From Infertile to Two under Two!

If you told me 3 years ago that I would have 2 Children in under 2 years I would have said “BULLSHIT!”

Yet, here we are!

On Thursday 28th September 2017 we got those 2 beautiful lines show up.

I’m Pregnant!

As you all know, conceiving Alessia was quite a journey. But we got our girl, and now we are getting another.

Tomorrow I will be 12 Weeks Pregnant with Daughter Number 2! That’s right, it’s a Girl! And she is perfect.

I’m not sure if it was our relaxed approach to having another baby that made it so easy or the fact that my body has worked out what to do, but either way I’m not complaining.

Our dream of Two under 2 is a reality and we are so excited to share that come June 2018 Alessia will have a baby sister.

Baby Number 2 was conceived in our Third Month of trying. From our 6 week check up post delivery with Alessia our first question to Dr Sgroi was “when can we try again”, Dr Joe said ideally there would be an 18 Month age gap between bubs however as we had difficulties conceiving Alessia he was happy for us to start trying when she was 6 Months Old.

We decided that in Bali we would stop all precautions and just see what happens. We had destroyed our embryos months prior and had the mentality that if it didn’t happen naturally again then it was ok, we were blessed with Alessia and if she was it then we were lucky.

Of course we wanted to give her a sibling but I never wanted to go back down the IVF path and we didn’t know if it would or could happen again.

The morning of 28th September 2017, my period was 9 days late…. I had an inkling but the month before it had been 7 days late and I ended up getting my period and a negative test so I didn’t get my hopes up.

As soon as I finished testing Adam took the test off me and I went back to bed to lay down for cuddles with Alessia. Adam said the positive result showed almost immediately, he knew for a minute or so before he showed me and I love that he had a moment whereby he knew we were having a baby and he got to be the one to tell me. Usually it’s the other way around and it was such a special moment that I’ll never forget.

I’ve since had a few scans and bloods done, bubs is perfect and we have our 12 week scan booked for when we are 13w1d.

Our percept results came back low risk and we found out that it’s a girl. We were happy with either gender but we are so excited that we will have 2 girls especially so close in age! Alessia will have just turned 17 Months when her sister arrives.

It’s going to be a very busy time in our lives but we certainly aren’t the first to have 2 under 2 and knowing that they will always have each other and hopefully be the best of friends makes us so excited.

Adam has said he will definitely need a man cave in our next home as in 15/16 years we are going to have two teenage girls in our house and if they’re anything like me he will need an escape during “that time of the month” 😂

I’ll continue to share our pregnancy journey with you all over the coming months. This one is flying by

I’m trying to be super organised but my gosh it’s hard with an almost 1 year old, planning a first birthday, Christmas, looking at building a new family home, preparing for the arrival of a new baby girl in 6 Months time but somehow it all works out.

Our days are filled with cuddles, naps, swimming lessons, Walks, story time, wiggles and lots of washing.

I promised myself that I would fill in Alessia’s baby book each month, so far I have kept that promise, I am also now filling in a pregnancy journal each week. I have just ordered a beautiful matching baby book for the new baby but they now stock them in pink! So of course I got her a pink one.

If you’re after beautiful keepsake journals. Check out @writetome on instagram. You won’t be disappointed!

Until next time x

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From Infertile to Two under Two!

Back To Reality 

Tomorrow marks the last day of my maternity leave. As of Friday, I am officially a working mum. 

There will be tears, so many tears! 

Not from Alessia though, she will be fine! Haha 

I haven’t left my girl for more than 4-5 hours at a time, and when I have it’s a rare occasion, so the thought of spending 10 hours away from Alessia two days in a row will be torture! 

I have been meaning to do a trial run for months, to see how she goes being away from me. But truth be told, I’m obsessed with this kid and hate being away from her unless absolutely necessary so I never did it , now I somewhat regret it, despite knowing that she will be in the best hands with my mum and mother in law this weekend, I’ll constantly worry, but I probably would have anyway even if I was used to leaving her.  

My first few shifts will be in the office so that I can find my feet again and get up to date with communications etc. 

Once I am working from home, Alessia will be home with her Daddy for the first few hours of my day before he drops her off at either my mums, or his. I’ll be able to sneak in a kiss and cuddle on my break. 

I have been so lucky to have had 10.5 months of paid leave to bond with my baby, to watch her grow. I am fortunate that I am only returning 3 days a week so that I can still have work/life balance. 

As much as I would love to be a stay at home mum forever, I love having my own money and contributing to our household. It will mean that we can continue to go on holidays every year and live a comfortable life. It’s a small sacrifice to make for our family’s future. 

Alessia will get a chance to bond with her grandparents who just absolutely adore her. I loved spending time with my grandmother when I was a kid. I still have a very strong bond with my nan. A bond that I hope Alessia shares with both her Nan Nan & her Nonna. 

Work will provide me with a bit of routine that I am missing. Currently we don’t have a routine in our house. And whilst it suits us, a bit of structure to our days will be refreshing I’m sure. 

