Thanks for the tag @lozandthesprog0! I loved a good game of tag at school, although it was called “had” when I went to school. I hated kiss chase though, literally could’ve outrun Usain Bolt the way I sprinted away from those yucky boys.
Anyway, if you’ve got 5 minutes to spare, have a read of mine and tag your mama mates, pass it on!
Are you a stay at home or working mum?
I’m on maternity leave, I’ve been lucky enough to to have a year off but am now counting down the last two weeks until I’m back st work!
Would you have it any other way?
Honestly, yes. If I could stay at home until Baby I started school I would. But I love my job and don’t want to lose it.
Do you co-sleep?
Yep! Every night, sometimes with both of my kids (he sneaks in if daddy is out) It was unintentional but with breastfeeding it just worked at we all got maximum sleep. Her cot makes a great toy box/ place to store clean laundry though!
Newborn days I would’ve said the Sleepyhead Deluxe, literally worth its weight in gold. She slept in it on the bed next to me and we even took it on holiday to Spain when she was 5 weeks. Now our must have item is snacks…she’s a snack fiend and always hungry!
2. Before my daughter I would’ve said 3 but she came along and we just felt complete. I’ve got my boy and girl and it just feels right. Not to mention lots of health issues with both of my children which makes me wonder if I have the mental strength to risk going through any of that again. We’ve both agreed that we are done.
Date nights? How often do you have them?
Not often enough! Even our 10yo commented on how little we go out just us. We take the kids out to eat but tend to do date nights only on anniversaries or birthdays.
Your child’s favourite show?
The baby isn’t fussed on tv but I do stick CBeebies on in the mornings and she is mesmerised by Mr Tumble! She likes theme tunes more than actual shows. My eldest watches anything Star Wars.
I didn’t buy these but was given swaddling blankets but never got round to using them.
Your child’s favourite food?
Baby I absolutely LOVES pasta, with cheese, pesto, butter, brocolli, basically anything. She’s a carb monster like her mum! The boy is a meat man like daddy…ribs, wings and burgers.
How many cars does your family have?
One. I can’t drive.
Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?
So before this pregnancy I’d just lost loads of weight due to a tonsillectomy (ouch) so was the lightest I’d been in years. I gained just over 2 stone overall and lost about 10lbs straight away. I’ve lost the rest over the last year with slimming world and am now back to pre pregnancy weight.
Dream holiday with your kids?
Ok, cliche BUT Disney is amazing. We did Florida when my eldest was 5 and apart from needing another holiday to recover from that holiday, it was amazing and every child’s dream come true.
Oh man, somewhere hot on one of those floating cabin things where you can just wake up and jump in the crystal clear sea then lounge all day on a hammock.
How has your life changed since having kids?
I can’t even remember myself before my children. I gave them life but they made me who I am.
Finish the sentence “It makes heart melt when…”
I catch my son hugging and kissing his baby sister. He’s openly affectionate with her but it’s those private moments when he thinks I can’t see that really tug at the heart strings.
Where do you shop for your kids?
I love H and M, next, Zara, mothercare and the supermarkets and even primark are great for basics. I love online baby boutiques like Fred and Noah for leggings or Burp Boutique but I also shop in charity shops for bargains to balance it all out!
Favourite make-up and skincare products?
I’m lazy and have no real skincare routine or favourites. I tend to clean my make up off with a baby wipe of I remember to take it off at all! I use Benefit boing concealer and love a highlighter, currently using No7 highlighting stick. My one make up obsession is lipsticks. Mainly nudes and reds. Fave at the moment is Avon matte.
Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers usually but often own brands. Boots are my favourite, no leaks and super soft.
Have you always wanted kids?
Yep! I fell pregnant with my first at 20, to make such a big decision at that age I had to be pretty sure.
Best part of being a mum?