sleepless night where his temperature was over 100.  The following morning we did the usual school run and on returning home and placing my little one on the floor I realised that he couldn't stand up properly, I must point out here that he had been walking for about a month and was quite steady on his feet already.  He kept falling over and was crying uncontrollably as if he was in discomfort and very frustrated that every time he got back up he fell over again.  As you can imagine, I went completely OTT and in a panic rang NHS direct.  By the time  I got to speak to a nurse he had calmed down and seemed to be able to walk again. 

Anyhow, this continued for about three days.  Whenever my son had been resting and then got up to walk he seemed to struggle and fall over and cry uncontrollably for at least ten minutes and then whatever it was that was bothering him seemed to pass.  I was very concerned.   It then occurred to me that my son had had his MMR injection in his leg and wondered if this could be connected.  I looked up "MMR and baby unable to walk" on the internet.  To my surprise I came across a blog where their child had suffered a high temperature and then been unable to walk after having the MMR jab and underneath that blog about fifty responses from parents whose children had suffered the same thing, some of whom were older children who could tell their parents that their leg was hurting.  Needless to say, I was disgusted.  If cramps in the leg were a side effect of the MMR injection then why wasn't this side effect detailed on the paperwork that comes with the injection?

I wanted to raise this in a blog myself to see if any other babies/childen have suffered this reaction after their MMR injection.  I also wanted to put other parents minds at rest if it happens to their child as the blog I came across certainly helped me.  You will be pleased to know that the reaction lasted about a week and my little boy seems to be fine now but if I had known this could be a side effect of the jab at the time then I could have been saved the stress and worry I went through with my son.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Liebster Blog Award

I am very excited, I've won my first ever award, and it's for doing something that I really enjoy (when I can find the time which is very limited these days now that I've started back at work).  So a slightly belated thank you to Liebster Blog Awards - it is very nice to be appreciated.

So, as being appreciated is such a nice feeling, I would like to pass that nice feeling on and appreciatie Oldermum ( who was the kind fellow blogger who nominated me.  Hers was one of the first blogs I came across when I began blogging and I really enjoy her writing.  So thank you Oldermum and I hope that I have linked back to you correctly?

Well, that's rule 1 and 2 below taken care of, here is a list of the Leibster Award Rules:

Leibster Award Rules
1. Thank my Liebster Blog Award presenter (s) on my blog (tick)
2. Link back to the blogger (s) who awarded you (tick)
3. Copy & paste the award to your blog (tick)
4. Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award (tick)
5. Let them know of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog (I'll try!)

Finally, try to pass the award on to blogs that are fairly new and have less than 200 followers.

Being very new to this myself I must confess that I haven't had a lot of time to follow many bloggers yet (or work out how to follow them!!) so my 5 nominations go to bloggers that I have only recently come across and really enjoyed reading.  So, without further ado, my nominations go to the following bloggers who I will hopefully be following myself soon when I get time to work out how to do it (IT is not my strong point as you can tell!!):-
  1.   This blog is one that I have been following for a little while.  I love her honesty, the fact that she admits to borrowing her daughter's £5.00 note in order to buy a chinese meal is brillliant and anyone that's got the balls to write the word "balls" in their description definitely gets my attention.
  2.  She makes me laugh.  Her blog about naming lady bits and the visit to the headmistresses office had me in stitches.  I also think her baby promises are lovely and such a nice thing to write.
  3.  I love Mya's musings and her recent post as to why she started blogging tells a lovely story about how she used a diary to form a bond with someone else.   
  4.  Her recent post called "That Moment" is so nicely written and so true for all us parents.
  5.  I feel a connection with this blogger.  She seems to be just like me, keen to join the blogging world but not quite sure what to write about.  She has written some lovely honest posts so far and has written them really well.  I look forward to reading more.