My Birthday Weekend: Part 2

Saturday morning we carried on the birthday celebrations and Amelia, Rob and I went out for breakfast. She was a little terror, insisting on sitting on my lap the whole time and knocking a glass of orange juice over.

On my actual birthday Amelia was an angel. We went out for dinner and she spent the entire meal asleep in her pushchair. I I received so many cards and presents and Amelia was spoiled with cuddles.


Mum had a cake made which was a mass of cream, chocolate and strawberries. Who wouldn’t love that?


I had a wonderful birthday and it got me thinking about Amelia‚Äôs first birthday. She looked so pretty in her little pink dress and she loved my helium balloon so I think a little first birthday party will be in order. I can’t wait, especially as she will be able to try all the party food and will hopefully be walking by then.

My Birthday Weekend: Part 1

So what did I actually do for my 21st birthday?

Well as you can imagine I wanted to spend it with my little princess. My birthday was Sunday 15th, but we started celebrating a few days before.

We started off by going shopping with my mum on the Friday, Amelia and I, a girls day out to lakeside shopping centre. Mum wanted to treat me for my birthday so she bought me some new clothes and a few other bits that I picked out.

Lakesides biggest draw by far is the huge Primark. It’s spread over three floors and stocks so many different items it’s impossible to know where to start looking. The lingerie section alone is the size of one floor in my more local Primark. Despite going shopping for clothes for me we obviously ended up in the baby section first and didn’t return empty handed. Amelia ended up with an entire outfit courtesy of her nanny, a Minnie Mouse tracksuit and matching shoes.

When we finally made it to the women’s section I was spoilt for choice. I know Primark is not everyone’s shop of choice but with a reflux baby I refuse to let anyone buy me expensive clothes; they all look the same with baby sick on regardless of cost. (That said I am very fussy with my jeans and always go to Topshops petite section) We ended up with three big bags full of clothes and jewellery – I’m terrible for loosing earrings so primark is the perfect place to stock up – and had to make a trip back to the car to unload before getting lunch.

Lunch had to be Pizza Hut for mum and I. Amelia had a little packed lunch consisting of her milk, a yoghurt, a Farleys rusk, banana and a giant carrot and sweet corn puff from Ella’s Kitchen.



Below are just a few of the bits mum got me: pyjamas, a bralet and matching bottoms, rainbow highlighter, frilly socks, a pretty belly bar and nail varnish. If you’re looking to restock your wardrobe Lakeside shopping centre is definitely the place to go.


Birthday Planning

I am 21 in 3 days and this birthday is nothing like I expected it to be when I was imagining it a few years back.

I had imagined a big party or a night out in London. But now I have Amelia that couldn’t sound less appealing. Why on earth would I want to spend loads of money on getting drunk and stay out all night when I could spend that time and money on my daughter?

I do have a few things planned though. I got my hair done yesterday as a little treat to myself which I’m still feeling a little bad about as I could have spent the money on Amelia. But I hadn’t had a hair cut in over a year and Amelia has everything she needs.

Friday my mum is taking Amelia and I shopping so I can pick some new clothes – since pregnancy nothing I own fits quite right as I I now weigh less than I did before I got pregnant. (On a side not if anyone ever tells you to throw away all your smaller sized clothes when you’re pregnant because they will never fit again don’t listen to them. 2 weeks after Amelia was born I was back in all my prepregnancy clothes and would have had to spend a fortune on new ones. Even if you don’t fit in them that quick, you may do eventually so may as well keep them just in case.) We will most likely make a day of it and get some lunch too. Lakeside shopping centre is a bit of a drive from us so we intend to make the most of the trip.

Saturday Rob, Amelia and I are planning to go out for breakfast just the 3 of us and Saturday evening I am going for a drink with two girl friends, which we have planned early so that I can be back for my baby girl.

On my actual birthday we are going out for a meal with my mum and her partner and my brother and his girlfriend. But before that I intend to spend the day in my pyjamas with my little princess whilst we wait for her daddy to get home from work.

What do you do for your birthdays now you have little ones?