Things have been a lot quieter around here than usual, and for longer than I intended, but here's why! My sweet Auden finally came to join us at 42 weeks and has filled up my life and heart in a way I didn't think was possible. He is called Auden River Birch Bullivant; Auden (like the poet, although not named after him, Dave chose it and I loved it. It means "Old Friend"), River (our second choice boys name) Birch (Frankie wanted to call him Birchington On sea- a place we go past on the way to Margate on the train, so Birch is in reference to that, she is thrilled about it!) He is a sweet, super chilled baby...Read More
Have you felt it yet?! Have you noticed the lighter mornings, the change in light, the snowdrops and crocuses?! Winter still undoubtedly reigns, but more signs of Spring are appearing everyday and I can feel the change in energy inside my bones, you know?!
The new light always makes me itchy for a Spring clean, and as we are about to have another baby, my need for a clean, decluttered and calm space has never been stronger. But. This doesn't always coincide with my desire to actually, you know, clean. I actually sort of....hate it.Read More
February, the month of love (and pancakes- did I mention I was excited about the pancakes?) has kinda swept me up in her ardour. As a previous detractor of this holiday, I find this a little hard to admit too, but I can't help it, I am loved up! My cuppeth overflows with.. pregnancy hormones.
Dave and I have both been balancing finishing off freelance work, preparing for the baby, and trying to rest and relax as much as possible. But sometimes it’s been a little intense, shall we say, navigating all that, plus all the strong feelings and hormones in this house. Frankie-Rose is well aware of the seismic change happening to the foundations of our family and is processing accordingly, I have enough hormones pumping around me to make the strangers walking past my house weep, and Dave has been processing his own fatherhood and work stuff too....Read More
Yes, I'm still pregnant. And no, I don't feel in any rush for it to be over. This time, I know what the first few weeks of new born life look like. Whilst my heart flips at the prospect of finally holding my baby boy in my arms, and I await in anticipation of that oxytocin fuelled explosion of love and hormones, I also know that sleeplessness awaits me too. Each day of no baby is an extra day I have to rest and do lovely things, which I am embracing, safe in the knowledge that my baby will be in my arms soon enough.
So today, as I hang out in a cafe whilst our bathroom damp is sorted (joy!), I have found words spilling from my mind and onto my laptop about this waiting and anticipation and I wanted to put them down here, just because...Read More
The brief transition month between Winter and Spring is a time I hear many people struggling with, but February holds some of my favourite celebrations of the whole year (Pancake day, Valentines, Candlemas), and also the first signs of Spring (take a look- I promise!) It also holds the birth of my second baby although as I write this he’s still firmly nestled inside, so this month has special significance to our family this year. One of my favourite celebrations of the month is Galentines Day, the 13th February; the day to celebrate your female friendships. That's ONE WEEK TODAY! So you totally have time to plan something if you haven't already, whether thats for one or for 20, whether you want to cook a big feast or meet for cocktails after work....Read More