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Are you a selfie taker? 💋 Or do you prefer to stay on the other side of the lens? 📷💬 . #ootd #mumstyle #mummyblogger #selfie

Because sometimes your hair just needs a little freshen up. I know I know. I was all like “let’s be green forever” but my hair was getting a little dry and needed a chop and a rest.... for now. So here we are back at square one.... and I’m feeling super positive about the change! What do y’all think?? Im off for a day out in the city with my four bigger kids today and tonight im gonna hit some yoga and stretching because I’ve had a week with no rest from excercise and my knee is feeling the burn. So im going to listen to my body and take a “rest” day with the four kids out in the city. Rest 😂that’s funny. Krechelle Xx #mumlife #mommyblogger #adelaideloves #blogging #largefamilylife #instamom #motherhoodrising #momlife #healthymum #family #mummy #fitness #homeworkout #tattooedgirls #mumssupportingmums #blogger #mumblog #reallife #adelaideblogger #farmhousedecor #healthylife #hairstyling #weightlosstransformation #hairtransformation #homeworkout

💻 Miscarriage: this is a subject rearly spoken about. It's right up there with 'depression' and 'suicide'. It's sadly still taboo; we know it exists, but let's pretend it doesn't. Dealing with the every day struggles of being a new mum forces me to remind myself of just how lucky I am to have a healthy baby. I had 3 misscarriages before finally having a pregnancy that stuck. At 30 years old, you're simply told "you've still got time". But I really wanted that pregnancy. I really wanted that baby. I didn't want to start trying again for another. I wanted that one back. I constantly told myself; don't try and replace that pregnancy. But in reality, that was exactly what I was trying to do. Misscarriage number 3 was at 11 weeks. To some thats early and not a big deal. To me, sitting on the shower floor, in tears, washing the blood away...it was a big deal. Why? I thought. Why won't my body hold on to these babies? What's wrong with me? I am so thankful that I had an epic OBGYN. She helped me through this very shitty time. I relied on her so much because I didn't open up to family or friends about it. Almost like it was shameful or too private to share. And I didn't want the "oh I'm so sorry" looks of pity. After a year or so of "trying", I found out I was pregnant with Edward at 4 weeks gestation. So bloody early! There was no heartbeat for another week, which made me even more nervous. Then at week 5, the cramping started. I knew this feeling well. Then the spotting started. I booked an emergency appointment with my OB, who told me "it wasn't looking good". We spent a week waiting for "it" to happen. My husband and I started planning our next overseas trip, in an attempt to distract ourselves. I checked every hour for blood. But nothing happened. At week 6, I went for a scan...then we found it. A strong heartbeat. He was strong and he was sticking around. At 39 weeks, I held him in my arms. . Once I opened up about my misscarriages to friends, I instantly got the response "I've had one too" or "my sister had one". We've all been touched in some way by this loss. I found the more I talked about it, the more common it became, and less taboo. So here's my story...

Как мне избавится от страха, что ребенок может подавиться?! . Дело в том, что в восемь месяцев я рискнула дать сушку-челночок пососать... Всегда подприсмотром, услышу треск, тут же давали новую. Но один раз, он волшебным образом умудрился отковырять кусок примерно 1,5см...и конечно же подавился. Начал задыхаться. Покраснел. Позеленел. Страсти. Я пыталась вытащить его из стульчика, но он весь вытянулся как струна, это такие доли секунды...жесть! И бутылку с водой в рот и так далее...короче я чуть не поседела, а может и поседела, кто ж знает. С тех пор табу сушками, только печенье, и то через ниблер, через него же и фрукты. С горем пополам, две недели назад, начала давать на обед кусочки, жуёт, не смотря на то, что ни одного зуба нет. Но у меня сердце готово разорваться в эти 15 мин кормления! Понимаю, что торможу развитие ребёнка, но ничего поделать с собой не могу...

👌I earned my club 10 today! 👌 . I also finished my first 12 week planner (although I didn't fill much of it in, my next book will be filled in, I swear) and I have lost 16 inches from all over my body since I rejoined slimming world. 💪 . I'd like to loss a further 2 stone in the next 12 weeks (October 10th) and that will put me back (plus some) to pre wedding weight. . . . . #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #sw #swuk #diet #weightloss #syns #synfree #club10 #weighin #weighinwednesday #weighday #health #healthy #healthyeats #healthyeating #instafit #vegetarian #hypothyroid #underactivethyroid #mumlife #instamum #mumsofinstagram #mumblog #parentblog #parentblogger

Goodmorninggggg🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️🎊🎈 Double shot of coffee for the #schoolholidays yeah?🤪😁😇 If you're in @dunedinnz we've got another map hunt happening this Sunday 22nd July to wind up the break for local families and littlies! You know the drill....10am our exclusive map hunt map goes live at www.pickapark.co.nz where you can find some delicious little prizes for the kids⭐ . . . . . [email protected] #robroydairy #robroyicecream #desserts #coffee #dunnerstunner #wilddunedin #dunedinnz #dunedin #mumblog #dadblog #familyfun #adventurefamily #kids #kiwiphoto #samsungkiwi #kiwikids #icecream #lollies #sugarrush #family #mum #dad #mumpreneur #womeninbusiness #social #community #health #wellness

And now the end is here... Didn't think I'd feel as emotional as I do. 14 months and proud of how far we came but now it's time to welcome back the underwire bra 👙 . . #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #blog #ukblog #mumblog #mumbloguk #mummyblog #mummybloguk #mumblogger #mumbloggeruk #mummyblogger #mummybloggeruk #prematurebaby #backtowork #allthetears #emotional

