{FAMILY} GOING ABROAD WITH A BABY

We love going on holiday and that was one thing we vowed wouldn’t change just because we were having a baby. To make sure we stayed true to our word, when I was 8 months pregnant we booked a trip to Italy for the coming June. This meant we had a holiday to look forward to, leaving on the day our baby would turn 4 months old.

We were so excited. We had booked to return to Verona for one night, then travel onto Lake Garda to a small town called Lazise for 3 nights. We did this same trip at the end of our honeymoon 4 years prior, and the fact we would be away for our wedding anniversary made the trip even more exciting.

I put a call out on Instagram for tips on travelling with a baby. I follow some great accounts so I knew I’d get some help if I asked. My inbox was filled with helpful tips from other mums and dads encouraging us to embrace travel. Alongside the helpful messages were more than a few people telling me that we were crazy to even attempt to go away with a baby. Helpful! We obviously knew this would be different to other trips as we would have a baby in tow, but we were ready to give it a go and create new family memories.

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{FAMILY} STARTING OUR FAMILY

The last time I posted on my blog was way back in February after we had finished our nursery transformation, excited and ready for our little bub to join our family. I was 38 weeks pregnant and pretty convinced I was going to give birth any day, well before my due date. HA! How wrong I was as I was made to wait until I was 41 weeks and 3 days until we finally became parents to a little boy called Brodie. I say little… he was actually a whopping 9lb 6oz!

As we approach our son turning 9 months old, I have been reflecting on our time with him given he’s almost been out and in our lives as long as he was cooking away, all cosy in that bump of mine. This made me think of all the things we’ve experienced and learnt in the short space he has been part of our lives.

When I was pregnant I read ALOT of blogs about becoming parents and the journey we were about to embark upon, this then continued once I had given birth, so I have decided to start a little series of posts detailing our experiences. Our best (and worst) buys, some of the things we’ve learnt, travelling with a baby and in our opinion top tips for taking the leap from a married couple of two, to a little family unit of three.

To start this little series of posts off, here’s a summary of our pregnancy journey and the day Brodie burst into our world!

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