We had a great first weekend of summer, it rained for half of it, but that’s not the point haha... . It’s finally summer and we’re so happy!! We’re excited for splash parks, beach days, ice cream, rompers and sandals ☺️ Bring on the sun!!
Oh baby, we are so obsessed with you. . . Lu has been giving him lots and lots of kisses, brushing his soft hair with his hand and saying love you baby brother this entire morning. My heart 💖😍😍😍💖 . . The crazy hasn't begun just yet. We're just enjoying our slow days in this baby bubble that we're in and loving all the cuddles I've been getting from all my boys. Soaking it all in.
Eden’s birth story 🍃 After having an emergency c section first time round with Jace, I was pretty comfortable with the thought of having another c section when I was pregnant with Eden. The fact I could plan the csection was a bonus too as I knew when exactly I could have her. I went to all the midwife checkups and set the date she was to come out the sunroof! - I would have been 40 weeks exactly. But on the morning of 39 weeks + 5days I woke to a few period like pains. Tossed and turned for a bit and decided to get up around 7am. I called the hospital and told them I was due for my elective c section in a few days and they told me to come in. I drove myself to the hospital about 730am while Brae stayed home with Jace who was just getting out of bed. I sat by myself in the waiting room for 10 mins or so while I could feel the pains gradually getting worse. The midwife finally came to me and told me to follow her into the room. I sat on-top of the bed while she was fiddling with the machine and couldn’t make it work so she told me she would be “right back”. I got on the phone to Brae who was feeding Jace brekky at home, within minutes the pain completely intensified.... I was bent over the bed with the phone in front of me and I could barley talk. I remember him saying “let me know if you’re in labour and I’ll get Jace sorted”... and i yelled “im definitely in labour!!!!” and hung up. This would have been close to 8am (Eden entered the world 8.20am). I looked up and saw another midwife in the hallway and yelled out to her, she came running into the room asking if I was ok? Then I felt it.. the urge to push. I started pushing and yelling “SHES COMING, im pushing im pushing”!! I never had this feeling of my body automatically pushing by itself so I was freaking out. The midwife pushed the emergency buzzer on the wall and within seconds the room filled up with people. One of them asked me to lay on the bed to check how dilated I was. I just
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What a weekend ... That smile says it all 🥰 and now I have a 7 year old! How? This amazing kid made me a mum and I’m so grateful every day that he did ... Looks like I nailed the birthday presents again this year - no easy feat after last year’s reaction to the mosasaurus 👌🏼
• M o n d a y • Went to work with mum guilt today as Harry waved me off. Daddy works, mummy’s off then Mummy works and daddy’s off. Family days are far and few between sometimes! But when your sent pictures of his happy little face, it makes it all worth it . 💫
My absolute favourite thing in the world is when Lola stares directly into my eyes while breastfeeding 🥺😭💖 - Seriously though, how incredible is the female body!? Having the ability to grow and nourish tiny human beings from our own bodies 😶 Honestly it still blows me away 🙌🏻 #normalisebreastfeeding
Before you say anything, yes this photo is from ages ago... but onto today... not sure if you heard but I have lost the diamond from my engagement ring 💍 pretty devastating as things go, so I decided to look into a faux-placement and misguidedly took these two into a jewellery store to research my options. Did you know these places are made almost entirely of glass? And did you also know that if you take a 4yo boy into them he will inevitably find the only step in the joint and use it to climb onto the glass cabinet in the centre of the store while you are simultaneously trying on a ring and getting it stuck on your finger. Cue intense sweating, swearing and abject mortification as you mentally prepare to buy a cabinet full of jewellery you can’t afford when all you came in for was a fake diamond!! #likeabullinachinashop
I can't believe Harry will be turning two this summer! Time with him really has flown by in comparison to his big sister's first few years, although I totally still see him as our "baby"... There's a new tongue in cheek post over on the blog all about the real baby milestones - no 'wonder weeks' or 'mental leaps' over here! Hopefully you'll relate! ⠀ If, however you prefer a more objective rundown of your baby's milestones, you can sign up to the SMA® Baby Club (smababy.co.uk/registration) which provides mums with a whole host of support from pregnancy through to toddlerhood. Track your baby's milestones throughout the first 1000 days and receive personalised tips and insights taiilored to the age of your baby. ⠀ I've realised over time that I feel like a better mum as my kids get older. Is that a bad thing to say?? As much as the baby days are cute, they're so exhausting and I love watching my kids as they develop and become more independent over time. I just have more fun these days - and sleeping more definitely helps!! Thoughts? @smababyclubuki #sponsored#smababyclub#wonderofbaby#smanutrition#almosttwo
This is definitely a print I’ll be framing. Joe & I were just talking about how different this year at the beach is than last year. Even though I miss them as babies & sometimes get a little sad at the thought of them getting older, I am finding more than ever that I really am loving every age! 2 & 4 might be my favorite yet 😊 The older they get, the more they play together & yes, they still fight... (a lot) but this weekend we were able to at least sit in a beach chair for more than 30 seconds, which is more than I can say for years past 😂 Counting our blessings tonight & every night 💕 Also, if you have a minute, please say a prayer or send some positive vibes for my brother-in-law- my sister’s husband broke his leg today & I know they could use it! 🙏🏻 #sundaymood#summervibes#beachbabes#swimzip#sunsafe
we officially have a crib & mattress. Pulling this room together slowly (which is totally like me) because I can’t make up my mind. If anyone remembers I was originally going for more green tones and here I am with pink and grey. Let’s just hope this all comes together as nicely as it does in my head.