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
...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!!
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
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
• 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
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
• 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
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”?
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
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!
• 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
• 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
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!