Another new month is upon us, so it’s time for me to roundup the previous one. I’ve been doing posts of this kind every month this year so I shall link the previous ones at the end if you haven’t already checked them out and would like to. Keep reading to find out my highs, lows, and standout moments for August.
As always I would love to hear how your month was, so please leave a comment if you would like to.
Right at the beginning of the month a friend of mine gave birth to her first child, a little boy, (yes he is totally adorable!) so the month started off great! With both of us tackling pregnancy together for the first time we really bonded this year and as she didn’t love the pregnancy journey either and grew increasingly impatient once my daughter arrived I was so happy for her that the wait to meet her son was over. Holding him for the first time reminded me how fast the time goes, I feel like I can barely remember when my little one was that small!
The friend I mentioned above celebrated her birthday in August too and organised a meal. I have struggled with the thought of leaving my baby for any time at all but I wanted to attend because not only would it be fun and good for me but it would also give my partner some daddy and daughter time. Right up until about an hour before I had to leave I didn’t think I would be able to do it but I stayed strong and consoled myself with the thought that I wasn’t far away and it was only for a few hours and that got me out of the door. I’m really glad that I did it because as much as I would love to be around my daughter 24/7 I know that it is good for both of us for that to not be the case…I did make an extra fuss of her when I got home however!
There’s another family birthday in August, my beautiful niece turned four and we had a lovely family day out to celebrate. It was great to see all the children having fun, and it’s certainly easier said than done to get the family together in the same place at the same time so it was great that we all managed to make it. The weather was lovely as well which was an added bonus. Living in the UK means you can never be sure if it will rain or not, and I’ve learned not to trust the weather forecast too much, but on this day the sun stayed put and the rain didn’t make an appearance luckily. My brother assures me that she likes her present that we got for her so that was another high point for me as well. I much prefer giving presents than receiving them anyway but particularly so when it is giving a present to a child, there’s an extra sense of satisfaction there to know that they are getting enjoyment out of something that you have given them.
It didn’t taint the day too much but the family day out that I just mentioned above did come with one low. I took a tumble as we were walking around. Now, me falling over is no unusual occurance, to call me clumsy is an understatement! I’m literally that person that can trip over air. Anyway, this time it was my own feet that got me and sent me to the ground. Luckily there’s no lasting damage, besides possibly needing some work done on one of my teeth, although I’m sure I will be the subject of ridicule within the family for a little while!
Unfortunately I didn’t manage to tick another book off of my books I plan on reading this year list. The only one left on the list is Crime and Punishment and I’m not sure if the thought of it being a difficult/heavy read put me off, or whether the good weather left me wanting to read something a little lighter, but either way I just didn’t want to pick this one up. I think this book will be saved for the end of the year when the weather turns and I’m under a blanket on the sofa with a hot drink. Does the weather dictate your reading choices?
I’m sad to say that towards the end of August we unfortunately lost one of our rabbits. We had two dwarf rabbits that were part of our family for 5 years. We were only going to get one but after reading that they can get lonely and seeing two of the litter always together we decided to take them both. The one that passed away was always small and prone to sickness right from birth so as much as we weren’t expecting it, it wasn’t altogether totally surprising. It was still awful to see, and more than unsettling to watch his brother adjust to him being gone…this is a work in progress but he is getting there. Having pets is so rewarding, but losing them is really hard so this definitely made August a more difficult month for our household.
August saw my daughter do her first proper laugh, and this was definitely my most favourite moment of the month. It was made even more special because my partner was there at the time. I feel so sorry for working parents that run the risk of missing precious moments like this whilst they are out providing for the family so it made me super grateful that she did it when he was at home.
And there it is, my August in a nutshell. As happy as the highs made me this month August really wasn’t great overall with the loss of our bunny. I’m glad that over the years I took so many photos of him so I have them to look back through as a reminder that even though it may have been short he did have a lovely time growing up with us and brought us lots of smiles along the way.
How was your August? Are there any highs, lows, or standout moments that you would like to share? I would love to hear!
Thanks for reading!
Until the next time…Jess x