Tag Archives : Motherhood

Maternity leave – expectations vs reality


Now that i’m coming to the end of my first maternity leave, it’s safe to say that some of the expectations I had for my “year off” were VERY unrealistic and dreamy!   Expectation: Lots of time to watch box sets Reality: I think I have managed one box set in the early days after giving birth, whilst breastfeeding *constantly*,…

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Nursery – is it really that bad?!


In 6 weeks time, it’ll be all change again! I’ll have just had a year off work for the first time, and have gone through more emotions than I ever knew were possible! Plus, I managed to bag myself a promotion that I didn’t think would happen for at least 5 years. So, all in all, it’s been a busy…

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Operation “get my body back” – Month 1


A month or so ago I decided enough was enough! It was time to stop being a couch potato and hiding under baggy jumpers and start getting fit, so that I was able to fit into my pre-baby clothes for when I started work in 2 months time. I joined the gym, and started looking at what I was eating.…

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Bloody Brilliant Blogger – who me?!


The Bloody Brilliant Blogger Tag – Run by Becky and Kimberly the tag is all about showing recognition to the amazing blogs the internet has to offer. Giving their owners a virtual slap on the back and celebrating some flippin’ fantastic posts. It was such a great feeling to be reading a post by Mummy to Dex (one of my favourite…

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When did I become invisible?


I’m not exactly sure when it happened, and it took me a few weeks to realise, but suddenly, as soon as I had pushed a baby out, people didn’t want to know about ME anymore. Family and friends who used to call me for a chat, ask me to go to dinner / shopping, all of a sudden didn’t want to know about…

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8 months into being a mum – how do I feel?


The last 8 months have been an absolute whirlwind, so it’s rare that I get to actually sit down and think about how I actually feel. I can’t believe that in the last 8 months I have given birth, looked after a newborn (and he’s still ok!), and now have an infant who is clapping, squealing and trying to crawl!…

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Yes, i’m planning to return to work – FULL TIME…….


Halfway into my maternity leave I was approached by my boss about an opportunity that was coming up – someone was leaving to do a long term secondment, and they had thought of me as a potential candidate. I was made up that they’d thought of me, especially seeing as I was on maternity leave! The job would be a promotion,…

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The Bedtime Tag


Thank you to Grumpy Mum Reviews for passing on the bedtime tag! I’m currently sat in bed with a baby sleeping in the next room……so, the perfect time to write this! 1. Describe your usual bedtime routine  Our bedtime routine is still a work in progress. It starts between 6.30pm-7pm depending on just how grumpy the little man is, and…

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The dreaded 4 month sleep regression


“Coffee, pass me the coffee” – these are usually the first things that come out of my mouth in the morning. We’re 5 weeks into the 4 month sleep regression, and yes, it’s been extremely tough. 5 weeks of wake ups every 90mins – 2 hourly during the night, no rest during the day (whoever said sleep when they sleep…

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Christmas makes! 


Christmas is just around the corner and this year has been all change for us! No more evening trips to Selfridges or Liberty after work – oh no – maternity leave and a 4 month old means that 6pm is now the start of the bedtime routine. Oh how life has changed! The lead up to Christmas got me thinking…

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