The Mummy Tag
Last Month I was tagged in The Mummy Tag by Laura Summers from Laura’s Lovely Blog. Thanks Laura. I love taking part in posts like this and here are my answers.
1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum?
Well thats a tricky question. I stay home due to illness but I also work hard on the blog so I guess I’m a bit of both.
2. Would you have it any other way?
If I didn’t have the illness and conditions I have I might go back to being a teacher but I’m loving blogging and if and when my health improves, I think I want to be home for my daughter Sylvia.
3. Do you co-sleep?
I co-slept with Sylvia a lot when she was younger. For 5 years I was a single mum and we spent a lot of time together. She had her own bed but many times we would just sleep together in my big double bed and I loved it. Now she is eight she likes to sneak into my bed from time to time but is happy in her own sleeping space too.
4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
Well, when Sylvia was a baby, I liked her dummy. It was something she loved and really helped to comfort her. Some don’t like them but I did.
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
When I was younger I wanted seven. My sister has six. However due to my health I’m happy with Sylvia. If we get the opportunity I’d love to have one or two more kids but it may not happen. We shall see. I’d love to adopt one day.
6. Date nights? How often do you have them?
We try to have a date night on friday’s once Sylvia is in bed and John and I will watch a movie together but sometimes end up on the sofa next to each other and blogging.
7. Your child’s favourite show?
Sylvia really loves Operation Ouch. It’s all about the human body, anatomy and medical things. I enjoy it too.
8. Name one thing you brought before you had the baby and never ended up using?
Great question. I think that we used everything we bought for Sylvia when she was a baby. I think we did have too many little hats though.
9. Your child’s favourite food?
Sylvia really likes pizza and loves pizza wedges and salad as a treat. She also loves fish fingers, fish pie and shepherds pie.
10. How many cars does your family have?
One. We have one lovely car and it gets us from A to b.
11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?
I gained more weight after my pregnancy and was always yo-yoing between 16-17 stone until I was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency and ended up massive. My highest weight was 21.7 stone and now I’m just around 16.
12. Dream holiday with your kids?
My dream holiday would be to take Sylvia to visit my sister and my 6 nieces and nephews in New Zealand. One day we will do this.
13. Dream holiday without your kids?
I would love to go to the Maldives and just relax and have treatments and massage and swim in the sea.
14. How has your life changed since having kids?
Well I became unwell after I gave birth and that caused pituitary damage and illness so I’ve never been 100% well since I became a mum but it was worth it. I’d do it again to have my daughter she is the best.
15. Finish the sentence “It makes heart melt when…”
Sylvia tells me how much she loves me.
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
I love to go to Asda and Tesco. We get our shoes from Clarks and I like fancy items too such as Rachel Riley dresses and dresses from House of Fraser and Debenhams, but we do have to budget.
17. Favourite make-up and skincare products?
I like eyeliner. Black. For skincare, I don’t use anything at the moment.
18. Huggies or Pampers?
To be honest I’ve not used either for Sylvia. We used reusable nappies and in New Zealand I used Japanese nappies which were such good quality compared to UK nappies. Sylvia has not had nappies in 5 years.
19. Have you always wanted kids?
Yes, I have always wanted a small army of kids.
20. Best part of being a mum?
Having Sylvia and watching her grown and develop and be happy. I love to see her happy.