Mothercare A/W 2016


I was delighted to be invited to preview Mothercare’s Autumn-Winter collection. 

This time I brought Josh, the event was set up perfectly for kids but one refusal to get out of the car, a wee on the floor and a full scale toddler tantrum I was beginning to wonder if it was such a good idea.. 

He warmed up and played away then, eying up some of the great ELC toys for his Santa list while I hand a wander. 

I was drawn at this stage of my pregnancy to their My First Collection, especially designed for newborns with all the considerations in making the product. No labels, wide necks and soft cotton. There is a range of the usual muted tones but I loved some of the other items too.

They had a few of thier Christmas items on display and this year I am going to get ahead of the game and get some jammies for what will be the two boys as last year I left it too late and there wasn’t a festive pj to be had!

They have also the well known collaboration with Jools Oliver in Little Bird but have also collaborated with Mylenne Klass. I find both ranges a little more driven towards girls but I did think these boots were super cute.

All the items are available in Mothercare stores nationwide or online.


Weeks 0-2-A scarily wonderful time


So you have a baby, yes the labour is a ‘pain’ quite literally but no one really tells you about the after PAIN! I had a ‘easy’ labour, he came very fast so it was full on and intense but both of us came away happy and healthy and that’s the main thing. Well mummy got what they called a ‘graze’-a ‘graze’ this felt, well I won’t even describe what this felt like but toilets, general walking and sneezing were not my friend for a number of weeks..
I was on what can only be described as the wonderful Domino Scheme with the Holles St Community Midwives so was home within a few hours of having baby boy. All seemed great, tucked up in my own bed until the first night fear set in. Baby boy was happy out getting used to his surrounds, sleeping contently. Mummy & Daddy not so much. I have never clock watched so much, willing the ‘safety’ of the morning to come. However the first night past and we moved to the next day, learning as we went. 2 weeks goes by very quickly in a haze of getting to grips with feeding {more on that in the next post}, introducing your new arrival to your nearest and dearest and getting used to life as a mummy…

{Some Advice}:
•Make your own bedroom super comfy & nice, you spend a lot of time there.
•Sleep at every opportunity even when the adrenaline doesn’t allow for it.
•Don’t walk too far.
•Keep visitors to a minimum.
•Stock up on everything you will need before hand.
•Don’t listen to advice, you need to find your own way.
•Be kind to yourself, you are doing great.
•Take each day as it comes.

My highs:
•Joshua-all about him and falling so in love with him
•Introducing him to Granny in the hospital
•Dancing in his room with him
•A drink with Daddy to celebrate his arrival.

My lows:
•Getting to grips with feeding
•Beating myself up over unnecessary things.

Enjoy this time, the newborn leaves your world very quickly!