About me

Hello, I'm Stephanie. A 25-year-old first-time mama. I currently live in Bedfordshire with my Fiancé Sam. Before having Emily I worked as a care assistant for the elderly, I absolutely loved my job and hope to go back to it one day, but for the moment I am a stay at home mama. I love to spend my evenings being a little hermit curled up in a corner, writing this blog, making sure I document all of those major milestones, and family memories in hope that my daughter will some day read my blog back.

I originally started this blog to write letters to Emily and to document the whole of my pregnancy, because life is so busy you tend to forget the little things. I never want to forget any of my pregnancy or the treasured moments we have as a family. My blog has since grown into so much more, it's become a place where I can escape to and write all my worries, rambles and day to day things. I have always loved writing, it's usually in the safety of my notebooks or journal. However, I thought I would be brave and create my own little corner of the internet!


Life hasn't always been as easy as it is now. When I was 20, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and generalised anxiety disorder. However, with the constant love and support of my family and friends, I've learnt to manage my illness better, and take each day as it comes.

In April 2013 I got engaged to my Fiancé. He is my soul mate, man of my dreams and best friend. Despite all of my issues and problems, he decided to stand by my side, through the good and bad. I can never thank him enough for being my rock. I honestly can't wait to see what adventures come our way along life's journey together.

After three miscarriages I found myself very isolated and angry at the world, which had a knock on effect on my depression. Finally, at the end of 2013 we found out we were expecting, but little did we know this time it would change our lives. I started blogging about my pregnancy because of no matter the outcome I didn't want to forget a moment.


On September 12th, 2014 I gave birth to our gorgeous baby girl, Emily Anne. My rainbow baby, She's become the light of my life, and my whole world in one tiny little person. I started documenting all of those special little moments, her first smile, laugh, crawl and steps. Taking as many photographs of her as possible as I don't want to miss a moment.

I didn't expect my blog to grow as much as it has, but it seems to be growing with us as a family. I love my little corner of the internet and I will never take it for granted. It is a place where I can be myself, and I like the fact I have full control of its content. The purpose of my blog has shifted, it has become a place for me to jot down my take on motherhood, and our ups and downs as a family. I'm no longer that scared person looking for meaning in life, I have my gorgeous family, and I feel better than I have in years. 



We recently went on to have another rainbow baby, Isabelle Rose. She was born on July 7th, 2017. Just like my pregnancy with Emily, I documented both the good and the bad, and I am so glad I was able to do that. She makes our family complete, and I can't wait to capture all the special moments on my blog just like I did with Emily. My girls mean the world to me, and I hope that one day when they have the opportunity to look back on my blog and read my posts - they realise that. 

After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.

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