Gosh, I really do love him. I cannot sing this man’s praises enough. He is, quite simply, amazing. Watching him take on his new role as a father has been an absolute delight and I’m sure I’m falling more and more in love with him. As we settle in to our new family and get to know Lyra more we’re able to take a little time back to just be us. Conversations that aren’t solely about this new life we’ve created have started to sneak in, cuddles on the sofa has resumed and little adventures are back. I am so…

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I’m lucky enough to have three very close friends who I’ve known since I was a child. We went to junior and senior school together, went out drinking together when we turned 18, have been on holiday together, been to each others weddings and now we’re adding another generation to our group. This weekend they came to visit and meet Lyra for the first time and it was awesome. We don’t get a chance to spend a lot of time all together anymore what with work and family commitments, one of them even lives in Belgium at the moment so…

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I’m 3 days late in posting this, I feel like that may be a theme for these photos throughout the year. I’m not getting on my laptop as much to upload proper photos at the moment. We also decided to change the blanket this week as the one in this photo was handmade for Lyra by one of my closest friends.I thought it would be much nicer to have a sentimental blanket recorded in these photos. We’ve ventured out a couple more times this week and I’m gaining confidence with every trip. This week we’ve started dressing Lyra in proper…

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Technically Lyra turned one week old on Thursday but we’ve had a lot of family visiting over the past couple of days so this is the first chance I’ve had to post this. I can’t believe it, one week has already passed. In one way it feels like only yesterday that I was giving birth to her but it also feels like she’s always been a part of our family. This first week has been a lot less hectic than I thought it would be. Lyra only wakes a couple of times through the night (I know this could change…

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This man. Oh, this man has been amazing. He seems to have flourished in his new role as father and my heart feels so full from watching the two of them together. Not only is he dong an amazing job of looking after Lyra but he’s also looking after me as I recover from her birth. He’s done almost every nappy change as our mat is on the floor and I struggle to get up and down. He gets up during the night to keep me company as I feed her and then help get her back to sleep. He…

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My due date was 5 days ago and I must admit I’m starting to struggle now. I’ve no motivation to do anything but I’m also bored out of my mind being home alone all day. Physically I’m feeling ok although sleep is difficult now due to my size. My body keeps tricking me, most evenings are spent with me in pain due to cramps and back ache but it never progresses to anything more and I find myself waking up disappointed in the morning. On the bright side, Matt will be home in an hour and a half and then…

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So here we are. Today is our due date and there is really no sign of baby coming any time soon. I keep telling myself that that’s ok, but really what I want is to meet our little one. It’s like waiting for Christmas but not knowing which day it’s on. I can’t wait to find out if we have a son or a daughter, what they’ll look like, discover their personality. I know I’ve been very lucky with this pregnancy, it’s been pretty plain sailing all the way through. And I’ve loved every little kick and wiggle. But I’m…

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