Good morning! Well, I am super chuffed to have yet another fabulous blogger featuring on my very own blog. The lovely Hannah from ‘Make, Do and Push‘ has answered some questions for you about Motherhood. Go have a read, and just look at this beautiful photo…
Getting to know you
Twitter name: @theREALjeevesy
Occupation: When I’m not on maternity leave I work in public sector management (for my sins). However, I’ve used my maternity leave wisely and have obtained some regular freelance writing, which is what I actually want to do! So fingers crossed for a career change in the coming months.
Mummy to: Busby, my almost 9 month old daughter.
What’s your wardrobe must have: A dress that makes you feel fab!
What’s your perfect way to relax: A massage and facial! Yum! Sadly, I don’t manage this as often as I used to pre-baby!
Currently reading/watching/listening: Reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover as it’s the theme for our wedding… and watching New Girl – oh lordy, I’ve only just discovered it and LOVE it!!
Proudest moment of your life: Bringing Busby into the world! Such an obvious answer, but it’s the truth.
Favourite quote: “…so many words because I can’t touch you. If I could sleep with my arms round you, the ink could stay in the bottle…” Lady Chatterley’s Lover, DH Lawrence
Your ‘swear by’ product: Vaseline with Aloe vera – a boring answer, but I use this every day.
Being a Mum
What do you love most about being a Mummy: Cuddles! I love it when Busby falls asleep on me – she looks so peaceful and is so snuggly!!
In 5 words describe your labour story: Frustrating, painful, scary, exhausting, empowering.
What essential items should be taken into the labour room:
1. Lots to drinks for afterwards – I didn’t want anything during labour, but afterwards it was all about the sugary drinks and copious amounts of water.
2. Big pants that you don’t mind throwing away – I didn’t want to wear paper pants, so bought a pack of super comfy M&S pants that were 2 sizes too big. They were perfect postpartum!
Top tips for getting through the first weeks with a new baby: Expect to feel utterly rubbish; you will have amazing moments, but there are times like day 3 when your milk comes in where you feel like the world is about to end. Also, get in as many newborn cuddles as possible – they only stay that small for so long. Waah!
Funny things she does: Busby finds it hilarious when we yawn… and she also tries to share her food with us, which is very funny! Rusk to the eye!
Most embarrassing moment since becoming a Mum: Half asleep on the bus I stood up to press the bell, and went to sit back down (forgetting I’d been sitting with the pram in the foldable seats)… the seat had folded back up and I fell right on my bum. The bus went silent and for some reason I apologised to the bus… No idea why. Luckily the next stop was ours!
The one product you couldn’t live without now you’re a Mum: Cake? Gin? Um… For Busby it would have to be teething granules. They have been a life saver during teething! For me it’s my Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil – it makes me look alive, even when I feel dreadful!
How do you keep Busby entertained: Lots of singing and dancing! Music is such a big part of my life and I’d love Busby to have the same passion for it.
How did you decide on her name: Busby’s real name was our favourite girls name from the start, it then got put to one side whilst Matilda ruled… and then she came out! She didn’t look like a Matilda, so Busby it was. We then found out that my Grandpas Mother was called Busby, so that made it all the more special!
Where do you shop for her clothes: H&M Kids is one of my favourites; very reasonably priced and lots of fun colours. I also love Baby Gap!
Thank you so much Hannah. Loved having you on here. Your embarrassing moment really did make me chuckle. You’re so sweet to apologise to the bus. 😉 You can check out Hannah’s blog ‘here‘ and keep up to date with her wedding plans and her beautiful girl.
If you’d like to be a Mummy Monday, I’d love to hear from you. I’m always looking for lovely Mama’s to share their different parenting methods, lessons and tips. Just email me at gemmaguscott[at]gmail.com and I’ll send over the questions. Go on, it’ll only take a few minutes. 😉 xx