I've always wanted a photo like this and tonight while decorating the tree I managed to capture it perfectly. My heart. You guys know I change my tree colour scheme every year (➡️ Swipe to see the previous years ➡️ 2016 is missing but was black and gold). Any guesses on what this year will be? I don't think anyone will guess it 🙈 it's so different to what I would normally do! 🎄🎄
🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 Only in Australia do you wrap fake spider webs over the real ones and the worry everytime you see a fake spider as you're taking them off the next day 😂 loved the reactions of the children seeing the house. So much fun! Now time to decorate for Christmas 😉
Happy Halloween everyone! Swipe to see the most unimpressed witch ever ➡️➡️ she wanted nothing to do with that hat 😂😂 I decorated the house this year and made it extra spooky and it was our busiest year yet. Easily over 100 (closer to 150!!) kids came trick or treating! Halloween is getting so popular here in Australia now and I can't wait to see how many more trick or treaters we get next year. I'll post photos of the house tomorrow or you can see it now in my stories 🕷🕷🕷
You've officially been my love for a third of my life. And I still adore you... even though you ruined our awesome anniversary plans by thinking your body is still 24 years old and busting your knee at football yesterday. You make life easy. Apart from the knee. I love you.
Some pink and blue nails for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. We remember the babies born sleeping. Those we carried but never held. Those we held but could not take home. Those who came home but could not stay. I'm fortunate enough to not be that 1 in 4 women who have experienced a miscarriage. Yet. Because I very well could be that 1 in the future. And it's time the stigma ended. Sending love. Sending light ❤
This little girl has been miserable the last 2 weeks as her teeth start popping through. Mumma is tired from the lack of down time and sore from all the comfort hugs and having a human wanting to be in my arms 24/7, but life is good and I wouldn't change a thing ❤
◽ 7 M O N T H S ◽ ▫️ First tooth this week! ▫️ Sitting up alone ▫️ Saying Mum ▫️ Loves food! ▫️ Trying to stand ▫️ The happiest baby in the world
Leg rolls and bright eyes and bonnets.. oh my! My beautiful girl at Daddy's game yesterday looking sweet enough to eat 😍 Go @goldcoaststingraysgridiron 🏈 best and most beautiful pram from @silvercross_australia
Yesterday was a hard day. Layla never cries and I think she cried more yesterday day than she has in the total of her entire life. She didn't want to be held, but how dare I put her down! She was hungry, but fussed as I tried to feed her all day. She was exhausted, but didn't want to sleep and fought against it for hours. And when she did sleep she only wanted to do it in my arms. It was a long day. But even exhausted I understand just how precious this time is. I know how fast and fleeting this all is. I will never get this moment back. These times will fade. In the not-too-distant future, I'll be trying my hardest to get her to cuddle with me, begging for hugs and kisses while she’s too busy playing. One day I will long to hold my crying baby in my arms for just one minute. Knowing how quickly it'll go, I'll continue to sit right here, spoiling her with kisses and hugs and letting her sleep in my arms while truly enjoying this moment. I'll hold her all day as long as she wants me to because the days may be long but the years go by so quickly. Everything else can wait.
I’ve watched you become a father, but really, it didn’t take you that long. You’ve embraced fatherhood since the very moment our daughter was born. I watched that evening as you changed her diaper for the first time without a hint of unfamiliarity. I watched you as you quickly rose as her cries startled us from sleep into movement in the bleary darkness of our hospital room. As we spent day after day in Special Care as they tried to stabilise her blood pressure, I leaned into you as my world (and hormones) crashed down around me. While I cried the heavy, worried tears of a new mother thrust into a scary, unfamiliar circumstance, you were a pillar of strength. Because of you, I know we will always be OK. You’ve helped me be OK from the moment she was born. Watching you become a father has given me the opportunity to see all of the things I love about you in a new light. As our little baby has grown into a little lady with a personality all her own, I’ve been so happy to see pieces of you shining in her. From those eyes and nose that were yours and now hers to her stubborn nature of knowing exactly what she wants at all times, I love knowing that the best of you will also be the best of her. The last 6 months have been a roller coaster ride but I wouldn't want to be on it with anyone else. Layla doesn't even know how lucky she is to have you as her Daddy, but she will. Happy 1st Father's Day, my love. We love you so much.
