On Tuesday 18th July we set off to Beautiful Bali for 2 weeks of Bliss. 

We had originally booked this trip 18 months ago but after discovering I was pregnant we put the travel plans on hold and rebooked to take Alessia. 

Best Decision Ever! 

Alessia is destined to travel, she loved the airplane! 

Alessia fell asleep on take off (on the boob). She slept 3 of the 6 hours we were on board which meant I managed to watch a movie 🙌🏼. We hadn’t booked the bassinet on the flight there due to it being a full flight however this didn’t seem to be an issue as our cuddly Bub was quite content being on our laps. 

We have travelled to Bali five times before and we were very comfortable in our decision to take a baby with us. We know the areas, the culture, the food etc. 

I believe we picked the perfect age to travel with Alessia as she isn’t yet crawling, sleeps well (and sleeps anywhere) , eats everything and loves the pram. It helps that I am still Breastfeeding as my main concern was the water however thankfully with bottled water for her to drink from her sippy cup I didn’t need to worry about boiling water for bottles and washing milk bottles.

Day 2, asleep in the stroller walking down Double Six to lunch.

Alessia loves loves loves the water and the pool was no exception! We have never taken her swimming in Melbourne before but it’s safe to say she is gonna love it when we start in a few months (we are waiting for warmer weather to begin lessons). 

It was 30 degrees every day we were there. 14 days of amazing weather, sleep ins, beautiful food, swimming and long walks whilst shopping. 

The only downside for me was the mozzies, especially since you can’t apply insect repellant to babies under 1. Thankfully between plug ins and bug spray we managed to avoid them biting our baby girl. She got one on the first night but not a single bite after that. 

We eat mostly Indonesian food when in Bali, I don’t see the point of travelling to a country if you’re not going to eat their food. Alessia ate a variety of local food including Nasi Goreng….. she loved it! 

My mum surprised us and came to Bali one week into our trip, it was so lovely to have my mum there to help. Especially at meal times. 

We even had a date night 😍

We went to Char Char Bar & Grill on Eat Street (Oberoi) – highly recommended! 

The Balinese were obsessed with Alessia, a fat, white baby with big blue eyes – what’s not to love 😂, plus Alessia loved the Balinese (and the attention). Everyone would approach the stroller and grab her chunky legs, or pinch her cheeks and ask how old she is? The moment they learned she was only 7 months they immediately told me how big she is…. yeah we know. 

Here are some photos of Alessia with our Balinese Friends. 

We stayed for 14 days in Seminyak at Arman Villas, we shared a 2 bedroom villa with friends of ours that had booked to come with us originally and chose to also cancel and rebook to come with us. It was nice to have familiar faces there as well as company at dinner. 

It was my mums birthday whilst we were in Bali so it was pretty special to share that with her in Bali and create beautiful memories with/for Alessia. 

We flew to Bali with Jetstar and I have to say they were fantastic! 

We didn’t do much shopping as Alessia seems to be growing so quickly that it’s impossible to know what size she will be wearing in summer. Mum is heading back to Bali in November so she will likely get her a few things then. 

We didn’t go to shop, we went to relax and that is exactly what we did. 

Adam got a chance to rest and relax, having a mate there meant he was able to share a beer and a cigar at night or wind down with in the afternoon whilst I fed Alessia or put her down for a nap. 

We captured some beautiful photos and made some amazing memories in Bali. It’s a trip that I am so glad we took. Adam loved spending time with Alessia (and me 😝) , he is only home for dinner two nights a week usually so to have 2 solid weeks as a family was so lovely. 

My must haves to travel to Bali with a baby are as follows: 

– Baby Carrier, life saver 

– Stroller, we bought a second hand Mothercare one on Facebook and donated it in Bali. 

– Water Wipes & Anti Bacterial Wipes 

– Aldi Swimming Nappies 

– 50+ Sunscreen ( we used Sunsense Sensitive) 

– Fan for the stroller (buy a clip on one) 

– Sippy Cup , we simply poured bottled water in it each day. 

