Happy Halloween! – #Blogtober16 Day 31 and the Final Day!! 

Happy Halloween everyone!

I can’t quite believe it, but I’ve actually managed to completed #Blogtober16 hosted by Hex Mum Blog

I honestly thought I wouldn’t have a hope! A week, maybe 2, and I’d fizzle out, lose concentration with it and have a baby which would throw me right off. But I’ve actually managed to post every single day this month AND have a baby! I’m completely shocked! 

I won’t be continuing the daily posts through November, but I might look at something similar for Blogmas, but we’ll see how life is going by then. Daily blogging with a week old baby is very different than when they’re a tiny bit older! Newborns are the easiest part if you ask me!

I’ve loved this challenge though, and even though some of my posts have been quite short, it’s been brilliant for getting me slightly organised and getting better at scheduling etc. I really hope I can continue to get posts out more regularly (though not daily) and spend a little bit of time each week getting them ready and scheduled. 

A big thank you to Hex Mum Blog for this challenge!!

Halloween –

We didn’t do a lot for it this year as I’m still recovering from the birth. 

We did put up some decorations around the house, and watch Halloween specials of some children’s shows, Peppa pig etc. But G is a bit young to go trick or treating just yet, though he had a lot of fun dishing sweets out to the ones who called to us. 

I do feel a bit bad that more effort wasn’t made, especially as G was so intrigued by the “spooky oooOoooOo” stuff this year, but he’s probably just young enough to not notice too much. Next year we’ll have to make up for it, maybe it’ll be his first year trick or treating too.

Big effort may not have been made, but we still couldn’t resist the first chance for a #twinningiswinning costumes for both boys! 

B may not have been too fussed, but G was really pleased with his outfit, and that his baby brother was matching.
I hope you all had a fun Halloween and thank you for following throughout #Blogtober16! 

Mrs H xxx

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What Am I Most Afraid Of – #Blogtober16 Day 30

I try really hard not to show it to G, but I’m really not fond of spiders. 

I know it’s a bit cliched and there’s no logical reason to be scared of them, but they just freak me out!

I’m not a big fan of any insect type thing really, but the legs and the way spiders move just really creep me out!

Though I do try really hard not to pass my fears on to G. When there are spiders outside I do take him to see them, but there’s no touching, you know, for the spiders sake! 

Mrs H xxx

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3 Confessions – #Blogtober16 Day 29 

I’m not sure what I’ve got to confess that  a) I’d want to share and b) what you’d want to read?! 

Here goes I guess!

1. I’m a tv addict. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this at some point before, but I really am. 

Anything nice and cheerful such as Criminal Minds, CSI or Grey’s Anatomy is a lovely evening in by myself. 

Mr H and I love to spend a cozy evening in catching up on Eastenders or Casualty. 

2. I’m not sure I should even admit to this, I’m taking a risk at being labelled a very bad Brit. 

I can’t stand tea! The smell alone makes me heave, let alone the taste. 

I don’t like coffee either, though I do at least like the smell. I’d happily sit in a coffee shop for the afternoon, but I wouldn’t want to drink the stuff. 

3. I’m pretty bloody proud of myself for getting this far in Blogtober!! Can’t believe I can see the finish line, this month of them all. I really hope I can keep up with the organisation and make posts more regular. I certainly won’t be making it everyday throughout November too, but there shouldn’t be any excuse not to post at least once a week!

Mrs H xxx

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My Favourite Instagram Photo – #Blogtober16 Day 28

There are so many photos I love on Instagram, but following on from today’s earlier post (this one here) my current favourite photo is our first photo as a family of four. 

Here’s the link to my Instagram page in case newborn baby spam is your thing! There’ll be plenty of baby and toddler photos over the coming weeks…and possibly the occasional wiped out desperate for sleep selfie. But it’s totally worth it! 

Mrs H xxx

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Introducing…Super Hero News!

A few of you will have seen that we have had a bit of news this week, but I thought it was about time that we announced our newest little superhero officially! 

We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of our beautiful son Blake! 

Our second little superhero arrived with a successful VBAC birth, a story that I’ll share in the future but not just now, weighing in at 9lb 5oz. 

We were lucky to go home just 2 days after he was born, and we’re learning to adjust to each other. G loves his little brother, and is really lovely and gentle around him, and comforts him when he cries “it otay baby bake, daddy got you!” Serious heart melting stuff! 

There has of course been some tears (mostly from me), and I’m certain they won’t be the last. But mostly we’re enjoying getting used to each other and loving our newest little addition. Newborn cuddles are the best. 

We’re really excited to share our newest addition to The Herniman House with you all. Posts everywhere may be a little slower or random or uploaded at silly o’clock in the morning, but be warned, plenty of baby spam is coming! 

Blake <3
Mrs H xxx