Baby, house and blog news!

Well it actually seems like it is a lot longer then it has been that ive been gone, I have missed blogging, but at the same time so much has been going on that I welcomed the break. This is going to be a catch up, and believe me when I say there is a awful lot to catch up on, so sit tight, grab a brew, I'm having a nice one as I write this.  I'm sorry if i ramble on a little bit, I can't help it I've missed being able to sit and blog.

Baby news!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, You will be well aware that I gave birth to the most beautiful and perfect little girl! Emily Anne. I had her on September 12th at 16;38, weighing 6lb 13oz Considering she was 5 days overdue I think she was pretty little! I didn't have a great labour, which just matches my pregnancy. I will be posting my labour story later for those who are interested. Becoming a mummy has been the most amazing, but challenging experience of my life - but I wouldn't change it for the world. 


House News!
I have previously mentioned on my blog that my housing situation wasn't ideal. While I was pregnant my mum made me homeless - because this day in age it is the only way you will get housed. As much as I would love to own my own house, the stress of having a mortgage, and all that comes with it just isn't for me.  Even if I wanted to get a mortgage we couldn't afford the deposit. In my area, to private rent a property is about £200 more a month, now call me silly but I would much rather spend that money on Emily rather then throwing it down the drain.

I desperately wanted a home before I gave birth, but sadly that didn't happen. Every time we bidded on properties we just wasn't coming high enough, meaning we were unsuccessful. I have to admit, bringing Emily home to a place that wasn't ours was the hardest thing I had to do, it left me feeling very stressed out, upset and like I was failing her. It took nearly a month to get the keys to a property when she was born. In that month we were constantly moving between houses and places. Sofa surfing with a baby isn't fun. Especially when your having to load up the car to move from one place to another, and as you know things soon start to mount up when you have a newborn. We have a ford focus, and the boot and backseats were full - we literally couldn't fit anything else in the car! 
Out of all the situations we have been in as a couple, this was and has been the most difficult and stressful time. We received a phone call from our local council, and they offered us a flat to lease. I wasn't happy at first, because i really wanted a house, but needs must. After viewing the property I was so happy that I decided to take it! For a 2 bedroom flat it is massive, I have a lovely big kitchen, a roof over my head and somewhere I can call home. what more could I ask for? Moving while I was trying to recover from my labour, and with a screaming baby, and decorating it at the same time was definitely difficult. I can safety say its all coming together! I can't wait too show you my home when it's all decorated!


Blog news!
I was very conflicted on what I was going to do next with my blog. I have always loved blogging, and I've met some absolutely lovely friends through it. I started it as a pregnancy diary, and somewhere to vent. I never imagined that it would turn into this. I decided that i am going to carry on with my blog - but with a little re-brand. I have made the decision to keep pictures of Emily off all types of social media. I have only posted pictures like the ones above, or the back of her head. This is for personal reasons mainly - and also because at the moment I don't feel comfortable posting them for my own reasons and anxieties. I'm hoping that once things have settled down and I get used to being a mummy this may change. For example, All of my family have facebook, and use it regularly. If I began posting pictures of Emily, they would then do the same, it would then get out of hand, also out of my control to what they post and for me that is something I'm not comfortable with yet. So, Out with the old and in with the new.

Finally I would just like to say thank you to all the people who congratulated me on Emily's birth, and for not forgetting me!

2 comments

  1. So glad you're back! Congratulations again, I totally understand not posting pictures, I didn't post many in the newborn days as I just wanted indie to myself haha. Love the blog design :) xx

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    1. Thank you, it feels good to be able to blog again! :) Thanks, i did the whole blog design myself. :) Hope both you and indie are well. xx

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