Time to get rid of the ‘Mum Tum’

Liberty is now 3 months and it’s time to get back into fitness and get my body back! It was recently in the shower when I looked down and couldn’t see my vagina again! This time it was hidden by my ‘mum tum’! To be honest, the ‘newborn baby’ diet hasn’t been the best for me as often forget to eat or when I do eat, its anything with sugar in mainly chocolate sponge pudding (1 1/2 mins in the microwave – Winning) however about 900 calories per tin!

As I am still on Maternity leave and gyms which have creches in Harrogate are £70+ per month, I am going to start with changing my diet by registering with slimming world and enlisting Charlotte Crosby and her belly blitz workout to help get me back into shape! Obviously I need some new workout clothes and trainers to help motivate me … Sports Direct here I come.

I will keep you posted – Starts on Monday (always start on Mondays right?!)


Rainbows, clouds and unicorns 🌈☁️🦄 – Decorating Liberty’s nursery – From idea to finished project

As time is ticking down to her arrival, we  (I mean me) have finally finished off decorating Liberty’s nursery. #anothertasktickedoffthelist

As soon as I knew I was having a girl, I knew instantly that I would be able to live out my fantasy of having a room to decorate with rainbows, clouds and unicorns! The first port of call for inspiration for my dream nursery was Pinterest. Only took a matter of minutes to put together a mood board of ideas (see above)

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Happy ‘full term’ day – 37 weeks today!

Happy 37 weeks! Classed as ‘full term’ so Lib is safe to come out at anytime! How about now please Liberty 🙏 I just CAN’T WAIT to meet you! My baby girl! #futurebestfriend

21 days until due date ! So feet up with living in a dressing gown, drinking tea and watching morning TV and taking advantage of this time now ! Happy maternity leave!



The baby shower was amazing yesterday! I am so thankful to have some amazing friends! The request for books for Liberty to create a library for her was a success! Asked people to bring a book which reminded them of their childhood or ones that taught important lessons and so happy with the selection n! I just need to add my additions of ‘Funnybones’ and ‘The Magic Key’ and Dave’s addition of the ‘Manchester United Annual 2018-19’ 👶🏻💦📚

#SkoolsoutforSummer! Maternity Leave starts now!

I am feeling such a wide variety of emotion! I have now finished work for maternity leave! It has been a stressful day with network issues, cancelled trains and my system crashing 10 minutes before I am supposed to leave #standard ! 4 weeks until Liberty is due so let the nesting commence and when I can crack open my Prosecco! I am so thankful to all everyone at work for your kind gifts, messages and support and can’t wait for her to meet her extended family! 🤰🏻➡️🤱🏻


Please stop hiding and let me see more of you – 4D baby scan round 2

With Liberty being naughty on Monday when we had a scan in London, Ultrasound Direct allowed us to have a rescan for free even though I am classed as too far along! Went to their York clinic today and they tried so hard to get some more pictures but she is still being naughty! #likemotherlikedaughter managed to get another picture, see her yawn and see that she doesn’t just suck her thumb, she puts her whole hand in her mouth!! God I love her! #hellodaughter


Before candlelit dinners and ‘do not disturb’ turns into Bottle feed and Bedtime stories – Introduction to the trend of babymoons

People have asked me many times whether we were going to take a break just the two of us before Liberty arrives.  Apparently there is a trend that expectant parents do before child birth which is referred to as a babymoon!  This means having one last relaxing/romantic holiday as a childless couple. It is almost bittersweet! You get a reason to go on holiday however it will never be the same again! As candlelit dinners and ‘do not disturb’ turns into Bottle feed and Bedtime stories at 7pm.

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Hello Liberty! Thank you for showing us just the smallest part of your face on the 4D scan! That is enough for me until I can see you properly in 6 weeks (ish) You are just perfect! I love you so much already, my future best friend and best thing that has ever happened to me! #libertyravenhughes


Obviously it will be a like a 6 month holiday – Maternity Leave Planning has commenced

So my maternity leave starts in approx 23 days and I am starting to nest! The house is spotless, new furniture, plants and interiors have been purchased to make the house a home! I am going on Maternity in week 36 as need to learn to take it easy and try relax before Liberty arrives! First couple of purchases part of my maternity leave planning are The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill and Burnout Paradise Remastered for the xBox One! Channelling my inner geek! #23daystogo