We are now busy planning Alessia’s First Birthday, invitations will be going out next week! So excited! 

I can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner 🙈. 

Thankfully my Christmas Shopping for Alessia is all done! Thanks to Big W Layby & Mattel Sale. 

I’ll be blogging more in the coming weeks about Party Prep, How I’m transitioning to being back at work, Christmas etc. 

I have been meaning to blog a 9 month update of Alessia , I’ll aim to get it done soon. Hopefully before she turns 1 haha 

Alessia is now 9.5 Months Old, Approximately 11kg and growing taller by the day. 

Alessia has started swimming lessons on Wednesdays at Windy Hill. She absolutely loves the water and is doing so well already! 

Loves to feed herself! Blueberries are her favourite snack. We are going through a few punnets a week at the moment. 

Still Breastfeeding. I’m actually proud of myself for continuing feeding. I plan on Breastfeeding her until at least age 1. Then wean her to cows milk. But I’m in no rush to make her stop Breastfeeding. I do love the bond we share when feeding and it’s such a beautiful feeling knowing your body is nourishing your child.

I’ll save the rest of her update for her own blog entry. 

Thanks for Reading!

Here are some pics from the last month or so. 


Back To Reality 

Baby Food Prep 

For anyone that follows me on Instagram and Snapchat, you will have seen that this weekend I embarked on what I deemed #BabyMealPrepMarathon. 

I made it my mission to make 100 meals this weekend for Alessia, to have in the freezer for both lunches and dinners. I managed to make 72, meh! Close enough 😝

Alessia is now 8 months old and while most of the time we let her ‘eat what we eat’, we do live a different lifestyle to most in that Adam works afternoons/Evenings and therefore our family meal time is lunch, not dinner. As such, we have our main meal together at lunch and dinner time is generally me eating a bowl of something leftover out of the fridge or the occasional cup of tea and slice of toast when I’m either not prepared or not that hungry. 

I am a very fussy eater and most of the time will refuse to try new things, Adam is the opposite  and will try/eat anything and everything! I want Alessia to have Adam’s mentality towards trying new food and felt that by pre preparing her meals I could include much more variety into her diet and hopefully develop her palette in turn. 

I had quite a few requests for recipes over the last few days so decided to share them with you all and hopefully have some sent my way in return. 

Friday was grocery shopping day. We visited the butcher and green grocer to stock up on fresh ingredients as well as Coles for some staple items. 

I chose the weekend that Alessia’s front tooth decided to cut through which wasn’t ideal as I was extremely tired but this made me even more proud of my culinary achievements. It’s amazing how far we can push our bodies on so little sleep. 

I made 6 different types of foods that Alessia can consume over the coming months. I plan on adding to this with supply as 6 meals certainly isn’t enough variety, but I feel it’s a good start. 

• Lentils 

• “One Pot Chicken” 

• Baby Bolognese

• Chicken Mushroom Pasta 

• Baby Beef Casserole with Rice 

• Mashed Mixed Vegetables 
LENTILS:

1x Tbs Olive Oil, 1 x Onion, 1 x small tin of diced Italian tomatoes (I just use the Coles brand) , 1 x 375g pack of McKenzies whole green lentils, 1 x punnet of Continental Parsley, 3 X Carrots, 750ml-1L of Salt Reduced Chicken Stock (I used Coles Brand, can use homemade also), 1 x pack of Coles Brand Dry Chicken Noodle Soup Mix.

You’ll need a heavy based stainless steel pot for this one, on a medium sized burner. 

To prepare, wash and dry parsley, peel carrots. 

*I used my Breville Food Processor to chop my vegetables this weekend as CBF chopping everything up by hand.* 

Put onion in processor and blitz until finely chopped. 

Heat pot and add oil, cook onion until clear, then add whole can of diced tomatoes and stir, cooking off on a medium heat for approximately 5 mins. 

Blitz parsley and add to pot and stir, then blitz carrot until finely chopped and add to pot. 

Add in the entire bag (375g) of whole green lentils, add chicken stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir often until reduced and lentils are soft (approx 45-60mins). 

You can add more stock/water to the mix if you feel it is too dry through the cooking process.

Once cooked, add chicken noodle soup mix and stir well. Allow to cook for a further 5 mins then remove from heat and allow to cool. 

Portion into Zip lock bags or small containers to freezer. This quantity makes approximately 20 Portions (1/3-1/2Cup) 

ONE POT CHICKEN: 

20g butter,1 x Leek, 1/2 large sweet potato, 3 x carrots, 1 x medium/large chicken breast(cubes), 750ml salt reduced chicken stock (again I used the Coles brand carton for this one). 

For this one you will need a heavy based deep frying pan with a lid. 

I again blitzed my vegetables in my food processor, separating the Leek. 

On a medium burner on a medium heat, melt butter in pan and add Leek, cooking until soft. Add cubed chicken and cook until coloured slightly, add sweet potato & carrot and stir. 

