Saturday, 6 May 2017

This Time Last Year!

I was pregnant but not just pregnant, this time last year my waters broke. They just broke and it was the most strangest feeling in the world, I couldn't stop it and I was standing in front of my mother-in-law saying those exact words 'I can't stop it' our second baby girl was on her way and I hadn't even really registered how painful it was going to be.

So let's go back the 6th of May, it was exactly 5 days from my due date and I was getting our home ready for our new baby, my mum was travelling on the 9th to stay with us so I was unnecessarily rushing myself for things that could've waited (but tell a pregnant woman not to do something and she'll do it anyway). The couple of weeks leading up to this day Nick and I had been re-arranging our flat, put some carpet down and all that jazz and for Mia while I was doing the little work I could manage I put on Gnomeo and Juliet which she fell in love with.

Nick had sat with her and watched it but for some reason I hadn't been able to actually just sit and watch the whole film, until the 6th of May I decided to watch it for the first time, I was tired, Mia wanted mummy cuddles so we sat and watched the film and it was amazing, I loved. I stood as the credit rolled and my water broke.

It was like Robyn was waiting for me to watch Gnomeo and Juliet fully before coming, it felt so strange. I'd been putting off watching this movie and the moment I do, I go into labour.

Long story short, I managed to eat a Big Mac in between contractions because I was starving, I amused Nick a lot that ride to the hospital. Haha. We were at the hospital for a few hours then got sent home, we manage a few hours sleep before we had to go back to the hospital and I was given a room and a pretty HUGE tank of gas which I was pretty high off from 3 in the morning to around 2ish that day.

Robyn Rose Long was born 7th May 2017, 12:07pm and she was perfect.

My family now contained Nick, Mia, Robyn and I, it was complete and I couldn't feel anymore love than I did that day. You see after Mia we knew straight away that we wanted to have another but once Robyn was born we knew it was right, we were complete there was going to be no more bubu's coming out of my who-ha!

After Robyn was born I had no idea I would be catapulted into this weightloss journey that I didn't even know I was ready for. This year has been a roller-coaster of ups and downs, spirals and nose dives, I haven't got the foggiest how I've managed to not break but I haven't. I have my goal and my motivations to get there. 

I have a beautiful family who I love with every inch of me, this time last year I became a mummy for the second time but I also gained control back of my body. I gained confidence that I lost years ago and my whole mentality changed, and what I've learned over this past year can never be bought, replaced and sold for the second time (haha) also that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE. X


  1. This is such a lovely post. Its great to see what you have gained over period of time. You got a new member of the family and a new lease of life. Well done babes and keep going! x
    Lola Mia //

  2. Aww this is so lovely! Your little family just looks lovely. Robyn is such a pretty name x

    Tiffany x

  3. Such a lovely blog post. Lovely pictures also.

  4. I know this was a personal post, but sometimes it's really good to just look back and reflect on your life in the past year. It gives you so much wisdom and a sense of your achievements that you may not notice day to day!

  5. Belated happy birthday to Robyn! I had a good giggle at the thought of you eating your Big Mac en route to the hospital though. Such a lovely post xx