Where did it go? 

10 months. 10 long months, 10 short months, but where did they go?!! Our littlest girl Bethany-Rae is about to turn 10 months old, in 8 short weeks she will be 1 year old and I honestly can’t comprehend that. 
Bitter sweet but true, I love seeing her do new things literally every single day, she is almost walking now and feeds herself (she still allows me to give her her bottle thank goodness!) she is following her sister around like a shadow but always has to have me in sight or all hell will break loose. She has a temper in her already when she doesn’t get what she wants, this scares the crap out of me as she is only 10 months old! Yes 10 months old, she is still my little baby and has to be cuddled to sleep and loves nothing better than having cuddles and sitting on your lap playing. Has four teeth now and enjoys chewing on my hand t ease them, ouch! 

It feels like only yesterday we had our first night together in hospital, and just like I did with her sister I stayed awake all night just starring at her not believing she was mine. 

I can’t wait to get to know her even more as her personality grows and she learns new things, but at the same time i want to press pause, being our last baby I want to desperately hold on to the baby stage. 

Though not so much the sleepless nights, but that’s another blog! Along with the fact our biggest girl will turn 3yrs old just 2 weeks after Bethany-Rae’s birthday!! 
Send me wine I can’t cope!! 

My Mummy Tummy

Let’s set the record straight, I’m no modal. Never have been never will be, but I do like to be able to get into fairly fashionable clothes and be able to breathe and eat! 

I wasn’t super slim before I had Olivia, my eldest, but I was comfortable and average size, I worked out when I could be bothered. Dare I say when I had the time! 

(Oooo note to past self- u have no idea what having no time truly means till u have kids haha!) 


And once I fell pregnant I did take that opportunity to eat for 2 and bloody enjoy it! Then with our difficulties at the end of the pregnancy, that will be in a future blog, and a c section as the result followed by problems after. Well losing the baby weight just didn’t enter in my vision, watching, holding and showing my baby the big world was all that mattered to me. 


Then when she was approx 15/16 months old I started going to a class with some other mummy friends doing weights and cardio, i was really enjoying it and having that boost of energy! 

Then we discovered we were expecting our littlest baby girl, so me being me and over cautious I stopped going and relaxed the diet.


So second pregnancy and having to take things easier (as much as that was possible with a toddler!) and then a second c section ment the exercise was put off even longer!!


When Bethany-Rae turned 6 months I decided now was the time to get back on track! So being inspired by a lovely lady blogger I have been following, I joined slimming world. 


So far my weight loss has been slow and steady but I’m happy with that if it stays off! I received my first half a stone loss certificate last week and was so bloody chuffed with myself! 

Pride of place on front of the fridge haha! 


I know it won’t be easy but I will get there, I need to get there so I can find some of the old me again. She needs to join up with the new me and my new amazing roll of mummy.

Siblings

I can’t believe we have been so lucky to have two little girls. They are totally different in personality so far, but play together so well already (I can live in hope that it lasts!) 
Olivia is very protective of Bethany-Raeand very loving, always giving her kisses and cuddles and wanting to carry her or to help change her nappy.
Bethany-Rae follows Olivia every where, watching her every move from her highchair or crawling after her and trying to play with big sisters toys.


I’m glad they have each other to grow up with, they are very lucky as are we. 

[Ordinary moments] Morning at soft play

We woke up to snow today (Friday) and due to Shauns job he was unable to work, Olivia’s such a daddy’s girl at the moment she was thrilled to have him home for the day.

We decided to go for a walk as Shaun didn’t feel it was a good idea to take the car out, we live in a cul de sac so can’t see what the main roads are like.

Typically though by the time we got our selves ready, a 2 year old, a 7 month old and grabbed the dog it started pouring with rain!

Good news was it melted the rain in about half an hour so we went to the local zoo’s soft play area instead, Bethany-Rae’s first visit!

Olivia loved it as always, especially as her daddy was chasing her around. It’s so nice to be able to let her have her independence and make her own way round and up and down the maze of routes to the slide, it’s not a big place so I can see her where ever she goes in there.

Bethany-Rae enjoyed her first experience of the soft play and was crawling round everywhere and enjoying the ball pit too.

We then went for a drive after so the girls could have a nap and then home for lunch and a cozy afternoon at home.

It’s always nice to have unexpected trips out I find, and sometimes they are more enjoyable and less stressful than if they are planned.

 

 

 

About me and mine

Firstly, hello! Iv started this blog to document my adventure as a mummy, ups and downs included along with the odd rant about the terrible 2’s we are currently experiencing! (Let’s be honest is going to be more than the odd rant with a 2yr old going on 13!)

My name is Heidi and I was a little late to the mummy gang at the “geriatric” age of 35, that’s what my hospital notes said anyway! (Cheers docs!) I didn’t think I’d ever be lucky enough to meet mr right and have our own little bundle.
Then along came Shaun, truly my rock and my best friend and my hubby to be in one. He is 12 yrs younger than me and I honestly didn’t think we would have anything thing in common when we first met but here we are 4 years later and with our beautiful girls, Olivia 2.5 and Bethany-Rae 7 months. My absolute world. And not forgetting Lily our family dog.

Im a stay at home mummy and realise I’m so lucky to be able to do that and have the support of Shaun to continue to do so.
Olivia is a bright, happy, caring and very energetic little girl who has absolutely adored her baby sister since the day we brought her home. She goes to pre school twice a week and loves it!
This gives me time to have some one on one with the littlest, Bethany-Rae. She is growing way way to fast and has now in the last 2 weeks started to properly crawl and cut her first tooth, I want to press pause as it’s going to quick. Being my last baby I want to soak up every single second like I did with Olivia.

Which is why, as Iv already said, is the reason for this blog. To keep the memories written down and to look back on in tears to come.

Now me, I enjoy a glass of prossecco on occasion (if the day ends in a y and it’s been a particularly bad day!) and my best evening is on the sofa with a film, my best friend and popcorn. The rest of the time as long as I have my family with me I’m a happy bunny.

So that’s me and mine.
Thank u so much for reading and I hope u enjoy the future blogs i write and please come say hello and tell me about you and yours.

Now let the adventure continue………