– Panadol & Nurofen

– Thermometer (Alessia had a temperature on day 4 which was scary but thankfully I was able to monitor it) 

– Hats & Sunnies for Bub 

– Toys and Blanket from home 

– Pouch food for breakfasts / to mix with rice in the event restaurant doesn’t have baby friendly food. 

– Backpack Nappy Bag , made it easy to carry everything. 

FYI, we went through a box of nappies (72) in 14 days. 
I’ll wrap up the post with some happy snaps. 

If anyone has any questions, simply write to me or comment and I will respond to all. 


6 Months Old 

Where oh where is the time going? 

I swear it was only yesterday that our baby girl was placed in our arms and now she is a big girl who eats 3 solid meals a day and rolls around. 

Alessia is just the little love of our lives. We just love watching her grow. Although I do wish the weeks would slow down. They seem to be flying by! It’s only 6 months until Christmas 🙈, Just Saying! 

Alessia is currently smack bang in the middle of Leap 5! Anyone familiar with Wonder Weeks will feel my pain. I do miss her sleeping through the night but I know once this growth spurt passes and her little teeth cut through that she will be back to her normal self. 

She is still such a bubbly bubba, always has a little smile on her face. She gives the best kisses! Loves reading books with mum and dad, loves the attention when we applaud her for rolling over. And loves loves loves food! She must taste whatever we are eating! Will often wear more than she eats.

We celebrated Alessia’s Baptism last Sunday in a very intimate event. Everything we imagined it would be. We had an incredible photographer capture the ceremony – follow @leviandrew on Instagram! 

Alessia wore her Nonna’s Baptism Gown from 1961! It is still in immaculate condition.  I was so scared as I carefully handwashed it. I hope to keep it stored safely so that my grandchildren can be baptised in it in future. 

We celebrated at St Paul’s Catholic Church where we were married almost 3 years ago, then held a very intimate reception across the road at The BootFactory Cafe in their loft function room. 

Supplier Details : 

– Cake : Laurent Patisserie 

– Stole : Nancy’s Creations 

– Candle : Young Wild & Three Designs 

– Cake Topper : Etsy 

– My Dress: Showpo (Online)
We have just 1 month until we set off to Bali for our First Family Holiday 🙊. I am excited but shitting myself at the same time. The flight, water situation etc. if anyone has any tips on travelling with a Bub – let me know! 

Alessia’s Passport Mugshot!

2 weeks away with my little family will be bliss! We love having daddy home so it will be great to create these memories as a family. I love capturing and documenting things so will begin to fill in her travel journal with our adventures whilst we are away. 

I’m doing a quick update whilst on the couch with a sleeping Bub 🙌🏼, I’m mindful that my phone battery is about to die so I’ll keep it brief. 

Adam got his Alessia Tattoo Chest Plate done! Ouch but Yay! 

Alessia is just under 9kg 🙈, I haven’t measured her length in a month so I’ll have to double check that but I’m thinking she is almost 70cm tall. 

Alessia rolls from her back to her tummy with ease however isn’t a fan of the reverse. She is very strong and can hold herself up well. Loves to play peek a boo when on her tummy. 

She is such a little giggle guts and finds us to be hilarious! Super ticklish on the neck. Slowly learning how to use her walker but loves loves loves to jump! 

Still Breastfeeding, I have to admit the prospect of little teeth cutting through make my nipples want to invert. 

Loving solid foods, polishes off meals and loves sipping on some water to wash it down after a meal. 

I have been prepping lots of veg and freezing them in ice trays then having them all bagged and labelled. Makes it easy to mix it up and grab a bit of this and a bit of that. 

