Clingfilm painting

Coming up with new and fun idea's to do with a baby is really difficult. Especially when you want to encourage them to explore different things, and textures but without the mess. I've always been a fan of arts and crafts, painting, play-dough, well anything that can create a mess makes me wierdly happy! One of my close friends Gemma say's that she is useless with crafts. Quote "it's too messy, and I like it to be perfect!"

This is a quick, easy, mess free activity, sounds appealing right?

Birth experience


The 7th September was a big date for us, we anticipated it, I thought about it non-stop, it made me anxious, and nervous and excited all at the same time. Much to our dismay it passed by with pretty much nothing happening, because my due date was on a Sunday I was booked in on the Monday to see my consultant if nothing had happened. Monday came, I took my very pregnant self to the hospital, in tears because I could no longer take the pain, the discomfort and stress of baby E being late. I had a sweep on that Monday to be told that I was in fact 2cm dilated. Frustration set in when I heard this. It seemed to be going so slow. The consultant Liliana was absolutely brilliant, she listened to all my worries and concerns, and booked me in to be induced on the Saturday. I wanted Emily to be born, and I was at the 'Get this baby out' stage, but I really didn't want to be induced. I wanted it too happen naturally.

I have written about my birthing experience, and the unexpected events that happened. However I'm not so sure that I will ever post it. While it has been really therapeutic writing about it, and getting it all out. I don't think I have quite accepted what happened. It helped me to process things, and also filled in a lot of blanks for me. Most of my labour was a haze, and the things I do remember weren't very nice. 

Reindeer booties!

When my postman arrived today I was far to excited. I'm a massive fan's of my 1st years personalised baby gifts, since Emily received a musical photo keepsake box as one of her christening gifts from her grandparents. I cannot praise them enough, The customer service is amazing, we were expecting a delay in our order, rather then keeping us waiting and guessing they sent us a email informing us of the delay. I think many companies expand, and become larger, they're products are more in demand and sadly they forget there customers. One of the things I loved about my 1st years is the fact they make you feel like a valued customer. They take the time to think about the little things like packaging. Each item you purchase is presented in a gorgeous little blue box, with a white ribbon. Something simple, but very effective. In my opinion its much more appealing then a plain brown package. 

3 month update

When your pregnant, god time seems to slow right down. However as soon as you have that goregeous little baby in your arms, you want things to slow down, in a blink of a eye they're sitting, smiling and giggling. 


If you follow us on Instagram, you can watch Emily grow.

Salt dough ornaments

These easy to make ornaments are going to be one of my new Christmas traditions. I have only ever made these once before with my Nan, but I was so small I didn't actually make the mixture myself. Having Emily has made me want to do more things, and capture more memories. I think these will remind me every year of her first Christmas and just how small she actually was. They are so simple and easy to make, but they look so beautiful. They are perfect for adding that simple, home-made loved touch to your Christmas tree. Something that your child will be proud of too. 

To make these you will need:
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water (you probably won't use a whole cup)

my mood diary



I know I've been missing for a while, I abandoned ship when I had Emily, Came back for a short while and then disappeared again. I have missed blogging, I do miss my blog, but things just haven't been feeling the same recently. I've become this hermit, stuck in my little depressed self. I thought going back on medication would help. I know it really isn't a magical fix, but it's worked for me before, It balanced me out. However this time it's different, I tried it, gave it two weeks with no joy. They doubled the medication, And again it made no difference. I started these tablets to make things easier, I realized the other day, I was taking the medication to control my life, but somehow it's ended up controlling me. I was depending on them, and getting frustrated when they were not working. Then it was making me want to take more. Which isn't going to fix the problem, It can also be a really bad road to go down.


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