Monday, 19 March 2018

Hello from the other side!

Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all this time you’d like to see… what the F happened to me!?

I’ve wrote this post so many times in my head but never managed to put pen to paper/fingers to keyboard. But there’s a very good reason for that… They say being a mum is a full time job. Nah, it’s more like 2!  Some Mums make it look so effortless and instaperfect. Me, I was like a rabbit in the headlights with one boob hanging out and hair so greasy dry shampoo couldn’t touch!

I used to think “I’ll blog loads during mat leave”. Romanticised ideas of me bashing away on the keyboard whilst my baby sleeps in her moses basket. Reality check – babies don’t sleep! At least mine didn’t, and especially not in her moses basket. It was 10 months before she started napping routinely and by then, BRAIN.WAS.MUCH (kinda still is) and my sleep backlog took priority over everything else.

Some people manage to get straight back on that horse – props to them. But If I’m honest, once she arrived, I ddin’t really want to. I didn’t care about anything else but her (insert eye rolling here). I surprised myself by how much I DID change and became ONE OF THOSE MOTHERS. Empty platitudes like “my life wont’ change that much”, “I’ll still wear make up every day and paint my nails” went out the window with relaxing baths and clean clothes.

I guess looking back I wasn’t exactly prepared for parenthood. I concentrated so much on conception and pregnancy that I didn’t think beyond the birth. Before I knew it I was catapulted into this alien world playing catch up with baby wearing, cows milk intolerance, sleep training and trying to decode all those acronyms AP, EBF, BLW blah blah blah blah. My life for that first year was all about survival. No room for product reviews and beauty trends here.

Anyway I could write lots about the crazy baby world I was catapulted into, sleep deprivation and gin drinking at 5pm, but that would be a whole other blog post. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. If the last year and half has taught me anything, it’s keep your expectations low ðŸ˜Š I just wanted to Hi! I’m still alive, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that. Thanks to everyone that every visited my blog. I’m not making any promises that I’ll get back to it, but I’d hate to think I’ll never blog again. Plus, I wear makeup most days now and paint my nails at least once a month so I’m totally qualified to blog all things beauty again, right?

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