✖️18•07•2018✖️ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today has been a particularly hard day. In short It’s nearly two years since I have fought with PTSD related to Birth Trauma.. and along with that came an array of anxieties, flashbacks etc. I battle daily with excruciating pregnancy/birth related pain, which often doesn’t let me sleep, in between the severely realistic night terrors its sometimes a blessing to get a few hours. I have, in my own words, ‘pathetic’ intrusive thoughts that on some days I can’t shift. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To the outside world and this little insta world it probably seems as though none of what I’ve just mentioned is even happening to me. Because I’ve become really good at putting on that ‘mask’ every day, because thats me normally positive enough to do that. Because often the above leads me to believe no one cares and to just shut up about it already. But some days ‘it’ wins and I feel worthless, exhausted mentally and physically and some days I need to go through the bad stuff in a whole heaping load of crying, stressing, manic mess. The searing pain gets too much when I stumble a little carrying Alden and for a split second I think I could just give up …, switch my phone off and lock myself away! But then I remember why I’m doing this. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well done if you’ve even read this far! ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess why I’ve wrote this is because I’ve seen other parents, and solo parents, who have been through similar to me, and their stories helped me see there is light at the end. Whether that be when I finally get a diagnosis for my pain, or when my mental health is more manageable but there is!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if your in that same position reading this, like I was once - for me it’s a solo parenting roller coaster…there are lows and that’s okay to go through.. because there are amazing beautiful highs which bring sunshine to your days!! & for now I remind myself to keep looking forward for my next hill up!

Has anyone done this when travelling? - Would love to hear some stories. I did this when travelling in Egypt about 20yrs ago. I can honestly say it was probably one of my most memorable trips. - I remember sitting on a day bed at night looking out at the moon shining across the water thinking this is the most content I have ever felt. - @kylielifestylemumma #twomummasandaredhead #powertothethumbs

👌 Two lb loss this week 👌 . I think this may be partly due to my medication kicking in and my broken thyroid working better as I have barely been on plan at all. However I am not complaining! . I'm going to aim for a 4 lb loss next week but if I manage 5 lbs I'll earn my 2 stone award which will be lovely. . . . . #slimmingworld #slimmingworlduk #sw #swuk #diet #weightloss #syns #synfree #weighin #weighinwednesday #weighday #mumlife #instamum #mumsofinstagram #mumblog #parentblog #parentblogger #hypothyroid #underactivethyroid

Shorts shorts shorts!! How amazing are those dino's though? But then I do love a dinosaur 🙈 I now have every order placed before 1st July put together I'm just waiting on a huge roll of elastic to arrive so I can finish them off and post 😊 again sorry for the delay my little man is still poorly 😣. . . . #logiebeardesign #mumblog #handmadebyme #babygirl #babyboy #babylife #baby #shorts #toddler #summer #sahm #handmade #handmadeintheuk #mumlife #mumblogger

We have had a hard couple of days including: High temps Uncontrollable crying Sleepless nights Early mornings Coughs and colds... The list goes on! Coffee has been life 😂🙈 . Thankfully he is on the mend and back to his happy energetic self.. still keeping mummy on her toes 😄. . We had the worst night ever a couple of nights ago, he was hot and sweaty and woke at 1am burning up with a temp of 38 😔 Me and hubby couldn’t get him back to sleep until 4am, he was distraught at first and just wouldn’t settle whatever we tried... Water, bottle, rocking chair, nappy change, in our bed, lying on my chest.. we tried it all! Anyway, I ended up sleeping in his cot with him 🤷🏼‍♀️ bad times, desperate measures 😂🤔🤣.

I want to look back on all of my time parenting with fond memories. I want to look back and every memory or moment I have with a rose tinted haze and already I think I do with her newborn bubble. I see woman heavily pregnant and don't think "poor woman, you don't know what's about to hit you" (which I used to) but instead I think what an amazing year they're going to have, hard but amazing. I think sometimes I need a reminder of how lucky I am. The excitement of the pram has worn off and lugging it in and out of a boot is fustrating but I'm lucky I can do that. The joy of the teeny tiny nappies is waining and I secretly can't wait to potty train. The envy of the mums who return to work and get some space from their baby is kreeping in but with all that comes the guilt. I feel guilty that there are women who want more than anything to be in this position that I at the moment am struggling to enjoy. It's been an intense rollercoaster this week (and we're only on Wednesday) one minute she's crawling up to me to give me a kiss and to say she loves me in her own baby language, next minute she's totally ignoring me asking her to stop and will bite me on purpose. So this week's mum guilt has raised its head by feeling guilty that I'm just not enjoying 100% of my moments with Molly. We'll get there again, but I'm going to be kind on myself. I love her and she loves me we're just going through changes and will probably for the rest of our mummy - daughter relationship. Its like the intensity of the newborn days has crept in, I find myself having a little cry once she's down for a nap because I feel a bit lost again, I finally found my footing and was feeling like an old pro but I'm not. I'm only 1year into motherhood and I'm sure I have plenty more years of frustration, confusion and tears to come. I already know I look back on the newborn times and can't remember half of my struggles so I'm sure I'll do it again with this stage but for now I'm wading through the mud trying to come out on top. #firsttimermum #1yearold #newborn #struggle #parenting #parenthood #mumblogger #mumblog #mumlife #mummy #daughter #parentlife