September Round-Up

By 10/01/2015

I can't believe it is October already and September is over- I hope someone remembered to wake up Greenday! (Note: I tell this joke incessantly every year and it never gets old for me.)

Hopes for September:
  • Finish watching all the Harry Potter films!
  • We're off on holiday to Skegness- I wan't to have a good time.
  • Go for at least two walks a week
  • Find time to blog more- there's so much I want to write this month!
  • Go to one of the mum groups running again now summer is over.
  • Find the time for a date night with Jack.

September has flown by and Autumn has hit us with some hot weather which is a let down because I was hoping for fluffy jumpers and boots by now, but it also means the creepy crawlies stay outside rather than seeking shelter in my house and I can still hang my laundry on the line.

We finally finished watching all the Harry Potter films as Jack had never seen them, and I am so pleased to say by the last film he was so invested that he actually told me to stop talking in case he missed something. It's got me so excited to go to the Warner Bros studio tour next weekend!

I still haven't been to a mum and baby group but I've found time to hang out with one of my good mum friends and do some catching up. Isla and her daughter are only six weeks apart and we were both pregnant at work together so it is nice to see them both changing so much together.

We had an amazing time on our holiday to Skegness and it was so good to reconnect with my dad as we hadn't been on a holiday together in around 6 years. It was great for Jack to spend some one on one time with dad and his girlfriend as they got to know each other so well. We made some amazing memories and I think we are going back next year as it was so fun! You can read about our trip here


So I didn't write as much as I wanted to with holidays and movie nights but I've started making some friends on twitter and getting more involved with the community which is really nice! I've had the most views and followers in the history of my blog which feels like a bit of a reward and I've made some lovely contacts with companies I might be working with in the future which again feels like a lovely reward for the work I put in. I wrote a post about my first 6 months blogging here

Post partum body

I stopped trying to lose weight and worrying about my figure and what happened? I lost weight! Alright- I gained weight first, I got heavier than I was for a few months but I've started to lose it again and I've found I am still eating fun things but in smaller portions and cutting out snacks and fizz. I've started walking to meet Jack and the train station and although there and back only takes 40 minutes, with pushing a pram it's still more active than I was most afternoons. I officially have to keep pulling my jeans up which is a big change.


Guess who is rolling over! I am such a proud mumma! Isla has now rolled over from her back to her stomach (the opposite way to what most babies learn, little bugger!) and has been rescued from her stomach more times than I can count now. She hasn't figured out how to get back again and is a furious hater of tummy-time. Her latest trick has been rolling over in the bath while I am trying to wash her and hold her head at the same time while she is all slippy and wriggly- nightmare.

I am also 90% sure she is about to cut her first tooth as I can feel some rough scratchy points on her gum- either that or I really have no idea what I am feeling for while she dribbles buckets on me.

It's been a whirlwind month sorting out house stuff, Jack starting to study for his exams and a now even wigglier and active baby.

But now it's October (Note: HAPPY HALLOWEEN-TOBER!) and it's going to be great, it's one of my favourite months of the year and we've got some great plans.

Hopes for October:
  • Have the most MAGICAL day at the Warner Bros studio tour
  • Get Isla the cutest ever outfit for Halloween
  • Decorate the outside of the house properly for the kids on the street
  • Carry on walking at least twice a week
  • Try and help Isla learn to roll from her stomach to back
  • Get to the bottom of the laundry basket
  • Start planning Christmas presents 
Thanks for reading,

Steph xo

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  1. If you ever get to the bottom of the laundry basket you are a better woman than me! ;) And the warner bros tour sounds completely amazing #coolmumclub

  2. Well done to Isla on rolling over and to you and Jack on managing to watch all the Harry Potter films. I did chuckle over your comment about remembering to wake Greenday up - love it! Good luck with your October hopes - I'm not sure my laundry basket actually has a bottom (it's been such a long time since I last saw it!) but hope you manage to reach the bottom of yours!