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Motherhood – My Journey

My journey of growing a baby and being a new mum.

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Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading

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Maternity Photoshoot

I’ve been thinking back to my pregnancy a lot lately, maybe it’s because I’ve nearly forgotten the trauma of childbirth ha!

I made it my mission to document my pregnancy lots through photography, both personal and professional. I knew I’d want to look back and remember exactly how I looked, how my body changed and adapted to grow another little human being. I have never felt so proud of my body for what it coped with during pregnancy…our bodies are truly remarkable and well designed for such a task.

My lovely friend and photographer, Emmylou Kelly, was kind enough to take some photos of me, hubby and bump during the latter stages of my pregnancy. These were taken at the end of June last summer, so I would have been approximately 35 weeks pregnant. Continue reading

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Baby At Tiffany’s – My Baby Shower

This is a bit of a flashback to last Summer, when I was fairly heavily pregnant and two of my bestest friends in the world, threw me a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Baby Shower, at the Great John Street Hotel in Manchester.

It was a Saturday in June and the sun was shining. My friend and hair stylist, Vic, did my hair in an Audrey Hepburn-esque beehive and I put on my stunning Tiffany Rose lace dress. (A highly appropriate designer for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed event I thought!). Continue reading

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