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2 Month Update

So every month I aim to give you guys an update with how me and baby are getting on. A month goes by so quickly, but there are small changes that are happening all the time. I could probably write a book if I was to document each one but I'll keep it nice and compact! I suppose I have leap frogged a little as I haven't yet shared my birth story, but I'll save that for another day (to be honest it was such an out of body experience that I'm going to have to take notes form my birthing partners before I write it!). Anyway here it is, my second month being mummy to my beautiful flower...

I think hearing the words 'your daughter' are beginning to settle in. In my first month people would say those words and I literally had a delayed response every time they were motioned, because the felling of having my baby girl finally here with us was so surreal. We've actually had quite an active few weeks, my boyfriend's been working away, but my family were still on…

I've been nominated for the Liebster award

So this is something new to me, but I was grateful to the lovely Shannon over at for nominating me for the Liebster award. So for those of you who don't know here's what it is:
Each nominated blogger answers 11 questions set up by their nominator, before creating 11 different questions for their own nominees...a great way to discover and welcome new bloggers into the exciting world of blogging!

I had fun answering these so I hope you enjoy!

1.If you could be an animal what animal would you be?
I would be a dolphin, so I could spend my days jumping in and out of the beautiful blue oceans. I see them as a symbol of peace and tranquillity.

2.What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I enjoy writing in itself I find it very therapeutic especially now most of my time is filled looking after my baby girl-I write when she's asleep for some me time! I have also met some amazing people through blogging. It's such a great way to find like-minded people and e…

YES, I was a young Mum and NO, you cannot judge me

YES, I was a young mum and NO, you cannot judge me…
I was so grateful when the beautiful, Maya over @allthingspink21 reached out to me about doing a guest post regarding labels and stereotypes, which are associated with young mums. This is a topic so close to my heart because I became a mum at 19, and have experienced this far too often.
My name is Jen, I am 28 and I have a daughter called Kourtney who turns 9 next month. Over the years I have experienced judgement, and different people have stereotyped me in different ways. I got pregnant at 18 and straight away, I was subjected to sneering remarks and outrageous comments, despite the fact that I continued with my A levels and was in part-time employment.Unfortunately, even my own mother thought I was about to ruin my life, and that having a child so young would be a hindrance. I cannot tell you how much this broke me at the time, to know that my own mother lacked faith in me and put a label on my future. I was very young and do not g…

Don't Judge A Mum By Their Cover

For some reason being a young mum seems to give everyone the right to pass judgment on you. Announcing a pregnancy often does cause a big reaction, and you would hope for it to be a positive one, but for most young mums this is not the case. I guess I can't speak for everyone, but it seems as though 9 times out of 10 a young female is faced with a mixed reception when she shares her news. The negative comments received often take over the initial excitement of it all, and to me it just doesn't seem fair. I mean, would you turn round to an older woman who just announced she was expecting and respond with, 'was it planned?'. Or 'are you going to keep it?' Having a baby is a blessing and whether it's a surprise or if you've been trying for months, what has that got to do with anyone else.

In my case those were the most common questions that were thrown  at me, but I also had the pleasure of receiving sly digs from those who felt I'd like to hear their…

All Things Pink, Pretty and Perfect

All things pink, pretty and perfect is what some expect when you tell them you're having a baby girl. However 1 month into the role of mummy and I can tell you that is not the case! The last 28 days have been a combination of lows and highs. The highs consist of unexplainable feelings of love and happiness that your new born brings you. The feelings most new mums gush about with pride, (as they should). But it is the unexpected lows that no one talks about, the challenges you didn't even know existed before becoming a Mum. With that said I have created a 5 step guide to surviving the first month of motherhood!

Step 1. Be Prepared
If you're reading this and you already have your baby in your arms then this might be a little bit late! But having everything ready for your new arrival means that you have one less thing to stress over when they're here. I thought I had everything I could possibly need (I was so excited I even bought my pushchair 5 months in advance!) but I …