I'm loving: Mamas and Papas

I must admit Mamas & Papas is a shop I wouldn't usually give a second thought about. That was until a friend sent me a link to a pushchair she was thinking of buying. I then found myself drooling over the clothing section.

I especially love the above limited addition dress and coat. I can so see Darcy in them -  they come in sizes 0-3 months to 3-4 years old.

They have lots of other items from maternity clothing, pushchairs, car seats, nursery furniture, toys and gifts - which are well worth checking out, I'm sure you will find something you love!

The Princess Has Arrived

She's finally here, after being 10 days fashionably late!

Darcy Rita was born at 2 35 am on Wednesday 8th January after 14 hours labour, weighing in at 7lbs 15oz.

She was a wide eyed baby when she was born, which shocked the midwives. She's absolutely amazing and we can't believe we made her. I cannot stop looking at her. Words cannot describe how proud I am to be able to call her my daughter.

Proud Daddy

I can't stop looking at her

Thank you for everyone's lovely messages so far, we are blessed to have great people around us.

Oh Hi 2014: My bucket list for the year

Happy 2014! It’s so hard to believe that 2013 is over and done with, and here we are at a brand new year.

I've seen a few people making goal lists and I've read that when making resolutions, you are 70 percent more likely to follow through if you tell others about them... so by sharing these with you, I feel I'm making myself as accountable as I can in this new year. So here goes!

  1. Be the best mum I can be - I’m nervous and excited about being a mum for the first time. My mum has shown me what it takes to be a great mother and I really hope I can have a relationship with my child like I do with my mother.
  2. Spend more time on twitter - I’m rubbish with social media, I want to make more of an effort to connect with people.
  3. Try something new every month - I tend to do the same things a lot, I really want to have new experiences in 2014 and this is one way of making it happen.
  4. Do 3 blog posts a week - Being ill for most of my pregnancy I didn’t have much time or energy to blog properly, so in 2014 I want to change this
  5. Be more adventurous and confident with clothes - Since falling pregnant I have kept of my stable of dress and leggings. It’s time to break away from this!
  6. Go to at least five music festivals or gigs- I love music and I would love to experience more live music.
  7. Be organised - My sister brought me a Filofax for Christmas and it has really jumped start me in wanting to be more organised especially as I've found so many amazing Filofax ideas on Pinterest.
  8. Learn how to drive - I did start to learn a few years ago but I stupidly stop. This year is the perfect time to learn. Especially with a baby, I don’t want to be struggling on and off the bus with a buggy.
  9. Be more healthy - I’m not talking about losing weight. I’m talking about eating better and exercising my body and mind.
  10. Read 6 books - I know you’re thinking 6 that’s nothing. But I have a short attention span and find it hard to finish a book.

So that is my bucket list for 2014, nothing major but I know they will make a difference to my life.

Have you prepared yours? What’s on your list?