This (blurry iPhone pic) was me leaving the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital, 4 hours after giving birth to Wilf. I had all the essentials covered: comfy trainers ✅ husband’s PJ bottoms over an adult nappy ✅ baggy easy-boob-access top ✅ big coat (it was 4am and 12 days before Christmas) ✅ and I’m so very glad the world’s media wasn’t camped outside the front door as I waddled out saying “funny thing, it feels like the baby came out of my arse” and James started effing and jeffing about not being able to lengthen the car seat straps in the dark. Wouldn’t change a thing, obvs. #notaroyalbaby #butaspecialonenonetheless
It’s crazy to think that if this scamp had been born just 12 days earlier, he’d be starting school this September 😱 In some ways, he already seems quite grown up, possibly because he idolises his big brother and looks like a giant next to his baby brother. Yet in many other ways, he still seems so little. He still pronounces yellow ‘lellow’, when Henry winds him up he shouts, ‘Henry’s telling LIARS!’ and he can’t get to sleep without sniffing Mummy Pig’s little stinky stick feet. It’s like a glorious* inbetweeny age and though I am sure he would have been fine starting school, I’ll admit I’m glad we’ve got him at home for another year. #judypops #thecheekiestofthelot #wecreatedamiddlechild #buthesnotbecomeadelinquentyet *’glorious’ excludes the dissatisfaction he shows at mealtimes and his refusal to walk if he deems the walk ‘boring’ (i.e. all walks).
FOUR MONTHS So nice to see little leggies out. Really enjoying him at this age and The Dark Phase (when he was broken and everyone cried a lot) already seems like a distant memory. Which is probably just as well, as I overheard an elderly lady in the park today say the following just after we’d strolled by: “What a dear little chap[Jude], a baby too and another on the way by the looks of it!” 😱😩😂 I’m feeling great though and wasn’t at all offended, honest mistake to make. I’m blaming the cut of my summer dress and the wind making it cling funny. 100% that 😆 #fourmonthspostbaby #definitelynotanotherintheoven #dontoldpeopletalkloudly
☀️😎👗🍦 #sleekasadolphin #belowtheknee
How excited do we look to be out on a school night? 😆*Technically* it was a work meeting as I wrote an agenda on a Pukka Pad (profesh) and we plotted some very exciting @mummysocial stuff. Also not sure if it counts as a ‘night out’ noting that we are both already on our way home to our babies at 7:15PM (WOOP!) but still, you gotta grab these opportunities while you can. Love this girl 👯♀️You should see the outtakes. #wetriedtotakeanartymirrorshot #butlookedliketwats #wouldhavelikedagintopup #buthadtogetthebushome #mummysocial