Monday, 28 July 2014

Mummy Monday: Fitness after Pregnancy and Birth

I'm just at the beginning of my fitness after pregnancy journey but already I can tell it's not going to be particularly easy!

I don't weigh myself so I'm not sure how much weight I put on during pregnancy but I do know that my clothes definitely don't fit the way I want them to at the moment. I think my main goal is to just tone up all over and get rid of the post pregnancy mum tum!

I tried to keep active during pregnancy. I did pilates for the first few months and then as much swimming and walking that I could manage towards the end of pregnancy. Obviously straight after you give birth there is nothing further from your mind than exercising again. You already feel like your body has been through a marathon and you hurt all over! After a few weeks though I found myself raring to start exercising again (even with all the sleep deprivation!) but you are advised to wait until after your 6 month check with your GP before embarking on any fitness regime...

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Style Saturday: Baby Wishlist #1

Baby style wish list after an evening of online browsing!

A few from Prince George's fave Petit Bateau! They are such a lovely brand with such cute little pieces. A lot of their stuff is very unique to their brand and they do it very well...

Friday, 25 July 2014

Foodie Friday: Favourite Meal of the Week #2

Thai Green Chicken Curry

I love Thai food. We used to have a great Thai take away near us at our house in London but are yet to find one down in our new area, so I decided to make a Thai curry myself this week...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Baby Shopping Haul 20th July

A bit of a Mothercare mad baby haul this time! Their sale had some lovely bits and pieces which just so happened to be in Isla's size haha...

All in one, Mothercare £12 to £6...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What I Wore Wednesday - Mummy OOTD #1


I constantly feel like I'm dressing like I'm on a summer holiday, which is lovely but so hard when you've got an overheated, clammy baby attached to you too!

This is a a proper cheap outfit from yesterday...

Playsuit - Primark, £5
Sunglasses - Primark, £2

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tested Tuesday: Widgey Nursing Pillow

I first laid eyes on one of these Widgey nursing pillows at a baby group I went along to. They had a few of them scattered around and I popped Isla in one when one was handed to me. The first thing that impressed me about the Widgey was the firmness of it. I'd been put off nursing pillows because a lot of the ones I'd seen were quite flimsy...

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mummy Monday: 10 Things I Didn't Appreciate About Having a Baby

A mummy Monday topic!

Here are my top 10 things I didn't fully appreciated about having a baby...

Oh. My. Goodness. 

Time is a funny thing and your brain is a crafty character that stops you fully remembering the pain pretty soon after you give birth. I totally didn't believe the midwives when they laughed at me and went 'you'll forget it soon enough' as I was adamantly stating 'I WILL NEVER EVER DO THAT AGAIN'. But they were right...I am forgetting. I know it was complete and utter agony that I've never felt before and that I thought it would never end but I probably couldn't completely accurately describe the pain any more and I'm back up to wanting 3 children again. Maybe with some proper pain relief this time though!!!...