Alexander at 3 weeks

I cannot believe little Alexander is 3 weeks old already-the days (and unbelievably the nights) have flown by.

I feel so lucky to have had an easy pregnancy this time round with no pregnancy liver condition OC and a fantastic elective after a stressful emergency section with Oliver and I’m loving every minute of motherhood x 2.

The second seems somehow easier-I’m not muddling through unsure if I’m doing ‘the motherhood thing’ right and I feel more confident and in control this time.

Breastfeeding has luckily been easy for me again and expressing means the husband and I can share the night shifts, even getting some sleep. Breastfeeding has also meant I shocked myself recently when I managed to fit into UK size 12 dresses on a hunt to find non maternity clothes. Le breast is not just good for the baby!

Eating lunch with the boys

…Having my amazing family around to help has meant recovery has been super quick and I even gave a lecture about my career as a writer/director at a University the other day whiles my Mum cared for A.

I was desperate to get back to the baby as soon as it had ended but it was cool to watch some of my work and have a couple of hours connecting with enthusistic students, eager to work in the industry too and getting out of the house.

I love my job (so much so I can’t believe people actually pay me to have so much fun) but nothing is sweeter and feels a greater success than having my two boys.  Last night I gazed into Alexander’s eyes and could see my late, beloved Grandma Annetta and all the other people I love in him and I felt so utterly happy and complete. Motherhood can be tough at times but wow what a joy it is too!


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22 Responses

  1. SAHMlovingit

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Really can’t believe that’s 3 weeks gone already. Although saying that, my boy was 6 months on 28th Sept. How scary is that?!

    Absolutely lovely post.


    p.s. YES breastfeeding totally rocks! I’m slimmer now than I’ve ever been…I think I’ll be too scared to pack in breastfeeding incase I balloon 😀

    • honestmum

      @SAHMlovingit thank you lovely, wow it really has gone fast hasn’t it. Feel so lucky I find breastfeeding so easy with all it’s amazing benefits for baby and us x

  2. sharcasm

    Beautiful post and I cannot believe how time flies, A looks so grown already and he’s so handsome, just like his older brother… Such a beautiful family and so great that you have the support as well. I cannot wait to see you all again soon. x

  3. Metropolitan Mum

    Last night I gazed into my 2 1/2 weeks old’s eyes and saw my crazy auntie K in her. Slightly different experience to yours. And slightly spooky 🙂
    Hope you are well. Baby Pea is sleepy during the day and wakeful at nights. Yaaawwwwnnn…

  4. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    Don’t you just look gorgeous with your two boys? I am so happy for you. The only thing I disagree is that breastfeeding is helping me lose weight… for me it is the opposite as it makes me hungry all the time. I lost all the baby weight after I stopped breastfeeding Isabelle, but am not saying that breast isn’t the best, because it is, and despite Olivia biting me all time I am still going…7 months on the 17th 😉

    • honestmum

      @MirkaMoore funny, with my first breasfeeding didn’t help me lose weight-I ate constantly but this time it seems to be helping. A long way to go of course. Well done you. I breastfed O for 7 months too.

  5. Franglaise Mummy

    I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks already! And how gorgeous is your little man?!? As gorgeous as his big brother and mum 😉 I know what you mean about shifting weight by breastfeeding, I always said it was the best diet I ever went on!

    So glad it has gone so well so far, and continues to go well, and that you managed some “you” time at work.

    Thanks for all your OC support over the last few days. I’ll keep you posted as I have tests and check-ups later this week.


  6. Bod for tea

    Wow that time really has flown by! You look absolutely gorgeous together and congrats on size 12 already 😀 Not long for me now, reading this has made me even more eager to meet our new little man! xx


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