I think you get the gist of this blog before I start. :)
It's been a few action packed weeks for me of late. First and foremost being a Mum is a full time job in itself. Juggling that with work can be hard but the only other people that look after Hugo if I'm at work are my hubby or my Mum and Dad so I am incredibly lucky and it's the odd day here and their so nothing full time thank goodness! :) Hugo is 6 months now and I absolutely adore my little man, he has just be signed up to the same agency that I was with during my pregnancy. In fact I am honoured to see that Chenai Fraser (who I did a shoot with just before Hugo was born) has named one of their dresses after me, needless to say I'm very flattered -I have never had anything named after me before! Below is a snap shot from their website. Also, to any pregnant ladies out their I really recommend this range, it is quite upmarket but you get what you pay for and the fabric plus cut of these clothes really makes them worthwhile. Not only are they comfortable but they are so flattering during the growing months and let's face it ladies when we're pregnant we often feel bloated and unattractive so these outfits are sure to give you that little boost :)
Since having Hugo I have learnt a lot, firstly we do, like most new eager excited parents have the all singing all dancing pram, it is beautiful (treat from my parents -Emmaljunga range ) and we still very much use it. However my advice now would be if you can pick up a pushchair that you can collapse easily (ours was about £70 from Mothercare) , put in the boot with minimal fuss and is lightweight that's your best bet. It has been the BEST buy for us so far. Trust me when you have a crying baby and your trying to get out the door whilst remembering nappies, clothes change, bottle, nappy sacks, milk, bibs, sudocream plus much more whilst trying to get your coat AND remembering to go to the toilet this as you can imagine can be quite stressful.
Now girls, I'm used to being a bit of a glamour-puss, having my nails done, coiffed hair, co-ordinated outfits...I never noticed anything had changed until I found my self frantically restyling my self in the reflection of the Marks and Sparks fridges! With my crows nest hair, mismatched socks and underwear on inside out I can safely say having a baby takes over all your time when you need to get out of the door. I know what you're all thinking, maybe I should get up a bit earlier to get myself all groomed, and I could. But the thought of seeing myself in the mirror at 5am doesn't appeal either! For those mums to be...you'll soon see what I mean ;)
Aside from this I am LOVING being a Mummy not wanting to sound to smug but my baby now goes through the night 7pm - 7am ( this could change I know ) and he is generally a healthy, happy little chappie who now loves the sound of his own voice. Here are a couple of pictures of Mother and Baby taken today by Daddy. I think along with many others he looks the spitting image of his Daddy. Although some say he is beginning to look more like his Mummy. I will leave that one up to you.
Thanks for reading.
Love Charlotte x x x