2013, the year I became a mummy

2013 has been a good year for me. It was the year my life changed the most significantly. I became a mummy. My beautiful daughter was born late April and is now a happy 8 month old baby who is growing so fast.

nursery so far

My first post of the year was an update on my pregnancy that far (26 weeks). January and February were quiet months on the blog with just the occasional friday finds post and another pregnancy update at 30 weeks. In March I started creating things for my baby such as a blanket and a crochet giraffe. In April I shared a few pictures of my baby’s nursery that was still a work in progress. This reminds me that I still haven’t blogged the completed room as since then I have added quite a few bits. I also shared with you the contents of my hospital bag and a couple more pregnancy updates. I also created a new series of posts on the blog – The great outdoors where I have been sharing with you organisations, resources and great days out for the family. I kicked off with a feature on The National Trust.

feetUnderstandably, May was a very quiet month, after the birth of my daughter in late April. June so my second wedding anniversary and our first family trip away (5 days in Anglesey). I restarted my regular feature of UK handmade artists with Nell Smith who creates beautiful modern, hand printed baby wear. I also took part in keep Britain breastfeed scavenger hunt by posting a series of posts on breastfeeding.

IMG_5256In July, my blog turned one and I contemplated the future of this blog. I also shared one of my favorite items I created for my baby, a hot air balloon mobile and one of my favorite buggy friendly walks. I also joined in with one of my favorite linkys, what we’re reading for the first time (with a lovely personalised children’s book, lost my name).

IMG_6072I wrote my first letter to my baby, at 14 weeks old, in August (which reminds me I haven’t published her 6 & 7th month update and she’s just turned 8 months!). I also shared with you a great family day out at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield. I started sharing ideas for baby play with you in September with a post about my daughters current favorite toys. I posted about one of my absolute favorite places in the UK, Newborough & llanddwyn¬†island.

IMG_6496IMG_7010October started with another letter to my baby at 5 months old. I started weaning her and we had a lovely few days in The Lake District. In November, I started a new series on the blog where I will share with you what happens in my kitchen. December was full of Christmas posts about books we were reading and Christmas sensory play.

IMG_7465Christmas 2013 was a good one. Both myself and my husband got stomach bugs the weekend before but thankfully we were better in time for Christmas and some how our baby avoid it all together. We spent a few days before Christmas and Christmas day itself with my family in Yorkshire and then on boxing day we travelled to my husbands parents where we spent a few days with them.

So that was 2013. Here’s hoping 2014 is another good one. Happy new year everyone. x

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