I always find this time between Christmas and New Year a real mixture of emotions. Excited to be planning the next year for things we want to do, things I want to achieve but also disappointment that some of those things I had planned to do/achieve in 2018 didn't happen. Reflecting back on 2018 it… Continue reading 2018: A Year in Review
And like that my maternity leave is coming to an end. I have been so privileged to be able to have the last 12 months off with Amelia and watch her grow in her first year of life. I have loved every single minute of it. As some of you might already know I was made… Continue reading What comes next?
Eleven months since we first laid out eyes on you. Eleven months since we become parents Eleven months we have kept a little tiny person alive. Eleven months of you. The final countdown to Amelia's first birthday as started and I won't lie I am quite emotional about it all. I can't quite believe a… Continue reading Eleven months of you
**Warning - although there is nothing graphic in here I have added a small description of the programme which some of my readers may find disturbing.** Last night my husband and I decided to watch Channel 4's Dispatches - Inside Facebook. I have been a Facebook user for over 12 years now, with my interaction… Continue reading Why last night I switched off my TV and hugged my baby hard
When I think back to my pregnancy there is only one word that comes into my mind; Journey. Not only was it the start of my journey into motherhood but it was also because it was full of lots of highs and lows coupled with challenges. I do however count myself very lucky that although… Continue reading My journey into Motherhood; Pregnancy
Two years ago on 22nd May, and 28 days before my honeymoon, my whole world got turned upside down. From a normal Sunday day out with the family I ended up dislocating my knee and rupturing my Patella Femoral Ligament. I spent 3 days in hospital, over 6 months on crutches, had over 50 hours… Continue reading 2 years later..
A couple of weeks ago Steve referred to himself as the "assistant" in this parenting marlarkey. He said it was my "show" and he felt like I was in charge and he was here to support. His comments have really made me think about how he is feeling and maybe how my actions might have… Continue reading Feeling like an assistant in this parenting malarky
So I had my first night away from Amelia last week for a friend's hen do in Portsmouth. As the whole of the UK knows the weather has been a little tricky with lots of snow so the combination of this and the snow was making me feel quite anxious about it all. Although I was… Continue reading My first night away from Amelia
I don' t think I am the only one throughout pregnancy and motherhood that has relied on Google. It is literally the worst thing to do but that doesn't stop me from looking up everything from symptoms to what other mums are doing at different stages. Today was a prime example when Amelia bumped her… Continue reading Pregnancy, Motherhood and the power of Google.
Mum guilt - the most powerful gut wrenching feeling I have ever experienced. I seem to experience mum guilt whenever I am not around her and seems to peak when I am doing something for myself. In the last couple of weeks I have felt such mum guilt in nearly every decision I've made. From… Continue reading Mum guilt