Her love for Sofia the First makes my Disney obsessed heart so happy ❤ she gets to watch it for 5mins sometimes when mumma needs to go to the bathroom or get food because she hates being put down at the moment 🤦♀️ This makes her happy and that makes me happy. What shows did your babies love?
Happy half birthday, my perfect girl. Six months of Layla. The best and happiest six months of my life ♡ Blanket by @pitterpattern.com.au ♡ The most beautiful personalised blankets ever. Use the code 'JEMA10' for a discount!
In this week of 2018 I found out I had a little girl growing inside me. I was disappointed. A little sad. As one of three girls I really wanted a son. But disappointment slowly turned to excitement and little by little I forgot I wanted a boy and couldn't wait to meet my little girl. And now my daughter is here, I look back and wonder how I ever wanted anything but her. She is everything I didn't know I needed. Here's a photo from her gender reveal I just found on my computer and realised I never posted! I'm ordering some things this week which mean I can FINALLY get back to painting my nails without my little micro napper stopping me. I've missed it a LOT. Thankyou to those who understood why my content changed and my nailart slowed ♡♡
I never thought I'd post a photo like this before Layla. But, here we are. 164 days of feeding my baby. Honestly, before motherhood I didn’t understand the fuss over it all. I was so unprepared for what breastfeeding would really be like. It’s something you’re led to believe comes so natural and is so peaceful and beautiful, yet I had a baby who took weeks to properly latch and feed. I was very unprepared for the emotional toll of having a hungry baby I felt I couldn’t feed adequately. I was unprepared for the overwhelming guilt I would feel as David would heat up some formula just to give me an emotional and mental break. I was unprepared for the feeling of inadequacy over milk supply. I was unprepared for the tears that came as she fussed and tried to learn this new skill at the same time I did. But, I was also unprepared for how much I would LOVE breastfeeding now. If you had told me in those first few weeks that I would enjoy it I would have not believed you. I am able to purely breastfeed now but in those first few weeks formula was my savior. How you feed your baby doesn’t define you as a mother. What defines you is that you made the right choice for you both and that your baby is full and happy. However they are being fed. Happy #worldbreastfeedingweek. It's hard AF.
F I V E M O N T H S Loves books Loves music Loves mum & dad Finally giggling Sitting up without being held Loves to pat her dogs & cats Almost too long for 000 clothes Trying to chew everything.. teeth soon? Still the happiest baby in the world
Missing my pointy claws when I look at this photo. Also wanting a coffee. Can you believe I had this shape on my natural nails for almost a year? Also, I've been rocking the ballerina shape for over 4 years now.. It's crazy that I haven't had sharp squares in SO long but I feel like it was just a couple of years ago I made the change for a while and just never went back 😂 they kinda became my thing 🤷♀️ square nails are soooo 2014 😉
You're beautiful baby, from the outside in, Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again. Go on, take on this old world, but to me you know you'll always be my little girl ♡ Almost 5 months old. I wish I could slow it all down...
When turning 33, one should get 3 birthday cakes to celebrate, right? And also back problems because I'm old AF now 😂 Seriously though, I can barely get up without help at the moment. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. Laying down hurts the most. Help me.... 😂 Celebrating my birthday last week with this bundle of pure joy. It's been a rough 10 days and my back is still giving me a lot of pain, hence the late post, but this was definitely the best birthday yet. No fancy clothes or makeup. A home cooked roast dinner. Good friends who feel like family. Three cakes. And Layla. The best gift of all.