😷 Lots of cuddles 🤧
Nova used to suffer with croup a lot as a baby she’d struggle to breath her ribs sucking in it was so scary, we had many visits to A&E in the middle night. 😩
It’s very hard to relax and I worry about how each cold will affect her, thankfully now she’s older it doesn’t seem as severe. A little trip to the docs and lots of cuddles seems to be doing the trick x
I am beyond fed up of constantly feeling like there are so many letdowns in this world, I swear that being a mother makes you so much more aware and vulnerable of difficult situations •
This is me, this is us, this is my family •
The minute I found out I was pregnant with the two of you, I vowed to give you everything in life, more love than I knew was possible. I vowed to teach you right from wrong, to put you before everything and everyone. To do my absolute best to keep you from any harm or hurt, but to let you live the life that you want to live. There will be a day where I have to let you make your own mistakes, I have to step back and wait for you to use those lessons I have taught you, for you to come and ask me for help or advice •
There are plenty of strong women around me. There are plenty of weak women around me. Every single one of them helps to teach me teach these girls. We learn best from those closest to us •
You are my husband. You are the closest person to me. You share my happiness, you share my hurt. You see me at my best and you see me at my worst. You take the emotional punches I throw at you, you are the rationality I need a world of madness. You are the strength I need when all I am is weak. I married you for a reason, and that reason is you •
Motherhood can be so desperately lonely and it can be such hard work. I’ve survived three tough years, I’ve fought battles that I’ve lost and I’ve fought battles that I’ve won. At times I’ve been made to feel that I’m unreasonable, because I want the best for my children. I’ve been made to feel unreasonable for not subjecting my children to horrible situations & I’ve been made to feel unreasonable for not rolling over and forgiving, when my children have been wronged. I have never been and never will be a people pleaser. I will never roll over and accept that shit can be shined, because, it cannot. I will not teach my children that you have to accept whatever life throws back at you. I am raising my girls as shepherds and not sheep. To be strong and independent queens. #mymummylife 🌸•
It’s been a busy wee week for me and I have been to a few fun events! Easily the coolest was the grand opening of @moxyglasgow a super trendy hotel on High Street. It’s an ideal location for post gig stay over, romantic weekend break or simply after work drinks.
With little perks like snack bars, board games, mirror messages and ‘pimped out’ rooms as a surprise for special guests, this budget priced hotel is anything but. Their opening week shenanigans are carrying on all weekend so check their insta page out for all the fun!
20 Weeks Old 2️⃣0️⃣💝
Time flies when you are having fun, can’t believe Daisy is 20 weeks old already. She is the funniest and cheekiest little monkey 🐒 😂 She’s in some lovely new pjs from @mothercareuk tonight, I love the animal print! 🦒🦖🦁
Nine months today 🐻 She’s saying a few words; dadda, bow, ta and today she heard me say card and copied. She’s climbing the stairs, giving kisses, has 7 teeth, has taken four steps and we’ve started potty training. I don’t know where the time has gone • shop Pollyanna’s outfit by clicking the link in my bio 👉🏽 @petitesideofstyle • http://liketk.it/2yhYz @liketoknow.it #liketkit#sharewithnext#pollysideofstyle#babysideofstyle
Oh what a difference a year makes... Yes last year I put the tree up in November too! I can’t believe that this year Reggie is helping me put the decorations on the tree🌲(scroll across for last year)...
Cleaning is my therapy - it instantly makes me feel better when I’m stressed out or in a low mood. There’s nothing more satisfying than moving from room to room, tidying up, cleaning everything with all my favourite products that smell so good. I always finish off each room with a candle so that by the time I’ve finished, the whole house smells amazing! I’ve just uploaded a video chatting about the best cleaning products out there, and the ones I think are SO overhyped! 🙄✋ (click the link on my bio or swipe on my story!). So, since you’re still reading you clearly are a cleaning addict too 😏, what’s your fav cleaning products?! And what do you think is overhyped?? #channelmumvillage#cleaning#cleaningtips
(ad) Do you know what my least favourite job to do is? Cleaning the oven. Give me the hoover or iron any day!
But, when you spend as much time in the kitchen as we do, the oven gets messy quickly. Not only do I not like cleaning it, but I’m terrible at it. Which is why we loved having @ovencleanuk round to totally transform our oven. ✨✨ Or friendly oven cleaner was called Paul and he did an incredible job. I honestly didn’t know the oven was capable of being that sparkly clean and seeing the results made me realise it was dirtier than I thought 🤦♀️ Paul took our oven racks down to his van to clean them, so none of the mess was done in our house. They don’t use any harsh chemicals either, so you can use the oven straight away.
I would 100% recommend getting it done professionally, especially before Christmas with all the cooking you might have planned and I will be using them again. Prices depend on your oven, but a double oven could be as little as £65! So worth it as they spend a couple of hours cleaning it, which is much more time than I would spend.
