Dinky got glasses!

Last year at parents evening, Dinky’s teacher recommended that we take him to get his eyes tested as she had noticed his depth perception was off. She also pointed out that he has got a bit of a squint in his left eye.

Suddenly all of Dinky’s falls, bumps and spillage made more sense. I thought he may have just been a bit of a clumsy child (I know that I certainly was!).

So I took him to see an optician who immediately referred him to see an opthalmologist at the hospital, where they would dilate his eyes to make sure they can diagnose and treat accurately.

I’ve got to be fair to my boy, he was an absolute angel when they administered the drops. He sat nicely by me in the waiting room and didn’t complain even once.

The opthalmologist confirmed that the squint in his left eye was the reason for his depth perception troubles and probably the majority of any bumps and falls. We were advised that if the glasses don’t correct the squint then he may need a patch over the good eye. She wrote a prescription to take to an optician and away we went.

As you can see, Dinky is thrilled to have glasses like Mummy and Daddy do! I’m so proud of how brave he was during the whole procedure, as he gets frightened with the new and unknown. 

Hopefully these glasses can correct his squint and he can continue amazing me like he always does!

Does anyone else’s child/children have a squint? Or even yourself? I’d love to hear and read your stories! Leave links in the comment section!
Much love xx

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Pitter-patter.

I was sat in a dress shop watching my beautiful cousin try on her wedding dress when it first happened. That magical moment when you first feel your baby kick, not just a flutter but a full on boot you in the side. Everyone rushes around to feel your stomach, but the baby doesn’t kick again, that first big one was just for you and you absolutely love it. You smile smugly and feel warm.

You go home and tell the hubby, wait until baby is active again and sit there for hours holding your stomach together, It finally happens, baby lets Daddy feel the magic too. You sit in each other’s arms all night, excited, scared, but most of all, happy. Toddler runs in, you tell them they’re going to have a brother or sister, toddler laughs and carries on playing whilst mumbling something about not sharing his Tigger. You smile, you know he is going to be an amazing big brother.

Today is the day. Halfway point, scan day. Pink or blue? The car was silent on the way, apart from the boy, singing away in the back. He had no idea how big that day was for him, for us. It feels like forever in the waiting room, I’m pacing, partly because I’m nervous and partly because I needed my 4 millionth pee of the day but didn’t want to miss the appointment. We get called in, I lie on the bed, the familiar freezing cold gel is lathered all over my belly and there it is. On screen is our baby, our joy, I’m so overwhelmed I am fighting back tears, my eyes sting and my throat is choked up. But that can’t last long, pink or blue? Pink or blue?! PINK OR BLUE?!

Pink. Pink. Pink!!!!

It’s finally time, it all happens in a rush but I’m in the car, on the way to the hospital. I’m in pain but I don’t really care, the baby is coming, and I’m not even nearly ready for this. We don’t have a name, I had a section last time, the baby is early I’m not ready. I’m not ready! I’m pushing, I see a blur of people around me trying to be encouraging, but I really can’t hear them, I’m scared, and in pain, a lot of pain. I’m pushing again, and again, and again until I’m handed this beautiful angel, She’s crying until I speak and she just stops and opens her beautiful eyes. Her hair is whispy and blonde, she’s got huge eyes, and her Daddy’s lips. But it’s all going blurry.

I hear the sound of a truck. A truck? Why can I hear a truck? I open my eyes and I’m in bed, I look to my left and there is hubby fast asleep. Where is baby? Where is toddler? How did I get here?

It was a fucking dream.

Heartbroken.

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Exciting fun for Father’s Day

Stuck for some idea’s on what to do for your Father, or partner for Father’s day? Look no further, I have selected some of my favourite based on what I think Mr Pie would be thrilled to be given.

For those of you lucky enough to be able to splash out a little, I have picked a few experience days and gifts from 3 websites (links included):

1.) Shepherd Neame Brewery Tour – Don’t pretty much all men love a good beer? Wouldn’t they love to tour and taste? I know Mr Pie would be thrilled to see this as a gift. Only problem is, I don’t think it’s really suitable to go with the kids. Still a perfect excuse for Dad to get away for a while! This package is available from into the blue experience days from £14.99.

2.) Father and Child Photoshoot – What a lovely gift! Especially for the new fathers out there, I can’t think of a more lovely way to capture Father’s Day! This is also available over at into the blue experience days from a low price of £20!

3.) Beard Grooming Kit – A gift I know all men with even the tiniest beard will love. This lovely gift is available from not on the highstreet at the price of £25. This charming kit comes with a moustache shaped comb (of course), moustache wax, beard oil and scissors, all of it is packed into a lovely tin for your Dad!

4.) Man Mug – I’ve seen this one in action, and it really is “man size”. Brilliant for those days when you need that extra large cup of coffee (why don’t they have a Mum version?!). Grab this over at Prezzybox for £9.95!

5.) Supercar experience – With prices starting from £20, and all men wanting to drive like their heroes in the films, this is a perfect gift idea for Father’s Day. Grab this one over at into the blue experience days.

For those of you that can’t splash out, I have come up with a few ideas that will cost the minimum, and you can guarantee Dad will still love it!

1.) Breakfast in bed – Everybody loves breakfast in bed, and we don’t often get the chance to treat eachother to it. So grab the kids, make sure hubby stays in bed and cook him a slap up breakfast with them. Get them to take it into him with a card and he will be happy as hell!

2.) Go for a walk as a family – providing the weather is kind, a walk is an amazing way for family to spend time together! Walk to the park, or the local pond and feed the ducks. Relaxing together as a family is an amazing way to treat Dad this Father’s Day!

3.) Watch a film together – If the weather isn’t nice enough to be out in, you could abandon getting dressed, all stay in your jammies, snuggle up in the lounge with your duvets and have a film day. Just make sure Dad is relaxing! Perfect!

4.) Give him “I will” cards – this one is perfect for the kids to do. Get them to create a couple of cards each saying something that they will do for him when he “cashes” them in. They can be fun and simple things like “I will clean my room” etc. Could be good for adults to join in too?!

5.) Cook him his favourite meal – Get the kids involved too (as long as it’s not too complex or dangerous, haha). Make him put his feet up whilst you pamper him with his favourite food and drinks. A treat for being an amazing Father, and for everything else he does!

What do you have planned for this Father’s day? I hope that if you’re stuck, I have given you a few ideas!

Much love xx
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