Personalised Gifts

Riley’s birthday falls on the 22nd December which unfortunately for him just so close to Christmas, so I thought I would spread his Christmas presents out over the year as he is still too young to know.

I decided to treat Riley and get him a white hooded fleece robe from www.my1styears.com as it comes beautifully personalised with the choice of 7 colours of text that will be embroidered.

I went with Cambria font in mink.

Riley is 14 months old but I ordered it in size 2-3yrs because I thought the weather is going to hopefully be getting warmer soon but it will be a perfect for the end of the year when lighting the fires and getting the fairy lights back out. Can you tell I am organised?

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All of their orders arrive beautifully packaged in the My 1st Years luxury gift box, which is so lovely for the keepsake presents and especially great if you were buying a gift.

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He is really suffering at the moment with teething, so when he unwrapped it yesterday he seemed so happy to stay in comfy clothes snuggle up.

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Im trying to wean him off using his dummy and were down to just using it for naps and bed time. However because he was a little grumpy and emotional yesterday I gave in just while I was getting ready as it gave me some time to quickly get dressed. A one off but he just looked so sad bless him.

Hoping to get him back to his smiley self soon.

Hope everyone’s having a good week x

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They Grow Up So Fast

I know your always told “they grow up so fast” by people with older children but I can’t actually believe how fast he is  actually growing!

Ive just packed away all his 6-9 and 9-12 month clothes are being stretched out because Im not ready to give them up.

 

I really want to go mad and buy him lots of new clothes as im loving all the camo colours that are out at the moment but im trying to hold back as I know the weather is surely going to start getting warmer soon and all the summer clothes will be out.

Riley has really got in to the swing of walking now too. He still has his first pair of stroller shoes from Clarks because I think it’s important that he is in the correct footwear while he is still learning to walk. I did also just treat him to his first real pair of trainers from office, some camo Vans. He loves them too and keeps going over to them and trying to put them on when were in the house which is very sweet. They must feel so different to his other shoes though because he does this funny walk in them, as if he’s wearing bricks for shoes. Guess he just needs to get used to wearing shoes.

14 Months Postpartum

I was lucky to have a great pregnancy with Riley but I do think the exercise helped give me that extra energy boost. During the early weeks of pregnancy me and a friend who was also pregnant decided to join a pregnancy pilates class to help us work on our core and pelvic floor and also keep our legs, bums and arms toned. The classes were so great, Sandrine who is the founder of the pilates studio was the perfect teacher having 5 children herself, so it was great to get advice from her and to be reassured that our bodies were changing and not to worry as we would get them back.

http://www.sandrinespilates.co.uk/

I was quite active during my pregnancy, very rarely was too tired to exercise and when I was I took it easy and just went swimming or I saw an acupuncturist and she helped me through it. Before I was pregnant I was exercising a lot to get my perfect wedding body and after the wedding and kept it up so I was as healthy as I could be for when I fell pregnant. I was doing cordio Pilates, power plate classes, spinning and body attack and my local fitness centre.

So when I found out I was pregnant I was keen to find out if I could keep this all up. My midwife assured me that I was fine to carry it all on ( apart from the power plates) as I exercised before, I just couldn’t do sit ups because they would damage my stomach muscles and let’s face it, what’s the point?

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I also kept up with my Body pump and spinning, although I suffered with such bad stitch from even walking a few steps so I had to give the spinning up at about 24 weeks.

Riley decided that he was far too comfortable to make an appearance on his due date which was the 16th December 2015, so I went in to panic mode as I really wanted him hear before Christmas. I decided to carry on at the gym as much as I could in the hope that he would get fed up of me going and I was doing 3 Body pump classes a week.

Luckily he was only 6 days late and was born 10am on 22nd December 2015.

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When you have a baby it’s a shock to the system and take months to feel like your old self again but I was keen to get back to exercising as quick as possible to help get my old body back.

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After my 6 week check I had the all clear so I started very gently with Pilates and getting back in to my normal gym routine and classes slowly.

Remember it takes 9 months for your body to prepare its self for having a baby so it’s going to take at least that long for it to recover, don’t beat yourself up if it take a long time to get back to how you looked before. I’m still not 100% happy but I eat well and exercise regularly so I know it will come back eventually.

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Cable & Cotton

I really love Christmas time – the fairy lights are out, it’s cold outside and you can be inside curled up by the fire. Just something about that that makes me happy. So I get very sad in January when it’s time to take the fairy lights down and pack up the tree.

I follow a lot of baby and fashion bloggers on Instagram and I kept seeing these amazing cotton lights in everyone’s pictures. When I looked in to them and found the company was Cable and Cotton ( luckily because people tagged them in pictures)

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They have such a great and easy to use website where you can choose then length you want and mix your own colours, there’s 49 to choose from!  You can also shop the colour sets they already have made up to give you some inspiration.

You can even test them out once you have made your cotton cable with the lights on or off to give such a true likeness to the lights.

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They come packaged in a box with the balls and cable separate so they will not be damaged in transport and then you put them together yourself. Which they are very easy to put together.

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I have mine in our bedroom at the moment which makes it so nice and cosy but I’m defiantly going to get a grey and white set for Riley’s room.

Go and check them out!

https://cableandcotton.co.uk/about-our-fairy-lights/

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Lovely Candle Company

Yay it’s the weekend 🙌🏼
Sorry I haven’t done a post in a few weeks!

I wanted to share with you this amazing new candles from The Lovely Candle Company. 


They created their ten favourite scented candles and defusers all individually handmade from home in Kent, which The owner Lisa hopes will help to calm, relax, revitalise and uplift your moods. 

The candles are so unique and fresh and really do make the whole house amazing. 

She even offers free samples! Go check her website out http://www.thelovelycandlecompany.com and ise my discount code rocket15 for 15%off till 14/02/17. 

A perfect valentines gift 🎁