When I became pregnant I wrapped myself in cotton wool! I had, had a miscarriage 6 months before this pregnancy, and I was so scared of it happening again! As a result I literally stopped myself from doing certain things with the fear of losing my baby. Looking back I was definitely a bit over cautious, but it all felt right at the time! I thought I would share with you my regrets, and be honest about them.
NOT GOING ON A BABY MOON
I am an extremely nervous flyer so I didn’t want to raise my stress levels, and for it to affect my unborn baby. I was also frightened the something would happen to the plane (completely irrational I know). Looking back it would have been so amazing to have spent some quality time with my just my husband, in the warm sunshine. It actually would have done wonders for me to have had time to completely relax.
When I look back at myself pregnant I was SO bloated. I think this has a lot to do with the fact I didn’t exercise. In fact I didn’t push myself at all. I think I would have felt a lot better had I moved a bit more!
DIDN'T EAT CERTAIN FOODS
I watched everything I ate! I checked every ingredient and cut out lots of foods. I wish I hadn't worried so much as I had a good diet anyway.
Looking back I didn't need to be as worried as I was. I actually wasn't controlling if I would have another miscarriage, or not, by not doing the things above. They only created more stress and anxiety. If there is one thing I have learnt in this life, what will be will be. I am so grateful to have a happy and healthy little lady. Kxx
My hubby’s favourite past time is going to the cinema. Even when our baby lady was the size of an avocado he was dreaming of the day he could take his “Princess Warrior” (his name for her, not mine) to the cinema for the first time!
Drum roll please… his dream came true! On Easter Monday we took our 2 year old to watch Peppa Pig’s Festival of Fun at Cineworld. The perfect choice as she is loving all things Peppa Pig at the moment.
We were in the cinema for an hour and a half (as there were WAY too many adverts). I was concerned she wouldn’t sit still for that long; she did and loved every minute of it! They showed 10 new Peppa Pig Episodes. They were broken up with some audience participation with real children, this was a fun addition. Our lady loved it so much that she cried when it finished!
After the cinema we headed for some pizza (just like Peppa did in the film). It was a lovely way to round off our day. I really do rate Pizza Express, as they make families feel very welcome. The children's menu was great value for money, and tasty too. I loved the chefs hat they gave her to colour in. All of these touches make such a difference.
We had the best family day! We were such proud parents seeing our little lady all grown up watching her first cinema film! (I think the hubby is looking out for the next family film!) If your little one likes Peppa Pig I would highly recommend The Festival of Fun for their first cinema experience .
Today I posted a photo on my Instagram just to say thank you to all of the lovely people who have supported my blogging/social media journey so far! I have been on Instagram for a year now and I have to say I have felt nothing but love and support, it is such a wonderful community.
As a further thank you I thought I would share some accounts/blogs that I absolutely love, and who have shown great kindness. This has been hard to do as there are just SO many I would love to share, so I have chosen 5!
FIVE PEEPS THAT SHOW SUCH SUPPORT and kindness...
First up is the lovely Amy from Everything Mummy! We have actually met a couple of times and she cracks me up! She is a strong beautiful mum, and I love her Vlogs! Since meeting Amy she has been so generous with her time, and knowledge. It is rare to meet someone so sincere and who actually wants to help. x
Second up is Jess from A Brunette Edit. I have never met Jess in person but we connected through Instagram. We both don’t have a thyroid, and I have never connected with anyone else who doesn’t so this was very exciting! She comes across as super lovely, knows SO much about skin care, and has been so supportive during my blogging journey x
Third up is the wonderful and colourful Hannah from Hannah and The Twiglets. She is the queen of rainbow. Her stories make me laugh so much. She is so hard on herself, when she doesn’t need to be! She is a beautiful lady, and mummy. Thank you for all of the love you give to my feed! Us colour lovers have to stick together! x
Fourth up is the talented Jennifer from Magic Little Squares. She is SO lovely, and has no idea how talented she is. Her Photoshop skills are amazing. She shows so much kindness to others, and comes across as so sincere. She has shown me such kindness from the get go. x
Last but in no way least is the lovely Emma from Evenangelsfall. I met Emma through The Bournemouth Bloggers (she runs it) and she has been nothing but supportive to me. She is such a lovely person and mummy. Her photography is on point! Thank you Emma! x
All a bit mushy today, but It is SO lovely to support each other. I wish I could include everyone on here. Thank you to everyone. It has been an amazing year and cheers to the next year!
(all images above belong to each person listed alongside the image, I used them for the purpose of this post)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx