An Open Letter to Myself Before Children

I don’t really know how to start this. It’s all a little strange writing to yourself isn’t it? What I do know is that if you could read this letter, it would bring you some comfort knowing that, although your life is about to change completely, it will be for the better. Trust me. Right now you are unsure of yourself, of what you want to be ‘when you grow...

The Great Baby Boom of 2017 – Am I Finished Having Babies?

It seems that every time I scroll through social media lately I come across another pregnancy announcement. Is there some sort of conspiracy? Did everybody plan to have a baby in early 2018 and I missed the memo? Or, is it more likely that the reason it feels like the world and his wife is expecting all of a sudden is down to the fact that I’m not sure whether...

Food & Fitness Friday – How I’ve Lost my Baby Weight Alongside Breastfeeding 

This week has been national breastfeeding week so I thought it only fitting to incorporate feeding Benjamin into the post. Eight months into breastfeeding and we are still going strong. I’m really proud of both of us to have made it this far, and I have high hopes we will make it to my goal of a year, and perhaps even beyond.  There were many reasons behind my choice to...

Mummy Mondays – Baby Nails Standard Mixed Pack Review 

One of the hardest parts of motherhood, for me at least, has always been trying to cut the nails of a squirming baby who seems intent on having a finger cut off.  Baby scissors, although cuter looking than standard nail scissors, still resemble a weapon when holding your wriggly bundle of joy. I try and avoid cutting Benjamin’s nails as much as possible, but when his favourite game is grabbing...

Food & Fitness Friday – Coming to Terms with My Post Baby Body 

This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written. I feel silly even typing that, but it’s true. I’ve bared my deepest darkest thoughts in posts on my blog, talking about depression, anxiety and abuse, and yet it’s a post about my post baby body which has me hovering over the publish button.  I’ve managed to lose my baby weight since having my third baby back in October last...

Mummy Mondays- What I Miss about Being Pregnant

I’m the first to admit that I hate pregnancy. I’ve been through it three times now and I just can’t enjoy it, no matter how much I try. That’s not to say I’m not majorly grateful to be able to have carried all three of my children to term and given birth to them, I am really lucky, but that doesn’t mean I have to enjoy the pregnancy.  Saying that,...

Pregnancy – Rock the Bump Cast 

I was introduced to Zoe through Linda, a local antenatal yoga and hypno-birthing instructor I had connected with whilst pregnant with Carly. Zoe and I arranged for her to do a bump cast just a couple of days prior to me turning 39 weeks and, with a lot of false labour starts this pregnancy, both Zoe and I were unsure if we would actually get to do the casting! Luckily...

Pregnancy – My Maternity Shoot with Hey Little You Studios 

Ever one to leave things to the last minute, I ended up having a maternity photo shoot 39 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy… I’d met Samira when I was pregnant with my daughter Carly, so when I was looking into newborn photographers I instantly looked her up to find that Samira has recently joined forces with her friend Rachel to create Hey Little You Studios.  The official launch...

Things I’ve Realised Since Having a Newborn  

So I only had baby Benjamin two days ago, but already I have remembered some of the key points of having a newborn baby that I had forgotten since having Carly almost 4 years ago…  I Totally Underestimated the Blood Loss  I bought what I considered a fair amount of maternity pads (two packets of 10). This was gone within the first full day. Always overestimate rather than under estimate....