Who's done with their Christmas shopping? I'm almost done, I've only got a few left to buy including my son's best friend. I decided to give gifts which are a bit different this year. Every mum I speak to are just begging for no more toys in the house! My son loves an adventure and he loves the outdoors and I think most kids do. There are days when he's just hanging off the walls and asking me to pick him up and turn him upside down... 🤸♂️ Go Ape gift vouchers are perfect as there's lots of locations to choose from, it starts at a pretty affordable price and they have a Junior option which is suitable for anyone above 1m (so around 2years ish) and also the grandmas and grandpas! There's some hard core options too but I'll be sticking with the family friendly one this year while the kids are little! What's better than adventure for a gift?! Link in bio! #ad @goapetribe #unwrapadventure
I can’t wait for this little munchkin to be back to her mischievous self with this grin!
Seeing her so poorly is so horrible, we’ve had another day of calpol, cuddles and Disney so fingers crossed she is feeling better soon! 🥰
Last Monday, I had an appointment at the hospital to discuss being induced. Whilst there I had a sweep and the doctor assured me that hers usually work...For the rest of Monday and Tuesday I felt fine and once it’d got 24 hours after the sweep, I convinced myself nothing was happening. By the evening I had started to get mild contractions which I was able to breathe through. I took myself off for a hot bath and early night. I was woken at 1am by a contraction that felt slightly more intense. I put my hypnobirthing on and breathed through them until 2.30 when I woke Michael. He rubbed my back for the next hour but they were getting more intense and I knew I needed to get up. By 4am they were quite strong and it was time for hospital. My waters still hadn’t broken by this point! My in-laws came and we arrived at hospital at 4.45am. I went for my obs and knew I needed pain relief. With having GD, they needed to monitor baby so I had to wait for pain relief. I asked for an epidural and was told they’d ring the dr, who was in theatre but I was already 7cm!! I was finally allowed gas & air. Contractions had got so intense that I tried to bite Michael at one point! I was taken to the delivery room and was really struggling with the pain. Where was the doctor? After more obs, they told me that they couldn’t get an accurate reading for baby so would need to put a clip on her head which would break my waters. As soon as that happened I needed to push...I told Michael I couldn’t do it with just gas and air... but I had no choice. The baby was coming. The midwife guided me through delivering the head and with the next push the baby was here - less than 3 minutes after I started pushing, born at 5.54am. I’d done it. I’ll never forget the relief I felt. I looked over to Michael and he was so proud. Then I heard the words ‘IT’S A GIRL’ 💗 We we’re both in complete and utter shock. Our baby girl was here! And she was worth every second of pain!
This was the gorgeous log cabin we stayed in when we visited @wildernesshotelmuotka 3 years ago (to the day). The most magical and fun filled place. I will be uploading a video of our time there thus Vlogmas. Wonderful memories and hoping to make some more next year 😍
Wondering which one of my charming family members taught my darling son that a wet and squashed toilet roll tube, looked like a lump of poo?? 3 times this nugget got thrown into my relaxing bath this morning.
Anyone else? I have many moments like this to the point I’m sobbing 😭 the fact is people will always judge you on being a mum regardless of how good or bad you are “ oh what does she know about being a mum”? Well I know one thing we learn together as time goes on, as a family as a child and mother bonding it’s all new to us both of us are learning and sometimes it can be hard because we are two individual people and personalities are unique and no one is exactly the same and may I add we shouldn’t try and change someone’s personality!!!! It’s about learning and trusting one another. Of course we will have times of struggle times where we clash and as the parent respect should be shown BUT and I repeat BUT if the child is in the right you should be bold enough to apologise to your kids this shows them right from wrong we must lead by example.
At the end of the day I want my kids to look up to me and be proud! and another thing as mothers we must take time for ourselves it’s NOT SELFISH it’s important to not lose ourself as we give all to being a mother/ wife/ partner we must take time for ourselves because a broken mother isn’t a mother at all. #mum#mumsarethebest#mom#momlife#parenting#postpartum#pregnancy#love#child#children#thoughts#motherhood#amothersthoughts#channelmumvillage#deep#healing