This week I have decided it would be nice to share my birth stories with you. With 5 children every single one has a completely different experience and whether you’ve already have children or whether you are currently pregnant/planning a baby hopefully reading these will help you. Yesterday we had Harry’s birth story. Today we have Ellie!
This week I have decided it would be nice to share my birth stories with you. With 5 children every single one has a completely different experience and whether you’ve already have children or whether you are currently pregnant/planning a baby hopefully reading these will help you. Let’s start with Harry!
If you think back to a while ago I had a dilemma over whether or not to send Freddie to nursery and eventually gave in and let him go. With Bethie I felt I had no choice but to let her go as she was becoming extremely clingy and seemed petrified of anyone new or being separated from me in any way. Once things have settled I plan on returning to work which means that she will need to get used to being around other people and to be away from me. Continue reading “My baby started nursery!”
Have you ever had a moment where you feel proud of something you’ve achieved? But not something where you have helped yourself, or something where one of your babies have done something. Last night I helped a mummy who was really struggling with her baby. Continue reading “Am I a secret baby whisperer?”
An Ode To An Average Mum Like Me
I know you’re feeling tired and maybe a little blue
Your thoughts of a million scenarios
And what you think you should do
That poo stain up their back
And spaghetti in there hair
Their beautiful clothes
When you have nothing yourself to wear
Sometimes you try your hardest
And it never seems enough
But you just keep on trying
Because you’re Mum, You’re tough
Your feelings come last
Your hairs in a messy bun
But that’s OK you’ll deal with it
Because you are a mum
Night time falls it’s time for bed
You do a little dance
Because you manage to get a coffee that’s hot
it’s been your only chance
You sit and ponder all the things
You said or did that day
You’re feeling guilty for shouting
Even though nastily they did play
Just remember that whilst you’re here and feeling kind of glum
There are little eyes looking up to you
Proud and happy that you’re their mum
From this mummy to you
We have all been there where we feel useless or not enough, friends have come and gone. You feel like you mean little or nothing. I just want to tell you, you are doing the best you can. And to those little people that are looking up to you that best is more than good enough.
Stop being so hard on yourselves and don’t always put yourselves last. You deserve time for yourself. Whether you are a working mum, stay at home mum, someone who bottle feeds or breastfeeds. If you take them to every club going or just sit and play games. YOU are doing the best for you and don’t ever compare yourself to others.
Thank you for reading and keep smiling,
You’ve got this!
I am a mother of many mixed emotions this evening. Why I hear you ask? Well the evening before my baby princess turns 10 months old she has decided to crawl! … She is now a full-blown crawler, Across the living room crawling. Not rolling, Not army shuffling, Not bum shuffling but actual hands and knees like a big girl!
Whilst I am extremely proud of her for finally mastering the art of crawling and I have joined in with the cheering, clapping and celebrating I am also tinged with sadness that my final baby has reached another milestone and is getting bigger. She’s becoming more independent and I am becoming a little more redundant. All too soon she will be walking, going to school etc. Time just goes far too quickly. I don’t want her to grow up.
She will be the last baby of my own that I will watch hitting milestones, gaining a personality and becoming her own person instead I will have to wait to be blessed with grandchildren to see it again. I am too young for this! I genuinely wasn’t expecting to feel that little bit of sadness in the pit of my stomach every 1`time that she hits a milestone but I can’t help but think she is growing way to fast for my liking.
As well as learning to crawl she is gaining a little personality of her own which mainly involves picking on her big brother, shouting, being a little diva and a madam. She is extremely spoilt and has a bit of a meany streak to her. I have watched her go out of her way to get across the room just to try to bite Freddie. She is very head strong already and this worries me a little. What on earth will she be like as a toddler… I can only imagine!
SLOW DOWN BETHIE BOO!
All over the internet I am constantly reading about how women want to find quick ways to hide their stretch marks. Or want a special oil to rub into their bumps whilst their pregnant to try to hide their stretch marks. I wonder why they can’t just be proud of their tiger stripes? Continue reading “Why I’m proud of my tiger stripes”
This weeks #MySundayPhoto is my favourite picture from my week because it shows my little princess smiling and looking healthy. We had a very rough week with her being very poorly. I never actually realised that tonsillitis could make someone so poorly. We spent most of the nights watching her to make sure she was OK. This is such a perfect photo that shows what an amazing baby she is and how quickly she has bounced back. I think we can safely say having your baby keep turning blue was not on my to-do list this week but I am just very relieved that she is so much better now. Continue reading “My Sunday Photo – 14/05”
Right now is a Mummy moment that only other Mummies in fact no, not just Mummies but Daddies too can relate to. My beautiful baby girl is sleeping perfectly in her cot. My gorgeous toddler is sound asleep , Annabelle is comfy in her bed, Ellie is snoring lightly , Harry is fast asleep and Gareth is snoring his face off and me? I’m downstairs despite feeling poorly and being completely shattered and more than ready for bed. Continue reading “Only a Mummy or Daddy will understand why im awake…”
Now I would love for all of my blogs to be sweetness and light and how lovely the kids are 24/7. The reality is my kids can be pains in the arses as much as anyone else’s and right now Beth is exactly that. I am putting it down to teething. Continue reading “Teething-My God has she moaned!”