Inspiration

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl

15th July 2016

To my birthday girl, I have just kissed you goodnight as a three year old for the very last time. We have read the same book you insist we read every night despite the huge pile of books you keep next to your bed. When you wake tomorrow you will be four; you have been so eagerly awaiting this day for weeks. No longer a toddler but a fully fledged child. I must admit I have to blink back the…

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House Update: Our Kitchen & Living Room

7th July 2016

We did it! I’m so happy that finally, after six long months of dust, stress, cracked walls, living out of boxes, indecision, tears and two kitchen fitters, our new family kitchen/living room is, dare I say it, done! Not to mention the little life event of having a baby in the midst of it all. After all the initial building and structural work was over and the massive ‘which kitchen do we choose’ decision was made, I’ve totally loved, with…

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Inspiration

Give It Six Weeks

3rd June 2016

I just had one of those baths, you know the kind you sink into and it soothes every part of your over tired, post-baby wobbly Mumbod and it occurred to me that this is the first relaxing evening bath I’ve had since Woody entered the world just over six weeks ago. Both babies were sleeping and I found a moment for myself and for the first time since he was born I gave myself a little pat on the back…

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Lifestyle Pregnancy

Welcome to the World

21st May 2016

At 9.05pm on Monday 18th April 2016, we welcomed our beautiful 9lb baby boy Woody John to the world following a really special water birth. Despite being induced, his birth was everything I’d hoped for and I’m actually super proud of myself (but I’ll go into further detail in his birth story post). Deep down I always knew it would be an induced birth and that we would need to forcibly evict him, just like his big sis. My uterus is clearly…

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Inspiration Pregnancy

A Letter To My Baby Girl

12th April 2016

To my baby girl, Nora Jane. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl. Who would she look like? What will we name her? How could I love her as much as I love the dog?! Look at us now, almost four years down the line and we have you, Nora Noodle. Our opinionated, super beautiful, crazy, princess-loving babe. My absolute favourite little thing in the whole wide world. But soon, you…

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Pregnancy

Bump Update: 39 Weeks

6th April 2016

Happy April and happy baby month to us! Despite the fact I currently resemble a beached whale with ankles the size of eighty year old tree trunks, it still doesn’t at all seem real that we’ll have another baby within the next twelve days. It’s insane. How many weeks and due date? 39 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Baby is due 11th April 2016, only 5 days till due date! Symptoms? I am so bloody tired! I totally forgot how…

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Pregnancy Reviews

My Hospital Bag Essentials

16th March 2016

Midwives recommend that you have your hospital bag all packed and ready to go by 36 weeks just in case baby decides to make an early arrival. Today, at 36 + 2 I finally got around to packing it all up. I’ve gathered together all my fave bits and pieces (and of course the not so glamorous post birth essentials) and compiled a little list for both me and baby which hopefully other mums-to-be may find useful! For me during and after labour:…

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Pregnancy

Bump Update: 35 Weeks

10th March 2016

I can’t believe it’s March already! That means we’re officially having a baby next month! How on earth did that happen?! Even if he’s like his sister and decides to arrive fashionably late, he will 100% be here before April is through. I remember hitting this milestone with Nora and feeling so prepared. So not the case this time around! How many weeks and due date? 35 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Baby is due 11th April 2016, 5 weeks and…

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Lifestyle Pregnancy

My Surprise Baby Shower

5th March 2016

Late Thursday night, I was sat watching yet another murder documentary (Ste is obsessed with them, should I be worried?!) when I heard someone outside our front door. Assuming the worst I sent Ste to investigate. He didn’t find Burglar Bill, but he did find an invite to my surprise baby shower which my absolute sneak of a sister not so stealthily delivered. I was so excited and super nervous but totally over the moon! Em also threw a surprise baby…

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Lifestyle Travel

Our Perfect Holiday #MarkWarnerMum

19th February 2016

To me, holidays have always been a time for taking a step back from the every day hustle and bustle of life and from all the mundane stresses that come with it. They’re about taking the time to appreciate your surroundings and the people you’re experiencing them with. Holidays are and always have been, where my most treasured memories are made. Do you ever listen to a song or smell a scent that takes you right back to a specific moment?…

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