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1 Second Every Day

1 Second Every Day

I’ve had a lot of fun over the last year putting together a 1 second every day video of Scarlett’s First year.

I highly recommend it to any new parents, it’s a small glimpse into a year which flies by.

Trapped in my own house?

Trapped in my own house?

I’m writing this here because I’m hopeful that someone will see it and be able to give some advice.

TLDR

Last night the house next door was set on fire for the third time in three weeks. My family and I were out at the time, but we received a phone call from both the police and our neighbours, informing us that my door had been breached by the fire brigade as they thought someone was in the house.
This is the culmination of over two years of issues with the house next door and each government department I’ve spoken to has passed it on to other departments effectively saying ‘there is nothing we can do’.

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Yesterday I went shopping for some baby stuff..

Yesterday I went shopping for some baby stuff..

I fucking love TK Maxx sometimes

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Better get Scarlett’s new teddy home safe

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Scarlett and her Guard Chicken…

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I also bought some Baby Clothes but I figured I’d photographed those enough.

22nd Feburary 2016 – 10:41pm

22nd Feburary 2016 – 10:41pm

This post is part three, if you've not read part one and two, try them first :)

Scarlett Veronica Hodgson – 5lb 13 and 5 weeks early.

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She obviously gets her impatience from me, Mum had a few hours to rest in the delivery room and I sat with her in silence, refreshing Reddit, texting friends and family and acquiring scarletthodgson.co.uk and .com.

After what seemed like hours but was in reality was less than one, we were moved into the Transitional Ward and that’s where I’m writing this from.

Apart from the stern doctor who told Heather she was going to have the C-Section, every single member of staff that we’ve dealt with at the hospital has been beyond amazing, we are now on our 9th day in the Hospital and in the time we’ve been here, We’ve been to four departments (we didn’t go to neonatal so missed out on a full house).

Heather read a negative review of St. James on the internet so during the pregnancy she switched to the LGI,  I have never been more thankful for a ward to be closed, not that I thought the LGI would be bad, but I was born at St. James so I was happy to be moved there (but you never argue with a pregnant woman)

I wanted to write this message so that if someone searches for St. James Maternity Ward Review, hopefully this will appear and they can see that you are in the very best of hands.

I’ve no doubt I’ll be using this blog to complain when things go wrong with stuff and it’s much easier to write complaints than complements but if your thinking about St. James, I could not ask for more from them (other than a car park pass 😉 )

21st Feburary 2016 – 11:31pm

21st Feburary 2016 – 11:31pm

This post is part two, if you've not read it, read part one

iMessage from Heather Heather: They’ve just done and scan and the baby is in breach, they are going to do a c-section tomorrow

I called Heather straight away and we talked through what had happened, the Doctor had been quiet matter of fact and left after giving the information so we were both upset that she was on her own with this news, we chatted for 5 minutes and agreed that we both needed some sleep.

I ran downstairs and woke my mum up by SHOUTING AT HER,

You’ve got to get up at 6 tomorrow, I need to get up and goto the hospital, baby is in breach so she’s coming tomorrow, I need a bath and you need to drive me!!

I switched the lights off and went back upstairs and then it started to sink in.. we were going to have a baby TOMORROW.. holy shit.. 

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21st February 2016 – 3:30pm

21st February 2016 – 3:30pm

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The day of the World Club Challenge had arrived. I’d been excited about this for months, tickets were booked and I’d upgraded Grandad and I to some prematch VIP hospitality with a three course meal.

Dinner started at 4:00pm so at 3:30pm Grandad and I had our shirts on, the car was packed and we bound towards the door, my hand was on the handle when my phone buzzed..

iMessage from Heather Hodgson : Can you come upstairs please

I trotted up the stairs and walked into our bedroom to find Heather on the bed, “My waters have broke” 

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