Baby on Board…

Yes! As some of the eagle-eyed amongst you noticed on my Insta stories last week, I shared some news – not in a ‘look at me’ shouty way I hope, but I am currently up the skite with my fourth baby, all being well arriving at the beginning of August.

David and I are thrilled, the kids (who are all old enough to understand it now) are super excited – although they only want a boy (eek) – and we’re revving up to head straight back to life with a newborn. Family and children are so important to me, I’d guess it’s from coming from a broken (but luckily, very happy) family that has catapulted children right to the top of my life priority list taking over career and money etc.

I have thought and thought about starting up a mummy blog, I’ve had one before, but as I’m sure you can imagine, time is not on my side and here I am with an already great platform so I’ve decided to add a little Life category to The Promise. Who know how often I’ll update, whether I’ll run out of time, energy or inspiration but if family life, babies and life outside weddings is of any interest be sure to pop over this side once in a while to read my ramblings.

So FOUR children. I can’t quite believe it myself. After we had Ruby, who is now 5, we were pretty sure the team was complete, two girls and a boy in the middle was pretty perfect to me, but I could never say never.

The next 6-9 months are going to be hard-work with not only a newborn but our eldest doing the AQE examination to move on to big school. I suppose I’m lucky because I have a get-it-done mentality, not that I’m laid-back in the slightest but that I have some sort of weird giant to-do list going on in my head all the time that I just work through. If the bathrooms aren’t cleaned this week, who cares it’s doubtful anyone will die from toothpaste scum, school uniforms can cope without being ironed and I don’t mind leaving the house without makeup. When you have happy, carefree children around your dinner table laughing about something silly, the sound completely melts your heart and in my opinion there is no better feeling than that.

If you’ve reached this far, thank you, thank you. I am far from the perfect mum, wife, daughter, sister, blogger or human but I’m content in what I am and hope you’ll join in my journey both here and over at the wedding side of things. I’ll probably keep it pretty informal this end, and if there’s anything you’d like to ask about life, kids, babies, or being a blogger, be sure to leave me a comment or drop me an email.

Until next time, thanks again, Em xx

{image by Kat Mervyn Photography}