A few days ago I took advantage of Henry's nap and decided to make some girly burp cloths for our baby girl. @joann_stores was having a fabric sale this past week so I was able to buy these flannel prints at a bargain. Obviously the Belle and Minnie mouse are my favorites 😍
🍋I love cleaning with lemons!🍋 • I don’t typically cut one open just to clean the sink (or my wooden cutting boards if you’ve seen my other post). • But if you already have one that’s cut in half, or you have a sad looking lemon that’s about to turn, use it to refresh your sink! 🍋😊 • Sprinkle some baking soda, then squeeze the lemon juice over the surface of your sink. As you scrub with the lemon, it will form a paste! • Once you wash the paste away, your sink will be sparkly clean and beautiful 😍 • I’ve been really bad about not making use of everything we have during this pregnancy. It’s whooping my a**, y’all. But I’m getting back to where I was, with one small change at a time 😊 and you can too! It feels good to get the most use out of everything you can! And it starts with little baby steps, like scrubbing your sink with a lemon before tossing it! 🤣🙌🏻 . . . . . #lemon #cleaningwithlemons #naturalcleaning #crunchymom #homesteading #homestead #homesteadlife #motherhoodunfiltered #realmotherhood #momsofinsta #toddlermom #pregnantwithatoddler #pregnancyblog #homemaking #cleaninghack #momhack #momblog #naturalliving #selfreliance #boymom #forbusymoms #momsofinstagtam
Today, while this one was at Nursery, it kinda hit me that in a few weeks time (sooner rather than later I hope 🤞🏻) my beautiful first born will become a big sister. She already talks about what she’s going to do with the baby and how she’s going to help mummy and daddy so I know she’s going to take it all in her stride. So here’s to you baby girl, for being an absolutely amazing human and an incredible big sister.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed this is all a myth. I was a proper smug newborn mum, he ran to a three hour schedule, learnt baby sign for milk when he was tiny so just used to ask for milk when he was hungry instead of crying and we only had about 3 poonamis. As a toddler (despite a few set backs these last few weeks) he’s a dream, sleeps 13/14 hours a night, ASKS TO GO TO BED, eats literally anything and is a lovely little soul. Everyone said “you wait, he’s so easy, your second one is going to be horrible”. And if that happens, I will find every single one of you!
My little stud muffin! Playing with some sidewalk chalk that the Easter bunny brought him and looking oh so cool while doing it. Coloring is one of Henry's favorite activities and to be able to do it outside is just icing on the cake for both of us.
Oh man, what a mixed bag holidays can be with a toddler! I'm choosing to blame Henry's very sweet and sour disposition today on the last of his top teeth coming in. I prefer that to early terrible twos. This boy, this adorably spunky, sassy and defiant little boy challenges me so much. But honestly, even when I feel like I can't take anymore, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Today was spent home in pjs all day cleaning , meal prepping for the week and some relaxing in between. Yes, I even walked little Luna to the park in pjs 🤣 Was definitely feeling the baby weight today , had to remind myself to chill out with the Anxiety of needing to get everything done at once lol when my tummy was feeling tight and heavy that was my sign to take a rest ☺️ Mommas , listen to your body when it’s talking ! Our growing babies are counting on us to protect them #momsinpjs
Early morning story time for puppy and bump.
