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Dear Thomas... and Alice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



Dear kids,

Thomas you are three weeks old! Where did the time go? The last couple of weeks of my pregnancy seemed to drag by, but now you're here they are zooming past. I can not believe how much I love you already. You have just merged into our family as if you were never not here. You utterly complete us as a family and we are all still on cloud 9 about you being here!

You are so content and happy! Maybe it's because I feel a lot more relaxed looking after a newborn this time around... I do find I am stressing a lot less and enjoying each moment with you as opposed to wishing for the next stage like I did with Alice. Yes, you are waking 3 or 4 times a night, but this time around I know it wont last forever so it all feels that little bit more manageable! You are so curious and are constantly trying to look at everyone, especially your loud, crazy big sister!

Alice, I am so proud of you. You have risen to the challenge of being a big sister beautifully. You are always so patient, understanding that sometimes mummy has to sort the baby out first. And you are growing up super fast now. Talking, playing by yourself, sleeping in a big bed! I mean, when did this all happen?! Naps have been non existent recently which makes you a little cranky, but we will just have to ride it out I'm afraid. I'm still working on merging your routines and needs together.

I love being a mum of 2. I worried a lot about how I would cope, but now Thomas is here I just sort of am! I guess everyone does really. I think next week will be about trying to sort a little more routine into our days. And we must buy a buggy soon so i can get these two monkeys out the house!!

xx

A Trip out as a Family of Four

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


This little man is just over a week old now, and other than our trip to Ikea a the weekend, we hadn't really ventured out as a family of four with him. So these pictures are really special to me, as it is the first official time we have been out and about with both children! Daunting, yes a little. But utterly amazing too! It was still very hard to believe that there was actually going to be another baby in our lives when I was pregnant. And now here he is! Alive and kicking and crying and up all night, but perfect in every way.

My birth wasn't quite as event-free as I had planned. I ended up back in hospital the following night with an infection and spent the entire weekend on an IV drip before finally being discharged with strong antibiotics... but seeing Alice and Thomas together, and having the chance to do this whole motherhood thing again is utterly worth every second. I am so lucky to be a mum again, and that Thomas is so healthy, and that Dave is so helpful and supportive at a time when I really relied on him. It's easy to forget those things when you are tired from night feeds and controlling a 2.5 year old...

Going from one child to two is huge. It's much harder than I thought, and tiring. But I can not wait to see what the future brings.

You can catch more of our day to day life as we muddle through with two young children on my YouTube channel: MyPrettyMummy





xx

Meet Baby Thomas...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014




He's here. And he's perfect.

After a quick, straight forward and surprisingly enjoyable birth (epidural... amazing), he arrived at 5.24am Thursday 28th August. And luckily this time my placenta quickly followed! Hooray!

We took him home and spent the day as a three before bringing Alice home from nannies and introducing her to her baby brother for the first time. It was one of those moments that you just want to capture forever. And however you may feel about living life through a lens, I am so thrilled to have captured that moment in the film above. It's something we will look back on and smile about for the rest of our lives!

Alice has adjusted so well to having a baby brother. She loves being a big sister and as predicted, seems to have grown up over night! I think it's because she just looks so much bigger than Thomas. I am hoping this continues, though I am sure we will hit a few (more than a few) hiccups in the following few months. Even so, I am looking forward to it!

Unfortunately I was readmitted to hospital on Friday night with an infection. I got out Monday afternoon and am feeling much better now. It was a horrid and miserable experience and one i don't want to dwell on too much. I missed out on those first few vital days with my new baby and am desperate to fully recover now so that I can throw myself in and be a mum to them both. I must stress though that if you do feel unwell after the birth, do get it checked out. These horrid infections can take hold of you so quickly and it's better to be safe than sorry. Mine had already spread to my blood stream causing Sepsis, which left me very poorly, and that was only 12 hours after returning home from hospital!

Anyway. I am ready to begin life as a mum of two, and am so excited to share the journey with all of you too.

Here we go!!!
xx

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