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Apr 9

One Song Wednesday – 9th April 2014

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by LifeLoveLaura on April 9, 2014

OK Go – White Knuckles

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Ok, so this week’s favourite song with Little T and I hasn’t really deviated that much from last week’s but let’s face it, these guys make the best videos! This song came as a recommendation from my friend Amy from Reflection of Us. She shares mine and Little T’s love for music and I’m soooo grateful she told us about this video. The bit where the retriever runs through the bins makes Little T laugh every time. If you love dogs, and good music, watch it!

Link up and let us know what you have been listening to this week!

Laura x

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Apr 2

One Song Wednesday – 2nd April 2014

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by LifeLoveLaura on April 2, 2014

 OK Go – Here It Goes Again

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Big T put this video on for Little T and has been glued to it since! Every time we show him it he stops what he’s doing and watches it, almost like he’s studying it. We have tried him with another few OK Go videos too and he just seems to love them! I think he has found his new favourite band.

What have you and your little ones been listening to this week? Link up and let us know!

Laura x

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Apr 1

Share your nursery: Catherine & Jenson

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by LifeLoveLaura on April 1, 2014

Welcome to “Share your nursery,” the feature where mummies and daddies give other parents and parents to be tips, experiences and nursery decor inspiration! This week we have a lovely Twitter mummy, Catherine.

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Hi! I’m Catherine and mummy to Jenson who is 11 months old (nearly the big 1, it’s gone so fast, boo hoo!) We live in Norfolk with hubby/daddy Andy and our naughty tortie cat Ellie. My twitter name is @cat_chatters.

Being a mummy

I absolutely love being a mummy, its the best job in the world!! I will admit however that it was not what I expected in the beginning. I had dreamt about being a mum for a long time and thought it would be all hearts and flowers and everything would just come naturally but I had the baby blues and struggled to bond with Jenson. Along with episiotomy stitches that took 12 weeks to heal (ouch!) and struggling with breastfeeding it was hard but now I’m through the other side I would do it all again in a heartbeat. The bond we have now is just incredible and the feeling I get when he flashes me that gorgeous smile or he progresses in some way is just magical and I’m so proud of him.

Has becoming a parent changed you at all?

Becoming a parent has made me realise that A LOT of things are possible with 1 hand! Andy and I are both nuts so having Jenson is a great way for us to act silly and get away with it and Jenson loves us messing about. All joking aside I feel like a stronger person and I’m learning not to stress out as much as I did before, life’s too short! Andy & I are even closer than we were before and he is a fantastic daddy and such a supportive husband.

The question on every new parents’ lips – how do you cope with the lack of sleep?

The lack of sleep was very hard! A week after Jenson was born I remember my brother-in-law asking us whether having a newborn was harder or easier than we thought, I said harder and Andy said easier. Andy’s one of those people that falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow whereas I would often lay there watching Jenson, listening for him breathing and any noise would wake me up. Jenson is actually a really good, chilled out baby most of the time so we are very lucky but nothing can prepare you for the lack of sleep.

Share your nursery

Life Love Laura Share your nursery Catherine and Jenson

Life Love Laura Share your nursery Catherine and Jenson

Life Love Laura Share your nursery Catherine and Jenson

life love laura catherine and jenson share your nursery

We wanted it to be a surprise as to whether we were having a boy or girl so we decided to paint the nursery a lovely pastel yellow which would be neutral. Andy’s a big fan of elephants and I of giraffes so it just had to be a jungle theme which turned out perfect because Jenson’s a little monkey! His room is colourful with lots of toys and books, I love it!

Did you decorate whilst you were pregnant or did you wait until Jenson arrived?

We did decorate while I was pregnant although we did leave it quite late because Andy along with my dad had been knocking a wall down between our kitchen and dining room and therefore this was more of a priority as we didn’t want lots of dust and noise with a baby around. The late decorating worried me as I wanted it finished before he arrived because my nesting instinct was kicking in but it wouldn’t have mattered because he was in our room for the first 6 months.

What is your favourite part of Jenson’s nursery?

I love the personal touches so the large letters spelling out his name which I painted, his name train which came from Ibiza courtesy of his nan & grandad and his name in the frame.

What are your most useful nursery items?

1. His changing unit as we used this from day 1 and I love the baskets and drawers underneath as they are great for storing wipes, cream and muslins etc.

2. His light that projects onto the ceiling, it was about £8 from a supermarket and Jenson loved watching the stars & moon and listening to the tunes to go off to sleep.

3. His moses basket which we used for a good few months and was great moving from the living room in the day to the bedroom at night. The funny thing is we never thought we’d need one but Andy’s mum & dad got it for a bargain price.

We also love our gro-egg so we can easily tell the room temperature and obviously the baby monitor is essential. We are also big fans of the baby sleeping bags too, blankets scare me!

Is there anything in Jenson’s nursery that you haven’t used or needed?

There hasn’t been anything we’ve bought that we didn’t use at some point (even the cot mobile).

If you could have one dream nursery item, what would it be?

Its not a dream item but a bigger wardrobe for his clothes would be great as I seem to have an obsession with buying clothes for Jenson and I can’t see this changing for a long long time!

Thank you Catherine and Jenson! I adore those drawers and baskets, they’re very rustic. Jenson is a sweetie too! If you would like to take part in “Share your nursery,” please contact me via Twitter or Facebook. I’d love to hear from you!

Laura x

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Mar 17

Unique & Chic: My Style

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by LifeLoveLaura on March 17, 2014

There’s no post on Life Love Laura today (well, apart from this one) but I have guest posted over at Unique and Chic, talking all about my style… or lack of it, as you’ll see!

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Head over to My Style to read all about it. Thank you for having me Chelle!

Laura x

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