Being A Mummy

Being a mummy is far from easy. The late nights, the early mornings, the growth spurts and constant feeding, the screams,the cries,the really bad nappies.
But it is so worth it. For the smiles, the giggles,the laughs, the opportunity to make so many memories with this gorgeous little bundle that you can call your own.
I never realised just how tough motherhood was going to be, and I definitely have a profound respect for women like Emma Louise who are bringing up their beautiful children single handedly. 
But I wouldn’t change it for the world and I’m enjoying every second – I don’t know how I’m going to cope when I finish my maternity leave and have to go back to work. If I could possibly afford to be a stay at home mum, I’d love to, I just don’t think it’ll be possible.
I would never have thought I’d have had a baby by the time I was 22, but things happen for a reason and I’m so glad it has.

In The Post

Here’s some goodies I received this week:
A gorgeous red polka dot blanket and bib set from Cornish Daisy // Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane from The Book People for purpose of review // Shea Mooti with goodies inside for purpose of review // Mama’s Soothing Leg and Foot Cream – one of the goodie bag products to review

Mama’s Organic Lavender Soap from Shea Mooti for purpose of review // some ELF goodies for myself // Lumiere Cosmetics eyeshadows and blushes for purpose of review // Veil Cover Cream free sample and colour samples // Orla Kiely ‘Colours’ book for Jack from The Book People for purpose of review // Orla Kiely ‘Numbers’  book for Jack from The Book People for purpose of review
I’m expecting many more parcels through the post – an order for baby stuff from Boots, a few things from various companies for the birthday giveaway goodie bag (enter here if you haven’t already), a bookcase, two bedside tables, a Lush order, FunkyDivaa and Everything5Pounds goodies! Would you like to see a post on some of these when they arrive?
Have you received anything nice in the post recently?

A weekend catchup

There is only so much unpacking and housework a girl can take, right?
All I seem to be doing is unpacking more and more boxes and bags – or washing another load of clothes Jack’s dirtied. I dread to think how much money I’m spending on laundry products!
My mission to get fit is failing dramatically so far – especially when I end up buying 18 inch beasts like this:
Just noticed Jacks head in the top right corner; more interested in the tv than the giant pizza!
I am so fed up of takeaway food it’s unreal! However, we’ve been waiting on a cheque of mine to clear so we can actually go out and buy a fridge. Yes, we have been living for three weeks without a fridge and on takeaway food. It doesn’t look like this mum tum is disappearing for a while!
I’ve decided that I’m going to start getting fit after my birthday, for three reasons:
1) This means I can be naughty on my birthday
2) I’m getting Wii Fit from Steve for my birthday so I can use that to help me too
3) I can start at the beginning of a new month, and just pretend that the year started on the first of February so as not to mark down my resolution as an epic fail.
On another note, thank you so much to all of you – I finally hit 200 followers, and now beyond – last time I looked, I has 227! This is amazing and makes me feel really humble and happy, knowing that you all wanted to follow my rambles on my tiny corner of the internet. Thank you so, so much – and if you haven’t entered the Futures first birthday giveaway, then why not? You can enter here or just click on the button in the right sidebar.
Yes, it does say Try My Nuts 😉
My plans for this week are the same as usual at the moment: be a mummy and blog (when not doing either of these, I goof around like in the picture above). I’m expecting plenty of packages though, so expect some In The Post blogposts – and I’m expecting some of the giveaway goodies in those packages too!
I’m also going to be receiving big old boxes too – I shall be spending tomorrow ordering fridges, bookcases, cd/dvd towers and more, so I can finally call this place a home.
Would you all be interested in a home tour once I’m sorted?