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Sebastian’s First Month

I can hardly believe I now have a 5 week old baby. I write this while Seb coo’s and giggles away on his play mat. He’s been chatting to the squeaky cow for the last 20 minutes, worlds away from the tiny little baby he was just 5 weeks ago!

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Night one in bed with my boys. It’s true what they say, you really do not sleep for days! I lay awake for 48 hours, high on adrenaline and on cloud 9 starring at this little baby that had just arrived in our lives.

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Night two, snuggled up in a blanket made by my aunty and the moses basket that my mum made for me when I was born that both me and my brother slept in.

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Day one. How cute is this outfit from H&M?

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Day 2 and 3. Outfits sent from Aunty Gemma in America, both Carters.

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Day 5. Getting registered in Poole and lunch on the quay at The Stable.

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One week. Our first family photo.

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Cuddles all day, every day.

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Week two.

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Cuddles with Daddy.

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Seb’s first trip to Sandbanks beach in his BabyBjorn baby carrier.

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First walk along the promenade at Hamworthy Beach.

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Day 14, babies first bath! Seb absolutely loves the bath. The look on his face when we first put him in the water was priceless. I think he will be a little water baby like mummy!

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Playdate with baby Ralphie.

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Week 3, waking up in mummy’s bed!

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Bournemouth Airshow outfit, day one! Romper from H&M.

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Day two at the airshow on the beach. While the red arrows were flying overhead, I peeped into the pram to check on Seb and caught this adorable smile. His first smile just a few days before at 3 weeks + 6 days!

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Final day of the airshow in my Bugaboo!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little photo diary of Seb’s first month. He sure is one contented baby who loves snuggles on your chest, splashing around in the bath, being bounced up and down and swooshed around in the air and making lots of coo’s and giggles!

Hello, I’m Sebastian


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And after 15 days of waiting in the blistering heat, Sebastian finally arrived on Saturday 2nd August at 8.18pm (Daddy’s birthday too!) weighing 8lbs 8oz. My labour was magical and one of the most incredible experiences of my life and little Sebastian is just one incredibly content baby. These first 4 weeks have been the best weeks of our lives and the kind of love we feel is like nothing you can ever prepare yourself for. Right now we’re just smitten with this little love and enjoying every single second.

Baby Shower!

As soon as my pregnancy was announced to the world, my mum and best friend set off with organising my baby shower. We decided to hold the shower at my place as the sun would hopefully be shining and we could make the most of my beautiful garden.

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I’d picked up a few decorative party bits, like these “ready to pop” popcorn boxes which I found on eBay, some very Pinterest stripey straws (but please, who doesnt like a stripey straw), and a “fake drinks, real party” print.

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As I can’t be drinking real cocktails, I decided to set up a Mocktail table so guests could make their own non-alcholic drinks. The main Mocktails were Virgin Mary’s (recipe here), Lemony Cloudy Lemonade, and a Tropical Punch made with Lilt (my favourite) and lots of fresh fruit.

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I used some heart shaped silicone cupcake moulds for some simple vanilla cupcakes.

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And I prepared some fresh rosemary from the garden with some Jalapeño olives for the Virgin Mary’s.

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Frame Ikea (handmade print) // Paper Straws eBay // Flamingo Stirrers eBay

Rachel had asked me a few months ago what theme I had in mind and as the baby’s nursery is themed around clouds (more on that!), I thought it would be nice to have a few “cloud” touches on the day. She had made this absolutely beautiful cake, which literally had me in tears. It was exactly as I had imagined and tasted incredible. Lemon Drizzle for the top layer and chocolate fudge for the bottom. 

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She also made this wonderful “fruit pram” which just looked amazing.

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Luckily (for everyone except me), the weather was stunning so we all gathered in the garden for cakes, Mocktails and party games.

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My perfect throne for the day!

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Special guests Max and Penny.

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My OOTD. A very lightweight maxi dress from Primark, bag from H&M, sunnies from H&M and a fresh mani to top it off!

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Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends for showering me with so much love. I had the most perfect day. This baby boy is going to be loved so, so much. A special thank you to my wonderful Midwife Mummy and my best friend for organising the games and my magnificent cake!

If you’d like to see some of my inspiration for my Baby Shower decor, the check out my Pinterest board.