Now you are half a year old.

Today Willa reached her six moth milestone, and it feels truly incredible that in the past year, I’ve grown a baby, given birth and now fully recovered from that birth and lost my baby weight (thanks to Slimming World) , it’s as if pregnancy were all a distant dream. What seems to all encompassing at… Continue reading Now you are half a year old.

Introducing… and our birth story

So happy to welcome our baby daughter Willa Blue Atkinson on Wednesday 21st September at 4.09 am weighing 8lb 12oz. After a sweep appointment on Tuesday lunchtime, and a bishops score of 5 which wasn’t exactly that hopeful, by 10pm that evening I suddenly started to feel some sporadic contractions when I went upstairs to… Continue reading Introducing… and our birth story

Final Days…

Today I reached 40 weeks plus.. Deep down I hoped for a due date baby, if not before, and I found reaching that date quite emotional for reasons I couldn’t understand.  Since then I do understand, it’s the pressure of people knowing and the constant caring but also the level of remarks and suggestions, and… Continue reading Final Days…

22 weeks

It’s been an uneventful 1 1/2 weeks since our scan, but my bank account has already taken a battering buying a few little lady treats!  We are still excited about expecting a little girl for a change, and our chats are all about how a little lady will change our family dynamic, and we’ll no… Continue reading 22 weeks

It’s a……

We’ve been, we’ve seen,  First and foremost we have a lazy but very healthy 20 week old fetus residing in my belly.  Our sonographer was wonderful, very informative and kind, my nerves and jitters were immediately calmed! We got to see all the details of our new baby, and it was great to hear that… Continue reading It’s a……

swapping gin bottles for skin [care] bottles

Due to my horrific dehydrated, spotty cheeked state, I decided to take action.  Rarely treating myself to more than the odd bottle of Molton Brown, it was time to indulge in some new beauty essentials for my face and bod.  Face: dry and spotty [what on earth is this?!]  Solutions:  REN Rosa Centifolia ™ Putity… Continue reading swapping gin bottles for skin [care] bottles

18 weeks and the bump archive 

The first proper little kicks have become more noticeable, so it finally feels like the womb invader is making her/his presence felt.  I scrolled a loonnngggg way back through my Instagram feed this week to see if I had documented any bump pictures from my pregnancy with Barnaby back in 2013 and turns out, I… Continue reading 18 weeks and the bump archive