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An over thinkers guide to life, Puggles, family and so much more

Overthinking is a nightmare. Due to a back operation I have too much time on my hands and too much time to think. This is how I deal with it and survive

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Daily diary – she has only gone and bloody done it



Yesterday  was a busy day. It was GCSE results day. My daughter slept the night before which was challenging at times. I think the nerves had set in and she has worked very hard and was it all for nothing?

I had been up twice in the night feeding the puppies. They have been doing ok. They are very hungry and I think that is a good sign.

Anyway we got out of the house at about 9 and arrived at school shortly after. There was a nervous buzz in the air when we arrived. Luckily she had done better than either of us could have expected. She got 5 GCSE passes and that includes English and Maths. She needed these results to get on her college course. So we were all very proud of her. She is doing health and social and she wants to become a nurse. So she can progress to the next step of college. This will make her grow up as college is so different to school.

We carried on feeds throughout the day with the puppies  and did our last one at 11.45. Every 3 hours is hard going. My son did the 3.30 am one so I am doing another at 5.45. I remember how it felt to get up with my children when they were babies. We will get there. The puppies have put on weight since our last weigh in. Doing another feed in 10 mins. Lily hasn’t calmed down much. we have let her stand at the baby gate, but she is still being very silly. Personally I don’t think she will ever be able to feed and be a proper mother to her. Which is a real shame.

Right I am off as it’s feeding time st the zoo soon xxxxx

Daily diary- They have arrived


The puppies have arrived. It’s been a traumatic day. I went to work and 5 mins after I arrived my son face timed me. He told me Lily has had a puppy. When I got home it had died. Anyway during the course of the morning and afternoon she has had 3 more. We have had to take them away from Lily and she is very rough with them and attacks them. We contacted the vet and they said see need to keep them separate and to bottle feed them so that is how we are going to be spending the next 6 weeks or so.

My son has been amazing he has taken charge making up the feeds and making sure the puppies have been ok. He was up most of the night. I took the 5 am feed and we have done a couple of feeds this morning. We have been to see the vet who has given us some great puppy milk and some natural calming tablets to try and calm Lily down. It’s going to be a hard job but there are enough of us to make sure they get the care they need.

Here are some pictures for you. Off for a nap xxxx


Daily diary – is tonight the night?


Still no puppies but is tonight the night? Lily has been behaving strangely.  She is restless and keeps panting.  I don’t know if this is the start of labour or not.  She has also been digging in her bed.  We have looked this up on the internet.  It seems like it’s a sign.  We hope it is as this pregancy is taking too long and we are impatient for the puppies.  We will update you as soon as we have some news.

My daughter gets her exam results on Thursday and she has asked me to go with her to pick them up.  I am really pleased as I want to share this moment with her. I have told her not to worry about her results.  I came out of school with one o’level.  That was what it was called when I was at school.i had to retake my exams and it put me a year behind at college but I made new friends,  if she doesn’t pass her exams there is no issue and we will deal with it.

we have been out to dinner to day me, my son and my daughter.  It was nice and we see: to be getting on better.  For the moment though.  I am just going to take every day as it come now and have no expectations.

Right i am  off to bed. Goodnight xxxxx hopefully we will have good news next time we speak

Daily diary- Lily come on we are sick of the waiting


There is still no sign of any puppies we have been on tenterhooks all weekend. We are more worried than anything we want to know that Lily is ok and she has a good birth and there are no health issues.

We obviously excited about the new arrivals too and how many little babies we will need to look after.

I had a Pretty rubbish weekend. Had an issue with my boyfriend. He believed something was acceptable in our relationship which as a person who has been cheated on I will not allow in our relationship. He said he didn’t realise he was doing something wrong but now can see what my issue is. Facebook can cause problems and I do not believe he should message old school friends and place kisses on no matter how innocent it is.  If he wants to do that he should be single. I also asked him if he would be happy with me doing the same and he agreed he wouldn’t. It has damaged me and maybe more that someone who hasn’t been treated the way I have in the past. I am going to try and put this behind me but if it ever happens again he is out.

I feel a bit battered and delicate.

Been to the doctors today and he has upped my pain killers till I get the results of my scan, which I need to have first. I feel a bit spaced out which is helping with the stress of life ha ha.

Anyway hope I can give you good news about the puppies next time I post.

bye xxxxx

Daily diary- not the best news


I have been to see the specialist today for my check up after my operation and he said I need another scan on my back as I shouldn’t be experiencing pain in my right leg like I am. He had nothing else to say and couldn’t explain why I felt like this until he had the results of the scan. I was really upset and I thought the operation was the end of the pain and now we are 3 months down the road and I am in as much pain in not worse. I tried not to cry in front of him and I felt my lip shaking as I left the hospital as I was trying to hold back the tears. I got in the car and we drove in silence for 5 minutes then I said to my boyfriend “why don’t you just leave me now! You could find a fit healthy girlfriend instead of a disabled one who can’t even lift a washing basket.” He said “don’t be stupid I don’t want anyone else I love you”.

I will have to see how I go on take the pain killers and get on with it. There is no point feeling sorry for myself as I am lucky. A lot of people suffer from a lot worse. It is easy to feel depressed but I am going to try and not let it get me down.

There is no news with Lily and her pregnancy. There are no tell take signs that she is starting with her labour. We could do with her having her puppies this weekend, but nothing usually goes to plan. It is lovely putting your hand on Lily’s tummy and feeling the puppies move round. I obviously only gently do this. She looks so sad though. I think she will be glad to give birth. I would be more than sad if I had over 4 babies in my stomach.

