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My Post Partum Fitness So Far – 9 Months Post Partum

Hey everyone, so last week was the first time I felt like I could start doing some proper exercise since Jasper was born. I decided to get all of my old gym gear out that I used to wear before I was pregnant and it made me feel really good putting it back on. I am back at my pre pregnancy weight (because Jasper doesn’t stop breastfeeding!) so the main reason I want to get back in to exercise is so I can start to feel strong again. I also think it will do wonders for my mind as well because I used to feel so good when I went to the gym. So far I have just managed a few home workouts using Youtube tutorials but I guess you have to start somewhere!

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Out on a walk with the Jasper in the pram.

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Happy International Women’s Day

I can’t believe this big boy will be 9 months old tomorrow! It has definitely felt much faster than being pregnant (although Jasper wasn’t born for another 16 days after this was taken) and I have loved every minute of being a mum!

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9 months in VS 9 months out

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you are all having a lovely Valentine’s Day with who ever is special to you; children, other halves, pals or gals! I have spent the day with this little man at a Tiny Talk class and going for a walk in the sun (it’s finally starting to feel like spring, hopefully it lasts because I am so ready for warmer weather!). Now we are just waiting for daddy to come home so we can have a veggie sausage roast for tea.

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A slightly blurry Jasper because he is always on the move!
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What To Store In A Baby Memory Box

Hey! This post is all about what things I have decided to store in Jasper’s baby memory box. After Christmas, I was looking at the January sales on the JoJo Maman Bébé website and found that all of their ‘Born In 2018’ range was quite discounted. So I decided to buy the memory box in this range which I think I got for £3 in the end (I don’t think there are any ‘Born In 2018’ boxes left but there are ‘Born In 2019’ ones!). Since I was pregnant I have been gathering things to keep in a memory box, so I am really glad I finally have somewhere to keep these things safe.

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What I have filled Jaspers memory box with.

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6 Fun Classes To Take Your Baby To

Hi Everyone, so this post is all about the baby classes I have taken Jasper to. I wanted to share this because when Jasper was born I had no idea where to start with baby classes. There was just so many to choose from and I didn’t know what any of them would involve and whether they would be any good. I know that a lot of how good a class is can depend on the people there and the people running it but I still wanted to share my experiences of these classes which I genuinely found really fun!

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Jasper at all kinds of play.

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Baby Has Had A Cold

Hi Guys, this week has been quite a full on mum week because Baby Jasper has had a cold. It started on Monday really after quite a restless Sunday nights sleep (he doesn’t normally sleep great but this was even more disturbed). He wanted more milk during the night than normal so I guess it was to up his fluids to help him feel better. He then spent all of Monday sneezing a lot and being very snuffly and he also had two naps that were quite long for him (just over an hour). But despite being ill, he seemed in pretty good spirits so we decided to go out for a walk to get some fresh air and pop in to the library and to the park. I’ve included a picture of Jasper looking less than impressed on our walk below.

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Poorly baby on a walk to get some fresh air.

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Babies First Trip To The Dentist

On Tuesday, we took Jasper to the dentist for the first time. In the UK, it is recommended that babies first go to the dentist when their first tooth appears, the main reasons for this are so they get familiar with the idea of going to the dentist and so the dentist can give parents advise about looking after their children’s teeth. Jasper hasn’t actually got a tooth yet so we were a little early in taking him but as we were due check ups ourselves we thought the dentist might as well have a peek at his gums too.

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Jasper playing with his toys after the dentist.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

5 Great Things About Being Pregnant

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a positive pregnancy post, I loved being pregnant and I wanted to share some my favourite things about it. I’m not saying there weren’t hard parts (hello hip pain and heart burn!) but I really enjoyed it. Also everyone’s pregnancies are different so what was great for me may not be great for you but I hope you enjoy being pregnant too!

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Me at 37 weeks pregnant with Jasper.

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Help With A Teething Baby

Over the past week Jasper has been sleeping pretty terribly and waking up quite regularly in the night. So the other morning I went out for an early morning stroll to the shop so he could catch up on his sleep and I could try and wake up for the day!

I’m pretty sure the reason for his sleep is because of teething (he has little red cheeks and so much drool during the day, bless him!). So far we have been using a sophie the giraffe teething toy and cold cucumber sticks to help him with the pain, but I would love to know any other tips you have to help a teething baby!

Thanks for reading, Jen x

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Morning Walks With Jasper.

 

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How To Entertain A Baby – 0 To 6 Months Old

Hi Everyone, today I thought I would share some of the ways we have kept Baby Jasper entertained for the first 6 months of his life. These are the things he enjoyed the most so I thought they would be useful to share. I know when you are tired it can be hard to find new things to do with your baby so I thought this might provide some inspiration too!

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Some of Jasper’s favourite toys between 0 and 6 months.

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