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Hello you gorgeous people :)

Have I mentioned how utterly fabulous you’re all looking today?

You know how you *love* catching up with The Little Dude’s adventures and what not?
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Thank you bunches! xxx


Awww. We’ve all been there.

The Little Monster & I nipped into Co-op earlier on our way back from the post office – to grab some milk, an apple for the Little Dude & certainly not a packet of Rich Tea Cream Fingers for me. Oh no.
(Foxes, need a biscuit connoisseur to do you a super blog review? I’m all over it.)

Anyway, we were stood behind a man, about the same age as my Mr, who I’d guess, on a good day, would be quite attractive. Today wasn’t a good day though. His clothes were crumpled, his stubble was way past the point of being designer, he had major bedhead going on, and his blood-shot eyes were like two holes in a bewildered looking head.

Then I saw what he was paying for & it all became clear.

A pack of teeny tiny newborn nappies.

I wanted to give him a big cuddle & tell him it gets better, but the Little Dude & his new found grab-things-from-comfort-of-stroller skills were working on toppling a precariously high tower of Digestives, so I decided against it.
Hopefully he’ll get a few hours sleep at some point in the next few weeks 🙂

It’s official…

…I am now a full time mummy.

Actually, it’s been official since last month when I took a deep breath & told my boss I wasn’t coming back after my maternity leave, but I haven’t had the chance to blog about it until now.

I haven’t been this particular combo of super excited & completely terrified since I found out I was pregnant in the first place. On one hand, it’s incredibly liberating. It’s such a relief to not have to worry about finding great childcare / missing out on important stuff / re-learning my job – and I *love* knowing that I can spend the next couple of years just enjoying watching the little dude grow up.
But on the other side of the coin, I have no job. (Well, not a paying one anyway!)
It’s the first time since I was 15 that I haven’t had a job.

Don’t get me wrong, the plan is not to be a ‘lady of leisure’ (ha! does that apply to any mummy??), I am actually hoping to be classing myself as a WAHM, or even a Mumpreneur very soon (balls in the air… plans forming!), as we do need for me to be bringing in *some* de niro.
It’s a bit of a leap of faith, but it feels right. And very exciting.

So, if anyone hears of great opportunities to work from a home, point me in the right direction if you please!
Every little helps! 😀

Settling in…

Oooh, first post in my new wordpress home – like what I’ve done with the place?

I don’t really want to get into the whys & wherefores (spelling calamity!) of why I decided to move, because in all honesty, anyone who’s not me, probably won’t care, but at the same time, I feel like I should probably offer *some* explanation to those of you have kindly followed the removal truck.

Basically, I was feeling a little exposed.  Over at Blogger, my mummy blog was all connected to my business blog – same username & all, with no way of separating the two – and while I’m happy to have anyone and everyone read my business related blog, I’m a bit choosier about who reads the personal stuff.

This place gives me just enough anonymity to feel comfortable.

Now if I can just figure out where everything goes and which buttons do what, we’ll be all good!

where has the time gone?

so technically, i’m a little late in starting this blog, as my ‘new arrival’ is already 5 weeks & 3 days old! (first thing i learned about babies? they make time fly!!) that said, i’m getting used to being perpetually behind with everything, so i suppose i may aswell start as i mean to go on!

anyway. there are two main reasons i want to blog about my baby:
1. therapy! 😛 – or to put it another way, it’s a good way to babble about all my new mum discoveries, tribulations & delights without completely boring all my non-mummy friends to death! plus, hopefully it’ll help make sure my brain doesn’t completely melt into a gurgly-goo-goo mess!

2. motherhood is easily the biggest & scariest learning curve i’ve ever faced. don’t get me wrong, i am absolutely loving it – but that’s not to say that i haven’t had (several) moments of complete despair where i’ve been convinced i’m the worst mum ever & i’m never going to get any good at it!!
all the helpful (yet often completely conflicting!!) advice you get from health visitors, midwives, doctors, strangers on the street, old ladies in the supermarket & well meaning friends & family can be utterly overwhelming and confusing.
if you make the mistake of reading every book you can lay your hands on (like i did!!), it can be even worse!
i’d never claim to be offering any sort of ‘expert advice’ (i’m very new to this remember!) – but so long as my little man is happy & healthy, i figure i’m doing a decent job – and if reading about my trial & error proceses helps someone even less further along even a tiny bit, or just makes them smile in a moment of despair, then that makes me happy 🙂

so that’s the motivation for the blog.
i have no idea what i’ll end up posting, because every day is completely unpredictable & totally different to the last.

but to be honest, i think that’s part of the fun 🙂

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