Life Update

By 7/14/2015

I'll admit when I first started writing this blog, I thought it'd be easy; I thought I'd be able to find the time to write, and make it interesting till the end of pregnancy and beyond! Little did I know how much time a newborn takes up! So here is a little update for you all to get me back into the swing of things!

Our beautiful little girl joined us on the 13th May 2015. We named her Isla Grace, and she decided to come into the world a little under two weeks early. Despite being early, she was a chubby 8lbs3oz so all my fears of having a large baby would have come true had she been born on her due date or gone overdue!

2 days old

The labour itself wasn't as bad as I had anticipated once I had sufficient pain relief; before that it was a whirlwind of curse words, being unable to stand OR sit, and general unpleasantness. Once I had the pain relief? Sweet bliss that I can barely remember and the strangest dreams about Kanye West... I'll be writing my labour and birth story in more detail soon!

Isla is now a massively grown up 2 months old. I am aware that 2 months old is still classed as tiny tiny newborn baby barely even a functioning human- but she has changed so much and grown so big that it really does feel like she is growing old before her time. I guess it's what a lot of new mums feel, and because it is flying by I am making the effort to take each day and make it a day to remember. I don't want to miss a thing.

2 months old

It's been a crazy journey, changing from this free person in her old highstreet flat; going out into town and getting drunk with her boyfriend. Getting up with him and just going on trips whenever they want because she has no ties other than work- to this person who is suddenly responsible for a whole other person and has to shape her life around this tiny being who can't even talk to say what she wants!

It may sound like I'm complaining but I wouldn't change it for the world. Isla is literally my life- I feel like the whole early 20's late teens nightlife and adventure side of me is done- sure I still like to go and have fun, but I want to shape my fun around Isla now! It's insane how much your perspective changes when you become a parent.

I'll say the only negative thing going on for me right now is my body image. Of course I just had a baby so I'm saggy in all the wrong places and a little frumpier than normal- I had expectations from the stereotypical article in the tabloids about so-and-so losing her baby weight in just 2 weeks!!!!! that I would be skinny and active in no time. I'm the biggest I've ever been and despite losing a lot in the first few weeks, I've been stuck around 12 stone for the last month and a half. I'm hoping that now I've been given approval to be more active after my stitches, I can get exercising and shift the baby weight!

My aims for the next month:

- Take Isla for her first swimming lesson
- Lose 7lbs
- Home cook as much as possible and cut down on the takeaways
- Read three books (I've started re-reading the Abarat books by Colin Barker)
- Go for our first meal out with Isla with us

Hope you enjoyed reading this little update :)
Steph xo

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  1. Oh she is beautiful! Congratulations x x x

  2. huge congratulations...she is absolutely beautiful. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    1. Thank you sweetie! She really is the apple of my eye xx