Right I am off xxxxx

Daily diary – lily could be about 59 days pregnant



Lily could be between 56-59 days pregnant.  Puppies can be born between 58- 63 days so it’s exciting times.  The dogs were on their own this morning while I was at work and I was anxious that she may have had puppies or started her labour while I was out.  Anyway she is fine.  The dogs have been chilling with me on the bed this afternoon as my right side of my back started to hurt again.  I did a few jobs when I got in and thought I had better not push it.  I have been able to put my hand on Lily’s stomach and felt the puppies move.  It’s amazing that she could have up to 9 puppies and certainly over 4 puppies.  I hope she is ok and everything goes smoothly.  My partner ordered a heat mat and it has come today so we are all set up.

I am going to take it easy tonight again as the rest yesterday really helped.  My daughter has messaged me asking if me and my son can have a bonding day with her next week.  I told her I have no money as I don’t want it to be about money as it’s the only time she seems to want me is for money. I am suspicious about her intentions as everytime I get my hopes up I really wished I hadn’t as it’s because she wants me for something.   I hope we can get back on track but I am really not sure and I think she isn’t as happy as she makes out.

Right I am off. I will update you further if Lily has any movement with her puppies

Daily diary – the puppies arrival is imminent


There is great excitement in our house. We think the puppies will be here any day. Lily has milk so that is a sign she will be a new mum soon. It’s a nerve racking time. My partner is really stressed with it. I think he is reading up on it too much. He has bought a heat mat today and said that the nursery ( as he calls it) needs to be a 30 degrees. I even caught him putting the heater on yesterday. God knows why. I am not heating the room to 30 degrees when there are no puppies.

He was even up at 6.30 this morning stressing and I have a feeling he will want to sleep down there tonight. I am more calm about this. Maybe it’s cause I am a mum or the fact my cat has kittens a few years ago while I was out. Now that was stressful as I came home to a kitten on my daughters floor with no sign of the cat. I wrapped it in a towel and eventually found the cat in my sons wardorbe with 6 more kittens,

I will update you daily on the puppy situation and fingers crossed we have some good news soon.

I am still working half days which is good and seeing my consultant on Thursday. I have been in agony since yesterday after I picked 4 files up off the floor stupidly. So going for a lie down. I have now found a new old love for Cagney and Lacey, I used to watch it as a teenager and there are re runs at 2.15 on channel 5.

Speak to you soon.

Daily diary- 7 and a half weeks pregnant


i am going to change my daily diary a bit. I am back at work and life seems to have settled a bit for me. I hope I haven’t given it the kiss of death now. While I am still going to give you an insight  to my crazy life. I am going to update you on Lily’s pregnancy and the puppies providing all goes well.

Work has been good. I really feel glad to be back and I am enjoying the routine. While I was off I dished out my work to other fee earners. Most people have generally looked after my work well. A particular girl as our other office has done bugger all. My files have hardly been touched in 10 weeks and the client are going mad. She also had the cheek to ring me at 8.45 on day I came back to ask when I was going over to the other office to collect them. I was fuming as I can’t lift and said I would need help putting the files in and out of my car. I have really helped this girl in the past and when she was on holiday I went over to her office and really cleared all her work. I know now in the future not to help her again. Some people don’t deserve it.

I have been struggling at work pain wise. By dinner time my back and leg is killing me. Luckily I am doing a phased return so I am only working a few hours in the morning for a few weeks. Hopefully it will give me time to recover properly. I have had to take yo my bed in the afternoon.  This will help if the puppies come in the next few weeks.

Going back to Lily. She is not between 7 and 7.5 weeks pregnant. Dogs are only pregnant for 9 weeks so we need to get everything ready for her. My Dad is a joiner and I am going to ask him to maybe  make a bed for her and her puppies.

She seems to be doing quite a bit of sleeping and her tummy is really swelling. She also has terrible wind. I think it’s lily, although it maybe my boyfriend pretending that it’s her.

We have looked on Line and she could have her puppies when she is 56 days pregnant onwards. So in theory she could have her puppies as early as next Wednesday. Then the hard work will start. It’s pretty exciting through.  I have obtained the picture and write up about what to expect from a dog who is 7weeks pregnant from the Royal Cain website.

I mentioned before that when my cupboards are full of food I hate people eating it.  I drive my son and boyfriend mad.  Today my boyfriend is driving me mad as he is eating it like there is no tomorrow.  I shop again in 2 weeks so when it’s gone it’s gone.  They will have to starve.  I think I get mad cause I do the shopping and have to make the shopping last.  Today we had steak for tea.  A money saving tip is we got the fillet steak from Aldi and it was really good and under £6.00per steak.  We usually pay at least £8 and you couldn’t really tell the difference.

Good night speak soon xxxxx

Still to come

Lily pregnancy – approx 6 weeks pregnant


We have estimated that lily is approximately 6- 7 weeks pregnant.  Apparently it is difficult to tell whether a dog is pregnant much before that.  She has enlarged teats.  She tends to get these after she has been on heat usually so that is why we were unsure that she was pregnant.  Lily’s mannerisms haven’t changed much.  She has always been quite a clingy dog and likes to spend time with us.

Dogs are typically pregnant for 9 weeks so we do not have long to go.  We are clearing out the back room, which we use as a dumping ground as a nursery for the puppies.  I am back at work on Thursday after my back operation but only working mornings so hopefully we will be around when Lily goes into labour.

We have done quite a bit of reading on the subject.  Dogs suffer from morning sickness.  Lily has had a bit of a wet mouth, I think that is maybe down to her mouth watering as she felt sick.  Other than that we have nothing to report. I will update my blog as soon as we have any more news.

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