Monday, 6 April 2015

The Mummy Tag

I love reading different tag posts. I feel like I'm getting to know the person behind the blog and try and read these sort of posts regularly. Currently my entire life revolves around my son Jack. Yes, I get occassional free time (where I think about Jack) and work part-time (still thinking about Jack!) but first and foremost I'm a mom. A mom to an adorable little boy who is currently refusing to nap, to sleep at night and to let me get more than 2 feet away from him.

 

I came across this mummy tag post on Oh So Amelia's blog. It was from a while ago but I thought I'd go ahead and give it ago. I'm tagging all you mummy bloggers - I'd love to hear more about your lives. Here we go then.....

1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum, or a Working Mum?

I stay at home Monday-Friday looking after Jack whilst my other half works. I then work Friday and Saturday nightshifts. I'm tired but it saves childcare costs and works best for my family.

2. Would you have it any other way?

I loved my years maternity leave. I got to watch my little boy blossom from being a newborn to now nearly a toddler who is starting to walk. I needed to return to work and wanted to go back to my current company, thankfully a nightshift position was available. This fits best around my family as either me or Wayne can look after Jack whilst the other works. We are currently working on our work/life balance and making sure we have family time. This works best for us!

3. Do you co-sleep?

Not intentionally! Jack tends to settle well in his cot of an evening but around 1am wakes up. We spend time trying to resettle him in his cot but sometimes he comes in with us. This is not ideal and we in the long term really need to work on this. Sometimes we just give in as we are so exhausted!!

4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?

Sophie the Giraffe. This is a teething toy which literally has worked for Jack when nothing else has. We are currently on our 2nd Sophie as they do wear.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?

I plan on having 2 children. Not right now, but sometime in the future!

6. Date night? How many nights per month?

We don't often go out or have specific 'date nights.' Instead we just try to have some time on the sofa with the TV on of an evening.

7. Your childs favourite show?

This is a tough one! Jack loves Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig but one particular episode of Postman Pat has him mesmerised. He is not interested in any other episodes though.

8. Name one thing you bought before you had your baby and never ended up using?

Scratch mittens. I couldn't get them on and when I eventually did Jack just took them back off again!

9. Your child’s favourite food?

Jack loves mashed potato. He will eat it with vegetables and meat. He also loves banana, petit filous and custard. Obviously not together!

10. How many cars does your family have?

I don't drive so we only need the one car. We have a Ford Focus. A family car with lots of room in the boot.

11. Weight gain before pregnancy, during and after and now?

I gained 2 stone during pregnancy. I was overweight prior to having Jack so although I have lost the 2 stone, I still have some weight to lose. I joined slimming world in December and have lost over a stone so far!

12. Dream holiday with your kids?

When Jack is older I would love to take him to Disneyland Florida. I've never been but my other half went when he was younger and loved it.

13. Dream holiday without your kids?

I couldn't imagine going on holiday without Jack. I'm not even sure I'd enjoy the time without him, I miss him after an evening apart. I have always wanted to go skiing though so I wish I'd have done that!

14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born?

Life changes immeasurably when you have a child. Where once I was all I had to concentrate on, I now have a small child. Life's changed for the better. Even on a hard day, I wouldn't have it any different. You never really realise how much you could love another person until you have a child.

15. Finish the sentence: 'It makes my heart melt to see..

Jack laugh and smile.

16. Where do you shop for your kids?

I really like Mothercare, Next, Zara, H&M and Morrisons in particular. Good value and good quality clothes. I stock up on Next items in the sales.

17. Favourite makeup and skincare products?

A day I get the time to apply my make up is a good day. I love No. 7 products. They are great drugstore products. I also love L'Oreal products.

18. Huggies or Pampers?

Pampers. We started with the Newborn Nappies and have since used the Baby Dry and Active Fit. I have never used anything else.

19. Have you always wanted kids?

Yes. I have been in a long term relationship since the age of 16. I absolutely love children and always enjoy playing with my younger relatives.

20. Best part about being a mum?

I love how Jacks face lights up when he sees me and the hugs and kisses i receive.

If you do this tag post your links below. Can't wait to take a look.

 

 

 

 

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