Friday, 30 March 2012

Summer Sun

With all this lovely weather we've been having I finally managed to crack out Calleigh's summer dress (before she gets too big for it).

Went to do a bit of shopping on Wednesday with Auntie Lana. Calleigh was awake most of the trip aswell so she enjoyed seeing the sights around Westfield. Got a little something for myself and treated Calleigh to a super cool pair of sunny's from the Disney Store, and I have to say she looks the part in them.

Hopefully the weather stays nice so we can take Calleigh out at the weekend and show off her cool new look.

Friday, 23 March 2012

When I Grow Up I Want To Be....

... Just like my Dad.

Over the last few weeks Calleigh has developed an obsession with the sky remote.  
 She studies it intensely and watches it wherever you move it to. It especially intrigues her when you press a button and the little red light flashes.


Now to me it's almost like she's trying to figure out what it is and what it does.

I have a feeling that by the time she's 2, she will be taking apart all of the appliances and putting them back together again.

She really does take after her Dad.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes

I have a very wiggly baby indeed, so I took the opportunity during a nappy change to record one of her "dances". I spruced it up a bit with some editing and some background music and here is the result.


We have also nicknamed her Calleigh Flatley for her Lord of the Dance impressions.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day!!

I must admit to you all I couldn't wait to get into bed last night knowing that I would wake up and would finally get to celebrate my first Mother's Day as a mother.
And what a start to the day I had. A lovely lie in followed by my little angel and Daddy bringing me breakfast in bed and a big present.

Dug straight in to my crumpets and tea and saved the presents til last. Calleigh brought me a Boofie box set with an apron, a cup and a Boofie teddy and a pen which said worlds best mum on it (yay).

I then spent the rest of the morning baking some cupcakes for my mum, before going to meet her, my Nanna and my sister, Lana, at the Bull's Head for a nice mother's day meal. I had a starter of Golden Breaded Mushrooms and for the main a Vegetable Mezzaluna (I don't really know what Mezzaluna is but it was very nice).

Yum Yum Yum

To me, my mum and all the other mother's out there... Happy Mother's Day!!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My Little Girl

Here's a song I dug out of my archive of random songs that I used to like. And since Calleigh has come a long, it has so much more meaning. So I thought I would share it with all of you as I've already bored Paul to death with it. (Although I think he likes it too, he just won't admit it)

So this is for you Calleigh Emma xxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Garnier B.B.Cream Review

Everybody always talks about the pregnancy glow, how your skin and hair look incredibly healthy during pregnancy. This is great but no one ever tells you about afterwards.

Unfortunately after Calleigh was born, all my beautiful big bouncy hair fell out in quite scary amounts (luckily I've always had thick hair) and my skin decided that it no longer liked the moisturising products i was using before.

So when I stumbled across a free sample of Garnier's new B.B.Cream I thought why not give it a try.
I requested my free sample and received it within 7 days and was surprised to find 3 sachets inside.
I began using it the next morning and found the texture great and easy to apply. Because it's a tinted moisturiser i decided to leave off the foundation for the day. The cream was not heavy and it covered imperfections very well.
The next morning I used it again and this time used it as a primer for my foundation. It wasn't sticky and i found it made my foundation stay put longer than usual and prevented the foundation from drying out my skin.

So that weekend I got myself down to Boots and brought myself a full size tube. It's only £9.99 and they have a great 3 for 2 offer on across skincare at the moment.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Oh We Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside

My Mum was going down to Skegness at the weekend so I decided to take Calleigh down for her first weekend away. We stayed in my Mums' caravan in Chapel St Leonards. We arrived there early Friday morning, got Calleigh fed and settled then took her down Trunch Lane to see the amusements and the beach.

On Saturday Calleigh enjoyed watching us eat breakfast at Sue's. She got a bit of attention from an older boy, I didn't think I would have to worry about Calleigh and boys for at least a couple of years yet.

