Our Nousha Family Photoshoot

We’ve just taken delivery of a rather large parcel containing what I would like to think of as a piece of artwork. An investment or an heirloom, perhaps. Oh, who am I kidding? As if I couldn’t get enough of her when she’s tethered to me 24/7, I’ve basically now gone and blown quite a lot of money on a large photo of my baby’s already quite sizeable head so that when you walk into our living room on any given weekday morning you’ll get a double baby whammy – the one climbing the walls and the other adorning the walls.

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My MOOC Mind-Expansion Mission

So where was I? Ah yes, blogging. Well, another month has gone by in the blink of a sleep-deprived eye and the tumbleweed has started collecting on the Model Mother site. Let’s blame Mercury being in retrograde rather than the baby – no, it’s definitely not been the 8 month sleep regression, the onset of separation anxiety, the fact she’s now on the move and has sprouted numerous teeth in recent weeks that has stopped me in my tracks, it must be planetary alignment. 

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Craving: An Olli Ella Nursing Chair

Olli-Ella MoMa-Glider

Last week I found myself, once again, doing the rounds of the nursery section of John Lewis. It’s a middle-class-mum pastime, if ever there was one, but that’s probably my pigeonhole so I might as well make myself cosy. It lures me in with a very handy parents room equipped with changing mats and nursing chairs; a clever little marketing trick really as it’s now got me hankering after a nursing chair of my own

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12 Weeks on: Our Mother and Baby Photoshoot

Copyright Liam Bergin

A little visual feast for you today, courtesy of photographer Liam Bergin who you may remember shot my pregnancy photoshoot back in December. He kindly touched base again recently and asked if he could pop by to shoot me and Eliana going about our daily business as mum and baby in the comfort of our own flat. I am thoroughly gobsmacked at how well he did, considering Eliana was not at her most obliging and how lovely he made our flat look!

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Pregnancy Yoga: Crying Myself Calm

Pregnancy Yoga

I walked through my front door last Thursday night and fell to pieces on the shoulder of MrE. I’d just been to my pregnancy yoga class and managed to hold it together in the car on the way home in the hope that MrE would be back from work to mop up the tears that I knew were about to brim over. Alarmed, he asked if I’d had a terrible class but through the sobs and gasps for air I tried to tell him that actually, it was quite the opposite, it had been another excellent session. Three minutes later I felt completely serene and spent the rest of the evening feeling better than I’d felt all week. 

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Ways to Make a Pregnant Woman Weep #256

Jeez, John Lewis has gone and done it again: reduced me to a blubbering mess. The tears were inevitable; I love a good weep, more so now than ever and when I clicked on the link to their new Christmas ad that landed in my inbox this week (the 6th November, as soon as the last glowing embers of your bonfire are extinguished, being the official day that the Christmas season begins apparently) I was practically willing it to happen.

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