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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Mummy Tag

raspberrycheeks The Mummy Tag

The lovely Caroline over at Notes From Caroline tagged me to do this post and I'm so glad she did as I've been dying to do it! You can read her post here. I love a good Mummy-related post now and again.

1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum?
I'm a Stay at Home Mum for the time being. The plan was to stay at home with George, hopefully have another baby, and then once they are both settled in school/nursery, I will get out into the big, bad world.

2. Would you have it any other way?
I absolutely love being at home with George, as I get to be there for every little milestone he makes, and I don't have to leave him in childcare etc.. but at the same time, money is obviously a lot tighter than it used to be for us with only one income. So it will be nice to earn a crust when I finally get back out there, as well as actually having some adult conversations again. lol

3. Do you co-sleep?
No, we never have. I've always been scared incase we roll onto him or something. George actually went in his own room (moses basket inside cot) from about 3 weeks old. I know thats young, but it's right next door and we left both doors wide open so we could hear him, we just found we all slept a lot better, and he was sleeping through the night by 8 weeks so I don't regret it at all.

4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
Apart from the obvious ones; Pram, Cot, Nappies, Dummies etc.... I would say Ewan the Dream Sheep has been George's best sleeping companion. It's a gorgeous little cuddly sheep that lights up a soothing dim red light, plays a tune and also has different heartbeat sounds to replicate the mother's womb. He sleeps with it every single night and sometimes if he wakes in the night I hear him press it's little foot to turn it on again. So cute.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?
Two. My hubby already has 2 children from a previous marriage who live with us for half of the week, so I think one more will be perfect. Plus I really don't think we could afford any more than that haha.

6. Date night? How many nights per month?
We don't really call them 'date nights' but we get to the cinema quite often on an Orange Wednesday (usually an afternoon if the hubby can get away from work) which is lovely.  We are lucky that both sets of parents live close by and are more than willing to look after George for a few hours. Also, my Mam often asks to have George overnight on a Friday night, which means we get to go to the local pub for a few drink and a takeaway now and again. Not to mention a Saturday morning lie in! Lovely! But even so, we get a few hours every night to settle down and watch what we want on the TV, so we're far from deprived.  We're hooked on Game of Thrones at the minute!!

7. Your Child's favourite TV show?
George absolutely adores Peppa Pig. Obviously his favourite is George Pig ;-) haha. He is also partial to a bit of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. I think it's just whatever he is used to, and I usually just have Nick Jr on, which show those two programs a LOT.

8. Name one thing you bought before having your baby that you've never used?
I bought a baba-sling. As lots of people said they were a Godsend when it came to doing housework with a clingy baby. I never got the hang of it, as I thought he never looked comfy. Then he got too big. Booo.

9. Your child's favourite food?
I'm afraid I have a very fussy child on my hands. If he doesn't like the look of something he won't even try it. The little tinker. He is a huge fan of Scrambed Eggs and Dairylea Sandwiches. Simple things!

10. How many cars does your family have?
We just have the one. It's a seven seater beast. My hubby goes to work on his bike, leaving me the car. Sweeeeet.

11. Weight gain before, during & after pregnancy, and now?
To be honest I've never been one to stress about my weight. Although I am lucky that I have a pretty fast metabolism. I'd say that my weight is pretty much the same as I was pre-pregnancy, maybe a couple of lbs heavier. It's just that my tummy is a lot less firm than it used to be. pahhhh

12.  Dream holiday with your kids?
Obviously I would LOVE to go to Disney World (or even Disney Land) when they are a bit older. I think I'd love that just as much as the kids (if not more, ha).

13. Dream holiday without your kids?
New York City. I went back in 2006 with my friend and I'd love to go back with my Hubby. He needs to see the best city in the world!!! NEEED.

14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born?
Massively. Obviously, I am not working at the minute, so there's that aspect of life, which is fab. But of course, becoming a parent is the most life-changing event a person will ever go through. You are suddenly responsible for a whole other human being, and you and your needs no longer come first. I wouldn't change it for the world though, even if it does take half an hour just to get out of the house to go down to the shops. I adore George and honestly cannot imagine my life without him.

15.  Finish the sentence.. 'it melts my heart to see...'
The biggest smile on George's face when I walk into his bedroom on a morning. He is so happy when he wakes up. Gets me every time.

16. Where do you shop for your kids?
For necessities, I go to wherever has the best offers at the time.  But for clothing I go all over. H&M have some lovely bits, as well as Primark, Next, George at Asda etc.

17. Favourite makeup and skincare products?
Ooohhhh too many to choose from! Beauty bloggers have an obsession, haha. At the minute I am loving The Body Shop Vitamin E Facial Oil (review here) & Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation.

18. Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers for nappies, Huggies for wipes as they are a bit thicker than Pampers. Huggies nappies were pap when George was newborn, and I think they have actually stopped making them now.

19. Have you always wanted kids?
Yes, always.

20. Best part about being a Mum?
Cliché, but everything! I honestly find myself sitting and just staring at George, whether he is asleep or just sat playing on his own. Motherhood is the best job in the world. Fact!

I don't think I have anyone to tag, as the Mummy bloggers I read have already done it. So I tag anyone who hasn't already done it!! :-)


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