Just the two of us {The Ordinary Moments 15} #7

On Tuesday Mark left to go to London to do some interviews for new teachers at the school.

This ment that Arthur and I would be by ourselves for 5 nights!

Now this might now seem like a big deal for many, after all a partner working away is not all that uncommon!  However, for us, this was the first time!
Since Arthur has been born I think Mark has been away for 1 night.  That’s it!  So 5 nights for us has been a pretty big deal!

I’ve been very anxious about it on the lead up to it!
It’s now Sunday morning, Mark is home in a few hours and if I do say so myself, we have done pretty good!!

Arthur and I have been swimming every day, both at the pool and at the beach!  He is such a water baby, he goes absolutely crazy, I love it!  I need to start taking the camera when we go swimming again and capture some of those moments! It’s been nice just to enjoy them first hand though and not worry about any of that stuff!!!

I have to say though, it’s been exhausting and I’ve really missed my team mate!!  Thursday in particular was really rough, Arthur was in an awful awful mood ALL day.
He threw tantrums left right and centre!
Looking back now though they are already kinda funny….
We went to the shop and they had strawberries (a special treat here) so I bought them for Arthur as he loves them.
We get home and I cut some up for him.  He went to the fridge to say he wanted a snack and when I gave him the strawberries he FREAKED out (because they hadn’t come from the fridge what a diva!!) I then made the mistake of trying to give him a drink…..
My lovely next door neighbours came to the back door to check all was ok and to give me a break.  Arthur saw them and their cat Smudge and was instantly all smiles and laughing.  So yeah, that felt good 🙁

Throughout the week we took silly selfies for Daddy, something we should do more!
Just the two of us
We’ve also had lots of snuggles, he’s been extra snuggley and loves to give cuddles to baby bump too!!

My friends have been amazing in making sure I’ve not felt isolated or too lonely I can’t thank them enough for that!

So it’s almost time for Mark to be home! Arthur and I are very excited! We’ve had a fun week just the two of us but I’m excited to get back to our family of three (plus bump of course!)




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20 thoughts on “Just the two of us {The Ordinary Moments 15} #7

  1. Awww you’ll look back on this time as a very special one once the baby is born. I actually went through a period of almost mourning for the loss of the special bond with my firstborn when demanding baby number two came along. But in the end the new family dynamic sorts itself out and it’s not worse, just different.
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    • Ahh thank you they are just rubbishy iPad ones but Arthur thought it was lots of fun!!!
      Don’t those days just suck 🙁 was definitely nock to be rescued for a little bit!Over all the week was lovely haha yes minus strawberry gate!!! Xx

  2. It sounds like you’ve had fun together, the two of you. It can be hard when your partner is away and you’re doing all the work at home but it’s nice to be able to have that time with the kids.
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    • You’re right, I’m already looking back on it fondly, was nice to have the time with my little guy 🙂 it’s definitely good to have Mark back though!!! Xx

  3. It sounds like you’ve had a tough week – Thursday especially. It is hard when you’re by yourself and even harder when you’re not used to it. Because Hubby’s away 4 evenings/nights out of ten I am now used to doing bedtimes and things by myself but it’s rare for him to be away for 24 hours – I usually get a break for at least part of a day, every day x
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    • Oh wow Donna you’re a pro then…..for me solo bed time was definitely the hardest bit!! It’s good he’s not away for 24 hours often though, it should be a while before mark is away again!! It’s great to have him home! Xx

    • Thanks lovely!! It definitely was a big deal for us! Over all we had a great time just us two but we are very happy Mark is home now 🙂 x

    • Thank you Kerry I think we did too haha!!!
      Wow, to me bed time was the toughest part to do by myself so I think it’s amazing you do that alone, especially with two now!!!! Missing him was definitely the biggest problem, we were fine but it’s definitely better when he’s here 🙂 xx

  4. Well done on getting through the 5 days! My husband works away from time to time and it is tough flying solo when you have children. Your pics are gorgeous! Hope you have a lovely week now Mark is home x

    • I think you’re definitely right Clare, it’s all about what you’re used to! Definitely glad to have him back!!! X

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