No amount of gold could ever compare to the gift of love that my son shares.
I've been blind and I couldn't see that all the love I've wanted is right here in front of me.
He gives me reason to get through another day.
Maybe it's how he loves me in his special little way.
And when it gets hard for me to sleep at night....
He wraps his little arms around me and says God will make things right!
From sweet gentle touches to his bear hugs and a kiss...
He makes this hell on earth seem more like a peaceful bliss.
That great big kool-aid smile and the twinkle in his eyes....
Every time I look at him it makes me want to cry.
But they're not tears of sorrow; they're tears of pride and joy....
To know that all the love in heaven is wrapped around my little boy.
I really do not feel great today, but I will not let that get me down. I will remain positive and I will remember to smile #smile#mamagotthis .
I have a busy day ahead full of schooling, cleaning and baking. My mother in law, and my niece, and Michael's godmother are visiting me today too so hopefully I can rest a little when the get here. ♡
I hope you all have a lovely day
Ran tons of errands today to prepare for Laelah’s Birthday tomorrow. It’s crazy to believe that she will be 3! Khalil and I successfully made it through the “terrible 2’s” phase, now on to the “three-nager” phase.🤪
We created a really neat backdrop to take Birthday photos of Laelah,I hope she loves it as much as we do!🤣🎈🎈🎈🎈
•A lot of time was invested and a lot of balloon lives were lost!😆
✨swipe left for a sneak peek.👀
Our Needles & Pins collection is evergrowing and I couldn't be any happier with it. Which of these is your favourite print? My current favourite is Snow White 👸🏻🍎 #ayalawillow#napoctoberphoto
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Así era yo cuando escuchaba🔊 "En aquel lugar del mapa de la América Latina, ha llegado de muy lejos, puede ser que de la China.."🎶 síguela que yo se que te la sabes y lo leíste cantando.🤣🤹♀️
Ahora, me emociono con mi hijo cantando "Baby shark", hasta que crezca y nos emocionemos bailando "se la llevó el tiburón, el tiburón. No pare, sigue, sigue"🎶
Y asi, vamos por la vida, creciendo con el tiburón🦈, los perros de Paw Patrol🐶, la granja de Zenón, y Madagascar. Y cuánto animal se atraviese con ritmo pa' bailar. 💃🕺😍
Díganme que el tiburoncito éste no es el hit del momento entre las mamis🙃🤪🤯
This is me, a little bit exhausted to be totally honest. What have I got to be exhausted over? I’m not working at the moment but this is half the problem, for every 10 jobs I apply for I get one rejection back and the other 9 I don’t hear from at all. I’m ‘working’ my butt off even just to get a foot in the door of Burger King for fuck sake! Not as there is anything wrong with working in somewhere like that, as long as it put money in my bank account and food on the table then I’d be happy clearing dog shit from morning to night to be fair. Why in this day and age where everything is ‘apply online’ can’t they even have a simple ‘no thank you’ email? It doesn’t cost a thing!
I’m exhausted too because for the last 5 and a half weeks my mother has been in hospital with a broken hip, she got an infection within days of arriving so didn’t have her operation for three weeks and now, over a month down the line she can’t walk and I don’t live near by and with no income I find it difficult to see her, I’m going tomorrow to try and get answers and get a plan of action for her to come home, my dad had a heart attack in May and despite not being in the best of health himself is by my mums side almost all the time, answering her calls at 2am when she is hallucinating thinking she’s at home and there isn’t much I can do from here, hence why I’m going tomorrow. So yeah being out of work is ‘fun’ for some but not for me when I’m stressing so much about everything and to top it off, my student uni loan still hasn’t been approved and my course looks like it won’t go ahead now because of it. #exhausted#tired#blog#blogger#help#mumblogger#jobs#work#nhs#openuniversity#bloggerofinstagram#lifeblogger
The best thing about @arnottsbiscuits Tim Tams which I’m sure you all know, is the #TimTamSlam 😋 First, bite a Tim Tam at opposite corners at each end. Then you use the biscuit like it’s a straw (sipping up the liquid of your beverage of choice. You then slam the biscuit in your mouth! Whichever way you enjoy your Tim Tam, it’s always chocolate crunchy biscuit perfection! Show me your best #TimTamSlam video & #ShareTheSlam 😜🙌 @arnottsbiscuits #TimTamSlam#ShareTheSlam @timtam #ad
♡ Took Penny to bed, sat next to her read her a story, placed my phone on the bedside table so not to get distracted. We say goodnight and off I go to see to the baby. Penny usually makes the funniest sound when she’s going to sleep, she just hums until she’s fallen asleep. After 10 minutes it suddenly went quiet and I thought wow she went down quick today... go to get my phone and there she is, my 2 year old managed to get my phone through the bars of her cot, unlock my phone and find YouTube kids 🤦🏻♀️ I mean just how?! Parents be careful out there, the kids are watching everything we do 😩 ♡
Apologies - I’m a little late in the day reposting this. This is my sister’s story which she posted today for Baby Loss Awareness Week. I am so proud of her for doing so as she was anxious about making herself so publicly vulnerable by posting something so raw.