At this stage I’ve decided to go back to work in 4 months time – maybe 5…. I’ll see what work says once I’m back from holidays. I will start to introduce a bottle after Bali as once I’m at work Alessia will be in the care of our parents 2 days a week. I’d ideally like to continue Breastfeeding until she is 12 months old as I love the bond we share as well as the benefits to her immune system. Thankfully despite Adam and I both having bad colds recently she remained perfectly healthy and snot free! 🙌🏼

Tomorrow we have Alessia’s 6 month needles 😩. Not looking forward to the tears. 

I’ll try and get another more detailed post done soon but #MumLife comes first. I don’t know how the mummy bloggers do it full time! 

Until Next Time x 

6 Months Old 

Being a Mum on Mother’s Day 

Today marks the fourth Mother’s Day since she we started trying to conceive. I am eternally grateful that this year I share it with my little family. 

Last Mother’s Day I was completely unaware that my miracle was already growing inside me and as such, I spent the day feeling sorry for myself, laying in bed crying and wondering if I would fill the void I had in my heart and my arms. 

I had no idea that only a few days later my life would change forever in the most amazing way. 

On 11th May 2016 we found out we were pregnant and it’s a date I will never forget. 

I wish I could truly explain to those trying to conceive the feeling but it’s just something you have to wait for, because when the time is right and it’s meant to be then it will be…. and I will be worth every tear you shed. 

I endured more IVF in 12 months than some people do in 10 years, 3 x full ICSI cycles. 9 embryo transfers, all unsuccessful… only breaking between because my heart couldn’t cope anymore and my husband begged me to allow my heart to heal. 

I know the heartache, but I also know the joy that follows. It’s indescribable! 

Last year on Mother’s Day I truly believed I may never be a mum, it broke my heart to think that it may never happen but if that was my reality then I had to accept it. And it was only after I accepted the “whatever will be , will be” that it happened. 

I had 100 people telling me “relax! It will happen” and when all you want is a baby it is the hardest thing to hear, even if it is the truth. 

The advice I want to give to anyone trying to conceive is this, people don’t know how to address infertility… so they say the generic things that we probably have all been guilt of saying: “just relax” “it will happen” “go on a holiday”. 

The ironic thing for me was that those words pissed me off so bad when we were experiencing infertility, yet it was when I relaxed and “let it happen” that it happened. 

I know that every pregnancy is a blessing but I truly believe that when you’ve waited so long for it, you appreciate it more. You’ve fought hard to get there and it’s that little bit extra special. 

Don’t ever give up! Speak up to your nearest and dearest about what you’re going through. As having that extra support makes all the difference.

And remember, I’m always here! 

I cherish every moment I have with my daughter, she is almost 5 months old and every morning I wake up to her beautiful little face. I look forward to that smile when her daddy says “Good Morning My Beautiful Girl”, she smiles so hard that her eyes close a little. 

This Morning my beautiful husband gifted me lovely new PJs, a gorgeous Glasshouse Candle & the most special card that I truly will treasure forever!!!!!! 

We ate waffles and I drank a full mug of HOT Tea 🙌🏼 – Only Mums know how sacred this is! 

I spent the afternoon with my mum, my grandmother and dinner with my inlaws. 

The only tradition I want on Mother’s Day is to spend it with the ones I love. I don’t need a new bag, or expensive gift to celebrate. I want the $5 Mother’s Day Gifts that my daughter picks at school because she looked at it and thought I would love it! Even if it’s the ugliest fucking thing on offer, I’ll treasure it and show her how special I think it is because it’s a gift from my child. I want the extra kiss and cuddle from my hubby and baby. That to me is what Mother’s Day is about. 

New PJs however are a great gift! Thanks Hun – feel free to keep that tradition too 😉

I know how lucky we are to have conceived naturally and had a healthy pregnancy that resulted in this beautiful girl.

No words can describe what you feel when you hear your baby laugh, or the pain in your heart when you know they’re crying in pain. You feel that shit in your soul! 

The same way only a mother knows this feeling of hurt when their child is hurting, only a woman who is desperately trying to conceive knows the true torture that is another period or negative pregnancy test. 

