We are đ—șđ—¶đ˜€đ˜€đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž this one
 Isla’s gone on her first residential with school and she’s not home until Weds evening. It’s very quiet without her in the house.⁣
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Amazing how much đ—Čđ—»đ—Č𝗿𝗮𝘆 she brings to the place and you can really feel it missing when she’s not here.⁣
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I know she’s having a fab time, they’ve đ˜€đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜Šđ˜„, 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘱𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘳𝘩𝘮 (under supervision of course).⁣
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I can’t wait to hear all about their đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 when our little lady returns home.⁣
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Have your kiddies been on a school residential yet?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—±đ—źđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ—Č𝗿

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#babygirl #daughter #daughterlove #daughters #familytime #honestmotherhood #momanddaughter #momlife #mommyanddaughter #momsofinstagram #mother #motheranddaughter #motherdaughter #motherhood #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodjourney #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughig #motherhoodunplugged #mydaughter #mymotherhood #nationaldaughtersday #parenting #realmotherhood #thisismotherhood
â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č 𝗼𝗿đ—Č đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€ đ˜đ—Œ đ—źđ—»đ˜† đ—œđ—č𝗼𝗰đ—Č đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—” đ—Žđ—Œđ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ đ˜‰đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘚đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭𝘮. ⁣
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I love this quote. And it’s something I’ve been thinking about over the last couple of months. I đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„ a bit of đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š back in my life.⁣
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I’ve been putting off things and felt too depleted to even consider exercise recently. But I know in order to fix myself, đ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆 and đ—œđ—”đ˜†đ˜€đ—¶đ—°đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆, I need to get back on track and take no shortcuts.⁣
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I want to đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—Č in breathtaking landscapes, do fun đ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 and I want to pick up đ—żđ˜‚đ—»đ—»đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž again. I’ll have lots of happy memories of my pups whilst I’m doing them, which will be my motivation.⁣
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I’m going to start by trying to go for a 𝘄𝗼đ—č𝗾 at least once a day. For the past few weeks I’ve barely done 2000 steps in a day & I know I need to get back out there.⁣
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𝗛đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€â€Š đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ 𝗼 đ—±đ—Čđ˜€đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» đ˜đ—”đ—źđ˜â€™đ˜€ đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—”đ˜„đ—”đ—¶đ—čđ—Č⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ walk

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#bethankfuleveryday #inspireothers #positivity #happinessisaninsidejob #focused #positivemindset #happinessisachoice #thinkpositive #focusonthegood #mindsetiseverything #changestartswithyou #inspiration #changeisgood #youcandoanything #change #me #changetheworld #staytruetoyourself #changemaker #quotes #motivation #photography #changeiscoming #goodvibes #changeyourself #focusonyourgoals #changemakers  #mummyfitness #mentalhealth
A bit late to the party, but happy đ— đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗼𝘆 to all the wonderful Mums I know. Mums of humans & Mums of furbabies
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𝗙𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 is so important. It gets you through the tough times, brings the happy times and makes you feel safe.⁣
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We are all still struggling after losing both of our furbabies
 but đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­ & we’re doing it đ˜đ—Œđ—Žđ—Čđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿.⁣
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This photo makes me smile. The last time we went to the beach together, to give Snoopy some sea air through his ears.⁣
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𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆. My memories. I am so đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜ș to have this lot & have my sacred memories of the furbabies.⁣
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đ——đ—¶đ—± đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—”đ—źđ˜ƒđ—Č 𝗼 đ—»đ—¶đ—°đ—Č 𝘄đ—Čđ—Č𝗾đ—Čđ—»đ—±?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ Mother’s Day

#family #mothersday #mothersday2023 #motheringsunday #uktradition #mums #mumma #mothers #familytime #familyfirst #beachday #beachvibes #winterbeachdays #wellsnextthesea #norfolk #visitnorfolk #furbabies #dogslife #puppys #doggies #loveislove #memories #reminiscing #missmydogs #grievingdogs #grievingprocess
QuornÂźïž challenged me to make a quick, delicious & meat free meal. đ—€đ˜‚đ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ—șđ—Č𝗼đ—č𝘀 are perfect for lunchtimes whilst working from home. They are also perfect for family lunchtimes on a Saturday as we have little time after clubs.⁣
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I used some đ—€đ˜‚đ—Œđ—żđ—» đ—–đ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—œđ˜† 𝗡𝘂𝗮𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 to make a quick and tasty meal (since recording this I now use the 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 which is even quicker than the conventional oven).⁣
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Being vegetarian is definitely made easier with Quorn products. They are tasty, usually quick to cook & versatile. Isla & Noah love these nuggets too, they prefer them to meat. A family bag of Crispy Nuggets lasts a long time, so they are 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 𝘃𝗼đ—č𝘂đ—Č.⁣
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My lunch is a Quorn Crispy Nugget roll. So easy
 so tasty & perfect for a quick family meal too.⁣
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Quorn have an 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š on their website now: Quorn Crispy Nuggets take 𝟭𝟬 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ—Č𝘀 to cook đŸ™đŸ» I will put the link to the guide in my stories. ⁣
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What do you cook for a quick lunchtime treat? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”âŁ
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Music: Back to 1987⁣
Musician: EnjoyMusic⁣
Site: https://enjoymusic.ai⁣
Happy International Women’s Day
 I’m lucky enough to have grown up with independent & strong women all around me. It’s where I get my resilience & determination from.

