Salut toi ❤️
En avril, on va être 5. J'en pleure de joie. On a juste attendu un peu mais, pour nous, ca n'a pas été un parcours du combattant.
Pourtant, chaque jour, je pense à toutes les femmes pour qui c'est si difficile, celles qui se piquent dans les toilettes du bureau, celles qui les perdent, celles qui recommencent encore et encore, celles qui courent de médecins en médecins, celles qui pleurent, celles qui n'ont plus confiance en elle et celles qui souffrent, profondément. Je pense aux couples qui explosent parce que c'est trop dur, à ceux qui adoptent, à ceux qui se battent, à ceux qui partent à l'étranger pour trouver d'autres solutions et à ceux qui abandonnent.
Je pense à ce parcours plein d'embûches que l'on pensait si simple quand on avait 20 ans.
Pour faire un enfant, finalement, il ne faut pas que beaucoup d'amour et une belle partie de jambes en l'air mais souvent bien plus.
Alors, tous les matins (et un peu le soir aussi) depuis 3 mois, je me caresse le ventre pour me rappeler qu'il est vraiment là et que l'on a beaucoup, beaucoup de chance.
256 6856 hours ago
This boy 😍
In the last week he has aged me 👵🏼. Favourite quotes:
▪️On returning home: ”Mummy, I had a great day at school. I didn’t even swear once!” 😳👍🏻
▪️After being in trouble for swearing in class: ”I thought ‘damn’ was only a swear if you added ‘it’?!” 😑
▪️After being in trouble at school for arguing with another child: ”Well she was being horrible and telling me not to kick the tree as it might kill it. She said imagine if someone tried to kill you so I said that maybe someone would come and kill her in the night while she slept😱😱. Then everyone got mad with me and I don’t know why she started it. I just rounded it off?” 😖
▪️”Mummy, can we take a little trip to North America for my birthday?” 🎈😂
▪️Waltzing into the room in totally ripped up to the crotch shorts: “Look Mum, I don’t even have to pull them down to get my todger out!!” 🤣🤣
▪️On his brother: “I love him when he helps me play minecraft... but the rest of the time I think we should sell him.”👦🏼💰
▪️During movie night: “Can we go over the rules for movie night? NO TALKING. I’m looking at you Toby.” 👀👦🏼😳🤣 #shitkidssay
Jesse is legit trying to escape to trash the garden centre and Jenson was too busy showing my mum around the toy section to be in this picture but fun morning all round at Whitehall 😅!! Me & @elledarby_ already have a childfree trip planned to get some cute Xmas decs 💘🙌🏻 #motherandson#familydayout#inthestyle
11 4442 hours ago
Heading out as a family of 7 on a jammed Sunday afternoon in Camden is a sure fire way of getting you to quickly assess (and doubt) your life choices; the silent rip-tide of sibling rivalry as demonstrated by Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum on the left, as they managed to pose for a photo while jostling for control of the toddler's unnecessary accesssory du jour - the scooter (great multi-taking boys!); the grunting teenager, quietly dying inside as we insist on a family photo "in front of all these people?!" And the perpetual koala, who wouldn't leave the car without his scooter, I insisted on bringing his buggy, yet only wants to cling to my over-heated, weary body. That said, its claimed that "experiences" get etched in our memories as a positive, regardless of how stressful, soul destroying or how many times you head count in one afternoon, cos apparently we always learn from them and thus, it is a plus in the mental stakes! Positive life lesson learnt from yesterday: don't fucking go out in Camden on a sunny afternoon unless you're planning to sit, child free by the canal/in a pub/anywhere getting merrily sozzled, especially not with this pre-pubescent bunch of crazies! #dontgoout#itsnotsafewhenwereonthestreets#camdenusedtobecooltilweturnedup#mumofherberts#getoffthebloodscooter#havewestillgotallfive#mumofboys#familylife
18 62120 hours ago
❤️ Saturday’s with my boys are both wonderful and exhausting! Matt’s busiest day at work is Saturday so I’m normally running around like a headless chicken to parties or trying to find other ways to entertain them all 😱🙈 Can we start a Saturday mums support group or something? 😂😬 #raisingboys#mumofboys#momofboys#norrisbros#luckytheyrecute#andgoodboystoo. P.S. Loving that the weather is good enough to have the doors open 🙌🏻
Warm Spring nights in the garden have stolen my heart.......
The borage is now as tall as my little one, my beloved citrus trees are all back in blossom so their sweet citrus smell now fills the air at the bottom of the garden. The limes that we haven't harvested yet now fall from the tree with any slight breeze and dot the stone paths, waiting to be collected. Tiny insects float around the first raspberry flowers that opened over the weekend. The berry arbour now has a dusting of white flowers all over it thanks to the Youngberry and the Waldo Thornless Blackberry. Some of the cherry blossoms started raining down on me today as I pottered underneath them like warm snow falling in my hair. The first gooseberries and jostaberries are now visible, plump little green ovals lining the branches of the big bushes. The first of the Foxgloves opened today after the incredibly long wait being sown from seed. Everything is growing with gusto including the lawns and the weeds but if it means the fruit, flowers and veggies are growing that fast too, well then I couldn't be happier.
✨ Don’t think I could love my little humans more if I tried 💙 Theo’s actually stretching out into his newborn clothes now he’s realised he’s not in the womb anymore 😂✨ #mumofboys
It can't just be me who has to allow three times as long as it should take to get anywhere if we're likely to find walls, stones, sticks or puddles on the way? 😂 I'll miss this when he starts school next year though..
1 42:55 PM Oct 17, 2017
The new baby has hit my sensitive big boy hard and he's struggling to adjust to the little squish who is taking up so much of mama's time 😔. Mum guilt is a biatch. This afternoon however, he offered to "watch the baby for you mama" and spent a little time pushing the pram back and forth before improvising some brakes for the pram (see pic 2 - I am actually really impressed a 4 yo thought of this!) so he could continue to "fix the baby bike for baby brudder" 💕
Going to collect his big bro from school is Ell's fave time of the day, he gets to run around the whole reception play area, sand pit, chalk board, musical instruments and much to my delight a mud-kitchen 👌🏻💩
Which, thanks to the current downpour, was extra muddy and extra fun for this little pudding today! 🙌🏻🖤 #cheflife
🙌🏼 note to self 💕 ...whether it is 30 years ago, 5 months or HECK... just this morning when NO-ONE woke up for any alarm clocks ⏰ whatsoever 👌🏼😂 yesss! 🤘🏼Total mom fail. I fell back into old habits of saying really crappy things to myself. “You’re lazy”, “you aren’t a role model”, “this is why you won’t be successful “. Yeah. I deal with mindset junk to 🤘🏼 We all hear voices of doubt. So normal!
So, quit letting who you “were” talk yourself out of who you’re Becoming”. “Failing” is part of it momma. I needed this reminder too❣️
Off to hospital for the night with this guy for his sleep study. Looking forward to some one on one time with him, not so keen on getting a nights sleep in the hospital, hopefully he does though. Little practise for us too, before we are back here again for his op.💙💙💙 #mylittleguy#mumofwildlings