Wednesday, 15 August 2018

17 Things I've Googled While Pregnant (and the answers)

When you get pregnant for the first time, you're essentially thrown into the unknown. You're chucked head first into a world of nonsense you've probably never thought about and things you didn't even know existed, like what is a bloody Snuzpod?

After nearly 9 months of googling something baby related pretty much every day I thought I'd put together a few of the more questionable ones as a little insight into my antenatal madness. I've also added in the answers just in case some of you are thinking the same, or if you're just interested to know how much boobs grow in pregnancy...

Sunday, 12 August 2018

A Treat of a Day in Manchester

I'm officially in my last few weeks of being pregnant (SCARY) and my maternity leave is now in full swing. I've had a couple of really busy weeks of sorting the house, my life and all the baby things out, and now it's time to relax before our lives change forever! 

Last Friday was the first completely indulgent treat day I've had so far and it was SO lovely. I was lucky enough to be invited to try out a few services at blow LTD in Debenhams and the exotic afternoon tea at the brand new Sunset terrace in Australasia, they both happened to fall on the same day so I made a full day of it and thought I'd take you along with me.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

The Joy of Missing Out

The constant, let's be honest, usually self inflicted pressure to maintain our social media channels, keep on top of our overflowing inboxes and find a spare minute to get up to date on the group chat can be pretty bloody overwhelming. Being connected is such a huge part of our lives, it can be hard (ok, kind of impossible) to switch off.

Whether it's our social lives or work, technology means that there is little respite from the world around us and it can make us feel like we're missing out on something, even if we're not 100% sure what it is. It also means that you draw constant comparisons with others which can be mentally draining. I have been so guilty of it this year, I've had serious FOMO thanks to suddenly having to make up excuses about why I can't go to a party because I was too tired during the first trimester or lie about why I wasn't drinking. To be honest, all I did was go to bed early and scroll to see what everyone else in the world was up to.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Fears and Hopes for the Future

We can finally say our baby is due this month! Which is exciting and bat shit crazy in equal measures.

In the whirlwind that this year has been, I've barely had time to contemplate how our lives are going to change, what the future holds and the sheer madness of being in charge of a small human who is entirely dependent on us. Not scary AT ALL. I'm now a few days into my maternity leave and although I've been keeping myself busy so far, I've had time to think about everything a little bit harder.

Rather than keeping these thoughts in my head to slowly drive me insane, I'm indulging in a bit of therapy by getting them out on here. Hopefully I'll look back in a year or so and be feeling completely different, fingers crossed... If anything strikes a chord with you, do leave a comment or get in touch as it would be lovely to chat.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

A First Look at our Nursery

After nearly 8 months of mentally preparing ourselves for our (now very) imminent arrival, we've finally got round to the actual physical preparation, which let's face it is the fun bit!

I've slowly but surely been through what feels like every single nursery pin on Pinterest for inspiration and although they are lovely, there was nothing that felt quite right for us so we're going our own way Fleetwood Mac style. This is the very first stage of the nursery but I wanted to document it all the same. 

It's essentially a functional space where we can get the baby changed, cleaned and fed, but in a few weeks it will be painted and covered in prints and commissioned art to make it completely ours. Thankfully my mum works at a school so gets the summer holidays off work so she's going to come and help me do all the hard work, I won't be up a ladder any time soon, don't worry!
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