The 3 month edit.

So I haven’t written anything for a few weeks, because if I’m honest in my free time I’m either asleep, washing or drinking wine! 😂

But I thought I’m due a post and somehow Ada is 3 months old already!
So I thought I would write a post about things I’d wish I’d known before she turned up;  

1. Big one! Losing weight is HARD! I genuinely thought I’d  diet for 2 weeks and drop the weight! WRONG… it’s a long tough slog. I don’t get it, I used to be able to survive on maybe 12 cuppa soups for the week and lose half a stone 😂 But ooooohhhhh no….I’ve still got 16lbs to go 😱 Oh! And for the mums who do drop weight really quick… stop bragging and eat a biscuit 😂

2. When people say sleep when she sleeps?! WRONG! Why? As I have to get shit done! Otherwise the house would look like a hovel, I’d be constantly living in pjs, i’d never drink a hot drink again & well I would never ever get to speak to Jamie.

3. Never say never; I genuinely never thought I’d let Ada sleep in my bed BUT when you are running off so little you will do ANYTHING for an extra hour. I mean anything? YouTube sound effects of hairdryers, washing machines and aeroplanes 😂

4. Mum Guilt: I didn’t realise how much this would affect me but it totes has. It’s a real thing & it isn’t fair. You will feel it whether you think you will or not. The second you leave your bundle with anyone else you’ll feel like you’ve abandoned your post. I cried because I felt like she’d know and think I didn’t love her. 😂 

5. You time. Hand in hand with the above. The importance of time alone is essential! Even if just for an evening in the bath with a book. Don’t lose yourself, it’s easy to do. BUT you’re totes still a person not just a feeding, cleaning, napping machine! 

6. Life adjustment. BIG one this. I had no idea how much life would change. All be it for the absolute better but be prepared you are no longer number one! It’s an overwhelming feeling.

7. Booze. Justifying that 3rd class of wine…Because a hangover and a baby is NOT COOL! 

8. Every baby is different. Don’t compare absolutely no point! End of discussion. 

9. Hand in hand with above. Every Mum is different. So what if one Mum is using organic formula and nappies & you’re using formula and aldi specials!

10. Don’t sweat the small stuff.  In a non patronising way literally nothing is as important anymore. Baby love takes up so much in your life and you’re too tired to bother with anything trivial. Let it go 🙏đŸģ (aka. Arguing about who’s turn it is too wash up 😂)

11. You will be ridic emosh. Like a mental person. Your nail polish is chipped .. cry. You burn toast..cry. Watch This is Us holding your baby..cry for hours! It’s ridiculous you are a mental patient! Evens out tho.. thank the lord.

12. The nesting truly begins when you’re at home alone with bubs. Be prepared I’ve started getting all kinds of excited over Zoflora & steam mops. 😂 

13. The appreciation for your parents is at an all time high. I now feel so awful for every time I shouted at my Mum. The thought that Ada could ever do that literally breaks my heart. Soz Mum. 

14. It’s the hardest job in the world. Everyone says it and I never believed it but it’s true. 

15. You’ve totes got this! 💁đŸŧ

peace xx

The ill edit. 

Ok let me catch you up… Ada and I have the lurgi. It all started last week when I started feeling a bit off so naturally I stocked up on Lemsip capsules, lemsip drinks, berocca, iron supplements, eating my weight in kale and litres of orange juice (with bits!! for extra goodness naturally) BUT it crept up and bam đŸ’Ĩ worse cold ever!!!! Made all the worse because I’m getting like 3 hours sleep a night …. which brings me onto Ada. 

Our lovely poppet is full of it, blocked up, coughy and congested. Even her little eyes look sore. 😞 Not only this but she also had to have her first set of jabs & her little health check too… it’s probably been the hardest few days yet (ever 😰) But huge shout out to the nurse who did them, she was ridic speedy! Health check went well, I obviously had a list of stuff for the dr to check. The only thing we have to go back for is Adas little heart, she didn’t know if there was maybe a little murmur there so going back in 2 weeks for her to double check – just for absolute 100% clarity that’s she’s fine! 