I’ve not experienced the loss of a baby and not only do I know this makes me incredibly lucky, but I’ve also come to realise that it makes me ignorant. Not deliberately so, but not having experienced this type of loss has at times meant I’ve not been as sensitive with things I may have said/not said, done or not done as I sometimes needed to be.
I know I’m not the only one that is guilty of this and what I think is special about this post is it not only highlights the pain and suffering the loss of a baby causes, it also gives people like me an insight on how we can support a loved one going through it. .
Recently Dan asked me at what point in my pregnancy did I really start to feel like I was carrying a baby, at what point did I feel like a mum. I didn’t even have to think about my answer. I felt an overwhelming flood of protectiveness, of love, fear of losing it, the second I found out there was a tiny little bundle of cells growing in my womb. When I imagine how it would have felt if I had miscarried with Oscar, that is the closest I can come to trying to understand how it must feel. I feel devastated at the idea of it, I can’t imagine actually going through it, let alone multiple times. .
💞 I carried you every second of your life and I will love you for every second of mine 💞
Stop caring what people think! 🖐🏼 I remember when I was younger I always to worry about stupid stuff and replay situations in my head at night.... “OMG why did i say that..” and “why didn’t I do this...” It used to absolutely consume me. I had to go through a lot of shit to get to the point where I just stopped caring. The moment I stop caring was the moment I set myself free.
Which one are you? Vote with emojis!
Care 😳 Don’t care 🤪
Anyway these are my thoughts this Tuesday morning. Have a beautiful day 😘
Teething has meant turning to purées in our house, though Thalia still insists on feeding herself with the spoon...this was the result.
Whoever said that baby led weaning is messier than purées is seriously mistaken 😂
I'm a self doubter. I just am 🤷🏼 Therefore calling 111 on Thursday when the Princess was poorly was a shout that didn't come easily. She'd been suffering with a cold and cough and a fever on and off.... But on Thursday she was just different. She was low on energy and kept getting out of breath easily.... I have literally watched this child run the length and breadth of the school playground without getting out of puff, so it didn't sit right with me. But as usual I doubted myself and thought I was being over the top.
My husband arrived home and immediately said to phone 111. My best friend agreed. After speaking to 111 they said they'd send a paramedic to our home. I freaked yet again that I was being over the top and wasting time that could be spent saving lives. Especially when, about 10 minutes before they arrived, the Princess perked right up 🙄
I was about to call and cancel them when they knocked at the door. I was fairly sure I was about to get a lecture about wasting valuable time and I felt sick. 3 paramedics were at our door and my kid was smiling and dancing 🤦🏼 About 3 minutes into these 3 wonderful paramedics being in my home I felt sick for another reason... They all agreed she needed to get to hospital.
At hospital the Princess needed a nebuliser, steroids, inhalers, anti biotics and was oxygen all night long. We were in for two long days and nights. She had pneumonia. 💔
Before the paramedics left us one of them very firmly said to me "when it comes to a child it's never a waste of our time. Mum's just know when something is wrong... And in my experience they are seldom wrong, we'd rather be here than hear the horror stories of people we didn't get to".And after the weekend we just had that will stick with me for a long time.
I nearly cancelled that ambulance.
My little girl had pneumonia and I was so worried people think would think I was being over the top that I nearly called off the help she needed.
The thing is, I know an awful lot of you are just like me and so that's why I wanted to share with you what that brilliant paramedic said to me. Because Trust Me.... You don't want to be one of those horror stories.