Day out at the Dinosaur Park.

Up until now most days out have consisted of things which either myself or Rico wants to do or activities we assume Leo would probably enjoy if he wasn’t too young to understand but we have finally gotten to the point where he can go on days out and he will actively enjoy them.

That’s actually what I’ve been really looking forward to, being able to plan trips, pack a packed lunch and get on the bus’s for the day. He’s the perfect age and summer is just beginning (I don’t even care that I went through the majority of my pregnancy in the baking hot summer a year ago because we’re able to go so many more places now).

So we decided to go the the Dinosaur Park on Sunday and it was one of the nicest days out that I have ever been on (even though we had to go home early as Rico was ill). Leo was so involved and active and you could just see him taking in everything throughout the day whether it was the giant dinosaur statues or the indoor play area which was perfect for him. He’s such a boisterous and rough and tumble child, all he wants to do is walk and throw himself down which is frustrating for us both and I have to put him in his walker when I’m doing odd jobs as he literally throws himself off anything. He hates not being able to crawl and explore so full days at home are usually long and tiring.

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I quite like this photo that Rico took even though I usually don’t like taking Photographs with little to no makeup but it was too too hot for foundation or eyeshadow or ANY face makeup apart from the basics.

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Leo Playing on the play area.

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I actually have a photo next to this Dinosaur from when I was 3 years old which is super cute and I can’t wait to bring leo back when he’s the same age so we can compare.

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It’s so important for me to be able to do as many things with Leo whilst he’s young and growing but it’s quite difficult during the week as Rico works 40 hours and I don’t drive so the weekends are so important but it’s so nice when we do get that time together, especially when the weather is beautiful. We’re actually going to Portugal in 2 months which is exciting as all of Leo’s dad’s side of the family is Portuguese which makes Leo Portuguese and it’s so important for me for Leo to be brought up with as many links to all of his family as possible.

Have you got any plans for Summer?

Speak soon,

Hannah x

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Periods after Pregnancy.

Periods, something I have never actually discussed on my blog but guess what guys I’m going for a revamp. Looking back at all of my blog posts recently I feel like I’ve strayed off topic and in doing so lost passion for writing. I enjoy what I have been recently writing about and it seems to receive a larger audience but I haven’t been having the excitement of an idea popping in my head, planning it and making sure that it’s the best work that I can do. So sorry if this offends you but I’m going to get a hell of a lot more frank on here.

With all of the highs and lows of pregnancy I can say without a doubt one of the best things you experience is the 9 month lack of periods. Forget all of the back ache, cramps, sickness, tiredness and other joys of pregnancy, it’s so much easier knowing you are free from the demon for the foreseeable future.

But what happens once it returns, you should be able to deal with it easily shouldn’t you. I mean you literally created and birthed an entire human but unfortunately life does not work out like that. Literally one of the only bright spots about breastfeeding once I reached the end of my tether was my lack of period and even the joy of no more mastitis, shared feeding and all round discomfort was tinged by my period returning.

So why is it just as unpleasant? Hasn’t my life experience toughened me up? I don’t even think it comes down to that. There’s no hormones or reason to want to deal with periods, no good thing comes out of it in the end and there’s certainly no adrenaline, I feel just as sad and wingy as I did when I was a 13 year old Β but being a mother does something to you that you can’t get any other way. It just makes you want to get on with things and this is coming from a person who is notorious for feeling sorry for them. you can’t explain it, no matter how bad you feel, you feel it but you can ignore it for your little ones sake which is a really humbling experience.

I also find this with my bad mental health days, yes my mental health has improved by 10 fold but there are still some days when the last thing I want to do is get out of bed. I want to hibernate for days and days and days and in doing so makes me sad for days but now I find that even if I’m feeling dreadful I always get up and within the next couple of hours feel right as rain and that’s how I become so thankful of Leo, I do everything for me but he does the same amount for me because without him nobody would be fed, or dressed or go out or mentally stimulated.

Speak soon,

Hannah x

Top 5 Worst Liquid Lipsticks.

Hello my angels,

I know that I am only uploading YouTube videos at the moment, i’m trying to find a nice balance of being able to upload and blog and go about my day to day life but I get so distracted so easily so I hope that my blog posts about my videos are okay.

Today I have for you my ‘Top 5 Β Worst Liquid Lipsticks’. Now I am a liquid Lipstick fanatic and I completely love trying new products and brands. I love to chop and change to find out which formulas I love and will always buy one offs for beautiful products (i’m a whore I know) so I thought I’d find the 5 products which I dislike the most and tell you all about why (I go into so much detail, I actually didn’t even realise that I was rambling on so much until I came to editing).

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Love you all,

Speak soon,

Hannah x

Why Having My Baby Got Rid Of My Anxiety.

Hi Guys,

I am a person who does not try and hide the fact that I have struggled with mental health in the past (check the name, an anxious mum 101 lmao) and it’s actually the original reason why i started blogging. I wanted to be able to document my highs and lows throughout pregnancy and also to be able to educate and normalise mental health. It really upsets me the amount of stigma that surrounds mental health and some of the down right ignorance that follows. I know so many people who have struggled with so many different types of mental health and either feel like they can only joke about it so they don’t discuss it properly or just avoid the situation.

Come on guys, it’s okay for everyone to discuss mental health. I wish someone could just ask how someone was and for them to say they were feeling down or a bit anxious without any negative connotations. It’s a real shame that our society has developed to be like this.

If you’d like to watch this video then you can watch below, also remember to click the link below.

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Speak soon,

Hannah x

 

ABH Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches in Requiem and Poet (YouTube Video).

Hello my Angels,

Okay, so i’ve made my Youtube re-debut (not a word but kinda makes sense) and I’m super excited. I had wanted to do this video for ages but I wanted to put a bunch of effort into it as I haven’t seen too many of these liquid lipsticks reviewed, everyone just seems to have them and i wanted to give my honest opinion on them.

I love liquid lipsticks but even more than that I love trying new products, I will rarely buy excessive amounts of the same product but i’m sure that if I did that product would be angel dust or something just as rare.

So if you want to see my review on Poet and Requiem thenΒ watch below.

Make sure to give a thumbs up and subscribe and i’ll speak to you guys soon.

Speak soon,

Hannah x

Where Have I been?

Hi guys,

So I haven’t been blogging for a while. I know that it’s probably been like a week and a half but pretty much every day either consists of me blogging or planning blogging so it’s been weird but it’s been well needed as well.

I had a couple of down periods recently and some of you know that I’ve been suffering with post-natal depression that comes and goes. Now, Mental health is something that really interests me and something that I really enjoy talking about, researching and discussing.

I don’t feel like I’m ready to talk about it yet but I’ve actually made a couple of friends in similar situations through blogging who are great for talking to. Blogging is a great outlet and even better if there’s someone to talk to let alone listening and I’m so appreciative of every single person who reads my blog or speaks to me.

I’m feeling back to myself and posts will return shortly.

Speak soon,

Hannah x