One thing I have realised since she’s been poorly is the importance of our little daily routine && now we’ve had a tough week it’s quickly becoming undone, she isn’t sleeping very well & is super clingy. She will only be settled by me or my mum too which is odd because she’s normally such a Daddy’s girl for the evening cuds. My Mum only popped in from work to drop off some snuffle babe and I kept her prisoner for 2 hours & made her feed Ada. 

I ended up taking Ada to the drs on Monday as I just wanted reassurance that she hadn’t developed bronchitis or collapsed lung or anything ( I have to stop googling) … she hasn’t! Btw the dr was amazing, really set me at ease and told me things to look out for and made me not feel stupid for counting how many times she’d sneezed that morning (25! 25 times!) Told me to cuddle, let her sleep propped up a little and make sure she’s getting enough milk, and advised me of the right way to use calpol! (I’d been giving it too her for fun 🙈) 

All all the while this is going on… Ziggy (our dog) went into be castrated today. But he couldn’t have it done because he needed to have his soft pallet done instead. So he’s walking round all wobbly, disorientated & is crying. ☚ī¸ Not only that but he Pooped on my new La Redoute rug! 😡 Oh which Ada also puked on this arvo too… brilliant. 

And now Jamie is getting the cold….. which as you can imagine is worse than ALLLL of the above and we’ll probs end up in A&E tonight because he can’t breathe out of his left nostril”Carli, I’m getting soooo ill you don’t understand 🙄🙄” 

Anyway wish me luck, I think tonight might be a long one. 😩 

#sendchocolateideallyminieggs

peace x

7 week itch Edit! 

Well this week has been a dream. My little poppet is really starting to show her character & we’ve started having a bit more play time (which is soooo lush, however hoovering has proved a little harder) I love that she smiles at us now &  I swear she’s super smart because this morning we were playing “where’s your nose” and she totally touched it! CLEVERCLOGS! 

It was the first proper full week on my own too & I only had one mini melt down In which I  called Jamie a lazy pr*ck because he wouldn’t walk and bounce her when she was a bit grizzly 😂 so all in all I think that was a success! Oh & I lost a front door key so I cried! 

To celebrate the full week we had a DATE NIGHT and it was ace! 4.5 hours of non baby time. Drinks followed by the pictures. LaLa land & it was ace! Just enough talking time with Jamie and then 2 hours of non interrupted SILENT film time &&&& then Jamie did the midnight feed! Basically the best night ever. Although, I totally felt like a Mum last night on our way home (at 11.20 pm) we saw loads of younguns going out with next to nothing on! && then I thought will I ever ever not feel tired that I will want to go out in the middle of the night again! 

Anyway weekly updates; 

Ada – 

She’s the dream. She eats like a sumo and burps like a drunk! So can’t complain there. 

She’s been a bit fussy with sleep, I tried the dream feed thing this week and basically it’s completely messed her up. It didn’t work, she drank an entire extra bottle & woke up on the hour every hour đŸ˜ŗ so we’re going back to basics and just going to let her decide when she’s ready to sleep through the night! (Hopefully she decides that’s tonight)

Me- 

I do feel a little isolated sometimes. It’s quite hard, you almost feel like you’re stuck on REPEAT! Eat, sleep, feed your baby, change the nappy, walk, Hoover, repeat! Then when Jamie gets home I talk like 50 thousand words a second! The hardest bit is Ada is super grizzly in the eve from like 6-9 so I basically talk to Jamie for 20 mins a day 😂😂 However, Ada and I are signing up to Yoga, sensory and massage this week so that’s gonna be ace & it’ll be good to get round some more Mummy’s! 

Although, the main thing to report is weight loss. I’m trying my hardest to lose weight, I’ve lost 2 stone 7 lbs so far & I have 15 more to lose 😰 I put on soooo much! It’s so much less fun to lose it 🙄

Exercise starts again tomorrow though, I’m nervous! BUT I’m soooooo looking forward to an entire hour of me time! I think I’ll feel like me again too! Urghhhh I hate baby weight (aka. Excess biscuit weight!) btw I’ve just eaten some white chocolate buttons whilst typing this and 4 bourbons. đŸ˜ĢđŸ˜ĢđŸ˜ĢđŸ˜Ģ Maybe I’m doomed to be this size forever! 

Thanks for reading. 

peace x