[ Being pregnant with a toddler isn’t ideal ] This is the face of a women who just spent $45 on Ubereats because she’s hungry and has no substantial food in the house because the thought of going to Safeway with a toddler makes her want to cry and by the time her husband wakes up from nightshift, she is tucked straight into bed for an afternoon nap. Being pregnant with a toddler fucking sucks and it’s not even William’s fault. He is such a sweet heart and yep, he’s got attitude (just like his mumma #proudmum) but it’s not what is the hard part. It’s the fact I have 3-4kg of baby in my abdomen so bending over, running around and getting down/ up off the floor is legit making me feel like an 80yr old women. Every moment is coming with a series of grunts and I have no time to just chill and recoup. Well; until I put the TV on then I get the guilts. I then get the guilts because people keep telling me TV will be my best friend after baby is born. It’s making me scared because it’s not the type of mum I want to be, I didn’t become a mother to have the TV raise my child. And this just adds to my mental exhaustion . Kyle is absolutely incredible, we have great support and thank the f-ing lord for Kinder. Just right now at #39weekspregnant I’m physically and emotionally challenged, more than I have ever been before . Tomorrow WILL be a better day, I will make dinner early and I have some activities planned for little man. Just some days, moments, you need to spend $45 on Ubereats and feel a little sorry for yourself. I’m so proud of getting this far, proud of my body and my mind because it’s been a fucking hard and long slog - but I’m almost there, I almost have my body back and my baby in my arms. I’m not over pregnancy, just over how I’m feeling. If you’re still reading, thank you beautiful xo #excusethelanguage
So many new videos planned. Can't wait to share my ideas! Tomorrow is our last day with family and then I will be back into full on filming 🎥🦊🐰 #youtubemom #youtubemum #mumvlogger #momchannel #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #discoverunder2k #fox #bunny #twoundertwo #pregnant #pregnantwithatoddler
Today was one of those days where I didn’t know how I was going to make it to bedtime. The tantrums came like waves, one after another, the dog puked up the biggest pile of puke I’ve ever seen and the baby kicked in the same spot over and over again.⠀ .⠀ The day actually started out really well but post nap was like a demon possessed my toddler. He might be smiling in this photo but he tested me every second of the last few hours. He used everything he could find as a drumstick, used that piercing screaming for no apparent reason and put everything in his mouth while looking at me waiting to react. ⠀ .⠀ This photo was taken 30 minutes after he was already supposed to be in bed, he ate Cheez It’s for dinner bc he wouldn’t touch anything else and took the plastic Batmobile to bed because I didn’t have it in me to fight him on it.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ This is a completely unposed, unplanned photo that shows exactly what my Motherhood looked like today. A 23 week pregnant Mom of a toddler with no makeup, hair a mess, black on black clothes because it was what was at the top of the laundry basket but his hugs before bed and his kiss on my belly make it all a little bit better. I’m still exhausted, the animals still need attention, the house is still a mess but that’s life. I’ll probably go take a shower instead of empty the dishwasher and I might lay on the couch watching TV instead of responding to emails. I should probably eat dinner at some point and go to bed a little early. I’ll cut myself some slack today after I pick up the toys scattered around since they give me anxiety but I think you should cut yourself some sack too.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ What was your Motherhood like today? Hit me with the good, the bad, and the ugly. . . . I did however take the minute and a half to load the photo into Lightroom and apply the Feather preset from @gracefulpresets Pretty in Pastel collection. Swipe to see the before! . . . . #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #pregnantwithatoddler #momlife #therealmomlife #motherhoodrising #momsofinstagram #pregnantbelly #pregnantblogger #pregnantinfluencer #pregnancyproblems #toddlermom #momofatoddler #imexhausted #callthemaid #ohwaitthatsme #hesstillup
Enjoy a break with your older one - special bonding time will be forever cherished👩👧💕 . #stylishmom #stylishbump #maternity #motherdaughterbonding #maternityfashion #breastfeeding #breastfeedinginpublic #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingmom #pregnantwithatoddler #pregnant #pregnantstyle #momlife #pregnancy #mamalife #normalizebreastfeeding
While on a walk with a friend this morning we got to talking about our journeys into motherhood and being stay at home moms. This was something she knew she wanted from a young age. As for me, it was different. The majority of my life I was adamant about not wanting kids, let alone being a stay at home mom. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that not only would I be a mom, but that I would be so excited for every day. Even at 8.5 months pregnant, I can't wait to chase my little boy around, learn and play all day. Soon we will be adding a baby girl to our days. If you had told me a few years ago that not only would this be my life but that I would be so happy, even through the struggles, and thanking God for this life he's allowed me to have I would have said you were crazy. Thank you Lord for this life!
