The Mummy Tag.

The Mummy Tag.

Thank you to the lovely Lucie for the tag on this post to get to know our fellow mummies! Hope you enjoy, but remember there’s no obligation for my tagged Mummies to continue the post, so just read and enjoy if you like!
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1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum, or a Working Mum?
I’m on maternity leave until May when Henry turns 1 and I return to work.
2. Would you have it any other way?
I have begun the process of looking for nurseries and returning to work for a day here and there to “keep in touch” and it depresses me! I keep thinking how nice it will be when the warmer days arrive and then realise I will be stuck in the office and not out playing with Henry!
3. Do you co-sleep?
No we don’t. I have no problems with the idea of it, I just know I wouldn’t ever sleep properly myself! After a lot of time, trial & error we luckily have a very good sleeper (in his own bed!!)
4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
For out and about it has to be his carrier! We have the Bjorn Active carrier and it is amazing. Perfect for food shopping, country walks or a trip to town. (start him young!!) Although he is getting so heavy which is becoming a problem for my back.
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
To be completely comfortable financially we’d say 2…Although that would depend if he next one is another boy of course!!
6. Date nights? How often do you have them? 
We aim for once a month to go out and do something different.
7. Your child’s favourite show?
Henry pays absolutely no interest to the TV! The only thing (annoyingly!!) which remotely grabs his attention for 5 seconds is the football!! He is definitely his father’s son!!!
8. Name one thing you brought before you had the baby and never ended up using?
Hmm. I guess I’d have to say his Bumbo! He borrowed a friends for a few days and loved it, so we got him his own one…and he used it for about a week before he got totally fed up with it and stuck in it every use!! (despite being well in the age range!) So into the loft it went…
9. Your child’s favourite food?
This boy can eat. Literally…eat everything!! He really loves anything you put in front of him. Faves would have to be something like banana, pear, cottage cheese, chicken or pork Casserole…but not fish pie (no matter how many times I’ve made it from scratch!!)
10. How many cars does your family have?
ThreeOne each for Daddy and I, and Henry has one of his own which he scoots around downstairs in tormenting the poor cat!!

11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?
I totally ballooned when I was preggo!! I put on over 4 stone!! Thankfully I have lost it all and have now got down to my pre-wedding weight. (Thank you breast feeding!!)
 
12. Dream holiday with your kids?
We always like to holiday places we’ve never been, where we can explore and discover new cultures and scenery. However this may not be quite as practical with children! So probably something like a cruise where they could have loads of entertainment on board but loads of culture each day as we explored the countries we docked in. Or Disney World of course!! (Can you tell I’ve never been on holiday with children?!)
13. Dream holiday without your kids?
Having travelled most of the world I’d have to say America, every time.
14. How has your life changed since having kids?
Hmm. Well, I have more worries and less relaxation…more wrinkles and less money…But, I have so much more to look forward to each day. Sometimes, no matter how hard my day has been at about half 4 in the afternoon I think oh no, I only have a couple of hours left that day with my little prince! There’s really no negatives, even when you get no sleep!!
15. Finish the sentence “It makes heart melt when…”
Stuart and Henry have their little conversations!! They are adorable! Especially the bath/bedtime ones!!
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
Mamas and Papas, GAP,  Mothercare, H&M, Onliners & most supermarkets.
17. Favourite make-up and skincare products?
I  personally think I have terrible skin (see my previous posts!!) So I use absolutely loads of skin care products, still haven’t quite found one to fix my poor skin!! Make up wise at this moment I have Dior, Estee Lauder, Bare Minerals, No 7, Mac, L’Oreal, Clinique & Urban Decay in my make up bag.
18. Huggies or Pampers?
Erm, I have actually had a great experience with Asda’s Little Angels!! Pampers at the current size are doing well too (4) (although I found the smaller sizes really poor.)
19. Have you always wanted kids?
Absolutely. Even cutting trips around the world short to get going on beginning a family.
20. Best part of being a mum?
Despite the eye bags, constant smell of sick on me, tiredness and being scared most of the time that something tragic is going to happen, being a Mum is pretty damn wonderful. And I am grateful for every moment.
Hope you enjoyed my answers. I tag the following yummy mummies…
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I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award!

