Jack: Two Months On

I promised you an update on how Jack was doing each month, so here is his two-monthly update!
He’s smiling a lot more now, even trying to laugh. Although he is a little scared of his little chuckles _ each time he does one, he starts crying immediately afterwards! It’s so cute to watch.
He’s also starting to hold his head for quite a while now whereas before he could only manage a second at a time. We bought him a little playmat in Tesco today for him to have some ‘tummy time’, if he’s in a fab mood then he loves tummy time, but will scream if he’s not!
He’s definitely starting to find his voice, I’ve heard more coos, goos and gaas this past week than I have ever heard before. He seems to enjoy making noises, he seems to be trying to have a conversation with you most of the time.
Unfortunately he’s having his injections on Monday – something I’m really dreading as both Steve and I dislike needles with a passion! I’ve been told to make sure I have Calpol to hand in case he develops a fever after them, and to give him lots of cuddles once they’re all done, which of course I will do!
I can’t believe two months have gone already – it seems like yesterday that I was posting my pregnancy updates, and now here he is, two months of age!
I can’t wait to see what he’s doing in a months time!
xo


Operation: Lose That Mum Tum

My New Years Resolution was to get rid of this mum tum I have developed since giving birth to Jack. However, living without a fridge in our new place for a couple of weeks isn’t exactly helpful to the whole healthy eating plan, so I have shamefully been binging on takeaways and rubbish ready meals which, as you can imagine, isn’t doing wonders for the whole dieting thing.
Thus, I decided that I would start again on the 1st of February – that would mean getting my birthday out of the way and hopefully have received my much sought after Wii Fit for my birthday. The boy came up trumps and tomorrow I shall start eating much more healthily and doing a workout on the Wii every day. I will also be going for a number of walks, and am willing to try out anything else to lose this mum tum and feel healthier both inside and out.
What would you suggest? I’m planning on getting Zumba for the Wii, but are there any exercises (for indoors or outdoors) that you find generates results and makes you feel healthier in yourself?
Let me know in the comments.
(If you wanted to know, Steve has made a gorgeous (and healthy!) chicken and vegetable dish for dinner tonight – look out for a picture in my Week In Pictures post at the end of the week! I’m lucky to have a wonderful cook for a boyfriend, really!)
xo

Birthday OOTD + FOTD

Maxi Dress; FunkyDivaa; £13.99 (belt included)
Boots; Primark; £20 (birthday present)
I love this dress. It costs £13.99 from the FunkyDivaa website and with my exclusive discount code of BEX15, even less! Sorry about the mess in the picture above, the full length mirror is in Jack’s room which we are still sorting out but I was in a rush to take a picture of my outfit!
More apologies must be reserved for my slightly creepy face in my Face Of The Day…no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t take a good shot!
Eyes
Lumiere Cosmetics Eye Pigment in ‘Silver Shimmer’
Collection 2000 Super Size Fat Lash mascara
Face
Rimmel Stay Matte foundation in ‘Ivory’
Elf pressed powder ‘d21’
Lumiere Cosmetics blush in ‘Poppy’
Lips
MUA lipstick shade 2
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream lip protectant stick
I’m looking for a primer for my eyes as the fallout of the pigment without primer was awful – I mean, it barely looks like I’m wearing any but I promise you I am (pictures & reviews coming up in the next couple of days). What primers do you use and what one would you suggest?
xo


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.
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xo