The munchkin and I had a lovely day at Borde Hill Gardens, doing Easter Trails and playing in the adventure playground. But I am shattered. My parents were meant to come but unfortunately couldn't make it and as anyone who has been there will tell you it is hard being 8 months pregnant with a 3 year-old who never stops. And it is even harder when you have gestational diabetes because at the end of the day when you want to collapse in a heap and just call for take out you still need to cook. Only 6-7 more weeks to go...... #funwithmylittleone #followingtheeasterbunny #easteregghunt #bordehillgarden #8monthspregnant #pregnantwithatoddler #gestationaldiabetes #wouldkillforapizza #notlongleft
2 a.m., 6 a.m., noon... It doesn't matter, I'm Always ON. I don't get a coffee break, a lunch break, or even a bathroom break. My toddler is Always up in my grill. I keep reminding myself that he's going to keep growing up and need me less and less, so I try to enjoy each moment. It's harder when I'm tired and as my belly swells bigger and bigger, but I'd rather embrace each interaction than be grumpy about it. Regardless, it's hard. #momlife #mommyneedsamoment #momsofinstagram #toddlersbecrazy #parenting #babynumbertwo #pregnantlife #pregnantwithatoddler #mommaneedscoffee #stayathomemom #stayathomedad #fulltimejob #twentyfourseven
🤰38 weeks with Baby Boy💙 vs. Baby Girl💗! At this point Owen dropped and wasn’t in my ribs anymore at all. He seemed to chill back on my tailbone most the time which made sitting harder but sleeping easier. 🤷♀️ Baby Girl has definitely dropped but somehow manages to still be in my ribs, on my tailbone, AND sticking out as far as my body will let her go. Safe to say she makes getting comfortable and sleeping a lot harder! I’ve also noticed my hips and pelvic bone being way more achey and sore this time around! 😕 Both pregnancies have had their ups and downs but I think it’s safe to say the end of this pregnancy has been a lot harder! Praying she makes her grand debut soon! 👶🏼🌸
Calista has reached an age where she loves to wear my makeup, clothes, shoes and bags. I remember doing the same with my mom’s things and having my mom play with me...such great memories , makes me so happy to be able to play with my Cali 🥰 . . . #momanddaughter #toddlerfashion #toddlerhairstyles #pregnantwithatoddler
I love our Starbucks dates. He always gets a pink cake pop + chocolate milk (his new favorite thing) and I always get egg bites because his little brother/sister in my belly insists on eating them 600 times a week 😅 with a mango dragon fruit (with coconut milk - try it! 🥥) I can’t wait have another little baby to bring with us on our dates but for now, I’m cherishing these moments where it’s just him & i, talking about street signs & what color they are, while we sip on our drinks and eat yummy food. my forever date. 👦🏻💙 • • • #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #boymom #toddlerlife #thatsdarling #blueeyedboy #daddysminime #childhoodrising #documentyourdays #childhoodthroughinstagram #thesearethedays #ourmoments #starbucksregulars #cakepoplover #mommysbestfriend #justthetwoofus #pregnantwithatoddler #babynumber2
New to my page? Let me introduce myself! 🎥 YouTube mum (3 videos a week) 🎥 Mother to 1yr old Hunter Mason 🎥 Pregnant with baby #2 due August 🎥 Living in Hobart/Australia! 🎥 Stay At Home Mum (and loving it) 🎥 Channel link in my bio #youtubemom #twoundertwo #pregnant #pregnantwithatoddler #babynumbertwo #hobart #australia #momvlog #momvlogger #momchannel #sahm #stayathomemum #stayathomemom #intro #discoverunder5k #discoverunder1k #getoknowme
I have been asked a few times already if im carrying twins lol. I feel so big and uncomfortable and im only 35 weeks. I cant go a day without the belly band. The wee one is sitting so low. I keep cramping and i feel so much pressure. I feel like im about to burst! Everyone keeps saying the longer he is in there the better... but i kinda want him out already lol. Pain everywhere... and my toddler is needy. #momlife #pregnancypains #joysofpregnancy #pregnantwithatoddler #bloated #nottwins #tired #needmassage #bodypains #thelaststretch #thirdtrimester #thistimeiblewup #waddling #cantgetup #cantputonmyshoes
A boy and bugs. Is there anything more natural?
