During my pregnancy I would often ask people what it was like to become a parent. It was the unknown to me and I wanted to try and be as prepared as possible. I was met with replies of how amazing it is and how it’s the best thing that will ever happen to me. I naively spent 9 months believing that I would take to it like a duck to water. But the reality is having a baby is hard. Really bloody hard. And not one person told me that.
Fast forward a few weeks, Max went to his Nan’s for a sleepover and we were on our way to Life House Spa & Hotel in Thorpe-le-Soken. The design of Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is modern and simple and is surrounded by 12 acres of English Heritage gardens.
I was nominated by the lovely Naomi over at Not a Perfect Parent to write 20 facts that you may or may not know about me. So here they are;
Visiting Buckingham Palace has always been on my bucket list and this week I finally got to tick it off the list when we took Max there for a visit.
Navigating through pregnancy and parenthood is difficult enough and being flooded with unhelpful comments and advice can be both stressful and confusing.
I’m used to lazy holidays, sipping cocktails, head in a book and sunbathing until the sun goes down. Going away with a newborn is a completely different experience, not much ‘me’ time to be had in between feeds and nappy changes. But our first family holiday was amazing and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Whether it is in the closest of bonds or the farthest of distance between us, our family is some of the closest ties many of us have outside of marriage and children. This day is to celebrate one of those very bonds, the bond of sisterhood.
We booked to come to Orlando around the same time I found out I was pregnant. I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive going away with a new baby but we’ve always maintained we want Max to fit into our existing lifestyle – holidays included.
Nanny Rene adores Max. Her eyes light up when she sees him and sheâ€™s never happier than when sheâ€™s having cuddles with him. Not a day goes by where she doesnâ€™t call to check on how heâ€™s doing and you can hear the love in her voice when she talks about him. I canâ€™t wait for Max to grow up and make memories with her that will last a lifetime!