So!! I’m having a baby :)). A boy! Yay !!!
I haven’t posted in a long time! Sorry for that. It isn’t because of lack of things I’ve been doing but rather because I have been so busy up until now that I didn’t really have time.
I have been making skate edit of some of my friends and doing skate photography for my latest project, getting Salon Skateboards ready for christmas time and also teaching skateboarding school.
I am now officially on ‘Maternity Leave’ from being self employed (which is a real thing! if any of you want to know about this just send me a dm, I was very relieved to discover I had paid the correct national insurance put it that way! ) so I thought I would share with you some of the ways I have been preparing for the baby to come , what I’ve got for him, how my life has changed and how I have been keeping active whilst feeling like a potato.
I have been craving having about ten showers a day and sponges and bubbles. I thought this was weird put apparently not…a lot of people even want to eat them!! luckily I haven’t taken it that far.
So whilst I am planning on getting back on skateboarding 100% and not becoming a Mum blogger … here is my best attempt while I am M.I.A…
What I have got so far for the baby to come…
So the pram (stroller) that I decided to go for was the Chameleon 3+, It seemed the best option for being in the city (London) and for the fact I have quite a busy life. It is really easy to fold up and down and the basinette part for newborns easily turns into a more grown up stroller for 6 months plus.
I also got the Bugaboo organiser in grey which just attaches to the pram and means you can have anything you need to hand right infront of you.
Writing this has reminded me that I didn’t buy a cup holder yet so Im going to do that now. Not trying to pretend that I am not going to be back on those lattes straight away haha. I am going to get this one that fits to my stroller. I also noticed that there is a smart phone holder which I don’t want to admit that I actually really want that.
I just thought this was the cutest thing and, every time i have seen a niece or a friends baby really chilled just sitting there with everyone in the living room it is usually in one of these type of things. It really appealed to me because I love how comfy it looked, the simple design and the fact it isn’t electronic, you just give it a nudge and it rocks from side to side.
I am yet to test this in the car. Today is my first real day off and I had a LOT of errands to do and it is a Sunday so ya know! It looks so luxurious like the first class flight of car seats and it goes up to toddler age. It is also apparently the safest car seat out there so bonus points for that! I will add and update to this when I have actually used it.
I literally googled ‘best baby bath’ and just got this one , it hasn’t arrived yet but Im pretty sure its just a really nice plastic bucket so probably not a lot too it.
Those are the main things I’ve got so far. Intending on getting this too but haven’t ordered it yet.
We decided that we wanted the baby to be close to us and also that it would be easy for me with breastfeeding to have easy access to the baby at all times beside me. So ordering this bedside cot which seems like a really good option. If any of these things are particularly bad I will post an update but they all have good ratings so will hopefully be great.
I probably am missing so many things that I should have already. I got quite a few baby grows and also socks, hats
My boyfriend got a really cute bear from Palace x Ralph Lauren colab which was cute and which I also thought was quite funny.
Our friends from Brixtons Baddest skate shop got us some really cute Nike ID shoes personalised, they are adorable!
I have been swimming a lot and have worked my way up to 1 kilometre about 2 – 3 times a week but I am super tired now and its 10pm so I think I will save that fitness stuff for another post.
Ive got 6 weeks left and according to my app the baby is the size of a Cauliflower!! Night haha.