[ Waiting ] Everything is ready for you my little darling, we are ready when you are ✨ . . Anyone want to take a guess at when baby girl will arrive?! 😍💖 She’s she 25th April (her daddy’s 30th birthday) I went into labour at 39w4d with William and had him on his due date!
Money is so tight ATM I must admit that we haven’t done much in the way of big activities this half term. Today Ama asked if we could go and see some animals so we headed over to Heeley City Farm which is free and only a short drive from our house. We only managed an hour or so as it was quite cold but we had a lovely time in the fresh air admiring the animals!
The first picture is of my #SweetAndSourHenry leaving a NICU follow up appointment earlier this week. The 2nd of 3 that we have to go to over the first 3 years of his life. The second is a picture of Henry while in the NICU, close to the end of our stay there. The follow up appointments are at the same hospital where we had our 17 day NICU stay. It's amazing how one place can bring on so much anxiety for me. Getting ready in the morning was hard, knowing this was going to be our destination. Even though I know we have a happy and healthy 18 month old on our hands, it's hard for me to be there. This is the place where my husband and I spent close to 18 hours a day, where we laughed and cried, where we anxiously waited for rounds in the morning so we could find out how the day was looking and how Henry was responding to his meds. This is the place I called 2-3 times during the few hours that we weren't there in the middle of the night to check on my baby, this is where nurses were doing the overnight feedings that I longed for. Because of Henry's #hyperinsulinemia most days were an emotional roller coaster and on top of all of that, this is also the place where my husband and I signed the cremation forms for our son who had passed away at 24 weeks. I have a love hate relationship with this hospital. I love the doctors and nurses that took such good care of my son and who were so sweet and supportive for my husband and I, but I also hate being there. I hate being inside those walls, I hate walking the paths outside.... I struggled a lot on Tuesday, I cried a lot too. I guess this is just all part of being the parent of a #NICUgrad and all part of the process. It would probably have been easier to handle without my pregnancy hormones making things worse lol My poor husband.
28 weeks! . I don’t know where the time has gone. My little man is moving around LIKE CRAZY! I remember my daughter having strong movements, but this guy is on another level. Feeling the movement is my absolute favorite part of being pregnant. Other than that, I honestly don’t care for it much. . I’m just not one of those women who particularly enjoy it. And that’s okay. I miss being able to run as far as I want, I miss sushi and lunch meat, I miss coffee (this pregnancy coffee has made me dizzy and nauseous), and I miss being able to let my little girl climb on and snuggle into me. . We have a name picked out! Nursery is coming along. I’m having a baby sprinkle in a few weeks and I think the dog has finally realized there’s another human joining the bunch. . It’s been a wild ride so far and I’m looking forward to the rest of our journey 🥰. . #balancedamanda #boymom #girlmom #pregnantwithatoddler #pregnant #pregnancyupdate #28weekspregnant #bigsistertobe #aboutmypregnancy #momlife #pregnantmomma #momof2 #2under2
Happy #minimaniamonday to all the happy planners out there! I've got a busy week of knocking things off my very long nesting "to-do" list so I kept this spread pretty open and simple. Lots of room to write and adjust as needed. Here's hoping my cold, toddler and growing baby all cooperate and let me get some things done. #beforethepen