Mummy loves...

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

One of the reasons I am most excited about writing a blog is *finally* having somewhere to keep all those precious memories that, somehow, I never get round to writing down anywhere else. I have baby diaries, note books, mummy journals -  you name it. But for whatever reason, I don't get round to updating them. 

So, here's the first in a series of what will hopefully become a collection of my favourite 'rememberies' (as Dylan likes to call them):

This week, some of my 'loves' are:

  • My daughter referring to her eyebrows as 'eyebrowns' - both beans have always called them this and I don't plan to correct them any time soon
  • Dylan calling me his 'precious little dumpling'. Oh and apparently I smell like pancakes!
  • Watching my beanies play happily together before breakfast - this morning they made pizza in their toy kitchen for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The fact that they love to colour, create and generally make a huge amount of paper-related mess in my kitchen every day. I don't have the heart to throw any of their 'art' away (at least not within the 'guilt window' of the first week or so), so we are pretty much drowning in a sea of cut out paper people and enough handmade greetings cards to stock a small regional branch of Clintons
  • My spaghetti bolognese (one of their favourite meals) being referred to as 'spaghetti vom-alese'. I'm trying to take this as a compliment.

What are your favourite 'rememberies' this week?

Belly much bigger than eyes

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Well, ever since Christmas, I have been well and truly embracing the opportunity to eat a couple of extra calories here and there. And every time I regret it and vow not to do it again. 

On the whole my family and I eat a healthy diet - lots of fresh produce and I love to cook. I'm just finding it hard to say no to the extras I would usually reserve for treats. Hello, Malteaster bunnies, I'm looking at you!

But, at 29 weeks pregnant, there's a little less room in the old tummy area to stash said bunnies and it becomes more a discomfort than a pleasure. Having just put away a stack of homemade pancakes with strawberries and maple syrup, I felt the urge to document just how full I feel, in the hope it will remind me that just cos you're pregnant and your tummy looks bigger... doesn't mean there's actually any room in there. And to make sure there's a bed/sofa/empty patch of floor nearby to lie down on until you can actually bear to move again!

Small, healthy meals - little and often - may be the moral of this blog post :)