Becoming Tommy’s Mum

Being Tommy’s Mum

Being Leah

Birth Story Pt. 2

Ok, so the thing with birth is no one really tells dad what to expect, you kind of just go along with it all knowing that all hell is going to break loose at any moment and you only hope that you don’t become “one of them” dads. The kind that is more of an...

Birth Story Pt.1

There's two sides to every story, So why should this one be any different? I woke up, well woke is a weird choice of words, I'd barely slept. Pregnancy had been robbing me of sleep for months now and there was so much running through my mind, sleeping was impossible....

10 Things About Pregnancy

"You wanted this" that phrase used to make me fume. The hubby2b would use it whenever I complained about pregnancy. I wanted a baby, I didn't want all this that came with being pregnant. Truth is I didn't quite realise what I was getting myself into. It wasn't all fun...

Redundant

*As featured in Mummys Busy Blogging* I was greeted by laughter when I told my colleagues that I was having 9 months of maternity leave. "Two weeks," they said, "we'll give you two weeks before you're back" they were obviously joking but I knew where they were coming...

Motherly

I was asked to describe my pre-mum self in 3 words. Workaholic, spontaneous & Motherly. Maybe you thought I had misread the question, but I didn't, the truth is there's always been a mother in me. Maternal sounded like a better choice of words, but I don't feel like...

Hard.

When your pregnant you find everyone with a baby/ child wants to tell you something about being a parent. We welcomed it (without any eye rolls.) It was all new to us and we were accepting any advice, encouragement or warnings we could get. There tended to be two...

Scan

12 weeks that seemed like an eternity. I was so overjoyed to be pregnant, but part of me struggled to buy into the excitement; surely it was too good to be true. I was desperate for a healthcare professional to tell me it was real, that I hadn't dreamt that positive...

Positive

*As featured on Mummy's Busy Blogging* The cat has always been quite sympathetic and today was no different. She ran up the stairs and peered her whiskers around the bathroom door to see what the crying was about. I bolted up from my trembling state and scooped her up...

A New Chapter

I haven't blogged in a while. I figured when Tommy turned one Id have a million and one things to write about and I'd be doing nothing but blogging, but it hasn't been the case. A lot of the blog ideas I still want to write about, but I just haven't been in no rush. I...

Wishes

As you head off into the big world, mum free for the first time, I think of all the things I want you to be. Every mother wants their child to be successful, smart, surrounding by friends and always happy, but the reality is, that existence does, well... exist. You...

Journey

I was never too sure what to think of breastfeeding, or whether I would do it or not. That was until I feel pregnant and from that moment I knew instantly, of course I was going to breastfeed, I couldn't imagine not. I never went to antenatal classes but my health...

Late

"If you're not early you're late" I used to find myself shouting across at my employees as they clocked in at 2 minutes to their shift start time. I was always on time... to everything. I was the type of person who when presented with two options, get there an hour...

Only.

We'd just left the hospital from hearing the wonderful news that you were a boy. The sonographer's words "I don't have to check twice for that. He's sat there legs spread in the air, saying look at my willy Mum and Dad" ... Mum & Dad, wow! It was really hitting home...

Bossing Baby Led Weaning

So it isn't very often I consider myself to 'boss' something, and please don't get me wrong, I am no nutritionist, I can't say I offer the perfect balanced diet day in day out and I have certainly had the odd occasion where I've opened the fridge and thought 'What the...

Isolation

*As featured on Mummy's Busy Blogging* It appears to be common knowledge in the online mum community how big a problem loneliness is in the journey of motherhood. But yet previously I had no idea. I didn't realise how many mums were out there feeling alone and lost,...

THE dress

It's usually the first question I get from people when I say I'm getting married, "have you found a dress" well yes I've found a dress, I've actually found many. But that THE dress moment you hear about, where you get flutters and everyone around you breaks into a...