Big House Landshipping

Personal Reflections on the Big House Landshipping Pembrokeshire Restoration Project


Sarah's musings on family life in pembrokeshire

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Cardiff calling

Posted by sarah on November 23, 2000 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Took Geraint to the clinic today he’s gained 12.5 ozs in 2 weeks. Not bad. I discussed my concerns with my GP, just looking at some milestones info - and notice that 3 month old babies are supposed to be able to lift up their head when lying on their backs!!!! yikes!!!!!

Alun and I have been out for lunch. Very nice to have him all to myself. Had a lovely drive around the Landshipping area. We saw it clearly from the public vantage point on the other side of the water at Pict...

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Selling our home

Posted by sarah on October 17, 2000 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Geraint had his vaccinations last week. Alun stepped in and held him during the procedure. It broke my heart to see Geraint in pain.

We went very gently for a couple of days and he perked up fairly quickly. He passed his 8 week check with flying colours - in fact he was definitely showing off in front of the doctor and enjoying the attention.

Today he had a check up with the paediatrician who was most impressed with his physical development. His head circumference, length and bo...

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Posted by sarah on October 12, 2000 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Geraint is coming on really well. He feels firm and he’s quite feisty. When he gets hold of something he simply won’t let go. He’s now developing much better head control. He’s developed a wonderful cooing vocabulary and he will lie on his own as long as he’s happy and make lovely noises. I was very worried about the state of his bowels because we went for 3 days and no poos. I’m beginning to think it was down to my diet I’m eating lots more fruit an...

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Recovery Time

Posted by sarah on October 1, 2000 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve started my post-baby diet and exercise regime.

As of three days! I’m sticking to three sensible meals a day (no more nibbling on cakes) and I’m getting in a power walk each day and an exercise programme every other day.

It’s scary doing exercises after surgery - lots of aches and pains, but I feel NOT doing them would be more damaging.

Hope I don’t give myself a hernia in the process! Yesterday we went over to the house at Landshipping ...

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Geraint arrives a little early

Posted by sarah on September 8, 2000 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 I went into labour on August 15th - more than a month early. I had spent almost the entire pregnancy having contractions, being sick and experiencing pain, so initially dismissed these as Braxton Hicks and Alun went off fishing. I had been having contractions for several hours but they became intolerable and regular by about 11pm. At 3am Alun was finally home and I had to get to hospital - quick. We dropped Elaina off to Alun's mum and dad and went in. I was examined and found to be in ...

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Mr Waah

Posted by sarah on September 4, 2000 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

An unusual moment when baby Waah is asleep and I am at the computer! Little Geraint is now six weeks old and that delicious mix of absolute gorgeousness and total pain-in-the-arse-dom that babies are. He's EXTREMELY cute and loveable and lovely-looking and his little ways are endearing and utterly exhausting. He has the knack of keeping me awake 24-7 and demanding to be fed every ten minutes for hours at a time. I am totally anxious about him, looking for signs of problems (as I did with Elai...

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First Days in Pembrokeshire

Posted by sarah on September 1, 2000 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, July 15 2000 Alun, Elaina and I said goodbye to a gathering of friends and family from Cardiff, Windsor and Birmigham, at Elaina's Cathedral School, Llandaff and set off for our new life in Pembrokeshire.

It had been a glorious few weeks weather-wise, but really miserable for me to be stuck in a hot little house in Cardiff waiting for Elaina to finish her school year. I was determined to sit it out, although Alun was waiting for us 102 miles west, and we made sure she went...

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