Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Mummy Tag

The lovely Janine at Janine's Little World tagged me in The Mummy Tag a few days ago. I'd seen tons of other bloggers do it but hadn't been tagged myself yet, plus I don't really do a lot of tag posts. I thought this one was nice so I gave it a go!

1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum?

I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mum. I've had a few jobs since my eldest was born but I'm happy that I can earn a little money from my blog. I love it but I know when E is at preschool I'll get back into "proper" working life. I think I'd be bored at home on my own!

2. Would you have it any other way?
No, not right now. I want to spend as much time as I can with them when they're little - they'll never be this small again! I love being there for everything that they learn and never missing a milestone.

3. Do you co-sleep?
Yes! Almost every day since day 1. C came home from hospital when he was about 3 weeks old and we started shortly after that. We attempted the Moses basket and cot but he slept better in our bed and liked having me near him. We continued to co-sleep when I was pregnant with E (not fun!). A few weeks before I was due to give birth, we eased him into his toddler bed then when E was born she came in with us. C was two when he stopped co-sleeping. E is almost 21 months and I think I'll probably get her into a toddler bed at around the same age.

4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
With C I'd have to say the Fisher-Price Jumperoo. We got so much use out of it and he loved having a little bounce every day. I saved it for E and she didn't like it at all! With E, I'd have to say muslin cloths (something which I never used with C so I didn't know what I was missing!) and the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine. What a Godsend. I know some people think of these as a lazy item but it is honestly so helpful if you're bottle feeding. Ooh, Sock-ons too!

5. How many kids do you plan on having?
We're done. Two is enough. I love pregnancy but with developing severe pre-eclampsia with my first, being constantly monitored with my second then the symptoms coming back, my body hates it! I do love being pregnant but my kids are crazy enough. I'm not sure I could do it again!

6. Date nights? How often do you have them?
We have never had a date night since C was born almost four years ago. Oops!

7. Your child’s favourite show?
The kids are big fans of CBeebies and Tiny Pop. Bing, In The Night Garden and Twirlywoos are loved by both. C loves Toby's Travelling Circus, Peg + Cat and Postman Pat and E loves My Little Pony and Miffy's Adventures Big and Small!

8. Name one thing you bought before you had the baby and never ended up using?
I did a lot of research plus I budgeted when I was pregnant with C so I don't think I bought anything that didn't get used. Probably just pram shoes! They never stay on so what's the point?!

9. Your child’s favourite food?
C has been quite fussy lately. His favourite food at the moment is probably scampi! E loves all form of vegetables. I love that she eats so well. Lettuce, sweetcorn, peas and cherry tomatoes are probably her favourites.

10. How many cars does your family have?

11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?
Oh goodness. I was always a slim size 8 in my teens then I got together with Chris. We got very comfortable quickly and loved sitting in with a takeaway and a drink watching a movie. I remember being just over 11st at my booking appointment when I was pregnant with C. I lost all my baby weight and more, going down to about 9.5st after. I had E and I've piled the weight on now and I am at my heaviest - I haven't even weighed myself because I'm scared of the number that will show up! I am working to get rid of it for good though.

12. Dream holiday with your kids?
It has to be DisneyWorld, right?! It looks so magical and I know that Chris and I would enjoy it just as much as the kids! We'll just have to get saving.

13. Dream holiday without your kids?
Boston! Chris and I have always wanted to go.

14. How has your life changed since having kids?
Before having C, people (Chris mostly!) would describe me as being a bit of a spoiled child. My parents did everything for me so when he was born I really had to grow up. It was honestly the best thing that's ever happened to me. I have changed completely but in the best way.

15. Finish the sentence “It makes my heart melt when…”
The kids are nice to each other! I love when they hold hands or just generally look out for each other. They may be only young but they are well aware of their feelings and know how to be affectionate towards each other.

16. Where do you shop for your kids?
H&M, Next and Matalan for high street but mostly handmade Instagram shops!

17. Favourite make-up and skincare products?
I'm not into make up AT ALL. I take tips from my 14 year old sister!

18. Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers. That goes for both nappies and wipes. I find Huggies wipes too thick.

19. Have you always wanted kids?
No, I never wanted any. I was completely adamant that it wouldn't happen. Then I met Chris and completely changed my mind - as cheesy as that sounds! He was the person I wanted to have children with. He's the best person I know and we're so lucky to have him.

20. Best part of being a mum?
The unconditional love, teaching the kids things for the first time, being their first port of call. I am the person who my kids come to for anything and I love that. I love that they need me.

I now tag Tammy at Us Two Plus You, Jenna at Chic Geek Diary and Cassie at Lily's Little Learners.

1 comment on "The Mummy Tag"
  1. Thank you :D Brilliant! We have so many Similarities reading this! Thanks for the tag as I would love to do this post and will get on it ASAP :D