The lovely Mum of three boys: The three musketeers has tagged me in the mummy tag, I love a bit of juicy info about someone., don’t you?
Well…..you’re not going to get that here 😉
1. Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum?
I do both, I mainly work from and then one Saturday out of the month I go to work or I may pop to the office if I need to or need a change.
2. Would you have it any other way?
Umm, that’s difficult to answer. Yes & no, I’d love to be a position where I didn’t have to work but I could also fill my time doing courses or classes. I’m liking having me time at the moment.
3. Do you co-sleep?
No absolutely not, have you ever shared a bed with a toddler or baby. Too many kicks to the head, the only time they sleep with us is when they’re sick
4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
Oh now this is a hard one, so many products have been completely useless and other are fab. I would have to say a decent changing bag. Only now have I found one, I can fit a whole manner of things into it. I’m like a walking pharmacist, toy shop, clothes shop, supermarket so as long as I can fit all that in I’m happy.
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
I always said I wanted three children, two boys and a girl. However we have one of each and that is a such a blessing, I love being pregnant but I DO NOT love the gestational diabetes I get, nor do I love injecting insulin 4 times a day. Life is starting to get easier now with our two children and traveling is almost certainly easier with two. However I’d never say never 😉
6. Date nights. How many do you have per month?
Since moving back to Dubai we are in a situation where we are guaranteed a date night each week. However we don’t always take these opportunities, I’d say we average about two per month.
7. Your child’s favourite show?
LPV LOVES Thomas, Ballamory, Tree fu Tom and dinosaur train, he actually really likes Doc McStuffins too, which really surprises me. I don’t put the TV for Miss C but I’m sure she’ll love all the things I consider to be my worst nightmare….Peppa pig, tinkerbelle & anything with princesses in
8. Name one thing you bought before the baby but never ended up using?
It was a ridiculous spoon , that you squirted the food into and dispensed small amounts at a time. I thought I would be great for travelling but it was just as easy with a Ella’s pouch and spoon
Just buy a pouch and squirt it onto a spoon!!
9. Your child’s favourite food?
I ‘d have to say LPV’s is “Henry Pancakes” I just make normal pancakes and add spinach *sneaky*! Miss C loves veggies and will hoover up a roast dinner in 0-60 secs. I try to give them a balanced diet but I do let LPV have the odd McDonalds *hears gasps around the world*
10. How many cars does your family have?
We have two cars at the moment, mine is a ford EDGE, I need a 4×4 to get about this place, EPD has a hire car at the moment but has his eyes fixed on a jeep wrangler
11. Weight gain – before pregnancy, during, after and now?
I was fat before my kids, when I was pregnant was the probably the healthiest I’ve ever been due to the diabetes diet, I gained just baby and nothing else.However I’m still very overweight for my height, I just want to get healthy for the kids now, so I’ve signed up for boot camp classes with a friend and she kicks my butt. I would love to be one of those people who “eat whatever” but I’m not I have to work at it and it’s really hard! Im a bit of an emotional eater so having PND was just a nightmare………
12. Dream holiday with your kids?
I think it would have to be Disney land, I never got there as a child so I would love to go and experience with my children. I just want to see their wee faces. I think they’re still a bit young for it but it’s a definite for the future….I want to get a Mickey ears hat!!
13. Dream holiday without your kids?
I’m not sure whether it would be without kids but my dream holiday is to drive across the states in an old style covert-able ford mustang! I guess if the kids were there though it would have to be in a winnebago! In actual fact, I’m sure we have this holiday planned with our bests from home at some point!!
14. How has your life changed since having kids?
To state the obvious first, I drink a lot less, don’t go out as much. I can’t remember the last time I slept past 10am in peace and quiet. On a personal level I’ve become less selfish, less fixated on myself, on my needs and whether I’m the centre of attention. Now I don’t care to be the centre of attention, it makes me uncomfortable.
Not just having kids but getting married changed me. My children and EPD are my life, when he goes away I’m lost. He always offers for me to have a few hours off but I want the four of us to be together as much as I can. I suppose being a mammy has made me more morbid in a sense I think about the unthinkable a lot and it scares me beyond belief.
15. Finish the sentence, ‘it makes my heart melt when …’.
LPV tells me I’m his best friend, when Miss C puts her wee head on my shoulder and pats my back, when I see and hear them giggling at each other. You just seriously can’t explain that feeling or rush of emotion to someone who doesn’t have children, I always think my single friends think Im a looney! I made these two wee little miracles, its a pretty amazing achievement and feeling.
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
Here in Dubai I shop at Carters, Osh Kosh and then Baby shop for the stuff I don’t care about getting stains on. In the UK I like Next, baby gap, and some supermarket clothing. In Ireland Its got to be good old Dunes stores!!
17. Favourite make up and skincare products?
My Favourite make up is Bobby brown tinted moisturiser (anything to save time), benefit and Mac. Skin care anything from clarins to Nivea, depending on the budget or if were in duty free!
18. Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers would be my first choice but Im using a lot more huggies out here
19. Have you always wanted kids?
Yes, I always wanted to be a mammy
20. Best part of being a mum?
Gosh, what a question! if you would of asked me yesterday I would of said “not a lot” but today
and everyday, I love the newness children bring to my life, no day is the same which can be tiring but exciting at the same time. I love to take care of people so having these wee people that depending on me for EVERYTHING keep me going. The love I have for them is like no other, it brings out a side in me I never knew existed, the mother bear protecting her cubs. The copious amount of cuddles I get is awesome and the sense of satisfaction when I see them grow, accomplish and develop is mind blowing
Now to tag 3 other mammys
Life of an expat parent
And three to go
The blackberry boys