ball pool

Oh hello Monday! *waves* It’s nice to see you again! I don’t type that with even a hint of sarcasm because thanks to maternity leave I actually now quite like Monday
…Anyway, on with my third weekend round-up…

The weekend started early at casa-de-novice parents as Daddy had Friday off for an afternoon appointment. We kicked things off by taking dragging the pug for a walk to the park. I say walk, I’m not sure it really counts when you have to stop every few steps so the dog can indulge in her favourite pastime of sniffing other dogs wee while the baby becomes increasingly agitated by all of the sitting in a mostly stationary pushchair.

After the merry little dance the pug led us on we nipped into town to run some errands, perused M&S baby clothes (I have a 20% off kids offer on my Sparks card burning a whole in my pocket) and munched the most delicious burritos before heading to our appointment.

On Friday night I hosted my very first #mblogchat which I thoroughly enjoyed. When I started blogging I never imagined what a supportive and friendly community I was barging my way into.  If, like me you often always find yourself at home on a Friday between 8-9 do join in. It’s usually run by the very lovely Kirsty and it’s a great way to get to know other bloggers.

On Saturday, thanks to the lovely Laura of The Butterfly Mother, I overcame my finger food fears and Henry had toast fingers and egg for breakfast and broccoli florets and steamed apple for lunch. Last week I braved a wider variety of foods, and this week I’ve given him a bit more control of how he’s eating  and I’m now feeling much less anxious. I really cannot thank Laura enough for sharing her experience with me.

Following our ground-breaking lunch, Hen and I headed to my lovely friend’s  house for a playdate with her gorgeous little boy. The adults had a much awaited catch up while the babies fought over balls in the ball pool (not really but its fun to imagine!)

After feeling a little unsure about my new found blogging hobby on Saturday night, with more than a few moments of self doubt, I was scrolling through some of my new favourite blogs on Sunday morning and to my absolute delight found my little blog on The Frenchie Mummy’s ‘My top 5 bloggers who know what the blog love means!‘ post. I absolutely LOVE Frenchie Mummy, her posts always make me smile and I was so flattered to have been featured – Je suis très reconnaissant! (I hope that is coherent French, it’s been a while!) It really put a spring back into my blogging step and I practically skipped out of the door to take Henry swimming. 

The rest of Sunday was very chilled so if you’re still with me I’ll finish with another big thank you to everyone in the blogging community who has supported me so far. Every post share, follow, comment, like and re-tweet is much appreciated and I’m also really enjoying getting to know other blogs and sharing in the linky love!

Well done if you’ve made it to the end of that epic ramble, I tried and failed to keep to snappy, although I did omit to go into great detail about my battle with giant spot that’s taken over my chin. I thought the dog-sniffing-wee story would give you your fill of gross for the week ahead…

What did you get up to this weekend?


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  1. August 8, 2016 / 9:24 am

    I am so happy you had a lovely weekend! Thanks for mentioning me! And your French is very good! I am very impressed Madame! xxx So happy I found you with #MMBC!

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 8, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      Oh yay! Maybe I’m not so rusty after all 😉 Thank you, me too! x

  2. August 8, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Just having a little nose at your blog via #MMBC and totally agree how lovely this community is! I’m just nearing the end of a holiday in the sun where I’ve been lucky enough to spend more time than usual commenting and finding/joining linkies. Now the kids are 5,7&10 they can swim and play with friends without constant attention! Love stumbling onto new blogs and sharing the linky-love! See you again soon xx

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 8, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment, I hope you like it! I love linky’s, I have to really restrain myself from joining too many! x

  3. August 8, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I love a mummy that counts her blessings #Marvmondays enjoy blogging and all it offers 🙂

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 8, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you! x

  4. August 8, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Ohh I feel your struggle with the baby getting agitated at the stationary pushchair while you dog sniffs anything and everything! And you’re right, literally every few steps! Sounds like you had a greatand productive weekend, I might just pop by for the next #mblogchat (if I work out how 😉 !) Enjoy he rest of your maternity leave 🙂 #MarvMondays

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 8, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you for your comment! I always think a walk will be so nice and then the dog makes it stressful, which is funny because she’s the reason I’m walking in the first place! x

  5. August 8, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Aw so glad to see that #MMBC is giving everybody the opportunity to meet other fabulous bloggers and make new friends.
    And congrats on hosting your first blog chat 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week xx

  6. August 27, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Sounds like you had a busy, but lovely weekend! I love reading what other bloggers get up to on the weekend so thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays! Emily

    • Now my Name is Mummy
      August 29, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you for commenting, I do a round up every Monday, I’m glad you liked it because sometimes I worry it’s a little boring! x

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