Always the last Mum running around asda like a blue arse fly, last minute expecting there too be loads left for children in need 😂 Everytime there’s nowt, I’m so unorganised, when will I ever learn? Wrong size tee and headband kept falling off her head 🤦♀️ #mumgoals
If like me, you have a child who doesn’t sleep, head over to my YouTube channel I have just uploaded a ‘Sleep Update’ video, a general and honest update on our sleeping situation! Please tell me if your child doesn’t sleep to, I can’t be the only one?! (I’m also cooking a lemon drizzle lol) ❣️
Isn’t Instagram a funny thing? Sometimes it makes me feel on top of the world and other times I feel like I want to hide under the duvet. I love the community of parents that has been growing over the last few years to support and encourage each other, but the phrase ‘comparison is the thief of joy’ has really been creeping in today guys. I’ve felt so ‘meh’ today, really doubting myself. I’m a sharer as you know and I had a real panic today that I’m over sharing and that people don’t really care what I’m saying. What I have to remember that ‘likes’ don’t equate appreciation and that the numbers really aren’t everything. I really really appreciate all of your comments and messages and I love chatting to you all. We are in this journey together and I need to remember to be true to me and not write/post what I think I should post instead of what I want to post! ✌🏻 Happy Friday everyone... I’m having a gin! 🍸🍸🍸
10 months of co-sleeping and Lovella started showing signs of wanting her own space 🙃 So, following her lead I popped her in the cot 3 nights ago and BOOM, not a single tear. Just rolled over grabbed bunny and gone 😴 I was like urrrrr what!!?? Don’t get me wrong she still wanted back in the bed at 4am for morning feed & cuddles, but after that many hours of starfishing, I’ll gladly welcome a sleepy little head into bed 💕✨ Side note - the cot & strange bunny with no eyes were both mine as a baby 🙌🏽 Talk about recycle 😂♻️#cosleeping#babysleep#bedsharing
D I N N E R
🍝 Pasta + Tomato & Mediterranean Veg Sauce
🌶 Orange Pepper
🍓 @kiddyliciousuk Strawberry Biscotti
Just dinner for Joe tonight as Lily is at a sleepover so me & daddy are having a takeaway & wine when Joe has gone to bed.
Joe ate everything & I used a Homepride Kids pasta sauce which I spotted in Sainsburys, which was only 75p!
Hope you all have a lovely evening 💜
Today was inset day for the middle 2.
I had the crazy idea that I would take these 3 on my own into the City and go to the BFG exhibition at York Art Gallery. I often have these unrealistic civilised outing visions in my head (am I alone with this)😂
Well do you know, I surprised myself, we survived with only a few loud cross words between the middle two at the end of the day. We had a lovely lunch in the gallery and the exhibition was really cool and so interactive for kids.
So tonight I will be raising a glass to me and celebrating my parenting win 😉🤣#freerangelittles#celebratetheeveryday#parentingtheshitoutoflife
Evening all! Seriously, have you seen these hats 😂🙈mummy loves them though, so we wore them. Swipe across to see how funny we found seeing ourselves in them.
We've spent the whole day with mummy today, which was so nice as she had to work yesterday and we really missed her. We had a boys day and Nanny and Grandad Ryan also came up to see us. We had soooooooo many nanny cuddles😍👌!!! Grandad told his funny grandad jokes as usual, all mainly at Nannys expense, he's hilarious! Lawson did the most explosive nappy EVER!!!! It literally went up to his nipples! Daddy sent mummy a video of it 😂💩It was shocking!!!!!!
We went to see mummys friends today @slimmingsoph77 and @cathyannbuckley14 for coffee. We practically slept the whole time! They're both just so comfy!! We love seeing them, although Jesus they can talk!!!! We were like.....Er excuse me we want feeding now please! Daddy's just got home now and he's pulling really embarrassing faces again trying to make us laugh! Bless him, he has no idea we're laughing at him rather than with him! Have a fab weekend everyone xxx #fopperholic#swblogger#slimmingworld#weightloss#extraeasy#youtube#twins#twinboys#babies#mum#mumofmultiples#channelmum#ChannelMumVillage#babies#mum#mumofmultiples#mumsnetparents#vlogger#csection#ryantwins#mumlife#parents
I love picking him up from school because he’s always got SO much to tell me 😂
lucas: mummy, there’s a new boy in my class AND GUESS WHAT? HE ONLY SPEAKS ARABIC.
me: that’s great lucas! so.... how do you communicate with him?
lucas: when I say hello, i always say asalaam - alaikum to him!”
I’ve thought many times about sharing this and always held back however I try to be as honest as I can and feel like maybe I’m being misleading by not sharing it🤷🏼♀️ I get many comments about how lovely my home is but the truth is its a council house, now I know there such a misrepresentation around getting a council house and council tenants which is why I wanted to share a little about how we now have our home. At 36 weeks pregnant with Grayson I was made homeless (unintentionally) so was put into emergency accommodation by the council, this is where I would have to take my son home and where his ‘home’ was on his birth certificate, it was mortifying.. I won’t go into the ins and outs but after a year of going between different family members, sleeping on the floor for 6 months, we finally got our house, we exhausted every other option for somewhere to live too. Swipe to see the picture of our house before, it was gross, everything was yellow from nicotine and the house literally stank, Josh and I spent every hour in the day making our house suitable for our son, even the carpets had to be laid by the two of us because we just didn’t have the money spare. What I’m trying to say is, please don’t judge people on the fact that at one point they were helpless and the only hope of a home was from the council and please don’t believe that I have a lovely home for nothing, we went through a lot and have put everything and every spare penny into making our home what it is🖤
1/2 lb away from my half stone for week 2 🙄 but i’ll get there next week. .
