What a week it has been. Our beautiful little bundle arrived last Friday night, and she is perfect, all seven pounds two ounces of her. It’s like she’s always been here, and for everyone asking, yes, we made it to the hospital with plenty of time to spare. My poor mother was palpitating when I rang to tell her I was getting mild irregular contractions so much she left work in a panic and spent the next few hours hounding me to leave. (more…)
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My Little Babog is one. Can you believe it?
Just a little recap for any newbies who have just joined me on my online adventure, I set up my blog a couple of weeks into maternity leave with Frankie while resting a broken foot. I’ve always wanted to be a writer but my grammar, spelling and punctuation always held me back and I suppose that is one of my biggest achievements with this blog. Throughout the past year I have improved in all aspects of my writing. I’ve become braver, more creative and one of my articles even featured on The.Journal.ie.
It has been an extraordinary year full of ups and down. The support my readers showed to our pregnancy news was incredible, something I will be forever thankful for. I must also mention Kayla’s reaction to our pregnancy announcement going viral too, that was unbelievable. I have featured in Irish magazines – Maternity & Infant, Easy Parenting and Stellar. I’ve reached 6K followers and subscribers and I’ve had over 85K hits on the blog. I made it to the Best Blogger finals in the Stellar Shine Awards. I got to work with some amazing brands. I met some bizarre and amazing people. And then just as the year was about to end I won Best Newcomer Blog in the Irish Parenting Blog Awards. One of my proudest moments, being recognised and rewarded for something I would have just considered a hobby.
On that note I have decided to make a few big changes. I have decided to go self-hosted. I will begin vlogging, capturing and sharing more of our daily life. I’ve invested in a new Canon camera with thanks to Littlewoods’ monthly payment plan. And finally I am looking into starting an evening writing course. I’ve always wanted to be a writer and I’ve always followed my dreams and I believe the timing is just perfect.
On that note I will leave this blogging year with my teapot, a trophy that will be forever cherished and thank you all for your support over the past year. It has been an amazing year and I only have you my readers to thank for that.
As a reward, I have been working with some companies over the past few weeks and have an awesome line-up of giveaways to launch over the next few days. So keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so you don’t miss any of them.
My Little Babog is a multi-award winning Irish parenting and family travel blog. I’m Kellie, a serial coffee drinker, a professional cake eater, a cloth nappy enthusiast and mammy to Kayla, Frankie, Kadie, and Kenzie. I’m on an amazing journey, winging it all the way. Here you will find my parenting fails and honest tales.
My eldest is Kayla. She can be found making YouTube tutorials on my phone with her Lottie Dolls or searching for fairies in the garden. She likes climbing tree’s, unicorns, snails, my makeup and love to read. I spend my day’s bargaining, bribing and counting to three with this one. Kayla’s daddy and I are separated and we both co-parent.
Frankie is my koala bear, I cannot piss in peace with this one. We don’t practice attachment parenting but he can be mostly found on my back, hip or leg. He likes anything to do with Dinosaurs, the great outdoors and custard creams. I’ve recently just shipped him off to preschool and it’s bleeding deadly!
And Kadie, she made a dramatic entrance into this crazy world in August 2015 with an unexpected home birth. She potty trained at twenty months old, she eats like a horse and loves terrorizing her big brother and her Care Bear. She’s the feisty one, she’s hypermobile, looks almost two years older than she should and drives me to the brink of insanity on a daily basis.
And finally Kenzie, the latest addition, born July ’16. She’s a cloth nappy wearer, I’m STILL breastfeeding her and she’s never slept a night in a cot. There are only ten months between Kadie and Kenzie, Irish twins. I must be mad. I am mad.
And then there’s Joe, my partner. He’s a plasterer and his favourite days of the week are Monday to Saturday when he’s at work. He also loves when the kids asleep in their own beds.
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