When you have a newborn you expect them to wake up throughout the night. You see it to be ‘normal’. You know it won’t last forever and you expect it’ll improve within a couple of months. You make it through those sleepless nights with lots of caffeine on hand and picture the night in the near future that your baby gives you more than 5 hours solid sleep.
I’ve had this blog post roughly written up and sat in the ‘draft’ section of my blog since my baby was about 3 weeks old. There’s a couple of reasons why it’s taken me so long to get it finished and published. Looking after a tiny human is hard and time consuming. You can’t just take a break from being a mum whenever you like and that means that I no longer get half as much done as what I want to, like this blog post for example. But the biggest reason behind it taking me such a long time to get finished, is because it quite simply makes me emotional. There have been a few times where I could’ve sat down and got it done, but I have to be in the mood to reminisce and get a little bit sad. I’m sure any mum will agree with me that the whole experience still makes them emotional. Or are my hormones still all over the place?
Anyways, it’s quite a long one….
Dear Two Thousand and Eighteen,
You’ve been filled with so many momentous occasions that I don’t quite know where to begin. 2018 has been eventful to say the least. It’s been one of the most challenging yet rewarding years of my life to date.
The past two months has consisted of so much nappy changing, feeding & visiting people that I’ve not had time to sit and blog but I am so happy to announce that we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world on Tuesday 10th July 2018. He was born at 10.26am weighing 6lb 7oz’s.
There’s simply so much I can rant about when it comes to the topic of social media. I myself grew up in the generation of social media. I believe I was in year 9 at school when I first joined Facebook and it was all fairly exciting at the time. Before that I had only ever had a “Bebo” account. I’m currently 24, an age where I’ve seen social media unfold like it has in front of my own eyes, however I am able to view it differently to lets say a 13 year old, who has grown up with social media always being around.
Reasons to smile: My baby shower.
– 24-06-2018 –
Such a beautiful day with friends and family celebrating the soon to be arrival of Baby Grice. Jack and I are completely overwhelmed with all the gifts & love. Our baby is so spoilt already!! Here’s my photos from my special day.
20.06.2018 – 37 Weeks Pregnant. Officially classed as “Full Term”
It seems like only yesterday that I saw those two lines on a pregnancy test and now here we are, 37 weeks along and officially classed as full term which means that the baby can come any day. With that being said, I’m a first time mum and I know in most cases babies are usually late and rarely ever come on their due date.
Everything about being a first time mum is daunting. The fear of the unknown leaves so many questions in your head, and what you need to pack in your hospital bag is definitely one of them, (and even knowing when to start packing it).
One of my many cravings whilst being pregnant has been the infamous “school dinner cake”. You know, that delicious spongy cake with icing ands sprinkles. My face would always light up when I saw them in the dinner queue. After searching the shops and failing to find them, I concluded that I’d just have to make them myself which soon became a bit of an addiction as I’ve made four lots within two weeks. (I shared the majority of it, don’t worry). I’ve played around and put my own touch on it and thought I would share the ingredients and instructions with those of you that want to make this yummy cake.
A tribute to my boyfriend Jack, for his 27th Birthday.
27 reasons why I love you…
There is simply no hiding from the fact that sickness in pregnancy is common. In fact I don’t think a female can be sick in the morning without the world presuming they’re pregnant.
This is a blog post I’ve wanted to publish for a long time. Countless times I have typed up blog posts about this ‘taboo’ subject, but countless times I’ve discarded them and never managed to upload anything I have written.
I found out I was pregnant on the 2nd November 2o17 after taking two positive pregnancy tests. I wasn’t actually surprised to see two very strong lines on each test. because by the time it came to taking the tests, I already knew I was pregnant and would’ve been more shocked and confused if it was negative. It is still hard to explain how I felt at the time. It was just really surreal. It wouldn’t sink it, (and it didn’t for quite a while).