Our Labour and Birth Story

Freya Penelope Ella

19/09/2017 – 2:31am

6lb 12oz

If you follow me on social media, then 3 weeks ago you would have seen my announcement sharing the news that my child had entered the world 16 days early. For the first time since she was born, I’m finally sitting down to do some serious blogging and at the top of my drafts was the labour and birth story.

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The Baby Shower

On Sunday 10th September, I had the pleasure of hosting my friends and family round my gaff for Baby Moore’s shower.

A mere 9 days later, Freya decided to make an early appearance into the world with my waters breaking like something from a soap or film. (I’ll be writing about that later this week when I share my labour story on the blog.)

If I’m completely honest, I took hardly any photos and I’m so glad I was phone free the whole time as I just loved spending time with the wonderful ladies in my life. The above photo was my very pregnant self and two ladies who were my bridesmaids back in May but have also been my friends for 6-7 years now. As mum’s of boys themselves, they were super excited that my little bundle was a girl.

The baby shower was full of games like “How well do you know the mum to be?”, “Fill in the missing words from the nursery rhyme” and Baby Fact or Fiction. We feasted on samosas, fizzy dummy sweets and nibbles and it was the perfect way to spend the day.

Having helped plan friends baby showers in the past, I’m always on the lookout for quirky games/gifts that are a bit more out of the box. This baby shower tea gift set is a fab way of giving the gift of afternoon tea or a brew for a mama in need once baby arrives as well as hopefully putting a smile on someone’s face.

The set comes in different volumes as well as tea flavours including English breakfast, Earl Grey, a mixture of the two or assorted flavours. I love the motivational quotes on each tea bag which as a new mum now, would certainly put a smile on my face when making myself a much-needed brew.

To celebrate my new-found mum-life, I’m giving away a full set of these baby shower tea gift sets with 16 tea bags inside as pictured above. To enter please use the rafflecopter below and entry is UK only. The winner will be selected at random after 7 days and contacted via email.

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Laura x

*This post contains PR samples*
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Relaxation after Pregnancy

When pregnant, your body is doing incredible things however the strain this sometimes puts on you can be more than you realise. Before getting pregnant, I absolutely loved using essential oils in my baths to help me relax and there was nothing more I wanted some days after a hard day at work, than to run a nice hot bath with lavender or tea tree oils in there.

Computer says NO!

When pregnant you also google the crap out of everything and using essential oils became one of those searched for in my internet history. I read so much conflicting advice about whether oils were safe to use and if so which ones were. I was so confused by what I was reading I decided it was far safer to avoid said oils and wait to enjoy them after baby was born.

The lovely people at Sacred Soul got in touch during pregnancy and offered me a set of their wonderful oils to put to the test myself and as soon as Freya arrived into the world, I did not hesitate in running a nice hot bath and dropping lots of oils in there.

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