Alessia is truly the best thing to ever happen to us. I absolutely love being her mum. I love her smells, her smile, her beautiful blue eyes, her chunky thighs and little toes, her kissable lips and chubby fingers. She is my perfect little princess. 

I think I’m actually obsessed with her haha and I’m pretty sure Adam is too! 

A little update on Alessia: 

Alessia has developed my love of sleep (and food 😝) , Alessia sleeps between 11-13 hours a night – waking once to feed. Her sleep regressed slightly at 4 months however is slowly going back to normal and she generally goes down between 8:30-9:30pm , waking between 8-9am. 

Still Breastfeeding which I am loving, the bond you share when feeding your child is indescribable, to know they’re nourished by your body is an amazing feeling. I know not everyone is able to or wants to Breastfeed but I wanted to and truly love being able to do it. This is my experience.

Foods that Alessia has tried and loves are: Pumpkin, Zucchini, Carrot, Pear, Apple, Mango, Apricot, Peas, Spinach, Banana, Avocado, Sweet Potato, Broccoli. 

The other day we were eating Vietnamese Bao and she was watching us eat and cracked it and screamed at me until I gave her some…. they say to give them what is on your plate, it was nothing that could hurt her, she absolutely loved it!!!! 

The only thing that she hasn’t liked and it really hurt her little tummy is Rice Cereal.

As much as I want her to stay little forever I am loving watching her grow and each day gets better and better. 

I cannot believe that she is almost 5 months old! Where on earth did the time go? 😩

Until Next Time x 

Being a Mum on Mother’s Day 

4 and a bit months 

Sorry for the lack of updates #MumLife! 

We have been busy watching our daughter grow and reach new milestones. 

Alessia is now on solids! 🙈

So far she has tasted (and loves)… 

– Apple, Pear, Banana, Apricot, Blueberry, Mango, Avocado, Carrot, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Brocolli, Chicken, Rice, Potato.

All this goodness is helping to fill in these scrumptious cheeks! 

Alessia will go to sleep anywhere from 8:30pm-10pm and generally wakes once to feed between 2-5am, sleeping again until around 9am. Before her 4 month immunisation/ 4th leap she was sleeping a solid 10-12 hours without waking. Thankfully though she is straight back to sleep after a quick feed. 

Still Breastfeeding and Loving it. Having those little eyes look up and stare at you is just the most amazing feeling. It’s a very special bond and I am so grateful that I have been able and continue to feed my child.

Will give a little plug here to a an incredible small business… Sweet Graze – Lactation Cookies! Daniela’s Nutella Lactation Cookies are seriously amazing! They have definitely helped me maintain a strong supply (I’m able to express 150ml bottle after a feed) and they taste absolutely incredible. Plenty of delicious flavours but Nutella are by far my favourite. Check Them Out! 

Alessia is almost rolling…. I have a feeling that once this kid gets moving there will be no stopping her 🙈. 

We recently celebrated Alessia’s First Easter, I love making beautiful memories with her and have taken soooooo many photos! I’ve had to start making photo books and albums to keep up with them all. 

The ‘Easter Bunny’ bought Alessia a beautiful keepsake book which is a personalised story about her and the Easter Bunny. 

Our baby is growing up way too fast. I wish I could slow down time and just soak in these moments forever. Her little laugh is just infectious. 

The next few months will be filled with party planning for Alessia’s Baptism which will be a very intimate event, plus organising her passport for our first overseas family holiday to Bali in July. 

In the last few months I have made some beautiful new friends at Mothers Group and I look forward to our weekly catch up which now includes walks, lunches and coffee. We speak daily and it’s refreshing to have other mums to bounce things off. 

I’ll try and get around to a more detailed post in the coming week or so. My focus really is caring for my daughter so writing has taken a backburner for the moment but when I get a chance I’ll hopefully get it done. I feel like my body is trying to catch up on all the sleep I missed out on in that first few weeks and I am finding myself napping with Alessia in the afternoons or falling asleep on the couch of a night time. 

