It is soon going to be 10 years since I have become a mum. I cannot believe how quickly the time whizzed by, and that my first-born Isabelle will soon be a teenager. I am kind of dreading the teenager stage, mainly as I can still remember how tough was I to my mum ( not to my dad of course). I would really like to actually enjoy the time, and stop worrying about it.
For me the best moments as a mum always are when I look at my two daughters and I feel so much love, pride and happiness. No matter what, I will always love them with whole my heart, and will try to be the best mum I can, which I know is not always easy.
Nobody can really describe the feeling you get when you become the mum for the very first time until you actually experience it. The very first look at your newborn baby, the very first touch and of course millions of kisses. Isabelle arrived after 2 days of horrible contractions and pain, but the water birth at the end was magical and I really enjoyed it.
I can still remember when I was floating in the pool and the midwife put Isabelle on my breasts. Daddy was sitting nearby and everything just seemed perfect. When we were taken to the maternity ward, I did not feel tired at all, but full of adrenalin, ready to start the journey of motherhood. Daddy looked more tired than me. I loved watching him cuddling our newborn and kissing her.
She was his girl from the very first day, and even these days I know they have a very special tie that just daughters have with their dads. Exactly like I did with my beloved dad who is sadly not with us anymore. I often think about him and how much I miss him. He was the best dad ever, and I am so glad my husband is too.
There have been so many #MumMoments in the past nearly 10 years with Isabelle, but anytime she achieves one of her goals, I beam with pride and always share my tears. I was so proud of her passing her first Grade 1 piano exam last year, and any time she plays at her piano school concerts I admire so much how amazing she is.
Isabelle is a super gentle and loving girl, who everyone adores and loves. She has recently finally moved to one of our local schools. I was so proud and happy to hear how everybody, both students and teachers, quickly fell in love with her, and when I was reading a letter from her new friend about how much her life changed since Isabelle had started there, I was crying.
Our second-born daughter olivia will soon be 5, and what a little pickle. She has been so different to her big sis from the very first day. When she stubbornly refused my expressed milk from a bottle, and then again and again, I knew she would be not so easy to deal with.
Olivia is also a comedian, and often makes me laugh with her silly faces and jokes. She can often change serious things into silly ones, and that way makes me realise that’s how I should look at things more often.
I have to admit that at home she can be not easy sometimes, but when she is at school or with her mates, she is just wonderful. I am always so proud when coming to school as her teachers love her, and always tell me how clever she is, and so advanced for her age. She always gets some awards and certificates and tries so hard at school.
This morning I had tears in my eyes when I was putting some face paint on her face as it is the World Book Day. She wanted to be dressed up as the Tiger from Tiger Came to Tea. She was so pleased with what I created on her face and said such a sweet thank you.
One of my latest #MumMoments is when on Monday she put on her new shoes with shoe laces and started doing them up. My immediate reaction was to bend down and help her. She refused and told me she could do it herself. And guess what? She could! When I asked her who had taught her, she just said “nobody, I just learnt it”, and walked away like it was nothing special!
You might also know from Fitness 4 Mamas, and undoubtedly taking part in the Moor Park charity run last September with both my girls was one of my biggest highlights of my life.
I was so proud and cheering Isabelle on, and then later on ran with Olivia before running the actual 10km myself (my fastest 10km actually, maybe due to all the excitement of running with my girls). At the end both girls were super proud of their achievement too and took their medals to show at school the next day.
Anyway, I know what you all are waiting for. As it’s going to be Mother’s day, I have teamed up with Hotel Chocolat for another super yummy giveaway! They have sent me their wonderful Dark Chocolate Cabinet with Red Wine for the special day, and I cannot wait to tuck in! Sorry, no sharing this time, it’s all for me! I mean the chocolates!
This time Hotel Chocolat are offering their wonderful Mother’s Day Sleekster Box pictured above & worth £22 with 27 of their finest recipes in milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate, from pralines to desserts and fruity truffles to tipsy ones! Just share your mum moment in a comment below!
If you would like to enter, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below!
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY