Thursday, 12 January 2017

It still doesn't seem real?

The moment, when you pick your child up from his nursery or school and reality hits you. I do actually have a child. Like seriously, I have a little human who counts on me for absolutely everything. Since becoming a Mother, I haven't really taken the time to sit down, relax and take everything in. The moment your first born child gets placed into your arms for the very first time, everything else just vanishes.

Looking back to when I fell pregnant with Finley, I genuinely thought a few extra hours in bed on a Sunday or a shower longer than Five minutes, weren't such a big deal. I took all of the simple things in life for granted but now I've got a child I'd kill just to have 10 minutes longer asleep in the morning or to even have a shower in the first place. Please don't get me wrong, though. Having a child weighs out all of them with how amazing it all is.
Having a child has made me realise that even if you do get woken up at 4 am to be told about Blaze Monster Machines or how biscuits are appropriate for breakfast, it's all forgotten when you see how much yourself and your child has achieved in such a small space of time.

I'm immensely proud of how much myself and Finley can concur in 3 years, and how much I will be learning about myself as a person and a mummy in the future. 

So next time you grab a spare 30 seconds away from the tedious children's programs or sticky jam sandwich fingers being prodded into your face, think about how you've done so much so far and how much theres still left to learn. But best of all, how amazing you have done and not matter how stressed you can feel, you're that little person's mummy and you're doing just fine!

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Life just gets in the way..

It's just so so crazy how i went from uploading a blog at least every day to missing it out completely for weeks. I got to the point where i found myself dreading turning my laptop on and not wanting to blog, which is exactly what i didn't want to get to when i started my new blog.
I was doing a post everyday for a November Bloggers challenge and it was just dragging out for me and i got to the point where i'd keep missing out a few days and then do them all in a round up post. As that was okay to do, that's not the idea of it. So here we are 10 days into December and hopefully i can jump back onto the bloggers train once again.

I won't be finishing off the #AlphaBlogBites, just because i really don't have the energy for it at the minute. I don't want to give myself any excuse to give up blogging again.

Look out for our putting up our Christmas tree post in the next few days!

Ashleigh x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

AlphaBlogBites - M, N, O, P & Q is for.. {round up post}

As you can probably tell I've got myself a little bit behind in #AlphaBlogBites once again. Me and the other half have had 'The Hunger Games' marathon this week so i blame that entirely (maybe a bit of me being lazy and being suck to the bed with a migraine the only day i could have done these).

My M is for.. Music.

Music is something i used to love when i was younger. But since having Finley it's not something I've really had any interest in. I haven't found 'that' band to be obsessed with. I'm more of a person to like one particular song at a time, instead of obsessing over a band.

My favorite song at the minute would have to be Hailee Steinfeld, Grey - Starving ft. Zedd for sure. It's one of them songs you'll get stuck in your head for days.

My N is for.. Naughty.

This word would sum up Finley since turning three. He has days of being an absolute angel and i would wonder how people could moan they turn into a devils child when they turn three. But yes i have surely found out the past week or so what people were talking about. The worst thing for me would be how stubborn he is. If he doe'nt want to do it, he wont.

My O is for.. Offline.

This is something to sum up my week. It's been rather quite nice to step away from the laptop the past few days. Yes okay i have still been online on my social media. But.. I have just loved not 'needing' to go on my laptop every single night to catch up on stuff. It's been ever so lovely to have quality time just me and my partner with a film in bed.

My P is for.. Pets.

As you may or may not know we do have a little boy cat called Freddie. We introduced him into our family around November last year and we just love having him around. Yes he can be a pain in the arse as he's still a baby. Nevertheless he's just amazing!

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My Q is for.. Questions.

I'm very much like a toddler sometimes with the amount of questions i ask. If someone asks me for advice i will probably ask a hundred and one questions before even thinking about what advice to give. The worst part is, i normally ask questions to be nosy. I know a lot of people are the same as me and loved a good bit of gossip. If one of my friends comes to me with gossip, I've got to make sure i ask every possible question to gather all information.
I'm so glad Finley isn't quite at his talking stage to ask load of questions. I do get an odd "What you doing mummy?" or "What's that?" but i'm not 100% sure he cares for an answer back. I think he hears a lot of things from nursery staff when he asks me stuff. The best one for me is when he see's you eating something he will say "Nice?" when i don't answer he will say it over and over.

What's your favorite song at the minute?
Do you have any pets?

Ashleigh x

Me Becoming Mum

AlphaBlogBites - L is for..

My L is for.. Laughter.

Laughter for me is a massive thing. You can't beat a good old laugh and happy cry over something.
Until you're a mum you will never know what it's like to hear your own child laugh. Laughing at something you've done, laughing at being tickled or even laughing at a TV program. It's truly amazing.
I do find watching your own child laugh at something, makes yourself happy inside also. It's a massive stress release to me.

What makes you laugh?
What makes your little one laugh?

Finley's favorite thing to laugh at at the moment has to be silly animals on YouTube. If you type in "Animal Bloopers" he could sit and giggle at that all day. You either hear "That's funny" or "Awww so cute mum".

Ashleigh x

Me Becoming Mum

AlphaBlogBites - K is for..

My K is for.. Knowledge.

Knowledge of simple life lessons is something all parents want to pass onto their children. You'd love to think at least once in their life they can the phrase "my mum always told me..".

I know a lot of the things i do to this day is what both my mum and dad taught me at one point. Your children even learn from watching you do certain things a certain way. I'll always think when I'm doing my every day tasks and think "This is what my dad does" or "I've seen my mum do this before".

So Knowledge being passed down to Finley is a massive thing for me. I know it'll stay with him forever and he will one day be able to pass something i've taught him to his own children.

Whats one thing you've managed to pass down from your parents to your little one(s)?

Ashleigh x

Me Becoming Mum

Saturday, 12 November 2016

AlphaBlogBites - J is for..

My J is for..

Joy is something Finley doesn't have a problem with. He loves a good giggle and a smile. Yes he has his moments like every three year old does, but he is generally a happy boy.
I think joy is something everyone needs, nothing better than a good laugh.

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What makes you happy? What does joy mean to you?

Ashleigh x

Me Becoming Mum

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

AlphaBlogBites - I is for..

My I is for.. Internet.

The internet is a really big place and sometimes we really don't appreciate how much we get from it. I couldn't last a day without it and i'm sure most of you couldn't either. I don't just use the internet for Social Media but i also use it to search for stuff i don't know, places i don't know where to find or every recipes for things i didn't know existed.
It's really crazy to think this time 10 years ago we all some how managed with next to no internet and didn't really know what it was like to carry a phone what could do everything and anything. In some ways having such a wide range of things to explore when browsing the web is amazing, but sometimes i wish i could rewind time and go back to more simple times where i'd have to look in a dictionary to find a spelling of a word or actually use a normal map.
Obviously though being into all this social media hype and loving my up to date phone, i wouldn't change the internet as it is today.

What do you miss most about the times before decent internet? Whats your favorite thing about how well technology has come on in the last 10 years?

Want to follow me on social media?

Ashleigh x
Me Becoming Mum