Being a mum is a tough gig, its a 24 hour job and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. 

Thanks for reading. I’m off to bed x 

4 and a bit months 

3 Months of Motherhood 

Is it really April?!? 

Where on earth did that time go? 

Alessia is now 3 and a bit months old and growing more and more precious by the day.

Alessia’s 3 month update: Weight is 6.7kg & Length is 62cm. 

Sleeping between 9-11 hours a night and napping 3-4 time anywhere from 20 mins to 2 hours depending on weather and where we are. 

This kid will sleep anywhere! Pram, Car seat , Cot, Bed, Bouncer, Floor Mat or even sitting up at the kitchen table! She will go down willingly without fuss most times, but when she is over tired she will whinge for a short period, picking her up stops her sooking. 

Alessia starts her night in her cot and when she wakes I bring her in with us so that I can feed her whilst sleeping. It works for us and Alessia hasn’t developed any “bad habits” as she sleeps through the night in her cot and would go back to her cot after a feed if placed there but it’s usually due to us both falling back to sleep that this doesn’t happen so it’s almost always 3 in the bed each morning and we love it that way. 

So smiley in the mornings with beautiful kisses and cuddles for mum and dad. 

Alessia is now:                                                     • Talking (baby babble) • Giggling • Lifting & Turning her head whilst on her tummy (Hates Tummy Time but will do it if entertained constantly during it ) • Holding her Toys • Putting Everything she can in her mouth • Turning on her side (not yet rolling) • Kicking her Legs with excitement •   Blowing Saliva Bubbles • Dribbling Lots • Sitting Up (Assisted) • Following Sounds • Loving the Bath • Enjoying her Jolly Jumper • Recognising Voices & Faces • 

Tonight I packed away all of her Summer Wardrobe, I cannot believe how many clothes she has outgrown already! She is still wearing/fitting Bonds 000 Onesies however moving into all other 00 Clothes which is great as her wardrobe for Winter includes some beautiful little pieces. 

We will be organising her Passport soon as we are heading to Bali for a fortnight in July. Looking forward to our First Holiday as a Little Family! 

I am slowly printing her albums and filling in her Baby Book & Journals etc. when I get a chance. Playing with Alessia and ensuring she is stimulated and cared for is my number one priority. 

Currently laying in bed with her sleeping snuggled next to me whilst I write this post. 

Alessia is still exclusively Breastfeeding which I am loving. The bond we share when she is feeding just warms my heart. The way her little hands hold my t-shirt makes me smile everyday. 

We will be starting to introduce solids (puree) later this month 🙊, something tells me that this little pork chop is gonna love it! 

Will be starting her off on some rice cereal and breastmilk. Then adding in puréed fruit and veg (separately) as the days and weeks progress. We have been discussing foods at Mothers Group with our Maternal Health Nurse, ours encourages introducing solids from 4 months. 

I’m looking forward to Alessia sharing a feed with her daddy. I know Adam can’t wait to help out with feeds so solids initially will be a daddy daughter time. 

Alessia will be Baptised in June. We have booked an intimate event with just 26 people. My Cousin/Maid of Honour Megan will be Alessia’s Godmother, Adam’s Twin Brother Mathew will be Alessia’s Godfather. We have always agreed that we wanted a small intimate celebration when we baptise our children. We look forward to celebrating with our nearest and dearest. 

Being a mum truly is the best job in the world. I know how lucky I am to have such a happy/bubbly baby who loves to sleep! I said to Adam when I was pregnant “you better hope that this kid loves sleep as much as I do and isn’t an asshole sleeper like you” 😂 

Whilst we are loving watching her grow and reach new milestones, we really do wish that she would stay this little forever. Her little personality is starting to shine through and I can already tell she is going to have us both wrapped tightly around her little finger. 

I am aiming to write a more detailed post about my experience with being a first time mum soon. I’ll wrap up this post with some recent photos of our little munchkin. 

