Are pets and toddlers the same thing?

The amount of times I will complain to my friends and family about how my pet cat, Havana, and Dog, Sooty, are basically toddlers. 

Take Sooty for example: 

  • She always demands attention and will sulk if we ignore her. 
  • She’d rather eat anything than the food given to her. 
  • She will eat anything she can find and fit in her mouth (But not her food).
  • She gets upset when someone new is in the house and then gets upset when they leave?! 
  • She poops lots and gets it stuck to her. 
  • She will let me know only 2 seconds before she empties her bladder. 
  • Everything is a toy to her. 

And Havana? 

  • He is always asking for attention, he won’t get upset, he will just follow you until he gets attention and won’t let you stop.
  • He is always hungry and acts like he is never fed. 
  • When he’s given fusses he decides that he’s bored and runs off. 
  • He thinks he’s a superhero, spiderman, to be exact in he middle of the night and keeps us up. 

They both squabble and fight for our love. The only time they are quiet is when they just sit and stare at eachother for hours. 

So toddler mum’s, are there any similarities? 

C xx

Let’s talk about Vaginas

OK, so in my experience, half of us don’t batter an eyelid when vaginas and periods are mentioned, but the other half seem to freak out and think that it is the most disgusting thing in the world!
But we all know that us woman all have one and they are all different in terms of shapes and sizes and how it wants to work. Some of us have peach shaped vaginas and some of us have flower shapes and there are all kinds of others in between, just like some of us will have really small vaginas and others won’t. Obviously things can change this, such as childbirth and sex etc.  
This however is not the most important thing I want to talk about, I wan’t to talk about that time of the month, or for some, that thing that should come every month but likes to appear whenever it can be bothered. 

I started my period at 12 years old, 4 years after developing my boobies (try being an 8 year old wearing a bra, urgh!). My periods were always 3 days long and pretty frequent and on time. When I was 15 I was with a long term partner and we decided that I should go on the pill as we didn’t want to trust condoms, we had already had a scare and something that looked  like a miscarriage. It was such a scary experience but I had my lovely friend with me who was older and tonne more wiser than teen brain me.
I was on this pill for a good few months and very quickly I noticed changes, my periods got so very painful and we put it down to the fact that my mum had painful periods as a teen too. However I would have to take days off school because I couldn’t even make the 10 minuet journey to catch the bus without keeling over in pain, luckily the pains only lasted a day or so. My dad helped me find tablets and things to ease the pain but nothing really worked.
When I was 16 I was diagnosed with ‘Factor 5 Liden’, following my mum having a stroke in her early 40s, It turns out that the combined pill that I was on, was very very dangerous to me and could have killed me by causing clots. So I changed pills, I tried every single one, some made me discharge so much that I couldn’t have sex without lying in a pool of who knows what (not sexy) and some I just forgot to take. So by the time that relationship had ended and I had met my next long term boyfriend, I had decided to go on the implant.
The implant is kind of like a bobby pin that they inject into your arm, it looks huge and I am sure you would have been handed a wired faux skin thing to feel what it would be like in your arm. Honestly It did not hurt one bit and left no mark or blood, so for 3 years I got to be protected against pregnancy (the chances of conceiving on this are very very slim) and I spent a lot of that time fiddling with my implant and making people touch it as I found it very entertaining that I could feel something weird in my left upper arm.
Alas, last summer I had my implant taken out as it needed to be replaced, so I had it removed and it was like a blood bath, the woman messed up a little and got blood everywhere although it was a small cut, and it did feel weird taking it out, she stuck some sticky strips on my tiny wound and it never closed up, though that might be because I peeled them off after a few days because I fiddle a lot and anything that I can peel, I will peel (which is why my nail polish only lasts a day). FYI the implant didn’t cause me any issues but it sure did not stop my periods or the pain!
Then the conversation came to what I would chose next as a contraception, I didn’t want another implant is as I could not go through removing it again, so I went for the depo. It’s a little injection into your lower back that will last 3 months, unfortunately 2 months in me and my husband decided we wanted a baby, we knew that the depo takes months to wear off an boy did it cause havoc with my periods.

SO consider that my periods were 28 days and regular before the injection.
In September (first month without contraception), my cycle was 45 days.
In October my cycle was 32 days.
in November my cycle was 50 days, as I was in-fact pregnant, but had miscarried.

Since my miscarriage my cycle varies from 30 – 34 days and lasts 8 days on average. Which is really fucking shitty when you want to have a baby or find out when you are ovulating.

The point of this post? Mostly because I have had tender boobs and twinges in my tummy and back pain for a week now and I am vary aware it could be pregnancy but I honestly think that my vagina is a dick and is just giving me super long PMS. So i’m just a bit of a emotional wreck, I spent yesterday crying and signing out my feelings (i’m not even upset).

So what are your experiences with periods and contraception?

c xx

Ill as an adult vs Ill as a kid

Being Ill as an adult is so much worse than being ill as a kid, these are the reasons why. 

  1. You get the day off school to watch TV, as an adult your lucky to get the day off work and if you do, you’ll be catching up or chores and things you haven’t had the time to do. 
  2. Medicene such as Calpol tastes so damn good, adult medicene is just honey and lemon, which I for one don’t like. 
  3. People feel bad for you and offer to help you as a kid so you can stay in bed, as an adult all you get is “I’ve only had one day off in my working life, man up” 
  4. As a kid you gorge on the ice cream and lucozade your parents have lovingly given you, as an adult you know that if you want sweet treats, you have to go out and get them and spend the money that you are now not earning as you are off sick. You have to chose between next week’s food shop and all the medicene and and ice cream you want to feel better.
  5. As a kid they do a thorough check over you at the doctors to make sure it’s nothing serious, as an adult they prescribe you expensive paracetamol and tell you to go away. 

This is just my personal opinion bare in mind as I am currently ill with flu or a cold, nostalgia is hitting me hard! 

How do/did you cope with illness? 

C xx

Why you should get a routine

So today I wanted to talk about how important routine is, especially if you do not work or are in education. Some of us, including me tend to let routine slip and end up not doing much with our day which can really effect our moods. 
For me, when I lost my job I made the most of relaxing as my job was demanding, but one month turned into 5 months of relaxing and now I am still out if a job and only just have started making and routine. 

Routine gives us purpose and a reason to get up and live our lives, without it there is nothing stopping us from spending the say in bed watching videos on the Internet or binge watching Netflix. 

So my advice is to make a list of the simple things you need to do each day that you may forget to do. Lists also motivate you to complete a task, especially if like me you can be a little OCD. 

For example my list is: 

  1. Take my vitamins
  2. Excercise
  3. Walk the dog
  4. Write a paragraph of my book
  5. Read  chapter of a book 

All these things make me feel like I am being productive and am not wasting my life. I really do recommend making am list and finding a routine that suits you! 

C xx