I have lots of DIY projects in the pipeline for this weekend. Hopefully I’ll sweat off the 1/2 lb 💪🏻
Having all the major baby bits bought and ready for bump has meant that I get to go to town with shopping on some cute little bits for my second girlie 💕
Esmé LOVES helping me open the exciting parcels we get, the excitement in her eyes about her little sis makes my heart explode. I’m so blessed 😍
Last day of this little lady being #11monthsold and I’ve got all the feels going on! It is funny to think when Alice was this age I had a three week old Margot as well and she was already the big girl! Harriet being my last is definitely my baby still, until tomorrow when I may shed a tear at her turning into a big girl too!! It’s a full house of chaos here with me needing to head out soon with my three little ladies to get everything ready for tomorrow, oh and tonight will be spent wrapping presents 🎁 Somehow I think she will always be my little baby though 😉😍 How did you feel about your little one turning one? Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday ~
On Wednesdays we wear pink (I know it’s not a Wednesday 😅) .
A very impromptu photo after baby group this morning - I seem to keep running out of images to post on here🤷🏼♀️
I received the last parcel for my Christmas Gift Guide this morning that will be live within the next few weeks for you all to read! I have some very lovely items featured from fabulous companies.
i used to hate it when my pink hair would fade but i’m appreciating this coral vibe 🦀 would dyeing it fully orange be too far?? i’m contemplating but i love pink too much i think 🤷🏽♀️ anyway today we are off to remy’s first ‘settling in’ session at nursery. these usually take eight weeks apparently, and i’ve asked to try and condense it into two. might seem risky but remy is the most chilled out baby in the world so i’m thinking he’ll be alright ✌🏽
🏳️🌈 I can’t thank @channelmum enough for flying the #transawarenessweek flag 🏳️🌈this week! - Beautifully worded and a perfect way to help us spread the world and raise awareness 😍 #channelmumvillage - I also love that below it has links to mums mental health! X
Casual dog snap for a sneaky non relevant caption 🤦🏼♀️ Sorry! But I wanted to confirm that I’ll be live on Instagram for an informal chit chat later around 8pm. Well, depending on when Teddy decides to have his feed and poop explosion this evening. So give or take around 8pm. I thought it’d be nice to talk in ‘real time’ with you and answer any questions you may have about the recent events of me revealing a hidden pregnancy and then with no time in between slam bang revealing a baby to you all. I’m sure you’ve got some questions and I’m happy to answer them. Don’t be shy! I look forward to speaking with you all later. You don’t know how much I’ve missed this little space of mine that is Instagram. ❤️🖤 #rainbowbaby#surprisepregnancy#anyquestions#letstalk#channelmumvillage#chihuahua#pregnancyreveal#babyboy#ukvlogger
Lazy morning with my munchkin 🖤 Ellis has a snotty nose but seems to be taking it in his stride, unlike me who has been completely floored by this silly cold! It’s times like these I’m so thankful that my Mum is literally down the other end of the garden (I’m currently living in my parent’s granny annex). She’s a gooden and has been helping out so much. Mum’s really are the best!
“Don’t mind me, I’m just minding my own business with my babycino and chocolate twizzle, whilst the lovely Starbucks staff clean up my spillages🙈” For me all the caffeine and chocolate consumed has been a necessity this week. Anyone else have a little sleep thief on their hands? #freerangelittles
Let’s real talk for a second.... mornings are seriously tough ATM! And hey, I’ve never been shy of an early start, before Lovella I had to be up and out at 5AM sharp for a train to work 😣. But I gotta say this is tougher 👼🏼
When it just finally felt like we were nailing a straight sleep till 5am we are now back to numerous wakes for cuddles and kisses 💕 ( which I don’t mind at all of course) But does anyone else feel like even if their baby is sleeping they wake to every noise and movement ??????? I need to get out of this habit! When 7am comes round I’m not even sure if I’ve slept 😂🤦🏽♀️
Everything is forgotten as you see that little face in the light of dawn & begin the rounds, feeding, bum change, breakfast, playtime. And now........ time for a morning remedy of tea for this tired mama bear 🐻 ☕️💗👌🏽
B R E A K F A S T
🐻 @bearnibbles Alphabites - in full fat milk
Happy Friday!! These weeks are going so fast!
Not much of an exciting breakfast as the food shop isn’t coming until just before lunch, but Joe loves these Alphabites & ate everything.
Daddy has a day off today so we are going Christmas shopping again later (I have never been prepared so early) & also out for a spot of lunch!
Hope you all have a fab Friday 💜