I’m off to tuck Alessia into her cot and put my feet up on the couch whilst I wait for Adam to get home with a late dinner. 

Thanks for Reading x 

3 Months of Motherhood 

A Tough Decision 

Today we have made a big decision, one that we have had to think long and hard about….. 

We have decided to destroy our embryos that are in storage with Melbourne IVF. We agree that we don’t want to endure the psychological stress of IVF again when we have been blessed with a spontaneous pregnancy which resulted in our gorgeous daughter Alessia. 

This may mean that Alessia is an only child, we may be blessed with more children. But whatever happens from this point is out of our control, and we are ok with that. 

We will never truly ‘try’ for another baby. We will stop all forms of contraception in a few months (in consultation with my Ob/Gyn) and then whatever is meant to be will be…. 

I am looking forward to saying goodbye to IVF and closing that chapter of our lives. 

The experience proved the strength we have as individuals and as a couple. It bought us closer together and created a bond that I am forever thankful for. 

We have been blessed with a little miracle who we absolutely treasure. 

If any of our embryos had ever taken we would be more inclined to hold onto them and maybe even use them in future. But something in my heart tells me to let them go, that I won’t need them. 

It’s like they already served their purpose in helping me grow as a woman, thickening my skin and preparing me to become the mother that I am today. 

I’ll never forget my IVF experience and will one day sit Alessia down and tell her about what we went through in our quest to become parents. 

I know so many women who are trying so hard to fulfill their baby dream, they’re in my thoughts every day as I know that road, I remember it well. But know that there is light at the end and it is well worth the journey. 

We got lucky and defied the doctors, proving my body knew what to do after all….. it just took a little longer than expected. 

I never thought I would be asking Melbourne IVF to destroy embryos that I fought so hard for, but here we are. 

Donating our embryos was never an option for us, We couldn’t live our lives knowing there was a child/children that were ours in the world that we didn’t have in our lives. I take my hat off to those couples who make that selfless decision to help others. 

I actually feel like a huge weight has been lifted, it was a tough decision but surprisingly easy. There is no turning back once we make this choice, so it was a decision that we needed to make sure we were sure of. As I look into my daughters eyes, I’ve never been more certain of anything in my life. 

If this is it, then we are blessed. 

Our hearts are so full and our daughter is the light of our lives. 

Here are some happy snaps from our Nephews Baptism yesterday. 

I’ll aim to post an Alessia update soon. 

I have been meaning to for weeks but…. #MumLife haha 

Until next Time x 

A Tough Decision 

2 Months in

Alessia is 2 Months old Today!

Where has the time gone?

I absolutely love being her mum! Every morning we wake up to her gorgeous little smile. 

Our days are very different lately and we wouldn’t change them for the world! Yesterday my daughter shit on me….. TWICE before 7am! Today I have been up since 6am, I’ve cleaned my house from top to bottom, showered, put some make up on, bathed Alessia, folded the clothes & done 2 loads of washing. 

Alessia is still napping, she has been down since 10:30am so I decided to take a moment to write a quick blog post.

Thankfully this kid lovesssss sleep! Because we do too, I am that mum that naps when my baby does. I sleep from 2-4pm most afternoons. 🙌🏼 

Alessia doesn’t really have a routine, but she has sort of fallen into a pattern all on her own. Adam works in the afternoon/evening and gets home at roughly 11pm, 9 out of 10 nights Alessia is still awake when he gets home. He will have a quick shower then enjoy a snuggly cuddle with her before she feeds and goes to sleep. She will sleep between 4-5 hours , then wake to feed and go straight back to sleep for another 3-4 hours, feed again and have another 1 hour sleep. 

The last week or so we have been putting her in her cot instead of the bassinet and she is absolutely loving it! She has lots of room to spread her arms out. 

We follow a wake, feed, play, sleep once she is awake in the morning. 

Alessia loves her toys and stares at her hanging ones in the car. She loves her play mat and will kick and make noises and smile. 