It’s something that I want to ensure Isla has too: to be resilient is to have patience and strength. To keep a smile, even if deep down it’s painful. Determination is to have focus and passion. To keep going even if the end is not quite in sight.

I can see a lot of this in her already
 she is far more confident than I ever was at 10 and she knows her own mind. Which I love.

Now I need to make sure she has self confidence, self awareness and self love. So she can endure all that life throws at her and she can listen to her body & mind to guide her. 

I love that I’m still learning things about myself on this motherhood journey: some of those things I’m learning from Isla.

I’m very proud of my baby girl đŸ„°

#mummyphotoaday ~ listen 

#mummyanddaughter #daughter #listen #love #parenthood #motherhood #internationalwomensday #womensday #nationalwomensday #sunsetphotos #sunsetsilhouette #iwd2023 #iwd #strongwomen #celebratewomen #familylife #daughterlove #daughterappreciation #gratitude

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My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

It was approximately an hour after birth, I was having the magical moments with our new baby daughter and I was starting to feel a bit faint, I wasn't quite with it and I could feel my brain slowing down, almost like I couldn't talk properly and people were there but not there, if that makes sense. I could also feel gushes of blood coming out, which I assumed to be normal at this point, as I know it's normal to loose blood. Jane came back into the delivery suite and explained that she had checked the placenta and there was a little piece missing!VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

Our appointment was 8am but until we got there we didn't know that they do not induce you until at least 24 hours after your waters break, just in case you do go into labour naturally. I am sure there are other reasons for this, but I am not 100% what they are! Hinchingbrooke have a policy now where if your waters break you are left no longer than 24 hours before they induce you, due to risk of infection, I was told this has very recently changed from 48 hours. My midwife said that it was new to them seeing someone like me in hospital as usually mums go into labour naturally. So there we were, ready to be induced, little did we know that we would have a long wait on our hands that morning. The first thing our midwife, Sharon, wanted to do was to check the baby's ...

The calm before the storm…

It was Saturday, my due date (5th May 2012) and I was feeling very poorly, I’d had braxton hicks all day and it got to about 10pm and I started feeling sick, I had a fever, diarrhoea and the braxton hicks felt a lot worse. I managed to get myself to sleep, only to be woken up in the middle of the night with mild contraction feelings: they passed after an hour and I went to sleep again. I woke up Sunday to have absolutely nothing! Bank holiday Monday, we tried 2 of the things that you are advised to do, to spur on labour but they didn’t work… Still no baby! Tuesday I had braxton hicks all day and evening, but by this time I wasn’t thinking anything of them because I just thought that this baby is never going to come out… Wednesday I had again a lot…

39 week midwife check

39 week midwife check

It was the first appointment this pregnancy that Daddy was able to make, due to times of appointments and Daddy's new job (since Noah) it's made it hard for him to be involved. But it was nice to have him there, it almost made me feel calmer and more relaxed. Not that he does anything apart from be there, but it was nice seeing his beaming smiles as the midwife said things. Everything is great and on target, measurements are fine, heartbeat was fine and position of lil monkey hasn't changed- still head down, back and bum to right, limbs to the left. Which is where I get most movement, as you can see from photo. She still thinks heartbeat sounds like the sex she guessed 2 weeks ago and time before that. No change there and Daddy's face lit up the room when she said that. Baby's head is ...

Blood tests and birthing chat

Blood tests and birthing chat

As I mentioned on Monday, the midwife booked me in for more of my favourite things today: blood tests. Apparently the lab wouldn't take my last lot of blood because the name on the label did not have an S in my surname, so I had to have more done today. I hate blood tests as you have probably grown to know by now, but it was an opportunity to see the midwife and have the appointment that I felt I'd missed out on Monday because I was so busy keeping an eye on Noah I didn't concentrate on what the midwife was saying nor what was going on with nĂșmero 2. Sorry bump! Turns out that the lovely midwife is friends with my friend Oriole, and by way of taking my mind off of having bloods taken, she mentioned that she knew Oriole (I'm guessing they'd spoken about me ...

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The appointment went well, considering! I went in with the mood of not to be messed with, came out feeling like I hadn’t been messed about – so that’s a bonus! I firstly spoke to the midwife about my sickness bug, the cramps and tightenings I’d had all weekend. She told me the tightenings were fine and there are lots of bugs about so not to worry. Which is good, she said as long as I managed to keep liquid down, it’s fine. My wee sample came up perfect, if I was still poorly from the weekend it would’ve flagged up, surely? I then proceeded to discuss my absolute disappointment in the lack of support from the physio and the midwives when calling them up about it. She told me she is going to personally write to the physio, explaining I’ve been trying to arrange an appointment and hopefully they…