Cover with chicken stock and bring to slight boil, add lid to cover and reduce to a simmer for approximately 25/30 mins whilst stirring often. 

Once chicken is cooked through and liquid reduced, turn off heat and remove chicken. 

Add chicken to clean & dry food processor and blitz every so slightly to shred the chicken. 

Stir the chicken back into the pan and allow to cool before portioning into containers or zip locks. 

*I like to label all of my zip lock bags with the contents and date* 

This recipe gave me 12 x Portions however you may get more/less depending on portion size. 

You can add pasta or rice to the dish if you like and this can be added directly into the pan provided there is sufficient liquid. 

BABY BOLOGNESE:

Tbsp Olive Oil, 500g Lean Beef Mince, 1/2 Sweet Potato, 1 x Leek, 1/2 bunch continental parsley, 1 x Medium Zucchini, 250g fresh mushrooms, 250ML Salt Reduced Chicken Stock, 1 x bottle of Passata (could be replaced by 2 x small tins of crushed/diced tomatoes). 

I used the same heavy based deep frying pan that I used for the one pot chicken for this one. 

Again, blitzing all vegetables and parsley before starting. 

On a high heat, add oil to pan and fry beef mince until cooked. 

This one is pretty simple in that you then add all remaining ingredients and stir! 

I add parsley, Zucchini, carrot, Leek and sweet potato all together at this point and stir, then mix in the chicken stock, stir, then stir through the bottle of passata. 

Bring to a light boil, then reduce and simmer until thickened. 

I would say around the 50/60 min mark for this one. Stirring often, lid off. 

Allow to cool and then portion.

CHICKEN MUSHROOM PASTA: 

Tbsp Olive Oil, 1 x Large Chicken Breast (Diced), 250g Mushroom, 1/2 Sweet Potato, Leek, 750ml Salt Reduced Chicken Stock, 1/2C Soup/Alphabet Pasta (I prefer the Aldi one as it doesn’t go soggy) 

Same deep heavy based pan with lid for this one. 

Blitz mushrooms, sweet potato and Leek separately and set aside.

On medium burner, medium heat – add oil and Leek and cook until soft, add chicken and cook until slightly coloured. 

Add finely chopped/blitzed mushroom and sweet potato and stir, add chicken stock and simmer until veg is soft and chicken is completely cooked. 

You’ll find that this one has quite a bit of liquid, perfectly normal! 

Remove the cooked chicken and either chop/shred or process and leave out for the moment. 

Add the dry pasta to the still simmering veg and stock mix. Stir often.

Remove from heat once the pasta is cooked and return the chicken and stir through. 

Allow the mix to cool slightly then portion. 

I got 10 x Portions from this one. It’s a delicious recipe and one that I would definitely like to make for Adam and I one night. 

BABY BEEF CASSEROLE WITH RICE:

Tbsp Olive Oil, 300g Lean Chuck Steak/Stewing/Gravy Beef, 1 x Zucchini, 1/2 Bunch of Parsley, 1 x Large Sweet Potato, 1Cup Salt reduced Beef Stock, 1 x small can of Diced Tomatoes.

Deep Heavy Based Frying Pan with lid used again.

Blitz the parsley, Zucchini, sweet potato in preparation.

High Heat, Medium Burner – heat the pan and cook diced beef until slightly coloured/sealed.

Combine the beef stock and canned tomatoes in a measuring jug. 

Reduce the beef to a medium/simmering heat and add all vegetables and parsley. Then stir in the stock/tomatoes mix. 

Cover with lid and stir often. 

Once beef is soft (approx 60 mins), remove the beef, allow to cool slightly then shred. (Again, I gave it a quick blitz in the food processor)

Add 1/2C raw Basmati Rice and continue to stir. Cook until the rice is cooked. 

Return the shredded beef to the mix and stir well.

Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly then portion. 

I got 20 x 1/4C Portions from this recipe. 


MASHED MIXED VEGETABLES: 

Don’t think I really need to explain this one do I? 😂

I simply steamed Zucchini, Carrot,Cauliflower, Broccoli & Pumpkin. 

I then allowed them to cool and mashed them slightly with a potato masher in a big ass bowl, adding a small amount of salt and portioning up into zip locks. 

I find it’s handy to have mashed veg in the freezer as it can be added to whatever we are having to add volume to a dish or even to simply stir through pasta for an easy meal for Alessia on those busy days. 
I hope you all enjoy these recipes! 

All are my own except the One Pot Chicken which was shared by a friend. It’s definitely a winner and she makes it with soup/alphabet pasta which is a delicious combo. 

All recipes can be altered to include preferred vegetables and even herbs. 

They all freeze well and can be doubled or halved easily. 
Please let me know if this is something you would like me to continue to share… 

Now back to my Cup of Tea, Happy Sunday Folks! 

Baby Food Prep 

BALI

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. 

BALI

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