Photos + Poetic words

Hello!  See?  I kept my promise, and I’m back!  I thought instead of rambling on and on today, I would give you a bit of a break and just share a few of my bump photos with you 🙂  Then I got carried away, and decided we needed a poem in there too, haha!  Aren’t you in for a treat today I say!  (And in case you missed it, make sure to check out my last blog post – No two pregnancies are alike…

Without any further ado, here is my pregnancy progress so far…

This is just bloat...you'll see the real bump emerging around 20 weeks...haha!

This is just bloat…you’ll see the real bump emerging around 20 weeks…haha!

Bloat has gone down a bit!

Bloat has gone down a bit!

Getting there...

Getting there…

There we go - that's the start of the real bump!

There we go – that’s the start of the real bump!

Tried a different angle, but you can't compare the bump as well...

Tried a different angle, but you can’t compare the bump as well…

Pop! It's loud and proud!

Pop! It’s loud and proud!

Felt like you should see my face in at least one photo, so you know it's my bump hehe

Felt like you should see my face in at least one photo, so you know it’s my bump hehe

Steadily growing...

Steadily growing…

...and growing...

…and growing…

I have definitely taken more bump photos this time round, it’s so interesting to look back and realise how much it’s grown!  It’s also a bit scary because it’s going to get a whole lot bigger!  I’m already struggling with my breathing!

Now, to round off this rather random blog post…here’s a mildly humorous and hopefully very relatable (for other mum’s) poem….

Until the next time! Xx

When your day starts before the crack of dawn,

Even before the birds have started their “melodious” song,

You know you’re a mother

When breakfast is a bowl of soggy, stale cereal

And your boobs are falling out of your hastily wrapped dresssing gown, still un-caged and free

You know you’re a mother


When getting ready is so rushed you save time by throwing on yesterday’s clothes

Glaring longingly at the shower, while your toddler’s screams haul you back into reality

You know you’re a mother

When the “mummy bun” is your favourite hairstyle,

And your idea of fashion is a pair of leggings and a crumpled beige cardigan

You know you’re a mother


When your local soft play is THE place to hang out,

And you don’t know any of the mum’s names, they’re just “so and so’s mum”

You know you’re a mother

When a crazy night out, is going round a fellow mum’s house armed with chocolate and Shloer (for the breast-feeders amongst us!),

And involves talking about your kids until the late hour of 10.17pm

You know you’re a mother


When you finally get some “me time” and you choose to have a nap over a shopping trip,

And when you come to do your nails and you excitedly realise that you don’t have to take off your nail polish as it has already grown out,

You know you’re a mother

When date nights with your partner are as rare as a fun nappy change

And your idea of a romantic evening is watching TV with a few candles on,

You know you’re a mother


When the word “sleep” makes you weep and grieve beyond measure,

A distant memory, yet still so tangible, it tortures your very soul

You know you’re a mother

When all you can think of is what it must feel like not to be tired,

And you want to gently shake every teenager that complains to you about being “exhausted”

You know you’re a mother


When you look at your toddler, peacefully asleep in her cot

And you realise you are so blessed, and your heart couldn’t be more full of love and joy

You know you’re a mother

When you think nothing of all the sacrifices and all the hard times because you have gained the biggest treasure by having your little one

You know you’re a mother


Each toothy grin, and sweaty hug,

Every sweet tug at your hand

Each giggle and laugh, and sloppy kiss

Every single, “I love you mummy”

These are the things that make being a mother the most rewarding experience of all


When the day’s over, and you are the last person to sink into bed,

And you know you will probably be up again in a few hours

You know you’re a mother

And you wouldn’t change it for the world

Emilia's 1st Birthday

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