Hello! Me again... the one who promises to blog more but never actually does!
I don't know where the time has gone. Mondays turn into Tuesdays way too quickly and before I know it's Friday and I've worn the same shoes all week, only washed my hair once and not even bought one thing from ASOS.
I can't believe my wee baby is almost 4 months old! She's still being a very well behaved little babe. She loves wearing clashing prints and has (apart from a few blips) mastered sleeping through the night (although my doc told me not to tell anyone that as people will hate me.... but I'm kinda proud so feel like I should show off!) I'm not an expert at all and can only talk about what works for me but the main thing I've found that has helped is to get up and dressed every morning. It's amazing how brushing your teeth and putting on a bit of red lippy can make you feel. Yes, my days are now about 4 hours longer than they used to be due to the early wake up call, but at least I feel more human throughout these long days.
We went on our first family holiday a couple of weeks ago and it was the best adventure. It felt so good to have the sun on my face and to be in fresh air. I took 400 photos and drove my husband mad by saying that we had to film every moment of it because I want to show it to Belle when she is older. I find that in our 'social media generation' we sometimes get carried away and forget to be in the moment, but I'm also enjoying looking back at the videos we've made over the past few months.
Ok enough chit chat, I've got a baby to feed and a wardrobe to colour co-ordinate. I'll leave you with a few of my favourite things from the past month.
It's a spray! An actual spray moisturiser! I'm the laziest person with no beauty regime. I've worn the same make up since I was about 12 (Rimmel liquid eyeliner, Rimmel mascara and a Mac blusher) and I never really take care of my skin. This product is genius. I do everything at supersonic speed so to be able to moisturise in 5 seconds with a spray is my kind of product.
2. This little monkey. Nuff said.
I've always been one to follow my gut instinct but when I had Belle I sometimes questioned myself as I knew nothing about babies (so much so that the midwife had to show me how to put a nappy on before we left hospital...oops) This book (which is actually written by my GP) kept me calm during those crazy all nighters and reassured me that if I continued to trust my instinct and remained calm it would all work out OK. And so far so good....
I recommend this book if you are a first time mama. It's full of facts, non judgemental and non fussy which is what you want when you've had no sleep and can't stop examining baby poo.
Nothing says 'new mama' like alligator print thigh highs! Love these boots... couldn't get my swollen legs in them throughout pregnancy so I've been over wearing them to make up for lost time. Surprisingly they are super comfortable and go with everything.