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Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Jesse Drake...you are just everything 🖤

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Morning baths are just S O G O O D...✨

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Today has been one of those really busy & stressful days & honestly I’m so happy that it’s over...I love being a mum but some days I just think motherhood pushes me to the limit & I think “I have no idea what I’m doing”...Then other days I’m completely loving mum life & thinking to myself “motherhood’s a walk in the park”...every day is something different & sometimes a good different & someone’s a not so good different, but at the moment, having a toddler & a baby, I’m finding I’m having more “I have no idea what I’m doing” days than “I’ve got this” days...please tell me I’m not the only one that thinks like this 🙈

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

...life has been pretty manic the last week I kind of feel like I haven’t had much time to sit down & take in all the newborn-ness of Jesse. I feel like I’ve only really had time to hold him when I’m feeding him & when Jude goes to sleep (if I’m lucky enough for Jude to fall a sleep before 10pm these days 🤦🏻‍♀️) he’s 5 weeks already but I feel like I’ve only had him for 5 minutes..I hate how fast time fly’s & I hate that moving in & having Jesse has all come at once because I feel like I’ve been so focused on trying to ‘get the house ready’ that I’ve been missing out on Jesse 😔 so this week I’m making more time for newborn snuggles & kisses & less time cleaning & organising (& constantly re arranging the furniture 🙈) & I’m just going to sit down & cuddle my little precious baby & take in as much of that newborn smell as I can! I wish I could just bottle it up!!

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ☃️

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Relaxing Sunday evening...Jesse is sleeping (no change there 😂) Jude is playing quietly in his room with his toys, the potatoes are boiling away (having pie & mash for dinner 🙌🏻) & I’m chilling with a tea in my comfies...this doesn’t happen often so I’m 100% making the most of it ✨

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Sunday’s are for snoozing...☁️ How’s comfortable does Jude’s bed look! Thank you SO much to @zacheedesign for Jude & Jesse’s linen cot bumpers! They are so soft & beautiful ✨ they are just perfect for what Jude needs to be able to transition from sleeping in his sleepyhead to a big bed 🖤

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

• Ready, steady, sleep • Jesse is a BIG sleeper! He’s 5 weeks tomorrow and is still sleeping like a newborn 🙌🏻 I’m so happy he sleeps because Jude just doesn’t & never has 🙈 honesty don’t know what I would have done if they were both bad sleepers..BUT with babies things always change so next week It may all be a different story 🙈

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

It’s getting festive in the house ☃️ how cute is this personalised Christmas print from @freddiethekid 🖤 it’s the perfect addition to my (ever growing) Christmas collection 🎄

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Jesse is sleeping so I’m cleaning & trying to sort out the state of my bathroom 🤦🏻‍♀️ Jude is chilling down stairs with his new @twistshakebaby fruit splash sippy cup in grey which he’s loving using more than the other ones & I think it’s because the teat is rubber not plastic 🙌🏻 also it’s non spill so my sofa stays nice & clean (well, clean from juice stains anyways 🙈) Jude also has his new, super soft & cozy Christmas blanket ☁️ watching paw patrol...I reckon I have about 20 minuets to get things done before I hear ‘muuuummmmyyyy’ being shouted upstairs every 5 seconds 🙈 don’t forget to use my code rachaelfrances20 for 20% off the entire range at @twistshakebaby they ship worldwide 🗺️

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

• SATURDAY • This morning I’m doing mumma chores & off food shopping quick (hate food shopping on a Saturday 🤦🏻‍♀️ the supermarkets a filled with so many people you would think the world is ending!) So my morning is starting with a Starbucks drive through 🙌🏻 also is a good excuse to drive bae a little longer! #lovemynewcar

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

We had a fun filled day today catching up with @rebeccajaydex & Mason at soft play for 4 hours. Yes, 4 hours I was there..🙈 my ears were ringing when I left 😂 but Jude had an amazing time so it was worth it. Also luckily had the evening off of from the babies & went to see my big baby Barney which was just the “mum time” I needed. Sometimes it’s just so nice to not be ‘mum’ for a few hours & just be ‘Rachael’ & have adult conversation...or just have no conversation & enjoy the peace & quiet 🙌🏻 going to the yard is just the right therapy for me! How do all you mama’s spend your “mum time”? 🖤

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Today’s #ootd I’m so much more of a winter wardrobe person! I love a knitted jumper & big scarf!

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

I finally have WiFi 🙌🏻 I can now post as normal again! As much as I missed not looking through insta & keeping up with my fave mama’s, it was so nice to have a little break from social media, but I’m back now & can’t wait to catch up on things! I’ll be replying to everyone’s messages tonight, Jude is finally a sleep so I’m snuggled on the sofa, with hot tea, catching up on @strangerthingstv & cuddling a little tiny cutie (that I just can’t believe is mine 🙊) have a lovely, cosy evening ☁️

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Jesse is always super S N U G in his organic bamboo swaddle ☁️ Thank you SO much @bamboo_bamboo.uk for sending me Jesse’s swaddles. They are beautiful & I honestly can’t live without them! He’s in them every day & Jude also loves snuggling up with them too 🖤 If any mama’s are looking for organic, bamboo swaddles that are beautifully soft & pretty then check out @bamboo_bamboo.uk they also have a feeding range & sell beautiful bamboo bowls, plates etc for your little ones & big ones!

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

• MONDAY• I’m SO happy to have a bed again!! 🙏🏼 sorry I haven’t been on here much, I’ve been so so busy sorting out the house & we currently have no internet where we live & the service is awful so it takes me ages to post a photo & I have to hang half way out the window 😂 my neighbours probably think I’m crazy 🙈

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

• 4 WEEKS TODAY • 4 weeks of cuddles & kisses with this tiny little munchkin 🖤 he’s still only 6lbs & still is a teeny tiny baby! All of his clothes are SO big for him but I just can’t not put him in them..Thank you so much @wolfandbearkids for Jesse’s vest! I absolutely love it! I can’t wait for him to fit in all of his other @wolfandbearkids clothes as well...but I also do wish he could stay small for ever 🙈 & Thank you SO much @pommepommeshop Jesse is loving his blanket! It keeps him lovely & snug, plus also fits perfectly around his sleepyhead & it doesn’t make him too hot which is brilliant 🙌🏻 & now we can be matching 🖤 #sothankful

Rachael • 26 • Mama ✨ (@rachael_frances)

Morning...🖤 it’s finally Saturday & josh has the day off work so today our plan is to totally finish organising Jude’s room & our room so the house will be 99% finished 🙌🏻 think we will try and squeeze in a soft play or farm in the afternoon to take advantage of daddy being off work & spending family time together! hope everyone has a lovely Saturday!
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