I am so happy to announce that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award!!! I have been blogging since March and really enjoy writing about all the adventures Henry and I are having, and my time during my pregnancy so as you can imagine I am over the moon to have been recognised for something which I love doing!!

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The Liebster Award is an award given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers (on Google/Blogger/BlogLovin etc), to help boost their popularity and reputation and I have been nominated by the lovely mummy blogger Liz of Everything Is Rosy.

There are a few rules to ensure it’s new blogs which are nominated, they are as follows:

  • Link back to the blog which nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  • Divulge 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5 – 11 other new blogs (with less than 200 followers) and come up with 11 questions for them to answer!

My questions from Everything Is Rosy

  1. When did you start blogging? March 2013.
  2. What made you decide to start blogging? I’ve always loved writing but never had an outlet, I was learning so much whilst pregnant I wanted to share what I was going through with other people; I discovered blogging was the perfect way to do both and it’s just grown from there (as did my waistline!) I was actually too nervous to start my blog at first and it took me 7 months to work up the courage to get it out there in case people thought I was rubbish!
  3. If you could have one special power, what would it be? I think about this a lot! I think it would have to be the power to have every super power out there!

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  1. Would you rather have a giraffe’s neck or tiger paws (and why?) Hmm, I’d have to say giraffe’s neck; because I am always losing Stuart when we’re out and about so I’d be able to look over everyone to find him!
  2. Who is (or has been) your embarrassing celeb crush? We’ve all had them, see my facts above for mine..!? Ronan Keating! I loved him when I was younger and really thought we would one day marry!!
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? A mermaid!
  4. What is your most embarrassing habit? Falling asleep at parties…I once fell asleep on a speaker in a club!

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  1. Which do you fancy right now, sweet or savoury? Sweet, at all times of the day.
  2. What is your favourite ever thing to do? “Live Laugh Love ” (cringe)
  3. What is your biggest fear? Losing loved ones. And SWEETCORN of course…
  4. Who or what inspires you? It’s got to be my beautiful Mummy.

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The 11 random facts about me;

I once spent New Years Eve on Richard Branson’s yacht.

I wish I could speak Spanish fluently.

I have been travelling around the world twice – and would love to do it all again!

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I once said out loud at work, “do we sell wireless cables?!” (Still haunts me now!)

I always seem to see famous people when I am out.

I have a fear of sweetcorn!

I’m slightly obsessed with Sex And The City. (Much to Stuart’s annoyance!)

I have the most insane intense dreams all the time. (NB, never tell people about your dreams, it’s incredibly boring for them! haha)

Espresso Martini’s are my drink of choice on a girlie night out.

I only watched Dirty Dancing for the first time a couple of years ago! – It’s amazing!!

I want to live in America.

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And now for my nominations!! This was hard as there are just so many great blogs out there but here we go;

http://lullabiesandlouboutins.blogspot.co.uk

http://scarlettandme.wordpress.com

http://lucieandthebump.blogspot.co.uk

http://littlemisssdc.wordpress.com

http://mrshelicopter.blogspot.co.uk

http://northhantsmum.wordpress.com

http://whatelsawears.com

http://crowtherclan.com

http://modernmummy.co.uk

And here are my questions to my yummy mummy bloggers;

1. Where in the world is your favourite holiday destination?

2. What was your favourite subject at school?

3. What would be the first thing you did if you won the Lottery?

4. Who would you want to be marooned on a desert island with?

5. What would be your ideal date night?

6. Full English or Continental?

7. What talent do you wish you had?

8. Which are your favourite pair of shoes?

9. What’s your best memory?

10. Summer or Winter?

11. Who do you think is the most famous person in the world?

Thank you again Liz, can’t wait to hear back from my lovely bloggers.

Lots of love,

Lara xx