We then went into Skegness, did a bit of shopping and then walked around some of the amusements again. That was until I walked in to the over 18's area and we got kicked out, obviously Calleigh has got bad gambling habits, being a baby and all.

On Sunday we went to Ingoldmills market and then back down Trunch Lane to play a bit of bingo. Unfortunately Calleigh wasn't very lucky.

We then chilled in the caravan for the rest of the afternoon as it was a beautiful day. Although I don't think Calleigh was all too fond of the sun.

Got home Monday afternoon, couldn't wait to see Daddy again, and he had cleaned the whole house for us.
It was a very good weekend and I think we both enjoyed it. Can't wait to go again with Daddy next time.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

And The Room Filled With Laughter

Since Calleigh giggled for the first time last week I've been trying frantically to get a video of her. But lo and behold every time I get the camera or my phone out she just stares at me blankly.

Finally managed to get one, once I realised it always amuses her when I bounce up and down on my knees (It doesn't amuse me so much, I could hardly walk afterwards). Other things she finds funny include; mummy straightening her hair, blowing raspberries on her belly and when she holds her legs straight down so mummy can't get her nappy on.

I must say every time I hear her giggle, I go all mushy inside, it really is adorable.

Got my, I mean Calleigh's, Handy Manny dvds delivered the other day. Can't wait to sit down and watch them with her. They should keep her happy for a few hours, and me too. Who knew talking tools could be so entertaining to a 22 year old. Interestingly Wimer Valderrama (Fez from That '70s Show) voices Handy Manny.

From left- Handy Manny, Squeeze, Turner, Dusty, Rusty, Stretch, Felipe and Pat.

Friday, 2 March 2012


Been thinking back to when I was pregnant today. I thought I would share the things I enjoyed and the things I, shall we say, didn't enjoy.

Lets start with the bad.

1. All the foods you can't eat, i mean whats wrong with runny eggs. I really missed my egg and soldiers in the morning.

2. Decaff tea. I do love my tea, so it was either no tea or decaff. Although there is nothing wrong with decaff it's just not the same as a good cup of Twinings English Breakfast in the morning.

3. The constant need to pee. This wasn't too bad at first until climbing the stairs became a trip up Mt. Everest.

4. Not being able to climb up all the rocks and hills on our trip to Cornwall.

And finally and most importantly...

5. The attention you get, I'm not one who enjoys being in the spotlight so walking in the pub and having 6 different people touch your belly and coo " ooh your getting bigger " was not enjoyable.

And now for the good!

Errrm ... ....

The only good thing i can think of is the end result and bringing such beautiful life into the world.
Oh and the lack of the monthly present from mother nature is always a plus.

Here is a picture of me just before little Calleigh escaped.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Quick Look Into Calleighs Day

So for all those that are wondering what babies do all day, here is a brief guide to my own daugther's daily routine.

  • 5 or 6am- Wake up with Daddy, have a little stretch and fart and then have some breakfast
  • 7am- Watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • 7:30am- Daddy takes me up to go wake Mummy
  • 8:45am- Get out of jim jams
  • 9am- Have a bath, put on some clean clothes
  • 9:15am- Find a way to get dirty again
  • 9:30am- Have some more food
  • 10am- Have a little nap
  • 11:30am- Wake up, stretch, fart, have a little scream, then playtime with Mummy
  • 12:30-1:30pm- Have Lunch
  • 2pm- Fart
  • 2:15pm- Stare at Mummy, then attempt to eat her hand
  • 2:30pm- Talk to self, ducks and occasionally Mummy
  • 3pm- Have another little nap
  • 3:30pm- Wake up, stretch, fart and cry
  • 3:45pm- Watch Disney Junior with Mummy
  • 4:30pm- Have some more food
  • 5:15pm- Watch Pointless with Mummy
  • 6pm- Cry
  • 7-8pm- Go to sleep
  • 9-10pm- Get woken up and put in jim jams
  • 10-11pm- Have some more food and then put to bed
  • 11pm- Watch the stars and fall asleep

And there you have it.. A day in the life of Calleigh Emma.