Wednesday, 21 January 2015

#mumlife

Some truths and thoughts. Some of which aren't all that pretty.

 
  • when you turn up to your baby's swimming class and you realise you forgot to shave your armpits. It makes for a self-conscious 'around in a circle and up in the air' let me tell you!
  • when you turn up to your baby's swimming class and you realise you forgot to shave your legs an' all. Ah, they're under the water, no one will see!
  • when you look down at your boobs and see that there's even less of them now, nine months post-partum, than there was pre-pregnancy.
  • when your nipples just aren't right anymore. Maybe a bit scabby. There, I said it. I blame expressing. I should probably get that checked out.
  • when you can't stop eating sugar and you crack open the Ben&Jerry's when your baby's finally gone down for a nap. Screw the relentless housework. 
  • when you admit to yourself that you're eating ice cream before 11am. 
  • when you wonder how some mums just seem to have it totally nailed. Do they have doubts about everrryyythinggg too or do they actually think 'damn, I am nailing life right now!'
  • when your baby has made a total mess of their high chair and you have to try to figure out how to make the least amount of mess- 'do I wipe his hands or the tray first? Bib off or on?' 'Ah crap, weetabix on my fresh top' (who am I kidding, weetabix on my fresh-last-night pyjamas). 
  • when you wonder how, even with a pelican bib, a cover-all bib and a muslin on their lap, just HOW they always manage to get food on their thighs/ass.
  • when you just can't decide which filter to use on your latest Instagram picture.
  • when you decide to just not post it at all.
  • when you post it but hate it.
  • when you wonder how everyone else's photos look so darn good. Not just on their own, but as a collection.
  • when you curse yourself for not being arty.
  • when you decide 'ah screw it' but think the same thing the next day too.
  • when you think you might be over-thinking Instagram.
  • when you forget to record a milestone and curse yourself for being crap at recording milestones... and using your milestone cards.
  • when you look down at your hands and think 'i really need to sort out my nails/cuticles/dry skin' but never do.
  • when you count the sweetcorn kernels in your baby's nappy.
  • yup, I am disgusting! 

Just me?

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  1. How about when you open the nappy, there's one wetwipe left, he's grabbing for his bum and there's crap up his back? All very very valid points.

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    1. Ahh yes there is that!!! Thank you for reading! I owe you an email- need to sit my ass down and concentrate! xx

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  2. You're so lovely Nicky - bless you! You're doing a stellar job of being a mum - never forget that!
    Sammi xx

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    1. You are the loveliest Sammi x thank you xx

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  3. Awe this made me giggle! Too true lol x

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  4. I think you're overthinking instagram ;) I love your feed as it is!
    Also, no mum has got it sussed, no matter how smooth and efficient they look to the outside world!
    Lauren | Belle du Brighton xx

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    1. I think you're right on both fronts! Some people are veryyyy convincing though!! xx

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  5. Haha, this is brilliant.

    Nodding my head lots here.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    1. Thank you for reading! Hehe, glad it's not all just me! x

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  6. Oh the conundrum of a super mess on the high chair - a stage I don't miss! xx

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  7. Shaving armpits/legs or any kind of 'maintenance' - yup! I'm there with you. It sounds like you're doing a great job at marking all those milestones though - just over-instagram and you should get them all ;)

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

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Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. It really means a lot! Nicki x

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