I’m still exclusively breastfeeding Alessia, we are both loving it! She is thriving and I’m enjoying the bond I get to share with her when feeding. It’s such a beautiful feeling to know my baby is getting everything she needs from my body. 

We have trialled bottles but she doesn’t take them as doesn’t quite understand how to feed from them. She also hates a dummy and will gag when it’s anywhere near her mouth. She has taken a dummy on a few occasions when she was a little younger but now refuses it. She is a very content baby who really doesn’t need one so we aren’t worried by it. If anything I’m glad she doesn’t take one as it means I don’t have to worry about getting rid of it when she is older. 
I’ve had people tell me that I should be offering Alessia a bottle of formula at night, I have trialled this on a number of occasions and it’s been a big fail as she wears more than she drinks and it hurt her tummy so we gave up trying and will revisit the bottle again with different formula soon. 

There are those that I happily take advise from and those that need to shut the f*ck up when it comes to these things. 

If you haven’t exclusively breastfed  your baby then please don’t tell me how I should be feeding my child! I don’t tell mothers who exclusively formula bottle feed their babies what to do so why is it ok for them to tell me what I should be doing?!? 

I have no issue with how people choose to feed their children and have always said that Fed is Best! So I don’t understand why other new mums feel the need to comment on what will “settle” my child or help her sleep better! 

Alessia has never been an unsettled baby. She rarely cries, naps 3-4 times a day. Wakes once through the night and shits like a trooper… so why does she need formula? 

I wouldn’t dare suggest to a mother of a bottle fed baby that they offer their baby their boob to comfort them at night so why is it any different for them to tell me to give her a bottle? 

The only person impacted by Alessia not taking a bottle is me! I am happy to breastfeed on demand and don’t need her to be looked after by someone else, I am on paid leave until October so for the moment bottles are certainly no issue in this house, plus my bench stays nice and clear! 

When Alessia starts sleeping through the night then I will happily offer her a bottle and drop her off at one of her grandparents house for a sleepover but for the moment we haven’t felt the need to have a “night off”. We have a beautiful, happy baby who sleeps well, I vacuumed her room this morning whilst she was in her cot and just the other day she slept through my hairdresser appointment including a blow wave without a peep so I don’t feel like I need a break from her as she doesn’t stop me from doing anything. If anything, we do more with a baby than we did as a couple. 

We still make time for us, when Alessia goes down we make time for long chats, cuddles, kisses and intimacy. We talk everyday about things other than Alessia because as much as she is our world, there are other things to talk about than poo and playtime.

I don’t understand how people say that once you have kids your sex life disappears… Bullshit! If you want it, you make time for it! Keeping your relationship with your partner is so important! We have been together for 13 years now and still can’t keep our hands off each other. Kids can’t change that.

Each day I shower, put on some make up, fix my hair and make myself feel good, I dont do these things for my husband or anyone but myself. Truth be told my husband prefers when I don’t wear make up. During this time Adam has cuddles and daddy / daughter playtime with Alessia and this is my “me time”. I also try and eat good food and exercise to help me continue to lose weight. I have been walking when I can and I am already lighter than my pre baby weight but I am heavier than I would like to be and so I am actively doing something about it.

When I was younger I walked to stay fit. I forgot how much I enjoy a nice brisk walk. If its not raining or stinking hot I will put Alessia in the pram, put together a playlist and walk to the supermarket (4km/1 hour round trip walk). 

Yes I have stretch marks and my boobs will never be the same, but this body made a baby! I am so proud of what my body has achieved and I will never take my ability to carry a child for granted. No number on a scale or tag of clothing will make me happier than I am when I look into my babies eyes… 

I’m gonna wrap this post up here as Alessia is waking up from her second nap and I can’t wait to smooch her and snuggle her. 

I will aim to post more during the week about Alessia’s development, she is changing every single day. 

Here are some photos from the last few weeks… 

2 Months in