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  • Dear Diary – Our Week. Triathlons, Sleep (yes really) and a bit of luck

    Hi Guys,

    Back again with another quick round up of our week! I love doing these diary posts and I really hope you guys enjoy reading them. I love reading everyones comments and tend to save them up until the weekend to reply to them all so I don’t rush the responses. So do feel free to leave any comments below for me 🙂

    So, our week has flown by but it’s been a really good one. Last weekend we cheered on the hubs as he took part in a triathlon with some work buddies. It was such a nice day out even though Josh didn’t nap all day long!!! I think the sea air knocked him out cause he slept most of the way home that day.

    Speaking of sleep, we almost (!) had a breakthrough this week when Josh slept from 7.30 through till 4,30! When he woke I gave him a feed and he went straight back to sleep. And me…… I was then wide awake and it took me an hour to get back to sleep!! So annoying. But I was still so pleased with Josh. I am hoping this might be a sign of things to come but as all Mummies know, babies move the goalposts at a moments notice and there’s every chance he will be up 3 times tonight! Who knows! We are going away next week, to somewhere really special to me, (I’m going to write a separate post on this) so goodness knows how he will sleep but I’m not going to let it bother me too much as I just want us to enjoy our holiday!


    I had a much needed hour of peace and quiet on Saturday morning! To anyone reading this who doesn’t have children, you’ll probably have no idea why I am writing that this was a highlight of the week, whereas if  you have kids you are probably mentally high fiving me! Josh had gone down for his morning nap, Sam was still having a lie in (lucky bastard, what’s one of those) and I had a whole hour to myself to do exactly as I pleased. It was literally bliss; a hot coffee, some magazines, a chance to straighten my hair. Just doing these things at my own pace, not at some mum fuelled mad speed, trying to get everything done in a short space of time, was something I really enjoyed and made the most of!


    Autumn Vibes


    Our week was pretty busy. Monday was very much a working at home day; I got loads of work done, and was uber productive and it was one of those rainy days where I didn’t feel too guilty about being at home all day. I usually make sure Josh gets out every single day so for us to have a whole day at home was pretty rare and oddly enough, felt like a treat.


    I Spy Autumn


    We  had a lovely autumn walk one afternoon this week too. I took Josh to one of the local parks and let him go on the swing; it was really sweet and one of those Mummy and Son days I really cherish. He was laughing his little head off on the swing it was adorable. I probably look like a nutter when I walk Josh as I spend the whole time chatting away to him! I’ve had his pushchair facing me until this week when, on a whim, I turned it facing out and took him out for a stroll. He loved it and I felt a bit bad I’ve not done this sooner. He was having a good old nose around and spent a good five minutes hysterically laughing at a field of cows. I’d love to hear from any of you Mummies about when you turned your buggy so it was facing out; with Josh turning 10 months next week (WTAF!) I thought it was about time.


    We had a lovely visit from family this week too. I love seeing my parents with Josh, especially my Dad. He absolutely dotes on Josh and it’s so adorable seeing them laughing together. I am a real Daddy’s girl and I think it is still quite a lot for him to get his head around, seeing his little girl as a Mum but I can really see the pride in his face when he sees me and Josh. It was lovely to spend time together, down by the sea. I took Josh down to the sea front and showed him the water; my Gran used to go to the sea front on every visit down here, and splash her feet in the water, and dab her face with the salt water, it was like her little tradition. No matter what time of year it was, even freezing Decembers, she always did this. So I knelt with Josh in front of the water and told him all of this. I know he doesn’t know what I’m saying, but in a funny way it made me feel like I was bringing him close to his Great Gran; taking him somewhere she loved, and doing her little seaside ritual she loved so much. It was a really nice moment.


    So all in all it’s been a nice and fairly relaxed week. And here I am ending it on a Friday night writing this blog post! How things have changed; I used to be party girl central. Now I’m here, in my cosies, writing and planning before no doubt heading to bed within the hour (it’s currently 20.36…. I am officially a loser). Don’t worry; I’ve not totally changed….. I’ve got a glass of wine on the go!! 😉


    Have a good weekend my lovelies.




    1. September 24, 2016 / 7:15 am

      Your site is looking fantastic!!! Ooh and we have the same buggy! Love our quinny! ? We turned it facing outward a few weeks ago when she was about 9 months. It’s weird word at first not seeing her but she loves just having a nose at everything! I still do the occasional check to see what she is doing though! lol, ??
      So happy it is autumn best time of year! Christmas countdown and lots of birthdays to look forward to including the big first one!! #fortheloveofBLOG

      • beautybabyandme
        September 24, 2016 / 8:43 am

        Ah you’re a sweetheart thank you so much! I know, Josh is loving being able to have a nose!! I know – I can’t wait for Joshs first birthday and to spoil him! xx #fortheloveofBLOG

    2. September 24, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Beautiful pictures of Josh at the park. How lovely to take him down to the sea. I’m sure on some level he knew that what you were saying meant something.

      • beautybabyandme
        September 25, 2016 / 6:18 am

        Ah thank you so much lovely xx

    3. September 24, 2016 / 10:40 pm

      Mental hi five! ?! Being a busy mama with a feisty two year old…I definitely know what you mean. Wow you’ve take some fabulous photos lovely lady! Looking forward to the next diary entry!! #ForTheLoveOfBlog
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      • beautybabyandme
        September 25, 2016 / 6:17 am

        Ah thank you so much honey! So glad you enjoyed the post xx #fortheloveofBLOG

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