Hi! Have you missed me?? I've missed blogging but the last month (a whole month, where the heck has that gone!) has flown by and I haven't had a second to sit down.
This past month has been the ride of my life- It's amazing how something can be as equally tough as it is brilliant and I can't believe what a woman's body is capable of. I've learnt so much about myself, (who knew I was such a machine!!) my outlook on life has changed and I fully believe that you can do anything you put your mind to.
The best thing about this month is that I'm not pregnant anymore- woop woop! If you follow this blog or my moaning on twitter you will know that I didn't enjoy being pregnant one bit. I am now SO appreciative of the smallest things that bring me so much joy.
1. Lying on my belly
2. Being able to see my toes
3. Walking 3 steps without being out of breath
4. Not waking up with a nosebleed every morning
5. Having an entire wardrobe of clothes that I fit back into
My labour was intense (isn't everyones??) but as tough as I thought labour was, I had no idea how hard breastfeeding actually is. I had decided before that I really wanted to breastfeed- but I still think it's really unfair the amount of pressure the midwives/ hospitals/ world put on mothers to not use formula. I had some of the usual problems with it - 2 weeks of ABSOLUTE AGONY which involved me hysterically crying at 3am on numerous occasions and I almost caved umpteen times but I persevered (hey, if I can push out a 9lb 11 ounce baby out naturally then I can feed my baby with my boobs) and I'm really glad I did as I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Funny how 2 weeks of hell feels like eternity but being pregnant for 40 weeks feels like it never happened.
So here we are - month one of my new life with my baby Belle. She is an absolute angel (laying on me fast asleep as I type this) and I know we are very lucky to have such a peaceful baby.
My favourite time of day is playing dress up with her (duh...) and I often have to remind myself that she isn't a doll! I've discovered so many cute brands whilst scrolling Instagram as I feed her in the middle of the night and I'm excited to show off her wee outfits. I refuse to become one of those 'over sharing social media mums.' Each to their own but for now the only oversharing I'm doing is on Belle's private Instagram account that is only for family and close friends. She will appear on the blog every now and again and I'm excited to write up the post on her nursery as I had so much fun doing it.
Happy weekend - thanks for checking back in and I promise to be posting more than I have done over the past month xoxo
Day 12 of her life and Belle went on an adventure down the ASOS catwalk
Our first selfie