I’ve always had a good relationship with my mother in law; from day one she’s made me feel part of the family and has been there in many ways for us since we got married in 2003.
Being a Mummy is the most incredible thing I have ever done. All the things that I had achieved in my life pre baby seem to pale in comparison – of course I am proud of things I have done, be it my career, my little home, the places in the world I have seen or other goals I have achieved, but somehow the things I was most proud of don’t seem to be quite so amazing now.
I can’t believe that Nano Mck is six months old. It has whizzed by in a blink of a eye and there are some days that I feel I have hardly looked at him, that I’ve fed him with one eye or hand doing something else and that he has just been moved from car seat to chair to rug to pushchair and finally to bed.
I always felt a bit smug when I was pregnant and people would ask what double buggy we were going to get… ‘Oh no,’ I’d say, in my smuggest voice. ‘Annie will be two and a half; she’ll be more than old enough to walk everywhere, besides, you know how much energy she’s got. If she’s feeling tired then I’ll just put her in the buggy and carry Ezra in the sling,’ I’d boast.
I love our new house! I am still tripping over babies, but I am not tripping over quite so much clutter. I do not have to lug three heavy car seats in and out of the car every day and we regularly walk to our local sure start centre, library and market where I am getting to know the locals.